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Empowered Activism weekend- Andy Raingold and Kara Moses

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Empowered Activism weekend- Andy Raingold and Kara Moses Sat 13 Oct - Sun 14 Oct

  • Sustainability

Come and learn tools and practices to drive positive change in the world.  During this weekend we will form a like-minded community to help each of us bring more resilience, resourcefulness and resonance into our actions. It is based on deep nature connection techniques and Joanna Macy's Work that Reconnects, exploring the power of gratitude, honouring our feelings, seeing with different perspectives and going forth with renewed energy, enthusiasm and vision.

Cost: £150 or £120 concessions. Bring and share lunch.  

Location: Hawkwood Outdoor Classroom

timings: 10am - 5pm each day, with no evening session

Andy Raingold is a coach, speaker and facilitator. He hosts nature awareness, leadership, sustainability and mindfulness retreats and workshops, to bring about transformative change. He has trained extensively in these areas with Cambridge University, Schumacher College, The Living Leader Programme and Sussex Wildlife Trust. He works with professionals, businesses, charities, colleges, private clients and children. He also offers his skills internationally, and in 2017 ran a 2 month programme with indigenous communities in Namibia and a 2 week retreat for a "nomadic classroom" in the wilds of Sweden. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, working with CEOs, Government Ministers and thought leaders to drive action for a more sustainable world.

Andy Raingold is founder of Change in Nature (www.changeinnature.org) which run enriching experiences in the wild. Collaborators include Jonathon Porritt, Jamie Catto, Giles Hutchins and Dr Stephan Harding. 

Kara Moses is a facilitator of rewilding – landscapes, people, and society. She offers experiential courses in nature connection, spiritual ecology and skills for social change. Kara teaches and facilitates on short courses and Masters programs at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Schumacher College, Ecodharma and St Ethelburga’s. Her passion for the natural world also finds expression in political activism, and she has spent much of the last few years fighting the fossil fuel industry with Reclaim the Power and Plane Stupid. As a freelance writer and editor she contributes regularly to Resurgence and Ecologist magazine and is Environment Editor for Red Pepper magazine. She is a trustee of the Wales Wild Land Foundation, which is currently focused on rewilding land in west Wales, where Kara is based.

“I deeply appreciate the space, lightness, care and heart.”

“This day has proven the power of connection to nature, to the elements and to each other.”

“It was beautiful. Together we opened ourselves, shared and trusted. It is deeply healing and very precious.”

“Thank you for providing a time to reflect, connect and try out different perspectives. I think this session has started a process for me of reflection and moving forward.”

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"Hawkwood has all the ingredients we look for when running events and meetings –their ethical approach, from the fantastic food they serve to the way they manage their land, works perfectly for us. It’s a relaxed environment which is conducive to creative thinking and open dialogue, and the staff are so helpful."

Helen Browning, CEO at Soil Association