APRIL 14-20, 2024


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Created in collaboration with psychotherapist and mindfulness educator Erin Doerwald, WonderLab is an immersive experience dedicated to awakening the senses and renewing the spirit. 

On this retreat, ritual nourishment will include daily yoga and meditation practices, world-class culinary arts, and practical mindfulness teachings – all set amid the mystical countryside and stunning coastline of Cork, Ireland.



Family owned and run, tucked into the quiet Cork countryside, Ballymaloe House will be our home for 7 lovely days and 6 nights. 

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Condé Nast Traveller Magazine has acknowledged Ballymaloe House on their Gold List, and it was the only Irish venue on this prestigious list of the World’s Top 100 Hotels. The McKenna Guide 2018 listed Ballymaloe House as one of Ireland’s 100 Best Restaurants, in 2021 they were awarded 2 Gold Medal awards from the prestigious Hotel & Catering Review, and most recently, they were awarded the 2023 Best Sustainable Business Innovation award from the Cork Business Association.

All accommodations have a calm and relaxing feel. There are paintings and drawings by Irish modern artists such as Pat Scott, Michael Farrell, Louis Le Brocquy and Norah McGuinness throughout the house, as well as examples of Irish studio pottery. 

Enjoy afternoon tea in the drawing room by the fire or in the conservatory, which is filled with scented geraniums and winter jasmine and overlooks our gardens and river. The gardens are dotted with benches, where you can sit and read or listen to the sounds of the farm. During your visit, the drawing room will be warm and peaceful—the perfect place to relax after a long walk by the sea and look out at the wild Irish sky.

Accommodation at Ballymaloe House is simple and elegant. Each room has a private bathroom (most with bathtubs!), where you can enjoy a nice soak with fresh bath salts.

Yoga classes will be onsite at the “Grainstore,” which was originally built in the 17th century, and converted to host groups and events. Many of our meals will be catered for us here at the Grainstore, and we’ve been invited to a special dinner at Ballymaloe House.

This unique retreat will open your eyes to many of the splendors of Ireland and is perfect for single travelers, couples, culinary enthusiasts and you!

During our week, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the grounds of Ballymaloe, a picnic on the Ballycotton cliffs, and a day trip to Blarney castle (with a special dinner out at a surprise restaurant).

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Optional add ons: tour of the famous Jameson Distillery, tour of the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School

What's Included

7 days / 6 nights accommodations at Ballymaloe House

Classes with your teachers (2 / day on most days)

Breakfasts lunches and dinners catered by Ballymaloe House

guided Walking tour of Ballymaloe

A day trip to Blarney Castle plus a special dinner out

Picturesque walk along the Ballycotton cliffs with picnic


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Queen / King or 2 twin beds

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Queen / King or 2 twin beds

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To reserve, you only need to place your initial $695 deposit. We will confirm your reservation and can split your balance into payments through January 2024.


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