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Ecstatic Dance Easter Retreat

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Embercombe

Higher Ashton

Exeter

EX6 7QQ

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Come and celebrate Easter and the beginning of Spring with us at our first retreat of 2021!

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Sign-up on our main platform WeTravel for lower booking fees: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/ecstatic-dance-easter-retreat-ecstatic-dance-uk-exeter-89765258

COVID-19 INFO

We are confident that by April, the number of new cases will have decreased and the most vulnerable will be vaccinated. We have been able to host 2 covid-friendly retreats in August and September with Embercombe's social distancing plan, therefore this retreat will be going ahead, unless government restrictions force us to cancel (in which case we will offer a full refund). A list of Embercombe's coronavirus measures can be found here.

DAILY PROGRAM (EXAMPLE)

8.00-9.00 Yoga or singing circle

9.15-10.15 Breakfast in small groups (sharing circle)

10.30-12.30 Class/workshop

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Free time

16.00-18.00 Class/workshop

18.30-19.30 Dinner

20.00-22.30 Ecstatic Dance

23.00-0.00 Bonfire

Classes & workshops include: Kirtan, Authentic Relating and movement classes. There will be an Ecstatic Dance every day (4 total).

ACCOMMODATION: 3 NIGHTS

1. If you choose the private accommodation option, you have the choice between a room in a cabin, a vintage van or a beautiful yurt with compost toilets and running water nearby. Full bathroom facilities with hot showers are available in the main building. Linen is provided.

2. If you choose the camping option, you need to bring your own tent and camping gear (ex. sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, blanket).

FOOD: 9 MEALS

All meals are included (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners). Organic, vegan food is lovingly prepared on site using locally-sourced produce whenever possible. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know when booking.

TEAM (OF CHAMPIONS)

TBC

ABOUT EMBERCOMBE

Embercombe is an eco retreat centre overarching a beautiful and wilding 50 acre valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. 'It is place to find a deep connection with nature – wild nature around us and wild nature within us. It is a place to breathe, to reconsider, to regenerate and to relearn. It is a place to get clear on what it is you have to offer the world and become passionate about who you are and what you do.'

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

We ask participants to arrive between 4-6 pm on Friday April 2 to allow time to check-in, explore the grounds and settle in before we start. The retreat will start with dinner at 6:30 pm.

The retreat will end after lunch at 2 pm on Monday April 5.

WHAT TO BRING

-Towel

-Torch (head torches are really useful)

-Clothing & boots suitable for the outdoors

-Swimsuit & flip-flops (there's a lake on site!)

-Rain jacket & wellies

-Ear-plugs (if you're a light sleeper)

-Hot water bottle (especially if camping)

-Toiletries (natural & biodegradable products please)

PRICE

Camping/vans £350

Shared yurt £375

Private yurt £475

Private vintage van £495

PAYMENT

Non-refundable £100 deposit/person is required to book and secure your place. Balance due by March 15.

Sign-up on our main platform WeTravel for lower booking fees: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/ecstatic-dance-easter-retreat-ecstatic-dance-uk-exeter-89765258

FAQ

-Is this a festival? No. Festivals are generally larger events with several programs/workshops to choose from and participants can arrive/leave as they wish, and meals are not communal. Our retreat is a closed container: we start and finish together. We are limiting the number of participants in order to create a more intimate gathering. There is one program and all the activities, including meals, are communal. We also ask participants to turn off their phones. Our retreat is an invitation to go deeper into your practice and let go of the outside world for the duration of a weekend.

-Can I bring my own van instead of camping? Yes absolutely. Please let us know when booking so we know how many expect.

-Are dogs allowed? Unfortunately not

-What is your cancellation policy? In the unlikely case that we have to cancel the retreat, a full refund will be offered. In case of cancellation from your side, no refunds will be offered, no matter the reason.

-If I can no longer make it, can I transfer my booking to someone? If you find someone to take your booking, there will be a £50 admin charge to transfer your booking to another person. If you want us sell your booking on your behalf, we will retain your deposit (£100) for the service and refund you the balance only if we find a replacement and once they have paid in full. Please note we will only accept booking transfers and allow posts on our Facebook event/page if the retreat is fully booked.

GETTING THERE

Embercombe, Higher Ashton, Exeter, EX6 7QQ

+44 (0) 1647 252983

By train

Exeter St David’s is the closest station which serves most of the UK. It’s approximately 7 miles from Embercombe. There is a taxi rank outside (one-way to Embercombe: £20-25) or you can walk to Exeter Central Bus Station which is approximately a 1.5 mile walk into town. We offer a return shuttle to/from Exeter train station for £30 both ways (add-on when booking).

By bus

There is a 360 Dartline bus service from the Central Bus Station in Exeter which stops 1.3 miles from Embercombe. Look for route name Exeter-Dunchideock-Bridford and get off the bus at the Belevedere Castle stop. On leaving the bus, continue along the top road. After 400 yards you’ll reach the Belvedere Castle entrance on your left. Opposite, there is a little road going down to the right, signposted Trusham and Ashton. Follow this road for approximately 20 minutes until you reach Embercombe’s main gate on the right.

By car

-From the Southbound A38: Follow the signs to Exeter Race Course. Climb the hill slowly and get into the left hand lane, at the top of the hill (Haldon Hill) take the left exit marked Dunchideock and Exeter Race Course. Pay particular attention as you do not get much warning of the exit! Turn right at the roundabout at the end of the sliproad towards Dunchideock and follow this road through Haldon Forest. After 1.7 miles, the road goes downhill into trees and just opposite is a forest car park area on your right. Take the sharp left turn signposted Trusham & Ashton. Entrance to Embercombe is 1.2 miles down on the right.

-From the Northbound A38: At the top of Haldon Hill (A38) take the exit marked Dunchideock and Exeter Race Course immediately after the petrol station. At the ‘T’ junction turn left and follow the road through Haldon Forest. After a 1.7miles, the road goes downhill into trees and just opposite a forest car park area on your right, take the sharp left turning signposted Trusham & Ashton. Entrance to Embercombe is 1.2 miles down on the right.

-Satellite navigation systems: We recommend that you don’t use your Sat Nav system to reach Embercombe. They’ve been found to be unreliable in the rural areas around Embercombe and visitors often arrive at the wrong address.

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EX6 7QQ

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