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About The Yoga Barn

20 years and counting. 

The Yoga Barn is a restored ‘clochán’ or Irish stone village, surrounded by green fields, trees, and big skies.


Hidden away in the lush Kilkenny countryside, though only 20 minutes from Waterford City, the Yoga Barn breathes peace, calm, and tranquility. 

Our Story

Hi, we're Hilary and Tim.

We've been lovingly restoring our stone village and building a community here for 20 years.


Read how it all began for us in The Irish Times.

Our People


Hilary Harvey

Hilary is passionate about helping people move well and be pain-free at all stages of life. She started her yoga journey in her thirties and has completed over 700 hours of teacher training.


Hilary combines Yoga Asana with movement and mobility to build and  maintain strength. Our bodies were designed to move, but also to rest, and Hilary’s classes include a deeply restful Yoga Nidra practice to calm the nervous system and encourage healing and resilience.

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Tim Harvey 

Tim approaches renovations and operations at The Yoga Barn with equal gusto and passion. He is dedicated to creating warm and wonderful experiences for our guests, and is your first point of contact for bookings and enquiries. 


Tim started his yoga journey later than most, determined to be able to do a handstand before reaching sixty years of age. This was accomplished and the real benefits of yoga became apparent. He has now embraced the yoga way of life and happily turns upside down to this day

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Aoife Harvey

Coming soon. 

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Emer Tuohy

Coming soon. 

Our Guests


Our first time and it won't be our last. A truely fabulous day from start to finish. Our hosts, the food, the setting....all excellent and not forgetting the sweet dogs!!


One of my most favourite places in the world. Hilary is simply divine! The day retreats here have to be experienced to be believed. You literally float away after the most delicious day!


Our stay at the Yoga Barn Stone Cottage was nothing short of magical. We felt so welcome and at home from the moment we arrived. Tim was a most gracious and helpful host...

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