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Ireland's Hidden Heartlands 
Retreats
by BeWell

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2022
Join the BeWell team for day retreats and wellness weekends deep in the heart of the Irish Midlands
Deep dive into yoga, meditation, breath-work, journalling, massage, lake dips, forest walks, sound baths and more..
We have an array of Day Retreats & Wellness Weekends to suit all tastes and pockets...

A note from miriam 
proprietor of BeWell & lead yoga trainer

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It's been a few years in the making.. but finally BeWell Longford has opened it's beautiful doors. Our purpose fitted  warehouse 'street yet chic' holistic centre sits proudly on the edge of Longford town.

Longford is a place that is generally overlooked when it comes to tourism. But here @ BeWell, we are well aware that's all set to change. With society leaning towards slow travel, sustainability and wellness inspired downtime, Longford certainly has a lot to offer.

 

Sitting less than 1.5 hours from Dublin & Galway and less than 3 hours from Belfast, Longford is located at the perfect distance for the weekend wellness seeker looking to escape the city and enjoy some downtime..without spending hours in the car.

Like many, I've travelled extensively and made lots of friends and connections on the way. I've hosted visitors in Longford from places such as Spain, Italy, Equador, Agentina all the way to Colorado...Visitors raved about a true Midlands experience with friendly people, a strong sense of community, bustling local businesses run proudly by engaging owners and families, an abundance of hidden and never overly-busy outdoor offerings and a buzzing pool of local music talent

Here @ BeWell Longford we're excited to share some of Longford's Hidden Heartlands best kept secrets with you in 2022

Hidden Heartlands

Retreats

Dates 2022

Imbolc

Inner Wisdom

By Emma Sheridan

//1 Day Retreat//

29th Jan  

New Year 'Reset' Retreat

//weekend//

11th-13th Feb 

Transition to Spring Retreat

//weekend//

4th-6th March 

Spring Retreat

//weekend//

8th-10th April

Spring Yoga & Surf Retreat

//weekend//

29th April-2nd May

Summer Yoga & Surf Retreat

//weekend//

2rd-6th June

'In order to understand the world,
One has to turn away from it on occasion'

The Minotaur
 

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Day
Retreat


Saturday 29th Jan 
13.00 - 18.00 pm

'Imbolc, Feb 1st, is the start of Spring in the Celtic calendar It is a time of awakening, a time of emergence and new hope

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I've put together a day retreat to provide a nourishing space and time for you to let go of everyday demands, attune to your inner wisdom and get clear on what visions you intend to birth into action when Spring calls you forth

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Using Celtic wisdom teachings, meditation & journaling for self-inquiry, vision boarding, as well as breath work and gentle mindful movement we will explore what passions, longings, hopes and dreams are percolating deep within

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I'd love to see you there' - Emma Sheridan Yoga

Saturday 29th Jan 2022

1.00 - 1.30pm    Arrival and welcome chat/circle

1.30 - 3.30pm   Mindful movement, meditation and journalling for self - inquiry.

3.30 - 4.30pm  Light Healthy Snacks & Hot Drinks

4.30 - 5.30pm  Create your vision board
5.30 - 6.00pm  Wind down and relax

Finish

Investment : €60

Sound Healing

New Year - Stillness
Hidden Heartlands Retreat

Friday Feb 11th - Sunday Feb 13th
Booking Open

Friday

18.00 - 18.45pm    Arrival @ BeWell & Greeting with Emma, your BeWell Host 

18.45 - 19.00pm    Settle in for Friday Evening Sound Bath with Andy

19.00 - 20.00pm   Gong Sound Bath with Andy

20.00 - 20.30pm  Herbal Tea & welcome chat/circle with Emma

Finish

Saturday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Strong Yoga 

10.00 - 11.00am      Optional Gentle Yoga 

11.00 - 14.00pm      Holistic Treatment/Free Time/Lunch

15.00 - 17.00 pm     Optional Sundown Mindfulness Forest Walk//Lake Dip with Emma

17.00 - 19.00pm      Optional Technical Yoga Workshop 

19.30 - 21.00 pm     Hosted Group Intimate Dinner with Emma

Finish

Sunday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Morning Flow 

10.00 - 11.00am      Optional Yoga for All 

11.00 - 14.00pm      Holistic Treatments/Free Time/Lunch

15.30 - 17.00 pm     Ceremonial Cacao + Wellness Event

17.00- 17.30pm        Closing Ceremony 

Finish

Investment : €299

Includes:

  • Access to all sessions outlined above

  • 1x 60Min Full Body Massage Saturday or Sunday

  • 1x Group Dinner Saturday pm 

* Wellness Event may be ecstatic dance session/intimate sound healing session/reiki group session/kirtan/guided journalling or similar as per available facilitators

*In order to accommodate social distancing and safety protocols  we offer an 'urban retreat' rather than  a 'live-in' retreat

*Accomodation & Meals are not provided. BeWell can suggest suitable accommodation for multiple budgets in the surrounding area.

