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Saturday 8th April 10.30-15.30
Big Silence

A day of Contemplation led by Stephen Wright
The Iona Community is well known for its ‘Big Sings’. This day is intended for those who like the quiet
of the contemplative way of prayer, meditation and worship. No experience of contemplative practice is needed.
Guidance will be given before each session followed by brief, reflective music. Much of the day will be in
silence but there will be time for those who need to discuss their experiences in a separate session.
The Iona Community is seeking support for its capital appeal to refurbish the abbey accommodation on the island.
Proceeds from the day will be donated to the appeal.

There is no set fee, but a donation of at least £25 is requested. Refreshments provided.
Please bring your own lunch.
To book your place contact admin@sacredspace.org.uk

 

Saturday and Sunday 3rd/4th June 10.00-16.00 each day
Therapeutic Touch – a masterclass.

Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a gentle way of supporting healing and a well-researched therapy.
The course will help beginners understand the nature of TT and learn the essentials of good practice.
It will be facilitated by Stephen Wright and Jean Sayre-Adams, authors of Therapeutic Touch: theory and practice
(The original work of Jeannie and the Sacred Space Foundation was instrumental in bringing TT to the UK),
Annie Hallett, author of A Far Reaching Thing: tales of healing with Therapeutic Touch,
who has been teaching TT for many years, and Karen Eastham, an experienced nurse,
psychotherapist and practitioner of TT (including with horses).

Cost: £120, including lunch and refreshments.
To book your place and for more details contact admin@sacredspace.org.uk

 

Saturday September 29th
Morning session for Companions only gathering.
Afternoon session13.30-16.00

Dancing a sacred circle

Anne-Lise Kryger is a distinguished teacher of circle dancing with many years of practice.
No previous experience is needed, Anne-Lise will give easy to follow guidance for this meditative
and reflective afternoon of movement in harmony.

Cost: £20, including refreshments.
To book your place and for more details contact admin@sacredspace.org.uk

 

 

A contemplative and nurturing retreat guided
by Stephen Wright, Jean Sayre-Adams, Mark Radcliffe and Oonagh Gaff.

Venue: St Columba Hotel, Isle of Iona,
Saturday 14th October to Saturday 21st October 2017

“Is this place really nearer to God?
Is the wall thin between our whispers
And his listening?  I only know
   The world grows less and less –“    
(“Iona”
– Kenneth C Steven)

Iona is a wonderful island with a deep and rich spiritual history. Thousands pilgrimage here every year in search of spiritual renewal. It is said that Iona is a “thin” place – the veil between realities, between us and God, is least intrusive. The island and the nurturing environment of the St. Columba Hotel (the large white building on the left of the picture; the abbey is on the right) will provide us with the safe sacred space for our week’s intensive retreat. 

This will be a time primarily of contemplation and reflection, time for inner exploration of those wounded or blocked aspects of ourselves that keep us from living fully or limit our relationship with the Divine. There will be guided teachings and meditations each day drawn mainly from the Christian contemplative way whilst also embracing truths from other traditions. We will include opportunities for sharing the wisdom and experience of all participants. A pilgrimage around the island takes place midweek (varied according to different walking abilities). 

 

These occasions of being together will be set within a wider opportunity for solitude, stillness and silence; time to “let God be God” and to listen deeply to that “still small voice” within.   The island is a truly lovely place and there will be plenty of opportunity, alone or with others, to appreciate its beauty, fresh air and the spiritual rhythms of the abbey. This week of retreat will be an opportunity to come home to ourselves, to seek out that place of peace and tranquillity within and deepen our connection in God. 

Whether you are a novice seeker or have years of spiritual practice behind you, whether you belong to a particular faith or none, this inclusive and open retreat will offer inspiration, direction, healing, renewal and encouragement for all who wish to “come home”.

For more information please contact admin@sacredspace,org.uk

 

For reservations please go to the website of the St Columba Hotel:
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http://www.stcolumba-hotel.co.uk/ for all booking arrangements.

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