Lake Isle Retreats offers yoga and meditation retreats and classes designed to satisfy spiritual purposes and as a method of relaxation since 2006.
Tim left his home at Dublin when he was 18 years old to become a Krishna monk, which was initially a bit of a shock to his family but now everyone is happy. He trained at Bhaktivedanta Manor temple near London and then lived in the temple on Inish Rath Island for eight years. While in the temple, he studied Vedic philosophy from the ancient Sanskrit texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavat Purana, plus he learned kirtan-yoga and sacred chant music.
Carmen learned to cook her first recipes from her mother in Panama when she was only seven years old. Later, at 18, she learned how to cook delicacies and tasty dishes from India with the head monk at the Krishna temple, Hari Chakra Das. Carmen cooks for all the retreats at Mandala House. Carmen has a relaxed, laid-back, and cheerful way of sharing her cookery tips.
from Ireland, November 2018
Tim is great, house is lovely, warm and very clean. Great people, vibes, relaxing weekend. Time is planned fully, with free time in the evenings. Great meditation practice, lovely hike, detox food fabolous!
from United States, July 2018
The food on this vegetarian detox week-end prepared by Carmen was fantastic. T' ai Chi sessions by Frances Mc Hugh and Yoga by Lucy (not on drop down menu) was excellent. I liked Tim's chanting and harmonium playing and the guided walk through the woods. The people on the week-end were great. In terms of cost it was also excellent value for money. The facilities as you would expect given the cost are basic but impeccably clean.