Deep Dive into Nature and Self: A four week online journey through individual wholing and radical reconnection
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Are you yearning for deeper connection, full presence, more aliveness?
Is there a part of you that simply knows that much more is possible?
We invite you to join us on this journey - the process of attuning deeply to self, to other, and to the living world, to remember our full and vibrant selves in connection to all of life.
We invite you to the ancient wisdom of time spent with the land - to the healing, the deep knowing and the soul reawakening that this offers.
We invite you back and beyond to what it means to be a true human being.
This is the practice of meeting Self through Nature.
For centuries, across many different cultures, humans have spent time alone in nature.
~ To remember who we are.
~ To mark transitions.
~ To initiate new life phases.
~ To step into new roles.
~ To find clarity.
For whatever intention may want to be lived, this practice holds many gifts for humanity and nature alike.
It is a radical practice of reclamation and resistance - in a world full of business and burnout, full of pathology, full of extractivism, we focus on slowing down to reclaim the wholeness that is our true nature.
We offer a powerful yet gently guided process of coming back to self, and offering that self back to the world. We guide you towards your Nature Solo and equip you with the tools needed to integrate this medicine into our daily lives.
“What is the truth at the centre of the image you were born with?”
We use the tools of:
~ eco-soul centric development
~ the heart of Community.
Over the 4 week process you will receive:
~ 5 online community calls on Zoom.
~ Meditation practices, rituals, embodiment and nature connectionpractices
~ Input on deep ecology, ecopsychology, the tradition of rites of assage and the four shields model of human nature (School of Lost Borders), eco-soul centric development (Bill Plotkins)
~ Access to a rich online platform with stored resources and practices
~ A buddy system as well as optional one-to-one support sessions with a trained and highly experienced guide
Together we create a community that will support our process together.
You will need to be present for each of the following calls:
~First Community Circle~
Wednesday 29th March, 7pm - 9.30pm CET
Getting to know the group and landing in the topics of Deep and Spiritual Ecology. Introduction to practices for self and nature connection.
~Second Community Circle~
Wednesday April 5th, 7pm - 9.30pm CET
Introduction to Rites of Passage in modern times and playful exploration of the model of Wholeness - the Four Directions of Human Nature.
~Third Community Circle~
Friday April 14th, 7-9.30pm CET
Deepening of community, sharing and refining of personal intentions, prepare to step over the threshold for our Solo experience.
~Earth Solo experience~
Saturday April 15th to Sunday April 16th
Spending one day (or more) alone on the land in a place of your own choosing over a weekend.
~Welcome back Ritual~
Sunday April 16th, 6.30 - 9.30pm CET
Sharing of our experience and insights in Story Council. Mirroring of your soul experience by trained guides, with input on how to integrate the experience over the days that follow.
~Integration and Visioning~
Wednesday April 19th, 7pm - 9.30 pm CET
Community Check-in about our process of integration.Visioning for future movement, using the Four Shields Model to support us going forward.
“To dwell on the land alone in reverence is a beautiful remembering of our profound humanness.”
This work is crucial for these times.
Will you join us?
Apply by March 19th!
Check out Jenny's and Carolin's conversation about the importance of rites of passage, their own experiences with solo time in nature and the power of reclaiming these practices for our modern Western societies.
Carolin is a community weaver and facilitator, living in the city of Berlin, Germany. Drawing on her anthropological studies, her work in leadership education and her passion for deep ecology, she’s developed a varied toolbox to build cultures of interbeing.
The profound experience of her own vision quest sparked her desire to guide others on this journey. She has since then been studying eco-soul centric philosophies and practices with the Animas Valley Institute. With the Wild Minds Collective, she has been guiding participants of the four week online programme ‘Deep Dive into Nature and Self’ on their Solo journeys.
Carolin places her work at the intersection of inner change and wider systems change. She works with other projects such as CitizensLab and Circles UBI Basic Income to empower citizens to build a life-sustaining future and new economy.
She has always been inspired by indigenous ways of being and seeks to infuse her work with the values of interconnectedness and reciprocity. She likes to facilitate in playful, embodied ways and use the power of ritual to imbue life with meaning. She currently also co-hosts the “Church of Interbeing”, a non religious Sunday ceremony.
“Jenny is a nature-loving, experience-it-all human kind of being. She believes most deeply in our absolute belonging to the natural world, and in a beautiful reciprocal relationship between humans and the web of life.
Jenny is a Deep Ecologist and Nature Guide. That journey began in an enchanted and fascinated relationship with nature as a young girl, which led to completing a degree in Earth Science, and a Masters in Ecological Conservation, alongside work with various environmental organisations.
