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Jul
24
Mon
2017
Alchemy In Movement – Ecstatic Dance Evening @ Brighton Youth Center
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The art of ecstatic dance 💃

Held by Caroline Carey & Ben Cole

All welcome

An evening to engage with the body, heart, mind, soul and spirit of the dancer.

£10 on door, or £8 pre-booked up to one week before event.
You can pay via PayPal use email  alchemyinmovement(at)gmail.com  or see below. Thank you.

For Beginners....

  • Wear loose comfy clothing, layers work best. Bring water to drink. (please recycle plastic bottles)
  • Dance barefoot or in dance shoes only, no socks.
  • Be responsible for your body and heart.
  • Move at your own pace and look after any injuries or limitations.
  • Move how you feel in the moment, every emotion has a dance.
  • Stay aware and awake to others. Be kind, we don’t know how others might be feeling.
  • Have fun and invite a natural curiosity. Remember that excessive seriousness can slow you down.
  • Communicate through movement, or ask an appropriate person if you need some help.
  • Don’t rush to help others unless they ask for it.
  • And there is no way to get this right or wrong, perfectionism is not necessarily helpful.

Facebook page here;   https://www.facebook.com/events/241789059655354/


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Jul
29
Sat
2017
Journey of Empowerment (Intensive) @ Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MOVEMENT MEDICINE


The Journey of Empowerment is a powerful initiation into the core practices of Movement Medicine. During the course, we will work with practices to engage with body, heart, mind and psyche, and through this process, forge a powerful connection to the wisdom of spirit and soul. We will work with a variety of tools to assist you on this path, including dance and movement, trance and repetition, embodiment practices, voice work and poetry. Together, we will consciously create a strong and sacred circle within which each individual will be encouraged to find empowerment in their own unique way.
 
Comprising of one module and facilitated by Caroline, the Journey is the first step of the intensive long-term curriculum offered by the School of Movement Medicine and the most direct route to completing the basic prerequisites for deeper work. You are welcome to take it as part of this intensive journey or simply as an experience in itself. It is also a deep dive into working with Caroline and the medicine she offers.

DURING THE COURSE YOU WILL:

  • discover your innate ecstatic connection to the spirit of the dance
  • work with the four chambers of the heart to develop your connection to your emotional body
  • learn how to connect with your power animals and spirit allies, calling on them to create a sacred circle  of protection and support
  • use poetry writing and meditation as methods of compassionate self-enquiry to gain greater awareness of your mind and inner process
  • use repetition – of movement, of beat – to explore and gain awareness of the repeating patterns of your behaviour and find the medicine within these patterns
  • explore your own ‘sound’ through movement and improvisation to discover your own unique medicine songs
  • through embodied trance, contact meta-levels of awareness from where you can receive guidance about your purpose and the broader significance of your life
  • allow yourself to be held and transformed in the crucible of the ceremonial space.

 
PRACTICALS

PREREQUISITES: 25 hours of Movement Medicine or related practice.

Schedule:
Arrival on Saturday the 29th of July  16.00 – 18.30, dinner at 18.30
Departure on Sunday the 6th of August from lunchtime at 13.00

Cost: Workshop tuition fee and accommodation fee to be paid separately.
Workshop tuition fee: CHF 1’050.- Early booking discount price CHF 900.- with a non-returnable deposit of CHF200.- paid by 30th April 2017. Euro-Zone & UK prices (for workshop tuition fee only) on request.
Full payment due by 15th June 2017.

Accommodation fee: approx. CHF 740.- including food and dormitory accommodation, payable to Schloss Glarisegg on arrival. Upgrades are available for extra fees.

INFO&BOOKING: www.kf-events.ch

You can download the application form by clicking here.

 
Application forms are available from Elisabeth Schrag

Aug
11
Fri
2017
Soul Action & The Call of The Ancestors – Estonia @ Kastanimaja
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm
Soul Action & The Call of The Ancestors - Estonia @ Kastanimaja

HINGE TERVENDAMINE JA ESIVANEMATE KUTSE, tantsutöötuba koos CAROLINE CAREY'ga Tartus.

* FOR ENGLISH PLEASE SEE BELOW *

Paljud meist elavad tundega just nagu oleks midagi „puudu” – kusagil hingepõhjas luurab nimetu tühjus, mille täitmine ei näi mitte kuidagi õnnestuvat. Seetõttu võime kulutada terve elu püüdes täita tühjusetunnet küll rohkema raha, küll rohkemate asjade ning üha uute ja uute suhetega. Lõppeks on see kõik siiski tühi töö, sest see mida otsime ei ole leitav kusagilt väljastpoolt, füüsilisest maailmast, vaid tegemist on meie kadumaläinud hingeosadega, mis võivad olla lahti murdunud palju - palju aastaid tagasi.

