Over the last 10 years during the summer; I have been holding workshops, co-ordinating space at festivals in various guises in the UK and Europe. As every summer unfolds it brings a new variation.
Creative Arts Groups
- Creating a personnel story through sacred objects.
Seeding new ways to look at creating tools for life journeying.
- Feather’s – weave your prayers with meditative intention, create a sacred Object. Journey Wing
- Hedgerow Smudge – knowledge and magic of native Blends Herb Smudge
- The sacred Wing – Yogic – embodied movement meditation using tribal marking and the archetypes through storytelling to creating medicine wing.
- Moving in Labyrinths.
- Henna – Body Painting & Face Art – View Images in Gallery.
- The goddess in you – making Goddesses out of clay.
Relax and restore the whole of you – The practice of yogic sleep. Rest and Restore Total Yoga Nidra
“Leave the familiar for a while, let your senses and body stretch out like a welcomed season on to the meadows and shores and hills”.“
For the Land – Seasons – For each other
“Ritual consists of the external practices of spirituality that help us become more receptive and aware of the closeness of our lives to the sacred. Ritual is the act of sanctifying action – even ordinary action – so that it has meaning. I can light a candle because I need the light or because the candle represents the light I need”.
“We not only nurture our sacred relationships through ritual, but we are nurtured by them as well. In ritual, we move, and we are moved.”
Alison Leigh Lilly.
“Here, then, is another rule about the soul: it is affected by symbol, ritual and image. None of this has to be understood or registered intellectually. It is enough to experience the transition.”
I have been able to work alongside some truly inspiring and gifted individuals. Over the last few years I have been apprentice to two druid elders, assisting in a December ‘Mistletoe ceremony’, that occurs yearly in Somerset.
Mistletoe or ‘All Heal’ as it can be known, has its completion, coming into full fruit hanging amidst the branches of the sacred oak and apple, in the winter.
It appears in mythology indicating love conquers all – it is complete, healing all, giving all. Receiving the mistletoe speaks of love and fertility in its purest and fullest sense. I feel that mistletoe has many other unique qualities, these are just a few.
The mistletoe we gathered in 2018 was used in a short film made by National Geographic called ‘Seeking God”. I had a small role in the ceremony at ‘Stanton Drew’ which was filmed on a very dark, wet and windy morning.