STARTING OCTOBER 2022

Rewild Your Soul

- a year of seasonal adventures -

Unearth your inner wild and deepen your relationship with the more-than-human world through curiosity, creativity and community.
 

A collective awakening is stirring. A recognition that both wildlife and our inner wildish nature is endangered. We are questioning the way things are, the way we are expected to be, to fit in, to work. It is time to listen and begin to feel alive again.

The wild inside and out whispers, calls to you. You see it in the dust motes lit up in a ray of sunshine as you rush about your day. You smell the woodsmoke on the air outside as you close the door behind you ready for another meeting. You feel it in your bones as close your eyes to the email you are writing and imagine running through the wild wood amongst the trees and animals and mysterious fungi. Earth, damp, beings hidden the tangled branches, stars burning in the night sky. The wild is a place in each of us – a forgotten world where we feel free.

Join me and fellow starry-eyed learners as we embark on a year of seasonal adventures where we will travel through ancient forests, gaze at the burning winter stars, look for secret nests in the hedgerow and feel the powerful transformation of flower to seed in the summer meadow.

As we deepen our relationship with the more-than-human world we begin to awaken the wild within, exploring the meaning and wisdom of nature through seasonal themes from exploring our roots and values in Autumn and our dreams and life stories in Winter, to creating a supportive nest in our homes in Spring and exploring joy and being a good ancestor and what we will do with our one, wild and precious life in Summer.

Together we will emerge with a renewed sense of belonging and knowing - for we are part of everything. We are made of stardust.

ENROLMENT OPENS SPRING 2023

"I created Rewild Your Soul to deepen our relationship with and belonging to nature."
- Agnes Becker


 

Rewild, v; to return to a more wild or self-willed state;
the process of undoing domestication.
Synonyms: undomesticate, uncivilize.

- Paul Michael Bauer, What is rewilding?


ABOUT REWILD YOUR SOUL

Join me, Agnes Becker, as I guide you and a nourishing community of starry-eyed learners through Rewild Your Soul - A Year Of Seasonal Adventures, created to deepen your experience of and belonging to the more-than-human world – from fungal networks deep in the earth to fiery stars billions of miles away.

Journeying through the seasonal adventures for a year gives you the space and depth to allow this new way of engaging with the world to root deep into your bones. Each adventure builds on the last and will take you on a journey of learning and discovery with seasonal nature journaling prompts, workshops and talks with guides we meet along the way and a nurturing online community space. We will awaken our curiosity through science, creativity and mindfulness through art and connection to the earth and each other through community.

We are all equal in our learning. We support each other to make space for more moments of wonder in nature. We inspire each other with our discoveries about and creative expressions to the Earth and our place in it. We collectively deepen our sense of belonging.

At the end of Rewild Your Soul, you’ll feel enriched and more deeply connected to yourself, the Earth, as well as having met a group of like-minded, lifelong learners.

KEY INFORMATION

When: Enrolment opens Spring 2023
Places available:
Limited to 20 for a deep, immersive and intimate experience


“[The adventure experience] feels genuinely evolving and alive and real and something that’s precious…Things that could just be normal and every day suddenly became interesting and magical. ”

- Sarah-Louise

"The adventure helped me focus on something outside of myself, but also to reflect on myself as well and how I relate and am connected to everything…I will never forget the insights and caring I received from these amazing women who shared so much of their lives. Thank you."

- Jamee


Autumn

ROOTED

- Adventure under the ancient forest where trees and fungi talk -

3 October 2022 - 2 December 2022


"Nature...seems increasingly better understood in fungal terms:...as an assemblage of entanglements of which we are messily part."
- Robert Macfarlane, Underland


You walk into the mysterious quiet of the ancient wood, the scent of fungus and leaf fall calms you. As you dig your hands into the damp, rich earth you feel yourself join a deep network of roots, connecting, interweaving, whispering, supporting, competing, nourishing...

We have begun to realise in our bones that the way we are living our lives isn't working. Questioning the old measures of 'success' - busy-ness, speed, convenience - we are tired of the old ways. The loudness, stress and exhaustion. We crave quiet, depth and richness. It is time to reconnect with our earth. Our home. It is time for observation and learning, understanding and healing. It is time to feel rooted again.