Šamaanid on sellisest hingeosade kaost teadlikud – see on teatav hingeline lõhestumine, mille võib olla põhjustanud mõni trauma, haigus või sirgumine mõrases perekonnas. Selline hingekadu jätab meie ellu juba püsivad mõrad, pidevad haigused, kurnatuse ja masenduse ning lisaks võime muutuda jõuetuiks, kaotades võime terveneda ja edasi liikuda. Kadunud hingeosade tagasitoomine ja taasühendamine on oma väe uuesti leidmise tee esimeseks sammuks. Alles seejärel hakkame joonduma oma tegeliku hingeülesande järgi ja saame luua küllust, mis on vastavuses meie tervikpotentsiaaliga.

Töötoa käigus uurime nii traditsiooniliste šamanistlike kui ka tänapäevaste ekstaatiliste tehnikate toel neid ühendusi, mille oleme kaotanud nii oma esivanemate kui ka loodusjõudude ja -elementidega. See on süvateekond nõutamaks tagasi oma enese sisemist tarkust šamanistlikul rajal, kus osapoolteks on trumm ja tantsija. Toetudes aastatepikkusele šamaanitööle ja elukogemustele juhib Caroline sind õrnalt läbi võimsa protsessi, aidates sul tervendada esivanemate eluliine. Protsessi käigus saad vabastada end iganenud käitumismustritest, mis sind tagasi hoiavad, istutada enesesse uusi elujaatavamaid viise maailmas toimetamiseks ja rüübata sõõm kõige võimsama südamete tervendaja – andestuse – allikast.

Ole valmis tantsima, mediteerima, trummirütmidega üheks saama ja teekaaslastega ühenduses olema.

CAROLINE CAREY elab Suurbritannias ja on olnud šamanistliku juhenduse ja õpetuse, sealhulgas ka ekstaatilise tantsu, ruumihoidja juba üle kahe aastakümne. Ta on atesteeritud Movement Medicine kooli juhendaja ja Viie Rütmi Tantsu õpetaja aastast 1999. Caroline on kuue lapse ema ja viiekordne vanaema. Tema kireks on hingesüütuse taastamine hingeosade tagasitoomise, unenägemise ja šamanistlike praktikate vahendusel. Caroline on avaldanud neli raamatut.

Rohkem infot Caroline Carey töö ja elu kohta saad külastades tema kodulehte www.middleearthmedicine.com.

Töötuba toimub inglise keeles, eestikeelse tõlkega.

TOIMUMISAEG: 11 – 13 august 2017
R 19:00 - 21:30
L 11:00 - 18:00
P 10:30 - 17:00

MAKSUMUS:
Hind 140€ kuni 1. juuni ja pärast seda kuupäeva 160€.
Koha kindlustamiseks palume registreerumisel tasuda ettemaks 50€.
Registreerumiseks palun võtta ühendust Aiviga - moc.oohaynull@ekatig +372 56 94 26 36

***ENGLISH***

Many of us live with a sense that something is ‘missing’ – as if there is a void lurking beneath the surface of our lives that we can never quite fill. As a result, we can spend our lives endlessly seeking to fill that emptiness with more – more money, more possessions, more relationships. However, this is ultimately a fruitless quest because often what we are really seeking cannot be found ‘out there’ in the physical world for they are the lost parts of our soul – fragments that may have split off many years earlier.
Long recognised by shamans, such soul loss is a form of psychic fracturing that can come about as a result of trauma, dis-ease or a dysfunctional upbringing. Not only does soul loss leave a legacy of ongoing dysfunction, fatigue, illness and depression, but it can also disempower us by crippling our ability to heal and move forward.
Reclaiming and reintegrating the lost parts of the soul is therefore a crucial first step towards self-empowerment. Only then can we align ourselves with our soul’s purpose in order to manifest the abundance of our highest potential.

In this workshop we will explore, with traditional shamanic tools and more modern day ecstatic techniques, the connection we may have lost to the stories of our ancestral lineage, the natural forces and the elements. It is a deep journey into the reclaiming of our innate wisdom through the shamanic pathway of the drum and the dancer. Drawing on years of shamanic practice and life experience, Caroline will gently guide you through a powerful process to assist in healing your ancestral line. Through this process you will be able to free yourself from the out-dated patterns of behavior that are holding you back, plant the seeds of more life-affirming ways of being in the world, and drink from the most powerful heart medicine of all – forgiveness.

Please expect to dance, to meditate, to be with the drum beat and to connect with others.

€140 if paid by 1st June, €160 thereafter

Please contact Aivi for booking details - moc.oohaynull@ekatig  /  +372 56 94 26 36

Aug
16
Wed
2017
The Oracle Of Medicine (& finding your shamans song) Now Fully booked @ Sammasati retreat centrum, Veselí 30, Zákupy
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm
The Oracle Of Medicine (& finding your shamans song) Now Fully booked @ Sammasati retreat centrum, Veselí 30, Zákupy

This workshop is now fully booked.

During our time together, Caroline will guide you through the medium of ecstatic dance, shamanic journeys, meditations and enquiries, to discover your own medicine man, medicine woman. Once this reality becomes apparent and with time in nature to journey deeper by yourself, connecting with your own spirit guides, you will begin to find the song that wishes to be sung through you and will weave that and all of the information gathered  into your own medicine bag.

