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Bridget’s Day Retreat -Shining a Light Within

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About This Retreat: 

Bridget ‘The High One’ a member of the Tuatha De Danann, the supernatural race of Kings, Queens, Druids, Bards, Heroes and Healers of pre–Christian Gaelic Ireland.

The Triple essence of the Goddess Bridget denotes the Maid, the Mother and the Wise One. The stories in Ireland of the Saint and the Goddess are so inextricably interwoven that it is hard to disconnect them; in the same way that Irish history and mythology are interwoven to create a rich tapestry that we can draw upon in ritual and prayer offering us practices of devotion to call upon as we walk Our Beautiful Land.

On this day retreat, at Lisnavagh House we will honour the first official year of the national holiday, ‘St Bridget’s Day’. A day to celebrate women, sisterhood and the blessings of water and light.

The house is located only a few miles from Tullow where on 1 February 1807 – the Brigidine sisters, the order originally founded by St Brigid came back into existence after being suppressed during the 16th century Reformation and dissolution of the monasteries.

On that morning, a small group of women assembled in silence in their new convent and Bishop Delany planted a tiny oak sapling brought from the Eternal Flame at Bridget’s healing well in Kildare; a symbol that would represent the continuity of St Brigid and the flourishing of her work everywhere. The Goddess and patron of the homecoming of the sun after the long winter days.

Bridget can be called upon to ignite the Eternal Spark of New Life, Inspiration, Healing and Protection

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Start Date:

February 4, 2023

Days:

Saturday 4th February

Price:

€100 per person all inclusive.

Includes: 

Schedule 10-6pm including refreshments and lunch

Heart Healing Meditation

Matcha Tea and Confections

Silent Walk of affirmation

Movement practice, building strong bones and liquid lines that enhance
flexibility and mobility – inspired by Yoga Skulpt and Chi Gong

Lunch

Creating a Seasonal Altar to Bridget, an act of devotion and ritual inspired and
borrowed from nature

Guided Enquiry, ‘What will I cultivate and bring into the light this year’

A collaboration, exploring the art of remembering and letting go

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About Your Teacher: 

The Teacher for this event

Lisa Quish

A bit about Lisa

Lisa is a senior Movement & Mediation teacher with 15 years’ experience of teaching. She has been resident teacher here at Lisnavagh for six years and teaches retreats and workshops several times per year both at home and abroad.  From a young age she studied contemporary ballet and jazz and returned to movement & meditation studies in her late twenties, attending several accredited  programmes in Ireland and the UK,  gaining qualification up to diploma level.  

Lisa says, " I enjoy facilitating exploration into the felt sense of our inner landscape using asana, stillness and free movement. As a student of the Tantric and Buddhist schools of philosophy, I employ techniques that assist in the skillful mastery of an invisible art form that permits us to know ourselves as both the Wave that navigates the Ocean and the Ocean itself in which we abide. This eternal dance that goes on either with or without conscious presence until the end, is the most worthy subject to inform a life time of practice and enquiry enabling us to live with each passing year in a state of greater joy and contentment

Instagram: Lisa Quish Yoga ‘A Place to Be’

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What our clients say

"This was my first retreat experience and it exceeded my expectations…The food was a delight and joy to eat.'

— December 2019

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— Yoga & Cookery Retreat February 2019

I just wanted to say thank you again for a lovely weekend. I feel so rested! I really enjoyed Pam’s classes. The food was delicious. I will be back again at some point!

— Ruth, January 2019

"Nothing compares. A beautiful place and wonderful experience"

— November 2018 Yoga Sleep Weekend

"The food was exceptional and the cookery demo added to my enjoyment of the food."

— November Yoga & Cookery 2018