The Women's Fire Gathering

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The Call

If you long for the companionship of like-minded women, the soothing presence of nature, and the freedom to express your authentic self, this gathering is for you.

Join The Women’s Fire for an intimate weekend, woven with the threads of community, co-creation, and the magic that emerges when women come together in soul connection.

This is an in-person gathering for our members, and a place for newcomers to meet our community. (Scroll on to find out more about The Women's Fire Membership)


As September arrives and the leaves begin to turn, the Earth's cycles guide us toward the quieter seasons ahead. We invite you to gather in sisterhood during this time of transformation. In nature, this is a season of celebration and harvest; similarly, as we come together, we will feast on the fruits of our lessons learned and the inner growth we have experienced throughout the year.

Here, in the wild embrace of Dartmoor, we will laugh, share, dream, and remember our vibrant wild selves.

Expect lots of; fireside story-telling, wild swimming, connecting to the wisdom of your body, rugged landscapes, creativity and laughter. 

Please Note: Spaces are extremely limited, so book well in advance.

 

The Women's Fire

Our year-long membership connects regularly online. This is our opportunity to be in the same room, or around an actual fire, with the people who have become so dear. Find out more about The Women’s Fire here. 

Members are the heartbeat of this gathering. In addition to sessions led by Alana, Gaia, and Faye this is an opportunity for you to step into leadership, sharing your gifts and wisdom with each other. Whether you feel called to guide a ceremony, teach a skill, or offer a healing practice, this is a space where your unique medicine is welcomed and valued. There is no expectation for anything grand, so don’t let this put you off coming. It could be as simple as arranging a book swap or organising a walk on the land. 

We are also opening our circle to new members who feel called to join The Women's Fire at this time. If you have been following our journey and yearning to step into a community of wild-hearted women, this gathering is a beautiful opportunity to connect with kindred spirits and experience the transformative power of our work firsthand. 

Faye will be on hand to guide new members in integrating into our sisterhood and understanding the rhythms and rituals of our community.

 

What to Expect

From the first evening to the last, we offer a space to unlock and let go. A place where you feel seen, held and celebrated in your wildness. 

As we gather together, we offer sharing circles, ecstatic dance, movement practices, bedtime stories around the fire, nature connection and so much more. You will leave feeling that your inner fire has been reignited and aglow, ready to illuminate the winter ahead. 

Embodiment & Dance

Sharing Circles 

Member-Led Offerings

Sauna & Hot Tub

Creative Workshops

Wild River Swimming

Outstanding Forests and Moorland

 

 

Weekend Highlights

 

Ecstatic Dance of the Archetypes 

Embody the wild, wise, and untamed aspects of your feminine nature through a guided dance journey. Move, express, and release as you connect with the power 

Nature Connection

Tune into the more-than-human world and let yourself become entangled with moss, tree, river and gorse. Connect with the natural power of Dartmoor as a mirror to remembering yourself as part of the living world. 

Fire Side Storytelling

Gather around the flickering flames under the stars, sharing stories, songs, and poems that weave the tapestry of our collective wisdom and experience.

Member-Led Offerings 

Step into leadership and share your unique gifts with the circle. Offer a workshop, guide a ceremony, or facilitate an experience. A place for experimentation and sharing from the heart.

Walks to the Tor

Journey on foot through forests, over giant stepping stones to the ancient stone spiral on top of the tor.

Sharing Circles 

Witness and be witnessed in intimate sharing spaces, held in the loving container of compassionate community. Speak your truth, share your joys and sorrows, and feel the power of being seen and heard.

A Chef Cooking For You

Every meal is lovingly prepared by our talented chef, who crafts delicious and nourishing dishes with care. From hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners, you can expect to be well-fed and delighted by the variety and quality of the food provided throughout the retreat.

 

A few Important Things to Note

  1. While this work may have therapeutic benefits, this is not therapy or a replacement for therapy. If you are seeking therapy then we encourage you to seek 1-1 support from a qualified psychotherapistIf you are experiencing significant mental health challenges please contact us in advance so that we can have a conversation about whether this retreat is right for you at this time. 
  2. The food will be mainly vegan and gluten free with some cheese and egg options. Tea and coffee will be available. You can bring your own deli meats if you really need it. Let us know as soon as you can about any dietary needs.
  3. There is no phone reception at the venue. We encourage you to take the opportunity to disconnect from the outside world, and to fully immerse yourself in nature. Please make sure you tell loved one's that you will be out of communication for the weekend. Wifi may be accessed upon request.

