Welcome to Braziers’ education and events page! Below you will find listings of our own organised courses and events where we can offer some concessions and reductions on room rates according to income, and also outside organised retreats and events including the regular festivals. Education is our main purpose and we believe in teaching by being and learning by doing – we aim to provide a wide variety of learning and teaching opportunities including at our wider community weekends which give a taste of community life and a wide range of topics.
Covid Precautions: We have a detailed risk assessment for each course and event. We are undertaking extra sanitising of shared facilities and providing hand gel in all areas. You may be asked to wear a mask in some areas and observe social distancing. We may ask to take your temperature. Please do not attend any session if you have any Covid symptoms. In the event of becoming unwell with covid symptoms we will assist you to isolate and return home.
Wood Festival will return in 2022 – original tickets valid. Register here for 2022 tickets
Immerse yourself in a weekend of Tai Chi & Chi Kung and experience a deepening and refining of your practice. Click here for more info.
Throughout the weekend there will be the chance to practice and explore both Chen and Sun styles of Tai Chi, along with a variety of Qi Gong forms and Meditation techniques. There are opportunities to practice on sunny terraces, in screened gardens, by ponds, in orchards and woodlands. Teachings will be offered by Jeff Docherty and Mark Collins, along with the chance to receive Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Tuina treatments.
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An extended weekend heavy on meditation and mindfulness practices. Click Here for More Info.
We will explore a variety of yoga styles to include gentle yoga, restorative yin practices and a gong bath sound healing session. Also more energetic vinyasa style sessions. Something for everyone whilst having the freedom to stop , recharge and reconnect. Switch off, switch on is the mantra of the weekend. Enjoy a weekend in a beautiful setting with like-minded people. The perfect place for a yoga retreat. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details and to secure your place. Places are limited and are first come first served. Click here to view Jaimes website.
Join an online space considering Braziers’ place in the world today. In these uncertain times, Braziers Park intentional community is calling on the wider community to help us make more conscious and adaptive decisions. Click here for more info.
“Sensory” is the other half of the (multi-mental) social organism that forms the integrative process in development at Braziers. The integrative process is “change within continuity”. The first and last question Sensory asks is “what have we learnt and what do we want to change?” i.e. what could be done better or differently. If Sensory forms a consensus then it will make a recommendation to Executive (a decision-making meeting at Braziers), currently the other half of the social organism, for implementation. Executive may resist this but has a duty to protect and follow the recommendations of Sensory. Topics will be posted weekly.
If you are interested in joining this meeting, please email email@example.com for consideration.
A retreat to build our inner resources and enjoy the season’s colours with experienced teacher Chris Holt. Click here for more info.
There will be seven meditation and yoga sessions starting early evening on Friday and finishing on Sunday afternoon. Morning practices will be more invigorating; evenings calming and restoring. We will explore a range of meditation and pranayama (breath) practices, plus asana (postures) with an emphasis on developing the ability to find a balance between effort and ease. There will also be evening yoga nidra (deep relaxation), a guided walk through the woods and rolling countryside around Braziers Park and the option of booking massage, reflexology or complimentary therapies. Gently and safely taught, the weekend is suitable for yogis wanting to expand the subtlety of their awareness within postures and to see what happens when they quieten and go within. For more information and booking please click here.
A chance to be part of the Braziers community for a wonderful bank-holiday weekend of activities in good company. Click Here for More Info.
Come and find space for relaxation, fun and conversation in our beautiful house and grounds. Most activities are free to join and accommodation and meals are at our 3 tier rates based on income. Let us know if you have a session that you would like to offer for a this Wider Community Weekend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book. Limited places – all sessions need booking. Click here for more info
Make useful items for woodland camping! Re-connect with nature and learn sustainable harvesting techniques to take what we need from the woodland without damaging the ecosystem.. Click here for more info.
Using our most trusty tools, a small hand saw and a bushcraft knife, we’ll learn safe and effective techniques for wood processing. There’s nothing better than sitting around a campfire watching a kettle boil or a pot of food cook – our ancestors came up with many ingenious ways of hanging containers over the fire and we’ll explore the pros and cons of some of them including a cooking tripod, a Waygon stick, a hanging bar and an australian cooking crane. Don’t worry if you’re completely new to bushcraft or tool use – this will be a relaxed and welcoming morning in the woods suitable for complete beginners age 13+. (Under 18s require a supervising adult present who can attend free of charge if they don’t want to take part). Book here .
This weekend retreat, set in beautiful surroundings, will give you an opportunity to ‘retreat’ from busy life and immerse in yoga and meditation. Time to reflect, recharge and vitalise. Varying styles of yoga to try including a restorative yin yoga and gong bath session, a good mix of activity and free time, a massage therapist on site, a group of gorgeous like-minded people. Jaime’s style of yoga is inclusive and fun. For further information please visit Jaime’s website or email email@example.com for further details..
Permaculture Association Certificated Course. Click Here for More Info.
A wonderfully inspiring weekend in an idyllic location with Braziers Park community with a Saturday night bonfire & social. You will learn the Permaculture basics – the ethics, principles and design tools to get you started to re-imagine your life, your garden, farm, community or any project for sustainability, regeneration and abundance – it’s not just for gardening!
You will have the opportunity to put learning into practice and create your first permaculture design as well as see inspiring examples on film and in Braziers 50 acres of organic meadows, woodland and gardens. Participants will receive a Permaculture Association certificate on completion which is accepted towards the first 2 days of a full Permaculture Design Course (PDC).
Cost: £180 / £130 (concessions) including lunches and refreshments, Bookhere.
Accommodation and extra meals available at 3 tier rates according to income, book here
Tutors: Trish Whitham and Phil Pritchard
For queries or further info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community medical herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad of Hedge Herbs will lead foraging sessions in the beautiful and bountiful meadows and woodlands of Braziers Park. Click here for more info.
Learn how to identify beneficial plants in the early autumn that offer seasonal nourishment and immune support. Discover how to connect with instinctive plant wisdom and practice different methods of preparation to make your own healing, herbal remedies for yourself and as special gifts. Both Saturday’s and Sunday’s foraging courses will run from 10 am – 5 pm and cost £85 for 1 day or £125 for both days. Topics will differ on each day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and are included in the course fee. Additional meals may be possible. Please book by clicking here to secure your place. Places are limited and are first come first served. Learn more about the facilitator by clickinghere.
Outdoor fun immersed in nature with Forest School leader Charlotte Alchin in acres of beautiful meadows and woods – whatever the weather! One adult can join in with each child/family group and one adult must remain on site. £10 per child or £20 for up to 3 children. Book early as very popular Click here for more info & booking
A 3 day shamanic healing workshop with ceremony, enabling the breaking free of habits, behaviours and patterns. Click here for more info.
Our ancestors probably wouldn’t have survived without the ability to control fire, yet today many of us have lost these skills. On this detailed workshop we’ll cover every aspect of fire lighting to take you from beginner to master. Click Here for More Info.
We’ll cover: How fire works – Troubleshooting – Splitting wood to create your own kindling – Try different firelighting methods such as firesteel, flint and steel, and blowing a tinder bundle into flame – Fire lays to create a stable fire for warmth or cooking in any weather – Safe clear away to leave no trace. Suitable for complete beginners. Minimum age 13. Book here .
This workshop will give you an understanding of the basics of needs-based or non-violent communication. Click here for more info.
There will be some new concepts to learn but this is mostly an experiential training in which we’ll explore a deeper connection with our feelings and needs as they show up in our lives. After the course, you will start to see your relationships (including to yourself) in a new light and will have practical tools to begin exploring more. Ultimately you can look forward to an entirely different quality of clear, heartfelt communication and meaningful connection with the people around you. Cost: £200 includes lunches. Concessions available. Accommodation at 3 tier rates
Spend a cosy winter weekend at Braziers preparing for the season of darkness by concocting healing herbal goodies to support the immune system. Click here for more info.
Come and explore nature’s way of uncovering what lies within you. Learn ancient teachings of winter and how to sustain yourself in life’s storms.. Click here for more info.
A three-day, experimental arts and music festival taking place at Braziers Park. Click here for more info.
Independent and uncompromising, it champions multi-faceted, exploratory art and music from the underground, margins and fringes to impart inspiring and engaging encounters beyond the everyday and the expected. For more info click here
A festival of independent short films from around the world shown in a unique, historical setting. Click Here for More Info.
Films, Workshops, Discussions, Bar, Meals, B&B and More!
Films are projected to audiences in a cinema-style environment, with screenings taking place inside a large, historic 17th-century barn adapted for public performances, in addition to in the Gothic manor house and in custom-built outdoor structures. Screenings are followed by group discussion and Q&A with attending film-makers, who will be invited to Braziers. Single day and full weekend tickets are available with or without meals and accommodation. Book Now . Submissions here. More info on sessions and workshops coming soon here.