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Who are we and what do we do?

Planting creative seeds and growing together..


Earth Moves are; Paula Ishtar, Peter Rix,  and Tony (Toc) O'Connell. Mark Hudson Jane Mullen

Earth Moves Cooperative Limited, Registered in England and Wales - Company Number 10651808    UK Register of Learning Providers: 10067873

Earth Moves

At Earth Moves, we tackle different issues such as social isolation, healthy eating, and ecological sustainability. We do community engagement, linking the arts and horticulture, using creative activities such as dance to enable people to focus on wellbeing, personal transformation and immersion in nature. We do this through a variety of workshops and events, where we seek to empower people to come together and make positive changes in the local community.

We are a grassroots community cooperative, adhering to cooperative ethics and principles. We advocate holistic, self-empowered and creative ways of learning, focusing on the importance of community.

We adhere to co-operative values  Read our environmental policy here (as described here). You can read our mission here and our aims are here and our equality and diversity statement. View our safeguarding policy

Read Earth Moves Articles here or view the gallery of past events and read our blog View our events and see our projects and activities.

Contact us for more information.

Earth Moves is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion and provide experiences that create cultural bridges.

Earth Moves is a diverse community of friends and collaborators. We offer an interdisciplinary approach to well being and creating community. We believe in mutual aid, peer learning and working collectively. We are a not for profit, that adheres to cooperative and ethical values. We provide workshops, retreats, courses, and seminars. We believe that immersion in art, creativity, meditation and the natural world are ways to enhance performance, productivity, mood and health.

Our research and experience show that safe and healing spaces are essential for mental and physical health. We provide spaces where people can express themselves and connect. 

Earth Moves give influence to holistic and self-empowered ways of engagement, healing, conflict resolution and enhanced understanding. We offer executive development activities as well as community education and well-being events.

The practice of the arts, meditation and immersion in the natural world, unlocks creativity, creates feelings of relaxation and enhances understanding of the self and others. No previous skills or experience of the arts, gardening, meditation or dance is needed in order for these options to be effective and enjoyable.

In the face of climate change, we also seek to empower local people with knowledge and practical skills on how to tackle this existential crisis.  Innovation, imagination, cooperative practice, and creativity, are crucial to improved working conditions and creating communities were physical, psychological and environmental wellness can be supported as well the promotion of healthy ecosystems.

The highly qualified and experienced team at Earth Moves use a wide range of techniques to and strategies to deliver our work. With skills that range from cooking to sculpture. We are able to deliver a diverse range of events that reflect the needs of the local community.

Earth Moves Projects

The Greenhouse - We transformed an industrial-sized Green House for relaxed meetings, mini-retreats, therapies and team-building in a green, environment all year round, whatever the weather. We are also working on other community spaces with support from Wirral Council.

Earth Movies - Focusing on environmental films, discussion and making films connecting through film-making

Earth Voices - Our community magazine

Sacred Tours – We can arrange a contemporary pilgrimage for business and community to sacred sites in the North West and North Wales.

Nature Immersion and plant therapy - We often organise group trips to experience nature immersion in green spaces across Merseyside, which are local to participants.

Meditation groups and sessions - These can take many forms but most are very simple, transferable techniques that are not mystical or dependent on a particular belief or religious view. Rather, they are functional tools to transform the mind and can be of benefit to almost anyone. 

Dance lessons - Earth Moves dance sessions are used both as a therapeutic tool and a non-verbal way to bring groups together in a safe, space. Dance is a great form of mindfulness which heightens awareness of the body, sensations and emotions while connecting with the group consciousness.

Earth Moves Design - Sensitive, ethical and powerful design. Our experience of art, psychology and corporate business can create effective media campaigns, design of logos, artwork and promotional videos. 

Consultancy - Ethical business, green interventions, community development and cooperative workshops.

Holistic and well-being projects – Involving nature, dance, drumming, music and the visual arts as well as self-discovery and recovery from trauma and addiction. We offer opportunities to attain collective health, happiness and creative expression.

Retreats – Delivering personal transformation experiences for well-being, creativity and embodied expression.

We also offer training, talks and networking.

You can see images and video of our events here

We understand that arts, well-being activities, nature immersion and horticulture can be life-enhancing for the individual, the community and the planet.

Together we pool our collective resources, practices, personality types, talents, and qualifications, to create transformative interventions and experiences, suitable for a diverse range of individuals and groups.

                                                                                Earth Moves Core Team Biographies 


                                                            Paula Ishtar

Peter Rix                                    Tony  O'Connell

                                                                                   Mark Hudson