 

The Venue

Brimpts Farm lies literally at the heart of Dartmoor.  It is surrounded by both farmland and wilderness, with ancient monuments and river spots on the doorstep.

Travel

We create a whatsapp group a week or two in advance so that you can arrange a lift share or taxi share with other women on the retreat.

Public Transport

Train or bus to Newton Abbot (30 mins away) then taxi or car share.
 

Driving

From London Go to Exeter, then follow directions.

From Exeter (40 minutes) take the A38 towards Plymouth:
Take 2nd Ashburton turn off onto the B3357 to Two Bridges/ Princetown. Follow the road for 7 miles, past Dartmeet, up the hill, we are the 1st drive on the right.

From Plymouth (40 minutes) take the A386 towards Tavistock:
Take B3212 at Yelverton to Two Bridges (via Princetown). At Two Bridges turn right onto the B3357 towards Dartmeet. Follow the road for 5 miles, turn left immediately after the Hexworthy turning.

 

Investment

 

Your Booking Includes

3 nights accommodation

2.5 Full days of workshops and ritual

Breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks

Access to hot tub and sauna

Access to wild nature in the heart of Dartmoor, Devon

Cacao

(Does not include travel to and from site)

 

Retreat Cost - £350


Accommodation Cost:

Camping / Van - £25

Dorm - £50 

Twin - £100

Single - £200 

If finances are a barrier to joining then please email faye@truenature.org.uk to discuss bursary places or arrange a payment plan. 
 
 

Ticket Policy

  • £200 of your ticket is non-refundable. This is to cover any admin costs if you choose to cancel and to support participants to be sure they can attend before purchasing a ticket. If we manage to find someone to fill your spot we can transfer your ticket to another retreat.
  • We do not offer the 10% membership discount on our retreats. This is because our overheads are so high, and a 10% discount on an event with a high ticket value has a huge affect on our overall budget.
  • We cannot offer any refunds if you decide not to attend within 14 days of the retreat start date. With such short notice we are usually unable to fill your spot. If we (or you) do manage to find someone to fill your spot we can transfer your ticket to another retreat.
  • Please be sure that you are able to attend the whole retreat before booking. We request that participants join with the intention of staying until the end of the retreat unless this has been discussed and arranged with us before booking your ticket and prior to the start of the retreat.
     

 

 

About the Facilitators

 

Alana Bloom

Alana Bloom is an artist, facilitator and activist stewarding eco-centric and animist ways of being that bring us back into connection with the natural world, each other and our deepest nature. Her work is focused on regeneration and cultural change through personal and collective healing, centred in our relationship with the earth. She has been guiding transformational experiences for people to explore unleashing their true wild self for several years, working with hundreds of people and a variety of organisations on the frontiers of personal and planetary healing. She works with ritual, embodiment and many practices inspired by her theatre & dance training. With her background and interests in deep nature connection, grief, archetypes and rites of passage, she supports people to remember their innate belonging, wildness and wholeness.

‘Alana’s facilitation is brave and instinctive, rounded and direct, and speaks to both a deep knowledge of her craft (and embodiment more generally) and a level of self-belief.’

‘Her mixture of skill, authentic expression, intuition and pure feminine power as a facilitator, ritualist and artist have empowered, inspired and catalysed my own authentic creative expression.’

www.alanahydebloom.com

Gaia Harvey Jackson

Gaia is a workshop facilitator and artist creating spaces for deep transformation and specialising in women's empowerment. She runs the Psychedelic Women’s Circle Courses, and 4 month training programmes for women.
Gaia is passionate about the revival of ritual and works with communities to co-create ceremonies around the world, helping people to mark significant moments, move through challenges, and celebrate life. Her work combines elements of theatre games, voice work, meditation, dance and ritual, creating safe and playful environments where people can authentically connect and release.

“Gaia always holds a safe and loving space to explore the depths of our souls. It's one of the only places I have in my life to truly be myself - no expectations, limitations or judgement.”

www.gaiaharveyjackson.com

 

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* Retreat and Membership
Cost of retreat £550
Includes year long membership worth £250
Accommodation
Camping / Van £25
Dorm £50
Sharing with three others
Twin £100
Sharing with one other
Single £200
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