Bala Awakens

A programme of short mid-week courses, residential and fully catered with vegetarian food, hosted by The Spanda Trust and open to all.

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Bala Awakens to Midsummer

June 22 at 3:00 pm - June 24 at 12:00 pm

With Polly Agar & Nickie Aven (Joint Managers of Bala Brook) Summer solstice celebrations are rooted in a time when our ancestors were in harmony with their surroundings and at one with the rhythms of the earth. We invite you to join us on retreat and give yourself the gift of time to relax and reconnect with yourself and the earth beneath your feet.

Bala Awakens the Joy of Drawing

July 13 at 3:00 pm - July 15 at 12:00 pm

With Isabel Coulton. Drawing is a great way to relax and unwind. At Bala Brook you will be transported into a peaceful environment where contemplation of the natural world blends beautifully with learning to mark make and draw.

Bala Awakens to the Harvest

August 10 at 3:00 pm - August 12 at 12:00 pm

A Well-being Retreat for Women: With AnamCara Bowen 'Alchemy of the Heart’© A place to unwind with the sounds of nature, gentle movement practices and dance, Blue Lotus Tea and Cacao ceremonies, a chance to connect with like-minded women and most especially time for you.

Bala Awakens to Skylarker

September 7 at 3:00 pm - September 9 at 12:00 pm

Compassion based Mindfulness retreat with Pip Jones (accredited with Breathworks) We often forget our innate capacity for resilience and joy. Yet if we learn to cultivate these qualities, our lives can be transformed. Surrounded by the beauty of Bala Brook, this retreat will support you to find peace, insight and freedom from within.

Bala Awakens to the Art of Being

October 12 at 3:00 pm - October 14 at 12:00 pm

Connect with nature and explore your creativity on this deeper dive into forest bathing and intuitive art .

Bala Unveils Dying and Grieving

November 16 at 3:00 pm - November 18 at 12:00 pm

In this retreat we will take a gentle look at our relationship to death, dying and grief, while being safely held and nurtured. (There will be cake!) With nature as our guide, we will explore how we can prepare ourselves for our own death and smooth the way for our loved ones who may care for us and will grieve us.