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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 

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

Who We Are and What Do We Do?

At Earth Moves, we tackle different issues such as social isolation, healthy eating, and ecological sustainability. We facilitate community engagement, linking the arts and horticulture. Using creative activities such as dance and art 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 

Mission here and our aims are here 

 equality and diversity statement

View our safeguarding policy

Read Earth Moves Articles here 

View the gallery of past events 

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 consultancy. 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 places where people can express themselves and connect to themselves and each other. 

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.

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 where physical, psychological and environmental wellness can be supported as well as the promotion of healthy ecosystems.

The highly qualified and experienced team at Earth Moves uses a wide range of techniques 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

Telegraph Lane 4 acre community arts wellbeing and permaculture project

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

Earth Voices - Our community magazine

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

Sacred Tours – We can arrange a contemporary pilgrimage for business and community to sacred sites in Britain

Nature Immersion and plant therapy -for groups, communities, and business

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 for mental and physical health 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 that heightens awareness of the body, sensations, and emotions while connecting with the group consciousness.

Earth Moves Design - Ecological and creative artwork, and promotional videos. 

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 events.

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