To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
It is not through abstract rational thinking that we are going to fall in love again with the rest of nature.
This is primarily a hands-on, experiential, outdoors workshop, led by Natasha Lythgoe and inspired by her recent training with Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen.
It is aimed at developing a kind of honouring, and valuing of our direct sensory experience: the tastes and smells in the air, the feel of the wind as it caresses the skin, the touch of the ground under our feet as we walk upon it.
As the day turns to dusk, and then night, we will explore how to open up to, and invite a reciprocal, even romantic relationship with the more-than-human world – sensing for example, how the ground itself is feeling your steps as you walk upon it.
The workshop activities will include mindfulness based nature practices, sensory awareness games, a night walk (without head torches), reflective journaling, a smattering of creative writing and a touch of Plotkin inspired ‘encounter’ practice.
It's being held in a great location inside Stanmer Park, and we'll have a fire going.
The cost is £24.99.
(Numbers are limited to 15 participants. So book early! RSVP essential as we need to know numbers, thanks.)
Suitable for beginners and those with experience.
Book now to secure your place!
• Wear suitable clothing.
• We suggest that you bring a sit mat - they make a huge difference
• Tea and some snacks included, but do bring a hot drink and snacks to share.
• Suitable for adults only
About Natasha Lythgoe
Natasha Lythgoe is a professionally trained teacher, a Post Graduate Fine Artist and a Mindfulness teacher. She has taught in prisons, the NHS and has co-led many retreats. She is also an outdoors facilitator trained at Schumacher College.
Natasha has been guiding groups and individuals in arts/mindfulness since 2004. She brings a light touch and embodied wisdom to the serious work of transformation.
Natasha has a passion for workshops that explore deepening relationships – with our selves, each other and our homeland - and how opening to this community can radically shift how we walk through this world. She loves to do this outdoors through experiencing play, connecting with creativity, mindfulness and embodiment practices.
Underpinning this diversity is a strong thread influenced by a care for deep ecology, community and a desire to live a meaningful and connected life.