Reviving Retreats with Savse smoothies & Urban Curiosity
STOP A-WHILE. CATCH YOUR BREATH.
Unplug, slow down.
Imagine four days to focus on nothing and no-one except you and your desires.
Leave routine, ruts and responsibilities behind.
Give yourself permission to not be in charge.
Reclaim time for thinking, napping, and dreaming.
See things differently.
This is your antidote to life in the fast lane. Are you coming?
REVIVING RETREAT | COAST
Ireland from Sunday 15 - Wednesday 18 October 2017.
The Cliff House Hotel is the only five-star seaside hotel in Ireland. Located in a pretty seaside village less than an hour from Cork Airport, this privately owned establishment attracts visitors from all over the world.
YOUR retreat is about REST AND opening up to possibility
Escaping to the sea is the first thing I do when I need to reconnect to source. There is something soothing about an empty beach in the off-season. And the light in this part of the world is divine. The elements will wake you up as we take a short stroll along the coastline. Taste the sea salt and inhale the clear fresh air.
Our reward? The cosy delights of the cliffside hotel where you can read by an open fire, journal and sip hot tea or become mesmerised by the crashing waves from the comfort of the spa (or the bar...).
This retreat is about embracing the winter months, slowing down, and listening to how our body feels and what messages it wants to tell us, if only we'd stop long enough to listen. Let's get curious about who we are and where we want to go.
Food & Drink
Michelin stars in Ireland are hard to come by and Martijn Kajuiter has one; his team serves innovative and exceptional meals in a spectacular dining room. Imagine this: an ocean-facing, glass-walled heaven with velvet banquettes to sink into.
Each day will start with an à la carte breakfast and for dinner, we'll have a relaxed meal in the bar restaurant which has lovely old-world comfort and contemporary Irish warmth. Our closing celebration will be special: sea scallops, local crab, meltingly soft beef, freshly caught fish and beautiful veggies abound. You're in for a treat!
You can be as clean-eating or indulgent as you like here. THIS IS YOUR RETREAT.
Relax and reconnect to your inner self and your surroundings. SPACE TO SIMPLY BE.
The Well, the Cliff House's intimate destination spa, is the ideal spot to rest up after a tramp along the beach. The ethos here is all about the healing energy of the ocean and Ireland's natural assets. Treatment products include goodies by French skincare goddess Anne Semonin and, my fave, Irish organics brand Voya.
Float in the infinity-edge pool and or nip into the outdoor heated Jacuzzi and you might spot a Minke whale or a dolphin in the bay.
There's a section on The Well's website referencing 'active wellness'. If you fancy doing sun salutations, yoga is included in your retreat. That, and walking, will be as much activity as I'll need. But you can do as you please.
Your Retreat Host
Disappearing from your family and friends is a big deal, I know.
That's why I've created a retreat to fit in with your busy life.
Hello. I'm Clare Barry. I'm a Londoner, anti-burnout expert and the founder of Urban Curiosity.
A Reviving Retreat is the kind I needed back when I climbed the career ladder by day, wrote novels by night and had a one-way ticket to burnout.
If you're tired and craving a distraction-free break to focus on just you, come to Ireland.
THIS ESCAPE IS WHAT YOU NEED.
After a few days' respite from the frantic pace of life in our hyperconnected world, you'll be ready to return home inspired and feeling revived.
You will love this part of the world. I can't wait to meet you there.
How we'll spend our time together
Morning workshops, long lunches + plenty of free time for naps and massages
WELLNESS SESSIONS: clare barry
Find out what “mindfulness” actually means, and how mindfulness can shift your mood and boost your creativity and productivity (without throwing your computer into the bin or meditate on top of a mountain!
Discover how to create a more balanced relationship with technology, so that technology becomes a helpful tool, not a perpetual distraction and energy-drain.
Best of all, we'll explore how to listen to our intuition and reclaim time and headspace for the priorities that truly matter so that you can achieve more in less time, but without burning yourself into the ground.
CREATIVE EXPERIMENTATION: joy
Whether you consider yourself creative or not, discover the pleasure that comes from doodling, dipping brushes in vibrant ink pots, tearing images out of magazines, folding thick paper, daubing the page with stamps covered in rainbow inkpad.
Enjoy the delight of creative expression without any attachment to it being 'good'.
No sharing, no judgement - just dipping, stamping, cutting, glueing, dabbing, stippling? Oh! Yum yum yum. Plus, you'll create a tiny book by the end of your retreat, I'll show you how. It will be a memento and manifesto.