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24hr Reset Retreat At May Hill Gloucs

With Danny Shmulevitch

RESET RETREAT MAY HILL
THE GATEWAY TO A DEEPER CONNECTION

The Reset Retreat at May Hill provides a gateway to deeper connection – to yourself, to nature, and to your colleagues. What you’ll learn in these precious hours can be used to inform your decision-making at work as well as at home and enable you to more easily access your intuition wherever you are.

​Your team will spend 24 hours in Danny’s company as he shares the timeless wisdom gained during forty years spent living and working among indigenous tribespeople. You will experience what it feels like to reconnect with your instinctual self by dissolving the separation between you and nature and explore a deeper, more physical way of feeling and connecting with the world.

What to expect

The environment is not separate from ourselves;
we are inside it and it is inside us; we make it and it makes us.” ​​

Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami tribesman

Arrival

You’ll arrive to a beautifully restored farmhouse in Gloucestershire, at the foot of May Hill, where you’ll be made to feel at home and well-cared for in every sense. We travel from from here, on foot, to the beautiful woodland and wild and open grassland of May Hill, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with its spectacular views and natural green cathedral.

​Schedule

Arrive at May Hill Farm at 11.30am, where you’re invited for a delicious, locally-sourced lunch. You can either arrange your own travel independently, or we can arrange this for you. Danny will provide compelling insights, based on the wisdom of the indigenous people of Sinai and Kalahari, that underpin the purpose of this retreat.

After lunch, we’ll walk for a mile and half to our basecamp. Along the way, you’ll understand the orientation of the energy field, and the impacts of the way we live today on our ability to feel and connect with it.

You’ll spend the night sleeping under the stars in comfort, held by the beauty of the ancient woodland. Ideally, we recommend an overnight fast (no eating from lunch to breakfast the following morning). Our experience has shown that this is the best way to gain clarity in both mind and body. This is optional and we will support you if you choose note to take part.

At dawn, we’ll make our way to the top of May Hill to celebrate the expansion that is possible when we dissolve our separation from nature.

​We’ll break the fast with a vegetarian breakfast by the fire back at May Hill Farm. Here, there will be the opportunity to discuss the experience and explore the everyday ways in which we can use what we’ve learned to tune in and reconnect to our environment in our every day lives.

What to bring

Comfortable backpack
Good shoes
Sleeping bag
Torch
Appropriate clothing for the weather and
overnight stay in the forest
Notebook and pen
Water bottle

We’ll provide

Lunch on arrival day and breakfast the following morning, as well as herbal teas and water throughout your time with us.

Dates

The Reset Retreat at May Hill is organised as a bespoke group event for a team of up to 8 people within an agency or organisation. Contact us to discuss your requirements and for prices.

 

Autumn Foraging And Wild Medicine Workshop 9th October 2021 East Sussex

With Alice Rose Betony

Join us for this socially-distanced Autumn Foraging And Wild Medicine Workshop where we’ll be gathering and processing of plants for food and medicine. This 5 hour outdoor session, run by our expert forager and herbalist Alice Bettany, will be the best day out you’ve ever had! It is designed to introduce you to a wide variety of plants that have been used by our ancestors for healing, nourishment and enjoyment. We’ll explore the cycle of autumn looking at the abundance of berries available to us at this time of year and make the most of time together focusing on gaining an understanding of the qualities of each season whilst using all our senses to help experience the properties of the plants we are working with and will involve making a variety of foods and medicines together around the campfire in the afternoon.

This foraging and wild medicine workshop is open to anyone who’d like to learn more about wild nutrition and herbalism and in the process you will gain confidence and understanding on how to identify plants in their different habitat. You’ll also learn how to gather respectfully and sustainably and to participate directly in the different processing methods of the plants in their seasons to turn them into food and medicine. It’s a truly beautiful, memorable and grounding experience which we can personally highly recommend.

Here’s what we got up to on our Autumn Foraging And Wild Medicine Day in October 2020.

Here’s how we work on the day, gathering plants and berries for our campfire feast.

A selection of herbal teas and hot water will be provided and of course we will make some fresh herb brews along the way. We’ll also get to try all our produce around the campfire, which is a highlight, in our opinion, of this experience.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to meet and greet. Please bring suitable footwear for walking on farmland, warm clothes (even if it is sunny) and wet weather gear just in case. Please bring a notepad and pen, maybe a camera to help you remember the plants, and a basket for foraged goods.

No previous experience is necessary for this workshop, but as well as having an incredibly enjoyable few hours away from the worries of the world. What you will experience is:

  • The opportunity to learn ways to tune in to your senses
  • A chance to get to know plants using all of your senses
  • Meet and identify lots of wild, abundant, local plants that you can eat

The location is right near the National Trust’s Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex.

We begin at 10am and finish at 3pm.

Breath Retreat In Lanzarote (3-7 nights)

With Alan Dolan
What’s it all about and why go on this life-changing retreat?

Have you ever watched a small child at play? Completely absorbed in the moment and totally unselfconscious. Perfect authenticity. No facades. Simply being. It’s a great reminder of our inherent ability to live this way. So when did we lose that ability and how do we get back there?

From a very early age we are taught how NOT to be authentic. Parents give children signals as to what is ‘ok’ and ‘not-ok’, and children adopt strategies in order to regain approval. For children, non-authentic behaviour has a short term gain. Over time however it becomes the norm, leading us further and further away from who we really are.

Our relationships with others are a direct reflection of the one we have with ourselves. You can’t hope for intimacy with another person if you aren’t intimate with yourself. If you’re looking for authenticity you need to be authentic with yourself. If you want respect from others you need to be respectful with yourself. If you’d like to see through the facades of others you must get behind your own facade first.

Breathwork is your ticket back to the remembrance of your authentic self, a journey which can open you further than you ever imagined possible. It’s the best adventure you will ever have, and unlike even the most fabulous holiday it doesn’t stop when you get back home. It’s literally the ultimate trip.

Breathwork allows you to lighten up, and realise that you are already ok as you are. The facade you’ve spent years constructing will simply fall away, allowing you to spend time with your true self, learning your needs and wants. You can disengage from the drama, find your centre, find joy inside yourself – and consciously create a life you are happy to be a part of.

The Healing Power of Breath

Humans have been aware of the healing power of their breath for millennia. Through the centuries we’ve developed a vast array of breathing practices, all designed to bring about physical and emotional wellbeing and connect with our deeper selves.

