Yoga And The Neuroscience Connection with Kristine Weber, Ireland

  • Organizer: Yoga Retreats Ireland
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 09-October-2019
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Area: Ireland
  • Food: Veg
  • Surrounding area: Close To Nature


Kristine heard the call of Ireland and is following her heart and sharing her knowledge with us on the  W.B.Yeats Irish Yoga Retreat.

As always, we will do more than practice yoga, we also visit ancient sites within Sligo and the wild Atlantic way.Our itinerary includes a tour of author W.B. Yeats' places of inspiration and his final resting place.W.B Yeats called County Sligo " the land of hearts desires".

Kristine will be presenting her workshop series. The Yoga and Neuroscience Connectionin four parts. Understanding how yoga benefits you both mentally and physically will help bring you closer to the practice of yoga.


The 2016 Ireland trip with Love It Yoga was life changing. I would highly recommend traveling with this crew. Everyone was so supportive, relaxed and inspiring. Caroline held the fort down and kept us on schedule so we could make the most of our time in Ireland. And Ena held the space for us to relax and expand. She's consistently open-hearted and loving, a great inspiration. Together they are the dynamic duo yoga travel guides. Thank you Love It Yoga! Can't wait to see where we are going next!


The atmosphere and rooms were wonderful, couldn't ask for anything more. Great connections and conversations. Loved every moment!

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    Kristine Weber

    Core Subject: Yoga and the Neuroscience connection

    Kristine Weber, MA, C-IAYT, eRYT500 is a leading world authority on the nonscientific benefits of slow, mindful movement and an advocate for the use of these practices as a solution to the healthcare crisis. She is leading the charge to get slow, mindful practices to people who desperately need them through her Subtle® Yoga Revolution series of online courses and training for yoga teachers - which have been praised by thousands all over the world.


The town of Sligo, in the north of Ireland, straddles the Garavogue River where it meets Sligo Bay. It’s known for its literary heritage and rugged countryside. Ruined medieval Sligo Abbey has carved tombs and a 15th-century altar. Sligo County Museum displays memorabilia of local poet W.B. Yeats, paintings and Stone Age artefacts. The Model is a contemporary arts centre featuring works by 20th-century Irish artists.

The complete retreat is dived into four workshop. The workshop consists of these lessons:

Part 1 - The Neurobiology of Yoga Posture Practice: Yoga to Widen the Window of Tolerance and Build Greater Nervous System Resilience

In this workshop we will explore the brain and the autonomic nervous system and discuss how yoga opens up the nervous system’s “Window of Tolerance” and builds greater resilience. We’ll also experience specific yoga practices that help build greater resilience and improve function. The morning practice will demonstrate how to use and sequence practices to create a safe, sustainable energizing effect on the nervous system. The accompanying evening practice will demonstrate how to create a grounding effect.

Part 2 - The Neurobiology of Yoga Posture Practice: Yoga to Improve Body Awareness

In this workshop, we will look at cutting-edge neuroscientific research which suggests that slow, mindful movement is important for health and offers benefits that differ from those of fitness-oriented exercise. We will discuss the neurobiologic mechanisms of body awareness or interoception and how yoga practice can help build this skill. The morning practice will demonstrate how to use your own hands in posture practice to build interoceptive skills. The accompanying evening practice will focus on innovate cues to cultivate greater interoceptive awareness through yoga practice.

Part 3 - The Neurobiology of Yoga Posture Practice: Hemispheric Integration and Optimizing the Brain

In this workshop, we will explore specific practices to benefit hemispheric integration – the ability of the brain to communicate optimally across the fibrous midline connection called the corpus callosum. We will also look at how slow, mindful yoga practices create changes in the brain and examine the 5 Subtle®Yoga Principles of Asana Practice to Elicit Neuroplasticity. During the morning practice, we will experience specific postures to improve hemispheric integration. In the afternoon practice, we will continue to explore practices that encourage hemispheric integration and optimize brain function.

Part 4 – The Neurobiology of Yoga: Pranayama, Meditation, and Ethics

Yoga is more than posture practice and there are numerous evidence-informed neurobiologic benefits available via the wide range of breathing, meditation, and ethical inquiry practices of the yoga tradition. In this workshop we will explore the neuroscience of these other aspects of yoga and look at the researched benefits. During the morning practice, we will explore an integrated practice using ethical inquiry, asanas, interoceptive pranayama, and meditation. In the evening practice we will use the tools of yoga to look beyond the interoceptive experience toward identity, meaning and purpose.

