Date(s) - 28 Apr 2017 until 1 May 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Feel the magic at Denmark Farm Spring Retreat.
A long weekend bursting with activities to nourish your body, mind and soul.
- The Denmark Farm Spring Retreat is an exclusive gathering with places for just twelve people
- All retreat participants will take part in the birding activities as one group
- For the yoga and geometry in nature / mandalas options you can choose in advance which activity you prefer
- The programme is as follows, although is possibly subject to some small changes
Friday 28th April
Saturday 29th April
Sunday 30th April
Monday 1st May
10am-12pm:- ALL – Denmark Farm Bird Walk: Calls and Songs
10am-12pm:– Choice of Yoga or Mandalas
10am-12pm: – Choice of Yoga or Free time to relax and socialise
Arrivals: from 4pm
2-4pm: – Choice of Yoga or Geometry in Nature
2-5pm: – ALL – Bird Trip to New Quay to include a one hour boat trip
Departures after lunch
Free time to relax and socialise – Films available for viewing
Evening – Bat Walk
Free time to relax and socialise
Choose from either Yoga…
…or Geometry in Nature / Mandalas
Saturday: Geometry in Nature.
When we look deeply at the world around us, we can see that each life form has its own intrinsic geometry, from the smallest micro-organism to the massive shape of a galaxy. However, within a world of seemingly endless variety, patterns and shapes are in fact repeated, time and again. We may notice the occurrence of ‘five-ness’, for example, in the petals of a Hawthorn flower, and then begin to observe that the phenomena of five petals occurs in most fruiting plants. They share a common geometric expression, just as they share similar biological functions.
A mandala is a circular design that expresses wholeness, through harmoniously bringing together colours, patterns and forms. It can be a focus for meditation, both during its creation and subsequently, as an object of contemplation. It can be perfectly simple, or elaborately complex in colour and construction, sometimes incorporating symbols and sacred geometry.
Your leaders for the weekend:
Caroline de Carle
Caroline has had a love affair with birds for over forty years and visited many wonderful places to indulge her birdwatching hobby. Caroline worked with the RSPB for seven years and now she provides female-only and small-group birding experiences around Wales, designed to allow you to see birds and other wildlife at a gentle and stress-free pace.
Aline regularly leads walks with her local Bat Group and has been involved with conservation management and wildlife monitoring at Denmark Farm for many years.
At our Spring Retreat you can choose between a range of Eco accommodation, all on site at Denmark Farm.
- The Eco Lodge sleeps up to twelve people in six ensuite bedrooms (singles, twins and doubles).
- The shared dormitories include a seven bed ensuite room or The Cwtch sleeping two-three people. The dormitories are generally single sex unless a group of friends wish to share.
- The Glamping Yurt sleeps two people on a double futon and also offers an additional two armchair beds.
- Finally, we offer those who prefer to bring their own camping gear, a pitch on our quiet Eco Campsite.
The following are charges for the fully inclusive Spring Retreat weekend: three nights accommodation, three meals per day plus all workshops, activities and equipment.
For one person
For two people sharing
Eco Lodge – Double en-suite bedroom
Eco Lodge -Twin en-suite bedroom
Glamping Yurt (Minimum of two people sharing)
The Cwtch – (Minimum of two people sharing)
Eco Campsite (bring your own tent)
Early Bird* Charges are valid if places are booked and a deposit is paid before 31st January 2017.
To book a place please use the booking form below and pay a deposit of £100 per person. Please state which accommodation option you prefer in the ‘comments’ box.
We will contact you approx six weeks before the event to request the balance.
Cancellations: If you need to cancel, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can try to fill your place. Deposit payments are non-refundable. If you cancel more than three weeks before the event we will retain 50% of the full costs of the booking. Cancellations within three weeks of the event are chargeable in full, unless we are able to fill the place from a reserve list or if special circumstances apply. We reserve the right to decide whether the latter applies.
Bookings are closed for this event.