Listen with the Land Land in the Body

Dartmoor begins July 2025 finishes April 2026

An opportunity to deepen your embodied experience of yourself in relation to the turning of the seasons.

This series will be of particular interest but is not exclusively for those who work therapeutically with others and wish to explore how to incorporate movement based practices into what you offer. It will also be of value as a personal journey of enquiry and process of remembering what may have been forgotten in your relationship with your body and the land.

The ground of enquiry is to come home to the body by attuning to your own rhythm and timing through a combination of movement, meditation and creativity. In this way we support greater alignment both inner and outer.

Our own rhythms and tides are not separate from those of the rhythms of nature. From the ground of our body we open to each season through movement and embodied practices directly in relation to the elements.

From here we explore movement practices that support others to deepen into a compassionate, congruent, and embodied relationship with themselves, others and the planet.

Acknowledging the continuum of our connectedness with the natural world we will place a particular focus on how we relate to the ever changing climate and weather, the response of plants and trees and how this touches us in our personal process.

The main reference point is your experience, alongside this, I will draw upon the dynamic wisdom of Chinese Five Element understanding to inform and support us in this process.

Please note:

The course is particularly suitable for those who are both sensitive yet emotionally robust and may also support these qualities.

There will be some walking on rough ground so a basic level of physical fitness is necessary.

This is a trauma informed course but also requires you to have the capacity to hold yourself and make choices as to what you feel safe to bring.

Alongside the exploration of our embodiment, this course can be received as an introduction to working with others but not as a full training. It will, however, give you a broad view of healing through body awareness and an opportunity to explore this in relation to the natural world.

If you are interested in this course series but haven’t worked with me before then the Autumn or Winter retreat would be a good introduction.

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end for CPD,18 hours per weekend.

Further training in more depth may be available in the future.

Dates are as follows: – please let me know if you would like to know more or are interested to book a place.

Blossoming in Summer – July 11th – 14th 2025 – Fire Element
Receiving Nourishment – September 13/14th – ONLINE – Earth Element
Letting go into Autumn – October 24th – 27th 2025 – Metal Element
Rhythm of the Bones – February – 6th – 9th 2026 – Water Element
New Vision – April 24th – 27th 2026 – Wood Element

£425.00 per weekend, fully residential with mainly single ensuite bedrooms.
£85.00 for the September online retreat.
Early Bird discount 10% if booked before 24th Jan 2025.
10% discount for full payment of the year in advance.
(some bursary assisted places available)
Friday 6 pm to Monday 9.30 am in a beautiful Dartmoor environment.
Max 10 participants.