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Here are the events offered. There are online short workshops, in person one day workshops and some longer retreats, courses and residentials.

The Horse Circles are now beginning to travel! So 2024 is the year for circles and other events on the land and with horses around the UK and overseas. The details of these are currently being finalised so feel welcome get in touch to be added to the waiting list for the information on these as soon as they are available. And if you would like to open a conversation about the possibility of hosting a Horse Circle, then feel welcome to be in touch to arrange a no obligation call

If there is an event that you would like to offer to your own community or group, then I’m always very happy to tailor days or longer courses to support your ideas and vision. You’re welcome to email me to open that conversation………Get in Touch!

2024

New Moon Horse Circle
various dates through 2024
New Moon Horse Circle

A closed circle that has been meeting around the time of the new moons since the beginning of 2022

The 2024 circle is now full.  Please get in touch for more info on future circles and scroll down this events listings for open circles.  You are welcome to come along to any of those.

 

Light Emerging online Horse Circle
Sunday 23rd June 6pm to 9pm UK (BST)
Light Emerging online Horse Circle

A deep dive fully experiential workshop guided by the horses and exploring the theme of Light at this time of the Still point of the year in both Northern and Southern hemispheres.

We will be sharing guidance from the horses and practices to keep us connected to Stillness and the Light in these turbulent and changing times.

With guided journey to meet with the Horse Nation in the spirit world to ask for their wisdom on living well.

We have a short break midway through the circle for you to nourish your body and have some time away from the screen.

Booking essential as places are limited.

 

Summer Imaginal Horse Circle
Weds 3rd July 10am to 4pm
Summer Imaginal Horse Circle

A day of heart centred practices and meetings with the herd that lives on this beautiful land and meeting too with the Horse Nation in the spirit world.  Asking for their wisdom and guidance in being well in this between place and ready for all that arises and grows in the coming months. Come and immerse yourself in a day of peace and connection surrounded by the beauty of this valley in Summer.

1oam to 4pm

No horse experience needed.  All are welcome.

Teas and refreshments provided.

Booking essential as places are limited.

£65 to £90 – feel welcome to pay wherever works for you on this scale.

Contact Laura Shakeshaft laura@rhythmandharmony.co.uk

 

Journey On Podcast Summit
1st to 4th August
Journey On Podcast Summit

Following on from being a guest on the Journey On Podcast in mid Summer 2023, I have been invited to be a presenter at the first UK Journey On Podcast Summit.

If you are one of the Imaginal Horse Circles community or a client past or present , then I would be delighted to meet you in person at the summit!

All the info on the Summit and all the presenters is HERE

The tickets are NOW available – the link is HERE

And with payment plan this is the link HERE

There is also going to be a livestream and it will soon be possible to buy those tickets.

If you missed the podcast episode then here is the link:

 

Imaginal Horse Circle in the USA
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June
Imaginal Horse Circle in the USA

A two day deep dive into ancient and new ways of being in right relationship with the more than human life and the Earth.

And a reimagining and co creating of a new way forwards in our lives, with our loved ones and with our communities.

Guided and inspired by the Horse Nation.

Saturday evening storytelling of the tale of Rhiannon, Horse Goddess, from the mythology of Cymru – the land of Wales in the West of Britain (open to non participants as well)

Hosted by Judi and the herd and land at Eagles Rising a short way from Rapid City, South Dakota

Full info : https://mailchi.mp/05179ca46305/horsecirclejune24

Animal Communication Skills workshop
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April
Animal Communication Skills workshop

A weekend at this peaceful small holding in South Wales, meeting with the animals that live on this land.

Uncovering your innate ability to sense the communications of the animals in your care.

Accompanied and supported by the land and the creatures that live at the smallholding – horses, doggies, hens and piggies……

Catriona will be sharing heart centred techniques shown to her by the animals in her 35 year osteopathy and healing practice that open this natural ability.

All participants receive audio recordings of the practices taught so that you can continue your explorations after the weekend.

