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Title Findhorn Foundation and Community
Venue The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ Morayshire. and Cluny Hill College, St Leonards Road, Forres IV36 2RD Morayshire
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Tel +44(0) 1309 690311
Email enquiries@findhorn.org
Web www.findhorn.org
Schedule The Findhorn Foundation offers a range of holistic workshops, certificated trainings and special events throughout the year, from our own Essential Findhorn programmes to international conferences, all set in the unique environment of our working community and ecovillage. Our programmes are an integral part of the community's work and give participants practical experience of how to apply spiritual and holistic values in daily life.
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Events For a full calendar of our workshops and events please click here. http://www.findhorn.org/workshops/calendar.php
  Listed below are just a few of the many events organised by the Findhorn Foundation
   
28-12-17 New Year Retreat. Turning Within Moving Forward
  Facilitator: Astrid Gude
   
28-12-17 New Year Retreat on Iona
  Facilitator:
   
21-12-17 Returning of the Light on Iona
  Facilitator: Hugo Klip
   
20-12-17 Christmas Retreat
  Facilitators: Inneke Vollebregt & Judith Bone
   
09-12-17 Reiki Training Levels I and II
   
09-12-17 Erraid Retreat Week
   
02-12-17 What Makes Life Work? The Concept, Practice and Application of Natural Intelligence
  Facilitator: Jeddah Mali
   
02-12-17 Inner Alchemy
  Facilitator: Esther Maria Lindner
   
25-11-17 The Tree of Life. Dance and Movement within the Harmony Method
  Facilitator: Nanni Kloke
   
25-11-17 Mysterious Movement in Curious Depths. An intuitive Approach to Hatha Yoga
  Facilitator: Lousie Simmons
   
18-11-17 Spiritual Deepening. Living from Purpose and Soul
  Facilitators: Margo van Greta & Dominique Remi
   
11-11-17 Spiritual Practice. Mindfulness Retreat
   
11-11-17 Guts and God. Using Spiritual Direction to Discover the Hidden and Obvious Presence of the Divine in Your Life
  Facilitator: Caroline Myss
   
04-11-17 The Art of Enquiry
  Facilitator: Claus Springborg
   
28-10-17 Unlock Your Hidden Talents. The Way of Holistic Manifestation
  Facilitator: Franco Santoro
   
28-10-17 Erraid Samhain Retreat
   
21-10-17 Meditation in Movement
  Facilitator: Maria Gabriele Wosien
   
14-10-17 Spiritual Practice. Permaculture
  Facilitator: Craig Gisborne
   
14-10-17 Let Love In
  Facilitator: Faith Canter
   
07-10-17 Integral Mondo Zen Retreat
  Facilitator: Doshin Nelson Roshi
   
30-09-17 Embodying Higher Consciousness: Healing the Whole Self
  Facilitator: Stephen Busby
   
23-09-17 Space for the Heart on Iona
  Facilitator: Margo van Greta
   
16-09-17 Spiritual Practice. Living Intuitively
  Facilitator: Nadasree Geogete Gadras
   
16-09-17 Shamanic Visioning for Personal and Planetary Healing
  Facilitator: Astrid Gude
   
16-09-17 Equinox Retreat on Iona
  Facilitator: Susan Miles
   
16-09-17 Advanced Essence and Empowerment
  Facilitator: Stephanie Mines
   
02-09-17 Systemic Constellations: Restoring the Natural Flow of Love
  Facilitator: Doris Elizabeth Fischer
   
02-09-17 Mindful Dance: Deepening Body Awareness
  Facilitator: Lindsay Fovargue
   
26-08-17 Summer Retreat Week on Iona
   
26-08-17 Biodanza. The Dance of Life
  Facilitator: Nadasree Georgete Gadas
 

How would it feel to be at ease in your body, trusting its wisdom and feeling free to enjoy yourself as a sensuous, vibrant being? To reconnect with your life force and reawaken to the beauty and pleasure of being alive, able to move and relate?

Biodanza leads us gradually into deeper contact and permission to believe in the goodness of our instinctive passions and to express the emotions that arise from that experience. Using music and movement to create integrative vivencias (the intense lived experience in the moment), this system has a profoundly rebalancing effect on our bodies and psyche. The group becomes the healing matrix where transformation happens, as we open up to each other and allow ourselves to express our feelings and passion more authentically

   
19-08-17 Summer Retreat Week on Iona
   
19-08-17 Practical Shamanism. Bridging Ancient Wisdom with Everyday Life
  Facilitator: Astrid Gude
 

Shamanism has always evolved and adapted to the needs of the time. In this week we will explore shamanism as a way of life in our contemporary world. As a path of direct revelation shamanism is a path of empowerment. We will open up to the guidance of helping spirits in the invisible realm and will experience nature as a powerful ally. Walking this path brings passion and meaning back into life, supports us in releasing limiting beliefs about ourselves and our collective future, helps us tend our inner gardens and open up to a new and better dream for ourselves and all of life

