Nurturing the Spirit, Mind and Body
Nestled in the majestic green hills of the Irish countryside, Creacon Wellness Retreat is an awardwinning destination for self-care, relaxation and rejuvenation. It specialises in year-round yoga and meditation retreats that balance and revitalise the entire being – spirit, mind and body. In light of the retreat being named Ireland’s Leading Luxury Wellness Retreat – 2022, we take a closer look at what it has to offer guests.
Originally a historic Irish inn, Creacon was transformed into a serene haven that nurtures the complete being back in 2007 and has been welcoming guests on their all year round retreats since.
Creacon Wellness Retreat is a hidden gem offering a variety of overnight retreats that include accommodation in modern, media-free, spacious, deluxe bedrooms, with nutritious garden-to-table dishes based on its philosophy of ‘food is medicine’. Yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes as well as treatments and therapies are available to suit each guest’s needs. Creacon is the perfect place to unwind and escape the stresses of daily life, either solo or as much-needed quality time with a friend, partner or family.
Some of the retreats and packages to choose from include a three-day juice cleanse, yoga or meditation retreats, overnight escape, midweek buddy break, weekend getaway, or bed and breakfast. These are available all year round, for check-in any day of the week and can be booked via the website, email or phone.
As well as its wellness retreats, Creacon offers specialised retreats throughout the year focusing on specific wellbeing topics which people may be looking for. These can be found on the Creacon event calendar or the ‘Retreats’ tab on the website. When not resting in accommodation and making the most of classes, treatments or therapies, guests can take a moment to relax in the tranquil gardens surrounded by the sound of birds, letting go all that is irrelevant in that moment, delighting in an oasis of calm.
The retreat destination also welcomes outside facilitators from all over the world that often come and run their own programmes at Creacon. Offering their deluxe accommodations, nutritious meals, beautiful meditation hall as well as the tranquil surroundings, Creacon let’s the facilitators concentrate on their teachings and enjoy the retreat as much as possible leaving ‘behind the scenes’ running up to the Creacon team.
Guests, locals and day visitors are also welcomed daily to the gardens with a cuppa, delicious meal from the Well Bean restaurant, rejuvenating yoga, relaxing mindfulness class, or to book treatments and sessions such as facial, massage, reflexology, acupuncture, psychotherapy, as well as specialised workshops hosted by local, national and international facilitators on all topics ‘wellbeing’.
Creacon’s holistic approach to wellness extends to the kitchen where head chef, Gaetano Pernagallo and his team craft deliciously fresh, delicious meals that promote health and nutrition, while delighting the tastebuds. Only quality ingredients are used, selected for their seasonal and environmental appropriateness – many of which are grown in Creacon’s very own gardens.
Not only is the food highly nutritional, but guests also benefit from the healing properties that come with drinking and showering in Kangen water. “Kangen”, meaning “back to the source”, means the water is the way nature intended it, in its purest, most beneficial form. Helping to detoxify, purify and lower the body’s acidity, skin and hair will never feel so silky smooth, and it is known to improve a variety of health conditions and diseases.
Ultimately, guests can’t get enough of Creacon Wellness Retreat, describing it has “a little piece of heaven”. With very professional and welcoming staff and a range of treatments and amenities designed to provide the most relaxing experience, guests just keep coming back year on year for a luxury pamper and the zen atmosphere.