Workshops and Events
2018

* All payments for workshops and events are non profit optional donations that go towards the building and renovation and running of the Healing Tree Centre via the registered charity "The Healing Tree Centre Foundation" and also supporting the years charity (see front page).

Journeys of Discovery - Drum and Shamanic Journey Circle
Yeolmbridge Club Hall - 2pm - 4.30pm
Jan 27th, Feb 24th, Mar 31st, Apr 28th, May 26th, Sep 22nd, Oct 20th, Nov 24th,

Derek has been running this monthly drum circle since 2002. All are welcome to explore the shamanic journey or to deepen their connection.

Hummingbird Fire / Winter Bear Circle - 7.30
June 20th, July 18th, Sep 19th Oct 17th Nov 21st

An open fire circle of song, chants and musical instruments. A sharing circle with the fire at the centre holding us together. It will be a place to come together, round a fire, real or symbolic, where we will share songs, chants, our voices, musical instruments and whatever develops. Please bring a song, a chant, some words, and maybe a story or two. Min. £3 donation to cover costs. Indoors if wet but bring a blanket and something to sit on. (some small stools are available) Come join us. Children welcome

The Shamans Quest 2019-20 - Shamanic Practitioner Training

1 - Friday  Feb 1st  –  Sunday Feb 3rd 2019
2 - Friday  Jun 7th    –  Sunday Jun 9th  2019
3 - Friday  Oct 25th  – Sunday Oct 27th  2019
4 - Friday  Jan 17th  – Sunday Jan 19th  2020
5 - Friday  May 1st    -  Monday May 4th 2020 (Bank Holiday – 4 days)

Booking now for the year 1 to start in 2019

Contact now for availability and cost

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Community Tree Planting Day. 4th March 2018

Exciting! The Healing Tree Centre has just been awarded two community tree planting packs from The Woodland Trust for planting out some woodland here on the land. This is in recognition of the benefits for the local and wider community provided by us here, as well as increasing the biodiversity. Theres a pack for a small copse and a wild harvest pack, all native species, so about 140 trees in total (plus guards etc) . They are being delivered Tuesd 27th so we have planned this next available weekend. We will be out digging them in in several locations in the field so if anyone would like to come and have some fun and help plant them out, then you'll be more than welcome to join us. We'll provide you with a hearty soup and plenty of love and appreciation. Forecast is for it to be a bit warmer, well, less cold say.. so the ground will be softer to work. Drop in for all or part of the day but let us know for catering, thanks

Trance Formation - Movement Into Stillness
Shamanic Trance Dance and Crystal Sound Bath Journey
24th Mar 2018

Come and celebrate this time of balance at the Equinox Moon with a trance dance and crystal bowl journey sound bath. 
We shall open up with a shamanic drum circle, setting our intent and then immerse ourselves into the movement of the trance dance,  journeying through the wheel of the year embracing each of the elements with the music and then on to the stillness of the crystal bowl sound bath. 
In the trance dance, you wear a blindfold to take the dance deep into your inner being that will release your inhibitions and shift your awareness. You will journey through the ceremony of the dance until you are led to the point of stillness where the crystal bowl sound bath will flow through you. We will then come together with some sharing, sweetened with some vegan sweet treats to ground and celebrate our experience.
£10 pre booked or £15 on the door. Places are limited
Whitstone Village Hall is on the B3254 just 3 miles north of the Healing Tree Centre. From HTC, head north passing Whitstone Stores. Immediately after St Annes Close is the entrance to the hall , on the left. Car park and entrance at rear. 
Please bring Blindfold, blanket and drum if you have one.

Purification Retreat with Anthar Kharana
13th - 15th April 2018 (next dates May 2019, booking now)

This weekend retreat brings a blend of powerful medicines to deepen the inner work, honoring a very important process in the path of freedom which is the Purification. Learn Ancient Sound for healing purposes, Traditional Ceremony Songs and the use of the Drum for healing purposes together with a very ancient and tradicional medicine ritual of Purification from the Land of the Eagle in the Amerikas, the "Inipi", known in English as Sweat Lodge. 
THE RETREAT INCLUDES:
*Learning traditional songs used during the Inipi ritual
*Explore the use of the drum for self healing purposes
*Wheel of Mambe and Ambil - Tabacco Purification Ceremony
*Ancestral Indigenous Dances 
*Walking the Sacred Labyrinth
*Learn about the Animals of Power
*Medicine Weaving
*INIPI Ceremony, as a big Plus, you will help to build a Traditional Inipi (sweat Lodge) which will be planted and kept in this beautiful land for feauture ceremonies.
EXCHANGE: All workshops, materials, handouts, medicines, accommodation and food (vegetarian meals and refreshments) are included in the price, contact for details

