I first visited Cloona in 2002 and most recently just this past weekend.
I was so delighted to return, having had such fond memories from my last trip. Cloona is a wonderful place to come to take some time out from the regular routine. Sometimes we can't see how frantic things are until we take a step back. The warm welcome, nurturing (in the form of food, yoga and generally being taken care of), stunningly scenic and peaceful location all add up to feeling newly refreshed and full of vitality for the year ahead.
Dhara will take you under his wing for a weekend or week of a journey to slow down and either remember what you already know, but often forget or learn so much about how to really care for yourself. He has a wonderful calming voice and demeanor, sense of humor and boundless knowledge on everything from the inside out on posture, food, mindfulness... he's a real gem.
Go to Cloona - your heart, soul and body will thank you for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Retreat Centre is a lovingly converted old woolen mill on three levels, with bedrooms all upstairs. The first floor bedrooms are all en-suite, the top floor bedrooms have shared facilities. The Centre is in a rural hill-side setting just three miles from the heritage town of Westport and beside Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain. The property has views over all Clew Bay. ... more less