Into The Woods 21-23rd September 2018 

Leaving the routine behind can work wonders for the imagination, for creativity, connection and clarity.

Let’s go into the woods.

This is an opportunity to step out, slowing to the pace of the earthworm and turning leaf, a time to sit with intention, soaking up all before us with open senses and presence of mind.

On this weekend retreat we’ll set up camp on the wood’s edge on the Friday evening, take in the fresh, Derbyshire air, we’ll gently dive into the woods of Peat Pits and Shining Cliff Woods.

Slow Down 

The key part of these days is the slowing down and relaxing using mindful practices and ancient energy cultivation techniques, sharing experiences and stories around campfires and meals, and having some fun in nature. We will leave refreshed and connected on Sunday afternoon.

Head for the Trees

Woods and forests have always been a source of fascination for us, places of myth and legend from evocative folk tales such as Robin Hood and others, to the dark forests of many fantasy books and films. In traditional stories trees can be wise beings that guide us or tricksters that get us lost. The forest can be our protector or it can be somewhere we are afraid to enter. Whatever is in there for you, this is a chance to go further in, to take time out and explore.

Come and join us in this special neck of the woods, in peaceful, rural Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District.

Cost  £155 – this includes all meals, camping and transfers from the nearby town of Wirksworth if needed

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Photo of Shining Cliff Woods: Credit NottsFPS

THE CLEARING (2)22 – 26 May 2018

Jump off the treadmill, head for the woods and after a while you’ll find the clearing, there next to the river. This is a spot where you can stay for a while. Camp on its fringes or find a place hidden in the undergrowth or down by the river. Join us in this experiment combining exploration, nature, people, heart and connection. Decouple from your usual routine and allow some thing new in, in a new place, tucked away in the Tuscan hills. Bring home a priceless souvenir: a deeper connection to yourself and those around you.

You are welcome to:

Get Closer to Nature
On our base in the Tuscan countryside – far from the well trodden tourist path – we will be immersed in wild nature for the duration of this experience. Spending time in nature, both together and alone, Jez and Alan will share practices to help develop your already natural connection with the environment around you. Hiking and wild swimming included!

Get Creative
Take a step out of regular life into the natural environment of our off-grid venue by the river in a stunning rural Tuscan valley. Slow down and breathe…there is no other option here. Explore your creativity with a number of activities which we will have available for you.

Explore Community
We will cook together, eat together and share experiences to inspire and support each other. Exploring the importance of community in modern, everyday life, we will guide you into a deeper understanding of how we can create more, together.

Make Space
Sharing tools to help reconnect you with your true purpose, Jez and Alan will share self-coaching methods that will help you get past doubt and indecision and into a place of creative confidence with your life.

Price £450 per person including camping, all meals and train station transfers.

Find out some more about your host and facilitator, Alan Creedon

You can arrange a chat by filling in the contact form or calling 07568577062.

Download our brochure by clicking here The Clearing