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Body, Mind and Soul Yoga Retreat

Harmonising Body, Mind, and Soul


This yoga retreat program is designed as a holistic approach to health and inner well-being. In today’s ever-changing world, balance and harmony are key to overall wellness. The holistic lifestyle recognises the interconnectedness of mind, body and soul, and provides a holistic approach to living a meaningful life. In this retreat we’ll explore the fundamentals of holistic living and how you can nurture yourself holistically and reach your full potential.

Maintaining a holistic lifestyle starts with taking care of your physical body. Eating healthy, nutrient-rich foods boosts your energy. Organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Exercise regularly, stay hydrated and get a good night’s sleep.

The mind is an integral part of the human body and can have a significant impact on our overall well being. Mindfulness is a fundamental component of holistic living and can be achieved through the practice of meditation, breathing techniques, or yoga. It can help to calm the mind, alleviate stress, and improve self-awareness, allowing us to develop a positive outlook, regulate emotions, and improve mental clarity.

Harmonising Body, Mind, and Soul with holistic living emphasises the importance of spiritual well-being, which does not necessarily mean religious practices, but rather a connection with one's inner self and the world around them.

Participants will benefit from the unique setting of the Global Centre on the grounds of Kylemore Abbey. Kylemore Abbey is a magnificent 1,000-acre estate, a haven of history, beauty and serenity and is home to a Benedictine order of Nuns for the past 100 years. Retreatants stay in single ensuite rooms in the Notre Dame Kylemore Abbey Global Center. Meals will be provided by the on site dining services.

This retreat is in collaboration with the Benedictine Nuns of Kylemore Abbey and will be enhanced by the unique opportunity to live in community with the Benedictine sisters who reside at Kylemore. Retreatants will have the opportunity to join the daily Offices and participate in the Eucharist.

Retreat Dates & Costs

7-day practice (8 nights accommodation)
  • Arrival January 27th, 2024
  • Departure February 4th, 2024
  • 900 USD

Includes fasting and silence day on Friday, February 2nd

Sample Retreat Schedule

PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation in single ensuite room in the Global Centre at Kylemore
  • All yoga classes, sessions and meditations led by Fr. Dorathick Rajan, OSBCam
  • All meals are vegetarian and prepared by in-house chef David Harrison

PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation at the Global Centre is sold out. Email ckieffe2@nd.edu to be put on a waitlist. Alternatively, through the link below you can book accommodation at St. Mary's, a shared bathroom modest accommodation hosted by the Benedictine nuns, for $750.

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Contact

Kylemore Global Centre
Email: kylemore@nd.edu
Phone: +353 95 418 15


About the Instructor

Father Dorathick Rajan, OSB Cam
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Fr Dorathick was born in 1986 in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, South India. He is a Benedictine Camaldolese monk (since 2011) of Saccidananda Ashram Shantivanam Tamil Nadu, South India. He obtained a BTh from The Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant'Anselmo Rome. In addition, he holds a BSc in Psychology from Singhania University, a BASM Alternative Medicines from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines Kolkata, a Diploma in Yoga science from Vinayaka Mission University, a Master's diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy, and he has completed Yoga teacher training in Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram. He is a certified and registered Yoga teacher and evaluator from the Yoga Certification Board.

He has worked as a Yoga teacher to promote a holistic way of life for the past 17 years, mostly in schools, colleges, and seminaries. His mission is to engage in interfaith dialogues and to teach Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual directions. He gives Yoga and Meditation retreats to religious and nonreligious people. A special interest of Fr Dorathick’s is in Ecology and in Eco-centered life.

As Prior of the Saccidanada Ashram, he ensures the Christian Sannyasis’ life of their founders.