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The Open Hearth

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - August 4 @ 3:00 pm

Is there a longing in your heart ?

To live your life in more in alignment with your values
To have an abundance of support in facing life’s challenges and the troubles in our world
To be part of a circle of humans healing together, sharing quality time and co creating
To immerse yourself in nature 

If so, this weekend workshop is designed especially for you !!
Welcome, come sit by the fire and be in nature for the weekend

Come, come whoever you are – come gather round the fire hearth with a circle of kin and community, deep in the forest on these ancient lands of Britannica. This weekend workshop is a beautiful change to be on the land at EarthHeart. and work with Jewels. The core of the weekend is circle work and the hearth fire at the centre . In our modern world, TV and screens have replaced the fire hearth in our homes and family life and they take us out of ourselves and disconnected from each other and ways to connect in more authenticity and depth.

When we sit with fire in company it calls us into our rich inner landscape and more aliveness within. In the stillness a space opens up for us to remember that we and life are sacred. From here we can weave ourselves back into it and come home to our core essence. It supports us to be better able to hear the quieter voices within that are trying to bring us holy wisdom and guidance. A remembering of who we are and why we are here and how we can find the resources within to create the life we long for. 

We can find so much here and with the support of kindred spirit it becomes an alchemical potion for transformation. Our deep time ancestors know of this alchemy and our bones still of it. It also bring: enlivenment, open hearts, healing of the trauma and hurts, nervous system co regulation, inner strength, kinship, resonance, creativity, inspiration, connection and so much more. As humans we have sat with the fire for tens of thousands of years and recognised the beautiful soul of each other. We have seek’d healing with kindred souls and through the wisdom and teachings that the natural world has to offer. And this is what we will do…..

Watch this 20 minute ‘Hearth’ introduction video where Jewels exploring the questions ‘Where do I Belong?’ and the significance of finding your place around the Hearth, at the Slow Down Festival. 

The healing power of nature

In our modern world we often try to heal and become whole by ourselves, or with one other, or in a group, but usually inside four walls of a building that has little or no connection to the natural world. When we are connected and embedded into the natural world around us we can become more of the totality of who we are. Our instincts come alive, our sensory perception comes more alive, we feel healthier in our physicality and have more energy. And not least we receive the healing energy of nature itself as we find our way home into the wholeness of us. The elements, the fire and nature around us will be a part of the holding during the weekend alongside Jewels 25+ years of teachings.

Testimonials

“Thank you for holding such a beautiful space to let me break open. I actually do not know what would have become of me if I hadn’t been given the space to be. So much gratitude from the bottom of my heart for your love” Leah, Open Hearth 2021

“Amazing space, amazing food, amazing work, extremely powerful working in mixed groups and profoundly moving in many ways” Earthheart workshop participant, 2018

“If you want to feel some healing and grow your confidence, this is the best gift you can give yourself. I love Jewels’ work so much, it’s emotional healing at its best. We are not alone” Jenny L

“It’s a place where I can be vulnerable, open and real. With no judgement, I’m accepted as I am – in my entirety. It’s a place to expand, to share, to nurture, to learn and to grow. A place nature holds you. A place to find yourself. A place to be inspired. A place to find peace. A place to breathe. A place to feel alive. A place to rest.” Gaye Williams, Initiation 2018 participant

What’s included in the weekend
  • A weekend to explore the themes of the year course and experience them directly 
  • An experience of circle work with Jewels’ and her 25 years of experience
  • A ceremony for welcoming and healing our exiled parts
  • Quality time in secluded wild nature for a whole weekend
  • Being on the land day and night living in natural and simple ways.
  • Being part of a community and getting a taste of what it’s like
  • Nature practices from our own Celtic Animism traditions
  • Sharing food
  • Songlines from our lands 
  • Teachings and practices from the indigenous wisdom of these lands
  • Co creating new pathways for living on Earth

Logistics

Date:
2 – 4 August 2024

Timings:
Arrival –  Friday 5pm (6.30pm at the latest)
Depart – Sunday 3pm

Venue
EarthHeart Forest of Dean, GL14 3JQ.

Staying at EarthHeart
We have a beautiful eco campsite, compost toilets with a view to die for, hot showers and beautiful facilities. All surrounded by wild and ancient forest with all that you need for easy outdoor living. You can either bring your own tent and camp or we have space for a few campervans.

Facilities:
There is a huge oak open barn with a dining area as well as a gorgeous lounge area with sheepskins, wood-burner and cushion cosy space if it should rain. The entire event is off grid so please come prepared for this. We encourage no mobile phones (not compulsory) and you are welcome to give loved one’s our office number for emergency contact.  

Lunch and Drinks
We will be providing a pot of hot dhal on Friday evening for your arrival and a home made hot meal on Saturday evening. Breakfast and lunch is bring your own or pot luck to share. Do please bring what you need aside from this to keep yourself nourished for the time. We have a huge oak barn with a fully fitted field kitchen equipped with all you need for storing, preparing, cooking and eating food together.

Concession tickets
Below is our guidelines for selecting the concession ticket. We aim to find a balance between making the work more accessible to those in genuine need and us earning a fair living. We are a small not for profit project so we are somewhat limited in how much we can support concession, we aim to do our best. Please consider seriously if you need a concession ticket and that if you take one and don’t need it the potential impact this might have of someone more in need. 

  • You are a full-time student
  • You are aged 18-25
  • You claim Universal Credit, pension credit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) income support or job seekers allowance, or in receipt of working tax credit.
  • You have a wage bracket of (single household: annual income of less than £23,000 / family household: combined annual income less than £34,500)
  • You are a teacher in a UK state or private primary school, or a teacher at a UK state or private secondary school or further education institution.
  • You are an NHS nurse.
  • You belong to an ethnic minority group.

Our Deluxe Eco-campsite & Barn Facilities

Transparency in how we work out what to charge

The EarthHeart project does not seek to make profit. It costs £70,00 a year to keep the project afloat (not including a wage for Jewels) we divide these costs between the various offerings over the year and this is how each offering is priced. We understand that some of what we offer may not accessible to everyone. We have some concession tickets and this relies on people who are able, to to pay the standard price tickets. 

We aim to find a balance between covering the costs of EarthHeart and making the work accessible to those in genuine need. We are a small not for profit project so we are somewhat limited and we aim to do our best. Please consider seriously if you need a concession ticket and that if you take one and don’t need it the potential impact this might have of someone more in need. If your not sure do get in touch and we can see how to help.

Booking policy

We request that you take the time to read our cancellation and booking policy before purchasing your ticket. We ask this so you can be sure you’re making an informed choice about your ticket purchase as we do not make exceptions to the policy.

This is important to us and we thank you in advance for taking the time. 

Tickets

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£ 250.00
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