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The ‘Mana’ Retreat.

The ‘Mana 3 Night Retreat’

at Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens.

May 16th to 19th 2023.

Enquiries & To Book phone Emma 051 388109

‘Start the day off right with Morning movement followed  by reflection time throughout the day. End the day feeling relaxed, pampered and inspired’

Day 1

Arrive at Kilmokea between 2.30pm and 3.30 pm for the introduction to your beautiful, individually designed bedroom.

4 pm. Join Johanna and Emma in the drawing room where you will receive a warm welcome followed by a gentle meditation.

5 pm. Time to explore your retreat space before dinner allowing you to unwind and connect with your surroundings.

7 pm. Healthy Organic Vegetarian 2 course dinner in the Dining room.

8:30 p.m. Evening gathering with Qi Gong at the Italian Loggia & Pool.

Qi Gong, pronounced “chi gong,” was developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being. Qigong has both psychological and physical components and involves the regulation of the mind, breath, and body’s movement and posture.

Day 2

8.00 am.  Energise with Qi Gong movement on the lawn, whilst listening to the morning birds.

8:30 am Breakfast in the Garden Conservatory

10 am Mindful walk to the Vegetable Garden

10:30 am Explore the world of growing your own fruit and vegetables

12:30 pm Lunch in the Garden Conservatory followed by an afternoon of replenishing your inner resources. Press the pause button on everyday life with a relaxing afternoon in the Jacuzzi and Indoor Heated Pool and Gardens.

4 p.m. Forest bathing/ Shinrin Yoku in the Woodlands. This health promoting, nature connection practice aims to enhance wellbeing, relieve stress and encourage relaxation. Enjoy a guided walk, and soak up the healing benefits of the natural environment through one’s five senses.

6.30 p.m. Healthy Organic Vegetarian 2 course dinner in the Dining room.

8 p.m. Evening Meditation under the Stars.

Day 3

8 a.m.  Energise with Qi Gong movement on the lawn, whilst listening to the morning birds.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Garden Conservatory.

10 a.m. Stunning gentle Beach walk, with optional Sea Swim. Enjoy an Introduction to seaweed delights and the practice of earthing.

1:30 p.m. Kilmokea lunch followed by an afternoon of replenishing your inner resources. Press the pause button on everyday life with a relaxing afternoon in the Jacuzzi and Indoor Heated Pool and Gardens.

6 p.m. Open fire dinner in the Woodlands with evening meditation to finish

Day 4

8 am Meditation & Qi Gong movement in the Gardens.

9 a.m.  Breakfast in the Garden Conservatory.

10am Our closing gathering. Depart feeling revitalised, restored & renewed.

Participation in daily activities and workshops is always optional.

Mana Retreat Hosts.

Emma Hewlett.

Emma Co owns and lovingly looks after Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens with her husband, Mark. Guests have been staying at Kilmokea under their care for over 25 years, enjoying the Hewlett home with all the gorgeous offerings on site. Extensive gardens, indoor heated pool, tennis court, croquet lawn, jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

Emma is the Chef in the evening for paying guests where she prepares a wide range of seasonal organic locally sourced food, much of which is grown in the gardens under her care.

She is an Holistic Aromatherapist who works with organic Irish essential oils. Recently she qualified as a vibrational flower essence practitioner and forest bathing facilitator. She practices Qi Gong and meditation daily, loves being outside and sea swims throughout the warmer months. She spends her relaxing moments on the beautiful local beaches and walking with her dogs in the woodlands amongst the trees.

Johanna Brown

A history graduate from Trinity College Dublin Johanna spent over 20 years working and travelling, including 5 years living and working in Jordan. 10 years ago she started running art and nature classes which evolved into her own ‘Forest school’. This involves outdoor education through school programmes  in after school groups and camps. She has also led teacher training in this area, and workshops for mental health.

Passionate about foraging, eco-art and learning more about nature-based solutions she is also a certified Forest Bathing practitioner.  Johanna enjoys Qi gong regularly, meditation, nlp, swimming in the river and sea, and walking. She loves sharing the joys and benefits of nature and leading groups of people outdoors, promoting mindfulness and well-being.

  • Everything you need to relax at Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens:

3 nights accommodation in beautiful individually designed bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, cotton sheets and floral bathroom soaps.

Invigorating Water from our own well which has been filtered through reverse osmosis and a vortex.

Daily delicious, nutritious, locally sourced, organic vegetarian food with a vegan option available by prior arrangement.

Secluded Property with Historic Gardens which highlight the location of the mythological foundation site of Ireland, with the first landing of Cassair, followed by peaceful Celtic monks in the 7th century who farmed the lands. The Viking boats which sailed up the River Barrow and settled at Kilmokea preceded the arrival of the Normans in 1169.

What to Bring:

Optional to bring a musical instrument, a story or song for the Open Fire evening in the woods

Outdoor activities will require appropriate clothing so please bring a coat, outdoor footwear, suncream, a water bottle  and Beach towel if swimming

Feel free to wear pajamas for the meditation or loose comfortable clothing

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Honesty Bar Drinks & Wine.
  • Sauna
  • Transport to the Beach (20 minute drive).

Cancellation Policy.

Mana Retreat  Reservation Policy 

  • A 50% deposit is requested upon confirming the booking. This is non refundable and secures the booking.
  • The final 50%  payment is payable 21 days before checking in to Kilmokea.

If the booking is cancelled before 21 days before check-in, the charge is 50% of total.

If the booking is cancelled less than 21 days before check-in the charge is 100% of total.

* If the government places kilmokea in a lockdown for your intended stay, we will postpone your reservation until the government opens us up again. The deposit therefore becomes a voucher for your postponed booking and you are not being charged anything for the dates which you reserved. Please note that this applies ONLY in a lockdown situation.

* GIFT A FRIEND. Please note that once payment is made, it is the responsibility of the participants to find a replacement if they have unforeseen circumstances causing them to be unable to join us and gifting a friend is a beautiful thing to be able to do.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday 24th June 2023 at 6pm

 

Chapterhouse Theatre Company returns once again with Shakespeare’s much-loved romantic comedy.

Settle in for a story that explores love, innocence, and identity, and meet star-crossed lovers, a riotous troupe of travelling players, and the King and Queen of the fairies who live in an enchanted forest outside the walls of the city of Athens. Elizabethan costumes, an original musical score, and woodland creatures come together to make an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre, set under the haze and glow of the setting sun.

Gates open at 5.00pm

Please bring your own rugs or low-back seating

Ticket details and exact timings coming soon.

Audience comments from our 2022 production

Bronagh, Enniskillen Castle: Superb. Your actors performed it brilliantly. We were all mesmerised!

Krystyna, Kew at Wakehurst: Such a funny, human, innovative splendid performance… thank you for the midsummer magic!

Joe, National Botanic Gardens Dublin: I really enjoyed seeing this outdoors in lovely gardens. Kids were a big part of the audience and everyone was relaxed and able to enjoy the lovely language. The actors, sets and music brought the play to life in a lovely way.

Carol, Quarry Bank Mill: Entertaining and professional. The best performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream I have ever seen.