Date(s) - 20 May 2022 until 22 May 2022
5:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The challenges we face today can seem overwhelming. At times it can feel difficult to navigate which way to turn, what to trust, and how to connect.
What if we remembered that we are part of something bigger than us, beyond being human? What if we sensed, felt, and intuited our part in the web of life? This course is about facing together into our dreams, our fears, and our own resistance, through reconnection with the living world.
Our weekend course aims to bring people together who are curious about engaging in nature. This is about learning through being, having time and space to slow down, appreciating the little things, forming connections with the human and more than human world. We will invite participants to take part in facilitated experiences, practices, conversations, games, song, storytelling, and spending time alone in nature.
We aim to spend much of the time outside, learning and embodying the wisdom of the natural world and the wisdom of the group. All our activities will take place within the nurturing place of Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. The Centre is a tapestry of diverse habitants and spaces, enabling an immersive and rich experience.
We are offering the possibility of a deeper connection or re-connection in nature, a felt sense that you are part of nature, and supporting you to take forward embodied experiences and practices into your day-to-day lives.
The aim of this course is to provide opportunities to connect with nature and to reflect on the benefits of strengthening that connection through a series of facilitated activities and discussions. It is not an ecology course, but there will be plenty of opportunity to explore the 40 acre nature reserve. We would ask you to think about why connecting with nature is important for you and to be prepared to share any thoughts on this that you are comfortable about sharing. We expect to learn a lot from each other and from the place itself. Most of all we look forward to a fulfilling and enjoyable weekend in each others company.
Our course begins on Friday 20th May at 5pm and will finish on Sunday 22nd May at 3pm.
Vegetarian/Vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, along with refreshments. Due to the nature of the course, participants will be invited to stay at the Centre overnight, and there are a range of accommodation options available including camping, shared dormitories, or rooms with en-suite facilities in our EcoLodge.
Glenn Strachan, PhD, MSc.
Glenn started his working life in agriculture before returning to full time education to complete a multidisciplinary degree in Development Studies and qualify as a teacher of Geography and Biology. He has an MSc in environmental and development education and his PhD research concerned the influence of the sustainable design of education buildings as a catalyst for change. Glenn has held posts in a wide range of educational settings over the last thirty years as well as working on a series of projects related to education and sustainable development. Since 2008 Glenn has also been a trustee of the Shared Earth Trust charity, which runs the Denmark Farm Conservation Centre in West Wales aimed at promoting biodiversity, providing courses in ecology and sustainable living and generally connecting people to nature. He is passionate about encouraging people to see themselves as part of the ecology of the planet.
Elizabeth Neagle, MA (Hons), MSc.
Ecotherapist, Integral Development Coach – Facilitating groups to change in Nature
Elizabeth Neagle is a custodian of Penbanc, a small mixed farm that sits within the Clettwr valley, in rural south Ceredigion. Passionate about reconnecting humans with nature, Elizabeth is the founding Director of Dol Fach Community Interest Company (CIC). Dol Fach’s purpose is to facilitate resilience and responsibility in our dramatically changing world through the provision of land-based activities, transformative practices, coaching and courses.
Elizabeth has over twenty-five years’ experience of facilitating change in the NHS and health related private sector. She is a qualified Integral Development Coach and has a special interest in supporting adults and emerging leaders to awaken their Ecological selves, and live their unique contribution to our earth in service to the human and more than human world.
Elizabeth enjoys working with all people, facilitating them to thrive within the boundaries of a finite planet. She has a reputation for empathetic listening skills, supporting clients to work with deeply held issues, and enabling transformational change.
Places are limited and must be booked at least one week in advance. See below to book your place.
- Campsite (bring your own camping gear) – £200 per person
- Shared Dormitory – £220 per person
- Eco Lodge ensuite bedroom (shared twin or double) – £250 per person
- Eco Lodge ensuite bedroom (private room) – £290 per person
All options above include 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners and all workshop sessions.
All meals will be Vegan/Vegetarian. Other dietary needs can also be catered for. Please let us know any special requirements.
- This workshop will take place according to COVID safety regulations at the time of running.
- Please do a lateral flow test just before leaving home.
- Please do not attend if you should be self-isolating for any reason.
- Please come prepared to work outdoors (with plenty of warm clothing and a blanket too if you feel the cold).
You may also be interested in other creative workshops at Denmark Farm. Please see our events calendar for our full list.
All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.
Bookings are closed for this event.