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APR 19

Ecological Homecoming: retreat

19 - 21 April 2024, Ambleside

Exploring deep nature-connection in tranquil surroundings, we will re-connect to our deepest motivations and our life-affirming inter-relationship with all creation. Offering support and nourishment for anyone wishing to expand their climate witness.

An area of ancient woodland with a stream flowing over moss covered rocks

A gentle, restorative retreat in the tranquil setting of Glenthorne in which we will deepen our connection with all of creation and our place within it.

A weekend of core routines for deep nature connection based on the 8 Shields model; Cultivating a deeply felt, embodied, living relationship with the natural world and a sense of ecological homecoming.

Core nature-connection practices expand our attentiveness to our surroundings, opening pathways to receive guidance and leadings from the more-than human world. From this place we can feel more supported by the web of life as we step forth into the world and our climate and social justice witness.

Our witness may take many forms and some of us may be more active than others. Perhaps you are not yet active due to feeling stuck or overwhelmed and would like some tools to move through this towards action?

Whatever form your witness takes in the outer world, it's important to also remember to take some time out for yourself, to refill your cup so that you can continue to serve. This is a space to do just that.

This retreat offers the opportunity to pause and simply BE rather than DO.

Coming into presence and slowing down can be a radical act in our fast-paced world. This especially runs counter to the 'urgency culture' within climate and social justice movements, which can often lead to burnout. Regular practice of these core routines, alongside connecting with like-minded friends, can help support and rejuvenate us.

We will go ahead rain or shine and we will spend the majority of our time outdoors, so please bring appropriate footwear and clothing.

The retreat will begin at 16:00 on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday

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For more information contact:


Telephone: 0121 7282360

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Date & time

Start: 16:00 on 19 April 2024

Finish: 14:00 on 21 April 2024


Glenthorne Guest House
Easedale Road
LA22 9QH
United Kingdom

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