Mother Nature Journey Course 2020

Dates:

10th-11th October 2020

Facilitators:

Looby Macnamara

Location:

Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire, UK

Course Description

The Journey course has been developed by the Mother Nature team. The course guides women through a nourishing reflective process. We explore the journey we have undertaken from maiden to mothers.

The Mother Nature guidebook and card deck are now available to buy here.

To find out more about the Mother Nature project and to download a free sample of the Mother Nature guidebook see here

Mother Nature logo

We harvest our gifts, reframe our challenges and design our life paths. The Journey course is an opportunity to gather, learn and share.Mother Nature guidebook

We will be weaving in the principles of Mother Nature as shared in our guidebook and card deck. Looby was part of the team that wrote the guidebook. To get a free download sample of the guidebook visit here picking cards

This weekend is a wonderful gift to ourselves as mothers. In the circle of women there is support and nourishment, time to hear our stories and value ourselves as mothers.

We will be using artwork, nature connection, guided visualisations for a deep embodied experience.

Gifting ourselves this time for nourishment and reflection allows to return to our families revitalised with new perspectives.

This course is valuable for mothers at any stage of their journey, and however old your children are.

walking meditation

Dear Mother Nature, I’ve had the most brilliant, funny, effective, relaxing, sparkling, empowering, appropriate, heartfelt, inspired, inspiring, powerful, loving, supportive, calming and reassuring training of my whole life. Just thanks forever.

 Ester, midwife

Thanks so much for the Mother Nature event today, it was a real gift and exactly what I needed.  It was lovely to step outside of my own little childcare-bubble and hear about someone else's wonderful project and journey (as well as finding some much-needed space to talk and think through my own mothering problems!).  The cards and the book are gorgeous, nice work!

Mairead, mother

Logistics

Friday evening is an optional evening with a simple dinner and chance to socialise by a fire outside weather permitting.

The course will run from 9.30 am until 6.30 on Saturday and 9.30 am until  5.30pm on Sunday, with Saturday evening as an optional dinner and social evening.

Please bring food to share for lunches.

This course is camping. There are some indoor beds available for those who wish to stay indoors. We have extra tents and bedding available for people to borrow if needed.

This course is for women only, although it can be challenging to find childcare, we feel that having this time without our children gives us  the opportunity to dive deep into our own reflective and nourishing journey.

Dates

Friday evening is an optional evening with a simple dinner and chance to socialise by a fire outside weather permitting.

The course will run from 9.30 am until 6.30 on Saturday and 9.30 am until  5.30pm on Sunday, with Saturday evening as an optional dinner and social evening.

 

Earlybird 31st July 2020

Concessions, local people (within 40 miles of Applewood) and past Applewood course participants £115 (earlybird £95)

Low waged £145 (under £15K a year) (earlybird £120)

Waged £175 (earlybird £145)

Please note

Costs include all tuition, camping and breakfasts and dinners. (food to share for lunches)

Booking

For further details and to apply for a place on the course please contact Emma

Coronavirus

With regards the coronavirus, we don't know what the situation will be by the time the some of our courses take place and we aim to let you know in plenty of time if things are going to change. If we have to cancel we will offer the option of a full refund. If you have to drop out and the course is still going ahead, we will refund minus an admin fee. Alternatively you can transfer your fees already paid to a future course, without an admin fee.

Time and Travel

Applewood Permaculture Centre is based in North Hereforshire. Our nearest train stations are Ludlow or Leominster.

Postcode is SY8 4JG - Orleton Common (more details provided on booking)

Facilitators & Venue

Looby Macnamara is one of the Mother Nature team members. She is an experienced permaculture teacher, author and designer. She is author of 3 books People and Permaculture and 7 Ways to Think Differently.

People and Permaculture is the first book to directly translate the principles and design methods of permaculture from land to people. Looby enjoys using creative teaching methods to create a fun and collaborative learning environment.

The Venue
The land and all of the beings here provide an ideal environment for connecting deeply with the more than human world. We will be blessed with spending summer days in the marquee in the orchard, and evenings around the campfire with stories, song and music accompanied by owl hoots. Nature is said to be the best teacher, and at Applewood we will be immersed in the more than human world, allowing for the learning to become a truly embodied experience.

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