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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
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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
   
   
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

   
28-12-15 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

   
28-12-15 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

   
21-12-15 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

   
21-12-15 Christmas Retreat
  Facilitator: Marja Kuijer & James Pretlove
 

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

   
12-12-15 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
   
05-12-15 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.

Especially in this approach, we develop the ability to listen and work with our body, learning to let go of the urge to train and control. This asks for honesty and accuracy, always finding a sense of beginning and enquiring afresh. In time, a qualitative change takes place and we discover a different muscle usage. By 'undoing' tension, and 'awakening' the spine, we find a restfulness in the space where change is possible - the place we can journey out from

   
28-11-15 Spiritual Practice - Living Consciously
  Facilitator: Christine Lines
  Explore the essence of the Common Ground, the founding principles and practical guidelines which everyone in the community aspires to live by, day by day. How can we become more conscious in our communication, in our different relationships, in both our inner and our outer worlds? In spiritual practice as a way of life sometimes we stumble, let us inspire and support each other in our growth
   
21-11-15 Spiritual Practice - EFT
  Facilitator: Pia Mark
  During this week we'll explore how the use of EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, alongside other spiritual tools for awakening, can support us in deepening our connection to Spirit and to our unique Inner landscape. We'll uncover some of our deepest core beliefs and explore how these may be preventing us from living life to our fullest and highest potential. By beginning to heal those early experiences, transforming our beliefs and raising our awareness, we set ourselves free to be who we truly are
   
21-11-15 The Way of Harmony - Evolving Personnal and Collective Consciousness
  Facilitator: Michael Wolff
 

What if you could: - find a safe and harmonious way to release your blocks?, experience the positive ripple effect of bringing greater harmony into your life and the lives of those around you?, learn a few simple tools and be in control of your own transformation?

Join Energy Practitioner and Aikido Master Michael Wolff in a circle that focuses on accelerating the expansion of both individual and collective consciousness. In this week we will learn to align with the natural flow of the universe and experience being dynamically present - moment by moment.

Conscious Evolution Coaching is an Integral Evolutionary Practice facilitating graceful and harmonious transition for awakened souls who want to: heal themselves through healing others, accelerate the expansion of their own and others' consciousness, raise their own and others’ energy vibrational levels to the highest level, together expand collective consciousness

   
14-11-15 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

   
07-11-15 The Essiential Guide for Healing and Healers
  Facilitator: Caroline Myss
 

The healing arts are now a part of our culture. They are a potpourri of old wisdom, ancient remedies, evolving knowledge and modern science. But beyond the emerging alchemical pharmacy is the added evolutionary factor that we ourselves have changed, as has the world around us. We have shifted to the age of energy, to the age of the psyche and spirit. We have awakened our inner senses and are struggling to integrate intuition, emotional sensing, dream knowledge, and other energy senses with our rational five senses so familiar to our physical body. Our intuition clearly tells us that we follow an inherent whole system design that continually seeks balance - its centre point - not unlike a ship constantly at sea.

We feel compelled to learn that design: What does it mean to be whole? What type of power do thoughts have? How do thoughts and attitudes and beliefs impact our physical body? What is the nature of our energetic anatomical system and how do we incorporate that system into healing? We have arrived in a new land and we need to learn the governing laws that organise the nature of energy, as these laws organise our nature

   
07-11-15 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

   
31-10-15 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

   
24-10-15 Healing the Fragmented Heart: An Astroshamanic Workshop on Multidimensional Relationships and Soul Retrieval
  Facilitator: Franco Santoro
 

This is a unique workshop in which relationships are explored from a spiritual, multidimensional, shamanic, as well as pragmatic, perspective with the aim of healing connections with partners, relatives, friends and significant people in one's life.

Through tracking and releasing blocks to our capacity to love and identifying the underlying issues that hamper relationships, we can promote healing, fulfilment and peace. We will employ the astrological chart as a map to identify and explore experientially and shamanically the healing dynamics of our relationship

   
17-10-15 The Genie in the Bottle
  Facilitators: Ana Rhodes & Javier Rodriguez
 

The experience of being human resembles the story of the genie in the bottle from the Arabian Nights, as our own wild spirit may seem bottled up deep inside our body and personality structure. While we may prefer to ignore its disturbing presence, we can still hear the genie shout, 'Let me out of here!'

