Earth tongue

Movement retreats for women – Restoring connection with body, earth and soul.

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We do not live on the earth, we are the earth. Restoring that wisdom, inhabiting your body and reuniting with its sacred intelligence is one of the most powerful actions you can take in the world

We are moving through such a thicket of excess and distraction, smothered and saturated without being the least bit satisfied. Earth tongue offers a way to begin to remember the things we didn’t know we had forgotten. A way to begin to restore connection with body, earth and soul. 

 

Something whispered something

that was not even a word.

It was more like a silence

that was understandable.

I was standing

at the edge of the pond.

Nothing living, what we call living,

was in sight.

And yet, the voice entered me,

my body-life,

with so much happiness.

And there was nothing there

but the water, the sky, the grass.

(Mary Oliver)

 

Where words end, the ancient wisdom of embodied experience begins. Engaging in the movement of life we remember our inherent wildness, our creatureliness. As we live more deeply in our bodies with all its grace and flaws we cannot help but become more compassionate to ourselves and towards all of life. We begin to return to a feeling of being at home in our bodies, perhaps for the first time since we were very small children.

Drawing from the rivers of depth psychology, movement therapy, perennial philosophy and pan cultural ceremony we will explore our being in the world through non stylised and environmental movement practice, wild swimming and the ancient ceremony of the sweat lodge.

Time and space to remember the things we didn’t know we had forgotten.

 

Calendar  2022

Non residential movement retreats for women located in and around the hills, lakes and woodlands of Bwlch y garreg, Mid Wales.

Spring retreat – May 5th to 8th

Autumn retreat – September 8th to 11th

Cost £350. A non refundable deposit of £150 secures your place.

There are six places available per retreat. One is at a bursary rate of £100.

Our indoor base will be the village hall in Caersws, Wales, SY17 5EL. 

There is free street parking around the hall if you are travelling by car. 

Regular trains to Caersws from London Euston, Birmingham and Southampton. 

This is a non-residential retreat. A list of local accommodation available upon request.

 

For more information about Earth tongue offerings;

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To book a place email richemma@yahoo.co.uk