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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) David Buckle, Hanna Morjan and Maria Olsthoorn, 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:

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
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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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Silent Retreat - on Iona
When you are looking to spending a week long in silence, together with a group of people, this might be the perfect opportunity for you! It is on a remote ancient island on the west coast of Scotland. Where only inhabitants are
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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.
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French Retreat - on Iona
Une Retraite Spirituelle sur l'ile d'Iona Durant cette retraite,vous aurez la possibilite de vous concentrer sur votre vie interieure et d'apprecier la beaute naturelle de cette ile sacree et d'y trouver inspiration et paix
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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
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Gardening through attunement - on Iona
This is an opportunity to enjoy the magical Isle of Iona and practice co-creation with the subtle energy consciousness of air, land, sea, rocks and plants through attunement and inner listening. We will practice following guidance
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Isla de Iona - Semana de Renovacion Espiritual y Personal
Situada en la costa oeste de Escocia, Iona es una isla sagrada conocida como un lugar histórico de peregrinación. Su presencia y belleza únicas han atraído a buscadores espirituales y místicos durante siglos. Traigh Bhan es
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日本語アイオナリトリート (Japanese Retreat - on Iona)
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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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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? Would you say your daily life is love in action? Fall still
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Deepen your Nature Connection - on Iona
Press pause on your life for one week to bask in Nature’s healing gifts of sun, sea, earth and wind, as you remember that Spirit is in all things - trees, earth, rocks… and you. When the busyness of our lives has dulled our
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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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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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Creative Retreat - on Iona
How about having a rest in a beautiful place, on an island on the West coast of Scotland? Leaving behind your daily living with its tasks, inevitable routines and difficulties? Taking some time out to rest, rejuvenate and being
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Autumn Equinox Retreat - on Iona
Autumn 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
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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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