What are you willing to give up in order to have everything change?
The ancient forests of England
Spring / Summer 2023
A quest into the heart of your unique story and the magic of life on earth
We are living in powerful times of metamorphosis. Perceived crisis and breakdown are catalysts for reconnection and unity. Compassion builds bridges, empathy and strengthens our bond to all our relationships. So many of us are being called to remember, reconnect and regenerate our true sense of purpose, so that we can be of service to ourselves, to humanity and to our more than human communities in these times of radical change.
In order to truly remember, we are called to remove ourselves for a time from the bonds of our old life and stories. We are asked to give up the old and outdated parts of ourselves and our lives in order to create space for new experiences and opportunities to flourish.
In order to truly reconnect to our innate human gifts to honour and cherish life, we are invited to embark into the wild lands of Earth once more and apprentice ourselves to the voice of nature. If we are called, we can step into a modern initiation – one where we seek our unique vision and story in the weft and weave of the world.
Embark on a vision quest into the heart and soul of the Nature of your unique story led by Genevieve Boast, Founder of Beyond Human Stories and Giles Hutchins, author and regenerative leadership expert. We will embark on a journey into the ancient forests of Southern England, seeking answers to our deep questions & reconnecting to the evolving planetary ecosystem around us.
During the journey you will
- Reconnect to and remember how to hear the voice of the living planet
- Delve deeply into your personal story using a variety of experiential exercises and guided tools to uncover your inner mythic landscape and future potential
- Cleanse your physical body through a healthy organic vegan diet, meditation and time in nature
- Discover Qi gong, yoga and ancient nature based healing practices to restore your body, mind and soul
- Solo camp in the forest, taking time to sleep out under the stars and reconnect to your natural self
- Have dedicated mentoring time with Genevieve and Giles before and after the journey via individual and group Zoom calls to assist you in embodying the adventure
Group sizes are limited to 8-10 to create an intimate and unique journey for our participants. We operate on a first called, first in basis!
GENEVIEVE BOASTFOUNDER / BEYOND HUMAN STORIES
A life adventurer, whistleblower and insatiable optimist, Genevieve has dedicated her life in service of telling and creating a story that unites us as human beings, reinitiating us back into the web of life on earth. Genevieve’s career began in mainstream media and entertainment where she spent over a decade working in the fields of change management, corporate social investment and cultural transformation. In 2010 she began to pursue her dream of facilitating a new modern mythology based on a story that unites. Her current business, Beyond Human Stories, reflects that passion – working with individuals, organizations and communities, creating new stories and paradigms in education, business and global society. She has an Msc in Responsible Sustainable Business and continues that work in the fields of new business, indigeny and sustainability. She currently travels the world as a speaker, facilitator and coach working with a wide and diverse range of people helping them master the art and science of story-making.
GILES HUTCHINSAUTHOR AND REGENERATIVE LEADERSHIP EXPERT / FUTURE FIT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Giles Hutchins is a pioneering practitioner and senior adviser at the fore-front of the [r]evolution in organizational and leadership consciousness and developmental approaches that enhance personal, organizational and systemic agility and vitality. He is author and co-author of several leadership and organizational development papers, and the books The Nature of Business (2012), The Illusion of Separation (2014), Future Fit (2016) and Regenerative Leadership (2019). Chair of The Future Fit Leadership Academy and Founder of Leadership Immersions, co-founder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation and Regenerators, he runs a 60 acre leadership centre at Springwood Farm, an area of outstanding natural beauty near London, UK. He provides coaching at individual and organisational levels for those seeking to transform their personal and/or work lives. He is also a keynote speaker on the future of business.
Springwood Farm, Sussex, UK
Springwood Farm is set in the ancient High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in West Sussex. The private location comprises 60 acres of ancient and semi-ancient woodland, and also wild-flower meadows which formed part of Victorian parkland. The space provides a secluded haven for deep transformation work, with fire-circles, wild swimming, enchanting walks, meditation sit-spots and outdoor embodiment activities.
All with easy access to main rail, road and airport networks. Trains from London 50mins direct, 5mins cab from Balcombe station. There is an all-weather Barn upon arrival where people can gather before going into the woods, and this Barn also provides a wonderful space for indoor group work. The woods have compost loos, a cabin and plenty of spaces to sit around the fire pits. Social-distancing rules can be satisfied, and sanitary and Health & Safety equipment for COVID standards are in place.
You will need to arrive by 11am on Wednesday 19th for our opening circle. We will aim to close and depart by 2pm on Friday 21st.
Price will include
- 3 day immersive retreat at Springwood Farm, Sussex
- One individual and one group Zoom mentoring session with Genevieve and Giles
- All related course materials
- Camping accommodation at Springwood (camping equipment available for loan on request)
- Light Vegan meals whilst at Springwood
- VAT (for UK only)
Price will exclude
- Travel to and from Springwood Farm
- Snacks – we ask you to bring your own light snacks
- Any additional activities or excursions outside of the retreat schedule
- Travel and medical insurance
- Visa (where appropriate)
50% deposit is required on booking to secure your place (see our Journey Terms and Conditions for full details). Please contact us at email@example.com to obtain further details or receive answers to any additional questions you may have.