We are faced with the dilemma: uncorking the bottle and freeing this wild spirit, knowing the outcome is unknown and unpredictable, or pushing the cork in even tighter, suppressing the growing distress of the genie, distress that will show up in our inner and outer life. Life invites us to tap into a presence that can reconcile the polarities and if we can hold the tension of opposites, we may discover a gateway to expansion and evolution. This week-long workshop will explore the creative dance between different states and levels of our human existence

   
10-10-15 The Seven Rays of Life and Esoteric Astrology
  Facilitators: Marion Neighbour & John Abdey
 

The Seven Rays colour and condition all forms of life and pour through into our solar system via the constellations and their ruling planets. The ancient wisdom teachings tell us that these seven great streams of energy, along with esoteric astrology, are responsible for the psychology of a human being and give us the basis for the new psychology of the 21st century.

Having a clear understanding of the rays and how they affect character is invaluable in the study of the soul, of consciousness and of psychology. It allows us to use these energies and live and work intelligently with them in our daily lives

   
10-10-15 Sacred Dance - Symbols in Movement: The Mevlevi Dervish Turning and Other Prayer Dances
  Facilitator: Maria-Gabriele Wosien
 

The mornings give an introduction to the Prayer in Movement of the Mevlevi Dervishes - the Turning - as well as offering a preparation to the Sema Ritual, which celebrates the journey of the soul to God. It is based on 'The Philosophy of the Soul' of Jelal-uddin Rumi (1207-1273), the Founder of the Mevlevi Order of Dervishes

   
03-10-15 Advanced Essence and Empowerment
  Facilitator: Stephanie Mines
 

This programme focuses on how to use attuned language in healing conversations so that the client's essential self listens and responds. In practice sessions we will refine our ability to speak to the essential self so that it becomes second nature. Equally importantly, we will practice the true listening that allows us to really hear what our clients say to us. These skills are not only essential for mastering the TARA Approach, they are an enormous benefit to any healthcare practice.

Another major learning outcome of the programme is to understand key thresholds of early development and their influence on the client. We will learn how to identify the early overwhelming experiences that shape the nervous system, impacting health, behaviour and relationships, thus distorting the client's access to essence

   
26-09-15 We Do Not Die. Expanding Consciousness Through Near Death and Other Mystical Experiences
  4 Day Conference
  Fear and suffering is a common human experience no matter what our personal background, religion or spiritual practice. Where youth, beauty and success are valued above all else, such as in the materialistic culture found in today’s Western society, existential fears are driven below the surface.

Consumerism, addictions and obsessions become the coping mechanisms. Ancient and aboriginal peoples, however, had rituals to address and integrate the fear, meaning and understanding of death. For us today, the direct information brought back from people who have had near-death and out-of-body experiences can and does have an immediate impact on our lives

   
19-09-15 Spiritual Practice - Living Intuitively
  Facilitator: Nadasree Georgete Gadas
  A journey of discovery as well as confirmation of our intuitive abilities. We will do exercises to develop our sensitivity and subtle perception and use diverse meditation practices that enhance our inner connection with Self and the deeper listening to our own wisdom. We will practice ways of bringing this enhanced sensitivity to our day to day living in the world
   
12-09-15 Essence and Empowerment - The Tara Approach
  Facilitator: Stephanie Mines
 

The TARA Approach is an integrative design that fuses Western neuropsychology and a simple meridian based touch system.

We live in a world of increasing sensory inundation where identifying and following one's purposeful inner guidance becomes more and more complicated. The TARA Approach guides you back to your essential purpose, the one you brought with you when you were conceived and empowers you to follow your truth into this world where it is desperately needed.

Participants in this course learn how to reclaim and support their essential selves using a combination of dialogue and applied touch. Anyone can engage equally in the stirring reclamation of self that restores the health of the physical and energetic bodies simultaneously

   
29-08-15 Loveability - Learning How to Love and Be Loved
  Facilitator: Robert Holden
 

Loveability is a 3-day retreat that gives you the space to explore your relationship to love. Based on Robert's best selling book Loveability, this practical programme offers a creative mix of inquiries, meditations and exercises designed to help you enjoy more love in your life, work and relationships.Themes include:

  • love is your destiny
  • the miracle of self-acceptance
  • releasing blocks to love
  • the joy of forgiveness, and
  • why love really is the only sane and satisfactory answer to human existence
   
22-08-15 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.

