Do you long to deepen your connections to the world around you, exploring the precious mysteries and stories of life all around, awakening your curiosity and wonder…
How can we create a culture that supports that deep nature connection for ourselves, our friends and our families? Can we re-awaken the ‘village’ to help us to recognise and unlock our gifts, and our appreciation of nature, ourselves and each other?
In this experiential weekend for adults, we introduce the wisdom of the 8 Shields – a powerful model of nature connection and culture creation, that is inspired by the principles and practices observed in healthy, earth-based cultures around the world.
There are two simultaneous programs for adults, and one for children:
‘The Village‘ is for first-time participants. Through embodying many regenerative, nature-based practices, participants will journey through the 8 Shields cycle and explore how we can re-member ‘the village’ and how we can live in Wholeness with ourselves, the communities we are part of, and the global community of all species.
‘The Return’ is for participants who have already been on ‘The Village’ or an Art of Mentoring Ring 1. Returnees will experience living at the edge of the village and exploring the wild individually and in tribe.
‘Woodlanders‘ is for children aged 5-11ish, with an adult guardian present at the weekend, either staffing or a participant on ‘The Village’. This part of the weekend is led by Linda Lemieux with other staff as needed. Linda has run children’s camps in Chagford for many years, and has also led the ‘Foxes’ programme at the UK Art of Mentoring camp.
The weekend is convened and facilitated by Rebecca Card & Peter Cow alongside an elder and a full acorn team of inspiring cultural healing and nature connection facilitators.
~ Weekend Details ~
Cost – Adults: £190/£230/£260, a self assessed sliding scale, Children: £100
The venue is a wild wood near Moretonhampstead, on Dartmoor, Devon. It has lots of space for camping or parking for camper vans. All meals are provided during the weekend, cooked over an open fire.
Timings – Participants arrive from 4pm on Friday for a 5.30pm start, and the weekend closes at 4pm on Sunday.
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Can’t make the dates? Our next NCR will run May 15th-17th 2020