At this auspicious time of the year, escape the bustling world into the peace of Cluny Hill, where you’ll be welcomed into the community.
On this retreat, built around the winter Solstice, enjoy the time and space to reflect on the year that is ending, and consciously prepare to transit into the New Year, opening up to the possibilities of what is to come.
Central to the retreat is a beautiful annual Solstice ritual, honouring the energy of this powerful time and consciously marking the turning of the year in our lives.
Using various tools and experiences, such as meditation, attunement, dance and spending time in the natural beauty of the Cluny hills, we will release the old and create next steps that will take us into 2023 with joy.
You’re also warmly invited to stay on for a few days and spend Christmas at Cluny.
What to expect
In the early part of the week we’ll focus on reviewing 2022, working with attunements and sharings to integrate what has unfolded.
Midweek, we’ll help prepare for the Solstice ceremony and then join in with the community celebrations.
After the Solstice we will start dreaming into our personal next steps, exploring our intentions for 2023 and opening up to the New.
Each day you’re invited to join in with the rhythms of the house, such as Taize singing and meditations in the Sanctuary, and connecting with nature and the land in the hills and woods around Cluny.
You can anticipate having either the morning or the afternoon of each day free, as well as most evenings, for your own personal retreat/reflection time.
On Friday we will round off the retreat with a time of sharing to complete our week, followed by a delicious celebration meal in the elegant Cluny dining room.
Why spend the Solstice at Cluny?
You will enter a gentle community of like-hearted people where you’ll feel safe to share what can’t always be communicated in our everyday lives in the world.
You’ll have time for contemplation and slowing down, as endings and beginnings occur simultaneously.
You’re invited to embrace being at peace with 2022 and leave with a sense of anticipation for all that 2023 will bring.
Prices and accommodation
Nurture and embrace the deep sense of peace that comes from giving yourself time and space to listen to your heart.
Prices include access to a digital library, all meals and accommodation in Cluny, leaving on the morning of 24 December.
£665 – Single room
£595 – Shared room
Spend Christmas at Cluny!
After the Solstice, you’re invited to stay on for a few days and spend Christmas in the warmth and companionship of the Cluny family.
Join in with the festive rhythms of the house such as meditations, sharings and attunements, and enjoy celebratory meals, singing, music and hanging out with old and new friends at this time of rest and goodwill.
Your focaliser, Jörn Fiebig
Originally from Germany, Jörn joined the Community in 1997 and has been involved mainly in the gardens, educational programmes, spiritual studies and practices, and overall management of Education.
He lived in Cluny, the workshop centre of the community, as well as The Park, where he is now involved with educational workshops and events, as part of an inspired team.
Spending time with the spirit of the land, the gardens as well as the forests, dunes and sea shores, is one of his big passions, alongside travelling to other parts of our beautiful home planet, where he does long-distance walks, such as the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
‘I believe that through connecting more deeply with nature and the elements I also become more my own true self.’