Using traditional weaving techniques we will make a useful basket for bread, eggs, pegs or gathering herbs. Join Julie Livesey from Pip cottage ,maker and turot of natural crafts and basketry. This will be a creative medicine day of craft and learning all about this wonderous plant Willow. Refreshments and soup will be provided while we weave in our log fired cosy barn.
You will need warm clothing if we venture outside to look at the willow, some comfy slippers and snacks of your own choice.£TBC
Will you join us for this exciting retreat "Through The Looking Glass"
Join Artists Cheryl and Helen for an inspirational retreat " Through The Looking Glass " We are excitied to be sharing this Flower Portal Retreat with you in this creative space, for what will be a gentle free flowing weekend of gentleness, fun and creation, to harness the qualities of the feminine flow. We are nestled in the loving space of the meadows and fells in the very special place in Bowland.
We will meet on Friday evening and head to the ancient woodlands for Forest bathing, Friday evening you will be gifted a secret envelope, the key to open the portal of creation. Saturday morning before breakfast we welcome movement in the meadow followed by morning pages, a time to write, reflect, poems and thoughts of the day.
Most of Saturday we will explore warmup art techniques and gentle art based excercises to get our creative juices flowing,, then we aim to create a Willow Portal to the other worlds.
This retreat is the Buck Full Moon in cancer, a sensitive time in the element of water, where it is the taught that the deers antlers are in full growth and abundance, we will embrace the flow of our centres of creation and growth. Our intention is to explore portals to the stars through the eyes of flowers, working with our creative responses in the wild flower meadow.
Come and rest, create and play with us at this special time.
Food and bunk barn accommodation included for 8 people only
Camping places available at a lower rate £150 for 4 people
Please bring bedding, suitable outdoor clothing and snacks. All creative equpment and tools will be provided.£185.00
The Gathering Fields will be hosting National Meadows day this year in collaboration with Champion Bowland. A great day out with the family
To book Meadow's Day Tickets
Saturday 2nd July – National Meadow Day
Sunday 3rd July – Northern Scythe Competition
Venue for both: Swainshead Hall Farm, Over Wyresdale, LA2 9DN
Join us on the Saturday for guided tours in the meadow, meadow plant school, scything and hay time demonstrations, herbal tea and herbal essences, range of local craft stalls and demonstrations, local meadow plug plants to purchase, music and more!
On the Sunday you can enjoy watching the Northern Scythe Competition, with lovely Lancashire grass to mow, a large practice area, individual and team comps with lots of medals!
Camping and bunkbarn accommodation will be available with a Saturday evening fire and bbq – more details will follow soon.
Refreshments & parking available.
Entry: £2 per adult, children free (monies raised with be donated to Champion Bowland)
With thanks to Studio Bakery who will be supplying the cakes on the day.
Re-wilding the Feminine is a 3-day, 2-night journey for women to lean into the true embodied essence of their feminine souls.
Surrounded by the wild flower meadows of The Gathering Fields, in the heart of Lancashire, we will connect with the most raw, the most wild, the most free parts of ourselves.
Lovingly and masterfully held by the years of experience of Katherine Crawley and Rae Frost, this will be an experience of deep feminine embodiment.
As you step into the sacred space of Women’s Temple, there are no shoulds or should nots. All is welcome as we gaze into each other’s eyes, speak into the longings of our hearts and surrender to the gentle, loving touch of another, remembering those hidden places within.
Temple is a fluid space, but expect to practice, amongst others, women’s yoga, dance, breath, somatic touch, embodied flow and deep relaxation.
The magical meadows and woodland of The Gathering Fields will hold you in a space in between, a space of deep un-doing, a space of sacred connection, a space of true re-wilding.
If there is a tingle somewhere in your body, as these words land, then this is a space for You.
This is a family run location with a deeply nurturing energy.
Accommodation is in simple, lovingly kept nest bunks with a shared bathroom.
Arrival is at 3pm on Friday and departure is at 6pm on Sunday.
Cost is £300 and early bird rates are £275
Payment plans are available