Summer Solstice Retreat

Take time out to rest, breathe, recover & heal in stunning Mullranny, Co Mayo


Gift yourself the time and space to cocoon in the magic of the west.


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


Clear your past, heal your heart, let go of your mind


to the power of group work with a tribe of like minded women

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

This is for you if you.....

  • Are looking for some time out to stop and clear your mind
  • Know that its time to let go of the past, discard limiting beliefs and live in the present.
  • Have a spiritual practice and would like to delve a little deeper.
  • Love nature and want to learn more about how it can support and guide you
  • Yearn for time out to tend to you, fill up your cup and do something meaningful and transformative

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. 

Every retreat contains elements of:

Life Coaching

Time to reflect

Using life coaching tools you will have space to reflect on and see on a practical level how you bring the essence of the retreat home with you. What changes (if any) need to be made so that you can express who you will be after the weekend in all facets of your life. 



You will be guided through healing meditations designed to help you let go of any emotions, energetic debris and anxiety so that you can clear your mind and body, open your heart and listen to the guidance within. 




Over the course of the retreat you will be guided through a number of 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. 


time in 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. 



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. 


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.

Your Host: Ellen Shilling

I have read, studied and practiced wellness for the past 20 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 next retreat is at the summer solstice

friday 9th to monday 12th June


Every retreat is different, but to give you an idea of the outline and flow of a retreat, you can view the last retreat schedule via the link below. 

The venue:

Essence of mulranny, Co Mayo

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

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 teacher

There will be an extra workshop with Cheryl who will teach you how to access & ignite your inner spirit through creativity.



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


summer solstice 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 life and nature. 

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.

Booking options

Friday 9th: arrive any time from 4pm, dinner will be at 6:30pm with our opening ceremony being at 7:30pm. We will wrap up on Monday 12th Junethe 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!)

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

There is a total of 9 places available7 Places available

A deposit of €150 will secure your place. Payment in installments is possible just contact me to arrange ([email protected])

Accommodation options:

All rooms are single occupancy with a range of ensuite & shared bathroom options.

The accommodation is spread over 3 houses all very close to each other:
1) Heather rise – where we have breakfast, evening meals and some of the evening sessions. There are only shared bathroom options here, you have a choice of sharing 1 bathroom with one other room, (€680) or one bathroom with two other rooms (€650)
2) Studio – this is an artists studio above which is a double room with the bathroom adjacent, i.e. it is a 2 second walk across a private corridor to the bathroom, so it’s not quite en-suite but almost! (€725)
3) De bruin house – this is a modern cottage about 400m down the road from heather rise. There are 3 en suites here. (€750)

The location is very special. Mulranny is on the wild atlantic way and it has majestic views over Clew bay to Croke Patrick. We are 10 minutes walk from the sea and just around the corner from Achill Island. Each room is single occupancy (some have single beds,other have double) and a few have views over clew bay.

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