Like other organisations we are hoping for in-person events this year but also continuing to hold our online events as we have found them to be an opportunity to make new friends and contacts from the UK and beyond. It is great to meet with and feel part of a world-wide group of people who love and cherish our planet and all her creatures.
Walking retreat May 30th for 3 nights
Bookings for this event have now closed.
Staying at Monkton Wyld Court and walking locally. Rolling hills, secluded woodlands, and a dramatic coastline. It is the perfect place to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
Full details here: https://www.greenspirit.org.uk/spring-walking-retreat-2022/
Monkton Wild Court is a listed Neo-Gothic Court built in 1848. Its grounds include terraced lawns, a small wood, an orchard, fields leading down to a stream, and a Victorian walled vegetable garden. Walks from the door, through woods, and down to the coast at Lyme Regis.
Snowdonia Retreat 22nd – 26th August 2022
A few days in glorious Snowdonia, Wales at the wonderful retreat centre Cae Mabon with its eco-structures in an Oak wood beside a rushing stream and lake.
We will have (plant-based) evening meals cooked for us and we expect that participants will want to fully engage with activities so that we can share at soul level; and embody our connection with each other, the spirits of the land, and the elements.
We will continue the practice of living together as community, but will have a programme, exploring our relationship with the land, the sky, the fire and river/lake, and the liminal places and times where these worlds meet.
Our programme isn’t planned yet but may include some pair work, writing/journaling, exercise (yoga/chi gung or body prayer), maybe finding our own spots in (and as) nature, vision questing, circle dancing, silence, dreamwork, storytelling, meditation, myth-making, singing, crafting, drumming and ritual or ceremony.
If the skies are clear, we may see the Perseid meteor shower and the Milky Way.
This retreat is communal, and it relies on everyone participating and offering each other mutual support. The accommodation is shared and in eco-structures with basic bedding. The Retreat takes place in a wild, wooded, and rocky landscape with considerable inclines and away from major medical facilities. Therefore, the week is not suitable for all. If you have any medical or mobility issues, you must declare these in advance and further details will be requested before your booking can be accepted. If you book for this event, you acknowledge that you accept responsibility for yourself, your own well-being and personal care and that you have considered the issues carefully.
We will be taking any precautions that are still required regarding Covid.
These details are also on this webpage: www.greenspirit.org.uk/snowdonia-retreat-2022/
Our Annual Gathering Conference…
will be held at Holland House in Worcestershire; save the dates October 14th-16th 2022.
We will welcome Dr Jude Currivan to speak to us. She is a cosmologist and planetary healer and has worked with Brian Swimme, Stephan Harding and with wisdom keepers from many traditions, and has been a researcher into the scientific and experiential understanding of the nature of reality. She has written books, including The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation, she is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders circle.
Full details and how to book are here https://www.greenspirit.org.uk/greenspirit-annual-gathering-2022/
Timetable and workshops are still to be arranged.
(For events on Zoom, links are on the GreenSpirit Facebook Page) All times below are UK times.
ANAM CARA Mondays 7 pm (not bank holidays) on Zoom
A gathering of souls who sense they are on a journey; for companionship and support.
We begin the session with a check-in and the creation of sacred space, (with meditation, a reading or silence). Then, maybe with the help of some questions, we will share from our hearts and witness the sharing of others. Drop in if you wish 🙂 Contact Hilary for zoom details hnorton(at)greenspirit.org.uk or look on the GreenSpirit Facebook page.
Beltane Celebration May 2nd at 7 pm on Zoom
Summer is on its way! Everywhere is vibrant with colour and growth. Beltane, the beginning of summer, is a time for new growth and energy, births and abundance.
Let’s meet to remember how & why our ancestors celebrated this time of the year.
We will share some meditation and some divination using cards.
If you wish, bring a seasonal story/ poem/ song/ tune to share.
You may want to put some twigs or flowers for your Beltane altar, or even wear some vines& ribbons woven into May crown/wreath/garland.
contact hnorton(at)greenspirit.org.uk for zoom details.
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