A medicine bag is an item that spiritually represents the person who wears it and is carried for guidance, healing and protection. It contains objects that represent spiritual and healing experiences throughout our lives. This is a place to give totems a home close to your heart.

Making our own medicine bag is a process of illumination, to craft our own medicine container or oracle and understand the potency of what it is and what it carries. Creating this Oracle also gives us the opportunity to weave into it the shamans songs, sung from our heart but not in the ordinary way of singing. Our shifted state of consciousness in the 'singing sense' allow the songs to sing us.

There is no need in this work to be able to sing in the normal ways. Traditionally, it is important to create the medicine bag yourself, finding its reflection and its song inside you and in the face you show to the world.

The workshop includes ecstatic trance dance, time in nature, sharings, craft work and meditations.

Prerequisites: open to anyone with or without previous experience.

The workshop is held in english with czech translation
Dílna je vedená v angličtině s tlumočením do češtiny

 

date:16-20th August 2017 (16th from 18:00)
datum: 16 - 20. srpna 2017, (16.8 od 18:00)

 

venue: Sammasati retreat centrum, Veselí 30, Zákupy
kde: Sammasati centrum, Veselí 30, Zákupy

price: 300 EUR (280 EUR if paid by 1st July)
(accommodation and food included)
kurzovné: 5.300 Kč (při platbě do 1.7., poté 5.900 Kč)

ubytování a strava: 2.500 Kč

 

Your place is reserved after paying the deposit.
Místo je rezervováno po platbě kurzovného (zálohy)

 

contact: Veronika Živa • zc.aesnadnull@akinorev • 727 941 674  www.dansea.cz
kontakt: Veronika Živa • zc.aesnadnull@akinorev • 727 941 674 • www.dansea.cz

Aug
25
Fri
2017
‘Into The Wild’ Festival – Offering @ Wilderness Farm,
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day
Sep
16
Sat
2017
SHE is Awake – for women @ Telescombe Village Hall
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – Sep 17 @ 4:30 pm

SHE is Awake - for women

Caroline's approach to this work is one of gentle integrity. She works from her own life experiences which she shares with you.

When women wake from the deep slumber of mundanity, they can awaken to an incredible life force that can often feel overwhelming. What to do with this new found energy, particularly at times of menopause can be confusing and often brings fear in its wake. Questions like 'who am I' and 'what do I need to be doing with my life' become constant thoughts and discussions. Life becomes an enquiry and without women elders, peers and sisters, who are happy to discuss these challenging times and share their own experiences we can become lost.

In this gathering of women, held by the homely environment of Telescombe Village Hall, with its fire place and beautiful gardens and location, we will share our stories, what ever the time of our life, learning from each other and offering what we can as wisdom for those traveling this path alongside us. Our journey will help us to connect with the ancestors of our lineage, the women who came before us and allow some of their healing to find its way through us, affecting us all in this passage of time.

All ages are welcome, what ever your experience. All that is required is a willingness to move your body, open your heart, to listen and learn and to support each other.

Caroline will hold a safe space, with music to dance to, opening up circles and individual sharings, giving time to walk in silence and contemplate our passage, awakening into the years ahead.

Caroline has held womens groups for many years and the 'SHE' series of workshops has been offered world wide. She is a Medicine Woman, Mother and Grandmother, a published writer and a space holder of 'Middle Earth Medicine Ways.'

Please contact Alexandra  gro.nnamenuhcsnull@ardnaxela for any more information.

Deposit 50% of full payment. £60  via Paypal.  You will then receive a confirmation letter with all details of times and what to bring. Please ensure full payment is made by 30th August. If Paypal is not possible you can ask Alexandra for bank transfer details.


Payments



Sep
22
Fri
2017
The wheel of souls return – Cork, Ireland @ St Aloysius School,
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

The wheel of souls return

A shamanic exploration of soul purpose, using the middle earth medicine wheel, archetypes, tools, dwellings resources and tools.

Every purpose or new beginning starts with Spirit and Pre-birth with its Dreaming and then follows the wheel to the Innocent stage where the Imagination begins to vision in what is possible to create.  From Innocent to Rebel, where we need to let go of old structures and immerse ourselves in the Untamed Forest to release ourselves and explore the true nature of who we are, leading us to become an Apprentice to our own work what ever that might be, whether it is a particular project, body of work, even relationship, being helped and guided by our own repetitive patterns, by spirit allies and guardians.
The wheel continues to be our guide, through Adulthood to the Thespian and Artisan, creating and acting from that place of creativity, Parenting those qualities into being. Knowing and Maturing our purpose, becoming the King or Queen, the Sovereign of our own Magestic Garden, stepping into the responsibility needed for the task set out to us and those we must serve, accepting the humor of our own Fool, that we might not take ourselves quite so seriously and we might relinquish our ego, trusting in the void aspiring to be the elder of our own making, finally standing, Staff in hand with our own Wise Elder. Surrendered to the acceptance of who we are, knowing ourselves, and honoring our ego as the hands of the soul. We step into each of these gateways, gather the tools, resourcing ourselves, accepting and surrendering to who we are and where our soul must dwell at this time.

