Fri, 14 Jul|
WILD MEDICINE RETREAT: SUMMER 2023
An unforgettable weekend retreat in the majestic and wild landscapes of rural Kent.
Time & Location
14 Jul 2023, 16:00 BST – 16 Jul 2023, 16:00 BST
The Quadrangle, Shoreham Rd, Sevenoaks TN14 7RP, UK
About the event
Medicine (noun/verb): nourishment for the mind, body and spirit.
You are invited to join Molly + Mel in the peaceful English countryside for 3 days of deep healing, rewilding, community, sound immersion, nature connection and growth - at the unique Quadrangle retreat in Kent.
We will be diving deep into healing, introspection and transformation through the medicine of sound, energy, music, plant medicines, breathwork, movement, breathtaking nature, wild swimming and so much more!
This weekend offers you the opportunity to recharge and step back into your highest, vibrational alignment.
Come with friends or come alone (you'll meet new friends!) and allow yourself to be recharged by the wild medicine within and without.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Throughout the weekend you will be invited to experience a number of practices, rituals and initiations for you to connect and go deeper into to the radiant beauty that lies within and without.
- Movement, Dance, Yoga and Embodiment Practices
- Cacao Ceremony
- Sound Healing with Gongs, Crystal Bowls and Vocals
- Full Spectrum Breathwork Exploration
- Stargazing and Evening Campfire Circles
- Soul Enquiry, Quiet Reflection and Integration
- Guided Meditation and Mindfulness
- Nature Connection, Wild Swimming, Breathtaking Landscapes, Nature Talks
WILD MEDICINE HIGHLIGHTS
Sound Magic + Journeying
Soundwaves are the building blocks of our universe and as people (per/son • sonic being) we are fundamentally beings woven with the threads of frequency and vibration. For many thousands of years, ancients have recognised the power of sound and music to awaken consciousness and in communion with the natural world. Over the course of the weekend we will be working with an uplifting soundtrack of healing sounds. You will be guided to rest in an ocean of precision healing sound waves - riding the ancient wisdom of the gong and voice to lead you deep within.
We will be working with the powerful medicines of Cacao The whispers of this beautiful and ancient medicine can help us to access a deeper, somatic wisdom and listen to the music of our own hearts. You will be offered integrative and theraputic support throughout the weekend to embody the teachings of these wise plant spirits, helping to soothe and release the nervous system with holistic healing and community.
Please let us know ASAP if you are pregnant/breastfeeding/taking SSRIs or other medications or have a serious medical or mental health condition.
Conscious Connected Breathwork
"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts."
Connect the dots with beautiful breathwork immersions set to deep, entrancing soundscapes and blissful beats. Breath work can help us regulate the nervous system, relieve stress and tension and connect to our inner harmony. You will be guided to meet the spirit of air and unlock your bliss states with extended breath work explorations, evoking explorations of mind, body and consciousness.
We will be weaving with the medicine of movement, breathing and connecting with cycles, rhythms - deeply embodying the vast within. These practices will guide you to explore the outer edges of your being, opening all the parts of you that feel tight or resistant and allowing the sacred waters to flow. Our practices will weave through Yoga, sensual dance, euphoric embodiment, free movement, Yin Yoga and beyond. All abilities, body types, ages will be catered for.
We are blessed to be allianced with The Quadrangle - a beautiful, natural and peaceful retreat located in the heart of Kent. Surrounded by enchanted woodland, wild rivers and set under a twinkling night sky you will be able to fully unplug, switch off and enjoy connecting with the vast beauty of nature. With nightly music around the crackling fire and gentle mornings sipping herbal tea as the sunlight leaks in - you'll be guided to rewild your life through reconnection with land, spirit and heart.
Sharing circles are an ancient practice and place for us to be held, heard, seen and supported. We don't have enough spaces where we can speak honestly, authentically and without fear of judgement. When we share in held spaces such as this we often find release in speaking the words aloud, and comfort in hearing our stories reflected back to us in the experiences of others. We will spend time softly reflecting, sharing authentically and journaling each day to meditate upon our own, and the collective, healing. *Some spaces may be divided by gender, some will be integrated.
*THINGS TO NOTE:
- While this work may have therapeutic benefits, this is not supposed to be offered instead of, or as a replacement to, therapy. If you are seeking therapy then we encourage you to seek 1-1 support from a qualified psychotherapist. If you are experiencing significant mental health challenges please contact us in advance so that we can have a conversation about whether this retreat is right for you at this time.
- There is very little phone reception at the venue. We encourage you to take the opportunity to disconnect from the outside world, and to fully immerse yourself in nature.
- Some activities may be offered OUTSIDE in the woodland which is uncovered. We are encouraging our retreat communities to let go and immerse themselves back into the enchanted arms of the forest - however please take into consideration UK weather and prepare for cooler temperatures/rainfall/being outside. Some activities may be cancelled in poor weather conditions.
- Please let us know if you have any conditions, injuries, illnesses as you are booking. Certain practices and plant medicines are unsuitable for those who are taking SSRIs, suffering with mental health conditions or taking medications. Let us know asap if you need to discuss anything with us.
A space to reconnect.
Here at the Quadrangle we offer a unique space for such enquiry and an opportunity to reconnect with yourself.
