“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.”

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

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Change is afoot

Its hard to believe mid august is already here but I can feel the wheel turning and the whispers of Autumn in my ear. Full of chlorophyll and insect nibbles, I see the leaves tiredly preparing for their grand descent. Berries and hazelnuts abound, and newborn bumble queens already searching for the perfect little hole to hold them through their long winter hibernation .

A glorious summer it has been, but for me a deep sigh of relief comes always at this time of year. My summer energy has begun to wane and a longing to cozy up and light the fire kindles in my bones.  For those of you who find this transition a struggle, I hope you’re soaking up as much summeryness as possible and feel fully satiated by the time the spinning wheel tips us into what us Canadians call Fall. The swallows and squirrels prepare for next season reminding me that change is afoot and a few seeds of my own are beginning to fruit this Autumn.

In these changing times it has become clear that to make space for new dream seeds to sprout, the time is also ripe to let go. After much reflection, I have decided to bring our Earthen Echoes Yin Yoga & Sound Journeys to a close in December. It’s a difficult decision but I feel ready to direct my energy into new creations. I sit here in humble appreciation for all of you that have been a part of the Earthen Echoes community. Our final event in December will mark two years at the Hex and will be our twentieth Journey. I’ve had the great pleasure of working with eight very talented musicians who’ve infused their own flavour of sound into the space. It has been an absolute joy to co-create these evenings with Lua Maria, Matthew Birch, Faze Al, Elise Yuill Cohen, Susie Ro, Helen Knight, Suzy Crockford and James Frost. Thank you to all who’ve joined us, for your presence and receptive hearts, for co-creating ceremonial space to come home to – I am forever grateful. It is my prayer that the echoes of these journeys continue to nourish you and your circles of care.

Our final Earthen Echoes dates are 11th September, 23rd October and 11th December (so remember to make note in your diary!) and I warmly invite you to join Elise Yuill Cohen and I on the 11th September for a deeply nourishing evening of Yin Yoga & Mantra Sound Healing.

It may be that after a break the inspiration flows to offer a pop-up Earthen Echoes event every once in a while but for now it feels time to bring this beautiful chapter to a close.  If you would like to continue working together, I also offer small group and one to one sessions, feel free to contact me if you’re interested.

Thankfully falling fruits have seeds inside them and I’m delighted to share that I’ll be continuing my studies with The School of Experiential Learning for the second year of the Experiential Anatomy Training and am honoured to be invited to assist on the first module – Cells to Skin – of Year One. I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited to co-facilitate a Retreat at Sharpham House with Patti Summerville this November.

 

Scroll down to glimpse into The Meadow this Summer . Thank you for reading this little musing and I hope to see you this Autumn.

Harvest bless,
Cami x

Here are a few snaps of summer in The Meadow – from path making to daisy picking, straw hackle weaving and lots of tea with the bees. We’re very grateful for our friends, Ross Perrett and Bex Clelland for helping us weave the new straw hats for our log hives in preparation for winter. We’re now waiting for all the wildflowers to set seed before we scythe this Autumn. We’re absolutely thrileld that the yellow rattle seeds we sowed a year ago have taken. Its going to be interesting to see how this semi-parasitic plant will encourage more wildflowers and weaken the tough grasses. The bees seem very happy in their home and have been busy preparing their honey stores for the winter.

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Sour, Doughy, Numb & Raw
Rumi

 

If we are not together in the heart
what is point ?

 

When body and soul are not dancing,
there is no pleasure in colorful clothing.

 

Why have cooking pans
if there is no food in the house?

 

In this world full of fresh bread,
amber, and musk, what are they
to someone with no sense of smell?

 

If you stay away from fire,
you will remain sour,
doughy, raw, and numb.

 

You may have lovely just-baked loaves
around you, but those friends cannot help.
You have to feel the oven fire yourself.

Summer Museletter

Dear Ones,

As the smell of elderflowers fill the air and beautiful long days warm our sun kissed cheeks, I’d love to share Earthen Alchemy’s upcoming summer offerings and a buzzzzing Meadow announcement! I’ve also included an update on our privacy policy in alignment with GDPR.