* Independent transport with own car is suggested by BeWell in order to adhere to social distancing and safety protocols.

*Dinner is provided on Saturday pm with service provider adhering to all safety protocols

*Guests are required to antigen test daily prior to arrival at Retreat Center

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Transition To Spring
Hidden Heartlands Retreat

Friday March 4th - Sunday March 6th
Booking Open

Friday

18.00 - 18.45pm    Arrival @ BeWell & Greeting with BeWell Host 

18.45 - 19.00pm    Settle in for Friday Evening Ceremony

19.00 - 20.00pm   Friday evening Ceremony

20.00 - 20.30pm  Herbal Tea & welcome chat/circle

Finish

Saturday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Strong Yoga 

10.00 - 11.00am      Optional Gentle Yoga 

11.00 - 14.00pm      Holistic Treatment/Free Time/Lunch

15.00 - 17.00 pm     Optional Sundown Mindfulness Forest Walk//Lake Dip

17.00 - 19.00pm      Optional Technical Yoga Workshop 

19.30 - 21.00 pm     Hosted Group Intimate Dinner 

Finish

Sunday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Morning Flow 

10.00 - 11.00am      Optional Yoga for All 

11.00 - 14.00pm      Holistic Treatments/Free Time/Lunch

15.30 - 17.00 pm     Ceremonial Cacao + Wellness Event

17.00- 17.30pm        Closing Ceremony 

Finish

Investment : €299

Includes:

  • Access to all sessions outlined above

  • 1x 60Min Full Body Massage Saturday or Sunday

  • 1x Group Dinner Saturday pm 

* Wellness Event may be ecstatic dance session/intimate sound healing session/reiki group session/kirtan or similar as per available facilitators

*In order to accommodate social distancing and safety protocols  we offer an urban retreat rather than  a 'live-in' retreat

*Accomodation & Meals are not provided. While BeWell can suggest suitable accommodation for multiple budgets, accommodation is organised independently by the retreat guest.

*Dinner is provided on Saturday pm with service provider adhering to all safety protocols

New YEar Reset 
with
Emma

Join the BeWell team for a wellness weekend deep in the heart of the Irish Midlands
Deep dive into yoga, meditation, breath-work, journalling, massage, lake dips, forest walks, sound baths and more..
We have an array of Wellness Weekends to suit all tastes and pockets...

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Spring 
Hidden Heartlands Retreat

Friday April 8th - Sunday April 10th
Booking Open

Friday

18.00 - 18.45pm    Arrival @ BeWell & Greeting 

18.45 - 19.00pm    Settle in for Friday Evening Ceremony

19.00 - 20.00pm   Friday evening Ceremony

20.00 - 20.30pm  Herbal Tea & welcome chat/circle 

Finish

Saturday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Strong Yoga 

10.00 - 11.00am      Optional Gentle Yoga 

11.00 - 14.00pm      Holistic Treatment/Free Time/Lunch

15.30 - 17.30 pm     Optional Sundown Mindfulness Forest Walk

18.30 - 20.00pm    Cosy Intimate Group Dinner 

20.30 - 10.00pm    Candle-Lit Yin Yoga Wind-Down 

Finish

Sunday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Morning Flow 

10.00 - 11.00am      Optional Yoga for All 

11.00 - 14.00pm      Holistic Treatments/Free Time/Lunch

15.30 - 17.00 pm     Ceremonial Cacao + Wellness Event

17.00- 17.30pm        Closing Ceremony 

Finish

Investment : €299

Includes:

  • Access to all sessions outlined above

  • 1x 60Min Full Body Massage Saturday or Sunday

  • 1x Group Dinner Saturday pm 

* Wellness Event may be ecstatic dance session/intimate sound healing session/reiki group session/kirtan or similar as per available facilitators

*In order to accommodate social distancing and safety protocols  we offer an urban retreat rather than  a 'live-in' retreat

*Accomodation & Meals are not provided. While BeWell can suggest suitable accommodation for multiple budgets, accommodation is organised independently by the retreat guest.

