LAMBAY PILATES & MEDITATION RETREAT
FRI 19 - SUN 21 MAY 2023
Nourishing the mind, body and spirit: a long weekend to recharge
and round out your Spring with a boost of positive energy and fantastic Pilates practice
Jessy Babin ~ Pilates
Nina Paavola ~ Pilates & Craniosacral Therapy
(3 days, 2 nights)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Jessy and Nina are planning a spectacular Spring weekend for you filled with Pilates and so much more! On offer: world-class Pilates mat-work on the ball (a fabulous accessory to accentuate any level of Pilates practice); premium accommodation on a breathtaking private island; and a unique gastronomic experience while you soak up the island's healing beauty.
Add in extras with our team of specialists in the areas of massage, meditation practices and craniosacral therapy, so that you can build out your ideal weekend of health.
Jessy Babin (Pilates)
Nina Paavola (Pilates and Craniosacral Therapy)
Siobhan McKenna (Meditation and Primordial Sound Meditation)
This weekend is a fantastic opportunity to develop strength through your practice and recharge your batteries in an idyllic setting. There will be time to give it your all in your Pilates practice, with a challenging and gratifying accessory: the ball! Each participant will have a ball provided to boost and diversify the classical Pilates matwork.
Prepare yourself to make some great memories in-between your world-class Pilates sessions: we have rounded out the schedule with enough time to soak up the surroundings with a fantastic history of the island and walking tour organiSed by the local experts who can point out all the best places to spot the residents of Lambay Island – the deer, wallabies, puffins and seals!
You can also schedule some extras with some extra-special practitioners: individual sessions of Pilates, massage, Primordial Sound Meditation, and cranio-sacral therapy will be offered. Healthy, home-made cuisine will be plentiful, and we didn’t forget the Lambay nights! There will be happy hours, excellent wine and cheese pairings, a blazing Saturday night bonfire, and a few more surprises in store…
And before you go, we are will offer a guided meditation hour to help set you off on good footing for your return home.
REGISTRATION & COST
€845 ~ €995
Includes Lambay boat transfers, accommodation, all meals, regular refreshments, all Pilates sessions and so much more – further details below.
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to secure your space. The balance is due six weeks prior to the retreat.
Half of all profits from this retreat will go to the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust in honour of Jessy’s mother, Joyce Babin, who loved her family, lived to teach and help children and will always be remembered for the true legend she was.
Please use the “Book Now” form to get in touch and for any further details.
FURTHER DETAIL ON PRICING & PACKAGES
Luxurious island accommodation for 2 nights / 3 days on the private isle of Lambay, protected by the Baring family since 1904.
All locally sourced, seasonal meals prepared by your private island chef and hospitality assistant: breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
All Pilates classes and workshops:
3 x 50-MINUTE PILATES MAT CLASSES
1 x 90-MINUTE PILATES WORKSHOP
Free Pilates ball, the accessory we’ll be using during the workshop
New Moon Primordial Sound Meditation Class with gift offered
Saturday night bonfire with wine and treats
Access to the private island with guided walking tour to see wallabies, deer and puffins (if you're lucky!)
Morning and afternoon refreshments (tea, coffee, homemade healthy cakes, fresh fruit)
Use of island wi-fi, sitting rooms, library, gardens, and local know-how
Tea/coffee, herbal infusions and soft drinks available all day (self-serve)
Lambay boat transfers at beginning and end of your retreat
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Onward travel outside of the boat transfers to/from Lambay Island
Travel Insurance (highly recommended as there will be no refunds for travel changes)
Extras or mainland expenses
Extra private, duet or trio Pilates sessions
Private personal Chopra birth date mantra meditation sessions
€995 ~ super-king room with luxury en suite bathroom and sea views
€945 ~ super-king bedroom with private en suite bathroom
€845 ~ super-king bedroom with shared en suite shower room (two people sharing)
€1,690 (€845 pp) ~ shared luxury super-king or twin bedroom with private en suite bathroom
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to secure your space. The balance is due six weeks prior to the retreat. Payment plans are available on request, with monthly instalments to help spread the cost.
