The Body is the Ground

Mindsprings Summer Retreat on Holy Isle

06 July 2019 - 13 July 2019

Leader: Alistair Appleton and Kirsty Davidson

Cost Information: £385 single room, £280 pp twin room, £224 dorm Retreat fee £250

Course outline


Mindsprings summer meditation retreat on Holy Island is aimed at anyone who is looking to explore practice in a more body-based way. Suitable for practiced meditators and complete beginners alike, this retreat is a chance to visit meditation afresh in the beautiful natural surrounding of this car-free Scottish island, enjoy delicious food and make new friends.   

Most of us are constantly caught in our thoughts, worries and mental stresses. Body-based or somatic meditation is a technique for grounding our Life back where it belongs, in our flesh-and-blood experience. With yoga and practice outside, sitting meditation and lying-down practices, we find reliable methods of exiting the tread-mill of the thinking mind and entering a sustainable relationship with our somatic self.

 For more info and to book:

The cost of the retreat is £250, payable through the Mindspring website, or contact Alistair:

Once you have made your booking with Mindsprings, please book your accommodation on Holy Isle, which you pay for on arrival. Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 7 nights from Saturday 6th July. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional ExtrasPlease select The Body is the Ground