Experiential/ Meditative Retreat – Ireland


Join Gisele Theriault from Mindful Necessities on a Sacred R & R in the Burren region of Ireland in County Clare.

April 29 - May 5, 2018 or August 19 - 25, 2018.  

• be well nourished in body, mind and soul while staying with Gisele in the mystical Burren.
• opportunity to deepen our meditation practice, both sitting and walking.
• meditation and sounding at sacred sites with Jackie Queally, author of Spirit of the Burren and other books.
• yoga and music, on and off sites with Irish folklorist Jack Harrison, author of Celtic Yoga.
• yoga with Helga Himmelsbach, founder of Burren Wellness Centre and Yoga Studio.
• meditative experiential jewelry making project with Gisele at the Burren Art College.
• experience the Irish charm in music and culture.
• final supper at (world class) Gregan’s Castle.

€1500 - €1750 double occupancy excluding flight to Ireland.

To ensure an intimate and sacred experience we will be accepting a maximum of 10 people. We strongly believe that in order to ensure the ultimate experience for all participants it is important to do our best to ensure synergy between all attendees.

If this is an experience that calls to you please email Gisele at for an application.

We look forward to having this unique opportunity to share in this experiential/meditative retreat with you. 


This retreat was about so much more than just yoga and meditation.  As a novice meditator, Gisele's approach to meditation made me feel completely comfortable and able to relax and open my mind to something new.
Hiking the Burren with a local guide and experiencing yoga with two different instructors in multiple locations was enlightening.  There is no other landscape that can compare to the rugged beauty of the ever changing Burren.
Carving rings at the Burren College of Art was an amazing experience and receiving a beautiful piece of jewellery designed and carved by me was both humbling and a huge accomplishment!
The things that tied all of these experiences together was the opportunity to experience the local cuisine, hospitality, markets and lifestyle of the Burren.  I have never felt more comfortable and welcome on a vacation or more accepted as myself on a retreat!  A truly life altering experience. 
~ Christa S.


Like a weaving, each of us ( we were 8. ), held a thread or two to ebb and flow through the fibres mindfully selected for us by Gisele, who continued to sensitively make adjustments as the design of our integrated journey took form.   As breath, our time together fully engaged the "in" and the " out", of self and Ireland, the magic and the mystery of joy and sorrow, the enchantment of the elementals and the fairies.  We daily came and went from our safe and 'delicious' haven in Ballyvaughan to feast on the spring awakening of the Burren, the surge of the surf at the Cliffs and the tranquility of the moment. Saying "yes" to an adventure across the ocean with a woman I only just met, was for me, an exercise in trust and letting go. I can only, state, with gratitude,  it was a gift. Thank you, to Giselle and all the other amazing personalities and landscapes she helped weave together:)

~ Melinda B.

This was the ultimate retreat! The perfect amount of doing and non-doing, inner reflection and connection. So much care, compassion and joy right down to the finest of details. Gisele has curated the most gorgeous experience - Yoga with exquisite teachers (for absolute beginner or advanced practitioner), nutrious and delicious food morning noon and night, creative projects that ended in beautiful and wearable art..made from the heart, laughter...and the beauty and charm of the Burren. I could not recommend this retreat any higher - it made my soul happy! 
~ Angela W.