Workshops

A regular and varied list of workshops run throughout the year to support you in your spiritual journey. Some are purely shamanic based other workshops will support someone with an interest in nature-based spirituality.

REMEMBERING OUR SHAMANIC WAY

An Introduction to Shamanism as practical support for life.

Saturday 23rd November Sunday 24th  2019 10am/5pm

“The shaman works by asking for help from the spirits, bringing this information back and then doing something with it!”

This for me sums up what shamanism is about and the shamanic journey is one of the methods that the shaman travels in the world of spirit. Working with the shamanic journey is a safe and effective way to support and open up our lives.

Over our time together, you will grow a working knowledge and experience of the shamanic journey and start to build partnerships with your own helping spirits.

The weekend includes, Upper and Lower world Journeys, asking questions of the spirits and learning how to understand the answers given, working with sacred shamanic tools, ethics of journeying and working in ceremony, living with shamanism as a way of life, working with our personal power and working within nature.

At the end of the weekend, a grounding in the method of the journey and confidence to bring this as spiritual support for your everyday life will be with you to work with and practice as you wish.

Please contact to book cost of the weekend including lunches is £120 and a £50 deposit is asked for on booking, if you have any questions please contact me.

WORKING WITH LAND AS SPIRIT

Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th March 2020 each day 10am/5pm, on the Saturday we will be having a ceremony with the land from 7pm.

It is known within shamanic cultures that nature is seen as “the visible face of spirit” in these times where so many of us are disconnected from the very thing that sustains us, the natural world, returning to this wisdom is a important journey to undertake, one where we can walk as a part of this living earth.

This three day workshop is a step on that journey where together we will come to a new or deeper relationship with ourselves as a part of the land we walk upon as a supportive companion in our lives. Maybe not living in the way we understand but living none the less.

Working with shamanic methods ceremony and practices to develop this awareness we step back into what is a true homecoming. This relationship is transformational in how we as individuals act and respond to ourselves and our environment and all life we share this with for often what the land needs from us is what we ourselves need.

Cost for all three days £180 please contact with any questions and bookings £60 deposit on booking including all materials and vegan lunch each day.

ELEMENTAL JOURNEY

A series of five day workshops to honour connect and integrate the elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit within ourselves as well as out in the world.

Sunday 22nd March 2020 Air Saturday 13th June 2020 Fire 10am-5pm Sunday 27th September 2020 Water Saturday 28th November Earth Sunday 14th February 2021 Spirit all workshops 10am-5pm.

In 2013 I was part of a project researching the environmental impact of a development on Red-breasted Geese. This was in a very remote part of north east Bulgaria. We were out in all weathers which often was blizzard conditions and sub zero temperatures.

On my way home to the UK I decided to visit Istanbul and due to the sparse conditions of the last months I stayed in a very luxurious hotel. I am someone who seeks spirit in all I do and while in this hotel I undertook a simple fire ceremony surrounded by all this modern splendor.

Something happened to me in that ceremony and I experienced and understood in a way I had never before the force of fire for me as well as for our culture as a result my life and relationship with fire is very different.

The elements are present within us and in the natural world and form a framework that supports and sustains the fabric of life itself. By deepening our connection with them we can flow into a more natural rhythm with our own and nature’s cycle’s that knowingly or unknowingly we are influenced deeply by.

They offer a great support and gateway for our own wellbeing and creativity as well as holding a sacred mystery that leads us on a journey to a place of knowing and renewal.

If this work calls to you I look forward to sharing this adventure with you over the years I have worked with them its clear to me there is no end to the depths our relationship with them can be.

Each workshop requires no previous shamanic experience and offers simple practices, creative process as well as ceremony to open and deepen our relationship with these 5 elements.

The workshops are connected and has a flow bringing a strength to each other. They can however be taken as a stand alone day. Cost for  all five workshops is £250 or for individual workshops £60 for the day, including vegan lunch. For booking or with any question please get in contact me deposit required at booking.

 

COMMUNION WITH TREES

 9 month journey of creating partnership and friendship with the trees

9 month course starting Saturday 28th September 2019 10am/5pm. Opening workshop is a practical orientation day for working with trees in a deep respectful and listening way. Each workshop gives a full day to deepen our connection and partnerships with the trees of our land with ongoing support and practices to engage with in-between gatherings.

Trees like humans stand vertical to the earth and hold sovereignty as guardians of the land, magnificent beings that have stood on our earth for over 370 million years.

If we can deepen into connection and trust their guidance, we will allow ourselves to be shaped by nature itself moving into an animistic and honourable relationship with our living earth just as our ancestors once did, a vital task for this time.

This process takes us deeper into our own nature and as a result we become more of what we are and open to our purpose here with the earth. Trees have been on our earth for such an age witnessing the comings and goings and as a result they hold extraordinary wisdom and knowledge.

These monthly workshops that can be taken as a full course or individually focus on building relationships with the trees.

  • Gain personal experience and open to an animistic encounter with our earth.
  • Learn practices to grow relationships with the spirit of the trees for healing guidance and a deeper connection with yourself as nature
  • Learn some of the traditional Celtic stories of the trees and listen to what the trees are sharing with us today.

To support us to grow our relationships with the trees, no shamanic experience is needed just a openness to working in a deep way with our tree companions. We will be working with drum journeys, meditations, the act of pilgramdige, creative processes, blessings and offerings, movement, storytelling and time on our land with the trees.

This is an invitation to a deeper relationship with yourself nature and our earth, in the hope we may come to experience this as all one thing. The trees are wise companions in this reconnection to life.

Working with 8 of the trees of this land each month we will focus on one tree in depth and detail. You will be given practices and projects to carry out away from the workshop to deepen your experiences as well as ongoing support in your journey with the trees.

Orientation Day- 28th September 2019 10am/5pm working with trees practically and spiritually an animistic approach.

We then work with the individual trees of our land moving through the winter and out to the spring.

Oak 26th October 2019, Hawthorn 30th November 2019, Rowan 21st December, Scots Pine 25th January 2020, Hazel 22nd February 2020, Willow 21st March, Birch April 18th 2020, Elder May 16th 2020. All workshops run from 10/5pm.

Cost for all 9 workshops £430 or early booking reduced to £380 if paid before 9th August 2019. Workshops can be taken individually at a cost of £60. Fee includes lunch and refreshment’s, materials and includes a 25% donation to a charity supporting tree regeneration.