The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community that serves as a centre of transformational learning within an ecovillage. While we offer a caring and conscious environment, we are not a healing or therapy centre. We are also not a retreat centre in the traditional sense, though we do offer retreat weeks. The Foundation is a working community of staff and co-workers who welcome guests to share in our way of living.
Programme participants are responsible for maintaining their own wellbeing and should inform their programme presenters and relevant Foundation representatives of any health issues that might arise during their programme. At the time of booking, programme participants should inform the Foundation of any pre-existing medical conditions and residential guests should ensure that they bring with them, and continue to take, an adequate supply of any prescription medicines.
It is the responsibility of each person visiting the Foundation to ensure that they have the appropriate documents and paperwork to allow entry into the UK. The usual visa for Foundation guests to apply for is the UK Standard Visitor visa – click here for more information. Under UK law it is necessary for the Foundation to check the guests’ entitlement to stay at the Foundation.
Experience Week Prerequisite
Many of our workshops and programmes require prior participation in Experience Week. Conferences, Special Events, Findhorn Foundation College programmes, and some workshops do not have this requirement. The programme page containing the workshop information will indicate if Experience Week is a prerequisite or not.
Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, and for residential programmes 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.
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.
We suggest you arrange holiday insurance in case of cancellation by either yourself or by The Foundation.
If you have to cancel a programme:
If we have to cancel a programme:
If we have to cancel an online programme:
Accommodation and Meals
Reflecting a community experience, our accommodation is simple and generally shared in single-sex rooms. Double- or twin-bed rooms are available for couples on request but are limited so cannot be guaranteed. Similarly, single rooms are available on request but are subject to the popularity of all programmes running at the time so cannot be guaranteed. Towels and bed linen are provided.
Fees include all your meals and daily refreshments with a selection of teas and coffees and snacks. Our kitchens provide primarily vegetarian food. Vegan, wheat free, sugar free, as well as gluten and dairy free alternatives can be requested. If you require a diet that is more specialised, we cannot guarantee to fulfil your needs. We cannot cater for people with serious food allergies or multiple food intolerances.
Use of Likeness and Photography
The Foundation or its agents may video or photograph workshops, conferences and events, which will include its participants, some of which will be used for promotional or informational purposes in our brochures, website and newsletters. We will always endeavour to inform you of any photography beforehand but by participating in an event you agree that the Foundation or its agents may take photographs that include your image and agree to the Foundation’s usage of your image for promotional or informational purposes without compensation of any kind.
The Foundation will be conducting the online programmes on various digital platforms. The sessions might be recorded and you will be informed prior to the programme starting. We will always endeavour to inform you of any recordings beforehand but by participating in an event you agree that the Foundation or its agents may record your image/voice and agree to the Foundation’s usage of these materials for promotional or informational purposes without compensation of any kind.
All information included in any of our publicity is correct at time of going to press, and is subject to change. Whilst every effort is made to provide the programmes and services as advertised, we do not accept liability for:
We reserve the right to refuse admission to our programmes if, on arrival, participation appears to be inappropriate. We also reserve the right to ask any visitor to leave if their behaviour is disruptive to the function of the Findhorn Foundation and community or interferes with the rights of others.
In the final instance, all matters arising from a dispute are subject to Scottish law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.