Dart Valley, Devon, UK – 5th to 8th June 2020
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” – Arundhati Roy
In 2020 we are delighted to host our third Way of Nature Women’s programme: a very special experience to support rest, reconnection, and opening up to the power of the wild feminine.
The journey, guided by two highly experienced and deeply caring guides, will take place in the unspoilt beauty of the Dart Valley. There, over four days, the group will explore capacities for reconnection, relaxation, presence and the cultivation of universal energy. At the heart of the process there will be a 24 hour ‘solo’ – a period of time all alone in Nature. This is a rich and often unforgettable exercise practiced by people throughout time. Around the ‘solo’ there will be space to share stories and wisdom around the fire, and to help each other take magic from the experience back home.
This programme will be set around a camp next to the river Dart in the exquisite Dart valley. The journey will weave in and out of Dartmoor, ancient woodland, enchanted moss-covered boulders, lichen-encrusted tree trunks and pools of crystal clear water to swim and delight in. All the while the journey will be supported by the flow of the river as she twists, turns, rushes and drops into serene stillness.
“A real gift to yourself. Put down all those responsibilities and let yourself be nurtured in experienced and caring hands.” – A Previous Participant
– Arrival and Welcome
– Awareness training (rooted in relaxation, presence and energy practices)
– 24 hours solitude time in wild nature
– Reintegration training
The programme will include conversations, night journeys, poetry, meditations, nature connection activities and a constant flow of exploration through the woods and the deserted moorland. The group will cook together and sleep under the stars.
Din van Helden
Din brings a wealth of experience, facilitating group processes and learning programmes by working in Nature. Her passion is in supporting to connect – both to self (exploring authenticity, personal strengths and values) and to community (through deep listening, constructive conflicts and transformative innovation). Din has trained and worked with John P. Milton, founder of Way of Nature in the US, for a number of years, and she brings a sound experience of working with core Way of Nature principles.
Motivated by a desire to explore and connect with people and wild places, Israh has travelled and hosted programmes all over the world. Her journeys and programmes have included travelling the Silk Road, trekking in New Zealand, the Middle East, Central America and Europe, and the Pacific Crest Trial (from Mexico to Canada). She is a qualified Mountain Leader and trained in Outdoor Environmental Education, and has lead expeditions worldwide. She has particular interests in Rites of Passage work and runs a Nature Based mentorship outdoor programme for teenage girls. As a trained midwife she has worked with remote tribes in the Afar region of Ethiopia and in Zanzibar’s government and bush hospitals.
“It was very special that everything was taken care of and I feel truly rested.” – A Previous Participant
The price is £575 including guiding and food.
Early Bird price is £495 for registrations before 31st January 2020.
We are offering two bursary spots for this programme, at £295. To apply, please contact Din via firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of why you would like to come and be part of the journey.