A shamanic exploration of soul purpose, using ecstatic dance and the middle earth medicine wheel, archetypes, tools, dwellings, resources and tools.

Exploring our souls purpose means exploring our lives and our own dance, to unravel some of its life long experiences. Our purpose is born through us and the challenges we meet along the way are divinely there to sculpt us and shape us into who we are meant to be.

Middle Earth Medicine takes us on nine stages of soul work, integrating soul through personal development, soul-retrieval, creativity and ecstatic dance. It is an intensive journey into the unknown territories of the Great Mystery. This is a workshop where participants explore the archetypes of Middle Earth and look at the development needed to establish what their soul purpose is and who they are within it.

This particular medicine wheel not only supports your personal growth, but offers deeply healing experiences and meditations through movement and dance to open the heart and re-member a broken innocence. We learn to use shamanic tools that can physically put you in touch with your purpose on this planet, guides that will support you on the journey and the very particular archetypal quality you will need to embrace. We journey with each of the archetypes and their dwelling places, time of life, tools and resources, to establish the current position of soul and purpose. They are particular steps that need to be taken to empower us and guide us.

Without careful observance and enquiry into knowing where we are in the cycle of our souls offering, it is almost impossible to know what stage we are at and what we need to embody before we can fully move on to the next stage. Often we can find ourselves trying to move on too quickly to the next stage before fully engaging with the last, thus meeting with the same challenges over and over again without fulfillment.

This offering is available to you, to help you piece together from your own life, your history and your experiences (as well as the challenges) and ask life to show you what has been created in order for you to step fully into your purpose and be more whole within it.

During this workshop, Caroline will guide you through the wheel, using movement meditations, outdoor work, self reflection, sharing and creativity. She will share her own story of the Wheels discovery and the maps that have led to the Middle Earth Medicine path.

No matter what your experience, no matter what your age or position in life, this Medicine Wheel may be able to support you on a journey of discovery. And of course it is not for everyone and it is by no means the only way.

Caroline has been sharing her medicine for two decades and is delighted to have you join her along this shamanic path.

Details above for bookings

 

Oct
17
Tue
2017
Hollow Bone Shamanic Course 3rd module @ Cae Mabon
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

At _BEN0416 Cae Mabon, North Wales,  with Caroline & Ben Carey-Cole

11th - 16th April,

11th - 16th July,

17th - 22nd October,

A three module course, to develop your own shamanic skills, healing abilities, understanding of Middle Earth Syllabus to include dance, drumming, creativity, modern and ancient tools of the shamanic world.

This 'medicine' is rooted in the drumbeat. It is about the softening of hearts, with the deepening of our connection to nature. It is soul retrieval at its simplest. It is work to heal, to move on, to empower ourselves, to live as fully as we are meant to, with nature as our ally and friend. To be that friend to the earth, to nature and the spirit world, by offering what is really needed without taking what is not ours.

What does the course involve?

Accepting the mantle of the hollow bone is the primary teaching of this work. Once integrated, you can use this state to assist you on shamanic journeys, healing's, creative tasks and vision quests. Furthermore, the capacity to become a hollow bone will support you to marry your deepest soul purpose to your ego, which has the capacity to act in the world. This will radically empower you, enabling you to act from a place of true integrity and authenticity so that you can embody your passions and do the work you were brought here to do.

To support you on this journey, Caroline & Ben teach a variety of practices and approaches. These include shamanic journeying, soul retrieval, drumming, vision quests, medicine songs, ritual theater, the connection to power animals and allies, and the crafting of tools, such as medicine bags, instruments and masks. Underpinning the work is the ancient shamanic practice of ecstatic dance and ritual theater process's. The focus, ultimately, is on creating a clear channel and a strong enough presence to be able to stand fully within your own center and authority.

Engaging with this work demands that we inquire deeply into who we are, delving into our past, present and future to undertake the necessary work of clearing and cleansing all that lies in the way of stepping into the fullness of our essential selves. The more we carry out this work, the more aligned we become with Spirit and the journey of our Soul. This alignment represents true healing and integration – healing of our inner dancer and healing of the connections we have with others, with the environment, with our ancestors and with the universal web of the Divine Mystery.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Magic Of Mandorla – Oslo
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm


It is known as one of the most powerful of (spiritual) experiences we can have in life. Mandorla is the place of poetry 'where the fire and the rose are one!' (Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot)

"Sometimes within our individual self and within the self of our worn-out society, there is no answer to conflict. There is, however, a way to stand within the center of the opposing forces. Conflict creates tremendous energy. If we leave out judgement then that 'energy' can become a vibration of light. Not always just a single light but many lights, sending out a vibration that is LOVE!"  — Caroline Carey
 
Magic of Mandorla hero
As human beings, we can exist on multiple planes of being; the one that we are usually most aware of, however, is the material world. By its nature, the material world is a place of duality – a place of opposites that we often experience as being in conflict with one another. Examples include heaven and earth, light and dark, masculine and feminine, loyalty and betrayal, to name but a few. The polarity between these opposites creates a fundamental tension at an evolutionary level that has the potential to be either profoundly destructive or powerfully generative and creative. The evidence of the destructive consequences of this tension lies all around us in the terrible scourges of war, inequality and conflict within and between individuals, groups and societies.
 
