Blossoming into Life Weekend Retreat

Sat May 04 2024 at 09:30 am to Sun May 05 2024 at 03:00 pm UTC+01:00

The Salisbury Centre | Edinburgh

Soul Shine Rituals
Publisher/HostSoul Shine Rituals
Blossoming into Life Weekend Retreat
Join us for a rejuvenating weekend retreat, "Blossoming into Life," where we'll embrace growth, self discovery and blossom dreams into life.
About this Event
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The arrival of May is a joyful time. A time to feel the passion and life-force arising in us once again. There is a noticeable difference in the Earths Energy, there is evidence all around us that the wheel of the year has shifted. The days are noticeably longer, the sun is setting later, and it has grown warmer, there is no denying that the Earth has begun to fully awaken.

While the earth is bursting with fertile energy, this is a powerful time to celebrate the pleasure in being alive.

When we connect to the rhythm of Nature, we can begin to connect more deeply to our body and mind in ways that are nurturing and grounding. Our own bodies hold a cyclical wisdom and when we are in sync with the cycle of Nature, our life begins to flow harmoniously.

During our time together we will journey into your inner world through breathwork and group work which will shine light on what’s calling to be released. We will drink delicious cacao to open our hearts (optional, we can offer you rose tea) and then continue the journey deeper into our hearts whilst the sound of the drum takes us into a space of deep relaxation and recalibration to receive our intentions.

On Day 2, we will journey to our future selves and call in our future intentions with a fire ceremony, releasing our deepest desires to spirit. We will close our ceremony by gifting our voices to spirit in song.

Facilitated by Neil and Fionn this 2-day retreat is an opportunity for you to reconnect to the rhythms of the season and harness the potent energy of the budding spring energy, create joy and bring your dreams to life.

Awakening Day Retreat: Blossoming Into Life

Date: Saturday, 4 May and Sunday, 5 May 2024

Time: Saturday: 09:30 -18:00 and Sunday: 09:30 – 15:00

Venue: Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh

You have the power to create the life you want and deserve.

What to Expect:


Heart Opening Meditation: A gentle meditation to arrive, open your heart and connect with your inner healer for guidance on what you might want to let go of and what to bring in to blossom into life.

Intention Setting: With the support of Oracle Cards, we will spend time creating an Intention for our journey together. Intentions are powerful as they supercharge our work together.

Lunch: Please bring something to share for lunch (this needs to be a light lunch if we are doing Breathwork and cacao afterwards)

Rebirthing Breathwork: Breathwork is a powerful modality to create a deeper connection to your body’s own natural healing power and offers you a reset button for your nervous system, creating safety to release old stories and limiting beliefs, allowing you to come back into your heart and into a renewed version of yourself.

Cacao Ceremony: Together we will drink Ceremonial cacao (or rose tea if you prefer), allowing our intentions to infuse with the loving heart opening energy of Cacao and open our hearts to the transformation we wish to create.

Group Work - 4 Square: We will use the power of positive affirmations to overcome fears or limiting beliefs stopping you from blossoming into life.

Shamanic Reiki Drum: We will continue the journey deeper into our hearts whilst the sound of the drum takes us into a space of deep relaxation and recalibration to receive our intentions.

Community Gathering: tea and snacks.

DAY 2:

Introduction to Shamanic Journeying: We will learn about shamanic journeying and how to achieve altered states of consciousness and how this is beneficial for healing, transformation and spiritual guidance.

Journey to Future Selves: We will connect with a helping guide / animal to dream and identify the actions needs to make our future self a reality.

Lunch: Please bring something to share for lunch

Fire Ceremony: We will gather items from nature that symbolise what we want to blossom into life on this retreat and use the energy of the fire to release our desires to spirit.

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Your Facilitators:

Fionn and Neil will teach you skills to help you blossom in life. Some more information about us:

Fionn is a Trauma Alchemist and Shamanic Priestess, with over 15 years of experience in energy work and her intention is to support deep personal transformation so that we can reclaim our most aligned selves through various Shamanic and somatic practices. Fionn is a certified Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner, trained by Peggy Dylan and Stephen Mulhearn. She is also a Certified Cacao Practitioner, trained by Fire Tree Alchemy and holds this powerful medicine in deep reverence and feels called to weave her heart opening magic into her ceremonies and workshops.

Neil is a Sundoor Master, Shamanic Practitioner and Breathwork instructor. Trained in the lineage of Peggy Dylan and Stephen Mulhearn. A lineage that uses the power of unconditional love to create transformation, healing and joy. His joy is in sharing his experience with the world, teaching skills that empower you to create an abundance of joy and a life beyond your wildest of dreams.

Other Information:

Benefits of Breathwork:

In our lives we have all experienced events that we have not been able to fully process, and this stress / trauma / tension becomes stored in our bodies. This can manifest in physical symptoms, mental and emotional conditions that prevent you from living your life to the fullest.

