Del was the originator of this beautiful dream ‘Oak Spirit’. We will be eternally grateful for his inspiration and for his enormous part in the development of this community.
Ian is an art student and photographer interested in psychogeography, liminality and spirituality. His spiritual path meandered through Druidry and Buddhism before finding true inspiration in Vedic philosophy and the Epics. He went on to study Advaita Vedanta with Swami Chinmayananda’s school, where he continues as a student of the Bhagavad Gita.
Sarah (nee Harris) has followed a Goddess path for many years and is a Priestess of Avalon in Glastonbury. She is inspired by the magic to be found in personal growth and transformation. Sarah has also trained as a Moon Mother with Miranda Gray and is passionate about women’s groups, celebrating rites of passage, Red Tents and sacred ceremony. With a professional background in Holistic Therapy, community and social care, Sarah is also one of the organisers of Oak Spirit Gatherings.
DK has lived in Derbyshire for many years and loves working with the land in this pretty, green, hilly bit of middle England. A busy Shamanic psychotherapist with a foot firmly in both worlds, he specialises in diversity and personal growth. He facilitates and teaches widely in shamanism, sexuality, gender, and relationships (including for the NHS and at five UK Universities). His spiritual journey has been long and eclectic; earth based pagan and HP of a circle for several years, professional Tarot reader 20yrs, Buddhist meditation retreats, and for over a decade now core Shamanic practitioner. Currently running workshops including an annual Circle as Elemental Shamanism, wherein attendees learn to incorporate the elements into their daily lives to achieve greater balance. Parent, grandparent, horse and motorbike rider. As a queer, polyamorous, transman, he’s the diversity in the group!
- Elemental Shamanism
- firstname.lastname@example.org and 07973 788376
- Member of The Pagan Federation
- Ethical Practitioner recognition by https://indieshaman.co.uk
Jean Douglas has been following a shamanic path for the last 25 years. Although she has trained with teachers in other parts of this country as well as New Zealand, Australia and Canada, her practice is rooted in the land of her ancestors in the Derbyshire Dales. With her partner, Sam, she has hosted a monthly group for the last 20 years which is based on the surroundings of their home and almost always includes journeying. Additionally, Jean offers shamanic healing and currently courses on healing, death and dying and an introduction to shamanism and the shamanic journey.
Hi everyone my names Liz, I am part of the Anglesey druid order as well as a priestess of Freya. I have been strongly guided by spirit throughout my life. I have studied and use various healing processes in my work shamanic, reiki and herbs both medicinal and magical. I also work in social care as an occupational therapist.
Recently I returned to a love of my working with horses (just love the smell and their soft noses) doing ground work and riding. I have spent time learning how to use horses in equine therapy for myself and others. I also love gardening growing my own fruit and veg as well as just being out in nature. I have a dog, cat and red fire bellied newts. I also love to try new things and embrace life as much as possible you never know what adventure lies around the next corner. My purpose is to help and be happy, hope you are fulfilling yours too.