Scotland Women's Retreat | Barbara Alexander

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The Whispers of Your Soul

May 25 – June 1, 2020

 

I have a very important secret for you…

If you DON’T KNOW what makes your heart sing, YOU ARE WASTING PRECIOUS LIFE,

By the end of this retreat you will find what you’ve been missing…

IT’S THE WHISPERS OF YOUR SOUL…

This Is Exactly What I Need!

Is this Women’s Retreat For You?

1. Are you a career oriented but your job doesn’t fulfill you anymore?

2. Do you feel like something important is missing in your life?

3. Are you trying to stay positive but it just doesn’t feel satisfying?

4. Have you been through a lot lately and just need some time to get away and think?  

5. Are you going through a life change and could use some clarity? 

 6. If you said YES to any of these, then YOU will LOVE THIS RETREAT!

 

All this time, while you have been working hard to create your life, there was a secret that sometimes takes a lifetime to discover…

… but it doesn’t have to.

The most important element for a fulfilled life is hidden by STRESS AND TENSION – CREATED BY HABITS OF OVERWORK, RESPONSIBILITY, AND LACK OF TIME AND FOCUS on self-awareness and self-care. 

 

In this secret lies the most beautiful awakening to the gifts of your Soul…

… gently offering ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS, confidence and BALANCE IN TIMES OF DOUBT, and WISDOM WHEN THE ROAD AHEAD is UNCLEAR. 

Regardless of what’s going on in your life, the answers have always been there, hidden under everyday distractions.

 

What you seek is beyond the current chatter of the mind, beyond the worry, doubts and hopes about life direction. 

You have always had an internal navigation system tuned to your highest good, it lies deep within and it’s called your soulful guidance. 

Some places naturally empower connection to our ever present truth and have offered support for personal alignment over thousands of years. 

The energy among sacred sites and power spots within the Scottish Highlands are such a place…

Got Everything I Needed

“I was amazed by the program and all of the women that were there. What a supportive and mindful group. I felt as if I were pampered the entire time by people who cared about my spiritual, emotional and physical needs. I wish there was more time to get to know everyone. I am so glad I went. This opportunity came at a time when I needed it to figure out a few things.

Barbara created a place that is a little piece of heaven and so peaceful. I didn’t want to leave. She is truly wonderful. Got everything I needed.”

Kathleen Jonila

I am SO ready to go!

 

 

 

Step Away From Everyday Life

and Cross the Veil

Between the Worlds

 

 

 

 

Highlights of Our UNFORGETABLE Journey!

Eight Days & Seven Nights 

Imagine a week of rest and rejuvenation among enchanted spaces, a small group of women, and the tools to refine your Emotional, Physical, and Intuitive Intelligence –  all the pieces you need for inner balance. 

Enjoy the luxury of our central location, the awe-inspiring geography, and soulful experiential learning. 

Experiential Learning in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Standing Stones of Scotland

You may recognize the inspiration for the hit TV series Outlander, never-the-less the stories ring true.

Throughout countless lifetimes humans have made pilgrimages across Europe, drawn by the spiritual magnetism of these sacred sites and power places.

Sacred Sites

Up until the day you arrive, you can only imagine what you will feel where the veil between the worlds is thin.

For some, it is like a loving awareness that is almost beyond words. For others it is as easy as a breath of fresh air and wellbeing.

You can’t help but have a natural sense of wonder in this ancient land of myths and ledgends. 

The Captivating Glencoe

The forests, mountains, lochs, and seas have a positively enchanting quality. They freely and abundantly bestow INSPIRATION, HEALTH, WISDOM and INNER PEACE to those who share in its grace.

You can feel your heart fill as you stand in awe taking in the landscape of Glen Coe. With each day you will find a New Soulful Experience that is perfectly matched with the energy of the land. 

 

 

The Islands of Mull and Iona

We will leave from Stocktaymore early one morning and head for the Port of Oban where the van will board a ferry to cross over onto the Island of Mull. Mull is the second-largest island of the Inner Hebrides where we’ll find sweeping scenic views through mountains, shadows, brilliant colors, and picturesque villages.

Then we’ll board a small ferry that will take us to the Sacred Isle of Iona – a place many believe is suspended in time – existing in two worlds at once. 

Iona provides the perfect space to further your inner journey as you step into the labyrinth of personal reflection, and take a silent stroll along the shore. Perhaps you’ll want to wiggle your toes in the sand and the sea. With every breath you take you’ll feel the affirmation of how good it is to be alive!