Suitable for anyone with animals in their lives, including practitioners of holistic therapies.

Teas and delicious cake provided.

Camping onsite available. Lots of air bnb’s locally too

Booking essential. Your place reserved with payment of £70 deposit.

Beltane Imaginal Horse Circle
Wednesday 1st May 10am to 4pm
Beltane Imaginal Horse Circle

A day of heart centred practices and meetings with the herd that lives on this land and meeting too with the Horse Nation in the spirit world.  Asking for their wisdom and guidance in being well in this between place and ready for all that arises and grows in the coming months.

More details to follow …..

Teas and refreshments provided.

Booking essential as places are limited.

 

'Being in the Threshold' online Horse Circle
Sunday 5th May 6pm to 9pm UK
'Being in the Threshold' online Horse Circle

‘Being in the Threshold’

At this time where we move from one season to the next – from Spring to Summer here in the Northern and from Autumn to Winter in the Southern Hemisphere, we rest in the threshold place.  Looking ahead towards what is becoming and sensing and gathering the gifts and goodness we carry for the journey.

 

A focussed time together in a fully experiential workshop that includes journaling, hearing the wisdom from the herd here, and a guided drum journey to meet with the Horse Nation, taking our questions to them about this time and how to live well.

Booking essential as places are limited. Your place reserved on receipt of your payment.

Equinox Imaginal Horse Circle online
Sunday 17th March 6pm to 9pm UK
Equinox Imaginal Horse Circle online

An online circle to meet in community to share understandings and guidance from the land and the horses on the themes of balance between light and dark. This will include both equinoxes in Southern and Northern Hemispheres.

Charmaine and I will be guiding the explorations and sharing with you tools to keep sane and centred, feel nourished and to connect with your ‘flow’ and your heart centred connection with Life and the knowing that arises in that….

This will be a focussed mix of journaling, sharing and discussion, doing practices together and receiving the wisdom of Horse in these extraordinary times…..

There will be a guided journey to meet with the Horse Nation to ask for their inspiration and guidance

And there will be a break midway to move, and nourish your body and have some time away from the screen!

Booking essential.

Preseli Imaginal Horse Gathering
Friday 26th July 4pm to Sunday 28th July 4pm
Preseli Imaginal Horse Gathering

A gathering of like hearted people near the foot of the Preseli mountains to re imagine a new way of being human in these extraordinary times……

Details still being finalised but this we do know …..

  • coming together amongst community to open our senses to the beauty all around at this place – meeting amongst the trees, by the stream, and in a beautifully converted and secluded granary on the site
  • nourished by delicious food prepared with love from local produce
  • stories around the fire – including an evening trip to one of our local beaches (weather permitting) – perhaps a swim if you wish….?
  • meeting with horses that live on the land near where we are gathering
  • meeting with the horses that live on the mountain and taking an offering to Carn Ingli – the sacred ‘Dragon’ rock and place of prayer for the Ancestors
  • Guided Imaginal journey to meet with the Horse Nation in the spirit world
  • Camping available onsite on this place that is loved and cared for by the local community
  • Lots of local air bnb options if camping isn’t your thing…..
  • And of course tea and lots of delicious cake!

Booking essential – your place reserved on payment of a deposit of £120

For further info and to be added to the wait list please get in touch

Imbolc Imaginal Horse Circle
Thursday 1st February 10am to 4pm
Imbolc Imaginal Horse Circle

Gathering in community with the horse herd and the land, the ancient trees and the waters.  Embracing Imbolc as a liminal space between the seasons, acknowledging the gifts of Winter and planting seeds for what we want to grow in ourselves and for our beloveds and our world in the coming Spring and Summertime.

A day of heart centred practices and meetings with the herd that lives on this land and meeting too with the Horse Nation in the spirit world.  Asking for their wisdom and guidance in being well in this between place and ready for all that arises and grows in the coming months.

Teas and refreshments provided.

Booking essential as places are limited.

