Foraging, Singing, Bushcraft & Nature-Connection
Deepen connection to yourself, the living world and community on one of our 2021/22 adult courses in Hebden Bridge, Manchester & Northumberland. We aim to empower you with ancient skills and knowledge whilst also drawing on contemporary science and ecology. Become more in touch with your own abilities and gain a greater sense of belonging within the wild world around you.
Ever wondered which of the vibrant green leaves that pop up in spring are edible, or what our hunter-gatherer ancestors might have eaten to see them through a winter in West Yorkshire? Could you really collect enough wild food in local woodland for a whole meal…and would a chocolate covered mushroom taste as weird as it sounds? Our foraging courses in West Yorkshire and Northumberland are a journey through the season and the senses. We focus on getting to know the land and its wild food in a deep, immersive way that makes it easy to continue learning, gathering and cooking at home.
Singing in nature is profoundly joyful, healing and good for the soul. We are pleased to be offering another seasonal programme of ‘Live Wild Soul Sounds’ day workshops in 2021/22, taking place in Hebden Bridge and south Manchester alternately. The Soul Sounds workshops are a chance to connect with nature and community, sing from the heart in harmony with others and learn beautiful songs from around the world, suitable for complete beginners and those with an established love of singing.
Are you seeking to live a life more in touch with the cycles of nature and your own innate wildness?
Do you wish to cultivate a deeper sense of belonging in the wilder world around you?
Would you like to take this journey as part of a community, who will witness and support you along the way?
This year-round programme is new for 2021, designed for adults wishing to take nature-connection and practices to a deeper level. Sessionstake place once a month on a weekend in the beautiful Knott Wood near Hebden Bridge.
As old as the hills and as mysterious as the night sky, our connection to the wild world runs deep. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors interacted with nature all the time, relying on it for everything they needed to survive & thrive. From harvesting wild plants and mushrooms to making fire and honouring natural cycles with ceremonies, these interactions were central to life. We have all inherited this legacy of wisdom and ability- it’s in our bones- but in an age of screens, cities and endless information, it can be hard to access.
We invite you to rediscover this legacy with us- to realise how deeply we can connect, how alive we can feel, how empowered we can be when we give ourselves the space to learn, play and explore. During these monthly sessions we explore fire making and tending, woodcraft, foraging, nature connection practices, crafting, singing and playing
This journey through the seasons will also be about deepening our relationship to self, other people and the natural world. Sessions will evolve and adapt with the seasons as we explore the passions and wild edges of each group member and explore ways to embody the ‘fully alive human being’
We run courses on bushcraft, whittling and green woodworking. This year, we are focusing on Bushcraft Mushrooms – join us to learn about local mushrooms that can be used as fire lighters, first aid and food.
The Nature Quest is a 4 day guided experience that will prepare you and support you to find the question or intention that is waiting to emerge from the core of your being. You will begin as a group, exploring, developing and preparing together for your time alone. This leads on to 24 hours solo in nature. Your solo experience will be the space to find the deep place of connection to the wisdom within you and the natural world from which magic and wisdom can emerge.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries about courses.