Woman of the Sacred Flame

A Retreat for Women

Imbolc, The festival of St Brigid, the ancient goddess of Ireland , occurs at the beginning of February. The light is just beginning to quicken, the tiny first stirrings of Spring are felt beneath the Earth, and in our bodies... All through the long winter, She has kept the light burning. Sometimes a tiny flicker of a flame, sometimes strong and bright.

The flame we carry within needs to be nourished. It needs to be fed, so it can be a light for ourselves and others. How can our light shine when we are exhausted? How can we care for ourselves when we are burned out?

What to expect

This retreat is a place where we can reconnect with our Sacred Flame- our life force, our creative power, our sexual energy, and our hearts.
Through being in circle, practicing nurturing Yoga, resting with our sisters, dreaming into Yoga Nidra and eating healthy, nourishing foods. Through sharing laughter and tears, wisdom and stories. Through making space to visualise and feel, to unplug and cosy up.

Information & Registration

For more information, and to register for the retreat, please email: heartwaysyoga@gmail.com


Investment for the retreat is €450 all inclusive.
This investment allows covers the cost for one free space for a woman who needs to receive this retreat and does not have the funds. 

There are also 2 concession spaces available at a reduced cost of €360. Spaces are limited to 10.

The space & accomodation

Our retreat home will be the beautiful Hagal farm, situated deep in the West Cork hills, nr Bantry. Hagal farm is warm, cosy and has everything we need to retreat and renew.

Accomodation is in shared bedrooms, with an option for a limited number of single occupancy at a slightly higher rate. Hagal Farm is a rural, rustic retreat. It is a traditional farm house with a connected guest cottage.

About Saraswati Hancock 

Saraswati Hancock is a Yogini and Yoga teacher of many years experience holding space for women. She is a Womb Yogini, and supports women's health and wellbeing through Yoga and Tantra. She studied womens traditional dances of the Middle east for many years, and has explored the movement of the feminine as a practice of energy and healing the feminine within. Saraswati is dedicated to supporting the sangha of women in West Cork and beyond. She runs regular retreats, workshops and classes in Ireland and internationally. She is the creatrix of Devi dance- a yoga of dance. Saraswati runs Heart ways Yoga- dedicated to providing courses, trainings and Yoga study groups that uphold integrity to Yoga.