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Spirit Dream Weavers - Shamananic Soul Retrieval Practitioner Training - Based on the work of Sandra Ingerman

All are welcome to join us for this truly magical training based on the in-depth work of Sandra Ingerman, writer of "Soul Retrieval & Mending the Fragmented Self." It's teachings will enable you to step forward into the role of working as a Shamanic Practitioner with confidence & give you a much deeper connection within your Shamanic Practice. This course has been perfected & crafted to take you deeply & lovingly into the depths of the healing work of Soul Retrieval, opening you up to you the vast realms of inner knowledge that await your recognition.

 

This course is like no other, it's profound teachings & healing will resonate with you long after the training has finished. It's here where your life as a Shamanic Practitioner can start, for this training will teach you an array of amazing new healing tools for you to work with & practice. The capacity for healing that comes with this ancient Shamanic Teaching is one that you will most definitely want to share with your clients, friends & families alike, a gift of immense beauty & importance for anyone's healing journey.

 

Within this training you will - Step into ancient ceremony & ritual, learn how to practice the sacred art of Soul Retrieval, whilst receiving & working with Soul Retrieval at the same time. Learn about Soul loss & your Soul Essence's journey in this lifetime. Feel the empowerment that comes with having your Sacred Essence returned to you. Feel the love of being in circle with your tribe, those who are seeking to expand their own souls journey too.

 

This course is to be facilitated by Shona of "Spirit Dream Weavers," she's a Sandra Ingerman trained teacher of Shamanic Practice & she regularly runs courses & training's covering the many varied aspects of Shamanism. "Spirit Dream Weavers," likes to create a beautiful environment for people to work in, a safe container to explore the hidden depths of your souls journey in this lifetime.

 

Within the beautiful & nurturing environment of Monkton Wyld Court, all your visions of wonder can manifest & become your true destiny. The prerequisite for this training is that you must have completed the "Shamanic Pathway of Light," beginners training with Spirit Dream Weavers @ www.spiritdreamweavers.com or a similar beginners training with another Sandra Ingerman trained teacher.

 

I will be asking everyone to bring drums & rattles to the training, I do have some to share, but better to have your own. Journey blankets & covers for workshop room. Indoor shoes/slippers, suitable outdoor clothing for the weather, as we will be spending day/eves outside. You will need a water bottle for drinking water throughout the day & journal/note book & pens, pencils to document your work.

 

Your stay will be full of beautiful nurturing vegetarian soul food, with much of the produce coming from the Monkton lands. Do please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements & the kitchen will try & cater for you as much as is possible. Breakfasts are to be help yourself, with food being supplied by us for a good healthy start to the day, all followed by Monkton gorgeous goodness for lunch & dinner.

 

For directions please check out the "getting here" under the "contact us" section of the Monkton website. If you are interested in car share, which is great, please let me know & I will try & put people together.

 

The cost of the training is £470 + £235 food & accommodation in shared rooms, with shared bathrooms. If you wish to to camp the price of 1 x tent is £190 inclusive of food. For a 2nd person in the same tent the price will be £140 inclusive of food. There's a price of £200 + £235 food & accommodation for those who wish to support/repeat the course. A £150 non refundable deposit is needed to secure your place, once received we can discuss rooms & sleeping plans.

 

I ask that you contact me directly for payment details. Please check out our website for any further information or to get in touch please email Dreamweavers4@outlook.com or use the contacts page on www.spiritdreamweavers.com

Starts On:
July 18, 2017
5:00 PM
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July 23, 2017
5:00 PM
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Build your own wood fired cob pizza oven (See info for other dates available)

This delicious day out with expert Kate Edwards and pizza chef Charlotte Eve will give you all the skills to go home and build your own cob pizza oven. You'll learn how to source your materials, build your oven and enjoy a short introduction to cob building in general.

 

Cob ovens cost very little to make and they can be sculpted into any shape you want so there will be a chance to try your hand at sculpting too. Kate will also show you how to light and cook in your oven. Probably the best bit of the day is the mouthwatering wood fired pizza lunch you'll enjoy whilst sitting back and soaking up the view. Homemade cakes are served in the afternoon.

 

Kate and Charlotte's hands on and informative day has been featured on BBC One, BBC Good Food Magazine and The Guardian to name a few. They promise you'll have great fun on the course and hopefully the best pizza you've ever tasted!

 

Cost £130 per person including pizza lunch and homemade cakes.

To book and information on other dates please visit www.cobcourses.com or phone 07949 241815

 

Other dates for your consideration: 22nd April, 6th and 13th May, 3rd and 17th June, 22nd July, 19th August, 16th and 30th September, 7th October

 

Cob Courses | House Building & Pizza Oven Workshops in ... www.cobcourses.com Workshops on how to build a cob house and how to build a pizza oven. Learn to build a cob house, studio, shed, plus cob repairs, based in Devon, Dorset, UK.

