“Go out in the woods, go out. If you don't go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.” Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

Please book for all events here via email meditatewithhelen@gmail.com or via the 'contact us' box below.


‘Into the Woods’: A Day of Forest-based Creativity for Women 

@ Wilderness Woods, Uckfield, East Sussex

A day retreat with a difference!  This retreat will take place in the simply stunning, family-run Wilderness Woods in Uckfield, East Sussex.  We have our own private bunkhouse space in the forest in which to meditate, breathe and create.  The day will cover a variety of creative practices including breath work, meditation, creative writing, visualisation, nature art, yoga nidra and a fire circle, all of which are designed to re-ignite your own creativity.  

Perhaps your creativity has lain dormant while you focus your energy on others; maybe you create something for someone else every day and want to do something for yourself; perhaps you feel you’ve hit a creative wall and need to see things from a different perspective.  Whatever it is, this day will leave you feeling creativity invigorated, centred and inspired!

Each day will be different so you can come to both or just one (cost for both will be a discounted £100pp).  

Thursday 16th July 10am-4pm; £55pp (journey to light)

Thursday 20th August 10am-4pm; £55pp (celebration of Self)
Thursday 24th September 10am-4pm; £55pp (Autumn Equinox special)

Thursday 22nd October 10am-4pm £55pp (early Samhain celebration)

To book email meditatewithhelen@gmail.com or contact via the contact box below.


Prompted by Nature: Forest-based Women's Writing Group in the South Downs (currently on-hold due to Corona outbreak)

@ Stanmer Woods, Brighton 

A unique opportunity to find space for your Self and your creativity in the heart of the forest: this is a creative writing group with a difference. A combination of forest-bathing, meditation techniques and a creative writing 'class', this weekly group is a chance for you to connect with the ever-changing seasons and nature around you to write whatever is in your heart on that day.

Whether you are a published writer or you just feel you want to put pen to paper in a new way, you are always welcome in this safe and nurturing space.

We will begin with breath work and a guided meditation to get you into your creative Self and then I will provide a writing prompt to help get you started. There will be space to share our work at the end, if you wish, and only if you wish.

No two weeks will be the same as these sessions are entirely guided by nature and the seasons.

The details:
Investment: £5 per session (£3 students/concessions); bookings link here but feel free to turn up on the day and pay in cash or email meditatewithhelen@gmail.com for bookings.

Stanmer Park Upper Lodge Woods, Wednesdays 10.15-11.15am (meet in the Upper Lodge car park 15 minutes before so that we can walk into the forest together).

Nearest bus stops are:
Hollingbury Asda (about a 15 minute walk from the car park): 5b, 24, 26, 46, 46a, 55, 56, 86, 88.
The 79 stops right outside/in the car park depending on the direction; 5b and 24 stop a five minute walk around the corner (southbound); 74, 75 on the other side of the road (northbound). Always ask the driver to help if you're not sure where to get off.