Our Rewild Your Soul journey starts by exploring the complex world of roots and fungi under the earth of our oldest woodlands - and our own needs for roots and nourishment. Join me, Agnes Becker, as I guide you and fellow starry-eyed learners through a 10 week, spacious adventure unto the ancient forest where trees and fungi talk. Together we will notice, wonder, discover, create and connect with this landscape and the messy, entangled world of mycorrhizal (fungi-root) networks.


WHAT WILL WE EXPLORE IN THE ROOTED ADVENTURE?

3 October - 2 December 2022
Six weeks of content with two weeks solo adventuring

0 | WELCOME AND GETTING READY

Our community space opens a week before the adventure starts. Gentle prompts see us begin to get to know each other, understand what we are looking for in this journey and prepare ourselves for the adventure ahead of us. We get to know each other in our first virtual campfire 'welcome' gathering.

1 | into the ancient forest

We begin our adventure to the ancient forest. We find local wild places that resonate with us, where old trees thrive and the ground is rich with diverse living beings. Each adventurers 'ancient forest' will differ - some may be a small copse at the end of a road, a wooded part of a local park or a large woodland. Welcome packs begin to arrive in the post. We notice the resistance we may feel in giving ourselves time to be with nature and consider ways in which to overcome these feelings and gift ourselves time with the more-than-human world.

2 | trees and roots

As we adventure into the forest we begin to take notice of and get to know the trees around us, recording them in our nature journal. The creative exercise in the guidebook sees us start to experiment and play. We begin to awaken our sense of curiosity and creativity.

3 | mushrooms and fungi

We return to our forests and notice the mushrooms under our feet and how they may be connecting with the surrounding trees. Our nature journaling leads us to look with curiosity and wonder and the creative exercise sees us creating spore prints from mushrooms.

4 | mycorrhizal networks

We start to go deep into the earth, tracing networks that nourish, compete, trick, grow and shrink. We learn the earth is an ocean of life and the hidden networks under our feet are more intimately connected to ourselves and the trees, plants and animals we see around us than we may have realised. We begin to discover a new way of being on this earth - mycorrhizal (fungi-root) networks are living entanglements that defy human analogy and from which we can learn.

5 | our roots and networks

On our weekly visit to the forest we stop and turn inwards towards our own lives and where we may need more nourishment or need to retreat from unhealthy relationships, activities or thoughts. We begin to unearth our values and see the connection between our well-being and with whom or what we spend our time and energy.

6 | returning home

Slowly we return home from the forest. We meet in our final weekly campfire and reflect on all we have learned and experienced. We consider how we will continue to nurture our curiosity and creativity with ourselves and the more-than-human world as we leave the adventure and return home.


ROOTED ADVENTURE SPEAKERS AND GUIDES

- New speakers still being added, please check back -

SOPHIE STRAND, WRITER

- Live 'MYTH & MYCOLOGY' talk and Q&A -

Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine will be published by Inner Traditions in Fall 2022 and is available for pre-order. Her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions in Spring 2023. Subscribe for her newsletter at sophiestrand.substack.com. And follow her work on Instagram: @cosmogyny and at www.sophiestrand.com.

DAVID SATORI

- LIVE REWILDING MYCOLOGY talk AND Q&A -

David Satori is a mycologist, consultant, and the founder of Rewilding Mycology. He holds a MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation and is a former Species Conservation Researcher at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where he contributed to IUCN Red List assessments of tropical plant species.
Rewildingmycology.org

 

SASHA GLASGOW, WRITER, doubter, doer

- Pre-recorded journaling workshop -

Sasha classes herself as a writer, doubter and doer. Even though she's been writing in some form from the age of eight, she only started calling herself a writer last year - a rebellious act against her self-doubting nature. She's an avid journaler and lover of words, who wants to use them to challenge the negative narratives that women can have about themselves. Sasha writes about her own journey as it unfolds unlearning self-doubt and tuning back into self-trust, in the hope that her doing so through her creative outlet, prove as small, powerful #RemindHers to those that come across her words.
frankandfeel.com

PROFESSOR MARTIN BIDARTONDO, MYCOLOGIST

- Pre-recorded talk -

Martin investigates the evolution and ecology of the many and widespread partnerships between fungi and plants
www.imperial.ac.uk/people/m.bidartondo

