Although now living in sunny Los Angeles, Ducky hails from neighbouring Glanmire and returns to Ireland frequently to host highly sought after Yoga retreats. This October we are delighted Ducky will be here at Ballymaloe House for the first time hosting a two night retreat with us.
Ducky is certainly not your average yoga teacher, she describes herself as having ‘falling into it’ after a degree in biochemistry, a masters in neuroscience, and studying cranio-sacral therapy. She was working as a researcher on the genome project in San Francisco when she took her first yoga class. Ducky sees Yoga as very scientific and an important form of preventative medicine.
Ducky describes her Yoga teaching as "a mix of Vinyasa flow, interwoven with Forrest Yoga principles and peppered with a little Kundalini Yoga, this retreat however is for everyone – beginners and experienced Yogi’s alike. It will be a wonderful retreat for those who wish to explore the many different principals of yoga practices, for those looking for a relaxing, yet invigorating weekend away and a perfect introduction to yoga for those who have never practiced before.
If you are already familiar with Yoga practises, Ducky describes her Yoga teaching as "a mix of Vinyasa flow, interwoven with Forrest Yoga principles and peppered with a little Kundalini Yoga, this retreat however is for everyone – beginners and experienced Yogi’s alike.
Ducky's yoga health benefits
After a weekend retreat the benefits are rest, relaxation, a sense of ease and flexibility in body and mind and a freeing of our imagination and waking of our creative potential.
Accommodation is in the beautiful self-catering farm cottages set in the Ballymaloe House estate. Breakfast will be provided with fresh bread from Ballymaloe House and ingredients direct from the Ballymaloe farm. Lunches will be light and informal in keeping with the atmosphere of the retreat, dinner each evening will be served in the Farm Cottages family style with fresh organic produce to continue with the ethos of the weekend. The retreat will close with a relaxed lunch in Ballymaloe House.
€495 per person – includes Yoga practices/ Farm Cottage Accommodation / light breakfast each morning supplied in your cottage,light lunches and dinners will be served ‘family style’ in the relaxed surroundings of the Ballymaloe Farm Cottages & Sunday lunch at Ballymaloe House.
Non-residential price (includes lunches) €250 per person
Single supplement = €60 per night to be paid on the weekend.