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Escape to luxury and retreat into Ballintubbert the Place of Wellness. Earth yourself in the gardens and walk barefoot in the steps of a residence that was once home to such literary greats as Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis, Sebastian Shaw and Sir John Hurt. Wander 14 acres of living garden-rooms surrounding our home. Explore the Sir Edwin Lutyens-inspired sunken garden with Gertrude Jekyll-style planting, lose yourself in the yew cloisters, and revel in the Arthur Shackleton-designed garden nestled near the side door. Relax in the secret garden before exploring the woodland walks and newly established Bee-tropolis Biodiversity space. Breath in the energy as you practice in the Tabernacle, be mindful as you slip away to the hidden woods. Book your Retreat today.

Upcoming Wellbeing Retreats

Autumn Rejuvenation a Lu Thornely Retreat

29th 30th and 31st October 2021
Ballintubbert Gardens & House


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Join us this October for the next Lu Thornely Retreat: Autumn Rejuvenation led by renowned Yoga Teacher Cathy Pearson, in collaboration with Wellbeing Practitioner Tara O’Rourke and Chef Lu Thornely.

Explore new ways to reach a deep relaxation at historic Ballintubbert Gardens & House, nestled in the heart of Ireland’s ancient east. Ballintubbert has been the home to many theatrical and literary greats including Sir. John Hurt, Sebastian Shaw and poet laureate Cecil Day Lewis – a legacy that burns bright in the uplifting refurbished interiors.

This retreat tunes in with the Samhain transition, offering simple and effective practices and complimentary activities to reduce stress and achieve optimum health, vitality and inner peace.

*Yoga mats can be provided but we recommend you bring your own. Props such as bolsters and blocks will also be available but bring your own if you prefer.

All yoga practice takes place in the incredible Pavilion in the garden . It will be heated and regularly ventilated and adhere to covid regulations.

To book please contact Lu directly www.luthornely.com 087 990 8003

3 Day Itinerary​

Lu believes that the food on a retreat is as important as the physical practice so she will ensure you come away feeling nourished, cleansed and replenished. Her motto is  that everyone should enjoy the delights of a salad dressing and a sun salutation ! The union of food & yoga go hand in hand.

 Dairy and gluten free options will be available but please do inform us of any other specific dietary requirements beforehand.

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