But in today’s society, we often neglect our bodies’ built-in capabilities. Imagine owning the highest specification TV in existence, keeping it plugged in on standby and then living with it for years and years without ever actually turning it on. The fact is, most of us live in ‘standby mode’ most of the time. The most powerful mechanism is literally right beneath our noses waiting to be explored, yet we rarely give it more than a passing thought.

Conscious breathing is a powerful and safe way to infuse the body with oxygen and energy, recharging our own (often depleted) systems to work to their healing capacity. And it facilitates openings to higher levels of consciousness, allowing us to tap into our deeper resources and live better, easy, more joyful lives.

With breathwork we can enjoy optimum health, mental and emotional clarity, and experience an ever-deepening relationship with ourselves. It’s the means by which we can embark upon the ultimate journey: the one where we discover who we really are. And it can facilitate the growth needed in order for us to transform into who we’re capable of becoming.

What you’ll gain (and we’ve experienced it ourselves, so know all of these to be true)
  • Be the healthiest you’ve ever been
  • Feel completely energised
  • Experience deeply nourishing peace and relaxation
  • Move beyond whatever is standing between you and your happiness
  • Become aware of emotions halting your personal growth
  • Let go of emotional baggage permanently and easily
  • Release anxiety and alleviate depression
  • Develop a new dimension to your yoga and/or spiritual practice
  • Understand the nature of spirit
  • Open your breath and expand your life
The Technique

All of Alan Dolan’s work is based around one simple breathing technique, which you can vary depending on how you want to feel or what you’d like to achieve. You’ll be taught how to use conscious breathing effectively and be guided and supervised as you go along – paving the way for really transformative experiences.

Lanzarote and the villa where you’ll be staying

Situated just 79 miles off the coast of Africa, Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and has been Alan’s home for the past 11 years. In 2011, after more than a year of searching, Alan found the ‘Dream Place’ for these retreats – a sanctuary of peace and seclusion in a rural location with sea and volcano views, ten minutes from the beautiful beach at Famara.

The villa is in an elevated position, with terraced patio areas and private, shady spots to lounge. The 5-star accommodation is mostly arranged around the sheltered private pool, with two of the rooms opening directly out to it. Nearby, you can soak in the hot tub after your twice-daily breath sessions and drink in the awe-inspiring vistas as the sunsets.

Your 1-1 breath sessions with Alan always take place in the complete privacy of the therapy room. And as there are only ever a maximum of four guests staying at any one time, you can be as private or as involved as you wish to be – most people choosing to do both at different times during their stay. Those attending often say the other people present during their stay really add to their experience.

The Rooms

THE LOFT

The Loft

A light and airy double room with floor to ceiling windows, sea/volcano views and direct access to the pool terrace. The space has been furnished using a mixture of Indonesian, Spanish and Turkish pieces, resulting in a relaxed, stylish environment. The teak four-poster bed and ensuite bathroom/dressing area complements the living space beautifully.

THE SUITE

The Suite

The spacious Suite is made up of a double bedroom, bathroom and lounge. Both the bedroom and the lounge have patio doors opening directly onto the pool area. The lounge can also be used as a second bedroom, making The Suite ideal for friends or family who wish to visit the retreat together.

SKYVIEW

Skyview Room

A double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, with an atrium skylight perfect for watching the stars. The high-spec bathroom also features a shower/steam room.

The Food

Delicious and healthy, Alan’s vegetarian cuisine is prepared by his resident chef from local, seasonal produce.

Other information

Hiring a car is recommended as the villa is in a rural location, and if you really want to explore the island it’s a must. Car hire is very reasonably priced and can be arranged on your behalf, but you will still be met at the airport irrespective of whether or not you hire a car. It’s remarkably easy to drive around the island; there is very little traffic and it’s a great way to experience the incredible landscapes.

If you don’t want to drive, don’t worry – Alan is happy to drop you at the beach, and half or full island day tours are also available. You can walk on pristine sandy beaches, surf at Famara or swim in the crystal clear ocean, go on nature walks or volcano climbs, or soak up the local culture at fiestas; Lanzarote really is the most magical of islands. It enjoys a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about 21°C in January to 29°C in August. With total annual rainfall at just 140mm, so your time on this retreat is likely to be bathed in warm, dry weather whatever time of year you visit.

What’s included
  • One 60-minute 1-1 breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
  • One 60-minute group breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
  • Full board vegetarian meals and drinks prepared by our chef
  • Airport transfers

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat it’s essential to get in touch with us directly to make a booking. Please contact us here.

Prices

Having experienced this retreat personally, we can affirm that the longer your stay, the greater your experience. While 4 nights is enough for a taste of breathwork, 6 nights is the average length of stay – and it allows you the time and space to tap in to your deeper resources.

Availability for this retreat changes daily – plus Alan likes to establish personal contact with his clients, so should you wish to check availability please tell us the dates you are interested in and we will let you know your options and arrange for you to have a personal call with Alan to run through everything.

All prices are in GB Pounds. You can plan in additional breath sessions at £100 each – let us know when booking. Also ask us about massages and volcano excursions.

If you’d like us to arrange flights for you, we can, otherwise you’re free to organise your own.

 

My Breathing Space retreat was just that… space for myself to focus on me, just me. Alan’s experience, natural compassion and intuition enabled me to learn about myself and to ‘clear’ emotionally and physically. At the end of the week I felt stronger, clearer, spiritually and literally ‘lighter’… a life changing week. I am resolved to make it an annual retreat. Worth every penny and more.”

Emma, Cambridge

Alan Dolan is one of the best alternative practitioners/ breathworkers I’ve had the privilege to work with. His level of care for and intuitive understanding about the needs of his clients is second to none and I highly recommend him to any and everyone embarking on a journey of self discovery and/or looking for a way to live a happier, healthier and more peaceful life”

 Naomie Harris, Oscar, Bafta & Golden Globe nominee

I have practiced yoga for 8 years and meditation for 5 years and have always struggled with breathing and connecting the breath. I felt constricted across the chest and stuck. I knew I wasn’t breathing to my full capacity and that was the motivating factor for my initial interest in transformational breath. My actual experience extended way beyond any expectations I ever believed for what could be achieved through breathing! The breath work took me on a huge healing journey in 5 days and for the first time in my life I could feel my heart softening and opening. The work Alan does is incredible, truly life changing and transformative – Thank you for an amazing experience, Alan.”

