In Our Element course, in the Spring of 2024. our 'In our element course', for personal & planetary well-being.

In Our Element Course

In Our Element

Can you join us on a journey towards personal & planetary well-being?

Course Dates: Spring 2024

Location: Harford Bunkhouse, Dartmoor

Cost: Costs for food & camping and resources, £195 per person + donations.

Because we want to see a different world, we have decided to do things differently. Therefore, we are offering the course at a cost price. The full week with camping accommodation, all meals and resources cost £195 per person. At the end of the week, we will offer the opportunity to donate whatever you can for the teaching in the Buddhist tradition of Dana. We would like to be able to offer our teaching freely and trust that those who receive it will feel inspired to support its continuity.

The Course

Within the Five Elements of Chinese medicine, and many other ancient indigenous traditions, flourishing human health is all about balance; which is in turn reliant on dynamic vibrant balance within nature. This offers us the opportunity to use the natural elements to understand ourselves and our world more deeply and completely. Increasing evidence attests to the physical and emotional benefits to be gained from spending time in nature. We believe it is also vital to ignite the reciprocity of care that nature also needs from us.

To help us all find balance and its co-arising qualities of resilience, compassion and joy, we have combined nature-connection with cutting-edge science, positive psychology, anthropology and ancient wisdom traditions to explore the broad sweep of what it is to be human today.

The beautiful Buddhist qualities of compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity and joy guide the tone of the course whilst the Five Elements of Wood, Water, Fire, Earth and Metal provide the structure. We are blessed with a beautiful location on the edge of Dartmoor national park, with rugged Tors, lush ancient woodlands, a majestic river, and wide open skies, so that each day we can venture out to deeply connect with the Element of the day. This will involve learning about the physical and emotional aspects of the elements; gentle exercises such as walking, Qi Gong, Yin Yoga, wild swimming or dancing; meditation; solo and group reflection and play. Together we will nurture a space of safety and authentic community where we can all learn from each other. If you are seeking more vibrancy in your life, or you are just fascinated to learn about a different way of understanding our place in the world, please join us on this shared adventure.

Can you join us to begin this quest for collaborative transformation and growth in the Spring of 2024 ?

For more information or to book your place click below (you will be given the opportunity to pay a £100 deposit to secure your place, with the final payment required two weeks before the course commences).

If you would like more information and the course itinerary, then please go to the course website ‘finding our way‘ or you can contact us here at Torbay Acu

Rachel Geary

Rachel Geary BA(Hons), Lic. Ac. MBAcC is a fully qualified acupuncturist, having graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2002. She has previously practised in Inverness and Barnstaple. "I first became interested in acupuncture whilst I was at university studying History and Philosophy. I was particularly drawn to eastern philosophy, which I found particularly elegant and beautiful. I then went on to complete a three and a half year course of study in acupuncture and discovered it to exemplify these very same qualities. I feel very privileged to have been able to learn so much about the Chinese understanding of health and to be able to use this knowledge to help others." Rachel Geary is a Registered Acupuncturist, she is registered at The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and The Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinic (ACMAC).