Highland Holistic Retreat 2019

Event Highlights

  • Exciting workshops
  • Yoga classes
  • Intuitive herbalism with qualified medical herbalist
  • Practical herbalism with qualified medical herbalist
  • Grounding, movement and meditation
  • re-energising workshops
  • nutrition with trained professional herbalist
  • clearing energy blocks and establishing success goals
  • pamper sessions
  • Guided walks
  • delicious home grown vegetarian meals
  • smoothies and juices
  • healthy snacks
  • plenty of down-time to relax and unwind
  • Opportunity for one to one therapies and yoga


08.00-09.30 Breakfast
09.30-10.00 Daily opening session including Yoga
10.00-11.30/12.00 Morning workshop (e.g. Medicinal cookery)
11.30/12.00-13.00 Free time (Can arrange 1-1 sessions with Clare, Sun Fyre or Joany during this time)
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-16.00 Afternoon workshop (e.g. Dance and movement)
16.00-18.00 Free Time (Can arrange 1-1 sessions with Clare, Sun Fyre or Joany during this time)
18.00-19.30 Evening meal
19.30- Free Time

About This Event

Imagine a week of peace and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a chance to eat healthy and delicious food and the opportunities to participate in exciting activities and inspiring workshops! Stay in comfortable lodgings nestled in a rugged landscape of dramatic mountains and magnificent lochs, you can join in the exciting workshops with your hosts Clare Holohan of West Highland Herbal, Sun Fyre of Energised For Success and Joany McGuire, Yoga teacher and healer.

All this as well as getting to enjoy time out by the roaring fire or take walks in the wild. Connect with your self, other women and nature. What better way to re-charge your batteries before the long winter ahead? 

“I felt really safe and nurtured and now feel inspired to get the most out of life. The care that went into the preparation of the Highland Holistic retreat 2018 was amazing”

Venue Highlights

Ardtornish is in the West Highlands of Scotland and is a remote, untouched and incredibly beautiful part of the UK. The Ardtornish team is passionate about the local area, and committed to sustainability and development of their community. The estate properties are now heated by an eco-friendly biomass boiler and have several hydro-electric schemes. Ardtornish holds a special place in the hearts of everyone who visits.


Ardtornish house is a grand Victorian mansion set in the grounds of an established garden. The retreat accommodation is in the South Wing. It boasts rooms of generous proportions, furnished with many original and excellent examples of craftsmanship from the Victorian period such as cast iron baths and roaring fires. It's south facing windows perfectly frame stunning views of Loch Aline and beyond to the Sound of Mull. There is a vast hall for movement and workshops, a dramatic dining room and comfortable bedrooms.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Clare Holohan and Joany McGuire are catering for the retreat. Clare has a keen interest in human nutrition and her background as a chef sparked a passion for creating and eating delicious, ethical, healthy food. During your stay you will be dining on produce from Clare's own garden and wild foraged ingredients.

Joany has many years experience of creating and delivering healthy meals to retreat participants in Scotland and beyond.

Food is full board delicious, nutritious & vegetarian including soups, smoothies, juices and hearty evening meals. Healthy snacks, teas and coffee are also provided. In house help is also at hand for clearing up so you can fully relax without this chore.


Ardtornish House,
Argyll Ardtornish
by Oban
PA80 5UZ

Ardtornish is approximately a 1 1/2 hour drive from Fort William, Highland via a short crossing on the Corran Ferry. The cost of the ferry is around £8 one way. The closest Airports are Glasgow International and Inverness, both around a 2 hour drive from Fort William.

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