top of page
2leaves background.png

SOMOS

Regenerative Leadership Training

Transform the way you manage stress levels and team dynamics. Become a more embodied and mindful leader.

Thu 31st Oct - Sun 3rd Nov 2024

SOMOS is a 4 day nature-based somatic skills training programme designed for managers and leaders. SOMOS is like learning a new language. Once you learn it, the way you approach your life, your relationships and your work changes.

About SOMOS

We believe that the journey towards becoming a more regenerative leader begins with the body and learning how to listen to the unique intelligence that exists within and around us.

 

When we are moving through a process of change or transformation it is easy to get lost or stuck in our heads. SOMOS is about engaging our whole body; our senses, our emotions and our deeper intuition. 

ED1A0901s.jpg
ED1A0946s.jpg
ED1A0872s.jpg
ED1A1610s.jpg
ED1A1585s.jpg
ED1A1630s.jpg
ED1A1365s.jpg
ED1A1397s.jpg
ED1A1447s.jpg

SOMOS develops the skills needed for dealing with higher levels of stress and performing more effectively under pressure. SOMOS is also a space for deep personal reflection and collective integration, where we use embodiment and nature connection as tools for personal growth.

Topics Covered

Join us for 4 days of nature-based workshops and embodied activities where you will be experiencing and developing valuable skills and practices for both life and work.

Body Listening

Regulating Your Nervous System

Mindfulness & Self-Awareness

Nature Connection & Creativity

NVC Inspired Empathic Communication

Spaceholding & Somatic Facilitation

Self-Confidence & Public Speaking

Receiving & Giving Feedback

Mitigating Stress & Avoiding Burn Out

Join Us

Thu 31st Oct - Sun 3rd Nov 2024

Why SOMOS?

We spend very little time exploring the relationship between our mind, our body and the wider ecosystems that we inhabit.

Are you curious to learn more about embodiment, regenerative leadership and NVC (Non-Violent-Communication)? Are you starting to burn out at work? Are you starting to feel regular pain and stress in your body? Are you struggling to balance all the things that matter to you?

 

How much time do you give yourself to truly observe, explore and sense into the relationship between your mind, your body and nature? 

 

What might happen if you gave yourself this space and time? This is what SOMOS is all about. It is an opportunity for you to slow down, spend time in nature and reflect on your life and work through new perspectives.

Transformational learning cannot exist just in the mind, it needs to be embodied.

SOMOS refers to the Somatic Operating System that exists in all of us, or in other words our 'bodymind'. SOMOS also means 'We Are' in Spanish. If you are curious about learning how to live a more embodied life and how to cultivate a more regenerative culture at home and at work, then you have come to the right place. 

© Ruth-Davey-Look-Again-Regerators-Retreat-Selgars-Mill-30-Aug-3-Sep-23-2.jpg
ED1A0932s.jpg
ED1A1507s.jpg

Testimonials

"SOMOS was a transformative learning experience for me in so many ways. The design and facilitation is thoughtful and intentional, drawing on content that is thought-provoking and interconnected, with time and space for personal and collective integration. The team behind SOMOS have managed to create that elusive experience of community, belonging, challenge and learning in a setting of incredible natural beauty and genuine belonging. I have learned practical skills that I’m already applying to my personal and professional life, reimagined what it means to be regenerative and embodied in my work and relationships, and made friends for life. Can’t recommend enough - just say yes!"

1590135226540.jpeg

Sarah Brown

Head of Learning and Learning Improvement at International Schools Partnership Limited

"The SOMOS experience offered a perfect balance of personal reflection and collective integration, set against the backdrop of the natural beauty of Selgars Mill Estate! The SOMOS team cultivated a wonderful sense of community and belonging throughout the programme with a great balance of content, embodiment and time in nature. I’ve not only redefined my approach to regeneration and embodiment in my work and relationships but also forged inspirational connections and had a great time as well!"

1516841506656.jpeg

Elif Baloglu

Senior Global Marketing Manager at American Express || ex. Unilever

"This was such a transformative experience that I will remember forever among such amazing people, in such a beautiful place!"

