Deepening the Senses Lúnasa Day Retreat, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway Saturday 6th August 2022

Dee Nickerson art

If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living’ – Marion Woodman

‘Blessed is the life lived at a pace that is in sync with the land on which it is lived’ –    Wendell Berry 

You are invited to join me on August 6th 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’ Day Retreat we deepen into 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. On this day retreat, we will awaken our own creative harvest wellspring, by learning to attune more deeply to the senses, the aliveness in our bodies and learn to listen to the wisdom that is held within. So often in our lives, for many reasons, we listen more to our thoughts than we do to our embodied selves. When we learn to connect to our bodies it talks to us in the language of sensations, letting us know how we really are in every moment. When we connect inward we learn how to support ourselves more fully in our lives.

This work will help us to deepen our understanding of ourselves in an embodied way drawing on the wisdom of myth, dreams and the external landscape. By attuning to our own inner journeying we will begin to appreciate in our subtle bodies the richness and abundance of the present moment in our lives. This is work that draws on psychotherapeutic practices from an Embodied/Gestalt and Jungian perspective.

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 in the beautiful sensory garden. We will also be utilising the medium of poetry, mythology and images, gentle mindful movements, meditation, as well as exploring the language of our dreams and their symbols in our psyches to assist us. The day retreat will provide a nurturing space with time to let go of everyday commitments and attune to ourselves.

There will be free time to rest in the sensory garden at the centre or by the log fire in the sanctuary. It is a day of connection to the self, a day for deeper nourishment and enjoyment, and lovely company with like minded people in a beautiful tranquil setting.

A nourishing two course vegetarian lunch as well as home baked scones in the mid morning with tea and coffee are also 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.

Saturday August 6th 2022– Arriving at 9.30 am and commencing at 10 am sharp. Retreat will finish at 5pm.

Retreat Venue:
The retreat takes place at The Sccul Sanctuary, Clarinbridge, Co Galway . Directions to the Retreat Centre will follow upon booking.

The Retreat Package:
The package includes 6 hours group facilitation, 2 course lunch, teas and coffees and home baked scones are provided. Art materials are also provided. A certificate for 6 points CPD is available.

The full day workshop retreat costs 130 euro. 50 euro non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Early booking is advisable as places are strictly limited.

For further details and to make a booking, please contact Eileen at or phone 087-9377155. Gift voucher available on request.

A Few Testimonials from previous Retreats

” 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, energized, -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 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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