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Do you want to learn how to make peace with recent changes in your life? Are you finding it hard to focus on your own well-being? Daily distractions make it difficult to stop going through the motions and give yourself time to reflect.

The one constant in life is always change. No matter what life throws at us, every given day we face a range of emotions (and that’s even without a global crisis).

The last few years have been tough for us all, with so many circumstances beyond our control. Have you suffered, thrived, or are you somewhere in between?

Whichever category you fall under, it’s undeniable that our world has changed. That’s why now is the perfect time to address the winds of change and let them carry us forward.

This retreat is beneficial for everyone feeling the effects of the changing world, whether you:

lost financial security in the wake of the pandemic and rising costs of living and you’re anxious about the future

found an exciting new venture, but you are a little nervous about how it will turn out

are experiencing conflicting joy and sorrow during a natural life transition

What’s the focus of the Winds of Change retreat?

During the retreat, you will take part in a range of activities aimed at reconnecting with yourself, building inner resilience, and learning to let go of things holding you back.

In a group setting, you will explore the rituals and practices together in a supportive environment with your retreat facilitators Lisa and Elizabeth.

Give yourself the time to work on yourself now, so you can be better prepared for the future. Transform from vulnerability to empowerment.

What’s happening during the Winds of Change retreat?

The retreat starts at 6pm on Friday the 27th of October, running until 3pm on Sunday the 29th of October.

learn how to use the labyrinth to help you untangle the things that puzzle you

learn how to build your own releasing ritual

The entrance to a tree tunnel over a gravel road in Scotland, United Kingdom

participate in an OBOD (Order of Bards Ovates and Druids) Samhuinn ritual

share songs, stories, and companionship around a fire (whether permitting)

An arrangement of singing bowls around a blue cushion on the floor next to a window with grass and flowers in the background.

experience a soothing sound bath

build a resiliency practice to carry forward with you beyond the weekend retreat

Food and drink information

Throughout the event, tea, coffee, and light snacks will be available.

On Friday, we advise you to either have some food before the retreat begins or bring your own snacks.

On Saturday and Sunday, a light lunch will be provided within the retreat cost.

How much is the Winds of Change retreat?

We are offering this retreat at the introductory rate of £295 (+ booking fees). This includes:

Programming on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday

A light lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Location information 

The retreat activity is all being held at the beautiful Heather Lodge, either in the Holly Room, Banner Lodge, or in the peaceful garden grounds. 

It’s the perfect place to engage in group practices, giving you a tranquil haven to recharge and reconnect. There’s also an impressive fire ring and even a secluded waterfall, so there’s plenty of room to contemplate during your downtime. 

Heather Lodge is an oasis hidden conveniently steps away from the Brodick ferry terminal on the mystical Isle of Arran. So if you’re travelling by Ferry, it’s less than a 5-minute walk. 

Once known in Gaelic as An t’Eilan Ubhalach, or Isle of Apples, Arran may be the Avalon of Arthurian legends, where the mortally wounded King Arthur sought respite. Certainly, it’s rich and ancient history and stunning scenery make it an ideal location for a modern escape from the everyday.

Accommodation information

The Heather Lodge does not offer accommodation options, so you will need to make your own arrangements if you are travelling to Arran to join us and need a place to stay.

The closest place to the retreat location is The Douglas Hotel. Anywhere in the Brodick area would be within walking distance from Heather Lodge. 

The Visit Arran website has an extensive listing of a range of accommodations. They also have plenty of detail on the rich history, local talents, stunning landscape, and more that the island has to offer, if you wanted to extend your stay to truly immerse yourself in the magic of this mythical place.

Your sanctuary for this immersive experience

Heather Lodge

An oasis hidden conveniently steps away from the Brodick ferry terminal on the mystical Isle of Arran.

Isle of Arran

The island with everything, from walks and wildlife to golf, castles, wonderful island hospitality and local artisan cheese.

CalMac Ferries

Caledonian MacBrayne, usually shortened to CalMac, is the major operator of passenger and vehicle ferries, and ferry services, between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland’s west coast.

Are you ready to ride the winds of change and become more resilient?

Join us to give yourself precious time to focus on yourself, without the usual distractions. 

Registration is limited, as this work is best suited to smaller groups where participants can genuinely connect with each other and the facilitators.


Book now or get in touch if you have any questions.