Steph Bradley has been a performance storyteller since 2010 when she walked 2000 miles around England collecting tales of positive change, followed by a story walk through Wales in 2015 collecting tales of inner wisdom. Steph is a qualified yoga teacher and experienced somatic movement practitioner, with considerable experience as an inspirational international trainer and facilitator, known for her sensitivity, creativity and enthusiasm. Having just completed her Master's dissertation on the transformational  role of Celtic mythology, she is currently writing her first novel; an ecotopia set in 2050, and often writes and performs her poetry locally.

Photo Credit: Steven Taylor, Sabrina Chapman, Richard D'Costa

 

 

Ben Chadwick has run a business renovating and restoring historic buildings for most of his life and is now following his passion for therapeutic organic gardening, sculpting and potting. Growing up wild and free on an organic farm in the 60's in North Wales taught him everything about connection to the natural world. He applies a gentle touch to both his art and his facilitation of retreat spaces, centring materials and people, nurturing a deep connection with the earth, and allowing natural beauty to flourish. He's also a pretty mean drummer and audio editor! Listen  here to an extract from his memoirs.

Photo Credit: Carolyn Scott

Harula Ladd is a poet, spoken word artist and creative writing facilitator, who also has extensive experience catering for retreats. She performs regularly on the south west poetry scene, and is the current Exeter Poetry Slam champion. Harula also hosts a monthly poetry open mic in Totnes, and recently began facilitating poetry sessions in memory cafes, through the National Memory Day project, supported by Literature Works. At the end of last year she wrote and performed a poem in collaboration with Helen Yeoman’s and Glorious Chorus, the choir Helen leads. Listen to a poem on Harula's SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/user-376213463/i-am.

Photo Credit: Simon Robert.

 

Emma Cunis is a qualified Hill & Moorland Leader with the accompanying Outdoor First Aid certificate. Emma is also an inspiring teacher, speaker, counsellor and practitioner of macrobiotics; a holistic system of self-healthcare and personal development. Her previous 20 years corporate career, spanning Europe, America and Asia, ensures a professionalism in managing and facilitating different client groups and cultures as well as significant experience in organising events, leading teams, and presentation skills.       

Emma’s maternal family has lived near and loved Dartmoor for generations. Her grandmother Val introduced her first husband Eric Hemery to Dartmoor in the 1950s where he set up and offered guided walks and pony treks then wrote a series of well regarded books including ‘High Dartmoor’ described as 'the bible for anyone who has the spirit of Dartmoor'.

Photo Credit: Steve Haywood, Photographer.

 

 

As an artist, Yannick Dubois likes to quest for inspiration from Nature, the trees and the forest. He trained with teachers from the Druidic tradition as well as a Native American bushcraft lineage. He works as an artist and illustrator as well as a Forest School leader to bring Nature's inspiration into the world. http://yannickdubois.com/ 

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