Spirit Seeker - Create and Empower your own Shamanic Rattle
19th - 20th May 2018

Looking forward to this weekend creating and working deeply with the rattles. 
Creating your own rattle can be self empowering and leads to a stronger connection in its use. In this two day event, jointly run by Derek and Alison, we will make our rattles using a variety of hides and woods and individually decorating them. We will interweave each day with journey work, ceremony and exploring some shamanic teachings in the use of your own rattle in healing. 
Here's some notes about what to bring etc.. Please read ...
Firstly, all materials will be supplied for you, but, if there is anything specific that you would like to decorate or enhance your rattle with such as feathers, beads, charms then please bring them along. 
We have a variety of woods available for you for the handles but if you would like to source your own then please feel free to bring it along, You may have a connection with a certain tree or been drawn to work with a gift from the sea as a piece of driftwood. 
We will be doing some shamanic work, at times throughout the day outside in the medicine circle and round the fire, so you'll need boots and warm outdoor gear. Also, usual of blanket, eye covering, journal/pen for journey work. 
Food; T&C and veg soup and bread supplied for lunch but please feel free to bring a food plate to share. 
Those staying overnight will need to bring their own evening meal / breakfast and of course cooking facilities are available. 
 All materials supplied
Teas coffees etc supplied
Starts 10am prompt on the Saturday and 11am on the Sunday, each day runs till about approx 5pm
Cost £65 Deposit £20 to book your place.
Payment details on the contact page here.
Alternatively, pay on day if deposit paid
Overnight accommodation available, please enquire on availability and cost
Those staying overnight will need to bring their own evening meal / breakfast and of course cooking facilities are available. 


Trance Formation - Movement Into Stillness
Shamanic Trance Dance and Crystal Sound Bath Journey
Summer Solstice Celebration
23rd Jun 2018
7pm to 10.00

Come and celebrate the turning of the wheel at the peak of the Sun's Journey on the Summer Solstice with a trance dance and crystal bowl journey and sound bath. 
We shall open up with a shamanic drum circle, and then immerse ourselves into the movement of the trance dance, journeying through the wheel of the year embracing each of the elements with the music and then on to the stillness of the crystal bowl sound bath. 
In the trance dance, you wear a blindfold to take the dance deep into your inner being that will release your inhibitions and shift your awareness. You will journey through the ceremony of the dance until you are led to the point of stillness where the crystal bowl sound bath will flow through you. We will then come together with some solstice vegan sweet treats to ground and celebrate our experience.
£10 pre booked or £15 on the door. Places are limited
Whitstone Village Hall is on the B3254 just 3 miles north of the Healing Tree Centre. From HTC, head north passing Whitstone Stores. Immediately after St Annes Close is the entrance to the hall , on the left. Car park and entrance at rear. 
Please bring Blindfold, blanket and drum if you have one.

One Earth Fayre - Shamans Questers Camp
3rd - 5th August 2018
Details following soon ...............

Headz of Dreadz
15th (1 day) or 15th / 16th Sept (2 day) 2018

Felting is a wonderful medium for creative expression. Such a simple technique, which can produce the most beautiful creations.
Felted Dreadlocks add colour and texture to your hair and can be worn as wigs, falls or clips, which are easily taken on or off....or as extensions, which are braided into the hair and are semi permanent.
Learn the art of felting, dye techniques and create wraps and dread jewelry.

Choose to attend for one day (either Saturday or Sunday) and felt enough dreads to create a hairfall or as extensions. Cost £45
Choose to attend for both days and create a headfall or full wig. Cost £75

Lunch is provided (vegetarian soup)

A deposit of £25 (non refundable) is required to secure your place. Places are limited

Psychopomp, the Sin Eater and the Souls Journey Home
A "Shamans Quest Beyond" module
5th - 7th Oct 2018

Shamans Quest Beyond - An in depth 3 day workshop open to those who have undertaken the Shamans Quest practitioner training or other recognised practitioner training. 
An in depth workshop exploring the deeper work of shaman as psychopomp and the craft of guiding the souls home. We shall also explore the healing art of the Sin Eater, once a significant and much called upon figure in death ceremonies. There will be a Saturday night ceremony, The Black Dog and the Journey Beyond. 
On the Friday night we shall host a Death Cafe, kindly facilitated by Confortia (tbc) which will be open to all
Start Friday morning 10.30 through to Sunday 16.00. Sat and Sunday start at 10am
Vegan soup and breads provided and two evening meals and coninental breakfast provided. Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch
£165 investment for 3 days in depth training

