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Aug 4, 2023
Aug 6, 2023

Ecofluency: Rediscover your ability to communicate with Nature


Reclaim your ability to communicate with all of Nature in this residential weekend workshop with Dr Saskia Von Diest.

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About this event

This retreat is for anybody interested in Nature communication, including those who practice it already, though no previous experience is required.

Nestled in the woodland of 42 Acres to immerse ourselves in Nature, we will cover the fundamentals of how to practice ecofluency, which is the science, art, and magic of two-way communication with the rest of Nature.

We can dialogue with any aspect of the other-than-human world by expanding our range of our sensory awareness. The principles are the same, whether you choose to converse with small plants or towering trees, tiny insects or large mammals, clods of compost or constellations of stars.

We are all born with this skill, because humans are Nature, and this way of communicating exists beyond all languages. Although many have forgotten how to use this ancient ability, ecofluency offers an opportunity to reclaim the power of this birth-right, to benefit all life. It allows access to the deeper knowledge and wisdom of Nature that is not often available to our everyday human minds.

Ecofluency is a critical skill for empowering physical, mental and emotional vitality, to grow beyond resilience into a dynamic state of thriving. It offers a key to unlocking greater joy and harmony in our relationships with ourselves, other humans, and the rest of Nature.

On a practical level, communicating with Nature helps us make more holistic and efficient decisions in all aspects of our lives: growing food, choosing a place to live, understanding the behaviour of wild or domestic animals, creating rituals and ceremonies for inspiration and abundance, expanding your professional work in ecological alignment, or healing traumas to grow spiritually and become whole.

Human existence with other species depends on dialogue with them, as they call on us to co-evolve and create our future in alignment with Nature.

The world is waiting - join the conversation!

Room Options

Wild Retreats are opportunities to connect deeper with nature. You'll camp out under the stars, enjoy fire-cooked meals and enjoy workshops in the Forest Kitchen, meadows and ancient woodlands.

You'll sleep at our campsite, in spacious bell tents with a queen futon and shared shower/toilet block. You'll have your own wood burning stove for morning tea and access to a community kitchen. We provide essentials such as towels, torches, usb charging points, a cool box and comfortable bedding. Bell Tents sleep two people. One tent per ticket.

For Wild Retreats there is also the option of staying in our Tiny Boat, which has serene views of the lake, beautiful deck, woodland shower and a queen bed. This is a short walk from the campsite so is a haven for those looking a more private experience. (Don't worry - the Tiny Boat now has curtains). The Tiny Boat sleeps two people. One boat per ticket.

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To be shared on arrival.

What's Included

  • Two nights accommodation to suit a variety of budgets
  • All meals, fire-cooked and using hyper-local and biodynamic ingredients from the 42 Acres gardens and created on-site, plus teas & coffees
  • Teaching & notes on the 9-step Ecofluency guide to Nature communication, including practicality, clarity, nervous system regulation, energetic safety, and psychic hygiene
  • Sauna on Friday evening
  • A ceremony on the Saturday evening that will be co-created with the participants, the trees, the land, and the rest of the other-than-human Nature around us
  • Multiple opportunities to exercise your rekindled Ecofluency ability throughout the weekend, within the gorgeous nature of the 42 Acres grounds.
  • Wild swimming, fire-side singing, and star gazing
  • A follow-up group call one month after the event, and discounted rates for individual consultations for three months after the event, to help integrate your Ecofluency experience into daily life
  • Access to the private Ecofluency hub, to get or stay in touch with previous Ecofluency ‘alumni’, and apply a range of exercises from the database to continue developing your practice.

Whats not included: transport, additional treatments, produce from our Wild Larder.


“The Ecofluency Weekend Retreat was a beautiful experience. Saskia built the structure of the weekend around the needs of the group, which meant we could explore concepts and ideas which were personal to us. We were also invited to co-create a ceremony as a group with nature, which was a really magical experience. I felt supported in deepening my nature connection and communication skills and space was provided for us all to share with the group to enhance collective learning. I really appreciated the time around our campfire with great conversation and genuine human connection. Saskia is an extremely knowledgeable guide and shows genuine care for the journey of others and their relationship to nature.”
— Tom, volunteering project officer for sustainable transport charity

“I can attest to Saskia’s luminosity, integrity and humility in being present in space and time while leading a diverse group of us into one of our most pressing issues of our time: being present on an equal basis with all of the beings of this world, be they rock, trees, animals or human. Her sensitivity made it possible to breathe freely and do some experiential work in a safe, protected and loving environment, in probably one of the most magical settings. Her academic background gives her such a solid grounding, that even skeptics can feel at ease.I would love you to experience this - no guru stuff here, just respect and reverence."
— Charlotte, retired teacher & walking group leader

About the hosts

Saskia von Diest (Ph.D.)

Saskia has been communicating with various forms of Nature for the last 10 years, most of which she spent in postdoctoral academic research on the use of intuitive interspecies communication used in agriculture. She’s also trained as a facilitator in Family Constellations, and in the Way of the Warrior Healer with the founders of Plant Consciousness.In 2021, she founded Ecofluency, to consult, teach, and facilitate Nature communication, and to promote other voices in this field. Her passion is creating opportunities for others to have their own experience of communicating with more-than-human Nature, and for people to develop that for their own and the collective benefit.


Ecofluency: Rediscover your ability to communicate with Nature


Friday, August 4, 2023

4:00 pm

4:00 pm


Friday, August 4, 2023

4:00 pm


Sunday, August 6, 2023

4:00 pm


Saskia von Diest (Ph.D.)


42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome BA11 5HL

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