Welcome to the Woodland Retreat

A peaceful and inspiring outdoor activity centre, forest school, yoga & writing studio and forestry ran by Irish author and yoga & meditation teacher Emma-Jane Leeson.

24 Acres of Woodland in the heart of the County Kildare countryside waiting to help you unwind and reconnect with nature. 

“COME WHAT MIGHT, SHE WOULD BE WILD, UNTRAMMELED, FREE.”  James Joyce.

Situated alongside the stunning Ballynafagh Lake nature reserve, our family woodland is here to help you rewild, imagine, flow and reconnect with nature. 

“THE WORLD IS FULL OF MAGIC THINGS, PATIENTLY WAITING FOR OUR SENSES TO GROW SHARPER.”

W.B. YEATS.

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“HOLD TO THE NOW, THE HERE, THROUGH WHICH ALL FUTURE PLUNGES TO THE PAST.”

JAMES JOYCE.

Est. 2023

The Woodland Retreat offers ways for you and your family to unwind, imagine and reconnect with nature. 

The studio and surrounding forestry offers yoga classes and retreats, bushcraft/ reWilding events and overnights, children's forest school including summer/ midterm camps. 

We also offer birthday parties and corporate events. Please just get in touch.

Check out our upcoming events here.