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Pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland

September 21 - September 29

Join us on the sacred Isle of Iona… a ‘thin place’ that has been a pilgrimage site for over fifteen hundred years…a place that calls pilgrims from all over the world to come find rest, renewal and replenishment. Our days will be grounded in reflective gathering and infused with opportunities for listening to what is calling us, allowing us to discover the ancient wisdom that surrounds us and the wisdom deep within our own hearts. Our time will include journaling, meditation, breathwork and optional yoga to integrate the body, mind and spirit.

 

IMAGINE…
* Standing at the edge of the sea amongst ancient Iona rocks, some 2.5 billion years old…

* Witnessing the magical light and mist that dramatically color the island landscape as you gently traverse rolling hills, wander amongst friendly sheep, breathe in the fresh Scottish air…

* Walking the labyrinth on the shore of Columba’s Bay…

* Hiking to the highest point on Iona – Dun I, where you can take in magestic views of the Inner Hebrides…

* Slowing down to sync into the natural rhythms of the land, the day, the night…

* Being in community with fellow pilgrims and participating in an evening candlelit service at the Iona Abbey…

* Exploring Celtic spirituality in the context of landscape, heritage, art and contemplation…

* Gathering for an evening circle at the ancient nunnery ruins…

* Unscheduled time where you might meditate, draw, listen to the waves, enjoy daily afternoon tea and scones, shop at the local artisan shops and galleries…

 

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Your Journey Includes:

* 8 Nights accommodations including one night in Oban and 7 nights on the isle of Iona at the Argyll Hotel

* Welcome dinner in Oban

* Daily organic and locally grown breakfast

* Private guided tour of the Isle of Mull, which includes stops at several local historical and cultural sites and villages

* All Transportation between Oban and Iona

* Daily morning and evening pilgrim circles marked by ritual, reflection and conversation

* Experienced Pilgrim Guides every step of the way

 

NOT INCLUDED
Airfare, additional meals, personal spending

 

 

Our time together begins in the seaside village of Oban on Friday Sept 21. Please arrange your flight to arrive in Glasgow on the morning of Sept 21, then make your way by bus or train to Oban. We are happy to offer assistance with this part of the planning!

We will continue the journey together to Iona on Saturday by ferry and with a private guided tour across the Isle of Mull, arriving on Iona in time for dinner. We will spend the entire week on Iona, checking out of the Argyll on Saturday Sept 29.

Please note it takes a full day to travel from Iona to the Glasgow airport, so you may consider staying overnight near the airport and arranging your return flight or any other further travel for Sept 30.

Details

Start:
September 21
End:
September 29