The Quadrangle is a Victorian model dairy farm with a magnificent hay barn, granary, workshops, lawns and a forest garden. It is close by the River Darent with the scarp slopes of the North Downs rising to the east and west. The Quadrangle's setting in the Darent valley in Kent is extraordinarily rural and peaceful given its distance from London, and there is lots to explore from walks, roman villas to vineyards and country village pubs.
*(all inclusive of £150 non-refundable deposit)
South Dormitory (sharing - single sex) - £495 per person
North Dormitory (sharing - single sex) - £495 per person
Wild Meadow Bell Tent (private or couples sharing) - £795 per tent
Wild Meadow Shepherds Hut (private or couples sharing) - £795 per hut
Wild Meadow Caravan (sharing - single sex) - £395 per person
Queen Private Bedroom (private or couples sharing) - £795 per room
All meals are included in the cost of retreat and please know that we take food very seriously – you will be well fed! Amazing chef Jeni England will be bringing us a delicious vegetarian menu packed full of seasonal and delicious veggies, grains, and pulses. Expect abundant, nourishing feasts for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners made from scratch using sustainable and local ingredients.
The food provided will be mainly vegan and gluten free with some possible local dairy and egg options depending on seasonal availability and request. Herbal tea will be provided but coffee and wine will not be. Please let us know as soon as you can if you have any food intolerances/dietaries/allergies. We can cater to most dietary requirements, please let us know of any when you book.
Please know - the cost of travel is not included in the price of the retreat.
The Quadrangle is situated 45 minutes outside of central London, with easy access from the M25 and direct rail links to London Bridge, Victoria and Charing Cross.
Main line trains from London
• Blackfriars/Peckham etc to Shoreham (Kent) • Victoria to Otford • Charing Cross to Sevenoaks
We will have a (free) carpark available for our use for the whole weekend.
A20, follow signs to West Kingsdown, Farningham (DON’Tcontinue onto the M20).
M25 exit following signs to Brands Hatch and A20 (not M20). From the A20 turn right onto A225 to Eynsford.
The sharp right turn to the Quadrangle is about half a mile after Shoreham station, opposite Fackenden Lane.
As you go down the lane and through the golf course there's a fork in the road- take the left lane with the sign pointing to the Quadrangle. Come through the gate (it opens automatically) at the bottom of the hill and into the yard.
The Quadrangle owns the first set of buildings in front of you and to the left. (others are our neighbours or are tenanted- see boundary lines below).
*warning – don’t rely on satnav to this post code
Beeline Taxis 01732 456214
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS
- Molly Anne Chinner @mollyannechinner (Yoga, Embodiment, Sound Healing, Cacao)
Molly is a Yoga + meditation teacher (800RYT), cacao guardian, feminine embodiment guide, sound therapist and healer - specialising in women's work - offering leadership, guidance and solidarity to others walking the path of re-wilding, connection and liberation.
She holds a deep reverence for the ancient powers of song, sound, circle, feminine embodiment and ceremony in a world that has lost its love for magick. She works with the healing arts of Yoga, sound healing, voice, womb, meditation, breath and the power of the plants - to help you experience the magic within and without. Aligning with the energetic cycles of the seasons, lunar month and astrological movements - her intention is to allow you a direct path to cosmic and internal alignment.
- Melanie Lopes @meloai
(Breathwork, Bodywork, Energy healing, Embodiment, Cacao)
Melanie is an internationally recognised breathworker and bodyworker. Offering guided journeys and private experiences with breath and energy Mel's compassionate and embodied leadership will lead you to your true essence. Offering you the medicine that you need in this moment, for your greatest healing potential.
Lux Bell Tent (Private)
Our Bell Tents in the wild meadow offer a beautiful and grounded way to retreat. Luxury furnishing. Perfect for just you, or you two, to snuggle up together under the stars! (Price is PER TENT not per person - great to split with your partner or bestie!)£795.00+£19.88 service feeSold Out
Twin Room ~ Sharing (same sex)
A beautiful and comfortable bed in our twin bedroom - in our main barn to retreat in a little more luxury, but also to make a bestie along the way! You will be sharing with one other retreatee (single sex only)£425.00+£10.63 service feeSold Out
Single Bed ~ Dorm (Female)
Our sharing dorms are all you need for a comfortable weekend. Make new life-long friends and curl up for a dreamy night's sleep. (Dorms are separated into male + female only spaces. LGBTQIA+ inclusive!)£395.00+£9.88 service feeSold Out
Caravan ~ Sharing (Same Sex)
A sweet, newly refurbished caravan nestled within our wild meadow. Two double futon beds available in this space - perfect for two friends attending toA sweet, newly refurbished caravan nestled within our wild meadow. Two double futon beds available in this space - perfect for two friends attending together or if you book alone we’ll make sure you’re sharing with someone WONDERFUL of the same sex. This caravan is our most affordable accommodation option - suitable for those on a lower income.£295.00+£7.38 service feeSold Out
Shepherds Hut (Private/Couples
Out in the wild meadow our Shepherds Hut offer a sweet and homely option for retreat accommodation. Fall asleep to the soothing sound of crickets and the river running nearby. Perfect for you, or you two. Bliss! (Price is PER HUT not per person)£795.00+£19.88 service feeSold Out
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