Forest Retreats

Nature’s Sanctuary

This Forest Bathing Retreat set in the tranquil and historic Glengarriff Lodge, is the ultimate forest therapy experience. Spend time in one of Ireland’s last remaining native woodlands, learning the Art of Forest Bathing. This private island is surrounded by river and forest in one of Ireland’s most beautiful valleys, nestled in the landscape of the Caha mountains. Immerse your senses among the gardens,magnificent trees and wildlife, in the heart of Glengarriff Nature Reserve, the ideal setting for deep restoration. Throughout your stay you will you will be guided through this fifty acres of incredible woodland, gardens, rivers and meadows, on a series of unique forest bathing walks, to enhance your health and wellbeing. Allow the magic of this place to take you on a transformational journey, realigning and reconnecting with the elements and your true self.

Retreats are personally designed to accommodate your needs, whether you are looking for a complete digital detox, a weekend of rest to de-stress or just a day long getaway to spend quality time in nature. Our retreats range from single day breaks, weekend escapes to longer holiday stays discovering the hidden natural beauty of the Beara peninsula, one of Ireland’s best kept secrets.

A typical retreat consists of a series of forest bathing/therapy walks, each one exploring different themes designed to help you develop your own personal practice. These skills help to cultivate a mindful and compassionate way of being for both your personal and professional lives as well as the natural world. Although these retreats are guided by a forest therapist, it is the life of the forest that offers healing and teaching. Your experience can be as a private and personal as you wish. Alternatively the forest therapy guide is available to help support your integration. You will also have some free time for your own solitude and reflection and to enjoy this secluded nature sanctuary, accompanied by the sweet sounds of the river.

West Cork is famous for it culinary delights with some of the best food and produce in Ireland grown here . Deliciously fresh and local organic seasonal meals will be prepared on site for you, catering for all your dietary requirements to nourish your mind body and soul. Evening entertainment is optional by request .

No swimsuit required for forest bathing, but I would highly recommend you bring one as the lodge has its own natural river pool, if you fancy a cleansing refreshing dip. For more information on retreats contact me here.