a peaceful place
When the idea of the yurt first came to me it was because the field offered me comfort and a place to clear my head. I enjoyed sitting with the trees behind me, looking out over the river Severn. I wanted to share this place with others. In some ways it felt like it had become a lonely and neglected place where my parents had once grown strawberries, where horses had grazed and children had played. Although the wildness of the field had an appeal, the yurt made it possible to open it up to people without frightening off the deer, foxes, rabbits and birds that can be seen when you sit quietly just watching and listening. On cold or rainy days it's the perfect place to be cosy, yet connected to the natural world.
Those who've already been to Bearfoot Yurt to drum, sing, meditate, move amongst the trees or just hang out in a tranquil place, know the feeling of peace on this meadow.
Inside the 16 foot diameter yurt there are sheepskins, rugs, cushions, folding chairs and lamps. The polished wooden floor is insulated. There is a stove and plenty of wood.
Outside is a small field kitchen with running water from the spring and tea-making equipment including a kelly kettle and butane gas ring. There is a compost toilet.
hiring the yurt
The yurt is currently not available for hire because we are moving it. Bearfoot Yurt will spend the winter in storage before appearing on another field in the springtime. News of the location of the yurt will appear on this page.
what others have said about Bearfoot Yurt
"You are unlikely to come across Bearfoot Yurt by chance. You travel to it. Out above the town along lanes of decreasing size, then walk down a farm track. For me, the shape and construction of a yurt produces a space of very special spiritual resonance. It is a place of wild meadow, trees and trickling water looking out over fields and hills to the Severn and beyond, into the sunset. Little can have changed for millenia. I sense in this place a deep connection with the land and with our ancestors. It feels a great privilege and delight to spend time there" B.C.
"More and more we need natural environments where we can retreat to commune with ourselves and nature. Susanna Bearfoot offers just such an environment. The yurt, set in a sloping meadow with wonderful views, is ringed by woodland. These woods have been private and free from interference for several decades. I have found it a special and healing space for my movement practice, whether I have just been on my own, or working with individuals and groups.The contrast of yurt, meadow, cultivated garden and natural woodland has offered rich possibilities for my practice. I always come away renewed in spirit." JC