   
12-08-17 Summer Retreat Week on Iona
   
12-08-17 Spiritual Practice - Wild Nature
  Facilitator: Kajedo Wanderer
  We will explore our relationship with the wilder places around us and within us through observation, contemplation, meditation, ritual and the hands-on experience of conservation of the land. An opportunity to connect with the sweeping beauty of Findhorns Scottish Highland setting: the dunes, forest and sea
   
05-08-17 Summer Retreat Week on Iona
   
05-08-17 Your Exquisite Body of Light
  Facilitator: Tjitze de Jong
  The emphasis of this week is on exploring and uncovering your unique individual healership. You will familiarise yourself with directing energy flow and with embodying a bridge of positive intention between heaven and earth via hara and core
   
29-07-17 The Alchemy of Transformation
  Facilitators: Joy Drake and Yasko Takahashi
  This hybrid workshop combines two proven tools for uplifting consciousness; the Transformation Game and SoulCollage. It offers participants an opportunity to follow the emerging impulse seeking expression in their lives, and make a graceful shift into new ways of being that are infused with aliveness
   
22-07-17 Animal Communication and Deep Nature Connection II
  Facilitators: Jacqueline Buckingham and Lesley Downie
  This weeklong retreat is for you if you have previously studied Animal Communication and feel comfortable with the basic elements. This is an exciting opportunity to add depth to your interspecies communication skills through supported practice within the unique energy field of the Findhorn Foundation
   
15-07-17 Festival of Sacred Dance Music and Song
  This year we celebrate 25 years of our Festival which began in 1992. During these years we have shared so much passion, tenderness and love and we want to take this time to re-connect with the essence of live music and dance. Building on the success of last year’s Festival which saw so many of you return to dance with us we wish to celebrate again the transformative and healing power of the dance
   
08-07-17 Conscious Relationships
  Facilitators: Jan Day and Frieda Fischer
  The workshop focuses on how we can create a deep and fulfilling WE space whether we are starting from a committed relationship or are seeking to form one. It is designed to enable you to see and let go of old patterns that get in the way of intimate relationships and to open courageously into a new way of relating in connection with your body, sensual nature and unique essence
   
29-04-17 Healing the Fragmented Heart. An Astroshamanic Journey in Spiritual Intimacy and Loving Relationships
  Facilitator: Franco Santoro
  This is a unique workshop in which you will explore relationships from a spiritual, holistic and shamanic, as well as pragmatic perspective with the aim of healing connections with partners, relatives, friends and significant people in your life
   
22-04-17 Working with Crystals and Subtle Energy for Self Healing
  Facilitator: Robert Burlinson
 

This workshop gives participants an informative, experiential and transformational training in working with crystals for self-healing and inner development within the magical environment of Findhorn. During the week we’ll discover how the mineral kingdom can help support and heal us on our journey through life.

Participants will learn how to sense, choose, cleanse and tune crystals, about grounding and protection, and how to use crystals in daily life. They will learn about the subtle anatomy system, how to be a channel for healing energy, and of various healing techniques using crystals. We will also be working with crystals to connect to the Divine/Universal Consciousness, our guidance, the Angelic and with the Devic Kingdoms within nature. Included are profound meditations on working with the mineral kingdom for spiritual development

   
22-04-17 Relationships. A Path Towards Wholeness
  Facilitator: Jay Rodruigez and Susan Miles
  This workshop will help us each discover a dreaming pattern, a creative pattern that lies underneath our relationship with others and which makes life and relationship worth living. We will also explore how to facilitate ourselves in relationships, so that we can be mindful and authentic with others in creating healthy and nourishing relationships
   
15-04-17 Choosing Joy for a Transformational Event
  Facilitator: Jeff Olsen
  In this workshop Jeff will share his powerful story and open a space for individuals to heal and find answers to questions about whatever they might be experiencing in their lives. Olsen connects his audiences with his unique passion, helping them experience the divine love that he found during his journey and deepen into the truth of who they really are. Many discover with him how divine energy heals, teaches and is always available to us if we are simply open and in tune to receive it
   
15-04-17 Easter Retreat on Iona
  Facilitator: Niels Paulsen
   
08-04-17 Speaking with the Earth through Sacred Sound
  Facilitator: Nina Umai Spiro
  Healing through authentic, sacred vocal sound is a traditional shamanic medicine path that has been widely used by every indigenous culture in the world since the beginning of time to maintain wellness, balance, a clear connection with the nature and the spirit realms, and a full union with all of life. Pravada Shamanic Sound Healing has woven the heart of this ancient practice into a new method of self-healing and empowerment that supports mindfulness, spiritual awakening, full connection with the earth and all living beings, and tremendous personal transformation in daily life
   
