Summer School Iona and Isle of Mull 2019
An open space for a deep immersion into nature, self and the social in the great outdoors of Scotland

The 2019 Summer School will be in 3 parts:
1. We`ll start together on Mull with the conference on the 6th July. This is for about 50 people of all ages, everyone welcome!
2. The travel week will lead us from Iona/Mull, via amazing island of Arran (and it`s associated island "Holy Island")  to Wales (Penmeanmawr and Anglesy) (limited to 18 people).
3. Retreat: A week of digestion, reflection and deepening the experiences on the "Isle of the 20.000 saints" Bardsey (limited to 9 people).


Isle of Mull: Saturday 6th  6 p.m. until Saturday 13th July 10 a.m. at Leob Croft, Mull.

Travel week from Mull to Wales: Saturday 13th until Saturday 20th July: 
Journey to spiritual hotspots in the UK

Title and theme of travel-week:
The Western Mysteries and their places. D. N. Dunlop, R. Steiner, King Arthur, new social impulses for the anthroposophical society and the future of the social. What can we learn from Western Mysteries? What can we see, sense and experience in the nature of places once hotspots of Western Spirituality and what do they tell us today?

-       Dirk Kruse (expeditions into imagination, inspiration and intuition and anthroposophy, both historically and in regards to today and the future) and
-       Renatus Derbidge (leading to close encounters with nature and soul with landscapes, the Celtic Christian mission and megalithic artefacts).


Saturday 13th 10:00 a.m.: Leaving Leob Croft and at 11am Mull via the Craignure-Oban ferry via Kilmartin (Cup and Ring marks, megalithic centre) to the Isle of Arran.

Sunday 14th: Whole day Arran (Dunlops youth on Arran, his vision and life, Stone Circles of Machrie Moor)

Monday 15th: Whole day Arran (trip to Holy Island and visit of St. Molaise`s cave, hiking on Holy Island with spectacular views to Arran and wildlife encounters).

Tuesday 16thleaving Arran via "Long Meg and her Sisters" (stone circle). To Penmaenmawr (i.e. the near by YH at the beautiful village of Rowen). Individual dinner in Pub.

Wednesday 17th: The Dolmen and Stone circles in the breath taking natural beauty of the hills of Penmaenmawr and northern Snodownia. Evening: Seminar and talk about Steiners new impulses received here and his vision for the anthroposophical society from 1923 onwards.

Thursday 18th: Eather geography and karmic geology of the hills of Penmaenmawr and northern Snodownia. Evening: Seminar and talk about Steiners new impulses received here and his vision for the anthroposophical society from 1923 onwards part II.

Friday 19th: Day excursion to the Island of Anglesey with Celtic and Iro-Scottisch Sites. Closing circle in Youth Hostel.

Saturday 20th: End (leaving at 10 am.)

First 3 nights (Arran) at "The Legg Hotel" in double or twin rooms.
Other 4 nights in the very simple "Youth Hostels Rowen" in shared rooms of 8, 6 or 4 people. Including towels and bed sheets/linen.

At the Rowan YH (Penmenmawr) we will have the beautiful hostel as „exclusive use“ for us alone. It has a self-catering kitchen for us to have breakfast there and – if we decide to do so – cook and enjoy our dinner together. There is also a pub in the Rowen village. At the Legg Hotel (Arran) we will have breakfast at the hotel. Other meals we will have to organize ourselves.

Fees and prices for the travel week:
  • Tuition and organisation fee: € 350
  • Accomodation: approximately €350
  • Private cars (rental cars including fuel): approximately €150 (if 4 people share one car)
  • Food (we will cook ourselves in the self catering kitchen of the YH or eat in pubs, a good pub meal is about £10-15, with drinks £20): expect approximately €150 in total
  • Entrence fees and ferry costs: about €50
The fee of the travel week and accomodation costs needs to be payed in advance. (75% refund possible until 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the trip, no refunds later than 1st of June 2019).

The car rental (and the sharing of the costs of it), driving, need to be arranged and solidarily sorted out among the car groups.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Retreat week on Bardsey Island (Wales): Saturday 20th until Saturday 27th July.  

Time to deepen the prior experiences.

- Silence time
- Reflection time
- Group refections
- Individual coaching

With: Dirk Kruse and Renatus Derbidge

We will live in very simple cottages. No electricity (except for solar pennel powerd light), no mobile phones allowed. Gas for cooking and running water (not always hot though) available. Heating (fire) available.
We cook meals together (we`ll buy the food on the mainland before we sail over).

Costs for the retreat:
  • €500 for tuition, organisation and accomodation in shared rooms
  • Extra: food (we will cook ourselves in the self catering kitchens and by the food we nee ourselfes bevor we do the see crossing to the island)
  • Extra: ferry costs to the island (£25)

Download the excel file with the program 2018 here (one file that includes two sheets; 1st: Summer School, 2nd: Travel Week)

See the programme of 2017
See the programme of 2016