Practitioner and Personal Development Training

Certificated Course for women.


Date to be confirmed

With Dawn Russell and Lorraine Grayston

Shamanism is an ancient way of awareness, an awareness of energy, of consciousness. It is a way of life that recognises that all things are deeply and intimately connected, not just on the Earth but throughout the cosmos. Shaman is a term used to describe the practices of indigenous people from all over the world who were and are the healers within their community i.e. the Medicine People, the Witches, the Shamans. These people are in tune with the Earth and know how to touch the soul in everything in order to keep a healthy balance within each individual and therefore within the community. For people who live with a shamanic consciousness there is no separation between daily life and Spirit, they know that all things are connected and disconnection equals dis-ease. Although our modern times seem very far removed from the experience of indigenous people the needs and expression of the human soul is still the same in its desire for connection -love, community and creativity.

The word Medicine is derived from the Latin aris medicina, meaning the art of healing and well-being. Each Medicine person has a unique way to facilitate healing, well-being and connection for themselves and others. You will be encouraged to explore your unique way.

Homoeopathy is a modern day (since the 1700’s) shamanic healing tool, using the energy of various substances to hold up a mirror to our being to remind us of and stimulate our own healing process. The Matridonal remedies, (the Gifts of the Mother) are a group of remedies made from the process of incarnating and help us to fully embody our life’s walk.

The Matridonal Journey is the movement of consciousness from the belly of the Cosmos into the Earth Realm. It is the journey through the womb into birth, which is the foundation, the blueprint that underpins of how we are in the world.

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From the cosmic ocean of no self we find the bloodlines of our ancestors as the gateway to the human experience. We begin our separation from the lulling waters of no self into our sense of self and individuation, becoming awash with a connection to the feminine energy and rhythm, and the female gender that we have chosen to embody. Our birthing can gift us a deep experience of trust and intimacy. We are ready, rooted in our potential and life’s possibilities and with wholesome nurturing we begin the earth dance of life through our rhythms and cycles. This is a description of the archetypal journey. Each stage contains within it experiences of both gifts and challenges that lay foundations for our life walk. Every woman’s experience of this journey is unique.

So much of today’s dis-ease, revolves around disconnection from ourselves, from nature, from the source from where we came and to which we will return and from our individual and collective rhythms and the cycles of life.

The Matridonal Journey is a Rite of Passage. It offers us rites (rights) to connect back to the whole, the All-One, rites (rights) to be fully in the human experience, rites (rights) to a full and healthy sense of self, rites (rights) to be a woman and express the feminine energy within, the ability to trust and be intimate (in-to-me -see) It offers us a connection to our creative expression, our potential and with proper nurturing and feeding on all levels of our being we can  ride, with awareness, the rhythms and tides of life.

We invite you to explore how you have met and continue to meet these rites of passage in your life.

Each weekend we will work with the energy of Matridonal homeopathic preparations for each stage of the incarnating cycle as gateways and Shamanic techniques (including expanded states of consciousness such as the shamanic journey and listening deeply), to take us through them to explore how we have experienced these stages and how they have affected us and play out in the cycles of our lives.


We invite you to re-member and explore the depth of the feminine cyclic energy and expression within and around you.

Enquiries & Booking contact Dawn or Lorraine
Tel: 01435 810308

Module one:
THE MATRIDONAL JOURNEY – Gifts of the Mother

Module two:

Module Three:

Module Four:
SACRED ENACTMENT – The Art of Creating and Holding Ceremonial Healing Spaces

Module Five:
MEDICINE WHEEL – The Rhythms of Cosmos and Consciousness

Module Six:
VISION QUEST –A Medicine Woman Rite of Passage