Nurture in Nature Retreat Weekend (2-Nights)

Un-Plug from the stress in your life and plug into nature. Create some space in your life for inner peace and calm.

What’s it all about?

Would you love to unplug from the world for a couple of nights this August? In the beautiful countryside of Co. Wicklow? The Bobbio Centre at Magheramore provides the perfect setting of ancient trees, garden walks and a path to the sea. Through simple mindful experiences, including nature walks, crafting, sea dipping and seed planting you’ll be reminded of your natural connection to nature. You’ll have a chance to slow down, notice nature and learn to connect with your inner peace and calm. Our intention is to create a space where you you can do just that.

On this workshop we’ll remind you of your innate mindful nature. We’ll do this through creativity, seed planting (both metaphorical and physical!) immersion in nature, healthy eating, fun and some simple tips. We provide an encouraging environment so you’ll be able to tap into your own creative side without judgement. Would you love an opportunity to slow down, catch your breath and practice mindfulness in a natural, creative way? Then you’ll love this retreat weekend!

The Big Picture

  • Experience the healing power of spending time in nature
  • We’ll show you simple ways to practice mindfulness in your every day
  • Learn how to make Journals and Mixed Media Boards at the Crafting Workshop
  • See how growing from seed is a mindful activity
  • Healthy snacks are included at break times
  • Homemade healthy meals are part of the program
  • Optional morning dip at the nearby Magheramore beach
  • 2 nights accommodation in basic en-suite twin rooms at the Bobbio Center
  • Periods of Silent Time

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contacts us via email or ring Linda at 00-353-872-694-954

What do YOU Want?

  • Reconnect with yourself and Nature
  • To encourage a sense of inner calm?
  • To create some space for you?
  • To unplug from the busyness?
  • To connect with others?
  • To have fun?
  • To slow down and nourish your spirit?
  • To encourage your creativity?
  • To improve your sense of well-being?
  • To lower your Cortisol ( a study by Girija Kaimal, Kendra Ray and Juan Muinz of Drexel University found, “that art making resulted in statistically significant lowering of cortisol levels”).
  • To relive the nature walks of your childhood?
  • To create a living reminder of your connection with nature?
  • To practice crafting?

The Details

Day 1 Friday

  • 5pm Check in, get familiar with your surroundings
  • 6pm Dinner and get to know facilitators and each other followed by a leisurely walk around the grounds to immerse yourself in nature.
  • 8pm Guided meditation to help unwind. Learn techniques to help tame your overthinking mind switch off before bed.
  • 9pm Free time followed by bed

Day 2 Saturday

  • 7:30am Gather for a nature walk to Magheramore Beach where you are welcome to swim, dip your toes or just take in the views.
  • 9am Breakfast
  • 10:30am Guided meditation – Body scan. Brain Dump, clear all the clutter from your mind. Set intentions.
  • 11:30am Tea/Coffee
  • 11:45am Creative Workshop Part 1: Collecting supplies from nature to inspire our afternoon crafts. Flower Pressing and Card Making.
  • 1:15pm Lunch
  • 2.15pm Creative Workshop Part 2: Time to have fun with crafts: Make your own Journal, Mixed Media.
  • 4pm Free Time to Relax, go for a walk or watch inspirational videos with Tea/Coffee
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 9pm Evening meditation followed by free time/bed.

Day 3 Sunday

  • 8am Morning meditation – Body scan followed by nature walk
  • 9am Breakfast
  • 10:15am Engage your senses, exercises to bring awareness to your body and natural senses.
  • 11:15am Grow your own food.  Plant seeds to take home. Decorate your plant label.
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm Pack. Check out of bedrooms.
  • 2:00pm Final gathering to close the retreat and set positive intentions for the journey ahead.

