The Wild Medicine Weekend Retreat

The Wild Medicine Weekend Retreat

Take a deep dive into nature as a mirror this year in wild and wonderful Dartmoor

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Join OM regular columnist Lauren Bloxham and team for ‘The Wild Medicine’, an immersive retreat experience in November at Bala Brook Retreat Centre in the wilds of Dartmoor National Park.

Exploratory, somatic, and embodied movement and meditation, wild food and eco-therapy, the weekend will provide a powerful experience of reconnection, both with our human body, mind and spirit and the body and spirit of earth that holds us.

Lauren will lead two daily sessions (morning and evening) of expansive body work through somatic movement and yoga asana, breath work, sound meditation and yoga nidra. The sessions are designed to awaken and embody nature’s elements within us, exploring the Pancha Maha Bhutas, or The Five Great Elements, across five sessions before ending the weekend with a closing circle.

She’ll be joined for the weekend by teammate Laura, an artist and environmental arts therapist who regularly exhibits her artwork which is inspired by the land in the area. On Friday and Saturday, she will invite the group to gather in a circle, immersed in nature.

The circle is a time for reconnection, reflection, and the exploration of feelings, thoughts and patterns of behaviour that arise whilst in the woods. It is a time to take note of how ‘nature is a mirror’ therefore deepening our connection to the natural world surrounding us and the lessons contained therein.

Also joining the weekend team is experienced retreat cook and pop[1]up food event specialist, Alice of ‘Wild Goose Gourmets’ who will be on hand to create magic in the kitchen with her wild, colourful vegan and vegetarian food creations.


17-19 November, 2024, Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor National Park £650 price includes accommodation, six yoga sessions, all meals & eco-therapy experience. Payment plans welcome. A non-refundable £100 deposit required to confirm your place. For information and to book visit:

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