Aluna Healing invites you to join them on retreat in the Scottish Highlands. This is an intensive, deep, and transformational retreat for you to cleanse, realign, and awaken a deeper connection with your sacred origins, the Living Earth, and Creation. This work draws upon Earth based wisdom and teachings held by the indigenous elders, sacred healing arts, and yoga, with the aim of "becoming a healthy seed".
The venue is a set of completely new refurbished cottages on an estate in one of the most majestic and beautiful areas in Britain. It is set within an area of ancient oak woodland, beneath Torridon mountains on the edge of Loch Torridon. The estate has waterfalls and a river flowing through it, plenty of space to walk through the woodland and down to the sea loch.
Classes are held in the group room in one of the cottages, which has also two guest rooms, and the other accommodations are in a nearby cottage. The cottages and rooms have been refurbished to a high standard, and are clean and bright with lovely views.
This is an intimate retreat, with spaces limited to nine participants. Accommodation is in newly refurbished twin or double rooms. All buildings have new interiors, log fires, and are warm, light and comfortable.
This is a unique and deeply transformational retreat, facilitated by an experienced healer and guide. If you are looking for change in your life, for deeper meaning, connection, inspiration or to clear, cleanse and reconnect with yourself, nature, and creation, this retreat offers you a sacred space to cultivate a more radiant you.
The essence of the retreat is rooted in Earth-based and indigenous wisdom, as well as being a space to cleanse and renew through healing, detoxing foods, daily practices and meditations. This is an invitation to enter into retreat in exquisite, majestic and pristine land, to cleanse and revitalize through the practice of yoga, meditation, ancient wisdom traditions, cleansing, detoxification, Nature connection, inner journeying, and group work.
It is seen that in order to bring change and transformation to the world, that all healing must begin within, with self. The retreat is a space for you to cleanse and quieten body and mind in order to hear the clear voice within, and again come to flow with the streams of wisdom that are the original essence of the natural world.
The retreat days are woven with a blend of practices, classes, sharing, rest, and nourishment. Throughout the week the group will explore the nature of the soul, awakening the sacred witness, the remembrance of Earth as a living being, and one's sacred purpose within Creation. You will be picking up the threads of wisdom that have been left by your ancestors, and reflecting on the footprints that you wish to leave behind you for the next generations.
"In this modern world, many of us have become fragmented and disconnected from what once was inherent - our original, sacred essence and relationship with the Earth as the Mother from which all life is born."
"In the fast paced world of technology and materialism, our attention has become distracted and diverted away from the purity and light that has its home within all of life. There is restlessness that manifests in the soul when it is un-nurtured, and when we are not living in our true purpose and authenticity, in sacred relationship with life. This can be seen now all over the world - both individually and collectively - as one is a mirror of the other."
"We are a part of this Earth and we are all connected. We have as humanity, collectively co-created our world, and if we see the world as a mirror, we come to recognise that there is much work for us each to do to restore the beauty and purity of life. Our retreats are spaces created for you to step out of everyday life, to quieten the mind, cleanse and renew the body, so that it is easier to enter into deeper inquiries and internal processes."
"You will learn practices and tools to help you identify and move beyond disharmonious patterns and tendencies, reflect on ways that you may have created or energize negativity in your life, and experience ways of living that elevate your mind, open your heart, and create a vibratory field of resonance from within.
"The retreat includes a session of yoga in the mornings, meditation and internal practices in the evenings, a detoxification and cleansing program of fresh juices and smoothies; sacred journeys, time in nature; periods in silence, inner reflection and contemplation; talks on diet and healing; group sharing circles; personal support. It is the intent that each day, you will deepen in your practice and internal awareness, learning to listen, feel and connect with the light within, and the living light of the Earth."
"In each moment, do you choose Fear or Love? What is your sacred contribution to this world? What will you leave behind you for the next generations? "Let us be the ancestors our descendants will thank." - Winona La Duke
Yoga is a path of the heart, that leads us into Being. Daniela shares her practice of yoga, weaving aspects of Hatha, Scaravelli, Kundalini, Kriya and Tibetan traditions. Her yoga teaching also draws upon many years of working with energetic practices and the healing arts and spending time in silent retreat in nature.
