A Micro Festival for those who want to share and learn about Wellbeing & Personal Growth
We have made the perfect micro festival to bring together those who want to explore the deeper aspects of life and optimise their wellbeing. Come and meet like minds and experience a holistic range of practices from dance, meditation, yoga, painting, walking in nature, massage, coaching, art & nutrition. We are building a community to those who want to bring more of this into their lives and loves. Please come and join us.
- Stay in treehouse, tent or en-suite bedroom
- Delicious Ayurvedic themed food
- A cornucopia of healing experiences & workshops
- Open space to offer your own workshop (20 spaces available)
- Music, dance, fires, fun & frolics
- Learn new skills & test out some of your own
- Time to share & be supported by connecting with like minds
- Plenty of time to swim, enjoy the gardens & connect with nature
- Massage & personal treatments
- Play & a light hearted approach to spirituality & self development
- Become part of a growing community committed to opening more freedom within
- Discounts for couple
We are using the whole site at West Lexham to create a very special retreat/micro festival. We will converge together for meals, opening, closing, fires and dancing. Through the day there will be a number of different workshops to choose from for smaller groups. You have the chance to lead one if you like. There will be breaks to walk the gardens, swim, chat and relax. We want to make a space for an emerging new community of like minds around West Lexham to celebrate their lives, loves and passions together.
Hannah will be our wonderful chef for the weekend.
Hannah runs Healthy Healing Habits where she provides she cooks for retreats and provides café’s local business etc with a range of flavour bliss balls. (Energy balls made of raw plant foods) and has a delivery lunch menu. She is a vegan cook that is studying a 3 year herb craft diploma with the Association of Natural Medicine. She is passionate about eating for chakras and eating with intention. Hannah is a yogi and after healing herself with mindful eating and mindful movement, she dedicates her life to inspire others to connect to there body through their bowl and breathe. She is also singer songwriter/musician and write songs for mother earth, freedom and peace.
Website : Healthyhealinghabits.co.uk
Join us in an intention to explore the freedom created by being in an open and honest community. A group of people connected by the intention to grow, deepen and live from truth.
What would it be like if, even for a short time, we totally took responsibility for ourselves and practiced what we preached? If we made a commitment to others to take off our masks completely? To open and express vulnerability and be there for others to do the same? To live in presence and let your natural creativity flow without fear? To feel safe to be the person you really are under all the layers you wear? What magic would emerge? What would society be if we all started doing this?…..come - lets find out!!
This is event is to be created by you and for you. Like Burning Man, we are giving everyone the opportunity to put on a workshop or entertainment. The slots ill be on a first come, first allocated basis. Together we will build a weekend with depth and diversity. Together we take responsibility for the whole.
Expect a warm welcome. Expect to join fellow seekers on the path to live from greater freedom. Expect generosity of spirit and be prepared to give it in return. Expect to dance, play, love, learn, meditate, walk, swim, feast, celebrate, stretch, bounce, rest, sleep, reflect, refresh, commune. Expect to enjoy yourself enormously and leave with a new direction and new friends.
The price includes all workshops, all lovingly cooked Ayurvedic themed food & a variety of accommodation from tents to treehouses and ensuite bedrooms.
We have space for a few volunteers to trade their time and service for places on the Convergence. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have children so they are welcome. Please let us know if you would like to bring your kids and we can work out child care with you.
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Once you have booked please let Nikki know, if you would like to share your acommodation with specific people.
Our full workshop programme will be posted very soon. Below is our outline programme which will give you a taste of what will be on offer.
Truth: Guided Meditation
Workshop Leader : Edmund Colville
Behind the story of your identity as a personality with like and dislikes, with things that happen and have happened to you, lies a deeper truth. This truth is who you really are. Which is the oneness out of which all creation arises, and out of which your witnessing consciousness that is able to observe its conditioning. You will be taught a meditation technique that will help you drop out of your thinking mind into stillness. In this stillness you can experience this oneness as the truth of what you are, rather than conceptualising it as thought. Your energy system will become aligned so as to more easily access this state in future. To practice this meditation is to increasingly live from freedom and be able to meet emotions as they arise rather than becoming them.