Anything is possible…

What if you could find the missing key that opens the doors to YOUR inner balance and JOY?

What if you woke up inspired, no longer worrying about your soul calling, because you knew exactly what you wanted to do? 

Daily Inclusions

Morning Stretches and Salutations: Stretch your body in a delightful movement class that invites a wellspring of healing from the earth and sky.

Daily Experiential Sessions: Experiential learning sessions are carefully woven throughout each day, integrating the perfect mix of learning and relaxation. Each day offers a gentle invitation to step into another space and time and strengthen your connection to your best life yet.

Tools and Personal Discovery: Our retreat is designed to offer the steps to receiving your own insights and messages for your life’s guidance so that you can create more ease and joy long after you return home.

Fascinating Adventures to Sacred Sites: In the comfort of our luxury mini-bus, our group will set out on two different days to discover ancient power sites and sacred places of the highlands. Our experiential learning sessions on these days incorporate the unique energy of each extraordinary location. Along the way, we will surely stop to hear stories, myths, and legends of this remarkable land.

Afternoons at Leisure: Several afternoons are at leisure for relaxation, adventure, and integration. You may choose a walk along the trails that surround Loch Tay or climb the nearby mountain and discover some of Scotland’s most magnificent views. You will love venturing out into the nearby village of Killin situated at the western head of Loch Tay and magnificently sited around the scenic Falls of Dochart. 

 

Evening Sessions: Imagine our evening gatherings by the fire, reflecting on the things you learned and the experience of a warm heart before a good night’s sleep.

Quiet Time at Stucktaymore: There is no better way to soothe your mind and body than to relax by the fire with a good book. You can enjoy the hot tub overlooking Loch Tay or indulge in silent meditation as you walk among the magical garden and forested trails of Stoctaymore. There is even a game room if you are so inclined.

Optional Healing and Pampering: Spa treatments will be available while we are at Stocktaymore.  During the afternoon integration time you may choose to incorporate massage therapies to help you unwind and open to greater ease and wellbeing. Scheduling options will be announced upon arrival.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Stucktaymore are included in your tuition. See the section on Cuisine for a gastronomic surprise! 

Transfers: Transfers to and from Edinburgh Airport are included. A specific time is set for pick up on the morning of May 25th and your return in the afternoon on June 1st.

Optional Pre and Post-Programs: Once you are registered, you will receive more information about additional options. There are pre and post-program tours for those who want to learn more about the history, castles, distilleries, Outlander series tours, and so many more. 

Shifting From Ordinary Time to Sacred Time

“Most of us seperate ordinary time from sacred time in our lives. We do our spirituality like we might do a job, it can be structured, a routine like a task, rather than an opening to a way of Being throughout our lives.

When I left the retreat I re-entered ordinary time but I was forever altered.

Once we learn how to live from sacred time, we can see how our entire lives are enriched, balanced within, and more joyous than we ever imagined.

The more I am involved in living from this place the less separation exists between ordinary time and sacred time.”

 

Dr. Nancy Kehr, D.C.

Los Angeles, CA, Asheville, NC

OMG - I am swooning, take me to Scotland!

Accommodations

A Genuine Retreat

There is a significant difference between a RETREAT and a bustling sightseeing tour that includes packing and unpacking, frequent stops and reboarding a bus perhaps before you are ready to move on.

This retreat is created for the soul… It is a time to recenter your life, to revive your spirit, and nurture wellbeing and joy. 

Our days are carefully designed for you to breathe deeply, connect with your sacred heart, and discover your best life yet through immersion into the wellspring of nature’s balance.

Perthshire is best known for its magical scenery, wild moors, BEAUTIFUL forests, brisk rivers, and waterfalls. It is the perfect place for our special group of women to relax, to learn, and to recharge.

Call It Home! 

Can you even imagine unpacking your things and staying in the luxury of Stucktaymore of Loch Tay for the entire week – and having it all to ourselves?

This manor home holds it’s original charm from 1753, but has all the modern amenities to ensure the comfort of its guests today.

Perched on a beautiful knoll, our private home overlooks the banks of Loch Tay, the largest loch in Perthshire, and one of the deepest in Scotland.

Time for Tea…

How about a cozy nook, flower-scented tea, and breathtaking views?

You will never tire of these majestic mountains that offer the continuous grounded and peaceful feeling of wellbeing.

