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.
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.
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.
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:
Easter Retreat - on Iona
Experience Easter week on the holy island of Iona.
We will spend time in meditation and explore together what Easter means to each of us. There will be opportunities to join Easter services at the Abbey and the Parish church.
A Journey into the Labyrinth - on Iona
Labyrinths are ancient and sacred forms found throughout the world and can be used as tools for meditation and healing. Exploring their simple yet powerful designs provide an embodied experience that brings life-enhancing insights
Spring Garden Retreat - on Iona
This is an opportunity to enjoy the magical Isle of Iona and practice Love in Action at the same time! We will be gardening together for four mornings in Traigh Bhan’s beautiful flower and vegetable garden: preparing it for the
Spring Retreat - on Iona
This Spring Retreat offers you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the island, celebrating the new in you and around you, and experience the sacredness of nature which often goes beyond words.
Situated on the west coast of
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
The Way of the Pilgrim - on Iona
The pilgrim experiences the magic, the mystery and the sacredness of all life in every step and this retreat will combine the opportunity of gently guided meditative walks, reconnection with the beauty and healing powers of Nature
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
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,
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
Equinox Retreat - on Iona
Equinox Retreat on Iona is an opportunity to deeply experience the changing of the season, balancing dark and light, within the peace of this beautiful island.
Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island
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,
Returning of the Light - on Iona
Experience the Winter Solstice and 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
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,