Women's Beltaine Gathering:
Tree Songs at Heart Space Grove
10am - 5pm Saturday 27th April 2019 2019
We warmly invite you to join us for nourishing day retreat in the Sussex countryside: a time to deepen and strengthen our relationship with the land and the trees, through voice and body work, supported inner journeying and sensory activities in nature.
At Beltaine – midway between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice - as all about us the land is bursting into green life, we’ll greet the blossoming of the May and the approach of Summer by joining our voices in songs to celebrate our beautiful trees.
We’ll spend time in the cosy womb of Heart Space barn, out in the newly planted grove and around a wood fire amongst the mature trees nearby. We’ll share, learn - and perhaps even create – more tree songs, and complete our day with a Beltaine Blessing Ceremony for the newly planted saplings of Heart Space Grove.
COST: £60 - includes refreshments and a simple vegetarian lunch
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ABOUT THE CO- FACILITATORS
Anna Richardson - an experienced forager and teacher who shares her expertise and enthusiasm for rediscovering the uses of wild plants for food, medicine and practical craft with people of all ages. Over the last 20 years her interest in plants and traditional skills has developed through practicing, training and teaching bush craft, plant spirit medicine, and forest school work. A fiddle player and singer, Anna also brings her love of music and appreciation of the folk tradition as a source of inspiration and celebration of our connection with the natural world.
Luska Mengham - a countryside worker with a background in forestry and woodland management, who has lived and worked in a community woodland setting. She has planted, coppiced, hedge-laid, and carved from many trees, and takes great joy in leading tree identification walks throughout the year. Ritual and song have deepened her connection with the land, as have taking part in a women’s moon group and other women’s ceremonies, retreats and courses over the last five years.