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Rekindle the Heart: Solstice Retreat. Renew or release ties & habits.

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Glastonbury

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Join us on a joyful three day ritual retreat in the spiritual heart of England to help start the next cycle of your life with renewed bliss

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BY Donation Three day Ritual.. Just bring an open heart

Your boundaries and privacy within the work will always be respected.

I have divided my life between helping Actors transform themselves and engaging on my own spiritual journey.

I feel called to combine these worlds and to share this mix of unique acting, somatic and spiritual exercises to help you to release your voice and body, let go of negative emotional states, to speak and hold your truth, tap into the power of your creative energy, protect your space and radiate confidence and presence. Gareth Somers

Day One: Root: Release the tensions of the year:

Leaving the trials of our everyday lives behind, without regret for the pain, joy and mistakes that made us, we gravitate towards our deepest needs:

Energy clearing, Bio Dynamic Grounding, Gentle Kundalini Yoga, Daoist Earth Energy Meditation. Solstice Meditations, Daoist Self Massage, Tension Monitoring, Qigong, and Body Release, finishing with a Cacao Ceremony to rid us of what no longer serves us

Day Two: Heart: Initiation: re-Kindle your joy:

Beyond judgement, self sabotage or fear we allow ourselves to be seen heard and recognised,

The Ancient Daoist practice of Inner Smile and the 6 Healing Sounds, Tantrik Bliss Meditation, and Buddhist Loving Heart Meditation, Daoist Laughing Yoga, Shamanic Fooling, Creative Play and Dance in the dark with Kundalini-Dance

Day Three: Solar: Return: Relight your fire:

We carry our treasure back into the world:

A playful mix of unique acting, somatic and spiritual exercises to help you release your voice and body and let go of negative emotional states, speak and hold your truth, tap into the power of your sexual energy (nothing intimate), stand your ground, protect your space and radiate confidence and presence. Ending with a Fire Ceremony and Reflection.

(Exercises might vary as they are tailored to participants needs. In order to get maximum benefit you are encouraged to participate in the full programme. However, this is also your retreat and if you feel you may just need some quiet time to step out, then, of course, no problem.)

This retreat takes place at the Avalon Centre It does not include accomodation, though I recommend the Shekinah Yoga Retreat which has a variety of types of accomodation at different levels of cost. There are also a number of great air b&bs in Glastonbury. Food can be prepared communally on site, though it is not included in the cost of the retreat.

We will also climb Glastonbury Tor on a silent solstice walking meditation and will visit the Sacred White Spring beneath the or.

Gareth is an actor, director, writer and spiritual healer. He has performed and directed internationally. He is a specialist in Daoist energy work, Ritual and Emotional release. He has met, learned from, and collaborated with: performers, shaman and spiritual practitioners from around the world. He teaches at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has a PhD in performance, ecology and evolutionary psychology. He has toured in England, Europe and the US and has led workshops and directed in: the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Switzerland, Germany and India.

Testimonials:

Gareth’s work on presence and finding joy and creativity were a massive turning point for me. He helped me to become better at my craft, he also helped me to find stillness and grounding in my personal life, and to become more comfortable with who I am. I would recommend him to anyone. Be open and he will teach you so much. Becky Dueck

Gareth’s approach is a fresh perspective that allows you to find greater depth in your own work and in yourself. Gareth pushes you in thought-provoking ways unlike anyone else I've worked with. I couldn't recommend him enough! Angus Easner

Gareth is a generous spirit, who always gives you an alternative perspective, when you are just stuck. Many times simply to just centre or reminding you just who you are or where you are. He consistently goes below the surface, to the real inner dynamics of how things work. Yes sometimes this will challenge you, but if you're open to it, a shift is sure to follow. Carl Coleman Jnr

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