We are preparing our Goddess Temple Priestess and Goddess trainings for this autumn. They will be offered in person in Glastonbury and/or online depending on any restrictions in place at the beginning of the course due the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic. You may need to check with us nearer the beginning of each Training to find out what is planned. Currently there are 2 week quarantine restrictions for people travelling to the UK from abroad, but these may have changed by the autumn. We will try to keep everyone updated as time goes on.
Become a Sacred Birthkeeper
One Spiral Training in Glastonbury
with Priestess of Avalon Kate Fletcher
Course Start Date 1st/2nd February 2020
Image by Kat Shaw (Maya Soul Art)
The Sacred Birthkeeper holds and supports women and parents as they first consider conception, and then when a child is conceived journey through all the stages of pregnancy, to birth and beyond. The Sacred Birthkeeper holds sacred ceremonies and brings spiritual, emotional and practical care and companionship to the deep journey of motherhood and all forms of parenthood.
This 8 weekend training is for those who wish to reclaim the skills of the Sacred Birthkeeper for themselves, their families and communities. It is also for those who are looking for a supportive pathway into professional work as a certified Sacred Birthkeeper.
Times of circles
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 5:30pm with breaks.
Circles are based at Goddess House, 28 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EJ
What to bring
For each weekend you need to bring a journal to write in. The training will include some homework.
Course outline and dates
Imbolc Circle 1st/2nd February 2020
Exploration of the role of the Sacred Birthkeeper. Discovering sacred ways to support fertility, moon cycles, conscious conception and early pregnancy.
Spring Equinox Circle 21st/ 22nd March 2020
Mother of Fire
Warmth, heat and empowerment. Re-kindling the flame of the Sacred Birthkeeper. Supporting decision making in mid-pregnancy.
Beltane Circle 25th/26th April 2020
Love hormones, sexuality and honouring of our bodies. Creating meaningful blessing ceremonies for mothers and gathering the women and the community for the journey ahead.
Summer Solstice Circle 20th/21st June 2020
Mother of Water
Diving deep into the instinctive and emotional states of late pregnancy. Honouring the sacred fluids of blood, birth waters and milk.
Lammas Circle 25th/26th July 2020
Sacred space holding for birthing women. Journeying to the thresholds and the edge places, opening the gateway for birth. Protection, prayers and boundaries.
Autumn Equinox Circle 5th/6th September 2020
Mother of Earth
Nurturing, supporting and honouring the newborn mother. Closing, wrapping and rocking. Nourishing and resting the body and soul.
Samhain Circle 24th/ 25th October 2020
The Grieving Mother
Meeting the wounds of grief, loss, trauma and depression in all their many forms. Simple ceremonies for release and healing.
Winter Solstice Circle 5th/ 6th December 2020
Mother of Air
Sacred ceremony to dedicate yourself as a Sacred Birthkeeper. Celebration of all we have journeyed through and birthed together over the year.
Course fee payments
Fees can be paid in full in advance with a non-refundable deposit of £100 paid within four weeks of you receiving our confirmation of acceptance on the course, and the balance paid by the beginning of the Training. The full fee is £880.00.
Alternatively, fees can by paid by instalments with a non-refundable deposit of £100, paid within four weeks of you receiving our confirmation of acceptance on the course, and the balance paid in 8 monthly instalments, which are payable by standing order or Paypal subscription starting on 3rd February 2020 and so on until the final instalment, due 3rd September 2020. All instalment payments attract a one-off £36 administration fee.
Including the £36 admin fee, each instalment will be £102.00.
Fees can be paid here.
How to apply for the course
You can find everything you need to apply for the course here.
Pregnancy Belly Cast with Mother Blessing Beads. Photo: Kate Fletcher
Photo: Rebecca Mené Spirito