A Practical and Spiritual Journey Home
with Ian Watson & Clare Tanner
What is the Natural Wisdom Programme?
A gentle journey of discovery across the four seasons, exploring the principles that underpin our lives and pointing us back to our true nature as human beings. We will connect more deeply to our natural essence and explore our innate capacity to live peaceful, creative and fulfilled lives.
Understanding our interdependence with the whole of nature and our unique way of experiencing life as human beings, enables us to more easily navigate the ups and downs of life. The positive impact of taking the time to understand this more deeply results in an ease and balance in life that arises effortlessly as we rest more comfortably in our true nature - a feeling of being at home.
Who is it for?
This programme is open to everyone and will be of particular value and interest to those who are curious about exploring nature, psychology and spirituality in a practical way that enables you to:
• Increase your creativity & connect with your life's passion
• Resolve relationship difficulties effortlessly
• Relax and enjoy your life now, not in some imaginary future
• Release yourself from negative conditioning, old wounds and painful memories
• Quit struggling, striving, trying too hard & doing too much (have you noticed how unhelpful they are?)
• Increase efficiency & productivity - achieve more with less effort
• Let go of any destructive habits and behavioural patterns
• Breathe easier and eliminate stress by understanding how it gets created on the inside
What will we learn?
On each of the four 2-day gatherings, we will do as nature does……
Nature reminds us that life is good and has a magical way of evaporating our busy thoughts. It opens us up to the joy of being alive and a gratitude for all that it offers us in our experience of life and living.
The seasons reflect different aspects of our humanness and provide a rich seam of inspiration for our personal journey of exploration. We will use the cycles and seasons of nature as a framework to guide our time together and inspire a deeper connection to our own true nature.
In our spring retreat we will embrace the exuberant energy of spring-time, opening ourselves up to the possibilities beyond. This natural time of new growth reminds us of our own creative potential and our capacity to have new thoughts and ideas in any moment.
We will nurture our intentions and the ideas we have been quietly incubating over the winter months as we have rested and renewed. We can take action to give back to nature those things that have been getting in the way of us healing relationships, letting go of unhelpful habits or realizing our passions and creative projects. Taking the time to more deeply understand and harness our creative power and its presence in every moment.
Together we will nurture our new seedlings, ideas, insights and support each other into bringing them to fruition. Just as the plants and trees are interdependent, so are we. Harnessing our collective creative potential and the spirit that supports that growth, to birth our projects, heal relationships and accelerate our natural productive capacity.
We are nature. Being clear that there is an ebb and flow annually, seasonally and in every moment creates a certainty that we can navigate the undulations of life and harness its natural rhythms to support us to live, love and create our most fulfilling lives.
It is this wisdom, the wisdom of nature and our innate capacity to live a connected, creative and rich experience of life that this group programme will explore and celebrate.
Where and When?
Our time together will be spent in the beautiful setting of Dartington Hall in Devon with lots of opportunity to explore the beauty of nature on the grounds of the estate.
Wholesome, locally-grown organic food is available at the Dartington Hall eateries. We will also have the joy of experiencing the beautiful gardens and estate which will bring us closer to the nature of life and how this creates inspiration for our personal journey and hopes for the programme.
Spring Retreat Dates 2019
4th - 5th April
Fees: The cost of attendance is £350