Many programmes focus on personal development. This progamme focuses on how we deliver our own goodness into the world for the benefit of All. Programmes are typically designed for a group with a particular theme or “Those who we are in Service to”.
The Partnering with Nature Workshop is held in settings which provide access to wild nature environments – e.g. native bush, a remote beach to enable us to establish a divine relationship with nature and all that resides within. Nature is non-judgemental. When treated with respect and reverence it will open up it’s gifts to you at levels you may not have previously realised existed.
“A big thank you to Deborah & Claire; at a time when there’s so much madness in the world, the retreat was both a chance to reconnect with nature and myself. It felt very much like a watershed moment with so much subsequent conversation centered on the need for a reconnection to begin to address the many social and environmental problems we face – I highly recommend this retreat…”
Peter Thompson, CEO The Formary, SBN Board member
Day 1: Arrive at our location, ideally for a 9 am start. We will introduce you to each other and the natural environment you are about to spend the next two days in. We will take you through nature connection exercises, the basic principles of the Way of Nature, including relaxation and presencing meditations. After lunch, you will have a short period of time on your own in a spot of your choosing and then we will come back together for sharing and discussion exploring the nature of purpose from a worldview of interconnectedness and wellbeing. We’ll finish our formal teachings around 5 pm and then it’s free time with dinner and typically somewhat lively conversation.
Day 2 will start with some energy cultivation and connection exercises, followed by breakfast. We’ll then have a period for reflection of day 1 and discussion regarding direct communication with Nature. From this you will find your spot, or a new one, and have 2 hours on your own our in nature. You’ll return for lunch and then we wrap up with a period of sharings, reflections and next steps. We aim to finish by 4.30pm.