Apprenticeship & Dance Of Leadership

Middle Earth Medicine Ways: Apprenticeship and The Dance Of Leadership – helping you find fulfilment within your soul-purpose.

Training you to be the best and most authentic leader in your field.

Held and guided by Caroline Carey, assisted by previous apprenticeship graduates and the Dreamweavers, who bring the skills they have developed through this programme.


This apprenticeship is a unique approach of embodiment with your creative and spiritual gifts, through exploring archetypal qualities, that uncover new or forgotten tools and resources. This is a path of discovery and  opportunity, creating a vocation that is fulfilling and purposeful.Caroline Carey

We work with each other to find change, self-realisation and fulfilment allowing ourselves to grow, to find our own path, to inspire others and to develop authentic leadership in conscious embodiment of our gifts and the purpose of our soul.

In this body of work we apprentice not to a person or theory but to our own life-journey, our individual story and experiences. Caroline, with others, developed this understanding using a variety of tools and by encouraging creativity. Apprentices also enter and continue to build this community as a vital and empowering system for themselves and others.

There are three levels. First and second levels can interweave as needed. These levels give you the tools and resources to awaken the gifts and talents you hold, taking you on a journey to look at what holds you back, what your challenges are and where they originated.

Our facilitator leadership training programme is level three. As each apprentice achieves their own authority, they gain responsibility in holding space and guiding others along their particular journey whether through conscious dance or other creative projects.

They can if they wish become successful as facilitators of Middle Earth Medicine (MEM), or of their own body of work using the principles and ethics of MEM.


Second Level – TAKING ACTION

Online and in-person

Anyone who has signed up for, or has taken part in the foundational 13 week Soul Retrieval process, (see link HERE for more info) plus attended embodiment sessions, conscious dance sessions or similar, whether online or in-person, can apply for an Apprenticeship place.

The 13 week process enhances your ability to grow, to develop your offering and to gain the self-esteem needed to step out into community and share what is yours. Our aim is for all members to achieve, to develop and excel in their own creative field. We offer Apprentice Thresholds where you can find out more before signing up. These are held quarterly throughout the year, (dates in calendar see LINK.)

Once your application has been accepted you can order your Apprenticeship Toolbox, attend a mentoring session with Caroline and begin attending monthly Apprenticeship Circles as your entry into the MEM community. As we grow together, your own knowledge will enhance this community – we look forward to discovering what you will bring to our group.

The Apprenticeship Toolbox contains a workbook, handbook, USB stick with video recordings about this work and starter art materials for the creative project stages of the apprenticeship, plus a Fabric of MEM chart. Oracle cards and books can be ordered and included if required. See this page

This apprenticeship inspires you to journey with your life experience, to deepen the acknowledgement and healing of your core-wound, explore emotional intelligence, to transform trauma and change old patterns. This work of creative empowerment discovers your authentic and joyful purpose and develops the unique offering that is innately yours.

Throughout the journey apprentices are guided alongside the tools, resources and community of Middle Earth Medicine.

The Magic Of Mandorla is at the centre and core of this work. It is advised to attend a Mandorla workshop whenever possible on this path. See LINK

We offer a flexible programme that apprentices can join when they feel ready and define their own journey through the different levels of this work.

Includes: Online gatherings, in-person training and explorations, traditional shamanic tools, creative tasks and space holding exercises. Peer connections are encouraged and mentoring is available.

Apprentices begin with workshops or online gatherings, where tools and resources are explored and developed.


In level one Apprentices are required to:

  • Log the gatherings and workshops they have attended (online and in-person)
  • Attend the 13 week soul-retrieval course and conscious dance groups
  • Complete the Apprenticeship Workbook (equivalent to ‘Deepening The Return’)
  • Attend monthly Zoom apprenticeship circles.

In level two Apprentices are required to:

  • Attend Magic Of Mandorla workshops
  • Assist at workshops they have already experienced to hone their skills and develop their powers
  • Document processes and bring them to mentoring sessions and supervision
  • Attend workshops in-person, or as hybrids, or online.


Third Level is four in-person gatherings in the UK, available to those who have completed level one and level two, a training in skilled and authentic leadership, with the ethics and principles of Middle Earth Medicine (see handbook). For more info on level three, being held in July 2023


Each Apprentice is treated as an individual who has their own timing and trajectory for development. Apprentices are all treated with respect, fairness and valued for their uniqueness. MEM aims to uplift and embrace the diversity of human experience, by encouraging each apprentice to share their offerings with confidence, creative vision, integrity and depth.

We recognise a lack of diversity in the creative healing arts and that the financial burden can be divisive. We offer scholarships for leadership trainings for marginalised people. There are also payment plans. Please contact Ayla to discuss this.

If you wish to explore a journey of training with Caroline and the MEM team, please apply for an application form from email

I look forward to hearing from you and receiving you into further study. Let’s begin a conversation to explore your personal needs on this path… Caroline


13 Week Soul Retrieval Process – £225

Application and online session with Caroline – £100

Purchase of Apprenticeship Tool Box – £125 plus P&P. (Oracle cards and books can be included, please ask about costs.)

Levels one and two, per year – £333  Includes monthly online Apprentice Circles, opportunities to assist at workshops and gatherings, ongoing community connections, workshops tailored to the needs of the apprentices. There is a discount for apprentices who assist. Payment includes a mentoring session post workshop.

Mentoring sessions with Caroline £60 or with Elixxchel, Ben or Ayla as Dreamweavers £45

Level three – £1,134 per year till graduation, plus workshops and training programme fees. This consists of four in-person gatherings in East Sussex. More info on website. Training as a space holder of MEM or of your own particular offering with MEM ethics and principles. The next training will be in 2023.

If you would like to join our programme and grow into your spiritual purpose, please contact Caroline  moc.enicidemhtraeelddimnull@enilorac or Ayla  moc.enicidemhtraeelddimnull@alya

If you would like a 15 minute free consultation about the apprenticeship or training please also email.


The Dance of Leadership apprenticeship has been a life transforming experience for me. The level of deep soul and psyche development is hard to put into words. I feel and sense the wisdom of Middle Earth Medicine in my bones and body. This journey is one of embodiment of both the wisdom of Middle Earth Medicine itself and of my own inner wisdom. I witness with gratitude and curiosity how this apprenticeship shapes me, my understanding of the world, and how the work expresses through me, guiding others. I have felt deeply supported in my growth on so many levels and particularly as a dance space holder, singer songwriter and workshop facilitator through this apprenticeship – through the passing on and transmission of experience and wisdom from Caroline, as well as from my fellow apprentices and Dreamweavers. The apprenticeship is a unique experience of marrying my own development with my offering into the world and I know the deepening and gifts will continue for years to come. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to deepen that journey inwards to bring out your gifts. You will be well guided and held in the process by Caroline and the growing team and community of Middle Earth Medicine apprentices. Ayla-Willow MEM Apprentice Teacher