Exploring Earth Energies
Workshop Leader : Edmund Colville
West Lexham is home to some exceptionally beautiful nature. It is also home to a number of powerful earth energy spots. These feel powerful and magnetic. Like water rises from the ground in a spring, these spots feel like a healing energy is arising from the ground like a spring. To spend time in them feels like they naturally align your physical and energetic body to its ideal state if it was not pulled about by your conditioning. The workshop will explore these earth energy spots, utilising their healing properties and use them as a way to connect to nature from a deeper place.
Damn Fine Diva Woman's circle
Workshop Leader : Izzy Winkler
An opportunity to be in a safe, held space, to be witnessed in your true authenticity and, with the help of the divine feminine, explore the journey towards the Kung-Fu-You! Please bring an object that is precious to you and any ceremonial wear/ adornment you wish to.
Izzy Winkler is a psychologist and philosopher by degree; confidence coach by trade; light hearted by profession; an entrepreneur by day; wife by night; mother constantly; an adventurer in body; explorer in mind; shaman in spirit. Mainly she is muddling her way through life much like the rest of human kind, happy to create opportunities for insight, healing and most of all - laughter!
Workshop Leader Sarah Weiler: Power of Uke
Ukulele song-writing workshops to help people de-stress, re-energise and feel more positive about what's possible. A ridiculously energising music workshop - unlock your creative genius and feel on top of the world!
What are our limiting beliefs that are stopping us from taking ourselves to the next level? What if we were to recognise these, prove them wrong and move into a whole new world of possibility?
Sarah spent the last 8 years working as a teacher, facilitator, comedian and musician. She is passionate about helping people access their musical and creative sides, especially when there have been blocks about their musical ability, which can have a transformational impact on the rest of their lives.
Visit Website : http://powerofuke.com/
Intimacy with Soul Workshop.
Workshop Leader : Lucy Thomas
Nurture intimate relationship with the Soul that we are through presencing and systemic constellations. Intimacy with Soul brings us into intimate contact with the unchanging inner presence common to us all. We begin sharing our experience of this presence during a significant moment of our lives. Then in small groups we ask someone to represent this aspect of ourselves in a constellation. We then explore our relationship with this aspect, healing where necessary, celebrating and appreciating.
Six years ago Lucy completed her training in the facilitation of systemic constellations with Judith Hemming. In this modality she found the platform for healing spaces and process where her gifts and skills can synthesise. For the last four years she has focused on developing this most amazing process, listening to guidance from within to weave it with somatic presencing, subtle body awareness and radical forgiveness. She lives in NE Scotland with her beloved, close to the Findhorn Community.
Website : http://www.beingwhole.eu/
Radical Gratitude - Finding Love, Life Purpose and Awakening Everywhere You Look
Workshop Leader : Will Pye
An experiential introduction to empowered, enlightening living, authentic being and liberation. Radical Gratitude Playshops are an integrated learning experience presenting cutting edge science, ancient wisdom and various transformative psycho-spiritual practices in an easy to understand and apply format. Mind, body and heart are all engaged to facilitate life-changing breakthroughs. Humour and experiential enquiry guides participants to a deeper realisation of how our posture with life creates our life experience and circumstance. This enquiry allows transformation through presence, emotional integration and deepened spiritual awakening. The Playshops are a fun and transformative experience designed to launch a new chapter in life.
Will is a transformational loving LIFE coach, a spiritual teacher, speaker, author and a social entrepreneur who has been lucky enough to work with great people, be born with gifts in communication and leadership such that I have been able to create successful companies and organizations that have contributed to the greater good despite my flaws and failings.
Silent Tea Ceremony and Meditation
Workshop Leader - Cecelia Lau
tea meditation, where you will enjoy multiple infusions of an exquisite tea, will be conducted in Noble Silence - with an opportunity for conversation and questions afterwards. Come with patience, curiosity and an open heart. “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh ;)
Cecelia uses tea as a medium to achieve harmony and peace. London Tea Club actually began in 2013 as a project to bring discovery and wellness to members through tea.
