You can book upcoming courses and events at Monkton Wyld Court and pay by bank transfer — we will send you our bank details once we receive your booking enquiry. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

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Weekend Warriors Retreat: Springtime Rejuvenation with Marina White Raven

 

Weekend Warriors Retreat is an invitation to STOP and take time out to transition from Winter to Spring. It is a space to practice radical self care, deep listening and awareness. This is a weekend to reflect on our dark wintery hibernation and prepare to emerge and awaken to the new season; fully revived and energised!

 

Starting with the body; practicing grounding techniques to slow down and tune into the natural environment; feeling each movement and breath with awareness and appreciation. With this mindful approach, we dissolve resistances, energetic blocks and habitual mind patterns. Negativity and self criticism fall away so that our brilliant, creative selves may be liberated and expressed. Together we become able to listen deeper to ourselves, each other and our environment. In this open hearted safe space our own wisdom, truth and power are revealed and may be seen, heard and appreciated.

 

Classes are friendly, fun and accessible to everybody, no previous yoga experience is necessary and you do not need to think of yourself as ‘Creative’ to participate.

 

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Marina White Raven integrates her work as a multi-dimensional artist with yoga; practicing a deep personal enquiry into the true nature of being. The teaching is authentic and accessible; communicating this ancient and profound practice in terms that are practical and relevant to contemporary life.

 

For further info and booking enquiries: Web:  https://marinawhiteraven.tumblr.com/ Telephone: 07972737434 Email:marinawhiteraven@gmail.com  Cost: £250-300 includes accommodation, food, classes and materials.

 

Payment: To reserve your place a deposit of £100 is required. Full balance to be paid by March 9th (label bank transfers: ‘MWC yoga’) (Bank transfer details: Marina Sossi TSB Account number: 00897474 Sort Code: 30.93.40) Marina 07972737434 

 

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March 18, 2018
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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 £160 per person including pizza lunch and homemade cakes.

 

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

 

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.

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March 24, 2018
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March 24, 2018
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Building With Straw Bales 2 Day Course

This action-packed weekend course is run by Dorset straw bale builder Phil Christopher, of Huff and Puff Construction. Phil believes passionately in bringing all the wonderful benefits of straw bale building to a wider audience, and in addition to his work for Huff and Puff, he is on the board of Straw-bale Building UK (SBUK), promoting straw bale building and best practice in the UK.

 

Your weekend starts with an introductory session on the Friday evening, followed by two days of both theory and hands-on building of a load-bearing straw bale room. No previous building experience is required! What you’ll learn on this course should give you enough knowledge and confidence to start your own project.

 

The course fee includes your accommodation and all meals at the wonderful Monkton Wyld Court. So you can immerse yourself in the course, get to know everyone and ask all the questions you want, perhaps over a drink in the evenings at the on site pub, all followed by a good night’s sleep!

 

Course details: Friday evening: Arrive for dinner at 6pm 7pm - A presentation about straw bale building in the UK, covering history, types of construction and its many benefits, including answering your questions.

 

Saturday and Sunday: A combination of theory and practice, building a load-bearing straw bale room. We’ll cover the following: - Planning your build - Planning and Building Control - Foundation types - Carpentry and sourcing timber - Selecting and preparing bales - Building bale walls - Framing doors and windows - Fitting top beams - Compressing the straw - Roof options - Wall finishes All interspersed with lovely meals, tea, cake and biscuits.

 

Finish on Sunday will be at 5pm latest.

 

Please book via the book button or below. You can also visit www.huffpuff.me/training and emailtraining@huffpuff.me, or call Phil on 07770 565656 with any questions. Cost: £250

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April 6, 2018
6:00 PM
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April 8, 2018
5:00 PM
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How to build your own cob house or garden studio 4 day course. (See info for booking and 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 course dates:  May 21st - 24th  /   June 18th - 21st  /  July 9th - 12th  /   September 17th - 20th

 

To book or for further information please visit  www.cobcourses.com or phone 07949 241815

 



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May 1, 2018
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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 09:30am - 5pm Saturday (Beginner course only)

  09:30 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 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:
May 18, 2018
5:00 PM
Ends On:
May 20, 2018
5:00 PM
Scything & Land Management Course contact: info@monktonwyldcourt.org
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Writing and performance workshop with the Bard of Windmill Hill, poet and storyteller

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
6:00 PM
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Campfire Cookery Course With Fraser Christian

Campfire cook is a cookery course that starts with the basics of fireside cookery and progresses your confidence and skills to produce amazing, simple but tasty campfire recipes and nutritious meals fit for any restaurant table.

 

About the instructor

 

 

Fraser was first teaching survival and bush craft skills to his local scout group over 25 years ago and has since been lucky enough to fish, hunt and forage professionally.  He has had some amazing experiences and mentors in his life and is pleased to share his valuable lessons and knowledge with many others. He is also a fully qualified chef and nutritionist with a passion for wild herbal medicines, wild food and outdoor cooking skills including preserving and smoking foods. This has helped him gain an instinctive understanding and respect of both nature and the elements.

