Embodying Nature Retreats

“Ancestral Body Retreat” in Devon, UK

  • Friday 21st Oct – Sunday 23rd October 2022 (3 day Retreat)
  • Friday 21st Oct – Monday 24th October 2022 (4 day Retreat): This is an optional additional day to walk and move together on Dartmoor
  • The Glade: The Dartington Estate, Devon, UK www.thewoodland.co
  • Teaching Faculty: Gemma Mallol & Marcela Enriquez Wakeham
  • Cost: £225 3 day / £275 4 day (non residential)
  • Accommodation and Food: There is accommodation, camping and cafes on the Dartington Estate www.dartington.org. or we also have a list of places to stay in Dartington and Totnes (please ask) For lunch you can bring a packed lunch or we can eat together in a lovely cafe on the estate.
  • Retreat Schedule: Friday and Saturday 10 – 4pm (1 hr lunch), Sunday 10 – 5pm (1 hr lunch, Optional Monday 10 – 4pm with packed lunch outside
  • Bookings and Info: Please email Gemma on stillflowing@hotmail.co.uk or Whats App 00 44 7745300237
  • Retreats are open to all levels, bodies, brain types, ethnicities and genders – All Welcome
  • Places are limited to 9 so please book well in advance

Dance with the Earth, Dance with your Ancestors

Dance your Inner Dance

Accompanied by the warm heart of traditional Mexican Cacao Ceremony, the spiralling falling leaves and the mushroom magic of the woodland in autumn on the Dartington Estate in Devon, come and dive deep into the mystery, movement and stillness of our ancestral body, the body of memory that connects past present and future, the body of our belonging to the earth and the body of our belonging to one another.

This non-residential somatic retreat is a deeply healing and transformational retreat integrating cacao ceremony, song, contemplation & movement in nature, inner dance and creative process.

We will spend time working outside in nature, in the forest and by the river (weather permitting) on the Dartington Estate and sit round the outdoor fire for the ceremonies. Quieter more contemplative practices will be held in the Nest (the beautiful eco structure) that will be our centre, holding us at The Glade.

Marcela and Gemma have been teaching trainings together for 14 years and have been developing their practices and explorations alongside one another in the somatic field.

“The Body as Nature Retreat” in Ibiza, Spain

  • 20th – 27th May 2023
  • Casa Karma, San Miquel de Balansat, Ibiza
  • Teaching Faculty: Gemma Mallol & Pamela Strasser
  • Cost:1250 Euros p/p / 10% Discount for Still Flowing Yoga Sangha
  • Accommodation and Food: 7 nights accommodation sharing twin en-suite rooms. Daily vegetarian large brunch and 2 catered dinners (organic and local where possible)
  • Retreat Schedule: Daily morning 2 hour practice, 3 afternoon 2 hour practices. Please arrive from 4pm on Saturday 20th May and please arrange departure by 1pam on Saturday 27th May.
  • Bookings & Info: Please email Gemma on stillflowing@hotmail.co.uk or Whats App 00 44 7745300237
  • Retreats are open to all levels, bodies, brain types, ethnicities and genders – All Welcome
  • Places are limited to 12 so please book well in advance

Ibiza calls your Body Home through her Warm Rocks, her Clear Waters, and Deep Red Earth… Listen….

A beautiful and in depth exploration of the body as nature through somatic yoga, mindfulness and expressive movement and arts practices. We will do a quieter more introspective somatic yoga morning practice at Casa Karma with Pam and then in the afternoons we will visit some beautiful natural spots in Ibiza, inviting our body to dialogue with, and interpret the elements around us creatively whether that through yoga, dance, movement, contemplation or deep listening and rest. This enquiry will be held and guided by Gemma who is a native to Ibiza and holds the landscape deeply in her body.

This retreat is held in a beautiful old Ibicenco restored farmhouse in the secluded, quiet, bohemian North of the island. It is possible to walk from Casa Karma to the pretty village of San Miquel de Balansat where there are some lovely restaurants and shops. There are various beaches at 10 – 15 minute drive from Casa Karma including the legendary Benirras where there is drumming and dancing on Sunday evenings and the Puerto de San Miquel where there are a few very beautiful cove beaches and walks along the coast. This unspoilt part of Ibiza is perfect for hiking.

Pamela is a licensed Positive Psychologist and an certified advanced somatics, yoga and Mindfulness teacher. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London and has extensively studied yoga and somatic movement with renowned teachers in the field. Her Mindfulness training incorporates both the Buddhist roots of Mindfulness (under Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and his Sangha) as well as the Western approach to Mindfulness and the neuroscience and physiology behind the practice. She is currently training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

Gemma is a Senior Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher and has been teaching and leading trainings, retreats and intensives for over 20 years. She practices and teaches rooted in the Mindfulness Traditions of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Thai Forest Tradition. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and has been working with trauma since 2014. She is now exploring and practicing Butoh Dance (Dance of Darkness) which is integrating and expanding many of her practices particularly in the embodied understanding of nature, emotions, the subconscious, spirit, compassion, death and rebirth. She will be weaving these threads together on this retreat to provide an truly unique perspective into the body as nature.