Here is what we have in store for our 2018 Space to Emerge so far
Morning Gong Bath with Avril Banks
Let the beautiful lullaby of the gongs softly ease you into the day. Journey in nature to gently wake your senses, soul and connection. Snuggle up and make yourself comfortable and immerse yourself in the beautiful sounds of the Cumbrian landscape, kissed by soft ethereal sounds. Children welcome. Read more
The Nature of Fell Foot Wood with Sam Turner
Take an intimate look into the rocks, plants, trees and animals that live here at Fellfoot wood as we delve together into the natural history, the stories, myths and spiritual connections of this beautiful place. This will be a guided walk around the woodland early in the morning, when the woodland is at its most magical, and when the Spring birdsong fills the trees. Children welcome. Read more
Wild Voices with Amy Boud
How does it feel to sing and make music from our authentic wild selves? How can we tap into the music and rhythm of the more than human world?
We will explore these questions in a fun and creative workshop...playing with the sounds we make with our voices and bodies, tuning into the sounds of the world around us, and singing outside in different locations with, and to, the other beings that inhabit the land. Children welcome. Read more
Filling the ME Shaped Space in the Universe with Jacqui Crooks
Now is the time to be our complete selves, to shine our light in the Universe and for the Universe. This workshop will be an opportunity to release the conflicts which keep you feeling small. We are all here for a purpose, and however we choose to live our life, our real purpose is only to be us, in all our glory. Just for adults. Read more
Weeds and Wild Medicine Workshop with Edwina Hodkinson
During this workshop Edwina will lead a herb walk, identifying, learning about and exploring local medicinal plants and how to use them for healing.
Plants will be harvested to make a herbal medicine. Children welcome. Read more
Devotional Poetry with Lorna Smithers
In this workshop we will be reading, listening to, and writing poetry expressing devotion to the gods and spirits of the land and the otherworlds. Working with rhyme, rhythm, repetition, form and metre, we will craft a devotional poem as an offering to a deity or spirit. This will take the form of a scroll tied with ribbon to take home and keep on an altar or in a special place. Children welcome. Read more
Your Awakening Through the Labyrinth with Nicola Smalley
When we walk the labyrinth amongst the bluebells, the mysterious winding path becomes a metaphor for our spiritual journey. In this workshop we will work with the Labyrinth to bring insights for our next step on our awakening journey. Just for adults.
Dance your Inner Deva with Anne Kingston
In this workshop we will explore the beautiful, sensual movements of Middle Eastern dance and let the music feed our souls and touch our hearts. Children welcome.
Introduction to Zen Meditation with Simon Hathaway
In this workshop we will first consider why we should practise Zen meditation, what it is and how to do it. We will then practise together and have time for discussion afterwards. Just for adults. Read more
Sharamic, Sacred Art with Amanda Healy
Feeling the clay, shaping and manipulating to form items is a natural and beautiful way to connect us to our creativity. This is timeless, our ancestors were doing the same. Amanda will facilitate a journey for you to connect with compassionate spirit and supportive ancestral allies to assist you in the creation of a sacred item in clay. Children welcome. Read more
Trance Drumming with Jason Smalley
It is time to get tribal and spend an hour of pure drumming in the sacred Yew Tree Grove, allowing ourselves to drift into a trance state with the repetitive beat of the drum. Children welcome. Read more
Introduction to Shamanic Journeying with Nicola Smalley
This session is perfect for those who are new to shamanism, or who wants to go over the basics of Shamanic Journeying again and ease themselves into the weekend.
We will touch on the history of shamanism and what it is, before going on a shamanic journey to explore the other Worlds. Just for adults. Read more
Dreamcatcher Crafting with Morrigan Rheged
Spend quiet time learning to make your own dream-catcher with feathers, chamois leather, beads, cotton and wool to hang at home or in your car, all ages welcome, all materials upcycled . Hear the traditional stories around the creation of the dream-catchers. Children welcome. Read more
You are a Rainbow with Christine Lynne
This workshop is an exploration of body, mind and soul. Connecting to energy centres from within and to other energies around us, we begin to explore through silence, through stillness, through sound and music, as we move, we flow, we know - we came to dance. Both the conscious and unconscious movements of our bodies help us reveal a better understanding of ourselves. Children welcome. Read more
Deep Nature Connection with Jason Smalley
One of the core principles of authentic shamanic practice is working towards a deep connection with nature.
During this workshop we will take time out to seek the wisdom and guidance that nature around us so freely offers if only we learn to listen. Just for adults.
Gathering The Women...
Working with Flower Essences with Helen Leece
Explore flower & tree essences in this magical woodland workshop, and be guided through the process of making your own essence. We will explore the native plants and trees of the season, meditate and journey with sound to connect to your chosen plant revealing its messages. Children welcome. Read more
Beautiful Origami with Vicky Allen
Claiming Your Maleness, with Jason Smalley
As our world view changes and the patriarchy becomes the scapegoat for all the wrongs and abuses meted out on humanity how can an awakening man reclaim a strong hold on his personal power? Join this workshop with Jason and explore this and other dynamite topics in a man only workshop. Read more
Creative Writing Morning Practice with Jason Smalley
Begin the morning with Jason listening to inspirational poetry pieces and then seeing what emerges from within. This is your time to ignite your inner poet. You may surprise yourself at the word beauty which lies deep inside you just waiting for the perfect moment to come out.
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Children's Workshops with Amy Boud
Workshop sessions for a range of ages, with an overall theme of creativity and connection. Sessions will include activities to explore the site and tune into the more than human environment and making things using 'natural' and recycled/junk materials, and a sprinkle of magic thrown in! Read more
Children 'Go Wild' with Katherine Louise Rushton
'Story Time, Don't Forget Your Mug' with Katherine Louise Rushton
Children's Beltane Bonanza with Katherine Louise Rushton
Seasonal and nature-based crafts and activities, such as flower garlands, rattles, dream catchers, jars of love, seed bombs, clay modelling, a treasure hunt to find natural materials for use in crafts. A range of activities are available for different ages and abilities. Read more
Please note that workshops may be subject to change at the event. Also workshops are free to attend and included in the ticket price, but some facilitators may ask for a small donation to cover the cost of the materials that you use
Sacred Spaces We Create
Healers at the Retreat
We have a range one-to-one healing sessions on offer.
We have a campfire on both Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings...
There is also a chance to give a performance of any kind on the Saturday night in our Open Mic Night.
"The most potent thing I feel I can say about this wonderful healing weekend is summed up in a single word: Inclusion. No matter what stage you are at in your journey, you will find space to experience, to laugh, feel joy and receive healing. You can nurture your spirit through activities, time alone or time spent with friends old and new. At Space to Emerge you are fully supported by those around you to simply be who you are for a full liberating weekend."