Workshops on Shamanism in Avebury – April and May 2012

    • Sunday, 15 April 2012

    • 10:00 until 16:00
  •   This is the second of a set of 3 workshops. If you wish to attend you MUST have some experience with shamanic work or have completed an introductory course with one of us, please contact either Gail, Adam or Natascha direct to talk through your shamanic experience. The wo…rkshops will be facilitated by Natascha Kenyon, Gail Eaton and Adam Hearn.
    Arrive for 9.45 – this workshop will start at 10.00 and latecomers will unfortunately be turned away.

    This workshop examines both creating sacred space and working in existing sacred sites, in the heart of the sacred landscape of Wiltshire.
    This workshop is predominantly outdoors so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for this time of year. You will need walking boots and water proofs in case it rains. A market of donated books and mind/ body /spirit items will be available.Please consider adding to the donations market by bringing donations of spiritual items (books,cds, wands, herbs, drums etc!) Hot and cold drinks will be available through the day.

    Everything is by donations only- recommended donation for each workshop is in the region of £50.00. Any profit made through the workshops or the market goes to NATIVE SPIRIT FOUNDATION, a charity that works with indigenous elders across the world. For more details about the Native Spirit Foundation take a look at their website
    Numbers are limited so please book as soon as you can.

    We are passionate about making shamanism accessible for all, demystifying the shamanic world and practices and enabling people to create and strengthen their own connections to the spirit world through shamanic practice in a safe and informed way. All the courses will focus on core shamanic principles which are common throughout indigenous cultures and shamanic practices across the world. This will enable participants to connect to spirit any where and work with different groups without getting stuck in the dogma of different cultures or spiritual paths while allowing you the freedom to over lay your own spiritual practices on top of the core techniques. Core Shamanic practice is a universal language and technique that is spoken and practiced by all indigenous cultures. By the end of the 3 courses you will have an experiential understanding of working in the main spirit worlds of the shaman, established your maps, connected and established relationships with your guides, understand how to use shamanic practice to connect with the land, it’s spirits and the healing realms of plant spirit medicine.

    Adam was initiated into shamanic practice in a Kitchwa community in the Ecuadorian rainforests. He then completed professional shamanic training with The Sacred Trust in Dorset. He holds an MA in Medical anthropology and is a guitarist who weaves shamanism with music and continuously works towards a healed and balanced planet.
    Gail began her shamanic practice within the traditions of this land and completed her shamanic practitioner training with The Sacred Trust in Dorset. Gail is a registered Nurse and healer and draws on this combination of skills to create a balanced, pragmatic and grounded approach to her practice.
    Natascha began her shamanic practice within the traditions of this land and North America bringing together her dual ancestry. She trained with The Foundation of Inspirational and Oracular Studies in Oxfordshire and HEALU in Dorset where she completed her Shamanic Practitioner Course.

    Shamanism and Place-working in Sacred SpaceSunday 15th April

    Exact location TBC however it will be in Avebury
    Arrive 0945 to start at 1000, finish 1600


    12 May Plant Spirit Medicine in the UK, an introduction
    Saturday 12th May Avebury Village Hall, High Street, Avebury
    Arrive 0945 to start at 1000, finish 1600
    A multi-faceted look at working with plants from a shamanic perspective. We will be working with the spirit of sacred plants in a non-invasive, ethical way. (Hallucinogenic plants will NOT be consumed). The plants seem to be asking one thing of us, that we listen to them, and reconnect with the wisdom they carry which predates humanity by millenia. They offer us a chance to heal, to be whole, to re-member our place on the planet and experience the ecstasy of their ways.
    This course will also involve spending time outdoors so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear.
    A market of donated books and mind/ body /spirit items will be available. Hot and cold drinks will be available through the day

    Things you will need to bring along
    Suitable clothing for outdoors- even in good weather the wind can be fierce, so please pack layers as well as waterproofs.
    Food to share for lunch (NB if you are unused to this sort of workshop, we recommend vegetarian healthy home-cooked foods as these are in-keeping with the days work)
    A blindfold, bandanna or scarf for covering your eyes
    A drum or rattle if you have one (we will have spares so if you don’t so don’t worry)
    A blanket
    A yoga mat if you have one, Note pad and pen/pencil