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Body Harmony

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Fri 20Oct
Sun 22Oct

Bringing awareness to the continuum of your body with movement, sound and touch

Facilitator: Lindsay McLeod

During this weekend retreat, bring yourself into relationship with the fluidity inherent in your body and its interaction with the world around it. You will develop the skills to hear your body at a cellular level; help us to engage with creating a real future. This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience and for anyone interested in the body. A great way to centre yourself and treat your body as sacred as we approach the Celtic New Year at Samhain.

Event time: Fri 20th Oct 2023 at 4:00pm - Sun 22nd Oct 2023 at 4:00pm

Breath · Gravity · Awareness · Intention · Movement · Embodiment

At a Glance

  • Use embodied movement to access the natural fluidity within you
  • Centre yourself as we begin the Celtic new year
  • Access the powers inherent in your own body
  • Learn to resource yourself from the journey of movement itself

What Will You Gain

  • Understanding of the practice of Body Harmony & Continuum
  • 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

Retreat Overview

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 and movement.

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, nuance, curiosity and ease.

This weekend we have the opportunity to begin to re-learn how to live in a reciprocal relationship and return to our true place of belonging. A perfect start to a new cycle, helping us shapeshift in radical times.

What is Body Harmony?

Deciphering the stories of our body

This practice recognises that each person’s body stores memory and the intellectual and emotional responses attached to that memory

Works on the principle that your body has a unique pathway to finding the memory and unwinding the attached emotion

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

A journey of exploration; of the physical, mental, emotional, psychological and our energy as an integral part of the world’s energy.

Body Harmony


"My first experience of [this course] completely blew me away. It's truly revolutionary and something we all need to know about. The idea is simple and accessible to everybody yet so effective and profound. The body is more conscious then we ever knew, and can heal far more effortlessly then previously thought. The workshop felt sacred , beautiful, holding and transformational. I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to rediscover such important ancient wisdom. For our children's children's sake we need to pass this on to many."


Your Stay at Hawkwood

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.

Additional Activities

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

Price Options

£280 Non-residential
£340 Shared room
£380 Single room


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Practical Information

16:00 Friday arrival and registration & tea will be served. The course begins with supper at 18:30 ending with afternoon tea at 16:00 on Sunday.

Please bring loose, comfortable clothes and a warm shawl or light blanket.

Lindsay McLeod

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 three years.

She has a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts from Edinburgh University and is a parent to two grown up sons.

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