Oak Wisdom journey Workshop (for adults)

Price Options

£20-£45 (sliding scale)

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About the course

Deepen your connection to the mighty Oak as we embark on a beautiful drum journey into the heart of the Oak. Learn tree lore, medicine and the plentiful gifts of Oak and receive wisdom and guidance from this sacred tree. Experience the nurturing effects of nature as we attune to the subtle energies of trees and receive their gifts of relaxation and rejuvenation.

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

  • Nurturing opportunities to deepen connection with the natural world through drum journeying.
  • You will learn techniques, which will aid your well-being and provide an opportunity to explore your inner worlds.

Course fees:

£20 – £45 (sliding scale)

  • Standard fee: £30
  • Supporters fee: £45
  • Supported fee: £20

We committed to making this work as accessible and inclusive as possible therefore have a number of concessionary spaces reserved for those in financial need, plus one fully funded space. Please enquire at [email protected].

Please pay at the level comfortable to you. We support paying it forward – when you pay more as a supporter, it will directly facilitate someone else to attend via the supported (concessionary) rate. And all additional income will directly help with the planting of Children’s Forests, contributing towards a bright future for all.

About the tutor

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 is the founder of the Children’s Forest.

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