DR RUTH ALLEN,
OUTDOOR THERAPIST

- Pre-recorded talk -

Ruth is an outdoor and online counselling psychotherapist, professional development coach, and experienced consultant, trainer and facilitator. Ruth specialises in outdoor practice, nature relationship and working with mind and body in harmony. Ruth is the author of Grounded: How connection with nature can improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
whitepeakwellbeing.com

 



winter

DREAMING

- Adventure into the night sky where stars burn and stories unfold -

9 December 2022 - 10 March 2023


"Yet slowness and silence – the different rhythm of the night –
are a necessary correction to the day.
Night and dark are good for us. As the nights lengthen,
it's time to reopen the dreaming space."

- Jeanette Winterson, Why I love the night


How would it feel to start 2023 with stillness and dreaming? To allow winter into our souls and embrace the quiet of the season? To feel the awe of connecting with the stars burning fiercely in the velvet darkness of winter, linking us to other worlds, stories, dreams and our ancestors? To gift ourselves a slow, still, quiet start to the year?

The current unpredictability of societal and climactic changes are hard for all of us and we can feel exhausted in our attempts to recover and yet also fight to resist the status quo as society expects us to carry on as though these changes aren't affecting us.

Yet in the keeping going and resisting what we need, our souls are suffering. We crave quiet, stillness, rest. It is time to allow ourselves to pause, look at the stars, feel the stories of our ancestors in our bones and fill our souls with wonder and awe. It is time for observation and learning, understanding and healing. It is time to embrace the night sky and reopen the dreaming space.

After a short break we will begin our winter adventure, as I, Agnes Becker, guide you through a spacious 13 week adventure into the night sky where stars burn and stories unfold. Together we will embrace the stillness and quiet of the season and notice, wonder, discover, create, and connect with the night skies that inspired our ancestors. Together we will reopen the dreaming space and envision how we'd like our lives to unfold in 2023.


WHAT WILL WE EXPLORE IN THE DREAMING ADVENTURE?

9 December - 10 March 2023
Six weeks of content with seven weeks solo adventuring

1 | into the night sky

We begin our adventure into the night sky. We begin to get to know the night sky through a series of gentle prompts and learn how we can begin to embrace winter with a pre-recorded workshop led by The Wild Academy. Welcome packs begin to arrive in the post. We notice the resistance we may feel in giving ourselves time to be with nature and consider ways in which to overcome these feelings and gift ourselves time with the more-than-human world.

2 | DARK AND LIGHT

“To understand light you need first to have been buried in the deep-down dark.”
― Robert Macfarlane, Author of Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Together we start to embrace the dark through simple exercises and prompts. We gather around the virtual campfire to share our thoughts and discoveries.

3 | WINTER CONTELLATIONS

"Experiencing the night sky...triggers a host of physical and psychological benefits, from boosting creativity and lowering stress to making us care more about the wellbeing of our planet."
- Jo Marchant, Author of The Human Cosmos
 

We get to know the celestial bodies burning in the night sky and plan our evening adventure exploring the stars. Stargazing during the New Moon (21 January 2023) is ideal as the sky is free of the bright lunar light.

4 | stories of the stars

We explore the stories our ancestors saw in the stars and dream up our own constellation narratives.

5 | our stories and dreams

"All of life is a story. Myths and legends. Folklore and fairy tales. Imagination and memory. Diaries and dinner dates....Hope and expectation. Ruth and dream...These are the days of our lives, my friend. Live them fully. Write them well."
- Beth Kempton, Author of Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year
 

Through gentle prompts we begin to consider the story of our life so far and what we’d like the next chapter to hold. With the stars above us inspiring creativity, awe, perspective and reminding us of our interconnectedness, we begin to dream and create the next part of our story in a 'Dreaming' workshop.

6 | returning home

Slowly we return home from our adventure in the night sky. We meet in our final campfire gathering and reflect on all we have learned and experienced. We let our dreams for 2023 unfold and allow ourselves to believe that a rich, layered, nourishing life living with your own nature and the nature of the more-than-human world is possible. With these wishes, we return home.


