Lambay 2021

Due to Covid-19 the 2020 Lambay retreat had been moved to Spring 2021.

New dates – Friday, 30th April 2021 till Friday, 7th May 2021 (7 nights)
Shifted from Friday 4 September – Friday 11 September 2020

Lambay Island – Take a tour of the island here:

Press Pause Retreat is a life-changing experience. Together, we go on a deeply personal journey into our hearts, minds and souls. Centered on the meditative and self-inquiry process of The Work of Byron Katie the retreat offers a unique and extremely powerful combination of Jivamukti yoga, voice work, nutrition and nature. Every experience within the retreat is based upon the authentic experience of Frika from Indonesia and Nadine from Ireland. We are delighted to welcome Eimear as a Guest Facilitator. We are extremely passionate about self-care and this shines through everything. We are offering an opportunity to rest into yourself, to press pause on your life for seven days, rejuvenate and connect deeply with yourself.

After two years offering this retreat in Bali, we are very excited to be bringing the retreat to its second home on Lambay Island, Ireland.

About this retreat

The retreat offers a programme that gives participants an opportunity to reflect deeply on all aspects of how our thinking affects our lives – working on relationships, communication, shame, finances, body and stress. Carefully designed, each day builds on the one before. We exercise our bodies through early morning yoga in nature each morning, followed by working with our voice to unlock our potential and truly enjoy the creative art of singing. Following a nutritious and delicious breakfast, we go on a silent walk in the beautiful nature of Lambay island. We then gather for the day of identifying and questioning thoughts, tapping into the wisdom and freedom within – we take care of mind and body. There is a lot of laughter and dance and some tears too – all emotions are welcome here. Through questioning our thoughts, self-realisation is possible and participants go home with a feeling of deep peace and joy together with the knowledge of how to support themselves in their lives (click here for testimonies of previous participants).

A detox menu prepared with love by resident chef Lottie, supports us all to thoroughly cleanse our liver and our bodies as we sample a variety of healthy juices, three delicious meals each day and a surprise afternoon treat – plant-based, local organic whole food. As well as eating this delicious food, we learn about the nutritional value of each meal and it’s benefits to our bodies. We enjoy some sessions on health coaching and nutrition and participants take part in a cooking class so that when they go home, they have the knowledge to make changes in their lives.

In between, there are beautiful spaces for silence, for walking, swimming and resting.

Mid-week, we take an outing to a remote and spiritual part of this beautiful island.

We have designed this intimate retreat for a group size between 8 – 15 participants.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, 30th April 2021
3:00pm Boat from Malahide
3:30pm Arrive Lambay, settle in to rooms
5:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Evening session

Saturday – Thursday (with outing day and cooking class on Monday)
6:00am Yoga
7:00am Voice & singing
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Silent walk and morning session of The Work
1:00pm Lunch
3:00pm Afternoon session of The Work
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm (free time, Health Coaching)

Friday, 7th May 2021
6:00am Yoga
7:00am Voice & singing
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Silent walk and closing session
1:00pm Lunch
2.30pm Boat departs Lambay


Due to popular demand we are now also offering to stay in the Cottage besides the Whitehouse on Lambay which has two symmetrical wings and provides a comfortable selection of 10 luxurious super-king (or twin) bedrooms. The Cottage offers 3 more bedrooms who share one bathroom.


The retreat package includes the daily programme (The Work, Yoga, etc.), facilitation, accommodation, boat transfer, cooking class, food and non-alcoholic drinks at the retreat center and an excursion.

There will be a 5 % discount on the retreat fee for referrals of other participants (for each referrer and referee(s)) or returning participants of previous Press Pause retreats.

Participants are responsible for their airfare and transportation to Malahide Marina where the boat departs to Lambay. There will be extra costs for an optional tour of the Lambay Castle or a guided wildlife walk.

We offer several payment options including transferwise, bank transfer, etc.

Accommodation PackageRoom #SingleShared (per person)Status
Deluxe with private bathroom (Whitehouse)4 & 8EUR 2150EUR 1500One shared space left
Standard with private bathroom (Whitehouse)3 & 7EUR 2050Sold out
Standard with shared bathroom (Whitehouse) 1, 2, 5 & 6EUR 1950Sold out
Upstairs with shared bathroom (Whitehouse)9 & 10EUR 1850Sold out
Standard with shared bathroom (Cottage)EUR 1850Still available

After confirmation you will be required to make a deposit of 20% of your selected package to reserve your spot. The remaining balance will be due 2 months before the retreat starts.


Kindly fill in the contact form below and we will come back to you within 48 hours via mail, skype or facetime.

Cancellation Policy

Room reservations are on a first-come basis. If you have to cancel and we are able to fill your spot with another participant, we will refund 50% of what you have paid. If you cancel and your spot cannot be filled, then you will lose your entire deposit.
If the retreat is canceled by the retreat host or facilitators, all participants will receive a full refund. However, any travel expenses will NOT be reimbursed.