Reclaiming the Sacred
The mystical Isle of Iona in Scotland is steeped in Celtic tradition, a tradition that many of us at the Haden Institute have been dreaming of and working towards reclaiming. It is a tradition rich in poetry, song, story, and ritual, a tradition that values the Divine Feminine and acknowledges the sacredness in all of creation.
Join us for this pilgrimage to visit this thin place that reminds us of what lives deep within us – a longing for authentic connection to the Holy that is found in our inner selves, in each other, and on this sacred earth.
Reflection, Connection, Ritual
Our days will be spent carving out space for inner work, sharing our journeys with one another in circle, communing with nature, visiting sacred sites on the island, engaging in creative and embodiment practices, experiencing ritual in community, enjoying music, poetry, and story, and opening to the mysteries of the numinous.
The 2024 Iona Pilgrimage is limited to 40 participants.
The Haden Pilgrimage Team
Megan Lyon, owner of Inner Path, a spiritual direction and wellness practice in Charleston, WV, offers individual spiritual direction and group facilitation that encourages creativity, contemplation, mindfulness, and communion with the deeper Self, the Holy, each another, and the earth. She graduated from Haden Institute in 2017 where she now serves on the faculty.
Hill Snellings, a graduate of the Haden Dream Work Training Program, is a life-long spiritual seeker and explorer. Working with fire and water, stone and shell, rituals and the risible — he offers an experiential crucible for you to use for transformation and individuation. A follower of Mary Magdalene and Kali, he bows and, with a wink, beckons.
Tim Hussey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a private practice in Waynesville, NC. He is a graduate of both the Haden Institute Spiritual Direction Program and the Dream Work Program, and mentors in both. Tim is a singer/songwriter, inspired by the deep abiding images that often surface in
the Haden Institute Community. He shares his music, and encourages others to share their gifts of song and dance, at the Haden Institute Intensives and Pilgrimages.
Rachel has a background in experiential education in the outdoors and loves helping people step in to outer-world experiences that stretch and affirm their inner-world journeys.
She’ll be bringing along as many art supplies as she can cram into her luggage.
Participants are responsible for their airfare and travel arrangements to Glasgow. Please plan to arrive at Glasgow, Scotland International Airport on Friday, April 12, 2024 and depart from Glasgow on Sunday, April 21, 2024. An overnight flight from the USA will need to be booked on Thursday, April 11 in order to arrive on Friday, April 12.
Cost & Payment Details
Double Occupancy: $3500*
Single Occupancy: $4250* (single occupancy rooms are currently sold out)
*Plus airfare – see Travel Details section below
Your fee includes:
- All lodging (2 nights in Glasgow; 7 nights in Iona)
- All scrumptious breakfasts and dinners in Iona (lunches on your own)
- All chartered bus and ferry fees, admission to all sites, all gratuities
Payment Schedule for Double Occupancy:
$500 deposit due with registration (Refundable until January 1, 2024)
$1500 Due October 1, 2023 (Refundable until January 1, 2024 or if spot is filled; No refunds after March 1, 2024)
$1500 Due February 1, 2024 (Final payment only refundable if spot is filled; No refunds after March 1, 2024)
Payment Schedule for Single Occupancy (currently sold out):
$750 deposit due with registration (Refundable until January 1, 2024)
$1750 Due October 1, 2023 (Refundable until January 1, 2024 or if spot is filled; No refunds after March 1, 2024)
$1750 Due February 1, 2024 (Final deposit only refundable if spot is filled; No refunds after March 1, 2024)