The key to transforming the destructive consequences of conflict into life-affirming outcomes lies in how we relate to the tension between opposites. When we can hold the tension within ourselves, bearing the pain, beauty and terror that this brings, we bring the two opposing elements together, creating a space in which the split between the two can be resolved. We call this space the 'mandorla' – a word derived from 'almond' in Italian, which refers to the almond shape created when two circles overlap. The mandorla also known as the 'Vesica Piscis' is the sacred space of our soul work; when we stand in this place, we have the ability to transform what once was a curse into powerful medicine for the soul. Its energy is that of the Father Mother Principle in the Divine Union, the Mother of all Forms and the Yin and Yang that has been known to us for decades.
 
During this workshop, we will use the tools of dance, creativity, movement meditation and constellation-work to work with the magic of the mandorla. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the conflicts in your life, looking at how they play out in your life and how they affect you by embodying them in the dance. Then, with the support of the group and a constellation process held and guided by Caroline and the drum beat, you will enter the space of the mandorla, allowing it to work its magic upon you, bringing the riches of wisdom and new insights.
 
This work is open to all adults, regardless of gender, age, experience or ability. Whether you want to work with deep-rooted issues, or simply discover new insights, whether you are training in therapeutic studies, or a student of life's experiences, this work has something to offer you.
 

"Magic of Mandorla, amazing and deep work with Caroline Carey. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT to anyone who is studying to become a therapist or is one already but seeking the thread of connection in continuing your own development and work with your own process (which we so need when we work with others - right?). If you feel called to this work, then follow your intuition and go for it! I think it's of excellent quality." Suzan Lemont

 

For more information about  Caroline's personal journey with this work, click here

 

Nov
3
Fri
2017
The Wheel of Souls Return – UK @ Clophill Center
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 4:30 pm

The wheel of souls return

An exploration of soul purpose, using the middle earth medicine wheel, archetypes, tools, dwellings, resources and tools.

Every purpose or new beginning starts with Spirit and Pre-birth with its Dreaming and then follows the wheel to the Innocent stage where the Imagination begins to vision in what is possible to create.  From Innocent to Rebel, where we need to let go of old structures and immerse ourselves in the Untamed Forest to release ourselves and explore the true nature of who we are, leading us to become an Apprentice to our own work what ever that might be, wether it is a particular project, body of work, even relationship, being helped and guided by our own repetitive patterns, by spirit allies and guardians.
The wheel continues to be our guide, through Adulthood to the Thespian and Artisan, creating and acting from that place of creativity, Parenting those qualities into being. Knowing and Maturing our purpose, becoming the King or Queen, the Sovereign of our own Magestic Garden, stepping into the responsibility needed for the task set out to us and those we must serve, accepting the humour of our own Fool, that we might not take ourselves quite so seriously and we might relinquish our ego, trusting in the void aspiring to be the elder of our own making, finally standing, Staff in hand with our own Wise Elder. Surrendered to the acceptance of who we are, knowing ourselves, and honouring our ego as the hands of the soul. We step into each of these gateways, gather the tools, resourcing ourselves, accepting and surrendering to who we are and where our soul must dwell at this time.

Middle Earth Medicine takes us on nine stages of soul work, integrating soul through personal development, soul-retrieval, creativity and ecstatic dance. It is an intensive journey into the unknown territories of the Great Mystery. This is a workshop where participants explore the archetypes of Middle Earth and look at the development needed to establish what their soul purpose is and who they are within it.

This particular medicine wheel not only supports your personal growth, but offers deeply healing experiences and meditations through movement and dance to open the heart and re-member a broken innocence. We learn to use shamanic tools that can physically put you in touch with your purpose on this planet, guides that will support you on the journey and the very particular archetypal quality you will need to embrace. We journey with each of the archetypes and their dwelling places, time of life, tools and resources, to establish the current position of soul and purpose. They are particular steps that need to be taken to empower us and guide us.

Without careful observance and enquiry into knowing where we are in the cycle of our souls offering, it is almost impossible to know what stage we are at and what we need to embody before we can fully move on to the next stage. Often we can find ourselves trying to move on too quickly to the next stage before fully engaging with the last, thus meeting with the same challenges over and over again without fulfillment.

In this workshop our main exploration will be around the dreamer, the innocent and the rebel.

This offering is available to you, to help you piece together from your own life, your history and your experiences (as well as the challenges) and ask life to show you what has been created in order for you to step fully into your purpose and be more whole within it.

During this workshop, Caroline will guide you through the beginnings of the wheel, using movement meditations, outdoor work, self reflection, sharing and creativity. She will share her own story of the Wheels discovery and the maps that have led to the Middle Earth Medicine path.

No matter what your experience, no matter what your age or position in life, this Medicine Wheel may be able to support you on a journey of discovery. And of course it is not for everyone and it is by no means the only way.

Caroline has been sharing her medicine for two decades and is delighted to have you join her along this shamanic path.

