Earth Works: Norfolk, UK
SYC x Blue Firth
19.08.21 - 22.08.21
A creative exploration of movement, magic, clay and getting intimate with nature.
SYC is delighted to partner again with the wonderful Blue, from Dohm Shop & Clay Coven to
create a multidisciplinary immersion celebrating creative and ancient yogic practices, the natural landscape and contemporary witchcraft. All the good stuff we have been craving as we’ve been wintered.
For our weekend together, we have planned a nourishing and inspiring programme. Mornings will be spent exploring presence and poetry through yoga with contemporary movement and breath-work. The afternoons will be time for the exploration of creative
practices as magical endeavour.
With this in mind, we’ve decided to invite you to read Lolly Willowes so we can all discuss it
in an afternoon of lazy sunshine. Exploring themes of feminism, activism, magic, gender, and nature politics - it’s the perfect
starting point for exploring how we integrate our personal practices and private mythologies
(with joy!) into the ecosystem around us.
We will be staying in the beautiful surroundings of Settle in Norfolk. An enclave of small lakes, woods and wildflowers, Settle is a retreat from the circus of modern life and an immersion into the deeply magical world of nature. You will have the choice to stay in incredible hand-crafted cabins, carriages or canvas tents, meaning you will be close to nature but with the added luxury of lake views, your own fires and beautiful bathrooms.
We will also be offering a number of camping slots for those who would rather join from their own tents. Featured in World of Interiors and Tatler this is a place for people with a keen eye for details and comfort but who still want to be connected to the natural world.
3 nights stay Settle in either a cabin, carriage, canvas tent or camping
Welcome pack including - Dohm Ceramic cup, handmade incense, and a notebook
All food & drink including a dinner by KILN
Clay Vessel Ritual
Using clay as a medium for holding our dreams, we will make vessels and learn meaningful
rituals to use on a day to day basis as part of a wider individual magical practice.
Using drawing and mark-making skills that focus on texture and pattern, we will experiment
with abstract, and non-representative drawing and collage techniques working with nature
and the natural surfaces that surround us.
Evening fireside rituals/discussion with music
For the cabin and the carriage, the prices above are for one or two people. Couples or friends are very welcome to share a bed.
The price above for camping is per person.
In order to reserve your place, we require a non refundable deposit of £450 for the cabin or carriage, and £200 for camping.
The remainder of your balance will be due on the 1st July.
Due to the nature of the retreat, we are unable to hold spaces we have received your deposit.
If you’d like to arrange a number of payments, please get in touch and we will do our best to arrange.
Please ensure that you read our terms and conditions before you book with us.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries and we will do our best to help.
Blue is an artist, designer, teacher and practising witch. She will introduce us to using clay as a tool to create your own pertinent rituals. She will take us through creating clay vessels that will then be returned to the earth to seed our spells and dreams, and using the natural world as a tool for image making through experimental collage. Using surrealist, magical and
creative practices you will each leave with a body of work to mark your time with us.
Many people join retreats for the practises and yoga, but after our first day retreat in London, we were reminded of the power in conversations and the poignancy of new connections.
Gabrielle has been teaching for seven years and her offering has slowly evolved with her practise. Her priority is to create a compassionate space for people to explore their physical landscape and breath as portal into the energy body and the subtler realms within and without.
As many yogis discovered thousands of years ago, she too observed how her body hoarded habits and memories (samskaras) and that movement and breath work was the most effective way to release these tensions, to celebrate the body and awaken the mind. It is only through releasing these ghosts and our conditioning, that we are able to see the world clearly and move through life from a space clarity and connection.
She teaches a slow, mindful flow, prefaced with some kind of pranayama to draw people to the inner world. She’s interested in finding different ways to explore the body, seeking different words to communicate and new experiences to awaken. She closes classes singing with crystal bowls, to create a nourishing space for people to soften more deeply into themselves.
Up to *2 people, £2,195