Heart's Journey Shamanic Retreat

 
 
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
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Heart's Journey Shamanic Retreat

FIVE days and Six Nights in the Aquitaine region of France

Closest airports Bergerac and Bordeaux

The heart of this retreat is a journey towards this Centre of Self, said by some to be the Seat of Spiritual Power, the Place of Balance and the Chambers of Healing. In our days and nights together, we will gather around a cauldron, bubbling with a potent sauce of ceremony, ritual, shamanic healing practices, dream incubation, breath work, laughter and fun.

Held in the arms of Spirit, nourished by Nature’s surrounds, the invitation is to drip, drip, drop deeper into this Space of the Heart.

 
 
 
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Arrival

Supper will be served around 6:30pm on Saturday evening and we will gather afterwards, at around 8pm to start the workshop. You are welcome to arrive any time from 5pm. 

The workshop will take place at the Sol Henge Retreat in France. The stunning accommodation is surrounded by rolling hills filled with sunflowers and vines. It boasts a secret valley which is totally secluded, 15 acres of private woodland, a swimming pool, stunning views and their very own Sol Henge stone circle.

This is a healing, heartfelt space, offering  peace and tranquillity in which to explore, reflect and learn. Our communal work will take place in the central barn and there will be plenty of time to relax in the adjacent terraced area with comfy seating and to enjoy alfresco home cooked meals. 

The valley at Sol Henge offers variation for you also: enjoy sunrise in the badger field, meditation in the serene woods, ramble through the country lanes or simply lounge by the pool. 

Accommodation

Accommodation is based on single bed sharing. Each of the shared bedrooms is designed for comfort.  Relax in the complete darkness and total silence of the valley. The peace is only ever interrupted by occasional songs of the nightingales or the calls of the owls! 

Sol Henge do offer accommodation on a B&B basis and so, if you would like to stay on for a few extra nights and relax at the retreat or explore the surrounds, it may be possible to do so. Day trips within easy access of the retreat and, numbers allowing, arranged by the retreat, include visits to nearby Plum Village, home of Thich Nhat Hanh, to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, named for a monk who was known for the miracles he performed, and a local wine tour.

Should you wish to avail yourself of Sol Henge’s airport transfer services or to extend your stay, I will put you in touch with them directly.

 Sol Henge Retreat

Sol Henge Retreat

Fees

Early Bird: book and pay your £330 deposit before 1 March 2018 and pay a total fee of £960. After 1 March, the total fee will be £1,122. Balance payable by 30 April. Please do read the Terms and Conditions.

Fees include three meals a day and single bed, shared accomodation. Meals consist of local, freshly sourced, seasonal and healthy food, vegan and organic, where possible, often sourced from Sol Henge’s own vegetable patch and fruit trees. Fruit, teas, and refreshments are available throughout the day.

Transport

The closest airports are Bordeaux and Bergerac, both of which are around an hour’s drive from the Retreat, flights and transfers are not included in the fees above. Sol Henge offers an airport transfer service at around £35 per person, much less than a taxi would charge. If you would like to drive directly to Sol Henge, please contact me for details as the retreat is private.

Flights can be purchased during January for around £50 return from London, these prices tend to increase significantly the closer it gets to June.

next available Dates

If you would like to told when this retreat is next available or if you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

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Sol Henge

 
 Sol Henge

Sol Henge

 
 
 Swimming Pool at Sol Henge Retreat

Swimming Pool at Sol Henge Retreat

 Alfresco dining at Sol Henge

Alfresco dining at Sol Henge

 The communal barn at Sol Henge

The communal barn at Sol Henge

 The garden at Sol Henge Retreat

The garden at Sol Henge Retreat

 Shared Bedroom at Sol Henge Retreat

Shared Bedroom at Sol Henge Retreat

 Field of sunflowers at Sol Henge Retreat

Field of sunflowers at Sol Henge Retreat

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Sol Henge

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Sol Henge