Gateway to the Shamans Quest - Explore The Shamanic Pathway
21st Oct 2018

A 1 day introduction and exploration of the shamanic pathway. Led by Derek Gane, we shall step out to explore the basics of journeying and the various techniques used on the journey. We will discover how to connect and work with our allies and power animal and start to understand the role of the healer in the shamanic world. Some of this work will be deepening our connection with the spirits of nature so please dress accordingly for all elements. This day can be used as a gateway to the 1 year Shamans Quest practitioner training that starts in February 2018 and follows the wheel of the year. 09.30 – 17.30   £55

The Mantra Tour - A Spiritual Experience of Rajasthan
3rd Nov 2018 10 - 5

Nawab Khan and Naved Khan bring their classical Sufi sounds of Rajasthan on their inaugural tour of the UK to Cornwall and we're excited to welcome them to the Healing Tree Centre. This special one day event will be a very unique day of Indian culture and a meditative musical experience with sacred Sufi music

We start our journey with Surya Namaska, gentle yogic practice of sun salutation asanas, followed by a musical meditation guided by Nawab Khan and Naved Khan. After a morning break to sample fresh Chai using spices brought direct from India, Nawab and his band will give a talk on the philosophy of Yogic traditions, answering questions you may have to help you perfect your personal practice both for active or passive yogic practice. 
There will be a demonstration and exploration of the instruments used in the healing practice of The Mantra followed by your chance of fully experiencing a Healing Session using the sacred sounds of the instruments. This is a unique chance to delve into the colourful world of Rajasthani Sufi traditions and culture. 
Pre booking is essential and spaces are limited to 15. From 10am to 5 pm the cost will be just £55. Please arrive from 9.30 for 10am start
Tea / coffee / chai refreshments provided. We'll provide a warming soup and breads for lunch but please feel free to bring an offering of food to share too. 

You are also invited to attend the evening performance of The Mantra to extend your day. (see separate event listing) For those attending this one day experience, then the evening performance from 7pm will be at the reduced price of £10 if booked together.

The Mantra Tour - An evening of Spiritual Sacred Music from Rajasthan
3rd Nov 18.30 - 21.30

We are in for a real treat with hosting Nawab Khan and Naved Khan on their first tour of the UK and we welcome them to Cornwall and the Healing Tree Centre. These international artists bring the flavour and vibrancy of Jodhpur, Rajasthan to Cornwall. Nawab will bring the distinctive sound of Rajasthan with the classical instruments, santoor and sufi mantra chant and Navad Khan on tabla. They'll be bringing you the best of world heritage music from Rajasthan and an evening of spiritual awakening, created by a world class sound therapist. Spaces will be limited and cost just £12 or £10 if attending the day workshop as well. 6.30 for a 7 pm start. Tea and coffee / chai provided.
There is also a more in depth experiential day of sacred Sufi music in the one day workshop on this day from 10 until 5.

The Wild Hunt – A Celebration of Samhain
Andrew Steed
9th – 11th Nov 2018

Beginning at 6pm on Friday and concluding at 1pm Sunday.
Are you called to stand up for all life? As the darkest dark rises spreading fear, creating anger, lethargy, despair and hopelessness, the lightest light is rising to meet, penetrate and transmute it. WE are the people we have been waiting for. We gather to step into the fullness of our power as we co-create a bright new world. 
An outdoor Medicine Circle has been lovingly built to honour the Celtic Gateways. This will be our cauldron that will represent all of the worlds as we sweep clean the worlds, sing home the lost souls and stand up for life. This is deep authentic medicine work that has its roots in these Isles.
We will prepare ourselves over Friday evening and Saturday for the evening festivities where we will woad up and dance this collective journey around the sacred fire.
The Wild Hunt is a form of ritual battle against the coming forces of death and destruction. Here at the gateway of the dark half of the year, we work closely with the Morrighan, with Sun God Lugh, the Bone Mother and the Tuatha dé Danann to help the souls of the dead cross over. We will open up a portal and keen them home. The Fomorian gods of chaos look to rob the worlds of prosperity. We will sweep clean these forces for the highest good of all beings.
Come and join us in the Samhain season and stand up for life!

¥ Celtic Fire Ceremony with the Ancient Wicker Man
¥ Sacred Oak Knowledge Offerings
¥ Ceremonial work with the Bone Mother, the Morrighan, 
Lugh, the Dagda and the Tuatha De Dannan.
¥ Honouring of the Ancestors & the Fae
¥ Collective Journey; The Wild Hunt
Life death rebirth in the thin veil of Samhain.

This profound journey is an important yearly ritual for cleansing and healing on all levels. Come and join Andrew and the many returning participants who will be traveling from Scotland, and all across England to join brothers and sisters in Kernow in the warm hospitality of The Healing Tree. We will we drink from the Cauldron of Inspiration and celebrate the indigenous medicine of our ancestors.

