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Through a combination of your own programme and optional guidance from our experienced teachers there is an opportunity for your clients or staff to step away from the day-to-day, business as usual mind set .

A chance to exhale, to consider your work, your goals, your future outside the office. With your mobile phones out of reach, allowing you the time to consider the issues that actually matter. To focus on the important rather than the urgent.

Wellbeing expert

See what our Teacher Says: 

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” - PLATO.

Lisa Quish one of our resident teachers who has 20 years’ experience working as a Senior Manager in the areas of HR, Mediation, Coaching and well being offers some insights regarding what employees need to thrive

Lisnavagh is a family home and imbues this feeling of being able to relax, take your shoes off and let your hair down. Creativity and Play are necessary to create new and innovative ways of thinking. Emily and William as your hosts look after their guests so well, that it has the effect of creating optimum conditions for clarity.

Frederick Herzberg in his article, “One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?” states thatRecognition, the work itself, Growth and Learning are among the top motivators. By taking your leadership team off site you immediately recognise their contribution, validating the importance of the work they do and offering them the chance to grow and learn.

Communication is key, employees need to hear regularly from the senior team. They need to know they are working to a clearly defined strategy and that the people running the show are cohesive and aligned as a team. Taking time off site to revisit business strategy in a neutral and calm environment away from interruptions and business as usual is a necessity.

The word well-being is a little overused, but should not be underestimated as one of the keystones of a healthy organisation. It is listed as one of the top five motivators for millennials, (who will makeup 60% of the workforce by 2030) when choosing where to work. Under this umbrella comes flexible working hours, more holidays, recreational opportunities through work and creating a culture that has a healthy approach to lifestyle and work life balance. Gone are the days when presentism equated to output, with more and more European countries introducing policies that increase family leave, promote shorter working weeks and encourage remote working practices. It is time for leaders to lead by example; ensuring they have a strategy to promote wellness in the company and demonstrate the prioritisation of their own health by taking periodic time out and promoting this as part of the Culture

Last but not least Thank You was ranked in the top five engagement factors for employees in a 2016 Great Places to Work report. Creating a culture where Thank You is part of the language of the business starts with saying Thank You to your key influencers and contributors by taking them away for 24 hours to the beautiful Lisnavagh, the effects might surprise you.

Lisa Quish
Corporate Wellness Retreats


Cultivating Inner Peace is a process of identifying what triggers your stress, building the resilience and inner peace to let it go and choosing another way to respond. This workshop will offer a program dedicated to the cultivation of these skills. You will be guided through a variety of healing practices such as:

  • Meditation
  • Self-reflection
  • Dynamic group process
  • Therapeutic breath work

At the end of this workshop, you will have fostered a sense of calm over who you are and how you live in the world.

A typical retreat programme:



10:30 – Arrive Lisnavagh House, check in with welcome juice/tea

11:30 – Planning session in Library (2 hours)

13:30 – Light lunch

14:15 (approx. 1 hour) – Activity on grounds of Lisnavagh House

15:30 – Meetings (with a coffee break in between)

18:30 – Free time/get ready for dinner

19:30 – Pre-dinner cocktail & canapés

20:00 – Dinner

21:30/22:00 – Games/drinks by the fire


08:00 Yoga (Beginners)

09:00 Breakfast & Walk

10:30 (3 hours) – Meetings in Library (inc breaks)

12:30 – Light Lunch

13:30 – Wrap up meetings in Library

14:30 – Check out

15:00 Depart Lisnavagh House



Midday - Arrival and check in to Lisnavagh House & Courtyard

12.30 - Light lunch

13.30 - Awards Ceremony

14.30 - Activity/Workshop

17.30 - Change for dinner

18.30 - Pre-Dinner Cocktail

19.00 - Three Course Dinner

22.00 - Drinks at Garden Wing Bar


9.00 - Breakfast

11.00 - Departure Lisnavagh House

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