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This year Wider Horizons is being held at Wasing Park in a beautiful glade in ancient woodland surrounded by lakes, rivers and wildlife, just 45 minutes from London. Workshops and gatherings will be held in a giant yurt and a magnificent stretch marquee.

You are welcome to bring your own tents, caravans or campervans (Tents can be bought cheaply).  Alternatively, boutique bell tent accommodation is available (Click here for more info). Heated outdoor showers will provide for an authentic woodland experience. Culinary delights will be prepared in an outdoor kitchen by our experienced outdoor chef  and the ticket price is inclusive of food for three days. All meals will have vegetarian and vegan options. Evening celebrations will involve music, singing, drumming and dancing around the fire. Bring instruments, drums, percussion and dancing feet.

Programme

The workshops are designed to help you to open parts of yourselves that previously had been closed.  Parts that are longing to be opened. They will support you in your development and mark a step on your way to growing and feeling like you are fully autonomous and whole.  The contributors include professors, doctors, lecturers, Taoist sages, shamen, artists as well as other practitioners from a variety of healing disciplines. You are able to choose from a diverse programme that includes lucid dreaming, expressive dance, individual and group healing, shared story-writing, martial arts and sacred singing. As well as learning new skills, you will have opportunities to explore questions about who we are and the mysteries of consciousness and our relationship with the physical world. Alternative views of the nature of mind and the universe will be presented for you to experience.

The vision quest combines an inward journey into yourself and an outward journey into nature. It involves finding a space in nature to meditate and receive a vision of what to let go of and what to bring into your life to liberate and empower you in your progress into adulthood..

The rite of passage ritual is being led by students on the Alef Trust Transpersonal Psychology Masters (https://www.aleftrust.org/). It will be a sensory journey in the woods, culminating in a celebration around the fire.

Select a day to see the programme  (Tilt to view on mobile phone).

 

Friday

Time

Contributor

Activity -Yurt

Whole Group

Contributor

Activity – Marquee

8

Geoff Greentree

 

Qi Gong

 

 

9

   

Arrival and  Refreshments

   

10

Alef students, Ben, Olly and Rina

 

Introductory talk -Rites of Passage

 

 

11

 

 

Refreshment break

 

 

11.15

Charlie Morley

Learn How to Lucid Dream

 

Dr Oliver Robinson

The Great Mystery

12.30

   

Lunch

   

1.30

Mac Macartney

Pledge to Life

 

Dr Jessica Bockler

The Watchword Matrix

2.45

 

 

Refreshment

break

 

 

3

Dr. Amit Ranjan Biswas

Screen Alchemy;  Navigating life transitions

 

Professor Marilyn Monk

Self-Mastery

4.15

 

 

Refreshment break

 

 

4.30

 

 

Gathering

 

 

5.30

 

 

free time

 

 

6.00

 

 

Supper

 

 

7.00

Tom Peto

Zen and the heart of Archery

 

Ben Ben

Sacred Singing Circle

 

 

Saturday

 

Time

Contributor

Activity -Yurt

Whole Group

Contributor

Activity – Marquee

8

Erika Tourell

 

Yoga

 

 

9

   

Breakfast

   

10

Mark Mabon

Muses and Urges

 

Rina Golan

Yoga Nidra

11

 

 

Refreshment break

 

 

11.15

James Mermagen

Wand Making and Celtic Magic

 

Erika Tourell

Mindful massage and connection

12.30

 

 

Lunch

 

 

1.30

Jessica Bockler

Awakening the Tanden

 

Jud Relf

Playing and Fooling

2.30

 

 

Refreshment break

 

 

2.45

Ben Gross

 

Vision Quest

 

 

4.15

Alef Students

 

Rite of Passage Ritual

 

 

6

 

 

Supper

 

 

7

Mira Khanya

 

Movement Medicine and Drum workshop

 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

Time

Contributor

Activity -Yurt

Whole Group

Contributor

Activity – Marquee

8

Rina Golan

 

 

Yoga

 

 

9

 

 

 

Breakfast

 

 

10

Danny Gross

Changing Climate Change

 

Rina Golan

The Purushartha

11.15

 

 

Refreshment break

 

 

11.30

Cleo Broda

Life Maps

 

Rachel May

Write your present

12.45

 

 

Lunch

 

 

1.45

 

Zoe Simone

 

The Flocking

 

 

2.45

Georgia Wisbey and all contributors

 

self-care

Grounding Circle

 

 

4

 

 

Pack up tents, tidy camp and leave no trace.  All are welcome to stay for clean up and leave by High Noon on Monday.

 

 

 

 

NB Programme may change slightly

What to Bring

Essential things to bring:

Tent, bed roll, sleeping bag, pillow
Torch and spare rechargeable batteries
Biodegradable soap and shampoo
Biodegradable toothpaste 
Cup, bowl, plate and cutlery
Water bottle 

Consider bringing:

Headtorch
Small rucksack / hand bag
Sheepskin/hardy cushion
Musical instruments

Agreements

Wider Horizons is a consciousness raising event so we have some agreements we ask you to support. These are – no dogs, no drugs or alcohol, no mobile phone use in the gathering area, no photography, no chemical soap (biodegradable soap will be provided by sinks, but please also bring your own for showering), keep your cup, bowl and spoon with you and keep them clean, if you bring candles make sure if you light one that you put it out, no personal fires, if you smoke please bring a portable ashtray, leave no trace (be conscious of where you put rubbish – there will be different rubbish bins for compost, different recyclables and land fill), no cars in the camping area – you can drive on and drop off, but then please immediately take your car to the car park.

Looking forward to seeing you at Wider Horizons 2019!

Tickets

Early Bird tickets are £146.64.  This is a 10% discount until June 1st.

Delicious food is included in the ticket price.  There will be vegan and vegetarian options every meal. Prices are subsidised thanks to generous funding for Wider Horizons gratefully received from the Scientific and Medical Network. 

This event is limited in size and will sell out.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKET

It helps us if you get your ticket early too!

(Now is the time.)

Details

Start:
September 13 @ 10:00 am
End:
September 15 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
£146
Event Category:
Website:
https://widerhorizons.events

Venue

Wasing Park
Wasing Lane
Reading, Bucks RG7 4NG United Kingdom
Google Map

Organiser

Ben Gross
Phone:
7796537632
Email:
Please use contact form
Website:
flourishingyouth.co.uk