Macalla Farm is a place of learning, collaboration and reflection. Located on Clare Island off the
west coast of Ireland, we are a chemical free, regenerative farm and small retreat centre. We run Sati Yoga residential retreats and skill sharing courses – through it all, exploring an embodied ethics with which
to respond creatively to the times we’re living in.
When we started at Macalla farm more than two decades ago, our interests and passions were many – yoga, vegetarianism, horses, tree planting, living close to the land. Two decades on, these passions have only deepened and widened – the boundaries between them becoming more porous. We started to not only see that everything was interconnected but actually experience it as such. What matters is how we are in relation to ourselves and to others and crucially how we are in relation to the non-human world. The crises of climate, natural systems and inequality demand that we show up and respond as best we can. This ever evolving response colours all that we do.
Thus our approach to yoga, to all aspects of food, to the land and the animals is one that is caring, playful, inclusive, regenerative – maybe best described as an exploratory and ethical process rather than something fixed and complete.
An invitation, then, to join us – on one of our Sati Yoga retreats or practical courses on food or horses or in the Stone Barn Cafe for a meal or as a volunteer or – all of the above!
APRIL 7th – 10th
Easter Sati Yoga weekend
MAY 20th – 27th
Spring Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat
JUNE 2nd – 5th
June Bank Holiday weekend
JULY 1st – 8th
Intensive Yoga with Rosella Baroncini
JULY 18th – 24th
Deepening Your Practice Intensive
JULY 25th – 30th
Developing A Practice
AUGUST 4th – 7th
August Bank Holiday Weekend
AUGUST 15th – 20th
Developing A Practice
SEPTEMBER 1st – 3rd
SEPTEMBER 9th – 16th
Silent Yoga and Meditation
We have been running residential courses at Macalla Farm for more than two decades. Yoga and mindfulness retreats, skill-sharing courses in vegetarian/vegan cooking and fermentation as well as an introduction to natural horsemanship.
The last two seasons have been a challenge as we navigated COVID restrictions as successfully as we could – along the way meeting some wonderful people on our retreats.
We are looking forward to the 2023 season!
Since 2004 the running of Macalla Farm has been assisted by a large number of generous volunteers and woofers, coming from more than 25 different countries.
It works as an exchange – your help for food and accommodation – the help can be with any aspect of what we do, the food is organic, mostly fairtrade, of the highest quality and delicious, the accomodation comfortable, the place open and welcoming.
Long term opportunities and apprenticeships are available, but note that we usually plan our volunteer team a number of months in advance.
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Visit our Blog for articles of interest, recipes, and current projects.
Visit our Shop
We are happy to be able to offer seasonal and year-round items in our shop.