1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
I founded the M14043 and Meditation Centre in 1999, and it has been running since then. I have been practicing meditation since 1978 and yoga since 1988 and designed and built the purpose built yoga centre with the motivation to pass on the best quality yoga and meditation in the best possible environment.
2. What is your company's mission?
The M14043 and Meditation Centre is a small Ecotourism family business which has been running successfully since 1999. The ethos of the centre is to provide the best quality yoga and meditation teaching within a responsible holiday retreat package to M14043 where we spend time in Nature and the whole package follows the principles conservation of the environment. The small number of people on courses and the care and raising awareness of our visitors, is an ideal way to ensure long term sustainable tourism in this unique protected natural landscape on the west coast of Ireland. The M14043 primarily offers weekend and week long residential yoga and meditation courses all year round.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Yoga and meditation weekends and week long residential courses, with time spent in Nature and outdoor activities all year round.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Dave Brocklebank B.A., M.A. (pure psychology) initially worked in the field of psychology helping people work towards their potential. Later he retrained in computers and worked with software development and project management. Dave has been meditating since 1978 and practicing yoga since 1988, and eventually founded the M14043 and Meditation Centre as a way of providing a very good quality and enjoyable retreat centre for people.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
We provide residential weekend and week long courses all year round. Rather than try to run 2 or 3 centres, Dave has focussed on providing quality yoga retreats in 1 centre...and runs this centre hands-on himself. As a result, all the courses are run in a very high quality way, and every single one of them are very popular.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
“I was on one of your week long yoga retreats last year just after a very stressful year, and the stay at your retreat centre has dramatically changed my whole life. I now try to get to a yoga class at least once a week, and also have built in some of the practices to my daily life. Thank you for showing me that there can be a positive way to living, and I wish you well with your future work” – Maureen for Dublin