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‘Experience Yoga’ in partnership with Burtown House.”

Friday, 19th October 2018 1:00 pm

Yoga in the garden at Burtown House and Gardens

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Burtown House welcomes Alana Klineberg for an exciting weekend of Yin & Hatha Yoga with great food, in the inspiring setting at Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co, Kildare

19th - 21st October 2018

Alana has practised yoga on and off for the most part of her life. After spending a few too many years in London getting rather burnt out, she returned back home to the Cornish coast and dedicated herself to her own yoga practise. After rekindling her love for both herself and yoga, she now spends her time between India and Europe, teaching, learning and attempting to live a yogic lifestyle. Alana teaches both traditional hatha and yin yoga and her aim as a teacher is to guide her students through their mind, body and breath, so as to deepen their practice and create that feeling of a perfect yogic balance between energy and relaxation.

This weekend will be a co-creation with Joanna Fennell who lives at Burtown and Alana where they met in Patnem, Goa in January 2018.

Wisteria in the Yew Walk & Pergola
Burtown borders and trees
The Pergola
Burtown House

The food an essential part of Burtown House and The Green Barn, will mostly be organic produce grown on the farm at Burtown House, and the delicious menus will inspire and nourish, and focus on maximum vitality .

We will have private dining at The Green Barn restaurant in the garden, eating only the freshest possible seasonal produce that has almost always come straight from the organic kitchen garden that very morning. The Green Barn’s interior spaces are rustic and contemporary, with an amazing view of the kitchen garden. Joanna will be working with grower Dermot and head chef Phil to produce delicious healthy vegetarian dishes.

Variation of Beetroot, Courgette Flower & French Beans
Seasonal Garden Salad

Retreat Programme

Joanna Fennell

We look forward to welcoming you from 3pm on Friday afternoon at The Green Barn and then for check in at your chosen rooms, either in the 18th century main house or in the 3 bedroom stable yard house and studio apartment. This will be followed by an introduction to the weekend with some teas and beverages. The first yoga class will commence at 5:30pm with a small talk on the philosophy of hatha and yin yoga, followed by a light yoga session. Dinner will be held in the inspiring & award-winning Green Barn restaurant.

The weekend will consist of Yin and Hatha Yoga and Nidra meditation with fire ceremony with the option of treatments - (with additional cost approximately €65-70) - please enquire on reservation.

We encourage you to relax, walk or paint in the many gardens of Burtown House and explore the serine surroundings, or in one of the many interior chill out areas that will be available for the weekend.

We will practice as much as possible out in the gardens with such choices as the rock garden, or within the yew walk, in the sundial garden or in the wild woodland garden where it is surrounded on all sides by water. However sessions will also happen in the Yoga studio in the courtyard of the main house. This retreat is for both Yogi beginners and intermediates, and will be an inspiring weekend for your body and mind.

For this of you who may wish to stay on Sunday night a supplementary fee may be negotiated at the time of booking, or when on the retreat.

To book this retreat please email joanna@burtownhouse.ie or call +3538623867350

.Bedrooms and prices - which include all meals, drinks, yoga & meditation

Main House - School Room: Sleeps 1, 2 or a couple €650 double - €400 single

The School Room located on the 4th floor, once was the school room, where children were tutored. For the last fifty years it has been a large bedroom facing west boasting fine views over the courtyard, gardens and further beyond. It has a large super king bed, or can be made up with two large singles. It is full of interesting books, many of wendy walsh’s botanical paintings, as well as 18th century furniture and heirlooms. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with a cast iron bath that has a spectacular view over the south facing gardens.

The School Room
Shared 18th Century bathroom

Main House - Blue Room: Sleeps 1, 2 or a couple €650 double - €400 single

The Blue Room is situated on the 4th floor of Burtown House, and is a large period room full of 18th Century furniture with hand painted leather beds that can either be made into two singles or one double. It faces East and has beautiful views over the parkland. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with a cast iron bath that has a spectacular view over the south facing gardens.

Main houseMiddle Room: Sleeps 1 or a couple €500 double - €400 single

The Middle Room located on the 4th floor and facing north, was once part of the 1710 landing but now makes a cosy bedroom with one double bed. It is full of interesting paintings, prints and old books. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with a cast iron bath that has a spectacular view over the south facing gardens.

The Middle Room

Main House - Harriets Room: Sleeps 1 or a couple €600 double - €400 single

Harriets Room, once James sisters room is on the 4th floor of Burtown House and faces east and south, and so is a bright and airy room. It has one double bed, and has an old world feel with paintings and artefacts. There is a shared bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with a cast iron bath that has a spectacular view over the south facing gardens.

Harriets Room

The Stable Yard Studio Apartment: Sleeps 1 or a couple €750 double - €500 single

The studio apartment is located in the old stable yard and has views to the orchard and walled kitchen garden, and opens its doors to the south facing stable yard garden which is surrounded by high walls giving it a provencal feel. It is a high ceilinged, large and bright space with big windows and great views. It has a shower room and small kitchenette. There is a mezzanine with a fireplace and sitting area, and private outdoor sitting area.

Studio Apartment

Stable Yard House - Master Bedroom: Sleeps 1 or a couple €750 double - €500 single

The Master Bedroom is large and bright facing south, with a super king bed and an ensuite bathroom. It has a collection of Wendy Walsh botanical prints, and life drawing paintings by Lesley Fennell.

Stable Yard - Master Bedroom
Ensuit Bathroom

Stable Yard - Hidden Room: Sleeps 1 or a couple €600 double - €400 single

This room is located behind a book case off the sitting room. It is on the ground floor, is south facing and has a stable door to a terrace. With interesting interiors and fine paintings. There is a double bed and it shares a bathroom with Bella and Mimi’s room which boasts a rain shower and double ended bath.

Hidden Bookcase Bedroom

Stable Yard - Bell and Mimi’s Room: Sleeps 2 or a couple €600 double - €400 single

This is a light airy room with twin beds, interesting art and antique furnishing. There is a shared bathroom with a rain shower and double ended bath.

Bella and Mimi's room

The Yew Walk - Dawn

Dawn - Yew Walk

We are so looking forward to hosting you all at this magical garden and heritage Georgian Villa with numerous gardens, chill out spaces and the best seasonal organic food straight from the ground, we look forward to helping you feel great, nourished, relaxed, inspired and somewhat more flexible.

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