what happened | what’s next?

It’s hard to find the words really … except “Wow!” … so here are some from the participants (and team):

The Deepening - Residential Waves Intensive - Wales Sept 2018

“One of the most deeply nourishing and inspirational experiences of my life. An exquisite mixture of deep 5R practice beautifully held by Bernadette, stunning beaches, divine food and a wonderful group of dancers to share the journey.” —A 5R dancer of 25 years

“I got so much more from this workshop than I could have ever expected … meticulously organised and held, I could not find any other word to describe it than ‘perfect’.” —Kelly, Plymouth

“Bernadette’s experience and generosity as a facilitator, her skill and capacity to hold space for a whole group whilst having a particular sensitivity to individuals as they work, is tremendous.” —Mags L, Durham

“I hope you are able to get next year’s dates out soon – selfishly, I want to get them in my calendar before I get booked up…” —Julia, West Sussex

(All the feedback was like that! More will appear on the website soon.)

We were trialling the venue, which has proved itself so fabulously that we are going ahead with the four-part programme that Bernadette originally envisioned:

“Elemental Rhythms”

Worms Head, Rhossili (c) Bryn Davies“The first time I walked on the damp sandy beaches, explored the caves sculpted into the cliffs by the ocean, felt the gusting wind on the bluff and watched gulls soaring across one of the most beautiful seascapes I’ve ever encountered, I felt the elements – so powerfully present – calling to me. And I knew that, in this place, I had to let them inspire, guide and empower our work.” –Bernadette

“Elemental Rhythms” is a series of four workshops, each devoted to the teachings one of the elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air.

Each element is a gateway to a deeper connection with our world, our-selves and our potential. We are formed of the elements and they are expressed through our beings. In their raw presence and power we find perspective and purpose.

Workshop 1- EARTH: Working particularly with flowing, the body, the physical, and the feminine – teaching the power of being. April 25th – 28th
Workshop 2 – FIRE: Working with staccato, the landscape of heart, feeling, passion, tenderness, and the masculine – teaching the power of loving. June 20th – 23rd
Workshop 3 – WATER: Working with Chaos, the energy field of the mind, the ego, the trickster, and intuition – teaching the power of knowing. Sept 19th – 22nd
Workshop 4 – AIR: Working with Lyrical, the soul, the imagination – Stepping into a vision quest and the teachings of the power of seeing. Nov 7th – 10th

[…Bernadette’s words to here….]

Each workshop is designed to be complete in itself, and form part of a bigger process for those choosing to follow the sequence as a ‘year group’. As anyone who came to The Deepening will tell you, if you do one, you’ll want to do them all 😉 So we’re setting it up to make that as easy and attractive as we can.

All four take place in beautiful, elemental Rhossili – for now, see more on the web page for The Deepening – and if it sounds attractive, just note the dates above in your diary and, to receive advance notice of the full details, and updates as they unfold, click ‘Register my Interest’ (here or on that page):

(you’ll receive updates & reminders before key deadlines)

… and come and chat with us after a Friday class – or with any Deepening participant… even if they can’t find the words, I suspect their faces and body-language will say it all 😁

See you on the dance floors (and beaches)…