A weekend with the experts behind nature based solutions, screening their films at Chicester Cathedral, then onto Green Camp Ellanore for a two day program of Yin Yoga & Meditation with Alex Rogers, learning vegan dises, celebrating and recreating in nature.
The Weekend will begin with a screening of Riverwoods (click the poster to see the trailer) in The Vicar's Hall at Chichester Cathedral with a presentation from the film maker Peter Cairns from Scotland Big Picture all about their incredibly inspiring ecosystem restoration projects in Scotand. Proceeds are being donated to the project's charity which is currently raising funds to reforest The Dark Isle in Invernessshire. The film details how their restoration projects have a massive positive effect on the environment and local communities in scotland and how these inspiring restoration models can be applied anywhere...
We will then head back to Green Camp Ellanore to our eco-domes, cosy around the fire by the sea to spend the rest of the weekend wrapping on about these solutions with a program of Yin Yoga, meditation, healthy vegan food, music and other nature based activities led by the amazing Alex Rogers and the rest of The Green Team. Our focus is on being inspired and supported by positive and working nature based solutions and their people and restoring our own mental and physical health.
This feature length Documentary has been a labour of love by Otto and Ludo Brockway for the last 8 or so years. Narrated by our Kate Winslet, the film explores the most important, effective and accessible solutions of our time. We look forwards to exploring this with you, the producer of E2E Mark Galvin and some of the E2E team! We are also grouping the leading functional medical and nutritional scientists on the island, some of our absollute favorite artists, herbalists, nature protectors and healers. To book for just the screening and not the whole Yin Yoga retreat click here.
Tawai is a word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe the connection they feel to their forest home. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life: Bruce Parry (of the BBC's Tribe, Amazon & Arctic) embarks on an immersive odyssey to explore the different ways that humans relate to nature and how this influences the way we create our societies. From the forests of the Amazon and Borneo to the River Ganges and Isle of Skye, Tawai is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself. Bruce will be present for a Q&A after the film and will be at Green Camp Ellanore all weekend for the forest gardening, meditation, music and other options that weekend. See create.green/screen for more info.
15h00 Rideshares from London (organised in the whatsapp group for those who book).
17h00 Sacred Song Evensong in Chichester Cathedral. Choral Evensong is one of the great treasures of the Anglican Church. At the reformation in the 16th centuary, when the services were for the first time conducted in English instead of Latin, Archbishop Cranmer developed the format for this service by combining two of the evening services in the monastic tradition, vespers and copmpline. Great Elizabethan musicians such as Thomas Tallis and William Byrd developed exquisite polyphonic choral music and with it's 16th-centuary language and wealth of musical settings, it has been performed by choirs ever since.
18h45 Film Screening & Talk in The Vicar's Hall Chichester Cathedral. For trailers and more info about the films & talks or just to book for the screening and not the whole weekend see here.
21h00 Return to Green Camp Ellanore, find rooms, welcoming circle.
22h00 Candle lit yin yoga & meditation
>08h00 Early morning sessions
>10h00 Morning sessions (Be Unlimited meditaiton with Alex)
12h00 Communcal Lunch prep
14h00 early afternoon sessions (walks,
Afternoon sessions (Yin Yoga with Alex)
>18h00 Organisation circle & Evening sessions (film screening & talk)
20h00 Supper + Music + Fire + Meditation + Candle Lit Yin Yoga by the fire
>07h00 Morning med
08h00 Brekfast prep
10h00 Morning sessions (walks, wild swimming, meditation)
12h00 Lunch Prep Team
>14h30 Afternoon sessions
16h00 Closing cirlce & tea
17h00 Return shuttle
This booking system allows you to choose which of the optional activities you want to take part in each weekend (NB you can just chill in your dome listening to the sea if you want, or head out into nature each day and use it as a base, no presh!).
We will shape the weekends around what folk select from the options and cater to delivering these together using organic communal organisation systems from Findhorn ecovillage in Scotland (much the most efficient and beautiful way of doing things I've found). Just click through the booking system for more info on how each component works choosing when you want to do it if you do.
Choose the activities that you want to take part in from the list that appears after you choose your dates and accommodation options. We will shape the schedule around what everyone wants most and the weather (activities like paddleboarding might not be available if it is windy for example). NB: some options like the shuttle from London will only be available if there is a sufficient demand for that item. Click an item for more info on that!
A six metre diametre dome with wood burning stove that can be arranged as a double room or a dorm for six people with it's own private hot water shower and flushing loo in the middle of a flower bed!
The Lotus Belle Tent has single beds for six people or a double for two and four singles. There is a hot shower outside and loo in a private ablutions area for the inhabitants of this unit to share.
Green Camp Ellanore is in the beautiful village of West Wittering, a quaint little cottage in the middle of a field by the sea. Here is some basic info about how to get here:
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