Indigenous teachings & Lore

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Indigenous teachings & Lore

Practitioners Involved: Dr. Tom Balistrieri

Venues Used: The Farm

Date / Time: Friday (evening) August 14th - Friday August 21st

Price: Friday evening - by donation - Weekend 15th/16th £125 Further dates/costs - see below

We are delighted to offer an opportunity to spend time with healer and guide Dr Tom Balistrieri in exploration of indigenous lore and teachings

The week will include 4 days focussing on what it means to be initiated into adulthood, for the individual and for our collective culture. The week has several sessions - you are most welcome to join us for some or all of it.

Friday Evening - Introductory teaching fire

Sat/Sun 15th/16th August - Teachings exploring Indigenous Lore

Monday 17th - A Lakota traditional sweat lodge - by donation.

Tuesday 17th - Friday 21st August. Exploring initiation into adulthood.

This involves 4 days deeply exploring the meaning of initiation into adulthood including a Lakota sweat lodge. Cost: Donation for teaching + camping fee

To book a place or discuss details you can email Tom here:


Tom has over 30 years experience of working with indigenous peoples and in particular initiation to adulthood. His practice is founded on his apprenticeship with the Lakota people.

Follow this link to listen to an interview with Tom: Interview