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Movement and Meditation Retreats


Open to Your Wild Body

Letting go into Autumn

11th - 14th October 2024













Rhythm of nature

                          Rhythm of the land

                                      Rhythm of my body


A residential weekend of movement and meditation, in relationship with nature and the warmth and inspiration of time spent

around a Sacred Fire


Anna Murray Preece 


Opening to our inner rhythms and those of the elements can help us align with ourselves, and the season. The crisp, sharpness of the Autumn air can help us awaken, while the falling leaves can support us to let go of what we no longer need. This is an opportunity to meet and appreciate ourselves and what we value, so that what's not needed can fall away and we can open to new inspiration. Just as the leaves fall from the trees, revealing their essence, so too can we return to the wisdom and presence of our essential nature. 

Through awareness, movement and meditation we listen to and build an intimate relationship with

ourselves and our body in a warm indoor space. From this inner alignment we spend time in the nourishing Dartmoor landscape to move with the falling leaves, the Autumn winds and whatever the land and weather brings us.


We will gather around a Sacred Fire in a ceremony to support us to

receive our heart's inspiration. 

Knowing ourselves as part of the land, the plants, the weather and the fire,

 we explore where our inner sacred essence meets the sacred in nature.


Starts Friday 6 pm and finishes Monday 9.30 am

£395.00 fully residential with ensuite bedrooms in a beautiful Dartmoor environment.

(Suitable for those with or without experience of movement/meditation)

Max 10 participants. - 01364 631052


Winter Retreat

February 7th - 10th 2025

(More details to come later)





Retreat Series

Listen with the Land

Land in the Body




A year's cycle of four weekends beginning

April 2025 


An opportunity to deepen your embodied experience of yourself in relation to the turning of the seasons. This series will be of particular interest to those who work therapeutically with others and wish to explore how to incorporate movement based practices into what you offer. It will also be of interest if you want to deepen and explore the nature of your experience of embodiment.


The ground of enquiry is to come home to the body by attuning to your own rhythm and timing through a combination of movement, meditation and creativity. In this way we support greater alignment both inner and outer. 


Our own rhythms and tides are not separate from those of the rhythms of nature. From the ground of our body we open to each season through movement and embodied practices directly in relation to the elements. 


From here we will explore movement practices that support others to deepen into a kind, congruent, and embodied relationship with themselves, others and the planet.


Acknowledging the continuum of our connectedness with the natural world we will place a particular focus on how we relate to the ever changing climate and weather, the response of plants and trees and how this touches us in our personal process. 

 The course will include:


  • Time, space and guidance to open more intimately to yourself, your rhythm and timing.


  • An opportunity to deepen your relationship with the support of the wider holding field of Source.


  • Exploration of principles of embodiment and what brings us into more alignment and coherence between our physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual bodies in relation to the body of the land.


  • Honouring a dynamic reciprocal relationship with the living natural world.


  • Learning from nature though time in the land, listening, moving and meeting the seasons and all they hold - warmth, cold, wind, rain, stillness, movement, clouds and thunder etc.


  • Movement practices that facilitate others in movement and stillness to promote more alignment with healing and embodiment. 


  • Practices and support for you in your holding of others.


  • Principles of holistic healing to support you in your understanding and tracking of emerging processes.


  • A sacred fire ceremony to support us in our connection with the holding field. 


  • Exploration of how we listen, honour and meet what arises - e.g. energy, resistance, excitement, emotion etc.


  • Exploration of appropriate containment and release in response to what arises.


  • Individual enquiry between sessions.


  • Learning from each others experience and sharing of your own to mutually deepen our understanding of the process of healing on this planet at this time. 


I look forward to sharing what I have learnt over many years of working with individuals and groups, about healing through movement and in relationship with the natural world. I will draw on my background of experience of Rhythmic/Movement Healing, Plant Spirit Medicine, The Chinese Five Elements, Homeopathy, Meditation and Psychotherapy. I also look forward to seeing what emerges through the group learning, as we enter into an open and curious enquiry into the nature of the continuum of our experience from body awareness to planetary alignment.


Please note: 


The course is particularly suitable for those who are both sensitive yet robust and may also support these qualities. 


There will be some walking on rough ground so a basic level of physical fitness is necessary.


This is a trauma informed course but also requires you to have the capacity to hold yourself and make choices as to what you feel safe to bring.


Alongside the exploration of our embodiment, this course can be received as an introduction to working with others but not as a full training. It will, however, give you a broad view of healing through body awareness and an opportunity to explore this in relation to the natural world.


If you are interested in the years course but haven't worked with me before then the Autumn or Winter retreat would be a good introduction.


You will receive a certificate of completion at the end for CPD,18 hours per weekend.


Further training in more depth may be available in the future. 


Dates are as follows: - please let me know if you would like to know more or are interested to book a place.

 April 25th - 28th 2025

July 11th - 14th 2025

October 24th - 27th 2025

February - 6th - 9th 2026


£425.00 per weekend, fully residential with ensuite bedrooms.

(some bursary places available)

Friday 6 pm to Monday 9.30 am in a beautiful Dartmoor environment.

Max 10 participants. 


Rhythm of Nature - Rhythm of the Land - Rhythm of my body 




If you would like more information about these retreats contact Anna : 01364 631052

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