In-Depth Introductory Seminar on the Living Tree Orchid Essences
with Don Dennis
August 20th through 27th (8 Days, 9 nights) £595
Arrival Day: Monday August 19th
and Departure Day: Wednesday August 28th
at Achamore House on the Isle of Gigha
We ask people to be at Glasgow Airport by 12 noon if they can on Monday August 19th, and we then have a vehicle collect you to bring you to the ferry for Gigha. If you can only get to Glasgow Airport by 13:00, let us know and we can work on that basis. We aim to reach Gigha by 17:00, and it is a 3.5 hour car journey from Glasgow to the ferry terminus.
On the return we will get people back to Glasgow Airport by 15:00 on the departure day, August 28th. So any flights onward need to be booked for that late afternoon or evening, or else sometimes people stay the night in Glasgow and fly the following morning.
Costs: the seminar fee is £595, and this includes the b&b accommodation here in Achamore House, and also the lunches and tea breaks. We charge £30 each way for the pick-up and return trip to Glasgow. Deposit for the seminar is £195.
An experiential and residential seminar in tranquil luxury in the Inner Hebrides. Achamore House is set within the 50 acres of the magnificent Achamore Gardens, on the small and beautiful Isle of Gigha. Participants will be introduced to all 120 of the LTOE Single and combination essences, in meditation and with photos, and some directly with the orchids in bloom. We do advise that attendees buy our book prior to attending the seminar, and have at least some experience with the essences.
At the core of the seminar are the 5 to 10 minute meditations we have with the majority of the essences in the range. After each meditation there is the opportunity to share within the small group, which for each seminar is therefore limited to 10 people. Don will also share information and gathered insights, and photos of the orchids, and we will also spend a bit of time in our new greenhouse, where over 700 orchids grow. Connecting with the essences in meditation, and visually via Don's photos, as well as encountering the living orchids in the greenhouse all adds up to a wonderful and powerful experience.
With the 8-Day seminar we take one half-day off for a mixture of relaxing, and seeing the island with its stunning beauty, including a short walk up the highest hill whence there is a magnificent view of the island and the sea surrounding us. We watch the weather, and go out on the finest day if we can.
Orchids are unusual in the essence world in that they not only work on the in-the-body chakras, they also have activity in the chakras that exist above our physical bodies. In this way, they touch our soul at profound levels, and help us to encounter their sublime messages. The seminar provides the fullest possible introduction to their profound and extraordinary energies, and is highly recommended for anyone wishing to understand them more fully.
Don Dennis has been a Director of the International Flower Essence Repertoire since its founding in 1995. He has hosted dozens of workshops for numerous flower essence producers from around the world over the years, and he has learnt about the wide range of flower essences that IFER carry. Introduced to orchids at first by Andreas Korte of Germany, and then more fully by Shabd-sangeet Khalsa of Alaska, his (initially small) collection of orchids began early on to call out to make essences with them. Thus began the process which led to the creation of some 80 individual orchid essences, and 40 combinations which currently constitute the LTOE line. A keen photographer, he has endeavoured to convey the exquisite beauty of the orchids through this medium as well.
Achamore House is the lovely old 'Big House' of Gigha, with 12 rooms to let. When we aren’t hosting our semianrs, the house is run as a 4-star B&B. See our other website for more information about the house: www.AchamoreHouse.com Single rooms are in short supply, so we encourage seminar attendees to share a twin room with one other course participant.
Cost of the 8-Day seminar: £595 inclusive of all costs apart from the evening meals, and a £30 charge per journey for collecting from Glasgow Airport (£60 for the round trip). The £595 cost includes tea breaks and a lovely light lunch of freshly-prepared soup, with local bread and cheeses. It assumes shared twin bedroom B&B accommodation in Achamore House, a single room / room on your own costs an extra £20 per night, which is £180 extra altogether for the 9 nights of the stay.
To book a place on the seminar, please send a non-refundable deposit of £195 to:
Isle of Gigha,
Argyll PA41 7AD Scotland
or call us on: tel. 01 583 505 385
or email us at: info@HealingOrchids.com