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Friday 24 to Monday 27 August
Mini Indi Film Festival and Wider Community Weekend
Save the Date!
Following last year’s huge success we have another equally varied and compelling weekend of independent films, discussions with their makers and poetry, art, screen writing and drama workshops, games, outdoor and social activities with a big BBQ on Sunday night (including Veggie/Vegan) and bar. There is also space to enjoy the beautiful grounds, quiet contemplation and good company. All activities and meals are included for residential guests – book the whole long weekend or individual days at our 3 tier rates according to income – individual sessions and BBQ burgers are just £5 but booking is essential as places are limited.
Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September
Cotswold Edge Internal Arts Weekend Retreat
More information and booking here.
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September AND Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November
A four day course over two weekends aimed at emerging/budding screenwriters who wish to upgrade their skills and success rate in screenwriting and pitching to the film industry.
Led by Carl Schoenfeld who has three decades of film industry experience as writer, director and producer. His award-winning productions with the BBC, Channel4/Film4, BFI, including BAFTA nominated ‘A Sarajevo Diary’ and ‘My Brother Tom’. As a group we’ll explore the role of the screenplay in the film production process and develop strategies towards meeting professional expectations. Participants will develop their own strategy as the course examines film production as part of a wider web of film industry institutions, including financing, sales, marketing and distribution.
Emerging screenwriters will learn how to understand the variety of agendas and expectations, make a business case, pitch their project, examine the role of the director and ‘talent’ and receive expert advice and coaching on their projects. Times: 9.30 – 17.30 each day with some optional evening films. Cost: £300 – both weekends, includes lunches and refreshments. Extra meals and accommodation available at 3 tier rates. Book here
Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 September
Celtic Spiritual Healing
This special weekend retreat is designed to nurture and transform your relationship with yourself. Come and learn ancient Celtic methods for deep, gentle change: adapted for our present time by inspired friendly teacher Kate E. A. Berridge. In this beautiful location, discover your soul’s own power, using natural methods rooted in a loving respect for life and learn skills you can take home with you to use in your own meditations. The ‘Earthall’ Celtic meditation system is compatible with all spiritual paths and philosophies which honour the sacred energy of Nature and all life.
Saturday 8 September
Autumn Herbal Medicine and Foraging
Expert medical herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad of Hedge Herbs will lead foraging sessions in the beautiful and bountiful meadows and woodlands of Braziers Park. Learn how to identify beneficial plants in the early autumn, discover how to connect with instinctive plant wisdom and practice different methods of preparation to make your own healing, herbal remedies for yourself and as special gifts.
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September
Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine
More information here.
Thursday 20 September 7.30pm
Film: The Bentley Effect (85 mins)
Award winning documentary by Brendan Shoebridge.
The story of fracking (hydraulic fracturing for gas) in Australia , its impacts and the massive social movement that sprang up to resist it.
There will be a light supper of Braziers Park hearty, organic garden soup and bread at 6.30pm. The film will be followed by discussion time with Reclaim The Power Oxford and a look at fracking plans for the UK at 9pm.
Admission £5 – booking in advance Book here
Friday 28 to Sunday 31 September
Yoga Kutir Weekend Retreat
This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.
For more information and to book please click here.
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 October
The Yoga Hall Weekend Retreat
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Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October
Dawn Wright Weekend Yoga Retreat
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Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October
Wider Community Weekend
After a sell out weekend in spring another chance to join us for a programme of Autumnal walks, talks, films, fun, food, relaxation, thought, conversation and community activities to suit everyone – programme and booking form coming soon – save the date!
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November
Yoga With Chris
Prepare for winter with a weekend to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Slow down, quieten, and renew your inner resources. Leave feeling relaxed, de-stressed and ready for the world. For more information and booking click here.
Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November
Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Ladan Soltani
Join Ladan for a rejuvenating weekend of yoga, meditation and relaxation. A special haven to be still, calm the mind and energise yourself. For more information and to book, please click here.
Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 November
Introduction to Permaculture
With Trish Whitham and John Baker
Permaculture Association curriculum
A wonderfully inspiring weekend in an idyllic location learning Permaculture basics – ethics, principles and design tools to re-imagine your life, your garden, farm, community or any project for sustainability, regeneration and abundance – it’s not just gardening!
This course is quite intensive but fun, thought-provoking and potentially life changing too! The programme includes group work, films and slideshow, classroom sessions and outdoor sessions with contributions from members of the residential community.
If you have a project in mind already you can bring details, or we’ll help you identify a first design.
Cost: £150 including lunches and refreshments. Extra meals and accommodation available at 3 tier rates. Book here. Further info here
Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 November
Winter Herbals Weekend – Making Winter Tonics & Christmas Presents
Spend a cosy winter weekend at Braziers preparing for the season of darkness by concocting healing herbal goodies to support the immune system and to give as beautiful handmade Christmas presents. Cost £150 including lunches and refreshments. Accommodation and extra meals available at 3 tier rates.
Bookings opening soon.
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 November
Sole2Soul Weekend Yoga Retreat
The ideal way to take time out to focus on your yoga practice at this Idyllic retreat in Oxfordshire – the perfect location to relax, recharge and re-energise. For more information click here. SOLD OUT
Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 9.30am – 5.30pm
Watercolour Painting – with Julia Cairns
This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to paint with watercolour and understand more about it’s versatility and vibrance. Artist and illustrator Julia Cairns will guide you through the mixing of colours, use of washes and demonstrate some of her techniques. You will be encouraged to experiment and be open to rethinking how watercolour can be used. Beginners and improvers will gain confidence and create lively, interesting paintings. booking form soon.
Cost: £150 for non-residential two day course. Lunches & refreshments provided. Additional meals and overnight stays available; Braziers three tier rates apply. Times: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Dates TBA December
A Process of Personal Transformation – ‘Individuation’
with Natalia Peace and Richard Potts
Supported by qualified psychotherapists you will learn to separate from social and other constraining patterns and conditioning and find your true self. In individual and group sessions you will discover your own blocks and learn to increase your sense of yourself, strengthen and nurture your mind, raise your consciousness and overcome difficulties in your life in a safe, supported enviroment.
“Difficulties, however painful and deserving of acknowledgment and compassion, can be understood as pointers towards an area that needs our attention in order for us to be able to grow and thrive again” Natalia Peace
Natalia and Richard are qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, registered and fully accredited members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Cost: £150 including lunches and refreshments. Book here. Accommodation and extra meals available at 3 tier rates.
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 December
Unplug and Recharge Yoga Weekend by Nova Milesko
We intend to create an environment in which you can truly drop off the grid and recharge in nature. and really engage with your surroundings and fellow yogis for a weekend of deep restoration (you will be asked to give up your digital toys- phones/laptops etc. But remember everything is always optional). For more information and to book click here.
Saturday 29 December, 2018 to Tuesday 1 January, 2019
New Year Yoga Retreat with Atiya Khan & Kat Bayly
We are planning a deeply nourishing few days of yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, kirtan (singing), wholesome vegetarian meals, good company and plenty of time for rest and reflection too. For more information and to book click here.