Soma Mind, Body & Soul


Take some time to revitalise at Soma Mind, Body & Soul in The Lodge Castlewellan this year at The Soma Festival. Enjoy a taster session at our unique holistic fair and try a new skill in one of our workshops! We are offering a range of alternative treatments, crafts and products so that you can dip your toe into the world of holistic health!

Learn a different approach to support your health and well-being with Soma Mind, Body and Soul. Stop by and visit our Faerie Garden; decorate a rock for the faeries, put your wish on the wishing tree or simply kick back, relax with a beautiful view of the Mourne Mountains! Entry to the fair is free, workshop prices vary

Sunrise & Sunset Activity Sessions


Come and try it! Splash about on Castlewellan Lake with one of our paddleboards, take a gentle, meditative paddleboard yoga class close to the bay, or explore the stunning forest park with an easy cycle on our 2019 electric bikes! Life Adventure will provide all equipment, professional instructors and advice. Pre-booking essential.

Life Adventure are offering 20% off on kayaks, mountain bikes, paddleboards and canoes from Thursday 18th July to Sunday 21st July - use code Soma20 when booking.



Saturday 20th July

Paddle Board Yoga for beginners

Castlewellan Forest Park
Sunrise: 7:00am - 9.00am
Sunset: 5:00pm - 7.00pm
Price: £19.00


Guided Electric Bike Tour

Castlewellan Forest Park
Sunrise: 7:00am - 9.00am
Sunset: 7:00pm - 9.00pm
Price: £19.00


Intro to Stand up Paddle Boarding

Castlewellan Forest Park
Sunrise: 9:00am - 11.00am
Sunset: 7:00pm - 9.00pm
Price: £19.00

Workshops


Saturday 20th July

Yogaflow - Tracy McCoey

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 11:00am - 12.00pm
Price: £5.00 + booking fee

Yogaflow is a practice of yoga that links the breath to movement. Tapping into awareness of the breath provides biofeedback, allowing the yogi to honour the body’s abilities. Every level is catered for as adjustments and alternatives will be encouraged so that everyone will be able to find their edge within the practice. We will activate all the major muscle groups, and then provide a release to leave everyone feeling energised and relaxed by the end of the practice

Sing The Body Electric - Body Song

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 12:15pm - 1.30pm
Price: £5.00 + booking fee

Our self-expression, our communication, our innermost intimacies, how we project ourselves to the world, or how we silence ourselves in it. So much is held and contained within the relationship we have with our own voices. In this fun, yummy and safe space we will play, explore and have FUN, using vocal tools that are accessible to everyone. Expressing the song of our bodies through movement, breathwork, mantra, harmony and call and response chants, we will journey towards connection with our own authentic voices.

Dave and Bucky’s World of Circus

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 2:00pm - 4.00pm
Price: FREE

Join in the fun and learn some circus skills at The Soma Festival! Offering a range of circus skills, juggling, diabolo, hula hoops and handheld stilts, at all levels. Children of all ages can come and learn a new skill and take home the satisfaction of succeeding at it. Best suited for children of 6 years upwards but feel free to drop in with your little one!

Mindfulness for Kids

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 2:00pm - 2.30pm (Ages 7-11)
4:00pm - 4.30pm (Ages 12-16)
Price: Donation based all proceeds going to Daisy Lodge

These sessions will be an introduction to mindfulness and will include guided meditation, breathing techniques and games. The benefits of mindfulness are far reaching; helping to improve focus and concentration, balance stress, reduce anxiety, and increase self esteem.

Summer Herb Walk - Luke Heron & Johnny Reddick

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 2:00pm - 4.00pm
Price: £10.00 + booking fee

Discover the varieties of wild edibles found during summer in this herb walk around Castlewellan Forest Park. Forager Luke Heron and herbalist Johnny Reddick (mIRH) will take you on a fascinating tour of the many wild edible and medicinal plants found here. Discover the secrets of your local floral and their uses, both traditional and modern. Chances are some of them grow in your back yard and you don’t even know it!

Meditation for Gratitude - Yogaleles

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 2:45pm - 3.45pm
Price: £5.00 + booking fee

Roisin will guide nourishing meditation practices, leading participants into a deep state of relaxation where they can begin to feel the flow of universal energy & truth. It is from this place that love, compassion, forgiveness & abundance spring. Róisín is excited to be sharing the wisdom and techniques of this ancient art for well-being and contentment.

T’ai Chi Demonstration and Beginner Class - Sifu Zhu Chang Hai

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 4:30pm - 6.00pm
Price: £10.00 + booking fee

Tai Ji Quan is a Chinese Martial art that has preserved through the mists of time to present day and is recognised worldwide as a low impact sport that can confer well-being to almost anyone. As an "internal" martial art, its focus is primarily on taking control and ownership of the soft tissues and central nervous system of the body. From contraction to expansion, raising, sinking, turning and directing the natural flow of the body's innate vital energy or "Chi". Come and watch a demonstration and then try for yourself!

Sunday 21st July

Mindfulness Awareness & Awakening - Mindfulness & Beyond

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Price: £5.00

Mindfulness is learning to pay attention to our thoughts, feelings and environment so we can be alive, awake and present in each moment of our lives. A consequence of this is inner peace and a happier way of living. This class is interactive and will teach you tools that you can use in your everyday life.

Chair Yoga - Karen Coupland

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Price: £5.00 + booking fee

Sit with Karen and enjoy your breath during a chair yoga class. This is suited for those with limited mobility or for people who spend a lot of time at a desk and want to find a way to fit yoga into their busy life! This simple, breath led Heart of Yoga practice is not about complicated movement, it is a way to find deep connection with oneself through breath initiated movement.

*Wheelchair accessible.

Summer Herb Walk - Luke Heron & Johnny Reddick

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 2:00pm - 4.00pm
Price: £10.00 + booking fee

Discover the varieties of wild edibles found during summer in this herb walk around Castlewellan Forest Park. Forager Luke Heron and herbalist Johnny Reddick (mIRH) will take you on a fascinating tour of the many wild edible and medicinal plants found here. Discover the secrets of your local floral and their uses, both traditional and modern. Chances are some of them grow in your back yard and you don’t even know it!

Emotional Freedom Technique - Joan Howard

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: £5.00 + booking fee

This workshop with Joan is an introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). This technique restores balance to the body’s energy by tapping on meridian points while focusing on and accepting whatever issue you might have. When energy can flow freely in the body negative emotions and physical symptoms can be conquered. Tap into the power within your own body and use it to grow and flourish!

Heart of Yoga - Prana Yoga

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Price: £5.00 + booking fee

Join Johnny from Prana Yoga for a one hour "Heart of Yoga" workshop. Breath, movement and meditation come together as one seamless process. This class contains a message of self love, self compassion and self care, a single, ancient truth that wherever you are is where you are meant to be.

Sound Bath Meditation - The Sound Healing Spa

The Lodge Castlewellan
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Price: £10.00 + booking fee

This Sound Bath Relaxation Session from Tessa Ann will allow you to open yourself to the concept of Sound as a Therapy in a safe environment. Whether you’re completely new to the concept or have experienced it before it will provide the opportunity for you to experience a feeling of deep relaxation whilst listening to a range of wonderful Sound Healing Instruments.