Retreats

 

 

“Like many others you might just have come to the realisation that the
way you are living isn’t enabling you to be your best self. That
there’s more to you and more to get out of the world you inhabit.
There are hundreds of lifestyle-lead conditions seeping through our
society and the socially-normal behaviours which cause them and the
symptoms so many of us are going about our days with are now so
ubiquitous they’re seen as just that, socially-normal. We are
surviving, when we were built to thrive.

I’ve been there, I know it feels rubbish and I also know that you
absolutely do not need to exist in a perpetual state of ‘making-do’.
You are one powerful human being and you have everything you need
within you to change the environment that is contributing to your
current state of mind. In sharing my belief in nature and ancestral
wisdom with YOU you will relearn to reconnect with yourSelf, with the
earth, with consciousness and with your tribe and take on the
responsibility to start thriving NOT just surviving.”

Retreats are an opportunity to immerse fully in the healing and
transformative process. They provide the space away from everyday life to make significant
change happen.

The process is one of letting go, exploring new territory and emerging
with new skills, habits and perspectives. The environment of the
retreat; in a place of outstanding natural beauty and abundance,
allows for participants to attune to Nature and connect to her
extraordinary energy.

Each retreat is full of technical details and inputs that you can
apply yourself to continue your progress. From simple to complex movements; advice on rest, digestion and
nutrition, Tony shares how these adjustments can make a big impact on
emotional and spiritual health. Tony welcomes people of all ages and abilities to come and discover
their true capabilities.

The reboot phase is about letting go of things you don’t need and connecting to what you really do require, at a deep level. Often people need to rest and enrich the physical self with nature’s nutrition and the healing powers of sunshine and fire.

Tony teaches how to realign yourself with your body’s natural circadian rhythms to encourage deep and replenishing sleep. Begin to feel into your body and move like you’ve never moved before; taste the freedom of switching off the old, compromised self.

The ‘Reboot’ is about finding your beginner’s mind and heart again, ready for new ways of thinking, feeling and being.

The reboot phase is about letting go of things you don’t need and connecting to what you really do require, at a deep level. Often people need to rest and enrich the physical self with nature’s nutrition and the healing powers of sunshine and fire.

Tony teaches how to realign yourself with your body’s natural circadian rhythms to encourage deep and replenishing sleep. Begin to feel into your body and move like you’ve never moved before; taste the freedom of switching off the old, compromised self.

The ‘Reboot’ is about finding your beginner’s mind and heart again, ready for new ways of thinking, feeling and being.

At its heart, Tony’s work is about reconnection. Reconnecting to self, others, the natural world and beyond.

Curiosity plays an important role in reconnection, for example in reconnecting with the self: How do I feel? Why does my back hurt? What does my body need? Why am I always stressed?

Tony helps participants to truly listen to and understand their own bodies and minds, drawing on years of studying and exploring the human animal.

Much of the day is spent outside drinking in the elements; walking, crawling, listening, climbing, smelling, balancing: engaging all senses with the environment and relearning how to connect with it. There is no specific spiritual ideology taught in the retreats, only tuning into the intelligence of mother nature, and the possibility is explored that there is something greater than self.

At its heart, Tony’s work is about reconnection. Reconnecting to self, others, the natural world and beyond.

Curiosity plays an important role in reconnection, for example in reconnecting with the self: How do I feel? Why does my back hurt? What does my body need? Why am I always stressed?

Tony helps participants to truly listen to and understand their own bodies and minds, drawing on years of studying and exploring the human animal.

Much of the day is spent outside drinking in the elements; walking, crawling, listening, climbing, smelling, balancing: engaging all senses with the environment and relearning how to connect with it. There is no specific spiritual ideology taught in the retreats, only tuning into the intelligence of mother nature, and the possibility is explored that there is something greater than self.

To Tony, re-wilding means looking to our natural world and the natural living people of today to reconnect to ways of living that are more in sync with our human biology. It’s also about designing ways of living that create greater health and wellbeing for future generations and for our planet. In essence, it’s disconnecting from our ‘ego-system’ and reconnecting to our ecosystem.

