The Isle of Avalon Foundation


Dear Friends,

A new shop has recently opened here in Glastonbury called "The Crooked Woman" and it's full of beautiful hand made bags, handcrafted talismans, amulets and runes and much more.  The reason I tell you this is because the owner invites you to pick a rune on your way out which he will interpret for you for free.  Mine was the rune of Inspiration and that's just how I'm feelng at the moment and something I'd like to pass on to you.

What inspires me is finding wonderful tutors whose work is spiritually and personally transformative and who live the life they teach.  I am often so blown away by their amazing teachings and hope you will find the opportunity to try one, if not all of them for yourself.  Many of you are already on the path and all at different stages, no doubt.  However at the risk of sounding like the archetypal workshop junkie that I am, I just love delving deeper and deeper into spirit, enriching my life on the way and hope that you do too.  So for the time being, here's what's on offer in May

Saturday 22nd May

An Introductory Day - "What is Spiritual Counselling?"  with Collette Barnard.  On this taster day you will learn to work with energies, boundaries and intuition.  Creating sacred space within and for others and learn how to relate to your clients' spiritual world.  How to honour each other as spiritual beings and understand the importance of mindfulness and core connections.  To create and maintain clear energetic boundaries with clients [CPD certificated] [£60/£50 conc]

Sat 29th/Sun 30th May

Shamanic Soul Retrieval - non residential weekend workshop with Howard & Elsa Malpas.  This weekend is a wonderful opportunity to learn or relearn this powerful and classic Shamanic technique which helps you connect with and return that lost soul essence which left following a traumatic event.  You will need to be skilled in Shamanic Journeying and have a good and trusting contact with your Power Animals. [£110/£90 cons]

Sat 29th/Sun 30th May

The Healing Power of Vocal Sound - non residential weekend workshop with James D'Angelo.  James has been leading healing sound workshops since 1994 and on this weekend you will be taught how to retune the energy centres and the organs of the body through various toning traditions, natural sounds, mantras and collective improvisation as well as the retuning of the nervous system.

Our calendar for June and July offers you the following workshops, but more of these in my next newsletter.

Sat 12th/Sun 13th June - The Healing Power of Celtic Plants with Angela Paine

Sat 19th/Sun 20th June - Energy 4 Life with Caroline Shola Arewa

Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd July - "Listening Touch" -  A Taste of Craniosacral Therapy with Mindfulness with Lynn Shorthouse

Inspiration comes in so many different forms, sometimes in dreams, sometimes in the clouds, sometimes in the landscape and sometimes during chance conversations.  Just remember to listen and watch for it.  It can often be right under your nose, just waiting for you to have that eureka moment.

Wishing you all lots of fun and joy as we celebrate the lighter evenings and the new warmth of Spring.

with love


Penny Gould/Director-Office Manager