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EVENTS 2018




EMERGENCE: SPRING CLEANSING & GROUNDING IN THE WOODS


EMERGENCE: SPRING CLEANSING & GROUNDING IN THE WOODS
Led by Timothy John Sanderson and Georgina Rose Ford


9:00am Saturday 24th - 4:00pm Sunday 25th March 2018

Emergence: A rejuvenating spring journey, through juice and tea cleansing, sound healing, meditation,
listening and sharing circles, grounding and nature connection.

Clean out the winter and the past, with a two day cleansing camp at The Clearing.
Flush out old energy with organic juices and teas prepared with healing intentions.
Enjoy solitude and silence to reflect and source new inspiration,
listen and share with others around the fire circle.

Feel held and supported in 'the nest', a warm, snug and womb like heated cabin space
to rest whilst journeying through deep release.
Connect back in with your body and essential self, centre and ground into the land.
Tune into the emerging fresh new energies of spring in the heart of the woods.

WHAT TO BRING

Bring everything you need to be warm and comfortable.
Dress for all weathers and being in the woods.
Bring blankets and cushions, a tent and sleeping things.

£75per person

All food and filtered water provided, fresh organic ingredients used, vegan friendly.
Only 10 places available to keep it friendly and supportive.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW:
Booking in advance is essential. Email Tim Sanderson
contact@the-clearing.co.uk


Payment by online bank transfer
Mr T J Sanderson
08-93-00
03280610

or pay with Litecoin LTC
M8aG83WLAkv4jAnVAxzecMLDLJ8aWGEhk6

Workshop and camp takes place in woodland near the village of Swanton Novers, North Norfolk NR24 2RE.
See site page for directions,
CLICK HERE







Men Build A Roundwood Shelter In The Woods


MEN BUILDING A ROUNDWOOD SHELTER IN THE WOODS - WEEKEND CAMP
with Tim Sanderson


4:00pm Friday 6th - 4:00pm Sunday 8th April 2018

When a group of men work together to build something, there is a sense of rightness,
of something timelessly masculine and good, much can be accomplished and work becomes a joy,
giving all a profound feeling of satisfaction.

And what could be better for a boy than witnessing his father, his uncle, his grandfather,
his brother and a group of men accomplish a creative task together?

Join us at The Clearing In the heart of 800 acres of ancient woodland in North Norfolk
for a weekend camp for Men to work together to build and raise a new on-site dining shelter
using roundwood timber from the Clay Pit Woods.

No experience necessary, only a willingness to get involved.
An opportunity to learn a range of skills using a variety of tools.


PROGRAMME

Friday
Pitch camp, evening round the fire

Saturday
Prepare and assemble frames, feasting, council And evening round the fire.

Sunday
Raise frame, brace and cover, closing council, strike camp.

The workshop starts on Saturday morning, you are welcome to stay Friday night or arrive Saturday,
whichever suits best.


WHAT TO BRING
Bring, tent, sleeping things, clothes for all weathers, bring any drums,
instruments, stories, poems, for round the fire in the evening.

Bring snacks and food to share for the weekend, we advise making food beforehand
and bringing in containers to reduce plastic rubbish on site, we are in the woods after all.
There are some cooking and a large kettle, so cooking on site is possible.
Bring your own plate, bowl, cutlery and mug.

Drinking water provided.

Only £35 per person, includes camping, firewood, water and workshop.


BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW:
Booking in advance is essential. Email Tim Sanderson
contact@the-clearing.co.uk


Payment by online bank transfer
Mr T J Sanderson
08-93-00
03280610

or pay with Litecoin LTC
M8aG83WLAkv4jAnVAxzecMLDLJ8aWGEhk6

Workshop and camp takes place in woodland near the village of Swanton Novers, North Norfolk NR24 2RE.
See site page for directions,
CLICK HERE







FIRE IN THE WOODS: VOICE & BODY RE-WILDING SOLSTICE CAMP & FEAST


FIRE IN THE WOODS: VOICE & BODY RE-WILDING SOLSTICE CAMP & FEAST
with Red K Elders & Briony Greenhill


4:00pm Friday 22nd - 4:00pm Sunday 24th JUNE 2018

Escape to the wild in this full immersion Summer Solstice vocal and somatic improvisation whole weekend workshop. We'll be stripping back to the essence in our two night camp-out, whilst nourishing our innermost selves most tenderly with sumptuous and vibrant health-full feasting, massive constant beautiful fire and heart-swelling musical jamming together - all out under the magnificent oaks, birch and stars in 800 acres of glorious north Norfolk woodland. Come and join us making deep heart community and friendships, as we open to our authentic expression of being and belonging, together.

Led by Briony Greenhill and Red K Elders.

Arrival, set-up and settling in to our woodland camp together from 4pm Friday, with delicious evening meal and introductory circle round the fire.

A full day of somatic movement journeying and re-wilding the voice on Saturday, leading into a lovely group supper feast together. Creating bouquets of gratitude, intention and prayer for an evening fire ritual offering and continuing into the night with improvised music and poetry jam round a magical hot summer night fire.

Another whole day of guided movement, meditation and vocal improvisation Sunday, culminating in a Singing and Dancing the Wild Wood party.

