Workshops and Events
2019

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* 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
Feb 23rd (This one at Healing Tree Centre only), March 30th, April 27th, June 1st June 29th, (no Jul/Aug), Sept 28th, Oct 19th, Nov 30th 2019
Yeolmbridge Club Hall – PL15 8TJ - 2pm - 4.30pm  - £5
Derek has been running this monthly drum circle since 2002. All are welcome, novice and experienced to explore the shamanic journey or to deepen their connection.

The Winter Bear / Hummingbird Circle – Mar 20th. May 15th - monthly circle of voice and story round the fire of song, chants and musical instruments. 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

Aya’s Oracle Touch Drawing Monthly Group Mar 12th, Apr 9th, May 14th, Jun 11th, Jul 9th Sep 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 10th..   Cost £15 with materials included or £7 if you bring own kit – refer to training day workshops for details. , t&c provided. Evening begins with drumming to centre and still followed by a Faery meditation, opening of the portals and ends with shamanic journeying into the picture. These evenings will give an opportunity to create your own "oracle" cards

Kirtan – North Cornwall – Mar 3rd, Apr 28th with ongoing dates 2019
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

The Shamans Quest 2019-20 - Shamanic Practitioner Training
Dates for 2019/20         Friday 10am start to Sunday 4.30pm close
full details on the website with next year’s intake dates
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 (May Bank Holiday – 4 days)

Touch Drawing – Drawing through the Soul -
Feb 24th, Mar 17th, Apr 28th 2019

Alison Adamson, creator of Soul Spirit Dolls would like to invite you to join in a day of touch drawing. Inspired by the work she did with Deborah Koff-Chapin at the Findhorn Foundation she will use movement as a way to embody energy; drawing and expressing through fingertips, unlocking the mysteries to the soul. Shamanic journeying will deepen the understandings as the stories begin to unfold. No prior artistic abilities are required as you will work intuitively.
Spaces are limited to 8 to allow a full immersive experience and will be secured with a deposit.. All materials are included and you will have the option to purchase your own board, roller and folder should you wish to continue to draw at home or to attend some regular evening drawing sessions here at The Healing Tree Centre. To attend the evening sessions, one must have attended a day workshop first. A vegetarian soup and bread will be provided for lunch plus teas, coffee etc ....
Cost for the day £55. A deposit of £25 (non refundable) will secure your place.  info@healingtree.org.uk .

Immram - A Voyage into Celtic Spirituality
Mar 23rd - 24th
2019
Many of us, at this time, are experiencing a call to return to an ancient way of honouring our lands, our ancestors, the Spirits of our wild places, and most importantly, ourselves. We invite you to explore this legacy in a residential weekend immersion into Celtic cosmology, religion and practice, based on the evidence of archaeology, historical and native writings, and the enduring mythology of Britain and Ireland. Presented by Sam MacLaren, a shamanic practitioner and Celticist, who is undertaking training with Harvard Celtic Scholar Sharon Paice MacLeod, in the traditions, beliefs and practices of our Celtic ancestors. This includes learning to free oneself of inaccurate and romantic projections as to the nature of such practices, and to challenge ourselves to accept new understanding. In this weekend course we will come to understand: 1) The Nine Elements of the Tradition - The key elements of cosmology and belief that tie all Celtic nations together regardless of location or era. We will journey to The Well of Wisdom to receive insight and guidance to help with our understanding. 2) The Existence of an Indigenous Medicine Wheel for our Lands - It's story and methods of putting the wisdom into practice. This will be the main focus of our study this weekend, and will include a lot of guided journey work, some challenges to our previous notions about what is 'Celtic' and what is not. 3) Meeting the Gods - Methods of connecting and developing a reciprocal relationship with these Forces. 4) A Group Healing Practice, using the power of movement and energy in a circle setting.
For information about who we are please visit: www.druantia.org

Soul Spirit Doll Workshop
Mar 31st 2019
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) to secure your place. Places are limited.