   
15-08-15 Biodanza - 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 re-connect 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 'vivências' (the intense lived experience in the moment), this system has a profoundly re-balancing 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

   
15-08-15 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
   
08-08-15 Summer Retreat Week on Iona
  Facilitator: Neils Paulsen
  Summer Retreat Weeks are an opportunity to walk barefoot on uneven ground, on the sand, wet grass, to reawaken your senses, and thereby your whole being. Choose a week to take time for yourself to experience the timelessness of Iona. The weeks are loosely structured, yet well held
   
01-08-15 Whole Body Focusing
  Facilitator: Alex Maunder
  Beneath our stress and trauma lies an inner wellspring of intelligence and vitality that knows how to move our life situations forward. Invite your power of awareness to awaken this wisdom of the living body through the natural process of Wholebody Focusing. Combining elements of the Alexander Technique with the Focusing practice developed by Eugene Gendlin, Wholebody Focusing encourages more of the body into the process of self-enquiry, increasing grounded presence and energy flow
   
01-08-15 Spiritual Practice - Energy Healing
  Facilitator: Maria Olsthoorm
 

Together we will explore the mystery behind Energy Healing. You will learn about the human aura and the psychodynamics of the seven chakras. We will work with the subtle realms, explore guidance and intuition and learn some basic yet powerful tools that can improve your health and well being

   
25-07-15 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
   
18-07-15 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
   
11-07-15 Cultivating Life Force: Introducing Dao into Daily Life
  Facilitator: Therese Poon
 

Merging Eastern and Western spirituality, we will be tangibly engaging with the unnameable mystery that infuses all life and developing a Chi Gong practice to connect into oneness. Using physical, emotional, mental and spiritual Daoist training methods our week will include standing, sitting and lying meditations and movement forms to nurture internal alchemy, together with stillness, chanting, soul dialogue and connecting with nature. We will learn how to live in harmony with the cycles and flow of the cosmos, enhancing the cultivation and movement of life force through the body thereby nourishing our physical and spiritual wellbeing.

   
06-07-15 GEN+20 Summit: Living the New Story
  Celebrating 20 Years of the Global Ecovillage Network and 10 Years of Gaia Education. Established in Findhorn in 1995, the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) today connects more than 10,000 villages, urban neighbourhoods and intentional communities in more than 100 countries worldwide. Spanning all continents, GEN showcases high quality, low impact ways of living that have led to some of the lowest per capita footprints in the industrialised world, and a healthy integration of heritage and innovation in more traditional settings. GEN has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

With its 20 years of experience, GEN has a wealth of inspiration to offer, emphasising local solutions to global challenges and demonstrating that the creation of a different world is possible!

   
04-07-15 Creations in Nature on Iona
  Facilitators: Niels Paulsen and Dietmar Voorwold
 

Explore the landscape by creating beautiful art pieces from what we find along the stunning coasts of Iona - a playful meditation to honour our beauty and the gifts of nature.

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

   
20-06-15 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.

   
13-06-15 Your Equisite Body of Light
  Facilitator: Tjitze de Jong
 

The emphasis of this week is on exploring and uncovering your unique individual healership. You'll familiarise yourself with directing energy flow and with embodying a bridge of positive intention between heaven and earth via hara and core.

With a hands-on approach you'll discover how chakras function and how the various layers of the aura can be accessed, cleansed, repaired and charged. A full-on healing workshop to uncover your healing potential. To prepare yourself prior to attending this workshop, we recommend reading Hands of Light and Light Emerging by Barbara Brennan

   
13-06-15 Gestalt and States of Grace: Presence, Dialogue and Authenticity
  Facilitators: Caroline Matters & Sally Denham-Vaughan
 

Gestalt is frequently thought of as a psychotherapy or organisational consulting/coaching method. While it can be applied in these ways, it is in truth far more than this, perhaps best thought of as an applied philosophy aimed at supporting us to live the most vibrant, alive and 'good' life possible.

