Choosing Conscious Elderhood

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Choosing Conscious Elderhood

life review, ceremony, and a day-long solo reflective time in nature; Join Leader Ron Pevny on a 6 day retreat on conscious ageing.

By Ageing Consciously Ireland

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Mon, 11 Sep 2023 16:00 - Sun, 17 Sep 2023 13:00 IST


Slí an Chroi - St Patricks Kiltegan Dublin Ireland

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There is a big difference between simply becoming old and ageing consciously--ageing with intent. This retreat, for people in or approaching their senior years (50+), provides a dynamic experiential introduction to conscious ageing and the types of inner work that are important on the path toward becoming a conscious elder. Such an elderhood is a role that is consciously chosen and grown into through preparation at all levels—physical, psychological, and spiritual.

We invite you to join our facilitator Ron Pevny (US) for an inspiring week at Sli an Chroi Retreat Centre in County Wicklow; set in a wonderful natural setting with woodlands and walks —an ideal setting for supporting the inner work we will engage in. This is the first time this retreat will be held in Ireland

• What distinguishes an “elder” from someone who is “older”?

• How can I transform fear of ageing into anticipation of the rich possibilities of the elder third of my life?

• What does it mean to become an elder at this time of profound cultural transition?• How can the elder third of my life be the pinnacle of my emotional and spiritual development?

• How am I called to be of service to the human and earth community as I age?• What inner work do I need to do to age consciously and prepare to fully claim and embody my elder-hood?

Using reflective time in nature, life review and legacy work, ceremony, sharing circles and a day-long solo, we focus on the major themes of conscious eldering: belief; release of old baggage; living with purpose and meaning; community; and spiritual deepening.

Empowered by strong supportive community, skilled guidance, and the heart opening power of the natural world, you will have an opportunity to let go of old beliefs, attachments, and attitudes that no longer serve you, and to get in touch with expanded vision for, and commitment to, your potential as a conscious elder..

Each participant attending the workshop will receive a copy of Ron’s book in advance of the workshop


7-day Residential Programme; €700

6 nights Single Room Accommodation including full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). €500.

Total €1,200

Early Bird Price: Full Workshop price paid in full by March 20th 2023. €1000

Contact Martina at for expression of interest form and any queries.

3 bursaries available; please contact martina to apply.

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