Move 2 Meditate

Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) & Meditation
Friday Mornings 10:30am to 12pm, June to September

Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Kum Nye’s simple movement and breathing exercises lead us to a greater stillness and a felt-sense of what meditation really is.

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, You may like to bring your favourite cushion and blanket, 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).


“Kum Nye is a very unique and special way of bringing meditation and body movement together, and Matt embodies this skill with lovely ease and humour.” Geraldine

“Kum Nye is new to me and I am enthralled at its application and benefits.  To intersperse the sitting meditation and Kum Nye exercises is a real plus plus!” Marie

“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 

To book online please use the “Registration” link at the right side

Fee €15
Concession €12

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

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

You can order an optional delicious vegetarian lunch when you book your place or book on site before 10:30am.

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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 has completed two years of closed retreat and worked in a variety of roles including Centre Director 2003-2013.
Matt offers Kum Nye workshops and retreats at Dzogchen Beara and elsewhere in Ireland. Currently, in response to the the Covid-19 crisis, the programmes have very successfully transposed to an online format.