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Root through Heart

Sunday 28th  January | 10am - 6pm
"The heart has no limit. It fills the human body. If you want to know what a human heart looks like we only need to look towards each other"
 
~  Gil Hedley

 

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This day immersion is for those who wish to nourish and awaken their body through embodied yoga and somatic practices, release stuck energy, cultivate deep vision for the unfolding year and bask in the support of a grounded and intentional community. 

As we venture into the start of the year, this day immersion will invite you to explore your heart as more than a functional organ but as an emotional and spiritual expression of who you are. 

 

It hopes to inspire your heart to take its place as your body’s true leader, guiding with intuition, resilience and the most profound tenderness. 

 

Our day will explore the body through the lens  of ancient eastern wisdom, modern biology and movement philosophy as we move, breathe and unwind into the centre of our heart centre.

 

Over the course of the day we will move through three extended practices that will illuminate the vortex of your heart and how it spins blood (life!!!) through your body. 

 

We will also journey into more subtle layers, where you will be invited to discover your own unique imagery and sensitivity for how your heart communicates. 

It will be a potent and beautiful day. 

Our day will include three practices:


Unwinding Heart Centre  -  An embodied yoga & movement experience that softly unwinds into our physical and energetic heart, exploring our heart as a vortex that spins blood (life!) through the whole of body.

Heart’s True Vision. A group ritual of deep imagining that will help you carve deep vision and direction for the unfolding year that goes way beyond intention setting. 

Closing practice. We will leave this final practice to be determined by our group’s energy.

Where is this retreat?

We are delighted to be back at the glorious Floresta Encantada in Sintra. Nestled in the forest of Sintra, our day retreat has the luxury of being within the heart of nature whilst also being within close proximity to Lisbon. The train station is a short walk away or we are just a 40 min drive.

The studio space is professional, with a wooden floor, great sound system and all the cosy blankets and props we need.

We have use of the kitchen where our chef will cook for us if you choose (depending on group size) or you are welcome to bring your own food and use the fridge.

We are excited to be back!


 

About Fern

Working with Fern offers a profound approach to integrated healing that embraces embodied yoga and movement, somatic therapy and dance whilst weaving in the beauty of ancient Eastern wisdom. For her the most profound sense of spirituality is found through journeying into the mysterious vessels of our body to recover the magnificence that is found there. 

 

Her fifteen years of guiding bodies ensures intelligent and held spaces rich with depth and beauty.

 

What others say:

 

"Working with Fern is insightful and beautiful. Her whole being makes you feel so supported and understood that you feel like you are spending time with a therapist / great friend / wise woman all at the same time. I feel much more aware of myself, physically, mentally and spiritually and this is helping me be much more confident in a genuine way. Thank you." - Sarah
 

"Fern has such a special gift of being able to take you on a journey into the feeling space of the body. Using such beautiful language and sensory imagery and visualisation. There's always a sense of peace and clarity that reminds me of who I am - Jo

"No one can guide me into my body like Fern' - Alex

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Investment

80 euros, early bird before Jan 24th

95 euros, after Jan 24th

 

Instalments and concessions are possible. Please ask. 

This includes six hours of practice and exclusive use of Floresta Entandada for the day.

Depending on numbers, there is an option to be served a plant based lunch for an additional 25 euros.

You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.

If you really want to come but this feels inaccessible to you, please be in touch.

You can book your ticket below. Please note this website receives GBP so we have converted the currency for you.

 


 

Please book below.

We hope to see you in September.

