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You are invited to join a profound and unique summer retreat in Dartmoor. This is an intensive, deep, and transformational retreat for you to journey within, to cleanse, realign, awaken a deeper connection with your Sacred Origins, and immerse in the sacredness of creation. The focus of this retreat will be to become a "healthy seed" - reconnecting and aligning yourself in heath and harmony so that you may resonate as a healthy cell of the living body of our Mother Earth.
All guests will be staying at a large country house on Dartmoor National Park in Devon. It is set in 18 acres of large, beautiful gardens with lawns, rockeries, ancient woodland, and a prehistoric stone circle. It is very peaceful and private with sweeping views across the River Teign valley and the moors beyond.
The house is set on the edge of the national park and has been renovated and lovingly refurbished, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere. It is set within its own grounds and surrounded by woodland, rivers, and waterfalls. Accommodation is in twin or double rooms.
The retreat is held within a sacred space in a beautiful manor house on Dartmoor National Park; surrounded by forest, ancient rock, vast, mystical landscapes and ancient sacred sites. This retreat is for people who wish to work on themselves, to shift deep patterns and connect with a living spiritual practice. The essence of this retreat is rooted in Earth based and indigenous wisdom, as well as being a space to cleanse and renew through juice fasting and detoxification.
The retreat days are structured with a daily routine of spiritual practice and inner inquiry. Throughout the week the group will explore the nature of the soul, one's place within Creation and the wisdom that has been left by our ancestors. Practices and teachings will be shared to help you to recognize and clear that which blocks the pure expression of the light of your soul. Through unraveling your sacred essence, you will be reawakening the memory of how to listen and hear the voice of the Sacred within and how to commune with the streams of wisdom that flow throughout the natural world.
Each day, there will be a practice of yoga, meditation, energy work, time spent in nature, detoxification, internal inquiry, personal guidance, and group work. This retreat is also unique in that it will be a juice fast, with fresh vegetable juices and cleansing drinks throughout the day, with optional extras for cleansing the liver and gallbladder (in spring) or kidneys (in autumn).
Daniela talks about "reconnecting with the living Earth"
In this modern world, many of us have become disconnected from the living spirit of Nature and our attention distracted and diverted away from the pure light of our being. There is restlessness in the soul that arises when it is un-nurtured and when we are not living in connection with our hearts true purpose and authenticity.
This is reflected in the destruction that we see occurring upon our Earth, and the contamination of that which is pure and sacred. We are a part of this Earth and we are all connected. The world is a mirror, and we are constantly bearing witness to reflections of that which lies within us. To change what we experience in our lives and in our world, we must first go within. To truly know peace and resonate in our souls’ essence, we must first identify and face the shadows - that which blocks our light - and learn again to listen.
These retreats intend to offer you a space to begin or deepen this journey of awakening the soul and living in the sacred; learning tools with which to move beyond the patterns and tendencies which keep you caught within destructive or disharmonious thoughts and behaviours, so that you may live in harmony with life, in resonance with your soul.
What are the choices that you make in each day and each moment? How can you learn to be responsible for what you create and attract to you within your life, and the impact you have upon those around you? What do you give energy to, and how do you give back to life? What is it that you wish to ‘leave behind you’ for the next generations? These are questions we will be exploring together, and looking at how we can seed new possibilities within our own lives, and use our energy to nourish the sacred seeds of life upon the Earth.
The retreat includes a session of yoga, meditation and shamanic practices in the morning and evening, a detoxification and cleansing program of fresh juices and smoothies; spiritual practices; a medicine walk, time in Nature; periods in silence, inner journeying and contemplation; talks on diet and healing; group sharing circles; personal mentoring and guidance. It is the intent that each day, you will deepen in your practice and internal awareness, learning to listen, feel and connect with the light within, and the living light of the Earth."
Daniela talks about yoga
"Yoga is a path of the heart, and during these few days you will be guided to work through layers of body and mind to release and clear patterns of toxicity and tension, revealing the deeper essence of the soul. The practices are designed to guide you into a space of awareness and attention and will include opening to breath (life-force), asana (postures), kriyas (sequences), pranayama (breath work), meditation (stillness) and sacred reciprocity (harmony).
We practice yoga as a means of journeying into the body and mind. The retreat is open to experienced practitioners, as well as those with little experience or prior interest in yoga. Yoga is not about what you can or can't 'do', but about meeting yourself as you are."
Daniela talks about detoxification
"In the world today we are faced with the challenge of awakening and returning to ways of living that are in harmony with nature, and with what truly creates and sustains health.
Our world and our inner worlds have become contaminated in many ways, and just as we see the build up of pollution in the world, our bodies may also accumulate a build up of toxins and dis-ease within its system. Over time, this toxicity can lead to oversensitivity to certain foods, weight gain, sluggishness, inflammation, pain, infections, ailments, disease, loss of vitality and sense of wellbeing, and a clouding of clarity and energetic luminosity. Our bodies can become toxic in many ways: through our food and drink, the air we breathe, what we put on our skin; heavy metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, our environment, unresolved trauma, emotional disturbance and perhaps above all, negative thinking patterns.
Everything is vibration, and that which vibrates at denser frequencies than your optimum state of health will create imbalance and disharmony within your system over time. As you detox your body and bring in pure, foods, fluids and prana (life force energy), your vibration is lifted and you will begin to resonate at clearer, more refined frequencies, allowing more light to flow through you and be held within your cells.
The experiences of your life are stored within your body, until you are able to release and clear them. To truly detox, it is necessary to look at and address all areas of your life and ways of being that are toxic, and take action to cleanse and clear the things that you are giving energy to that are not aligned with your true nature.
During a detoxification process, as the physical body begins to purify and heal itself, layers of toxicity that have been stored within the muscles, tissues, bones and cells are brought to the surface and are given space to be cleared. The process of detoxification will allow you to naturally heal and address experiences from past events where you have unresolved emotions, thoughts, wounding and soul loss.
A well managed cleansing program can help you to release and eliminate unwanted toxins in a safe way, giving you clarity and inspiration to walk forwards in your life in a new way.
Detoxification helps the body to heal itself as nature intended; cleansing and repairing your beautiful body, helping to restore health, a sense of wellness and the true natural radiance of your inner being."
Daniela Broder is a respected yoga teacher, healer, facilitator, and musician. She is the co-founder of the 'Sacred Living Earth Trust' and is known for her sound healing and music work with 'Anima'. She draws upon years of immersion into ancient wisdom traditions, shamanism, yoga and meditation, offering a sensitive, profound, and unique space dedicated to the re-connection and awakening of the heart with the living Earth. She lives in the Scottish Highlands and offers one-to-one sessions, workshops, concerts, and retreats in the UK and internationally.
Dartmoor National Park is situated in the southwest of England, right in the very heart of Devon. It is blessed with its landscape of stunning views, awe-inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers and rugged, wide open spaces, trails wind through valleys with neolithic tombs, bronze age stone circles, and abandoned medieval farmhouses.
Enjoy your detoxification process with a feast of fresh smoothies, vegetable juices, and healing teas. All ingredients are organic, local grown where possible, vegan, and alkalizing. You will be guided and supported during this cleanse and the transformational process that you will go through. Optional extras for cleansing such as enema kits, castor oil packs, massage, and energy work are also available.
Please book your flight to arrive at Exeter International Airport (EXT).
You can take a local bus from Exeter towards Chagford.
There are regular trains from London or North England to Exeter.