& Beyond: ReWild Gathering 2022 ~ into nature's wild heart

Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire District, UK

S&
3 reviews
Aug 27 - 29, 2022
Group size: 1 - 94
& Beyond: ReWild Gathering 2022 ~ into nature's wild heart
Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire District, UK

3 reviews

£NaN
Aug 27 - 29, 2022
Group size: 1 - 94

About this trip

 & Beyond is an intimate gathering taking place in the wild landscape of Hardwick Estate in Oxfordshire, on the banks of the River Thames.. a journey into the heart of nature, into our own playful heart  and into the awesome space occupied by our collective imaginations!

Now in our third year are always listening, transforming and evolving.

This year we delve deeper into our work with the elements and ancestral wisdom of coming in tune with nature surrounding us and within. Unlike other festivals we are creating a specially curated journey from the moment you step into the wild meadows of Hardwick to the moment of the closing ceremony. We weave in rituals, meditative ceremonies and offerings to the land so generously hosting us. We dance and sing, chant and stretch, play and rest among the ancient oaks. We pass on the mythical word through fireside storytelling and performance. We bring in local crafts and world traditions. The workshops range from deep Kundalini practices to Forest Bathing and Fire Walking.

What else can you expect?...


Kundalini & Hatha Yoga morning practice accompanied by live musicians, transformational workshops, gong baths, foraging, woodland walks, forest bathing,  kirtan, sacred movement, story telling and myth, mantra, ceremonies with the elements, chanting, poetry, singing, wild swimming,  gong and sound, medicine music, morning river ritual, meditations with ancient oaks, fire walk ceremony, Men's & Women's Circles, Children's Camp, love-infused plant-based Ayurvedic food. The experience of rest, rebalancing in a magical setting and deep remembrance of true self and beyond.

We will be eating fresh, organic, locally grown plant-based meals lovingly prepared according to Ayurvedic principles by Karen Buckland of Sadhama. Our gorgeous fruit and veg will come from Tollhurst Organic farm who use stock free farming to produce the lowest possible carbon footprint, cruelty free food. Their work is truly inspiring and aligned with our ethos of re-connecting and re-aligning with mother nature to live in more harmony.

The gathering begins on Saturday afternoon and ends on bank holiday Monday afternoon. Accommodation is provided on a secluded camping field next to the shores of the river with hot shower, composting toilets and freshwater. Tents available to rent if you can not bring your own. 

Camper van's & caravans are welcome. 

This is a family friendly festival. Children are very welcome. Sorry no dogs.

Surround yourself with 500 year old trees, wild flower meadows, stunning scenery, magical sunset views, wonderful wildlife & your community.

Ticket Info

We hope to be able to accommodate all who feel drawn to come together as a community.    

We have limited amounts of tickets available for the 

Weekend Immersion -  Arrivals  2-4pm on Saturday and departures on bank holiday Monday afternoon about 4-5pm.  

This year we will have childcare available for kids to have their own part of the gathering, and parents can enjoy the rare opportunity to dive deep into the workshops, while knowing that their little ones are being well looked after. 

You can choose any of these options by clicking on the green SELECT button. 

We can offer payment plans, please reach out if you need to pay in instalments. 

We have Seva Tickets for those who would like to combine the fun of the gathering and karma of the service. These tickets are designed for those who enjoy getting involved in the running of the gathering by giving the core crew a hand with whatever is needed to be done on the day, or those who can't afford the full price of the tickets but still want to come. We have 5 day and weekend options for Sevas as well, so if you’re keen to be involved, give us an email on info@andbeyond.uk or apply here.

All the ticket contributions will go towards supporting our teachers and building a space on the  special land at Hardwick to host yoga classes, community events and future retreats. We hope to build this platform for reconnection and rest.


 Here is the link to our terms and conditions including our refund policy.  

