Do you strive to eat healthily but get lost in cravings or habitual eating patterns? 

Is there a sense of lack that cannot be satisfied in your life? Would you like to loose weight but don’t know where to start?

Have you lost pleasure in food? 

In Chinese medicine, this suggests your stomach and spleen energy is out of balance.  Energetically these are the meridians of the nourishing mother earth element and their flavour is sweet.  This weekend aims to bring an awareness of the body’s emotional and physical needs for balance and wellness

Come and unload the mental stresses and physical strains, have some fun and learn skills that can nourish your sweet self in everyday life.

You can learn how to satisfy with mindful thought and sweet soul food.

Make the change you want with information, care, and support

The weekend includes:

  • Conscious Cooking Classes focusing on recipes to satisfy sugar cravings
  • Amazing Vegetarian Meals
  • Energy Exercises and Self Shiatsu sessions focusing on calming the mind bringing peace and satisfaction to the body
  • Loving Kindness Meditation & Mantra
  • Time to rest, restore and walk in the stunning grounds and secluded beach in North Wicklow

Using principles of Chinese Medicine and the 5 elements, we will experience specific foods, stretches, and acupressure points which help with stomach/spleen, cravings, addictions, weight management, and satisfaction. Some of the dishes include;

  • Carrot and Courgette Sweet Bread (wheat & gluten free)
  • Red date, pear and ginger tea
  • Fennel Paella
  • Turkish Lentil Soup
  • Tahini Kale Crisps
  • Caramelized onion, quinoa, carrot, and coriander salad
  • Baked fruit porridge
  • Raw Chocolate Dessert

Cost €345,(€50 discount per person if you come with a friend or family member)

Single rooms allocated first come first served basis at no extra cost

Deposit €105  – Price includes all food, accommodation & tuition.

There are only maximum 14  participants and the single rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis at no extra cost.

Message me below if you would like to book a place or require further information

Rest and Restore with Seaweed

3, 4 & 5th January 2020

Bobbio Centre, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow

All seaweeds have health properties. In Chinese Medicine, seaweed is eaten to dissolve bulges and bumps within the body such as goiters, cysts, breast lumps and lymph node swelling.  They are considered cooling in nature, increasing Yin fluid in the body which helps the hormonal and nervous system function.  They aid digestion by ensuring the uptake of minerals from food and help toxins bind and leave the body. This detoxification benefits the liver, thyroid and blood.  

During this retreat we will focus on the benefit to the Kidney and Bladder in Chinese Medicine, blending food and health practices to relax the nervous system and regenerate the body.

Seaweed can easily be used in foods and eaten every day.  During this retreat, David Millard, Marine Biologist and Seaweed Expert will take you foraging and explain about the different types of seaweed that can be found and eaten on the Irish Coast.

Joanne will then show you how to use seaweed in every day delicious dishes such as curries, quiche, bread, scones, soups, snacks, desserts and salads.

She will guide you to balance and wellness, unloading mental stress and physical strains, learning fun and new skills that nourish body and soul.  

Wise Women Retreat

This is an all-women retreat, creating a safe space for sharing and healing. There will be Conscious Cooking Classes, guided potent Acupressure Points, Makka-Ho movement and stretching sessions combined with Taoist practices and simple meditations that will effortlessly improve your female health. There will be time for wonderful walks on the private beach and through tree-lined avenues.

Through the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, you can address symptoms of feminine health including perimenopause and menopause without medication, just using the food you eat, gentle exercise and potent acupressure points.

Some of the symptoms addressed will be insomnia, dizziness, palpitations, loss of libido, painful heavy breasts and periods, weight gain around the middle, dryness, hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings.

In Chinese Medicine the “Jing” is responsible for reproductive health, that also refers to our own cells reproducing and aging gracefully. We will share food and practices that nurture Jing so that your batteries are in glorious, vibrant health.

Take time to develop and nurture a loving connection with your body and mind.

In a simple weekend, understand the clear connection between our emotions, the food we choose and how that directly affects our health. I will show you how to prepare fantastically easy dishes that will add to your culinary skills – this is ancient wisdom at work in a modern kitchen.

Cost €345, single rooms allocated first come first served basis

Deposit €105 14 participants max

Price includes all food, accommodation & tuition. 086 607 0432

Magheramore Beach

Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking retreats are always fully booked.  I love to work with small intimate, closed groups so there is only a maximum of 14 participants and the single rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis.   086 607 0432

for a full schedule outline including Menu’s and Mealtimes please send me request below – if you have any dietary requirement please feel free and let me know

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