 

Imbolc Online Horse Circle
Sunday 4th February 6pm to 9pm UK GMT
Imbolc Online Horse Circle

An online circle to meet in community to celebrate Imbolc here in the northern Hemisphere and the first harvest in the Southern

Charmaine and I will be guiding the explorations and sharing with you tools to keep sane and centred, feel nourished and to connect with the seeds you carry, your abundance and with letting go ready for the new season in the year where you are

We will be sharing guidance from the horses on all this too……

This will be a focussed mix of journaling, sharing and discussion, doing practices together and receiving the wisdom of Horse in these extraordinary times…..

Includes a guided meeting with the Horse Nation in the spirit world

And there will be a break midway to move, and nourish your body and have some time away from the screen!

Booking essential.

Any questions, feel welcome to be in touch.

Online Imaginal Horse Circle
Sunday 7th January 6pm to 9pm UK time
Online Imaginal Horse Circle

An online circle to meet in community to share our understandings of the themes for 2024.  Both the challenges and the exciting possibilities and adventures ahead.

Charmaine and I will be guiding the explorations and sharing with you tools to keep sane and centred, feel nourished and to connect with your ‘flow’ and your heart centred connection with Life and the knowing that arises in that….

We will be sharing guidance from the horses on all this too……

This will be a focussed mix of journaling, sharing and discussion, doing practices together and receiving the wisdom of Horse in these extraordinary times…..

And there will be a break midway to move, and nourish your body and have some time away from the screen!

Booking essential.

Any questions, feel welcome to be in touch.

2023

Imaginal Horse Circle - New Moon circle
Thursdays around New Moon beginning 19th January 2023
Imaginal Horse Circle - New Moon circle

A closed circle gathering around the New Moon, to journey with Horse to re-imagine a new way of being, supporting each other as we work together with the horses to discover ways to make it so in our every day lives.

This is a closed circle that meets for a year commitment.  If you would like to be considered for the next opening in Imbolc (late January 2024 through to mid Winter 2024), then please get in touch.

 

Mid Winter Horse Circle
Sunday 10th December 10am to 4pm
Mid Winter Horse Circle

Nourishing ourselves as we move with the gifts of the Stillness at the heart of mid Winter.

Deepening our understanding of the dreams and seeds we carry inside and how to tend them well in the dark months.

Through song, movement, simple crafting, guided drum journey and heart centred practices of connection. And in facilitated meetings with the horses that live at Penrallt.

No horse experience needed.  All are welcome.

Teas and delicious cake throughout the day while we meet in circle in the cosy yurt.

Booking essential as places are limited

Imaginal Horse Gathering
Thursday 5th October 4.30pm to Monday 9th October 2pm
Imaginal Horse Gathering

A journey to meet with Rhiannon as Horse Goddess of this land.  Honouring the land and becoming carriers of the teachings of this story and the wisdom of the herd and the way of Horse.

A fully residential weekend, meeting with Horse through ‘shamanic’ drum journey, through meetings with the herd that live at Penrallt.  Celebrating the beauty of the land though song, simple crafting and ceremony.

On Saturday afternoon there is rest time, open time for you to explore the woodlands, or the beaches.

On one of the afternoons we will make a pilgrimage to Carn Ingli to make offerings to this sacred place and perhaps meet with the ponies that live on the mountain amongst rock, gorse and heather.

We will be nourished on our days together with delicious food made with love and local organic produce by the super talented Wanda.

Bring your own tent and camp in the meadows at Penrallt or book a bed in one of the bell tents for a supplement of £25 pp/pn.  These are shared between 3 people max, and are simply furnished with single beds, linens, duvet, pillow and blanket.  If you prefer creature comforts, then there are local BnB’s available – booked through your favoured agent.  All meals including breakfast and teas and cake included in the workshop fee.

Booking essential.  Your place reserved on payment of £140 deposit (non refundable)

Samhain Imaginal Horse Circle
Sunday 29th October 10am to 4pm
Samhain Imaginal Horse Circle

Releasing the passing year, celebrating the Ancestors and meeting with Horse to uncover and deepen our understanding of the dreams we carry into the velvet darkness of Mid Winter.

