Nurture Your Nature

Facilitated by: Johanna Wakeham & Seamus McManus
Dates: Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August 2024
Cost:€425per person sharing/€495 single occupancy

Nurture Your Nature”: Retreat to Restore, Create, Connect.

Join us for a rejuvenating weekend immersed in nature’s embrace, where you’ll explore the power of breathwork, mindfulness, and creative expression to let go of stress and anxiety. Located in the tranquil setting of Creacon Wellness Retreat, our retreat offers a sanctuary away from the chaos of everyday life.

What to Expect:

Parasympathetic Relaxation: Dive deep into relaxation with specialised breathwork sessions designed to activate the body’s natural calming response.

Transformational Breathwork Journeys: Embark on inner journeys of self-discovery and renewal, facilitated by an experienced breathwork practitioner.

Practical Breathing Training: Learn simple yet effective breathing techniques for everyday use, empowering you to manage stress and enhance well-being.

Forest Bathing: Immerse yourself in the healing energy of the forest with a guided walk, helping you to open your senses with mindfulness experiences and silent contemplation. This Japanese practice, called Shinrin yoku, promises that you will emerge from the expereince feeling relaxed and restored.

Cacao and Fire Ceremony: Connect with ancient traditions as we gather around the fire, sipping cacao and setting intentions for personal growth and transformation.

Art in Nature Workshop: Tap into your creativity and connect with the natural world through a guided art activity inspired by the beauty of our surroundings.

Why Attend?

In the midst of life’s demands and distractions, it’s crucial to prioritise self-care and inner exploration. Our retreat provides a nurturing space for you to unwind, recharge, and reconnect with your true essence. Whether you’re seeking relief from stress, longing for deeper connection, or simply craving time in nature, this retreat is designed to support your journey towards greater well-being and joy.

Limited Spots Available: Secure your place in this transformative experience today and gift yourself the opportunity to rediscover peace, inspiration, and connection.

Escape the noise, find your centre, and let the forest be your guide. We can’t wait to share this magical journey with you.

Retreat Schedule:

FRIDAY
17:00 Check-in
18:00 Opening Ceremony
19:00 2 course meal from ‘Soulful Food” menu
20:30 Parasympathetic breathwork journey for a restful night sleep
22:30 Guests retire to their bedroom

SATURDAY
09:00 Nourishing breakfast
10:30 Forest Bathing – Guided walk in Nature, in nearby Kelly’s Wood
13:00 Nutritious lunch from ‘Soulful Food’ menu
14:00 Free time to meditate, read, book in for a therapeutic
treatment at Creacon Lodge (optional), go for a walk etc
15:30 Transformational Breathwork Journey. The theme of this healing journey is the release of stress and anxiety.
17:30 Free time to journal, meditate, relax in room or in Creacon’ grounds
18:30 2 course meal from ‘Soulful Food’ menu
20:30 Cacoa & Fire Ceremony
22:30 Guests retire to their bedroom

SUNDAY
09:00 Nourishing breakfast
10:00 Art in Nature Workshop
11:00 Check-out of bedrooms
11:30 Breathing for stress and anxiety
12:30 Closing ceremony & reflections
13:00 Nutritious lunch from ‘Soulful Food’ menu
14:00 End of Retreat

Included:

Accommodation for 2 nights of the retreat

3 meals per day from the set Soulful Food menu

All activities mentioned on the schedule (treatments are available to book at extra cost).

What to bring:

  • Guests should bring comfy, loose clothes for retreat activities, and for the forest bathing, see outdoor gear list below
  • A journal to note any insights you may have over the weekend.
  • Swimwear or suitable attire if intending to use sauna/cold plunge facilities

Advised outdoor gear:

Sturdy footwear

A jacket in case of rain

Water bottle

Long trousers

Cancellation Policy:

The purchases/deposits you make are non-refundable. You can cancel within 48 hours of making your purchase, we will gladly refund your full deposit upon request within this time line. Up to 2 weeks prior to the event, we can transfer your purchase to another date where possible, after which the purchase/deposit is completely non-refundable.

In the event of a no-show the booked night(s) and service(s) will be charged in full.

Your Facilitators:

Johanna has been running nature based activities in beautiful outdoor settings for over 10 years. She is a professional Forest Bathing Guide, dedicated to sharing the joys and benefits of this unique experience in nature.

Leading groups and individuals to reach a deep sense of relaxation through varied mindfulness activities, participants are able to connect deeply with nature, and themselves. Scientifically proven, the benefits of a 2 – 3 hour Forest Bathing walk – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – can last up to three weeks.
Johanna is also an Integrative Forest Therapy Practitioner specialising in mental health programmes and corporate well-being. She runs a successful Forest School for children, and expresses herself creatively through using nature’s resources for arts and crafts.
Living locally now after travelling and working around the world, she is a life-long learner, enjoys wild spaces and time with family and friends.

Seamus is a local man, originally from Enniscorthy, and is a certified Breathwork Facilitator,  Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner (Neurolinguistic Programming), and Corporate Wellness Coach.

After a Military career spanning 22 years, in 2020 he decided on a change of career direction. Having first trained as a Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner, he then integrated breathwork into his practice to support mind, body and spirit.

Having discovered the powerful effect that Transformational Breathwork had for individuals in releasing limiting beliefs, trauma, disempowering thoughts, etc.. he now uses breathwork, alongside coaching, to deliver a holistic approach to healing and self-development for individuals and groups.