Packhorse Picnic, Adventure and Wellness Day Happy Naked Apes Meditate with Horses Meditate in Nature Yoga Hot Tub and Sauna Massage Guided Walks


Full Circe Experiences


We love the Lake District. It is our home. We live here happily and its our heart's desire to share all the treasure that we have found here. We cherish our connection to nature and the animals; we wish to share this with you. If you love your holiday, if you absorb the beauty of the landscape, find a sense of peace, bliss and a heart-lifting appreciation of this jewel of a planet and take this home, then we will of succeeded.

We have structured a series of experiences, that we run from Rydal, that take place within the this beautiful heartland of the Lakes. They are designed to deepen your connection to yourself, others and nature and leave you feeling amazing. For us holidays are about relaxing, embracing wellness, immersing yourself in the landscape it and emerging feeling healthier, calmer, happier with more of you available to the people you love.







Packhorse Picnic, Adventure and Wellness Day

Packhorse Picnic, Adventure and Wellness Day


Our Packhorse Days have had amazing reviews and are a perfect way experience much of what the landscape has to offer, whist connecting with horses, yourselves and each other.

The day begins from Rydal. We pack up the horses with equipment and set off walking into the hills. Along the way you will be guided and informed on the sights, nature foraging tips, re-wilding wisdom and charming activities aimed at revealing the unique qualities of each group member.

We have the opportunity to find our voice and expression in some local caves before setting up camp on a stunning piece of private woodland pasture next to Rydal Water. Those that want to can learn the principles of how to start a fire. Ben takes the group on an exploration of body and mind through movement, stretching and balancing in nature. Bare feet and hands on earth, rock and tree. Learning how through maintaining awareness we can move carefully through extreme environments safely.








After a delicious lunch cooked on the fire, we get cosy and relaxed for meditations breath work and inner exploration. We groom and meditate with the horses for an intimate emotional connection.

If children are present there will be games and age appropriate adventuring and activities. The horse mindfulness will be modified into a play structure that they can identify with.

From here we go wild swimming. Learning how our breathing is crucial to controlling our body in the cold water. A hot cup of tea around the fire and sharing the curiosities of the day with some creativity and talking.

Refreshed, revived and rejuvenated, we walk the horses back along a track to their paddock.

All food and refreshments are provided. All age groups that can manage the distance unassisted welcome.


A full day experience
Adult £100
Child £60


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Contact Katherine & Ben:
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Happy Naked Apes

Happy Naked Apes


Happy Naked Apes, is more then a ‘wellbeing’ experience or an adventure. It is an education in what it is to be free. To connect with the wild within you and learn what it takes to be happy. Exploring the self through play and adventure, connection and challenge in nature. Group and individual experiences utilising tree, rock, water and wood. Connect as a group and explore boundaries with structured play fighting or 'rough housing’.







Whatever, your fitness level or personal ability, Ben Atkinson, can table a sequence of rewilding unwinding and bonding activities suited to you, your family or your group.

Ben, your facilitator is a renown adventurer and activist. His award winning video ‘My own hands’ shows you the commitment of his practice.
Life and death commitment in every movement and moment, trains focus, calm and balance. The skills he honed in the trees allowed him to pull off a dramatic internationally reported direct action for Extinction Rebellion in 2019 climbing the side of Big Ben and evading the police for three hours

https://news.sky.com/video/ben-atkinson-why-i-climbed-big-ben-11839029
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2019/10/18/extinction-rebellion-climate-protester-scales-big-ben-scaffolding/

He invites you to meet your humanity as he really is stripped bare of pretension: relative to the apes, looking beneath the veneer of urban comforts you explore yourself from novel perspectives.



I love introducing people to the heritage of their minds and bodies
Ben
Meet your own humanity not as a fallen angel, but as a conquering middle of the food chain omnivorous primate, remarkable in your communication and creativity.

Half day session
4 Adults / 1 Family £120

Full day sessions
4 Adults / 1 Family £200
Larger Groups £35pp


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Contact Katherine & Ben:
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Meditate with Horses

Meditate with Horses


As seen on BBC and ITV, Meditate with Horses is the brain child of Katherine Beaumont who has come up with an enchanting way to connect with animals and nature through relaxation and meditation techniques.







The physical benefit from meditating with horses?
Lower cortisol levels, improved immune system, improved brain function, improved digestive system, a boost in serotonin levels and oxcytocin. Heart rates and blood pressure decrease. How does this work? When meditating, the body undergoes a structural change, in fact, MRI images show a complete change in the brain’s different departments, changes that relax the body. When meditating, beta waves, produced when information is being processed, decrease, and are replaced by alpha waves, which are associated with total brain coherence. The frontal and parietal lobes, which deal with reasoning, planning, and processing sensory information, slow down. And without a glut of incoming stimuli, the nervous system is able to rest, resulting in relaxation and improved functioning in the entire body.


Why horses?
Horses are fantastic barometers for our meditation practice. If we are peaceful, they are peaceful. If we are fearful, they too are fearful, and so on. The co-regulation of the central nervous system is critical for all mammals. The stronger, more coherent, oscillating system will entertain the weaker, more chaotic one. In other words, the more powerful, regulated nervous system of a healthy horse causes our central nervous systems to sync with theirs and brings us into a state of intense well being. Horses are profoundly relationship orientated; they live for the herd. While connecting with a horse we can experience relationships without being concerned with the mental agenda or emotional baggage from another person. Horses are only interested in our true essence and so we can be validated and appreciated for who we truly are and not our achievements our looks or our roles in society. This is why horse therapy is especially good for teenagers and children with anxiety; the bond with a horse can be the purest form of love you will ever know.


The Method
A typical session would start with a lesson in safety and horse psychology and then some grooming so we can bond with the horses in the same way that they do. Next some exercises to help you feel still and relaxed. Once we are still, we wait for the horses to respond. The horses normally get very sleepy and affectionate and choose to be very close to you. Sometimes they like to lie down and have a sleep or they may just want to touch you in some way. At this point, we deepen our mediation and come into a state of bliss, clarity or euphoria.
Often, I do a guided meditation or make some intentional physical connections with the horses, such as a heart connection. Sometimes, especially with young people, we play games with the horses, asking them to follow us around obstacles or complete challenges. We are playful and absorbed, we find our inner children.


2 hour session
Up to 4 people £75
Larger Groups £20pp


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Contact Katherine & Ben:
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Meditate in Nature

Meditate in Nature


Katherine has created a beautiful teaching which will inspire your meditation practice using nature and the beautiful environment that she and Ben enjoy.

Settle down with Katherine in the woods and forest bathe, listen, feel and connect. Katherine teaches you how to use nature to soothe and heal your heart mind and soul.


2 hour session
Person £65


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Yoga

Yoga


Katherine can teach a beautiful yoga workshop for beginners and advanced yogi’s. Stretch, breath, unwind and relax at The Hermitage opposite Rydal Hall. Katherine will come up with the perfect package for you alone or your group.







90min session
Person £50


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Hot Tub and Sauna

Hot Tub and Sauna


From January 2021, you will be able to combine your experience with a hot tub and sauna right beside the river, watching the king fishers and the herons. While away a couple of hours after a massage or a yoga session, soak in the beautiful nature while cleansing and relaxing the body.







2 hour session
Group £30


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Massage

Massage


Thai Massage
Ben trained in Thai massage 20 years ago in Sinai and working on the beach in-between free dives was one of his favourite ever professions. Since then he has explored other techniques to create an intuitive, playful and penetrating technique.


90min session
Person £60



Relaxing Massage
Holistic relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement.


60min session
Person £50



Lomi Lomi Massage
"Loving touch". The massage is given using a fluid, rhyhtmic movement using the forearms as well as the hands. Some people have described this as feeling like gentle waves moving over the body. So whilst technique is an important part of the massage and associated healing, much of the work is done by love, with the focus of the practitioner on the client being deep and complete, using loving hands and a loving heart. Lomi Lomi is not just a physical experience; it also facilitates healing on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well.


2 hour session
Person £80


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Guided Walks

Guided Walks


Explore the hills with a local expert and barefoot enthusiast. Learn how to navigate on the tops and build your confidence in the wild. Come as groups or alone to enjoy a day of exhilaration in a magical landscape. Ben Atkinson is an experienced mountain leader and has been navigating the tops, barefoot for over 10 years. Ben prides himself on maximising the fun and adventure and weaves into the experience as much history and philosophy as he can to create an inspiring day out.







Per Day
Groups up to six or twelve £250


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