Sustainable Community Meals
Ethical and eco conscious practices are important to us at the RisingSoul coliving community. Therefore we are always striving to reduce waste, unnecessary journeys, avoid plastic and eat a sustainable locally sourced plant based diet. We support local producers and the village wherever we can. We understand that everyone has their own personal dietary needs so don’t worry we’re not here to judge and we will always cater for you as an individual where required to the best of our ability.
We have adopted some abandoned puppies, a stray cat and rescued two caged chickens who are happily becoming free range hens. So everyone around here gets involved in market day!! We also have our own apples, grapes and berries growing on the property and will begin to develop a small herb and vegetable garden in the spring.
The RisingSoul community and yoga retreat we start the day with the sunrise and a range of herbal teas and local honey. We believes that a great way to start the day, boost wellbeing and productivity is with meditation and yoga. That’s why we provide our retreat and community guests with the optional of joining us for 7am yoga and meditation class.
Sunrise yoga & meditation is followed by a light self service buffet style healthy breakfast with delicious home made granola sourdough bread, local yogurt, honey, and locally grown salad vegetables and tea and coffee with non dairy milks. We like to keep things fresh so you will find that there are always new additions to breakfast and we do take requests and encouraged and welcome guests to share recipes and culinary skills.
(Please note that on all Yoga Retreats prices all fully inclusive and include all meals, tea, coffee and healthy snacks.)
After that eating at our our community and yoga retreat space is very much a communal affair, guests contribute 12 euro a day and we keep the kitchen fully stocked. Most of the time we have talented vegetarian and vegan chefs preparing our main meals for us and this is the case every day during retreats. But we also have days when we ask our community guests to pair or group up (depending on numbers) and take a turn to cook for the whole community community guests will take turns to help with residents and volunteers to clean up and prepare the eating areas. Community meals can include a glass of local red wine or beer with dinner if desired and meals are normally enjoyed in our outdoor kitchen and dinning space.
It’s a great way to share international cultural, cuisine, build friendships and share skills whilst saving time on shopping trips and reducing fuel and transport impacts. The best bit is you get to enjoy a fabulous lunch and dinner prepared by your fellow community guests, travellers or our talented volunteers.
If you prefer to cook for yourself there is a self catering guest kitchen in the Villa and you can also opt out of community meals on certain days. So if you have a trip planned or wish to eat out its an inclusive and flexible way to eat together without restricting peoples personal food choices, we just use a easy book and pay system to keep things organised.