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Rewilding women: Nature meditation overnights 2022

Many women would love to practice on their own outdoors, but find deeply engrained, conditioned fears stop them. Our aim is to help women experience the peace, nourishment and joy of the woods to deepen their practice and transform nature into a place of refuge.

Over a weekend, women will spend time together and alone within their own camp in beautiful, private woodlands. We will practise sitting, walking and nature meditations structured around a theme associated with the seasons. Participation in activities is optional and you are welcome to follow your own direction. The first three weekends will take place in an eight acre woods just outside of Bristol; the September event will be in a 12-acre wood near Bruton. Although a formal meditation practice is not essential, you do need to sit in stillness for up to 40 minutes.

We will run weekends in March, May, July and September 2022. At each weekend, three delicious vegan meals, a campfire and nature meditation activities will be provided. A minimum of three and a maximum of eight women can attend. A zoom pre-meet will introduce retreatants to each other and help prepare for the weekend. To cover costs of the woods hire, food and catering, we ask for individual contributions of £75 with a deposit of £20.. Please don’t let financial or transport concerns stop you from coming, as bursaries and carpooling are available.

For further information and to book, please contact Lesley on rewildingmeditation@gmail.com.

Honouring Winter, Welcoming Spring

Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 March 2022                       Wraxall Woods

March is a month of transitions, as the signs of Winter ebb and those of Spring arrive. For this Rewilding Women overnight, we will be looking at how transitions manifest in nature and in ourselves. We may also explore ‘time’, as the clocks go forward and/ or ‘fire’ if it’s cold!

Wild garlic & bluebells

Saturday 21 May – Sunday 22 May 2022                  Wraxall Woods

In May, beauty is everywhere in the woods with wild garlic perfuming the air and bluebells bobbing in the breeze. For this Rewilding Women overnight, we will be experiencing nature through the senses, including smell and taste. Please see the photos here from spring 2021 camp to tempt you!

Abundance & gratitude

Saturday 9 July – Sunday 10 July 2022                       Wraxall Woods

In Summer, the green tree canopy is thick; the bright sun stays in the sky until late; the hoverflies and bees hum in dappled daylight and the owls call at dusk. With this Rewilding Women overnight, you can relax into, enjoy and give gratitude for all the earth provides.

Letting go, Starting afresh

Saturday 10 Sept – Sun 11 Sept 2022                        Wildflower Woods, Bruton

In September, the Summer light starts to fade while the acorns and bright red hawberries are reminders of new beginnings. Here at our new woodland venue, this Rewilding women overnight is a chance to ask: what do we need to let go of in ourselves, our world, our lives, so that we can start afresh, let new things come in and prepare for the ‘rest’ of autumn and winter?