AUTUMN GATHERING 2019
We have some wise and wonderful teachers joining us this year, however if you are interested in sharing your skills & wisdom with us in 2020 please get in touch. Our deepest wish is for more diversity & inclusivity so we particularly welcome applications from elder women, women of colour and women who identify in the rainbow spectrum of LGBTQIA.
Our hope for the workshops is that are in aligned with the season of the gatherings.
If you feel that any of the above language needs modifying please get in touch, thank you.
FERMENTATION & PRESERVES
With Kiara Devika of Hara London
WEAVING & TEXTILE ART
With May Hands
THE JOURNEY OF LOW IMPACT LIVING
with Sarah Starrs
CORDAGE & NET BAGS
with Jayne Goldheart
Tea Ceremonies are about slowing down and connecting - with ourselves, each other and the world around us. Through sharing tea in noble silence we are coming yet again to our centre, our hearts, our being. Each Tea Ceremony is unique, however there is always a sense of inner stillness and peace emerging from it. Every time we sit in ceremony and experience tea, we immerse in the dance of all our senses and elements. Tea is such a powerful Medicine Plant. She gives everyone exactly what they need, takes them to the place they need to be in. She can bring us up, ground us, inspire, heal and nourish us while at the same time holding space for us to communicate and share.
With Melanie Murphy
Fire connects us to our ancestors, to the ancient ones who gathered around the fire for warmth, to cook food, to be in circle, be in community, share stories and sacred rituals. The element of fire is the only element that cannot exist on it’s own, it has the power to destroy but also to support rebirth. Just like wild fires destroy all that’s living in it’s path but create fertile soil for new life to thrive.
Over the last 3 years I’ve had a close relationship with fire that has been transformational in connecting me to my truth, supporting me to surrender old patterns and shining light on what’s next. I’m very grateful that I have the opportunity to share my love and respect for fire with women at the gatherings.
During this fire making workshop, we will build a fire without matches using simple, ancient techniques. It’s empowering to feel connected to this ancient wisdom and enhances our sense of self reliance.
THE RITE OF THE WOMB
With Chloe Isidora
The Rite of the Womb releases fear and pain that is held in the womb space and calls in the birthing of our new lives and all creative projects. This Rite is simple, yet profoundly potent and brings us into the embodiment of the Divine Feminine presence. In receiving the Rite we are shown the sacredness in ourselves and in all of life. By healing our wombs we heal our mothers, our sisters and our daughters and ultimately bring healing to our beautiful Mother Earth and her sacred waters.
All women may receive the Rite of the Womb. Including women who are pregnant, women trying to conceive, younger women, older women, women who have had a hysterectomy, transgender individuals and female identified. The transmission is non invasive, it is received by a light touch on the belly.
Once activated with the Rite of the Womb each woman will be taught how to share this gift with others.
With Ava Riby-Williams
One of the first things we developed as social creatures, was a way to communicate and express ourselves through song and dance.
But, when and where does song belong in our lives? We can’t ever seem to fit it into our calendars, and so singing together has become a lost tradition, tossed to the wayside. The only place it seems to fit snugly is in the halls of worship. Yet, for thousands of years the fire has set a sacred space that welcomes and yearns for the sweet clamour of song and the thunder of dancing feet .Leave your vocal inhibitions and ideas of perfection at the door. Let yourself be wrapped in the warmth of fire and song, a beautiful pairing that allows the speeding trains of our lives to ease to a halt.
In our chaotic, jostling world, we haven’t given space for the wild singer in all of us to speak her mind. Think about the music in your life and the songs that have been shared with you, and if you feel called to share one yourself.