Tribal Sound Healing and Ceremony with Anthar Kharana
Apr 20th
+ Option Friday 19th eve fire ceremony

There are three amazing opportunities here to explore the Tribal Sound Healing and Ceremony of the high Colombian Andes with Anthar Kharana. Come to each individually or combine all three
Friday Evening (19th April) - Fire Ceremony for Prayers - bringing in the new - donations pay as you feel
Saturday Day (20th) 10am - 5pm Tribal Sound Healing with the indigenous wisdom of Anthar, Colombian Medicine teacher
Bring and share lunch, soup and breads provided - £80
Saturday Evening 7pm till late. Tribal Sound Ceremony - £30
Limited accommodation available on site for Friday / Sat eve. Please contact Helen Baddon for all bookings, payments and enquiries 07400 100948, helenbaddon27@gamil.com, Facebook Messenger

Things to bring with you
*Comfortable clothes
*Warm clothes for round the fire
*Mats, blankets, cushion or skins to lay on
*A small folding stool to sit on around the fire
*Torch
*waterproof shoes/boots/wellies (warm feet, happy feet for UK climates)
*Ear plugs for shared accommodation (for a deeper sleep, if you're planning on staying overnight)
*Optional offerings of one of the following: Organic Tobacco, Sage, Cedar, Sweet Grass, Frankincense
*A song or poem to share in the circle round the fire

Anthar Kharana is native from a land of warriors in the north of Colombia called Ocaña the land of the Hacaritama people. He is a guardian of the sacred fire and medicines of the Americas, guided and supported by wise Elders from his homeland from an early age. He is also a music composer and sound healing practitioner.
As a Sundancer he carries the Chanupa (peace pipe) and Inipi (sweat lodge) medicines from the lineage of Leonard Crow Dog and became one of the Sons of the alliance of the Eagle and Condor, a New Nation united by the agreement of the Elders of the North and South Americas to become One. Anthar has been ordered as a Spiritual leader of the Pachamama Native American Church to continue spreading the word worldwide

Purification Retreat with Anthar Kharana
May 17th - 19th 2019

This weekend retreat brings a blend of powerful medicines to deepen the inner work, honouring 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 traditional 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

Spirit Seeker - Create your own Shamanic Rattle 
May 11th – 12th 2019
Creating your own rattle can be self-empowering and leads to a stronger connection in its use. In this two day event, 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. 
All materials supplied         Teas coffees etc supplied
Each day runs from 11am to approx 4.30pm              Cost £70 £20 deposit 
Overnight accommodation available, please enquire on availability and cost

Trance Formation - Movement into Stillness
June 21st 2019 Summer Solstice
Come and celebrate the summer solstice with a trance dance and crystal bowl journey and sound bath. We shall open up with a shamanic drum circle, 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. To bring blindfold, blanket and drum if you have one.

One Earth Fayre - Shamans Questers Camp
Aug 2nd – 4th 2019
Growing on from last years successful shamanic / earth camp, this will be open to all those attending or completed the Shamans Quest training.

Shamans Quest Beyond – Deeper into Soul Retrieval and Shamanic Counselling
Oct 4th - 6th 2019
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 using Soul retireval techniques and methods of shamanic counselling.
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 continental 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
Oct 20th 2019
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 2020 and follows the wheel of the year. 09.30 – 16.30   £60

The Wild Hunt – A Celebration of Samhain
Nov 22nd 24th 2019
A powerful Medicine Circle has been lovingly built to honour the Celtic Gateways. We will prepare ourselves for the Saturday 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!
The Wild Hunt is a deep transformative journey that invites participants to work as a hollow bone. Here at the dark half of the year we work the traditional medicine of the Celtic tribes and bring prosperity to all beings as we celebrate the coming of Winter, the Celtic New Year, Samhain. This authentic medicine offers deep healing on a personal level to attendees and also to the ancestors, the sidhe, the worlds between the worlds and to the land. This profound journey is an important yearly ritual for cleansing and healing Mother Earth.

Trance Formation - Movement into Stillness
21st Dec   Winter Solstice Celebration
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 – enquire to arrange a date
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 regularly 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       ---------------------------------------£85                                       
Reiki 2       ---------------------------------------£85                                       
Reiki 1 and 2 combined (if eligible)   -----£125
Reiki 3                                             -------£155

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.