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The Holy Isle Courses

DECEMBER 2016

Xmas & New Year Retreat with Edie Irwin

A gentle retreat working with calm abiding meditation (Shine) based on the Tara Rokpa approach - read more

Begins: December 21, 2016
Ends: January 4, 2017

JANUARY 2017

WINTER RETREAT 2017 with Lama Rinchen Palmo

Our annual 10-week Winter Retreat is an opportunity for those with an established meditation or mindfulness practice to take it deeper. - read more

Begins: January 10, 2017
Ends: March 17, 2017
Cost: Special rates: see below

MARCH 2017

Spring Volunteers Working Holiday with Holy Isle Team

An opportunity to spend relaxed time on Holy Isle and help us with various tasks to wind up the season. Guests are welcome to participate in our daily meditation schedule. - read more

Begins: March 30, 2017
Ends: April 5, 2017
Cost: £246 single, £180 twin each, £144 dorm. All-inclusive rate.

APRIL 2017

Coming to our Senses through Yoga and Meditation with Ratnadevi

Take a break from from the speed and complexity of life and re-connect with the things that really matter - read more

Begins: April 7, 2017
Ends: April 10, 2017
Cost: £165 single room, £120 twin room each, £96 dorm. Course fee: £125

A Mindful Journey with Ven K Sri Rewatha Thero

Mindfulness meditation based on a fusion of traditional Buddhist practice and modern western approaches to health care and education. - read more

Begins: April 14, 2017
Ends: April 17, 2017
Cost: £165 single room, £120 per person twin, £96 dorm. Course fee £100 (donation to a Pre School in Sri Lanka)

Joyful Living Through Meditation with Clive Holmes

“No mud, no flower” - instructions in going beyond unnecessary suffering - read more

Begins: April 19, 2017
Ends: April 24, 2017
Cost: single £275, twin each person £200, dorm £160. Course fee £230

The Healing Power of Vocal Sound with James D'Angelo

The natural vibrations of the voice have the power to unlock the fine energies in our chakra system - read more

Begins: April 21, 2017
Ends: April 23, 2017
Cost: £110 single room, £80 twin each, £64 dorm. Course fee £75

A Journey to the Self Through the Chakras...Free the BEAUTIFUL SOUL hidden in your HEART! with Nancy Jean Mirales

Vision yourself coming home to your natural flow...Freedom, joy and bliss await your discovery. - read more

Begins: April 26, 2017
Ends: May 1, 2017
Cost: £275 Single Room, £200 Twin each, £160 Dorm. Course Fee: £275 (early bird £245 if paid by 01/02/2017)

MAY 2017

MSc Year One Retreat with University of Aberdeen

Closed retreat for registered students only - read more

Begins: May 4, 2017
Ends: May 10, 2017
Cost: £330 single room, £240 per person in a twin, £192 dorm. Full board and lodging costs

Meditation Retreat with Lama Rinchen Palmo

A gentle meditation retreat within a Buddhist context - read more

Begins: May 13, 2017
Ends: May 20, 2017
Cost: £385 single room, £280 per person in a twin, £224 dorm. Course fee by donation (Dana)

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training 2017 with Christine Braehler & Bal (Allie) Phipps

An intensive, weeklong version of the empirically-supported, 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. - read more

Begins: May 23, 2017
Ends: May 28, 2017
Cost: £275 single room, £200 per person twin, £160 dorm. Course fee £380

JUNE 2017

MSc Year Two and Three Retreat with University of Aberdeen

Closed retreat for registered students only - read more

Begins: June 2, 2017
Ends: June 8, 2017
Cost: £330 single room, £240 per person in a twin, £192 dorm. Full board and lodging costs

Twining Silk: Link-weaving the Energetic Body with Kinthissa

Daily input of 'hands language' teaching in the tranquillity of Holy Isle - read more

Begins: June 11, 2017
Ends: June 18, 2017
Cost: £385 single room, £280 per person in a twin, £224 dorm. Course fee £310

JULY 2017

BEING EARTHED: A weeklong journey into the depths of embodiment. with Alistair Appleton

This summer's Mindsprings retreat on the Holy Isle is looking at the practices of somatic meditation and Earth practice. - read more

Begins: July 1, 2017
Ends: July 8, 2017
Cost: £385 single room, £280 per person in a twin, £224 dorm. Course fee £200

Mindfulness for Life with Vin Harris & Ian Rigg

A unique training which offers friendship, guidance and support for experienced Mindfulness practitioners in our lifelong journey. - read more

Begins: July 11, 2017
Ends: July 16, 2017
Cost: £275 single room, £200 per person twin, £160 dorm. Course fee £430

Dreams of Awakening 2017 with Charlie Morley

Lucid dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep retreat - read more

Begins: July 19, 2017
Ends: July 23, 2017
Cost: £220 single room, £160 per person twin room, £128 dorm. Course fee £150

AUGUST 2017

A Seven-day Secular Mindfulness Retreat with Vee Freir & Patricia Price

An opportunity to deepen personal experience and understanding of Mindfulness practice - read more

Begins: August 1, 2017
Ends: August 7, 2017
Cost: £330 single room, £240 per person in a twin, £192 dorm. Course fee £200

Qigong & Meditation Week Retreat with Sue Weston & Jenny White

The week is a wonderful opportunity to develop mindfulness skills for a life-long spiritual journey.   - read more

Begins: August 16, 2017
Ends: August 23, 2017
Cost: £385 Single Room, £294 Twin each, £224 Dorm. Course fee £245.

Abiding in the Heart of Love with Julienne McLean, Judy Barber, Rev Michael Gartland, Roger Ferguson

A week of silence, spiritual reflection and deep engagement with the mystical writings from the Christian contemplative tradition, on beautiful Holy Island, Scotland. - read more

Begins: August 26, 2017
Ends: September 2, 2017
Cost: £385 single room, £280 per person in a twin, £224 dorm. Course fee £190

SEPTEMBER 2017

Meditation Retreat ***WAITING LIST ONLY*** with Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

A gentle meditation retreat focusing on joy, unconditional compassion, forgiveness and meditation in action - read more

Begins: September 5, 2017
Ends: September 11, 2017
Cost: £330 single room, £240 per person in a twin, £192 dorm, £156 camping. Teachings by donation (Dana)

Exploring Mindfulness through Tai Chi, Yoga & Meditation with Andy Spragg, Denise Spragg & Imelda Macguire

This will be a week-long retreat that will gently exercise your body, relax you and perhaps spiritually test you a little - read more

Begins: September 14, 2017
Ends: September 20, 2017
Cost: £595 singles, £495 per person twins each, £395 dorms. All inclusive

Medical Qigong. with Bob Lowey

The weekend will explore a series of Qigong techniques to help maintain the functioning, toning and strengthening of the musculoskeletal system. - read more

Begins: September 22, 2017
Ends: September 24, 2017
Cost: £200 flat rate all inclusive

OCTOBER 2017

TENDER IS THE HEART: A retreat of compassion and interpersonal warmth with Alistair Appleton

- read more

Begins: October 14, 2017
Ends: October 21, 2017
Cost: £385 single room, £280 per person in a twin, £224 dorm. Course fee £200

Autumn Volunteers Working Holiday with Holy Isle Team

An opportunity to spend relaxed time on Holy Isle and help us with various tasks to wind up the season - read more

Begins: October 24, 2017
Ends: October 30, 2017
Cost: Single £246, twin per person £180, dorm £144. All inclusive rate.

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