 

 

 

Visit Fraser's website: www.coastalsurvival.com

 

 

Price includes 1 night dorm accommodation.  

 

Other Dates with Fraser: Campfire Cook 10th & 11th July 2018

 

To book please email info@monktonwyldcourt.org or call 01297 560342. 

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May 23, 2018
9:00 AM
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May 24, 2018
4:00 PM
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The Sensory Herb Apprenticeship Foundation course

This 1 year foundation course, taught over 4 residential weekends Friday-Sunday, can stand alone or can lead onto further years of practitioner training. 

 

You will compile your own Herbal Materia Medica of the plants covered on the course. This involves detailed observations through drawings, photos, pressing parts and making notes to create your beautiful Sensory Herb book.

 

The Sensory Herb Apprenticeship Foundation course will introduce you to plants to use when you or your family are ill, and deepen your connection to the land by getting to know the herbs that grow around you.  Whether you live in the countryside, or your only contact with plants is in a flowerpot, we will take you step by step into the world of herbs.

 

Our residential apprenticeship in the beautiful Dorset countryside and gives you the opportunity to work hands-on with over 40 medicinal plants which grow on site. Understand off-the-shelf herbal remedies and alternatives to pharmaceutical medicines. Learn about herbs of the hedgerow, meet a new world of medicinal plants and a community of like-minded earth-lovers! This is a year-long foundation course with 100 hours of contact time. 

 

Established in 2009, the apprenticeship is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to incorporate herbal medicine into your daily life. Your senses, heart and intellect will be opened to the ancient, magical and practical art that is herbal medicine.

 

Half your time on the course will be spent working hands-on with plants and the other half will give you the technical and medical grounding to apply herbs to healing. We underpin all your study with the rhythms and structures provided to us by nature — the cycle of the seasons, the lunar cycle, the growth and decline cycle of plants. You will graduate with practical tools to creatively blend ritual, art and medicine to develop your own healing practice that you can share with others.

 

Throughout the year, you will compile your own Materia Medica, your personal herb reference book full of pressed plants, drawings and all the information you learn. We’ll train you to use our unique set of Sensory Herb tools which connect you with the energetics of plants. Working in this way facilitates meaningful, memorable relationships with plants. Sensory Herb Practice is a craft. Creativity and art infuses all our work and teachings.  Alongside knowledge in botany, medicine making and the human body systems, the course guides you to develop your own creative plant folklore. 

 

Don’t worry if you haven’t picked up a pencil since school or if you judge your own art harshly. We ease you through the process step by step. Exploring your own creative soul while being part of a supportive community of like-minded students and alumni is all part of the journey.  You will be amazed what plants can help you discover about yourself.

 

The foundation year can be taken as a stand-alone course, but also serves as the gateway to our further two-year, Sensory Herb Practitioner training. 

 

For more information and to book, please visit: 


www.sensorysolutions.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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5:00 PM
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September 30, 2018
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Nano Dairy Gathering and small scale dairy cow husbandry

This is an Information sharing event for people who keep from one to four dairy cows, a training course for people who are planning to do it and focussed uniquely on cows, not on goats or sheep.

 

Dairy cows can be very productive and keeping a small number remains a viable option in countries as diverse as Austria, Russia and India.

 

In the UK, small-scale cow husbandry almost died out but is now experiencing a revival.  However dairying requires a wide range of skills. information specific to small scale operations is thin on the ground; if you only have two or three cows to look after, learning by your mistakes over the years can be a slow and expensive process. 

 

We have organized this event so that people already running a small-scale dairy can meet up and exchange information. It is also serves as a training course for people interested in starting up a small dairy, who will learn about different approaches, and hear about the rewards and the pitfalls from people with experience.

 

Programme to be confirmed but will include:

Field tour: grass management; haymaking.

Feeding cows; Followers.

Farmyard tour; buildings and fencing ; handling cows.

Milking cows — hand or machine.

Buying Cows.

And much more.

 

Attendance at the Nanodairy gathering 9th & 10th October (including lunches) £85

Attendance at cheesemaking demonstration 11th October (including lunch), £30

Two course evening meal £10

Dorm (single sex shared room, make your own bed and provide your own towel) Breakfast not included.

Bed and Breakfast (single-sex shared room) £35 per person per night

Bed and Breakfast (double room) £70 per room per night

Camping and camper vans £15 per night

 

Meals are vegetarian with an abundance of home produced dairy products. We can accommodate most dietary

requirements. There is a bar on the premises and our whey-fed home-reared pork sausages can be barbecued.

 

To book please contact: info@monktonwyldcourt.org or call 012970560342

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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