A Council of All Beings

Specialist
Summary information

A wonderful opportunity to learn and experience 'A Council of All Beings' with one of its founders - Pat Fleming.

This workshop is a challenging and empowering opportunity to renew your personal, educational practice. For many of us, our environmentalism is rooted in a feeling of love for the natural world. This workshop offers a way to re-connect with this deep wellspring of connectedness. Through dancing, writing, ritual theatre and personal sharing you will be supported to re-engage with the original source of your inspiration and release new untapped creative power.

The Council of all Beings was a workshop created in the 1980’s by environmental activists John Seed, Joanna Macy and Pat Fleming to address the deepening sense of alienation from the natural world that many of us feel.

Through a series of dynamic experiential exercises, movement work, reflection, visualisations, and time spent in nature we will explore our concern and love for our planet, rediscovering our “deep ecology”– our interconnectedness with the myriad species and landscapes of the Earth.

The workshop is a transformative opportunity to experience our relationship with nature and find new sources of power, inspiration and commitment to regenerating the Earth.

Pat Fleming trained and worked extensively with Joanna Macy over 25 years and helped develop the Council of All Beings as a workshop ritual form along with John Seed and Joanna Macy in Australia. Pat now lives on Dartmoor where she works as a writer, researcher, business advisor and also an organic grower specialising in medicinal plants.

Chris Salisbury founded WildWise after working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. He uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
01 803 868269
Contact Details: 
Address: 
Dartington Space, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EN
Cost: 
£175 organisations, £125 individuals - cost inc equipment
Contact name: 
Rebeh Furze
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
9.30 am - 5.30 pm each day
6 October 2012 to 7 October 2012
Teachers
Pat Fleming and Chris Salisbury
Venue information