OFFERINGS

Retreats

Taking time to retreat from our usual ways of being in and seeing the world, we allow for a deeper immersion into both our embodied practice and our natural environment to restore, discover and reconnect.

Nourishment Woodland Retreats

Blanche & Francis invite you to come and revive your spirit and regenerate your soul for an in-person weekend workshop of deep nurture and magical transformation.These weekends are a blend of somatic movement and 5 Rhythms dance, as well as community, connection and nature immersion.

 
DATES: Friday 24th September 5pm - Sunday 26th September 5pm 2021
LOCATION: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
PRICE: £300 (deposit to secure your place: £95)
BOOKING & ENQUIRIES: blanche@somatic-alchemy.co.uk
   
 
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Joining a small number of other participants, you are invited to dance, meditate, vision, rest, and bathe under the evening sky in the cedarwood hot tub.
We will move to exquisite music, sit in guided meditations, listen deeply to our body wisdom, watch the trees and listen to the birds, enjoying the underfloor heating of the stunning movement space which has wide views of the woodland valley and hills beyond.
 
This is a residential weekend with different sleeping options available.
All meals will be provided and of the highest quality; all organic, wholesome & vegetarian (vegan options for every meal).
Please let us know if you have any special requirements (re. accommodation or food) and we will try our best to accommodate you.
Only twelve places are available so we encourage you to book early!
 
This retreat is considered a support group and aimed at anyone who wishes to invite a deeper level of support than is currently available in their lives.
Feel free to pass on this invitation to anyone you consider may need the support of this retreat.
We ask that you do not attend if you have had any covid, cold or flu symptoms in the 10 days before attending.
 
FRANCIS: I've been teaching 5Rhythms movement meditation since completing my training with Gabrielle Roth in 2005. I've led countless workshops, classes and retreats for over 15 years & my teaching is deeply influenced by my ongoing experiential studies into the nature of consciousness. I am inspired to create beautiful group environments and to guide people to embody their highest potential. www.awakenedpresence.org
 
BLANCHE: I love sharing my passion for embodied movement and nature-based meditation. I'm a Somatic Movement Therapist, Shiatsu bodyworker, and Yoga & Mindfulness teacher with my private practice Somatic Alchemy. I am an experienced facilitator, guiding individuals and groups to explore creative organic movement for healing and connection. www.somatic-alchemy.co.uk

Release and Renewal

Online Day Retreats ~ Embodying Nature
with Blanche Mulholland and Gemma Mallol 

 
We invite you to join us for this in-depth somatic workshop ~ next dates tbc ~ please enquire if interested!
In a morning and afternoon experiential workshop, Blanche & Gemma will guide you into organic movement and creative reflection for nature connection, restoration and renewal at the level of the nervous system.
 
How can deep diving into our human bodies and the earth body provide us with the safety and nourishment we so long for? Traversing our inner landscapes together can cultivate an enduring sense of stability, community and reassurance when everything on the outside feels unstable, fragmented and unreliable.
 
 
We invite you to discover the opportunities for renewal that lie deep within, and that can emerge to carry you more skillfully and creatively through times of uncertainty and change.
 
On these workshops we will use somatic processes to bridge our inner and outer worlds. Awakening our senses, moving, contemplating, reflecting, feeling, walking, and sharing, we will invite nature in to guide us, to speak to us through the wisdom in our bodies.
 
This work is a continuum of the enquiry Blanche & Gemma have been offering and evolving through their teaching and Somatic Experiencing private practice, but no prior experience is necessary to join these retreats ~ join us now at the end of Winter to carry on unfolding the work of the deep feminine, earth-based movement and unlocking the creative energy held deep in the body.  
 
Dates:  Can be arranged once we have interest from a small group of participants ~ please enquire if interested!
 
Cost: £50 per day
 
Venue: your own home. Zoom link sent after booking.
 
Places: There are 12 spaces only, in order to work in an intimate and well contained way.
 
Booking: contact Blanche on 07818361471 or email blanche@somatic-alchemy.co.uk