Naomi Buff – Monaco

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat it’s essential to get in touch with us directly to make a booking. Please call Justine on 0044 7714 333418 or email justinec@thelifeadventure.co

Canadian Wilderness of Wonders

With The Life Adventure

Imagine the magic of being whisked away from your busy everyday life to remote peace and solitude amid the magnificence of the Canadian Cariboo Mountains wilderness. This is a really special adventure, accessible only to a very lucky few, in spectacular remote high mountain valleys with beautiful lakes, grizzly bears and wildlife and spectacular mountain scenery.

Let it touch your soul – invigorate and recharge your inner being. This pure life experience in a place where your only neighbours are mountain goats, mountain caribou, grizzlies and blackbears, moose and wolves. It’s just you and the wilderness. It’s a rustic yet satisfyingly complete spirit quest and way of interacting with nature on its own terms where time is seemingly endless.

This signature wilderness adventure destination in the Cariboo Mountains in central British Columbia offers you the rare opportunity to connect with nature and “see through the eyes of the forest”. We work with one of Canada’s top bear and wildlife specialists in bear, recognised as the pioneer in the bear viewing industry traversing the same paths as the bears and wildlife from the salmon bearing rivers of a rare interior rainforest to the alpine beauty of the Cariboo Mountains.

Deep in British Columbia’s remote Cariboo Mountains lies a brand new floating ‘glampsite’, the only one of its kind in Canada. Moored on Quesnel Lake (the deepest known fjord lake in the world) it’s run by our guide who is known as the Bear Whisperer due to his special relationship with the area’s numerous grizzlies. The camp is small but comfortable and holds two smart safari-style tents containing double beds and loo fixed to a floating platform around 20 metres from the shoreline. And it’s the only place operating on this basis almost exclusively in an area the size of Switzerland. So what we really love about this is that it puts you deep into a place that few humans ever get to go.

Each morning you’ll head out on a boat through the Mitchell River system, a mist-bloated place where garlands of lichen hang wet and heavy from centuries-old red cedars and colossal bull moose crash through the forest.  The interior forest also has its very own climate.  At certain times of the year, too, nearby ice fjords are ablaze with sockeye salmon ploughing steadily upstream on their migration route to spawn. And as you drift along, huge bald eagles float down on to willowy tree branches and the screeches of stellar jays fills the air.

And the bears, oh the bears. They come thick and fast as you meander upstream.  From huge males crossing the river in front of you, to sows with cubs, fully submerged, feasting on the hoards of salmon. Gary, your guide, spends his life with these bears and knows them by name and can second-guess their behaviours.

Floating Glamping Lodge

 

The floating glamping lodge, is in a quiet bay on the deepest fjord lake on earth near the mouth of one of the major salmon spawning rivers. From here you’ll experience a wide diversity of incredible adventures that include exceptional bear and wildlife viewing, birding, walking safaris through the rare interior rainforest with trees over 1000 years old, kayaking, forest bathing, hiking in rich boreal forests and alpine, exploring unique ecosystems with rare plants and spectacular wild flowers.

The lodge equipped with luxury wall tents gives you 360 degree mountain views where you can see bears and other wildlife from dawn to dark. And don’t forget a view like this ensures the brilliance of the nighttime skies where the stars that brighten the heavens are only dimmed when the Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis dance across the skies. It’s the ideal place to disconnect from real life, reinvigorate and re-energise. You’ll feel the freedom and exhilaration of breathing fresh pure mountain air and the everyday stresses of life slowly ebb away in the peaceful quiet of this mountain paradise.

From the lodge you’ll have:

  • Magical 360-degree mountain views, star gazing, northern lights at night; wake to the haunting early morning call of the loon.
  • Forest Bathing (known as Shinrin-Yoku – connecting with nature with all your senses bringing a sense of balance and well being, re-energizing and reinvigorating your body, soul creating mindful peace). Otherwise known as “seeing with the eyes of the forest”.
  • Walking through a rare ancient interior rainforest to grizzly bear viewing sites.
  • Wildlife that may be seen includes grizzlies, black bears, mountain goat, moose, Mountain Caribou, wolf, mule deer, lynx, wolverine, birds.
  • Grizzly bears and salmon on wilderness rivers by jet boat, wildlife, birds and nature.
  • Walking safari through rare ancient old growth forest to grizzly/wildlife viewing sites.
  • Hiking from old growth forest through boreal forest and into the alpine.
  • Kayaking the world’s deepest fjord lake, exploring ancient old growth forest and limestone caves.
  • Raw nature, wild flowers and plants, and unique ecosystems.
  • Guides with over 30 years experience guiding the wilderness traveller

Durations and itineraries are totally flexible. We can add city stays to either side if you wish, or you can simply fly in to the wild and remain there for the duration of your stay. Contact us to discuss details and we’ll provide you with a cost to include or exclude flights.

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Deep Core Awareness Retreats (1-14 nights)

With Danny Shmulevitch

In an age of busyness, stress and chronic overstimulation, success comes at a price. Many of the world’s most accomplished leaders and entrepreneurs find it hard to switch off or make time to connect with themselves. And yet nurturing that connection is essential for real productivity, creativity and happiness. The demands of our fast paced world draw our attention outward and away from the source of our abilities — our inner core, which is the well-spring of intuition, inspiration and the ability to think outside of the box. Our ability to successfully manage the challenges ahead depend on a renewed connection to the best within us and the cultivation of new set of ‘eyes’ that enable to see the timeless wisdom that can inform best-choice decision making.

The cultivation of a new set of ‘eyes’ begins by taking time out to retreat from a frenetic world to explore and rediscover the value and vitality of your deep self. Taking quiet time to reconnect with your authentic self clears the mind and allows a deep perception that gives new perspectives and understandings. Looking at the bigger picture through the lens of your inner picture provides insights and inspired strategies that may be otherwise inaccessible. Gaining access to that inner picture is most easily achieved in a beautiful natural setting that invokes awe and wonder.

The Deep Core Awareness retreats offered by Meaningful Travel 101 and Danny Shmulevitch provide bespoke programmes for leaders and their organisations to deeply reconnect with the best in themselves and each other in the stunning beauty of wilderness landscapes.

Danny is a masterful mentor in the fine art of rediscovering and listening to our powerful inner selves — the essential process of linking to and realising our latent potential. He has extensive experience facilitating leader’s inner work through the connection with natural settings around the world, from the Sinai Desert to the Kalahari Desert and beyond to the Arctic Circle. He is an intuitive, humorous and adaptable facilitator who is responsive to the specific needs of each individual. He is skilled in enabling participants to draw nourishment from places of exceptional beauty and match it to their own inner majesty, helping them to leave after a short period of time with a renewed sense of what matters most and how to achieve that in their personal and professional lives.