There are a number of reasons people take to re-wilding. Some are driven by personal values, wanting to live a more natural or organic life; others take it further by looking at environmental sustainability and social justice, wanting to build energy- efficient homes, or joining the natural movement culture; some may have attended wilderness festivals and become interested in finding a deeper connection to something but not knowing what. You might even have dabbled in some component of re-wilding without making a connection to the term.

For example, barefoot running and walking or wearing minimal footwear, cold water immersion, eating wild or organic foods, climbing, wild swimming, attending survival workshops or going camping/glamping – all these things are a rung on the ladder of re-wilding. Or, perhaps you’re following the latest research on functional medicine, genomics or rebuilding your gut garden with good bacteria, or dimming the screen on your smartphone/laptop each evening or having a digital detox every weekend to encourage better sleep. To Tony Re-wilding is simply looking at the biologically normal conditions under which our ancestors lived, and instead of viewing them as outdated, seeing them as the cornerstone of health and wellbeing, therefore looking for ways to integrate them into our modern lives.

To Tony, re-wilding means looking to our natural world and the natural living people of today to reconnect to ways of living that are more in sync with our human biology. It’s also about designing ways of living that create greater health and wellbeing for future generations and for our planet. In essence, it’s disconnecting from our ‘ego-system’ and reconnecting to our ecosystem.

There are a number of reasons people take to re-wilding. Some are driven by personal values, wanting to live a more natural or organic life; others take it further by looking at environmental sustainability and social justice, wanting to build energy- efficient homes, or joining the natural movement culture; some may have attended wilderness festivals and become interested in finding a deeper connection to something but not knowing what. You might even have dabbled in some component of re-wilding without making a connection to the term.

For example, barefoot running and walking or wearing minimal footwear, cold water immersion, eating wild or organic foods, climbing, wild swimming, attending survival workshops or going camping/glamping – all these things are a rung on the ladder of re-wilding. Or, perhaps you’re following the latest research on functional medicine, genomics or rebuilding your gut garden with good bacteria, or dimming the screen on your smartphone/laptop each evening or having a digital detox every weekend to encourage better sleep. To Tony Re-wilding is simply looking at the biologically normal conditions under which our ancestors lived, and instead of viewing them as outdated, seeing them as the cornerstone of health and wellbeing, therefore looking for ways to integrate them into our modern lives.

Upcoming Retreats

Ancestral health is modern wealth

Transform Your Norm
Rewild & Thrive Retreat
Join the rewild & thrive tribe at 42 Acres in Somerset.

5 nights of healing sleep, an abundance of natural movement and primal play, lots of human connection, and connection to the elements through; healing fire, forest bathing, getting down in the dirt with bear crawls and a plunge in the cold lake. We will tune in and tune up, with guided meditations and breath work, and nourish ourselves with super nutritious foods and lots of love and belly laughter.


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An incredible review of our retreat from Hip & Healthy:

“This is part of his ‘rewilding’ concept, which aims to use nature as a conduit for transforming modern Western Worriers into autonomous, connected Warriors. Rather than seeking to remove man and woman from their modern, urban habitat, Tony’s practices teach how to take functional and healthy ancestral habits and unite them with the most progressive aspects of our
existing daily lives”.

Read the full article here

Psychologies Magazine Review – Pieces of me: Finding Self Retreat at 42 Acres

Psychologies’ Health + Wellness Director, Eminé Rushton, is blown away; deconstructed – and put back together again at the first emotional, empowering Finding Self Retreat at 42 Acres

Read the article here

Upcoming Retreats

Ancestral health is modern wealth

An incredible review of our retreat from Hip & Healthy:

“This is part of his ‘rewilding’ concept, which aims to use nature as a conduit for transforming modern Western Worriers into autonomous, connected Warriors. Rather than seeking to remove man and woman from their modern, urban habitat, Tony’s practices teach how to take functional and healthy ancestral habits and unite them with the most progressive aspects of our
existing daily lives”.

Read the full article here

Psychologies Magazine Review – Pieces of me: Finding Self Retreat at 42 Acres

Psychologies’ Health + Wellness Director, Eminé Rushton, is blown away; deconstructed – and put back together again at the first emotional, empowering Finding Self Retreat at 42 Acres

Read the article here

“Reconnecting with nature connects us to self and redefines what is normal.”

 

 

Tony Riddle

“Reconnecting with nature connects us to self and redefines what is normal.”

 

 

Tony Riddle