Deepening the Senses – Crossing the Threshold

 Deepening the Senses – Crossing the Threshold – January 13th 2017 

Deepening the Senses- Crossing The Threshold

“In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature” – Edna O’Brien


Lucy Campbell – Night Unlocked

January is a time of the year for contemplation and reflection. We are on the threshold between the old and the new year, this is a time of letting go and welcoming the new.

We will meet together at the threshold of this New Year on the 13th of January. Often in our lives we arrive at thresholds. At those times we can ask ourselves – What am I leaving? What am I about to enter? What gifts would enable me to do it?

Our life thresholds are often accompanied by great complexity of emotions-, confusion, fear, excitement, sadness and hope. This is one reason why such vital threshold crossings, in our ancient wisdom, were always clothed in ritual.

This January ‘Deepening the Senses – Crossing the Threshold’ Retreat will acknowledge and celebrate this meeting at the threshold and this crossing.  The weekend will be a mixture of myth, dream work,meditation, art and clay work as well as poetry and gentle mindful movement. There will be periods of silence for quiet reflection and time for rest and walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside. An outdoor hot tub is on site for your use and you can arrange an optional massage or sauna should you wish to do so in your own free time.  We will have time outdoors to connect to the mythical landscape that surrounds us. On our last evening we will gather together for the ancient tradition of sharing song, music, story-telling and conversations.

The venue for Teallach’s January retreat is the stunning Ard Nahoo in Dromahair, Co Leitrim. This beautiful setting is nestled on the Sligo/Leitrim border in countryside that is only a short distance from the shores of Lough Gill and the Lake Isle of Inisfree. This is  landscape that offered an abundance of inspiration to Yeats throughout his life. On the horizon you can see Knocknaree – the final resting place of Queen Maeve of Connaught.

Ard Nahoo, Teallach’s Venue for 2017, was voted among the ‘top ten retreat destinations in the world’. Teallach is delighted to welcome you here this coming January.

Prior experience of psychotherapy is desirable, but not essential.

“..It is wise in your own life to be able to recognise and acknowledge the key thresholds; to take your time; to feel all the varieties of presence that accrue there; to listen inward with complete attention until we hear the inner voice calling you forward.  The time has come to cross…

John O ‘Donoghue.


Retreat dates:

13th January 2017 – 16th January 2017.

Retreat venue:

Ard Nahoo, Mullagh, Dromahair, Co Leitrim.

The Retreat Package:

The full 2-day retreat package costs 350 euro and is fully payable by 10th December.  The package includes shared accommodation in log cabins. It includes breakfast each morning,  a two course evening meal on arrival, two course lunch and evening meal on Saturday and Lunch before departure on Sunday.  Snacks as well as tea and coffee are available throughout the day. The price includes 12 hours of facilitated workshop/retreat throughout the weekend and all art materials are provided. Use of hot tub is also included in this price.

An early bird offer of 335 euro is available until November 15th. All bookings are to be paid in full by December 20th. To avoid disappointment early booking with a  nonrefundable deposit of 120 euro is advisable as places are limited. This retreat offers 12 CPD points and a certificate is available to you on completion.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at or phone 087-7126271 for any queries.

some of what participants have said about ‘Deepening the Senses’ Retreats –

‘I cannot recommend this wonderful retreat enough. Deepening the Senses and the pleasure of meeting Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin was life changing’

‘It was a beautiful nourishing weekend. We drank from a deep well.Thank you’. 

‘Thank you Eileen for facilitating a truly magical experiential weekend – Deepening the Senses, with some very beautiful and inspirational people’

‘Just returned for a beautiful and magical weekend retreat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. It awakened my senses and allowed my soul whispers to be heard’ 

‘It was the best!’

“it was a perfect weekend”

“Thanks Eileen. It was  a life changing experience”

“Give yourself a New Year’s treat with Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. Go…just go…                      you won’t regret it, trust me. “

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