Our Deep Core Awareness retreats offer people the chance to totally reset their inner being, resulting in a balanced alignment of their head and their heart. This leads to deep perception and new levels of efficiency. Deep Core retreats offer a chance for complete renewal and re-energising of participants. The shift to deep inner coherence gives participants the clarity to make better decisions and improve their communications, in both their business and personal life. Participants report that the effort to listen to their inner core, in the quiet of natural surroundings, lets them listen more carefully and empathetically to others. They say that this helps them build better relationships and more dynamic teams.

Our Deep Core Awareness retreats are currently being offered at Finca de Ariant in the magnificent pristine wild landscape of the Tramuntana mountains of north-west Mallorca. If you’re interested in holding retreats in other locations, get in touch as we’ll create totally bespoke experiences too.

Hoanib Valley Camp Namibia

With The Life Adventure

Namibia receives barely 500,000 visitors a year. And the good news is, that whilst more camps are now emerging, many are linked to conservations projects. Noanib Valley Camp is just one of those.

In a country jam-packed with vast, spectacularly beautiful landscapes, Kaokoland may just be the most incredible of them all. Deep in north-western Namibia, the area is a melee of towering mountains, sand dunes, and huge expanses of desert, scattered with unique wildlife and nomadic Himba settlements. It’s also one of Namibia’s most remote and wild environments, and one that not many will get the chance to discover in a lifetime.

Hoanib Valley Camp is a joint venture between the local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the world’s only Africa-wide giraffe conservation organisation. The camp is an elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of the desert. The six rooms blend seamlessly with the environment, offering a simple aesthetic that matches the rugged landscape down to a tee. Days are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, and of course desert-adapted giraffe, before retiring to a private veranda to marvel at the magnitude of the surroundings.

In the midst of the empty landscapes of Northern Namibia, the rivers in this arid terrain, with few roads and almost no towns, is dry for 50 weeks of the year. Created in a spectacular setting, the camp overlooks one of these sand rivers and is a new venture which is working here to monitor desert-dwelling giraffes.  The camp is sophisticated yet leaves virtually no footprint in this fragile eco-system. It also makes a considerable contribution to the Himba people, one of the most traditional of African tribes.

Visits to villages and encampments almost untouched by the modern world are the highlight of any stay at Hoanib. You’ll stay in one of six canvas tents, all with vast beds and local art. The setting is dramatic.

Why go?
  • Discover the true magnitude and magic of Namibia and visit a place that not many will ever have the chance to explore…
  • This area is one of the best places to see desert adapted elephant, giraffe, lion, rhino, mountain zebra, and oryx.
  • Sit on your private veranda and contemplate the stark beauty of the landscape spread out all around you.
  • Learn more about the ground-breaking giraffe research that is being conducted in this remote corner of Namibia.
  • Spend time with local Herero people and learn a little of their fascinating way of life in such a harsh climate.
  • Embark on a guided nature walk and uncover the smaller flora and fauna of the desert.
Accommodation

Hoanib Valley’s six guest tents blend perfectly into the rugged environment. The colours, textures and patterns are inspired by the experience of the Hoanib; the rich ochre of the dunes, the geometric patterns of the Himba people and, of course, the giraffe that inspired this project. True to the camp’s ethos they’ve sourced materials local and you’ll find furniture shaped by the local Rundu carpenters and Himba carvers, as well as baskets weaved by the people of the Omba Project in Windhoek. The whole camp is clean and green, leaving virtually no footprint on this fragile eco-system. It’s entirely solar powered to ensure carbon emissions are kept to a minimum, and the tents sit on decks made of a wood, bamboo and 70% recycled-material composite.

At-a-glance

Accommodation & Amenities

  • 6 tents: 5 twins, 1 family
  • Ensuite bathrooms with indoor showers
  • Wifi available: Yes
  • Hairdryers: No
  • Battery charging facilities: In the mess tent & in room
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Child policy: We welcome children of all ages.
  • Disabled access: Please enquire with reservations
What’s included?

All meals and local drinks; activities

What’s not included?

Premium brand beverages; tips & gratuities; travel insurance

Camp dates

Hoanib Valley Camp is open all year round

Green season: 10th January to 31st March

Shoulder season: 1st April to 14th June; 1st November 9th January

High season: 15th June to 31st July; 1st September to 31st October

Peak season: 1st – 31st August

Prices

From £465 per person per night based on two sharing. Flights from London to Windhoek £995 per person. Transfers to the camp are either by road or Cessna plane which we can quote on request. Other conservation camps in Namibia are available as part of an 8-night itinerary including 2 nights at each (8 in total). Ask us for more details.

More about the conservation efforts of Noanib Valley Camp and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) are the foremost experts on giraffe in the world. They are based in Namibia but their work extends beyond Namibia into Zambia, Niger, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda, with their pioneering focus being on desert giraffe in northwest Namibia. Through their extensive work on the ground and partnerships with zoos and universities, GCF have identified four distinct species of giraffe, whereas before there was thought to be only one. This finding has elevated the conservation importance of the different populations. Concurrently, the hunting pressure on giraffe in northwest Namibia has increased while rainfall has decreased, putting Namibia’s iconic desert giraffe under threat. Hence, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, together Hoanib Valley Camp are creating a strong consistent presence in northwest Namibia to monitor desert giraffe and further understand population dynamics of the most arid reach of this southern giraffe sub-species.

 

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Soul Safari – Walking in the Footsteps of African Giants

With The Life Adventure

We were recently invited to experience two incredible nights at one of Africa’s newest and most ecologically-impressive game reserves. On arrival we found an incredible story of passion, perseverance, commitment and wonder and here we describe what we encountered and what you’re likely to if you decide to visit.

There is a sacred place in the heart of Zululand. A fertile land of undisturbed perfection, where no man has control and the rules of nature prevail. Once the Royal hunting ground of King Shaka of the Zulu, and the origin of every Southern White Rhino in the world; uMfolozi Big Five Game Reserve offers a personal gateway into nature as it was before us, which is how they intend to keep it.

Through perseverance, an unbelievable commitment to conservation and their determination to protect the land, they have added swathes of tribal land to the oldest game reserve in Africa. This allows more space for its prolific denizens to increase their numbers. What we love is that this means those who make it to uMfolozi become better acquainted with the authentic side of wildlife, and encounter all the denizens of a precious eco-system. Our hope is that you emerge awakened to the plight of Mother Nature.