We will share the theory and practice of Gestalt - how to be fully present, connect with others and the world in an authentic and intimate way, preparing the ground for states of grace, transformational change processes where we change in ways that our egos could not have planned or imagined. In these states we can act together to pull in more positive futures for the world

   
13-06-15 The Alchemy of Transformation
  Facilitators: Joy Drake & Susie Schwartz
 

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.

During four days of playing the Transformation Game®, we open to the grace, power and wisdom within and let outdated selves fall away. Then, for the next two days, we dive into the SoulCollage® process, building on revelations that emerged from the Game by creating collaged cards. We learn how the cards speak to us and use them as portals to access untapped wisdom.

On the last day we experience individual SoulCollage Readings that distill the essence of the next-step information provided by the Game. As the Angel and SoulCollage cards speak, additional inner resources are discovered, new links are forged and alchemy happens!

   
23-05-15 Natures Soul Music
  Facilitator: Rog Coulson
 

What is it in nature that fills your soul/heart with joy? Each day as we journey into a place of stillness in some beautiful natural location, a unique opportunity occurs to receive nature's gift, whatever makes our heart/soul sing: feelings, words, visual images or music, are only some possibilities.

Later in the workshop space there is the opportunity for us to creatively shape, share and develop that connection, either as individuals or as a collective. Perhaps we'll choose to weave our artistry into one of the five daily rituals where a co-creative honouring of the elemental energies of this our home on Mother Earth can be shared.

This week provides a held space to nourish and grow your art's practice, whatever your talent or inclination and offers a time out to be newly informed by the awesome beauty of nature which surrounds us here

   
16-05-15 The Alchemy of Transformation
  Facilitators: Joy Drake & Susie Schwartz
 

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.

During four days of playing the Transformation Game®, we open to the grace, power and wisdom within and let outdated selves fall away. Then, for the next two days, we dive into the SoulCollage® process, building on revelations that emerged from the Game by creating collaged cards. We learn how the cards speak to us and use them as portals to access untapped wisdom.

On the last day we experience individual SoulCollage Readings that distill the essence of the next-step information provided by the Game. As the Angel and SoulCollage cards speak, additional inner resources are discovered, new links are forged and alchemy happens!

   
02-05-15 Pathways to Authenticity
  Facilitators: Maria Olsthoorn & Susan Miles
  The focus of this week is deep self enquiry. Our intention is to give you an effective map for the transformational journey of awakening and facilitate the healing of your core wounding and defences. With the group we will support the emergence of your joyful and authentic healing presence
   
26-04-15 Reconnections at Findhorn. Values Driven Leadership for Transformational Change
  With Jonathon Porritt (Forum for the Future), Robin Alfred (Findhorn Consultancy Service), Kate Rawles (University of Cumbria), and Kosha Joubert (Global Ecovillage Network).
 

This five-day programme will include reflections from Jonathon Porritt on 'the state of sustainability' today; facilitation and Mythodrama from Robin Alfred; insights from Kate Rawles on biodiversity, values and valuing Nature; and international perspectives from Kosha Joubert. Participants will also enjoy experiential outdoor sessions in and around the powerful Findhorn land and seascapes We aim to: revisit, re-ignite and sustain our own energy, passion, values and focus, and work together to learn how best to influence others to bring about the changes we need. Our approach combines expertly facilitated discussion and debate, inputs from leading activists and experiential engagement with the inspiring Findhorn environs and community

   
18-04-15 Opening to Love Embracing Joy
  Facilitator: Susanna Michaelis
 

How do we learn to love more? This workshop/playshop has, at its core, the belief that our essence is love. What we need to do to feel and live this love more fully is remove the barriers or blocks which no longer serve us. Through the gentle self-enquiry of an orientation exercise, poetry, song, dance, meditation and loving connections with nature, ourselves and each other, we will explore releasing these blocks to allow the energy of love and joy to flow freely through us. We are invited to BECOME the change we want to see in the world by opening to the transforming, healing power of love and joy. Please bring a willingness to live fully, love wholeheartedly and have fun

   
11-04-15 Contacting Nature Spirits
  Facilitator: Pavithra Novak
 

Many of us have heard about 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

   
11-04-15 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
   
04-04-15 Intuitive Communication and Tracking
  Facilitators: Anna Breytenbach and Jon Young
 

Join an experiential week of nature connection through the arts of intuitive tracking and telepathic animal communication. Anna and Jon mentor participants in 'coming to their senses' and opening to their natural intuition.

