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Fri, 09 Sept

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Laguna

Nature Connection Retreat

Join us for an immersive experience of simply “being in nature”. Explore the gentle rhythm of the land and pay attention to the wonders of the natural world as we unwind for a weekend retreat.

Nature Connection Retreat
Nature Connection Retreat

Time & Location

09 Sept 2022, 3:00 pm – 11 Sept 2022, 2:00 pm

Laguna, Laguna NSW 2325, Australia

About the Event

Nature Connection Retreat

Join us for an immersive weekend of simply “being in nature”.  Slow down to the gentle rhythm and let the bush do what it does best, soothe your soul and clear your mind.

The fast pace of society makes it hard for us to nourish the depths of our being and find the stillness & peace we need to operate at a harmonious level.

This 3-day retreat has been set up to provide you with spacious time in nature. Allow your body to slow down, listen and pay attention to the wonders of the natural world and let curiosity guide you into a deeper relationship with nature. 

This weekend will be a blend of practices that focus your senses on the natural world while learning about the local ecology. 

What to expect:

  • Cultural Connection and Acknowledgment of Country
  • Guided bushwalks of the private property surrounded by wilderness
  • Epic sunset views from the ridge top, with 360-degree views.
  • Full catering of your meals with delicious vegetarian based wholefood meals
  • Learn about the bird life & 'bird language'
  • Discover nature connection practises
  • Share communal meals by the fire
  • Enjoy free time to embrace the wild surroundings
  • Harp Sound Immersion by Music Therapist Kim Cannan
  • Learn knowledge about the local Wildlife and Flora
  • Develop primitive skills, including fire by friction, natural cordage, wild foods and medicine foraging.

Our team at Wild Beings will provide you with quality time in nature where you can connect with the local ecosystem, reset your nervous system and refresh your mind, body and soul.

Some of the themes across the weekend will be:

  • Ethical harvest; how to forage wild foods and medicines in a way that does not damage the ecosystem
  • How practising the skills of our ancestors connects us with a deeper sense of meaning and respect for the earth
  • The language of birds and humans age-old connection with them
  • How practising the skills of our ancestors connects us with a deeper sense of meaning and respect for the earth
  • Rewilding in an urban environment
  • How nature heals us

Venue & Accommodation

This retreat is on private property in the Wollombi region. 

Located on a ridgetop, with 360 views overlooking surrounding valleys, with a diverse eco-system of Grey Gums, Angophoras, Ironbarks, Yellowboxes, Stringy Barks, Casaurina, and Geebung. Home to many wild creatures, Glossy Blacks, Yellow Tail Cockatoos, Honey Eaters, Wrens, Bowerbirds, Lyrebirds and the mysterious Powerful Owl in the evening, a friendly wombat, sugar gliders, the local rock Wallaby family. All exist together on the ancient sandstone foundation. The ecology is truly diverse and a beautiful depiction of Australia's wild sandstone ecosystems.

Dirt road, 2WD access 

This is a camping retreat, BYO camping setup. Limited options to sleep in a bell tent (shared accommodation) enquire within for more details.

There is no reception at this location so be prepared for a weekend tapping away from your phone.

This event is FULLY CATERED with vegetarian-based wholefood meals.  Numbers will be limited, so please inform us of any dietary requirements. 

This is a drug and alcohol-free event. 

Attendees must be 16+

Pricing $580 

(if you are financially struggling yet wish to attend please get in touch)

About the Facilitators 

Will Bettison & Eva Angophora are the co-creators of Wild Beings Australia.  They facilitate nature connection programs, events and retreats for the community, schools and festivals all across Australia. 

With a  focus on teaching various bushcraft and survival skills, the intention is to deeply connect people to the ecosystem and create awareness around building regenerative relationships with the land.

They focus on Ancestral Skills, learning the ways of hunter-gatherer peoples and blending that into their lives. They have been "outside living" for several years, sculpting a lifestyle based around localising and living as close to the land as possible. Eva and Will have dedicated their lives to creating spaces to reconnect people with the land and the old ways.

 "The simplistic power of nature is all-encompassing, there is no external "medicines" or stimulation needed when connecting with the land and this is what we aim to share"

Guest Facilitators 

  • Kim Cannan - Author of "How Music Heals Us', Music Therapist, Composer, Music Teacher and fellow nature lover will be sharing a 2-hour Harp Sound Journey with us.
  • Clay Hungerford- Ancestral tyes with Wiradjuri & Gamilliroi. Clay has been learning Aboriginal Culture for the last 10 years between Darkinyung, Guringai and Barkinji country and has been lucky enough to learn lore whilst building relationship with these landscapes and their old stories.  He has been sharing his culture through dance and story at local Family Camps.

We acknowledge the land that we gather on, the traditional Darkinyung sacred lands surrounding Mt Yengo, Olney and Watagans State Forests. We pay our respects to the sacred sites all through this land and the Traditional Custodians past present and emerging. We wish to honour the old culture of this land through learning about it and looking after the land and one another.

For further questions please contact Eva at wearewildbeings@gmail.com

Tickets

  • Adult Ticket

    $580.00
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