Upcoming MBSR course

West Cork Mindfulness

The next MBSR course will start on the 31st of January in An Sanctoir, Ballydehob.

The pre-course orientation will take place in An Sanctoir on the 24th of January, at 6.30 pm.  It is important to attend the orientation session before registering for the course.

The course will take place on the following dates:

Wednesdays from 6.60 to 9 pm :  31st January, 7, 14, 21, 28 of February, 7, 14, 21 March

Full day on Sunday 11th March

For more information on this course check the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction page on this site.

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Heir Island : Yoga and Mindfulness Intensive – 3rd-7th May 2018

West Cork Mindfulness


Co-facilitated by  Yoga and Movement teacher, Claire Osborne, and Mindfulness meditation teacher Paola Vais.

​We’ll be practicing sitting and walking meditation, loving kindness, yoga, movement and yoga nidra, both in- and outdoors.

This retreat is now in its third year, and has been extended to 4 days, due to popular demand.

The retreat takes place in the Heir Island Retreat space – the ideal setting to immerse yourself in the magic of the Island .

Accommodation is in the nearby Heir Island Roaringwater lodge, within the Sailing school – take advantage of the short three minutes walk from the studio to enjoy the sea air and the beautiful views.

Starting Thursday evening at 6pm with registration and dinner, followed by a gentle practice to help you arrive and settle to sleep. We will end 3.30pm on the Monday, in time for the 4pm ferry off the island.


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Midsummer Feast

West Cork Mindfulness

Midsummer Mindfulness Feast: a 4-day Mindful Cooking, Eating and Meditation Retreat, at Bobbio Centre, Magheramore, Co. Wicklow,
22 June 7 pm – 25 June 2 pm, with Paola and Marjó.

vegan mediterranean dish http://barnimages.com/

The focus of this silent retreat is on preparing, cooking and eating joyfully and mindfully.
Paola will guide all participants in preparing and cooking summery dishes, vegan and vegetarian. She has trained at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, and has been cooking in restaurants, private catering, on the Asgard, and for Marjó’s retreats for many years. Paola is also a certified Mindfulness trainer and Breathworks trainer, facilitating courses and retreats.
Marjó will guide the mindfulness meditation in sitting and walking sessions, as well as mindful eating. Marjó has been guiding mindfulness and compassion retreats for over 25 years.

There will also be time for plenty of rest, and going for walks on the nearby beach, making this a very special retreat.

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Heir Island: Yoga and Mindfulness

West Cork Mindfulness


For the second year Claire Osborne and I will be running a Yoga and Mindfulness Weekend retreat on beautiful Heir Island, off the West Cork coast.

Claire Osborne will share gentle asana, and mindful movement, breathing practices, yoga nidra, mudras and chanting to link us with the wild nature of the island through the senses.
Paola Vais will be sharing seated and walking meditations, focusing on present moment awareness and loving kindness.

Cost €290 (sharing) / €320 (single room) includes teaching, accommodation, all vegetarian meals and ferry to and from the Island.

20170312_105411 Mobius Center – the studio is behind the big window! 

FRIDAY: Start 6.30 pm with dinner followed by a welcoming ritual and relaxing yoga and meditation (registration from 6 pm)

SATURDAY: we’ll start with a morning practice of yoga and meditation, followed by breakfast and some free time before the morning sessions. Lunch will be at 1, with…

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Two week-end retreats

West Cork Mindfulness

I am happy to announce that I will be co-teaching 2 week-end retreats.

The first will take place in Ballyhoura, Co. Limerick,  on the 5-7th of May, and is led by Susan O’Regan and I. We’ll be practicing Mindfulness, Loving Kindness and Self-Compassion


In July  Claire Osborne and I will be back on Heir Island for a Yoga and Mindfulness week-end.


Book early as there are limited places on both week-ends!

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Courses and events in 2017

West Cork Mindfulness


Weekly courses

Mindfulness for Health – the Breathworks course for people suffering from chronic pain and illnesses

8 weekly classes starting 14th of March  € 250 (concessions available)

Tuesdays –  14, 21, 28 March, 4, 18 25 April, 2, 9 May (no class April 11th)

Mindfulness for Well-being : a new course introducing mindfulness  for well-being

6 weekly classes starts March 15th  € 180

Wednesdays –  15, 22, 29 March, 5, 19, 26 April (no class on the April 12th )

Mindfulness for Stress 8 weeks – will start in April, dates to be confirmed


Week-end retreats

Summer Yoga and Mindfulness meditation week-end on Heir Island , With Claire Osborne and Paola Vais

from Friday 14th July to Sunday 17th – more details later

Kayaking as a mindfulness practice , a week-end on Heir Island With Paola Vais and Kevin McCormack

From Friday 25th of August to Sunday 27th – details announced in spring

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