08-04-17 Spiritual Practice - Permaculture
  Facilitator: Craig Gibsone
  We use Permaculture principles to look at how we live our lives day to day, and to connect with the wisdom of the Earth and ourselves. This ecological design system can inspire and empower us to create and find answers within us
   
01-04-17 Spring Retreat on Iona
  Facilitator: Margo van Greta
   
25-03-17 Spiritual Practice. The Power of Intention
  Facilitator: Astrid Gude
  Learn tools from the ancient tradition of shamanism that can easily be integrated into everyday life, allowing you to transform your inner landscape, create new neural pathways that bring about personal healing and contribute to the creation of a healthy and balanced world for all of life. This retreat will focus on releasing blocking beliefs and reconnecting with our unlimited potential to shine
   
11-03-17 Astroshamanic Quest for Manifestation: Shining your Talents in the World
  Facilitator: Franco Santoro
 

This workshop is for those who wish to take a decisive leap into the discovery and manifestation of their unique potentials and talents, to provide benefits to themselves and the whole environment. Drawing from his shamanic and holistic skills, Franco will guide you into a pragmatic and shamanic journey of discernment aimed at unveiling your true calling and gaining clarity on how you can best express yourself in the world.

The workshop also aims at showing how apparently insurmountable obstacles and crises can be used to give shape to most ambitious dreams. We also unveil how in every moment of life, dark times included, we are never alone and there are immense forces available to provide support. The astroshamanic circle and the sacred landscape at Cluny Hill will be employed to map your experiences and receive further guidance on your potentials and their connections with the web of life

   
04-03-17 Life Purpose
  Facilitators: Susan Miles and Karen Luedtke
 

This key and long running Findhorn workshop provides a space for you to connect more consciously with your deepest motivation for being in life. A variety of creative, meditative and practical exercises help you connect with the steam of intuitive information available to you. Learn to align with your inner knowing, gain clarity on your next steps and appreciate the nature of your own deeply personal lifelong journey towards fulfilment

   
04-02-17 Sprinklings of Light. Spring Cleaning at the Park
  Facilitator: Park Home Care Team
 

Would you like to offer your energy, love and service in preparation for the new season at The Park? As a group we will cleanse ourselves and the spaces used by our guests and community on outer and inner levels. The week also includes an outing, time for personal sharings and is a good way to meet people living here. Join us for an active week of fun, focus, service and creativity

   
28-01-17 Living a Life Less Toxic
  Facilitator: Faith Canter
  Join empowerment coach, author, nutritional specialist and self love lover Faith Canter for a week of healing the toxicity in our lives. Together we will learn hands on techniques for living a life less toxic in mind, body, home and environment
   
28-01-17 A Gift to Cluny: Spring Clean Celebration
  Facilitator: Findhorn Foundation
 

Do you feel drawn to offer your energy as a gift to the wonderful Cluny and all the people who benefit from being here? This week will be a time of purification and renewal as we complete tasks and play together to clean and transform the building and ourselves. The week also includes an outing, time for personal sharings and is a good way to meet people living here. Join us for an active week of fun, focus, service and creativity

   
21-01-17 Integral Mondo Zen Taster Weekend
  Facilitator: Findhorn Team
  Integral Mondo Zen is the practice of traditional Japanese Zen updated and upgraded for the 21st century. This combines the radical simplicity of this awakened mind which is always present, with the understanding and tool to work with our complex psychology, shadows, attachments and delusions that get in the way of this deeper truth of who we are in everyday life. We choose to let everything in and exclude nothing, knowing that when we do this we truly discover our angst is our liberation
   
07-01-17 Walking the Amazonian Shamanic Path
  Facilitator: Kurikindi
  Kurikindi, an indigenous Kichwa Amazonian shaman, leads this exploration of Amazonian shamanic practices for healing and bringing deeper connection with ourselves and the world of nature. Born in Ecuador to a traditional shamanic family, he brings a lifetime of immersion in the traditions to this Findhorn workshop. Having worked with both male and female shamans and westerners, he designed this workshop to help people recognise their own energy more clearly, as well to understand Amazonian shamanism and its relationship to mother nature and our future
   
28-12-16 New Year Retreat - Turning Within Moving Forward
  Facilitator: Astrid Gude
 

The long nights and the transition between years invite us to take time out, listen deeply within and look at where we stand in our lives, at what served well last year, what needs to be released and what, when opening to guidance and tapping into our own inner wisdom, wants to emerge.