Travel

Hardwick estate is only 40 minutes by train from London (Paddington), and just 20 minutes by car from Junction 12 on the M4.  Easily accessible from the main transport hubs at Reading, yet set in the rolling countryside of the Chilterns AONB, Hardwick is ideally located for a weekend getaway of peace and tranquillity.

If you have a spare seat in your car and are happy to share a ride, or if you need a lift to the gathering, here is the link to the &beyond community WhatsApp group:

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What’s included

  • Daily wild swimming
    We are blessed to have a clean and pure section of the Thames on our doorstep. Listed as one of the best wild swimming spots in UK.
  • Dawn meditation & ritual
    For early risers, early morning ritual and pranayamas followed by a morning dip.
  • Morning yoga
    Morning yoga accompanied by live musicians will help us connect to the natural state of our body/mind...relaxed awareness, presence, peace. Expect embodied movement, kundalini kriyas & breathwork.
  • Tree meditation
    This is a great opportunity to learn effective methods of meditation with the help of the the embodied stillness and living wisdom of the trees which are our traditional and powerful su
  • Forest bathing
    The Art of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) is a therapuetic technique of immersing oneself in nature to decompress from the stresses of modern living and rediscover the true self.
  • 3 × Ayurvedic meals/day
    All our food is organic and locally sourced and lovingly prepared with your health and satisfaction in mind. We are so lucky to be surrounded by passionate and ethical growers!
  • Ground rent
    Accommodation is provided on a secluded camping field next to the shores of the river. We have an option to rent tents which you can add before you checkout. Tents for rent are limited.
  • Enlightening Workshops
    in the stunning location with experienced teachers will allow to breath new life into our essence of being, embody the knowledge and create a lasting connection to a sense of inner contentment.
  • Kirtan, dance and song
    Brian, Madeline and a host of guest musicians lead heart opening collective performances plus devotional chanting and acoustic dance
  • Story Telling & Myth
    Group Singing, storytelling, myth and also an opportunity to share your talents and co create if you feel inspired to in a moment.
  • Acoustic Music
    Sacred sound round the campfire will be heart-warming songs about nature, green futures and what it is to be human, lead by specially invited renowned musicians.
  • Sacred Movement
    Moving to the beat of the drums we guide you to unleash the dynamic healing power of movement and step into a state of surrender and joy.
  • Ayurvedic Assessment
    Personal Ayurvedic Assessment of your constitution will be offered. Understanding of your own nature provides enhanced tool set for self healing and wellbeing.
  • Fire Walk Ceremony
    Experience the ancient ceremony to deepen the connection to nature, feeling of unity to overcome your fears, break through internal barriers and discover your personal power - experience your change!
  • Foraging Walks
    Join us for the unique opportunity to explore the abundant flora and fauna of the wild flower meadows and magnificent forest of Hardwick with an expert guide in local biodiversity of plant kingdom.
  • Men's & Women's Circles
  • Children's Camp
  • Boat Rides
    We will have few boats, paddle boards & kayaks available at our camp side throughout the gathering for you to enjoy the river Thames rides
  • Massage (cost)
    There will be professional therapist on site offering massage and deeply healing bodywork. This will be offered at a reduced rate but is not included in the package price.
  • Hot water shower
    We added a powerful gas shower to our camping field facilities
  • Bedding
    Please bring your own sleeping bags, blankets, pillows etc
  • Cutlery and crockery
    Please bring your own plates, bowls, cutlery and mug. This will help us stay clean and hygienic.
  • Yoga mat
    Please bring your own yoga mat. Let us know if you cant access a mat we have a few to borrow. Please also bring a blanket for end of class relaxation.

Available Packages

Weekend Immersion
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A weekend long journey into sacred lands and your beautiful self! Arrivals from 2-4pm on Saturday and departures on bank holiday Monday afternoon. 


Includes:

✔️ Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday of the gathering

✔️ All activities, classes and workshops and evening kirtan, music and jam sessions

✔️ Delicious Ayurvedic food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot drinks throughout the day

✔️ Contribution for the building of a retreat space for the community

£175
Three Day Child Ticket 6-11

A weekend exploration for the little ones. Arrivals from 4pm on Saturday and departures on bank holiday Monday afternoon. 


