Events 2014

April 26-27: A Quiet Earth Conference Understanding Off Grid Systems and Renewable Energy

Two days exploring the ways, wisdoms and methods for installing and living with a off grid system. Harvesting from the wind, the sun and the rain. We will be using Penwhilwr Straw Bale home as prototype under the expertise and guidance of Charles Holford from West Wales Renewable Energy.

Cost: £120 Places limited. For more info, accommodation and booking email

May 3-10:  Pranic Living Process
: with Ricardo Salas and Camila Castillo

May 30 - June 2: Women's Retreat: in Natural Living and Building for Women led by Rachel Shiamh.

A quality, contemplative and nourishing time spent in Nature for all women.
An opportunity to learn some creative natural building methods with space for quiet contemplation, foraging walks, preparing herbal and flower remedies, ocean dips, evening sound bath and relaxation.

Here's a response to the last retreat from Emily,

"The woman’s retreat was beautiful. It put me in touch with a strong sense of timing, of listening to nature and allowing creativity to flow in its natural rhythm. The building techniques were fun and useful; massaging liquid clay into straw was surprisingly satisfying. Rachel welcomed us all into her inspirational home, always ready to answer questions and feed excited minds. It was good to be aware of the use of energy and what it means to have heat and electrical comforts. The food was yummy and educational; foraging was great and I enjoyed yoga with a massage and great company, all lovely. Thanks"

There will be some time for quiet contemplation, walks, preparing herbal and flower remedies, evening sound bath, joys of sharing and creative building with natural materials.

Contribution for the gathering: £280 (£300 from 1st April). This includes shared accommodation and vibrant foods.

June: Natural Building Conference: "The Wisdom Keepers" led by those highly experienced in the field of natural building.

Throughout the year
: Volunteering opportunities in permaculture, natural building and natural living with opportunities to live in Quiet Earth for a short or extended stays in the Eco Lodge, UniDome, camping or occasional house rental.

Booking: For booking and accommodation information please email Fiona at

Accommodation options: camping £5 a night or rooms in nearby homes or local B&B. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

Please express interest in any of the above. We look forward to welcoming you to Quiet Earth.

Blessings, Rachel Shiamh

Autumn Events:

A Sacred Music, Yoga and Healing gathering.

Woodcraft and hedge laying course.

Wild and medicinal plant walk, talk and cook with shared feast.

Experience days and weekends with Rachel Shiamh for those interested in living harmoniously on the land, sharing skills and connecting.


Ongoing: Yoga classes very Tuesday morning and Wednesday evenings.

Monthly Sunday Satsang Circles : mantras, song and silence, with shared lunch.

Individual and group consultations in straw bale build and tours of the house: £45-£400.

Workshops available in straw bale build, lime and clay plastering.

Powerpoint slide show and talk of the "Quiet Earth' straw bale build. An inspiring account of this woodland eco build and straw bale project is up and running now and available to tour... as seen at the recent Transitions Hastings launch. Inquiries to Rachel for possible dates or for bookings.


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2007 straw bale build courses
Yoga retreat in Mexico

Quiet Earth Yoga studio


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