I didn't need to see the magic to feel just how much my heart had expanded over less than 24 hours. I felt connected, not just to every living thing around me, but to galaxies I could not even see."
Carissa Bub, Queen of retreats.
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“In the quiet warmth of Danny’s house, I am able to start my journey into my interior. The calm beauty orientates me to the possibility of a magical path, where I can begin to resonate at a deep level with my own truth. As I start to feel deeply safe, I’m ready to relax and embark on an outer journey into the care of nature. I'm grounded enough to trust the unfolding of the next steps ..."
Dr Scilla Elworthy, three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee
“This experience has changed the focus and direction of my life. Nature is speaking to me differently, my body feels stronger and I feel more powerful than I ever have before. Our time heralded a new chapter for me and I’m thankful to you for that.”
“I arrived with little idea of what we were going to experience. Every moment has been beyond expectation. We felt so deeply cared for & so nurtured & safe. Thank you for inviting us to step back into Mother Earth and a reminder of our relationship with her. I leave more settled, humbled & open to how I will try to maintain a daily connection with nature.”
“What an incredible 24 hrs! Hard to imagine such a small window in time could be so profound. Thank you for the might, the recalibration, the connection and the joy.”
I was deeply touched by Danny's gentle presence and his uncompromising challenge to let go of analytical thought and just be. We need more guides, elders and mentors who can help us develop and connect"
Jonathan Stott, Chartered Psychologist
I had a magical, mystical experience with nature that was very profound. Knowing that’s within my grasp and that it can happen so quickly is really something."
Thurstan, Sustainability professional
I come from a corporate city world where you're on the go all the time and stressed out - you just don't have time to stop and be in the moment. I feel there are so many people like me who really need this - they need something to wake them up."
Lisa, United States
It’s the first time I’ve ever done that kind of thing and it was cathartic to let go of things I didn’t need and accept things for what they are."
Lorna, Marketing Executive
It's very difficult to describe the impact this trip had on us both personally and as a couple. There are so many nuggets of inspiration to incorporate into our day to day lives that not only benefit us but the planet and humanity as a whole. If you're ready to be challenged and inspired, I can't recommend this highly enough. Just pack your heart for the trip and leave the mind at home."
As if wisdom equals knowledge plus experience, Danny has wisdom in bucketloads and the ability to meet you exactly where you are in your life and in your body and to share this in ways that are so gently and lovingly offered to support you in your journey to health and wellness and expansion of your awareness and presence in the world.
For me, the whole experience was like an existential kick up the butt, the kind of thing I need from time to time, a software update. I felt protected and absorbed by the trees and embraced the opportunity to do nothing, to slow right down, to breathe and be a witness to my body. Thoughts and feelings melted away into the leaves above me and my senses came alive. The long day and even longer night were interspersed with wandering up to the campfire for hot water. As if by magic, Danny would appear, quiet and reassuring. Conversations in this idyllic setting are like open heart surgery.
What can I say........ going on this retreat into the woods with Danny has to be one of the very best personal experiences of my life. I had arrived with an extremely heavy “bag of baggage” that I really didn't know I was carrying. Three days later, due to the awesome healing powers of nature and being in the company of Danny, I was able to leave without it.
Danny's retreat was a turning point in my life. Before I spent my precious two days in the loving embrace of the woodland, I thought I knew much about the earth and the road we need to travel to heal ourselves and the planet. How wrong I was. Danny's quiet wisdom peels back the layers to your heart. There is a special magic in the combination of solitude and conversation. If only everyone could spend a couple of days in the woods with Danny, watching him tend the fire, sharing thoughts and poetry, eating the best nourishment in the world, the planet would soon heal. Danny showed me the true expanse of my heart and guided me on to the next step in my journey.
Wow! This was a deeply transformational experience for me in such subtle ways. I didn't realise the extent of my disconnectedness and unsettledness until I entered the woods. I have been moved to take serious action in my life. Danny is a unique and incredible human being and it was a gift to spend this journey with him.