Ireland is one of the most popular destinations for pilgrimage and spiritual travel.The Ancients built structures in Ireland that are older than the pyramids of Egypt. Ireland boasts
some of the oldest and most interesting prehistoric sites in Europe and is the home of Ancient Standing Stones and Celtic Shrines, Abbeys, Cathedrals, Legends, Folklore and it’s People.

Sherri Baptiste



Call 406-442-8196 for more Information or Contact Kim at kim@featheredpipe.com

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Celtic Spirituality is nature based honoring a connection to ones own potential and the Divine.
The landscape will offer its spirit, while revealing Irelands story. This ancient land carries an inspirational richness of tradition that will enrich and deepen ones own personal journey. The traditional storytellers, Irish heritage, mythology, sacred sites, poetry, music, and Irelands rich blessings will serve to nurture the relationship between soul and spirit; the natural path of the Celtic Tradition. Each day celebrate Celtic Tradition’s natural simplicity, reflection, and quiet moments. Daily yoga practice will support and allow this ancient land to bestow its wonder, while enhancing the depth of your own spiritual practice and physical being.

Our Itinerary:
Fri. June 18 Depart Your Home Country • Sat. June 19 Dublin Arrival and Kilkenny
You arrive into the Dublin airport and are met by our tour escort. You board our private motor coach and start the journey. We begin our tour of Ireland with tea and scones in an Athy farmhouse and then south to Kilkenny to tour the castle and medieval streets and buildings. Afternoon yoga class and overnight at the Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny.

Sun. June 20 Dunbrody Emigrant Ship and Jerpoint Abbey
Morning yoga before we drive southeast to the town of New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship. You will gain insight into the famine years in Ireland and the subsequent exodus to the United States on board sailing vessels. In the afternoon we visit the Jerpoint Abbey of the 12th century and return for quiet, free time with the setting sun. Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny.

Mon. June 21 Blarney Castle and Killarney
Morning yoga with Sherri and then we depart Kilkenny for the midland region of Ireland. Past the gentle slopes of the Galtree Mountains we will stop to visit the Blarney Castle (you may acquire the “gift of eloquence” by kissing the famous stone here) and the the Blarney Woolen Mills. We continue our travels through the rugged countryside of County Kerry where the town of Killarney is located with a backdrop of mountains and lakes. Gorgeous country and full of soul. Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney.

Tues. June 22 Solstice Celebration at the Ring of Kerry
We begin the day with morning yoga and a good breakfast before we board our coach to journey around the Ring of Kerry: a full day of constantly changing mountain and coastline scenery, stunning in every direction. The road winds between the highest mountains in Ireland and the breathtaking North Atlantic Ocean. It is here in the Ring of Kerry that we celebrate the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice. Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney.

Weds. June 23 Cliffs of Moher and Burren
Morning Yoga then we depart Killarney and travel north to Tarbert. A 20 minute ferry ride across the River Shannon and along the coastline of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the churning Atlantic. Pass through Burren Country with prehistoric monuments formed by limestone slabs called dolmens and miles of blooming flowers. We arrive into Galway for plenty of time on our own to explore or relax before dinner. Salthill Court Hotel, Galway.

Thurs. June 24 Connemara Tour
After your morning yoga session, tour Connemara and admire the sweeping views of boglands and misty mountains. Stop in the quaint village of Spiddal, which retains the Irish language and many traditional lifestyles. As you drive along you will see many sheep that graze freely and also tracts of bogland where some people hand-cut peat for home heating.  Return to Galway and enjoy some time at leisure before dining in your hotel. Dinner and overnight: Salthill Court Hotel, Galway.

Fri. June 25 Clonmacnoise and Dublin
Following our morning yoga we will depart Galway and travel to the center of Ireland. We’ll visit Clonmacnoise, a monastic settlement on the banks of the River Shannon founded in 545 AD. This evening we head to the Brazenhead Pub for our farewell dinner and end with a traditional ballad session by local performers. Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin.

Sat. June 26 Dublin/Home

Optional trip to New Grange and Knowth, June 26 – 28, $475

Sun. June 27 We go by bus to New Grange and Knowth
The Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange was built about 3200 BC. The kidney shaped mound covers an area of over one acre and is surrounded by 97 kerbstones, some of which are richly decorated with megalithic art. The 19 metre long inner passage leads to a cruciform chamber with a corbelled roof. It is estimated that the construction of the Passage Tomb at Newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years. Megalithic mounds such as Newgrange entered Irish mythology as sídhe or fairy mounds. Newgrange was said to be the home of Oenghus, the god of love. The Great Mound at Knowth was built over 5000 years ago, probably after the construction of Newgrange and before the construction of Dowth. The Great Mound at Knowth is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds..

June 28: Depart for your home country

Land fare includes:
Airport arrival and departure transport.
In-Country transport by luxury motor coach, guide, hotel accommodations based on twin bed rooms with breakfast, 6 dinners, all yoga sessions, visit and admission fees, boat charges, service charges and government taxes.
Does not include: Airfare to Dublin, travel insurance (highly recommended, $149) most lunches and 2 dinners, laundry, alcohol and items of a personal nature. Single room supplement, $750.

$2,995, double occupancy land fare, $3,745 for single fare.
$500 non-refundable deposit.

Sherri Baptiste is an inspirational yoga teacher at the forefront of training in America. She is the daughter of America’s yoga pioneers and master teachers Magana and Walt Baptiste. Founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, she offers classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training. Her retreats and teacher training programs provide an empowering, peaceful oasis in a hurried world, a place where students can find within themselves the tools and knowledge to support and maintain a happier, healthier and more spiritual lifestyle. Her website is www.powerofyoga.com

India Supera is the founder of the Feathered Pipe Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing educational programs around the world. India is an intrepid traveler, seeker, healer, story teller and woman of great heart and curious mind.

Join Sherri Baptiste and India Supera for this remarkable journey through Ireland to celebrate the Summer Solstice. This Celtic Journey will be an amazing experience and balm for the soul, a tour interwoven with wisdom, compassion and Joy in the Journey. Each day celebrate Celtic Tradition’s natural simplicity, reflection, and quiet moment.

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Please contact Kim at kim@featheredpipe.com
or call 406-442-8196 for more information.
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