Starts On:
July 22, 2017
10:00 AM
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July 22, 2017
4:00 PM
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How to build your own cob house or garden studio 4 day course. (See info for other dates available)

This intensive 4 day course is run by the award winning cob builder Kate Edwards. Kate and he partner Charlotte have previously built their own pioneering cob-bale home and completed many beautiful cob projects around the UK. Kate's greatest strength is her teaching - her enthusiasm is infectious and her vast knowledge of regarding earth building is impressive. She has taught  thousands of people from around the world already how easy and affordable it is to build your home with cob.

 

 

Each day begins with theory and the rest of each day is spent gaining hands on experience. You will be working on a cob roundhouse project on site. Kate will cover building regulations and planning as well as foundations, walls, doors and windows, roof options, clay plasters and lime renders. You will leave the course with all the knowledge and skills to go away and start your own cob building project. This workshop promises to be a life changing experience for anyone looking to find a sustainable and affordable solution to building their own home or smaller structure.

 

Absolutely no previous building experience is necessary. 

 

Other dates for your consideration:  28th April-1st May,  26th May-29th May,  30th June-3rd July,  4th August-7th August,  25th August-28th August,  22nd September-25th September.

  

To book and information on other dates please visit www.cobcourses.com or phone 07949 241815


Starts On:
August 4, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
August 7, 2017
5:00 PM
£480.00
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Fruit Trees: Summer Pruning

Tom Nancarrow from Pip and Stone and Adam’s Apples will show you how to summer prune your fruit trees to grow beautiful and bountiful trained forms - espaliers, cordons, fans and more. This short course will cover the reasons for summer pruning and the various trained forms you can grow, with a practical demonstration showing you how to summer prune. Course attendees will then prune the various trained fruit trees in Monkton Wyld’s walled garden. You will need to bring: Notepad/pen Secateurs Loppers/pruning saws if you have them
Starts On:
August 13, 2017
11:00 AM
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August 13, 2017
3:00 PM
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Willow Basket Making

Judy Hartley of The Court Cupboard Craft Gallery, South Wales, will be here to show complete beginners the art of basket making, with each attendee leaving with their own small round basket with a handle. Judy studied basketry at the Guildhall University. She developed an interest in traditional functional baskets used in Great Britain and Ireland. She works mainly in willow, but has has also worked with oak swill, and more recently in rush and bark work. She enjoys teaching and passing on her skills to the next generation of basket makers.
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August 25, 2017
5:00 PM
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August 27, 2017
5:00 PM
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Scything & Land Management Course contact: info@monktonwyldcourt.org

With Simon Fairlie

6pm Friday - 5pm Sunday  (Whole course)

  6pm - 8pm Friday AND 10am - 5pm Saturday (Beginner course only)

  10 am - 5pm Sunday (Advanced course only)

 

Whole course £135 per person includes supper on Friday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday

 

Beginner course £80 per person includes supper on Friday and lunch on Saturday

 

Advanced course £65 per person includes lunch on Sunday

 

From the course leader:

Beginners often imagine that a two day course is a bit excessive, just to learn how to use a garden tool; and that is true if all you want to do is knock down weeds. But anyone who wants to mow grass on any scale will benefit from a two day course, and people who do the course come away saying "I don't know how you could cram all that into one day".

 

Two days gives you enough time to practice different peening methods; I also spend more time on grass management, and demonstrate how to make and stack a hay rack, which enables you to make hay even in changeable weather.

 

Beginners may opt to come only on Friday evening and Saturday. Improvers who have done a beginner's course with me or someone else can opt to come only on the Sunday.

 

Friday Evening:

  • Brief history and sociology of the scythe

 

Saturday:

  • Selecting the right blade and snath for the job (or making best use of what you've got):
  • Setting up a scythe and snath;
  • Sharpening;
  • Basic mowing technique;
  • How to avoid damaging the blade, and how to repair chips and cracks;
  • Basic peening demonstration.

 

Sunday:

  • Early morning mowing
  • Managing grass with scything in mind;
  • Small-scale haymaking techniques
  • Peening practice with jig and bar peen anvil

 

TO BOOK please email info@monktonwyldcourt.org or telephone 01297 560342. 

 

Scythe importer and grass management enthusiast Simon Fairlie heads Chapter 7 of The Land is Ours and The Land Magazine (among other things) from his stable block offices here at Monkton Wyld Court.

 

 

 

Starts On:
September 15, 2017
5:00 PM
Ends On:
September 17, 2017
5:00 PM
Scything & Land Management Course contact: info@monktonwyldcourt.org
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May 19, 2017
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3 Day Market Gardening

This workshop will not only cover much of the fundamental principles of crop production, but will also focus on how to run a successful market garden business. One of the critical aspects of running a market garden well is being organised, so record keeping and basic accounts will be talked about as well as crop planning, sowing schedules and crop rotations.