There are two lodges in the reserve – Mthembu Lodge and Biyela Lodge. Both offer refined accommodation and amenities which have been built in harmony with the environment using local people to build, harnessing the power of the sun to heat, and employing people from the surrounding local villages to take care of their guests.  This blend of subtle eco luxury allows you incredible surroundings whilst being immersed in an utterly safe, but also wild experience. Each lodge has a distinct style that pays homage to the Zulu nation through design and décor.

The teams at both lodges welcome you with a warm Zulu spirit and are personally invested in uMfolozi Big Five as the land belongs to them and their children’s children. The villa you sleep in was hand built by members of the surrounding community, and the fresh produce you delight in at meal times is harvested on our doorstep. Each part of your experience at uMfolozi Big Five Reserve invests in the world around you.

Why it’s so special

Abutting the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, uMfolozi Big Five Reserve is a wilderness area that has adjoined the wilderness area of the uMfolozi side of this great park which is the oldest in Africa and the second oldest in the world. Staying here allows you to experience something so unique that no money in the world could replicate it anywhere else. In the valleys where King Shaka of the Zulu once hunted; the origin of every Southern White Rhino in the world – you’ll get exclusive access to this sacred place where no man has control, and the rules of nature prevail. You’ll rekindle a personal relationship with nature while enjoying luxury lifestyle comforts, and excellent dining.

The Wilderness Safari Experience

The reserve’s vehicles are the only ones that have a right to operate in this wilderness area, in addition to the right to traverse the greater Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. Their staff include the best rangers and trackers because what you experience is a not just the result of luck, but of patience and skill. With no tell-tale accomplices, no markings or signage and limited vehicular pathways the guides rely only on their intimate knowledge of the bush and its allusive denizens.

Guests at both lodges will be able to traverse the wilderness area on open game vehicles, in small groups of no more than six people and under the careful guidance of experienced rangers and trackers, or on foot with armed guides. More than 90 kilometre of dirt-track is shared only by game rangers and lodge guests, and none of the general public visiting the upper Hluhluwe iMfolozi game areas will have self-drive access to this pristine wilderness area. The routes drop low and range high, and your ranger will spoil you with sundowners out on trail, as also with early morning tea or a picnic on your dawn-drives. By day, once the heat has hastened most animals into the shade, you’ll enjoy the tranquillity of the lodge and your surroundings.

Why go?

You’ll be staying in the valleys  where the very first steps were taken with Operation Rhino almost seventy years ago under revered global conservationist, the late Dr Ian Player.

Biyela Lodge nestles low on a spectacular bend on the White Imfolozi. On the other side of the river, the dramatic cliffs are used by vultures in the early morning to launch to the skies upon thermals. On the banks of the river, the scarce sighting of wild dog has been noted amidst the steady stream of animals who come to quench their thirst. Crocodiles and hippo rule the waters and the roar of lion punctuate the wilderness night. On the doorstep of nature at work, a small number of guests (32 at most) can enjoy their luxurious private stand-alone suites, with access to a central lodge with pool, restaurant, bar and viewing decks. To the right when on the viewing deck, another set of cliffs mark the entrance to the valley where one of King Shaka of the Zulu’s most rebellious commanders, Mzilikazi and his clan hid from the wrath of the King.

Mthembu Lodge, even more intimate with only 22 beds, has a different character, although equally luxurious. Situated somewhat higher off the river, it has a panoramic view of the waters and the forest for a big-picture kind of experience. That the spot chosen for this Lodge has something special about it should be evident from the fact that Dr Ian Player stabled his horses, used first on patrols and later on wilderness leadership training, in this area. Staying at Mthembu Lodge allows you to immerse yourself in a part of this special history – the story of how Dr Player started with what would become a global effort to save the rhino from extinction.

Staying at either lodge means you’ll be able to traverse the wilderness area on open game vehicles, in small groups of no more than six people and under the careful guidance of experienced rangers and trackers, or on foot with armed guides. More than 90 kilometre of dirt-track is shared only by game rangers and lodge guests, and none of the general public visiting the upper Hluhluwe iMfolozi game areas will have self-drive access to this pristine wilderness area.

Those taking care of you are committed to sharing their stories of their ancestors and the great spirits that reside in this area. You are sure to see the world in a different light after your visit, we know we did. It is the experience of a lifetime, walking in the footsteps of giants.

 

Spring Foraging And Wild Medicine Workshop 17th April 2021 East Sussex

With Alice Rose Betony

Join us for this Spring Foraging And Wild Medicine Workshop where we’ll be gathering and processing of plants for food and medicine. This 5 hour outdoor session, run by our expert forager and herbalist Alice Bettany, will be the best day out you’ve ever had! It is designed to introduce you to a wide variety of plants that have been used by our ancestors for healing, nourishment and enjoyment. We’ll explore the cycle of spring looking at the abundance of leaves available to us at this time of year and make the most of time together focusing on gaining an understanding of the qualities of each season whilst using all our senses to help experience the properties of the plants we are working with and will involve making a variety of foods and medicines together around the campfire in the afternoon.

This foraging and wild medicine workshop is open to anyone who’d like to learn more about wild nutrition and herbalism and in the process you will gain confidence and understanding on how to identify plants in their different habitat. You’ll also learn how to gather respectfully and sustainably and to participate directly in the different processing methods of the plants in their seasons to turn them into food and medicine. It’s a truly beautiful, memorable and grounding experience which we can personally highly recommend.

Here’s what we got up to on our last Spring Foraging And Wild Medicine Day.

Here’s how we work on the day, gathering plants and berries for our campfire feast.

A selection of herbal teas and hot water will be provided and of course we will make some fresh herb brews along the way. We’ll also get to try all our produce around the campfire, which is a highlight, in our opinion, of this experience.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to meet and greet. Please bring suitable footwear for walking on farmland, warm clothes (even if it is sunny). Please bring a notepad and pen, maybe a camera to help you remember the plants, and a basket for foraged goods.

No previous experience is necessary for this workshop, but as well as having an incredibly enjoyable few hours away from the worries of the world. What you will experience is:

  • The opportunity to learn ways to tune in to your senses
  • A chance to get to know plants using all of your senses
  • Meet and identify lots of wild, abundant, local plants that you can eat

The location is right near the National Trust’s Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex.

We begin at 10am and finish at 3pm.

What people say..

