Women’s Effortless Meditation &
Wellbeing Spring Retreat
Scottish Highlands ...with views to the Isle of Skye
Thursday 21 March - Sunday 24 March 2024
Nourish your whole self
with nature & creativity, meditation, rest & play,
A 4 day, 3 night journey giving you time and space in the beautiful Scottish Highlands (close to the Isle of Skye) to retreat from your everyday life. Your retreat programme is designed to bring you rest (because we need that whatever the season); enable to you find balance at this time of Ostara (the Celtic festival of Spring Equinox) and to provide you with an invitation into nature, creativity, meditation & play as we come out of the cocoon of winter and head into the lighter more outward half of the year.
Are you longing for time... space... nourishment?
Is your being crying out for creativity… nature… rest & play?
Are you intrigued by meditation or searching for an
accessible practice you can adopt in life?
Are you yearning for the ocean… the mountains… some wildness?
RETREAT WITH US...
This women's retreat is for you if...
you would like to take some time out to rest and relax as well as inviting nature, creativity and play into your life
you’re yearning to come into balance at the Spring Equinox before the busy outward time of year
you want to connect and spend time with like-minded women
you’re intrigued by meditation… perhaps you’ve never tried to meditate... or you have but couldn’t quiet your mind... or never felt you were doing it right... or never got into a regular practice... or maybe you have a practice, but are interesting in exploring an additional one
you are keen to have an effortless, super accessible meditation practice which you can regularly use to bring a sense of retreat into your everyday life
you want to come out of the cave of winter moving gracefully outward again again into nature, tapping into your creative life force
Your Retreat Host - Rev Jo Royle
I have spent over 15 years holding space for individuals and groups often in some of the most challenging and/or beautiful moments life brings. Teaching over 400 people to meditate effortlessly, I regularly hold women in workshops, retreats, circles and ceremonies, accompanying them on their journey through life. I previously worked as a coach and facilitator in the corporate sector and understand the importance of holding safe space.
Included in your retreat
A zoom session ahead of the retreat to understand your personal intentions for attending, to ensure together we honour those
3 nights accommodation at the beautiful Tulach Ard on the shores of Loch Alsh
4 days retreat programme
2 half days Effortless Meditation teaching
1 Creativity in Nature workshop with contemporary Scottish artist Ellis O’Connor
1 Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) session with qualified practitioner Isabel McLeish
1 in-house Sauna session in our shore-side sauna with views to the Isle of Skye
1 retreat gift bag with goodies for your stay and beyond
3 continental breakfasts (vegan and gluten free options)
2 vegetarian lunches (vegan and gluten free options)
3 vegetarian dinners (vegan and gluten free options)
1 1:1 one hour online accompaniment session post-retreat (to be taken within 2 months)
From £640.00 — £1,060.00 per person
You can add a relaxing aromatherapy massage into your retreat weekend to bring extra rest and nourishment supporting you to come back into balance and wellbeing on all levels of your being… mind, body and soul. £45 for a 45 minute treatment.
Woven throughout your retreat are...
meditation, creativity, nature, ceremony, poetry, connection, depth, beauty, comfort, nourishment, connection, self-care, learning, quiet, stillness and movement
to bring you to a deeper sense of wellness throughout your whole being
Your Retreat Accomodation - Tullach Ard, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands
You will be staying at Tulach Ard, an 18th Century listed country house, lovingly restored by the Stewart family.
The historic house sits within thirty acres of private farmland.
Each bedroom offers a different aspect and connection to the surrounding landscape, with views to ancient Scottish woodland, misty Skye munros and the private foreshore of Loch Alsh where otters, dolphins, seals and even whales can be seen at times throughout the year.
Tulach Ard, a secluded, yet easily accessible residence, with nature on its doorstep, hosts up to twelve guests in double and twin rooms. With beautiful interiors inspired by the colours of the landscape, this beautiful accommodation enables you to relax in comfort whilst immersing yourself fully in your retreat experience.
Your retreat programme also includes delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals (with vegan and gluten free options available).
Please note this is a NO alcohol retreat. In our experience alcohol doesn't support the retreat process.
If you have questions, I'd love to connect...
"Thank you for the retreat and the space that you so beautifully held for us all. I wasn't sure how it would play out but it was, and continues to be, a wonderful experience that has felt like an anchoring support to me. To have the space to just be myself, feeling no sense of obligation to anyone other than myself felt wonderful; however, to feel like that doesn't just come from me, it came from you as well; you provided a safe, nurturing and fun space for us to be!
And, the meditation really was effortless… at no point did I feel under any pressure to be anything in particular and found it a really moving experience and beautifully led. You demystified meditation and made it feel very accessible as a practice. I've managed a meditation 4 out of the 5 days so far this week and the 5th day was spent with friends over lunch so that felt restorative anyway. I also forgave myself at the end of the day (as you suggested) which was a new thing for me! Thank you again for a wonderful few days."