All these teachings have led me to understand the importance of listening to and honouring the land as we re-introduce these ancient arts and practices into our modern world. This involves stepping out of the 'classroom' or 'workshop' room and the security of our minds, and into the wildnerness of nature, and the mystery and wisdom of our bodies and hearts. Through listening and connecting to the land we then naturally connect with our ancestors and the spirits, for this is where their presence is strongest. This also helps us to re-balance and connect to the true essence of ourselves, bringing personal and collective healing.

I have worked full time as a Shamanic healer and teacher for over a decade and in Astrology, Tarot and other forms of divination, cultivating and grounding the skills I have learnt into my own practice, whilst learning so much more along the way.

I am fortunate to have had my work documented in the national press, including magazines: Sacred Hoop, The Journal of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, Natural Health, Spirit & Destiny, Soul & Spirit and local and BBC radio.  I'm a member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners and the Astrological Association of Great Britain. My first book- 'The Heart of Life- Shamanic Initiation & Healing in the Modern World- was published in November 2015 by Moon Books.

She brings a a great holding and nurturing energy to the courses. Leah is also an actress and has worked in theatre and television for over 30 years. She is a mother of two grown up girls. More details at www.arbourhealing.co.uk and leahbracknellyoga.com

Over the last ten years, Donna has also worked as a play and youth worker in a variety of settings in Brighton and Eastbourne, as well as on the Kidz field at Glastonbury and Shambala Festival. The young people she works with have special needs, with many also from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Donna loves feathers and runs her own business, Florid Fox, creating feather jewellery, accessories and wall hangings.

Donna now helps on the first year of the shamanic training, the Four Seeds