Deepening the Senses ‘A Journey Inward’ Lúnasa Day Retreat – August 10th 2019

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Art by Dee NIckerson 

If you listen to the wisdom of your body, love this flesh and bone, dedicate yourself to its mystery, you may one day find yourself smiling from your mirror – Marion Woodman

‘I wish i could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being’  – Hafiz

You are invited to join me on August 10th for the popular Deepening the Senses – ‘A journey Inward’ Lúnasa Day Retreat in the beautiful Sanctuary Retreat Centre in Clarinbridge, Co Galway.

During our ‘Deepening The Senses’ Retreat we explore the world of the senses – awakening a more grounded authentic connectedness to ourselves and bringing conscious awareness in our bodies to our presence in the world. Through the realm of myth and archetypes we will deepen into the senses, drawing on our connection to the wisdom of the landscape around us, attuning to our own inner journeying, appreciating in our subtle bodies the richness of the present moment in our lives. In ancient times,  Lúnasa was when harvest time was celebrated, a time to give thanks in ritual for the bounty of the land, and to ask the gods’ blessings that the weather will hold long enough to gather the harvest in.  On this day we will celebrate the harvest in our own lives, taking the time to listen to the mythology surrounding Lúnasa and the wisdom of these ancient stories.

When we listen to myths, if we let ourselves step into their world of poetry and imagination, we step out of the rational concrete patriarchal world of our time and into the symbolic life. In this way we become receptive to our inner environment, and the energies of life and the archetypal patterns living through us.

During the retreat we will spend time indoors and outdoors exploring that sensory embodied connection. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry and images, gentle mindful movements, art, meditation, and dream imaging, exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. This day Retreat will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be some free time to spend in the beautiful sensory garden at the centre or rest in the sanctuary itself by the log fire. It is a day of connection to the self, for deeper nourishment and enjoyment in a beautiful tranquil setting.

A nourishing two course lunch (a hot dinner and dessert) as well as mid morning home baked scones,tea and coffee will be provided. This retreat aims to create a warm atmosphere where we will awaken the senses, deepen our understanding of ourselves and explore the sensual in our everyday lives.

Prior experience of body work and personal therapy work, whilst desirable, is not essential.

Retreat date:

August 10th 2019 —    9.30 am – 5.30pm.

Retreat venue:

The retreat takes place in the beautiful setting of The Sccul Sanctuary, Clarinbridge, Co Galway . For further information on this venue see their site

The Retreat Package:

The package includes 6 hours group facilitation, Delicious 2 course Hot Lunch (Dinner and Dessert), teas and coffees and mid morning home baked scones.  A certificate for 6 points CPD is available on completion of the day.


The full day workshop retreat costs 120 euro. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. Full fee is payable on booking to secure your place.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen on her email

A Few Testimonials

” Thank you Eileen for a such a special retreat. I loved it, and all the company, just gorgeous! ”

“This was a wonderful gift to myself”

“Really glad i came…going away feeling refreshed, energised, -Positive ! Thank you so much!”

“it was perfect…I’ll be back”

“it was magical…and will say with me for a long time – thank you so much”

“The venue was fantastic, the food delicious. A beautiful facilitator. A wonderful gift to myself”

More testimonials on the the main page.

The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul place

                                                                                                                  – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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