Through song, movement, simple crafting, guided drum journey and heart centred practices of connection. And in facilitated meetings with the horses that live at Penrallt.

No horse experience needed.  All are welcome.

Teas and delicious cake throughout the day while we meet in circle in the cosy yurt.

Booking essential

Imaginal Horse Gathering
4.30pm Friday 1st September to 3.30pm Monday 4th September
Imaginal Horse Gathering

A journey to meet with Rhiannon as Horse Goddess of this land.  Honouring the land and becoming carriers of the teachings of this story and the wisdom of the herd and the way of Horse.

A fully residential weekend, meeting with Horse through ‘shamanic’ drum journey, through meetings with the herd that live at Penrallt.  Celebrating the beauty of the land though song, simple crafting and ceremony.

On Saturday afternoon there is rest time, open time for you to explore the woodlands, or the beaches.

We will be nourished on our days together with delicious food made with love and local organic produce by the super talented Wanda.

Bring your own tent and camp in the meadows at Penrallt or book a bed in one of the bell tents for a supplement of £35 pp/pn.  These are shared between 3 people max, and are simply furnished with single beds, linens, duvet, pillow and blanket.  If you prefer creature comforts, then there are local BnB’s available – booked through your favoured agent.  All meals including breakfast and teas and cake included in the workshop fee.

Booking essential.  Your place reserved on payment of £120 deposit (non refundable)

Equinox Imaginal Horse Circle
Sunday 17th September 10am to 4pm
Equinox Imaginal Horse Circle

Gathering in this beautiful wooded valley to honour the beauty of the beginning of Autumn.  Together with the herd and the more than human Life here, we will be exploring the balance of light and dark, the harvest we now carry and looking ahead to the Winter’s dreaming time.

Through simple heart centred practices of connecting, guided ‘shamanic’ drum journey to meet with the Horse Nation, simple crafting and in meetings with the herd that live on this land, we will uncover gifts and inspirations for the months ahead and practical ways to carry them with us into the velvet darkness of Winter.

Booking essential as places are limited.

Teas and cakes provided through the day.

Animal Communication Skills
Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October
Animal Communication Skills

A 2 day deep dive into the essential skills that open us to the communications and experiences of the creatures in our lives.

Practical, heart centred ways to uncover and open our innate ability to sense in this way.

Each participant receives audio recordings following the workshop of the practices shared, so that you can continue to explore and develop your skills.

At this wild and beautiful place, we will be accompanied on our journey by the creatures that live at the holding……..horses, piggies, Charlie the dog and a flock of chickens!

Teas and delicious cakes provided.  Camping is available for participants from afar, by arrangement with Debbie our host.  Contact me for more details.

Booked essential as numbers limited.

Lammas Horse Circle
Saturday 12th August
Lammas Horse Circle

Celebrating the beginning of harvest time and looking towards the full harvest.  Meeting with the herd and the Horse Nation through the Veil to offer gratitude for the bounty of our lives.  Giving thanks for the abundance of beauty. Beginning to consider what we take into the dreaming this Wintertime ahead…..

 

Summer Solstice Imaginal Horse Gathering
4.30pm Friday 23rd June to 3pm Sunday 25th June
Summer Solstice Imaginal Horse Gathering

Rhiannon, Epona, The Great Queen……

She is known by many names in these lands and beyond……

Accompanied by the story of Rhiannon  we will gather in this wooded valley above the pilgrims’ way with the horses at Penrallt.  We will be honouring the beauty of the more than humans and the land there with heart centred practices.  Through simple crafting we will become carriers of the treasure and teachings in this ancient story and honour Rhiannon as Goddess.  Through ‘shamanic’ drum journey we will meet with the Horse Nation to re-imagine a new way of human-being and in meetings with the horses at Penrallt, we will find ways to flow with the challenges ahead and embody the gifts of the story in the weeks ahead and beyond…..

