Welcome to Blackhill Woods

We would like you to consider this space as another room in your home. A haven where you can carve out some well deserved you time. Time to be yourself, to breathe, stretch, move, relax, to just be.
We offer a wide variety of practices to integrate into your day and your life, to help you feel more at home within yourself, taking care of you in body, in mind and in spirit.
We are a living, breathing community of down-to-earth people and like-minded souls, trying to live a simpler more balanced life.
We are here to support, encourage, grow and evolve. We would love you to join us. We offer Online Yoga Classes, Studio Classes and Yoga Retreats all set in the beautiful grounds of our home and your haven, Blackhill Woods Retreat in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland.
Please take a look and see what inspires you to start your unique journey with us.

Our Yoga, Your Yoga

Retreats & Events in Blackhill Woods

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Testimonials

“Yoga at Blackhill Woods is the ultimate journey through the seasons and senses. There’s something really beautiful about moving in harmony with nature and witnessing all the gorgeous changes from spring bluebells to crisp beech leaves in autumn. Simon’s restorative retreat mornings are one of my favorite ways to check in with myself and take some time out, I always feel so grounded and focused afterwards. It’s truly a magic place… the vegan chocolate cake is the best in the world!”

Emily, Laois. 
Emily, Laois.

“I cannot recommend Eilish and Simon enough. They live what they teach. Their practice is holistic, comes from the heart and brings peace and calm to the soul. Each individual is welcomed to the mat exactly as they are in that moment and the practice is made accessible to every level from total beginner upwards in a safe space for engagement. Thank you so much for holding space virtually and in Blackhill Woods too.”

 

“I will take this opportunity to thank Eilish and Simon, not only for the fantastic variety of yoga classes but for the genuine support they both have been throughout the while. I have looked forward to each and every class. I did worry that I may not have been motivated to do it alone at home, however the welcome and encouragement from Eilish and Simon motivated me & has been fantastic.”

Alma, Laois. 
Alma, Laois.

“I had been trying to fit in a yoga class for months but could never find the time! I am so grateful that you started classes online and have so enjoyed doing Yin Yoga in particular, but also gravity, and flow. Your short coffee break classes are genius, they can be fit into a mornings work… I am not sitting getting stiff in the morning now. In short I am so thankful for you both, for Blackhill Woods and for what you deliver, I have told everyone I know!”

Helena, Laois. 
Helena, Laois.

“The first time I drove into Blackhill Woods, an incredible sense of tranquility surrounded the place – I was hooked… I have been doing Yoga with Simon for about 4 years and recently with Eilish. As Yoga teachers they complement each other perfectly with their different energies .It amazes me how they seem to always be in tune to each persons’ needs. I have attended many Yoga classes in my life but I can truly say that yoga at Blackhill Woods has changed the way I live my life….”

Niav, Laois. 
Niav, Laois.

“A retreat in Blackhill woods is such an enjoyable experience. The minute you drive onto the property it feels like you are leaving the world behind ..entering a scene from a Meave Binchy novel. A warm greeting with herbal teas and easy chats on beanbags by a fire. Followed by an energy lifting flow yoga with Eilish. A moreishly deliciously vegan lunch and dessert, yum yum. Then an afternoon of what I like to call ‘hugging a bean bag’ with Simon’s calm and soothing voice leading a restorative session. A treat is not the word. Bliss!”

Eimear, Kilkenny. 
Eimear, Kilkenny.

What an amazing haven you all have created…I would not miss my chance to be part of your living/loving ’embrace:.I look forward to your sessions every day and am amazed that I am creating Me time without any of the guilt.. delighted to continue my subscription..Thank you again for All the calmness and positivity.

Gillian, Laois. 
Gillian, Laois.

“Amazing! Thank you so much for your wonderful yoga classes. I whole heartedly enjoy each and every one, either live or from your library! It’s been a massive resource! You give us such variety, positivity and balance in everything that you do for us! Will be remaining a loyal fan, and a happy subscriber!Thanks so much for everything. it’s much appreciated.”

Aila, Laois. 
Aila, Laois.

“Could not praise Eilish and Simon, highly enough.. Love love love, the yoga classes. Have being doing yoga, a long time now with them, always feel so good after. I’m so grateful to them, being able to do live classes in my home.. Highly recommended!”

Barbara, Laois. 
Barbara, Laois.

“Since March 2020 and I am full time working from home. As we all know there are thousands of online courses , classes , resources available online , almost too much to choose from . Starting Blackhill Woods subscription was the best thing I did. I know each week when the classes are available and can fit them in at a time that suits me to compliment my run & cycling training. I can see a large improvement in my running posture & core strength since beginning with Blackhill Woods & would recommend it highly for all levels.”

Aoife, Kilkenny 
Aoife, Kilkenny

“ The main advantage of doing it at home is that my husband is now doing it too! Love it.”

Hazel, Laois 
Hazel, Laois

“I can easily and wholeheartedly highly recommend Blackhill Woods Retreat. 
The location, the grounds, the woods, the Yoga Rooms are stunning. Eilish, Simon and family somehow managed to provide such a friendly, homely approach while still keeping the quality of service and professionalism at 5 star standards.”

Imelda. Portlaoise, Laois. 
Imelda. Portlaoise, Laois.

“I am so happy to have found the blessing of Blackhill Woods Yoga and the magic of Éilish and Simon’s teaching. Apart from the beautiful surroundings of the woods, Éilish and Simon’s energy is what makes any visit to Blackhill so special and deeply healing. Their online classes are no different where they expertly hold the same supportive space…. Both teachers are extremely well-versed in their chosen fields of yoga, and each have their own individual knack of infusing insightful snippets of wisdom throughout their classes”

Mia, Kilkenny, Ireland. 
Mia, Kilkenny, Ireland.