Rebirthing Breathwork (Conscious Connected Breathwork Practice) helps you to release any stored emotions and trauma, allowing you to awaken your body, rejuvenate your spirit, and reconnect with your authentic self.

Breathwork can also be a soul vehicle that reconnects you to your path.

  • Regulates our nervous systems
  • Creates safety in our bodies so we can release old patterning & limiting beliefs
  • Shifts old trauma, pain & stagnant energy held in our physical bodies
  • Gain clarity on who we are, our purpose and goals
  • Balances mind body and soul
  • Reduces anxiety, stress, depression and anger
  • Helps with depression
  • Helps with trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • Aids positive self-awareness
  • Improves energy levels & boosts immunity.
  • Increases self-esteem, self-awareness and confidence
  • Improved deep sleep
  • Increased energy levels

What is Cacao?

Cacao is a heart-opening non-psychoactive plant medicine and is one of the many tools available that can help us tune into who we really are. She supports us in softening our hearts so we can move from fear to love and connect with our inner wisdom. Drinking Cacao in its purest form allows a deeper connection to ourselves our intuition and inner guidance, which leaves you loved up (with yourself), empowered, and in your heart.

We will be working with delicious Peruvian ceremonial grade Criolla Cacao, directly sourced from ancient Cacao gardens in the Rio Ene Region of Peru.

Drinking Cacao is optional. Please do speak to me about other options.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to drink Cacao, please read here. Whilst Cacao is generally safe for everyone, there are some contraindications, and it is important that you are informed.

Shamanic Drumming:

The rhythmical beating of a drum is one of the oldest practices of humankind and a powerful approach that promotes health and well-being. When the body attunes to the supportive resonance of the drum, you begin to switch off and drift into deeper relaxation, assisting the body in releasing any deep-seated stress and tension and bringing the body back to its optimum vibration.

Drumming has so many powerful benefits, including reducing anxiety, quietening our minds, helping us to relax and deepen our breath, helping to release old energy that has become blocked in our body and energy system, and overall, it can boost our immune system.

IMPORTANT: Drumming is safe and beneficial for most people; however, drumming is not suitable if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, have a pacemaker or have tinnitus.



By purchasing a ticket to this workshop, you acknowledge you have read the following:

Breathwork is a powerful healing modality and although a safe, deeply relaxing and enjoyable process, it can result in certain physiological changes in the body that can produce a mild altered state of consciousness with physical and/or emotional release. It is each participant’s responsibility to listen to their body and look after their own physical, emotional and mental well-being as well as be mindful of their own capabilities and act accordingly.

Please be aware that sessions can produce tingling of the hands, face or feet and emotional experiences like crying, trembling, laughing or screaming with excessive energy moving through your body. As a precaution, the following conditions are contraindicated for anyone thinking of practising this style of Breathwork:

  • Pregnancy
  • Detached Retina or Glaucoma
  • Recent Surgery
  • High Blood Pressure (not controlled with Medic*tion)
  • Cardiovascular disease including angina, previous heart attack or stroke.
  • Diagnosis of aneurysm in the brain or abdomen
  • Uncontrolled thyroid conditions and diabetes
  • Respiratory Issues / Asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Prior diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or previous psychiatric condition.
  • Hospitalisation for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis within the last 10 years.

Any other medical, psychiatric or physical conditions which would impair or affect the ability to engage in any activities that involve intense physical and/or emotional release.

It is crucial that you consult your healthcare provider before engaging in an active breathwork practice if you are unsure if it is a suitable practice for you.


It is each participant’s responsibility to look after their own physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. I am not a medical practitioner. Wild Power Alchemy / Fionn Leitch / Soul Shine Rituals / Neil Wilson takes no responsibility for any injury you may sustain as a result of participating in these sessions. By booking any workshops held by Wild Power Alchemy / Fionn Leitch / Soul Shine Rituals / Neil Wilson you accept the following waiver:

I understand that if I am taking any medications or have any medical conditions such as, but not being limited to those contraindicated above, that I must advise the facilitator/s.

I certify that I have consulted a health professional regarding any condition physical, mental or emotional that could interfere with my judgment, or affect my health in any way during or after any and all session(s).

I understand and acknowledge that I am responsible for consulting my health care provider or doctor in case I have or suspect to be suffering from a health problem.

I understand and acknowledge that I am fully responsible for any and all risks, injuries, or damages, known or unknown, which might occur as a result of my participation and hereby waive and release Wild Power Alchemy / Fionn Leitch / Soul Shine Rituals / Neil Wilson from any claim, demand, cause of action of any kind resulting from or related to my participation in any programme or sessions.

It is with this understanding that I voluntarily accept this waiver.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 111.00 to GBP 122.00

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