Wellness, Rest and Play on the Emerald Isle

This trip has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

August 7-14, 2021
Tipperary, Ireland

Ireland is calling Us: Our Retreat

Ireland is known for its beautiful landscapes and shorelines, its friendly people, pubs and interesting castles. Join us at beautiful Bansha Castle located in Tipperary, Ireland, close to many of Ireland’s most beautiful and interesting attractions. This castle is one of Ireland’s best kept secret get-aways. A former home of the Butlers of Ormonde, Bansha Castle is now ours to experience as a haven of rest and relaxation for the week. This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. There are many places nearby to visit and explore, and there will be ample time for yoga, meditation, journaling and other modalities of self-awareness and relaxation, as well as time to explore the energies of the stunning Irish countryside.

Cost of your trip:

$ 2,400 per person—7 nights double accommodations 
$ 2,250 per person—triple

(less $200 early bird pricing if deposit is paid by January 15, 2021; add $700 to double accommodations for a single with private bath. Every room has a private bath.)

$750 non-refundable deposit due to hold reservation.
$500 due by February 1 and April 1.  Balance due June 1, 2021.

Canceling within 45 days will result in 50% forfeiture.
Canceling within 21 days will result in full forfeiture.
Travel insurance is recommended.

Your trip includes:

~Yoga, meditation or mindfulness practice daily (determined by tour schedule).

~Daily workshops that can include past life regression, pendulums, palm reading, ceremony, self-hypnosis for self-improvement, Irish art appreciation, yoga nidra, and more depending on the wishes of the group.

~Auricular Therapy session with Leslie.

~Hiking at stunning nearby Glen of Aherlow.

~7 nights accommodations/bath at Bansha Castle, Tipperary.

~5 dinners; 7 breakfasts.

~Airport Transfer from Dublin Airport and back.

~Many castle amenities including pool table, videos, games, bikes, washer/dryer, full kitchen.

Not included in the cost:

~Airfare to/from Dublin, Ireland.

~Incidentals and meals off site.


~Optional massage treatments available at the castle.

~Transportation for optional excursions. 

~Admission to attractions when applicable.

~Private sessions with Joyce or Leslie.

To register, contact Leslie at lesliewintergordon@gmail.com or Joyce at jsgermaine@aol.com. Space is limited! Book soon!

Joyce St. Germaine MS. E.d., CHt., RYT-200

Certified Hypnotherapist and advanced hypnosis instructor with a Masters Degree in Education and more than 40 years of teaching experience, Joyce is also a Certified Past Life Regressionist, Certified Shamanic Practitioner and Certified Shapeshifting Practitioner. A hypnotherapist, spiritual counselor, intuitive reader, shamanic practitioner, paranormal investigator, yoga teacher, she retired from West Hartford Public Schools as an award-winning art teacher. Trained by Dr. Irene Hickman in Spirit Detachment and Past Life Regression Therapy, Joyce has developed unique and remarkably effective techniques. She is often consulted by police departments and other professionals in particularly troublesome or resistant cases. Working in partnership with mental health professionals, Joyce provides support in cases of psycho-spiritual phenomenology.  She teaches and lectures on a wide variety of topics and is host and producer of “The Sacred Journey” TV show.  She is a member of International Association of Counselors and Therapists, National Guild of Hypnotists, National Education Association, National Art Education Association and The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. She is also on the board of directors of hawkwing.org.