WomenWell in the Wild Day Retreat
Summer Qigong Day Retreat
June/July (date tbc), 2022, 10.30am-5pm
Ashlyn Woods, near Cambridge
Explore the fullness of your naturally expansive 'Summer' energy in these spacious and magical woods. Here we can breathe deeply and move freely. So join me for this day of Qigong movement, delicious food, good female company and a celebration of Summer's full radiance.
As we enjoy the annual Summer season, wouldn't it be lovely to feel your own energy expand to its natural, anchored fullness? But many people either struggle to open up or find themselves exploding outwards with depleting and uprooting force.
A day of being bathed by these ancient trees and of feeling the rich earth beneath your feet will help melt away constrictive tension and ground you deeply, allowing the Summer energy of your Heart to simply unfurl. Our Qigong practices will support that process.
Here are some words women at previous woodland day retreats used to describe their experience:
"Peaceful, transforming, grounding, nurturing, filling, restful, wise, relaxing, motivational, calming, rejuvenating, just wonderful."
Don't miss the chance to unwind in these beautiful woods.
Qigong is a Chinese internal art combining movement, breath and focused awareness.
The movements are accessible to all, practised standing or sitting on a chair.
You can join all the Qigong practice or just enjoy the woods.
No experience is needed.
Just wear comfortable, layered, weather-suitable clothes.
Feel free to invite your friends.
I'd love it if you could bring a homemade sweet or savoury snack to share.
(Delicious soup and bread are provided).
The woodland is 20-minutes west of Cambridge.
Our venue has compost loos and mains water.
There is also a kitchen and open-sided shelters.
I'll send you directions and other information after booking.
If you need to find a lift or would like to car share, let me know.
The retreat will be postponed in case of rainy weather (refunds available).
Price: £40 for one / £70 for two
"The coming together of a group of women to move, share and explore their relationship with their body and its movements. Perfectly situated in beautiful Ashlyn woods," Beverley C.
"It is a programme of arts workshops for women to be together in community and in playfulness in peaceful ancient woodland and fields through all seasons and all weather. Workshops run for women, by women – nourishing life-long learning in the arts and practical skills. Workshops so far have been in singing, poetry, and weaving - all led by established Cambridgeshire artists.
We move through the seasons, slowly building in new workshops and inviting new women artists to share their skills and passions with others. It feels important that workshops are repeated annually, life circumstances allowing, so that women who miss a workshop have the opportunity to do it again the following year."