Meditation through movement – Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga

A gateway to meditation – and a new way of being

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A half-day retreat with Matt Padwick

Based on traditional Tibetan healing practices, and suitable for beginners and people of 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 to meditation, and support as we integrate meditation in our daily lives.

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.  No prior experience of yoga or meditation is needed.

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 a favourite cushion, blanket and pair of warm socks you are welcome to bring them along!


For more information:

telephone: 021 450 7033


Matt Padwick portraitMatt Padwick has been practising meditation and Kum Nye since 1998 when he first arrived at Dzogchen Beara, the Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre in West Cork. He completed two years of closed retreat at Dzogchen Beara and then worked in a variety of roles including Centre Director from 2003-2013, and now offers Kum Nye programmes at Dzogchen Beara and elsewhere in Ireland.
Matt’s search for moments of pure mind and perfect balance was not without incident… He is the author of two autobiographical novels; “Running Contra Diction” (2015) and “Transpose” (2017) which contrast the insecurity that powered a life of extreme sport and wilderness adventure, with the more satisfying alternative founded on inner peace and contentment.


Just to say again how much I enjoyed the Kum Nye retreat.  I did an hour of practice this morning, even though I had loads of work to catch up on, I found I got through the work load with ease! ” – Liz, Nov 2019

Even though I practice yoga and have been practicing meditation for several years….Kum Nye has now given me a wonderful way to combine body and mind in an authentic practice.  I actually do not have the words to describe my retreat experience; joyous, rejuvenating might be a start. I felt I had come home!” – Mary, Nov 2019

This is the first time I feel I have been able to meditate – and I can enjoy it!” – Lisa, Nov 2019

I found the slow movement of Kum Nye very powerful, and much easier to meditate after the exercises. I’m hooked.” – Mary, Nov 2019

Thanks Matt, I really got a lot from this morning, including the strong intention to practice, one day at a time, so thanks again and hopefully I’ll meet you again at one of the retreats.” – Denis , Nov 2019

I cannot thank you enough for the retreat…. I had felt out of my depth and disconnected recently – and as I’ve returned home I feel something has shifted – the Kum Nye has have helped ground and connect me back again.” – Amy, November 2019

A heart-felt thank you for the Kum Nye sessions, which I found were hugely beneficial for me both physically and emotionally, and were also very enjoyable. – Ann, July 2019

This effected me more than any other workshop I have done. I have never felt so in touch with myself. – Alice, April 2019


Tickets : €30 single / €50 for two tickets

SOLD OUT – new date added Saturday March 21st

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