Do you want to get in touch with nature in a practical way? Learn to identify herbs, forage and prepare wild food? Come experience wild food as an experiential and embodied spiritual practice in the Findhorn Foundation!
Working with herbs and foraged food is a great way to keep alive the knowledge of our ancestors, helping us to be more aware, connected to, and involved in the care of our bodies as well as the landscape around us.
Retreat leader Eveline Rodenburg is a herbalist, naturopath and functional nutrition and lifestyle practitioner. She will share from her decades long practical experience of making herbal remedies and preparing and preserving foraged foods. Together we will go on walks into the breathtakingly beautiful nature in and around Findhorn: gardens, dunes, forest and sea. Armed with our baskets we will gather plants, roots and fruits. Then we come back home to prepare: salves, tinctures, jam, fruit leathers and lots more.
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Our Findhorn Spiritual Practice Weeks offer a supportive environment for personal and spiritual development within the transformational field of Findhorn. Learn new tools and develop a range of skills you can incorporate into everyday life. Explore meditation and other exercises, and through living our founding principles approach ordinary activities in a mindful way that gives space for presence, creativity and joy.
There are daily sessions as a group and four shifts in Foundation service departments to integrate your spiritual life with daily living. The retreat is less of a group experience than Experience Week and the group is generally smaller. Deepen into the rhythm of daily meditation within the community and enjoy free time to join some of the special events also planned that week.
If you are contemplating a longer term commitment at Findhorn, a Findhorn Spiritual Practice Week offers an insight into living and engaging here. It also serves as a prerequisite for joining some of our further Essential Findhorn programmes such as the Living in Community Guest Programme and Leap Programme.
We are offering a reduction of £100 off for young people aged 18 to 25 years. We believe that everyone should be able to come here regardless of financial need and deeply wish to support young people at the start of their life journey.
Select your date using the links below, check the relevant tick box on the Booking Form and our Bookings Team will apply the discount. Please also note that we have further bursaries available, check the relevant tick box on the Support section of the Booking Form to apply.
Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, accommodation in our guest rooms (including towels and linen), all meals and refreshments, and full access to our community facilities like our meditation sanctuaries. Some facilities, like our saunas and hot tub, ask for a donation for use.
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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.
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