Tranquil Enchantment Scotland Retreat

September 10 – 20, 2024

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Welcome to your 11-day Tranquil Enchantment Scotland Retreat with Margie and Kate. You can call us Lady Margaret and Lady Kathryn if you want. We won’t mind. 😉

September 10th-20th, 2024

Get ready to immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and warm Scottish hospitality.

Let’s dive into the details of this fantastic retreat:

Days 1-3, September 10-12th, Edinburgh – A capital kick-off!
Arrive in Edinburgh in the early evening on the 10th, the lively capital of Scotland, where ancient castles and cobblestone streets meet trendy cafes and vibrant street performers. Settle into your accommodations and we will meet for a later dinner all together. Over the next couple of days, you will explore the historic Edinburgh Castle, stroll along the iconic Royal Mile, walk the famous Victoria Street, explore the charm of Grassmarket, sit in the scenic gardens on Princes Street. We hope you will try your taste buds in a hearty plate of haggis as you indulge in the local faire of this magical city. If you’re daring enough, you might take a chance at the underground ghost tours that are world famous. Bring your comfortable walking shoes as you will definitely get your steps in on these days.

Day 4, Sept 13th: Ullapool – Nature’s Playground!
After an early breakfast on Sept 13th, we will go to Edinburgh bus station where we will be met by our Rabbie’s tour guide for the next 7 days together. Prepare to be enchanted by the stunning scenery that surrounds you! Heading north, you’ll stop in the village of Dunkeld for a wee bite to eat, and perhaps a scone and coffee/tea before heading through Cairngorms. Next is Loch Ness to do your best to spot Nessie, before heading on to reach the charming fishing village of Ullapool for a one-night stay. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, and let your worries melt away.

Day 5-6, Sept 14/15th: Lewis and Harris – Beaches and Beauty!
Wake up with the beauty of Loch Broom as you enjoy breakfast before the next leg of your journey on a two and a half hour ferry ride over to Stornoway on Isle of Lewis & Harris. Keep your eyes open as you just might see dolphins and whales across the sea. These days will be spent immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and ancient standing stones. Discover the rich Gaelic heritage, visit the famous Callanish Standing Stones, and explore the vibrant landscapes of the Outer Hebrides. These two nights will be spent in Stornoway.

Day 7-8, Sept 16-17th,: Isle of Skye – Fairy tales come to life!

After waking up in Stornoway, you’ll make your way through Harris, the home of Harris tweeds, exploring mountain landscapes and white sand beaches. Weather depending, there might even be a picnic on the beach. From Harris, you will take a short ferry ride to the mystical Isle of Skye where Portree will be your base for the next three nights. Get ready to be transported to a world of misty mountains, dramatic cliffs, and mythical landscapes. Explore the enchanting Fairy Pools, marvel at the towering Old Man of Storr, the mythical beauty of the Quiraing, see the famous Fairy Glenn, and visit the fairy-tale-like Dunvegan Castle. Skye will cast its spell on you, leaving you longing for more.


Day 9, Sept 18th: Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe & Highlands – Majestic grandeur!
You will leave Skye over the bridge, and travel to see Scotland’s most photographed castle, Eilean Donan Castle. It is highly encouraged to tour this castle as you get a closer look at what life was like when it was inhabited every day. Next you will be taken to see the highest peak in Scotland, Ben Nevis. After a brief stop there, you will journey into Glencoe, where you will witness the epitome of untamed beauty as you traverse through breathtaking glens, shimmering lochs, and picturesque villages. Let the sheer grandeur of Glencoe leave you humbled and inspired. The journey back to Edinburgh will take you to Loch Lubnaig, and then you will return to Edinburgh in the evening.

Day 10, Sept 19th: Edinburgh
On day 10, Sept 19th, you will see more sights in this historic city, stroll through the quaint Dean Village, savor a meal together while sharing the joys of a trip of a lifetime, and end our time by sitting at Calton Hill for sunset, weather permitting. 

Day 11, Sept 20th: You will bid farewell to Scotland in the morning of Sept 20th, with memories that will leave a lasting imprint in your heart forever.

This 11-day journey through Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Ullapool, Lewis & Harris, Skye, Glencoe, the Highlands, and so much more, promises to be an unforgettable blend of natural wonders, captivating history, and warm Scottish charm. So pack your sense of adventure, get ready for the mystery and magic of Scotland, and embark on an experience that will truly touch your soul!

