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wings & Tail

retreat for women

With Sophia efthimiou

&denise rowe

27-30 june 2024

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Three days of embodied movement,

voice exploration and ceremony to rediscover our innate freedom and find home in our bodies, hearts and spirits.

What’s included:

  • A spacious programme with time to rest, integrate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings

  • Private or shared accommodation in rustic, outdoor huts, cabins and yurts (option for own tents/campervans)

  • Embodied voice and movement practices 

  • Beautiful harmony songs woven into the journey to uplift the soul and reconnect to our hearts

  • Deep Earth honouring through movement & sound

  • Emergent land-based group ceremony

  • Fireside singing and prayers

  • Daily sharing circle

  • Delicious, organic, plant-based food

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about denise

Denise Rowe is a creative practitioner, ceremonialist, and experiential facilitator who's work explores the intersection of embodiment, rhythm, ritual and the natural world.  Denise has over twenty years experience in creating and holding safe spaces for powerful transformation.

Denise’s passion is for the deep embodied remembering that is encoded within our beings as part of this living earth.  She works with dance, rhythm, prayer and landscape as access points for this remembering.

Denise’s work has evolved from many intensive immersions into indigenous wisdom, including the hunter gatherers of the Cameroonian rainforest, the mbira tradition in rural Zimbabwe, and her own embodied movement practice in the landscapes of Devon, UK.


Denise has toured internationally as a performing artist with Baka Beyond, Sakoba, Ballet Nimba and Ombiviolum.  She works collaboratively on multi-disciplinary projects, including Arts Council funded ‘Enter the Circle’ (2019) and ADAD & Horniman Museum commissioned 'She Who Walks' (2012 - 2017)  Her work has been shown at The Place, The South Bank Centre, London Metropolitan University, The House, Exeter Respect Festival.


Denise is lecturer in Dance at Plymouth University, director of Earth Dances and co-founder of Shumba Arts Communty group.  She used to sit on the board for Dance in Devon and has delivered partnership projects with Independent Dance, Schumacher College, Warwick University, Falmouth University, House of Imagination , Mac McCartney and Dance in Devon.


Denise has a first degree in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University.








Coed Hills Rural Art space is a sustainable community that is situated in the Vale of Glamorgan, around 8 miles west of Cardiff, run on alternative energy, including  wind turbines and biomass underfloor heaters. There is ancient woodland, a human-made lake and a sauna.

There is a range of unique and creative accommodation spaces, including wood cabins and a shared Mongolian yurt with wood burners, shepherds huts with electric blankets, all supplied with electricity lights and power points, clean fresh linen. There are also 3 rooms in the farmhouse and four places available for bringing your own tent or motor home.


The prices for the different accommodation options are below (please note that these prices are inclusive of all meals and group sessions):​

Price per person:

Farm house - 50m from main workshop space with central heating and shared bathroom

  • Grand room - Kingsize £545 OR shared twin £475

  • Double room - £525

  • Single room - £495

Cabins with woodburners

  • The Woody Wagon, Double Bed - £525 

  • Gypsy Wagon, Double Bed -  £525 

  • Railway Carriage, Double Bed & bunk beds - private £525 OR shared £455 

  • Station Wagon, 1 x Double and 2 x Singles beds - private £525 OR shared £445

Shepherds huts, 2 x single beds with electric blankets - private £495 OR shared £435 


19ft yurt - 5 x single beds, shared, £425


Camping in your own tent/campervan, £395 (limited number available)

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