 

Private Accommodations

Beautiful linens & spacious rooms for private accommodations. Each single bedroom includes a private en-suite bathroom.

Shared Accommodations

Large bedrooms have two seperate beds for shared accommodations also including a private en-suite bathroom.

The Library 

Cozy corners seem to be waiting just for you at our home away from home.

It is heavenly to curl up with a good book and relax next to the warm fireplace in the library.

 

Natural Elements for Wellbeing

Breathe Deep in the Forest… Bare Feet on the Earth

Rediscover what it means to ground your energy and feel connected to the earth and all that supports you.

Forest bathing does terrific things to heal stress and tension naturally. These inviting and magical paths are right outside our door, waiting for you to enjoy. You can almost hear the sweet waterfalls now as you step into a moment out of time. You can find many beautiful spots that indulge the inner child.

 

To Gather Around a Fire… Storytelling Anyone?

Step through the entrance to yet another charming room within our secret garden…

Just the thought of our special group of women gathered around this firepit conjures the feelings of warmth and camaraderie that we crave in our world.

 

Enjoy Hot Water Therapy

Spend a beautiful evening with a cool drink under the stars overlooking Loch Tay…

As the warm water reduces tensions, the spa jets massage away the aches and pains.

And It's All-Inclusive Too?

And It Just Gets Better With the Cuisine! 

Meet Chef Nelson Reposo, award winner and owner of Atalba, who will be our inhouse chef for the week!

“I have been cooking all my life. Born and raised in Milan, my life as a chef has brought me to the very best kitchens of Italy, London, Cyprus and Scotland. And, although I will always be a proud Italian, it is Scotland that I now call home. My Scottish wife first revealed the wonders of this country to me but, after relocating to Perthshire from the Mediterranean, I’ve fallen for its people, its landscapes and the stories they tell. 

But most of all, I’ve fallen for its food.

Seafood straight from the ocean, wild game, meat, cheeses and an abundance of locally grown fruit and vegetables.

It is my desire to create a beautifully simple Italian – Scottish food affair using the finest of Scotland’s fresh ingredients, and to share this passion with you; to provide an unforgettable culinary experience in the comfort of your home here in Scotland.”   Chef Nelson

“She Holds the Energy for Magic to Happen”

“Barbara creates incredibly sacred and beautiful spaces for personal development. She does a masterful job of leading groups and individuals while holding the energy needed for magic to happen. She is loving, gentle and allows energy to flow in the ways we all aspire to achieve in our lives. Her guidance, assistance and support is incredibly uplifting, and I highly recommend her!”

Amanda Koh

Author, Senior Digital Modeler at Kenworth Truck Co.

One More Thing

If your heart is saying YES, TAKE ME TO SCOTLAND!

Go to the application below, fill it out, and let’s set up a call to answer any questions.

Scotland Program Tuition

2019 EARLY REGISTRATION BELOW – Take Advantage of the STRONG $US Dollar to £Brittish Pound 

£3,128 Per Person/Double Occupancy (paid in $US)

£627 Upgrade for Private Accommodations (paid in $US)

Current Exchange Rate 

Retreat Package Includes Most Meals, Lodging, all Materials and Scheduled Tours
Does not include: Airfare, Optional Tour Packages, Pre or Post Program Options, Spa Services

I’m Ready to Go, Send Me to Scotland!

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TUITION AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

TUITION: A $500 non-refundable deposit will hold your space. Fifty percent of tuition is due by December 15th, 2019, the remaining balance is due by February 1st, 2020. Brittish currency is fluctuating, unpaid balance is subject to the current exchange rates at that time.
LOCK IN YOUR TUITION AND BOOK ASAP. 

CANCELLATION: Tuition is non-refundable. Please secure travel insurance. 

"The measurement of true success is very simple, it's the JOY you experience in everything you do."

Barbara's passion is coaching women
on the path to creating a greater tomorrow...

Barbara Alexander worked in corporate performance improvement for twenty years. Since leaving the corporate world she has dedicated her life to women's development and training through the emerging field of Experiential Learning. Participants say her retreats literally transform lives both personally and professionally.

An Internationally trained Reiki Master, Healer, and Teacher, Barbara is also certified as an Equine Experiential Learning Professional (EFEL) and graduate of Eponaquest Worldwide. Barbara specializes in women's personal and professional development through coaching, retreats, and mentorships for soulful life development.