Details above for bookings.

Please note food and accommodation has an extra fee. Details coming soon.


Payments



Jan
26
Fri
2018
Body Oracle – SA
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm
Body Oracle - SA

The Body Oracle

Become the oracle of your own wisdom field

Who do you become when you give yourself permission to speak out? What happens when the wisdom within you comes forth with such power that it cannot be ignored? Can you trust yourself enough to seek guidance from within and to bring this knowing into the world?

When we have experienced repeated suffering and challenges, let-downs and dysfunction, we can end up retreating into our ‘shells’. Bound by shame, our trust in ourselves ebbs away and we become fearful of our own power. In this place, our fire and passion is quashed and our ability to speak out becomes restricted – even painful.

During this workshop, you will dance with the oracle of your body to free yourself from these binds. You will follow the body’s guidance into the archives of your personal history, dancing through lingering traumas and dysfunction, clearing a channel to the life-force – the visible face of Spirit – that is both within and around you.

To support you in this work, Caroline will hold the space, guiding you step-by-step to connect with your body and your center as you journey through the veils of any resistance or restriction. You will arrive in a place of deep trance, a place from which you can gather the knowledge you need to support your present and future life. We will dance, share our wisdom and write. We will speak what has previously been unspeakable and find the medicine sounds from within. In this way, we will clear away the residues of old stories, unblock our voices and ultimately find our way back to the freedom of our true selves.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Reclaimed Innocence – Johannesburg @ Parkhurst recreation centre, JHB
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm
Reclaimed Innocence - Johannesburg @ Parkhurst recreation centre, JHB

What is Soul Retrieval? What is it to Reclaim our Innocence?
Most people experience some form of trauma in their lives at some point. We all react to it in different ways. If the trauma is extreme, like abuse or a road accident for example, it is possible that part of our soul leaves the body. This is very necessary and is a mechanism to protect it from the abuse/trauma in the body at that time. Often the 'victim' is unable or does not have the support needed to deal with the emotions, pain or difficulties that follow. So they shut down, losing that part of the soul to a safer place - for now.
As life goes on the 'survivor' begins to miss that soul part, feeling a sense of soul-less-ness. It becomes clear that he/she needs to reclaim that soul part back into their lives. This only happens when the conditions are right for the survivor and he/she can deal with some of the feelings and emotions that may be attached to the original story. In soul retrieval sessions and gatherings we create a safe enough space together, identify the original stories and begin to invite that soul part back into our lives.

We dance together supported by our own 'circle of power' and the collective circle.
We gain as much as we are willing to give within this circle and supporting each other is key to this journey.

This gathering is open to all. If you are new to the work it is helpful to attend dance/movement classes of some description before hand.

How do we view innocence? What is it?
It is possibly an ‘inner-sense’ of who we really are, beneath the scars of guilt, shame, turmoil, trauma etc. It is the innocent soul, the curious soul and remembering the innocence we were born with can be a route through many challenges.

Why would we want to go there?
“There is no greater agony than bearing an
untold story inside you.”
-Maya Angelou-

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Ancestral Elements – Berlin @ Eden
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm

We are the ancestors of the future. How would WE like to be remembered?


The elements are our oldest ancestors. Carrying the wisdom of aeons, they are our teachers and guides. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to connect with the spirit of each of these elements through focused Movement Medicine practice, asking for support from the earth, creative energy from the fire, deep cleansing from the waters of life and connection to spirit through the element of air.

Having re-established your connection with these elemental forces, you will then have the opportunity to tune into your human ancestral line. Drawing on years of shamanic practice and life experience, Caroline Carey will gently guide you through a powerful constellation process to heal your ancestral line. Through this process you will be able to free yourself from the out-dated patterns of behaviour that are holding you back, plant the seeds of more life-affirming ways of being in the world, and drink from the most powerful heart medicine of all – forgiveness.

Apr
17
Tue
2018
Shamanic Course – Hollow Bone Teachings – Switzerland @ Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland
Apr 17 2018 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 24 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Three module shamanic course with the beautiful Glarisegg community.

153

17th - 22nd April 2018
11th - 16th September 2018
17th – 24th  March 2019

An opportunity to gather tools, be creative and dance your way into your soul purpose. In this Hollow Bone work, you will learn how to become a ‘hollow bone’ yourself by accepting and trusting, understanding how to shift your consciousness by moving out of the ego and rational mind for periods of time, in order to become an empty vessel through which your true identity can be revealed. You will discover how to work with the divine power of the universe in a grounded and down-to-earth way to create healing and empowerment for yourself and others.

Following the maps of the Middle Earth Medicine Ways, this journey will connect us more deeply to our imaginations, helping us to unveil who we are at a primary level, developing conversations with nature, poetry and art. Exploring the dream time and the natural forces within us and around us we will use the Middle Earth Medicine Wheel to explore where we are in particular to our soul purpose and explore its possibilities in our lives.bootsstegbynight

Accepting the mantle of the hollow bone is the primary teaching of this work. Once integrated, you can use this state to assist you on shamanic journeys, healing's, creative tasks and vision quests. Furthermore, the capacity to become a hollow bone will support you to marry your deepest soul purpose to your ego, which has the capacity to act in the world. This will radically empower you, enabling you to act from a place of true integrity and authenticity so that you can embody your passions and do the work you were brought here to do.

