Creative Maturity: Ripening to Wisdom

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Alan Heeks & Ineke Vollebregt

Maturity is a call: to your own truth, a new role, and the collective wisdom of elders.

This will be an inner and outer exploration, drawing from the wisdom of Findhorn, whose community is a living experiment supporting elderhood. We aim to embody maturity, gather its wisdom, include its shadows, and renew our purpose, through ritual, story, song, dialogue and more. Relevant for anyone in their forties to those in their eighties.

Our week together will include group and solo time, sharing the rich community life of Findhorn elders (meditations, sacred dance, Taizé singing, etc), and dialogues with the groups who enrich and support elderhood here, especially the Community Care Circle, to see how to apply this in our own locality. We will also draw on the wisdom of our own group, Alan's recent book on elderhood, and other sources.

Click on the image below to hear Alan describe in more detail
what you can expect from this workshop.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £1010 / £770 / £630

Tiered Pricing

We want to ensure that our workshops and events are accessible to a diverse range of people and recognise that one person’s financial situation will differ from another. So that money is not a barrier to participating in our workshops and events, we offer a tiered pricing structure and ask that you select the price appropriate for your personal circumstances. Please take a moment to read about our tiered pricing here.

Includes 7 nights accommodation and all meals.


Alan Heeks is 63, and is author of Men Beyond 50 and The Natural Advantage. He has led many groups on vision finding, living sustainably and elderhood.


Ineke Vollebregt was a member of the Foundation in the 1980s and lived in our satellite community on Erraid. Since returning in 2006 she has served in many of the Foundation's service departments and is currently in the guest department.