Search icon


13th Feb 2020

A yoga retreat along the Wild Atlantic Way will soothe your soul

Sarah Finnan

yoga retreat in Sligo

The Wild Atlantic Way can be much more calming than you’d expect.

There’s something about being by the sea that is extremely soothing and the west coast of Ireland always delivers. Fresh air, stunning scenery and loads of outdoor activities to help you recharge and feel ‘at one’ with nature.

We’re nearing the two-month mark of 2020 which means some of us are probably feeling as if we’re due a break. Between work, socialising and general life admin you’d be absolutely wrecked…and a spot of yoga by the coast sounds positively dreamy.

This being just the latest in a long list of reasons to pack up the car and head to Sligo. One of the most underrated counties in Ireland, it seems that Sligo really does have it all.

Anyone looking to find their zen should make a trip to Milk Harbour Holidays a priority. A boutique B&B north of Grange in Sligo, it’s also home to a series of incredible retreats.

Organised by Aoife Kane, an internationally recognised yoga teacher and retreat leader, she’s well versed in the wellness world and has been organising retreats since 2013.

I’ll be honest…just the mention of a yoga retreat already has me stretching into child’s pose.

Wanting to share her wealth of knowledge and yoga experiences, the retreat is open to all levels and abilities – from novice to yogi.

This year’s line-up is as follows:
  • 16-19th April 2020 – Soul Visioning – A Forrest & Yin Yoga and Art Retreat
  • 5-7th June 2020
  • 17-19th July 2020
  • 11-13th Sept 2020
  • 18-20th Sept 2020
  • 31st Dec 2020 – 3rd Jan 2021
Each retreat includes morning and evening yoga sessions along with ocean swims and long
walks around the surrounding scenery which encompasses Slieve League and Mullaghmore.
Take a deep breath, turn off your phone and prepare to feel hella good.

READ NEXT: Ireland’s best festival has been revealed