Dod Yn Ôl At Fy Nghoed
June 11th-14th 2020
(To return to my trees)
The Welsh phrase “I ddod yn Ôl at fy ngoed” means to return to a balanced state, literally back to my trees. The nourishing landscape of felinganol provides a wonderful context for immersion and deepening of our relationship to nature outside, and our own within. We will utilise the channels of the senses that provide us with a wealth of information that we can draw on for our dancing. By simply receiving ourselves, and returning to our senses, we can find an easeful place where we are danced.
We will work with improvisational movement practices that support us to deepen trust in our own expression by resourcing through the body and imagination, so that we may tap into various energy states that encourage freedom. The retreat is led through a series of simple invitations that look at how we connect with the wealth of creative wisdom that lies within our bodies.
Retreat for people in recovery from addictions.
Felinganol, Septemeber 2020 ( Details to follow)
Gradually, you will return to yourself
Having learned a new respect for your heart
And the Joy that dwells far within slow time.
Many addictive processes begin as an attempt to help us feel better, to help us manage some pain or discomfort within us. Over time this strategy becomes a burden and our body/mind moves out of synchronicity. Deep inside this earnest search to soothe ourselves, we try our very best to find ways to manage the experience of ‘disconnection.’
This retreat will encourage us through curiosity and gentleness, to turn our attention towards what ‘connection’ might mean for us.
There is a wealth of wisdom that is within our body and its capacity to heal given the right conditions. A part of ‘Recovery’ therefore, might be this process of trusting and building ways into ‘connection’ with ourselves, others, and our environment.
During this time we might ask ourselves the questions: what makes us feel well? What soothes us? And what matters to us in our journey of recovery?
Yoga, Meditations, and simple movement explorations will encourage us in befriending new sensations, which can help us develop a more resourceful and resilient relationship with our body. Taking time to deepen our own wisdom, each other’s, all through creative processes of dancing, writing, drawing, gardening and exploring the nourishing environment of Felinganol.
Booking link to workshop
Movement and creative process retreat
May 2019 Retreat Felinganol West Wales , details coming soon….
Bringing the Dancing Heart Home’
A Creativity, Movement and Imagination a retreat for Elders May 2019.
Details to follow…
A movement and creative process retreat
May 24th – 27th 2018 3pm-3pm
This retreat is open to all who are curious about learning from their own body and imagination.
There is an inherent grace that appears in movement when we begin to source and trust our own dance. It’s a delicate mix of our history, biography, and gravity responses. We will find ways into ‘play’ that encourage dialogues between our sensation and our imagination.
Through structured improvisations we will give value to trusting the unknown and in turn the unknowable dances that can appear as a resource for us. A way to begin is usually to slow down just enough so that we can begin to sense what wants to move within us, like archeology, we slowly see what appears as we uncover what has been hidden.
The movement work is supported by other art forms such writing, drawing, and some use of images and objects as a way to ground and expand our perspectives.
We will spend time both inside and outside in the beautiful grounds of Felinganol.