Come whisk yourself away to Lambay Island for 4 days and 3 nights, the break you need to kick off a fantastic reset for your mind and body, and more specifically, for rejuvenating your head, neck and shoulders.
Jessy and Nina are planning two spectacular spring long weekends filled with Pilates and so much more! On offer: world-class Pilates mat work with a small ball (a fabulous accessory to accentuate any level of Pilates practice); premium accommodation on a breathtaking private island off the coast of Dublin; individual Craniosacral therapy sessions for each participant; a unique gastronomic experience; extras that include massage therapy; and lots of down time to make the most of your extraordinary visit to this picturesque location in all its natural simplicity.
Jessy Babin (Pilates)
Nina Paavola (Pilates and Craniosacral Therapy)
Dee Mellon (Massage Therapy)
Retreat Rates between 1397€ & 1647€
Includes Lambay boat transfers, accommodation, all meals, regular refreshments, all Pilates sessions, individual Craniosacral session, and so much more! Details below
A non-refundable 30% deposit is required to secure your space. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to the retreat.
Please use the “Book Now” form at the bottom of the page to get in touch and for any further details.
This Pilates retreat is designed to align, ease, and nourish the head, neck, and shoulders.We offer a comprehensive wellness experience that focuses on rejuvenating and strengthening these specific areas of the body.
During four days and three nights, participants will exercise, relax, and receive holistic treatments and nourishment in order to address any tension in these areas and and leave feeling rejuvenated and balanced.
All of this is provided in a serene and immersive environment, perfect for participants to unwind, connect with their bodies, and release tension in the head, neck, and shoulder region.
The Craniosacral session is tailored to each individual, enabling the participant to better understand the structure of their head and neck. We use the Craniosacral system to gently puzzle out the root causes of any discomfort or alignment issues – and almost as if by surprise, the underlying tensions are able to resolve. Nina brings a special intuitive, almost psychic ability to her interpretation of the work which is truly profound. A Craniosacral session with Nina was the most requested therapy after our 2023 Lambay retreat!
Location and Setting:
Daily Pilates Classes:
Mindful Movement Workshops:
Massage and Bodywork:
Workshops on Self-Care:
Nature Walks and Outdoor Activities:
Rest and Reflection:
Community and Support:
All Pilates classes and breakout themed workshops
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Travel to Malahide Marina from where the Lambay boat departs (boat transfers are included)
The private isle of Lambay is an extraordinary place. The island came into the hands of a newly-wed couple in 1904, Cecil and Maude Baring. Together with the visionary architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, they embarked on a project that would immortalise their love story and survive for generations after they were gone.
They turned Lambay into a beautiful home and destination for creative and bold minds: the 15th Century fort became a Romantic Castle with plumbing and open fires in every room; the Coastguard Cottages were renovated for residents, a working farm was built and the stunning 14th Century Chapel brought back to life.
Lambay became their secret haven; a paradise of birds, wildlife and stunning architecture where they could immerse themselves and their friends in creativity and pursuit of a life less ordinary.
On the wilder parts of the island seals, puffins, cormorants, kittiwakes, shags and gulls mingle with deer, wallabies and free roaming cattle and sheep. In spring the island is covered in a rich, purple haze of bluebells; in summer the bright yellow gorse flowers pepper the hillside.
The entire island is off-grid, powered by wind and solar energy for all its electricity and supplied by its own fresh spring water source, Trinity Well.
We will be staying in Lambay’s accommodations, and both single- and double-occupancy rooms are available.
You’ll have the option of booking a variety of different kinds of rooms: master super-king rooms with luxury en suite bathroom and sea views ; super-king bedrooms with private en suite bathroom ; and super-king bedroom with shared en suite shower room.
If you’re down for sharing, your options include shared super-king or twin bedrooms with private en suite bathroom.
Once you arrive and settle in, you’ll be gearing up for your first of many Pilates sessions. On offer: classes and break-out themed workshops proposed each day, all geared to Nourish, Ease & Align your head, neck & shoulders.
Jessy and Nina are both teachers and teacher-trainers with almost 20 years of Pilates teaching experience. Both of them have widened their field of expertise to include other fascinating movement techniques that add to the richness of their teaching approaches.
Boat departs Malahide Marina (25 min transfer)
Island Welcome on the Pier
Time to settle in, tea/cake/fruit
Short coastal walk
Welcome drinks and dinner
Breakfast in the Whitehouse
Tour of Lambay Castle & Gardens
Afternoon Tea & Cake
Fireside Chats & Lambay Whiskey
Island Nature Walk
Afternoon Tea & Cake
Bonfire with Wine & Treats
Optional early morning coastal walk for seal spotting
Facial Self-Massage Class with Dee
Departure from Lambay
Dee Mellon runs Holistic Hands Dublin. She is an experienced, highly trained holistic therapist and tutor working in this industry for almost 20 years.
She offers treatments that help soothe (or invigorate) mind, body and soul, a holistic experience catered to individual wants and needs, provided in a safe, cosy & confidential environment.
More recently, she has expanded her focus on staying well through the aging process. She uses massage, reflexology and natural approaches to maintain a young,
fresh-faced appearance with facial massage techniques and exercises.
80€ – 85€ per hour
Choice of Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology & Bespoke Visible Difference Face Lifting Facials
Your retreat includes 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, along with snacks and tea.