Còsagach ~ Creative & Yoga Soul Spa


Creative & Yoga Retreat for widows and widowers, 24-27 January 2019

So, we’ve somehow managed to get through the (probably dreaded) “festive season”. No matter if it was the first without your loved one or if you’ve already gone through several Christmases…chances are it will have been difficult. But that’s the hardest bit over now, right? Maybe not…. From my experience the feeling of emptiness and hopelessness about having to face another year without him was almost worse once I had mastered the landmarks I had expected to be hard.

The start of a new year is a good time for taking another wee break, one that is totally dedicated to self-care and enjoyment, without any pressures. The stunning natural environment of Calgary Bay with its white beach and inspiring art trail, the tasteful spaces that are our accommodation, and the art gallery which will be our yoga and creative studio all offer the ideal surroundings for setting our intention for the year ahead and explore things we may want to have in our lives. While the elements do their thing outside – they can be wild in Scotland! – we’ll sit by the cosy woodstove, hot drink in hand, and chat, write, read, or just be quiet.

The word Còsagach is the Scottish Gaelic word for being snug, sheltered and cosy….just what we need at the start of a new year.


Optional programme

We’ve put together a light touch programme of yummy things and, as usual, everything is optional. It’s totally up to you where you want to join in. This is what I (Ute, founder of Fire & Rain) have planned with my co-host Sarah (yoga & creative writing teacher):

Day 1 – arrival day
Welcome drinks & getting to know each other
Introduction to the Soul Spa and activities
Sharing stories
Wind down yoga session

Day 2
Morning yoga & setting the intention for the day
Mindful walking (Calgary Beach & Art Trail)
Free time
Creative session (intuitive painting)
Free time
Reflection & writing exercise
Wind down yoga session


Day 3
Morning yoga & setting the intention for the day
Creative session
Free time
Walk (weather allowing)
Free time
Reflection & visioning exercise
Wind down yoga session

Day 4
Morning yoga & setting the intention going forward
Goodbyes & departure

Location & accommodation

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. Winter on Mull is beautiful and dramatic with iconic wildlife, dynamic ever-changing landscapes and some of the darkest skies in Europe. Angry seas, moody skies and constantly changing light patterns make us feel closer to the elements. For information on how to get to there please check out the practicalities pages.

We’ve secured two adjoining properties in one of the most stunning locations in Scotland – Calgary Bay. The Hayloft and the Farmhouse offer eco-friendly accommodation with a high level of comfort, individuality and charm. Calgary has a woodland sculpture walk and an art gallery, just up the hill from the white sands of Calgary beach.

Throughout the houses, you will find unique handcrafted local furniture, beautiful limestone tiles and restored pine floors. To add an extra touch of luxury both houses have a sauna.


Cost & what’s included

  • 3 nights in tasteful, luxurious accommodation
  • All meals – freshly made and where possible from local seasonal ingredients
  • Snacks and beverages (coffee, teas, hot chocolate, fruit juices, freshly made smoothies etc.)
  • Twice daily yoga sessions
  • Creative writing & art sessions
  • Use of yoga & art studio and materials
  • Fire & Rain journal
  • Materials for creative activities
  • Access to support resources and library
  • A few little surprises

Price per person: GBP 790 (twin room, sharing) / GBP 940 (double room for single occupancy)

Reserve your space here!

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. 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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