16 - 23 July 2024
(starts Tue 6pm Welcome Supper - Tues 12 noon)
Moving with the Seasons - Summer Connection
with the Anam Cara Community
We warmly invite you to join us for our 'Summer Connections' gathering.
*ANAM CARA FESTIVAL*
As part of this year's Summer Connections, we are inviting participants to help us set up the Anam Cara Festival which will run from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. All we ask is that you come with willing hearts and helping hands, to share any skills you have and contribute to the smooth running of this exciting event.
If you have a flair for food preparation or experience in cooking for larger numbers of people, we'd love to hear from you as we will be grateful to have the extra support in making food for all!
With the long light of summer fuelling this retreat, we will take the opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor activities which reflect the joy and exuberance of the season.
Moving with the Seasons combines aspects of our popular workweeks alongside a deeper sense of retreat.
Summer Connection is shaped by a daily rhythm of morning meditation, and mindful morning work periods out on the land, with the rest of the day devoted to a range of creative, stimulating and nourishing activities led by members of the Anam Cara community.
Mornings will be spent in mindful work periods (SAMU) which will include various gardening projects around the Croft, building maintenance, and tending the murmurings of new projects still in their infancy.
Afternoons will be more relaxed with optional offerings of sound work, mindful body movement, nature art, and sharing healing circles, to aid relaxation and wellbeing. There will also be free time to explore the local woodlands.
Together we can celebrate the joy of working in co-creation with each other and the land.
You will have the option to take to the hills with a packed lunch and explore the surrounding Highland countryside.
Evenings will include meditation, film night and sauna and will conclude with an outdoor sharing circle around the fire on our final night (weather permitting).
This all adds up to a wholesome and nurturing week of community living, with activities to suit all levels of skill and energy.
This week includes communal cooking, so there will be plenty of opportunity to explore your culinary skills or any favourite vegetarian or vegan recipes you would like to share!
Maximum participants: 15
If you are experiencing financial difficulties or are on a low income, please contact us about available concessions.