After the madness of the festive season it can hard to get going and re-motivate yourself for the new year. So we’re delighted to see the new breed of wellness retreats popping up around the country. Whether you want to go and be pampered, work up a sweat or practice daily yoga there’s something for you.
To start with, we’ve rounded up three of the best wellness breaks taking place in January.
New Year Wellness Break @ Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
If ever there was a place made for getting away from it all it’s the glorious Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. Located right on the beach and minutes away from Clonakilty, the hotel is also home to Ireland’s first thalassotherapy spa. Every day seawater is pumped from the ocean into the seawater therapy pool and heated to 31 degrees. This allows the pores to absorb the nutrients from the seawater.
The package also includes an algo body wrap and a full body massage, using Elemis Cellutox Body Oil. After your treatment enjoy the stunning ocean views and complimentary herbal tea or juice.
The Wellness Break includes two nights’ B&B, body wrap and full body massage and complimentary thermal suite access. Priced at €269 pps.
For more information visit inchydoneyisland.com
Delphi Detox & Yoga Retreat with Kenneth Ryan @ Delphi Resort
Kick start the new year and discover a whole new you with a re-invigorating detox and yoga retreat lead by Kenneth Ryan. All taking place in the new purpose-built Wellness Studio at Delphi which enjoys stunning mountain views.
The yoga philosophy and practice that Kenneth shares focuses on delivering a natural state of being. Clearing the mind of everyday stresses and releasing tension in the body through various relaxation practices, all of which can be adapted into one’s own lifestyle.
The experience includes tea ceremonies, delicious food, an energetic Hatha Yoga practice, forest walks and meditation practices. The Detox & Yoga Retreat at Delphi Resort is an opportunity to spend some time in restful awareness, taking a moment to discover how you really feel.
Taking place 26-28 January this retreat includes two nights’ B&B, €50 spa credit and two hours access to the thermal suite. Priced at €399 pps.
For more information visit delphiadventureresort.com
Yoga & Sleep Retreat @ Lisnavagh House & Gardens
Join Pamela Butler on a two day retreat focusing on completely switching off and recharging your batteries. Enjoy two daily yoga classes and lots of time for napping, reading, writing or walking. All located in the stunning surrounds of Lisnavagh House & Gardens, which is the family home to William and Emily Bunbury.
Taking place 12-14 January the retreat includes two nights’ B&B, all meals and yoga classes. Priced from €350 per person.
For more information visit lisnavagh.com