Andean Cosmovision: Reconnecting With The Wild

Date: 12th August 2017

Reconnecting with the Wild: A Workshop in Nature with Oakley Gordon 

In the West we live largely in a domesticated world, which determines much of what we do, how we behave, how we live, even how we define ourselves. In the Andes they have a word that refers to all that is wild, undomesticated. This word is Salka. In essence it is the natural, free energy of life. It is what makes us feel alive and part of the living Cosmos. Domestication is like a veneer through which the light of Salka must shine.

This workshop will be held in the beautiful, welcoming and wild Gathering Fields, on the Edge of the Forest of Bowland, near Lancaster. It will be facilitated by Oakley Gordon, Professor of Psychology at Utah University. Oakley has over twenty years’ experience of training and teaching the Salka path of the indigenous peoples of the High Andes. He will take us deep into some of the simple, yet profound practices which can help us re-awaken our own Salka nature.  This requires connecting, through guided meditations, directly with the living energies of the hills, woodlands, wind, rivers and sky.

Oakley will help us create a bridge between our experiences of Salka energies and the worlds we inhabit on a daily basis at home, at work and wherever we find ourselves as we walk, as beings, in the Cosmos.

Date and Time The term Cosmovision refers to a way of understanding and relating to reality. The Andean Cosmovision has its roots in the indigenous culture of the high Andean mountains. It provides a path for exploring profound aspects of ourselves, Nature, and the Cosmos. In our modern, western, society it resonates with people who are drawn to it by its simplicity and its beauty, by the way it expands our understanding of who we are, and by the loving connection it nourishes between ourselves and Nature and the Cosmos.The term Cosmovision refers to a way of understanding and relating to reality. The Andean Cosmovision has its roots in the indigenous culture of the high Andean mountains. It provides a path for exploring profound aspects of ourselves, Nature, and the Cosmos. In our modern, western, society it resonates with people who are drawn to it by its simplicity and its beauty, by the way it expands our understanding of who we are, and by the loving connection it nourishes between ourselves and Nature and the Cosmos.: Saturday 12th August. 10.30 am to 5pm                  

Venue: The Gathering Fields

Contact: Debra on dm.bodyworks@gmail.com for payment

COST: Full price £90.  Early bird price £75 if booked by 30th June

Flower Essence & Sound Workshop – with Helen Flatman-Leece

Date: 13th August 2017

Time: 3pm - 6pm

Location: The Gathering Fields

 

                                     

 

Join us for our  Wisdom for Well being where we will explore the magic of Flower Essences and their effects on our emotional well being. During this gathering we will be learning about breath and plant connection. We will have an introduction to flower essences and gather in  sound meditation to explore the plant kingdom and how they communicate with us. We will have plenty of time to sit quietly and listen for plant knowledge to come through. This workshop we will explore intuitive exercises and dowsing for flower essences.This is a gentle space where we gather together each month for healing, meditation, vision questing, poems and creating the art of self love and simply dreaming a new world into being.
As  we work together and assist each other in the beauty of transformation together we will nurture and nourish each other and learn new things.
Price £20
Tea, water and herbal drinks provided.

Wild Earth Rhythms

Start date: 25th August 2017

End date: 27th August 2017

For thousands of years humans have gathered in circles to sing, drum, journey to other worlds and to honour the land.
We can feel the wisdom of this deep in our bones if we stop and take time out to hear the call – do you hear it?

We will be spending quiet time in the outdoors to tune into the music and rhythm of the earth, other living beings, and the land. Singing songs and playing with sounds and voice – exploring the wilder edges of our voices to find a freer untamed expression of sound. Experimenting with ‘singing the land’ – how we might express the voice of other beings with whom we share the earth.
Gathering around the fire and using simple instruments and voice to express the essence of our experiences.
Underpinning all this will be Shamanic practices which we hope will support us to become grounded in our bodies and
connect with our deeper selves and the ‘musical being’ that lies within.

Suitable for all levels of shamanic and musical experience.

We aim to create a powerful and healing experience to:
● Explore our place in the creative flow of existence
● Find the channels in which we naturally give and receive information, sounds, feelings, thoughts, intuitions, rhythm
● Access a freer flow of inspiration, expression and playfulness
● Connect with our authentic selves for empowerment and liberation
● Support deeper connection with our own true nature and the living world around us

Join us on a journey to tap into the rhythm of your wild soul!

