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Saturday 23rd March 2024

We welcome you - for the first time - to the wild enchantment of the Emerald Vale to celebrate the long awaited Spring Equinox portal and Celtic Festival of Ostara. Known in the Druid Tradition as 'Alban Eilir' meaning 'The Light of the Earth'. This is a day to honour the miraculous blossoming of new life and fresh beginnings of Spring with like-minded community. Take part in a ceremonial retreat day nature experience within a remote sacred wilderness.


Within the Emerald Vale lies a rare opportunity to receive nature and a habitat that is wild, pure and untamed. It's here we can feel the echoes of the ancient Druid Mystery Schools and a Celtic Britain that at the time would've been predominantly covered in trees and dense forest.

You will nourish your elemental connection high in the misty mountains and valleys of Wales’ ‘Bannau Brycheiniog’, Brecon Beacons National Park. Remembering your inherent relationship to Mother Earth through the great help of this primordial and untouched land…

Visiting and communing with the most magical unspoilt riverside landscape and ancient trees. The glowing green mountains and rolling faery hills abundantly emit an emerald ray frequency. Have you ever been somewhere so green and lush that it naturally calms you and you feel at peace? We welcome you into these emerald earthly realms that have gifted us with so much healing and remembrance…

JRR Tolkien loved Wales and the Welsh Language, saying ‘Welsh is of this soil, this Island, the senior language of the men of Britain; and Welsh is beautiful’. He gave Welsh-inspired names to many characters and places in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’. He was inspired by the landscape in this surrounding area when he lived here in his early life. In Wales we can sense the Elven Ones, within the mystical inner earth realms that are very much still alive here.

We invite you to be part of something sacred, nourishing, light-hearted and joyous as we celebrate this turn of the wheel together. Therefore this retreat day will be anchored in deep presence, receptivity, connection, love and gratitude. So we can attune to the ancient song of the landscape and powerful energies from this Turn of the Wheel.


This is also an opportunity to be guided by Alize and Oliver into deeper union with the green path to the soul, natural healing of the land and mysteries of these Holy Mountains where they live. 


Receive replenishment from community connection with others and nature amid the mystical powers of Wales' lush mythical landscape.

This is our first group event of 2024 where we will be making special use of the time we have to be immersed together among the pure magic of the Emerald Vale.


We are grateful and honoured to welcome you to the Dragon Lands of Cymru and ancient Celtic Silures Tribe...


The Wheel turns and Sacred Balance of Light & Dark returns...

Date: Saturday 23rd March

Time: 10:45am - 5:30pm

Location: Black Mountains,

Brecon Beacons, Wales

Approximate Outline:

10:45am: Arrival

11am: Welcome Tea, Snacks and Opening Ceremony, Land Ethics at the Ancient Yew

11:45am: Nature Walk meditation, Meet the Land, Meet the Dragon, Sacred Grove, River of Stars, Offerings & Anointing

1pm: Lunch Break in the Sacred Grove

1:40pm: Sacred Grove Bardic Storytelling & Community Intentions

2:30pm: Cacaco & Sacred Fire Ceremony at the Ancient Yew

5:00pm: Closing Ceremony

5:30pm: Departure


Welcome to the Emerald Vale...

A secluded off-grid forest valley with crystalline river, ancient yew tree, elven grove and emerald forest...

What you can experience on the retreat day...

Nature Immersion

Be nourished by nature through experiencing the green path to the soul and earthing practices designed to help ground and connect you back to Gaia...

  • Forest Bathing

  • Moss Relaxation

  • Connecting with Trees

  • Guided Nature Walk


Wisdom of the Land

Expand your relationship, knowledge and understanding of the land through different teachings...

  • Druid & Celtic Mysteries

  • Tree Magic

  • Wheel of the Year

  • Sacred Site Teachings

  • History

  • Welsh Mythology


Ceremonies and Rituals

You will be led through guided ceremonies and rituals designed to elevate your spirit, open your heart and unify with healing power of nature...

  • Cacao Ceremony

  • Guided Meditations

  • Sound Healing

  • Elemental Journeys

  • Embodiment Practices

  • Earth-based spirituality


Alize & Oliver

Founders of Emerald Vale Retreats

Together they serve as Guardians and Stewards of the Emerald Vale. Reweaving a forgotten connection to Western Spirituality and an ancient ‘lost Celtic Christianity’. Guiding you back to your true self through the mystical inner realms of the Earth and Green Path to the Soul.

Join us...

Saturday 23rd March 2024



Full retreat details will be sent to you by email closer to the date...

*Cacao, Hot Tea and Snacks will be provided

Please bring a packed lunch and water*

Any questions or queries please email:

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