Retreat for Rebels: Roots & Renew – Extinction Rebellion UK

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Retreat for Rebels: Roots & Renew


20 September 2019

22 September 2019

17:00 – 15:30


The Quadrangle Trust Shoreham, Shoreham, United Kingdom



hosted by

Advaya Initiative

Prepare for Rebellion by retreating to a space of nourishment & celebration. Meditation, Change-Making, Discussion, Grief-Tending, Chanting/Vocalisation, Movement, Yoga, Nature, Food, Community. Join us by donation – everyone is welcome.


You are transforming. Your self, your life, your community, your world. You are committed to the renewal of humanity and planet Earth. You are an Extinction Rebel.

How prepared is your body, your mind and your soul to share the great gift of your life with this world-changing movement?

We are offering an easy-access, shared-costs weekend retreat designed specifically to nourish and strengthen Extinction Rebels. Co-facilitated by Advaya Initiative’s Ruby and Christabel Reed and Beloved Sara Zaltash.

Yoga Nidra. Movement. Breathwork. Meditation. Nature Connection. Devotion. Vocalisation and Song. Visioning. Divination. Trust Building. Heart Circles. Deep Listening. Grief Tending. Creative Celebration.

If you would like to facilitate a session please get in contact with us.

We radically changed the way that the costs of this retreat will be met. As long as essential costs are met, for as little as £1, you are welcome to participate. For more information, see below.

Come to swim in the river, relax in the garden, and bathe in the woodland. Come to explore your senses and relishing in the abundance of the natural world. Come to engage in a more holistic approach to social change. Come to be inspired, nourished, connected and prepared.

Let’s get ready, together.



45 minutes by train from London to Shoreham (with a short walk through the fields or we can collect you), or to Sevenoaks. Let us know if you are driving and we can sort out car sharing.



Either camping in the peaceful forest garden or sleeping in shared dormitories.



Absolutely ethical, vegetarian meals, collaboratively cooked by your facilitators and co-participants.



Sessions will be shared outside in the beautiful natural environment of Kent, in the garden, woodlands and surrounding fields, and also in the grand historical Hay Barn, built in 1870.

Please let us know in advance about your needs to participate in embodied practices, and/or anything that may affect your ability to take part. We we will adapt content to include you.

We will have the chance to adapt the schedule according to participants needs, goals and skills. There is an opportunity to share facilitation and content so please let us know in advance if there is something in particular you wish to share or explore.


How we will deal with Costs:

We know that sharing resources equitably is an essential part of regeneration. We know all Rebels have so much to give, and so we have to create capacity to receive what desires to be given. In order to do that, let’s begin with full transparency regarding the costs of running this retreat for you.

Our Costs:

Venue Hire: £800. The Quadrangle Trust is a registered charity and they are generously supporting this weekend by subsidising the venue hire costs. We are so grateful for their vision and commitment to Extinction Rebellion. Thank you Jessie and all at Quadrangle.

Food: £20 per person for three healthy vegetarian meals per day. Rather than hire a catering team, we will cook for each other, tend to each other, and care for each other, reinforcing our community bonds and reducing unnecessary expenditure.

Facilitation: Ruby, Christabel and Sara are activists and artists. Between us we have 35 years of professional facilitation experience. We can only sustainably organise and facilitate this retreat (on top of our ongoing voluntary XR commitments) if our professional skills are valued.

That’s it! No expensive publications. No unnecessary add-ons to bump up the costs. Just time, space, food, facilitation and togetherness.

If you want to avoid eventbrite booking fees, you can make your anonymous contribution via Paypal Pool:

Or, if you prefer, please contact Ruby to arrange a direct bank transfer.

However much you can share, we’ll make sure you have plenty to eat, and that you’re in excellent company in beautiful surroundings while you nourishing your soul with supportive and strengthening activities.

Whatever you have to give, there is room for you at the Rebel Retreat.

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