Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

Body & Mind, Comfort & Ease
with Matt Padwick
Tuesday 3 November, 11am to Thursday 5 November, 1pm

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of yoga or meditation is needed.

Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Kum Nye’s movement and breathing exercises restore the body’s natural rhythms and calm the mind, making it a very effective gateway, and support, to meditation practice.

In this retreat we will combine simple movement and breathing exercises with the stillness of meditation to experience a way of being that is both deeply relaxing and fully energised.

“I felt I had come through a very satisfying workout without the pervasive intense physical efforting. And the bonus of landing with expanded awareness in my body and breath.I hope to maintain the practice!” Teresa, March 2020

“[Kum Nye] really is a loving kindness practice in self care, coming to know the body through feeling…giving ourselves time out to check in with the body and rest…how crazy it is that rest doesn’t come naturally! It is as though this is the first time I’ve been given permission to rest…The meditations in between are invaluable – helping me to break old patterns and enabling new positive ones to form…this practice is very powerful, a lot of things are coming to light.” Rosemarie, March 2020

“Thanks for the lovely Kum Nye sessions…I found it to be the first form of yoga I could enjoy without feeling overstretched. I hope to continue and practice.” Cait, Jan 2020

“The breathing brings energy to both the mind and the heart, and balances the two; calming and balancing. The exercise brought me out of my monkey mind and into my body, helping my meditation. And the guidance for walking meditation made it easily transferable to everyday living.” Mary, Jan 2020

“Just to say again how much I enjoyed the Kum Nye retreat. I did an hour of practice this morning, even though I had loads of work to catch up on, I found I got through the work load with ease! I also did my weekly Park run this morn keeping Kum Nye principles in mind. I plan, and look forward to keeping up a daily practice.” Liz, Nov 2019

“Even though I practice yoga and have been practicing meditation for several years….Kum Nye has now given me a wonderful way to combine body and mind in an authentic practice. You are a wonderful instructor and you transmitted your own appreciation and knowledge of Kum Nye in a very inspiring and empathetic manner. I actually do not have the words to describe my retreat experience; joyous, rejuvenating might be a start. I felt I had come home!” Mary, Nov 2019

“This is the first time I feel I have been able to meditate – and I can enjoy it!” Lisa, Nov 2019

What to Bring

Kum Nye is a slow and meditative form of yoga. It is good to wear clothing that allows free movement, yoga mats are not necessary,
If you have space in your luggage and have a favourite cushion, blanket and re-usable cup/thermal mug please bring them, otherwise they are provided. Chairs are available for anyone who prefers to sit higher. You may like to bring an extra pair of warm socks (shoes are not worn in the meditation room).
Please also take a moment to read the additional Practical Information on the right hand menu.


The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.


Delicious two course vegetarian lunches, with soup and bread in the evenings. Cooked with love at Dzogchen Beara, using homegrown and organic ingredients whenever possible. Tea and coffee.

Book online now

Fee: €250 Concession: €220

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email info@dzogchenbeara.org to to discuss flexible payment options or request assistance from our retreat fund.

Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area can be downloaded here.

Vegetarian lunches and light evening meals are provided. The cost is included in your fee.

Online booking here
Enquiries by email or + 353 (0) 27 73032
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Matt Padwick
Matt Padwick
Matt has been practising meditation and Kum Nye as a member of the Dzogchen Beara community since 1998. He completed two years of closed retreat and worked in a variety of roles including Centre Director 2003-2013. These days he is a barista at the on-site cafe and bookshop, and offers Kum Nye programmes at Dzogchen Beara and elsewhere in Ireland.