I wanted to thank you for organising a truly special day. I have been thinking about it all day and in my dog walks have been trying to identify edible greens 😉 What a great character your herbalist Alice is! Thanks again. It was wonderful and it made a difference! Gracia, North London, Oct 2020


Thanks for organising. I was absolutely shattered when I got home and also very happy! It was a great day, learned lots, lovely people, and all round well designed day course. Carol, Buckinghamshire, Oct 2020

The Burnout Retreat Thailand

With The Life Adventure

Remember you were once on fire about your job, passionate about your career and eagerly looking forward to your goals? Now it feels all but impossible to get up and go to work in the morning. Your energy is drained; your creativity is thwarted; you feel physically unwell. This is burnout.

Burnout can happen to anyone, but is especially common among executives, entrepreneurs and others with demanding, high-pressure jobs. It doesn’t happen overnight, but rather is the accumulation of long-term stress and the product of your environment, and if it’s not correctly addressed, it doesn’t go away easily either. Overcoming burnout requires life changes that support a sustainable relationship with your work – and with yourself.

The Dawn’s professional burnout retreat gives you an opportunity to shift out of overwhelm, gain some perspective and put healthy habits in place, so you can return to your life feeling clear-minded, happy and productive.

Signs and Symptoms of Burnout

Burnout often takes hold before you know what hit you – but if you know what signs to watch for, you’ll be able to see it coming and take the necessary steps to keep it at bay.

  • Anxiety – You might feel hyper-alert and jumpy, constantly worry about the future, or play out worst-case scenarios in your head.
  • Depression – You may feel guilty about your diminished performance at work or other areas of your life, leading to lowered self-esteem. Depression is a dangerous disorder – if you find yourself feeling hopeless or contemplating suicide, seek professional depression help right away.
  • Sleep disturbance – You may have a hard time falling asleep or wake up in the middle of the night. You feel restless at night and sleepy during the day. This gets progressively worse as burnout intensifies.
  • Fatigue – You constantly feel mentally and physically exhausted. This is exacerbated by accompanying insomnia.
  • Pain and illness – Stress often manifests physically, in symptoms such as gastrointestinal issues, headaches, muscle pain and more frequent bouts of sickness due to lowered immunity.
Effects of Untreated Burnout

The prolonged stress of being in a state of burnout can lead to a number of problems, such as:

  • Mental and physical exhaustion
  • Pessimism
  • Loss of interest in your job
  • Interpersonal issues in the office
  • Relationship and intimacy issues
  • Irrational irritability
  • Decreased productivity

It’s easy to see how the effects of burnout can get out of hand and carry over onto other areas of your life. Fortunately, however, burnout is highly treatable.

Why go here?

The Dawn is Asia’s leading addiction rehab and mental health retreat that focuses on healing on all levels. They have a team of highly qualified clinicians which is led by world-renowned behavioural health expert David Smallwood, formerly of the Kusnacht Practice in Switzerland and Priory Hospital in North London. They adhere to the highest standards of integrity and ethics with one goal in mind – your successful recovery. When you’re there, you’re in the hands of fully licensed professionals with years of experience in treating burnout and related conditions. We believe it’s a hugely effective option for making lasting change because when you’re stuck in a rut and need to make a significant life change, it’s best to do so in a new environment, away from your day-to-day patterning. In a residential recovery programme such as this, every day is fully scheduled with activities specifically designed to restore you to a state of balance. You’ll be surrounded by a compassionate, supportive group of counsellors and peers who are here to cheer you on and help you through your challenging moments. And, you’ll have access to our staff 24 hours a day, so you can breathe easily knowing all of your needs will be taken care of.

What you can expect

Comprehensive Cognitive Therapy

Compassionate counsellors will help you tackle the causes of burnout with their core via cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). This will help you to recognise and correct your negative thought patterns, and teach you skills to cope with and change unhealthy behaviours.

The Dawn also uses cutting-edge methods like neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to help you regain control of your thoughts and emotions, and trauma release exercises (TRE) to help you safely and effectively relieve deep muscular patterns of stress you’ve been holding in your body.

Burnout frequently drives users to self-medicate with substances like alcohol or anti-anxiety medications. Also on offer is an integrative treatment for dual diagnosis, or addictions that co-occur with burnout.

Holistic Wellness Treatments

Holistic therapies are proven to bolster your recovery success and make your treatment experience more enjoyable. The aim here is to provide you with a positive and memorable retreat experience, so that your relationship with your new practices is something you’ll happily carry with you into your daily life when you leave. Wellness therapies include:

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Spa and massage therapy
  • Fitness exercise
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Art therapy
  • Muay Thai
Why Thailand?

Find peace of mind in the land of smiles. Known for its relaxed culture, friendly people, scenic landscapes and rich history, Northern Thailand is the ideal place to find solace from your stress and ease your way into an improved state of mind. This beautiful facility is located in the countryside just outside of Chiang Mai city, surrounded by small villages and picturesque rice fields. We’re perched on the banks of the Ping River, where you can fish or meditate during your downtime. And, you’ll enjoy delicious Thai fusion cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, for a balanced diet that supports your mood.

A Day at The Dawn

The Dawn believes in healing the whole person, which we also believe is the only way to heal. You’ll receive intensive therapy, but meditation, relaxation, movement and recreational activities will all play an important role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day will look like:

07:00: Morning yoga / cycling
08:00: Breakfast
09:30: Process / trauma group
10:50: Tai Chi or circuit training / cardio
11:30: Focus group 1
12:30: Lunch
13:30: Focus group 2
14:30: Individual counselling, massage
18:00: Dinner
19:30: Offsite NA / AA meeting
20:30: Rest & relaxation
22:00: Bedtime

Admission Process

The centre aims to make their admissions process as simple and clear as possible. We will also be involved with this and guide you through it. Here is what you can expect. We’ll speak to you initially, introduce you to The Dawn, be at hand for anything you’d like to discuss and then book your stay, flights and transfers. Here is the process with the centre:

INITIAL CONTACT
Overview of The Dawn is given, and The Dawn will take information on you and your condition.

PRE-ASSESSMNET
Discussion of your history of substance abuse (if any) and medical issues.

PAYMENT
Initial deposit is required to secure your bed. The balance will be settled upon arrival.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT
We fully assist with all arrangements of our client’s travel to Thailand.

ARRIVAL
We’ll arrange for private airport pick-up by support staff.

HEALTH CHECK
You’ll receive a comprehensive medical check-up at the onsite medical centre.

CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
A detailed clinical and medical assessment is conducted.

TREATMENT PLAN
Develop a personalised treatment plan, customised for your individual needs.

Contact us to discuss in more detail in absolute privacy. Prices vary dependant on dates and how much/little you’d like us to oversee for you in terms of pick up from your home, taken to airport, flights, private transfers on arrival and programme.