A deep dive fully residential weekend beginning Friday 4.30pm  to meet and honour the land and horses at Penrallt.  Then a shared evening meal and  gathering around the fire to hear the beginning of the story of Rhiannon from the Mabinogion……..

The weekend will include simple ceremony, song, crafting and movement practices to nourish our bodies and allow us to embody the teachings of the story……We will meet too with the horses at Penrallt.

There will be time over the weekend for you to rest or explore the walks or beaches nearby .

No horse experience needed.  All are welcome.

Fully catered by the super talented Wanda, who will be making delicious nourishing meals created with love from locally sourced produce.

Basic price of £325 includes bring your own tent camping in the meadow at Penrallt and all meals, refreshments and snacks. Additional charge of £35 pp/pn for a shared bell tent with furnished with simple beds, duvet and linens. (Max 3 people sharing)

If you prefer more creature comforts, there are accommodation options nearby in this beautiful area close to beaches and the Preseli Mountains, booked through your favoured agent.

Booking essential . Your place reserved on payment of £120 deposit (non refundable)

Bealtain Imaginal Horse Circle
Sunday 30th April 10am to 4pm
Bealtain Imaginal Horse Circle

Rhiannon, Epona, The Great Queen……

She is known by many names in these lands and beyond……

Accompanied by the story of Rhiannon  we will gather in this wooded valley above the pilgrims’ way with the horses at Penrallt.  We will be honouring the beauty of the more than humans and the land there with heart centred practices.  Through simple crafting we will become carriers of the treasure and teachings in this ancient story and honour Rhiannon as Goddess.  Through ‘shamanic’ drum journey we will meet with the Horse Nation to re-imagine a new way of human-being and in meetings with the horses at Penrallt, we will find ways to flow with the challenges ahead and embody the gifts of the story in the season ahead and beyond…..

Teas and delicious cake available through the day.

Booking essential as places are limited.

Spring Equinox Imaginal Horse Circle
Saturday 18th March 10am to 4pm
Spring Equinox Imaginal Horse Circle

Meeting above the pilgrims’ way in a wooded valley in sight of Carn Ingli (Angels’ Rock), we will be honouring the beauty of the new growth and dreams emerging to the light.  Meeting through ‘shamanic’ drum journey with the Horse Nation and also with the horses that live at Penrallt, to ask how we find balance between growth and releasing, movement and stillness………..

The day will definitely include meetings with the more than humans, the horses, simple crafting, song and heart centred practices of connection.

Teas and delicious cake throughout the day.

Booking essential as places are limited.  NOW FULLY BOOKED.  See below for next date…..

 

Imbolc Imaginal Horse Circle
Sunday 12th February 10am to 4pm
Imbolc Imaginal Horse Circle

A gathering to explore the seeds we have carried through the deep, velvet darkness of Winter time.  Journeying to meet with the Horse Nation through ‘shamanic’ drum journey to ask how to tend these precious offerings as we move into the Spring time of a new cycle of seasons.  Meeting with the horses at Penrallt to uncover more about the practical needs of this enquiry in our lives in the weeks ahead.

The day will include honouring the beauty of the land emerging in to Spring in this wooded valley above the pilgrims’ way, journaling, crafting, song and perhaps a story!

Tea and delicious cake throughout the day.

Now FULLY BOOKED – see below for next circle

Animal Communication Skills 3 day workshop
Sunday 28th, Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th May 10am to 5pm
Animal Communication Skills 3 day workshop

A three day deep dive into the practicals of developing our innate skill in sensing the communications and experiences of the animals in our care.

Designed with dog lovers and professional trainers in mind with the super amazing, Kate Harper

For full info, get in touch.  A few places still open

 

2022

Imaginal Horse Circle
Beginning January 27th monthly meetings
Imaginal Horse Circle

A close working circle gathering around the New Moon, to journey to the Imaginal with Horse to re-imagine a new way of being, supporting each other as we work together with the herd at Horse Haven to discover how to make it so in our every day lives.