For any queries about Lambay Island, the region or local travel info, please write to email@example.com
For any other questions about the workshops or booking additional sessions, please write to Jessy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The boats to and from Lambay are tide dependent, so timings will vary for each retreat and will be communicated to you well in advance.
Here is the planned schedule, subject to slight changes or shifts of activity times during the day:
Friday 19th May
Boat departs Malahide (25 mins transfer)
Arrival Tea & Settle In
Short Coastal Walk
Wind Down Ball Mat Class with Jessy
Saturday 20th May
Pilates Mat Class with Nina
Ball Workshop with Nina
Afternoon Tea & Cake
Bonfire with Wine & Treats
Sunday 21st May
Coffee, Tea & Smoothies
Pilates Mat Class with Jessy
Meditation Class with Siobhan
Departure from Lambay (25 mins transfer)
You will have the possibility to book extra private sessions – Pilates, massage, personal Chopra. Birth date mantra meditation sessions, and craniosacral therapy.
(Theses activities are not included in the price of your weekend; pricing and scheduling details provided upon booking.)
You will have free time to explore the island, its landscape and beauty.
There is a possibility to take part in a walking tour, organized by the local experts who can point out all the best places to spot the other residents of Lambay Island – the deer, wallabies, puffins and seals!
Chef Pippa is currently a regular at Lambay, and we will be so happy to have her on board during our weekend.
“Empty plates, big smiles and happy memories are my culinary mission!” says Chef Pippa.
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Your weekend includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, along with snacks and tea.
Please let us know if you would like to request a particular bedroom in the Whitehouse.
OUTDOORS ON THE ISLAND
For more information on what to do and see while on the island, please visit our On Lambay page.
BOOTS - There is a large number of Wellington boots in a range of sizes, which you are welcome to borrow during your stay.
Please make your way to Malahide as soon as you have arrived into Ireland from abroad.
Dublin Airport to Malahide
Malahide is approximately 20 minutes by road from Dublin Airport; a regular size taxi costs approximately €15-20.
Dublin Ferry Port to Malahide
Malahide is approximately 35 minutes by road from Dublin Ferry Port; a regular size taxi costs approximately €30-35.
Directions to Malahide Town Centre
If you wish to stop off in town for supplies, head for Gibney's of Malahide on New Street, a traditional local pub in the centre of Malahide town. This is well placed between all the most useful shops (Boots, SuperValu, Donnybrook Fair) and restaurants/cafés if you have time for a bite to eat. The Marina Centre is a five minute walk from Gibney's and the town centre.
If heading straight for the Marina, tell your taxi driver to drive through the Marina Village (under the arch) and straight to the end where you will see a giant anchor sculpture by the Marina Centre. Our Lambay boat skipper will meet you outside White’s Laundry at the allotted time.
POLITE NOTICE: It is important that you do not enter the Marina Centre at any time unless accompanied by the Skipper, as it is private property.
The boat transfers to/from Lambay adhere to the tides and, as such, must depart promptly at the scheduled time.
For those of you with flights, we strongly recommend flights that leave a minimum of 4 hours (preferably 6 hours) between your flight arrival/departure times and the scheduled boat transfer time. Please be ready at the Marina 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
20kg limit on luggage per person on the boats.
The weather on Lambay is generally milder and drier than on the mainland, with plenty of sunshine. However, the island is also open to the elements and can be very windy. Out of the sun this can make it quite chilly! and weather on the island changes fast so you must be prepared for rain and sun.
We suggest bringing plenty of layers and a light water/wind proof jacket to enjoy Lambay outdoors; cosy slippers or socks and a favourite wooly jumper for indoors, where you can warm up by the cosy open fire in the Whitehouse.