Courses & Events

at High Heathercombe Centre 

2020

Spring Permaculture Design Course. 14th - 29th March

With Aranya and Caroline Aitken

CANCELLED

Spring Volunteer Week 27th April-1st May

with the High Heathercombe team

CANCELLED

Shadow Work Weekend. 29th - 31st May

With Melanie Ward and Tim Hall

CANCELLED

Experimental Firing Workshop. 12th - 14th June

Obvara & Tipi Kiln with Imogen Taylor-Noble

CANCELLED

Powerful Practices for Transforming Times. 16th to 21st June

A Rich Weaving of Deep Adaptation, Trauma Healing, Grief Tending and Permaculture Design. With Sophy Banks, Mel Lamb and team.

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED BUT WE ARE HOPING TO FIND NEW DATES IN THE AUTUMN IF POSSIBLE

Roots of Resilience - The Power of Nature Connection. 6th to 12th July

With May MacKeith and Lindsay Alderton

Today we face immense challenges – social, ecological and political. We can be daunted by the scale and extent of the problems. We can feel overwhelmed and undermined.  This training brings nature connection, meditation and mindfulness into relationship with activism and social change. We ask: How can we draw on the power of the heart, the fire of the imagination, and the dynamism of the body to empower social change through nature connection?

 

This training is a collaboration between the Ulex Project and the Ecodharma Centre and hosted at High Heathercombe Centre.

Investment:

Waged: £365

Unwaged/Concession: £170

For booking please contact Mel on 07791 601737 or email high@heathercombe.com.

We don’t want lack of finances to be a barrier, so some bursary places are available – please get in touch with lindsay@ulexproject.org for more information on these bursaries.

Freely Given Retreats - Earth in Mind 8th - 15th August

With Suvaco and Rupert Marques

We live in a time where the marriage of outer engagement and inner understanding is an essential feature of the movement toward an enlivening and equitable human presence on this earth. This retreat is an opportunity to explore this through slowing down and settling into a rhythm and quality of presence that supports us in remembering what is important, what nourishes us and allows us to more freely bring ourselves to this life.

Freely Given Retreats - 24th - 30th August

with Laura Bridgman (Kovida) and Zohar Lavie

Further information to follow.

This retreat is facilitated by Laura Bridgman and Zohar Lavie in partnership with Freely Given Retreats. Freely Given Retreats  make Insight Meditation retreats available to everyone regardless of their financial situation. Inspired by the culture of generosity of South East Asia in which Buddhist monasteries and retreat centres are open to all without any charges or fees. Passionate about a commitment to making similar opportunities to go on retreat available in our own society. Their retreats promote a culture of generosity by encouraging people to donate in order to support the meditation practice of others.

http://www.freelygivenretreats.org/

Foot to Earth Camp. 2nd - 6th September

With Denise Rowe and Guests

Connect Body, Earth and Spirit in five rich and magical days celebrating community, embodiment and our relationship with this magnificent Earth!

Traditional & Contemporary pan-African Dance, Non-stylised and Environmental Movement, World Song, Rhythm, Ceremony, Yoga, Great Food & Hearty Company.

Fireside performances from Omer Makessa & Ombiviolum and Ceremonial Mbira NIght

Foot to Earth is an invitation to embrace our fullness through movement, stillness,

play & rest.  Held by the rhythm and the land we celebrate the gift of being alive!

For more details and bookings please see www.earthdances.co.uk

Natural Musicians with Chris Holland. 18th - 20th September. Find harmony and connection making music in nature

If you're looking for a playful, joyful and fun way to have musical adventures in nature then you've come to right place!  The Natural Musicians retreat is a very creative, expansive and most importantly, enjoyable weekend immersed in nature, music and rhythm.   It is brimming with exciting, inventive ways of working with music, sound, language and rhythm using nature as a muse, backdrop and percussive instrument.  You will learn many wonderful and artistic activities and perhaps more importantly, awaken your own capacity to get creative with what you can find, use and be inspired by all around you.  It is also a wonderful communal experience, deep in nature, enfolded in her cloak of stars.  What are you waiting for?  The world is your acorn.

Facilitated by Chris Holland, author of I love my world  - a best selling nature connection guidebook, storyteller, musician, nature connection educator and publisher who has recently been a special beat playing didgeridoo on FCBBC.

Fee and more information to follow.

Autumn Volunteer Week. 5th - 9th October

with the High Heathercombe team

An opportunity to spend a colourful autumn week working and playing high in the Dartmoor National Park. In return for your efforts we offer shared accommodation, delicious organic vegetarian food, great company and a gentle community experience in beautiful surroundings.

