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Dome Sweet Dome Retreat, November 2023

with Livin´off the Hook

FROM

04/11/23

TO

11/11/23

about

Livin´off the Hook

The Retreat


Our retreats are open to all levels of yoga experience, all ages, families, couples, friends and solo travellers. This week will be a break from your daily routine, a time to disconnect from the noise of the outside world while spending time in sunshine to practice yoga in the Om dome and other on site yoga shalas, take breaks relaxing on site, watch the sunset, enjoy gourmet organic food, take hikes in the area around the Spanish hills of Grazalema or even visit the nearby White Villages! There will be lots to do in your free time and you can opt in and out of any of the classes and trips on offer during the week. 


This retreat will be led by Niamh and Liam both experienced teachers with a thriving wellness business in Wexford in Irelands Sunny South East. Niamh and Liam both lived and worked at Suryalila with their children in 2019 and 2020 and it inspired their vision for developing a retreat in Irelands sunny South East.

Niamh is a full time personal trainer and experienced RYT-500 yoga teacher. Niamh teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga & Restorative yoga as well as mixed movement workshops, strength training and yoga masterclasses. With a passion for movement and spirituality, Niamh integrates elements of deeper body work and myofacial release techniques along with Celtic mythology, Ayurveda and Eastern philosophy into her yoga classes combining creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your yoga and movement practice.


Liam is a yoga alliance international certified breath coach, Gravity Yoga Instructor and an advanced oxygen advantage breath-work coach. Liam has been studying yoga breathing practices for many years, he is passionate about breath-work and is always delving deeper into the history and science of breathing. He has studied breath work with renowned experts Wim Hof and Patrick McKeown. Liam teaches breathwork and mobility classes as well as strength classes which incorporate breath holds and breathing techniques to not only train your muscles but also altering the chemistry in your body using your breath allowing you to recover quicker and improve indurance as strength.


Kate is an experienced RYT-500 teacher and yin yoga teacher trainer since 2015, consistently teaching studio classes, workshops, private sessions, online zoom, yoga for schools and retreats. She has a true love for Vedanta – the science of consciousness, teachings of non-duality -under the tutelage of James Swartz. She is a gifted yoga teacher, her style incorporates many different elements of yoga and her classes are soothing, educational and you just can’t help but go deep within. She is renowned for her knowledge of yoga philosophy and her subtle body studies combine for a yoga experience not to be missed.




Retreat includes:

  • Full board and accommodation (Single or Shared Room)

  • Daily yoga and breathwork classes

  • A dynamic morning practise

  • Evening yin or breathwork practice

  • 3 Gourmet buffet-style meals per day

  • Water, coffee and tea throughout the retreat

  • Fruit and snacks throughout

  • Full access to common areas and facilities – salt water swimming pool and sauna

  • Yoga Mats and prop supplied by the retreat center


What else can you do:

  • Rest, integrate, relax and read in the hammocks or by the salt water swimming pool.

  • Join us in Prado del Rey for a gym session.

  • Have a browse around the Shakti boutique on site shop where you’ll find hair and beauty supplies, a range of beautiful Yoga clothes as well as yoga props, gifts, cards, books and jewellery.

  • Day Trips

  • Book in for a massage with the on site massage therapists

  • Take a horse riding trek with Connie.

  • Head to the Amrita cafe where you can find snacks, chocolate, ice cream as well as organic wine and beer

  • Sun yourself by the salt water pool





Dates

Nov 4th - Nov 11th, 2023

The Schedule

Saturday 9th September

Arrival Day

5:30pm Welcome and a gentle yoga and breathwork class in the Om Dome with Niamh and Liam to land and celebrate our arrival

7pm Dinner

8:15pm Welcome Meeting


Sunday 10th September

8am Vinyasa Flow – A morning class in the dome with Niamh

9.30am Breakfast

1:30pm Lunch

3pm An afternoon hike to the pretty local village of Prado del Rey for a pint in the Irish Pub

7pm Dinner


Monday 11th September

8am Vinyasa Flow – A morning flow, an embodiment yoga and breathwork practice moving in spirals with Niamh and Liam

9.30am Breakfast

11am Gym session in Prado del Rey

1:30pm Lunch

5:30pm Yin or Restorative Yoga with the in-house Suryalila teachers for those who decide to skip the day trip

7pm Dinner

8pm Sauna night


Tuesday 12th September

8am Yoga and Breathwork – A morning flow, into the heart and lungs with Liam and Niamh

9.30am Breakfast

11am Hike to the old convent ruins near Suryalila

1:30pm Lunch

3pm *Day Trip to attend the Feria festivities at beautiful town of Conil de la Frontera

