An exploration of conscious, therapeutic touch
Facilitator: Lindsay McLeod
During this weekend retreat we’ll use simple body work, touch and deep listening to connect to the ever changing energy within our individual systems, gathering the harvest of the summer months to nourish us through the shortening days of the year. You will develop the skills to listen to your body at a cellular level, and discover a new sense of relationship with all life. Embracing both Body Harmony and Continuum, this retreat is suitable for all levels of experience and for anyone interested in the body.
Event time: Fri 30th Sep 2022 at 4:00pm - Sun 2nd Oct 2022 at 4:00pm
Breath · Gravity · Awareness · Intention · Movement · Embodiment · Responsive & Attentive Touch
- Use somatic awareness to let your body be a natural being again
- Learn to be in a reciprocal relationship with the natural world as we gently enter the season of Autumn
- Access the powers inherent in your own body
What Will You Gain
- Wellbeing from treating your body as sacred again
- Trust – from listening to and hearing your body
- Access to the deeper meaning of embodiment
- Relief from stresses, fatigue, discomfort, and dis-ease
- Knowledge of how to recognise and hone your unique gifts for our world
Starting on Friday evening we’ll begin our weekend adventure by relaxing and unwinding and beginning to listen in to the unique language of our bodies, followed by a good night’s dream-informed sleep.
On Saturday and Sunday, you have the option to begin each day with a walk in the grounds, meditation, or a lie-in, whatever your body is asking for in each moment. Delicious home-cooked meals and refreshments give rhythm and nourishment to the retreat.
Content & Approach
Listen to a new language of body awareness as you tune in to the filaments of your fascia and the tingles in your mitochondrial spirals! Take time to find out what is stirring in you and resonating with the call of your most natural way of being. Come and find out what your own somatic wisdom is telling you, what you can hear from the voices of your totally unique tissue formations. Develop fluency in understanding how your body communicates through physical sensation.
Body Harmony is one of the safest, most in-depth conversations you will ever have, led by the consent of your body. It can bring you a pleasurable sense of home and connection as an integral part of the universe.
Continuum is the most integrated way of applying these same precepts to your own body. Its qualities are movement, fluidity, sound, stillness, subtlety, curiosity and ease.
This weekend we have the opportunity to begin to re-learn how to live in a reciprocal relationship with all other forms of life on this earth and return to our true place of belonging.
What is Body Harmony?
Deciphering the stories of our body
Body Harmony recognises that each person’s body stores memory and the intellectual and emotional responses attached to that memory
Body Harmony works on the principle that your body has a unique pathway to finding the memory and unwinding the attached emotion
Body Harmony uses a synthesis of breath, gravity, awareness, intention, movement, embodiment and responsive and attentive touch, involving an understanding of quantum physics, epigenetics and neural science
Body Harmony is a journey of exploration; of the physical, mental, emotional, psychological and our energy as an integral part of the world’s energy.
Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.
What Is Included
Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
- Mindful walking through our woodland trails
- Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
- Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
- Discover surrounding charming market towns
Arrival and registration from 4.00pm Friday, with tea; course begins with supper at 6.30pm. Course ends with afternoon tea at 4.00pm on Sunday.
Please note that prices are listed per person.
Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
Please bring loose, comfortable clothes and a warm shawl or light blanket.
Lindsay McLeod has been studying, practising and teaching Body Harmony internationally for 30 years.
She lives in a deeply embodied way with an animist awareness which calls for reciprocal love and respect for all life forms.
Lindsay studied with and translated for the founder of Body Harmony, Dr Don McFarland, for over 20 years. Don himself studied Continuum with its founder, for over two decades infusing much of Body Harmony with its wisdom.
Lindsay has now been directly apprenticed to Continuum teachers Robert Litman and Bobbie Ellis for the last two years.
She has a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts from Edinburgh University and is a parent to two grown up sons.Visit Tutor's Website