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Foundation Course


ONLINE: 24th – 25th November 2023
IN-PERSON: 22nd – 24th March 2024


The Foundation Course is a requirement for all other courses that we offer. Over a weekend, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, we will explore the basic tools of shamanic dreaming and journeying, and the ways they may safely be used to ask the questions that matter most to our lives. We will learn the function and relevance of the medicine wheel in contemporary shamanic practice. The aim is that you will go home with a set of relevant tools that can help you find greater personal authenticity and integrity in your lives and that you will understand how to use them safely. You will be introduced to the outline of future courses. The in-person course will also offer the opportunity to experience a healing circle

The online course is aimed at people who are based outside of the UK and unable to attend an in-person residential course. It will be held at USA-friendly times, and we hope that people from other time zones will also be able to attend.

Course facilitator: Louise Mayor

Fire Gate

IN PERSON: 1st – 3rd March 2024 (FULL)

IN PERSON: 12th – 14th July 2024

You must have attended a Foundation Course to come to Fire Gate.

Fire is the first of the Gates. This is the East, the spark, the kindling of new creation, of risk, of joy, of poetry, of sexuality, of new beginnings and sudden endings. Fire brings new life and it destroys.

This weekend is the beginning of a relationship, the opening of a gate into all that fire represents for us: each of us is different, each of us builds a different relationship. This is your chance to spark of to deepen your relationship with fire and the east.

Course facilitator: Louise Mayor

Earth Gate

IN-PERSON: 6th – 8th September 2024


Earth is the second gate we meet as we progress around the circle. This is the West, the place of the stone people, of the Earth, of the going down of the sun, of the looks-within. This is the place of the Nurturing Parent within us, place of grounding, of self-compassion and the wisdom that arises from matching our heart beat to the heart beat of the Earth in all its forms. This is also the place of the deepest dreaming – which is death, and all the gifts it brings.

This weekend is the beginning of a relationship, the opening of a gate to the Earth. Each of us is different, each of us builds a different relationship. This is your chance to spark or to deepen your relationship with earth, stone, darkness – all that is the West.

You will be offered the opportunity to sit out on the earth for the duration of darkness (or whatever fraction of this feels right to you) so please come equipped for all weathers and all temperatures.

PLEASE NOTE – The online version of this course will be scheduled for summer 2024. Email to be put on the waiting list for details.

Course facilitator: Louise Mayor

South Gate

IN-PERSON: 19th – 21st April 2024

You must have completed Earth Gate before attending South Gate.

This is the third of the sequential gates in which we begin to meet the south of the wheel, the place of boundless and flowing movement, the place of finding the boundaries that support us.

South is the place of the trust child, also known as the wisdom child – in our culture sometimes the wounded child.

In this course we will immerse ourselves in the element of water whose place is in the South. We will let go of the boundaries that restrict and confine us so that as we step out of the water we can gather to ourselves boundaries that are appropriate to where we are now.

Course facilitator: Louise Mayor

Dream Gate (South West)

10th – 12th May 2024

By invitation only.

Course facilitator: Manda Scott


North East Gate

31st May – 2nd June 2024

By invitation only

Course facilitator: Manda Scott

Between the Gates

17th December 2023 – ONLINE

A Solstice gathering for ALL Dreamers. After a check in, we will run a journey which will help turn your focus from your last Gate to your next. Please make sure you have somewhere quiet that you can sit or lie down to journey, something to write with, and some water.

This is a zoom, gathering from 19.00-21.00 GMT. The link will be emailed to you a week in advance.

Cost: £30

This course is facilitated by: Manda and Lou


Contact Us

If you have any questions, do get in touch with Louise, the course organiser: