led by: corinne blum, adrian kowal and andres roberts
when: 25-27 september 2015
where: somerset, UK
*bursaries will be offered at the price of £200. Please contact us directly with a description of why you would like to attend and how you will benefit from the bursary.
Way of Nature, in collaboration with Relationship Coach Corinne Blum, invite you to come spend a long weekend in beautiful Somerset to explore who we are in relationship.
Many of us may find ourselves caught in the same, unhealthy pattern of relationship; whether we are still looking for a relationship, or are in a partnership already. To be in relationship with others, we must first really look at our relationship to ourselves.
Do we believe we are good enough? Are we worthy of love? As Rumi beautifully says: “ Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
On this retreat, with nature as our backdrop, we will explore:
- Our relationship towards our self-worth
- Our barriers, self-beliefs and patterns, that hold us back from experiencing true love and intimacy
- Our inner and outer nature; understanding ourselves as part of the greater whole
- How to remain authentic in relationship
- How to use nature, meditation, movement and time alone to connect with our authentic Self
This retreat will be a mixture of led experiences, meditation, time alone in nature for self-enquiry as well as group discussion. The principles of Way of Nature, using deep relaxation and presence techniques, will be threaded throughout the retreat.
We invite you to come take time for yourself, to look into the deeper parts of your being – with the nurture and support of nature – to unveil what being in relationship means to you.
The retreat will take place at a beautiful new retreat centre in Somerset, nestled alongside a seven hundred acre forest. From here we will embark on a programme that weaves through the indoors and outdoors, and the inner and outer worlds. As always with Way of Nature programmes, we will work with core principles of Interconnection, Presencing, Relaxation, Energy, Heart, Clarity and awareness of Source. In this instance, we hold these around the theme – and from here we explore not just what we understand in our rational minds but what we know with our hearts and intuition.
about your hosts:
Adrian is a co-founder of Way of Nature UK and has been spending time in the wilderness since before he could speak. Starting in 1999, he has led group tours in remote areas of nature in North America, Europe, and Africa. He is passionate about living a balanced lifestyle in our busy modern world by supporting people’s reconnection with nature through his work with scout groups, universities, and men’s groups. Adrian is the co-founder of evolve – a centre for evolution based in South Kensington (www.evolvewellnesscentre.com), which inspires individuals to feel empowered in their lives through yoga, holistic treatments, innovative workshops, courses and special events.
I have always had a passion for helping people and a curiosity about growth and self-development. Over the past ten years, much of my focus turned inward, observing experiences, human interaction and reflecting upon them. I discovered that authenticity was the key to my contentment. By building a relationship to my authentic self I grew to know myself on a deeper level and learned how to both put myself forward, and bring in, a life that was in alignment with my true self. I was inspired to work around building the Authentic Self as I saw how much it helped my own growth and has since supported others to really step into the life that they have always wanted.
I focus on building the Authentic Self as well as guiding people in authentic relationships whether you are single and wanting to attract the right partner for you, or deepen your current relationship.
My influences and education stem from working with top teachers from the Coaches Training Institute Of California, The Authentic Leadership Institute led by Judith Bell, a ten year practice of Buddhism, Diamond Heart, Movement Therapy, and a passion for studying human behavior, psychology and interpersonal dynamics. MASC certified.
Andres, co-founder of Way of Nature UK, is a guide, facilitator and leadership and change advisor dedicated to wholeness, purpose and balance. He has dedicated much of his life and work to helping positive change happen through art, play and nature. He has been hosting participative learning experiences for over a decade and deep nature programmes since 2010. He is also a partner of Talik & Co where he facilitates profound change and leadership programmes towards social purpose, sustainability and responsibility. Half British, half Colombian, big on the sea, music, festivals and banquets, his biggest questions are about reconnection, wisdom, enchantment and keeping magic alive in everyday life.