Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

Body & Mind, Comfort & Ease
Free Spirit event with Matt Padwick
Tuesday 24 September, 11am to Thursday 26 September, 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.

“Kum Nye is new to me and I am enthralled at it’s application and benefits. To intersperse the sitting meditation and Kum Nye exercises is a real plus plus!” Marie, Dec 2018
“I’ve really taken to the Kum Nye and grateful to have been introduced to its gentle and powerful ways” Gabriella, Jan 2019
“Thanks for the great Kum Nye exercises… I was very taken by their simplicity and effectiveness.” Maria, Jan 2019
“This effected me more than any other workshop I have done. I have never felt so in touch with myself.” Alice, April 2019
“I loved learning something new – a skill I can bring in to my day-to-life.” Corina, April 2019

Free Spirit

Our Free Spirit programme reflects the wish that finances should not be a barrier for people wishing to attend events – so for Free Spirit events we do not set a retreat fee and charge only to cover catering costs. After that you are invited to make an offering according to your means, to help cover the costs of hosting the retreat and to ensure that Free Spirit events continue into the future, but there is no obligation. Concession rates and flexible payment options are available for all other retreats.

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.

Unfortunately the event is already booked out. Please contact the office at info@dzogchenbeara.org to go on the waiting list.

A new Kum Nye retreat is now available in November to be booked as an alternative!

Catering Only Fee €70

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.
Unfortunately the event is already booked out. Please contact the office at info@dzogchenbeara.org to go on the waiting list.

Enquiries by email or + 353 (0) 27 73032
Download this information here.
Matt Padwick
Matt Padwick
Matt has been practising meditation and Kum Nye as a member of the Dzogchen Beara
community since 1998. He has completed two years of closed retreat and was the centre manager from 2003-2013. He currently manages the on-site cafe and bookshop.
Matt began sharing Kum Nye with participants on the Dzogchen Beara public programme throughout 2018. The Body & Mind, Comfort & Ease retreat has been introduced in response to very positive feedback and requests that Dzogchen Beara include a Kum Nye retreat in the programme.