Seasons of the Sacred: Summer Solstice Workshop, Meal & Celebratory Gathering
Join us for a workshop and celebratory gathering exploring sacred time and place. With guest teacher Tiokasin Ghosthorse, we will spend time interweaving community, stories and enjoying a seasonal meal of summer’s first harvests.
Full details below, please note this is a one day event, repeating on two dates.
Join us for the summer edition of our Seasons of the Sacred series. In partnership with St Ethelburga’s Spiritual Ecology Programme and Omved Gardens.
Taking place in the beautiful setting of Omved Gardens on the weekend of the summer solstice, this event will repeat on two days: Saturday 22nd, as well as Sunday 23rd June, both from 4:00pm – 8:30pm.
Summer Solstice: The Great Circle#
Summer Solstice, or midsummer, is an ancient solar holiday and time of celebration throughout human history, around the world. Countless stories, myths and traditions tell of the spiritual and physical significance of this moment in time when the sun has reached its peak. The circle is complete. A time of rejoicing in the first harvests, delighting in the abundance of light and life in its full extravagance, and giving thanks for the sun, our ‘great circle in the sky’!
This intimate afternoon to evening gathering will offer a shared experience of sacred time and place; we will enjoy a specially curated meal of summer’s first harvests, interspersed with the rituals of teaching, conversation and practice.
With each element, the journey as a whole will be tied to the exploration of three stories relating to the summer solstice and our theme, ‘The Great Circle’.
We will be joined by friend and guest teacher native Lakota (Sioux) Tiokasin Ghosthorse who will share teaching and the music of the traditional Lakota cedar flute.
In this challenging time of decline and transition, Seasons of the Sacred offers an experiential exploration of how we can step back into the ancient yet newly emerging story of the earth as interconnected and sacred. In the spirit of community and celebration, we invite you to join us for this joyful gathering and sow some seeds for the regeneration of our relationship to the natural world.
Full details about Seasons of the Sacred below.
Please note that we have a number of bursary spaces available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Seasons of the Sacred food philosophy is:
- Simple but beautiful
- A celebration of the current season: a seasonal feast, cherishing the diversity in colours, flavours, textures, shapes, and scents.
- Prepared with care and compassion
- Nourishing and healthy for body, mind and soul
- Sourced from local producers and farmers including foraged or surplus food
- …..and obviously, delicious!
- The menu is mainly seasonal, local and plant-based but not gluten-free or dairy free.
Please email email@example.com if you have any specific dietary requirements and we will do our best to cater for you!
“My friend and I absolutely loved it and were both deeply moved by the love and care that had clearly gone into the whole event, the incredible food, the inspiring speakers and the conversations we ended up having at our table. – Spring participant
In the spectrum between despair at the state of things and commitment to action, I personally went through a journey, and a renewed/deepened commitment being the feeling I left with.” – Spring participant
“Thank you so much for organising this event, it was a powerful and inspiring atmospheric spring evening! – Spring participant
Completion / Sundance / Midsummer / Full bloom / Light / Unification / Rejoice / Attainment / Fire / Extravagance / Intensity / Dreaming / First harvest / Abundance / Return of the dark
Seasons of the Sacred
Christabel Reed #
Christabel Reed is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist trained in Hatha, Ayurveda and the lineage of Krishnamacharya and Sri Desikachar. At the heart of her practice and teaching is the exploration of how we can come back to our most natural state — to our wholeness.
Vilma Luostarinen #
Vilma is a London-based artist and food experience designer. She creates menus, meals, installations and workshops that explore how food and eating can form dialogues between the human and natural world, and nurture more imaginative, caring and sustainable ways of coexistence.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse #
Tiokasin Ghosthorse is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota. He is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on Pacific Radio. Tiokasin has been described as a ‘spiritual agitator, natural rights organiser, Indigenous thinking process educator and a community activator’.