The World-Famous Wim Hof Method (Scotland Nov & Dec 2020)

With The Life Adventure

We’ve teamed up with the incredible Alladale Wilderness Reserve and the world famous Wim Hof (a.k.a. The Ice Man) to offer this 2, 4 or 7 night retreat in Scotland.  These are the only dates, and the only location this year that Wim Hof will be offered in the UK. The method is based on three pillars: cold therapy, breathing and commitment. Mastering these pillars and learning how to combine them, will result in a multitude of benefits, such as increased energy and focus, enhanced mental and physical performance, sleeping soundly, greater cold tolerance and a creative mind.

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is the place to learn all about this method, and you will not find anything like it anywhere in the United Kingdom. Either through a 3 day fundamentals workshop, a 5 day WHM adventure, or a very challenging 8 day retreat, you will experience something unlike anything you have done before!

Find your Inner Fire with the help of certified WHM instructor Allan Brownlie. This Edinburgh-based Scot will guide you through the process of optimizing body and mind, using cold exposure to practice breathing techniques and change your mind set. He will also teach you how to implement these techniques into your daily routine.

Deanich Lodge, one of the most remote buildings in Scotland, will be our base for all events. Deanich is the perfect spot for a true off the grid experience with an inward focus. Located 7 miles from Alladale Lodge, the bunkhouse’s setting is absolutely stunning and will help you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

You will learn:

– How to be the manager of your energy

– How to feel energised and full of life within minutes

– How to boost your body’s alkalinity for super fast recovery

– How to lower your heart rate, banish stress, and feel more relaxed

– How to get rid of physical blockages

Learn more about the WHM and its creator through a series of videos here.

Includes all meals, accommodation and activities. We can also flights or transfers to the lodge if you require them.

Watch more on the Wim Hof Method here.

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny’s search for stillness began as a young child growing up in the Sinai desert. He lived with the semi-nomadic Sawad tribe near his family home in Galilee; his formative years spent sleeping fireside under the stars - free from the physical and human confines most of us accept as our reality. ​For over two decades, Danny worked with the Bedouin tribes to lead retreats and longer journeys in the Sinai desert. They were attended by ecological and spiritual leaders and other people who came to witness how we expand when we connect deeply with ourselves in nature. He set up the The Makhad Trust in 2002 to support the preservation of the natural heritage of the Bedouin and other nomadic communities of the world. He also led the restoration of oasis gardens throughout the Sinai region and built community wells, as well as a school. In the remote Amdo region of Tibet, he worked with indigenous communities to restore the murals in the Lukhang garden, built by Dalai Lama VI in the 17th century, and the Mani Walls near the Terton Chogar Monastery.

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What’s included

Everything as described including lunch on arrival day and breakfast the following morning. If you'd rather not partake in the fast, we can arrange dinner in the woods for the group.

Price Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter Alice Rose Betony

Alice set up and runs all the workshops at her family’s hugely popular campsite in East Sussex which she initially introduced to help inner city kids and families experience nature connection and bushcraft as part of their camping experience, Along with mentorship from Master forager Anna Richardson, Alice went on to deepen her own bushcraft skills by attending a yearlong survival course which culminated in a 4 day survival quest in the Pyrenees. Alice then underwent a three-year full-time Herbalism course in London and is now a qualified Herbalist and Naturopath. Her main passion is to empower and inspire people to help themselves stay healthy through the abundance of nature's medicine around us. She also helps raise awareness around sustainable growing and wild crafting of herbs, endangered or at-risk species and seed sovereignty.

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What’s included

5 hours foraging with an experienced herbalist on Saturday 2nd October 2021 from 10am to 3pm
Herb and plant identification and explanation
Cooking what we've gathered on a campfire
Wild herbal teas

Price £60.00

Presenter Alan Dolan

Alan Dolan, a world-renowned breath coach, has spent over a decade changing people’s lives (not least his own) with the simple power of breathing. After graduating from Aston University he worked overseas in Africa, Asia and for 10 years the Middle East, forging a career in the high-pressure world of communications. His last position in his “previous incarnation” was as a PR manager in the Aerospace industry. After taking a sabbatical in order to pursue his interest in things metaphysical Alan was introduced to the wonders of breathwork, and immediately knew that this would form the foundation of the next stage of his journey. Alan’s key message is that YOU are the guru, and your breath is the key. Eleven years on Alan has gained a wealth of experience in working with the breath both for individuals and businesses and lives on the magic isle of Lanzarote.

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What’s included

4-7 night retreat includes:
One 60-minute 1-1 breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
One 60-minute group breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
One massage with bodywork specialist Martin Cairoli
Full board vegetarian meals and drinks prepared by the chef
Airport transfers

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat it’s essential to get in touch with us directly to make a booking. Please call Justine on 0044 7714 333418 or email justinec@thelifeadventure.co

Price From £1140 for 4 nights for 1 person (flights excluded)

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

on-demand access to this class
exclusive bonus materials

Price contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny’s search for stillness began as a young child growing up in the Sinai desert. He lived with the semi-nomadic Sawad tribe near his family home in Galilee; his formative years spent sleeping fireside under the stars - free from the physical and human confines most of us accept as our reality. ​For over two decades, Danny worked with the Bedouin tribes to lead retreats and longer journeys in the Sinai desert. They were attended by ecological and spiritual leaders and other people who came to witness how we expand when we connect deeply with ourselves in nature. He set up the The Makhad Trust in 2002 to support the preservation of the natural heritage of the Bedouin and other nomadic communities of the world. He also led the restoration of oasis gardens throughout the Sinai region and built community wells, as well as a school. In the remote Amdo region of Tibet, he worked with indigenous communities to restore the murals in the Lukhang garden, built by Dalai Lama VI in the 17th century, and the Mani Walls near the Terton Chogar Monastery.

MORE »

What’s included

Deep Core Awareness Retreats are available for bespoke groups or for Leaders are part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

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Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

Flights
Transfers
2 night stay at the Oyster Box hotel in Durban is recommended
Your stay at uMfolozi Big Five game reserve
Car hire

Price contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter Alice Rose Betony

Alice set up and runs all the workshops at her family’s hugely popular campsite in East Sussex which she initially introduced to help inner city kids and families experience nature connection and bushcraft as part of their camping experience, Along with mentorship from Master forager Anna Richardson, Alice went on to deepen her own bushcraft skills by attending a yearlong survival course which culminated in a 4 day survival quest in the Pyrenees. Alice then underwent a three-year full-time Herbalism course in London and is now a qualified Herbalist and Naturopath. Her main passion is to empower and inspire people to help themselves stay healthy through the abundance of nature's medicine around us. She also helps raise awareness around sustainable growing and wild crafting of herbs, endangered or at-risk species and seed sovereignty.

