This retreat is for you to take a committed journey to integrate your depths and harness your innate intelligence and aliveness!
The retreat is for you to have sufficient space and time with experienced guidance and fellow practitioners, all participating in high quality, deep practice.
You will be immersed in a cross paradigmatic exploration. This will be primarily centred around the beautiful combination of Meditation and Circling. As a group, we will also be weaving together embodiment, coaching and developing your understanding of how the integration of traumatic experiences can happen innately within us.
This retreat is more than a personal journey to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. It is about your leadership and becoming even more who you are meant to be, to lead others from a truer and authentic source and to engage with real purpose in the wider world.
And all from your own living room!
What the Journey is About
I had a life defining period in the last few years that showed me the profound importance of the practice of meditation for more than awakening.
Meditation is essential for us in really starting to meet and recover from the harm (sometimes even severe trauma) we have experienced in our lives until now and to begin to engage more fully with the life we are already leading.
Meditation is also fundamentally about falling in love with the simple sensations of being alive. The gentle ways we sense and feel reality are so easy to overlook and so foundational to our fulfillment as human beings.
In my twenty years of experience, this kind of development does not happen so readily in any typical meditation approach. It requires an orientation that supports real integration and shows how simple being with ourselves in a transformational way can be. On this retreat, you will learn this approach.
However, there is more.
Circling and Meditation have also proven to be highly synergistic and mutually supportive when combined skilfully.
Thus, in this retreat, you will surf;
- an innovative approach to meditation that makes it more effortless and more generative of inner healing of core long-held traumatic experiences;
- you will significantly develop your Circling leadership capacities, being able to come from a more connected sense of yourself as you artfully explore intimate connection with others;
- you will be in embodiment practice to explore a fuller aliveness and a more intuitive expression and grounding through movement and touch;
- you will have an opportunity to get coaching that works with the depths of you, to step further into your potential and understand what is currently getting in the way of this;
- you will be in a practice environment where you will be immersed in a group consciously exploring and cultivating collective intelligence.
In this retreat, you will see how Circling and conscious connection is enhanced as you more readily recognise the subtle resistances to yourself, the attachments you have to emotional states and a clearer sense of what you are integrating in yourself on a more subtle level.
Being with others can often challenge us in surprising ways and point us to how we resist or react to the many stimuli relationships bring us. As we become more self-aware, we can then often get entangled in subtly reacting against our own resistance!
In this retreat, you will be developing the capacity to see and not react to resistance and discover what is living at the core of these patterns.
This is mainly about cultivating a surrender to your own truth in your bodily experience and the emerging potential often touched by being with others and the collective.
Why come to an extended retreat?
On this retreat, you will be developing your capacity to participate in the deep feeling processes in you as a body. What I have discovered in this period is that previously in my practice, I was not quite being with myself in a way that supports the activation of the deepest layers of myself.
Even with sincere and very committed cross paradigmatic practice over 15 years, including ten years of full time, almost 24/7 immersion of Circling, I was not able to consistently contact what I now consider the real feeling process. I needed exceptional guidance for this.
On this retreat, I will be sharing this guidance, and I imagine for almost everyone, it will be equally illuminating of what it truly means to feel ourselves. Part of this is having sufficient time to allow the feeling process to mature and reveal what really wants to be felt within you.
At the same time, you will see that this approach is not seeing our development as a discipline we have to push ourselves into and work hard for. Our practice, especially our meditation, can be elegant and done with a sense of gentle attunement to ourselves in an environment that feels supportive, inspiring and intimate.
Furthermore, we can see the mystery of the process and be open to transformation being possible at any moment without any doing on our part.
Therefore, this retreat is both rigorous and committed, within an atmosphere and ethos of trusting the process, going easy with ourselves and enjoying the intimacy of being together.
Can You really be in a transformation process like this online?
Despite the obvious beauty of being in person for an event like this, there are significant benefits online.
It is a platform we can use with much less disturbance to our daily lives. We don’t need to travel away, using planes and trains, and there is much less expense on accommodation and provisions.
And, crucially, the transmission of the practices is still very potent through this technology!
Being in meditation and embodiment practice naturally gives us plenty of time not staring into a screen. I have also purposely designed the retreat to provide you with time in your day to either be offline or to allow you to keep some of your family responsibilities or do some work if you need to.
If you can give yourself at least some retreat atmosphere at home, this is highly recommended as it can be supportive to your process.
Big Welcome to those new to the practice and experienced veterans!
You can still participate if you are new to Meditation or Circling. You will be guided at your pace into the depths of the practices. At the same time, this is an advanced training, and so, for experienced practitioners you will be encouraged to step further into wherever your evolutionary edge is guiding you next.
Places limited to 20 participants.