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A NEW 2020 Kirkridge Pilgrimage to Scotland: Exploring our Celtic Connections

Denise Crawn, Nick Prance and Jean Richardson

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April 24, 2020 12:00 AM until May 4, 2020
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The places we will visit will include:
• 5 days/6 nights on the beautiful Isle of Iona (known both as the
cradle of Christianity and the Isle of Druids) featuring: a guided
tour of the Iona Abbey, guided walks to many of the island’s
most sacred spots, and a boat trip to the Isle of Staffa.
• 2 nights in the scenic town of Oban, often referred to as the
gateway to the Isles.
• A day walking amongst the energies of the ancestors visiting the
standing stones, stone circles, and ancient sites of the Kilmartin
Valley.
• 2 nights in the vibrant city of Glasgow.
• A day exploring the historical, yet contemporary city of
Edinburgh, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle.

PRICE:
Early Bird Special:
$2300.00 per person if registered and paid in full before May 1st, 2019 (includes $500.00 non-refundable deposit).
$2400.00 per person if registered with payment of non-refundable deposit of $500.00 by May 1st, 2019 with balance paid via *payment plan. (*Payment Plan: 2nd payment of $500.00 due 8/1/19, 3rd payment of $500.00 due 11/1/19, 4th payment of $500.00 due 1/1/20, and final payment of $400.00 due 2/1/20).

After May 1st, 2019, the Early Bird Special ends and the price increases to $2500.00 per person: payment can be made in full, or after first payment of $500.00 non-refundable deposit, a payment plan is possible (contact Denise regarding). Note: With all of the payment options listed above: final amount must be made in full by February 1st, 2020.
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You may hold your space now by paying in full or placing your $500.00 non-refundable deposit via the PayPal link on Walking Awake’s website (www.walkingawake.com)
*All payments include a $500.00 non refundable deposit.
*See Walking Awake, LLC’s website for pilgrimage terms of agreement and cancelation policy.
This trip is limited to 12 guests.

Contact Denise Crawn with any questions at dcrawn@walkingawake.com
*Walking Awake, LLC will work with you to arrange a payment plan that is suitable for your budget. All payments must be made in FULL by April 1st, 2019.

Denise Crawn is a former Kirkridge employee, Columcille Board Member now residing in Scotland with her husband, Nick Prance. Owner of Walking Awake, LLC, Denise is an ordained Interfaith Minister through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, NYC, author of "Walking Awake: The Faces In Nature", and creator of several inspirational card decks. Denise's ministry and love of nature is expressed through her photography, book, cards and events which focus on becoming more aware and awake by accessing our innate connection with Nature and our relationship with the Divine within and around us. Her deep-rooted relationship with Nature began as a child when she would join her father and brothers hunting and fishing. No longer a hunter, she remains forever an outdoors woman with a keen eye for tracking and a gift for reading Nature’s hidden messages. Since her discovery of Columcille Megalith Park (Kirkridge’s mountain neighbor) in 1996 (which inspired her first visit to Iona in 2003), she has enjoyed visiting Iona on a regular basis becoming very familiar with its landscape, history and myths, and its longtime residents.

Nick Prance was born in the north of Ireland, raised in Liverpool, and has lived in Scotland for the last 16 years. During his time in Scotland, he lived on Iona for three years working for the Iona Community helping to organize and run the program for the many guests who came on pilgrimage and retreat. He also joined the Iona Community as a member at that time. Following a career working within the Mental Health services and training for the Anglican ministry, Nick has been exploring Buddhism, seeing it as a helpful way of engaging compassionately with the human condition and the nature of suffering. Now mostly retired, Nick currently spends his time alternating between walking in the wild and beautiful spaces of Scotland and enjoying the inner child by playing as often as possible with his four young grandchildren.

Dr. Jean M. Richardson for over 14 years has had the privilege to serve as the director of Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center. During
her time at Kirkridge she has met many wise and wonderful souls and has been blessed in countless ways by her journey on the Kittatinny Ridge. A trained facilitator of the Center for Courage and Renewal she attempts to bring this work into her daily practice of living and work at Kirkridge.

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