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Courses and Events
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Enjoy a weekend on Dartmoor with Sarah and other like-minded souls. Kundalini Yoga, mantra and meditation, vegan meals, yogi teas, a sound bath, nature walks, fairy woodland, wild swimming (if you so wish), gorgeous gardens. 

The cost is £295 - a deposit of £100 with the remaining £195 to be paid by the end of March 2024.  For further information and booking for this event, please email Sarah at slangilley@gmail.com

To see other offerings by Sarah, please see https://abbeystudio.co.uk/

Yoga Retreat

Sarah Angilley

07/06/24
09/06/24

Enjoy a weekend on Dartmoor with Sarah and other like-minded souls. Kundalini Yoga, mantra and meditation, vegan meals, yogi teas, a sound bath, nature walks, fairy woodland, wild swimming (if you so wish), gorgeous gardens.

The cost is £295 - a deposit of £100 with the remaining £195 to be paid by the end of March 2024. For further information and booking for this event, please email Sarah at slangilley@gmail.com

To see other offerings by Sarah, please see https://abbeystudio.co.uk/

As we walk the long, beautiful path laid out by the Buddha, what unfolds for us along the way will clearly depend on what we choose to practise. But no less significantly, it will depend also on how we practise, and how we relate to practice.

On this retreat we’ll be inquiring into our heart’s relationship with the path and with meditation, and exploring ways, moment-to-moment, of helping our practice to feel more personal and meaningful. 

Everyone is welcome. The retreat will include stillness and movement meditations, small group meetings, talks, and Q&A sessions, as well as opportunities for 1-to-1 support.

Befriending Our Practice - Meditation Retreat

Ramiro Ortega & Mark Ovland

24/08/24
30/08/24

As we walk the long, beautiful path laid out by the Buddha, what unfolds for us along the way will clearly depend on what we choose to practise. But no less significantly, it will depend also on how we practise, and how we relate to practice.

On this retreat we’ll be inquiring into our heart’s relationship with the path and with meditation, and exploring ways, moment-to-moment, of helping our practice to feel more personal and meaningful.

Everyone is welcome. The retreat will include stillness and movement meditations, small group meetings, talks, and Q&A sessions, as well as opportunities for 1-to-1 support.

The weekend will be limited to 8 participants. It is open to everyone, whether you are completely new to this type of work, or have loads of experience of diving deep into self development.

Each participant will have the opportunity to do their own in-depth piece of facilitated 'process work'. The weekend will also include various individual, pair and group exercises to build trust and safety, prior to the process work. Participants find they gain a great deal from being part of the circle, from  the initial 'container building' exercises and self reflection, and from witnessing and supporting others in doing their work.

Shadow Work Weekend

Tim Hall & Melanie Ward

13/09/24
15/09/24

The weekend will be limited to 8 participants. It is open to everyone, whether you are completely new to this type of work, or have loads of experience of diving deep into self development.

Each participant will have the opportunity to do their own in-depth piece of facilitated 'process work'. The weekend will also include various individual, pair and group exercises to build trust and safety, prior to the process work. Participants find they gain a great deal from being part of the circle, from the initial 'container building' exercises and self reflection, and from witnessing and supporting others in doing their work.

As we rest in and allow ourselves to be touched by the beauty and rhythm of nature we are supported in welcoming our experience as it arises with a kind and compassionate curiosity. Softening the habit of holding on to or rejecting our experience we find freedom in the midst of our lives and come into harmony with the natural flow of the world.
During this week-long silent retreat, there will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, guided meditations, time to practise outdoors and absorb the nourishment of the natural world, as well as Dharma teachings and instructions, and opportunities to meet in small groups.

Freedom in Nature - Meditation Retreat

River Wolton & Tony O'Connor

21/09/24
28/09/24

As we rest in and allow ourselves to be touched by the beauty and rhythm of nature we are supported in welcoming our experience as it arises with a kind and compassionate curiosity. Softening the habit of holding on to or rejecting our experience we find freedom in the midst of our lives and come into harmony with the natural flow of the world.
During this week-long silent retreat, there will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, guided meditations, time to practise outdoors and absorb the nourishment of the natural world, as well as Dharma teachings and instructions, and opportunities to meet in small groups.

An immersive journey for people wanting to deepen their relationship with grief, and strengthen their capacity to hold grief spaces for others. 

We explore the journey of grief, the way in, exploring the landscape of grief in ceremony and other forms, and the paths to return. We share different views of grief, and traditions about how to welcome it. We look at questions of safety and ethics in holding grief spaces, and the relationship between grief, trauma and the wider systems of harm and times of disruption we are living in.

