14th August, 2021
Near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
The Universe is always moving, and our body and mind are also always in some way, yet we have this idea of stillness, this something that is unmoving, eternal perhaps.
On this one day retreat we’ll explore the idea of stillness and what it can bring us, when we take ourselves into nature. Starting with simple, connecting meditative practices and movement, we’ll begin to slow the body down, to open to stillness.
Opportunity to Slow
Life is super-busy and on the face of it, slowing right down can feel impossible, especially when we’re in the thick of it. On this day, we’ll take our time slowing down, and exploring the many ways in which we can tune into our own version of stillness. We will experience this slowing in a natural place, a place where our vibe meets and mingles with the vibe of the woods.
Experiencing the possibility of stillness means opening up to a deeper part of our nature. Opening to both what’s around us, and what lies within – if we can accept the inner and outer as they are, without judgement – we are then connected. That’s where we will be heading on this day.
The space will be held for you in an open, non-judgemental way. If you are willing to be still, to be open, your nature will open up to you. You have all the answers already, you just have to be open to the question “Do I want to be still? The space you need is there for you.
Alan Creedon is a qualified mindfulness teacher, trained by the Mindfulness Association UK and runs regular online mindfulness courses. He has also been running nature-connection events since training with Way of Nature UK in 2017.
He acknowledges that life is not straightforward and everyone has challenges and he holds space in a sympathetic, light and fun way. He is passionate about finding his own truth and guiding others to find theirs. He sleeps out in the hills and woods near his house regularly and in every season. Alan is also passionate about local, sustainable food systems and works with small to medium scale businesses to develop their markets, relationships and connections, locally.
Find out more about Alan and his work here: www.endless-river.org
Please bring your own food – hot and cold drinks will be provided.
The cost of this day-long retreat will be £60 per person. The day will begin at 10am and finish at 5pm.
The nearest train station is Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The site is a short distance from there.