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.

Happy Healthy Heart 



26-28th April 2024 FULLY BOOKED!

For this unique retreat we will be looking at the heart in Chinese Medicine not only looking at what foods keep our heart healthy, but what physical and emotional practices we can incorporate to expand love in our life and maintain a healthy body.

You will learn which foods reduce physical conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars together with how the emotional body relates to organ health.  

Learning recipes to reduce anxiety, insomnia and palpitations.

We will experience the body through heart appropriate Qi gong exercise, stretches and acupressure points, plus meditation, mindfulness and mantra techniques that calm the mind and bring the heart home for peaceful sleep and a loving joyful life.

Leave the weekend retreat feeling healthy, happy, rested and well fed, with an understanding of how food connects to heart health and a happy mind.

The heart in Chinese Medicine sits serene in the body supported like an emperor by all the other organs in the body.  So I have chosen my favourite recipes to keep each organ healthy and support the heart, including:.  

  • – Green Beans, Wood Ear Fungus and Garlic (aiding blood circulation) 
  • – Cacao hot chocolate (opening the heart for emotional bliss) 
  • – Caper & sundried tomato dressing (aiding liver blood flow) 
  • – Beetroot, Pear & Feta Salad (dilating the arteries to help blood flow) 
  • – Lettuce Juice (a sleeping tonic) 
  • ​​- Rosemary oil & tea (circulation for fingers and toes) 

Some of the ingredients are specialized to thin the blood or reduce arterial build up but most recipes are created using everyday fresh ingredients. 

Even the healthiest people have heart attacks – they can come suddenly out of the blue. This retreat will help you understand your body, interpreting its signals and clues to feed it what it needs, emotionally and physically to stay Happy, Healthy and in Love with life.

Weekend includes:

☯️ Qi Gong sessions

☯️ Cooking class and demonstrations

☯️ Self Shiatsu sessions

☯️ Walking Qi Gong meditation

☯️ Traditional Chinese Medicine class

☯️ Delicious vegetarian meals

I will be joined by the amazing Claire McCormick of the Natural Dining Table, who has been chef for some of Ireland’s premier vegetarian restaurants including the Happy Pear, Cornucopia and The Escape (in Bray back in the 90’s). All food vegetarian and where possible taken from Claires own polytunnel. 



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

*€50 discount if you have been on retreat with me before or if you bring /recommend a friend


Deposit (non refundable) €95 to secure space, balance payable by April 12th 2024

Balance payable in 3 monthly instalments of €100

Maximum 13 participants