(Dates to be Confirmed)

(Date temporarily postponed due to Covid restrictions)


Slow Down, Take a Breath and Witness your Creativity Flow

One Day Weekend Mindfulness & Creativity Retreats

Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey

Slow Down, Take a Breath and Witness your Creativity Flow

Experience the joy of of Mindfulness & learn skills, to help you connect with your Natural Creative Flow.

These specially designed retreats offer a full day of guided mindfulness-practice infused with Creativity.

Retreat Fee : €90

WHEN:   Dates to be Confirmed (Date temporarily postponed due to Covid restrictions)




Retreat Theme


A One Day Mindfulness & Creativity Retreat dedicated to your well-being. Experience the deep inner stillness, which is available through practicing Mindfulness and Meditation, AND Learn how to identify and work with the blocks, that hold us back from our natural state of Creative Flow.
These specially designed retreats offer a full day of guided mindfulness-practice and exercises, infused with creativity.
Retreat Fee : €90
Our minds are usually racing with thoughts, pre-occupations, worries, anxieties, problem-solving, remembering and anticipating. This tends to leave us stressed out and often overwhelmed. We seldom bring our attention into the present moment and return back to this moment NOW. Mindfulness offers us the practical tools and skills to develop the ability to anchor our attention in the present moment and thus be able to enjoy our lives as they are happening moment by moment. We learn to live less in our heads thinking about experience and more in our body, mindfully sensing experience directly ‘as it is happening’.
When we practice mindfulness, we practice paying attention on purpose to what is happening moment by moment. Our awareness of all the details of our experience increases as we learn to observe and sense with an attitude of Non-Judgment and Curiosity.
Our ability to be Creative is directly related to our capacity to be Mindful. The more mindful we are, the more we can access creative flow. This workshop will show you how this is possible, and how they directly relate to each-other.

What to Expect:

This day is dedicated to your well-being. You will be gently guided throughout the day through a series of Mindfulness practices and creative exercises
Guided meditation sittings will be interwoven with facilitated exercises including.
• Mindful Listening
• Mindful communication
• Mindful Looking
• Mindful Eating
• Mindful Movement
• Mindful Body Scan
• Mindful Creativity
What to Bring:
You will need to wear comfortable loose clothes that do not restrict your breathing. Please wear leggings or sweatpants (skirts are not advisable) as we will be doing Mindful Movement.
Previous participants on Mindfulness & Creativity workshops include:
Meditators from all backgrounds, Primary / Secondary Teachers, Visual Artists, Musicians, Poets, Yoga Instructors, Business Owners, Architects, Designers, Chefs, Restaurant owners, Web Designers, Photographers, Art Therapists, Sound Therapists, Housewives /Househusbands, Parents, and Adults from all walks of life.
To Book Your Place
Retreat Fee : €90
• Max No 10 Places: Places are limited to 10 participants on each retreat, to ensure comfort, quality and group connection
• All materials / equipment supplied
• If you have any queries contact Una on (0879819821)



Participant Reviews Amber Springs Full Day Mindfulness & Creativity Retreat

“I attended Una’s Mindfulness & Creativity Retreat on Saturday! It was so enjoyable. I’m completely new to any guided mindfulness, meditation or the use of art in these areas. There was a lovely group of people there and Una guided us all through each practice with great understanding and made it all very achievable for all of us: newbies or those returning for a refresher! A lovely day & reminder to be present and mindfully experience each and every part of our day! Thank you Una and I hope to be back with you again.”

Edel Finan (Adult Educator)


“It was wild and stormy outside, but inside Una created a warm and inviting atmosphere. The saying “Time flies when you’re having fun” comes to mind. Una guided us through Mindfulness exercises, drawing, painting, walking, relaxing …. silent or chatting ……. delicious lunch. A gift of a day. Thank you Una.  
Liz Moffatt (Yoga Instructor-Wexford)

“I attended Una’s mindfulness retreat day yesterday. Very enjoyable with a lovely group – got me back into the space of being more mindful and to have more gratitude. Highly recommend Una’s 6 week course in mindfulness with art and her one day mindfulness retreats. Great for both complete beginners to mindfulness and those who need a refresher.”

Maeve Bolton Lee ( Gorey)


“It was a joy to be able to attend Una’s full day workshop on Mindfulness and Creativity. The whole day flowed with a seamless flow due to Una’s versatile facilitation skills and we wove in and out of a blend of practices without feeling hurried or pressured in any way. This experience offered me a real opportunity to connect with my own deep well of ‘ being’ and to draw from there in my “putting my mark” on the page. This was a beautiful approach to helping me honour the artist within, who has been very shy over a number of years!  Thank you Una for creating space where I could ‘drop down’ and into the heart to allow a mark trickle forth! 