This will be the final Museletter until the Autumn as I like to give my computer a wee break in the Summer months. All regular classes come to an end for July & August, however if you are interested in working together one to one or in a small group please do get in touch.

I warmly invite you to join Faze Al and I on the 19th of June for a Summer Solstice Celebration – Yin Yoga & Gong Bath – our final Earthen Echoes event until September, more details below.

Many Summery blessings to each of you.

With love and deep gratitude,
Cami x


PRIVACY POLICY UPDATE: 

In line with GDPR, I’ve updated Earthen Alchemy’s privacy policy, for the full story on how I protect and manage the data you’ve submitted check out the privacy page on my website.

You receive Earthen Alchemy emails because you have either given your email to me in person or requested via email or website to be added to my mailing list. I have never and will never share your information with any third parties and ensure your data is safely managed and protected.

Thank you for your interest in Earthen Alchemy’s offerings, it is an absolute joy to share them with you but if for whatever reason they no longer float your boat please feel free to unsubscribe! The “unsubscribe” instructions as always are named at the bottom of my emails. If you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

With gratitude, Cami x


 

A series of monthly Yin Yoga & Live Music Events, Earthen Echoes is a unique practice inspired by the wisdom of the seasons – inviting you to dive into the depth of sensation through embodied awareness.

Yin Yoga & Gong Bath

19th June 2018
7:15-9:15pm Hex, Studio 30, Dartington Estate

Join Faze Al & Cami Rose for this powerful solar synergy of sound and embodied exploration – Celebrating Summer Solstice! 

The Gong:
A tension releasing, body tingling, heart vibrating, cell regenerating, peace inducing, sonic tonic to help you experience a blissful state of relaxation. This ancient and mysterious instrument is the perfect ally for re-balancing the nervous and energetic systems of the body. READ MORE…

One to One Sessions

Each session is uniquely sculpted to meet your enquiry. Drawing on my experience in Somatics, Yoga, Meditation and Embodied Nature Connection, I will design a personalised practice for you offering tools to explore your intention in the comfort of your own home.

READ MORE…

Honeybees have arrived in The Meadow! We’re over the moon as we welcome these beautiful golden creatures home! Last week they swarmed into the temple hive we built last year. With lemonbalm, prayers and welcoming hearts we lured them into The Meadow. What a blessing to have this home humming with golden beelight! We built our log hives in the traditional Tree Beekeeping method with Jonathan Powell of the Natural Beekeeping Trust last May. It is an absolute miracle when a swarm comes of their own free will to a home made by loving hands. Especially when you know that the making of that home has been considered fully with their well being and best interest at heart. Thank you Jonathan for sharing these ancient Beekeeping ways with us. Thank you bees, we’re so grateful to have you here in our beautiful little meadow, we love you so much!!!

Cuckoo Flower / Lady Smock
(Cardamine pratensis)

This is our first sighting of this beauty in The Meadow. She’s a very important meadow flower as she provides larva plant food for the gorgeous Orange Tip Butterfly. She is also a nectar rich flower for butterflies, bees and many other insects.

AYLA NEREO & POLLEN TRIBE

I’m thrilled to announce that we’re hosting one of my most favourite artists this June! The enchanting Ayla Nereo, coming for her debut performance in the UK.

A rare solo performance, this evening will feature her stunning voice, live loop-pedal magic, guitar, and instrumental accompaniment.

This promises to be a very special and intimate evening, music that touches your heart and lyrics to inspire your vision. A very rare opportunity this is an evening not to missed.

Morning Poem

Every morning
the world
is created. 
Under the orange 

sticks of the sun
the heaped
ashes of the night
turn into leaves again 

and fasten themselves to the high branches —
and the ponds appear
like black cloth
on which are painted islands 

of summer lilies. 
If it is your nature
to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails 

for hours, your imagination
alighting everywhere. 
And if your spirit
carries within it 

the thorn
that is heavier than lead —
if it’s all you can do
to keep on trudging — 

there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted — 

each pond with its blazing lilies
is a prayer heard and answered
lavishly, 
every morning, 

whether or not
you have ever dared to be happy, 
whether or not
you have ever dared to pray. 

