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I have been asked to run a second Systema Camp this year.
The feedback from the Wiltshire Systema Camp that we ran on 10-12 July was overwhelmingly positive.
It was shorter than the normal camp, just 3 days, but what a difference 3 days made to people.
They came from all over the country, for all kinds of reasons, but all had one thing in common: It was their first time mixing with a group post lockdown.
If Carlsberg did easing out of lockdown weekends, this would probably have been it.
It was all done outdoors, in fields and woodland, no enclosed spaces, no physical contact, no other people (except the lovely landowners) but lots of social connection around the campfire.
All the training was focussed on the health and wellbeing aspects of Systema. There is so much that you can do that is holistic, energising, invigorating, immune system boosting and stress busting.
We lived, slept, trained, cooked and ate outdoors, explored breath work, massage, stretching, movement, awareness, bushcraft and survival skills.
We came away not only feeling great, but with improved skills in those key areas.
Several people have asked if I would do it again and numbers pending, I would.
The date would be 4-6 September.
The outdoors is perhaps the perfect place to have a socially distanced Training Camp.
We remain up to date with advice taken from a HSE and Risk Professional and the following measures will be in place:
- We will work in groups of 6 to ensure that we are in compliance with guidelines.
- All of the training on this camp will be no contact. (With the exception of Systema bodyweight massage using the feet).
- Everything is optional, so you can participate or not in each of the activities).
- There will be separate sleeping areas for everyone and plenty of space to ensure distancing.
- Food will be prepared and cooked individually using your own camp stoves, so there will be no sharing of equipment or utensils.
All of that said we will be able to come together to train, commune and connect in a gloriously beautiful and natural environment.
After a long period in lockdown with will provide a deep immersion in nature to push your reset button, boost your immune system and move your skills to the next level.
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Being healthy is not an accident, it is a skill that can be cultivated.
Systema has many practices that can bring remarkable improvements to your sense of vitality and wellbeing.
This camp will show how to access and unite your bodies systems to optimise your sense of health and wellbeing.
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Who can attend?
The course is suitable for men and women of all ages and skill levels.
Over the three days a range of topics will be covered by day and night in field, forest and water:
- Breath-work: for Comprehensive, diverse and adaptable breath training for optimising your health, and emotional state.
- Physical: Systema massage, strength and conditioning, tension and release, balance and agility, sensory acuity
- Movement: Smooth, free, effortless movement in all terrains.
- Survivial: Map Reading, Shelter Building, Fire Lighting, Knife work, outdoor cooking, Hammock, Tarp and Sleeping set up, Kit Packing, Moving across ground,
- Awareness: The outdoors is the best place to open your senses & improve your level of awareness. Working at night, and with sensory impairments.
Living Systema. At the camp we are together 24-7. It is an ideal time to begin to understand and refine how we build the feeling of Systema into everyday life. For 3 days you will live, train and immerse yourself in a holistic approach to Systema and living.
Suitable for all levels: Due to the training methodology the training is suitable for all levels, complete beginners to advanced students. Everyone learns together. As such the camp is ideal for those who wish to experience the breadth and depth of Systema for the first time.
Accommodation: Accommodation is camping. You can bring your own tent, or basha (tarp). This is the ideal time to try sleeping in a hammock or bivvi-bag under a tarp with the forest as your walls and the stars as your roof. A comprehensive training session is given to help you set up. Of course you can stick to a tent!
Packing List: A full packing list is provided.
Cooking. This year all cooking will be done individually using your own equipment to avoid any cross contamination issues. A full example food list will be provided.
Dates: This years camp will run for 3 days. Friday 4th to Sunday 6th Sept.
Cost: The cost is £200. See below for payment options. Places will be limited so it is advisable to get in early.
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At this late stage, as soon as the payment has been received, the registration is considered valid and binding. However, if you contract COVID-19 or if lockdown measures come back into place preventing a participant from attending a refund will be made.
Other than for the reasons stated above, participants who are absent from the camp, forfeit the entire amount of payment. There is no right to a refund of the seminar cost in this instance, but another person can take your place.
Places will be limited.
I look forward to welcoming you to another great training camp. Please email if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
My very best wishes for your health and training,
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau