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Iona Spiritual Retreats

Iona Spiritual Retreats give you space to focus on your inner life in a supportive environment of natural beauty, inspiration and peace.

Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. Traigh Bhan is the Findhorn Foundation’s retreat house on this magical isle.

Traigh Bhan offers the opportunity for quiet contemplation, while the island itself – with its views and spectacular coastal scenery – is ideal for long walks of exploration and contact with nature’s beauty.

Iona Spiritual Retreats
Iona Spiritual Retreats
Iona Spiritual Retreats

If you need time to integrate the lessons of a workshop or space to reflect on your own journey and next steps, an Iona retreat is the perfect time for spiritual rest and renewal. Comfortable and well-equipped, Traigh Bhan has its own sanctuary for prayer and meditation. Our residential Foundation custodian will guide you in making the most of your time.

Some of our retreats have a theme to focus on for part of the week. During weeks without a theme, like Spring/Summer/Equinox retreats, there is space for you to create the experience that is right for you. All Iona retreats are loosely structured, yet well held.

Fundraising

Improving efficiency and sustainability.
Traigh Bhan, our retreat house on the sacred island of Iona, is investing in a more efficient, sustainable heating system. You can find more information and support our campaign here.

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The Iona Team, (l-r) John Abdey, Margo van Greta and David Buckle, holds the awareness of the retreat weeks, the house and the garden. The team is supported throughout the year by members of the community and retreat leaders with specific skills. They hold a safe and supportive space, filled with empathy and openness, and welcome everyone’s unique presence and contribution.​

Here are our next retreats on Iona:

Summer Retreat Weeks on Iona
Take time for yourself in a spacious retreat setting, to meditate, to reflect, to walk and to breathe. It is a unique gift to step away from all the busyness and take time to rest and renew body and soul in the wild beauty of Iona
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Deepening into Meditation - on Iona
This week will be an inspiring and reflective oasis that will support you in developing and/or deepening your meditative practice. This spiritual retreat, which comes out of John's 20 year connection with the Findhorn Foundation's
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Transformation in Retreat - on Iona
The Transformation Game® is a spiritual tool that catalyses change. It provides a playful yet substantial way of understanding and gracefully transforming the way you play your life. It looks at the kinds of experiences you
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Space for the Heart - on Iona
Meditations from Buddhist tradition combined with the inspiration of Iona connect us more deeply with our heart, with the qualities of love, compassion and peace. You will be introduced to a variety of meditation techniques,
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Autumn Retreat - on Iona
Take time for yourself in a spacious setting, to meditate, to reflect, to walk and to breathe. It is a unique gift to step away from life's busyness and take time to rest and renew body and soul. In this supportive environment,
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Christmas Retreat - on Iona
Experience Christmas on the holy island of Iona, celebrating the returning of the light. Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. Traigh Bhan is the Findhorn
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New Year Retreat - on Iona
New Year Retreat on Iona is an opportunity to deeply reflect as we step into the New Year, using the power of the Transformation Game and held within the peace of this beautiful island. Situated on the west coast of Scotland,
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