The Vitalist Circle retreats

The Vitalist Circle retreat is a great opportunity to do a full week of cleansing detox under the supervision of master herbalists. Each person’s cleanse will be tailored to where they are in their health journey. The cleanse is made easy with the implementation of natural therapeutics such as a sound bath, drum circle, hydrotherapy, yoga, nature walks and community spirit. You will leave with the knowledge to forage and prepare your own herbs and you will learn skills in nutrition and making your own probiotics. We help people get in touch with their emotions through journaling, shamanic cleansing, journeying and meditation.

Living food is at the heart of the Vitalist Circle retreat and aims to nourish and return the body to health. Living foods are natural foods, as close to their original pure form as possible to retain all their active ingredients and nutrients. This includes whole fruits and vegetables, fermented fruits and vegetables, sprouted nuts and seeds and whole grains. These foods are rich in inflammation-fighting antioxidants, phytochemicals and active enzymes. Living foods help your body produce and activate its own naturally occurring enzymes that are necessary for hormone production and chemical reactions in the body to keep it operating optimally. Fermented foods, like raw kombucha, are considered alive because they are packed with living probiotics and prebiotics to promote healthy bacteria in your gut, where 70% of your immune system lives.

Sarah Kavanagh

Master Herbalist, Living food instructor , Iridologist , Nurse

Kid Deevy

Master Herbalist, Nutritionist, Iridologist, Living food instructor

Lia O reilly

Master Herbalist, Iridologist, Nutritionist, Yoga teacher

Nikita Purcell

Master Herbalist, Iridologist, Living food instructor, Reiki master, Reflexologist

Some of the Activities included are:

Living food preparation

We teach you how to make raw, plant based, packed full of enzymes, nutrition and most importantly delicious foods.  
Deserts like…carrageen jelly and cashew icecream, raspberry and blueberry cheese cake, fudge balls
Dinners like…thai curry, soups, chillies, bruschettas, raw pulp crackers with dips.

Sound bath

Sound baths are a wonderful therapy to accompany a kidney cleanse as there is a strong connection between the kidneys and the ears. We have a sound healing specialist Dee O’ Conor facilitating the sound baths at our Vitalist Circle retreats.

Fermentation workshop

Learn how to make your own healthy porbiotic drinks, kombucha, Apple cider vinegar and delicious kimchi and tomato salsa.

Drumming workshop

Drumming or a drum circle is a great way of calming the mind and releasing any built up liver energy this is why we brought this wonderful activity into our Vitalist Circle retreat as it accompanies a liver flush greatly. Deirdre, Brian, Sean and Sheamus are part of a drum circle in Thurles and they volunteer their knowledge and drums to us for a wonderful night of drumming.

Creativity

Lose yourself in the art form of Mandala drawing, poetry and journaling workshop!

These are just some of the week long activities

What’s included
Drum circle
Meditation
Kidney flush
Hydrotherapy
Fire ceremony
Caster oil packs
Journaling workshop
Sauna and plunge pool 

Yoga
Art therapy
Foraging walks
Food and juices
Accommodation
Poetry workshop
Probiotics workshop
Liver flush (if applicable)
And more…

Extra optional treatments available

Body therapies are a very valuable tool to help support people through self healing and times of stress. At The Vitalist Circle we have qualified therapists that can offer the following body therapies

what to Bring

Reflexology
Indian head massage
Reiki
Rahanni
Body massage
And more

June 2024 4-Day retreat

The next 4 day retreat coming up in June 2024 in the beautiful hills of Hollyford Tipperary. Dates are from the 7th to the 11th. This is a great opportunity to do a cleansing detox under the supervision of 4 master herbalist who combined have much to offer. Each person’s cleanse will be tailored to suit where they are in their health journey. This cleansing retreat is made easy with the implementation of natural therapeutics like sound bath, drum circle, hydrotherapy, nature and community spirit. You will leave with the knowledge to forage and prepare your own herbs and you will learn skills in nutrition and making your own probiotics. We help people get in touch with emotions through shamanic cleansing, journeying and meditation. For 4 nights with all activities and accommodation included it is just €500

Read More »

June 2024 3-day Water Fast

June’s 3-day fasting event involves abstaining from food for a consecutive period of three days. During this time, you consume no solid food. Let’s delve into the details…

Read More »

September 2024 3-day Water Fast

September’s 3-day fasting event involves abstaining from food for a consecutive period of three days. During this time, you consume no solid food. Let’s delve into the details…

Read More »

June 2024 7-day retreat

The next retreat coming up in June 2024 in the beautiful hills of Hollyford Tipperary. Dates are from the 7th to the 14th with an option of doing a long weekend from the 7th to the 10th.
This is a great opertunity to do a cleansing detox under the supervision of 4 master herbalist who combined have much to offer.

Read More »

Master Herbalist, nutritionist, Iridologist, living food instructor

kid deevy

Kid is a wildling at heart and her calling is to inspire people back into connection with their health and wellbeing through diet, herbal medicine and lifestyle changes.

Sarah Kavanagh

Sarah is one of the herbalists who will be facilitating at the retreats. Her background is in nursing and she has a long personal interest in herbs.

Master Herbalist, living food instructor , Iridologist , Nurse

Master Herbalist, Iridologist, Nutritionist, Yoga teacher

Lia O reilly

Hello, my name is Lia O’Reilly, and I am part of the Vitalist retreat team.Since I was young,my grandmother introduced me to herbs, which has significant influenced me. I discovered that natural healing was my passion, and began to study herbal medicine.

Nikita Purcell

Nikita is a Master Medical Herbalist, a reflexology, a nutritionist, a reiki master, an iridologist, a rahani and IET practicioner, a living food demonstrator, a shamanic practicioner, a bio emotional decoder and an artist/poet.... she has spent the last 15 years gathering different therapies and attending different retreats.

Master Herbalist, Iridologist, living food instructor, reiki master, reflexologist

Things needed for the retreat

towel

rain coat

comfortable clothes

journal

body brush

drinking water bottle

blanket

hiking boots

old clothes or pyjamas for casteroil pack

toiletries

swimming togs

bed bottom and top sheet pillow case quilt cover

yoga matt

hot waterbottle

optional things to bring

drum

pendelum

words for songs

books to share

music play lists