Pilates, Gourmet Veggie Food and Hot Tubs: This New Retreat Sounds Dreamy

How does a weekend of doing Pilates, hiking, eating gourmet vegetarian food and chilling out in a wood fired hot tub sound? Well that’s just some of what’s in store for guests on a new Irish retreat taking place this summer.

Sanctuary Escape takes place from 17th-19th August 2018, at the Elbow Rooms Escape nestled away at the foothills of the Glen of Imaal mountains, Co. Wicklow.

Sanctuary Escape retreat Dining Cabin

This weekend of bliss is hosted by in demand Dublin-based Pilates Instructor Gigi Tynan and Chef Cliona Brennan, who runs her own private catering business as well as working in Sprout & Co.

The duo invite you to pause, breathe, stretch and unwind for a weekend, and guarantee you will leave feeling revived and energized (and well fed) following a few days of pure escapism.

Over the retreat weekend, you can expect fresh and colourful buffet style breakfasts, beautiful picnic basket filled lunches and a three-course, sit-down banquet style dinner.

The weekend will be filled with dishes that will delight your taste buds and wine galore specially paired to accompany it.

The schedule

On Friday you’ll arrive to drinks and nibbles, before a Candlelight Mindful Movement, followed by a relaxed dinner.

Sanctuary Retreat Escape

On Saturday morning you will gently woken from your restful slumber with hot lemon and water, before awakening the body with Mindful Movement.

Following a gorgeous breakfast you set off on a hike – with a picnic to look forward at lunchtime.

Sanctuary Retreat Escape

After spending time just chilling out as you please in the afternoon, Gigi will take you through a Hip Opening & Lower Back Release Masterclass.

Relax afterwards, taking in breathtaking views while lounging in a hammock or soak away your tired muscles in the wood fired hot tub, and then you’re invited to learn some skills from Cliona with a Cooking Demo.

In the evening a Drinks Reception will precede Dinner and Drinks, with a suggested smart casual dress code – sounds like the most grown up Saturday night we’ve had in a while.

Sunday morning you can look forward to Outdoor Yoga and Pilates before indulging in the final meal, a Brunch Breakfast spread.

Sanctuary Retreat Escape

The details

The retreat is priced at €420, which includes accommodation, vegetarian food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Picnic Snacks)
, wine, 4 Movement Classes, Hikes, Cooking Demo, and a Movement Masterclass.

Choose from twin or double bedrooms that sleep two, or luxury bunk rooms that sleep four. All of the rooms are en suite.

There are only 18 spaces available so we suggest snapping up your spot quickly!

For enquiries and booking email thesanctuaryescape1@gmail.com.