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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.

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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:

Iona Spiritual Retreats

Easter Retreat – on Iona
Experience Easter week on the holy island of Iona.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

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.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

Lifting the Veil – on Iona
On this spiritual retreat we will explore the isle of Iona, actively seeking out sacred women’s sites. Accept the invitation to experience what it feels like to be in our bodies in a sacred place.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

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 in Traigh Bhan’s beautiful flower and vegetable garden.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

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…

Iona Spiritual Retreats

Spiritual Retreat: Co-Create a new “I” – on Iona
Immerse yourself in seven days of spiritual retreat, to press pause on your life and consider: Are you taking time in nature to listen to that small, wise voice within?

Iona Spiritual Retreats

日本語アイオナリトリート
 (Japanese Retreat – on Iona)
早朝出発しますので、6月29日までには到着して下さい。
7月7日(土)夕方フィンドホーンに戻ります。後泊も不可欠になります。

Iona Spiritual Retreats

Creations in Nature – on Iona
Explore the landscape by creating beautiful art pieces from what we find along the stunning coasts of Iona – a playful meditation to honour our beauty and the gifts of nature.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

Summer Retreat Weeks on Iona
Take time for yourself in a spacious retreat setting, to meditate, to reflect, to walk and to breathe … to rest and renew body and soul in the wild beauty of Iona.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

Introduction to Meditation – on Iona
This retreat is suitable for everyone, whether you are new to meditation or more experienced. Approaching the week with a ‘beginners mind’, we will look at the objectives of meditation…

Iona Spiritual Retreats

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.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

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.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

Autumn 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 in Traigh Bhan’s beautiful flower and vegetable garden.

Iona Spiritual Retreats

Christmas Retreat – on Iona
Experience Christmas on the holy island of Iona, celebrating the returning of the light.