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Breathe and Bond Retreat

August 19, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and deepen your connections at the Breathe & Bond: The Friendship Forest Retreat. This soul-enriching event combines forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku), breathwork, meditation, and shamanic journey practices to help you rediscover yourself and forge lasting friendships.


What to Expect:

During this two-hour retreat, you’ll embark on a journey of self-exploration and bonding with like-minded individuals. Our experienced facilitators will guide you through mindfulness exercises, enabling you to find peace and harmony in the heart of the forest. You’ll learn how to embrace the present moment, journal your thoughts, and cultivate a sense of kinship with others.


Activities Include:

  • Forest Bathing: Immerse yourself in the healing energy of the forest.
  • Breathwork: Discover the power of breath to calm the mind and uplift the spirit.
  • Meditation & Shamanic Journey: Embark on an inner quest to connect with your true essence.
  • Guided Journaling: Reflect on your experiences and insights in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Friendship Building Exercises around a campfire: Engage in activities designed to foster meaningful connections.
  • Learn Bushcraft skills, including tree/plant identification.


Who Can Attend:

This retreat is suitable for all experience levels. Whether you’re new to these practices or well-versed, our welcoming atmosphere ensures everyone can participate and grow together.


What to Bring:

Please bring a blanket, wear comfortable and weatherproof clothing (layers), and don’t forget your water bottle. We also encourage you to bring an open heart and a willingness to connect with others.


Space is Limited / Book Your Spot:

To ensure a deeply personal experience, we have limited spots available. Don’t miss this opportunity – reserve your spot today!

Please use this Google Form to confirm your registration so we have an idea of numbers attending and whether you require any assistance with transportation. We have included a question on dietary needs as we may be planning a surprise refreshment:



Price (cash or card on the day):

  • Standard Ticket: £15
  • Hengoed Happiness & Wellbeing Facebook group members: £10


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Contact Us:

For any enquiries, feel free to reach out:

Email: hello@thrivingcommunitiescic.org
Phone: Esther on 07864 056919



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07864 056919
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Parc Penallta (Main Car Park)
Penallta Road
Hengoed, Wales CF82 7GN United Kingdom
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