An online mini-retreat of embodied sitting...

After months of Corona shutdown, this Summer take a weekend to really drop down into your body and connect with what's important. 

Holy Island is shut to protect itself this summer but we are working with the spirit of the Island and exploring the somatic practice of "sitting with the body" as we had planned this summer. Let's learn to access the remarkable power of 'simply sitting' together.  

Two days of silence, embodied sitting practice, gentle yoga and shiatsu. All contained in the Mindsprings community Zoom Room

Scroll down for timetable, pricing, team and more... 

Watch Intro Video

Alistair speaks about the retreat

  • Self-Shiatsu

    Jenny will be guiding you each day on how to access the power of your energy body with the skilful means of self-shiatsu massage...

  • Meditation

    Alistair gives detailed meditation instruction each day and holds the space for deeper sessions of embodied sitting.

  • Gentle Yoga

    To support our sitting practice, Daniel will offer two sessions of gentle stretching yoga and breath work each day to waken and enliven our bodies.

Countdown to retreat!

We start on Friday evening on the 10th July

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The Team & the Schedule

Many Holy Island old-timers would expect to see Kirsty on the virtual island but she has (wisely perhaps) decided that she'd rather be out in the fresh air than teaching online! She will, of course, be guiding us when the Island re-opens. 

So for the online course, Daniel has kindly agreed to stand in for Kirsty teaching yoga, while Jenny and Alistair provide the shiatsu and meditation respectively. 

Rough timetable:

We have a welcoming circle and sit on Friday evening at 7pm. 

Then on Saturday and Sunday:

7am- 8am: Early morning yoga + silent sit  

8am-9am: Breakfast break

9am-12noon: Meditation, shiatsu, teaching

12 noon - 3pm: Lunch self-practice, rest

3pm - 4pm: Pranayama

4pm-6pm: Meditation, shiatsu, teaching

6pm -7pm Supper time 

7pm-8pm: Sitting practice

We're pricing this in a new way...

Rather than charge a fixed price we wanted to offer a range of prices, from a low concession rate to a 'supporter' rate. Take your pick! (NOTE: there's no Covid discount on this retreat)