Solstice and Christmas Retreat - on Iona

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This course requires previous participation in Experience Week.

Eveline Rodenburg & Hugo Klip

Away from the hustle and bustle of shopping centres and Christmas dinners we take time to go within and nourish our own body and soul. What wants to be born in us in this time of returning light?

We will celebrate winter solstice, prepare a simple delicious Christmas dinner together and there's a possibility of going to mass in the Iona abbey on Christmas Eve. This is a time of inner celebration!

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 island.

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.

Traigh Bhan on IonaFor Foundation bus information to Iona please contact our Transport Department:
Tel: +44 (0)1309 678020 or email:

If you are making your own travel arrangements, please let the custodian on Iona know what time you will arrive at Traigh Bhan. It is best to phone around meal times during the week as the custodian may be away from the house. Tel: +44 (0)1681 700 383.

You will find some useful travel links below:
Traveline Scotland
CalMac Ferries
Bowmans Coaches on Mull

Please note that this retreat will run from Monday 21st to Monday 28th December. Please arrange your travel for arrival and departure on these days.

All retreats cost £545 - £295 according to individual circumstances. This includes 7 nights accommodation (maximum 6 guests) in shared rooms and vegetarian food for shared meals. We ask you to attune to the final amount you pay in £ (GBP Sterling), by cash, debit card or credit card, with our residential custodian, while you are at Traigh Bhan on Iona.

Please pay only your deposit when you make your booking.

Prior participation in an Essential Findhorn programme is a prerequisite.

More information about the Isle of Iona


Eveline Rodenburg is a naturopath and has a strong connection to plants and their usefulness: as food, medicine or dye. She lives in the Findhorn Foundation.


Hugo Klip is passionate about sacred dance and Taize singing as a way to connect to each other and to spirit. He works and lives in the Findhorn community.