Heart to Hands: Feminine Courage and Leadership

With Roz Savage and Carla Walmsley-Esteves

What does it mean to be a strong, courageous, yet feminine leader in the 21st century?

1st June - 5th June Heart to Hands Book Now

Dates and Times: 12pm Monday, June 1st – 2pm Friday, June 5th 2020

Fee: residential £720

Limited bursary places are available at £595 on application.

The last few hundred years of dominator politics and patriarchy have created rapid advancements in technology, science, and medicine, but at a cost. We are now hitting up against the limits of what our planet and our psyches can handle, leading to unprecedented crises in sustainability and psychological health. There is a growing recognition that we live in a world out of balance, and we desperately need a transition to a culture that celebrates and appreciates the feminine attributes of collaboration, mutual support, nurturing, receptivity and embodied wisdom.

More women are feeling the urge, now more than ever, to step up, speak up, and stand up to create a peaceful and sustainable future.

This course is an opportunity for women of any age, background, or in any transition of her life who feels this urge or calling. Set up as a five day retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of Embercombe, women will move through a shared journey supported by inspirational talks with experiential learning, embodied and nature-based processes, including movement, story-telling, creating with our hands, self-care practices and time in nature.

What To Expect

During our time together we will explore:

  • The importance of the relationship between the inner life and the outer world
  • Feminine archetypes of courage
  • Our felt values and life purpose
  • How our values sustain our vision
  • The triad relationship: Head, Heart, and Hands
  • Our role/calling/vision as representatives and protectors of Mother Nature
  • How to connect with our embodied knowing: grounding ourselves and our visions
  • How nature and embodied/creative and self-care processes can assist us on the path to leadership
  • Relationality and mutual support: Sisterhood
  • Feminine way of leadership


Roz Savage adventurer

Roz Savage

Roz Savage MBE spent the first 11 years of her career working as a management consultant, braving nothing more intrepid than rush hour in London, before an environmental epiphany led to her radical personal transformation into a record-setting adventurer. Between 2005 and 2011 Roz became the first woman to row solo  across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, using her adventures to raise awareness of our environmental issues.

She now works as a keynote speaker and teacher, and has taught classes on courage at Yale College in the US and in India. She has published two books: “Rowing The Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean,” and “Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific.”

Carla Walmsley-Esteves

Carla Walmsley-Esteves

Carla Walmsley-Esteves (MA Somatic Well being, BSc Ecology (Hons)) is an integrative somatic movement educator/therapist, focusing practitioner, focusing oriented arts teacher in training and a final year student of body psychotherapy.

Her work has evolved out of 18 years of a somatic movement practice and professional experience in the prenatal, reproductive and birthing field; bridging extensive training within the fields of somatic psychology, ecopsychology, deep ecology and women’s studies.

She is the founder of Somaterra, non-profit environmental educational organization associated with AnimaTree, dedicated to the exploration of the inter-relationship of body and earth, and divulgation of a Somatic Ecological Awareness in the Iberian Peninsula and the co-founder of Embodied Ecology Arts.

Upcoming Dates & Booking

1st June - 5th June Heart to Hands Book Now

We aim for all our courses to be as inclusive and accessible as possible – please contact us for information on paying in installments.

There are also a limited number of bursary places available at £595  for this course on application.

If you have any questions please call +44 (0) 1647 252 983 or email support@embercombe.org

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