Mountain Stream Practice

Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Retreat
with Matt Padwick
Friday 21 April, 11am – Sunday 23 April, 1pm

In this retreat we will experience how through movement we can discover a greater stillness – and how in that stillness we come alive.
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.

Mountain Stream Practice is

  • A very effective gateway to meditation (for beginners), and an opportunity to deepen our practice.
  • By calming the restless flow of thoughts and opening our senses we can fully appreciate the natural environment – time in nature at Dzogchen Beara is an inspiring way to start!
  • Practice ways to integrate meditative awareness in our everyday life.
  • The materials and support we need to establish a daily practice.

If you have questions about the content of the retreat you can contact Matt at

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

I’ve really taken to the Kum Nye and grateful to have been introduced to its gentle and powerful ways” Gabriella

Thanks for the great Kum Nye exercises… I was very taken by their simplicity and effectiveness.” Maria


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.

Daily Schedule – Provisional 

This is a provisional draft to give you an impression of the lay-out of each day – it may change!  The retreat will include a mix of presentations, movement exercises, meditation practice and reflections along with opportunity for questions/clarification.

Please note we start at 11am on Tuesday 19th  and finish after lunch 2pm Thursday 21st 

 9.30am – 11.00am Session 

Tea Break

11.30am – 1.00pm  Session

 Lunch break

 3.00pm – 4.15pm  Session

Tea Break

 4.45pm – 6.00pm  Session


Book online now

Fee: €295
Concession: €255

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email 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 is available here.

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

Online booking here
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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. He offers Kum Nye programmes online, at Dzogchen Beara and elsewhere in Ireland.