Mairéad Heaney, Mindfulness Teacher, MTAI (Dundalk)


“I was at the Mindfulness retreat on Saturday and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.. I felt grounded and uplifted leaving.. Una comes from a place of gentleness and her passion for what she does shined through on the day.. I’d highly recommend her… Thank you Una.”

Regina Redmond (Healer)


“I feel relaxed, energized & recharged after Una’s one day mindfulness. Having not done anything with mindfulness before, I didn’t know what to expect but found the whole day just flowed with Una’s simple guidance and non-intrusive manner. I really enjoyed learning how to meditate. Thank you for a really lovely day.”

Sorcha Ui Dhonnabhain (Secondary School Teacher)


“I can’t recommend this highly enough, Una is easy to listen to, interesting and fantastic at helping you feel at ease. Completely non judgmental atmosphere and you leave with a sense of calm and enlightenment.”

Rachael Elliot (Care Worker Special Needs)


“Super relaxing day – a total retreat capably facilitated by Una – so wonderful to meet up with others who incorporate mindfulness into their everyday lives ! Would thoroughly recommend this Mindfulness & Creativity Day Retreat to others ! Thank you soo much Una for facilitating this day for us all !”

Mary O Tool (Wexford)


“I really enjoyed the mindfulness and creativity full day retreat with Una. The full body scan was a wonderfully relaxing experience and a lovely prerequisite to a gorgeous lunch with lovely people. The creativity part with the art was such a nice way to shift away from stress and focus on the page in front of me. It was really good to not have a plan and just paint/colour/sketch spontaniously. The whole experience was a lovely day out for myself…where I got to refocus and reexamine different aspects of my life. I met some lovely people and really enjoyed it. Thanks Una.”

Aoife Coade


“Thoroughly enjoyed Una’s  workshop. The day past quickly and encompassed many aspects such as meditative breathing, meditation through walking and exploring your creative side through art.  Highly recommended this workshop to anyone who is looking to switch off from the daily bustle of life. You come away feeling more energized and refreshed. Thank you Una.”

Deborah Cosgrave





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Participant Reviews of Past Retreats

Gorey School of Art One Day Retreat

I recently took part in the one-day Mindfulness & Creativity retreat at the Gorey School of Art, having previously completed the evening course.  It was an amazing day with a very open and creative group of people; I even got to meet one of the students of another of Una’s classes whom I had been connecting with ‘creatively’ in the course participants’ Facebook Group!  The relaxed environment Una creates really fosters an atmosphere of acceptance and play, which allowed us as a group to ‘let go’ and allow our creativity surface!  I thoroughly enjoyed the vast variety of exercises and approaches to exploring both mindfulness and creativity, from meditation and body scanning to mixed media creative exercises and mindful yoga.  Una provided us with various tools to anchor our awareness in the present, which we can use in our daily lives to continue the practice following on from the course.  Furthermore, I came away with new creative techniques that I’m already exploring and developing further since the course, not to mention lots of new creative buddies!  As ever, a massive thank you to Una, whose expertise and experience in this field are second to none.  The adventure continues!

Elizabeth Cuddy (Artist / Web Programmer)

Gorey School of Art One Day Retreat

Recently I participated in a one-day Mindful Create retreat. Una creates such a safe space for people to become present in themselves and feel relaxed to explore new territory creatively. Through her gentle guidance and focused intuition, her generous and stimulating materials, her imaginative and spontaneous activities the day’s events moved seamlessly and effortlessly. Una is a skillful facilitator who applies such effective resources to the practice of both disciplines. I came away with an understanding and better knowledge of what mindfulness is and gained clarity on how many blocks I stack in the way of my creativity. There was a real sense of non-judgement and support from Una and within the group and I think we all felt nurtured and minded to continue on our journey of awareness and expressing our unique selves. Thank you, Una and Mindful Create.

Sarah Malin (Artist & Care Worker)



And After your Retreat, why not take a 15 minute Drive out to Cahore pier for a mindful walk around the head and down onto the beautiful sandy beach of Old Bawn. Then stroll back and enjoy refreshments in the Strand Bar overlooking the pier … It’s absolutely Gorgeous … and well worth a visit…!!!