From September 28 – October 5 this year we’ll be running a ‘Re-enchanting the Earth’ retreat for both men and women. (We’ll also be running this retreat in autumn 2014, very likely the week of September 20.) http://reenchantingtheearth.com/courses/residential-courses/re-enchanting-the-earth-retreat/ Prices start from £425 full board for 6 nights.
From May 4 – 10 2014, we’ll be running a ‘Singing Over the Bones’ retreat for women only. http://reenchantingtheearth.com/courses/residential-courses/singing-over-the-bones/ Prices also start from £425 full board for 6 nights.
The themes of each course will be similar, in that we will be focusing on deepening our relationship with the land and our connection to the natural world, and exploring the ways in which we can communicate it. We’ll be talking about authentic ways of living and being in the midst of a world in crisis. We have a unique opportunity here in the ‘working wilderness’ of our crofting village of Breanish to explore these issues. Nestled at the foot of Mealasbhal, Lewis’ highest mountain, we are sandwiched between sea and hills and look out to St Kilda, the Flannan Isles, Scarp and the Monachs. The landscape is rugged but intensely beautiful in all weathers. No guarantees of good weather can be given in the Outer Hebrides at any time of year, but standing by the sea in the face of a south-westerly gale and letting the air hold you up, then returning to a warm fire with your face encrusted with sea salt, is an experience not to be missed! Working the land as we do, David and I know the ecology and history of the place very well, and will share that knowledge as generously as we’re able. Side trips to the EarthLines croft are also encouraged.
It may seem as if travelling to the Outer Hebrides is impossibly long and slow, or impractically expensive: it doesn’t have to be so. Do have a look at this page for more information about the place, accommodation and travel.
Places on both courses are limited so if you’re interested please do contact me as soon as possible: sharon[at]reenchantingtheearth[dot]com.