calendar 2017/2018




You can see testimonials for many of the courses here

I’m privileged to work with lovely people in stunning locations: by the sea, in the mountains, on the moors and in the forests of Britain and France. If you need a dose of creativity, warmth, imagination, inspiration and general soulwork, much of it outdoors, with possible transformation thrown in, in wildish places with their other-than-human inhabitants, come and join me.

Here are the deep ecology/ecosoul dates. There is much overlap with my holistic writing courses, and writing is a component, but you do not need to be an experienced writer. Any in brackets are more specifically writing, for which see

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2017 dates:
The Wellkeepers
The story of your life: a woman’s journey to wholeness
Year-long group, rooted in archetypal psychology and myth (especially the Grail cycle and the idea of life as a quest) and drawing on work in my 1993 book Riding the Dragon – myth & the inner journey begins January 11. This one’s a private closed group, but it will be offered again.

Revisioning your life: Sunday 15 January, Devon (Arcturus Centre, Totnes)

Islands of the Heart, Isle of Iona: (see below for 2018 dates)
group 1, Saturday 25 March to Saturday 1 April: for people who’ve attended previous courses of mine only (1 place available)
group 2, Tuesday 4 April to Tuesday 11 April:  newcomers & returners FULL

All Our Relations, South Devon
Easter Monday April 17 Half-day outdoor writing workshop for Transition Town Totnes

The Land’s Wild Magic, West Cornwall
Monday eve 5 – Sunday morning 11 June (see below for 2018 dates)
(was Poetry, Place & Pilgrimage)

Friday 28th July: MsLexia workshop in Dorset (private group)

Thursday 31st August, 7.30pm poetry reading with myself and several other local poets, Dartington Village Hall (a Green Party fundraiser)

Writing the Bright Moment, Saturday 26 August – Saturday 2 September France  (although our medium of exploration & expression is creative & reflective writing, all my courses are holistic, and psyche, place, land & the waterfall pool are very much part of the week) (following on from this is a week’s ‘pure’ writing retreat)

September for 3 months: I’m writer-in-residence at Greenway, Devon for the National Trust and Literature Works. Stimulating outdoor and indoor workshops on place, haiku, land-poetry, novels, river, trees and more.

Tongues in Trees/Tales from the Forest: Brittany, October, Monday 16 – Saturday 21 inclusive, in collaboration with Michael Fairfax, public and land artist, sculptor and sound artist and my long term creative collaborator. This is a weeklong version of the day workshop you can read about here, in an old enchanted forest, and will incorporate various other expressive arts, and tree lore plus foraging. I’m very excited about this.


Islands of the Heart, Iona: group 1
Saturday 7th – Saturday 13th April

Islands of the Heart, Iona: group 2
Tuesday 16th April – Tuesday 23rd April 2018

All Our Relations: the life of trees
Monday 7th May, nr Totnes

The Land’s Wild Magic
Monday 4th – Sunday 10th June

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