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Sacramental Time

Embark on a transcendental voyage, guided by the essence of a contemporary nomad, mirroring the timeless cadence of our forebears. Welcome to our immersive retreat experience, “Sacramental Time,” where participants are beckoned to immerse themselves in the art of deceleration, embracing the unhurried gait of walking meditation. Join us for an unparalleled odyssey, where every stride transforms into a sacred odyssey of introspection, forging a symbiotic union between human consciousness and the eternal pulse of the natural world. Embrace this extraordinary expedition, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and discover the boundless depths of self-awareness amidst the serene embrace of nature’s embrace.

Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery
Unlock Your Potential and Embrace Positive Transformation

October 25th to 27th 2024

Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre

Program Highlights

Harnessing the Power of Love, Passion, Wisdom, and Courage to Cultivate a Brighter Future for Generations to Flourish

Meet Your Hosts

Maria Garvey

 With a background in Transformational Leadership, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Spiritual Accompaniment, Purpose Guiding and Trauma Informed Contemplative Healing Practices, over many years Maria has been accompanying individuals, groups and communities through transformational processes that reawaken people to their deepest purpose giving them access to new ways of being and fresh openings for action in their lives.

She’s passionate about bringing the gifts in the margins to the centre and transforming stressful and bewildering transitions into openings for new life. Maria is particularly committed to being a junior partner with nature in giving people access to the space and healing they need to flourish and shine. In more recent years she’s been leading Women’s Sharing Circles and Natural Wellbeing retreats for individuals and groups in the foothills of the Mourne mountains in Rostrevor Co. Down.

Annabel Sharma

Hello, my name is Annabel Carberry Sharma and I love yoga. I am very grateful to the practise of yoga- my Mum introduced it to me when I was little and then I practised with my Aunts in India. Despite being introduced to yoga at a young age, I have only recently qualified as a yoga teacher with a 345 hour certificate from the Camatkara School, which was led by Christine Stewart and Marella Fyffe. 


I love the asana practise of yoga because of its transcendent power to move emotional energetic states to higher lighted states of freedom and joy. 


I enjoy teaching yoga because I love holding the sacred space between  the magical energetic transformation of participants of when they walk into the class and when they walk out of the class. 


Marella Fyffe

Introducing Marella, a yoga practitioner with over two decades of dedicated experience. With a 500-hour level teaching certification, she imparts a wealth of knowledge and a nurturing presence to her instruction, fostering inspiration and grounding in equal measure.


Marella’s devotion extends beyond traditional yoga, encompassing somatic movement, restorative yoga, and the transformative arts of yoga nidra and deep meditation. Through her invigorating yoga/meditation retreats, she crafts a space where participants can explore these modalities with both expertise and compassion.


Regardless of your level of experience, Marella is committed to accompanying you on a voyage of self-exploration and evolution within the rich tapestry of yoga. From novices to seasoned practitioners, her mission is to facilitate growth and understanding, fostering a deeper connection to oneself and the practice of yoga.

Embark on a Journey of self-discovery: Unlock your potential and embrace positive transformation whilst laying the foundations of a path towards a world where all beings thrive, today and tomorrow.

The Journey by Marella

These days, it feels like my inner compass is pointing me towards a clearer understanding of my purpose, merging personal intuition with a commitment to making a difference, which I’m calling sacred activism.

It’s the realisation that true transformation arises from my self-awareness blended with compassionate action in service to others.

Inspired by this, I am embarking on a series of retreats, inviting you to join me on a journey of self-discovery and collective awakening.

We strive to care not only for ourselves but also for the earth using our love, wisdom, and courage to make the world a better place for everyone, recognising that our well-being is intertwined with the well-being of nature.


All bedrooms have been completely refurbished .Single ensuite rooms are available with phone and broadband access.There are a also double rooms available . – Wheelchair-accessible rooms available.Lift to the upper floors
Freshly cooked food is served in the spacious dining room and the welcoming staff is more than happy to accommodate your dietary preferences please let organisers know when you make your booking as we will not be able to make changes on the day
Pick up may be arranged from Newry Bus Station arranged in advance at the time of booking
=Cancellations 30+ days before the retreat: 80% refund. Cancellations 15-29 days before the retreat: 50% refund. No refunds for cancellations less than 15 days before or for no-shows/early departures.
Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner well-versed in retreat experiences or stepping into this realm for the first time, rest assured, this retreat caters to all levels of expertise. Our program is designed to accommodate individuals at every stage of their journey, fostering growth, connection, and discovery for everyone involved. Regardless of your background, you’ll find a welcoming space here to explore, learn, and expand your horizons.
Yes we see this as being an essential part of the retreat experience

Note: The schedule is flexible and may change subject to adjustments based on the needs and dynamics of the group.

Friday , October 27th
6.00 PM – 7:30 PM: Arrival Registration and Welcome

6.30PM Supper

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Opening Circle and Gentle Evening Somatic Movement

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Evening Meditation

Saturday, October 26th:

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Morning Yoga and Meditation

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Workshop – “Walking into Presence”

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Meditative Nature Walk

12:30 PM – 2.00 PM: Lunch

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Afternoon Workshop – “Ephemeral Nature of Life”

3:00 PM : Gentle Restorative Yoga

4:30 PM – 5.0 PM: Evening Reflection and Closing

Silent time until dinner

6.30pm – Dinner

8.00pm-9.00pm Evening Kirtan with Daniel

Sunday, October 27th:

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Morning Yoga and Meditation

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Closing Workshop – “Rediscovering the Extraordinary”

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Closing Circle and Sharing

13:00 PM – 14: PM: Lunch and Farewell

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Optional Departures at participants’ leisure.

Note: The schedule is flexible and may change subject to adjustments based on the needs and dynamics of the group.

At Dromantine, alcohol is not sold on-site. However, we understand that some guests may wish to unwind with a drink of their choice. While we encourage relaxation and enjoyment, we kindly ask everyone to be mindful that this is a retreat setting, where the focus is on self-reflection and well being . We trust our guests to consume alcohol responsibly and in moderation, respecting the tranquil atmosphere we aim to foster for all attendees.

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