DREAMING ADVENTURE SPEAKERS AND GUIDES

- New speakers still being added, please check back -

NANA TOMOVA, STORYTELLER

- Live celestial storytelling session -

Nana is a storyteller and creator of the Story Apothecary podcast. As a storyteller, the themes which Nana connects to the most are nature, gender, community and mental health. nana uses stories therapeutically as a means of healing, to connect people together, to bring back childhood wonder or as medicine.

www.nanatomova.com

Eleanor cheetham and maddy lawson, The Wild Academy

- Pre-recorded 'Embracing Winter' talk -

The Wild Academy is a platform for untamed learning that seeks to challenge established ways of thinking and being. Based on a fierce but tender conviction that the world makes a lot more sense when we bring nature back into the heart of our lives and work, our courses, communities and experiences offer transformative opportunities to explore what it means to unearth the wild within.

www.thewildacademy.co.uk


spring

NESTING

- Adventure to the wild hedgerow
where birds weave their nests -

27 March 2023 - 2 June 2023


“The nest, quite as much as the oneiric [dream] house…
knows nothing of the hostility of the world.
Human life starts with refreshing sleep,
and all the eggs in a nest are kept nicely warm…
In its germinal form, therefore, all of life is well-being.
Being starts with well-being.”

- Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space


Hidden in the tangled, wild hedgerow you may glimpse a Blackbird flitting in and out between the new green leaves of the Elder, her beak full of twigs and roots carefully chosen to build a cosy nest for her brood. This nest - hidden, fragile, safe, precious – will be where her eggs are kept warm and her nestlings are nourished.

With the human world in the turmoil of a massive, much needed paradigm shift, our reserves for stress and change are low. We crave safety, freedom and joy. It is time to take ourselves on an adventure to reconnect with and learn from our non-human kin. It is time for us to pause and awaken our curiosity, creativity and sense of awe. It is time to rekindle the quiet joy of a safe nest buried in the tangled hedgerow.

In Spring we will welcome new adventurers into the fold and as I, Agnes Becker, guide you through a loving, eigth week adventure into the wild hedgerow where birds build their nests. Together we will connect with our avian kin, their precious homes and our own needs for nesting as we journey deep into the ancient, tangled hedgerow. Together we will seek to create a loving, nourishing home for us to...be.


WHAT WILL WE EXPLORE IN THE NESTING ADVENTURE?

27 March - 2 June 2023
Six weeks of content with two weeks solo adventuring

0 | WELCOME AND GETTING READY

We gather in the online community space before the adventure starts. Gentle prompts see us begin to get to know each other, understand what we are looking for in this journey and prepare ourselves for the adventure ahead of us. We get to know each other in our first virtual campfire 'welcome' gathering.

1 | to the wild hedgerow

We begin our adventure to the wild hedgerow. The wild hedgerow is as much reality as it is concept. Some adventurers may live in landscapes where the wild hedgerow becomes a row of tall trees or a shrub in their garden. We each find our wild hedgerows and the birds that call these spaces their home. Welcome packs arrive in the post. We notice the resistance we may feel in giving ourselves time to be with nature and consider ways in which to overcome these feelings and gift ourselves time with the more-than-human world.

2 | birdsong

As we walk through the cool, Spring sunshine we begin to take notice of the birdsong around us, recording it in our nature journal. The creative exercise in the guidebook sees us start to experiment and play. We begin to awaken our sense of curiosity and creativity.

3 | nests

We return to our wild hedgerows and take the time to notice nest building activities. We notice their fragility and precarious construction and think about the trust a bird places in the world to ensure her eggs are safe. Our nature journaling leads us to look with curiosity and wonder and the creative exercise sees us collecting materials for and building our own little nests. We give back to the birds by laying out nesting materials for them.

4 | eggs

As the nest building completes, the bird hatches her eggs. We adventure deep into the safety of the nest, exploring the myriad of different types of eggs and how they are laid. We reflect on our own metaphorical ‘eggs’, ideas and dreams we are keeping nurtured in our minds and homes until they are ready to fly the nest.

5 | our nests

On our weekly walk to our wild hedgerow we stop and turn inwards towards our own ideas and dreams. We begin to see the connection between our own homes (our own ‘nests’) and how they support our ideas and dreams. We reflect on the importance of our own nests for our own well-being. We create a nest-like wreath as a keepsake to remind us of our adventure.

