Nature Connection and 8 Shields Intro weekend in Devon

Summary information

This weekend is designed as an experiential introduction to the Art of Mentoring and the 8 Shields model, sharing cultural wisdom and deep nature connection practices researched from 'old growth' earth connected cultures from around the world. It supports people to connect to themselves, each other and the world around them more deeply.

Are you seeking more nature-connected community in your life?
The weekend is a great example of social permaculture -, exploring the social patterns of long term, regenerative cultures and finding ways to bring them into our families, life and work.

There will be two simultaneous programs for adults:
'The Village' is for first-time participants. Through embodying many regenerative, nature-based practices, participants will journey through the 8 Shields cycle and explore how we can re-member 'the village' and how we can live in wholeness with ourselves, the communities we are part of, and the global community of all species.
'The Return' is for participants who have already been on 'The Village'. Returnees will experience living at the edge of the village and exploring the wild individually and in tribe.
There is also the ‘Woodlanders‘ program for children aged 5-11ish, with an adult guardian present at the weekend, either staffing or as a participant on ‘The Village’. This part of the weekend is led by Linda Lemieux with other staff as needed. Linda has run children’s camps in Chagford for many years, and has also led the ‘Foxes’ programme at the UK Art of Mentoring camp.

The weekend is convened and facilitated by Rebecca Card & Peter Cow (Dip. Perm. Des.) alongside a full team of inspiring cultural healing and nature connection facilitators.
Cost: £190/£230/£260 - Camping with all meals included

To find out more about the 8 Shields visit:
To book a place on the weekend please register here -

Booking and further information
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£190 unwaged, £230 waged, £260 well waged
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Dates and times
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Arrivals 16.00 onwards on Friday, and we start at 18.00. We finish at 16.00 on Sunday
15 May 2020 to 17 May 2020
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