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Awakening Through the Body with Dance and Movement

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Dates: 28th December - 2nd January

TyCanol National Park, Preseli Mountains, West Wales

The turning of the year for many of us is a threshold point that we mark as a time to make changes large and small in our lives. Why not spend that time in deep nature connection with the ancient granite carn's and oaks of the TyCanol national park. During winter TyCanol emanates a simple, yet palpable presence. As the trees turn inwards we are invited to come to rest and to participate in the stillness of this old winter landscape. The leaves have fallen away and the trees are revealed in their shape and gesture creating a conversation between earth and sky. We too can let go of that which is to be shed and turn towards the sparks of renewal in our lives. Finding stillness, movement, dance and expression in response to this ancient tapestry of land.

Matt Class, with influences of Somatic Yoga, Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centering and fundamental movement principles, to wake up our senses and drop into our bodies.

Dance and Movement, sessions in the Studio either exploring a theme or movement enquiry, such as moving from center, or simply letting it all be and dancing to music.

Moving out on the Landscape; taking our movement out to meet the land. This is such a magical landscape with strong presence of place offering space for our systems to unravel and land.

Digesting the Work in Good Company. Giving time with each other to allow ourselves to digest the material and offer ourselves nourishment. Bodywork into movement, moving meditation, art space, sharing.

Location and Venue: We will be based at the Canolfan Pentre Ifan a 600-year-old Tudor gatehouse located some 2 miles from Newport, between Fishguard and Cardigan in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The centre is surrounded by the ancient

Tycanol woodland, Castell Henllys iron age hill fort and within walking distance of Pentre Ifan burial chamber.

* Arriving from 4pm on 28th December and completing by 11am on 2nd January.


£355 early bird until 11th December.

£375 thereafter

*Includes all meals and dormitory style accommodation in a Tudor gatehouse.

Deposit £50


Pentre Ifan Urdd Center




Bookings and Information:

To Book your place please pay a £100 deposit:

Please email: embodiedpresence@gmail.com

call Lee: 07966498596

Terms & Conditions Apply

The Balance is due 2 weeks prior to the workshop or a payment plan can be arranged by contacting us.

Photo by Jamus Wood

Embodied Presence New Year Retreat