Times of stillness, guided meditations, rituals, creative expression, practices drawn from shamanism and a variety of spiritual traditions, will lead us through this journey of recapitulation, release, purification, inviting a vision and setting new intentions until we feel confident to open up to the new with love, joy, gratitude and a sense of purpose

   
28-12-16 New Year Retreat on Iona
  Facilitator:
 

A space to stop and pause for inner reflection on Iona, moving into the new aligned with clarity and purpose. Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. 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's beauty. 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

   
21-12-16 Solstice and Christmas Retreat on Iona
  Facilitator: Eveline Rodenberg & Hugo Klip
 

Away from the hustle and bustle of shopping centres and Christmas dinners we take time to go within and nourish our own body and soul. What wants to be born in us in this time of returning light? We will celebrate winter solstice, prepare a simple delicious Christmas dinner together and there's a possibility of going to mass in the Iona abbey on Christmas Eve. This is a time of inner celebration!

Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. 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's beauty

   
21-12-16 Christmas Retreat
  Facilitator: Ineke Vollbreght & Judith Bone
 

Looking for some quiet time over Christmas, yet wanting to feel connected in community?

During this darkest time of this year when everything in nature is still, we too can feel the need for a quiet space in which to reflect or perhaps just hibernate. We can at the same time feel a longing to be together with others.

This retreat offers the opportunity to be with our inner nature, as well as to join in with the Findhorn community celebrations and rituals that take place during the Christmas season. An invitation to touch your stillness and your joy

   
10-12-16 At Play in the Dimension of Change. An Intuitive Approach to Hatha Yoga
  Facilitator: Louise Simmons
  The practice of yoga is a physical exploration, from within, of the dynamic relationships between body, mind and breath. It is deeply personal and radically transformative
   
03-12-16 Reiki Training (level 1)
  Facilitator:
  (ray-key) translated as universal life energy is the name adopted for a system of holistic healing that was (re) discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the latter part of the ninetieth century. Reiki is known as a healing technology for stress reduction and relaxation and is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Although it has its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings Reiki is a non-denominational practice of self-healing and may be applied safely by people of all ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, in any situation
   
19-11-16 Advanced Sacred Dance Training
  Facilitator: Peter Vallance
  This programme is designed for Sacred Dance teachers and experienced dancers who want to learn new dances, deepen their understanding of the dance and expand their teaching skills. An approach to choreography will be presented and dancers will create a dance during the week
   
12-11-16 Life Purpose
  Facilitator: Susan Miles & Karen Luedkte
 

This key and long-running Findhorn workshop points the way to knowing who you really are by discovering the essence of what touches you most and what makes your life meaningful. A variety of creative, meditative and practical exercises help you understand your life’s purpose.Be guided within the supportive context of the group towards an understanding of your current belief systems and the ways in which you relate to yourself and the world. Learn to align with your inner knowing, gain clarity on your next steps and appreciate the nature of your own deeply personal lifelong journey towards fulfilment

   
12-11-16 Spiritual Deepening. Living from Purpose and Soul
  Facilitators: Susan Miles & Susan Luedtke
  Spiritual Deepening is an invitation to step back from everyday life and immerse yourself in the transformational field of this place. Over 50 years of living by the principles of inner listening, co-creation and loving service to the whole has given our community a unique capacity to hold you with wisdom and deep empathy as you open to new possibilities in your life
   
05-11-16 Spiritual Practice - Mindfulness
  Facilitator: Finhorn Focaliser
 

This week offers practices that enhance our living in attentive awareness; of our body, feelings, mind and the world around us. By focusing our brain activity on what is being sensed at each moment, we will find ourselves living much more relaxed, and performing our daily activities in a more centred and calm manner

   
29-10-16 Erraid Samhain (Halloween)
  Findhorn Foundation: Isle of Erraid
  As the summer slips away and we celebrate the Celtic new year, we welcome you to join with us to share stories, songs and even a few dances at this time when the veil between what was, and what is to become, is at its thinnest. A time to remember our loved ones and to honour our ancestors
   
29-10-16 Spiritual Practice - Clay
  Facilitator: Craig Gisborne
 

The landscape of Findhorn Bay and the surrounding coastline are an inspiration for our week. Journeying with the four elements - earth, air, fire and water - we use the medium of clay to focus and centre ourselves, and to create spiritual alchemy.

