Macalla horse Farm offers Equine assisted mindfulness and Natural Horsemanship sessions for individual or groups of children (from 5 onwards) or adults.

Advance booking is essential. Costs from €25 for children (up to 15) and €50 for adults for a one hour session.

E-mail for more information or call him on (353) 0 87 2621832.


Please note that no riding is involved, Macalla farm does not offer horse trekking.



 A review by Sally:

A Soul-Cleansing Yoga Retreat for Inner-Peace

Clare Island is a secluded and serene sanctuary tucked away in Clew Bay, so naturally, it is an excellent place to get away and achieve harmony. Like every great thing, inner peace takes time, and a yoga retreat is a perfect opportunity to disconnect from the modern world, take some time, and focus on the self. The residents are also there to help visitors with accommodations as well as additional activities.

Professional instructors use the island to teach newcomers and give veterans the skills they need to pass their knowledge on to others. Whether it’s on a windswept hill, a rustic cabin studio or green meadow, Clare Island has just the right environment to enjoy a peaceful yoga retreat.

The Retreats

Clare Island is home to Macalla Farm, a working organic farm, and yoga retreat facility. It is owned and operated by a local family who has lived on and cultivated the land for decades. Its primary teachers and owners, Ciara and Christophe, have nearly 40 years of teaching yoga between them.

The retreats at Macalla Farm specialise in Sati techniques and pranayama yoga and develop mindfulness of body, breath and mind. Retreats are usually week-long affairs with intensive instruction and cater to different levels. Some focus more towards beginners and others are intended for more advanced students who have a desire to start a practice of their own.

An All-Encompassing Experience

Macalla Farm doesn’t stop at nurturing yoga techniques. The facility also hosts some retreats and courses designed to weave yoga principles of mindfulness into everyday life. From vegetarian cooking classes to Conscious Living and Learning retreats, Macalla farm explores the relationships between yoga, meditation and sustainable living.

The farm also has a unique connection with animals, particularly horses. Macalla farm hosts a Mindfulness, Yoga and Horsemanship retreat which teaches students how to control their minds and bodies to better communicate and connect with horses.

Novices who just love animals, as well as experienced equestrians, are all welcome to learn how to deepen their connections with these magnificent animals.

A Perfect Place for Peace

Clare Island has sweeping views of Clew Bay, tranquil wooded areas and wide-open fields. All of which can be experienced at Macalla Farm while learning secrets of mind, body and breath. Whether it’s for a small group of beginners taking their first tentative steps or a seasoned practitioner looking to learn how to teach others, Clare Island is the perfect place for a transformative yoga experience.