Rewilding Through the Body
With Philip Shepherd
As humans we have been divided from the body for thousands of years, taught by our culture to shroud its intelligence in neglect and Iive in our heads. When we withdraw from the body like that we habituate to a state of division in which we also feel divided from nature, the world around us, and the life of this earth.
|16th November - 18th November||Rewilding Through the Body||Book Now|
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Join us for a 2 day workshop with pioneering embodiment specialist Philip Shepherd on a rare visit to the UK. He will lead us through gentle, simple and original practices that soften the divisions we unconsciously hold in our bodies. As the body’s intelligence is unlocked, it opens us to nature, to the present moment and to each other. This workshop will not only reconnect us to ourselves and our natural kinship with the world, it will provide us with practices we can return to for years to come.
Join us in the beautiful wilding valley of Embercombe for this very unique opportunity to work with Philip, in a small-group residential setting. Whilst we are rewilding our 50 acres of woodland, meadow and lake, we are also considering what it means to rewild ourselves – through what we eat, make and craft, what actions we take in the world, what we believe and who we are. Rewilding through our bodies, restoring our physical sense of belonging within the more-than-human world, is a crucial part of coming back into balance with it in nature.
16 – 18 November 6pm – 6pm
£380 – full residential price
Limited bursary places are available for £310 on application
Philip Shepherd is recognized as a leader in the global embodiment movement. He is the creator of The Embodied Present Process™ (TEPP), which he developed over 40 years of teaching embodiment practices, and shares worldwide in both in workshops and Facilitators Trainings. TEPP uniquely combines the two resources necessary for embodiment: effective practices, and a deep understanding of our culture’s blind spots, which tend to keep us in our heads. TEPP is based on Philip’s two books – Radical Wholeness and New Self, New World – which articulate the causes, perils and challenges of our culture’s disembodiment. Philip’s personal journey to embodiment includes cycling alone as a teenager through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India and Japan; studying classical Japanese Noh Theater; co-founding an interdisciplinary theatre company; writing two internationally produced plays and a television documentary; and playing lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto. In the non-Covid world, he travels the world sharing workshops and running year-long Facilitators Trainings with his co-director and wife Allyson Woodrooffe. His website and online courses are found at EmbodiedPresent.com, and he has a new book, Deep Fitness, coming out on October 12, 2021, which he co-authored with Andrei Yakovenko.