From Dream Work (1986) by Mary Oliver 

Spring Muse-Letter

Dear Lovely Ones,

Spring is springing and Earthen Alchemy’s offerings are in full bloom. Feeling inspired to share EA’s first Muse-letter – a collection of upcoming events, a glimpse into The Meadow and a little poetry of course…

Warmly inviting you to join incredible singer songwriter James Frost and I on the 8th of May for our next Earthen Echoes event – Yin Yoga & Beltane Love Songs.

Scroll Down and enjoy!

Love,
Cami

A series of monthly Yin Yoga & Live Music Events, Earthen Echoes is a unique practice inspired by the wisdom of the seasons – inviting you to dive into the depth of sensation through embodied awareness.

Yin Yoga &
Beltane Love Songs
8th May 2018
With James Frost

James Frost is an alternative singer-songwriter whose work touches on archetypal themes of love, deep nature and the travelling spirit. His delicate, finger-picked guitar and rich, soulful voice will offer moments of quiet togetherness and reflections on the changing season.  READ MORE

“English folk, crisp picked guitar and a huskily introverted vocal…fans of Harper, Carter, Drake will love him” – Americana Magazine

Watch the stunning video for ‘Nameless’

www.jamesfrostmusic.com
James Frost Music

UPCOMING EARTHEN ECHOES EVENTS:
19TH JUNE 2008
We will then break until September

One to One Sessions

Each session is uniquely sculpted to meet your enquiry. Drawing on my experience in Somatics, Yoga, Meditation and Embodied Nature Connection, I will design a personalised practice for you offering tools to explore your intention in the comfort of your own home. READ MORE…

Yin Yoga & Nature Connection

These classes are a unique somatic exploration in relationship with the living world through perceptual enquiry and embodied imagination.

Fortnightly Tuesdays
5:30-7pm & 7:15-8:45pm

FULLY BOOKED
~~~

Click here if you would like to be added to the waiting list

Earthen Collection
Online Shop coming soon.

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A beautiful day of drawing and exploring Goethean Science with the Primroses and Forget-Me-Nots. Thank you Joana and Kitty for this very special day…
fb: The Meadow

Dare to eat the
wild green
shoots
of Spring

Nettles, chickweed, dandelions
and other eager volunteers

Yes,
your hair
will grow long and knotty

everywhere

Yes,
inside you
th green ones
will
re-arrange

the

civil
eyes
and
ations

you have digested

Yes,
the wild her ness
will return.

Well,
Do you dare?

 

-Penny Allport
Inhabiting words, Embodying Mystery

Earthen Alchemy is born!

Dear Friends,
 

With the fresh green shoots of Imbolc beneath my feet and the exquisite syzygy of yesterdays Super Blue Moon Eclipse – this feels like a powerful time for new beginnings so I’m going to take the big jump and announce the birth of my new website!

I feel deeply resourced by my ‘web’ of support in this creation – a wellspring of generosity and encouragement has made the birth of my first website possible. Not just in the literal making of it but each of you who’ve shown up and participated in classes and workshops over the passed twelve years – your presence and curiosity has informed my enquiries greatly, helping to shape the bends of my riverbed.

Dedicated wholly to strengthening our relationship with the earth, I believe that this work begins with the care of our body – the borrowed clay pots that we are! My love for the land, somatic curiosity and reverence for the rhythm of seasons is braided together in all aspects of my work.  Earthen Alchemy is an expression of my deep enquiry and care. 

Thank you Bex Clelland of Into the Woods Photography for your impeccable eye and for our days together on the land with your lens. Jamie, my love, thank you for your continual patience and support in this process, you truly are a computational wizard! Check out Fractal Teapot to explore Jamie’s amazing artwork.

Our next Earthen Echoes  event is Tuesday 13th of March Yin Yoga & Heart Song with Susie Ro.

Stay tuned for upcoming events and regular Blog posts.

I hope this message finds you well, happy Imbolc!

 

For the earth,
cami