Macalla Farm

Macalla Farm is a small, family run retreat center and organic farm in Ireland. Running since 2001, they are passionate about yoga, food, and horses.

  • County Mayo, Ireland
Limited availability
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Really Good

Based on 3 reviews

Speaks English

from US$838

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$838
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 3 reviews
Limited availability

Really Good

Based on 3 reviews

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$0
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 3 reviews
Limited availability
2 people currently interested

Really Good

Based on 3 reviews

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$605
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Really Good 8.7/10

Based on 3 reviews

Ciara Cullen

Ciara has been practicing yoga for over twenty years and has been teaching since 1999. She has studied with a number of senior teachers throughout the world, the equivalent of more than 1000 hours of direct teaching. Over the last ten years her practice has evolved into a deep, slow mindful integration of asana, breath work, and meditation. This has been inspired by her studies with Rossella Baroncini, who was a direct student of Vanda Scaravelli for 17 years. Ciara will teach you how to practice a deep, slow mindful integration of asana, breath work, and meditation,

Christophe

Christophe originally trained as an Iyengar teacher in the late 1990s, but his practice and teaching have since been influenced by a number of other yoga styles, particularly Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and the Atma Vikasa style of Acharaya Venkatesh (from Mysore, India), his main teacher for a number of years. He also teachers pranayama and has been practicing various styles of Buddhist meditation for many years.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Janice Ziegler from Ireland

    Great Stay on Macalla Farm

    CONS Cons: Weather was a bit wet at times, but that was to be expected.

    PROS Pros: I really enjoyed the pace of yoga, working with the horses and the lovely space provided by Ciara, Christophe and their helpers. Overall a great stay.

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Jul-05 08:27:27

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    Review by Cliona Saidlear from Ireland

    CONS Cons: too much breathing not enough moving

    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    2017-May-03 07:43:23

  • Review by Aoife Murphy

    "I had a wonderful time with great home made food. Ciara and Christoph are very welcoming and they give thoughtful yoga practices. It is well organised retreat and had comfortable accommodation. It is a great trip for people wanting to switch off. Beautiful island where weather is good. I will definitely be back!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by A traveler from Longford, Ireland

    "Just want to say again that I had a fabulous time on Clare Island and I thought so highly of both of you and your teachings. I’ve had so much fun with what I learned from you both."

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  • Review by A traveler from UK

    "It was one of the best holidays that I have ever had. Many of my colleagues and friends have asked for the details after my tales of gastronomic delights, wonderful yoga classes, fabulous views, and a very warm welcome."

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  • Review by C. from the USA

    "Thank you for your patience. And, mostly, thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and example in the world. I came away from the experience of your retreat with rich reflections and a sense of clarity. I hope to return at some point."

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  • Review by S. from Dublin, Ireland

    "I would like to thank you and Christophe again for an incredible few days. Although I found it challenging, you really inspired me with your kindness and patience and I hope to continue with the practices you both taught me. The food was delicious and I definitely think you should consider publishing a cookbook."

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  • Review by J. from Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

    "I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for hosting such a wonderful retreat. I came home feeling truly rested and rejuvenated. So much so that, when I picked my daughter up from the airport on Sunday, she said Mummy, you look really good and relaxed!"

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  • Review by S. from the Netherlands

    "The classes were very inspiring and I took some important movements and a good point of focus and awareness with me. And apart from that and the delicious food, the farm is filled with a good energy that you create with your work and dedication.2015. Macalla Farm websiteReview by G. from the Galway, Ireland:Thank you all so much for sharing your home, energy and talents. Your generosity has been truly humbling. It is inspiring to see that you are really living the lives that so many people aspire to. Being in such a healthy and happy environment, I forgot all my troubles and was really able to live in the moment. I feel revitalized in body and spirit."

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  • Review by A traveler from Tulsa, USA

    "I wanted to thank you and your family for a wonderful retreat. I truly am amazed how the experience I have had with you all has changed my priorities. I feel so much more connected to what should be the priority in life versus what I have been programed to believe."

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  • Review by A traveler from Galway, Ireland

    "Just to say a huge thanks for a wonderful week in Clare Island. I really enjoyed it. A great vibe to the place, feeling very calm and my back feels better than it has in years."

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  • Review by A traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    "I just wanted to drop you guys a line to thank you for such a lovely week. I can’t believe I’m already home for seven days but thankfully still feeling great. My heels are finding the ground and I’m sitting again, which hasn’t happened in a long time!!! Thank you both again for making me so welcome."

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  • Review by A traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    "Thanks once again for an unforgettable retreat. I had a fantastic time - as always, the yoga, the food, and the happy environment you provide made for a very special holiday."

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  • Review by A traveler from London, UK

    "Thank you so much for one of the most peaceful and enjoyable weeks of my life. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home, food, and yoga with me and the rest of our group. I had a blast."

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  • Review by A traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    "I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you to both you and Christophe so much for a wonderful yoga retreat over the New Year. It was better again (if that is possible) than last time. I think I am enjoying the yoga more as time goes on. Both classes each day were really insightful and rewarding."

    "Once again it was a very pleasant group - but most of all, the welcome and warmth provided by you both, in the classes and the kitchen, was second to none. Nutrition for body and soul. It is a very special place."

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  • Review by A traveler from Jersey, UK

    "Thank you so much for a truly wonderful holiday. My work colleagues are commenting on how chilled out I am. I feel like a new person, you live in a truly magically place. Thank you for sharing it."

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  • Review by A traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    "I have to say again thank you and Ciara for the amazing retreat! You two are so inspired. I hope to make it back there again soon, maybe to learn some of the great cooking secrets!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    "Many, many thanks for a wonderful weekend. Your hospitality and generosity was wonderful and very much appreciated. I sure could do with some of that wonderful food when I return home from work today."

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  • Review by A traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    "Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you most sincerely for such a fabulous week. The island is truly spectacular and the center oozes authenticity and integrity. I felt very privileged to have been part of that, even just for a little while."

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  • Review by A traveler from England, UK

    "I have been spreading the word about your yoga holidays to all the people I know who would be interested, raving about the lessons, the food, the island, the animals, the accommodation, etc. I hope to come back myself some time."

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  • Review by A traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    "Thank you for your hospitality and welcome. I feel full of energy after the two weeks and definitely feel the difference in my practice."

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  • Review by A traveler from London, UK

    "Just wanted to pop you a quick note to say thanks so much for the retreat. I had the most fabulous time and feel fantastic. You were fantastic hosts and I really hope to be back some time this year for another break. It was honestly I think the best holiday I have ever had."

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  • Review by A traveler from Dublin, Ireland

    "I had a terrific week with you on Clare Island. I felt welcome from the minute I arrived."

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