Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Great for groups and solo travellers
2 Sweatlodge Ceremonies
Daily Somatic Journeys (Yoga, Intuitive Movement, Dance, Primal Movement)
Natural Pool, Forest, Wilderness & Beach
Community Connection, Grief Tending, Sharing
Daily Subconscious Journeys (Meditation & Play)
Cacao Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance
Shamanic Breathwork Journey
Art, Music, Poetry, Story
Ancestral Drum Making
This Summer Solstice we are calling in all who yearn for a wild and awakening gathering to honour the transformative, creative and healing power of the Solstice and to celebrate together in connected community. 

This gathering is a radical dance with traditions and practices that cleanse, nourish, enrich and deepen our experience with life for a profound shedding of old skins and empowered rebirth.

We will move through elemental wisdom, life’s seasons and aspects of the Self, rising each morning with somatic practices to awaken the language of the body, journeying through creative workshops, sacred ceremony and ritual into nourishing night time practices of rejuvenation and integration.

Nestled in the Dorset countryside with forest, meadow, a natural pool and a beautiful beach a short drive away, we will have the space to express, digest, grow and revive our deepest sense of joy and harmony with life. 

This is a celebration of our existence, a prayer for our world and a dance with timeless union.
17th June to 22nd June 2022
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Program

Our Programme
(Early morning teas, snacks and afternoon teas and snacks will be available every day)

Day 1 - East, Air, Exploration + Play
Day 2 - South, Fire, Transformation + Creativity 
Day 3 - West, Water, Movement + Memory
Day 4 - North, Earth, Spirit + Wisdom
Day5 - SOLSTICE, Spirit, Connection + Transcendence
Day 6 - Pachamama, Death + Rebirth

Note: The schedule is approximate and may change
Day 1
2pm
Arrival
4pm
Sweatlodge
6pm
Dinner
8pm
Opening Circle
Day 2
8am
Movement + Meditation
11am
Brunch
2pm
Forest bathing + Art Workshop
5.30pm
Dinner
7pm
Fire Ritual, Story + Music
Day 3
8am
Breakfast
9am
Beach Ceremony
12pm
Lunch
2pm
Poetry Circle
6pm
Dinner
8pm
Yin + Nidra + Dream Activation. Noble Silence
Day 4
8am
Movement + Meditation
9.30am
Drum Making Workshop (All day)
11am
Brunch
2pm
Tantra Workshop / Forest Walk / Forage
5.30pm
Dinner
7.30pm
Myofascial Release
Day 5
8am
Hill-top Movement + Meditation
11am
Brunch
2pm
Rebirth Breathwork Journey
5pm
Bonfire Cacao Ceremony + Ecstatic Dance
8pm
Dinner
Day 6
8am
Movement + Meditation
9.30am
Sweatlodge Ceremony
1pm
Farewells and set off

Accommodation

Nature and Beach setting
Caters for organic, vegan, and vegetarian diets
Stunning Dorset Wilderness
About 2.5 hours drive from London
We will help you arrange car sharing
Natural Pool, Forest, Views, Beaches nearby
20 minutes from Dorchester Train Station
Local South West Airports but best value is to fly to London and then travel by train or bus, if coming from abroad
Local pick ups are possible, we will arrange once you book
Luxury, stylish and cosy accomodation
We will be gathering at the magical Centre of Unlearning, huddled in remote Dorset landscape with an abundance of forest, meadow, garden and summer full bloom magic. We have access to a natural pool, created for use with deep intention in mind and a lovingly community built sweat lodge for our opening and closing ceremonies. A short walk away there is a hill with panoramic views of the land and sky - a perfect place for us to celebrate our Summer Solstice Rebirth together. 

The venue 
Hay Barn Luxury Accommodation - Stunning converted cottage with a log stove and private bathroom and kitchen unit. Ample space. One kingsize bed and one sofa bed. Suitable for two singles or for 2 to 3 friends or a couple sharing.

Shepherd's Hut - Gorgeous traditional Shepherds Hut with stunning country views. It has 2 (small) double bed bunks. Perfect for two singles or a group of friends sharing (up to 4).

Location

Nearby Towns

Dorchester
7 km
Wool
12 km
Weymouth
17 km
Nearest train stations
Moreton
6km
Dorchester South
8km
Dorchester West
8km

Instructors

Veronica
Veronica
Veronica is a somatic healing guide, voice facilitator, multidisciplinary artist, dream-worker and ritualist, who honours a path of ancient remembrance rooted in earth wisdom and reciprocity. She seeks to reconnect others back to their innate sense of intimacy, awe and creativity with the living world and the great mystery or spirit – bringing deep healing and reviving interconnectivity with our inner and outer landscapes. With over a decade of training, initiation and cross disciplinary experience, she understands the boundless possibility of using sacred medicines, the body and the voice to access life changing transformation.
Dorrie
Dorrie
Dorrie Joy is a multidisciplinary artist, ancestral craftswomen, herbalist, space holder and educator, influenced by her almost 30 years of initiation and intimate training with indigenous women and elders in many areas of ancient craft and ceremony. She offers drum making as a ceremonial, initiatory journey of homecoming, affirmation, celebration and belonging.
Carly
Carly
An explorer and advocate for mental health awareness and the therapeutic use of psychedelics, Carly weaves her work immersed in ancient, indigenous shamanic practices across Latin America with her ever curious flare for modern advancements in therapeutic psychedelic research, curating events across the UK with the Psychedelic Society and offering her own facilitation as a professionally trained Tantra Yoga teacher and experienced space holder. Carly celebrates the elusive bridge connecting science and spirit and sees great potential when we marry the two for healing and our collective evolution.
Liz (Temazcal)
Liz
Temazcalera Elizabeth Oatley carries the Half Moon Altar and Sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan. She has spent 13 years in her work with the temazcal, tobacco & medicine ceremony and vision quest, in Wales, Spain and Israel. She received permission and blessing to carry these mystical altars and designs, and to pour the first medicine of the sweet water from Carmen Vicente, chief, teacher and medicine woman from Ecuador, after completing four years of Vision Quest with her. She now holds a lodge at her home in Carmarthen and facilitates tobacco ceremonies in the homes of those who call for them.
Steve
Steve
Steve is a Temazcalero with over 30 years experience. He holds Temazcal Ceremonies for the Man Kind project and Buddhafields Festival. He will be closing our week with the final Sweatlodge Ceremony and we are so excited to have him join us.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 30 days in advance for a 100% refund
Cancel up to 15 days in advance for a 50% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

Contact host for terms if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
17th June to 22nd June 2022
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