6 | returning home

Slowly we return home from the wild hedgerow and its nesting birds. We meet in our final weekly campfire and reflect on all we have learned and experienced. We consider how we will continue to nurture our curiosity and creativity with ourselves and the more-than-human world as we leave the adventure and return home.


NESTING ADVENTURE SPEAKERS AND GUIDES

- New speakers still being added, please check back -

HANNAH BULLIVANT, STYLIST

- LIVE TALK AND pre-recorded WREATH WORKSHOP -

Hannah is a freelance events and interiors stylist specialising in home styling and decluttering with soul. Hannah is passionate about living seasonally, joyfully and stylishly. Her clients include independent businesses as well as homes. She runs seasonal wreath workshops and a home interiors course called The Fresh Nest.
www.hannahbullivant.com

HAZEL MCCAMBRIDGE, BRITISH TRUST OF ORNITHOLOGY

- LIVE BIRD NESTS TALK AND Q&A -

Hazel is a passionate environmentalist working in wildlife conservation and sustainability. She currently works for the British Trust for Ornithology as survey organiser for Nesting Neighbours; a citizen science survey collecting valuable data on garden nesting birds. She loves inspiring people to find their connection with nature and compassion for our planet.  


SUMMER

JOY

- Adventure to the wildflower meadow where blooms unfold, insects hum and seeds are made -

23 June 2023 - 1 September 2023


“Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean—
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
Ido know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”

- Mary Oliver


Imagine how it would feel to step into the meadow, grasses slipping between your fingers, releasing seeds on the breeze. The musty smell of vegetation in the heat and the heady scent of summer flowers. Imagine lying down in this miniature forest of wildflowers and grasses. Your inner child awakens as you joyfully watch an insect feed on a flower. And your mind begins to wonder, create, imagine a different kind of world filled with life and compassion and love…

During these times of intense change, life can feel heavy - like we don’t deserve to enjoy the warmth and love around us, like we aren’t doing enough, like we aren’t enough. We crave joy, relationship, compassion, healing, laughter. It is time for us to let go, run our fingers through the summer grasses and drift down into the miniature worlds of insects and flowers on our doorstep. It is time to step into becoming good ancestors and with lightness, imagination, compassion, healing and joy collectively plant seeds for a better world. Let us ask ourselves, “what is it I plan to do with this one wild and precious life?”

In Summer we enter into our final adventure of the year as I, Agnes Becker, guide you through a nine-week, spacious, virtual adventure to the wildflower meadow where flowers unfold, insects thrive and precious seeds are made. Together we will embrace the lightness and joy of the season and notice, wonder, discover, create, and connect with ancient, entangled grasslands and the power of seeds. Together we will acknowledge and begin to heal the heaviness we feel as we find our joy imagining and creating a better future as good ancestors.


WHAT WILL WE EXPLORE IN THE NESTING ADVENTURE?

23 June - 1 September 2023
Six weeks of content with four weeks solo adventuring

1 | to the wildflower meadow

"'Meadow' is..from the Old English 'moedwe', being related to 'mawan' - to mow. A meadow is a place where grass and flowers are grown for hay, the dry winter fodder for livestock. A meadow...is a relationship between nature, man and beast. At its best, it is also equilibrium, artistry."
- John Lewis-Stempel, Meadowland

We begin our adventure into the wildflower meadow. We find our local ‘wildflower meadow’, get to know this landscape and begin to explore feeling joy and practicing gratitude. Welcome packs begin to arrive in the post. We get to know each other in our first virtual campfire 'welcome' gathering on Tuesday 21 June 2022, the day of the Summer Solstice. We notice the resistance we may feel in giving ourselves time to be with nature and consider ways in which to navigate these feelings and gift ourselves time with the more-than-human world.

2 | wildflowers and grasses

"Wild flower habitats are...vital havens of biodiversity that support a huge variety of species from butterflies, grasshoppers, bees and other insects to small mammals and birds right up to large grazing animals."
- Fauna & Flora International

As we adventure into the meadow we begin to take notice of and get to know the wildflowers and grasses around us, recording them in our nature journal. The creative exercise in the guidebook sees us start to experiment and play. We begin to awaken our sense of curiosity and creativity.

3 | insects and pollination

"I wish that everyone who said they believed in angels actually believed in insects.”
- Jay Griffiths, Why Rebel?
 

