Introduction to Council in Nature

        Co, Cork. Ireland ~ October 17th - 20st 2019



Council is both an ancient form and a modern practice rooted in nature.


The practice of Council can allow us to listen deeply to all that is alive in the Earth and our innate being.

We can reconnect with these ancient ways and remember the inherent knowledge we have within



Having familiarized ourselves with the form, we move our focus into the solitude and stillness of nature. 


In this Four Day Retreatwe will embrace the many ingredients that make Council a practice of speaking

and listening from the heart. Council is a personal practice and a way of life that can go beyond tools and techniques. Council reaches goals and visions that include every person in the circle touching the depths

of our passions and life stories. From this place of inclusiveness and acceptance, diversity and difference,

we find an inner knowing and answers arrive. We experience deep wisdom. The final day we will be

exploring how the lessons learned can be brought back into our daily lives. 


We will explore -

  • History and cross-cultural roots. 

  • The importance of creating special time and place for the Council setting.

  • Practicing the Five Intentions of Council.

  • Various forms of Council - spiral, fish bowl, dyad, web, popcorn,sound and movement.

  • The use of story from our own life; to embrace the art of attentive listening.

  • How to listen like a mirror to the whole person, mind/body/soul/spirit, and being attentive to how the natural world and our own nature reflect our wholeness.


What you may receiver and learn –


  • Council as a personal practice and a group/community process

  • A way and path to reconciliation, visioning, decision-making and healing

  • To shift from hierarchical power structures to a mode in which initiative, responsibility and leadership are shared

  • To a reach consensus through heart centred awareness

  • How Council serves our community, ourselves and the world 

For more information about this long weekend check out and email or call +44 (0)7814959613


Start: Thursday Oct 17th before 12pm, Finish Sunday Oct 20th by 5 PM, 

Cost: €425, including deposit, €125- Early birds €390 until August 1st 2019


To sign up: Contact- Niamh Geoghegan 

 Tel: 00 353 86 0720229