The Ayurveda Teacher
About the Retreat Facilitators
Doug Hyde B.A (Biology), Adv. Dip Ayurveda
Doug will be teaching Meditation & Ayurveda at the retreat.
Doug is passionate about teaching people how to transform their health & lives through Ayurveda. He has been working as an Ayurvedic practitioner & teacher for over 10 years. He feels that everyone can benefit from this ancient tradition.
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I found the day hugely nourishing and nurturing – it was exactly what I had hoped for & needed. I am leaving relaxed & confident that I have learnt a new way of living a healthier life. Thank you Doug & Julie
This retreat was a complete mind/body/soul holiday. I feel mentally grounded and so energised physically following the weekend. The location was incredibly beautiful, perfectly suited to relaxation and escapism. I have a spring in my step and a smile on my face. Highly recommend this weekend. Thank you Dougie and Julie.
“This retreat was really enjoyable and exactly ‘what the doctor ordered’. Time to stop, reflect and reset. The setting was truly breathtaking, raw, wild, rugged beautiful Ireland, and the accommodation and resources available at the centre were second to none. In particular the yoga shala was a beautiful space that nourishes the soul, spectacular views, great lighting. It is easy to feel pure reverence in such an environment. The food was also really delicious and lovingly prepared. Dougie and Julie who ran the retreat were both open, friendly, knowledgeable about their field of expertise and importantly clearly lived their practice, thus inspiring confidence. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and can highly recommend the Retreat Centre and Dougie and Julie to others.”
“I feel so wonderfully relaxed after an extremely enjoyable and informative day. The venue, instructors and food were all fantastic. Thanks so much”. (attendee Day retreat)J. Bourke
A splendid retreat with a beautiful mix of individuals all on a journey in a fabulous castle away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! I will be living and loving the precious new insights of well-being so wonderfully illustrated by the very knowledgeable & learned Douggie and Julie! Blessings to you all” -Isobel x
“The benefits were amazing and would definitely recommend it to anyone” —Anon
“I’ve read a lot about Ayurvedic practices in the past, but on this weekend retreat I actually learned how to implement them into my daily routine and why it’s so important to do so. From self-massage techniques and Ayurvedic cooking to the proper way to use a neti pot, the instruction provided on this retreat was second to none. This is the perfect weekend retreat if you’re looking for a countryside getaway that’ll help you de-stress, press the re-set button, and kickstart your health goals.” —Anon
The instant I pulled up to the beautiful Springfield castle I knew I was in for a special and unique retreat. Mornings began in a spacious, warm, candle-lit room with guided meditation followed by a gentle yoga class and self-massage. The practitioners’ guidance and instruction in these practices was the best I’d ever received. The group meals were also wonderful. The Ayurvedic food was simple yet amazingly flavorful—the kind of meals that reassure you that healthy eating is truly doable—and the family-style service not only gave us a chance to bond with each other, but also with the practitioners. Just three days of this retreat has had far-reaching effects in my life. It’s been two months since I left the castle and I am still waking up to meditate, doing the gentle cleanses I was taught on the retreat, and eating Ayurvedic foods that have transformed how I look and feel.” —Meghan, New York
This retreat was absolutely fantastic, and I left feeling enlightened and inspired. The Ayurvedic practitioners felt more like mentors than teachers, and they established a setting that felt comfortable and even intimate—a space that afforded all of us the opportunity to talk about health and emotional issues in a real and honest way. Just as nurturing as the practitioners was the food. I walked away from this weekend with improved digestion, as well as the knowledge needed to continue to strengthen my digestion. And the gentle cleanses were good for both the body and mind, helping me absorb what I’d learned and prep for what was to come. In a nutshell, this retreat is an experience that’ll stick with you long after you leave the beautiful castle.” —Aaron, Co. Clare