Heart and Soul Food Gathering
July 7th - 10th 2022
This is a 3-day event.
Early bird (before 31st May) £165 per person
£195 per person
Enriching, Experiential Learning In Devon
Join us for three days of learning, experience and fun in a fabulous retreat centre in Devon countryside. Learn how to connect deeply with your body through movement and dance, to listen to your heart’s own guidance and wisdom, to eat in a way to nourish your body and soul that also takes care of the planet, and enjoy opening your voice and making music.
Who Is This Event For?
This event is designed for anyone that would like to explore living from the heart, and nourishing their souls with conscious eating and a deeper connection to themselves, others and the planet. Individuals, couples and families are welcome.
Please note that this a no alcohol event, so we can promote conscious presence and interactions.
What To Expect
You'll be joining a ground of around 20-25 participants on a programme of enriching workshops, great food, socialising and time to relax and unwind.
- Be part of a vibrant group in an amazing location
- Take part in a range of workshops and classes
- Learn new skills whilst making new friends
- Enjoy live music & other heart opening workshops
- Cooking class
- Discover the huge benefits of a plant-based diet
- It's a no alcohol event
- Stay in our farmhouse, camp or bring a campervan
The Three Day Programme
5.00 - 6.00 Arrival and registration
6.00 Sharing supper together
7.30 - 9.00 Orientation, practicalities and starting the journey, coming into our
8.00 - 9.00 Morning movement and dance
10.00 - 12.30 Cultivating joyful presence through conscious touch & movement
3.30 - 5.00 Relaxing and Immersive Sound Bath Journey on creating heart connection
5.00 - 6.15 Conscious Eating – how to eat for individual & collective vitality
6.30 Sharing supper
8.00 - 10.00 Indoor or outdoor Rhythmic Heart Workshop on drumming, dance & African song (provisional)
8.00 - 9.00 Morning stretch and bodywork class
10.00 - 12.30 Bringing presence into relating through conscious giving & receiving
3.30 - 4.45 Soul Food – nourishing your soul path with food
5.00 - 6.30 Hands on cooking class
6.30 Sharing festive supper
8.00 -10.00 Acoustic folk music
10.00 - 11.30 Bringing Spirit into Daily Life: aligning ourselves with soul needs and purpose and bringing extra vitality into our being.
12.00 - 1.00 Finishing time with movement, sharings, finishing circle and goodbye ritual
3.00 Final goodbyes and going home
Teachers & Team
The team is led by Oliver Cowmeadow and Lynn Hyde, with Lara Holmes teaching cooking and providing sumptous food for the three days, plus Acoustic Music Leaders, African Dance, Drumming and Song and Sound Bath Contributors.
Lara Holmes Lynn Hyde Oliver Cowmeadow
Oliver will be bringing his 40 years experience of Oriental philosophy and medicine and the macrobiotic approach to health and spiritual living to his teaching. He has been working with groups for 30 years bringing people into deeper contact with themselves, their own healing, and spiritual connection. He guies on how to live from the heart and soul. He has also guided thosuands of clients towards greater health and emotional freedom.
Lynn is a qualified therapist working with individuals and couples for over 14 years. She is particuarly interested in deepening relationship, cultivating presence, being embodied and sexuality. She works holistically, often supporting people to change their lifestyle, their diet and self care. She runs movement and self development workshops on deepening connection with self and others and non-sexual touch. She works with a unique combination of fun, lightness and depth.
Music Workshop Leaders
Strong times call for strong hearts. When we bring our hearts together in rhythm, we affirm our solidarity, our resilience, our empowerment, and we open a space in which to listen deeply and lift up the prayers being prayed through us.
In our Rhythmic Heart led by Allan and Denise, we'll come home to our embodied selves, and lean into our connection to the land, and the intelligence of rhythms, dances and songs from West Africa. These traditions know how to re-connect us to our vitality and our joy as a potent route to profound well-being as we come together as tribe.
Allan has been drumming for over 20 years and regularly travels to West Africa for a healthy dose of inspiration.
Denise is a dance and movement practitioner who is passionate about the power of dance and movement to unlock the potency of who we really are.
Helen has spent the last 12 years immersed in a journey into the joy and benefits of Sound Therapy following 30 years of teaching young adults with sensory needs.
Offering an immerseive Sound Bath Experience with world instruments known for their pure beautiful sounds, frequency and vibrational qualities, including Gongs, Hang Drum and Hand Pans, Singing bowls, Chimes and Native Flutes, the aim of this experience is to restore healthy vibration to the body and effortlessly lull the mind into a meditative state, the intention always is to create a deeply relaxing experiences.
An eargasmic stroll down the corridors of classic/alternative rock while tickling the armpits of folk and funk with an acoustic guitar.
Our centre is tucked into a quiet country location 5 miles from Totnes, with stunning countryside all around and set amidst beautiful gardens. We have a stunning teaching kitchen, lovely workshops spaces and our own vegetable gardens.
Bookings - Tickets and also Accommodation
The price includes three organic vegan meals a day, specially prepared by our Macrobiotic Chef(s)
Heart and Soul Early Bird Ticket available for bookings up to 31st May
Heart and Soul Tickets
Accommodation options and prices
There is a range of accommodation options from rooms in the main house and barn, to camping or bringing your own camper van. Please email or telephone the office (01803-762598) before booking for the rooms, to check for availability.
Please note: on site accommodation is limited so we advise you to book early. There are also airbnb and campsites close to the centre.
Prices are for 3 nights.