Exploring ecosystems from the perspective of the Spirits and the 4 Elements
Residential course, Halland, Sweden: Wed 19 - Sun 23 July 2023
* This course is for people with previous shamanic training similar to SCSS *
It also offers the opportunity to Sit-Out over night
Spiritual Ecology centres on the 4 Elements - Water, Air, Earth, Fire - and their evolving interactions. We will learn directly from the Elements about how they move and balance with each other, and how they affect our lives as humans on the planet. Honouring them as ancient wise beings, we explore how to best work with them at this time of extreme weather and climate change.
When we experience ecosystems from the perspective of Nature and the Spirits, we open to more-than-human guidance and inspiration. This can help us feel a deeper connection and find new solutions for supporting Life on Earth.
From ancient times humans all over the world have worked together with Nature to receive healing, power and wisdom. During this workshop, you will learn how to come into contact with Spirits of Nature and what it means to be part of a greater whole. Now it is more important than ever to re-learn and remember what it means to live well together.
We will explore ways to come into deeper relationship with the Earth, both personally and in groups. Walking with intention, our awareness can expand and become more receptive to the intelligence of Nature – both inside us and around us. Working together we can experience how to be an interconnected, natural part of the Earth.
Working with Spirit Journeys, Nature, and Ceremonies, we will take time to share experiences and how to bring the wisdom home to our lives.
Special Opportunity: the course also offers a possibility to do a traditional ceremonial Sitting-Out at night (Utiseta) for those who wish.
This intensive residential course is taught in English, by Jonathan Horwitz & Zara Waldebäck
Participants must have completed introductory training "The Shaman's Journey" or agreed equivalent. You must already have experience of shamanic journeying in a tradition similar to ours and have good contact with at least two Spirit Helpers. Working together in this way ensures we share a common ground and language for the connection to the Spirits.
** If you are not familiar with our way of teaching, find out more here:
• Journey practice https://www.shamanism.dk/shamanic-journeying
• Working with Intention https://www.shamanism.dk/formulating-intention
• Introduction to Shamanism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Zr-pxhx_A&t=23s
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 19 June, your payment will be fully refunded.
- If you cancel your place between 19 June-5 July, you will be refunded 100% of the teaching fee ONLY IF we 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 find someone to take your place. If no one takes your place, your payment is not refunded.
- 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. Tenting is also possible at a small discount.
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 19 July - Sun 23 July 2023
Course begins 17.00 and ends 15.00
6500 SEK all inclusive