Who Are We?


About Caroline Carey:

Caroline is a Grandmother and an aspiring crone~elder, an author of four books, a speaker and innovative and creative teacher, offering her experiences and creativity via workshops and gatherings in various countries. She works online with webinars, as well as internationally.

By adapting the religious education insisted on by her family, she was able to recognise her own innate connection to God/Spirit and has been on a spiritual path since childhood.

She is a champion of music, dance and poetry as healing tools since she was four years old and developed an innate understanding of the soul’s journey, a connection to physical embodiment through movement, theatre and the creative arts. Her work is harmonious with nature. She supports others to find their own creative identity.

Her journey has manifested as her own personal training into eldership and crone-hood, carrying the wisdom needed for stability and balance in individuals, relationships, families and communities. Mothering her six, now adult, children, gave Caroline the art of play, creativity, story-telling and opened up the deep surrender and unconditional love that motherhood can bestow.

Caroline has trained in many modalities of dance, therapeutic and spiritual teacher trainings since 1986. She is a writer who has published her autobiography and four other books about her spiritual work. Her latest book, 'Middle Earth Wisdom' will be published soon. She lives in UK with her husband Ben Cole, a film-maker, a director who works with men’s initiation groups. They often offer work together, incorporating dance, presentation and film.

Caroline is:

A mother and grandmother
A writer and poet
A dancer
A spiritual life coach
A catalyst for change

She is available to you for guidance

As an ethereal crone and movement ‘passionata’ Caroline supports students to journey deep inside their own psyches and far away into the larger spiritual realms, whilst calling this consciousness back into the expressive moving body. I have never seen anyone navigate chaos with as much grace, courage and tenacity as this woman, her broad feet rooted deeply in the earth whilst her heart seemingly stretches beyond any star visible to you or I. She is capable of bridging the extreme gaps between the territory of the soul and the world of flesh and bones; of transiting the gateways between birth and death, this world and the next. Sally Elsbury, actress & teacher

Born in 1960, Caroline grew up with a love for the wild, for nature, for animals and to dance. She wrote poetry, stories and created theater. Not being of the academic type and being passionate about creativity, mystery, imagination and myth, she chose to spend her time alone with her many animals and the passion she had for dance whether indoors or in nature.

Caroline: "I am very passion­­ate about the  work I offer. I believe it is the greatest thing to be in service to others and to share from my own healing journey. I am aware of how creativity and the dance has given me so much, I can only offer this back to others with deep gratitude from my heart" 

 

About Ben Cole:

Ben, born in 1960, is a practicing Buddhist, an artist and a film maker. He has spent many years as an actor training in aScreen Shot 2016-07-22 at 15.22.02 variety of dance techniques from Yat Malgram's Movement Psychology, to mask work and mime with John Wright. He studied the techniques of dance/theater improvisation from Comedia Del Arte to clowning with Jaques Le Coc and Augusto Baul's community theater. He brings a knowledge of the many roles we play in our culture from two decades of acting in European movies and London's West End as a professional actor for twenty-five years. His knowledge of dance/theater rituals come from first hand experience of indigenous ceremonies, from Namibian tribal healing dances, to the egalitarian cultures of the pygmies in the Congo.  He has traveled the world visiting all walks of life, gathering information and wisdom from indigenous cultures, spiritual and world leaders, psychologists and teachers. 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.

Ben:   I have gained a great deal of knowledge as a film maker making documentaries, observing many cultures around the world from Maories in New Zealand, Fetishers in Ghana, a particular project of two years with orphaned street children in Ethiopia, to the Pygmies of the Congo. I have a growing experience of holding 'rites of passage' ceremony initiating young men into adulthood, with The Band of Brothers and Journeyman UK. I have co-led workshops with my wife Caroline over the last eight years.

 

Ben & Caroline are married and live in Uk. They met sitting next to each other on a plane heading for Colombia. Now they run workshops and gatherings together as well as separately, including dance, movement, creativity, shamanic medicine skills and film work studying Middle-earth and the ancestral and historical lineage of our European landscapes. Together Ben and Caroline hold 'rites of passage' and various gatherings. They have created films & documentaries together including the project 'Talking Addiction.' Traveling to Africa and Europe they explore shamanic dance and ritual.

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