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Vitality Retreat


Join our Master Herbalist Claire Dolan for a hands on workshop and learn the importance of ‘Herbs for Health’ from skin health, digestion, sleep and general vitality. Combined with Iyengar Yoga and Pilates, this weekend will leave you feeling truly reVitalised.

Over three weekend days 29 November - 1 December


welcome reception | 2 overnight stays

2 yoga classes | 2 pilates classes

1 herbal workshop

All meals : Breakfast each morning | 1 Lunch | 2 Dinners

1 mini Elemis Treatment

price per person

€520.00 | Twin/Double, ensuite

€570.00 Solo | Double. ensuite

meet the team

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host | marian frawley

After 25 years in the hospitality industry Marian embarked on a 3 month residential  course at Ballymaloe Cookery School in 2010. With the skills and knowledge she gained from this course combined with cookery courses in Bali, Vietnam and Thailand, Marion set up Manna Bia Foods, a wholefoods plant based food business in Tipperary. From Farmers Markets, Event Catering, Pop Ups and Cookery Demos Marion shares her passion for nutritious, healthy foods that are simple, fresh and easy to prepare.

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herbalist | claire dolan

Claire Dolan is a Master Herbalist and teacher, with multiple certifications, including vitalist nutrition, reflexology, massage, aromatherapy and iridology. Claire’s Herbal Clinic is the culmination of a life long passion in all that is natural and over two decades of work within the natural therapy profession.

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Iyengar yoga | ellen baggs

After many years  studying  different disciplines of yoga Ellen qualified as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor in 2014 having studied for three years with Aisling McGuire, Ireland’s most senior Iyengar Yoga Instructor, and has been teaching full time since. The focus  on the alignment, proper sequencing, safety and accessibility for all levels and abilities that characterise the Iyengar method were fundamental in her decision to become a teacher. Based on the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar, this 2500 year old classical yoga begins with the physical awareness of the body, builds strength and stamina while focusing on the importance of posture and flexibility at any age.

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pilates | jane hannigan

Jane’s enthusiasm for Pilates stems from her background as a dancer, after many years spent challenging her body she felt it was time for some self care and after one Pilates class knew exactly how she could achieve this. Jane’s unique gift of ensuring clients bodies are ‘switched on’ and ‘activated’ lay the foundation for getting the most from their class. Building from the basic core movements Jane has an elegant style of encouraging exercise through Pilates to ensure that both body and mind are stronger.

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therapist | eileen collins

Eileen studied at Pembroke College of Body & Beauty Therapy and is passionate about all elements of both inner and outer beauty.With a dramatic shift to Wellness as an important element to overall wellbeing and beauty, Eileen continues to add to her knowledge and skills to meet the changing needs of her clients.Fully trained as an Elemis Therapist, with a deep understanding of the brand and products, Eileen offers helpful and encouraging advice to clients and delivers the ultimate wellness experience



day 1 | friday

15.00 | Arrive at your Leisure

Check in at reception and settle into your ‘home from home’ for the weekend followed by some

Me Time

Slip away for a treatment and  submit to the caring hands of our Elemis Therapists

Stroll the shores of our beautiful resort

Read a book in a secluded hammock

Feel the motion of the water in a cosy static rowing boat

Embrace Wild Swimming from the platform followed by an infra red Sauna on the deck

Take a leisurely walk to the Cominchas Woodland and explore the concept of Forest Bathing

Take a nap

16.30 | Opening Yoga | Ellen Baggs

Explore the Iyengar style of yoga where the focus on alignment ensures a deeper strengthening of the body whilst ‘in the pose’. Think shoulder opening, deep breathing and shavasana.

18.00 | Welcome Reception

Join us in the Clubhouse for a glass of prosecco, refreshing Mocktails and some delicious canapes.

18.30 | Dinner

Enjoy a delicious three course dinner in our Lakeshore Restaurant. Clubhouse Chef Len combines the elements of fresh, seasonal, local produce with the added benefit of nutrient dense plant based foods to ensure a well balanced choice of dishes at every meal.

And so to bed for a peaceful nights sleep……

day 2 | saturday

08.00 | Rise and Shine

Fruit & Juice Bar

08.30 | Pilates | Jane hannigan

Continue the concentration on alignment with Jane and awaken your core with this Pilates class for all levels.

 09.30 | Nutritious Breakfast Buffet

Fresh fruit platters, nut butters, overnight oats, creamy porridge with winter fruit compote, house made granola, wholemeal bread, toasted seeds and free range eggs……all served continental style in our cosy Lakeshore Restaurant..

 10.30 | Herbs for Health Workshop | Claire Dolan

Join Master Herbalist Claire Dolan for an interactive workshop where she will guide you through the stages of curating fresh and dried herbs for optimum health. Claire’s passion and enthusiasm for her craft is evident in her willingness to share her vast knowledge of the plant world and the positive impact they can have on health at any age.

 13.00 |  Wholesome Buffet Lunch

Continue your herbal journey with a selection of nutritious wholefood salads and soups using fresh and dried herbs from our Meadow Garden.

 14.00 |  Me Time

……….and relax     

 18.30 |  Dinner by Candlelight

Relax and unwind after a busy day and enjoy another delicious 3 course dinner. Sip on a pre-dinner cocktail with herbal infusions or choose something from our carefully selected wine list. Finish with a digestive tea from the signature Coolbawn Quay Herbal Tea Menu.

And so to bed for a peaceful nights sleep……

 day 3 | sunday

08.00 | Rise and Shine

Fruit & Juice Bar

 08.30 |  Pilates | Jane Hannigan

The first class of the morning, work on your core strength and switch on the mind with a gentle class before breakfast

 09.30 | Healthy Breakfast Buffet

Linger over a long breakfast and with no need to rush off, avail of a late check out and enjoy some me time and perhaps another blissful Elemis Treatment to set you up for the week ahead.

 11.00 |  Yoga | Ellen Baggs

Join Ellen in the yoga pavillion for your final practice of gentle, balancing exercise. Take away with you a home practice workout sheet and keep up with your good intentions.

 13.00 |  Depart feeling rejuvenated and relaxed and take with you our very best wishes for the Festive Season and beyond……’till the next time

Earlier Event: November 22
Performance Retreat