Upcoming Events

  • Sun, 28 Jan
    Sintra
    28 Jan 2024, 10:00 – 18:00
    Sintra, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
    28 Jan 2024, 10:00 – 18:00
    Sintra, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
    Join Fern for a day retreat that explores the heart through the context of ancient wisdom and modern biology as we move, breathe and unwind into the centre of our heart centre.
  • Wed, 24 Jan
    Virtual Ritual
    24 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 25 Jan 2024, 20:30
    Virtual Ritual
    24 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 25 Jan 2024, 20:30
    Virtual Ritual
    A deep and illuminating ritual that will invite you to explore the many layers of your human and how you want to evolve over the next six months.
  • Sun, 24 Sept
    Floresta Encantada
    24 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 18:00
    Floresta Encantada, Cominho Azenhas 5 ,Sintra
    24 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 18:00
    Floresta Encantada, Cominho Azenhas 5 ,Sintra
    Join Paula Andréewitch and Fern Trelfa for an enchanting day retreat amidst the serene Sintra Forest.
  • Thu, 11 May
    Brayford
    11 May 2023, 17:00 – 15 May 2023, 13:00
    Brayford, Brayford, Barnstaple EX32 7QR, UK
    11 May 2023, 17:00 – 15 May 2023, 13:00
    Brayford, Brayford, Barnstaple EX32 7QR, UK
    As the meadows fill with buttercups and the birdsong fills the sky, join Fern for a 5 day therapeutic retreat which hopes to inspire genuine joy and beauty in your life.
  • Tue, 09 May
    Lisboa
    09 May 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lisboa, last floor, R. Almeida e Sousa 3 3° andar, 1250-064 Lisboa, Portugal
    09 May 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lisboa, last floor, R. Almeida e Sousa 3 3° andar, 1250-064 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Tue, 25 Apr
    Lisboa
    25 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lisboa, last floor, R. Almeida e Sousa 3 3° andar, 1250-064 Lisboa, Portugal
    25 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lisboa, last floor, R. Almeida e Sousa 3 3° andar, 1250-064 Lisboa, Portugal
    A 90 minute embodied yoga and movement practice.
  • Multiple Dates
    Tue, 18 Apr
    Lisboa
    18 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lisboa, last floor, R. Almeida e Sousa 3 3° andar, 1250-064 Lisboa, Portugal
    18 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lisboa, last floor, R. Almeida e Sousa 3 3° andar, 1250-064 Lisboa, Portugal
    A weekly practice to help you drop into your body's wisdom. You can expect a thematic and intelligent experience that includes guided mediatation, somatic experience, self touch, and sequencing that layers, builds and repeats to allow for your body's own expression.
  • Sun, 05 Mar
    Sintra
    05 Mar 2023, 10:00 – 06 Mar 2023, 18:00
    Sintra, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
    05 Mar 2023, 10:00 – 06 Mar 2023, 18:00
    Sintra, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
    This day retreat offers a nurturing space to return to your body through delicious and intelligent practices designed to cultivate feeling, curiosity and your own embodied experience. We will work towards closing our day in the peace of true stillness after journeying through two extended practices
  • Sat, 26 Nov
    Sintra
    26 Nov 2022, 09:30 – 27 Nov 2022, 18:00
    Sintra, Caminho Azenhas 5, 2710-540 Sintra, Portugal
    26 Nov 2022, 09:30 – 27 Nov 2022, 18:00
    Sintra, Caminho Azenhas 5, 2710-540 Sintra, Portugal
    As we begin to approach the heart of winter, this two day immersion is an opportunity to gather in community and retreat into the transformational space that opens when dark engulfs light.
  • Sun, 30 Oct
    Beyond Flesh online
    30 Oct 2022, 19:00 – 31 Oct 2022, 21:00
    Beyond Flesh online
    30 Oct 2022, 19:00 – 31 Oct 2022, 21:00
    Beyond Flesh online
    Join Fern for a online somatic ritual in honour of the auspicious festival of Samhain. You will be guided into the wisdom of your body whilst supporting your soul to merge with mystery. All from the comfort of your home.
  • Thu, 29 Sept
    Maison Fish
    29 Sept 2022, 17:00 – 03 Oct 2022, 13:00
    Maison Fish , Devon, UK
    29 Sept 2022, 17:00 – 03 Oct 2022, 13:00
    Maison Fish , Devon, UK
    A meaningful five day retreat of quality relating to yourself as a woman, other women and within your unique mother & daughter dynamic.
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