Courses and Events

Bringing it Home Year course

Bringing it Home is an in-depth, yearlong journey with five residential weekends running from April 2020 to January 2021. It supports you 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?


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


2 Summer Events in Southern France

This summer I am excited to be leading 2 courses at a new venue in the South of France – a 2 day intro to deep nature connection and the 8 Shields, and a 4 day Permaculture intro. You are welcome to come to one or both events – there is a discount for booking onto both, and they are designed to complement each other as learning experiences. The courses will be held in English with French translation. 

Friday 7th- Sunday 9th August.

A fun, rich weekend introduction to deep nature connection and the work of the 8 Shields Institute – sharing wisdom, cultural tools and principles from ancient, land-based cultures around the world. 

Monday 10th – Friday 14th August 

4 days of deep diving into ‘Thinking like an Ecosystem’: using Permaculture 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 or community projects…