Welcome to Ocean Sanctuary, Arranmore Island's Holistic Escape

Immerse yourself in the healing practices of Yoga and Meditation, walking, wild swimming and kayaking in the truly awe-inspiring surroundings of the Atlantic Ocean. Unwind and switch off from the outside world, feel your mind and body completely relax as you surround yourself with incredible, calming scenery and experience many tranquil moments to savour.

Join us for an unforgettable 1 day or 3-day immersive retreat and enjoy a remote, peaceful island escape on Ireland’s Atlantic coast. Make Ocean Sanctuary your overseas destination for an unforgettable island experience that will leave you inspired, invigorated, refreshed and calm as you leave the island as a better version of yourself.

Practice yoga against the breathtaking coastal backdrop of Arranmore Island

Located in the north-west of Ireland in Co Donegal, which boasts one of the world’s most scenic airports, and has previously been named top of National Geographic’s “coolest places in the world” list, Arranmore offers a truly unique, authentic escape from the daily grind.

As part of the stunning Wild Atlantic Way coastal driving route, this picturesque island offers one of Ireland’s most remote and unspoiled locations. The Ocean Sanctuary team will cater for your every need. Awaken to the sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the shoreline as you open the curtains to begin each day of the retreat.  Enjoy a host of delicious meals with locally sourced produced, all prepared by our cook on site, with all necessary dietary requirements catered for in the relaxed and homely accommodation.

And if that doesn’t relax you enough, welcome the day with daily morning Yoga followed by Pranayama and Meditation/Yoga Nidra. A variety of locations, each with its own unique backdrop will make this practice all the more special. Picture mornings on the beach or evening sunset yoga under the gaze of a lighthouse.

But don’t be fooled into thinking that its all chilling at Ocean Sanctuary, unless that’s what you desire, of course. There are loads of activities to keep you entertained while making your weekend all the more memorable.  With spaces limited to 15 people for 3-day and 20 for 1-day events, there’s no time to waste, there’s no time to waste so book your slice of tranquillity now to avoid disappointment. Visit: www.oceansanctuary.ie

Let the clear waters of the surrounding ocean of the island provide the perfect marine leisure location for those who love to get outdoors and try activities such as swimming, walking, kayaking and paddle boarding with guided instructors. Enjoy Arranmore island’s natural beauty and charm as it inspires your inner calm and peacefulness as you immerse yourself in the truly stunning setting of Ocean Sanctuary.

Arranmore Island

Helena Gallagher – Owner of Ocean Sanctuary said: “At Ocean Sanctuary, let the Wild Atlantic Ocean calm your spirits and sooth your soul. Immerse yourself in daily Yoga and Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra. Take the chance to escape the daily challenges of life, switch off your phone, turn off the wifi, recharge your batteries and live in the moment. Enjoy your surroundings, take time out, be yourself, relax, breathe. Look after your mind body and spirit. I look forward to welcoming you to my Island home.”

Jacqueline Toner – owner of Healing Flow Yoga added: “The core of my approach is to help people move with ease, manage stress, become more mindful and navigate their lives with a sense of calm and focus. When you come to my classes, expect a journey through the senses, allowing you to relax and nurture yourself mentally, physically and emotionally. You will leave refreshed, nourished and calm, ready to embrace your day and everyone you meet.” 

Jacqueline Toner and Helena Gallagher

1 Day Retreats:

  • 14th August
  • 19th August
  • 27th August

€110 per person, include return ferry journey, lunch, 4 hours of yoga and meditation, mindful walk and swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Check out www.oceansanctuary.ie for more details.

3 Day Retreats:

  • 2nd – 4th September
  • 30th September – 2nd October
  • 14th – 16th October

€750 per person, @700 per person for a twin room. Check out www.oceansanctuary.ie for more details.