More information to follow

 

Contact Mel for more details and bookings: high@heathercombe.com

Shadow Work Weekend. 16th - 18th October

With Melanie Ward and Tim Hall

Would you like to:

...experience greater awareness of and freedom from the old patterns that hold you back in your life?

...gain more control of your emotions (rather than them controlling you)?

...heal emotional wounds from the past?

...access more of your vital life force energy?

...find the 'real' you?

Shadow Work:

...is a safe space where all parts of you are welcomed, where you can transform issues at the 'root' and find the 'gold' in even the darkest places.

....is an intensive, experiential and often cathartic process which allows you to explore all parts of yourself deeply and, above all, safely.

....empowers you to explore and change limiting and destructive behaviour patterns, and understand and heal situations that 'trigger' you, so that you can live life more fully and with more choice.

 

The weekend is limited to 8 participants, with each participant having the opportunity to do their own in depth piece of facilitated process work. 

 

Melanie Ward and Tim Hall are experienced facilitators and therapists and are certified Shadow Work Group Facilitators.

 

For further information call Melanie on 07581 375988 or visit

https://www.thehealingroomchagford.co.uk/

Full Permaculture Design Course. 31st October - 15th November

With Aranya and Klaudia van Gool

This practical course will bring the possibility of significant and positive life changes. Permaculture offers a perspective on all aspects of building a sustainable future. Permaculture encourages us to use our individual skills, knowledge and interests, whilst drawing on traditional wisdom, science and our innate ability to observe and learn from the world around us.

 

Course investment: £825 / £595 concessions

See www.learnpermaculture.com for full course details and bookings.

Felt Making. 17th - 19th November

With Mel Lamb

These autumn felt-making days, offer the chance to immerse yourself in colour, expand your creativity and to enjoy making a wide range of decorative 2D and wearable 3D work, including hangings, hats, slippers, cushions and bags.

Residential or non-residential 2 days:   £220 res. / £170 non-res. and conc.  (Tuition, all materials, accommodation, and catering inclusive.)

Please email high@heathercombe.com for booking forms and more information - Thank you

Living From The Heart Retreat. 24th -29th November

With Jayaraja

This retreat is an opportunity to come together as a temporary community to explore what it means to live from the heart. Being in touch with our hearts helps us to feel more alive to ourselves and sensitive to others, helping us to see what truly matters and to live authentically. Jayaraja will beautifully interweave led meditation, simple ritual, communication teaching and community, whilst also allowing space for silence, long walks, reflection and fun.

Suggested Contributions £295 full waged, £195 low waged, £100 unwaged

Booking deposit : £80

Please email high@heathercombe.com for booking forms and more information - Thank you

Grief Tending in Community. 6th - 9th December

With Sophy Banks, Jeremy Thres and team

Grieving is a natural process, allowing feelings such as sadness, loneliness, anger, despair and many more. The more we open ourselves to love others, to celebrate the beauty of our world, to long for peace and justice, the more we open ourselves to the pain of losing what we love, or the destruction and the inequality in the world around us. Over this spacious weekend our intention is to journey together to gently allow our grief to surface, give it expression and come to a place of integration and readiness to return to our lives. This long weekend gathering brings together many strands of grief work with elders including Sobonfu Some, Martin Prechtel and Joanna Macy, and draws on the work of Maeve Gavin and Wisdom Bridge.

Numbers are limited so encourage you to book early.

Fees to be confirmed.

This payment includes the costs of facilitation by a team of six, venue and accommodation, food and catering.

If you can contribute more on this scale then please do so, it will enable us to keep this work accessible.

If you need a bursary place, or to make an arrangement to pay in installments the please contact Jeremy.

It is our intention that money doesn't prevent anyone from attending, so please be in touch if you need to make an arrangement with us.

For more information and bookings please contact Jeremy 01647 432638, landtime1@gmail.com.  or Sophy 01803 840877,  sophyb@btinternet.com

Doorways - Winter Movement Retreat for Women 18th-20th December

With Denise Rowe

A weekend of movement & stillness, sound & silence in the company of women on the land at winter solstice. The land is full of wisdom, the river is whispering her dreams. We are the gatherers, in winter’s dark womb time, of the mysteries. It is the work of the women, and through our bodies it is accomplished.

For more details please see www.earthdances.co.uk

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Please phone or email for fuller details and latest info - thank you!

 

There are concessionary places available on most courses and events
For more information please call Mel Lamb on 07791 601737
or email: high@heathercombe.com

 

The High Heathercombe Centre
Heathercombe Brake, Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9XE, UK

 

 

 

Tel: 07791 601737 • Email: high@heathercombe.com