 

The course will be suitable for people who are looking into starting up a small scale market gardening business, as well as those who have already started. Soil types as well as soil health and fertility will be talked about along with other technical aspects of growing vegetables such as propagation, cultivation, protected cropping, pests and disease, seed saving and harvesting, packing and storing vegetables.

 

The course will be run over three days and led by three different tutors at three different holdings. After meeting at Monkton Wyld Court, the participants will go to Trill Farm Garden where Ashley runs a 2.5 acre smallholding with his partner Kate. He will run through setting up their business and running a succesful market garden, growing salad and other high value vegetables including producing in polytunnels.

 

On the second day, participants will go to Longmeadow Organics near Dorchester where Hugh and Patsy Chapman have been organic vegetable growers for well over 20 years. They will talk about selling vegetables through a farm shop and growing more field scale crops using tractor tools.

 

On the final day of the course we will be visiting Homeacres, where Charles Dowding grows salad and vegetables using a no dig system. He will talk about the merits of using no dig in a market garden. Overall the course will cover three very different production systems from tutors with a combined experience of over 70 years of growing vegetables.

 

3 day ticket including accommodation & food

GBP 315.00

2 day ticket including accommodation & food

GBP 190.00

1 day ticket including food (no accommodation)

GBP 80.00

3 day ticket with lunch (no accommodation)

GBP 210.00

Starts On:
September 23, 2017
10:00 AM
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September 25, 2017
5:00 PM
£315.00
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Hedge Laying

Patch Tucker and Ed Shaw will be here for the weekend to guide us through the skills and art of hedge laying: “This course will be a practical introduction to the ancient craft of Hedge-laying. We will work together in small groups, with mentoring from experienced Hedge-Layers. We will be maintaining a mature hedge in traditional west-country style, laying branches to regenerate, whilst harvesting firewood and poles for craft. The aim is that the hands on experience of this course will enable participants to Lay Hedges independently, by learning the tools and skills required, including: choosing which branches to lay; cutting a hinge; laying the branch; weaving a hedge; pegging down the hedge. There will be a brief introduction before we start Laying, including tool use, sharpening and maintenance.
Starts On:
November 10, 2017
5:00 PM
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November 12, 2017
5:00 PM
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Planning & Planting a Fruit Orchard

This 1 day course will put you on the right path to planting an orchard of healthy and productive fruit trees suitable for your location and needs. Led by fruit tree specialist Tom Nancarrow from Pip & Stone Fruit Tree Services and Adam’s Apples, the course covers topics such as choosing the best site, understanding pollination, selecting a rootstock, the best varieties, potential yields, when to plant, how to protect trees from rabbits/sheep/deer.
Starts On:
April 28, 2018
9:30 AM
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April 28, 2018
4:30 PM
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Trevor Carter Bristol Storyteller of the Year 2014 Residential Writers Performance Workshop

Monkton Wyld Writing and Performance Weekend Course detail: We will be exploring the skills involved in writing and performing poetry and short stories. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in exploring their potential as writers and performers. More experienced people will find it useful to build on their skills by learning new approaches and techniques.

 

Developing writing and performance skills is not only rewarding in itself but has the benefit of improving confidence and presentation skills in everyday life. In addition to writing exercises we will be analysing and practising the vital yet often neglected art of stagecraft. This will all happen in the framework of a supportive and structured setting.

 

Course tutor: Trevor Carter, known as the Bard of Windmill Hill, is the only poet to have won Bristol’s Storyteller of the Year award and has published four successful books. He has performed at many festivals and theatres around the UK and has run workshops in schools and at festivals. He is a qualified teacher and trainer and has been co-organiser and poet in residence of Bristol’s longest running variety show for ten years.

 

Outline of content:

Friday: After dinner we will spend some time getting to know each other and look at the plan for the weekend. I will then entertain you with a selection of my work, including my prizewinning story.

 

Saturday: We will start by exploring writing skills, followed by exercises. Later we’ll work on reviewing, editing and performance skills. The evening will be occupied with sharing our results!

 

Sunday: We will spend more time on editing and practice our performance skills. After lunch we will share completed works and review what we have achieved.

 

Comments:  “I had never been to a creative writing workshop before. I liked this. I was told it would just be some bloke pontificating! … but there was a structured lesson and we all got to write a piece! Complete with tips and tricks.”

 

Caroline Easthope "Your insight is matchless...highly rewarding." Sadia Gill, Corporate Communicator, Switzerland "My supervisor commented on my improved performance at work and better grasp of grammar and comprehension." Trainee teacher

 

Trevor Carter 

 

The Bard of Windmill Hill   
Bristol Storyteller of the Year 2014

 

www.windmillbard.co.uk 

 

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May 18, 2018
9:00 AM
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May 20, 2018
5:00 PM
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