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High Heathercombe Centre

Heart of the Earth retreat

A journey into the exquisite magic of mbira music, dance and ceremony

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Heart of the Earth retreat

Time & Location

05 May, 12:00 – 08 May, 10:00

High Heathercombe Centre, High Heathercombe, Manaton, Newton Abbot TQ13 9XE, UK

About the Event

We are gathering as a tribe, as a family, in circle for a ceremonial weekend of music, dance, song & prayer with Denise Rowe and the t e m p l e o f t h e h e a r t family With live m'bira music lead by Kennedy Chinyere, and plenty of space around the m'bira magic to enjoy songs and magic with Michael Stanton and Sophia Efthimiou and the magical lands of Dartmoor. The retreat will centre around a ceremonial m'bira night with traditional Zimbabwean food, community prayers, with music, song and dance for the spirits into the night. In preparation, we will explore the traditional dances, music, songs and rhythms of the mbira, we will connect with the land on the wilds of Dartmoor and open our hearts to connect with ourselves, each other, our ancestors and share prayers as a community for the earth. Through movement we find our way to stillness ...through endurance we find our way to tenderness ... through this journey back into our hearts ... we find our way back to the one heart, the heart of Mother Earth

My work is weaving together threads and walking into the unknown

My way in was through dancing

in the living room, out in the woods,

and later on through training

in African dance, non-stylised & environmental movement,

contemporary dance & aikido

I studied philosophy & theology at university

and ever since have been finding

the meeting place

between movement and spirituality

And here it lies, within the body

the body-earth-spirit being

and the unique medicine we all bring to the spaces of our lives.

Denise Rowe

Mind blowing, body expanding, heart warming journey into and through space, nature, rhythm, ancestry, dance and community... its the most incredibly valid work, and you bring it with such integrity and joy! A breath of the freshest air

Gemma Mallol

Denise is an inspirational guide and has an extraordinary ability of holding internal and external spaces. The permission allowed me to meet the difficult parts of myself

Gurpreet Singh

temple of the heart

welcome to temple of the heart, a unique series of retreats bound together by the sacred inner temple deep inside us all. birthed with the explicit intention to invite us gently and safely back into our hearts. each one focuses on a specific modality or teachings and provides a crystal clear pathway which will guide us back home. from grief ceremony to the delicate and delicious medicine of the rose, from m’bira dance ceremony, to the power of connecting to our voice, from the heart melting medicine of cacao to the lyrical magic of mantra. each time we will open another layer of petals in our hearts, invite a new way in, and have the opportunity to go deeper and deeper into the exploration of our own wholeness. this is the remembering of the sacred sanctuary at the inner core of our anahata chakra, the eternal unstruck chord in all of us, that place that feels like, and truly is, home. this inner soul temple, this delicate and exquisite place of eternal unconditional love, deep compassion, and absolute forgiveness, sits firmly at the core of us all. temple of the heart is a warm and open invitation to walk hand in hand with us back to this temple in our hearts. we're looking forward to welcoming you with us on this journey and this remembering back into our hearts. Love Jez x

j e z t o z e r

self-practice yogi for over 15 years, jez was first called into service in these realms to teach yoga. he founded the a g n i s h a l a community in the first lockdown with donation based online yoga classes. the offerings soon expanded to dance, and multi-disciplinary healing ceremonies with cacao, dance and live sound around a central fire.

jez is guardian of the arboretum at permaculture and plant research facility plantsforafuture in Cornwall. he has a deep intuitive connection with the plant and animal spirits of these lands and his work has a deep sense of honouring the elements, the earth and the divinity in all of creation.

he has committed much of the last 15 years to discovering healing pathways back into his own heart, and the vision for t e m p l e o f t h e h e a r t was born from his passion to share these pathways back into our hearts. he carries an understanding and absolute faith that returning to our hearts will heal ourselves, each other and our dear mother earth.

jez gently brings the vision and frequency of t e m p l e o f t h e h e a r t to each retreat with his warm and delicate facilitation, his gentle loving presence, and his intuitive sense for holding ceremonial and 1to1 healing spaces.

ryt 200hr yoga teacher, qualified shamanic practitioner on the q’ero medicine wheel, dance facilitator, munay ki rites mentor, & level 2 reiki.

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