ReAwakening To Life will be held at the natural heritage Monkey Valley resort in Noordhoek (new non-residential format), close to the sea, our local communities of nature beings and a short drive from Cape Town!
Are you feeling the need for purpose and reconnection?
Expand your capacity to connect with the nature of your deepest self!
Please join us for this Spring immersive retreat at Monkey Valley Resort (www.monkeyvalleyresort.com), Noordhoek, on the 22nd and 23rd Oct 2022. This setting is surrounded by a Rare Milkwood Forest close to the beach and only 30 minutes from central Cape Town.
This is a 2-day workshop of regenerative practices including the sharing of the root principles of the Work that Reconnects and regenerative practices such as sharing circles, Gaian and Shamanic rituals, nature walks and a solo nature immersion, story-telling, journaling, meditation, movement, and song.
You, us and all the resident beings of this coastal land will provide different brilliant, coloured textures to this participatory mosaic, proving that the magic of the whole is far larger than the individual power of the parts.
Your facilitators are Joanna Tomkins, Rachael Millson and Tass Two Crows Flying. We are Work that Reconnects registered facilitators, trained in other complementary fields of facilitation too.
We actively hope it will awaken and / or reaffirm your courage and your joy, and lead you to deeper clarity around your role as a pivotal agent of transformation in these essential times, as together we manifest a new Ecological Civilisation.
Investment: R 1 500
Including 2 days retreat from 8:30 to 5:30 pm on Saturday and from 8:30 to 4:30 on Sunday, tea & snacks – Excluding accommodation and lunches, which will be “bring and share” vegetarian finger food.
To book please mail: email@example.com
EFT details as follows:
Current Account 1009881868
We have two fully supported bursaries for this event. A motivational letter will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional accommodation – please manage your own. If you wish to stay for the Saturday night (or even Fri and Sat) the resort offers accommodation. Their October rates are:
Garden Facing Single R 1 640 – Garden Facing Double or Twin R 2080
Cottages Three-Bedroom (double or twin) R 3630
You may coordinate with other participants on the group to share. At present there are still cottages available, but they book out fast, so we advise you to book asap. Phone or email Milton on 021 789 8000 or email@example.com
“The Work That Reconnects helps people discover and experience their innate connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web of life, transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action.”
~ Joanna Macy
|Welcome||Connecting with each of the retreat participants through ritual Free flow conscious dance|
|Overview of the retreat||What to expect and setting intentions|
|The Work that Reconnects||Introduction to the spiral of the Work that Reconnects and the Spiral Work|
|Gratitude||Why start with gratitude? Gratitude Walk to the Beach to create Gratitude art Circle Gratitude ritual with Nests Walk back to hall identifying solo nature immersion Nests and join a Pod for the next day|
|Gratitude Blessing Song & Lunch|
|Honouring our Pain for the World||Feeling the fullness of our emotions as we face the truth of what’s happening in our world |
Meditation – Breathing Through
Truth Mandala ritual -The practice of Ho ‘oponopono – for forgiveness and conciliation
|Seeing with New/ Ancient Eyes||Calling in the beings of 3 times – What do we mean by ‘seeing with new/ancient eyes?’ – Recognising the truth of our ecological selves|
Brief for the solo nature immersion
|Seeing with New/ Ancient Eyes – cont’d||Arrival in Noble Silence – |
Solo Nature immersion in Nests
|Sharing your experience from the Solo Nature Immersion in Pods – Sharing/Storytelling with the Group|
|Movement meditation – Calling in the gifts of the ancestors|
|Gratitude Blessing & Lunch|
|Going Forth||Bridging back into our daily lives – how do we each play our part in the Great Turning? |
|Medicine Walk to the Beach |
Circle of blessings – Song Circle
Joanna Tomkins is a Work that Reconnects* facilitator, a student of Principles and Practice of Deep Transformation and artist, wilderness guide, active mother and community member. She is invested in the belief that a shift in worldview is possible if we respond to the calling of the Great Turning and empower our collective “heart-mind”. She inspires us to embody our ecological selves so that we can ignite the change for all our relations.
*The Work That Reconnects is process work, designed by Root Teacher Joanna Macy, to support people to reconnect with themselves, the human world, and all of life (the Earth, Nature, the Universe).
Rachael Millson is a Purpose Guide™, Deep Ecology Facilitator, Rewilding Coach and Sharer of heart and earth songs.
Her focus is soul-level awakening and full nature communion, illuminating the truth of our sacred and ecological beings.
She is passionate about the potential in moving from our current paradigm of separation and fear to an emerging paradigm of unity and wholeness.
Reawaken to your own wild nature
Revitalise innate bonds with each other and our sacred living Earth
Discover how you can live a life of purpose, fulfilment and joy, while fully claiming your role as an agent of transformation.