Friday was only the night before yesterday but I feel like its been almost a week or 2 weeks that we have been here. I dont think i can sum up my experience very easily, but to shorten it as much as I can, think the name rewilding is very appropriate. I feel like I have grounded myself back into nature and had the opportunity to be myself and be completely open with a group of amazing people. No judgement, no expectations, we have been really silly, we have played silly buggers and I really feel that all of that has helped me to feel more solid in myself.
I am connected to nature anyway, but with daily life, we dont get the opportunity to absorb into it. Having something like this is very accesible, starting on the Friday and ending on the Sunday afternoon is really accesible for someone who has a busy lifestyle but doesnt have the daily opportunity to plug into nature. Tim and Ilma have really given us the space to do that this weekend.
I really enjoyed the wolf-loping, i felt like such a child, being able to be yourself. The wolf-loping was heaps of fun, and really expressive and really made you feel like part of a pack. If you didnt pass the message on to the wolf lope pack behind you, the message would be diluted on the way. I learnt a lot about communication.
I have never done a solo before, being able to spend the morning by myself (and the animals!) was really really special and will be remembered for a long time. I learnt some good techniques for cooking on the open fire! We have had such lovely food, cooked on the open fire. It really excites me to do bring this into my own life and bring a fire pit into my home, and to share with my friends and family.
I would defintiely recommend this retreat to other people, I feel its fundamental for a lot of people to reconnect. I think most people dont realise that they need to reconnect becuase we get to bubbled up with our daily lives and being the business side of ourselves, its easy to get lost. I would definitely recommend 100%!