People Care Permaculture Intensive

Dates: 2018 dates tbc

Venue: High Heathercombe Centre, nr Manaton, Dartmoor

Permaculture design for the self and our communities. This immersive residential course will enable participants to confidently apply Permaculture design tools to personal and social settings.  We will explore the role of nature connection in resourcing ourselves, our creativity and our design process. (more…)

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Wholistic Culture

Building Wholistic Teams, Events and Culture                                   using the 8 Shields model

with Jon Young

When: 11th – 12th March 2017

We are excited to have Jon Young join us for this weekend event. Jon is the founder of the 8 Shields movement and the author of two books on nature connection. He has been developing this work for over 30 years, spending time with indigenous people around the world exploring the wisdom of connective culture and nature-based living.


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Permaculture Design Course on Dartmoor

When: 12-27th November
90 hours over two weeks
Who: With Aranya & Klaudia van Gool

Although permaculture is most commonly thought about in connection with gardening and farming, its principles, ethics and design methods can be adapted and used in each individual’s own work, interests, community and home to bring about a more harmonious and sustainable lifestyle.
This course will be particularly rich in people-based permaculture – along with lots of land-based content as well. This practical course will bring the possibility of significant and positive life changes.


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Animal Magic – 3 Day Animal Spirit Empowerment Retreat

3 day residential retreat held by Sue Holmes, working with animal spirit guides. Using the altered states of consciousness reached via movement and dance, drumming and breathwork, we will connect and shape-shift with our power animals – embodying and honouring their medicine. During the retreat we will sweat our prayers together in our sweat lodge, create symbolic artwork, journey with the elements and dream with our guides.  On the last day we will have a cacao ceremony bringing us into our hearts for the final integration of the weeks work and blessings.

I will be providing an Inipi, a Lakota sweat lodge at the start and finish of this retreat.

Dates: October 21st (arrive 6-8pm) – October 24th (ends around 4pm)

Venue: Parsonage Side Retreat, Bridgwater, Somerset

Exchange: £375 (Early Birds £350)

Joining: Contact Sue. No previous experience necessary. Maximum of 15 participants.

More information and booking here

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Active Hope

Finding strenght and inspiration in challenging times

A 2 day residential based on Joanna Macy’s ‘The Work That Reconnects’ took place Friday evening 6th – Sunday 8th Feb 2015 at The Grange.

New dates will be arranged,  if you want to be notified use contact form below.

The workshop will support you in finding inner strength and capacity to face the enormous challenges we face in the world today.

It is an opportunity to connect with yourself, others and all of nature, seen and
unseen. We will create a space where you can share your thoughts and feelings, discover new ways of looking at the issues and find a response renewed with inspiration and strength. We will spend some time outside.


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