Imbolc Dreaming (for adults)

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About the course

Celebrate Imbolc at this time when the sleeping trees begin to stir. This day of contemplative & creative practice will offer you the opportunity to go within to plant tend the seeds of your dreams for the year ahead & to dream into being the world we wish for those yet to come.

We will share a story of Brigid & create an earth candle mandala in the forest as an offering to the trees & the land, honouring the traditional Celtic practices at this time of year.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • This workshop is for adults and will support those working with children in outdoor education such as Forest School facilitators.

The course will cover

  • Learn some of the folklore and mythology associated with Imbolc.
  • Attune to the seasonal rhythms of this time of year.
  • Set intentions for the year ahead.
  • Create a nature mandala
  • Make earth candles
  • Seasonal song and story

Fee: £30

About the tutors

Anna Richardson: Anna has been a nature mentor and trained forest school leader for over 20 years, working with children of all ages and mentoring adults in plant lore, foraging, nature connection and bushcraft. The 8 Shields deeply informs Anna’s work and approach.  She is passionate about connecting to nature through creativity and reverence for life and is also a forest school trainer through Circle of Life Rediscovery and has co-authored two books : Learning with Nature and The Children’s Forest and am the founder of the Children’s Forest.

Ellie Fuller: Ellie is an experienced nature mentor and wilderness skills facilitator. Her passion is supporting children and young people especially to connect with the natural world in reciprocal, fun and adventurous ways. The vision of Children’s Forest and her own are deeply aligned, and she loves her role as a Children’s Forest Facilitator.

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