Earth Living Retreat – Summer
Fri 24th– Sun 26th June 2022 at Hempen, Hardwick Estate, Reading
Would you like to be immersed in nature and a soulful, soil-full community? We welcome you to a weekend in the wild. Listen to the wisdom of the earth and receive its nourishment through wholesome plant-powered food and ritual. Feel the touch of natural water on your skin. Stretch your lungs with the breath of the forest and let your body and voice thrive in this rural landscape.
What to expect?
The Earth Living family are partnering with Hempen Co-operative to create a space for reconnection and celebration. Together we offer a diversity of experiences from various beautiful heARTrtists including:
- Embodied Yoga & Creativity
- Primal Vinyasa
- CBD & Hemp Workshop
- Wild Swimming Ritual
- Forest bathing
- Voice Activation
- Live Music
- Fireside songs, stories & ceremony
This retreat takes place a few days after the Summer Solstice: a point of high sun energy, power, strength and joy. When we gather collectively, we let ourselves be visible to one another. We can find assurance by courageously being seen, embracing our potential and stepping into our full brightness.
About the site – Hempen Co-operative
Hempen is situated on a farm on Hardwick Estate and is surrounded by woodland, meadows and farm animals. The River Thames is 20 minutes walk away. All classes will take place outdoors, either under the stretch tent, in the woods or river… somewhere in nature. Come and join us in this beautiful, wild sanctuary.
About Earth Living
is a community celebration of Wellbeing, Art and Nature in Reading. We are on the brink of burning out in all capacities, as individuals, communities and globally. We explore different avenues into finding balance, by providing opportunities for participation and engagement in a wide range of activities. From yoga and sound baths to storytelling and sustainable design; there is something for everyone to be inspired by.
Accommodation & Facilities
You will need to bring your own tent for sleeping, or you can stay in your own live-in vehicle for a small fee (limited space). Please bring your own mug, cutlery, plate and head torch. Facilities include compost toilets, a compost shower and an outdoor bath in the woods, (how’s that for forest bathing?!)
You will be provided with 3 meals a day, all cooked from scratch by our on-site chef and volunteers. The menu will be a mixture of healthy, plant-based food, including lots of hemp-inspired recipes & home-grown veg from our garden! 100% vegan. All food, classes and pitch are included in price.
Super early bird – £195 (until 15th April)
Early bird – £235 (until 15th May)
Standard – £255
Live-in vehicle (no electrical hook up) – £25 for the weekend (4 available). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Free parking for cars
20 spaces available
We can’t wait to see you there!
May we embrace the earth and each other’s presence in this grounding, heart-centered community.