with NES BEAR
This retreat is an invitation to experience a greater sense of belonging and relationship with the wild world around us. A focus on slowing down and finding respite from our busy lives. It is an opportunity to connect with the wildness within, to be held by the Earth and replenish your body, mind and soul with the simple things in life. To be nourished and nurtured and to rediscover your creativity.
If peaceful mornings starting with gentle yoga to the sounds of crickets, gathering natural materials, making and creating beautiful and useful things from foraged resources, being warmed by an open fire, waterfall swims, star gazing, daily meditations and deep nature connection is what makes your heart sing, this experience is for you.
This course includes the following sessions: morning and evening yoga and meditation, fire lighting, foraging, campfire baking, wild swimming, wild dye and printmaking, cordage, basket making and more. No previous experience of yoga is necessary.
Dates: 2021 dates TBA
Course cost: £975 (includes £100 non-refundable deposit)
What's included: Shared accommodation in one of our bell tents, food and travel throughout the week, access
to all amenities on site, course materials
Not included: Travel to and from Wild Oak Wood
Get in touch for full itinerary details and to reserve your place. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
About nes bear
“I love working with my body and nature: Using my hands and muscles to hand-make and craft in the woods; Feeling my strength, resilience, softness in Yoga; Foraging for the most wonderful colours to dye with, or to eat, or to make fires with; Using peripheral vision and all my senses to find natural signs to navigate with in the mountains; Using all my senses to connect with nature and to feel a sense of belonging and peacefulness; and best of all, I enjoy teaching and working with others to explore and connect with ourselves, each other and this incredible landscape. I teach in a way that is mindful and compassionate of people as well as the space we are working in. I am a lifelong learner, and love the way that working in nature, with my ever changing body & mind and hand making provides new experiences and new learning each time.”
Nes Bear is a Craftswoman and Yoga Teacher currently living and working in the South Lake District , North West England. She is a qualified Yoga and Yogic Mindfulness Teacher, Level 3 Forest School Practitioner, Mountain Leader, Yoga Therapist, Relax and Renew® teacher and First Aider.
Nes has honed her basketry, bushcraft and nature skills through workshops led by leading craftspeople in the UK, but her greatest teachers have been nature and experimentation. She approaches every day as a new learning opportunity and enjoys experimenting with natural materials to dye, weave, mould and create with.
For more information and about Nes and her work visit www.bearwoodsandwellbeing.com