Tue, Sep 17|
Isle of Iona
The Rose Path: Iona Women's Retreat 2024
This retreat is an invitation for all women who feel the call of the Isle of Iona in Scotland and wish to join me for a week full of magic, music, wild nature, ceremony, stillness & rest together: 17-24 September 2024
Time & Location
Sep 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 24, 2024, 10:00 AM
Isle of Iona, Lagandorain, Isle of Iona PA76 6SW, UK
About the event
You are warmly invited for the second edition of the Iona Women's Retreat from 17-24 September 2024 in Scotland!
The Isle of Iona is nestled in between the Isle of Mull in Scotland on one side and the wild Atlantic Ocean on the other side. It carries a magical and pristine energy as the island has been a place of devotion, prayer and spiritual practice since ancient times. It houses the famous Iona Abbey, which was founded in 563 AD by Saint Columba who traveled from Ireland to spread celtic Christianity in the rest of Europe. Before the arrival of Saint Columba it is said that it was a sacred island for the druids and before that there are stories of it being a special island of women.
The spiritual associations between women and Iona are reinforced by the legend that Mother Mary visited the island as well as Mary Magdalene. What really happened remains a mystery, but surely there is a tangible feminine energy present on the island. During the Rose Path retreat we will connect with this special feminine energy, with the energy of Mother Earth, by walking the land and spending time in ceremony with the waters, the earth, the fire and the wind. The island is here to help us to deeply sink into our bodies and listen to the silent whispers of our hearts.
Iona is one of the pilgrimage places of the Rose Path as it has an ancient connection with the divine feminine which is still felt in the wild nature on the island. During the retreat we will be working with the feminine aspects of both our physical and spirit bodies. We will (re-)connect to the sacredness of our wombs, to the feminine power of creation and to the infinite wisdom of the heart. Energetically we will also work with our motherline, remembering the wisdom of our ancestral & soul lineages and taking time to clear possible obstacles of past times to help you more fully embody the woman you came here to be. As we walk and explore the island we will connect with the powerful stories of Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene and their connection to the Rose Lineage. We will work with the Rose as a plant to help us feel, heal and renew the places inside of us that ask for our loving attention.
- 7 nights accommodation at the Green Shed Iona
- Three delicious vegetarian meals a day cooked by Caroline
- Unlimited Rose Tea served throughout the day
Full Rose Path program:
- Elemental Ceremonial hikes (Earth, Water, Fire & Air)
- Feminine Healing Stories & Meditations
- Sacred Womb, Cacao & Rose Ceremonies
- Poetry & Creative Writing workshop
- Singing Circle and Vocal Expression
- Free Dance & Body Exploration
- Special boat trip to the magical Isle of Staffa
- Visit to the Iona Abbey & Nunnery
And a whole lot of magic, nourishment & adventure!
More info via www.jeskaonderwater.com/retreat
Registration via: https://ey3tbev1069.typeform.com/to/bE4Zu08a