Back To Nature Retreat

4th - 7th Oct 2018

Gort,Co Galway, Ireland- Oct 4th 2018


Retreat Activities – Unplugged Eco Yoga

Yoga, Meditation & Breath

Yoga, meditation and breath work sessions will be sprinkled throughout the duration of the retreat, led by our experienced instructor Marion Edler.  Marion teaches the Satyananda Yoga System, based on the Tantric system, which is one of the oldest sciences’ and philosophies of man exploring the process of expansion of mind, energy and consciousness.

It is a holistic system, developing body, mind and spirit. The key is awareness and equanimity as one moves deeper inwards to get in touch with ones true nature, rather than the identification with the conditioned personality.  The benefits for the physical body are more a welcomed side effect rather than it’s purpose.

While this Yoga system is appropriate for beginners and advanced Yoga practitioners, participants on this retreat should have some prior basic Yoga experience.  


Nature Therapy Walks

True nature connection provides the purest and deepest source of wellness.  Nature connection happens by opening up to the senses rather than entertaining the mind.  Since the ill-effects of our technological era have become obvious, we acknowledge the essential need of humans for direct nature connection.

Nature and Forest Therapy Guides are trained to lead and accompany walkers into a deeper experience of nature than most people will allow themselves when simply going for a walk. Guides learn techniques and approaches to nature that they invite their fellow walkers to experience, each leading to a slowing down into the present moment where one’s perception is enhanced and expanded beyond the edges of their usual experience. We invite you to experience nature in ways that release restrictions to sense perception, and encourage you to perceive with additional senses, that for many of us in modern times remain forgotten, under utilised and potentially uncomfortable. 



ReNature Retreats are multi-faceted and cultivate a heart based experience of life whereby the mind is regarded as a tool, rather than the author of our story.  Mindfulness practices and approaches are not about being caught up in the mind and thinking.  Rather such approaches are about being aware of all things, all thoughts and emotions as they arise and pass.  Awareness + wisdom in dispassionate compassion.

Furthermore, a mindful approach encompasses awareness of the why, or the causation behind the arising of thought and emotion and how these influence one’s choices and actions in the present moment.  We encourage our participants to bring this approach into all daily activities and experiences, from our Yoga practices to our wanderings to the way in which we eat and perceive abundance.  We offer it this way;  Where is the mind now?  And what is it doing?


Nature Arts & Crafts

We take great joy in in our nature arts and crafts, it’s so much fun!  So simple, so easily accessible, so rewarding.  Tactile fun, working with our hands, senses and creativity to make what ever is in us to do.  Playful, engaging and wonderful for group bonding.  We make space to liberate our playful natures and be like children again, being and playing with anything we can find in nature and shaping it with our creativity.

Working with nature’s shapes and materials is more than being creative.  It is releasing, relaxing and research demonstrates, it is directly effective on physical, mental and emotional well being.  The simple act of playing with soil with our hands can be emotionally and physically restorative, let alone playing with clay, wood, living willow, plants, seeds, nuts, fruits, leaves and many other materials.

Camp Fire & Storytelling

Our Hogan round house is a rustic off-grid structure that serves as a kitchen and dining cabin for ecotourists and campers.  We use it on our retreats for camp fire nights.  The Hogan is based on a North American Indian round house and is equipped with a chimney hole in the centre of the roof structure.  This allows for indoor camp fires even in bad weather.

Around the camp fire we can spend evenings enjoying storytelling and impromptu music.  We encourage participants to bring instruments, song and performance with them to share around the fire.  Group built, round the fire stories are a great laugh and often inspiring.  Marshmallows and camp fire bread are a treat.  Or simply a quiet night remembering ages past gazing into the camp fire, so simple yet so nurturing.  And often just simply great craic!


Sound Bath

Healing vibrations – 1.5 hours sound journey into deep relaxation!

Be bathed in the sounds and vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Mantras, Tim shas, Wind Gong, Shakers & Energy Chime Bars.  Let go and feel your body, mind & soul relax and harmonise to the frequencies of the instruments.  These vibrations help to rejuvenate your body, inducing a deep, meditative state.

This is a wonderful experience for those seeking rejuvenation and relaxation, it will be grounding and bring you back into your body, sensations and vibrations.  There are no known negative effects from sound energy healing and there is research demonstrating benefits.

Please let us know if you’re on any medication, in the early of stages pregnancy or have a pacemaker.


Healthy Eating

Catering for ReNature Retreats is totally vegetarian and we do our utmost to accommodate all dietary regimes.  Prepared for you by our very own resident staff, all meals will use ingredients sourced either from our own organic gardens, or local sources.

You will delight in the food we prepare with love and care each day.  Our approach to catering for our events is that the food we eat and prepare for our guests should be as nourishing as our reconnection to nature.  In fact it is an essential component of Unplug & ReNature being the source of health and energy required for the physical body to nurture and repair itself daily.

The food combined with the energy absorbed from the natural surroundings is essential to a deeper, more regenerating experience.  


Friendly Animals

Words can not describe adequately enough the effect our animals have on all who visit Crann Og Eco Farm.  They are part of our family, integral to the running of the place and our relationship with the land.

An ever present source of fun and companionship our animals are wise healers.  Their innate ability to sense the needs of we people, and their loving natures are evident in the smiles of faces, and words of many visitors.

