A journey through BREATH and DANCE

with Debbie Cronin and Myrthe Wieler

Embodied Awakening Retreat

September 27 – 29th 2024, Heir Island, West Cork.

About The Retreat

September 27 – 29th 2024, Heir Island, West Cork.

Join us for a transformative weekend retreat on the serene Heir Island, in West Cork, where we will explore the profound practices of somatic breathwork and movement medicine “Brahmani Sacred Dance”. This retreat is designed to guide you on an immersive inward journey, allowing you to reconnect with your true self.

We invite you to join us on this journey of liberation and self-discovery. Give yourself permission to be curious by the movements, expressions and insights that arise from deep, conscious breathing and embodied movement. Whether you are new to these practices or have experience, our retreat offers a unique opportunity to reawaken connection with your authentic expressions.

Come as you are, and leave with a renewed sense of clarity, connection, and compassion for yourself and others. We look forward to sharing this sacred space with you.

Journey to Self-Discovery

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September 27 – 29th 2024, Heir Island, West Cork.

Myrthe created a warm and safe environment that encouraged us to explore the joys of fun and play. Through dance, music and movement, we reconnected with the freedom of childhood and experiences playful exploration. Myrthe also provided opportunities for self-reflection, helping us understand the personal significance of these experiences. This process facilitated both reconnection and healing. I highly recommend.


Sacred Dance Workshop 2024

What Is Brahmani Sacred Dance?

Brahmani Sacred Dance provides a structured and safe space for you to explore freedom in movement. It encourages you to move in sync with the natural rhythms of your inner world. Embrace the movement of your unique body and let go of how it looks, focusing instead on how it feels.

Somatic Embodiment

Embrace your unique movement: This is not choreographed dance or ecstatic dance. You don’t need to ‘know how to dance’ to participate. You are fit enough and YOU ARE ENOUGH, just as you are. Through gentle guidance by Myrthe, cultivate curiosity and be surprised by how your body wants to move. Respect your boundaries and energy levels, flowing with your body and breath.

Mindful Exploration

In these sessions, you will be guided through playful and mindful explorations, discovering your unique way of moving. There will be invitations to connect safely with others in the group and moments to reflect and write in your journals. There will also be opportunities to practice the art of pausing and observing, allowing each moment to unfold organically.

I felt lighter, happier & more relaxed after all my breathwork sessions with Debbie. It’s like a therapy session without having to explain your thoughts or worries to anyone. A private healing in your own heart with the trust & safety of having others close by if you need them. More please!


Conscious Connected Breathwork

What Is Conscious Connected Breathwork?

Conscious Connected Somatic Breathwork is a holistic practice that uses circular breathing techniques to facilitate emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. Stemming from Holotropic Breathwork, it emphasises the interconnectedness of the “Mind-Body-Soul” approach, promoting overall well-being.

Embrace Embodied Healing

This breathwork encourages you to tap into your body’s wisdom. It helps release unprocessed emotions and past traumas, offering clarity on your shadow side and uncovering your true self beyond limiting stories. Observe your thoughts without getting caught up in them, finding liberation in your breath and mind.

What to Expect in a Session

Immersed in a safe and supportive environment, you will engage in continuous, connected breathing, often lying down with eyes closed, guided by music or verbal cues. As the session progresses, you may experience a range of emotions, physical sensations, and altered states of consciousness, allowing for the release of repressed emotions and trauma. The session concludes with a period of rest and reflection, where you can share or journal your insights.

Journey to Self-Discovery

Register for the Embodied Awakening Retreat Today

September 27 – 29th 2024, Heir Island, West Cork.

What To Expect

September 27 – 29th 2024, Heir Island, West Cork.

Accommodation and food for the weekend are at the Heir Island House and all classes will be held at the Heir Island Retreat (Just a few minutes leisurely stroll from the guest house.)

Friday Evening: Begin your journey with a 4:o0 pm ferry ride to the island, followed by an opening ceremony.  Enjoy a nourishing vegetarian dinner and take some time settle into your new surrounds. In the evening we will engage in an evening of embodied movement and a breath meditation, setting the stage for the deep inner work to come.

Saturday: Start the day with an optional early morning dip in the sea on the many coves and beaches at your doorstep. Warm up and enjoy a healthy breakfast before heading to the retreat space for a morning grounding meditation. We will set our intentions for the day and thend dive into a somatic breathwork session designed to help you release and retrieve hidden emotions.
After a wholesome lunch,  take a walk, maybe go for a swim, journal and reflect during some free time. In the afternoon we will exlore medicine in motion with a guided Brahmani Sacred Dance session. Move to the rhythm of your emerging emotions express what words cannot.
We will re-ground by delighting our taste buds with nourishing food before ending the day with a transformative fire ceremony.

