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The best way to keep up to date with opportunities and offerings as they emerge is to sign up to my newsletter; you can do so at the bottom of this page. The ‘news and events’ page of this website contains up-to-date listings of forthcoming lectures, as well as workshops and retreats. 

Opportunities to work with me in Ireland, or via distance learning

In February 2017, I launched ‘The Hedge School’: a physical location in Connemara, as well as an online space, which provides a home for the various courses, retreats and workshops I offer. Please do visit to discover what’s happening. You’ll find distance learning courses, residential retreats for women, and my unique new offering, a one-year online immersion in ‘Celtic Studies: Myth and Tradition’.

Opportunities to work with me in North America

A surprising percentage of the people who take my online courses or join my retreats here in Ireland are from the USA and Canada; at the last count, it was around 80%. For this reason, in 2018 I decided it was time for me to begin teaching there, and to offer more opportunities to study with me in person. I lived in America from 1996 through 2001, and so somehow it seems appropriate to bring this work back to a country I once thought of as home.

In 2018, I carried out workshops at the Rowe Center in western Massachusetts, and the Black Mountain Circle in Point Reyes, California; I also gave a lecture at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara which was open to the public. Future plans are for two visits during the course of each year, beginning 2019. I’m already juggling a number of invitations, but if you are interested in having me run a workshop in your location, or offering a lecture, please do email me. However: given the distance and complexity of logistics, I can only usually consider offering workshops through organisations/retreat centres which are able to deal with all the administration, including bookings.

Forthcoming North American events are listed below; more events will be added as they are confirmed.

June 2019 teaching visit to the USA

Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June

The International Herb Symposium, Norton, Massachusetts, USA (3 talks/workshops; details to be announced in autumn).
Keep up to date with this event here.

Friday 14 – Sunday 16 June

Weekend workshop at The Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York – a beautiful retreat centre in an old Capuchin monastery on the banks of the Hudson River.

Workshop title: ‘The Mythic Imagination: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday’. Details and bookings at this link.

(If you’ve attended any of my North American workshops in 2018, this workshop will be a good follow-up, with all-new but related content.)

September 2019 teaching visit to the USA

Friday 30 August – Monday 2 September

‘A Psyche the Size of Earth’: a 3-day weekend workshop at the beautiful Synergia Ranch, New Mexico. Located 30 minutes from the center of Santa Fe and 45 minutes from Albuquerque, Synergia Ranch is set on 111 acres of high desert prairie, dotted with pinon and juniper trees.

Details and booking information are at this link.


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