Workshops & Events at Millers Yard - York » Together Wild - Parent & Child Gatherings -Begins 20th January 2019
Together Wild - Parent & Child Gatherings -Begins 20th January 2019
When: The third Sunday of the month
Together Wild parent and child gatherings provide a space where we, as parents, can grow alongside our children. Using nature as our teacher, we will meditate, craft and play our way through the year, building greater compassion for ourselves, others and our beautiful Earth.
“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves” Andy Goldsworthy
In our gatherings, we will foster a deeper connection to the natural world that we are all part of. As our sessions are currently based in York, North Yorkshire, we will take our inspiration from the flora and fauna, cycles and movements that we can experience here in the UK. Coming together to explore the changing seasons, sharing knowledge and growing alongside each other.
And by coming together in this way, we can feel more grounded in the reality of the natural spaces that we inhabit and perhaps even come to view ourselves differently. Viewing ourselves as natural beings and an integral part of the web of life on this Earth might just encourage us to live in a more natural way - true to our instinct and trusting our own inner wisdom.
Through the meditations that are an important part of our gatherings, we can all find some quiet space to connect to who we are on the inside and perhaps to move closer to understanding and appreciating our own inner light.
“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world” Brene Brown
The creative process can be a beautiful way to express your inner thoughts and feelings; and what lives inside you, what makes you “you” - that matters. Valuing who you are starts with self-compassion. Being kind to yourself can grow into an abundance of love that ripples out to all those that you share your life with.
Encouraging compassion for ourselves and others is an integral part of Together Wild gatherings and is woven into the very fabric of the sessions. With creativity and play taking place every session as a fun and wholly nourishing means of expression and exploration. And yes - adults play too, because “play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable.” (Dr Lucia Capacchione).
These gatherings are designed to be beneficial for parents and children. It’s not something that you “take your child to”, it’s something that you do together. And, in my opinion, embarking on a journey with your child to connect to the natural world and foster greater self-love and compassion is a beautiful thing indeed.
Details and Booking:
Together Wild gatherings are open to children aged 8 - 14 (approx) and their parent/s or guardian/s (children must be accompanied).
Gatherings take place at Millers Yard in York, North Yorkshire, UK from 2:45pm - 4:45pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month (commencing 20/01/19). Other than June, where our gathering will take place on June 23rd.
Cost of attending a gathering is:
£10 per person for the first parent and child of a family (so, a total of £20 for one parent and one child)
£5 each for additional family members (so, one parent and two children would cost £25)
Places are limited.
Payment in advance is required.
You will need to complete a short Registration Form.
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org