I have created a unique holiday itinerary based around my passions for Ireland and India,
People would normally think of a yoga holiday in India, but why not do the opposite and
take a group from India to Ireland to do a retreat on the scenic Wild Atlantic Way coastline.
It's a 10 day Holiday - 2 Days in Cork and 2 in Dublin, with a 6 day Yoga Retreat at an Irish Country Farmhouse hosted by Shirley O' Halloran. The Yoga retreat will be lead by Shantala T. Medappa, a native of Coorg, an area in India which I really feel the closest to the Irish way of hospitality. The afternoons will be spent touring to Ballymaloe (Rachel Allen), Kinsale, Inchadoney Spa, Beaches, visit Cafes, Craft Stores, Meet Artists, Walking, Sightseeing...we have a wonderful itinerary planned.
Your personal guides and drivers on the holiday will be Áine & Liam Edwards, a father and daughter team, who both understand the needs of an Indian guest and are passionate about sharing their love of Ireland with you. So you will feel truly pampered with 4 people to take care of you in a group of maximum 8 guests. The rooms will be based on a person sharing cost, and we will ensure that the group and personal needs of all of you will be taken care of before and during the holiday to Ireland.
All the details and costs are outlined in the 4 posters, do contact me for any more details:
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In a strange twist of fate, through Cork/Chennai consultant Áine Edwards, we also met the great accordion player Tony MacMahon, who was at that time staying in India. It was perhaps through something of the heartfelt world of Irish music that Tony represents that we actually came to our most successful collaboration. Tony has been a regular visitor to India for many years, and through Áine had been introduced to Professor Subramanian and his school in Chennai. Tony had been very moved by the veena and Indian music in general and I had met him in Ireland at several Indian classical concerts. It was through these connections that I came to know of the Professor’s music and the original idea for an Irish–Indian collaboration began.
With yoga holidays becoming a trend now, coupled with World Yoga Day coming up next week, expat entrepreneur in the city, Aine Edwards, talks about organising a unique trip — a yoga retreat from Chennai to Ireland, where she teams up with her dad, Liam Edwards. Though planned for September, Aine has already chalked out the itinerary.
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