The Work That Reconnects is a form of transformative groupwork comprised of exercises, meditation, reflection, and discussion developed by Joanna Macy. It aims to reconnect us, empower us to reclaim our lives, our communities, and our planet by providing tools and practices that offer insights into how we can work together, open our hearts and build a truly life sustaining society.
During this six-day experiential workshop on the beautiful Holy Isle, we will use a form of transformative group work to give us energy and focus to respond to the current challenges faced by our planet. A retreat is a powerful way to connect more deeply with others who share our concerns, under the supportive guidance of experienced facilitators. We weave our way from gratitude into honouring our pain for the world, and then find new and empowering perspectives that inform our going forth. A previous participant summarised it as “challenging (but never too much), moving, thought-provoking and energising!”
There will be time to roam the island alone or with others, and will include opportunities to practice mindfully being through guided meditation, taiji, yoga, songs and music. The natural and nourishing beauty of Holy Island will help to inspire and strengthen our ability to keep moving forward with active hope and positive resolve.
When: arriving on 28th May 2020 for an evening start, depart on 3rd June after breakfast
Where: Holy Isle oﬀ the Isle of Arran, Scotland, KA27 8GB
Costs: £215 for the course (payable on booking) plus £330 single room, £480 per twin room, £192 dorm bed, full board incl. If costs are getting in the way, please get in touch!