*Dinner is provided on Saturday pm with service provider adhering to all safety protocols

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Spring 
yoga & surf
Hidden Heartlands Retreat

Friday April 29th - Sunday May 1st
Booking Open

Friday

18.00 - 18.45pm    Arrival @ BeWell & Greeting 

18.45 - 19.00pm    Settle in for Friday Evening Ceremony 

19.00 - 20.00pm   Friday evening Ceremony 

20.00 - 20.30pm  Herbal Tea & welcome chat/circle 

Finish

Saturday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Strong Yoga  

09.35 - 10.00am      Meet up @ Studio for pre-surf Coffee

10.00 - 11.30 am    Trip to Strandhill/Streedagh, Sligo 

12.00 - 14.30pm    Surf Lesson

15.30 - 17.00pm    Trip back to Longford

18.30-20.30pm      Group Intimate Dinner with Hosts 

* Option to join Surf Trip but not take surf lesson. Instead beach walk/ocean swim/hang out 

Finish

Sunday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Gentle Morning Flow 

10.00 - 11.00am      Optional Yoga for All  

11.00 - 15.30pm      Holistic Treatments/Free Time/Lunch 

15.30 - 17.00 pm     Ceremonial Cacao + Wellness Event

17.00- 17.30pm        Closing Ceremony 12

Finish

Investment : €329

Includes:

  • Access to all sessions outlined above

  • 1x 60Min Full Body Massage Saturday or Sunday

  • 1x Group Dinner Saturday pm 

* Wellness Event may be ecstatic dance session/intimate sound healing session/reiki group session/kirtan or similar as per available facilitators

*In order to accommodate social distancing and safety protocols  we offer an urban retreat rather than  a 'live-in' retreat

*Accomodation & Meals are not provided. While BeWell can suggest suitable accommodation for multiple budgets, accommodation is organised independently by the retreat guest.

*Dinner is provided on Saturday pm with service provider adhering to all safety protocols

*Travel by private bus to Sligo for Surf Trip - Masks required on bus

Image by Katie Rodriguez

Summer 
yoga & surf
Hidden Heartlands Retreat

Friday June 3rd - Sunday June 6th
Booking Open

Friday

18.00 - 18.45pm    Arrival @ BeWell & Greeting 

18.45 - 19.00pm    Settle in for Friday Evening Ceremony 

19.00 - 20.00pm   Friday evening Ceremony 

20.00 - 20.30pm  Herbal Tea & welcome chat/circle 

Finish

Saturday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Strong Yoga  

09.35 - 10.00am      Meet up @ Studio for pre-surf Coffee

10.00 - 11.30 am    Trip to Strandhill/Streedagh, Sligo 

12.00 - 14.30pm    Surf Lesson

15.30 - 17.00pm    Trip back to Longford

18.30-20.30pm      Group Intimate Dinner with Hosts 

* Option to join Surf Trip but not take surf lesson. Instead beach walk/ocean swim/hang out 

Finish

Sunday

08.30 - 09.30am   Optional Gentle Morning Flow 

10.00 - 11.00am      Optional Yoga for All  

11.00 - 15.30pm      Holistic Treatments/Free Time/Lunch 

15.30 - 17.00 pm     Ceremonial Cacao + Wellness Event*  

17.00- 17.30pm        Closing Ceremony 

Finish

Investment : €329

Includes:

  • Access to all sessions outlined above

  • 1x 60Min Full Body Massage Saturday or Sunday

  • 1x Group Dinner Saturday pm 

* Wellness Event may be ecstatic dance session/intimate sound healing session/reiki group session/kirtan or similar as per available facilitators

*In order to accommodate social distancing and safety protocols  we offer an urban retreat rather than  a 'live-in' retreat

*Accomodation & Meals are not provided. While BeWell can suggest suitable accommodation for multiple budgets, accommodation is organised independently by the retreat guest.

*Dinner is provided on Saturday pm with service provider adhering to all safety protocols

*Travel by private bus to Sligo for Surf Trip - Masks required on bus

Retreat Hosts

Bringing their expertise and insight to weekend, our experienced team of teachers (many Longford natives!) will be offering you continuous guidance and support throughout your stay.

Miriam

Miriam O' Reilly 

@bewellyogacommunity

Lead trainer and Owner at BeWell Yoga

ERYT® 200

RYT® 500

YACEP® 

LEAD INSTRUCTOR & OWNER AT BEWELL

Miriam began her wellness journey over  8 years ago  in Lake Como, Italy and lived there for about 7 years also.