Website : www.londonteaclub.com
Empower & Breathe Workshop
Workshop Leader : Amisha Ghadiali
Join us for an empowering practice themed around our ability to impact the world around us. We will dive into the Indian myth of the Goddess Durga as we chant mantra, practice asana and come to understand what we can do as yogis to embody our values and share our power in the world. The yoga will be fierce, opening us to our fullest potential, connecting us to our heart and our inner goddess. Men welcome too!
Amisha is a yoga and meditation teacher and offer one to one sessions, teach regular classes in london, and hold workshops and retreats. My work brings together body, mind and spirit. She use the teachings of yogic philosophy, anatomy studies, entrepreneurship, energy healing, non-violent communication, intuitive development, reiki, coaching, leadership, storytelling, anthropology, mindfulness, urban priestess, play, and my own personal experiences to bring what is needed to each session. She is a writer of a collaborative book The Future Is Beautiful and I also has a jewellery label and make collections using crystals and silver. Hercreative work focuses on how we can give back and live sustainable lifestyles, bringing beauty and global citizenship together.
Website : http://www.amisha.co.uk/
Values: At the heart of it all
Workshop Leader : Nikki Levitan
At the heart of everything we are and do is Values: They are what keep things alive. Values define us, guide us, and provide us with meaning. They are part of our identity as individuals, and guide our behaviours and decisions at home, at work, or within our communities.
Values allows for the well-being and cohesion of relationships, communities and organisations.
In this workshop we will look at: What are values and why they are important to us as individuals and collectively?Why values work and when you may want to use them? Practical tools that help to identify your driving values and define them, Group discussion and activities around values, How to bring values more into your life, community, organisation: Practical tips, Action and integration The workshop will include some centering (mindfulness), learning, group discussion and participation.
Nikki is an empowerment coach, group facilitator and a community builder. A former youth worker and social justice activist. Today she is an activist for raising the consciousness of the world.
Nikki works with individuals and facilitates workshops with groups, empowering people through facilitating creative spaces for personal growth, positive psychology and self discovery. Her passion is helping youth, individuals, organisations, and communities to take self leadership and bring about positive change. She works with people to identify and understand their driving values, strenghh and make powerful and conscious choices in their lives and places of work that are in alignment with their purpose. Nikki is the community builder for Wes Lexham and is the founder of Community of Opportunity, a project committed to building a community of changemakers through creating platforms for transformation, wellbeing and self-discovery.
Website : www.communityofopportunity.org
A pot of tea and a nice bath
Workshop Leader : Katy Neale
A guided workshop using herbs and essential oils to help yourself on your journey
Kate is a physiotherapist, pilates teacher, aspiring forager and herbalist
This workshop is a chance for people to use their intuition to use herbs and oils on their journey. Start with a walk in nature looking at the world around, herbs and food forage that nourishes the soul. Move into a different space and start with a tea ceremony with my cauldron (a giant brown tea pot) using herbs that we can choose together. Then introduce the use of herbs through essential oils and a space will be held for participants to create their own healing blend to meet their needs.
She has wanted to help and heal since a child. Over the last few years has been done a herbal apprenticeship and foraging courses and self study. She loves sharing knowledge and empowering people to help themselves to heal. We have lost a lot of native knowledge that other countries still practice and I'd like to share this.
Embodied Breakthrough class: Stillness
Workshop Leader : Alison McAulay:Co-Founder and Head of SWITCH ON Life Embodied Breakthrough Teacher & Healer.
