GreenSpirit Spring Walking Break
Sunday 3rd April to Wednesday 6th April 2016
"The Valleys and Rock-Crowned Heights of Dartmoor"
YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor, Saxongate,
Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1QW
We will have exclusive use of YHA Bracken Tor Lodge which is a converted industrial heritage building and sits within the grounds of YHA Bracken Tor. It is within 4 acres of landscaped gardens backing directly onto open moorland, making it an ideal base for exploring Dartmoor National Park. There are prehistoric Stone Circles, medieval deserted villages, village greens and other ancient landscape features within easy reach of the Lodge.
Accommodation is mostly in small (4 & 5 bed) dormitories, all bedding is provided and there is a large lounge and dining area. There is a self-catering kitchen but our meals will be provided by the hostel.
We will start with dinner on Sunday 3rd April and will end after lunch on Wednesday 6th April. We will walk during the day on Monday and Tuesday and in the evenings we will gather for creative activities, reflections and more.
The cost is £125 for 3 nights for full accommodation and all meals. Speak to us if you think you might need a concession.
Booking and payment (cheques made to GreenSpirit or click here to pay online) by March 15th to Hilary Norton 33 Park Road, Stratford, London, E15 3QP. When you book please let us know if you have a particular dietary requirement. For any enquiries, please contact Hilary on tel: 020 8470 3365, email hnorton(at)greenspirit.org.uk
What hills are those, deserted, brown and bare,
Whose mouldering crags the spoils of Time declare?
Dartmoor! thy stately presence I perceive,
Seen first at morn, and lingering last with eve;
Thy Rugged pinnacles, unfolded clear,
Rising in solemn grandeur, wild and drear.
GreenSpirit Wild Week in Wales
Connecting with Nature at Cae Mabon, Snowdonia
Monday 15th - Sunday 21st August 2016
A week of living close to each other and capturing the meaning of GreenSpirit: living in a loving consciousness of the interconnected world. We enjoy being in and celebrating our natural surroundings together, go walking, sing and tell stories around the fire in the round house and relax in the hot tub under the oak trees and stars. This holiday is like a retreat from our busy lives and is always nurturing. People who attend are invited to bring something they can share, like a workshop, stories, songs, favourite recipes, musical instruments...
The Wild Week takes place at Cae Mabon in Snowdonia. Cae Mabon is set in natural woodland by a rushing river, near a deep lake, at the foot of high mountains and almost within sight of the sea. A family of beautiful, natural, earthy structures provide appealing spaces for groups to sleep, meet, retreat, work and play.
We cook our meals together and can therefore cater for any kind of diet. For more information about the site, see the Cae Mabon website at www.caemabon.co.uk.
To enquire about this event, contact Hilary Norton tel: 020 8470 3365, email hnorton(at)greenspirit.org.uk or write to: 33 Park Road, Stratford, London. E15 3QP. And please request a copy of a document about Cae Mabon to ensure that the terrain is suitable for you.
The cost of the Wild Week is £250. There is a £100 deposit to secure your place and as this event is becoming increasingly popular, bookings will only be taken accompanied with the £100 deposit on a first come, first served basis. The balance to be paid by 31st July 2016 and is not returnable after this date. The deposit can be returned before this date only if another participant is found. Hilary (details above) will let you know how to pay. More details and travel directions will be sent to you nearer the event.
GreenSpirit Annual Gathering 2016
A date for your diaries:
EarthSpirit Dundon, Somerton, Somerset. TA11 6PE
21st - 23rd October 2016
More details in due course.
GreenSpirit is an official supporter of this event and will be there with a stall:
The Shamanic Lands
11th and 12th June 2016
Conway Hall, London. WC1R 4RL
The Shamanic Lands is a two day ceremony and waking shamanic journey uniting the ancient knowledge of the British Isles and Ireland with global shamanic wisdom. We are in a time of great change in the world and shamanism is becoming ever more popular as a way to navigate through the turmoil. The call for us to reconnect back to our authentic selves has never been heard louder. Many people are being drawn to travel to other countries in search of the genuine shamanic experience, while we reside in lands already rich with shamanic heritage.
Bringing to life the ancient pathways of Druidry, Celtic Seership, Bardic Story Telling, Geomancy, Bwiti and Dream Decoding, each healer will deliver a unique teaching from their own traditions that will create a collective story.
Join us on a journey through the wisdom teachings, story telling, practical exercises, art, live music and performances, all woven into a unique narrative that highlights the ancient and deep magical heritage that our Shamanic Lands hold.
* Philip Carr-Gomm: Chief of The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids (OBOD). Presenting: Singer, Shaman, Sage
* Caitlin Matthews: Celtic Seer, Researcher & Author. Presenting: The Many Coloured Winds
* Sandra Corcoran: Shamanic Practitioner. Presenting: Sacred Dreamtime: Your Doorway to Multi-Universes
* John Cantwell: Irish Shaman. Presenting: Way of the Heart: Wisdom Teachings from Eiru
* Carolyn Hillyer: Musician, Artist, Native Shaman. Presenting: From the Wild Horse Hills to the Edge of Ice
* Dr Patrick Macmanaway: Geomancer/Land Shaman. Presenting: Healing and Balancing of Energies and Atmosphere
* Blessings of the Forest: Bwiti collective of initiates. Presenting: Teachings, Prayers and Music from the Bwiti Culture
For full information and to book tickets, go to:
To see other events, click here to view past emails on our email list:
To make a donation to GreenSpirit click here for a link to an online payment system for GreenSpirit.