There is time for reflection and insight that can be used to strengthen your inner commitment to a spiritual life. Clay is a magical and primal substance which comes alive and takes form from tea bowls to angels, bringing to us a sense of co-creating with the spiritual dimensions of all things

   
17-10-16 Deepening Your Presence through the Healing Art of Esalen Massage
  Facilitator: Mika Oishi
  Esalen Massage is a unique form of bodywork developed at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Known for its long integrating strokes, this method creates an experience of deep relaxation, supporting the natural ability of body and mind to self-heal
   
15-10-16 Spiritual Practice - Permaculture
  Facilitator: Craig Gibsone
  We use Permaculture principles to look at how we live our lives day to day, and to connect with the wisdom of the Earth and ourselves. This ecological design system can inspire and empower us to create and find answers within us
   
08-10-16 Erraid Retreat
  Findhorn Foundation: Isle of Erraid
  Allow yourself to be held within the healing energies of the island as you take time for yourself - walking, sitting on the beach, reading, writing, connecting with nature
   
08-10-16 Essentials of Psychsynthesis
  Facilitators: Angie Fee & Brian Graham
  Essentials of Psychosynthesis - known as psychology with a soul - is a unique opportunity to further your personal and transpersonal/spiritual journey, whether you intend to embark on a deeper exploration in psychosynthesis or not. The workshop is a blend of experiential and theoretical work offered in the context of the Findhorn Foundation's transformational environment, rhythms and practices
   
12-09-16 Findhorn Bay Festival
  Group Event
  A six day celebration of arts, culture and innovation around the Findhorn Bay area
   
27-08-16 Spiritual Practice - Gene Keys
  Facilitator: Pia Mark
 

Discover how to use the Gene Keys transmission as a tool for spiritual awakening.

Using our individual Hologenetic Profile as a blueprint, we'll reveal our unique gifts and uncover some of our deepest shadows, exploring how to live life to our fullest and highest potential. Through a journey of contemplation we'll gradually move towards allowing, accepting and eventually embracing these shadows, igniting our innate radiance and through an unfolding transformation set ourselves free to live and be who we truly are as an awakened being

   
20-08-16 Life Purpose
  Facilitators: Susan Miles & Karen Luedkte
 

This key and long-running Findhorn workshop points the way to knowing who you really are by discovering the essence of what touches you most and what makes your life meaningful. A variety of creative, meditative and practical exercises help you understand your life’s purpose.Be guided within the supportive context of the group towards an understanding of your current belief systems and the ways in which you relate to yourself and the world. Learn to align with your inner knowing, gain clarity on your next steps and appreciate the nature of your own deeply personal lifelong journey towards fulfilment

   
06-08-16 Spiritual Practice - Nature
  Facilitator: Katharina Brocke
  An introduction to the subtle dimensions of the Earth. We practise attunement to the loving intelligence within the nature kingdom in the Findhorn way. Through a combination of exercises in perception, attunement and meditation, as well as making a flower essence and working in the garden, we move closer to the beauty and uniqueness of our own soul
   
23-07-16 The Elusive Obvious
  Facilitator: Roger Linden
 

Liberation is the permanent evaporation of all sense of a separate self. What remains is silent, spacious presence - the Self, experienced as the tender, peaceful joy of unconditional love. Using enquiry, dialogue and silence we will explore the reality of the Self, our true nature. We will also practise simple, natural ways of easing the mental, emotional and physical strain of living with a false sense of separation

   
16-07-16 Festival of Sacred Dance, Music & Song
  Sacred/Circle Dance brings together traditional dances from around the world with contemporary choreographies. This year we provide a unique opportunity to dance with the exceptional Greek Dance teacher Dimitris Barbaroussis . Dimitiris's workshops are normally only taught in German and we will be providing English translation. We expect Dimitris to bring three musicians with him and this will provide an authentic experience of Greek Dance. Dimitris has a wealth of knowledge that he passes on with boundless enthusiasm. Dimitris will teach morning and afternoon workshops and an evening of dance with live music
   
09-07-16 Contacting Nature Spirits
  Facilitator: Pavithra Novak
 

Many of us have heard and believe the myths of the nature spirits. We may have read about them and their messages, wondering how it would be possible to get in touch with them ourselves. The truth is that it is much simpler than you can imagine.

Being in touch with the 'invisible' beings of nature is so self-evident for us that we sometimes miss them just because we cannot believe that we have access to their world. But for the nature spirits, this separation has never existed. They are ever ready and willing to cooperate with us and take on any form and use any channel on which they can reach us. All we have to do is open up for them

   
02-07-16 Spiritual Practice - Nature
  Facilitator: Katharina Brocke
  An introduction to the subtle dimensions of the Earth. We practise attunement to the loving intelligence within the nature kingdom in the Findhorn way. Through a combination of exercises in perception, attunement and meditation, as well as making a flower essence and working in the garden, we move closer to the beauty and uniqueness of our own soul
   
25-06-16 Gateways to Awakened Presence
  Facilitators:
 

This week offers a rich individual and group journey of enquiry into our inner life. Together we explore unresolved early wounding and defences that keep us from being able to choose love over fear. We intend to inspire you to let go and allow your core healing, and to make new life-enhancing choices. Your emerging authentic presence opens gateways to your personal life task. Our intention is to give you an effective map for the transformational journey of awakening

   
18-06-16 Erraid (Lithia) Summer Solstice
  Facilitator: Findhorn Foundation
 

The abundance and potency of nature is celebrated. The sun is at the height of its power and we celebrate the longest day of the year. It is a time of appreciation for the natural bounty overflowing from our gardens and for reflecting on the abundance in our own lives.

