Peace, Power, Love & Wildness
A Way of Nature life journey including two retreats – May to September 2018
Peace, Power, Love & Wildness is a programme dedicated to working with all of the powers and possibilities of life in our times. The programme – a journey combing retreats to extraordinary places, real-life projects and online seminars, will help us explore a balance of power and love; yin and yang and peace and wildness in 21st Century life. As with all of our programmes, here we make space to return to the wild – to listen deeply, to reconnect with ourselves and with wild nature, and to gather wild wisdom to take back home. Taking place over six months, this programme is designed as a way of working as a 21st Century tribe. The programme is hosted by Andres Roberts, Natasha Lythgoe and special guests.
‘Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.’ – Martin Luther King Jr.
This programme is a combination of many of the things that we have learnt as Way of Nature. The process will be a way of working as a group of people exploring the deeper dynamics of life today – balancing stillness and purpose; doing and being; trying while also letting loose. The more we do this work, the more we understand that any change that we want to bring to life must start with a deep knowing inside. There seems to be no better partner and guide than nature in helping us connect to this inner self. More so, there is certainly no better guide in helping us connect to the outer world. This programme explores the inner relationships between a wildness that is anchored by inner peace and a power that is born of love, and our outer relationships in terms of how we enact these forces in the world.
Peace, Power, Love and Wildness invites a group of people to work in this process together. We will begin by venturing on a retreat to Northern Spain, to a place where we might encounter wildness in the form of bears, wolves and many other natural beings. There, we will begin to explore the middle way – the deep union of yin and yang, the divine masculine and the divine feminine. We will explore this through the tradition of a nature quest, opening to what the wilderness reveals.
This journey will be shared with invited guests and deepened through action-research projects, group work and online seminars. Here, each person will shape a question to to guide their learning and their experience. The purpose of which is to integrate our inspiration and our experiences out on the land back into ‘the everyday’.
The journey will then take us to a second retreat, in the UK, in September. Here we will share deeper lessons from our journey together, and go back to the wild for a second Nature Quest – all alone to listen to new wisdom.
After the retreat we will take added time to weave insights and learning back into our everyday lives.
The programme is by application. Please get in touch to find out more.
The first retreat is scheduled from the 14th to the 20th May, 2018. The second retreat is scheduled for the 1st to the 9th September, 2018.
The programme will take place in northern Spain and later in England. Full details available on application.
£2200 full price
£1800 Early Bird discount for registrations before 31st January 2018
*We are able to offer two reduced price bursary places on this retreat. To apply, please email us at email@example.com with a short description of who you are and why you would like to come and be part of the journey.
To book, please complete this registration form, following payment instructions at the end. To find out more about the programme please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.