POWER OF THE CIRCLE
Exploring the Circle as sacred ceremony, community connection, and peacemaking tool
Residential course, Halland, Sweden: Wed 20 - Sun 24 July
* This course is for people with previous shamanic training similar to SCSS *
It also offers the opportunity to do a Sitting-Out over night
The Circle is one of the most potent forms in life. When we sit in Circle, we sit without beginning or end, without bottom or top. We sit in a way that goes all the way around and includes every place and position of the wheel.
Together with each other and with the Spirits, we will explore how the Power of the Circle can help us in everyday life, both personally and in different community situations. How can we bring the energy of the Circle into our jobs or other organisations to help them flow better? How can the Circle work as a peace-making practice, and offer inspiration for difficult situations?
The Circle is about living in a round way in all we do. We will ask the Spirits to teach us more about its nature and what they ask of us when we sit in this way. We will go into Nature to open to its wisdom about Circles and how to dance with cycles, seasons and the movement of change.
Working with Spirit Journeys, Rattles, Song and Nature, this course also includes small group work and larger Circle ceremonies. Together we will take time to share experiences, how to understand them and how to bring them home to our lives.
The Power of the Circle is always with us if we open to it and let it nourish us.
Special Opportunity: the course also offers a possibility to do a traditional ceremonial Sitting-Out at night (Utiseta) for those who wish.
Please be aware that this course focuses on working with the Circle as community. All participants need to engage with the Circle while on the course and take an active part in small group work. Though there will be much opportunity for receiving personal teachings, this is not a course for those who mainly want to work with individual issues.
The course is taught in English, by Jonathan Horwitz & Zara Waldebäck
It is open to those with a similar training and practice to the SCSS
Listen to our youtube talk on The Power of the Circle
** SPECIAL NOTICE -
Due to covid-19 precautions, this course will be run in a slightly different way than previous Tokalynga events, to minimise physical contact and risk of spread. Because there is a risk we may need to cancel at short notice, this year we are offering the course mainly to participants already located in Scandinavia.
PRICE & BOOKING:
The total price for the course is 6500 SEK, which includes:
• Teaching Fee: 3700 SEK
• Food & Accommodation: 2800 SEK
The teaching fee is paid in full before the course begins, either as one payment or in 2-3 installments. The price includes 25% moms/vat/sales tax and you will receive a receipt upon booking.
Food & accommodation is paid to the venue on arrival to the course, in SEK cash only. More information about this will be sent before the course begins.
SINGLE ROOM -
costs an extra 200 SEK (in total, not per night), payable on arrival
discount of 200 SEK (in total, not per night), deducted from the payment on arrival
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- If the course is cancelled at short notice, your payment is refunded in full.
- If the course is cancelled at short notice, we do not cover any travel expenses. All travel costs are your own responsibility and choice.
- If you cancel your place before 25 June, your payment will be fully refunded.
- If you cancel your place between 25 June-5 July, you will be refunded 100% of the teaching fee ONLY IF we can find someone to take your place. If no one takes your place, your payment is not refunded.
- If you cancel your place after 5 July, you will be refunded 50% of the teaching fee ONLY IF we can find someone to take your place. If no one takes your place, your payment is not refunded.
- All participants need to have a covid test taken on the day of the course or the day before and only come if it is negative.
- Participants should ideally have received the covid vaccination but it is not required
- Masks are optional
- If you become ill in the days before the course, contact Zara immediately and stay at home. Please respect the health of others and do not come if you have any symptoms of cold, flu or covid.
The course is fully residential. It includes 3 meals each full day, of delicious fresh vegetarian/vegan food. Gluten-free options available. The venue offers simple hostel-standard accommodation, single or shared rooms.
We begin with early dinner on Wed at 17.00 and end with late lunch on Sun at 15.00.
Participants must arrive between 14.30 - 16.30 and stay til the end of the course.
** IMPORTANT: Please do not arrive late or leave early
Make sure to check with Zara before organising any travel tickets.
On full days we work in Circle for 3 sessions, usually at:
• 10am - 1pm
• 3pm - 6pm
• 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Sessions have short toilet breaks but no coffee/tea breaks - this allows us to go deeper into the work without interruptions. Lunch and dinner breaks are longer.
PLEASE NOTE: Sessions are not optional - all participants are expected to take part in all sessions unless there is an emergency. Working in Circle and participating fully in all aspects of the course is an essential part of the learning experience.
Tokalynga is a large old school house in a small village in Halland near the Ätran River. It is near the west coast of Sweden, an hour inland from Falkenberg or Varberg.
It is the home of theatre company "Teater Albatross" who will be present and sharing the venue during the course. All accommodation is of a basic youth hostel standard and participants need to bring sheets and towels. There are both single rooms and shared accommodation between 2-3 people (in cabins or in the house). It is possible to tent. All bathrooms are shared and of a basic standard.
The village is small and quiet with a lot of fields and forest nearby, and good roads and paths for walking. It is possible to swim in the nearby river and in several lakes. The nearest shop and bus stop is in Ätran, 4km away.
Contact details: Tokalynga Teaterakademi, Gunnarp 403, 310 61 Ätran
More information and picture: https://teateralbatross.se/kontakt
Nearest airports: Gothenburg, Sweden (2-3 hrs away by train&bus) or Copenhagen, Denmark (4 hrs away by train&bus)
Nearest train stations: Varberg or Falkenberg. After this, take a bus to Ätran where it is possible to be picked up, if arranged ahead of time. Sometimes it is possible to lift-share with other participants - please ask if interested.
If you are coming by car and can offer lifts to others, let us know. It is very much appreciated.
Travel information for bus and trains: https://www.hallandstrafiken.se/
Wed 20 July - Sun 24 July
Course begins 17.00 and ends 15.00
6500 SEK all inclusive