Schloss Glarisegg is beautifully situated between forest, meadows, a brook with small waterfall and the shores of Lake Constance in the community of Steckborn (Switzerland). A place to fall in love, powerfully beautiful!    https://www.schloss-glarisegg.ch/zentrum/uebersicht

Workshops/Gatherings: Each module €600 (€1800) or early bird discount for full payment upfront for all
modules €1,620 (€540 each) by 16th February. Payment plans available.
Full accommodation: Shared dormitory 422.75 CHF per module. Upgrades plus camping are also possible for
accommodation, paid via Glarisegg.

Any more info contact moc.liamgnull@htebasile.garhs 

 

The medicine of Hollow Bone is delicious. The beauty of Cae Mabon is woven so deeply with the beauty of Caroline's offering. Hollow Bone opened me to my own magical nature. I was invited deep into unknown territory within myself and found strength and courage to journey in dark mystery to find treasures. Song. Dance. Drumming. Deep sharing. Connection with the deep greenness of nature. My work there has a tender place in my heart. And the artwork I created there still has a place in my home... calling me to remember my own gentle power. Catherine Wright 

 
My two journeys with Hollow Bone Medicine have been both very healing and empowering. I could really dive in my medicine and gather my tools, my allies, receive guidance and meet and transform the inner obstacles and resistances that kept me from opening my wings. The venue deep in nature, the dance, the arts and crafts and creative moments and the journeying were an delicious blend to explore my deep nature and connection to soul. Caroline Carey and Ben Cole, and the assistants, were such good guides on this journey. The medicine is still working through me 3 years later ! Thank you  Virginie Rastello
 
"It's been an amazing experience to work with Caroline and Ben. Anyone who chooses to work with them will be in awe not only with what they will gain but also what they will unburden themselves with. Fantastic!” Fabian Ray
 
My presence in the Hollow Bone workshop was a subtle, gentle, very deep dive into my inner universe, where I met my guides, my inner characters, richness of my own medicine, my very unique and personal connections with Nature and Spirit. All that in strong, kind, wise holding of Caroline and the Dance, and support of a circle of others she/we created by sharings of what we discovered in our explorations. Thank you for this amazing and healing experience which reveberates into my daily life in many beautiful ways. Katerina Stejskalova

 

May
17
Thu
2018
The Oracle Of Yin – Vienna @ BHS Vinzenz Räme
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 20 @ 4:00 pm

The Oracle Of Yin

Vienna   May 2018

Humans often have a tendency to underestimate the power of Yin and the more subtle qualities of being  who we are. We can talk about Yin as being passive, receptive and dark. These descriptions are true but our interpretations of them can leave us with a sense of ‘victim’ and giving ourselves away, a morbid sense of ‘giving up’ can lie between what is true and what is our idea of true darkness and surrender. Exploring the shadow aspects of yin helps us to know where we might fall into default modes, when our yin energy is not fully empowered.

In this gathering we will come together to explore the power of Yin, the silence, the inner world of receptivity with a more collaborative spirit, we emphasize deep listening, patience, personal growth and power, thus creating a leadership based on respect and a more egalitarian society.

Open to Men and Women, any experience welcome.
Organiser:
Manuela Beck - ta.kcebaleunamnull@eciffo
17.05. – 20.05. 2018  (Thursday we will start at 7 PM and Sunday we will end at 4pm)

The venue is 2381 Laab im Walde – close to VIENNA

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Oak Spirit Festival – Offering @ Oak Spirit Festival
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day
Aug
7
Tue
2018
Meeting The Wild @ Cae Mabon
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 2:30 pm

Meeting the Wild

A leaving-home rite of passage

at Cae Mabon, North Wales

 
What was your experience of leaving home for the first time? Have you now as an adult found your true place in society? Or do you perhaps feel lost, cast adrift in your own life, confused and disorientated?

A pervasive sense of fear, doubt and confusion about who you are and where you are going can be a sign that you have missed out on one or more important rites of passage in your life. In traditional societies, significant transitions, such as leaving home, marrying and giving birth, are marked with rituals or ‘rites’ that support people to let go of their old identity and embrace the new. In modern secular society, however, many of us miss out on such rites. Without them we can end up stranded in a form of psychological no-man’s land, unable to fully release the old self and fearful and unprepared for what lies ahead. Our transition into mature adulthood therefore remains incomplete.
 
Meeting the Wild addresses the lack of rites in our culture by providing a powerful opportunity to revisit the important transitions in your life – in particular, your ‘leaving home story’. In the stunningly beautiful landscape of Cae Mabon in Wales, Caroline & Ben will share a powerful journey of self-discovery, an adventure into the mystery, to reclaim and integrate the parts of yourself that have been lost along the way. On this potent journey into the unknown, wild nature will be your guide, the drum beat will be your calling, and the spirit world will send its allies to your side. The tools will include dance, meditations, shamanic journeys, time in nature as vision-quest, ritual and ceremony, writing and creativity. We cannot know quite what form the journey will take. Only you can decide as you meet the dancer within you, choose to take each step, learn to trust in yourself and the support that lies all around in both the seen and unseen worlds.
 
