Join Joanne Faulkner for an immersive retreat experience. 

You will practice daily Chi Gong, Self-Shiatsu, learn delicious recipes with Cookery Demonstrations, eat amazing vegetarian food at every meal, meditate to relax and rejuvenate your mind, and spend time with like-minded people and spend time walking through beautiful ancient forests, taking in nature, peace and quiet.

These beautiful retreats book out fast, so read on for more details of upcoming retreats.

Joanne Faulkner Wellness Retreats
Joanne Faulkner Wellness Retreats


22, 23, 24  September 2023 

Mucklagh Lodge, Wicklow, Ireland

Improving your relationship with sugar with Qi Gong, 5 Element Food Medicine and Self Acupressure

☯️ Do you strive to eat healthily but get lost in cravings or habitual eating patterns?
☯️ Is there a sense of lack that cannot be satisfied in your life?
☯️ Would you like to lose weight but don’t know where to start?
☯️ Have you lost pleasure in food?

In Chinese medicine, this suggests your stomach and spleen energy is out of balance. Energetically these are the meridians of the nourishing mother earth element and their flavour is sweet. 

This weekend aims to bring an awareness of the body’s emotional and physical needs for balance and wellness.

Learn how to satisfy with mindful practices and sweet soul food

Come and unload the mental stresses and physical strains, have some fun and learn Qi Gong, Acupressure and Food Therapy that can nourish your sweet self in everyday life.

In this simple, nurturing weekend, you can understand the clear connection between our emotions, our vitality, the food we choose and how it directly affects our health.

Weekend includes:

☯️ Qi Gong sessions

☯️ Cooking class and demonstrations

☯️ Self Shiatsu sessions

☯️ Walking Qi Gong meditation

☯️ Traditional Chinese Medicine class

☯️ Delicious vegetarian meals

Make the change you want with information, care and support of the group


Joanne Faulkner Wellness Retreats


€395 – includes all food, tuition, and accommodation


Deposit (non refundable) €95 to secure space, balance payable by 15 September 2023

Maximum 14 participants


4 twin rooms and 2 triple rooms – all  offered on a first come, first served basis

Take time to develop and nurture a loving connection with your body and mind

Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking retreats are always fully booked.

I love to work with small, intimate groups so weekend retreats have a maximum of 15 participants.

If you have any medical dietary requirement please let me know in advance.

Here’s what some women had to say after a retreat…

“Joanne has a special talent for putting people at ease, and is a wealth of knowledge about TCM, Shiatsu, Qi Gong and what to eat to feel well.  Her retreats are just glorious, relaxing, immersive and you come away feeling like you’ve had a 2 week holiday in a health spa.  Highly recommended to switch off and decompress.”

Kelley, Retreat Participant

“Being at the centre. I felt relieved to step out of the world. Food – Eating wholesome. Good food prepared with love. Meeting likeminded ladies. Freedom to have time alone. Enjoyed the sharing.”

Marian, Retreat Participant

“Joanne is very skilled in her ability to teach and inspire. Her knowledge and passion are both great gifts.”

Fionnuala, Retreat Participant