Ancestral Mothers of Scotland Retreat. Isle of Eigg, Hebrides, Scotland. 8th-15th June 2019
Do You Dream of Knowing your Ancestral Mothers But Doesn’t Know How To Make That Connection?
We begin by walking the land on an Island whose Gaelic name means ‘Isle of the Big Women’. We visit the Hill of the Cailleach, the Loch of the Big Women, the Well of the Holy Women and visit a Sheela na gig and offer gestures of ritual. We move between the worlds with an otherworldly journey carrying our own personal intentions for our time on the island.
Have You Felt a Deep Ancestral Longing But Don’t Know How to Feed That Hunger?
We feed that hunger through stories of the Ancestral Mothers - explore who the ‘Big Women’ were and revision ourselves as the big and wild women we are! We feed that hunger through art - by making your Ancestral Mother doll, weaving in stories and intentions, a shell from the beach or a pinch of wool from an island sheep.
Do You Long to Embody Our Foremother’s Wisdom and Draw It Into Your Daily Life?
Small gestures of ritual and ceremony will help to begin or renew your practice.
This Retreat will Feed Your Hunger & Rewild Your Imagination!
Let me be your guide to the stories and the land as you sink your roots down into an ancient spiritual bedrock. Being in a breathtaking place at the very edge of the ocean under long lingering twilights which brings you between the worlds can’t help but infuse your spirit with a sense of the wild.
You’ll Leave With a Rooted Connection & Continued Support
Forge an unbreakable connection which will support you when you return to your life which will help you weather any storms you might face and will be a sustainable force to support you in the work you do in the world. Attending the retreat offers you the gift of a one year pass which allows you to continue your journey on the Path of the Ancestral Mothers with our study programs.
Doll Making on the Isle of Eigg
Spend a week on an inspiring Hebridean Island with white sandy beaches whose Gaelic name translates as The Isle of the Big Women. We'll hear lots of stories of the 'Big Women' to inspire your doll making:
Scottish Amazon Warriors - from the mystical ‘Big Women’ and Scatatch from the neighboring Isle of Skye
Stories of the Bean Feasa (Wise Women)
Celtic Goddesses (the Hebrides are the Isles of Brighid after all).
This retreat is suitable for complete beginners and all materials are provided
Visit Sacred Sites
We will visit sacred sites of the island such as the
Hill of the Cailleach by the white sandy beach of Laig Bay.
Visit a Sheela na Gig (pictured above) in the ruined church of Kildonnan
Well of the Holy Women
Plus a pilgrimage to the waters of the Loch of the Holy Women
Plus gestures of ritual at these sites
You’ll have lots of inspiration for your doll with stories of
Ancestral Mothers of Scotland (and their path around the year/festivals)
Plus guided meditations to ask these ancient wise women for their guidance
Time to listen to the land and hear what stories she wishes to share
Highlights of the Retreat
The Beauty of a Hebridean Island with lochs, white sandy beaches and unique wildlife
Community engagement - join the women's singing group & a visit to a local croft
Instruction from a professional doll maker
Engage with the Ancestral Mothers through art, guided meditation and walking the land
Free one year pass to take all the available online courses which are currently running
Retreat Cost & Booking
The retreat cost is $1999. Registration closes on 1st April 2019. Your place on the retreat can be reserved by paying a deposit of $499.
Once your all booked up you'll receive the following:
An invite to the retreat facebook group where you can chat with other women joining the retreat
Suggested travel plans on getting from Glasgow to the Isle of Eigg
Hotel recommendations for Glasgow (the train leaves early on saturday 8th June 2019)
A suggested packing list
Your free pass to start signing up for the online classes for free