Wider Horizons Transformational Gathering for Young Adults, Berkshire | 25th – 27th June

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Calling young adults who want to dive deep, widen their horizons and explore things that really matter!

Are you a conscious soul who wants to help create a better world? Would you like to experience more meaning, connection and joy in your life?

Join us at Wider Horizons and explore cutting-edge discoveries in science, spirituality, philosophy, health and well-being.

Learn about the mysteries of life – all things creative, wild, mystical and conscious, from great minds and experts in their field.

Practise tools for self-care and healing; raise your awareness of social and eco-activist issues and develop tools to become an effective changemaker, empowered to create a better future from a place of peace and deep understanding of self and life.

Meet amazing professors, doctors, explorers, elders, druids, artists and musicians. There’s Ecstatic Dance on Saturday night, songs around the fire and music from top musicians such as Ravi Freeman, Planetman, Adrian Freedman, Charlotte Mabon, Moshe Halperin and DJ La Plage.

The intention for the weekend is transformation, catalysed by wondrous workshops, sacred ceremony and mellifluous music.

This is our third gathering, and we’re expanding upon the magic created from the previous ones’, to inspire you with the knowledge, energy and self-belief to step into your true self and embrace life with optimism and trust.

We’re super excited to welcome you at the Wider Horizons Summer Gathering 2021. Join us over three days at a beautiful sacred site and make some amazing friends for life!

”Wider Horizons was without doubt the most profound weekend of my life. Each workshop facilitated a transformation, whether that be through gaining knowledge, wisdom or an inner shift. I left feeling lighter, more aligned and truly connected with my inner and outer worlds. It was so inspiring to be surrounded by like-minded, conscious people; the energy that was curated was magic. I am so grateful to have experienced its subtle but deep impact, knowing that the lessons I learnt will be carried with me throughout my life.” Zofia Page (Daughter of Jimmy) age 21

Schedule

Workshops and entertainment run from Friday at 12.30pm to Sunday at 5pm. Check out our website for the official programme and full details about the workshops and contributors and all the vital info.

Workshops

A TOOLBOX OF SELF AWARENESS TECHNIQUES – Examining the nature of reality and awakening and sharing creative consciousness. With Athena Constantinou

CLIMATE CHANGE – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO? – This workshop explores how all of us can play a role in addressing the greatest threat facing our planet. With Danny Gross, Friends of The Earth

CACAO CEREMONY – An opportunity to work with plant medicine in a safe, held and sacred space. Cacao opens the heart and facilitates expansion of awareness in order to move into right relationship with Self. With Kristina Evans

THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS – Discover and experience your innate connections with others and the self-healing powers of the web of life, transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action. With Ben Gross and Georgia Francis

THE MAGIC POWER OF GRIEF – A space to grieve for the things we didn’t get as children, and alchemise that grief into a source of magic and power for adulthood. With Louis Weinstock, Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Coach and Meditation Teacher.

ALCHEMICAL GOLD – A Journey of Transformation – A musically illustrated account of my personal odyssey from pain, darkness, rage and despair to redemption and hope. With Adrian Freedman

VEDIC FIRE CEREMONY – Learn a ritual to honour the rising and setting of the sun. With Agni Hotra

YOGA FOR EVERYONE – A gentle yet powerful awakening of the body-mind, through breath work and mindful movement, to encourage a heightened sense of aliveness, awareness, balance and wellbeing. All levels warmly welcome, including complete beginners. With Erika Tourell

MOON INSPIRED INTENTION CIRCLE – The phases of the moon and how best to synchronise your life with them and harvest its energy. With Amy Atkins

WAND MAKING – Make Yew wands with crystals and copper wire and Yew from our 1000 year old Yew tree. With James Mermagen, Druid

YOGA NIDRA – A deeply relaxing guided meditation done lying down, to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, increase awareness, enhance creativity, bring nourishment, insight and healing.

CHANTING FOR CHANGE – Learn Mantra medicine and heart opening chants from the path of bhakti yoga, the devotional aspect of yoga. Changing the world from within. With Vandita.

ACOUSTIC FIRESIDE SESSIONS – Experience healing and prayer; sing sacred songs from around the world. With Ravi Freeman, Charlotte Mabon, Adrian Freedman, Chris Park, Scott and Maria, Sunny Davidson, Rosie Foye, Vandita, George Barker, Moshe Halperin, Ben Ben Ji and special guests to be announced!

Sleeping options

There is ample space for tents, campervans and caravans and offsite local accommodation options. Check website for further info – www.widerhorizons.events

We have furnished bell tents available for £150 (Includes two single raised airbeds, with hotel grade linen, pillow, blanket for each bed, bedside table, lamps and carpet.

Got a question?

If you have any questions for the community you can our FB Group to ask questions of the community.

Join the FB event for updates and car shares

Email queries to wider8horizons@gmail.com.

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Watch movies of our previous events on Youtube.

Location and how to get there

Wasing Woodland, near Reading, Berkshire. Full details of how to get here and maps can be found here.

We will run a shuttle service from Midgham Station on Friday between 10am and 1pm and Sunday from 6.00 for anyone who has not met someone who’s giving them a lift back.

Car parking space available on site. Please park along the hedge near the gate, by the entrance to the camping field, as soon as you’ve dropped off your kit where you’re camping.

Notes

Wider Horizons is a retreat for young adults to deepen their connection with nature, community, self and Spirit. It is a transformational gathering, so we have established agreements which we request everyone adheres to:

  • Be healthy – no alcohol or other drugs
  • Be hygienic – no dogs, bring your own water bottle, cup, bowl and spoon and keep them with you and keep them clean.
  • Respect the land – no chemical soap (biodegradable soap will be provided at sinks, but please also bring your own for showering); if you light a candle, you put it out, no personal fires, if you smoke please bring a portable ashtray, leave no trace (be conscious of where you put your rubbish – there are different rubbish bins for compost, recyclables, glass and landfill), no cars in the camping area – you can drive in and drop your kit where you’ll be camping, but then please, take your car to the car parking area which’ll be along the hedge, close to the gate, at the entrance to the main camping field.
  • Respect Others – ask before you hug, no photography, no mobile phone use in the gathering area, no floor scores (if you find something take it to lost property)
  • Give – do at least one shift in the kitchen or site maintenance, no buying or selling.

What to pack

Essential things to bring:

  • Tent, bed roll, sleeping bag, pillow
  • Torch and spare rechargeable batteries
  • Biodegradable soap, shampoo and toothpaste
  • Cup, bowl, plate and spoon and a bag to keep them in
  • Water bottle
  • Raincoat (with a hood)
  • Canister for cigarette butts if you smoke
  • Swimming kit
  • Small rucksack / handbag
  • Fancy Dress (for Saturday night)
  • Warm clothes for the night
  • Notebooks and pens

Consider bringing:

  • Headtorch, pen knife
  • Sheepskin/hardy cushion
  • Musical instruments
  • Walking boots

Price

Ticket includes delicious vegan and vegetarian food and teas for 3 days

Please note – if we cancel due to Covid you will be entitled to a full refund.

Early Birds £166 (Until June 1st)

General Release £177

Prices are subsidised by kind funding from the Scientific and Medical Network. If you are financially abundant, please consider making a donation to help us offer special prices to young adults on low income.

Booking

Book your tickets through TickTailor here.

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