Our intention is to share what we have learnt in more than a decade of holding collective grief spaces, and to support others to take their next step towards working with grief as a teacher, an ally and force for healing.

Apprenticing to Grief

Sophy Banks & Jeremy Thres

15/10/24
20/10/24

An immersive journey for people wanting to deepen their relationship with grief, and strengthen their capacity to hold grief spaces for others.

We explore the journey of grief, the way in, exploring the landscape of grief in ceremony and other forms, and the paths to return. We share different views of grief, and traditions about how to welcome it. We look at questions of safety and ethics in holding grief spaces, and the relationship between grief, trauma and the wider systems of harm and times of disruption we are living in.

Our intention is to share what we have learnt in more than a decade of holding collective grief spaces, and to support others to take their next step towards working with grief as a teacher, an ally and force for healing.

If you are looking to make significant positive changes in your life, then the permaculture design course will almost certainly help you. This practical course provides you with a broad introduction to the applications of permaculture in a number of different situations, from food production to community structures, and alternative currencies to eco-housing. The course culminates in the main design activity that helps to consolidate all of the learning and empower you to take permaculture back into your home, life and community. This course is for anyone who believes that we need to find ways to better care for ourselves, for each other and for the Earth.

For booking/further info please click the Learn Permaculture link below.
For further info on Klaudia see https://klaudia.co.uk/

Permaculture Design Course

Aranya & Klaudia van Gool

02/11/24
17/11/24

If you are looking to make significant positive changes in your life, then the permaculture design course will almost certainly help you. This practical course provides you with a broad introduction to the applications of permaculture in a number of different situations, from food production to community structures, and alternative currencies to eco-housing. The course culminates in the main design activity that helps to consolidate all of the learning and empower you to take permaculture back into your home, life and community. This course is for anyone who believes that we need to find ways to better care for ourselves, for each other and for the Earth.

For booking/further info please click the Learn Permaculture link below.
For further info on Klaudia see https://klaudia.co.uk/

Nov 2024 – Oct 2025
This course comprises a series of five interrelated retreat-workshops exploring the theme of our own death. Those who work with the dying often share the view that it can be a time of healing and spiritual transformation. We will prioritise ‘being with’ our death in different ways, including through creativity, silence, and ritual.  The course will include exploring together how the bardos (as described in the Tibetan text, Liberation through Hearing in the Bardos) can support an unveiling of our radiant sacred nature through all the transition moments in our lives, including our dying.

Letting go in love; cultivating a relationship with our own death

Anne Overzee

22/11/24
24/11/24

Nov 2024 – Oct 2025
This course comprises a series of five interrelated retreat-workshops exploring the theme of our own death. Those who work with the dying often share the view that it can be a time of healing and spiritual transformation. We will prioritise ‘being with’ our death in different ways, including through creativity, silence, and ritual. The course will include exploring together how the bardos (as described in the Tibetan text, Liberation through Hearing in the Bardos) can support an unveiling of our radiant sacred nature through all the transition moments in our lives, including our dying.

All grief is welcome at all these workshops. Whether you are with personal loss or bereavement, healing from past wounds, disturbed by world or local events, or acknowledging the pain of those who went before still reverberating in your family or community, your grief is deserving of tending, and is welcome.  Residential grief tending workshops allow us to go deeper and transform more. In the spaciousness of having a series of processes, grief can be expressed and witnessed in different ways, working with the body, words, sound, images, song and more.

Grief Tending in Community

Sophy Banks & Jeremy Thres

05/12/24
08/12/24

All grief is welcome at all these workshops. Whether you are with personal loss or bereavement, healing from past wounds, disturbed by world or local events, or acknowledging the pain of those who went before still reverberating in your family or community, your grief is deserving of tending, and is welcome. Residential grief tending workshops allow us to go deeper and transform more. In the spaciousness of having a series of processes, grief can be expressed and witnessed in different ways, working with the body, words, sound, images, song and more.

The days are drawing in and the nights are becoming cold.  At this time when the veil is thin and magic is woven into every breath, lets gather to call to our ancestors, dance our prayers and open our hearts to the winter to come

This is the fourth year for Heart to Hearth, an intimate gathering for us to come together, sing, dance, play and pray in the heart of the wild lands of Dartmoor.

Heart to Hearth

Denise Rowe

12/12/24
15/12/24

The days are drawing in and the nights are becoming cold. At this time when the veil is thin and magic is woven into every breath, lets gather to call to our ancestors, dance our prayers and open our hearts to the winter to come

This is the fourth year for Heart to Hearth, an intimate gathering for us to come together, sing, dance, play and pray in the heart of the wild lands of Dartmoor.

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