Art of the Land with Gil Martin & Jayne Morris
July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£250
A luxury rewilding experience for mind, bond and soul. In this course, we take to Belmont’s historic woodlands for a guided exploration of the rewilding projects that underpin our well-being ethos. Discover more about the heritage of Belmont and poetry of this special place. Learn from our Head Chef about our food philosophy and enjoy a delicious lunch in our charming Carriage House. Your day will also include a unique wellbeing journey, de-signed to help you reconnect with your own inner creativity using pastels, poetry and body movement. Rewild yourself with us and return home feeling refreshed and reenergised from the inside out.
Your day will begin in the Carriage House, where we will enjoy tea, coffee and handmade pastries before heading out into the estate.
We are passionate about restoring the pastures and woodlands, so that nature can fully flourish. As we restore our land, we restore ourselves. Working closely with nature and being present to the beauty we find all around us helps us to rebalance and rewild our mind, body and soul.
The restoration of our Estate is in itself both a wellbeing project and an artistic endeavour to lovingly restore and reconnect us with the remarkable re-landscaping of the 18th century that took place here. Our historic woodlands are managed by a team of passionate individuals who endeavour to create a diverse and productive environment for species of our native wildlife.
Our Estate Manager will share some of the enchanting history that Belmont holds within its walls and will then take you up through the Coombe, towards our plantation, which is in the very heart of the woodland. During your tour, you’ll discover the moving tale of love and heartache, that led to local poet and philanthropist, Hannah More writing her most famous poem, The Bleeding Rock.
Our tour aims to inspire and reignite your creativity ready for the afternoon, when you will be taken on a special integrative art and wellbeing journey with author, Jayne Morris.
After a sumptuous lunch in our double height dining room, you will be invited to reconnect with your own sense of ‘wild’ inner creativity.
The session will start with some gentle breath work and meditation exercises to help you make peace with the voice of your inner critic, so that your innate creative voice can be encouraged to emerge.
There will be many artistic mediums on offer for you to experiment with, including pastels, poetry, music and body movement. This final part of the day is about reconnecting with your inner aliveness, so that you return home feeling refreshed and reenergised.
As you leave, we will give you a special goody bag containing a beautiful journal, pen and your own set of pastels, to support your wild creative expression beyond your experience with us at Belmont.