Realising the depth of human-nature connection far beyond the scientific realm, and when a change of continent prompted a new learning of landscapes (both inner and outer) in 2015, she began to explore and offer deeper ways of connecting with the living world. Jenny has completed training in Nature Resonance, Eco-Therapy, Eco-Psychology, the Work that Reconnects, Spiritual Ecology and Solo Nature guiding. Nature and soul have ever been her guiding companions. Her own offerings draw on all of these modalities, but hold simplicity at their core: our presence and participation with the world.
Her work has recently included Seasonal Nature connection toolkits, guided meditation practices, Wheel of the Year ceremonies, Eco-grief circles, and supporting Wilderness Rites of Passage.
Jenny invites us back into our fundamental belonging, with ourselves, with each other, and the rest of the living world.”
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘆?
“𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒋𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒚 𝒘𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒔𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒚𝒆𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒔. 𝑨𝒍𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆, 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒔𝒂𝒇𝒆, 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅, 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔. 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒖𝒑 𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒅𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕.”
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔, 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒋𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒚. 𝑰 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝑰 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆. 𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒇𝒆𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆, 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒅, 𝒊𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒍𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. 𝑰 𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒖𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒂𝒇𝒆𝒕𝒚, 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.
Fee & Booking:
300 GBP // 338 EUR Regular
375 GBP // 422 EUR Supporter Price
*for those with ample financial means, which allows others with less means to participate, and also supports our bursary process.
215 GBP // 242 EUR Supported Price
*for students, low waged, or those experiencing challenging living circumstances
** if you sign up as a pair both of you will receive a 20% discount!
To book your spot please fill in this registration form and you'll receive payment instructions by March 19th.
If money is an issue for you right now, you can email us at email@example.com saying a few words about why you'd like to apply for a bursary place. We hope to offer at least partially funded 1 bursary place, and will assess all bursary applicants before making a decision.
Cancellation must be made in writing (by email). The participation fee will be reimbursed fully if your cancellation is made up to the registration deadline (March 10th, 2023). If you cancel later than that up until a day before the start of the course a cancellation fee of 60% of the participation fee will be charged. In the event of cancellation one day prior or on the day of the event, the total cost must be paid.
*If money is an issue for you right now, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org saying a few words about why you'd like to apply for a bursary place. We hope to offer at least 1 bursary place, and will assess all bursary applicants before making a decision.
Q. Do I need to attend all the calls?
A. Since this is an intentionally designed process, we ask you to ensure in advance that you are available to attend all 5 calls. If it happens that you miss a call due to unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to help you integrate this.
Q. How do I spend my solo time on the land?
A. Your solo time is a special time set aside for a specific purpose. It can be spent in stillness or in movement, but we offer the following general guidelines below. Please note we will prepare you fully for your solo time during the four week process.
Since we will be in the winter season, we recommend you dress warmly, take tea and perhaps some blankets. We invite you to spend an extended period of time outside, ideally from sunrise to sunset. You can look for a sitting spot that calls you to spend most of your day in, or decide to go on a Medicine Walk and stay in movement. The main practice during that time is to be fully present with the living world and be in communication with yourself and the land. You can of course also decide to spend the night outside if you are in a more moderate climate zone and/ or have really solid winter camping gear. You could also decide on more solo time over the course of the 48 hour period.
In any case, we ask you to respect your own boundaries, so you can feel safe during the journey as we will be guiding you from afar.
Q. How do I choose where to go?
A. There might be a certain area, a landscape or a place you want to deepen your relationship with. Maybe there is a place you have never visited but have always wanted to get to know. Depending on where you live, it could be a place that is quite remote and wild or a place that is easier to reach from your home and a little closer to civilisation. Of course a secluded place with less distraction from frequent human visitors will support you in being fully present with yourself and the more than human world around you.
Q. Do I need to be spending my time fully in Solo over the weekend, or can I meet up with some friends and go for a walk together?
A. We invite you to stay as much Solo as possible, during your dedicated ceremonial time. This doesn’t need to be the whole weekend, but could be so. This will be for you to decide on and feel into. Be aware that each person that you bring on your Solo, will be part of your ceremony, and therefore will also influence your experience. If you do bring a person on your Solo, then be sure to inform us and make clear rules so you are not speaking to each other the whole time. If being Solo is an edge for you, we would be happy to support you more on this throughout the process.
Q. I’m going through a challenging time right now, and I wonder if this Solo could be good for me
A. Spending time alone on the land can be challenging as well as nourishing and healing. The fact that there will not be many distractions means that whatever is moving in you will express itself. Here is where the importance of going out with a clear intention or question comes in. It will help you to not let yourself be pulled into a spiral of despair. If you are doubting whether you can deal with the challenges you are currently facing on your own, please do get in touch with us and we are happy to support you with taking a decision.
If you still have questions you can book a 20-30 min discovery call here:
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