Natural Mystic

EVENTS – WILTSHIRE | Retreat & Remember

remembrance retreat

WILTSHIRE
RETREAT & REMEMBER
Nature, Movement, Ceremony & Song
with Sivani Mata and Billie De Melo Wood

29 – 31 July 2022

in the Wiltshire countryside near to Swindon


We invite you come and be welcome with us in this circle of connection this summer. This is a gathering of remembrance, an exploration of practices that invite us to remember. To remember to listen, to listen to our own bodies, to listen to the sounds of nature, to listen to our intuitive knowing. To remember who we are. To remember our truth. Or perhaps, simply to remember to just Be. Here. Now.

We will be exploring movement, creativity, ceremony and song whilst delving into full nature immersion. Sleeping options include a unique rail-carriage cabin, bell tents or standard camping.

Investment:
Early bird tickets: Rustic Cabin - £296, Shared Bell tent - £240, Standard camping - £216 – Full price from 28th June when the prices go up by £48 – prices include food, accommodation (except standard camping, BYO tent) and all offerings

For more information and booking contact Billie: email billie@yogasoup.co.uk or call/text 07925218017… or see our online brochure https://mailchi.mp/404a7d6872f8/remember2022

gore farm cabin


Our Venue: Gore Farm

We invite you to Gore farm, a peaceful and sacred corner of a larger family run farm in North Wiltshire.

The word Gore means triangular shape of land and comes from the Gaelic word gar meaning spear head. The farm is situated in the Valley of the White Horse, once home to the Trinovante tribe prior to the Roman colonisation of Britain.

We honour the ancestors of this land when we remember their story.

Stillness
Held within a circle of trees young and old and boundaried by a four direction crystal grid, Gore farm is a family home that is kept as a prayer for personal and group healing work.

Rejuvenation
The farm has an outdoor spa area that has a natural wood burning sauna and cold immersion pool looking onto our wildlife pond. This can be great for deep a cleanse.

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Your Hosts

Billie and Sivani Mata have known each other since birth, and welcome you in to a space of familiarity and comfort they share with each other.

Sivani Mata is an artist who is moved by a sensory and elemental exploration of life through practice that evokes the liminal experience of trance-like states of consciousness, and the centring of the awareness in heart. She believes in this process of deep inner work as a way to cultivate a harmonic relationship with the Earth. Sivani Mata is a student of bhakti yoga, and shares Kirtan (music as medicine), Women’s Circles and Yoga Nidra amongst other things. Sivani Mata is grateful for this journey she finds herself on and the practices that support her path.

Billie was introduced to Vipassana meditation at 8 yrs old and took her first Vipassana silent meditation course at 18. That same year she trained as a Sivananda yoga teacher and has been regularly meditating + teaching since. Billie is a healer and artist with both practices rooted in Daoism and Samkhya philosophy. Specifically Billie practices Chinese medicine and Yoga therapy. In 2015 she created the ‘Yoga & Soup’ event which has grown into transformational, one day, weekend and week-long retreats. Billie lives with her partner and cat in sunny Wiltshire and together they are cultivating a medicinal herb garden.

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Proposed schedule
Please note that all suggestions are subject to change in response to the needs of the group.

FRIDAY
1730 ARRIVALS
1800 Welcome Yoga Nidra (Deep relaxation), Greeting Circle and a little Movement practice (Yoni Shakti Yoga – Source Power Yoga – on the land weather permitting) with Sivani Mata
1900 DINNER
2000 Setting Intentions for our time together, and a short Kirtan (Music as Medicine) before bed

SATURDAY
0700 Morning Yoga and meditation with Billie
0830 BREAKFAST
0930 Nature walk led by Billie
1030 Kirtan and Stories of the Sacred with Sivani Mata
1230 LUNCH followed by free time to be in nature and/or rest
1530 Ceremonial Cacao Journey (Meditative dive into the heart with the sacred plant medicine cacao – Journey, Sharing Circle and Song/Dance)
1900 DINNER
2000 Community Sharing (around the fire weather permitting): Song and Poetry (Please bring something to share)

SUNDAY
0700 Morning Yoga and meditation with Billie
0830 BREAKFAST
0930 Yoga Nidra with Sivani Mata
1000 Rhythms of Life (Intuitive movement, dance and kirtan – on the land weather permitting) with Sivani Mata
1200 Closing Circle
1230 LUNCH
1400 DEPARTURES

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लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु
LOKĀ SAMASTĀ SUKHINO BHAVANTU
"May All The Beings In All The Worlds Be Happy and at PEACE"

© Sivani Mata Francis – Natural Mystic Bhajans