This is a wonderful time to enjoy the long summer nights and beautiful sunsets amidst some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the west coast of Scotland

   
18-06-16 Close to God on Iona
  Facilitator: Niels Paulsen
 

Explore the forces of nature by walking the island, cultivating the garden, and preparing and cooking food together. Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. 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's beauty. 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.

   
11-06-16 The Original Quest - An Astroshamanic Healing Voyage into Space and Time
  Facilitator: Franco Santoro
 

We deserve to be loved no matter who we are and what we believe we have done. All our pain and misery is the result of believing we have done something so horrible that we don't deserve to be loved. The most horrible thing we can do to others and ourselves is to keep holding this belief.

This classic programme is aimed at offering practical tools and understanding for expanding our capacity to love and be loved, navigating beyond time and space, releasing and transforming grievances of our personal and collective past, uncovering luminous intentions, bringing healing in our environment and planet

   
04-06-16 Children of the Elements - Caretakers of the Earth
  Facilitator: Astrid Gude
 

Shamanic traditions see earth, air, water and fire as living beings, moving within and around us, shaping the universe - and open to work in partnership with the human realm. In our fast-paced life we easily disconnect from nature and become more and more disconnected from ourselves. This creates dis-ease.

  • Can we feel the heartbeat of the earth?
  • What kindles the flame of our passion and our creativity?
  • Are we moving with or against the river of life?
  • Do we really honour the breath of life?

Working with the elemental energies and establishing a relationship with them will help us to listen to a deep calling of our souls.

   
04-06-16 A Sacred Retreat - Explore Your Soul Through Mandala Painting
  Facilitators: Erik & Ann Marie Grind
 

Mandala is an ancient symbol for wholeness and harmony. This workshop invites you to explore your soul through mandala painting. The practice of painting is joyful, healing and meditative. Through guided meditations we'll contact our creative source, the inner artist that resides in us all. This week will give you the tools to use the mandala as a path of self-discovery and artistic development. No further experience is necessary. All art supplies will be provided

   
28-05-16 The Pearl of Prosperity - Money as a Means of Personal and Planetary Liberation
  Facilitator: Richard Rudd
 

In this special event, Gene Keys founder Richard Rudd will introduce us to a new tool called the Star Pearl Matrix, a unique personal profile that shows how to unleash a natural stream of prosperity in your life. Your Star Pearl describes a series of genetic patterns imprinted at birth that when released can unlock a wave of inner fulfilment, material prosperity and harmony within your life.

The secret to this teaching is that it completely transforms the way in which you see money. Instead of being a source of constant anxiety or addiction, money becomes your creative muse, your path to liberation. The Star Pearl teaches you the true meaning of prosperity - to discover and serve the highest noble ideal inside yourself. Having found this great secret, you will catalyse the full force of the universe to aid you in your endeavour

   
28-05-16 The Art of Pilgrimage on Iona
  Facilitator: Geoff Dalgleish
 

For many centuries the Isle of Iona has been a place of pilgrimage and during the past four decades Traigh Bhan, the Findhorn Foundation’s retreat house on this sacred island, has appealed to modern-day pilgrims seeking a quiet space for contemplation and renewal.

This retreat will combine the opportunity for gently guided meditative walks, reconnection with the beauty and healing powers of Nature and time to simply relax and enjoy the simplicity of island life.

Comfortable and adequately equipped, the house has its own peaceful sanctuary for prayer and meditation, and offers quiet space to reflect on your own journey or next steps. It is a chance to slow down, let go of otherworld busyness and discover and celebrate the magic and magnificence of life in every step you take, in every sound you hear, and every sight you see

   
22-05-16 Reconnection and Renewal
  Facilitator: John P Milton
 

This is a week-long programme with John P. Milton, founder of Way of Nature and renowned ecologist, activist, author, spiritual teacher and shaman. It has been a long time since John was at the Findhorn Community, and this is sure to be a special coming together of wisdom, experience and place.

Through the week, John will share the twelve principles of Natural Renewal, supporting relaxation, presence, reconnection and Source Awareness with Nature as teacher and partner. The Programme will consist of energy practices, teachings, reflective dialogue and personal practice through time alone in Nature. Being at Findhorn, we will place special attention on reconnection and replenishment with land

   
07-05-16 Soul Tracking. Discovering Your Souls Agenda
  Facilitators: Jeana Griffiths and Susan Miles
 

During this workshop we will uncover how we are meant to shine and manifest our divinity by learning to see beyond the illusion of daily circumstance.