1542397153096.jpeg

David Bole

Head of Sector Capacity & Green Economy at the Forestry Commission

"SOMOS set within the beauty of Selgars Mill was nothing short of a magical experience. Everything from the design of the programme, the short activities, the self-reflection time and nature immersion was well thought out and gently facilitated so that every part of the day was invigorating. All of this was accompanied by delicious and nourishing food. The result was to leave with a rejuvenated mind, body and soul equipped with the tools to thrive in both personal and professional life."

1665476210638.jpeg

Nida van Leersum

Consultant | Project Manager

SOMOS is about learning to see ourselves and our lives as a living system

There is a reason why we feel better and think clearer when surrounded by nature. There is a reason why we get that breakthrough idea after going for a run. A deeper human intelligence exists within each of us. What we need is not more over-intellectualised stories and theories, but rather a space to reconnect with ourselves, each other and the natural world. It is only when we engage our emotions, our senses and our whole being in the process of change that we begin to face our shadows and transform our behaviours. 

"I had never been to retreats, events nor workshops on these topics and Somos was for me a great combination of introduction to concepts,  self reflective practices,  sharing with others and nature filled and meaningful moments. A gift to myself, my family, my friends and the people I work with."

1663066302466.jpeg

Clelia Paraluppi

Quality Assurance Officer at Delft University of Technology

Who is this for?

SOMOS is for leaders, managers, coaches, facilitators & founders who want to explore how to live a more embodied life and cultivate a more collaborative and compassionate culture within their organisations.

Pricing

All food and accommodation included;

£450 - shared room

£600 - private room

Learning to Listen to Our Body's Wisdom

We will be guiding you through a series of individual and group activities designed to support you in regulating your nervous system, managing stressful situations and listening to your body's intuition.

 

SOMOS is about taking a pause from your everyday routines and giving yourself the space and time to explore with others how to lead a more balanced and embodied life.

Screenshot 2023-06-23 at 10.20.46.png
Screenshot 2023-05-16 at 08.49.20.png
ED1A1348s.jpg

Nature Immersion

The highest quality of learning and human development happens when we step into community and learn with and through others. This work is not theoretical, is it deeply relational, practical and embodied. This is why the setting and the facilitation matters so much. Something incredible happens when we go into nature. We get out of our heads and start to relax. We start to notice the sounds, the colours, the textures and the interconnected life that surrounds us. Eventually this awareness shifts inwards and the process of inner transformation can begin. 

DJI_0219.jpg

Hosted at Selga rs

Somos is hosted at Selgars Mill Estate, a venue that is filled with a unique mix of indoor and outdoor spaces that include a 200m2 events barn, cosy stone cottages, an 18th century converted Mill House, countless fireplaces, kitchens, waggons, cabins, woodlands, bridges, ponds, wild birds, starlit skies, secluded fields and moments of magic and art at every corner.

GSC10005.jpg

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift."

- Albert Einstein

SOMOS for TEAMS

Facilitation Team

We created SOMOS because we are passionate about the role that embodiment and nature immersion can play in field of human and organisational development and we want to explore this passion with others. We think of SOMOS as a community of practice rather than a course or a qualification. We are creating a safe container where we can experience the sensory magic of Selgars Mill, listen more deeply to our embodied intuition and learn from each other through group dialogue and feedback. 

Anton Chernikov

Anton is an entrepreneur who has been working at the intersection of tech, sustainability and real estate for the past 12 years. He is the founder of House of Transformation and Selgars.

Anton has been on his own embodied leadership journey for many years and has a vision for Selgars to become a theatre for transformational learning and team building. He is passionate about building a community of practice for regenerative living and working
.

headshots.png
Kasia Stepien 2.jpg

Kasia Stepien

Kasia is an educator, embodiment guide, mindfulness practitioner and group learning facilitator. She has worked with community leaders, non-governmental organisations and educators across Europe, delivering workshops and training courses on social change, wellbeing and sustainability. 

Kasia weaves together her passion for embodied practices, nature and communities and creates spaces for people to be, learn and connect with themselves, each other and the Earth based on compassion, authentic expression, self-awareness and play. 

bottom of page