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The Work that Reconnects - facing the mess we're in and finding Active Hope

Are you concerned about what’s happening in our world? Would you like to explore your ability to respond?

08 May 2019 - 13 May 2019

Leader: Larry Butler, Kristine Janson, Ratnadevi

Cost Information: Cost: £275 single room, £400 for two people sharing a twin, £160 dorm. Full board and lodging costs.

Course fee £195 (payable on booking - if this cost is getting in the way, please get in touch.)


Course outline

At this five day retreat we will use The Work That Reconnects, a form of transformative group work developed by Joanna Macy, to give us energy and focus to respond to the current challenges faced by our planet.

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The Work That Reconnects consists of practical exercises and meditations designed to grow feelings of gratitude and connection, and look at how we can allow and transform feelings of despair and helplessness about the current state of the world. We come to ‘seeing with new eyes’ by changing our perspectives, and explore taking action towards a sustainable future.

The workshop is a powerful way to connect more deeply with others who share our concerns, under the supportive guidance of experienced facilitators. There will be time to roam the island alone or with others, and will include opportunities to practice mindfully being through guided meditation, ChiKung and Yoga. The natural and nourishing beauty of Holy Island will help to inspire and strengthen our ability to keep moving forward with active hope and positive resolve.

This retreat will begin in the evening of Friday 18th May and depart on Wednesday 23rd in the morning.

Feedback from previous participants:

I’ve got so much out of it – mainly a greater sense of connection to the earth and all beings, a sense of being part of something bigger than just the sum of the parts. Importantly, I feel a sense of hope and purpose going forward.

I found this course extremely inspirational. I really appreciated the way you worked together as a team with a very gentle touch. Thank you for your humour, generosity and vision!

For more info and to book: The cost of the retreat is £195 

Please make a bank transfer to: L Holtbernd, 82-21-37, 00171409

Once you have made your payment, please send an email to Ratnadevi at info@livingmindfulness.net , with the amount of your payment, name and phone no. If the cost is getting in the way, please get in touch with Ratnadevi


Once you have made your booking with Earthy Mindfulness, please book your accommodation on Holy Isle, which you pay for on arrival. Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 5 nights from Wednesday 8th May. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional Extras. Please select Work that Reconnects