Indigenous Perspectives & Spiritual Ecology: Lessons on Reviving a Sacred World

St Ethelburga's Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG | Tuesday 10th July, 18.30-20.45

A very special evening in collaboration with St Ethelburga's (and in their beautiful nave) with Tiokasin Ghosthorse. Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a member of the Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota, and a teacher of indigenous worldviews and knowledge. Through conversation, ritual, music and storytelling we will explore indigenous perspectives on Spiritual Ecology and reviving a sacred world.

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Exploring Your Personal Relationship With Money

Garden Gate, 59 Ladbroke Grove, London, W11 3AT. (Entrance on St. John's Gardens - next to the church) | Saturday 16th June, 10am-5pm

A one day exploration of your personal & emotional relationship with money. Through guided meditation, dynamic group exercises, personal reflection and questioning, you will become aware of disempowering patterns and beliefs holding you back from creating a life where money serves you. This workshop is for those who are ready to step into alignment with abundance.

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Alternative Economies: Decentralisation & People Power

1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, London, WC2H 8DH | Thursday 31st May, 7PM-10.30PM

To ensure a more democratic, sustainable and prosperous future we need to look to radical, ethical solutions that go beyond the debt-growth trap. We need to find an economic system where ecological sustainability, social justice, and financial stability go hand in hand: an economy that meets the needs of all, not just the privileged few, and allows us to thrive.

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Regenerative Activism:

Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone | Saturday 7th April, 9.15am-5.00pm

Join us and Ulex Project for a unique and timely contribution to addressing a key challenge of our time: how to nourish the self while (and through) creating social change, enabling this to be a means of flourishing, both individually and for society. A day of presentations, discussions and workshops bringing together leading activists and change makers from across the UK and beyond.

Justine Huxley (St. Ethelburga's) • Asad Rehman (War on Want) • Alasdair Roxburgh (Friends of the Earth) • Sophy Banks (Transition Towns Movement) • Bayo Akomolafe (The Emergence Network) • Pat McCabe (Indigenous Rights) • Sarah Corbett (Craftivist Collective) • Natasha Adams (Campaigns Consultant) • Rachel Lilley (Aberystwyth University) • Guhyapati (Ulex Project & The Eco-Dharma Centre) • Gita Parihar (Legal Consultant) • Ruby & Christabel Reed (Advaya Initiative)

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Eating as a Sacred Act: Living in Harmony with our Food System

42ACRES, 66 Leonard St, Shoreditch EC2A 4LW | Tuesday 26th June, 7.30pm

For our fifth evening celebration of the WILD we will be joined by Nessie Reid as we explore how the principles of Spiritual Ecology can bring us into Harmony with our Food System.  A delicious Wild vegan banquet will be prepared by Michelin star Petersham Nurseries. All hosted by us in the beautiful 42ACRES, Shoreditch.

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The Last Animals Screening + Q&A with the Director Kate Brooks

The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Monday 23rd April, 7.30PM

Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide – the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos – in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. As the single-digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security.

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A Yoga & Nature Retreat with Peace Activist Satish Kumar

Carthew Farm, St Issey, Wadebridge PL27 7RQ | Wednesday 28th to Sunday 4th March

A special and rare opportunity to learn from peace activist Satish Kumar, practice Yoga, meet like-minded individuals and connect with the wild and beautiful land of Cornwall. With vegan food, Wild Swimming, Walking, Wilderness Connection and Yoga Workshops.

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Tawai: A Voice From The Forest + Q&A with Bruce Parry

The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Monday 12th February, 7.00PM

Join us for evening with explorer Bruce Parry, who will be hosting a post screening Q&A. Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, we travel the world to learn from people living lives very different to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.

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Deep Nature Retreat: Autumn Equinox Yoga and Nature Immersion

Poundon House, Bicester OX27 9BB | Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Poundon House in Oxford for a long weekend of deeply healing nature-based practices, craft and Yoga. Immerse yourself in your practice and be supported by Alicia Roscoe from &Sister and Ruby Reed from Advaya Initiative as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox, or Mabon, and the movement towards the next stage of the year.

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Alternative Economies: The Banks, The Myths & The Earth

1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, London, WC2H 8DH | Wednesday 6th June, 7PM-10.30PM

To ensure a more democratic, sustainable and prosperous future we need to look to radical, ethical solutions that go beyond the debt-growth trap. We need to find an economic system where ecological sustainability, social justice, and financial stability go hand in hand: an economy that meets the needs of all, not just the privileged few, and allows us to thrive. 

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Screening of RIVERBLUE: An award-winning documentary revealing the dark side of the Fashion Industry

The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Wednesday 10th January, 7.00PM

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion.

Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.

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The Art of Meditation with Guy Burgs: An Urban Retreat for under 40s

42ACRES, Shoreditch | Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May

An urban retreat with Guy Burgs offering the opportunity to dial into your own powerful healing intelligence and giving your whole system a total reboot. Our ability to experience and express love is a reflection of how open we are to life, both its extraordinary wonder and its many challenges. In this introductory workshop  Burgs will explore with us the importance of loving kindness, appreciation and gratitude and genuine compassion, in the process of realising and living to our true potential.

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Re-WILD the Soul: Setting A Course Home, with Mac Macartney and Petersham Nurseries

42ACRES, 66 Leonard St, Shoreditch EC2A 4LW | Wednesday 13th December, 7pm

For our fourth evening celebration of the WILD we will be joined by Mac Macartney to learn about our deep connection to the natural world, inviting us to return back home to our authentic selves. A delicious Wild vegan banquet will be prepared by Michelin star Petersham Nurseries. All hosted by us in the beautiful 42ACRES, Shoreditch.

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The London Yoga Festival

44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ | Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018, 9.30am-6pm

An inspirational weekend of exceptional Masterclasses, Workshops, Talks and Films with more than 30 renowned modern teachers and scholars of Yoga. Ruby and Christabel, co-founders of Advaya Initiative, are teaching on Saturday and Sunday, ‘Rewilding from Within’ and ‘Practicing for Peace Inside and Out’.

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Cycle Alignment for Feminine Empowerment

The Hoxton, Holborn | Saturday 25th November, 10.45am-4.45pm

Lunar Cycle Alignment Workshop and Talk with Merilyn Keskula (Milky Moon Lab), Harmonising Ayurveda Lunch & Talk, Morning Workshops include Kundalini Yoga, Drawing the Female Form and Vinyasa Krama Yoga.
We need an economy based on sustainability, integrity, gratitude, connection with nature and collaboration. The connection to natural cycles is the foundation for changing the world on an individual and collective level through our presence and our power to create, build and innovate. Together we can learn to heal and strengthen the connection to our wild power by becoming more aware of the guidance of our bodies, the Universe, and how the natural cycles influence every cell and every moment of our being. 

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