Includes:

✔️ Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday of the gathering

✔️ Access to the kids space and dedicated activities each morning

✔️ All activities, classes and workshops and evening kirtan, music and jam sessions

✔️ Delicious Ayurvedic food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot drinks throughout the day

✔️ Contribution for the building of a retreat space for the community

£55
Weekend Teen Ticket 12-16
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 A weekend exploration for teens. Arrivals from 4pm on Saturday and departures on bank holiday Monday afternoon. 

Includes:

✔️ Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday of the gathering

✔️ Access to the kids space and dedicated activities each morning

✔️ All activities, classes and workshops and evening kirtan, music and jam sessions

✔️ Delicious Ayurvedic food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot drinks throughout the day

✔️ Contribution for the building of a retreat space for the community

£101

Available options

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Itinerary

Life & Beyond
Daily

Wild swimming, pranayama and sacred meditations

We are blessed to have a clean and serene section of the Thames on our doorstep. Listed as one of the best wild swimming spots in UK.  We practice pranayam breathing techniques and meditations to give thanks to Isis, Goddess of the Thames plus rituals and offerings from other traditions... before jumping in.

Morning yoga 

Morning yoga to connect to our natural state of well being, relaxed awareness, presence and peace. Expect embodied movement, Kundalini Yoga kriyas, pranayama breathwork, energy work, meditation.

Ayurvedic meals

All our food is organic and locally sourced and lovingly prepared with your health and satisfaction in mind. We are so lucky to be surrounded by passionate and ethical growers!

Your Organizer


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Sadhama & Beyond
3 reviews
A space to connect with nature, community and your natural self. Our retreats are crafted to offer the experience of rest, grounding and self-realisation. We share the unparalleled beauty and healing nature of Hardwick Estate, tuning into the living wisdom of the ancient oaks and sacred waters. &Beyond is a journey into the heart of nature, into our own playful heart and into the awesome space occupied by our collective imaginations!

Reviews

This was a really beautiful experience. Extremely well thought out programme and well organised. Beautiful food that supported our yoga experience. I met some like minded people and by day 2, I felt changed and greatly slowed down. The most memorable time for me was when we were practising yoga outside on the last morning and the sun came over the trees and started to warm us. One of the best yoga practises I can remember too. This weekend really gave what I needed and much more. Thank you lovely people!
By Lucy N for & Beyond: ReWild Gathering 2022 ~ into nature's wild heart on 07 Sep, 2022
This is my 3rd trip to hardwick estate and it honestly is the most magical place. I have come away feeling relaxed calm and grounded. The food is so nourishing and absolutely delicious. The activities and yoga were perfect and at moments very profound. The morning swim was particularly wonderful! The connections made during the trip will be cherished in my heart forever. I've made some life long friends from attending these retreats over the past few years. To top it off we slept in the pre-erected bell tent which was a great experience.. very unique, stress free and comfortable (slept so well :-). Thankyou everyone who made the retreat so joyful and the time and love that the organisers put in to making it so special. I highly recommend the retreats to anyone who wants to find that inner calm/peace and a break from the hectic world- the land and energy of community is really is a slice of heaven. Love Gratitude and blessings Leanne xx
By Leanne A for & Beyond: ReWild Gathering 2022 ~ into nature's wild heart on 01 Sep, 2022
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It's my second time at this yoga festival. I found this long weekend totally, fulfilling physically and mentally. We got up at sunrise for silent medition and then joining the wild swim group for a tranquil swim, followed by yoga, all before breakfast, was the perfect start to the day. The location is perfect, the food locally grown and auvedic, the walks, yoga wild swims and fire side chats and chants where all sublime. I'll definitely be back. Thank you go beyond x
By ROSALIND H for & Beyond: ReWild Gathering 2022 ~ into nature's wild heart on 31 Aug, 2022