Please send cheques for the workshop portion to Andrew Steed, Blackbird’s Song, 8 Durham Terrace, Lower Largo KY8 6DS Fife or go to the Merchandise Page at www.andrewsteed.com and pay via PayPal Firstsanta@hotmail.co.uk (A 4.5% surcharge is made for PayPal payments). Alternatively contact Andrew for details of direct debit payments into his bank account.

COSTS
£170 non-refundable early bird workshop rate is due by September 21st.
£115 venue, accommodation and food costs needs to be paid in full before the day. These costs to be sent to Derek Gane at The Healing Tree Centre, West Curry, Launceston, PL15 8NS.
Late registrations £199 workshop costs plus £115 for venue, accommodation and food.
For commuters there is a £70 venue and food cost per person paid in full before the day. This is made payable directly to Derek Gane..

Kirtan - North Cornwall
18th Nov 2018

Come together for kirtan.
Kirtan is powerful communal chanting sometimes in a call and response style and devotional singing. Feel the transcendental sound vibration - like being part of a communal vocal sound bath. Sing to the Gods and Goddesses with devotion and experience the blessed high, healing and peacefulness of kirtan. 
Tiger and DeeDee will lead you in the ancient chants, no experience is necessary, just bring your open heart for this spiritual experience. We will close and share with a raw vegan fruit/nut ball or fresh fruit on the altar to offer to all as maha prasadam at the end of Kirtan. 
£10

Soul Spirit Doll Workshop
2nd Dec 2018

Soul Spirit Doll is an exploration using Soul Cards as a doorway to the spiritual realms. A connection to the card and intent is set before entering into the dance/shamanic journeying, which aids to clear the mind and helps to release any blockages....enabling for a stronger connection to spirit.
Symbolic of the wisdom of the Higher Self, the knowledge is infused into the doll that you create and birthed into the physical world.

Lunch is provided (vegetarian soup)
Cost: £55. 09.30 – 17.00
A deposit of £25 (non refundable) is required to secure your place. Places are limited.

Trance Formation - Movement Into Stillness
Shamanic Trance Dance and Crystal Sound Bath Journey
Winter Solstice Celebration
21st Dec

Come and celebrate the turning of the wheel and the rebirth of the Sun on the Winter Solstice with a trance dance and crystal bowl journey and sound bath. 
We shall open up with a shamanic drum circle, setting our intent for the year ahead and then immerse ourselves into the movement of the trance dance, journeying through the wheel of the year embracing each of the elements with the music and then on to the stillness of the crystal bowl sound bath. 
In the trance dance, you wear a blindfold to take the dance deep into your inner being that will release your inhibitions and shift your awareness. You will journey through the ceremony of the dance until you are led to the point of stillness where the crystal bowl sound bath will flow through you. We will then come together with some solstice vegan sweet treats to ground and celebrate our experience.
£10 pre booked or £15 on the door. Places are limited
Whitstone Village Hall is on the B3254 just 3 miles north of the Healing Tree Centre. From HTC, head north passing Whitstone Stores. Immediately after St Annes Close is the entrance to the hall , on the left. Car park and entrance at rear. 
Please bring Blindfold, blanket and drum if you have one.

Shamanic Introduction Day - 1:1 training

A full day of experiential shamanic training. This day is aimed at the novice who has not been able to attend one of the introductory days reglarly arranged for groups and is on a one to one basis. You will receive individual attention and focused guidance on the shamanic pathway. The aim of this day is to give you a big step up on to the path of shamanism, shamanic journeying, understanding the 3 world cosmology, and much more. It will be an intensive day delivered in a fun and friendly environment and starts at 9.30 through till 5. Please contact to discuss dates, arranged depending on availability. £160

Reiki Healing Training Level 1, 2 and Master Attunements.

I am an experienced Reiki master of over 17 years. I offer Reiki
training and attunements to all levels and a Reiki support and training group. 
The attunement is carried out in a warm, loving and relaxed atmosphere, with
each aspect of training being geared to you as an individual. The attunement may
be carried out in the beautiful peaceful setting of Raven Hill in the sacred
circle and labyrinth.  Arranged for small groups or 1:1 training.

Reiki 1       -------------------------------£80                                       
Reiki 2       -------------------------------£80                                       
Reiki 1 and 2 combined (if eligible)   -----£120
Reiki 3                                             -----£140



Contact The Healing Tree for more information.

Cancellation Policy: A non-returnable deposit to be paid to secure your place. The payment in full to be paid prior to any event / workshop. In case of you cancelling, up to one week in advance of the event, your payment less the deposit will be refunded. If less than one week, then no refund will be made unless the place can be filled. If at any time, The Healing Tree Centre has to cancel, then an alternative date will be offered but if not suitable, then refund in full will apply.