yoga MEditation retreat

22-24 September 2017

 Monalea Barn, Co. Wicklow

Monalea Barn, Co. Wicklow

Nicky Halliday and Caroline McMullen have joined forces to create a truly unique retreat which will nourish your mind, body and soul through movement, music and meditation complimented by the healthiest tastiest food. This retreat will leave you feeling re-energised, relaxed, glowing and ready to perhaps embark on a new healthier lifestyle.

Monalea barn is a stunning rural retreat, only an hour from Dublin, which is nestled in a quiet valley high in the southern reach of the Wicklow mountains at the foot of Croghan hill. With long sandy beaches nearby and lots of trekking and forests, it’s a complete escape from everyday life.

 Yoga and Meditation room

Yoga and Meditation room



While Caroline takes you on a physical and spiritual journey in the heart of the barn, Nicky will be preparing the most sumptuous banquets of delicious gourmet vegetarian and vegan-friendly food designed to complement these classes and your sense of well-being. You'll rest well in the comfort of the bedrooms after your day full of deeply relaxing activities, good food and bonding with warm like-minded folk.

Caroline has been holding healing workshops for the last number of years. She really enjoys creating a safe and nurturing space for people to come and get in touch with their inner worlds. She originally studied Holistic therapies and Nutrition and trained in Hatha, Ashtanga and Yin Yoga, while on her travels in India. Her passion for Mandalas and using them as a meditation and healing tool has been an integral part of her world and she loves sharing their magic with others. Dancing has always been part of her life,  she has worked as a dance teacher and performed in many live shows. The fusion of dancing and meditation together is one of her latest obsessions! She believes in the union of Mind, Body and Soul for ultimate Health and Wellbeing and finds great joy in helping others on their path


Nicky studied Culinary Arts in a holistic nutrition school in California. This professional training focused on cooking for optimum health while using alternative ingredients. As Nicky is also a qualified nutritional therapist, she dedicates her time to preparing dishes that can be adapted to everybody's health requirements. Her food is not only bursting with nutrients but it tastes delicious too. Nicky has been working as head chef for The Hopsack Health Store for 3 years, so she has plenty of experience nourishing her customers. 

Nicky has held successful workshops, given cookery demonstrations and nutrition talks and loves to share her knowledge with eager people. 


Nicky also studied music and has made it part of her life in many ways. Currently she is sharing her talents as a DJ and has played to many different crowds including, weddings, hen parties, festivals, radio shows and night clubs. Nicky has a talent for playing the ideal tunes for her audience.

What can i expect at monalea?



What a great way to reconnect in with the body and give it love! For this retreat, Caroline will be teaching a mix of Hatha and Vinyasa flow. The classes will be gentle and revitalising and will set us up for the day of activities. All levels welcome :) 

Mandala Meditation Workshop

We will be exploring the ancient Tibetan art of Mandala making. This will be a meditative and creative process, bringing us into the present moment and aligning us with our higher selves. 

Nutrition Talk & Cookery Demonstration

Nicky will give an interesting talk on the controversy in nutrition these days. She will discuss different diets and how they can be beneficial or not, health myths and facts, the best way to manage weight, cholesterol, gut health and what supplements you should or shouldn't be taking. 

Nicky will also give a demonstration on how to make your own almond milk.  

Dance Meditation

On Saturday night we will move our bodies to a dance meditation guided by Caroline, while Nicky takes to the decks to play some enthralling music that will have you captured beautifully in the present. We will be shaking off any blocks we might have, mental or emotional, feel our vibration raise as we let the melodies and beats carry us away! 


6-7pm Arrival

 Welcome Circle

 light meal

 Mandala Meditation with  Caroline



8am Yoga with Caroline


 Nutrition talk and Cookery Demonstration with Nicky


Afternoon Nature Mandala Meditation with Caroline/ or free time hiking


 Dance Meditation guided by Caroline with DJ Nicky Halliday



8am yoga with Caroline


12.30  Closing Circle


Price for full weekend    €295

Early Bird €280

Couples €560

Enquiries & Bookings  Nicky 0877541993  Caroline 0863575150


Prices include accommodation, classes and all meals