A spiritual retreat on the Isle of Skye!
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Welcome to the Lion’s Glenn.
Are you looking for spiritual deepening, a time of thinking, re-evaluation of life, walking, stillness and listening to an inspiring speaker?
We welcome you to our retreats on the beautiful Isle of Skye (Scotland). We organize various retreats, mixed but also men’s and (in the near future) women’s weeks. The mixed groups have a program in which women and men can participate together. The last “Pilgrimage of life” retreat was fully booked and for many participants an experience that changed their lives (positively).

The men’s week will be more focused on matters related to men.
• A man’s journey ( pilgrimage of life)
Beginning, initiation and return.
• finding true identity
•sharing story’s
•How can we heal from our brokenness

The lion’s Glenn offers room to reflect on spirituality.
We are open and respect each others background and believe.

The Lion’s Glenn, a refreshing well

Isle of Skye is a beautiful Island on the west coast of Scotland. It’s a wild and stunning place where you can enjoy the hills, mountains and dramatic coastlines.
An island full of legends, myths and stories. But also a place of Pilgrimage where people, both historically and now are looking for stillness and a deeper connection within themselves.
For more information about the retreat in Isle of Skye, please check the link ‘Events’.

The Lion’s  Glenn means literally: The lion’s valley (Glenn is the Gaelic word for valley). Valley is the place where people used to find shelter in time of war or distress, but many valleys were also used as a battlefield. We all have our own battles and trials in life. Be welcome fellow pilgrim, in the valley (Glenn) and may you find the Lion (strength and courage) in yourself again.  
Because in a way, we all are pilgrims in this journey called life.
Feel free to explore our website and feel free to ask questions.

“God’s breath is like a fresh wind that renews us. Frail and weak as we are, we have hope. We find healing.”

What others say about The Lion’s Glenn:

There was a lovely atmosphere within the group and a great deal of deep sharing. and warmth. I’m so glad I came!- Bryony Partridge

I had a really restful and transformative experience, when I came back to my flat in the south of England I could feel that I had been changed. – Terri Sutherland

My experience this week was just excellent, this was one of the best weeks in my life. – Marian Bichler

It was all wonderful – the company, the beautiful landscape and above all the
stimulating content of the week – so much to think about, so much to reflect on and still, now,
thinking every day about those conversations. – Dawn Kozoboli>





Pilgrimage of Life

Monday  8 of April – Saturday (morning) 13 of April 2019. A seminar where Alastair McIntosh is taking you trough a journey of life…

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Pilgrimage of Life!

A retreat where Alastair McIntosh is taking you trough a journey of life.

• This week will be an exploration of some meanings of pilgrimage.
• Life has been described as a journey of ‘departure’ on the journey, ‘initiation’ through the trials and ‘return’ to give life back into the wider community.
• How does pilgrimage help? How might the sacred places and stories be open doorways that can strengthen the articulation, or flow, between the inner and the outer life?
• A time for walking
• Thinking
• The re-evaluation of life and if we’re lucky, some times of stillness.
• We will explore the spiritual life as inspired by Celtic Christianity but with an openness to insights from other faiths and personal experience.

When: 8 – 13 of April 2019 – Fully booked.

New dates will follow soon.


Location: Dun Flodigarry hostel (exclusive for retreat guest) Isle of Skye.

Address:  Flodigarry, Isle of Skye IV51 9HZ, United Kingdom

Included: Full accommodation, retreat,  breakfast/lunch/diner , drinks (coffee, tea), bed (separated sleeping rooms) , walks and good company!

Excluded: Trip to Skye.

Price:  € 500 (Euro) or £450

Registrations: A view places are still available!

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Program Pilgrimage of life week:

Monday: Check in

Coffee, tea and food available.

18:00 Diner

19:30- Welcome session

Tuesday, Wednesday and friday:

7:30- Wake up call

8:00- Breakfast (bread)

9:30- Session with Alastair McIntosh

10:30- Coffee and Tea

10:45- continue session with Alastair

12:00- Lunch (bread)

13:30- Walks

18:00- Diner (hot meal)

Evening- no program


8:00- Wake up call

10:00- Pigrimage walk/exploring the spiritual site of Skye

Saturday: 8:30 Breakfast

9:30-10:00 Check out.

Alastair McIntosh

Alastair McIntosh  (Scotland) has been described by BBC TV as “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners.” A pioneer of modern land reform in Scotland, he helped bring the Isle of Eigg into community ownership. Alastair guest lectures at military staff colleges, most notably the UK Defence Academy, on nonviolence. His books include  Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power  (Aurum), Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition  (Birlinn),  Rekindling Community  (Green Books) and Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service (Green Books). His most recent major work is Poacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey (Birlinn 2016, due in USA from Cascade 2018). He is a fellow of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting professor at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. His website is and Twitter @alastairmci.

Aldo Olijrhook

My name is Aldo Olijrhook and I’m from Holland.
I am married for 23 years and a father of three sons and one daughter.
My daytime job is location manager at the college of arts in Rotterdam (Codarts Rotterdam). A very inspiring place where young people from all over the world are working on realising their dreams.

What I see is that there are a lot of bad habits in today’s society; individualism, the right of the strongest and exclusion of (some) people on, for example, the basis of race or sexual orientation. It’s what I called ‘dualistic thinking’.
The best way to fight this is to make sure we work together. I hope to contribute to that and that starts where I live and work.

The Lion’s Glenn is originated from my personal desire to connect people. To provide in a week full of beautiful nature, great company, inspiring speakers and moments of stillness. My life has been an exciting journey. For a long time I devoted it to religion, but ten years ago I started to walk a different path. One that led me from religion to relation with people and nature. I started thinking outside the box; a box which stood for what I believed was the truth and nothing but the truth. Over the years I learned to see that every human being has a beautiful soul. But unfortunately it’s our brokenness that leads to the destruction of our self, others and this planet. The Lion’s Glenn is about organizing retreats that inspire people to take care of themselves, others and yes… this beautiful planet.

It’s my personal belief that Gods extraordinary love for us will help us to find healing and it surprises me how many times people are involved in that process. What name you give to God is not that important to me personally, as long as it is about love.

Isle of Skye (Scotland) became my second home. A haven of beauty and silence where I return as much as I can. The wild stunning nature and the kind people I met there over the years have made a big contribution to the healing process of my own inner wounds.
That brought me to where I am now. The start of new adventure, born from a desire to share what I received in Skye.
All I hope is to meet you there so we can share stories and enjoy the great things that Skye has to offer.


With great love,



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