Yoga Holiday 2018

12th – 19th May 2018

Join Dee O’Rourke and allow yourself to be swept into a deep and meaningful Yoga practice during this weeklong retreat. An opportunity to truly take time out for yourself and to slow down from the busyness of everyday life, take stock and set new intentions…

Upcoming yoga retreat to Italy, May and October 2014

Workshops & Yoga Retreats

 Are you in need of a break? From your life, routine, housework, kids, school lunches and all the other humdrum things that eat away at your time?

How does waking up every morning to a sumptuous breakfast, followed by a stroll through an olive grove and a swim in a sky-blue pool sound? Interested?

This coming May and October, I’ll be taking a group of 20 on another yoga retreat  to Sabina in beautiful Umbria, Italy. The weeklong holiday features four hours of yoga and dance daily, the best vegetarian food you’ll ever eat, and plenty of downtime to chat, have a massage, walk or hang in a hammock reflecting on your life.

If taking it easy doesn’t appeal to you, you can also avail of the many trips on offer to Rome and nearby sites and towns of interest. Torri, a medieval village with barely 1,000 residents, is about 3km away – just right for a morning stroll.

Last year, we explored our inner diva and dancer, and kept the local wildlife awake with lots of very loud music and laughter. A group of stressed-out hens arrived off the plane… and returned home as fully-plumed, graceful Yoga-swans. (Ok, that might be a BIT of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean.)

So when is it? May 3rd-10th and October 11th-18th. We fly to Rome and then take a car or the train into the Umbrian hills.

Cost: a single room is €1,300 or €1,000 if sharing.

Here is what some students said after last year:


Sabina, in Italy, October 2013. From the moment we drove through the beautiful gates, we were embraced and nurtured by our hosts there, and by our wonderful Dee.  The ambiance, camaraderie, delicious organic food, early walks on the dewy grass to glorious yoga at the stunning sunsets, made for a pretty perfect week.  There was no need to travel far from Sabina… we had everything there to nurture mind and body. Both came together as one whether on the mat or breaking bread. We mindfully made our way through the finely tuned variations that Dee can bring to morning and evening sessions.  I smile when I think about returning.

“The most magical retreat. We had a fabulous trip to a beautiful location, regenerating yoga, delicious food and lots of laughs with a lovely group of people. The weather was great too! Thanks, Dee.”

Karen Finnegan.

Old friends in hammocks


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What Dee’s students have said about her classes and trips.

“My Journey with Dee began on a yoga holiday to Crete in 2008, as a complete novice.I have been attending her classes ever since!Through some very difficult times of stress and grief I have enjoyed her wonderful aura,wisdom and guidance.

Dee makes each class a unique experience and you never leave without feeling better in your body,your head and your heart!” Lauri Ager March 2013.

Yoga with Dee is not just about coming through the door and feeling a sense of calm of being met by Dee’s warmth and innate appreciation of where everyone is “at”or the gentleness of the group as we start of yoga or the diversity of every time where Dee can create the most wonderful class which is never the same ,or the extraordinary blend of nurturing mind and body ,or the bliss of being guided through every breath we need to take.It is all of the above .Thrown into a meeting pot movement and thought which leaves you lying  on the mat and the end of the class feeling energized and relaxed.

A beautiful combination ,walking down the stairs after the class out into the day or evening your mind and body are as one. You really know how important yoga  is in your life when you will adjust any plans to make sure you can be there.

I know I am grateful to have Dee in my yoga life. Catherine Crothers December 2012.



Yoga Holiday with Dee O’Rourke

15th – 22nd September 2013

Join Dee O’Rourke and allow yourself to be swept into a deep and meaningful Yoga practice during this weeklong retreat. An opportunity to truly take time out for yourself and to slow down from the busyness of everyday life, take stock and set new intentions…

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Italy October 19-26th October 2013 with Dee O’Rourke


Join me for a week of sunshine, laughter, movement, yoga, swimming, walking and exploring in the Italian countryside.  It’s so hard nowadays to find the time to do the things you want to do even finding time to read a book can be a challenge so this is an opportunity to give yourself a week to move everyday in a way that you have never done before, to rediscover aspects of yourself and  unfold new layers.


Treat yourself to a week with a friend or come alone you will be in good company.  The place is beautiful – you can check it out on

The movement we will be exploring will be based on Dee’s new style of “FLOW” classes that have evolved from her years of teaching yoga but they bring a new creative and funky style, it will be more suitable to everyone especially those who find yoga increasingly hard!!


The flights you can book with Aer Lingus or Ryan air only one flight on each day, but if you are interested book your flight asap as they are now at 180 euro but that will increase.

The trip including daily classes, accommodation and food excluding one meal which we will have out on the Friday night will cost 780 euro.  Excluding flights and transfers I will arrange for a coach to pick us up from the airport.