Hebridean Wildscapes

What is done in love is done well. {Vincent van Gogh}

26 – 31 May 2018, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Included:

  • 5 nights in traditional Scottish luxury accommodation
  • All meals – freshly made and where possible from local seasonal ingredients
  • Snacks and beverages (coffee, teas, hot chocolate, fruit juices, freshly made smoothies, alcoholic drinks in moderation)
  • Walks
  • Guided morning meditations
  • Morning and evening yoga practice with instructor Sarah
  • Creative activities e.g. painting, creating memory objects (depending on what you prefer)
  • Guided evening wildlife tour of Mull
  • Full day guided excursion to the Isle of Iona
  • Creative writing sessions
  • Cookery workshop
  • Minibus and ferry transport during the stay when travelling as a group
  • Fire & Rain journal
  • Materials for creative activities
  • Access to support resources and library
  • A few little surprises

Price per person: GBP 1340 (twin room) / GBP 1490 (double room for single occupancy)

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 Mull and Iona ~ Far from the madding crowd

Despite it being so easy to get to, you can find stunning places of tranquillity and unpolluted skies on Mull. Mull (Scottish Gaelic: Muile, pronounced [ˈmulʲə]) is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides (after Skye), off the west coast of Scotland. It has an incredible coastline of around 300 miles and an area of 338 square miles. The highest mountain on Mull is Ben More, with 966 metres the highest mountain in the area. Spring on Mull is beautiful with iconic wildlife and dynamic ever-changing landscapes where you can truly immerse in nature and feel close to the elements. For information on how to get to there please check out the practicalities pages.

Cracked Rock Fionnphort

An excursion to the tiny isle of Iona with its spiritual feel and lovely white beaches will be a must! Just 3 miles long and 1 mile wide, Iona is known as one of the most iconic and sacred places in the world, where the beauty and diversity of the land and seascapes – even the quality of the light – have been sources of inspiration for generations of travellers, artists and spiritual seekers.

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Feelgood programme full of tasty treats

Enjoying and being in the here and now, with all this brings along, are at the core of all Soul Spas. With Spring in full flow, you can soak in the sounds, smells and vistas of these beautiful Hebridean islands. Mull is famous for its rich wildlife, so we’re taking you on a relaxing evening excursion to observe the wildlife at a more peaceful and tranquil time of the day. Watch the beautiful wildscapes slowly turn golden in the sunset as we search for Otters, Eagles, Seals, Hen Harriers and many other bird species, with our nature tour guide. Our guide from Nature Scotland will also take us to the Isle of Iona for a day, to explore this little island and soak in its magical vibes.

New addition to our programme! (added March 2018)

We are so pleased that the wonderful yoga instructor Sarah-Alexandra Teodorescu will be joining us on this retreat! The yoga sessions with her will give us a feelgood start to the day and help us relax when it comes to bedtime. Sarah also teaches creative writing so we’ll build in sessions with her throughout the Soul Spa. 

Example of a daily schedule:

  • Morning yoga session & meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Something creative (e.g. creating memory objects)
  • Lunch, followed by free afternoon
  • Evening wildlife excursion with picnic dinner on the beach
  • Reflect & relax
  • Relaxing yoga session

There will be plenty time to relax and drift, and every day has some creative ideas and activities built in.

You can download the full programme here: Hebridean Wildscapes programme May 2018

Accommodation & catering

Our accommodation is at Killiechronan Estate in Mull. The house is peacefully and centrally located next to Loch na Keal on the west coast of the island. It has the cosy character of a lived in, traditional Scottish house – with fireplaces, individually decorated bedrooms (all en-suite) and beautiful views.

All meals will be freshly prepared in-house by Lesley. The focus is on delicious as well as healthy, with high quality ingredients, where possible organic and locally sourced. The range of food includes some Scottish specialities and things you wouldn’t find on your standard hotel menu. Oh, and of course I need to mention cake!

We’ll compose some extra special smoothies for you and bring a supply of caliente (really thick hot chocolate with chilli) for you to enjoy by the fire. Good coffee and a selection of black and herbal teas, as well as soft drinks will be available throughout. You can also help yourself to wine and prosecco (in moderation). Enjoyment is good for you. We will, of course, respect and accommodate any food intolerances and dietary preferences as much as we can (please provide info at the time of booking).

Lesley will also offer cookery workshop sessions for those who fancy picking up some new cooking skills. 

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The little things

Fire & Rain soul spas have been planned and designed with much attention to detail to make everything as enjoyable as possible for our guests. We keep adding things and ideas whenever we come across something inspiring or useful, such as a journal to scribble down your thoughts and notes during your stay. And you don’t have to worry if you’ve forgotten our toothbrush or body lotion. Our hospitality basket will be filled with useful things, just in case.

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2 thoughts on “Hebridean Wildscapes

    1. Hi Susan. All of the soul spas are a mindful way of holiday-ing with daily mindfulness exercises and activities. The Magical Mull one has more formal mindfulness teaching with Dr Avinash Bansode built in which the Hebridean Wildscapes one hasn’t. At Killiechronan wifi access is at the moment limited to a certain area on the ground floor – this may have changed by the time the soul spas start taking place there, can’t promise though 😉

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