5-day residential workshop in Orval (southern Belgium)
This is an annual Gathering and Retreat. Each year new people come and each year people come back. We discover and rediscover skills and connections and heart dances and our sense of play and our tenderness and our wildness. Each year is fresh and new - and yet each year we build on the trust and confidence in our absolute alrightness from the years before. This isn’t a gathering that has popped up out of nowhere. We gather and remember who we are, and every year can be richer because of the thousands of dances, laughter and tears of the years before.The welcome to newcomers is strong and true.The welcome back we give each other is also deep and simple.
Connected to ourselves and each other, we can find ourselves much less interested in thinking there is perhaps something wrong with us. We change channels from our habitual thinking to a more spacious exciting state of curiosity. We can stop fighting the underlying fear that we are not truly ok and therefore relax and become available for a freedom and freshness that can come through us, sometimes when we least expect it.
Each year we build confidence in what's ready to emerge. We’re not looking to heal or change anything, although healing and change happens. Fresh each year, and as a result of all our years of dancing together, this Annual Retreat and Gathering helps us to keep remembering the value of our unique contributions, our innate curiosity and our deep and simple Alrightness.
We usually meet in the morning sessions and most afternoons and evenings, depending on what we as a group need as we go along. There is usually but not always one longer lunch/relax/explore break. We dance, and we rest, too.
Newcomers very very welcome, and Oldtimers as welcome as ever.
Assistance: Frie Lavelli & Kath Jones
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La ferme du Bois-le-Comte is an eco-friendly venue for groups in the South of Belgium (close to the French border and at a 20-minute walk from the famous abbey of Orval). Superb position in the midst of nature. All meals are plant-based.
"... to say how grateful I am for having had the opportunity to follow your group at Bois-le-Comte at a unique place which is only one hour from my home without me knowing it before. The course, the place, the surroundings and last but not least the kitchen and its staff were all one allowing me to be one with the amazing group. I remember well Sue's explanation on the leaves you open one by one and you never know where you go and what comes next, joy anger, sadness, disappointment, hope, inner feelings changing from one to the other - and much more which is not yet discovered … tremendously exciting and exhausting work. Back to my day to day my stay in the ferme is still omni present and I enjoy that. We will definitively meet again." - Pierre from Luxembourg