Date: Fri 18th Dec to Sun 20th Dec
Start Time: 4:00 pm
End Time Last Day (Approx) : 2:00 pm
Price: €850
Demonstrations: 0
Hands on Sessions: 0


We are delighted to host our very first Christmas YOGA AND COOKING RETREAT AT BALLYMALOE COOKERY SCHOOL with the wonderful yoga instructor, Molly McKeever, chef, Rachel Allen and fermentation guru, Penny Allen.

Friday 18th-Sunday 20th December €850 per person (all inclusive)

Come and join us for a weekend of all things healthy for the mind and body. You will deepen your yoga practice, eat delicious nourishing food, learn to cook fabulous healthy and revitalising recipes and enjoy our relaxing Courtyard Cottages, Organic Farm and Gardens.

Penny Allen will give a 1hr Fermentation talk and demonstration followed by a Cookery Demonstration with Rachel Allen.

The cookery demonstration will show you a number of healthy and nutritious recipes which you will get to cook yourself in a practical hands-on session in the kitchen and then enjoy in a convivial atmosphere that evening. 

Yoga and meditation workshops will be led by Molly McKeever. Molly has completed trainings all over the world, starting in Mexico and finishing her latest intensive under Dylan Werner in Austria. Opening her very own yoga studio in Dublin at a very young age, Molly has developed a strong teaching style that aims to empower her followers to be confident in their bodies strengths and to push to explore maximum mental agility.

“My yoga practice is really a reflection of how I try to live my daily life: a balance of challenge, drive, exploration, curiosity, kindness and acceptance. Creating a space for you to embrace this for yourself is at the core of my service as a teacher. My light is your light – Namaste.”

By the end of the weekend you will feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on your daily routine with a bounce in your step.


Schedule for the weekend:


Friday 18th December

4pm - Welcome refreshments in the Ballymaloe Cookery School Fruit Garden

4.30pm - Tour of the Organic Farm and Gardens (weather permitting)

5.30pm - Welcome circle and The Power of Thought Meditation with Molly McKeever

7pm - Drinks Reception followed by Supper


Saturday 19th December

8am- Ballymaloe Cookery School Farm Breakfast

11am-12.30pm Advanced Yoga with Molly McKeever

12.30 pm- Lunch

1.30-2.30pm Fermentation Talk and Demonstration with Penny Allen

2.30pm - 4pm Cookery Demonstration with Rachel Allen

4pm-6pm- Hands -on Cooking

6.30pm - Supper



Sunday 20th December

8am - Ballymaloe Cookery School Farm Breakfast

11am-12.30pm Advanced Yoga with Molly McKeever

1pm - Lunch

*This package includes 2 nights accommodation in our Courtyard Cottages.

Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.
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