Another year in the 'province'

What a lovely summer we had here in  Inishowen with more than 40 of our yoga friends sharing the sunshine, beaches, yoga and meditation sessions, meals and entertainment over 3 Yoga Holidays. We met former guests, new friends, family and even our 2 guests, Mel and Trevor, who organised their trip from New Zealand to take in a week with us in August. Both of them used to attend Elma’s yoga classes in Leixlip. Kieran and his staff at Nancy’s Barn looked after us for lunch and dinners – great food in a lovely atmosphere.


It was great to have Christine and Colm from Obus again in May and it was a couples weekend with YTI’s Jackie Reid and her partner Adrian as well Anya Kruger and Tilo. Among this group were lots of friends who know their way around Inishowen and Clonmany and enjoyed touring with the newcomers. Congratulations to Clodagh who participated just one week before she delivered her first baby! Close one and a first for us!

May quotes:

Clodagh ‘To all the beautiful souls I met over the last couple of days, here is hoping our paths shall pass again and thanking you all from the bottom of my heart … ‘

Celine ‘Thanks for an amazing weekend. It was magical.’

June ‘Thank you again for another fabulous Donegal experience.’

The sun shone brightly for the June weekend and we were thrilled to have Patsy’s sister Grace, daughter Ellen and friends Collette and Susan. Tina Drury was the spark that lit the fun over the weekend for the 11 guests who enjoyed yoga and meditation sessions – some for the first time


Some quotes from our June group -

Brenda ‘Sitting here in Dublin doing some stretching but my mind is still in Donegal’.

Grace ‘Back to work and drawing heavily on all the good vibes of a wonderful weekend of yoga and friendship.’

Tina “ Wow … such an amazing group of people’.

Nancy’s Barn .. our second home! Fantastic food and staff!

Susan ‘What a beautiful place. How lucky are we".

Fran ‘I feel so blessed having experienced this beautiful place and with such wonderful company.’

Tony ‘Elma and Patsy …. We can best thank them by bringing this unconditional kindness and acceptance of ourselves and others into our lives.


And our August week -

Mary ‘ Thank you so much Elma and Patsy for the company, the fun, the food and the craic …. And of course the yoga. It was a great week"

Margot – ‘Recipe for health and happiness – Yoga, meditation, walking, good food, great scenery, friendship and fun.’

Brid ‘Yoga with Elma for me is like a going home every year to a place of magnificent natural beauty … meeting new people and renewing old friendships … I always leave with peace of mind after the week of great yoga, lovely food, fresh air and plenty of laughter.’

Margaret ‘ I look forward so much to this holiday every year. The most beautiful spot in Ireland, the very special yoga teacher, the delicious food, the company, the fun and the laughter. Only home and I cannot wait for next year.

I know I should be living in the moment.’


It is always a pleasure to have our yoga guests and they leave behind as much as they take with them. Many thanks and looking forward to 2019. Elma and Patsy.

Get in touch if you would like to book for 2020 – May, June or August.