FAQ

About the program

Deeper Change and Spiral Butterfly

The Spiral Butterfly retreat is part of a larger movement called Deeper Change.  Our mission is to enable people to live, work, and play better together to live happier lives. Our movement started with organisational change, with large corporate or governmental organisations.  This has expanded to all walks of life and anyone who wants to take control of their life and make a difference in the world. 

 

Why is it called Spiral Butterfly?

 A butterfly is a metaphor for transformation.  This metaphor is relevant to all cultures and nations. 

Similar to the butterfly, we create a safe space as our chrysalis, where we conduct our workshops. We then embark on a journey of self-reconfiguration, with each day building upon the last, leading to a continuous and gradual transformation. This process is akin to a spiral, with each concept gaining a deeper meaning as the course progresses.

The logo of the spiral butterfly is a visual representation of our five-day process. Each spiral, growing in size, symbolizes the expanding focus of each day. The final day is a series of loops, representing the integration of all the learnings, and then, like a butterfly, you are ready to venture into the world, creating the beautiful chaos you need to.

Tickets

Food

Payment

All food is provided and included in the program price. You can let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking and we will let you know if we can accommodate. All food is vegetarian and varies from day to day.

You can purchase tickets online or call and receive an invoice for bank transfer.

Arrival and Departure

Cancellation policy

The start time is Monday at 9am. Accomodation is available on the Sunday so that everyone starts on time.

We leave after the closing ceremony on Friday. This will be approximately 3pm.

 

It is important that everyone starts on time and completes the entire retreat. The journey is one we go on together. For this reason, if you are not able to start or finish on time, it might be better to reschedule to another set of dates. 

Full details are given on our terms and conditions page.

In short, if a participant wishes to cancel a place, they may do so and receive a full refund minus any transaction fees up until 1 calendar month before the course. We are able to offer a 50% refund up until 2 weeks before the course. After this period we are unable to offer a refund as we will have committed to costs for the participant’s place.

If however a participant finds someone else that is suitable to take their place then we would offer a refund at any time, minus any costs incurred with the transaction.

Accomodation

Accommodation details vary by event location, the type of accomodation is detailed at the time of booking. Often there are multiple options depending on budget and if coming with a partner.

These retreats are highly engaging and all participants are expected to join in all activities. Each activity builds upon the ones before. It is therefore important that everyone attends all sessions.

 

At the beginning of the week, we will take a collective agreement to show up on time to all the sessions. This is to maintain the integrity of the group process. That said, when you are in the group room, you will always be able to choose which activities to take part in. You are always welcome to rest, sit by the side, or even nap. If you feel that you need to go out of the seminar room or you can’t come to one of the sessions, please make sure to inform your lead facilitator.

 

An important part of alliance we are agreeing to, is that everyone is always at choice — and we will support you to step out of any activities if you need. You will not be asked to provide a reason; your no is a complete sentence.

 

For some participants, stepping out of a process may be the pivotal moment of realizing that it’s ok to say no. That said, if you know that you have issues setting your own boundaries and stepping out of uncomfortable situations, please make this known to the lead facilitator so they can offer you extra support.

 

If there is an emergency and you are unable to attend a specific session, please let your course leader know and you will be able to work out an appropriate plan of action together.

Food, alcohol, drugs

Alcohol and drugs

Prerequisites 

Schedule

Participation

This event is designed to elevate you and create states of awareness that are generated naturally. Throughout the week we ask you to commit to not drinking alcohol or taking any non-prescription drugs.

This includes evenings and nighttime. The site will be alcohol and drug free.

This course is designed to be challenging. You will explore your own inner landscapes. Therefore, you are required to come with an open mind, curiosity, and willingness to be challenged. 

There are no courses or qualification prerequisites.

Mental and physical health

You need to be in good physical and mental health. The retreat involves movement, stretching, and breathing exercises that require a solid base of physical health. Our events also delve into deep emotional work and experiences, which can bring up sensitive memories or past traumas. While these experiences are often transformative, they are best engaged from a place of stable mental health.

The application for a place requires you to complete an intake form that include questions about your physical and mental health, and we ask that you complete these forms with honesty. If you have any doubts, please share them with your event organizer so they can discuss the best options for your individual situation.

 

Age

You must be over 18 years old.

Is this based on religion? 

This course is not based on any religion. We are not worshipping any deity, or have an hierarchical structure, gurus, or other form of religious ceremony. 

 

We do not teach a system of veneration or devotion. We welcome people from all walks of life, and some attendees may be members of various religions or belief systems, while others may define themselves as atheists or agnostics. We do not discriminate, judge, or have any opinion about your spiritual beliefs!

Will I be respected?

At the core, this retreat is about equality, diversity, and inclusivity. Whatever your sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, political views, spiritual beliefs, or lifestyle choices are—you are welcome.

 

Open mind

If you have any other questions, please ask

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