Our loving dogs, horses, cats, sheep, chickens and ducks keep us grounded and remind us constantly of our completeness in nature.  It is our pleasure to introduce you to them all and to share in their naturally wise and loving company.

We often wonder, is it really our animals, trees and plants that are the impetus behind what happens at Crann Og and on ReNature Retreats, and that we are simply following their lead and wisdom.

3 Nights/4 Days Unplugged Eco Yoga Retreats


Get back to nature in the wilderness


Disconnect from your busy life


Relax, de-stress, be calmer, happier and healthier.

Back to Nature Retreats

The Antidote to Stressed Lifestyles

Take time to slow right down into the moment, coming back to your self in mind and body.


It’s about getting back to your authentic self, minus distractions like technology, work, media, stress & artificial environments.

You will emerge from Crann Og reconnected, restored and relaxed.


Your shoulders will drop, your smile broaden and you will sleep deeper.

“Thank you all so much for the most nourishing retreat for the soul. If I was to think of a retreat that fitted in all the treasured activities I love, this was it for sure.”

Elaine K., April 2017

Retreat Format

Unplugged, No-Technology Retreats combining yoga, guided nature therapy walks in wilderness, meditation, breath work, natural arts/crafts, vegetarian food, loving animal interaction, camp fire nights, sound bath healing sessions & caring hosts.


3 nights & 4 days of totally chilled out bliss time, doing selected activities to bring you back to the moment, reconnect with the natural world around you, let go of stress & really, really relax.

An ideal venue to unplug from the digital world – purpose built for Eco Yoga Retreats, certified Gold by Ecotourism Ireland. A working small holding with friendly animal therapists and hand sculpted gardens. It is permaculture, it is organic & tranquil.

The Boundaries

No technology  |  No social networking  |  No internet, phones, screens  |  No work  |  No clock watching  |  No bosses  |  No rushing

No stress (leave that at home)  |  No anxiety (ditto!)  |  No loud noise, except for laughing & singing!

Who Attends This Retreat

  • This is an adults retreat open to women & men, typical retreat participants are women between ages 25 and 55 years.

  • Are you tense, stressed, fatigued? Tired of over stimulation by modern, technology obsessed culture?

  • Dissatisfied with the world around you, unhappy with the state of play? Low in energy and lacking vitality?

  • Needing a change of pace, to get away and just be yourself for a few days without distraction?

  • Recovering from a difficult experience or wanting to re-assess your direction in life?

  • Just looking for a healthy conscious, relaxing nature based holiday?

No prior experience necessary, just reasonable health and mobility.

Benefits to emotional, mental & physical health

Relax, de-stress, be calmer, happier and healthier!

The benefits are difficult to measure – imagine the long term effects of coming home to nature and yourself for the rest of your life!

Some benefits are:


  • Unplug, relax, be calm and still

  • Rediscover yourself

  • Decreased stress

  • Lower blood pressure & heart rate

  • Deeper, more refreshing sleep

  • Strengthen immune system

  • Enhanced & accelerated healing

  • Increased energy levels

  • Increased Seratonin & Dopamine production

  • Feel refreshed & mentally agile

  • Deeper appreciation & love of life & nature

  • Cultivate mindful approach to life

Your Investment

The retreat is fully catered three meals per day, tea breaks and nibbles. It is vegetarian and we do our best to cater for most dietary requirements such as; ovo-lacto vegetarian, vegan, dairy and gluten free, food allergies.

All activities, instruction, materials, refreshments, nibbles, eco-friendly soap, shampoo & conditioner, heating are included in the price.

Flights, connections and transfers are not included in the price.


Pricing Options – 3 Nights/4 Days


Long House Cabin

Shared dorm:            €300


Cosy Couple’s Yurt

Single occupancy:     €390

Couple occupancy:   €690


Luxury Yurt

Single occupancy:     €420

Couple occupancy:   €720


Eco Cabin Hideaway

Single occupancy:     €435

Couple occupancy:   €735


" What a blessing and privilege it was to be a participant this past weekend at the retreat! The kindness of our hosts and everyone at Crann Og was so very special, the setting was just magical, the delicious food, the yoga lessons, nature therapy walks, arts, animal therapy, and the beautiful new friendships we built with the other participants made everything truly special and deeply empowering.,Highly recommend!" - Areil A - April 2018


"If you've ever wondered what it's like to experience a little magic, reconnect with the beauty of nature, disconnect from the pressures of modern life and re-emerge as a newly energised, truly whole individual with reawakened sensuality then you need wonder no more. Crann og eco farm offers precisely this. 
The renature yoga retreat is the perfect antidote to the modern malaise. Marian and Flor's wisdom, expertise and gentle guidance made me feel at ease. From the second I arrived I felt at home. Physically, spiritually and emotionally nurtured.


As a child I dreamed of magic faraway trees and enchanted woods. I found them. Turns out Crann og eco farm has been keeping them safe.


Go see for yourself. Discover a new place, new friends and a new you. I loved every second. You will too." Helen M - April 2018

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Long House Cabin

Shared dorm:            €300


Cosy Couple’s Yurt

Single occupancy:     €390

Couple occupancy:   €690


Luxury Yurt

Single occupancy:     €420

Couple occupancy:   €720


Eco Cabin Hideaway

Single occupancy:     €435

Couple occupancy:   €735