 

Spring Equinox Online Imaginal Horse Circle
Sunday March 20th 3pm-6pm UK time
Spring Equinox Online Imaginal Horse Circle

A Spring Equinox gathering online to journey to meet with Horse to discover ways to move with the uprising of Spring, in creating a new way of being as human in the world.  Exploring what it means to be in balance as human-being in these days of change and trouble.  We will be sharing practices of Heart connection and journey to meet with the Horse Nation.  Each person receives a recording of the heart centred practice and of the journey to explore with, in the weeks following the meeting.

Limited places so booking is essential.  Your place reserved with your payment.

Email on wildkinship@gmail.com

Online Solstice Imaginal Horse Circle
26th June 2022 3pm - 6pm UK time
Online Solstice Imaginal Horse Circle

A Solstice gathering online to journey to meet with Horse to discover ways to move with the uprising of Spring, in creating a new way of being as human in the world.  Exploring what it means to be in balance as human-being in these days of change and trouble.  We will be sharing practices of Heart connection and journey to meet with the Horse Nation.  Each person receives a recording of the heart centred practice and of the drum journey to the Horse Nation to explore with, in the weeks following the meeting.

Limited places so booking is essential.  Your place reserved with your payment.

Email on wildkinship@gmail.com

Animal Communication Skills for Holistic Practitioners
Wednesday 11th &Thursday 12th May
Animal Communication Skills for Holistic Practitioners

A 2 day course where Catriona will be sharing skills developed over more than 30 years of osteopathic and healing work with animals. Skills which she believes are innate to every person and have merely been forgotten in this modern, fast paced world.

She will guide you into reawakening your natural ability to sense the communications of the animals we share our lives with, and explain how the very structure and physiology of our bodies allows us to do so.

This course is created specifically for Emmett and other practitioners of body work and healing methodologies.

LAST PLACE AVAILABLE….

 

Animal Communication Skills for Emmett Practitioners
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May
Animal Communication Skills for Emmett Practitioners

A 2 day course where Catriona will be sharing skills developed over more than 30 years of osteopathic and healing work with animals. Skills which she believes are innate to every person and have merely been forgotten in this modern, fast paced world.

She will guide you into reawakening your natural ability to sense the communications of the animals we share our lives with, and explain how the very structure and physiology of our bodies allows us to do so.

This course is open solely to Emmett practitioners.

Your place booked with a £75 deposit

LAST TWO PLACES STILL AVAILABLE ……

Imaginal Horse Circle Online
Four Monthly meetings, April 10th, May 8th, June 5th & 3rd July
Imaginal Horse Circle Online

A small working circle meeting monthly to travel to the Imaginal to meet with the Horse Nation to re-imagine together a new way of being in our lives and communities.

Engaging creative, heart connecting and journeying practices and in dialogue with the herd that lives with Catriona, to uncover and implement practical ways to ‘be the change we want to see in our world’.

There will be activities for you to engage with between the meetings to keep the connections alive.

Please enquire for more information……

 

Imaginal Horse Circle Gathering - Invitation only
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June
Imaginal Horse Circle Gathering - Invitation only

A weekend deep dive into the Imaginal accompanied by Horse and the small herd in this beautiful wooded valley.

We will gather to begin our journey with a shared meal on Friday evening and a story around the fire, learning how to receive the treasures carried within the tale and share them into our world over the weekend and beyond.

The weekend will include journeying to meet with Horse, ceremony, creative activities and some direct work with the herd.

There will also be time for you to explore the local walks, and the beaches on Saturday afternoon.

We will be nourished on our journey by delicious vegetarian food, made with love from locally sourced growers.

Basic camping facilities onsite, choose a spot in sight of the Preseli Mountains or if you prefer more luxury, there are some rooms available at a beautiful house by the beach in nearby Newport.

This is open to folks from the monthly Imaginal Horse Circles and those who have participated in Kinship weekends…….