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Belonging

8 November @ 6:00 pm - 10 November @ 4:00 pm

BELONGING

An immersive weekend of storytelling, ritual and land-listening in community

We’re offering a weekend in fellowship beside ancient monuments, listening to deep stories becoming closer to ourselves each other and the land.

We’ll meet by ancient burial chambers in wide open country, thick with deer and heather, wide areas to walk and soak up the presence of the landscape.

All of us need time to restore and refresh, especially when the world feels like a hectic, oncoming rush. Storytelling, ritual and immersion in nature are ancient ways of energising and attuning to what’s most important in our life. We’ll gather for stories, take part in ritual and wander on our own. All so we can find our place in this majestic location and come away with a sense of our place in the world too.

Guidance is available for practices in connecting to the land, or you can head out in the best way you know how. As we meet, we’ll share what we’re finding in the land and in ourselves, collating a kind of collective voice speaking from the land to each of us at the current time.

Why we’re running this weekend:

Experience of nature unleashes creativity and provides healing

Imagination of stories provides context, guidance and space for your own wisdom

Provokes your own listening to yourself, locating purpose and epiphany

Ritual is a container for deep experiences you can apply to your life at home

Experiences on offer:

– Land and self-connection ritual guided by Nynke Vos

– Captivating stories told by Simon Hodges

– Time for your nourishment, listening and deepening

– Fellowship and community

– Eating, enjoying and celebrating together

Your team

Nynke Vos

Sacred Time 

From my background as a cultural anthropologist and creative therapist, I like to work with rituals at moments of transition. And when I supervise groups I draw on my training in systemic work.

Making room for essential growth and development in encounters with others is what drives me. I believe that change and transformation is a joint process, which can best take place in connection with each other, and is only amplified with connection to the land.

Simon Hodges

Storyourself

Over 12 years of telling stories, I’ve felt most at ease telling them in relation to the land. Landscape is where they come from and where they feel most alive.

Visiting hunebedden in Drenthe for the first time, it like centuries peeled away. We’re heading into this fantastic place, with stories just as old, to lose layers of regular thinking and head home with urgent vital ideas about how to tackle the challenges and joys of current life.

Location

We’re off to a beautiful stretch of heath and wood near Uffelte in Drenthe. We’ll be on the land as much as we can during the day, walking around the majestic hunebedden that dot the local heath. We’ll have group sessions on the land and back at the hostel.

Overnight we’ll stay in a stripped back friendly hostel with our own spaces to gather and a good kitchen to cook in. Bedrooms offered are basic but comfortable, shared with one other person of the same gender. You are also welcome to organise your own accommodation and travel on and off site each day.

 

Outline of weekend

Food is provided from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday.

Friday

Gathering, settling, opening, a story or two

Saturday

Head to land with poems, questions, ritual.

Return for story, afternoon practice

Evening gathering of story

Sunday

Morning ritual and land listening

Gathering for story

Final circle and closing ritual

Interested? Sign in below

Fill in our early interest form. This puts you in the front row once we open sign ups, and lets us know if we need to expand our bookings. If you have questions, please send us an email.

Details

Start:
8 November @ 6:00 pm
End:
10 November @ 4:00 pm
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Organisers

Storyourself
Sacred Time

Venue

Natuurvriendenhuis het Hunehuis
Hunebeddenweg 1
Darp, Drenthe 7973 JA Netherlands
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Phone
0880990961
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