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Foundation Course


ONLINE (AUS/NZ timings): 25th-28th July 2024

IN-PERSON: 16th-18th August 2024

ONLINE (USA timings): 15th – 17th November 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 courses are aimed at people who are based outside of the UK and unable to attend an in-person residential course. They are held at either USA or AUS/NZ friendly times (more information within each booking link) – please make sure you book onto the course that fits best with your timezone.

Course facilitator: Louise Mayor

Fire Gate

ONLINE: 13th – 15th September 2024

IN PERSON: 12th – 14th July 2024 (Full)

2025 dates coming soon

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.

To go on the waiting list for the July in person course email

Course facilitator: Louise Mayor

Earth Gate

IN-PERSON: 6th – 8th September 2024

You must have attended a Fire Gate before coming to Earth Gate.

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 when there is a critical mass on the waiting list. Email to be added.

Course facilitator: Louise Mayor

South Gate

ONLINE: 27th – 29th September 2024


You must have attended Earth Gate before coming to 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

North West Gate

4th – 6th April 2025 (Booking Soon)

By invitation only.

Course facilitator: Manda Scott


North East Gate

31st May – 2nd June 2024

By invitation only

Course facilitator: Manda Scott

Elder Gathering

3rd – 6th October 2024

By invitation only.

This course is facilitated by: Manda Scott


Basic Healing

In Person: 18th Oct – 20th Oct 2024

On this foundational healing weekend, we’ll explore the ways we can sense energy and move it in ourselves and each other, building the capacity to act as a channel for healing. To come, you need to have been on a foundation dreaming course, to be confident in your journeying and to have a strong, trusted bond with at least one core guide.

This is an essential precursor to the more advanced work of extraction and soul retrieval and will lead to an advanced healing course in 2025

Course facilitator: Manda Scott and Louise Mayor

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