rewilding consciousness

Rewilding Consciousness

With Ben Rayner

Join us for this deeply transforming work on the land at Embercombe where we seek to connect, commune and find other ways of experiencing ourselves within nature.

Times: 6:00 pm 11th August – 12 pm 16th August 2019

Fee: £595

Limited bursary places are available at £445 on application.

rewilding consciousness

Using a unique blend of wilderness and indigenous teachings from different traditions and paths, Ben will lead us across thresholds from ordinary to non-ordinary states of consciousness, help us to rewrite and unlearn underlying patterns and make accessible extra-ordinary levels of energy and heart.

In our small village setting, we will make forays into a wilder state of consciousness as we change our perception and our relationship with nature in a very profound and long-lasting way.

Warning: Once you have experienced this work it will be difficult to see the world in the same light again!

What You Can Expect

This is a practical and experiential course in which you will be learning different methods of expanding your awareness to relate to the wild.

Ben will be using methods such as:

Re-Wilding Consciousness techniques
Practical repeatable ways of bringing about a subtle yet potent shift in the way we use our conscious awareness that opens the Doors of Perception.

Natural Movement
How we move affects our consciousness, and is a direct reflection of our inner state. Common to all indigenous cultures that remain connected to the Earth, Natural movement helps us synchronise with the rhythms of nature. We flow through the landscape (or cityscape) with ease. We feel the life force within and around us, and become able to sense the world in a way that goes beyond the physical.

Apache Scout Skills
Ways to open up the extra senses and access deeper states of consciousness. This includes the use of blindfolds.

Shamanic Journeying
Working with this core aspect of shamanic practice. To rewrite underlying patterns and return to our original blueprint. This will be different, in energy and application from any journeying you may have previously experienced.

Walking in all Worlds
Ways of dissolving the boundaries between the physical world, energy, and Spirit.

Spirit in Nature, Spirits of Nature.
Each day starts with a set of integrated practices combining yoga, Chi-Gong and Shaolin.

All food will be provided and cooked onsite. High quality, nutritious and mostly organic.

A minimal what to bring list for the retreat will be sent on booking your place.


Is This For You?

This course is for you if you have ever yearned to be able to communicate and perceive the natural world, the wild of which we are all a part, in a different and deeper way.

“I feel as though I’ve been given the keys to a long forgotten magical kingdom” Oliver Reed, Gardener

“The deepest and most lasting change I’ve experienced has been through the work I’ve done with Ben” Kamlyn Chak, Children’s Yoga Teacher 

“.. not just a week in the woods but a spiritual journey…”  Rebecca Card, Somatic Movement Facilitator

“…I have previously done much practical work in similar fields to the one nurtured by Ben but this is the only course that has successfully taken me out of my head and into my heart. I can recommend Ben’s course unreservedly… “Mark Phillips, Property Investment Manager

“I have heard the words ‘Unity Consciousness’ many times. This is the first time I’m actually felt it.”


Ben Rayner from the Into The Heart of the Earth

For 15 years, Ben was a professional skydiving coach. A serious spine injury was an initiation into another level of life, one that has included deep meditation practices; Shaolin and Chi Gong; wilderness training with Tom Brown in the USA; and shamanic training with a Maori and an Inuit, amongst others.

Time alone in wild places has been his most significant spiritual teacher.

With a love of nature, and an understanding that we are nature, Ben believes that there is so much more to us than we are ordinarily able to access. Reconnecting to our natural selves in ways that allow us to bring heightened levels of energy, peace, and potency into our every-day lives is his primary endeavour. To know that we belong … here.

Ben Rayner

Upcoming Dates & Booking

We aim for all of 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 £445  for this course at on application.

If you have any questions please call +44 (0) 1647 252 983 or email

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