LAMBAY PRESS PAUSE RETREAT
Health and Wellbeing Reset with
Certified Facilitator of the Work of Byron Katie & Coach ~ Nadine Ferris France
Health Coach & Yoga Teacher ~ Frika Salrein
Guest Facilitator, Musician & Coach ~ Eimear Crehan
Sat 17 to Sat 24 September 2022 (7 nights)
If you would like to be on our waiting list or mailing list for 2023 dates, please email us.
€1,600 to €3,000 per person
includes Lambay boat transfers, accommodation, all meals, regular refreshments, workshops and sessions, materials.
Press Pause Retreat is a life-changing experience. Together, we go on a deeply personal journey into our hearts, minds and souls. Centered on the meditative and self-inquiry process of The Work of Byron Katie, the retreat offers a unique and extremely powerful combination of Jivamukti yoga, voice work, nutrition and nature.
Every experience within the retreat is based upon the authentic experience of Frika from Indonesia and Nadine from Ireland. We are delighted to welcome Eimear as a Guest Facilitator. We are extremely passionate about self-care and this shines through everything. We are offering an opportunity to rest into yourself, to press pause on your life for seven days, rejuvenate and connect deeply with yourself.
After two years offering this retreat in Bali, in 2020 we are very excited to be bringing the retreat to its second home on Lambay Island, off the coast of Dublin, Ireland. Please visit the Press Pause Retreat Website to see more information or read testimonials from our previous retreats.
The retreat offers a programme that gives participants an opportunity to reflect deeply on all aspects of how our thinking affects our lives – working on relationships, communication, shame, finances, body and stress. Carefully designed, each day builds on the one before. We exercise our bodies through early morning yoga in nature each day, followed by working with our voice to unlock our potential and truly enjoy the creative art of singing.
Following a nutritious and delicious breakfast, we go on a silent walk in the beautiful nature of Lambay Island. We then gather for a day of identifying and questioning thoughts, tapping into the wisdom and freedom within – we take care of mind and body. There is a lot of laughter and dance and some tears too – all emotions are welcome here. Through questioning our thoughts, self-realisation is possible and participants go home with a feeling of deep peace and joy together with the knowledge of how to support themselves in their lives.
A detox menu prepared with love by resident island chef Lottie supports us all to thoroughly cleanse our liver and our bodies as we sample a variety of healthy juices, three delicious meals each day and a surprise afternoon treat – plant-based, local organic whole food. As well as eating this delicious food, we learn about the nutritional value of each meal and it’s benefits to our bodies. We enjoy some sessions on health coaching and nutrition and participants take part in a cooking class so that when they go home, they have the knowledge to make changes in their lives.
In between workshops, there are beautiful spaces for silence, for walking, swimming and resting. Mid-week, we take an outing to a remote and spiritual part of this beautiful island. View the 2018 Press Pause video to give you a visual picture of what to expect!
REGISTRATION & COST
We offer several payment options including TransferWise, bank transfer (BACS), etc. Please choose from the following accommodation packages:
DELUXE WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM
~ € 3,000 single occupancy / € 2,000 pp shared (twin beds or super-king)
STANDARD WITH PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM
~ € 2,800 single occupancy (super-king)
STANDARD WITH SHARED EN SUITE BATHROOM
~ € 2,400 single occupancy / € 1,750 (twins or super-king)
SINGLE BEDROOM WITH SHARED BATHROOM
~ € 2,200 single occupancy / € 1,600 (twins or super-king)
Click HERE to view photos and floor plan.
After confirmation you will be required to make a deposit of 20% of your selected package to reserve your spot. The remaining balance will be due 2 months before the retreat starts.
There will be a 5% discount on the retreat fee for referrals of other participants (for each referrer and referee) or returning participants of previous Press Pause retreats.
INCLUDED IN THE RATES:
boat transfers from/to Malahide Marina at the beginning and end of the retreat (20 mins by covered RIB)
7 nights luxury accommodation (private bedrooms) in the Whitehouse on Lambay
all locally sourced, plant-based meals prepared by your private chef
daily sessions of The Work of Byron Katie, meditation and guided silent walks with Nadine
daily yoga sessions and group health coaching with Frika
daily voice sessions with Eimear
outing day to remote spiritual part of Lambay
materials for the retreat
optional wild swimming and guided wildlife walk (see the seals, puffins, deer and wallabies!)
tea/coffee, herbal infusions and soft drinks available all day
Participants are responsible for their airfares and:
transportation to Malahide Marina from where the Lambay boat departs
travel insurance (highly recommended as there will be no refunds for travel changes)
extras or mainland expenses
There will be extra cost for an optional tour of Lambay Castle with Millie Baring (€35 per person).
DELICIOUS SEASONAL NUTRITION
Our in-house island chef will be working closely with your course facilitators to create a seasonal menu that compliments and enhances the physical, mental and emotional work you will be engaging in on this retreat. During the retreat and at meal times you will be provided with fascinating insights into the nutritional value of seasonal eating and your bespoke menu.
Please notify us of any dietary requirements well in advance of the retreat including allergies and intolerances. There are no shops on the island so advanced warning is crucial.
Millie and her island team will be on hand throughout your island stay to host you and provide you with delicious seasonal food that nurtures the body; cosy evening fires, hot and cold drinks on tap and island know-how to further nourish your soul.
15:00 Boat departs Malahide Marina
15:30 Arrive Lambay, refreshments and island welcome, settle into rooms
17:00 Early Dinner
18:30 Evening session of The Work
Retreat Days (with outing day and cooking class on one of the days)
07:00 Voice & singing
09:00 Silent walk and morning session of The Work (with break for refreshments)
14:00 Personal Time
15:00 Afternoon session of The Work (with break for refreshments)
18:00 Personal Time
20:00 Free Time or Health Coaching
07:00 Voice and singing
09:00 Silent walk and closing session of The Work (with break for refreshments)
14:00 Packing and prepare for departure
14:30 Farewell at the harbour, boat departs Lambay
15:00 Arrive Malahide Marina
For testimonials from our previous retreats, please click here.
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 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.