Sunday: Experience breathwork on the cliffs and dance in nature, connecting deeply with the elements. Participate in a final dance workshop and closing circle, leaving you with a sense of renewal and connection. Depart on the 3:55 ferry back to Cunnamore pier.

An Invitation To Explore

Throughout the retreat, you will have the opportunity to explore the masks we wear and the stories we hold within our bodies, releasing what no longer serves you and embracing your authentic self. Our practices are rooted in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can fully express and transform.

Accommodation & Dates

September 27 – 29th 2024, Heir Island, West Cork.

Accommodation and delicious vegetarian food is included in the price. You will be staying at the Heir Island House .  All sessions will be held at the Heir Island Retreat (Just a few minutes leisurely stroll from the guest house.)

All bedrooms are en-suite and there are triple, twin and single options. Spaces on this retreat are limited to 10 people.

Please note that the ferry ride is not included in the price. It costs €6 return. 


Payment plans are available upon request. 

  • Shared room en-suite: €500 per person
  • Single en-suite: €565

Booking Policy

We require a non refundable deposit of €150 to secure your spot. The balance will be due 4 weeks before the start date of the retreat.

If you are on a weekly payment plan, final payment will be due the week before the start date of the retreat. Payment plans incur and extra processing fee. Details given upon request.

Booking & Inquiries

10 + 12 =

Heir Island Ferry

Heir Island is a 4 minute ferry ride from Cunnamore Pier.

Please get the 4pm Ferry on Friday the 27th of September. It’s best to be at Cunnamore Pier early to park and ensure your place on the boat. The Cross will take 4 minutes and we will be there on the other side to welcome you and arrange transport to Heir Island Lodge.

Ferry Timetable

Saturday & Sunday – 9.30 – 12.00 – 14.00 – 16.00 – 18.00

Monday to Friday – 8.20 – 10.00 – 12.00 – 14.00 – 16.00 – 18.00

Fares (Return Tickets) €6

Your Facilitators

Myrthe Wieler 

With over 20 years of experience in holistic massage, Myrthe is passionate about helping individuals achieve overall well-being. A qualified ITEC lecturer in Holistic Therapies, Myrthe has delved into various bodywork modalities, developing a dynamic understanding of how our bodies communicate our physical, emotional, and mental states.

Myrthe’s philosophy is rooted in the belief that our bodies tell us vital information if we take the time to listen. She has learned that addressing mental and emotional stress is crucial for resolving physical pain and dysfunction. By recognising and respecting our body’s signals, we can uncover neglected needs and establish healthier boundaries.

Currently, Myrthe is in the midst of psychotherapy training, which has enriched her practice with new insights and techniques. In 2023, She completed training in Brahmani Sacred Dance, a powerful practice that uses non-verbal communication, dance, and movement meditation to explore the stories held within our bodies. This training has transformed her approach to her own practice and body, enabling her to unlock unconscious patterns and beliefs and foster deep healing. Myrthe believes that true healing involves both verbal and embodied expressions and experiencing. Processing on both cognitive and somatic levels.

” I hope to guide individuals toward reconnecting with their body and ultimately their SELF, holding space for one to experience and embrace every authentic sensation, emotion, thought, and expression that arises.”

Debbie Cronin

Debbie is a certified dedicated healer whose journey began in sports massage and reflexology and developed into a holistic approach to mind, body and spirit healing. After honing these skills for several years, Debbie embarked on a transformative adventure to China, delving into the depths of Eastern medicine and holistic healing practices, and she received her diploma and licensing in Acupuncture from Nanjing University.

From this experience, Debbie embraced the ancient arts of acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion, seamlessly weaving them into her healing repertoire. Continuing to evolve on her path, Debbie has recently introduced breathwork to her offering. Through this, she works with individuals and small groups to experience the profound benefits of intentional breathing, adding a new dimension to her holistic approach to healing.

Debbie is not just a practitioner; she is a compassionate guide on the journey toward well-being, drawing from diverse modalities to create a holistic tapestry of healing.

Journey to Self-Discovery

Register for the Embodied Awakening Retreat Today

September 27 – 29th 2024, Heir Island, West Cork.