Enjoy a fun, multidimensional week of practical exercises both indoors and outdoors in the springtime dunes of the Findhorn area, applying our skills to real conversations with animals and other aspects of nature. We'll also awaken our subtle senses to track and trail animals beyond following physical footprints and signs. In the spirit of empathy and celebrating Life, we thrive in our ability to know and relate directly to the natural world

   
04-04-15 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

   
28-03-15 Earth Sings 2015. A Conference for Wellbeing and Unity
  Facilitators: Kathy Bullock, Helen Yeomans, Sarah Warwick and Mairi Campbell
 

Our commitment to singing as a path of healing, celebration and union through spirit is the impetus for the Foundation to again host an EarthSings conference. Through harmony singing, mantra chanting, devotional and community singing in nature, we intend to create a healing field within which we can achieve transformation through song. As Ella Fitzgerald once said, "The only thing better than singing is more singing."

   
21-03-15 Spiritual Practice - The Power of Intenton
  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. We will release blocking beliefs and reconnect with our unlimited potential to shine
   
21-03-15 Detox and Declutter Your Life - A Raw Food Diet Retreat
  Facilitator: Sheila Gibbons
 

Considering a change of lifestyle? Want to improve your wellbeing on the levels of body, mind and spirit? Offering a 'whole-istic' approach to life, this retreat incorporates physical, mental and spiritual practices that will support you in making conscious lifestyle choices that nourish you body and soul

   
14-03-15 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

   
07-03-15 Living Whole - Bringing Ourselves to Life. An Incarnational Spirituality Approach
  Facilitator: David Spangler
 

In this series of three weeks we will explore a range of experiences foundational to living whole. We will affirm and value the unique contribution we each bring, and practice standing in the fullness of who we are as incarnate beings. We will recognise how we consistently move in the subtle fields of earth and spirit, and learn to refine our skills of perception and pathways of connection to these subtle fields. We will develop habits and practices of conscious, collaborative relationship, and expand our capacity to partner with the life in everything.

We are each fractals of a sacred whole, giving expression to the body and soul of Humanity and of Gaia. What we dare to discover about ourselves opens new possibilities to reframe our relationships with ourselves, each other, the sacred, the subtle worlds, and the earth. Through our willingness to embody these possibilities a new collaborative future can emerge.

Week 1 (starts March 7th) - Personal Pathways of Collaboration, Week 2 (starts March 14th) - Living the Principles of Manifestation, Week 3 (starts March 21st) - Engaged Activism

   
07-03-15 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. The intention of this workshop is to experience the essence within ourselves which gets mirrored by the cards, and to be able to use them for practical daily advice as well as big life themes. The Tarot system ultimately reveals our own inner life matrix and not some external wisdom

   
28-02-15 Exploring Reality
  Facilitator: James Eaton
 

James gently yet uncompromisingly guides us towards recognising our original, undivided nature.

This is not about achieving some special state, nor about disconnecting from our everyday difficulties and challenges, regarding them as somehow illusory and insignificant. This is about the revelation, the celebration, that the full, rich gamut of human experience is the very expression of our being. It is about appreciating the paradox of our vulnerability within invulnerability, our limitations within infinite freedom, about being closer than close, more intimate than intimate with all of life, about being love. No previous knowledge is required, just a willingness to openly and honestly explore our raw, first-hand experience, to courageously question all our beliefs and assumptions, to feel into our human fragility and whatever fears may arise

   
21-02-15 Life Purpose
  Facilitator: Susan Miles
 

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.

   
14-02-15 Applied Ecovillage Living
  Facilitators: Craig Gibsone & Jacqueline Buckingham
  This unique four-week programme is a living experience of the Findhorn Ecovillage, giving you the concepts, tools and techniques needed for creating sustainable human settlements. The Applied Ecovillage Living programme provides a practical forum for learning and for developing action plans. It draws on the experience and expertise developed within the Findhorn Ecovillage over the past 50+ years, as well as on other local and international initiatives, and is delivered within the structure of a successful large-scale, full-featured human settlement working in true co-creation with nature
   
31-01-15 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

   
24-01-15 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.

   
   
   
   

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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