The intention of stillness is to “let go” of physical, emotional and psychological stress, blockages and trauma and replace it with a renewed feeling of peace, gratitude, creativity, love and interconnection with the universe. In this sacred space, we begin with Pranayama techniques to drop into the body and present moment. We will learn to listen to and dialogue with our body’s innate wisdom through tuning in, visualising and meditating through layers of old shock and trauma into a quantum field of stillness. Experience limitless flow and synchronicity through the stillness of the Universe.Alison is a co-founder of Switch On Worldwide. She leads the development of our Switch On Life workshops, healing services and experiences. She manages and hosts the global community of life experts we are bringing together. She is also the driving force of our transformational dance experience Switched On Dance, that fuses meditation, movement, music, breakthrough coaching and healing.
Website : http://www.switchonworldwide.com
Tantra Inviting Intimacy Workshop
Workshop Leader : Louise de Caux
A little tip toe into tantra inviting intimacy into your own being as well as relationships with others
Inviting Intimacy - a journey of growing compassion and care, for yourself and others. This means opening to all your feelings. If your heart is breaking, let it break open. Trust that you are greater than your wounds; you are growing and the past doesn't need to limit or confine you. We begin with Welcome Meditation, followed by a Circle. There will be exercises to encourage being in your own sexuality, boundary setting & some gentle touch. Final Circle. All personal boundaries respected.
Louise worked for many year in Human Resources and experienced first hand how our hearts can be disconnected. She believes passionately that we can stay in tune with our hearts whatever we are doing or is going on in our lives. She is a workshop facilitator, Coach, Counsellor, Licensed Art of Being teacher and Member of the School of Being. She brings a deceptively simple presence to her work . She runs tantra workshops for both men and women as well as work aimed at women only.
Andy Hix: Habits of Happiness: daily actions for a happier life
Many scientific studies are pointing to specific ways of thinking and acting that can strongly impact our sense of well-being and happiness.
In this session we will explore what positive psychology can teach us about about living a happier life.
This workshop includes some mindfulness, learning around the science of happiness ,interactive activities and together we will create your very own workplace happiness habits that you can implement instantly following the workshop.
Mindfulness teacher Andy Hix and empowerment coach Nikki Levitan recently facilitated an 8 week course on the science of happiness, and are working together to help companies and schools to bring more wellbeing through positive psychology into the culture. They are excited to share some useful facts around the science of happiness, explore positive habits and get creative with putting some of them into your daily life.
Andy Hix is a qualified trainer who has taught mindfulness in schools and organisations such as PwC, Credit Suisse, The Department of Energy & Climate Change, Bain & Company, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Teach First and The National Union of Students.
Creative The Dream / The Journey workshop
Workshop Leader : Nicola Sokell
Creative workshop: The dream/the journey
The Dream / The Journey: Exploring and uncovering our dreams and the journeys we make with them.
In this workshop we will take a deeper look at our aspirational dreams, the values and purpose that are behind them, making our own personal and physical 'dream storyline' we'll plot out where we are on the journey of our dream and what has lead us here, what tools can help us, and how we can live that dream right now.
Please bring a photo of yourself to this workshop.
Nicola is a nomadic explorer of creative connection. She is an artist, a coach and creates and holds spaces for events, workshops, meetings, gatherings, celebrations, wisdom-sharing, inspirations, art happenings. She has been exchanging dreams between strangers around the world with her Dreamcoat project since 2005.
Deep Tissue Hot Stone Massage + Reiki with Crystals one to one treatment
A blissful treatment which will leave you physically, emotionally and energetically revived. Ali invites you to drop into a deep blissful state of relaxation by receiving a deep tissue hot stone massage treatment which she intertwine with powerful reiki energy healing as and when it is required which will leave you physically, emotionally and energetically refreshed and balanced.
Ali is a Remedial Massage Therapist & Reiki Master, dedicated, motivated and inspired to heal, comfort and improve lives of individuals through holistic wellness. With eleven years experience in the field of massage Ali's treatments have evolved into a delicious blend of deep soothing hot stone massage alongside powerful reiki energy healing which leaves the receiver thoroughly blissed both physically and energetically.
An Alternative Platform for alternative ways of being
Workshop Leader : Ameet Metah
An alternative platform for alternative ways of being.
If you could describe the perfect marketplace for alternative modalities, what would that look like and how would it serve you?
