Soul seekers club: The retreat

Time out to rest, to breathe, heal and reflect


Gift yourself the time and space to COCOON in the magic of the west. Connect with a tribe of like minded souls


Immerse yourself in ancient nature based practices, meditation guidance and inner soul reflection.


Clear your past, your mind, your patterns & beliefs, even your cells….so that you can...


emerge enriched, VIBRANT, refreshed & renewed ready to bring all that you've uncovered into your life

"Going on retreat is a time to cocoon so that we may emerge ready to return to our lives with a new perspective."

Are you looking for some time out to stop, press pause and clear your mind? Maybe it’s time to let go of the past and turn your attention to the future with clear, empowered intention?

This weekend retreat has been designed to help you do this. It is a space for you to turn off all distractions, put everything aside and focus on YOU.

In doing so you will emerge refreshed, renewed and ready to meet your life in a new way. 

Over the weekend - Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th November - we will explore..

Life Coaching

Soul reflections

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results” Albert Einstein

Using reflective questions you will have space to reflect on what’s working and what’s not. What, if any changes need to be made and discover what’s important to you for the weeks ahead. In doing this you will know how to take intentional, purposeful action while remaining calm, centered and present.



You will be guided through healing meditations designed to help you let go of any emotions, energetic debris and anxiety from the past year and a half, helping you to clear your mind and body, open your heart and listen to the guidance within. 



Reiki Healing

I have been teaching Reiki and energy workshops for the past 16 years and so you will be held in this ancient and powerful healing energy for the duration of the retreat.


Connect with nature

Connecting with nature to receive her guidance will be an integral part of the weekend. Labyrinth walking, sea swimming (optional), ceremony, rituals and more. 



Two external teachers will guide us through two very different workshops that will show you ways to connect with the deepest part of who you are and will give you the opportunity to express it beautifully. 🙂 



Cosy blankets, herbal teas, like minded people.  There will be lots of opportunities to connect with your fellow retreaters, that is; like minded people. Fire side chats. walks to the beach, sharing meals and this unique experience. The retreat is limited to 10 people making it even more intimate and special. 

Your Host: Ellen Shilling

I have read, studied and practiced wellness for the past 15 years. During that time I have trained with some of the leading experts, gone on retreats all over the world and held some of my own.

I am passionate about anything that helps me to live an easier life! I have studied Life Coaching, Shamanism, Kinesiology, Meditation, Mindfulness, the Celtic Calendar, EFT, TAT and many more! 

I can honestly say that all of them has changed my life! I know that can sound very OTT at times and it wasn’t this sudden flash of light that came down and I was enlightened. Sitting lotus position, emanating love (wouldn’t that be wonderful!) No, it was over time and with patience and commitment I found that old behaviours that didn’t serve me well melted away, negative beliefs no longer held me captive and I wasn’t a victim of my emotions. 

Finally I could breathe and access a peace within I had never felt before and has stayed with me since.

The venue:

The beautiful Essence of Mulranny in Mulranny, Co Mayo. Comfortable accomodation, home cooked nutritious meals with the most magnificent views over Clew Bay to Croke Patrick, this is a very special place.

Price is full board and includes all meals, snacks and beverages, workshops, guest teachers and materials. All rooms are single rooms

The next retreat is at samhain

Thursday 10th November to Sunday 13th.

Samhain is also known as Celtic New Year and while it is a time that we are loosing light in the northern hemisphere it is a time when we are invited to go inwards to:

  • Reflect on your life, what needs tweaking and what needs tending to. 
  • Rest: fill up our energetic cups.
  • Retrieve: a deeper connection within.

There are also lots of other themes that we will be exploring over the course of the weekend as well and over the course of the 4 days you will have time to connect with the landscape, walk the labyrinth for deeper insight, partake in optional mindfulness sessions or sleep in. 

While the schedule is full, there is a flow and a pace to it that will support and guide you gently and safely on a path back to yourself. The exact outline of the weekend will be shared with you the week prior to the retreat when I will host a zoom call for all attendees. During this call I will also go through practicalities like what to bring, wear and the setup at Essence of Mulranny (our beautiful venue) 

Every retreat is different and tailored to the brave and wonderful souls who show up for this immersive experience. So even if you have been before this will be different.

To give you a flavour of the retreat I can share with you the schedule from our last one in March 2022.


Essence of mulranny, Co Mayo

There are 9 places available in total, a deposit of €150 will secure your place. (This is refundable once I can fill your place.) Payment in installments is possible just contact me to arrange ([email protected])

All prices are inclusive of 3 nights & 4 days full board, all workshops, course materials, external guest teacher fees, ceremonies etc. – i.e. everything is covered. The accommodation is equivalent to a 3 star rating. 

The prices and options are:

  • Single room shared bathroom – 1 bathroom & 2 toilets between 3 rooms in the main house – there are 2 of these available – fully inclusive price is €625

  • Single room shared bathroom – 1 bathroom between 2 rooms in the main house – there are 2 of these –  fully inclusive price is €650 

  • Single room in a studio with en-suite adjacent , this is located in the studio across the driveway from the main house. fully inclusive price is €670 (1 minute walk) – SOLD OUT

  • Single Room en-suite (in a cottage 4 min walk from the main house) – there are 3 of these 1 left-  fully inclusive price is €695

reserve your place today!

Dates: Thursday 10th November to Sunday 13th 

Thursday 11th: arrive any time from 4pm, dinner will be at 6pm with our opening ceremony being at 7:30pm, to Sunday 14th: closing ceremony will be at approximately 1pm, lunch will be provided and you are free to leave whenever you wish (or you can stay and chill!)

There is a total of 9 places available.  6 places left

Driving time: From Dublin – approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. 

Join the group! You have options:

  1. Pay in full by adding your selection to your basket below. Please note that these options include paypal or stripe fees, in order to avoid these additions please select options 2 or 3. 
  2. Pay via cash, revolut (@elleneus) or bank transfer (preferred as there are no fees) – Please email me [email protected] for details
  3. Pay a deposit up front and the balance later – again contact me for details

Price includes:


All workshops

Over the course of the 4 days there will be morning 2 -3 hour workshops focusing on a a different theme and teaching

Additional teachings

Guest teachers

There will be some surprise guest teachers who will teach you how to access your inner spirit through creativity and music. 



Gifts, notepads, pens and all materials for the workshops, ceremonies and more will be provided for you


Samhain ceremony

Bringing the sacred into the everyday, ceremonies have been used for 1,000’s of years to help us to come into a new relationship with ourselves. 

Private rooms

All rooms are single occupancy

Some with beautiful views over Clew Bay & Croke Patrick. Most have a double bed but a few have singles.

Full board

All meals, snacks and beverages.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner all will be cooked and served to you. Nutritious and healthy fare made with love by Cheryl. Please let me know when booking if you have an dietary requirements.

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