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24th May 2021

Me-time for mums: A summer Solstice Yoga Retreat in County Wexford

Trine Jensen-Burke

summer Solstice Yoga Retreat in County Wexford

Just imagine how dreamy this would be – either on your own or with your bestie – or mum – in tow.

The majestic Hook Peninsula is setting for a brand new Summer solstice Yoga Retreat set to take place from June 19th to 22nd this summer in sunny County Wexford.

Niamh and Liam Colfer the duo behind ‘Livin Off the Hook’ have created an invigorating retreat for yoga lovers of all levels, and participants will be invited to join a selection of dynamic and restorative yoga practices, guided breathing practices and meditations, nature connection walks and talks, all of which – for Covid safety reasons – will take place outdoors.

Guests at the Yoga weekend will enjoy accommodation at the beautiful Old Quay House, a magnificent historic period house situated on the harbour at the delightful village of Fethard on sea. The House has undergone a complete tasteful modern refurbishment and is in pristine condition. Chef Siobhan Waters is passionate about cooking nutritious whole foods, plant-based meals and treats and will be creating a variety of nourishing dishes for guests throughout the weekend.

Guests will also have the option of joining in some excursion adventures including hikes, sea swims and a kayak trip, the Old Quay House is located on the beach so it’s ideal for sea lovers who can take a dip at any time.

Tutors and the organisers of the retreat, Niamh and Liam, both work full-time as health and wellness experts.

Niamh is a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach and yoga alliance professionals yoga teacher. She has taught yoga at various locations around Europe over the past three years including one of the most beautiful yoga retreat centres in the world, Suryalila Retreat Center. She teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin & Restorative yoga.

Liam has been studying breathwork for the past six years and is a Yoga Alliance certified breath coach and an advanced Oxygen Advantage breathwork instructor. Realising the power of the breath, Liam has taught breathwork and cold exposure workshops in Spain and he now teaches breathwork here on the Hook and online.

“Our aim is to provide space and learning for individuals and groups to come to connect and to share our knowledge,” explains Niamh about the retreat.

“The intention is to enhance self-awareness and share wellness techniques to help you find greater harmony in daily life.”

All of the retreat participants will also be leaving with an inspiring home practice and techniques e-book with information and the techniques learned throughout the retreat including self-care tools, breath-work practices, yoga postures, meditations, mudras and delicious plant-based recipes.

The Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat is available from €650 per person including accommodation, breakfast lunch and dinner and all classes included, see www.