Nutrition and Mindset Retreat with The WholeFood Hero

Wellness Retreat NI

A Transformative RETREAT in County Down…

You’re invited to take sanctuary at our luxury retreat at the beautiful Larchfield Estate in County Down and take some time out to self-care, unwind, let go and allow yourself to be looked after.

In your daily life you have committed yourself to helping others with an open and compassionate heart, but, as you well know, this can take its toll.  That is why we have designed this luxury retreat with you in mind.  Escape to the luxurious Larchfield Estate, where Edel Owens, the WholeFood Hero, will lead you through Nutrition and Mindset practices that will remind you of the importance of nurturing your body as well as your mind.  You will leave feeling resilient, calm, strong and nurtured from the inside out.

Experience three days of rejuvenation amidst nature’s embrace. Begin your morning with an invigorating yoga session, embark on forest foraging expeditions to gather ingredients for your culinary creations, immerse yourself in rhythmic drumming sessions to find your inner beat, unleash your creativity by crafting poetry in the untamed wilderness, indulge in calming breathwork workshops to restore balance, savor moments of personal reflection through guided journaling, and delight in exquisite whole foods meticulously prepared by our acclaimed celebrity chef Paul Cunningham, renowned from his appearance on BBC’s Great British Menu. Join us for an unforgettable retreat where every moment nourishes the mind, body, and soul.

Nutrition and Mindset Retreat with The WholeFood Hero in Collaboration with celebrity chef Paul Cunningham

Wellness Retreat NI

Date: 04 October –  06 October, 2024

Location:  Larchfied Estate, County Down 

full itinerary is available to view in the Schedule section below.  Once you have registered, you will have the opportunity to join our WhatsApp group where you will have access to regular updates, maps, top tips, ask questions and meet the other retreaters!

What’s Included ? (See package costs in the table below)

Workshops, Accommodation, Meals and Activities are all included in your package price! 


  • 2 nights Accomodation at Larchfield Estate
  • 4 Workshops with Edel Owens The WholeFood Hero
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 1 ‘Wild Lunch’ – Cook what you find with Paul Cunningham
  • 2 Dinners prepared by our celebrity chef Paul Cunningham
  • Morning Yoga session
  • Foraging session with Paul Cunningham
  • Find Your Rhythm percussion Music Session 
  • Wild Poetry Workshop
  • Guided Journalling option
  • Plus Gifts and Surprises!


What’s Not Included?

Drinks, including alcoholic drinks:  You are more than welcome to enjoy some wine with dinner (or whatever your favourite tipple is), so please remember to BYOB.

If there are any specialty items you need; do let us know and we can provide them for you during your Wellness Retreat NI. This may incur an extra cost.


We have 5 packages available with pricing based on your choice of accommodation:

Accomodation choices are limited and are on a first come, first served basis so get in touch to secure your first choice before it’s gone!  

Package Description Facilities
The Archways – An opulent sleeping space with a nod to yesteryear living. 

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Package Price: £1825

Package Price (Sharing): £1595pp

The Archways

*4 Available*

The Willows – Fully refurbished with enchanting stonewalled features and oak beams. 

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Package Price (Ensuite): £1925

Package Price (Sharing – Ensuite): £1695pp

Package Price ( Shared Bathroom): £1725

Package Price (Sharing – Shared Bathroom): £1595pp

The Willows 

*3 Rooms Available*

Rose Cottage – Your own luxury 5 star cottage with a roaring open fire and grand bathroom.

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Package Price (Single Occupancy): £2645

Package Price (Sharing): £2245pp

Rose Cottage

*1 Available*




Farm Cottage – Steeped in history with an open plan kitchen, living & dining area.

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Package Price (Single Occupancy): £1825pp

Package Price (Sharing): £1595pp       

Farm Cottage 

*2 Rooms Available*

The Gate Lodge – Beautifully restored with a spacious living area and sunroom. 

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Package Price (Single Occupancy) £1725

Package Price (Sharing ): £1595pp

The Gate Lodge 

*3 Rooms Available *


No. 23 – Stunning refurbished large cottage complete with hot tub!

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Package Price (Single Occupancy): £2345

Package Price (Sharing): £2065pp

No. 23 

*5 Rooms Available *



Indulge in the culinary delights of our nutrition and mindset retreat, where every meal is a testament to wholesome nourishment. Start each day with a nourishing breakfast provided on-site, setting the tone for a day of wellness ahead. Throughout your stay, delight in gourmet lunches and dinners meticulously crafted by the acclaimed chef Paul Cunningham, with insights and guidance from the esteemed WholeFood Hero, Edel Owens. Renowned for their culinary mastery and commitment to whole foods, Chef Cunningham and Edel Owens ensure each meal is a culinary journey to remember. To tailor your dining experience to your specific needs, please inform us of any dietary requirements or allergies upon booking, allowing us to cater to your preferences with care and precision. Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities.