What you will Learn

  • Simple ways to create space in your life
  • How to make your own hardback Journal or notebook
  • An introduction to growing your own herbs and vegetables from seed
  • How to practice just being in nature
  • How to connect with your inner peace through nature

Venue: The Bobbio Center at Magheramore

We love our venue, the Bobbio Center. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and ancient trees and is located in the middle of the green countryside of Co. Wicklow – the Garden of Ireland. There’ll be plenty of walking opportunities or being in nature opportunities. Or would you like to go for a dip in the Irish Sea on Saturday morning? There is a path leading from the center to the Magheramore beach where you can go for a swim or dip your toes in the water or just take a mindful walk on the sand.

The Accommodation

There are eleven ensuite twin bedrooms at the Bobbio Centre. There’s also one ensuite single special needs bedroom. It’s not a hotel but very comfortable nonetheless. Plus the surroundings are magnificent.

The Food

Delicious nutritious meals with vegetarian option each day (included in the cost): Dinner, Friday and Saturday. Breakfast, Saturday and Sunday. Lunch Saturday and Sunday.

The Crafts

There will be card making and you will make a hardback journal to take home.

There will be time to…

  • Walk in the gardens
  • Walk on the beach
  • Relax in your room
  • Watch inspirational videos

What’s included?

  • †Craft Workshop including card making, journal making, mixed media and flower pressing
  • Grow your Own Food from seed introductory Workshop
  • Guided Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Morning dip
  • Garden and beach walks
  • Lush nature of County Wicklow
  • All snacks
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Periods of Silent Time
  • Two nights accommodation in shared twin ensuite bedrooms
  • Links to downloads of workshop meditation and work sheets
  • Fun!

Directions to the Bobbio Center

The Bobbio Retreat Centre

Directions to the Bobbio Centre, Magheramore from Dublin

  • Exit N11 at Junction 18 (signed – Wicklow /Redcross – R772).
  • At roundabout go straight over – (signpost indicates – all routes)
  • At next roundabout take 1st exit (signposted Wicklow – R751). The Beehive Pub is in front of you as you approach this roundabout and when you take the 1st exit it is then to your right.
  • After 3km take an acute right turn, signposts at junction indicates. Brittas Bay, Kia Garage and Columban Sisters.
  • Continue for a little over 3km until you come to a T Junction – Convent Entrance is now is front of you.
  • After entering the grounds, take the first turn to the left and another immediate left – following the signs for Bobbio Centre.
  • The centre is on your left.

Directions to Bobbio Centre, Magheramore from Wexford

  • Exit N11 at Junction 18 (signed – Wicklow R 772).
  • At roundabout take 3rd. exit (signed Wicklow/ Redcross/ Wexford – R772).
  • At next roundabout take 2nd exit (signposted Wicklow R751).
  • The Beehive Pub is on your right as you approach this roundabout and when you take the 2nd exit it is on your right
  • After 3km take an acute right turn, signposts at junction indicates. Brittas Bay, Kia Garage and Columban Sisters.
  • Continue for a little over 3km until you come to a T Junction – Convent Entrance is now is front of you.
  • After entering the grounds, take the first turn to the left and another immediate left – following the signs for Bobbio Centre.
  • The Centre is on your left.

What does it Cost?

€275 per person sharing twin room ensuite

€360 single occupancy, limited availability, first come first served.


Use our BOOK NOW link above and reserve a place with €100 deposit. If you do not hear from us within 24 hours please contacts us via email or ring Linda at 00-353-872-694-954.

Cancellation Policy

A reservation requires €100 deposit via Paypal.
The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before the Workshop weekend.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a religious retreat? No, this is not a religious retreat.
  • What do I need to bring? When you book a place we will send you an email with the full list of things to bring. Like rain gear – sometimes it rains… and a comfy blanket and yoga mat and swimming togs…
  • Can I bring my own food? Yes, if you wish you are welcome to. We will make space available for you in the fridge.
  • Is the food completely vegetarian? No, however we can cater for individual dietary needs.
  • Do I need to have a particular level of fitness? We will be walking in the grounds and to the beach (15 minutes if you are a brisk walker) and the terrain is flat. (The only incline/decent is the short slipway to the beach. Contact us if you would like more details.)

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