Earth Living Retreat

9th-11th Sept 2022

@ Hempen, Hardwick Estate, Reading

Would you like to be immersed in nature and a soulful, soil-full community?


We welcome you to a weekend in the wild. Listen to the wisdom of the earth and receive its nourishment through wholesome plant-powered food and ritual. Feel the touch of natural water on your skin. Stretch your lungs with the breath of the forest and let your body and voice thrive in this rural landscape.


The Earth Living family are partnering with Hempen Co-operative to create a space for reconnection and celebration. Together we offer a diversity of experiences from various beautiful heARTrtists including:


·      Yoga

·      Primal Vinyasa

·      Sound & Gong Bath

·      Life Drawing

·      Hemp, CBD & Cacao

·      Foraging

·      Massage & Healing

·      Wild Swimming

·      Nature Walks

·      Voice Activation

·      Vedic Chanting

·      Fireside jam and live music

·      Organic and local dining

This retreat takes place just before the Autumn Equinox; a time of balance, when day and night are of equal lengths. We are invited to reflect, gather our harvests and take stock of everything we have manifested so far. Let’s celebrate the fruits of this year and give gratitude to the earth for its wisdom and abundance.


About the site –
Hempen Co-operative


Hempen is situated on a farm on Hardwick Estate and is surrounded by woodland, meadows and farm animals. The River Thames is 20 minutes walk away.


All classes will take place outdoors, either under the stretch tent, in the woods or river… somewhere in nature.


Come and join us in this beautiful, wild sanctuary.


Accommodation & Facilities


You will need to bring your own tent for sleeping or you can stay in your own live-in vehicle for a small fee (limited space). Please also bring your own mug, plate, cutlery and head torch.


Facilities include compost toilets, a compost shower and an outdoor bath in the woods, (how’s that for forest bathing?!)




Meals are provided, all cooked from scratch by our onsite chef and volunteers. The menu will be a mixture of healthy, plant-based food, including lots of hemp-inspired recipes & home grown veg from our garden! 100% vegan.


All food, classes and pitch are included in price.




Super early bird - £195

Early bird - £235 (until 15th August)

Standard - £265


Live-in vehicle (no electrical hook up) - £25 for the weekend (4 available)


Free parking for cars. 12 spaces available.

We look foward to having you with us!

May we embrace the earth and each other’s presence in this grounding, heart-centered community.