LIVE LIGHT. LIVE LARGE
THE SACRED PAUSE
IS YOUR HEART YEARNING FOR A PRIVATE RETREAT ON IONA?
Pause, immerse & deeply reconnect to yourself
Imagine booking a private bespoke retreat on Iona with Kate – knowing that everything is going to be tailor-made just for you taking into account all the following:
Where you are at in your life – the crossroads looming up ahead
Your specific challenges you are facing
Life and business strategy needed at this stage of your life
Your energy levels and health
What you wish to deeply heal at this stage in life – perhaps forgive and let go
Your calendar and what works for you with current commitments
Respecting your privacy and process by working 1:1 with Kate.
♥ to regain a sense of self – for your sanity & peace of mind
♥ to see things from a different perspective as you face what’s ahead
♥ to disconnect & take some quiet time to find the answers
♥ to have someone to hold you to your own promise and gift this to yourself
♥ to have real support to guide your retreat process. Kate really understands what a retreat entails
♥ loathe the idea of group work right now and you are sick of being online virtually with groups
Kate’s bespoke retreats are personally created for you to experience the tangible magic that exists on IONA, a sacred sle in the inner Hebrides, the west coast of Scotland.
Read more about Cutting The Threads that Bind retreat that Kate runs on Iona as this could highlight what you might
want to focus on during your PRIVATE RETREAT together.
Traveling to IONA is quite simply a pilgrimage of its own, and if it is calling your name …
perhaps it’s time to heed that call!
“It is a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up space.
HOW DOES YOUR BESPOKE 1:1 RETREAT WORK?
♥ Fill out an application form and Book a connect call with Kate
♥ Initial Strategy Session to prepare for your Retreat
♥ Make your beautiful journey to the Isle of Iona – accommodation depends on the availability & timing of your retreat
♥ Personal 1:1 support for up to 4 hours per day while ON your retreat.
♥ Tailor-made exercises, rituals, and processes are created especially for your retreat
♥ Post Retreat session to Integrate all your insights
♥ retreat can be from 4-7 nights
Prices on request depending on the time of year
I LOVE to hold space and support you to intentionally reflect. By curating the appropriate processes for you from the moment you arrive by ferry …you will feel proud and fulfill your promise and intention on your retreat.
TYPICAL DAY ON YOUR PRIVATE RETREAT
ARRIVING ON IONA
You will have a strategic session online before arriving on Iona to help you prepare for your retreat and make the most of your immersion.
Kate will meet you off the ferry and settle you into your accommodation. This can vary depending on the season and availability. She has a few properties she favors when you are coming on a private retreat.
GREET YOUR DAY:
Start your day with a refreshing cold water swim to reset your clock and revitalize your spirit. Kate is an avid water swimmer who spends most mornings on the beach all year round. Blow away the cobwebs by taking a wild walk on the pristine white sand beaches right on your doorstep. Or soak up the dramatic dawn and sunrises while sipping fresh coffee. The beaches are a perfect place for your heart work, prayers and gratitude. And don’t worry, if you don’t feel full of self-love at the start of your retreat, you will be fully reconnected to yourself by the end. Day by day this is a process of finding your way back to yourself again. Kate is simply your guide to yourself
Enjoy breakfast quietly on your own perhaps doing some poignant reflecting and you will meet Kate for your daily connect at around 10 am. Depending on the weather and time of year, this could be on the beach, over a walk exploring hidden caves and sacred sites, or in your accommodation. No two days are the same on Iona and it’s good to be flexible to make the most of this precious place!
Generally, the morning session is 2-3 hours, followed by another hour in the evening. All of this is tailored to you so we work with your energy and needs, rather than sticking to a rigid schedule. It can take the form of conversation-style coaching, deep practical process work, or some other modality to help understand what is unfolding in your heart and head
Some days clients prefer to explore on their own and just connect over dinner for some guidance and reflection together.
Kate will often send you off to do some specific exercises on your own, exploring the delight of Iona and finding exactly what you need as you let the day unfold.
This might be enjoyed out in a local cafe in the summer, or a picnic enjoyed on a hilltop, or hearty soup after a chilly morning outside. Delicious nourishment and tasty sweet treats are key to helping you savour your retreat.
Afternoons are perfect for slowing down even more and integrating your morning process. Spend time reading, napping, perhaps shopping (in the summer months only), or finding your way to the Abbey or nunnery ruins for some reflection.
Deep conversations can happen with strangers you meet on the street on Iona – or you can equally spend your week reflecting on your own and not interacting with anyone other than Kate.
What bliss right?
Folk travel to Iona from all over the world for healing, release, and processing of huge life chapters endings or beginnings. It is a place to find your heart again – to forgive yourself and others, and dive deep into your relationship with yourself and your versions of god/universe/nature. It is a place that calls to your heart.
Kate’s role is to support your energy and needs.
You will meet up with Kate for another 1:1 session over dinner.
Then it’s early to bed unless star gazing is called for on those crystal clear Northern nights.
A few surprises are to be expected but Kate only reveals those when you are here
POST RETREAT INTEGRATION
To ensure you carry your process into your life back home, you will have a follow-up session within a month of your retreat
The weather in Iona is dramatic – all year round!
Its remote location means it remains largely unspoiled and attracts very specific types of people who dare to venture here and make the effort to take two ferries and a bus from Oban on the mainland. It truly feels like another world! Expect enticing aqua-blue water and snow-white sandy beaches in summer, the deepest blue skies in the shoulder seasons, the most magical light in winter. All year boasts profound views of the inner and outer Hebridean islands.
BESPOKE RETREATS ARE A UNIQUE WAY TO WORK WITH KATE
C.K – CEO SAYS IONA WAS A MEMORABLE AND MOVING EXPERIENCE
I’d never been on retreat before, so had a mixture of nerves and excitement about the Cutting the Threads That Bind retreat. The few days at Kate’s Iona Retreat Space were powerful. She worked with my goal and energy levels and created a memorable and moving experience.
As an overworked CEO, looking ahead to a new chapter (professionally and personally), the retreat gave me space, stillness and a deep calm to reflect, release and feel clarity moving forward. I’m truly glad I did this and would highly recommend it to other women.
Did you read my personal account and insights from my own transformational Retreat
Iona – Honouring the Call of Closure?
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There are two forms of courage in this world. One that demands we jump into action with our armor on. The other demands that we strip ourselves bare-naked and surrender. Bravery is a curious thing. Jeff Brown