Within the apparent duality of our incarnation, we will explore the yin and the yang of life purpose and life lesson. We will learn how to use the inherent polarities in life as a mindfulness tool to more consciously give expression to the soul journey each one of us is here to express.

This will be made possible by exploring our unique blueprint - the soul maps in our fingerprints and the mythological archetypes in our personalities.

At the end of the week we each know how to fully inhabit our purpose and we each take home our unique energy management and soul tracking programme

   
30-04-16 Erraid - Beltaine
  Findhorn Retreat
 

Beltane marks the arrival of summer! We celebrate the union of male and female energy, the power of fire and the burning creativity of passion in our own lives.

The earth is bursting with growth and life and we are over-flowing with the power of our potential! Traditionally we sing and dance around the maypole and jump bonfires to manifest our dreams and desires

   
23-04-16 Tarot - Archetypes of the Soul
  Facilitator: Jorn Fiebig
 

Starting with an introduction of the Tarot, we will explore the archetypes at the core of each card, using resources like knowledge, intuition and Tarot drama, attune to animals, plants and the earth, and do readings, spread across the week.

This workshop is not about clairvoyance or truth-telling, although the finer senses within us might get more activated

   
23-04-16 Spiritual Practice - Introduction to Meditation
  Facilitator: John Abdey
  This is suitable for everyone, whether you are new to meditation or more experienced. We will approach the week with a 'beginners mind'. We will look at the objectives of meditation and some basic techniques including preparation, alignment, concentration and visualisation. We will also experience a wide variety of meditation techniques so you can choose those you wish to explore further as you develop your own meditation practice
   
16-04-16 Painting and Drawing in Magical Places
  Facilitator: Swan Treasure
 

This is an invitation to come on a rich journey of colours and friendship and to rediscover the beauty of life. Come and learn to celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary and to share it in a creative way.

Throughout the week we will draw, paint, dance and sing together but no previous experience is necessary. Come just as you are and be open for synchronicities, the magic of Findhorn is here!

   
09-04-16 Active Hope: Nourishing our Capacity for Acting for Life on Earth
  Facilitators: Chris Johnstone & Margo van Greta
 

Our times confront us with realities that are painful to face and confusing to live with. This week-long workshop aims to strengthen our capacity to respond with Active Hope.

Active Hope is a practice. Like Tai Chi or gardening, it is something we do rather than have. It involves actively participating in the story of moving towards the future we hope for. But what helps us do that?

   
09-04-16 Spiritual Practice - Permaculture
  Facilitator: Craig Gibsone
  We use Permaculture principles to look at how we live our lives day to day, and to connect with the wisdom of the Earth and ourselves. This ecological design system can inspire and empower us to create and find answers within us
   
02-04-16 The Longing to Belong - Listen to the Call of Your Soul
  Facilitator: Astrid Gude
 

Every so often we feel homeless in ourselves, disconnected from the natural world and lacking a sense of purpose and meaning. In a busy world we easily become numb to the call of our soul that guides us to wholeness.

During this week we will give ourselves the time to embark on a journey that allows us to go within, wake up and listen to this call again, aligning our bodies, minds and souls

   
26-03-16 Transformation and the Enneagram - Nine Soul Meditations for Greater Abundance
  Facilitator: Robert Holden
  Transformation and the Enneagram is a three-day programme that uses the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram to help undo blocks and experience breakthroughs in your life, work and relationships
   
26-03-16 Easter Retreat on Iona
  Facilitator: Judith Bone
 

Easter Retreat on Iona to experience Easter week on the holy island of Iona. Situated on the west coast of Scotland, Iona is a sacred island known as a historic place of pilgrimage. The retreat takes place at Traigh Bhan, the Findhorn Foundation's retreat house on Iona. 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's beauty

   
19-03-16 Spiritual Practice - Gene Keys
  Facilitator: Pia Mark
 

Discover how to use the Gene Keys transmission as a tool for spiritual awakening.

Using our individual Hologenetic Profile as a blueprint, we'll reveal our unique gifts and uncover some of our deepest shadows, exploring how to live life to our fullest and highest potential. Through a journey of contemplation we'll gradually move towards allowing, accepting and eventually embracing these shadows, igniting our innate radiance and through an unfolding transformation set ourselves free to live and be who we truly are as an awakened being

   
19-03-16 Ostara - Spring Equinox Retreat on Erraid
  Findhorn Foundation
 

Equinox Retreat on Iona is an opportunity to deeply experience this time of year as we turn towards the light, within the peace of this beautiful island. Spring equinox is the time of year when days are becoming longer and life unfurls from winter hibernation.

