Wim Hof Method Breathwork with Heather Gordon Athié
Saturday 915 – 1015 | SOUL
In this session, you will learn about the Wim Hof Method Breathing protocol, and get an opportunity to practise it. Lie down, get comfy and listen to music while you go on a journey into the breath! After the breathwork session Heather will guide you on a meditation exercise, followed by an opportunity to feedback on your experience. Finally there is discussion on how to begin a daily breathwork practise with helpful tips on how to start.
Reclaim the Stage Part 1 – Simple Transformation with Kahlo Theatre
Sunday 1030 – 1130 | SOUL
This workshop explores acting and performance techniques that loosely are ‘outside in’. The idea that by transforming the body or voice we can transform our inner lives in some way. Exploring physical exercises to move ourselves in new ways and explore how that impacts us emotionally or imaginatively.
Ease into the morning with the world’s most ancient hangover cure – breath!
In this fun, guided session, you will be coached to breathe rhythmically and move in synchrony with specially-created original music. Guiding your breath at this unique ratio doesn’t just feel blissful, it is scientifically proven to have profoundly positive effects throughout the body and mind. By breathing in harmony with the special music, we literally breathe harmony into our bodies. Tom Granger is a multi-award winning, bestselling breathwork author. Everything we practice in this session is evidence-informed and based on Tom’s recent deep-dive interviews with neuroscientists, Nobel prize winners, trauma experts and even Olympic Gold Medallists whilst researching his next book!
The Wild Directions – a workshop for working with our wild selves with Dominique Antonia
Saturday 19:00 – 21:00 | SOUL
Using the 4 Directions as guides towards deepening in self love, self trust and self acceptance, we will gently land and arrive in nature together, before tuning in to our inner nature and use the 4 directions as our map towards healthier, more loving conversations with facets of ourselves, with pockets of life that need our attention and care, and with coming back to our own wild nature, our unique and wild selves. There will be gentle invitations to connect with the land and with the other humans, and there will be time to fill our cup with restorative and nurturing connection games. Be prepared to meet yourselves and arrive more deeply in the environment that holds you.
Facilitator Dominique Antonina is a qualified practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Reiki , Grief Tending facilitation and Transformational life coaching. She works for Psycare UK and Kosmicare doing psychedelic welfare and harm reduction and has held space for people in their shadow on psychedelics and works with the Inner Child. Her favourite topics to bring soothing and medicine to are self-love, grief and the loss of community in our fragmented modern world. She studied theatre and writing before this life phase and loves to weave creativity and humor into her work.
Learn to live in greater harmony with your intuition, and open up a deeper connection with your inner knowing and your relationship with nature’s whispers. Explore what cuts you off from your intuition and how to strengthen this trust. This workshop will be hosted as a ritual, with space for your questions and an activation to open your senses. With Amisha Ghadiali (host of ‘all that we are’ podcast) and author of INTUITION – Access your inner wisdom, Trust your instincts, Find your path.
For more on Amisha’s beautiful work & community – https://allthatweare.org/ https://www.instagram.com/amishaghadiali/
Meet with a plant, at first physically using your body and your senses to touch, smell and nibble. Become aware of your body wisdom, and how your body and the plant communicates, something that we usually either don’t notice or simply ignore. You will then be led on a shamanic drum journey (no experience necessary) to meet with the spirit of the plant and ask if it has a personal message or some medicine for you.
This session will close with an opportunity for everyone to share their experience, so that we can all learn from each other and deepen our understanding of the plant’s individual and unique character.
Rachel has been leading groups in shamanic drum journeys to meet with plant spirits since 2006, regularly leading workshops and retreats on connecting with plant consciousness. She runs a rewilding apprenticeship every other year, and part of personal rewilding is acknowledging the “livingness” of other non-human beings; be they plant, animal, rock, water.
She is the author of 4 published books, all of which have been about plants and /or rewilding. The most recent of those was published in October 2019 and is titled “Rewilding & The Art Of Plant Whispering”. The focus of that book is communicating with other species, primarily plants. Acknowledgement of the sentient, intelligent nature of plants (and other beings) leads to a whole new way of being in the world.
Jenna opens the space with a guided mediation and some breath to allow people to fully bring their presence into the space. Then using a combination of gong, Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls and shamanic instruments, Jenna takes you on a journey through the cosmos. Sound healing drops you into a meditative / theta state where through the body’s own wisdom and the different frequencies, the energy that is in the body transmutes and transcends offering healing for the receiver.
Sex Club is a peer-to-peer educational space about a topic that affects all of us. Its aim is to break the taboo around sexuality and intimacy by talking about it. The relationship to, and conditioning and experience of our sexuality affects all of us. It permeates our day to day experience consciously and subconsciously more than we realise.
Throughout our life the majority of us didn’t develop a practice of processing our sexuality or making sense of it. Mostly we’re unable to translate our inner experience into words because we’re not used to it.
Sex Club is open source and we encourage people to set up their own Sex Club in different locations. We now have Sex Clubs running in London and Stroud in the UK, and Chiang Mai in Thailand. The aim is to have as many people as possible offering this simple and much needed space for us all to become more sexually aware and to experience a more fun sex life.
Everyone who’s attended at least one Sex Club gets invited to a closed FB group Sex Club community to keep the dialogue going.
As with every Sex Club people have the opportunity to:
-Practice speaking about sex in a trusted, non-judgemental and low stakes environment.
-Hear and learn from other peoples’ learnings, knowledge and experience.
-Process your sexuality and translate your experience into words.
-Inquiry into your desires and fears, and through awareness acquire agency to change patterns that don’t serve you anymore.
-Connect with likeminded people and join the Sex Club Community.
Conor works as a counsellor and facilitator of inquiry and process work. He’s the co-founder of the Sex Club team. His academic background is in psychology and he’s trained in a holistic counselling, specialising in supporting people to free themselves from patterns of thoughts and behaviours that are holding them back from living the lives (and sex lives) they want to live. Find out more at conorcregg.com
Haych is a nutrition coach who focuses on intuitive eating, stress management, pleasure and self compassion. She also facilitates mental resilience training for Tough Cookie, an organisation that equips people with skills to manage their thoughts and emotions. She is a new member to the Sex Club facilitation team as we expand our offerings across the country.
Together we bring a balance to ensure people feel held and supported along this journey.
In this meditation session we will use early Buddhist practices which are also used in some tantric and yogic traditions to prepare the mind for spontaneous samadhi or deep concentration. These practices are designed to generate relaxation, compassion, awareness and withdrawal of the senses in order to position the mind for spontaneous meditation to arise. Mastery over these techniques is attained over time through ardent effort while at the same time the aspirant lives an honest life to avoid causing harm to others and as a means to pacify mental hindrances. The context for each practice and how it is positioned on the path to awakening will be explained in the session.
Ann Mathie has been practising yoga and meditation for the past 20 years, exploring practices in the Tantric, Yogic and Buddhist field. With a Masters in the Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS University, Ann gives regular talks on the knowledge produced by the insights from mediation masters throughout history. Her research focuses on the experiences of advanced Buddhist mediators on the path to enlightenment as well as phenomenological research on the spontaneous Kuṇḍalinī experience. Her mission is to work towards building a world free from a limited view of our human potential and to explore methods that alleviate psychological suffering.