Retreat with Art - on Iona

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This course requires previous participation in Experience Week.

Karin Werner

Connecting with art through meditation and silent visual contemplation, guided art sessions and sharing time. Ample time to relax and spend time alone.

Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. The retreat takes place at Traigh Bhan, the Findhorn Foundation's retreat house on Iona.

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. The week is open to everyone, independent of his or her belief or background.

For 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 on Saturday at Traigh Bhan. It is best to phone around meal times during the week as the custodian is away from the house meeting the ferry on Saturday morning. Tel: +44 (0)1681 700 383.

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

Tiered price (click here for more information): £700 / £550 / £450

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 7 nights accommodation (maximum 6 guests) in shared rooms and vegetarian food for shared meals. Arrival time is midday Saturday, and departure time is the next Saturday morning.

Retreat Weeks at Traigh Bhan require previous participation in an Experience Week.

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Karin Werner

Karin Werner has been practising and teaching art as an integral part of human well-being within the Findhorn Community for over 25 years. Within that, the spiritual and creative powers of Iona have been a continuous inspiration in her work and her wish to share it with others.