Workshops

A regular and varied list of workshops run throughout the year to support you in your life and 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 4th July Sunday 5th July 2020 10am/5pm each day.

“The shaman works by asking for help from the spirits to assist with a issue or problem, they then bring this information back and then do something with it!”

This for me captures what shamanism is about and the shamanic journey is one of the methods that the shaman travels in the world of spirit to meet this. Working with the shamanic journey is a safe, time tested and effective way to support and grow our lives.

Over our time together you will gain a practical, working knowledge and experience of the shamanic journey helping to start to build or deepen partnerships with your own helping spirits for healing guidance and problem solving.

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 you will have clarity in the method of the journey and developing confidence to bring this as a practical spiritual support for your everyday life to work with and practice as you wish.

Please contact to book cost of the weekend including a vegan lunch is £120 and a £60 deposit is asked for on booking, if you have any questions please contact me.

MEETING THE 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 of the journey as well as meditations, ceremony, ritual and prayer these practices enable us to develop this awareness where we can step back into what is a true homecoming.

This relationship is transformational in how we as individuals act and respond to ourselves each other and our environment and all life we share this with for often what the land needs from us is what we ourselves need and what we do to the land we do to ourselves.

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 as a treat 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 and spirit of fire for me as well as for our culture as a result my relationship with fire and my life 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 and by working with them we nourish both ourselves and the elements as well.

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.

CONTEMPLATION OF OUR DEATH

Friday 30th October, Saturday 31st October, Sunday 1st November 2020 10am till 5pm each day.

Our physical death is an inevitable as well as natural part of our life’s process and yet can be a source of pain, fear and become a block to living. The aim of this three day workshop is to unlock a deeper understanding of our own death then finding peace with this fact it can then help us to live in a richer, dynamic and creative way.

Coming together at this time of Samhain, where in the Celtic tradition we honour our ancestors, brings a opportunity to explore with others in a safe, respectful and held way our relationship with one of the few things we can be certain of, that we will die.

What has shaped our relationship with death? What do we believe about they dying process and what happens when we die? what part does my relationship with death play in me fully living life?and what awaits beyond death?  These are some of the questions we will be exploring.

Over the three days we will work as a group and on our own with creative tasks, meditations and shamanic journeys, sharing circles, ceremony and time out on the land. This process works to bring us closer to our own defined relationship with our death  then we can explore ways that this acceptance can serve and support our life.

I have had a very present and strong relationship with death from a early age and am delighted to offer this time to share my learnings and listen to your experiences and understanding so together we can move towards a life enhancing encounter with our death, all are welcome regardless of background and beliefs.

Cost for three days £180 including a vegan lunch on each day please contact to book your place or with any questions. A deposit of £60 is required with booking to secure your place.

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.