Spring Equinox Nature Medicine Retreat 19th March

The Nature Medicine Retreat is a day experience held in the beautiful area of “The Trough of Bowland, Lancashire” Helen has lived in this area, which is considered an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" for 46 years and has a deep knowledge of the land and some of its hidden secrets, abundant native wildflowers and plant life. Bowland is home to the story of the Lancashire Pendle witches, Nordic place names, Spine of Albion dragon lines , Fairy Hole Caves, Holy Well's, Labyrinth’s and the creative place of Tolkien’s inspired writing and book the Hobbit, this area known as the centre of England, holds so much history & myth, not forgetting some of the oldest traditional wildflower meadows that I am so privileged to be part of. It has meandering lanes and small hamlets laced with rich rolling fells, rambling rivers and untouched woodlands, this land enriched with myth, magic and medicine is a place to discover your inner witch and come home to your wisdom. Your experience will begin with the meeting place "The Gathering Fields Wellbeing Centre" here we will be revealing your site visit location for the day and begin our journey with a drive (transport provided) to a secret location no more than an hour away from the centre. We will discover some special locations home to some of Bowland’s native wildflowers & plants. There is much to be seen and each place is an opportunity to deepen your connection to nature and yourself. The beginning of your day you will be encouraged to reflect, communicate and creatively harness your natural surroundings. At times we will gently drum & sing to the land. This will unfold as the seasons change. We will explore the medicinal properties of what we find, hear the plants teaching’s and have space and time to listen to the land. each area holding its own story. Lunch will be your own packed lunch and we will provide soup. After lunch time depending, we will head back to the Wellbeing centre to share our findings and learn the creative craft of medicine making. This may cover some of the following, tinctures, teas, balms, salves, biodynamic practices or flower essences all of which are filled with alchemy and touch your inner medicine woman / man. To complete your day we will have the time to lie down and relax into a gentle sound and Yoga Nidra journey preparing you for your return home. Herbal’s teas provided, please bring your own packed lunch, water bottle and mug. If you have a drum, please also bring that along.