New Year's Retreat - Turning Within and Moving Forward

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This course does not require previous participation in an Experience Week. However, when you book this course please will you send us a short introductory letter telling us about yourself. If you have previously participated in an Experience Week you do not need to write a letter. You can do this by email or by clicking the booking link above to use our online booking system where there is more information about writing your letter.

Astrid Gude

Let go, release the past and move forward with your heart filled with love and gratitude.

Eileen Caddy

The long nights and the transition between years invite us to take time out, listen deeply within and look at where we stand in our lives, at what served well last year, what needs to be released and what, when opening to guidance and tapping into our own inner wisdom, wants to emerge.

Times of stillness, guided meditations, rituals, creative expression, practices drawn from shamanism and a variety of spiritual traditions, will lead us through this journey of recapitulation, release, purification, inviting a vision and setting new intentions until we feel confident to open up to the new with love, joy, gratitude and a sense of purpose.

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Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes all programme content, 7 nights accommodation (depart Wednesday morning 3 January 2018), full board and refreshments.

Fantastic experience. Just what I needed at this time of the year, at this point in my life. Love Cluny Hill, family space, place, atmosphere, energy, way of living and being in community.

Previous programme participant

Astrid was very welcoming and created a truly beautiful programme of individual exploration and group connection. Very well designed; thoughtful, gentle, intelligent and caring presence throughout.

Previous programme participant

Astrid Gude

Astrid Gude is an educator, therapist and shamanic facilitator (listed on She has lived and served in the Findhorn Foundation/Community since 2002.