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Embracing Change

Start Date: 28/08/2023
End Date: 02/09/2023
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Lean into the wisdom of your body and discover how to embrace change from a place of emotional, mental and physical equilibrium and strength in this 5-day Open Floor dance workshop with seasoned conscious movement practitioner, Deborah Lewin.


These past few years have shown us that change is inevitable, and the need to adapt in a resourced way is an essential life skill. The challenges of life can easily weigh us down – both the small challenges of everyday life and the large challenges facing our planet. With so much feeling out of our control, it is important for us to come together and find pathways of empowered action that help to alleviate the sense of helplessness.

Who the workshop is for

This workshop is open to all aged 18+ and for those who have an appreciation or curiosity for the inherent wisdom found in our somatic intelligence.

What you will learn
  • Participants will develop a greater sensitivity towards recognising and responding to the information their body communicates to them in a supportive non-judgemental environment.
  • With space to validate your resistance to change and the feelings that accompany it, you will learn to be more accepting of ‘what is’.
  • A higher degree of embodied emotional intelligence may also surface in relation to how you feel about both personal and collective changes that are occurring.
  • A developed capacity to listen and to speak, both verbally and non-verbally.
  • How to stay grounded and centred in the midst of change; whether it is your own, someone else’s, or the planets’.


Your Experience

  • A five-day workshop consisting of group-led activities by Deborah Lewin
  • A five-night peaceful stay at Cluny Hill, situated in the historical town of Forres in north-east Scotland and perfectly placed for visiting the Moray Coast
  • Three nutritious, balanced meals per day
  • Access to Cluny Hill’s beautiful gardens and local walking trails
  • Free bus rides between Cluny and the Findhorn Ecovillage
  • Free wifi and library access
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, and refreshments
  • Free onsite parking

Choose between standard and boutique rooms. All rooms have access to free WiFi. Learn more about Cluny Hill, its location, and directions.

The prices stated below are for the duration of the programme.

Standard Single Room @ Cluny Hill: £1045
Standard Shared Room @ Cluny Hill: £945 / person
Boutique Single Room @ Cluny Hill: £1110

Please enquire about a non-residential option if you have your own accommodation. Call our bookings team +44 (0) 1309 691 653 or contact us with any questions.

Please contact Bookings for more information

We provide you with the essentials, so you won’t really need very much once at Cluny Hill, but we do recommend bringing:

  • Toiletries/ Electrical appliances (Hairdryer etc.)
  • Loose / comfortable clothing
  • Warm clothes (outside of summer time)
  • Shoes for walking in the garden or the beautiful local walks

This programme takes place at our Cluny Hill site in Forres, with registration between 11:00am-12:15pm on Monday 28th August.

Cluny accommodation isn’t available the night before, but if you’d like to stay locally for a few days before the programme starts, please see options to stay in The Park at Findhorn. There’s also the Findhorn Bay Holiday Park, right next door to The Park, as well as Cullerne House B&B or B&Bs in The Park and neighbouring towns/villages such as Forres, Findhorn and Kinloss.


Check out is 9am on Saturday 2nd September.

Cluny Hill is located on the hill above Forres in the county of Moray in north-east Scotland.

Our closest town is Forres (0.7 miles miles/1.1km), which has good bus and rail links. The nearest airports are Inverness (24 miles/38km) and Aberdeen (71 miles/114km).

We recommend taking a taxi (about a 5-minute drive from Forres train station), as there’s no direct bus route.

Alternatively it is 1.4 miles/2.2 km (about 30 minutes on foot) from the station. Head for the High Street, then up St Leonard’s Road (B9010), and then left up Edgehill Road.

If you use a wheelchair or have any other mobility difficulties please let us know when you book. Cluny Hill is a multi-storey building with access to the upper levels via a staircase only.

If you have specific requirements please contact Bookings before you book to ensure we can meet your needs. Please also include details with your booking form.

‘It felt for me like I was at a magical place, the atmosphere of the Findhorn community, the closeness of the group. I felt carried by the other dancers in the group and the guidance of Deborah and you. I could slowly unfold myself in a safe space and gain access to the fragile places inside of me. Opening for something new.’

– Juliana Barrett – Findhorn Embracing Change August 2015


Your Workshop Leader

Embracing Change with Deborah Lewin

Deborah Lewin

Deborah’s teaching is infused with her 30+ years passion for conscious movement practice and her commitment to nurture personal and collective transformation. A senior practitioner in her field, having trained with Gabrielle Roth in 1994 and a Founder Member of Open Floor International, she’s currently training the next generation of Open Floor teachers.


Start Date: 28/08/2023
End Date: 02/09/2023


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Findhorn Foundation, Cluny Hill, St Leonards Rd
Forres, IV36 2RD United Kingdom
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