Waiver Form

Before securing your booking you will need sign a waiver form – you will NOT be able to secure your place at the retreat without having signed the waiver

Workshop Facilitator

Edel Owens, The WholeFood Hero, is a nutritional-mindset specialist. After 45 antibiotics in 15 years Edel dumped the meds and transformed her life through healthy food and mindset. Now a mum of four and a registered nutrition coach, she helps others to do the same by empowering them to make healthier food choices and live a more mindful life.

Since setting up her business, Edel has worked with Google, Meta, and AIB. Edel became an official partner of Linwood’s Healthfoods in 2023 and is proud to collaborate with such a reputbale Irish food company. After a competitive selection process, Edel was selected to pitch for investors in the UK Consulate in New York with eight other female founders from across the island of Ireland. With appearances on the Karl Henry Real Health Podcast, hosting her first WholeFood Hero Retreat and training for a summer triathlon, 2024 is already a very exciting year at The WholeFood Hero!

Booking, Registration and Invoicing:

To register for this retreat please contact Tally  drop us an email on or give us a call/WhatsApp on (+44) 0789 820 8540.  You will have the option of raising an invoice, paying via Bank Transfer, paying over the phone by card (incurs a 3.5% surcharge) or paying online via a secure payment link (incurs a 3.5% surcharge).


Travelling from abroad?  No problem, please contact us give us a call/WhatsApp on (+44) 0789 820 8540 and we would be happy to arrange transportation for you from the airport or your hotel straight to the retreat venue.  Please note that this will incur an extra cost.

Spread the Cost

We’re a small company, so we can make the rules.  Really want to attend, but need to spread the cost?  No problem, give us a call and we will work something out!

Terms and Conditions: 

Please note our cancellation policy: There will be a £150 admin fee if you cancel after booking; £400 cancellation fee within 60 days of the retreat date and £850 cancellation fee within 30 days of the retreat.  No refunds can be given to cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the retreat date. 

Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation.

Occasionally, an event may have to be cancelled or postponed. We will inform of you of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email and you will receive a full refund.

Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation and any other related goods or service or other compensation.

We will confirm the final details of the event, at least 30 days before the start date.

Wellness Retreat NI


Any Questions? Please see FAQ tab below to see if we’ve already answered them for you.

Don’t Take Our Word For It – Hear from people who have attended previous EventWise retreats… 

“If you are considering attending I would say just do it! A life changing experience that I will keep and build on forever. I knew it would be good but wow I could never have imagined how good. Perfect from start to finish.” 

Diane Maddison

“The splendour of the Wild Atlantic Way, the warmth of the Irish folk and the beautiful green rolling hills of Donegal, afforded us the most special experience during the Donegal Retreat. The workshop content covering Compassionate Focus Therapy with Dr Deborah Lee was just that, compassionate yet informative, with a gentle mix of cognitive content, self- reflection and sharing, in a safe and confidential space. Coupled with interesting activities to include morning yoga on the beach, a boat trip, camp fire at night on the beach and an optional walk up to Slieve Liag, there was something to suit everyone. The attention to detail and superior quality of delivery, both from the event organiser Tally, and the lead Clinical Psychologist Dr Deborah Lee, made it special indeed, adding value and enhancing self worth, in a safe, friendly and non- judgemental environment, with like- minded people. I would highly recommend doing this retreat and look forward to going to another workshop!” 

Chantal Sargent

“This is an excellent workshop and retreat. I would highly recommend it to any therapist who needs to take time out for reflection and healing from both work and personal challenges. It really does help to generate a refreshing and safe space to recalibrate and prioritise your practice and personal life.”

Dr. Gerard Butcher

“Events that enable growth amongst therapists rather than simple training are rare, and as rare opportunities go to work with and bond with colleagues and ultimately new friends, this was exceptional.”

Dr. Michael Appleton

Arrival and Welcome

Enjoy a warm Irish welcome; get settled in and mingle with your fellow retreaters.

Welcome Workshop
4pm - 6pm

Join Edel Owens, our WholeFood Hero, who will lead you through your first Nutrition and Mindset workshop.

7pm - 8.30pm

Break bread with your fellow retreaters and enjoy a sumptuous, communal family-style dinner prepared our celebrity chef Paul Cunningham.

'Find Your Rhythm' Music Session
9pm - 10pm

Whether you're a seasoned musician or a novice explorer of sound, this session promises to uplift your spirit, awaken your senses, and leave you feeling inspired. Join us for an unforgettable musical journey where every beat resonates with joy and camaraderie.

