Yörük - nomadic residency and creative retreat Portugal

Yörük - nomadic residency and creative retreat Portugal

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Apr. 21, 2017
Near Lisbon /Portugal
Deadline May. 08, 2017
Schools & Classes, Residency, Forum/Seminar
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Yörük - nomadic residency and creative retreat Portugal

A migration of minds and bodies, to commune within deep shared and evolving wisdom.

5th-10th July 2017

At the beginning of summer, yörük make the trek from the dense city plains to summer in the warm breeze and highlands. Arriving with collaborators, bundles, extended methodologies, pots, thoughts, homes and conversations to set up their retreat and settlement.

Bringing together our 4 lands methodology that combines the spiritual practices of yoga, dance and sound healing with sculpture performance and ritual. We invite you to join us for 5 days of ecological and creative musing within a small permacultural community.

This five day retreat and nomadic residency will consist of an immersive workshop programme of ‘source-gestures’ including shared ritual making in the surrounding landscape performative walks, and ‘home-making’.

The process will delve into the source of myth facilitating a deep re-thinking of the stories we tell about home, climate and society.

We will be hosted by the magical permaculture community ‘Mount of Oaks’ nestled within the Gardunha Mountains – a place of convergence, micro climate and refuge. Within the District of Fundao, meaning ‘Deep Place’.

You will have the opportunity to explore the following themes:
*holistic practice – through body and breath work, relating to the cyclical and sacred processes of the earth and cosmos
*migration of homemakers to form a collective domesticity
*the role of myth and storytelling
*the role of the feminine principal in societal progress
*handheld knowledge – how our ancient knowledge as humans can reveal itself through acts of making

*acts of collective making  

Each individual will be invited to make contributions throughout the week, forming a shared offering.

The gathering will bring together a small group of a maximum of 20 individuals to experience and reflect on the power of collective creation. There will be time for individual expression to form part of the programme. 



Each day will have 3 meals of organic vegetarian food from the land, including delicious olives and natural spring water. We will be camping in a simple way in shared bell tents, close to nature. This is very much part of the experience of returning to and becoming ensconced in the land with lovely compost toilets, wood and solar.


Timeframes 5th-10th July 
5th July – Arrivals and 6pm dinner and Opening evening ceremony.
(Guests are also invited to arrive the evening before)
9th July – Closing shared offering on the full Moon
10th July – Shared breakfast and departures

Flight to Lisbon and from Lisbon take a beautiful train journey to Fundao or Alpedrinha, from where transport to the site will be arranged.
If travelling on the 5th July, flights should arrive in Lisbon by 11:30am giving time to get the 1:30pm train from Oriente to Fundao ( 3 metro stops from the airport).We can advise on routes. This train is 10 Euros single and 16 Euros return if booked in advance.


£425 (£375 Early bird booking before 8th May) Concessions £325
Includes full workshop programme, accommodation, all food, tea and snacks.
There is also an option to bring your own tent.

To book and further information contact:
Louise and Eva at fourthlandinfo@gmail.com



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