THE ‘MANA 3 NIGHT RETREAT’
at Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens
May 16th to 19th 2023
Enquiries & To Book phone Emma 051 388109
‘Start the day off right with Morning movement followed by reflection time throughout the day. End the day feeling relaxed, pampered and inspired’
Arrive at Kilmokea between 2.30pm and 3.30 pm for the introduction to your beautiful, individually designed bedroom.
4 pm. Join Johanna and Emma in the drawing room where you will receive a warm welcome followed by a gentle meditation.
5 pm. Time to explore your retreat space before dinner allowing you to unwind and connect with your surroundings.
7 pm. Healthy Organic Vegetarian 2 course dinner in the Dining room.
8:30 p.m. Evening gathering with Qi Gong at the Italian Loggia & Pool.
8.00 am. Energise with Qi Gong movement on the lawn, whilst listening to the morning birds.
8:30 am Breakfast in the Garden Conservatory
10 am Mindful walk to the Vegetable Garden
10:30 am Explore the world of growing your own fruit and vegetables
12:30 pm Lunch in the Garden Conservatory followed by an afternoon of replenishing your inner resources. Press the pause button on everyday life with a relaxing afternoon in the Jacuzzi and Indoor Heated Pool and Gardens.
4 p.m. Forest bathing/ Shinrin Yoku in the Woodlands. This health promoting, nature connection practice aims to enhance wellbeing, relieve stress and encourage relaxation. Enjoy a guided walk, and soak up the healing benefits of the natural environment through one’s five senses.
6.30 p.m. Healthy Organic Vegetarian 2 course dinner in the Dining room.
8 p.m. Evening Meditation under the Stars.
8 a.m. Energise with Qi Gong movement on the lawn, whilst listening to the morning birds.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Garden Conservatory.
10 a.m. Stunning gentle Beach walk, with optional Sea Swim. Enjoy an Introduction to seaweed delights and the practice of earthing.
1:30 p.m. Kilmokea lunch followed by an afternoon of replenishing your inner resources. Press the pause button on everyday life with a relaxing afternoon in the Jacuzzi and Indoor Heated Pool and Gardens.
6 p.m. Open fire dinner in the Woodlands with evening meditation to finish
8 am Meditation & Qi Gong movement in the Gardens.
9 a.m. Breakfast in the Garden Conservatory.
10am Our closing gathering. Depart feeling revitalised, restored & renewed.
Participation in daily activities and workshops is always optional.
Mana Retreat Hosts.
Emma Co owns and lovingly looks after Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens with her husband, Mark. Guests have been staying at Kilmokea under their care for over 25 years, enjoying the Hewlett home with all the gorgeous offerings on site. Extensive gardens, indoor heated pool, tennis court, croquet lawn, jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Emma is the Chef in the evening for paying guests where she prepares a wide range of seasonal organic locally sourced food, much of which is grown in the gardens under her care.
She is an Holistic Aromatherapist who works with organic Irish essential oils. Recently she qualified as a vibrational flower essence practitioner and forest bathing facilitator. She practices Qi Gong and meditation daily, loves being outside and sea swims throughout the warmer months. She spends her relaxing moments on the beautiful local beaches and walking with her dogs in the woodlands amongst the trees.
A history graduate from Trinity College Dublin Johanna spent over 20 years working and travelling, including 5 years living and working in Jordan. 10 years ago she started running art and nature classes which evolved into her own ‘Forest school’. This involves outdoor education through school programmes in after school groups and camps. She has also led teacher training in this area, and workshops for mental health.
Passionate about foraging, eco-art and learning more about nature-based solutions she is also a certified Forest Bathing practitioner. Johanna enjoys Qi gong regularly, meditation, nlp, swimming in the river and sea, and walking. She loves sharing the joys and benefits of nature and leading groups of people outdoors, promoting mindfulness and well-being.
Everything you need to relax at Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens:
3 nights accommodation in beautiful individually designed bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, cotton sheets and floral bathroom soaps.
Invigorating Water from our own well which has been filtered through reverse osmosis and a vortex.
Daily delicious, nutritious, locally sourced, organic vegetarian food with a vegan option available by prior arrangement.
Secluded Property with Historic Gardens which highlight the location of the mythological foundation site of Ireland, with the first landing of Cassair, followed by peaceful Celtic monks in the 7th century who farmed the lands. The Viking boats which sailed up the River Barrow and settled at Kilmokea preceded the arrival of the Normans in 1169. Kilmokea are proud members of Hidden Ireland and offer accommodation to guests wishing to experience authentic Irish hospitality in their historic home.
What to Bring:
Optional to bring a musical instrument, a story or song for the Open Fire evening in the woods
Outdoor activities will require appropriate clothing so please bring a coat, outdoor footwear, sun cream, a water bottle and Beach towel if swimming
Feel free to wear pyjamas for the meditation or loose comfortable clothing.
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