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Daily Programme


Between April and October, we host a full programme of courses, workshops and retreats.

Our ethos

To protect the well-being of all our guests and volunteer staff and to protect Holy Island as a sacred space devoted to spiritual development, we request that everybody who visits or stays here follow these Five Golden Rules:

Please note that Holy Isle is not a rehabilitation centre and we are unable to offer support for people with current drink or drug issues, nor those who have been through rehab in the last two years.

The Holy Isle Project is unable to offer support for people with mental health illness and we cannot accept responsibility for the mental health of our visitors.

Please also note the following: 

  • We offer veggie/vegan food and are happy to cater gluten-free but in general we are not able to accommodate special diets.  
  • We ask all guests to help with an hour each day of 'karma yoga', working with the resident volunteers in tasks such as food preparation, house care, gardening, beach cleaning, etc.
  • We do not have general WIFI and we ask guests to refrain from using phones and other electronic devices anywhere within the public areas of the Centre and the surrounding gardens. We have limited internet access available for essential communications such as booking onward travel booking.  
  • We provide bed linen and towels but not toiletries.
  • We recommend that you bring wet-weather outdoor clothing and footwear (as well as indoor slip-on shoes or slippers).
  • Bring a torch for late autumn or wintertime.       

Guests are invited - but by no means expected - to join in the daily meditation schedule.