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Sat, 04 May



Beltane Retreat

Sweat Lodge, Dance and Fire

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Beltane Retreat
Beltane Retreat

Time & Location

04 May 2024, 12:00 – 06 May 2024, 17:00

Clophill, Shefford Rd, Clophill, Bedford MK45 4BT, UK

About the event

Beltane Retreat - Sweat Lodge and Dance

With Leo Rutherford, Ruth, Paul and James - Alchemy in Movement

Get  ready to embark on a journey of profound transformation as Alchemy in Movement present a weekend of Trance Dance intertwined with the ancient tradition of a Sweat Lodge.

In the Gaelic language Beltane translates as ‘Bright Fire’, marking the midpoint between the Spring Equinox and the Midsummer Solstice. It stands as a sacred gateway for our community to honour the essence of light, warmth and unity.

On Saturday we commence with a Sweat Lodge ceremony - a time for prayers, invoking the blessings for a bountiful harvest and nurturing intentions for abundance across the land. We come together to celebrate the harmony of the masculine and feminine energy, fostering deeper connection within our relationships and igniting the flames of creative collaboration.

As the fertile Earth turns towards the peek of Summer  the joy of being alive and interconnected with the natural world is palpable. Gatherings of community is traditional for this time, we return to the open spaces where we can share our stories and commune. We are able to reflect on the dream seeds planted in the quiet of Winter and witness their blossoming.

Beltane beckons us to embrace sensuality - to take pleasure in our bodies and to express gratitude for the vessel that carries our essence. And what better way to honour this than through Dance! We are coming together to celebrate the ancient rites of our ancestors - Fires will be lit, songs sung and stories shared.

“ I have never, over many years as a trainer, facilitator and learner, worked with a team like this.  They offer a sanctuary in which we can go deep and then resurface stronger before going back into our own worlds.  The trust they have for each other helps us to trust ourselves to do this healing work, which is vital for ourselves and

our communities. “  PB

Where: Clophill Centre, Shefford Road, Clophill, Beds, MK45 4BT

When: Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May

Saturday 12noon – approx 8pm,  Sunday, 10am – 6pm, Monday 10am – 5pm

Meals will be included.

We are limiting spaces to 14 to ensure a close community throughout the retreat.

Deposit of £60 - Standard £340  - Gifting £360  (we offer assisted places where possible and are happy to arrange instalments. Please get in touch if this is you)


Ruth Humming Ford (Business account)

04 03 33

54767128 (Ref: Beltane



Tel: 07961 504243

Camping on site is recommended. There are some options for accommodation  including a Treehouse stay, a mattresses in a static caravan or yurt share. Please enquire. Camping in your own tent is included as part of the weekend.

Local B&B options including the Green Man in the nearby village of Stamford.


  • Beltane

    From £60.00 to £360.00
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    • £340.00
      +£8.50 service fee
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      +£9.00 service fee
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      +£1.50 service fee



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