A time of growth and fertility, of excitement and joy. We feel the renewed energy of nature and are aware of the seeds that we have planted are germinating and reaching for the light. As the natural world surges into Spring, so we celebrate fresh growth in our lives

   
12-03-16 Inviting Intimacy: An Introduction to Living Tantra
  Facilitator: Jan Day & Frieder Fischer
 

Whether you are longing for a deeper connection with your love partner, with others or with God, the first step is to deepen the connection with yourself.

Inviting Intimacy is fun, challenging and invites you to befriend long disowned parts of yourself. It invites you to find the courage to be both true to yourself and to feel into another person - at the same time; not to shut down, but to learn instead to open in consciousness, to awaken beyond limiting beliefs, and grow in compassion and care.

The workshop provides a safe and nourishing space involving dance, guided processes and meditations, physical touch and sharing circles. Always you will be encouraged to be in touch with yourself, supported to open rather than shut down and to say a deeper and softer hello to this one that you are and to the ones that you meet

   
05-03-16 Astroshamanic Dream Dance Theatre
  Facilitator: Franco Santoro
 

In this workshop, Franco invites you to join him on an empowering, visionary and healing journey through astroshamanic dreamwork, dance, drama and theatre. We employ movement to gently animate deep emotions and spiritual energies, redirecting them to support our highest potentials, empowering our authentic visions and stepping into the healing flow that allows us to reshape the world within which we live

   
20-02-16 Life Purpose
  Facilitator: Susan Miles & Karen Luedkte
 

This key and long-running Findhorn workshop points the way to knowing who you really are by discovering the essence of what touches you most and what makes your life meaningful. A variety of creative, meditative and practical exercises help you understand your life’s purpose.Be guided within the supportive context of the group towards an understanding of your current belief systems and the ways in which you relate to yourself and the world. Learn to align with your inner knowing, gain clarity on your next steps and appreciate the nature of your own deeply personal lifelong journey towards fulfilment

   
13-02-16 Applied Ecovillage Living
  Facilitators: Craig Gisborne and Vera Franco
  This pioneering month was inspired during the creation of the Global Ecovillage Network and contributed greatly to the formation of Gaia Education and the curriculum of its most successful international educational programmes. Applied Ecovillage Living is about connecting and belonging: connecting the interdependent dots of all of life’s diversity and exploring our place within the whole. You will come away from this programme with a sense of kinship to a rich global movement and gain a greater feeling of belonging to the Earth and the Earth belonging to you
   
31-01-16 Erraid: Imbolc
  Findhorn Foundation: Isle of Erraid
 

This is the time of year when the Celtic Goddess Bride returns, representing the reawakening of the life force. The energy of renewal helps us to leave behind what no longer serves us and prepare ourselves for the coming of Spring. We plant seeds; seeds of ideas for ourselves, accepting that they will take time to germinate. We gently nurture the emerging light and the fiery energy that has lain quiet within us during the winter months

   
30-01-16 The Light of Your Hidden Treasures. Manifesting Your True Talents and Intentions
  Facilitator: Franco Santoro
 

This workshop is for those who long to take a decisive leap into the discovery and manifestation of their unique potentials and talents, so as to provide benefits to themselves and the whole environment.

Drawing from his unique shamanic and holistic skills, Franco will guide you into a pragmatic journey of experiential discernment aimed at unveiling your true calling and gaining clarity on how you can best express yourself in the world

   
23-01-16 A Gift to Cluny: Spring Clean Celebration
  Facilitators: Neils Paulsen and Susan Miles
 

Do you feel drawn to offer your energy as a gift to the wonderful Cluny and all the people who benefit from being here? This week will be a time of purification and renewal as we complete tasks and play together to clean and transform the building and ourselves. Please come and join us as we align our bodies, minds and spirit in this annual ritual of cleansing and celebration.

   
16-01-16 Falling in Love with Where You Are. Unconditionally Embracing the Joy and Pain of Life
  Facilitator: Jeff Foster
 

How can we find the CALM in the midst of the storm of our busy lives?

How can we REST DEEPLY, even as the ground falls from beneath our feet, even as our hearts break open and our dreams turn to dust?

How can we STOP RUNNING AWAY from our pain, our grief, our exhaustion, our failures, even our longing for enlightenment, and start embracing all of it?

How can we find an EFFORTLESS YES to the present moment, no matter how challenging or intense our physical or emotional pain becomes?

How can we find a CONSCIOUS and LOVING way through our addictions, relationship struggles, illnesses and major life decisions?

Can true HEALING begin exactly where we are?

This retreat with author and teacher Jeff Foster is an invitation to awaken to the beauty and poetry of your life, to stop your exhausting search for love, peace and enlightenment, and discover them here and now by turning towards yourself

   
   
   
   

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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