Having completed your rite and assumed your new identity, you will be ready at last to re-enter society, with your heart opened, a renewed sense of connection and responsibility to all of life, and security in the knowledge of who you are and your true place in the world.
 
During the workshop, we will move through the following steps to explore our leaving-home story:

  • Creation & Curiosity Fascination as sacred medicine
  • Rebel or ArtistCreating the map, where am I going?
  • Lifting the veils of illusion - Where am I now?
  • Return to Essence - Who am I?
  • Unfolding the Mystery

Prerequisites: To attend this course, it is helpful if you have taken part in at least one Movement Medicine workshop, shamanic journey work or similar.

see calendar for more details and latest offering of Meeting The Wild

This Rite of Passage is designed to be inspiring, informative, fun and insightful.

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Come and remember, come and share offer to the play of life 

the rite of passage you forgot to do

because no one told you 

you could or it was necessary.

Tell yourself it did not matter? 

Deny yourself with shame,

hide yourself and tell yourself it simply is a game.

Afraid to show to others self-indulgent did they say?

What do we choose from our hearts to remember of that day?

Come remember yourself ,

the journey that’s not forgotten let it all become its dance,

be seen and celebrated

your life it is a ritual a re-membering, a tale to be told,

a forgotten being

a story of the heroine

or of a wounded soul

They always have their place, a story to unfold

the lives that they have touched that will never grow too old

An empowering rite of passage that can no longer be denied,

you know in your heart it matters 

and your life can be your pride!

 

Sep
11
Tue
2018
Hollow Bone Shamanic Course – 2nd Module, Switzerland. @ Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm

Three module shamanic course with the beautiful Glarisegg community.

153

17th - 22nd April 2018
11th - 16th September 2018
17th – 24th  March 2019

In this Hollow Bone work, you will learn how to become a ‘hollow bone’ yourself by accepting the teachings of spirit. You will understand how to shift your consciousness by moving out of the ego and rational mind for periods of time in order to become an empty vessel through which spirit can work. You will discover how to work with the divine power of the universe in a grounded and down-to-earth way to create healing for yourself and others.

Following the maps of the Middle Earth Medicine Ways, this journey will connect us more deeply to our imaginations, helping us to unveil who we are at a primary level, developing conversations with nature, poetry and art. Exploring the dream time and the natural forces within us and around us we will use the Middle Earth Medicine Wheel to explore where we are in particular to our soul purpose and explore its possibilities in our lives.bootsstegbynight

Accepting the mantle of the hollow bone is the primary teaching of this work. Once integrated, you can use this state to assist you on shamanic journeys, healing's, creative tasks and vision quests. Furthermore, the capacity to become a hollow bone will support you to marry your deepest soul purpose to your ego, which has the capacity to act in the world. This will radically empower you, enabling you to act from a place of true integrity and authenticity so that you can embody your passions and do the work you were brought here to do.

Schloss Glarisegg is beautifully situated between forest, meadows, a brook with small waterfall and the shores of Lake Constance in the community of Steckborn (Switzerland). A place to fall in love, powerfully beautiful!    https://www.schloss-glarisegg.ch/zentrum/uebersicht

Mar
17
Sun
2019
Hollow Bone Shamanic Course – 3rd Module, Switzerland. @ Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Three module shamanic course with the beautiful Glarisegg community.

153

17th - 22nd April 2018
11th - 16th September 2018
17th – 24th  March 2019

In this Hollow Bone work, you will learn how to become a ‘hollow bone’ yourself by accepting the teachings of spirit. You will understand how to shift your consciousness by moving out of the ego and rational mind for periods of time in order to become an empty vessel through which spirit can work. You will discover how to work with the divine power of the universe in a grounded and down-to-earth way to create healing for yourself and others.

Following the maps of the Middle Earth Medicine Ways, this journey will connect us more deeply to our imaginations, helping us to unveil who we are at a primary level, developing conversations with nature, poetry and art. Exploring the dream time and the natural forces within us and around us we will use the Middle Earth Medicine Wheel to explore where we are in particular to our soul purpose and explore its possibilities in our lives.bootsstegbynight

Accepting the mantle of the hollow bone is the primary teaching of this work. Once integrated, you can use this state to assist you on shamanic journeys, healing's, creative tasks and vision quests. Furthermore, the capacity to become a hollow bone will support you to marry your deepest soul purpose to your ego, which has the capacity to act in the world. This will radically empower you, enabling you to act from a place of true integrity and authenticity so that you can embody your passions and do the work you were brought here to do.

Schloss Glarisegg is beautifully situated between forest, meadows, a brook with small waterfall and the shores of Lake Constance in the community of Steckborn (Switzerland). A place to fall in love, powerfully beautiful!    https://www.schloss-glarisegg.ch/zentrum/uebersicht