Wild Medicine Dance Trainings

with Iris Lican: Medicine Woman, Ritual Dance Artist, Therapist, Yogini

Image by Maria Jose Jacinte - used with permission

Image by Maria Jose Jacinte – used with permission

The Wild Way is at the core of the European magical and shamanic practices.

It is a practical philosophy based upon the embodied understanding that we are children of the Earth and therefore caregivers, life preservers, wild woods guardians, medicine women and dream weavers.

Nature and the body being living temples through which we honour the Divine within all that is.

Our tribal ancestors viewed the body as an intricate part of Nature and the Human Being as a life preserver and seed spreader, cultivating Earth as well as Heart.

In this training we will recover the myth of Wild Elen of the pathways, as an Earth pilgrim, storyteller, memory guardian, seed spreader and wild animal protector. As well as double-faced keeper of the wheel of life: liminal guardian of the warm and luminous half of the year and of the dark and cold half as well. Midwife of Spirit, nourisher and great ripper.

We will, therefore, recover the witches’ dances in the woods, as a celebration of the Wild Mother and the mysteries of birth, thriving, decaying, decomposition, renewal and rebirth.

Dance is the language of Nature, and the time of Nature is the time of the Soul, not the time of the world. By working with movement, rhythm and language we create new pathways of relating to ourselves, to others and to Life. Through dancing we learn to hear the unspoken language of Nature as Mother and source, we repair our sense of purpose and belonging.

We will experience the body as a raw, living and powerful expression of Nature, as primal therapy and essential spiritual practice. We will foster our felt sense and develop our capacity to access altered states of consciousness through movement and Nature connection.

Wild Medicine Dance is a training for those wishing to develop their connection with the Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, Earth and all beings. We will work with dance, movement, barefoot walking, vision, creativity, deep ecology, myth re-writing, Earth and Women’s cyclicity, magical and medicinal herbalism, psycho-magic, the wheel of Medicine and circle wisdom.

The training is divided into two parts, which are complementary yet independent.

Becoming Green: dancing with the thriving resilience of the smallest seed: 28th June – 4th July 2021.

Becoming Gound: dancing with the thriving resilience of the smallest seed: 16th – 22nd August 2021.

All Wild Medicine Dance Trainings are for women only.

13 Moons

An online course working with the ancient Celtic-Iberian Moon Calendar

Remembering ancient wisdom to live in presence with the Earth

Start Date 4 November 2021

Taster Experience: Elen of the Wild Ways

Introducing the Wild Medicine Dancer intensive training through the practices of the Wild Ways of Elen. 

24th-25th April 2021

Please note that due to Covid restrictions this Taster will now be taking place online only – click for more information.

Wild Medicine Dance Trainings: Week One

Becoming Green: Dancing with the thriving resilience of the smallest seed

28th June – 4th July 2021

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Wild Medicine Dance Trainings: Week Two

Becoming Ground: Dancing with the fertile shadows and the dust of bones.

16th – 22nd August 2021

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