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Sep 30 Oct 2 2016
Friday 30th Sep to Sunday 2nd Oct 2016

Authenticity: a Celebration of Love and Life in a Transformational Weekend


This is a very special Transformational Weekend retreat focused around the Path of Authenticity with accomplished teacher and renowned group and personal therapist, Karam Duc Minh Nguyen-Pu. Alongside Karam will be Xochi Balfour & Ben Sheinwald who have worked with and assisted Karam in many groups. His work fuses a number of therapeutic modalities, from tantra and primal healing to somatic experiencing, Gestalt therapy and the Path of Love; it is a honour to bring his work to the UK and share his unique and loving approach to healing and self inquiry.

The weekend will begin with a opening circle on Friday evening, with two days of self inquiry, group work, sharing, movement and guided meditation, all the while supported by the healing power of the surrounding Somerset woodlands and high vibration vegetarian food from the talented Mark Mabon. We will also have a fire ceremony around the bonfire on Saturday night and plenty of opportunity for time alone in nature to explore and recalibrate away from the bustle of the city.

The group will be fully supported by Xochi & Ben, creating space for an intimate encounter with the self, and allowing us to pass through the layers of resistance, conditioning, pain and fear that keep us from truly experiencing the authenticity and love that resides within each and every one of us.

Together within the safe space of our beloved home away from home 42 Acres, we will experience a deeply supportive and transformational weekend that allows us to break the unhelpful patterns of modern everyday life and reconnect to our true selves and heartspace with gentleness, love and friendship.

Prices per person (includes all group work, food and accommodation):
One bed in a three bed dorm : £280
Twin or double room with shared bathroom: £325
Twin or double room with ensuite bathroom: £375
Deluxe master ensuite: £425
Note: except for the dorm, this prices are based on two people sharing a room; to take a double room on your own will be an additional £150.

To book or for more information please contact hello@thenaturalista.co.uk.

Practitioner: Karam Duc Minh Nguyen-Pu

Born in France and half Vietnamese, half French, Karam has worked as a therapist for more than 20 years. He trained in Gestalt, integrative psycotherapy and systemic therapy in Switzerland after a long stay in Poona, India, where he was introduced to the world of Osho, meditation, and emotional and body oriented therapy. He then explored this integrative approach more intensively with his mentor Veeresh, founder of the Humaniversity, the world-famous international centre for group therapy based in the Netherlands. He also gained experience in working in psychosomatic clinics with people in crisis, and worked with adolescents in need of psychotherapeutic support.

For many years he has led a wide variety of groups, oriented toward the realisation of the unique human potential which lies within each of us. After co-leading workshops and personal trainings based on Tantra and sacred sexuality in Paris, he started to work in Pacha Mama in Costa Rica, a unique alternative spiritual community where he is now their senior therapist, leading Primal, Tantra, somatic healing oriented groups and the Awakening of Love Process.