We have space for 14 people on this adventure.

Price: $3800 per person with shared occupancy. Due to the nature of the tours, we are unable to offer single occupancy rooms.

A $300 refundable (until Sept 30th) holds your spot. After that it becomes non-refundable and goes towards the full amount due. Payment in full is due by April 30th, 2024. We can set up monthly payment plans. Please inquire to

This price includes:

  • All accommodations in hotel and B&B stays
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Rabbie’s tour to the Outer Hebrides and Skye
  • Yoga, breathwork, meditation at all locations where space is available (some of this will depend on the weather and tour times)

Excluded in this price is:

  • Airfare
  • Transport to/from airport (there are buses, trains, and local taxis/Ubers that make transportation very easy)
  • Snacks, drinks
  • Lunches & Dinners (We will do dinners together each night at local restaurants. These will be booked in advance due to reservations being needed at most places ahead of time for larger groups.)
  • Excursions & Admissions (up to you what you choose to do)
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • We also highly recommend travel insurance

For airfare, please fly into Edinburgh airport. The price will vary depending on from where you are traveling, how many stops you make, and what level of seating you choose. Of course, miles and points are always a great option for this! Please make sure you arrive in Edinburgh on the 10th which will usually mean you are leaving the United States on the 9th.

Please note that all tours with Rabbie’s are booked far in advance, and while the destinations are set, what we see and do might change depending on the weather.

The retreat begins on Sept 10th and ends on the 20th. If you choose to arrive early or stay after, which we definitely think is worth it, you will need to arrange accommodations for yourself.

We look forward to exploring with you!!

Please email with any questions.

3 Payment Options to Choose From:

Refundable Deposit

$300 deposit is refundable until September 30th. After that it becomes non-refundable and goes towards the full amount due.

Non Refundable Deposit

$1,000 deposit to fully secure your spot.

Pay in Full

$3,800 I’m all in!

About Kate and Margie

Kate Shipp

Kate is a Certified Yoga Therapist and continuing education provider with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She also holds an ERYT500 and continuing education provider title through Yoga Alliance. She is a Breath Therapist through Integral Breath Therapy, a Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Mentor, and Yoga Teacher Trainer.

She specializes in working with clients in recovery from C/PTSD, trauma, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and other health imbalances. She blends yoga therapy, energy medicine, and spiritual coaching to help her clients find a deep well of peaceful safety inside, reclaiming their joy, and remembering their wholeness. Her work is done in-person or remotely, and can be combined with other approaches of medicine and wellness.

Kate offers private sessions, group mentoring, trainings, events, and workshops. She also loves to speak publicly sharing her story of thriving after Complex PTSD and how to use the tools she teaches to help you do the same.

Kate is an International best-selling author of I Am Strong Enough Now God, Thanks: My Journey from Trauma to Truth. She is the founder and creator of The Shipp MethodTM of Christ-Centered Trauma Recovery, a 7-step method for Remembered Wholeness and Embodied Holiness. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University.

Her work as a yoga therapist was featured in the International award-winning documentary, The Box: Out of the Impossible, a story of recovery from horrific trauma and abuse.

Her greatest joys are her two children, and the soul love of her husband. Her dogs and cats complete her family. She grounds herself in faith, and cherishes the magic and joy in the ordinary moments.

Margie Katzke

Margie Katzke is a dedicated yoga teacher with a passion for promoting physical and mental well-being. With over 12 years of teaching experience, Margie has helped countless individuals find balance, strength, and inner peace through the practice of yoga.

What sets Margie apart is her commitment to supporting individuals with a trauma-informed lens. Margie believes in the power of connection to raise each other up. She also believes in the importance of doing our inner work to become the best version of ourselves.

Margie believes that yoga is not only a physical practice, but also a powerful tool for self-discovery and personal growth. Through extensive training and deep understanding of the body-mind connection, Margie guides students on a journey of self-exploration, helping them tap into their inner strength and resilience. Recognizing the transformative power of yoga, breathwork and body-based modalities, Margie has been working diligently to become certified in The Shipp Method of trauma recovery.

In Margie's classes, you can expect a compassionate and inclusive atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to explore their own unique practice. By incorporating breathwork, mindfulness, and gentle movement, Margie creates a space for individuals to release tension, reduce stress, and cultivate a greater sense of peace and balance. When she is not on her yoga mat, Margie is reading health and wellness books, hiking with her dog Louis, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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