Project Crossroads is a private marketplace for alternative practices - a "garden" if you will, where healers and seekers connect based on a meaningful, open-hearted criteria and serendipity, without the pervasive influence of money. We have an opportunity to redefine the ways that we interact and support each other, one on one, through workshops & healing retreats and in the virtual online world in a more authentic, collaborative and valuable manner. Ameet in a serial entrepreneur, ex-Venture Capitalist, business consultant and coach; who has travelled through many modalities and geographies on his personal healing journey. His passion is to serve "universal healing" (over healthcare) provided by ancient and emerging holistic healing modalities and traditions.
The Twilight Goddess Gathering
A Beautiful and Magical Guided Journey into connecting with your soul self
Workshop Leader : Anoushka Loftas
The Twilight Goddess Gathering is an opportunity for women to gather together in a safe beautiful space, to firstly share and connect with one another and then to journey deep within to connect with their most magical selves. I invite the ladies to go on a magikal guided journey to explore and connect back with their truest soul selves. I invite the ladies to go on a journey within to have fun, to feel nourished, to feel inspired and to feel safe.
Anoushka is the community manager at Funzing; an online marketplace for unique and creative experiences. She works with passionate host's to help them create experiences to share in alignment with their passions. Anoushka is also the creator of The Moonlight Goddess Gatherings; these gathering take place on every New Moon in my apartment. I welcome women in to a magikal safe space, in which they can share and connect with each other, the energy of the new moon and the magic within themselves.
Native American Prayer Tie Ritual and Ceremony
Workshop Leader : Lauraine May
Come and learn how to embrace this earth-centred ritual of creating prayer ties, using them as a tool, for both prayer and healing.
Prayer ties are most commonly known to be a physical manifestation of prayer. Learn the origins of prayer ties and the significance of the material used and how to make your own personal ties. Fill these sacred bundles of tobacco with wishes, intentions, prayers and gratitude. In a sacred way, we will then burn our prayers, releasing them into the Universe. Prayer ties can be created anytime for any reason. It is a great tool to have and can be incorporated into your mindfulness practice.
Lauraine was first introduced to the Native American Way of Life 12 years ago, with friends in America. The combination of the Native American Way, with meditation and energy healing, made me feel like she had come home. She had found her place and regularly came back to her American ‘family’ time and time again to take part in a variety of ceremonies. With a background in Psychology, she found the polarity between Science and Spirituality fascinating and love that they can intertwine so gracefully.
A Circle Of Life
Led by Moshe and George
You are invited to come together in a healing circle for an encounter with our sacred hearts through music, song, prayer, meditation and laughter.
Joined in intention, with song and prayer as our bridge between worlds, we will create together a healing field of love, appreciation and gratitude for this gift of life we are blessed with.
Moshe and George bring a blend of both experience and training in indigenous traditional music, medicine work, meditation and Transpersonal group work.They bring songs and prayers to share from many traditions, as well as their own.
They are honoured to be joined by: Lauren who brings many years of experience working with indigineous traditions, plant lore, meditation and sound therapy. She is initiated into the Amazonian tradition of ceremonial ‘Icaro’ healing and medicine, as well as into the Vedic tradition and will be sharing chants and healing Icaros taking us deep into a healing journey;
Valeria brings songs and prayers from her home of Bolivia and from both the North American and Amazonian traditions; Ben brings music and song from India and from the Rainbow Circle Family.
Please bring music, prayers, words or stories you might wish to share, or just enjoy, relax, heal, celebrate and transform in the space we create together.
Circle of Life is a medicine circle where the medicine is what lies in our hearts. Whilst there is no use of any form of plant medicines, our circle is a direct link with the ancient ways of our Grandmothers and Grandfathers and we honour the sacred plant and spirit traditions of our ancestors.
“The Power of the World always works in Circles.” - Nicholas Black Elk
Moving Beyond Workshop
Workshop Leaders : Zoe Cobb and Negev Cohen
Spaces are filling up fast so book your tickets today!