We return to our meadows and notice the interactions and child-like, immerse ourselves in the entanglement of vegetation, gazing up at the insect buzzing above us. Our nature journaling leads us to look with curiosity and wonder and the creative exercise sees us becoming more insect-like!

4 | seeds

“ [Let us] reseed imaginations of what is possible on this beautiful earth we inhabit.”
– Rowan White, Sierra Seeds

We begin to notice the interaction between insect and flower – a collaboration that creates one of the most powerful creations – the seed. We use our imagination to understand the potential of the seed, begin to learn about seed sovereignty and imagine what kind or world we would like to create in this “one wild and beautiful life”. We gather around our virtual campfire to share experiences and stories and support each other on our journey.

5 | planting seeds and good ancestors

“One immediate step to becoming a good ancestor is to start paying attention to the environments that bring out slower, longer term, imaginative thinking about the choices we’re making for ourselves, and for our future generation.”
- Lisa Kay Solomon, Becoming Good Ancestors article
 

Through gentle prompts we begin to consider stepping with joy into becoming good ancestors in a way that sustains us, our fellow humans and the more-than-human world. With the powerful metaphor of the seed we reflect on our strengths, what brings us joy and what we are drawn to healing in a gentle, nourishing workshop.

6 | harvest festival

What makes an elder, a heartfelt spirit, a clear mind, a talented heart, one who is young while old and old while young, an activist for the Soul? Is it formulae, schemas, lexicons? It could be. But also, and often more so, I think it is very like the flowering of the trees in the forest, as we gather more years: we straggle and stride onward in our better learned ways to give out even more seeds for new life, and to blossom wildly in so doing for self and others …"
- Clarissa Pinkola Éstes, How to be an Elder lecture series

On Thursday 31 August we gather for a virtual day retreat and ‘harvest’ all we have learned and experienced throughout the seasons with reflection exercises, an ink making workshop, a gentle visualisation and ceremony. Let our love for the earth overflow and spill into being custodians of the earth. Let us allow ourselves to believe that a rich, layered, nourishing life living with your own nature and the nature of the more-than-human world is possible. With these wishes, we return home and plant a seed.


JOY ADVENTURE SPEAKERS AND GUIDES

- New speakers still being added, please check back -

TAMU THOMAS, EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING COACH

- LIVE 'EMBRACING JOY' TALK AND Q&A -

Tamu describes herself as the purveyor of joy. She wants each of us to begin to enjoy who we are from the inside out.

www.livethreesixty.com

Dr Trevor Dines, botanist

- pre-recorded 'meadows' talk -

Trevor is a farmer’s son from Hampshire, and has co-authored the New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora, organising fieldwork and the collection of over 9 million botanical records to map every native and naturalised plant in these islands. He was Plantlife’s Botanical Specialist for 20 years, campaigning for better management of road verges, creating the #NoMowMay campaign to increase wildflowers on our lawns, and helping to create a new meadow in every county in England and Wales through the Prince of Wales’ Coronation Meadows project.


JOINING REWILD YOUR SOUL WILL HELP YOU FEEL:

  • An increase sense of rootedness, home, dreaming, joy, wonder, peace and freedom from spending time outside and focussing attention on the more-than-human world
  • A deeper understanding of and therefore relationship with your local land
  • A reawakening of your curiosity and creativity
  • A more immersive experience of all four seasons
  • A new perspective on healing our world from a sustainable place of joy and love
  • A renewed faith in humanity by connecting with fellow humans who love learning, creating and connecting with the more-than-human world

WHAT WILL JOINING REWILD YOUR SOUL GIFT YOU?

  • Four seasonal we are stardust welcome boxes.
  • A reading list of inspirational books in case you want to explore further.
  • Seasonal guidebooks filled with nature activities, journaling questions and short creative exercises for each adventure that will help awaken your curiosity and creativity for getting to know the more-than-human world and your inner nature.
  • Access to a private podcast of all guidebook chapters, campfire gatherings and speaker talks and workshops.
  • A safe space and supportive community on Circle to connect and share your findings from the prompts and creative exercises with like-minded starry-eyed learners.
  • Inspirational posts – quotes, videos, links, Pinterest boards.
  • Campfire gatherings with Agnes Becker and fellow adventurers to share our discoveries and discuss any resistance we are feeling.
  • Talks and workshops with Agnes Becker and guest speakers to inspire us and expand our knowledge and thinking.
  • Gentle prompts to encourage you to go outside and get to know your local woodland, night sky, nesting birds and meadows.
  • A late summer Harvest Festival virtual retreat to mark the end of our journey together and harvest what we have learned.

