England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales invite you to the 2019 Conference here in the UK.
Our Celtic nations share roots, legends and a heritage rich in art, music and storytelling. We share a passion for history and connection to the natural world. Our shared gifts nourish our connections to each other. The gifts of Unity, Wholeness and Connection, held in the gentleness of Reiki, is our vision for the Conference. We’re honoured that Paul Mitchell, Head of Discipline, will be attending and we look forward to a rich and inspiring time together.
Daily Reiki treatments will support the work we do together as we embark on new ventures and seek resolution of existing questions. This year there will not be a student day, and this will allow more time for our Circle of Masters to go deeper into questions of membership and future directions. A new venture this year will be virtual participation. Applications are invited for up to 15 virtual attendees who will commit to attending via the ZOOM platform for all parts of the Conference. The fee for attendance will cover Conference fee.
We’ll also be holding the Annual General Meeting, including self-nominations for Board positions. We will have the familiar Market Place for any lovely items that you would like to bring for sale. There will also be the Cabaret, so bring your talents to share with us all! On Saturday evening there will be a traditional Ceilidh dance — so do bring your dancing shoes!
Conference fee includes lodging and meals from Wednesday evening May 22nd to Wednesday breakfast, May 29th 2019.
This is a beautiful time of the year to visit the UK.
May is usually mild with an average temperature of 13°C but can be much warmer. Expect Spring flowers and sunshine. There may be Spring showers too so pack a waterproof.
Limited to 25 people each tour. We recommend you book at registration to avoid disappointment.
Choose one tour only.
Trip 1: Warwick http://visitwarwick.co.uk/
Historic city, charming gardens, castle and shops. Guided walk planned around this beautiful town.
Cost includes transportation, guided walk and gratuity.
Trip 2: Deene Park http://deenepark.com
Situated in stunning countryside, this beautiful Tudor and Georgian mansion has been lived in by the Brudenell family since 1514. We will visit the main rooms of the house, have cream tea in The Old Kitchen Tea Room, and walk in the gardens and grounds.
Cost includes transportation, entry fee, cream tea and gratuity.
Trip 3: Foxton Locks http://www.goleicestershire.com/outdoors/foxton.aspx
Over 200 years old, this unique waterway has the longest set of staircase locks in Britain. The surrounding footpaths and towpaths are ideal walking for all abilities and there is a variety of refreshment facilities. If the weather is fine, it may be possible to take a boat trip along the river at the bottom of the locks or visit the Boiler House Museum.
Cost includes transportation, entry to the museum and gratuity.
If you need special assistance or have mobility issues, please advise us at the time of registration so that we can do our best to meet your needs.
Single or double rooms available.
Check-in at the venue is from 12 noon; check-out is 10:00 am. Retreat registration and check-in is from 13:30 on May 22nd. Opening ceremony is at 18:00 pm with dinner to follow.
Will you require extra nights before or after the conference? The venue can only offer extra accommodation before conference on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st and after conference on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May but you must book with them directly after 13th January 2019. Please telephone Hothorpe and ask for Reception.
Contact: +44 (0)1858 881500
Choose one option. Not included in registration fee. Payable in £ GBP (sterling) on arrival. Available on Opening and Closing days only.
Option #1: Transfer from Birmingham airport
Option #2: Transfer from Market Harborough train station.
Hothorpe Hall is 60 km/38 miles from Birmingham Airport, approximately 50 minute drive.
London Heathrow Airport has the Heathrow Express train (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/tocs_maps/tocs/HX.aspx) from Heathrow terminals to London St Pancras where you change for a train to Market Harborough, the station nearest to venue. Trip from Heathrow by train 2.5 hours.
By Rail: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
From London St Pancras station to Market Harborough station.
From Birmingham New Street station to Market Harborough via Leicester.
(Market Harborough train station is 7 km/5 miles from Hothorpe Hall)
News! Virtual Participation at the Conference will be available for up to 15 participants.
To participate in this way you will need to have a computer with a microphone and ideally a webcam as well as reasonable good internet connection. Virtual Participants are asked to register in the same manner as those coming in person. Please be sure to indicate virtual participation. You will be expected to attend all sessions of the conference including Reiki exchanges. The conference will be taking place in the UK time zone - GMT. If you are in a different time zone, it is suggested that you start a few days early to rearrange your daily life to coincide with the conference schedule. The conference fee for virtual participants will cover the costs for other conference expenses from which all participants will benefit. More information on virtual attendance with details for signing in, will follow shortly before the conference.
Looking forward to a great conference in 2019!
Heather Buglear, Milly Cain, Ines Coughlan, Tripuri Dunne, Kate Jones, Liz Lyden and Claire Prendergast Johnson
UK Conference Team
The venue is now full. We are now operating a ‘waiting list’. Members who want to attend the conference, please contact the conference team. The on-line registration page is still operational for ‘virtual’ participation (members only).