Croí is a week long creative retreat in beautiful Kilfenora, Co Clare, right in the heart of the Burren. Croí is a heart word and translates as ‘most important part’. This retreat is about the nourishment and renewal of exactly that. Our next retreat is September 2020.
Croí is a pilgrimage of attendance to the hungers of your creative soul. Imagine your journey unfolding against the backdrop of The Burren in County Clare, a place once gravely affected by what was named in our history as "An Ghorta Mór", 'The Great Hunger'.
Experience the potency of Irish music, history, storytelling, sound, sacred sites and kindred company to act as conduits for you, as you explore the terrain of inner experience through visual journaling.
Croí is a quest to name and honour, your own sacred longings.
Over the week we will immerse ourselves in our environment, using story, metaphor and visual journalling to facilitate a process of unique and gentle inquiry that integrates body, mind, heart and soul.
You will experience the creative process as a powerful vehicle of deep inward connection, self expression and care.
No experience required. All you need, is an open heart and mind.
"Sometimes the great famine of blessing in and around us derives from the fact that we are not living the life we love, rather we are living the life that is expected of us. We need to return to the solitude within, to find again the dream that lies at the hearth of the soul."
John O Donohue
Croí might be for you if you are craving a gentle and nourishing creative soul experience, in good company against the mystical backdrop of West Ireland. You can find all the finer details of the retreat, by clicking below.
"A wonderful transformative time. Self expression through art and a deeper sense of self inquiry was something that I felt I had lost since I was a child. The sense of play which Amanda showed us made even a novice like me feel at ease with storytelling through image, letting go and expressing myself and having A LOT of fun! I learned so much."
"Amanda unfolds every element and piece of the jigsaw in such a beautiful, clever and inspirational way. Since I left Mulranny I feel I am in touch with my creative self at a completely different level in my business, my family and my photography. I left with a grateful heart, immense joy and inner peace. "
"Croi was magical, intensely deep and meaningful. I felt a deep shift in my soul and a sense of being cradled. It was such an incredibly special time in an amazing retreat space! Thank you Amanda for receiving us with your wisdom, your honesty and your compassion"
"Amanda created the most beautiful experience. We were nourished, we released and we received. Amanda is an intuitive, skilled teacher and facilitator. It was a profound and magical experience."