COST

£200 – deposit £50 (non refundable unless workshop cancels) Concessions available depending on numbers.
Price excludes camping @£10 pppn. Includes some meals.

Places are limited so book your place early – contact Jayne or Amy

FACILITATORS

Jayne Johnson – I have enjoyed music all my life and I continue to explore the rhythms of my own heart, land and body.
I have been facilitating Shamanic workshops and taking people outdoors to remote and wild places for the last 10 years.
07854146986 – mail@jaynejohnson.co.uk –www.shamanismembodied.com

Amy Boud – I am an experienced outdoor and creative practitioner! I have been making music for years – drum circles,
singing, writing songs – and enjoy supporting others to make music, be playful, and explore the connections between
music and sense of place. 07938 878268- info@playful-nature.co.uk-www.playful-nature.co.uk Some music I have co-created:https://soundcloud.com/donttellsuzy

Elder Sister: Prophecy & Promise – a talk with Brooke Medicine-Eagle

Date: 31st August 2017

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Location: The Gathering Fields

       Elder Sister: Prophecy & Promise – a talk with Brooke Medicine-Eagle.

As an elder sister in the movement of consciousness, Brooke will share with you what is on the cutting edge of her experience and wisdom.

Expect a short talk addressing ancient understandings, current issues and our best responses to them. We will also drum, chant and dance in circle to move the energy of our lives in a good way.

There will also be open time for questions to help broaden Brooke’s sharing and make it more relevant to your own life.

 

Brooke Medicine Eagle (Chalise*), is a legendary Earthkeeper, wisdom teacher, healer, visionary, singer/songwriter, catalyst for wholeness, and ceremonial leader. She is the best selling author of the Native American literary classic, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, and of The Last Ghost Dance. Over the last 35 years, her many music recordings, teachings, writings, conference appearances, and wilderness spiritual retreats have touched the hearts and minds of people all over the world. Brooke is also a sacred ecologist with a focused interest in living a harmonious, sustaining lifestyle, as well as dedication to the preservation of our sacred waters. Blossoming Into Harmony, the primary ongoing resonance of her work, promotes a heart-centered, ecologically sound, healing way for the flowering of Mother Earth and All Our Relations.

 

Tickets Must be prepaid and booked £15 p/p  ( late admissions will not be allowed in 7pm – 9pm )

Educational Retreat & Intensive Permaculture Design Course

Start date: 4th September 2017

End date: 15th September 2017

Time: 4pm - 4pm

Location: The Gathering Fields

This course is for people who care about the future and want do something about it. We come together to share the skills and perspectives that help us meet the challenges ahead and manage the transition towards a more friendly and peaceful society.

The course is based around creative thinking and learning from natural systems. We cut through the complexities of modern life and look at the basics of human needs and communal activity. The approach to food, energy and local resilience has a wide and flexible application, whether you are in an urban or sub-urban setting, or in a rural location.

The course will be led by Angus Soutar (http://northbritainpermacultureinstitute.org/node/28) and a team from the Northern School of Permaculture, supported by The Gathering Fields.

The course is open to all, regardless of any previous experience or literacy levels.
http://www.northernapproach.co.uk/event/permaculture-educational-retreat/

Ayurveda Womens Wisdom for Wellbeing

Date: 27th September 2017

Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Location: The Gathering Fields

       

Further Women’s Meeting’s

27th September 2017 (Next meeting)
15th November 2017

Join us for our regular Women’s Wisdom for Well Flower essence connections being where we will have a variety of topics to cover women’s physical and spiritual health we will invite speakers and anyone wanting to join together with women. During this gathering we will be learning about Flower essences and their benefits, this is an introduction with guided meditations.This is a gentle space where women gather around  for song, massage, meditation, vision questing, poems and creating the art of self love and simply dreaming a new world into being.
As women we will work together and assist each other in the beauty of transformation Together we will nurture and nourish each other. .
Price depends on event.
Tea, water and herbal drinks provided.

£15.00  Start time 6,30pm to 9,30pm

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