October 9th

  • 4:30 pm - Arrival
  • 6 pm - Meet and Greet in the drawing room
  • 7 pm - Dinner 

October 10th

  • Yoga with Kristine 
  • Brunch
  • Noon - Departure for WB Yeats tour.
  • 7 pm - Dinner 

October 11th

  • 9 am - Yoga 
  • Brunch
  • Visit to Queen Maeve trail.
  • 5 pm - Part 1: The Neurobiology Of Yoga Posture Practice: Yoga To Widen The Window Of Tolerance And Build Greater Nervous System Resilience
  • 7 pm - Dinner 

October 12th

  • 8 am – Breakfast
  • 9 am - Part 2 : The Neurobiology Of Yoga Posture Practice: Yoga To Improve Body Awareness
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 1 pm - Part 3 : The Neurobiology Of Yoga Posture Practice: Hemispheric Integration And Optimizing The Brain
  • 7 pm - Dinner

October 13th

  • Breakfast 
  • Part 4:The Neurobiology Of Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, And Ethics Workshop
  • Noon - Lunch 
  • 1 pm - Final of the four part workshops
  • 7 pm - Dinner

October 14th

  • Yoga with Kristine
  • Breakfast
  • 11:30 am - Departure for the Burrenand The cliffs of Moher
  • 7 pm - Dinner.

October 15th

  • Yoga
  • Brunch
  • Visit to Kylemore Abbey
  • 7 pm - Farewell dinner

October 16th

  • Breakfast
  • Check-out

Staying at Temple House is a wonderful experience and just 10 minutes off the Wild Atlantic Way.

There are not many rooms in the house, despite its size so it is a special experience as one meets new friends. The rooms vary in size, aspect and proportions but all of them are warm and comfortable with big windows surveying the beautiful surroundings. WiFi throughout and fresh bright bathrooms are important. 

We encourage you to explore the grounds (wellington boots are provided so that you do not bring sheep shit up the stairs!). The Knights Templar castle is fascinating dating back to around 1200. Remains of previous dwellings before the current house feature by the lake too. If you fancy a row, romantic or otherwise, you can take a boat out for free. 

There is a great passion for good food in Co Sligo. The Sligo Food Trail, of which Temple house is a member of.Is a recent initiative garnering rave reviews across the nation and abroad.

Temple house will endavour to meet your dietry needs.

Ireland is so much more than 40 shades of green - and nowhere are its many hues more celebrated than in County Clare’s limestone paradise on the Wild Atlantic Way.

What first hits you is the silence. It’s a silence as layered as the undulating landscape itself, filled with the riches of Irish history; of aeons of stories, told and untold. All around you are pale grey stones ribboned with crags and crevices; miniature cliffs spread like mosaics as far as the horizon, and a microcosm of Ireland’s thriving wildlife.

Shane will be the guide. Shane has lived his entire life on the Burren under the shadow of the Mourne mountains. His extensive study of the Burren wildlife and landscape brings great passion and knowledge to his guided walks.

  • 7 nights accomadation.
  • All meals.
  • 4 workshops
  • 8 yoga classes
  • A visit to the cliffs of Moher.
  • A visit to the Burren.
  • A visit to Kylemore Abbey.
  • Ground transfer  from Dublin Aiport is not included.

Temple House County Sligo Ireland


Welcome To Temple House: Perfect Destination.A Luxury Irish Manor In Co Sligo. Half a mile of avenue meandering through mature parkland brings you to Temple House, its lush green grass maintained in perfect order with the assistance of sixteen hundred sheep and their lambs. Fine old trees provide the flock with a measure of shade on hot days and, in all directions, there is a screen formed by the natural woods that cover more than half the area of this impressive estate.

Temple House, a luxury Country House in county Sligo, Ireland, is a classical Georgian manor set in a private estate of over 1,000 acres, overlooking a 13th century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar. The Perceval family home since 1665, the present manor was redesigned in 1864 and enjoys the authentic and unpretentious luxury country house atmosphere