Deep in the heart of the Scottish Highlands

Back to Nature – Awaken your wild heart in the loving embrace of Mother Earth

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Date TBC - original retreat cancelled due to Covid-19 - Please make an enquiry below to be kept up to date.

After years of preparation and exploration, you’re invited to the first ever Rise Up Wild immersion into the untamed heart of the Scottish Highlands!


This unique journey will simultaneously quench and give you a life-long thirst for deep submersion in Mother Nature.



  • Through heart-centred yoga practices (no experience necessary) feel yourself root into the earth; connecting to a magic and healing power; the guiding energy for the druids and bards who where once the honoured stewards of these scared lands.


  • Mountain hikes, Celtic Initiation rituals, sitting on the beach at sunset, star gazing, faces lit by firelight. Discovering new facets of your soul as you rejoice in elemental ceremonies that energise and bring back lost power.


  • This is your moment to firewalk with the backdrop of the Northern Highlands, before the majestic power of the wild ocean, fanning the flames of your desire and igniting your passion for living.


  • Swimming in wild waters and immersing in the beauty of this ancient land is just the beginning of what this retreat has in store.


  • Reciprocity is the medicine that we’ll dance with as we allow our wild spirit to express love, bliss and the songs and stories of our heart; giving back as we receive.  

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Mary Oliver

Booking & Retreat Info

Retreat Dates: Sunday 13th September 2020, 5:00 pm - Friday 18th September 2020, 11:00 am


Cost: £445 Reduced to £375 if £150 deposit paid before 10th June plus food & accommodation from £295 see below for accommodation options


Deposit: £150*

*Deposits are non-returnable or transferable, unless retreat is cancelled for any reason including the Corona virus pandemic social distancing measures.

Book Now

To receive the early bird discount book this retreat  before 10th June via PayPal with £150 deposit and email me with the accommodation type you would prefer - scroll down for details.

Expect to be nourished by daily yoga and mediation practices, time in circle and delicious healthy vegetarian food. 

Swim in the natural waters of rivers and the sea, hike up mountains, soak up fresh unpolluted air and enjoy plenty of free time for rest and contemplation. 


On this retreat you will be away from the stresses and concerns of the modern world. You will be transported to an ancient landscape, able restore your sense of wholeness and completeness without phones, internet, hussle or bussle. Instead we will gaze into the fire, watch the shorebirds scurry at the waters edge and eagles soar overhead. 

You will take part in ancient ceremonies to facilitate deep healing and transformation; ending  your initiation journey with a Celtic firewalk, dancing over the embers as the healing energy of the fire ignites vitality in your body and gives you focus to propel you into the life of your dreams!

Make an enquiry 

If you have a question about the retreat please click the link below and fill out the form.

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Venue & Accommodation

We will be staying at Acheniver Hostel near Achilitibuie, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Northwest Highlands. The remote, walk-in only hostel is on the Ben Mor Coigach Wildlife Reserve overlooking the Summer Isles.  A perfect place to immerse in Nature and "wash your Spirit clean" as John Muir would recommend! 

The hostel is 300m along a rough track leading down to a secluded beach, adding to the sense of freedom and immersion in Nature that we will experience here.


Beside the hostel runs the Acheninver burn with pools that we can use for bathing and ceremony. In front of the hostel is the clear, clean waters of The Minch; the sea between mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.


The views from the hostel are over the water to the Summer Isles and beyond to the Western Isles; we are on the West Coast and will be able to enjoy fabulous sunsets! Behind the hostel are the distinguised peaks for the Cogiach-assynt mountain range, part of the North West Highlands Geopark. 

The hostel accommodation is simple, warm, clean and welcoming, with breath taking natural beauty and sea views! We will have the place all to ourselves for the duration of the retreat. 

Address: Acheninver Hostel, Achiltibuie, Coigach, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland IV26 2YL

If there is requirement a minibus transfer can be arranged from Inverness.


Acheninver beach


Acheninver burn

West coast sunset


Hill behind the hostel & views across the Minch


Acheninver hostel

Choose your accommodation

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The hostel comprises of a main building with workshop space, dining and a 6-bed dorm. Plus 3 ensuite 'glamping' pods and an additional double/twin room with shared bathroom.


You can choose from a bunk bed in the dorm, twin/double with shared bathroom or an insulated, ensuite glamping pod as a double/twin. 


All accommodation is shared either in the dorm or in twin rooms, 

please note, the Croft House has an outdoor shared toilet block and shower room.


Bedding, linen and towels are provided and all rooms have hairdryers, heaters and plug sockets.

Prices include all meals, drinks and snacks, please let us know of any special dietary requirements upon booking. 

Scroll down for prices & more info...

Twin Ensuite Glamping Pod

Fully insulated with incredible views, comes with a private ensuite and small kitchenette unit so you can enjoy a cup of tea in bed looking at the view!


Can be booked either as a twin or a double, come with a friend or a roommate will be allocated to you - often surprise roommates turn into long-lasting soul friends :-) 

Cost £420pp


Twin - shared bathroom

Twin bunks in a private room in separate building with shared indoor bathroom next door. Sea views.

Can also be booked as a double

Cost £365pp


Bunk bed in 6-bed dorm

Small dorm of 6 beds, sea views, in the main 'croft house' next to the dining area - close to tea and coffee! 

Please note the dorm uses a shared outdoor toilet and shower units. These are plumbed units with hot water and are closed off to the elements, but they are not within the main building. 

Cost £295pp


Once you have paid your deposit please email me at info@riseupwild.com to let me know your accommodation choice and any dietary requirements. Accommodation will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.