Celebrate the Summer Solstice in the Spirit of Iona on 19 June 2022
You are wholeheartedly invited to join Katherine Collis, special guests and our worldwide Findhorn family on our online journey of pilgrimage into the heart of Celtic spirituality, celebrating the Summer Solstice together.
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, when the sun is at its northernmost point in the sky. The Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate the light of the Sun and the light within us. It is an energetically charged day, ideal for setting or refining intentions and the season that follows, up to the Autumn Equinox, is a time for nourishing the patience and gratitude that is needed to cultivate growth and trust.
This is part of a year-long series inspired by the Spirit of Iona, running through the year on the Celtic, equinox and solstice festivals.
Celebrating the Summer solstice with us is an opportunity for you to awaken more fully, see in new ways, develop different approaches to daily living and discover yourself as a source of healing and blessing.
Spirit of Iona slideshow - Mike Scott song 'Peace of Iona'
We would love you to join us, as we celebrate this deeper meaning of the Summer Solstice
Facilitated by Katherine Collis and guests, we will begin our Summer Solstice celebration with a simple ritual and a time of reflection.
Katherine and her guests will create a sacred space for you to explore how your inner life aligns with the seasonal cycles and the sacred within the land where you live, wherever you are in the world.
We will write poetry together, practice journaling, create artwork and dream. We will build community, sharing insights and experiences with one another, and listen, as we deepen into peace, prayer and pilgrimage and, through that, further discover our purpose within the whole.
We will learn about and attune to the sacred Isle of Iona – her geography, historic writings, poetry, art, music, myths and legends, as well as the traditions of creating blessings and prayers.
Pricing and dates
Join us Sunday 19 June on Zoom at 4pm UK time, until around 6.30pm.
Across the world this will be:
8am PDT / 9am MDT / 11am EDT and Ottawa / 5pm Cape Town / 8.30pm Delhi / 11pm AWST / and AEST 1am Monday.
If you are unable to be there, we will send you a replay.
for £25 to celebrate the Summer Solstice in the Spirit of Iona, or find out more about the year-long Spirit of Iona series for £175.
While our facilitators are here to support participants during the Experience Week, they are not trained therapists. We are not a therapy centre and the programmes are not designed for those needing therapeutic support.
What to bring with you
- A journal to write in
- Art materials – paper and paints, crayons, pencils of your choice
- A candle to light for our sacred time together
- An open heart that welcomes new possibilities
- Flowers to put near the candle
Katherine Collis is a Findhorn Fellow who lived in the Community in the early 1970s and has maintained a close relationship over the decades. She and her husband Roger were instrumental in Traigh Bhan – the Findhorn Foundation retreat house on Iona – being gifted to the Foundation in 1972.
Upon leaving Scotland she moved to the United States as part of the founding of the Lorian Association – a sister organisation to the Findhorn Foundation.
Katherine has a background in adult education, gerontology, human and spiritual development and works is a spiritual counsellor, retreat leader and teacher. She has a 51-year relationship with the Isle of Iona, where she has led annual retreats and conference groups with a focus on a life enhancing planetary spirituality and the contribution of Celtic wisdom and with its vision of the sacredness at the heart of all life.
Katherine lives in Santa Barbara, California where she partners with her husband Roger in mentoring groups and individuals.