Autumn Gathering: Embracing the Darkness
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October (2 nights)
Our main event for 2019 will be a celebration of the darker half of the year: a chance for you to step back and pause, connect and create. We’ll feast and linger at the table, before enjoying a hot chocolate by the fire, or if you prefer, you can escape for a walk under the stars. The weekend will be a wildhearted celebration of autumn, with seasonal activities, wonderful food, and creative connection. Included will be 2 nights’ accommodation, all meals, drinks and activities (see below for the itinerary).
The autumn gathering will take place at Wilde Loge just over the Welsh border. We have exclusive access to all 25 acres of unspoilt and wild countryside, with private river access, and a rustic barn to feast in.
Want to know more about what to expect? Read about last year’s autumn gathering here.
Friday 11th October
Arrival & opening circle (from 4pm)
Botanical pre-dinner drinks
Stargazing & talk on the autumn nightscape from author of Dark Skies Tiffany Francis
Saturday 12th October
Autumn meditation & movement
Nature drawing workshop with artist, illustrator & environmentalist Tiffany Francis
(no experience necessary)
An introduction to Ayurveda and an Ayurvedic lunch with founder of Kindred & Wild Mugdha Sapte
Reconnect with trees workshop: forest bathing, tree lore, tree planting & mindfulness
Free time to read, walk, dip your toes in the river, or take some time to rest
Samhain storytelling & a full moon fire ceremony
Sunday 13th October
Hike (not too strenuous!), earth meditation & tuning in to your senses
Seasonal firepit lunch
Seasonal rhythms workshop: create your own rituals for the darker months ahead
Closing circle (ends by 3.30pm)
Wilde Lodge comprises of a stone built house, beautiful established garden, private river access, rustic barns, and numerous walking opportunities in the 25 acre grounds.
Accommodation for the retreat will comprise of either a single bed in a twin room, or a single bed in a room shared with three others. Two of the twin rooms are en-suite; these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Single bed in a twin room - £395
(first four to book will be placed in an en-suite room)
Single bed in a room shared with three others - £350
(with use of a shared family bathroom)
If you would prefer to book a private room, please enquire about prices by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a campervan and would like to join us for the weekend but sleep in your van, please enquire about prices by emailing email@example.com
If you would rather not pay for your ticket in one go, 3 and 6 month payment plans will be available.
3 month payment plan example for a single bed in a shared room: £120 deposit + 2 x £120 monthly payments (June and July)
6 month payment plan example for a single bed in a shared room: £60 deposit + 5 x £60 monthly payments (June - October)
Tickets will be released first to members of the community in May. They will have 48 hours earlybird access and a 10% discount - find out more about becoming a member here.
The nearest train station is Bucknell. It is approximately a 20 minute walk from here to the property. Lift-shares can be arranged in advance if others are also arriving by train.
Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.
Tickets and deposits are non-refundable. However, in the event you are unable to attend the retreat, you may transfer your place to a friend. Please let us know if you would like to arrange a transfer.