Lambay Retreat Schedule

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel”

~ Eleanor Brownn

Example Schedule:


  • 13:30  Boat from Malahide

  • 14:00  Lambay welcome and settle in to your rooms

  • 14:45  Mindful walk
  • 16:00  Tea and Refreshments

  • 16:45  Introductory Session

  • 19:30  Dinner in the Whitehouse


  • 08:00  Breakfast in the Whitehouse

  • 09:30  Group Introduction

  • 11:00  Tea/Coffee Break

  • 11:30  Group Session

  • 13:00  Lunch

  • 15:00  Mindful Walk/Meditation

  • 17:30  Tea & (Healthy!) Cake

  • 18:00  Personal Time or Optional Wild Swim

  • 19:15  Dinner

  • 20:30  Optional Sunset Meditation


  • 08:30  Breakfast

  • 09:30  Group Session

  • 11:00  Tea/Coffee Break

  • 11:30  Mindful Walk/Meditation

  • 13:00  Lunch

  • 14:00  Group Closing Session

  • 15:00  Personal Time & Packing

  • 15:30  Boat departs Lambay

More on what to expect?

Boat to and from Malahide

The boat will leave from Malahide marina and usually takes 30mins.

Welcome tea and Coffee

There will be time to settle into your room and then Millie and Sophie will warmly welcome you onto the island and share housekeeping information.


Lottie our talented chef will be making all our delicious seasonal and healthy food so you can return to life feeling your body has been nourished and cared for. All meals and tea breaks are optional and can be taken in your own time within the allotted times.

Group introduction

The group will gather in the White House as Sophie introduces the ethos and activities for the weekend. Everyone coming on this retreat will be seek something uniquely individual. Some will want to take time out to unplug from their busy lives to relax and care for themselves. Others may be going through a more difficult time and looking for respite and reflection. The activities of this retreat are an invitation for you to engage in the way that feels most supportive for you.

Group sessions

The exercises we do in the group intend to trigger a reflective process for you where you can attend to your wider wellbeing and support you to make more informed choices. There will then be the opportunity to share some of your thoughts or feelings with the group and enter a wider discussion. There is no obligation to speak. These may take place indoors or outdoors.

Mindful walks and meditations

The mindful experiences are intended to support you to re-connect to your body, the natural world and the present moment. These will mostly be done outside, weather permitting, and may include for example mindful walking, wild swimmming, meditations and breathing exercises.

Personal time

Time to yourself is an important element in this weekend. Being able to process your experiences and embrace the natural beauty and comfort of this island home is an ideal way to let go and relax.

Group Closing

We will gather as a group at the end of the weekend for you to take the time to take stock of the weekend and clarify what you would like to take forward into your life as you return home.