Spring Awakening Retreat

retreat ceremony and ritual
Hosted by The Psychedelic Society
Activity Infinite Experience
Local group South West
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Enquiries to laura0reeves@gmail.com
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At this time of great awakening in Mother Nature, we invite you to a place between worlds to awaken with her. 

Come and join us to experience expansion, liberation, connection and transformation. Be guided through a safely held intertwining of practices such as Somatic Experiencing for trauma release, Daoist practices for a deep rebalancing our energetic, emotional and physical system, journey with the consciousness-expanding plant medicine Blue Lotus to Glastonbury's sacred sites and experience a private ceremony at The White Spring, experience manifestation work, nature connection, deep healing and heart-led community. 

“Transformative, life affirming, magical, I laughed, I cried, I loved, I went deep inside and I learned to accept love. It was one of the most profound weekends of my life and I'm so excited for the next one! Josh and Laura were absolutely flawless." Alex G ★★★★★

When the Earth is in perfect balance between dark and light, the ancient ones came together to celebrate the Spring Equinox: The moment of total balance and awakening from deep within Mother Nature. Ostara is a time of abundance, celebration, expansion, manifestation and connection to her sacred wells. 

If you feel a call to revisit your deeper self, return to your heart, experience soul-centric community and immerse into a land overflowing with myth, magic and holy water, this could be for you. 


Watch the highlights of our last retreat on the Winter Solstice here: 


Experience Glastonbury's sacred wells, springs & power spots 

Be guided on pilgrimage with sacred Blue Lotus plant medicine to the main energetic power sites in Glastonbury and take part in a private ceremony in the White Spring. The White Spring is one of the main energetic portals. After this, we will venture to a hidden entrance to Avalon (the land of the Fae) and guide you in manifestation work on the Tor. 

Dream circles and work with the astral plane

Experience plants grown in the local area to assist with healing and astral connection including wild lettuce, Californian Poppy, Mugwort & specially curated herbal blends associated with the solstice to heighten your connection to your dreams and astral realms. 

Spring Equinox ceremony guided by ancient pagan techniques 

Laura has been connected to and studying these ancient Pagan rites since she was a young child. We will connecting to the land of the South West and its mythical Celtic lineage, weaving Celtic rituals and practices for deepening in connection with land and spirit to harness the energy of the Solstice. 

Quantum Manifestation work 

Practice Shamanic Intention work (and its cross over with traditional Pagan magic) for manifestation. The Spring Equinox is a perfect time for creation and new life, which will be harnessed in these practices. 

An experience of plant medicines for healing, detoxifying the body & connecting to the wisdom of the plants 

Powerful practices to guide you back to your essence 

Including Somatic Experiencing for releasing trauma and regulating your nervous system, embodiment practices, breathwork, meditation, QiGong, ceremony and more.  

Hot tub, fire ceremony & Sauna on the Tor Dream circles and work with the astral plane

Stargaze from a hot tub on the side of Glastonbury's Tor overlooking Wearyall Hill in a secret portal orchard & sauna, plunge pool & fire ceremony. 

Channeled musical medicine 

With an opportunity to open the passages of your own vibration - your voice! With experienced & renowned medicine musicians. 

The power of mantra 

Experience this ancient technique of opening up to the codes of Sanskrit to transform your consciousness. 

Community building 

Experience heart centred intentional community working with powerful intentions for vulnerability, openness, boundaries, radical self acceptance & expression & more.  

A bit about Glastonbury..

The Isle of Avalon (or in this dimension, Glastonbury) is a place that must be experienced to be truly understood. The myths and legends are woven into the land, from the Holy Grail to the Great Goddess and the gateway to Awnwnn. Known in ancient times as the heart of the Druids, and the heart chakra of the world, this major intersection of Lei Lines (energetic veins of the Earth) provides a perfect place to undergo powerful transformation. We love this video that goes into how. 

“Already a month after it happened, the experience of connection at this retreat still permeates every fiber of my being. I still find astounding how they managed to create such a bubble of heightened consciousness over a weekend where connecting with one's self and the rest of beautiful souls on the same journey felt as easy and fulfilling as it could get. Spiritual growth and a renewed sense of connection with my self were marks this retreat left in me I can now confirm are not fading away." David G ★★★★★



“The other people attending the retreat became family..the Ceremonies ran by Laura and Josh were executed with every inch of their being, the music was angelic... the only negative was that we didn't have another day. I departed full of love light peace in my soul and forever grateful to Laura and Josh for everything they did for us that weekend and can't wait for the next retreat, I will be there. Forever grateful.” Leon ★★★★★


What's included: 

  • Held activities & support for the entirety of the retreat,
  • Full board accommodation in beautiful retreat venue with views over the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor
  • All meals: Nourishing vegan food - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Facilitation of practices and support throughout the process,
  • Private access to the spring
  • Cacao and other plant medicines (a combination of Dream herbs, St. John's wort, Lady's Mantle & others depending on the needs of the group)
  • Live music
  • Access to wattsapp group for carpooling options




Your Facilitators

Laura has facilitated with Psychedelic Society since 2017. After a decade of working with shamanic plant medicine, she offers transformational spaces designed to explore the darker parts of our psyche in order to experience deeper love, expansion and liberation. 

Over a decade ago, she travelled the Americas working in NGOs focusing on ecological sustainability before discovering the ancient keys to the psyche found in the plants of the rainforest. Experiencing a deeper sense of reality inspired the creation of transformative arts company Infinite Experience, who travelled the world with their interactive theatre piece designed to transcend separateness. She now holds workshops, ceremonies, retreats and 1-1 sessions designed to connect people to their deeper essence guided by her experience and years of training in healing modalities. 


• The Wisdom of Trauma course with Gabor Mate 

• QiGong teacher training - 1 year - Mimi Kuo Deemer 

• Craniosacral therapy training - 1 year (in progress - CCST) in depth work with the Nervous System (anatomy & pathology); trauma informed study

• Somatic Experiencing - short course - Peter Levine 

• Reclaiming your six body wisdom areas course with Suzanne Scurlock

• 10 years working with shamanic diets, techniques and practice 

• Masters in Acting from East 15 (Alexandra technique; somatic practice & training; Meisner technique; physical theatre; body connection work; Clown studies; Bouffon)

BA (hons) Philosophy and Theology - consciousness studies/metaphysics - University of Nottingham and Melbourne 

More about Laura: www.laurareeves.com 

Josh Swords 


Josh is somatic coach and breathwork facilitator with a speciality in neuroscience and trauma informed techniques. The core of his work is to reconnect you to your deeper truth and divine essence through releasing fear and trauma. 


• The Wisdom of Trauma course with Gabor Mate 

• Trained Somatic Experiencing practitioner - SOS Internationale - 3 years 

• 1 year breathwork training - Alchemy of Breath 

• Trauma informed coaching certificate 

• Polyvagal practice certification training 

• BA (hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Medicine - St Mary's University London 

Additional Facilitators & musicians TBA soon 

EVENT TIMES: 16:00 on the 16th of December - 12:00p.m. on the 18th of December 

LOCATION: Healing Waters, 1 The Roman Way, Glastonbury BA6 8AB

PAYMENT PLANS: Available on request. 

ALL ENQUIRIES: coaching@joshuaswords.com 


Once you have booked, you will gain access to our Whatsapp group for carpooling which is where most participants find transport. 

There are various other ways to get to Glastonbury including bus, coach & train. Transportation is your personal responsibility to arrange. 

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