The Elemental Body 2024

Friday, July 26, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024
Retreat Type: 

Movement, breathwork, meditation, surprise.

Where can we directly experience the 6 elements - the flow of matter & energy that forms us and the universe? Right here - in our very own elemental body. 

Working directly with the body in a variety of physical ways we both increase sensation and our awareness of it.  Continually directing our attention to the changing sensations of body, breath, and feeling-tone, we gain a felt-sense of the elements of body-mind that form us and drive us - the elements that are common to all life, experienced by our individual human formations.

Doing this exposes our habits and resistances, and reveals the delights & difficulties of being fully human. Becoming more intimate with how the elements manifest in us from moment to moment, we can recognise our attachments to their unhelpful aspects, and begin to cherish their helpful energies. We can engage with the energies we need to loosen up what restricts us, find a more authentic way of living beyond our small-ego-selves, become more at ease with the waves of life that flow through us, and have direct experience of everything from stasis to freedom.  

NB please read the full retreat description (click on ‘read more’) BEFORE booking.




Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £365 waged / £250 unwaged
Booking Fee: 

This retreat is nearly fully booked. Only 8 spaces left.

Paying for your retreat

Taraloka runs on generosity.

To book a retreat you pay a booking fee.  This is the only charge made for coming on retreat. As far as possible, we don't want anyone's financial situation to stop them from coming to Taraloka.  

At the end of your retreat, you have the opportunity to give money towards Taraloka.  If you are able to donate, you are giving to another person who otherwise could not afford to come on retreat.  And you are helping to give the gift of Taraloka to the women of the future.

Suggested donations

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2023-24 are (waged/unwaged)

  • Weekend retreats (£195 / 135)
  • Long Weekend (3 nights) (£220 / 155)
  • 4 night retreats (£250/ 170)
  • 5 night retreats (£280/ 190)
  • Week retreats: (£360/ 245)
  • 9 night retreats (£405 / 285)
  • 12 night retreats (£460 / 305)

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2024-25 are (waged/unwaged)

  • Weekend retreats (£195 / 135)
  • Long Weekend (3 nights) (£225 / 160)
  • 4 night retreats (£255 / 175)
  • 5 night retreats (£285 / 195)
  • Week retreats: (£365 / 250)
  • 9 night retreats (£410 / 290)
  • 12 night retreats (£465/ 310)

There will be an opportunity to make your donation at the end of the retreat.  Donations can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or cash.

Those who cannot afford our suggested donations are free to contribute what they can. 

Running on generosity is radical – thank you for being part of that.

For more information see what does it cost and a flow of generosity