It’s been known for millennia that time spent in the forest has an incredible effect on our mind, body and soul. Here you will have the time you need to disconnect from your day-to-day life and let your nervous system feel soothed and rested amongst the wonder and rejuvenating properties of ancient woodland and sacred spaces. This retreat will form part of your life journey, where your body can begin to heal itself and come alive again as you learn tender, deep ways to reconnect with yourself and the natural world in this incredible ancient playground known as the Forest of Dean. You’ll rest your head in a magical retreat centre called ASHA, never before open to public for retreats, until now...
ASHA is set in five acres of exquisite organic gardens. During your time here with us you’ll eat simple vegetarian, locally sourced (much on-site), organic food. You’ll have your own en-suite room in one of the lovely cottages in the grounds, or in the main house, all of which are extremely comfortable, as well as incredibly relaxing. You’re free to do as much or as little as you like, including wandering the grounds, which have been specifically designed to include spaces of inspiring, natural beauty and quiet contemplation. Your days will be filled with as much or as little as you choose, including Conscious Connected Breathwork sessions, known for their transformational qualities, gentle somatic movement sessions to melt long-held tension and movement, morning walks through the forest to a sacred well for cold-water immersions, experience the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or Forest Bathing, and evening time together in the Peace Grove, blessed by the Druids, around the fire-pit for contemplation and ceremony.
Wonderbreath is a form of Conscious Connected Breathwork. Therapeutic in nature, this is a gentle, simple, healing technique that helps you to open up the full potential of your respiratory system for better physical and emotional well-being. It’s been demonstrated to have so many benefits, including deepening your relationship with yourself, increasing energy levels, giving greater emotional clarity, improving your immune response, and increasing your ability to deal with stress in a healthy way. These are powerful group sessions where Justine will guide you through each session, called ‘a detox for every level of your being’ and no experience is necessary.
Somatic movement invites you on a journey through the internal landscape of the body and moves u
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