Courses and Events

Nature Culture regeneration weekend

Do you long to deepen your connections to the world around you, exploring the precious mysteries and stories of life all around, awakening your curiosity and wonder…

In Spring and Autumn I run a weekend introduction to 8 Shields for adults and children – ‘Nature Culture Regeneration‘, held in a wild woods on Dartmoor with a full team of nature connectors and cultural creatives. 

Dates for 2020: May 15th-17th, and October 9th-11th

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Bringing it Home Year course

Bringing it Home is an in-depth, yearlong journey including five residential weekends and support to bring 8 Shields wisdom and nature based culture repair practices into your life, family, work and communities.

Do you long to be part of an earth-based culture based on the cycles of nature and to grow more fully into a healthy, connected leader?  Are you inspired by 8 Shields events like Art of Mentoring and Nature Culture Regeneration, or other nature based and personal development work? Are you seeking ways and support to land this more fully in yourself and your life?  

The next year course starts in April 2020 ~ Find out more

Summer Courses in SW France

This summer I am excited to be leading 2 courses at a new venue in the South of France. ‘Nature Culture’ is an 8 Shields introduction weekend and ‘Earth Culture’ is a 4 day Introduction to Permaculture. 

 You are welcome to camp or book a bed in a bell tent via the host Niki for an additional supplement. The courses will be held in English with French translation.

nature Culture

A weekend introduction to nature connection and the work of the 8 Shields Institute. 

With wild play, story telling, sit spots, singing, nature wanders and fireside time this weekend helps people connect more deeply to themselves, the world around them, and other people – developing inner and outer peace and connection. The 8 Shields model of connection and culture repair is based on nearly 40 years of gathering wisdom, tools and principles from ancient, earth based cultures around the world. 

Price – €295 (€250 concessions)

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Earth Culture

4 days of deep diving into ‘Thinking like an Ecosystem’ – using permacutlure to observe, understand and design the world around and inside us.

We will explore how using the patterns and principles of the living world can help us to develop our dreams , be they nourishing gardens, food forests, beautiful houses, eco businesses, healthy relationships, community projects etc…

We will help the host project, a new retreat centre, design and implement some of its plans, gardens and infrastructure during the course.

Price – €395 (€350 concessions)

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More details to follow.