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Magical Mystery Mull Retreat

19th - 23rd September 2024

TRIP SUMMARY

 

We welcome you to join us for a magical mystery adventure on the stunning ancient Scottish island of Mull.

 

Known for its stunning scenery wildlife and ancient stone circles we will walk in the footsteps of our ancestors honouring their ways and bringing our own gathered wisdom to these lands.

 

We will laugh, dance ,cry, eat, sleep, share and be silent together in a stunning 18th century farm house with loch and mountain views.

 

During our time in the house there will be daily meditation, yoga practices , sound healing ceremonies , a fire ceremony, cacoa ceremony sharing circles and a freedom dance. We will be nourished with fresh local produce.

We will visit a neolithic stone circle at loch buie and take a small boat ride to the mysterious island of Staffa and Fingals cave. 

 

Together we will be at one with the ocean while laying under waterfalls swimming or bathing in stunning Scottish rivers and lochs walking the incredible sandy Beaches and getting lost in the heart of one of its incredible forests.

This is an amazing opportunity to go deep within ourselves but also co create as a community and honour these lands while honouring ourselves and each other.

 

 

CEREMONIES/PRACTICES

 

 

DAILY MORNING MEDITATION WITH JOHN

 

Every morning John will guide us through a 45 minute meditation using the vipassana technique. After many years of meditating John completed a 10 day silent vipassana course last year and spent over 100 hours learning this technique taught by the late vipassana master Goenka , this is the technique that was given to the world as gift from Buddha. Working on the sensations of the body to unearth hidden traumas or cravings that keep us stuck in cycles or loops.

 

YOGA & FREEDOM DANCE WITH ESTELLA

 

Estella will guide you through a gentle practice of the ancient practice of Yoga, using pranayama breathing techniques and movements that will release the body of tension. 

 

Freedom Dance is a method Estella birthed in 2021 at a time when the world seemed to stop, dance was the consistent that always moves the energy around the body. Estella plays music that gets your body in a high-energy state to move any stuck energies.

 

FIRE CEREMONY

 

Since the beginning of time our ancestors sat and shared around the sacred fire making offerings and honouring its ability to hold us while we shared deeply about what no longer served us and what we wished for to help us on the journey of life.

We will return to these ways and hold each other sharing in front of the sacred fire.

 

COLD WATER IMMERSION

The rivers and lochs in Scotland still run cold at this time of year and this gives us an opportunity to do some Wim Hoff breathing and be at one with the waters, its an amazing way to quiet the mind and give us strength to aid us on our day its also an amazing way of letting go and shifting stagnant energy in the body.

 

STONE CIRCLE

 

We will visit the stone circle in Loch Buie dated around 3000 BC where we will make offerings and honour our ancestors meditate and beat the sacred drum.

 

BOAT TRIP TO STAFFA

The Isle of Staffa – off the west coast of Scotland – is a beautiful uninhabited island, famous for its dramatic basalt columns, sea caves and bird life. 

Fingal’s Cave is always splendid and atmospheric with its basalt columns formed during a period of volcanic activity 59 million years ago.

SOUND IMMERSION

 

A chance to lay back and bathe in the sound and healing vibrations of the 38" Chau gong and hand beaten Tibetan bowls.

 

YOUR HOSTS

 

JOHN BLACKWOOD

 

A born and bred Scots man from Glasgow. Over the years John has gone on a spiritual quest to return to his own roots and land of Scotland rekindling his relationship with these ancient lands has allowed the true essence of what has been lost to be found within himself…

 

ESTELLA RAMOS

 

Estella has been working with the human mind, body and spirit as a career for 17 years, over the years her time in the holistic world has evolved and Estella's passion and love for these practices has developed in a way that brings people together in large community and festival gatherings, as her strong belief is when we co create together we grow together. 

Estella & John are life partners and have shared their connection over 22 years through the ups and downs of life but have learned some beautiful lessons on the way which has only brought them closer together. It gives them great honour to share this with their community.

 

 

ACCOMODATION

 

1 SUPERKING BEDROOM

(Shared/Single occupancy)

£625/£905 (1-2 places)*

2 TWIN ROOMS

(Single beds)

£725pp (4 places)*

2 TWIN ROOMS

(Top Bunk/ bottom bunk beds)

£595/£695*

PRICE INCLUDES:

 

  • Transfer from Glasgow (time TBC)

  • Staffa Boat trip to see the Fingals Caves 

  • Brunch, Dinner, Juices

  • Trip to Tobermory

  • Waterfall and woodland trek

  • Trip to the beach

  • All practices & ceremonies

  • Your stay at the farmhouse

NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • Your travel to Scotland

  • 1 x meal out

*Non refundable deposit of £150 to secure your place and the rest to be paid by end of July 2024 (To request your preferred room/bed option and to receive an invoice for the remainder please contact Estella at estella@consciousbuddycommunity.com

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