Caroline, a mother and grandmother has danced since childhood and has worked in the field of alternative medicine since the 70's where she has trained, apprenticed and studied with many teachers and bodies of work, She is the founder and dreamer of Middle Earth Medicine and offers ecstatic dance amidst her offerings of creativity, constellation process and writing, on and off the dance floor. Caroline has an innate connection to spirituality and creativity since early childhood and it is from this place that she brings forward her offerings. She is a workshop facilitator, a speaker and a published writer, she works internationally, sharing her experiences and strengths to many. She is devoted to the work she offers in supporting people to find freedom through dance and creativity. She supports an understanding of the underlying and unconscious patterns that tend to rule and limit our lives, offering an understanding of our challenges, our suffering and our addictions. Her aim is to reclaim a stronger sense of happiness, creative connection, soulfulness, and innate innocence. More Here
Ben has a history with the arts and finding meaningful contributions from his spirituality (Bhuddhism) and connection to shamanism that can be translated into teachings for our modern times. His mission in life has been to create a more positive approach to how we share information to the general public, and offer a more positive approach to living with authenticity and sustainability. He offers rites of passage and men's groups, including supporting young men to find purpose and meaning in sometimes dysfunctional lives. Band of Brothers and Journeyman UK. More here
As mother, kindergardner and shepherd she learned very much about life, receiving and letting go, about having fun, healthcare and especially about nature. She lives in a big community at the Lake of Constance in Switzerland and slowly she grows into the state of a wise elder. Through her studies of Group dynamics, Psychotherapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral-Therapy and her Training with the School of Movement Medicine, she developed a medicine repertoir as offering to others and as her soul purpose. The beautiful sense of humor and love for life and all beings is her trademark and as body, heart and mind connected in the dance her dreams came through. Her offerings are one to one sessions, sessions for couples and workshops for small and larger groups. All this wisdom comes together with the 'Middle Earth Medicine Ways’ and allows her to share and offer it for the 'Hollow Bone Wounded Healer’. Most of our diseases begin in the heart. It’s the heart which connects us all. From the heart arises healing.
Elixxchel moved to Cork, Ireland, after ten years of living in intentional communities committed to feminism, ecology, liberatory, non violent and conflict resolution practices in the United States. She has also trained and practiced in meditation, mindfulness and embodied techniques e.g. yoga, reiki, reflexology, shamanic practice, Kahuna sciences, Vedic Thai Yoga massage and therapeutic massage, specialising in Lomi Lomi Nui (an ancient Hawaiian ceremony). Elixxchel practices, facilitates and teaches a variety of healing arts and embodiment crafts in individual and group settings and organises and holds community and women’s circles, ceremonies and gatherings in Ireland for well being, healing and transformation. She also manages sessions for 4-12 yr olds in a pioneering and innovative playschool that incorporates a humanistic and anti-bias approach, meeting each child in their unique expression, interests and needs and assisting them to speak for themselves and resolve and explore any problems or conflicts with greater skill and confidence. Following the conscious dancing path for over ten years, Elixxchel has been working intensively with Caroline since 2013. She experiences embodied dance as a powerful means of reconnecting with nature and finding our own wisdom in our own way. Conscious dance allows for a fuller expression of ourselves in relationship with all of life. As an apprentice and dreamweaver of Middle Earth Medicine, Elixxchel is learning the skills and adapting its resourcesr to create and share beautiful and meaningful spaces. She holds a monthly conscious dance practice in East Cork and is assisting Caroline at workshops and intensives.
Cat is a Mother, a dancer, a singer & lover of nature. Her passion and purpose is helping people remember their innate wild and natural ways through reconnection to self, spirit and nature. She worked for many years in education and then health as a speech and language therapist, working with adults with severe difficulties due to head injury, stroke, neurological difficulties and later with adults with disabilities. Cat's life course took a re direct when she trained to become a mindbody coach in 2012. She recovered from chronic pain using a range of mindbody approaches and her first deeper soul calling was to retrain as a coach in 2014 so she could support others on their path to better health. In 2015 she was called to shamanism and embarked on a deep journey of rediscovery. Cat apprenticed with Jane Hardwicke Collings in Shamanic Womancraft in 2017 and later with Tatanka White Ohitika in 2019 to hold women's circles as part of the Brave White Buffalo Foundation and in recent years her work has focused more on group work and circular forms of leadership and community. She organises events for and is currently apprenticing with Middle Earth Medicine in dance leadership. Cat holds circles, workshops & retreats and offers 1:1 work to support people to reconnect with themselves & their soul's journey through self reflection & knowledge, dance/movement, ritual and ceremony and embodied cyclical wisdom.