THE WORK CREATIVE: AN ISLAND RETREAT
Fri 29 Sept to Mon 02 Oct (3 nights)
Certified Facilitator of the Work of Byron Katie & Executive Life Coach ~ Nadine Ferris France
Musician & Creative Coach ~ Eimear Crehan
€999 to €1,250
includes Lambay boat transfers, accommodation, all meals, regular refreshments, workshops and sessions, materials.
“A thought is harmless, unless you believe it” ~ Byron Katie
A four-day/three-night unique retreat providing the very best of what Eimear and Nadine have to offer in one package. Centred around the powerful practical and spiritual practice of the Work of Bryon Katie, this retreat offers an opportunity to drop deeply into yourself and clean up old stories that are not serving you and to identify and question stress in your life.
Combined with music and creativity, each participant will experience the loving opportunity to use and hear their own voice. The retreat offers a way to connect with yourself and to the world around you. From our experience, it is also a great deal of fun.
The Healing Powers of Lambay
Join us on the private and mystery-shrouded island of Lambay, conveniently located within easy access of Dublin International Airport. The island is considered by many to be “hallowed ground” or, for the less spiritual, certainly a place of exceptional grounding qualities.
Both scientists and spiritualists attribute this partly to the island’s history as an ancient, 250 million year old volcano, situated close to one of the world's major Ley lines. Volcanic soil is known to contain very high concentrations of minerals and nutrients such as phosphates, nitrates, potassium and calcium; while Ley lines are considered to be surrounded by strong energy fields.
Whatever the cause, our bodies seem to respond to this enriching earth as though to a magnet, and visitors to Lambay all speak of the unique feel of the island, the way in which it connects you to your surroundings, your mind, body and voice, the ground beneath your feet and the people around. Don’t take our word for it though, find out for yourself!
We have designed this intimate retreat for a small group size.
Morning swim (optional)
Silent Morning Walk
Morning session of The Work of Byron Katie integrated with voice and creativity
A long lunch break (2 h) for lunch and siesta
Afternoon session of The Work of Byron Katie integrated with voice and creativity
Music & Voice
One of the afternoons we will also take a walking tour across Lambay to learn all about the history and wildlife of this fascinating island.
For testimonials from our previous retreats, please click here.
REGISTRATION & COST
We offer several payment options including TransferWise, bank transfer (BACS), Revolut, etc. Please choose from the following accommodation packages:
Super-king Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom and Sea Views
~ € 1,250
Super-King Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
~ € 1,150
Super-King Bedroom with Shared* En Suite Shower Room (*2 people sharing)
~ € 1,050
Double Occupancy: Shared Super-King or Twin Room with En Suite Bathroom
~ € 1,998 (€999 pp)
Click HERE to view photos and floor plan.
A 20% deposit will be required to reserve your spot. The remaining balance will be due six weeks before the retreat starts.
INCLUDED IN THE RATES:
boat transfers from/to Malahide Marina at the beginning and end of the retreat (20 mins by covered RIB)
3 nights luxury accommodation (private bedrooms) in the Whitehouse on Lambay
all locally sourced meals prepared by your private chef
daily sessions of The Work of Byron Katie, meditation and guided silent walks with Nadine
daily voice sessions with Eimear
materials for the retreat
optional wild swimming and guided nature walk
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
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.