Wellness Retreats

Let Go & Make Space

A Health Weekend focusing on the Lung & Large Intestine in Chinese Medicine

21, 22, 23 October 2022

Mucklagh Lodge, Wicklow, Ireland

In this immersive weekend we will use the energy of the season Samhain (pronounced Sow-in). which falls between the Autumn  Equinox and the Winter Solstice to support the body and specifically the organs of the Lung & Large Intestine in letting go and releasing, improving digestive function and allowing space for deeper breathing.

Samhain marks an important turning point in the wheel of the year, a time for endings, the leaves are falling from the trees and the growing cycle for farming is complete.  It is a time for turning inwards and embracing the stillness and death of approaching winter.

In Chinese Medicine the organs governed by this energy of Autumn are the Lung and Large Intestine.  The lungs absorb the energy from deep breathing and the Large Intestine releases what is no longer needed by the body.  The natural Autumnal process of letting go can impact the function of these organs, impacting energy levels, emotional moods and even the physical skin.  During this weekend we will learn to embrace the inevitable loss through the cycle of life which leaves space for the new seeds to germinate and grow in the spring.

We will use ancient techniques of Food Medicine, Qi Gong Energy Exercises, Self Shiatsu Acupressure, Ritual & Mantra to heal the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the body.

Come and experience deep holding and trust with the group. Letting go allows space, when we allow this space instead of filling it, we will experience deep peace and a sense of coming home to ourselves.

Cost €395 – includes all food, tuition, and accommodation

Deposit €95 to secure space, remainder paid on arrival

Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking retreats are always fully booked.

I love to work with small intimate, closed groups so there is only a maximum of 15 participants.

If you have any medical dietary requirement please let me know 

Discover Yourself, Discover Love

Day Retreat focusing on the Heart and Connection in Chinese Medicine

Saturday 25th June 2022 

Chapel of Ease – Dublin

Fall in love with your food, your body and your life on this unique Day Retreat held in the Chapel of Ease, Irishtown, Dublin.

A complete experience of Chinese Medicine including:

  • ☯️ Qi Gong Energy Exercise Session – increasing blood flow, flexibility
  • ☯️ Food Medicine Demo & Tasting for a healthy heart
  • ☯️ Self Shiatsu Instruction for major points on the body for anxiety, insomnia
  • ☯️ Meditation, Mantra & Sound Bath to calm and restore your soul

Click here to view full schedule

Learning physical practices to connect with our heart and its innate capacity to heal. Restoring trust and connection by coming together with simple practices to renew and nurture your radiant health.


“In Chinese Medicine, the spirit is stored in the heart. Don’t let your heart and your life become dulled – take this time and space to become inspired”

Investment: €95 includes full day with lunch and instruction

20% discount for members of Chi Flow with Jo: €76 – use the coupon code “Discover you Coupon”

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“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