"I take more notice of the little things, slow down, and it has just made me want to keep connecting on a regular basis as it's the best feeling."

- Sophie, Rooted adventurer, 2021

"[I feel] wonderful, at peace and inspired. I love having my curiosity peaked and finding like-minded souls. I feel replenished."

- Sarah-Louise, Dreaming Adventurer, 2022

EXTRA GIFTS FOR YOU

  • Exclusive seasonal greetings cards by Agnes Becker no longer available for retail purchase on the we are stardust shop sent in your seasonal welcome pack
  • Access to all printable and downloadable Seasonal Nature Guides from we are stardust, worth £20
  • Access to all Seasonal Nature Workshops from we are stardust, worth £98
  • Access to the Winter Stargazing Adventure Pack and audioguide, worth £98
  • Access to a new Create Your Own 2023 Astronomical Events Phenology Wheel Workshop, worth £45
  • Rooted Adventure audioguide experience to imagine how we might 'become a fungus'
  • Nominal investment of £350-£700 to rejoin Rewild Your Soul the following year/6 months each time deepening your relationship with the more-than-human world.

YOUR GUIDE

AGNES BECKER, ADVENTURE GUIDE

Agnes is an artist and science communications specialist who feels most at home with family and friends, immersed in nature. After a degree in Natural Sciences and a Masters in Science Media Production, Agnes spent 10 years working in universities with scientists. In 2016 Agnes created we are stardust as a way to deepen our experience of the messy, beautiful universe through art and science.


TIME COMMITMENT

You can tailor your adventure to meet your needs.

Minimum: 1 hour each week spend time in your meadow.
Medium: 2 hours each week to do the weekly guidebook prompts, take part in the weekly campfire gatherings or weekly talk/workshop.
Maximum: As many hours as you like! Immerse yourself in the dreaming space and share your discoveries with fellow starry-eyed learners.


DATES TO CHECK

  • All campfire gatherings, talks and workshops will be held on Tuesdays, 1-2pm BST/GMT or 7.30-8.30pm BST/GMT as far as possible.
  • Guidebook chapters with nature activities, journaling prompts and creative exercises are sent out on Fridays during the content weeks.
  • Earth painting workshop with Agnes Becker, Tuesday 18 October 2022, 1-2pm BST
  • Rewilding Mycology talk and Q&A with David Satori, Tuesday 8 November 2022, 7.30-8.30pm GMT
  • 'Myth and mycelium' chat and Q&A with Sophie Strand, Tuesday 15 November 2022, 7.30-8.30pm GMT
  • Create Your Own 2023 Astronomical Events Phenology Wheel Workshop with Agnes Becker, Tuesday 17 January, 1-2pm GMT
  • Celestial Storytelling with Nana Tomova, Date TBC
  • Dusk Chorus Workshop with Agnes Becker, Tuesday 25 April 2022, 1-2pm BST
  • Nests Talk and Q&A with Hazel MacCambridge, Tuesday 9 May 2023, 1-2pm BST
  • Wildflower and meadow watercolour painting class with Agnes Becker, 4 July 2023, 1-2pm BST
  • Embracing Joy chat and Q&A with Tamu Thomas, 11 July 2023, 1-2pm BST
  • Harvest Festival virtual day retreat, 31 August 2023, 10am - 3pm BST (if you are based in the US, workshops will be held from 12 noon BST onwards)

All talks will be recorded and posted in the community space (except the Celestial Storytelling session) and there will be a chance to ask speakers questions in advance. Please note, if you have signed up for 6 months you will only have access to the campfires, workshops and talks up to the end of the Dreaming adventure.

"The adventures have helped me connect the science, professional, city side of me with the intuitive, creative, nature, rural side of me"

- Katie, Nesting and Rooted adventurer, 2021

"The content was beautiful and well researched. Everything was really accessible, and it wasn’t scary to share what I created with the group."

