Mini retreat afternoon
An Sanctoir, Ballydehob, West Cork.
Saturday 11th July   2-5.30pm

Yoga, Movement, nature art ritual, sharing, rest.

Time to rest, receive, experience ease, pleasure and coming home to yourself.

An afternoon for women, especially those who have been caring for others

(family, friends, clients, patients) over the last few months.


This is a day where we can ground and become centred in ourselves so we can

find an inner steadiness during this time of uncertainty. There will be time

outdoors to remember ourselves as part of nature, and experience how that can

nourish and guide us.


Beginning with a sharing circle followed by deep rest through Restorative Yoga and the meditative rest of Yoga Nidra.

There will be time outside to walk, be nourished by nature, explore gentle movement, open our sensory experiencing, and see what messages nature may have for us to guide us forwards.

We will co-create an altar to represent that which we are grateful for, and that nourishes and inspires us, from objects found in our time outdoors. (If the weather is wet, then we will create collages.)

Cost: €40.
Concessions available for those with financial limitations.
Women of all ages welcome.
Bookings: or 0862134080
All appropriate health measures regarding COVID 19 will be adhered to.
Amerta Movement Workshops
Embodied nature: movement and creativity in nature

August 2nd, August 15th, Sept 5th Dates TBC

An Sanctoir, Ballydehob, West Cork.

To be the first to find out the dates email me to join my mailing list.

A series of nature based workshops based around embodied movement,

creativity and self-reflection.

  • Remembering that we are part of nature.

  • Playing with embodied Movement as a way of developing awareness,

sensitivity, creative expression, receiving, ritual and connection.

  • Experiencing how nature can be guide, teacher, companion, sanctuary

and inspiration.

  • Awakening to life in every part of our being, every cell, so we can feel more

awake, alive, responsive, creative and connected.

  • Taking time to relax, listen, receive and rest, with nature as support

  • Opening and sensitising both our bodily and sensory experience

  • Physically, mentally and emotionally connecting with both inner and outer

worlds (self and other).

  • Taking time to notice what we don't usually notice; expanding our habits

and field of perception.

  • Sharing movement, creativity and enquiry with others.

  • Using creativity to integrate our experiences, to express something within,

to honour the land, or as an offering to the landscape. (Nature art ritual).


  • Camping is available on site.

  • Please bring your own lunch

  • The whole day is outside so come prepared for irish weather! Dress to keep cosy and dry, Layers are best in case it gets warm.. Midge repellent and sun cream might be needed too!

  • You will need a waterproof ground mat or picnic blanket to sit on outside.

  • we will be outdoors on uneven ground, walking and moving, so you will need to be physically able for mixed terrain.


€70 per day, or €180 for all 3 days (10am-5.30pm each day).

Numbers are limited.

Of course this event is weather dependent, so in case of heavy rain an alternative date will be arranged. There is an outdoor shelter we can use if the weather is mixed.

''There is no such thing as bad weather, you just need to wear the right clothing''  I don't know where this quote came from but i've heard t a few times, and from experience it's spot on!



This is deep and subtle work. Although you don't need to have done any movement based work before, some experience of body work, process work, movement, awareness practices (meditation, yoga etc.) or therapy work would be helpful.

It is not advisable to attend if you have a mental health problem or are in an especially vulnerable space in yourself, as there will be periods of working on your own, so an amount of self-care and responsibility for your own process is part of the work.

‘Embodied Nature’ has grown from Claire's backgroundi n creativity, fascination with body-based awareness practices, and long-term deep love and commitment to the natural world and spreading education that helps us remember ourselves as part of the web of life.

© 2014 by Claire Osborne.

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