Yoga on the Estate
8am - 8.45am

Start the day right with an invigorating yoga session outdoors on the Estate (weather permitting, otherwise in The Piggery)

9.00am - 10.00am

Start the day with a nourishing whole-food breakfast provided on-site, setting the tone for a day of wellness ahead.

Foraging with Paul Cunningham
10am - 12pm

Embark on a forest foraging expedition with our chef and foraging enthusiast Paul Cunningham. Together, you will gather ingredients for your culinary creations - your lunch!

Cook What you Find - Lunch in the Wild
12pm - 1.30pm

Let us feed your body, mind and soul as you help chef Cunningham create a delicious lunch made with the fruits of your foraging labour. You will dine together in the beautiful surroundings of the Estate.

Poetry in the Wild
1.30pm - 3.30pm

Whether you're a seasoned wordsmith or new to the art of poetry, this immersive experience with our creative artist Dr. Michelle Young, invites you to unlock your imagination and connect with your surroundings. Prepare to be transported, inspired, and empowered as you uncover the magic of poetry in the wild.

3.30pm - 5pm

Continue your mindset self-practice with Edel Owens for your afternoon workshop at The Piggery.

Personal Restorative Time
5pm - 7pm

Whether you choose to bask in the natural beauty of your surroundings, engage in gentle movement or meditation, or simply savor moments of solitude, this dedicated time is yours to nurture your well-being and replenish your spirit. Embrace the opportunity to pause, breathe, and listen to the whispers of nature as you journey towards greater balance, clarity, and inner calm.

Dinner - Five Courses by Celebrity Chef Paul Cunningham
7pm - 9pm

Prepare to embark on a culinary odyssey unlike any other with our exclusive 5-course meal prepared by celebrity chef Paul Cunningham. Renowned for his culinary artistry and innovative flair, Chef Cunningham will tantalize your taste buds with a symphony of flavors and textures, each dish a masterpiece crafted with precision and passion.

Games Night

Get ready for an evening of laughter, camaraderie, and friendly competition at our Games Night extravaganza! Join fellow retreat-goers for an unforgettable evening of fun-filled activities and interactive games designed to spark joy and connection. Plus don't forget about the chance to take home some fabulous prizes!

Breathwork Session
8.30am - 9.30am

Led by Edel Owens, this immersive session invites you to explore the profound connection between breath, body, and mind. Through guided breathing techniques you'll learn to harness the power of your breath to release tension, reduce stress, and cultivate a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

9.30am - 10.30am

Indulge in your final nourishing breakfast, provided on-site, as you reflect on the transformative power of retreat.

Farewell Workshop - Until Next Time
11am - 12pm

As we gather one last time in the warmth of community, you'll reflect on lessons learned, friendships forged, and transformations witnessed. We'll come together to express our appreciation, bid farewell to cherished moments, and set intentions for the journey ahead.

What's the best way to stay informed in the weeks and months leading up to the retreat?
Join the WHATSAPP group.  After booking, we will invite you join our Retreat WhatsApp group; this is where you will be sent all relevant information, including maps, videos, pictures, etc.  You will also get a chance to meet and chat to your fellow retreaters and start making connections with the people you'll be making lasting memories with.
What should I bring?
- Yoga clothes (if partaking in the morning beach yoga) - Comfortable shoes for walking - Rain jacket and waterproof shoes or boots - Layers! (Sweaters, flannels, warm jackets -- be prepared for chilly evenings) - Power adapter for electronics (make sure it's the one with 3 prongs for Ireland & UK) - All toiletries - You don't have to bring your yoga mat (but you can if you'd like)
Do I have to sign the waiver? 
Yes.  You will not be allowed to attend the retreat without signing the waiver form.  You will be sent the form when booking; once you have signed and returned the waiver form will you be formally registered.  Failure to sign the waiver form will result in your place being lost and incur any cancellation fees as stated above. 
How can I pay in installments?
Just give us a call or drop us an email and we'll set up a payment plan with you that suits your monthly budget. This is a small retreat with limited capacity so we can work individually with each person to relieve any financial strain.

Event Detail

October 4, 2024 3:00 pm
October 6, 2024 12:00 pm


EventWise NI
Welcome to EventWise NI, your premier partner for crafting exceptional retreat experiences in Northern Ireland. With a focus on wellness, connection, and rejuvenation, EventWise NI specializes in curating bespoke retreats that leave a lasting impact. Whether you're planning a yoga retreat, a mindfulness escape, or a wellness weekend, our dedicated team is here to bring your vision to life. From stunning venue selection to personalized programming, we handle every detail with care and creativity, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Let us help you create a transformative retreat that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. Together, let's embark on a journey of relaxation, renewal, and inspiration."