7pm Dinner


Wednesday 13th September

8am Vinyasa Flow - A morning slow flow yang to yin class with Niamh

9.30am Breakfast

11am Gym session in Prado del Rey

1.30 Lunch

5.30 Guided Breathwork and Myo-mobility Class with Liam

5:30pm Yin or Restorative Yoga with the in-house Suryalila teachers

7pm Dinner

8pm Movie night


Thursday 14th September

8am Vinyasa Flow -

9.30am Breakfast

1.30pm Lunch

3pm *A trip to the mountain village of Benamahoma for a river walk, guided breathing practice with Liam and optional river swim

7pm Dinner

8pm Sauna night


Friday 15th September

8am Vinyasa Flow - Having fun with your practice

9.30am Breakfast

11am Gym session in Prado del Rey

1:30pm Lunch

5.30pm Yin or Restorative Yoga with the in house Suryalila teachers

7pm Dinner

8pm New Moon meditation and ritual in the Moon Shala


Saturday 16th September

8am Vinyasa Flow with in house Suryalila teacher

9.30am Breakfast

Departure




Read our Reviews


An amazing yoga retreat!

I went to Niamh and Liam’s yoga retreat not knowing anything about Livin off the hook or Suryalila. As a result, I was a little bit nervous, but there was no need. From the minute I arrived, I felt at home. Niamh and her lovely family could not be more kind and thoughtful. The yoga is incredible and Niamh and the other teachers do a fantastic job of meeting you at your level. There’s also amazing Breathwork sessions, which I found incredibly helpful. Overall, I think that you’ll struggle to find a better yoga retreat setup- I’m very glad to have found livin off the hook!The retreat Center itself is also wonderful, I still really miss the food! The final standout point for me are the people I met, such a lovely and open gang of people. I came away from the retreat feeling soo happy and grateful🙏


Unbelievably magical experience !

Niamh & Liam have created this wonderful retreat and get away in the south of Spain in Suryalila retreat centre. There’s something for every one ! Yoga, breathwork, strength & mobility classes, local guided hikes, day trips! The accommodation, the views, the energy - it’s a credit to Niamh & Liam! If you’re reading this - then hit book! You won’t regret it ! 💜


What a week!

What an amazing experience Livin’off the Hook’s retreat in Suryalila turned out to be.The whole week was so well planned and the mixture of fun and work was terrific. We had trips to local places of interest, yoga, breath work, meditation, chats and if all that wasn’t enough, we ate the most amazing food! Every day was an opportunity to meet new people and to take part in well delivered classes and workshops. There were days when we felt we were floating out of the dome - a terrific blend of yoga styles! There really was something for everyone. Liam and Niamh were the perfect hosts and made us all fall in love with Suryalila.


Pure relaxation in an idyllic getaway!

A great blend of varied and accessible styles of yoga to suit everyone, including very rusty people like myself and more regular practitioners. I loved the way there were options to take things at my own pace, skip a class if I needed to or join classes that were part of other retreats going on, which I did a few times (a yoga nidra session, a yin yoga and a vinyasa session). Niamh is the real deal - she really knows her stuff about the practice and the philosophy behind it and is amazing to learn from. Liam generously shared his extensive knowledge of breath work, eco building and so much more. I learned a lot from this week! They both put their hearts into creating an unforgettable retreat for our group. The food was absolutely delicious and prepared with love, like the whole retreat. Combining that with the gorgeous, tranquil surroundings, optional massages, walks, swims, laughter and lovely conversations, I came away feeling totally nourished and so relaxed. I would definitely recommend Suryalila and especially one of Niamh and Liam’s retreats.


Magical Experience

Magical Experience! I had been attending Niamh and Liams classes in Ireland for almost 2 years in their magical dome and miss them terribly here but our loss and definitely Suryalilas gain. Niamh always spoke so fondly of The Suryalila Retreat Centre in the gorgeous countryside in the South of Spain. Anytime I heard the stories about it, it sounded like the worlds best kept secret! I was thrilled when i got the opportunity to experience it for myself. The week was exactly what I was seeking and left with much, much more! Niamh and Liam are so knowledgeable in their field and I learned so much from them as always! Gorgeous views, fabulous grounds, perfect for different walks and a fireplace in the main common area to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee! The organic food also served 3 times daily was some of the best food I’ve ever had! I had been slightly apprehensive as it is all vegetarian on offer but I honestly couldn’t get enough of the food, so much so that I purchased the Suryalila cook book also! Niamh and Liam organised a great week for us from yoga, breath-work classes, chilling in the salt pool, strength and mobility classes, day trip tours to nearby towns, a hike to the local Irish bar, horse riding excursions, sauna nights, a music night in the magical Om Dome, a trip to the local Bodega, and plenty more. You didn’t feel any pressure either to sign up for everything and you could go to anything on offer to your own preference which I thought was ideal! I came home feeling so relaxed, refreshed and had so many laughs with friends old and new! If you’re looking for something a little different or a retreat good for the soul this is definitely for you. Already counting down the days until I get to go back in April! Well done Niamh and Liam, ye really are the best hosts! Thank you so much.

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