"This approach to yoga is a journey of unfolding, through turning your attention inwards. Through this deep and reflective practice, your natural sensitivity and self awareness awakens, clearing toxicity and tension, freeing energy and space from inside, outwards. Yoga activates the body's own intelligence and innate healing abilities, encouraging the natural unfolding of healthy posture, a fluid, supple body, expansion of breath, and the opening of the heart to touch the soul and reconnect with our Essence."
"The practice will include working with breath (life-force), asana (postures), kriyas (sequences), pranayama (breath work), meditation (stillness) and sacred reciprocity (harmony). The retreat is open to experienced practitioners, as well as those with little experience or prior interest in yoga, as all practices are adjustable to meet all abilities. Yoga is not about what you can or can't 'do'.. but about meeting yourself as you are."
"Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us." - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Our retreats are intended as a space for inner healing and sacred re-connection. To support this, we request that participants come with an open heart and mind, refrain from judgement, and respect other people's quiet space."
"The retreats are a joyful, warm-hearted space where we laugh, share, inspire one another, and there will also be times when we will sit or walk in silence. This practice of times of inner and outer silence allows for deeper connection, as we practice mindfulness and allow ourselves to be present, quiet and to deeply listen."
"In the world today we are faced with the challenge of living clean and pure on a planet that has become toxic in many ways. Yet as the destruction and shadow becomes more visible in the world, many of us are awakening and feel called to return to ways of living that are in harmony with nature, and with what creates and sustains health."
"Our wisdom keepers tell us that all toxicity begins in thought, word and action, and that it is through the incongruity of our actions with the laws of nature that we have created the toxicity in all its manifestations in the world."
"A build up of toxicity in the body can lead to oversensitivity to certain foods, weight gain, sluggishness, inflammation, pain, infections, ailments, disease, menstrual issues, loss of vitality and sense of wellbeing, foggy mind, low energy, and many other things. Our bodies have the natural capacity to cleanse and heal themselves, though when overloaded or lacking vital nourishment, can become stagnated and toxins build up in the system."
"The experiences of our life are all stored within our luminous energy body and our cells. During a detoxification process, as the physical body begins to purify and heal itself, layers of toxicity that have been stored within the muscles, tissues, bones and cells are brought to the surface to be cleared. Detoxification can help you to naturally release tension, stress, negative emotions and thoughts; creating clarity of mind and inspiration to walk forwards in your life."
"Everything in the universe is made of vibration, and vibrant, organic foods, Nature, creativity, prayer, purity of thought, beautiful music - for example - all help to lift and sustain our vibration in a state of health and resonance. As you detox your system and bring in pure foods, living water, light, purity and prana (life force energy), your vibration is lifted and you will begin to resonate at clearer, more refined frequencies, allowing more light to flow through you and be held within your cells."
"Detoxification helps the body to heal itself as nature intended; cleansing and repairing your beautiful body, helping to restore health, a sense of wellness and the true natural radiance of your inner being."
The retreat is set in the luscious private grounds of an estate. The cottages are within an ancient oak woodland, beneath the mountains and overlooking Loch Torridon on the west coast of Scotland. One of the last unspoilt areas of the British Isles, it is a powerful and deeply beautiful place, surrounded by wildlife and ancient wisdom.
Wester Ross is a largely undiscovered jewel in north-west Scotland, shimmering with pure waters, mountains, and large skies. Applecross and Torridon are home to some of Scotland's most magnificent mountain scenery.
In order to offer the greatest potential for cleansing and renewal on all levels, the meals for your retreat are:
All your food is organic, local grown where possible, vegan, gluten-free, and alkalizing - full of prana (living light).
This is an opportunity to cleanse on deep levels within a harmonious, supportive setting and receive guidance on continuing your journey towards vibrant health and spiritual wellbeing.
You can arrive at Inverness Airport (INV). Your transport can be arranged by Aluna Healing. This service is not included in the retreat price. If you wish to travel on your own, there are regular buses that travel to Inverness Airport (INV). Thus, you can take a bus after arriving at the airport. Or, from Inverness Airport (INV), you can take a train to Strathcarron and then rent a car or take a bus to Torridon.