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Lifting the Veil – on Iona

Lifting the Veil – on Iona

Sat 18 May 2019 (7 Days)
Emma Christina Lucia

On this spiritual retreat we will explore the isle of Iona, actively seeking out sacred women’s sites. Accept the invitation to experience what it feels like to be in our bodies in a sacred place.

Using the senses we will come to know our unique self in relation to this mysterious isle. Known historically as a place of prophecy and vision, the sacred dwells tangibly in Iona, opening the island’s veils between the everyday and the mythical. To this day the openings linger and continue to invite in those who come in search of them. Our journey on this spiritual retreat is to explore together this sacred isle and the mysteries it holds.

To enhance the opportunities for connection between self and the sacred that Iona lavishly offers us we will:

  • Walk Iona’s mystical labyrinth
  • Learn how to make indoor and outdoor labyrinths
  • Celebrate connection to the land through soft-dance and music practices
  • Have spacious free time
  • Consider what women’s sacred sites are
  • Take a night-walk along the sacred paths of the Isle of Iona
  • Learn walking and moving meditations that may enhance feeling states for women in sacred sites
  • Do activities that may enhance and develop meditation, vision and prophecy
  • Become aware of our individual presence as a source of love in the site itself
  • Call a new vision into being
  • Draw an individual and group Angel card to support you on the week
  • Participate in the Findhorn philosophy of love in action

By coming into body appreciation and inner awareness a gateway to accessing sacred sites in new ways can come into being.

Please note: This retreat week is for women only​.

​There is NO prerequisite for doing Experience week!

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Iona North PointSituated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. Its unique presence and beauty has drawn spiritual seekers and mystics for centuries. 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. Scotland’s western isles are famous for their beauty, and Iona is often considered to be the “pearl of the isles” with its white beaches, rolling hills and ancient bedrock. As a retreat setting, it refreshes and renews the spirit.

If you need time to integrate the lessons of a workshop or space to reflect on your own journey and next steps, Traigh Bhan is the perfect place for spiritual rest and renewal. Comfortable and well-equipped, the house has its own peaceful sanctuary for prayer and meditation. Our residential Foundation custodian can guide you in making the most of your time.

Tiered Pricing: £700 / £550 / £450

Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or retreat, accommodation (maximum 6 guests) in shared rooms (including towels and linen) and vegetarian food for shared meals. Arrival time is midday Saturday, and departure time is the next Saturday morning.


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.

Thank you.

The cost of the workshop does not include transport to Iona. For Foundation bus information to Iona and to arrange transport, please contact our Transport Department:
Tel: +44 (0)1309 678020 or email: [email protected]

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
West Coast Motors

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Date Days Price Other info
2019-05-18 7 £700 / £550 / £450