FULLY CATERED with the gorgeous health-giving love-filled vegan feasting throughout by the amazing Georgie Ford. A selection of teas and coffee always available.

Simple camping facilities - drinking water and compost toilet provided for two nights. Bring your own tent/camping equipment.

EARLY BIRD PRICES:
£175 BY MARCH 31st
£200 by April 30th
£225 thereafter

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Includes introductory evening and two full days of teaching (workshops begin before breakfast!), all meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunch, tractor transportation of camping equipment to and from car park, drinking water and toilet facilities and massive splendid fire burning throughout.

Just get yourself here with a tent, and then you can relax into the loving holding of the beautiful sacred and nurturing space we are already weaving for you here, together.

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.
APPLY HERE!

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BRIONY GREENHILL
Briony Greenhill teaches and performs vocal improvisation internationally. With The Elements quintet she recently released the world's first entirely improvised five-voice album, entitled Listen. Briony teaches retreats in wild places and now a year long course named Wild Voice, Solid Roots. She spent years studying with masters of vocal improvisation in America, France and India. Students describe her work as "epic" and "life-changing", and the BBC describes Briony's voice as "heaven of the highest order." A performing singer since age 11, this is the art form she loves. www.brionygreenhill.com

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT BRIONY’S WORK:
“It was epic – and that’s an understatement."
“It was deeper than an ayahuasca ceremony; I grew more than in workshops with leading psychologists, and it’s the safest I’ve ever felt in a group.”
“You are a master.”
“One of the most powerful experiences of my life! I feel changed on a cellular level!”
“Being bathed in beauty. Being held in love. Being winkled out of a shell. Being birthed into a new world.”
“You made it feel like a womb. Protected, loved, nourished, warm and holding.”

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RED K ELDERS
I bring my experience in many varied somatic movement and bodywork techniques, including Authentic Movement, Contact Improvisation and Five Rhythms, as well as my training in deep bodywork, massage therapy and various meditation and visualisation practises.

I host a monthly rural community-building gathering which mixes dance, drumming, voice work and listening circle, as well as other one-off workshops which explore movement bodywork and voice work overlaid with richly metaphoric themes from faery and folk takes and poetry.

During this weekend, I will be leading guided explorations in and through the body, opening and feeling into our sensual connection with all the living woodland. We’ll be exploring the embodiment of our deepest truest expression of ourselves, following the mystical journey unwinding through our forms.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT RED’S WORK:
“You create such an amazing magical and safe space, I felt so held and able to explore really deeply within myself."
“I love how you seem to conduct and mix the energy in the room, it’s like you are weaving us all together in love."
"You are a Changer of Story, and that is a special role reserved for only the strongest sorts. We need you. You lead us to Humanity 2.0 from within."

More about Red’s work CLICK HERE!

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MORE ABOUT VOCAL IMPROVISATION
We usually sing songs. Folk songs, choral compositions, band songs, songs we've written.

What happens when you take the song away, but keep singing? Alone and with others?

In India they'll say that God sings through. In Shona culture, it's the Ancestors. For me, it's Nature. When we drop the song, the knowing, the form - and listen, really listen - somehow we allow Life to sing us and Life is pretty magnificent.

Vocal Improvisation is an extreme sport, for singers with a creativity that naturally reaches out beyond the form of songs, and into a wilder territory. It's for singers who can sing in tune, keep a beat, and want an adventure.

We'll play with the forms that help singers create layered sound baskets, drop deeply into the resonant body and bring out the voice in its fullness, and we'll play. Play play play.

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Sometimes we may look outwards for our path, our journey in life, but what happens when we gather all our attention and bring it back inwards… listening… feeling…

Letting thinking thoughts float away, dropping down into the sensate pulse of flesh, we start paying exquisite attention to the astonishing wisdom of the wholebody, noticing and following the tiniest micro-muscular movements and impulses. Allowing… whatever wants to unfold, whatever wants to be expressed in the moment.

Simultaneously, becoming more acutely aware of minuscule movement, breath and expression in the living world, and feeling into our dancing with the liquid symphony of all things. How we are all so intimately entangled. The leaf expresses its quivering newness in my trembling wrist. Focused determination grows through my legs from the earth. Yes, we will play. Play play play.

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Notes from last year's summer camp at The Clearing:

"Is there a word for the tears that bloom from overwhelming experiences of beauty? The spillage of opened and voluptuous hearts. Realness, rawness, tenderness. Intimacy. Rippling widening circles of resonance. Here is our heart song manifesting as community. The simple sublime... making music together. Dancing, singing, speaking, listening, sharing food, laughter, loving touch, tears and holding each other. Grief and praise. Beautiful experiences such as this awaken every cell of my being to a deep longing yearning for more... more than I dare to admit to fully. But I am reminded by a wise kingfisher: in this world of brokenness, to want more of this beauty is Holy."
- Red K Elders

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Follow Georgie Ford on Instagram @groselove for yummy vegan food and recipes


Workshop and camp takes place in woodland near the village of Swanton Novers, North Norfolk NR24 2RE.
See site page for directions,
CLICK HERE

[photo by Phil Chester http://www.philchester.com/]