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"YOU WERE ONCE WILD HERE. DON'T LET THEM TAME YOU"

WOMEN IN THE WOODS

GATHER IN NATURE, TO CREATE, TO HEAL

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WHEN WOMEN SUPPORT EACH OTHER AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN

Many years ago women would gather in the woods to celebrate nature. They were powerful healers, medicine women, who had a deep wisdom on medicinal plants & natural/nature healing. In many tribes around the world, women are said to be the wisdom keepers of untold knowledge; they are foragers, shamans & hunter-gathers. 

Women in the Woods invites you to connect in the woods to heal. Using the element of fire & sound healing using hand made drums. Spend time connecting to the trees and take part in a forest bathing session (Shinrin-Yoku) 

After getting to know the woods & practising wilderness skills for the day. You will take part in a drum circle from sunset into evening. Have the chance to drum individually, as well as within the circle, around the community camp fire. You are free to be in a creative flow.

'Women in the Woods' workshop is led by female instructors and is based in private woodland in Brasted Chart in Sevenoaks, Kent

Discover useful trees & plants, forage for tinder & fuel and practise different fire lighting skills. Create your own shelters, camp fires and gain knowledge on trees & woodland environments.

You do not need to be experienced in bushcraft or drumming to take part, but be prepared to adapt to the British weather. Don't expect a walk in the park. Wilderness skills involve active movement and energy consumption, but don't underestimate your capabilities. You will adapt during the experience & after time in the woods, you'll find that you begin to tune into the forest environment. Your strength is in your personal will & the level of difficulty is yours to choose.

You will be issued with tarps for shelter building for sleeping the bushcraft way - connected to the forest. However, you are welcome to bring tents along for the experience. Although most never end up using a tent & immerse themselves in the experience. Drums are provided for the drum circle. However, if you have your own percussion instruments, poetry, chants, songs & other creatives vibes. They will be welcomed into the circle. Welcome to Women in the Woods gathering. Join the tribe. 

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OVERNIGHT CAMPING

Sat 10am to Sun 12pm (Next day)

GATHERING INCLUDES:

  • OPENING & CLOSING CIRCLE

  • WOODLAND AWARENESS

  • EXPLORING THE WOODS

  • LEARN ABOUT USEFUL TREES/ PLANTS / FUNGI

  • HOW TO USE A BUSHCRAFT KNIFE

  • TECHNIQUES ON HOW CHOP / CARVE / SHAVE

  • FIRE LIGHTING SKILLS

  • FORAGE FOR TINDER & FUEL

  • CAMP FIRE COOKING

  • SHELTER BUILDING (TARPS PROVIDED)

  • DRUMMING CIRCLE  SOUND HEALING WITH DRUMS

  • FOREST BATHING SESSION (SHINRIN-YOKU)

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NEXT GATHERING:

4th & 5th May 2024

For booking & payment details please Email: contact@wildeyeadventures.com
Join the mailing list for future events.

(Please check junk mail for responses, Wildeye emails sometimes have a habit of turning up in junk mail annoyingly)

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PRICE PER PERSON:

£130 per guest
Bring a friend £125 each 

All bushcraft kit is provided for by wildeye adventures
& drums have been created
by Melonie Syrett | The Drum Woman

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AWARENESS

CAMPING:

 

You'll be camping in a woodland and you will be free to roam to find your own individual spot in the woods.You are welcome to bring tents along. Or you can try sleeping the bushcraft wild way using tarps for shelter, which are provided to immerse yourself in the experience. You'll be trained own how to use them effectively. Hammocks are also available. You are required to bring sleeping bags, foam/roll matts & a torch. You'll be sent a kit list upon booking. 

TOILETS:

There's no toilet on site, so be prepared to go back to basics. You will be advised on the best way to do so. Think like a wild cat. 

 

Woodland awareness, bushcraft skills \ arts & crafts are led by survival instructor Yara Ghrewati. Sound healing & drum circle will be led by Melonie Syrett aka The Drum Woman.

Please bring a creative offering to the gathering (incense, an instrument, a quote, offering to the fire, whatever you feel to share) You will be sent a kit list, location, directions etc prior to attending camp. All trash must be either disposed of and taken off sight with you at the end of camp. Respecting the environment is a must. 

WATER & FOOD:

 

There will be hot water & herbal teas provided for, so please bring an outdoor mug and a refillable water bottle along. There is drinking water available on site to refill bottles and a washing up station. 

You are required to bring a personal lunch & dinner to book over a camp fire as an evening meal. Breakfast is provided for the next morning. A warm vegan Middle Eastern dish called "Foul" that is energy boosting & has been well received on previous camps. Bring snacks for during the day in case you get peckish.

If you have any questions, wish to be added to the mailing list or organise a personal Women in the Woods gathering (for birthdays, hen dos, ceremonies) Feel free to connect.

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ORGANISE A PERSONAL WOMEN IN THE WOODS GATHERING FOR A HEN DO,

SOCIAL OR COMMUNITY GROUP

LOCATION:

Private woodland site located in Brasted Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent. 

Spend the day or overnight in ancient woodland with female instructors. Practise survival skills and natural healing. Discover fire skills, take part in a drumming circle, get creative with arts & crafts and forest bathe under a canopy of trees. We tailor camps to suit individual groups. 

 

Contact us for details. 

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"Now I have been called to work with the drum in different ways, to gather groups together, to lead in the expression of our truest selves and to heal from the very depths of our being. 

I believe that we should never underestimate the ability of the drum to reconnect us all and to lead us on our path to healing."

 

- Melanie Syrett | The Drum woman

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"Fire is an element we cannot live without. Fire is like a wild animal. It is birthed, it feeds, consumes. It has both the power to create and to destroy. It has the ability to give life and take it away. Cultures around the world have gathered around a fire for thousands of years. For community, healing, ceremonies, rituals, celebrations, magic and survival.

 

Having skills in fire lighting is continuing on a traditional practise that dates back to our tribal ancestors"

- Yara Ghrewati | Wilderness Skills Instructor  

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WHAT WOMEN SAY

"It was such a good last minute decision to go down to the woods that day. I had other plans but I knew I needed to experience the power of the sisters drumming together in the most primitive surroundings, a place where it all began.

 

Being held and nourished by the trees, whilst being grounded by the earth and fire. Singing, dancing and drumming round fires is what I miss about traveling.

 

We need to make this more of a normal thing again, to gather in woodland, to learn bushcraft skills, to join in ceremony, support each other and drum together.

 

It was truly magical, thank you Yara from Wildeye Adventures and Melonie The Drum Woman for organising a beautiful gathering." - Dani Love 2019

"Meet the mother tree. She is an ancient tree and helps feed nutrients to all the surrounding trees. This is why it is so important to look after ancient trees, they are the foundations and nurturers of our woodland areas. I learnt this with Yara from Wildeye Adventures at the brilliant 'Women in the Woods' event I went to." 

 

Melissa 2019 - Founder of Planted Skincare

"Light a fire, get warm. Connect with nature. Connect with your soul at the Women in the Woods event"

- Veronica 2020

"I went to a Women in the Woods event. We learned about bushcraft, lighting our own fires without a lighter! We spent time in nature just being. It all ended with a communal drum circle where I was struck by mental release. The rhythm the drums provided, the power of the bass and the beauty of the sound produced by a group of strangers. A connection, without the use of words is refreshing."

- Anna 2020