Learning to Love and Be Loved
Thursday 19th to Thursday 26th August 2021
A week long retreat for couples.
With John and Tatiana Shuttleworth
Venue La Roane, South of France.
For a New Beginning
In out-of-the-way places of the
For a long time it has watched your desire,
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
Though your destination is not yet clear
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
We would like to invite you to "awaken your spirit to adventure," and join us on this couples retreat of learning to love and be loved.
This retreat is likely to be the first residential we will be offering after the retrictions of lockdown and all that has meant for us all. We will be mindful of the themes and opportunities that we see individually and collectively emerging in these interesting and challenging times.
Given the demands and complexities of our modern day lives, our most intimate and important relationships are often left isolated and unsupported, attempting somehow to survive the challenges expected of them, with little or no resourcing, nourishment or a context in which to have a voice of their own in terms of what they are offering the individuals within it.
Our previous couple retreats have confirmed our understanding that couples really do need a village to hold them. The energy created by a loving couple is more than they can contain on their own. Our particpants have found that being part of a caring community of like minded men and women, willing to really engage, listen and respond to the potential and challenge of what is being called for, individually, in relationship, and collectively, can be life changing.
This workshop will offer couples an opportunity to explore in depth what it really means to risk fully opening to giving and receiving love, and to begin to learn to listen to the unique potential for healing, transformation, and growth that their relationship holds for them. We will explore ways of nourishing the relationship and attend to what may be blocking the possibilities for growth, by working in a variety of ways including using the arts and nature. We will also attend to ancestral patterns, and to what is being called for at this particular time.
We hope that this week proves to be nourishing, fulfilling, relaxing and fun. We will also explore ways to keep the flame of your relationship alive and supported when you return home.
La Roane is peaceful and secluded with wonderful woodland walks to explore, a paradise for nature lovers.
We will take over the whole place for the week to ensure privacy and to create a safe retreat space.
Nearby is the mediaeval market town of St Antonin recently voted the 3rd most beautiful village in France and the scene of "The Hundred Foot Journey" starring Helen Mirren.
Flowing through St Antonin and the spectacular Aveyron gorge is the River Aveyron, ideal for picnicing, swimming and canoeing.To visit the website for La Roane go to https://nigelshamash.com/ https://nigelshamash.com/
During the week there will be the opportunity of a trip to the town and outdoor market in St Antonin, and a trip to the Gorge.
The price of the workshop is £1100.00 per person plus £ 60 two way transfer to Tolouse airport. This includes full board, vegetarian food, free wine every evening, and an excursion or two if you want. Also included is use of sauna bikes and all facilities. There is a mixture of very beautiful accommodation options.
If you'd like to join us we will require a deposit of £ 250 per person.
Please pay the deposit by the 31st of March 2021. The balance of the full amount will be payable by July 1st 2021.
If payment by the due dates is difficult and you would still like to attend, please discuss this with us.
If you want to fly, you will need to book Thursday to Thursday flights The nearest airport (one hour away) is Tolouse.
We will arrange a transfer from the airport for those who have booked the transfer.
Our first gathering for workshops will be on Friday morning after breakfast. The workshop finishes on Wednesday evening at which point we will celebrate in style,
If this is something you'd like to do, do let us know as soon as possible, as we are proceeding on a first come first served basis and places are limited. If you haven't worked with us before please phone us on 0771 464 8877 so we can discuss together whether this workshop would meet your needs as a couple.
We will send you more details about the week nearer the time, but feel free to email us if you want more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about the facilitators, and to find out more about our way of thinking about relationships - please visit the other pages of our website.
We prefer payment by bank transfer to our time2realte account. Please email us at email@example.com and we will send the relevant bank details