- Jenni, Rooted adventurer, 2020


WHO IS THE ADVENTURE FOR?

You are welcome with open arms if:

  • You want to enrich your experience of being in nature with learning and creativity but don’t know where to start
  • You want to connect with the Earth and all her living beings more deeply but never find the time or headspace to do this
  • You love learning about nature from all disciplines and people but have never found a community where learning is free of judgement about how much you do/don’t know
  • You want to learn more about the world through science but feel what you read when you look things up is too complicated and overwhelming or believe you aren’t clever enough
  • You want to respond to your experience of being in nature with creative art projects but don’t know where to start or believe you are “rubbish at drawing”
  • You love being part of a diverse community of people from all walks of life who love the connecting with the more-than-human world

 

The adventure not be the best experience for you if:

  • You want to learn technical terminology and get very specific about scientific methodology
  • You want a perfect, slick experience. I am a mother working on we are stardust part-time. I am messy and human. I will do my best to create a smooth, beautiful experience for you but I will make mistakes. If this is something that would bother you, this adventure may not be for you.
  • You want to tick off identifying as many plants, trees, birds, mushrooms, stars etc. as possible
  • You want a detailed, step-by-step ‘how to’ guide to exploring the world through science and art
  • You hope to heal trauma through this experience. While it may help, I am not a therapist and recommend working with a trained professional to address trauma
  • You are looking for a very directed course with a leader to take you through learning about an area of nature (I will act as more of a guide, encouraging others to share their findings and creations)
  • You feel some areas of learning about the world are superior to others

 

INVESTMENT

Each of us holds different levels of privilege - gender, racial, socioeconomic. I have created a special investment level for people at the forefront of systemic marginalisation so they can enjoy their equal right to 'be' in nature. When deciding which investment level is right for you, I invite you to reflect on your access to resources and privilege, and select the level that you can genuinely afford.

I trust you to make the best choice for you and you do not need to check with me before going ahead with your investment.

 

SIX MONTHS ADVENTURING

Autumn and Winter Adventures
(Enrolment for the Spring and Summer Adventures will open in April)

£1692 - OAK investment level

This is the cost of the adventure. If you have access to the financial means, are able to freely spend time with nature without feeling worried about your right to be there, you hold privilege in our community and this price is for you.
A payment plan of 6 x £282 monthly payments is available with this level.
A payment plan of 12 x £141 monthly payments is available with this level.

 

£852 - CHESTNUT investment level, 3 SPACES

This level is for you if you would struggle to meet basic needs paying the Oak investment level rate. This level is also for you if you feel access to nature has been made more difficult for you because of gender, racial or socioeconomic reasons.
A payment plan of 6 x £142 monthly payments is available with this level.
A payment plan of 12 x £71 monthly payments is available with this level.

 

12 months adventuring

Rooted, Dreaming, Nesting and Joy Adventures

£3000 - OAK investment level

This is the cost of the adventure. If you have access to the financial means, are able to freely spend time with nature without feeling worried about your right to be there, you hold privilege in our community and this price is for you.
A payment plan of 6 x £500 monthly payments is available with this level.
A payment plan of 12 x £250 monthly payments is available with this level.

 

£1500 early bird - CHESTNUT investment level, 3 spaces

This level is for you if you would struggle to meet basic needs paying the Oak investment level rate. This level is also for you if you feel access to nature has been made more difficult for you because of gender, racial or socioeconomic reasons.
A payment plan of 6 x £250 monthly payments is available with this level.
A payment plan of 12 x £125 monthly payments is available with this level.

Select your investment level and get ready for Rewild Your Soul - A Year of Seasonal Adventures.

I can't wait to welcome you in.

Agnes xxx


BEFORE YOU GO AHEAD WITH YOUR INVESTMENT, PLEASE CLICK TO READ THE TERMS

No refunds

Because of the nature of this adventure and how it is delivered, I am unable to offer refunds so do consider your investment carefully before going ahead.

Payment plans

Payment plans cannot be cancelled once initiated so please buy with intention. When you first purchase the payment plan will count as your first month. The following three or six months will be automatically debited each month following the original purchase date.

Mailing list

Investing in this adventure will see you added to the we are stardust Flodesk mailing list so you can be updated about the adventure. You will also receive regular newsletter emails from we are stardust.