MORE »

What’s included

5 hours foraging with an experienced herbalist on Saturday 17th April 2021 from 10am to 3pm
Herb and plant identification and explanation
Cooking what we've gathered on a campfire
Wild herbal teas

Price £60.00

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

Flights
Private transfers
2 weeks at The Dawn
All food and treatments

Price Contact us with your requirements

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

All rates include all meals, accommodation and activities excluding any flights or transfers, which we can organise for an additional cost. Please contact us on hello@thelifeadventure.co to book 7, 4 or 2 night durations. Trips run on set dates in Nov & Dec 2020.

Price Contact us for details

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny’s search for stillness began as a young child growing up in the Sinai desert. He lived with the semi-nomadic Sawad tribe near his family home in Galilee; his formative years spent sleeping fireside under the stars - free from the physical and human confines most of us accept as our reality. ​For over two decades, Danny worked with the Bedouin tribes to lead retreats and longer journeys in the Sinai desert. They were attended by ecological and spiritual leaders and other people who came to witness how we expand when we connect deeply with ourselves in nature. He set up the The Makhad Trust in 2002 to support the preservation of the natural heritage of the Bedouin and other nomadic communities of the world. He also led the restoration of oasis gardens throughout the Sinai region and built community wells, as well as a school. In the remote Amdo region of Tibet, he worked with indigenous communities to restore the murals in the Lukhang garden, built by Dalai Lama VI in the 17th century, and the Mani Walls near the Terton Chogar Monastery.

MORE »

What’s included

Everything as described including lunch on arrival day and breakfast the following morning. If you'd rather not partake in the fast, we can arrange dinner in the woods for the group.

Price Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter Alice Rose Betony

Alice set up and runs all the workshops at her family’s hugely popular campsite in East Sussex which she initially introduced to help inner city kids and families experience nature connection and bushcraft as part of their camping experience, Along with mentorship from Master forager Anna Richardson, Alice went on to deepen her own bushcraft skills by attending a yearlong survival course which culminated in a 4 day survival quest in the Pyrenees. Alice then underwent a three-year full-time Herbalism course in London and is now a qualified Herbalist and Naturopath. Her main passion is to empower and inspire people to help themselves stay healthy through the abundance of nature's medicine around us. She also helps raise awareness around sustainable growing and wild crafting of herbs, endangered or at-risk species and seed sovereignty.

MORE »

What’s included

5 hours foraging with an experienced herbalist on Saturday 2nd October 2021 from 10am to 3pm
Herb and plant identification and explanation
Cooking what we've gathered on a campfire
Wild herbal teas

Price £60.00

Presenter Alan Dolan

Alan Dolan, a world-renowned breath coach, has spent over a decade changing people’s lives (not least his own) with the simple power of breathing. After graduating from Aston University he worked overseas in Africa, Asia and for 10 years the Middle East, forging a career in the high-pressure world of communications. His last position in his “previous incarnation” was as a PR manager in the Aerospace industry. After taking a sabbatical in order to pursue his interest in things metaphysical Alan was introduced to the wonders of breathwork, and immediately knew that this would form the foundation of the next stage of his journey. Alan’s key message is that YOU are the guru, and your breath is the key. Eleven years on Alan has gained a wealth of experience in working with the breath both for individuals and businesses and lives on the magic isle of Lanzarote.

MORE »

What’s included

4-7 night retreat includes:
One 60-minute 1-1 breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
One 60-minute group breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
One massage with bodywork specialist Martin Cairoli
Full board vegetarian meals and drinks prepared by the chef
Airport transfers

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat it’s essential to get in touch with us directly to make a booking. Please call Justine on 0044 7714 333418 or email justinec@thelifeadventure.co

Price From £1140 for 4 nights for 1 person (flights excluded)

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

on-demand access to this class
exclusive bonus materials

Price contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny’s search for stillness began as a young child growing up in the Sinai desert. He lived with the semi-nomadic Sawad tribe near his family home in Galilee; his formative years spent sleeping fireside under the stars - free from the physical and human confines most of us accept as our reality. ​For over two decades, Danny worked with the Bedouin tribes to lead retreats and longer journeys in the Sinai desert. They were attended by ecological and spiritual leaders and other people who came to witness how we expand when we connect deeply with ourselves in nature. He set up the The Makhad Trust in 2002 to support the preservation of the natural heritage of the Bedouin and other nomadic communities of the world. He also led the restoration of oasis gardens throughout the Sinai region and built community wells, as well as a school. In the remote Amdo region of Tibet, he worked with indigenous communities to restore the murals in the Lukhang garden, built by Dalai Lama VI in the 17th century, and the Mani Walls near the Terton Chogar Monastery.

MORE »

What’s included

Deep Core Awareness Retreats are available for bespoke groups or for Leaders are part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

Details as shown

Price contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

Flights
Transfers
2 night stay at the Oyster Box hotel in Durban is recommended
Your stay at uMfolozi Big Five game reserve
Car hire

Price contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter Alice Rose Betony

Alice set up and runs all the workshops at her family’s hugely popular campsite in East Sussex which she initially introduced to help inner city kids and families experience nature connection and bushcraft as part of their camping experience, Along with mentorship from Master forager Anna Richardson, Alice went on to deepen her own bushcraft skills by attending a yearlong survival course which culminated in a 4 day survival quest in the Pyrenees. Alice then underwent a three-year full-time Herbalism course in London and is now a qualified Herbalist and Naturopath. Her main passion is to empower and inspire people to help themselves stay healthy through the abundance of nature's medicine around us. She also helps raise awareness around sustainable growing and wild crafting of herbs, endangered or at-risk species and seed sovereignty.

MORE »

What’s included

5 hours foraging with an experienced herbalist on Saturday 17th April 2021 from 10am to 3pm
Herb and plant identification and explanation
Cooking what we've gathered on a campfire
Wild herbal teas

Price £60.00

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

Flights
Private transfers
2 weeks at The Dawn
All food and treatments

Price Contact us with your requirements

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

All rates include all meals, accommodation and activities excluding any flights or transfers, which we can organise for an additional cost. Please contact us on hello@thelifeadventure.co to book 7, 4 or 2 night durations. Trips run on set dates in Nov & Dec 2020.

Price Contact us for details