The Yoga Picnic

About The Yoga Picnic


Our Philosophy

The Yoga Picnic is a wellness experience which brings together Ireland’s leading holistic practitioners for a day of movement, therapies, discussion and music. Our first event was in 2022 on the grounds of Lilliput House, on the banks of Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath. Our second event in 2023 hosted over 1000 people.

We hope to create an earth-wise, authentic and intimate environment which allows you to experience a journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation. We hope that you can be part of our movement to re-charge and reconnect to your body and mind while while simultaneously experiencing connection, harmony and union with our beautiful planet.

Our intention is to embrace the meaning of yoga – the ‘oneness’ or unity between all things. Our philosophy is one of kindness, connection, union, ahimsa (non-violence), sustainability and love, whether it is our bodies, our minds or mother earth. Our carefully curated line-up reflects our core values and we invite you to take time to re-energise and experience what our grass-roots festival has to offer.

Immerse yourself in everything The Yoga Picnic is. Let us come together to celebrate the power of yoga as we create a more peaceful and loving world, one breath at a time.

Your Hosts

Mary Gardiner

Mary’s background is in competitive sport and she has a degree in physical education. She uses her knowledge and passion for anatomy to inform her teaching and creates classes that are inclusive, dynamic and playful while also teaching ways to integrate mind body connection on and off the mat. Mary owns Shiva Yoga Studio in Kilbeggan.

You can find more about Mary and her offerings at

Alice Harrison

Alice has been practicing yoga since 2005 and sees yoga as an essential part of her wellbeing. She trained as a yoga teacher with The Celtic School of Yoga and furthered her studies with a qualification in women’s and pregnancy yoga. She also trained in ballet and dance for over two decades. Her classes weave the cyclical wisdom of nature (the seasons, the moon, women’s cycles, the elements) with Ireland’s spiritual heritage, poetry and traditional yogic philosophies. She is from Galway, living in Westmeath.

You can find more about Alice and her offerings at

Katy Harrison

Katy , a yoga teacher from Galway, believes in the transformative power of yoga to connect us with our true selves. She blends poetry, music and the mystical elements of Celtic mythology together with the physical and mental aspects of yoga.  Her  purpose is to guide students towards a deeper understanding of themselves in their own journey of self-discovery, to unlock the hidden potential within through the practice of yoga.

You can find more about Katy and her offerings at