Apprenticeship & Dance Of Leadership

*Middle Earth Medicine Ways: Apprenticeship and The Dance Of Leadership – helping you find healing and empowerment through creativity and embodiment.

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 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 uncovers your authentic and joyful purpose and develops the unique offering that is innately yours.

In this body of work we apprentice not to a person or theory but to our own life story and experience. A unique approach of embodiment with your creative and spiritual gifts. This is a path of discovery and opportunity, creating a vocation that is fulfilling and purposeful.

Apprentices contribute to build a vital and empowering community.

There are three triads to the journey:

  • The Gathering
  • Deeper Knowing 
  • The Offering

These triads take you on that journey to awaken the gifts and talents you hold, to transform what holds you back and to embrace your potential.

First Triad – The Gathering – KNOWING ONESELF

Second Triad – Deeper Knowing – TAKING ACTION

Third Triad – The Offering – SERVING OTHERS

Online and in-person: group work, one to one mentoring, monthly apprenticeship circles and self directed study with The Apprentice Toolkit.

You can apply for your place on the apprenticeship if you have taken part in the foundational 13 week Soul Retrieval process, (see link HERE for more info) attended conscious dance or similar.


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. Application form available from Caroline and Ayla-Willow.


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


The Magic Of Mandorla is at the 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.



In triad 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
  • Attend monthly Zoom apprenticeship circles.

In triad 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 creativity workshops in-person, or as hybrids, or online.
  • These include:
    1. The Oracle Of Medicine (medicine bag and spirit song)
    2. The Fabric Of My Soul (spirit mask creation)
    3. Vision Walk  (as in a quest)
    4. The Oracle Of Heart (emotional landscapes)


Third Triad is two 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).


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 to discuss this.


If you wish to explore this journey, please apply for an application form from email

We 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 – £235

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.)

During Triads one and two, per year – £333  which includes monthly online Apprentice Circles, opportunities to assist at workshops and gatherings with a discount.

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

Triad three – £1,134 per year till graduation, includes monthly group work in addition to apprenticeship circle. Development of your offering to other apprentices. Inclusion in mentoring program.

Two in-person trainings will be held in East Sussex with program fees. Training as a space holder of MEM or of your own particular offering with MEM ethics and principles. See training program.

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