Her wellness journey has taken her on training courses and retreats in Italy, Spain, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Bali in search of learning ancient Wellness skills rooted in Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Mindfulness, Yoga Philosophy and Sound Healing.

Miriam qualified as an internationally recognised RYT-200 Yoga Teacher in January 2015 having studied intensively in Ubud, Bali.

 

She spent some time offering Vinyasa Flow Yoga lessons in and around Lake Como, Milan and Ticino, Switzerland before moving back to Ireland in Summer 2019 to focus on BeWell and BeWell-Yoga Teacher Training School. Since Summer 2019. Miriam has guided over 100+ students from all over the world through the BeWell 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Program.

 

Miriam's passion is  sharing Wellness 'tools and tips' that are individual & unique to each of her students. 

 

Her passion is empowering people on their personal journey to Wellbeing and coaching people on daily habits and practises to help them reach their highest potential.

Emma

Emma Sheridan 

@emmasheridanyoga

Founder: @Luuna.Collective

ERYT® 200

ERYT® 500

YACEP® 

Emma started a yoga practice in 2008 while living a fast paced London life that was mostly frustrating, overwhelming and uninspiring! 'Yoga gave me a rare chance to slow down, become introspective and connect to my body in a way I had never experienced before.'

Over time the practice taught Emma how to have easier and steadier access to presence, awareness, intuition and self-connection. It sparked an inner shift that made her happier, more peaceful, and more in touch with the love and wisdom at each of our core.

With a dream to live a healthy, purpose-filled life in service of something bigger, she packed up her London life and embarked on her first teacher training in 2010 with Absolute Yoga in Thailand.

Since then, it has been a journey of continuous learning and growth as she expands her understanding of this age old practice. Emma completed my advanced teacher training with highly regarded international teachers Julie Martin and Emil Wendell in India in 2014, and has accumulated over 1000 hrs of training in total. She has spent years on a deeply rich and rewarding Yoga adventure, exploring various lineages and methodologies, and will always remain a student of this ever evolving practice. Emma draws from current research, somatic meditation, tantric yoga philosophy, and the many inspirational teachers, guides and mentors she has met along the way, in the hope she can offer meaningful learning experiences to her students.

 

Emma has led groups on retreats to the most beautiful and exotic destinations, shared classes in rustic Yoga shalas in India, ran workshops in slick studios in South East Asia, and trained and mentored teachers from every corner of the globe. Not only has she experienced first-hand the transformative power of this practice, but again and again she have witnessed people from all walks of life move beyond their limitations and spark a change that leads to more compassionate, awake and connected humans. 'This is the real reason why I love what I do and why I want to share it with you!'

Accomodation

To accommodate the times we are living in, our Weekend retreats are not live in retreats.

This means those attending the retreat organise their accommodation independently. We work directly with a handful of top-rated providers who can cater to your accommodation needs during your stay in Longford.

 

Let's take a look at our options below.

Bewell share house

We are so lucky to have our very own share-house. This accommodation option is perfect if you enjoy creating connections on 'live in' retreats. Our Share-House is a modern spacious and bright 3 bedroom house located 20 mins drive from our Yoga studio in a fishing village called Dromod. Ideally located walking distance from everything in the village. A quiet ad tranquil midlands village solution for your evenings and nights. Our share-house is located across the road from Dromod train station (Dublin - Sligo trainline) Walk in less than 10 mins to a handful of local bar/restaurants, children's playground, Dromod nature trail or the picturesque Dromod harbour. Enjoy a bite to eat or drinks at The Brandywell, The Copper Still, Cox's Steakhouse and walk home afterwards.

Retreating Alone?

Opt to share the house with other participants on our BeWell retreat by renting one of our double rooms. 

Room 1  (Master Bedroom with Ensuite) - €65 per night

Room 2 (King Sized Bedroom - Shared Bathroom) - €50 per night

Room 3 (King Sized Bed in small room - Shared Bathroom) - €45 per night

Retreating in a Group or want to bring some buddies/family for the weekend?

Opt to rent the entire house - €115 per night

To secure your booking at the BeWell Share House, get in touch with Becci on longford@bewell-yoga.com or +353852107791

other suggestions

The Longford Arms Hotel

The Longford Arms sits in the heart of Longford Town just 1.1k away from our Studio.

This is a 4 minute drive or 14 minute walk away. There are footpaths all the way if the weather keeps dry or free parking if you are nipping over and back to the Studio in the car.

More Accomodation options coming soon.

Feel welcome to set up a call with us to discuss

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