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Celebrating the Elements
Sunday, 26th June, 2022, 10am- 5pm
Come and connect to the four elements: air, fire, water and earth within yourself and within the earth. Come and connect to yourself as a creative, elemental being. Come and share this celebration with others and with the land around us.
The four elements are considered in many spiritual traditions to be the building blocks of all life. Whether or not you follow a spiritual path, this workshop could be for you; if you have a desire to connect to yourself and your creativity, and to the land around us. We will explore and honour the elements using meditation, movement, sound, words, song, art and gentle, inclusive, ceremony. At the end there will be an integration of all that we have explored, as we honour the centre of the circle. You don’t need any previous experience, abilities or level of fitness and the hall is wheelchair accessible.
Al Head is a writer, musician, performer and workshop leader. Al has been leading a variety of workshops for over 40 years, including ones in physical theatre, energywork, land connection, magic and inclusion.
Structure of the day: 10am arrive, 10.15 Air. 11.30 break. 11.45 Fire. 1pm lunch break. 2.00 Water. 3.15 break. 3.30 Earth. 4.45 Integration/Centre.
It is possible to attend a part of the day, but please arrive during a break.
Cost: £45. Concessions £20. Further concessions and work in kind available. Further information, booking and access needs: contact Al Head on firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/345505187670411
Sex Magic on the Moor
8th – 10th July 2022
East Dartmoor, Devon. led by Al Head
Workshop for people of all genders and sexualities.
For those with no, little or much experience of sex magic/energy work.
Cost: sliding scale between £65 and £125. Includes basic food. Accommodation is crash space or local b & b etc. Cost of accommodation is not included in the cost, but please bear it in mind when working out what you can afford. Please get in touch if you are called to come and can’t afford this and we will work something out.
Access: Please get in touch with any access needs. Intended main venue is up a flight of stairs but if this is not possible for you please get in touch and we will adjust.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3212823408980375
A small workshop held on the edge of Dartmoor with access to wild moors, stone circle, woods and river. The intention is to deepen our connection with this beautiful, ancient land. We will connect with the land and create a ritual that comes from these connections and from the deep desires and needs of the group. We will explore our relationship to our bodies, our sexualities and our energies. We will develop basic sex magic tools: consent, awareness, working with energy bodies and fields, merging and separating energies, channeling and building power with intention. Participants will be encouraged to follow their own paths through the workshop and develop the skills and experiences they need, while being held and supported.
We will spend time exploring our boundaries around physical and energetic contact. There is an awareness that the last couple of years may have changed these and that we may be tentative and need to feel into ourselves slowly. No-one will be asked to go beyond their comfort zones, although there will be support for those who wish to explore areas that are new and potentially scary.
Al Head is a queer, non-binary human. They have led rituals and pagan-based workshops for over 30 years. They are an energy-worker, a Queer Pagan, a Reclaiming Witch, a Radical Faerie and a Priestex of Cernunnos. They are a writer, performer, certified Re-evaluation Counselling teacher and an earth, lgbtq and disability activist. They are the author of ‘Queer Deity, Sacred Slut’.
Previous Online Courses
Energywork for Empaths
Four week online course led by Al Head
Small group, maximum 6 people.
Cost: full price £80, concession £45. Further concessions and work in kind available.
Are you a person who is especially sensitive to the energies and/or emotions of those around you? Do you find large groups of people difficult to be around? Do you sometimes find your ability to tune in to others makes it hard for you to retain your sense of self, or be aware of your own feelings and processes? Do you sometimes wonder if what you are feeling is ‘yours’ or belongs to someone else? Has this sensitivity changed or developed over the last two years? Being energetically sensitive is a beautiful thing, and can bring us much joy, connection, strengths and abilities. And yet it can also be really hard to manage and to live with. In this course we will be exploring how we can retain our energetic sensitivity while protecting ourselves from taking in too much from others, or things that we do not want. We will share experiences and strategies and work on choice, boundaries and consent. There will be exercises to experiment with in between the online meetings, and we will support each other to develop our skills and our abilities to look after ourselves. This course takes the approach that developing our awareness of, and ability to work with energy, will help us to feel more comfortable with our empathic abilities, enjoy our gifts and be better able to protect ourselves from overwhelm and feelings of invasion and disconnection from ourselves.
The course consists of four weekly 1 ½ hour sessions, which will each include an offscreen activity. There will also be an offer of suggestions and exercises to practise during the times in between the online calls. It is possible to book one-to-one sessions, payable by donation, to accompany the course or as a follow-on from it.
This Land Sex Magic Two Month Course
Online course led by Al Head.
For people of all genders and sexualities.
Includes individual work and guidance in between calls.
Small group, maximum 8 people.
For those able to travel, there will be a weekend workshop for the group at the end of the course, followed by a final online call for those who attended the workshop. This is not obligatory and the rest of the course will stand alone without it.
Cost: Eight weeks of online calls and individual work: full price £160, concession £85. Further concessions and work in kind available.
Weekend workshop: fee to be arranged depending on venue. Final online debrief from workshop: £10-£30 sliding scale.
If you are interested in a course specifically for queer/lgbtq+ people, FINT people (female, intersex, non-binary and trans), or trans/non-binary people, let me know and I will run it if there are enough people interested.
THIS LAND SEX MAGIC is a practice rooted in the land in which we live and which we are a part of. Sexual energy is one of the manifestations of the energy of this land: of earth and fire, water and air. Sex is a sacred act, and sexual energy is a magical tool. Our bodies are part of the earth: we breath its air; our blood and juices are its waters, and its fire stirs us to passion. Connecting with the land, we connect with rock and stone, trees and water, non-material beings, deities and spirits. We learn how to safely and consensually share, raise and channel energy within ourselves and with others, human and non-human. We explore ways of raising power with intention. We move towards building a personal root practice of nourishing and caring for ourselves, and opening to possibilities of what we can share with others. This practice focuses strongly on consent, and on the gentle breaking down of assumptions around sex, gender, sexuality and relationships.
I have run sex magic courses in person for 7 years, in the UK, Berlin and Sweden. Given the uncertain times we are still living in, I am now offering a 2 month sex magic course online, to make the work more accessible to more people. I have been leading groups and running courses online for the last two years, and have developed my practice and my experience of what is possible in these calls. Online, a group can work together and build its own identity. People can share issues and feelings, do energy exercises and connect energetically (with respect, consent and boundaries), develop skills and tools and have shared experiences. I have found a good structure for a course to be weekly online calls, lasting 1 ½ hours and including an off-screen activity. These calls are supported and grounded in individual work during the week, and the results and processes of this individual work is part of the sharing of the online calls.
The course will cover: tuning in to the land and our connection with it; connecting with our bodies and our sexualities; consent practices; basic energywork and awareness; working with energy channels and patterns; sharing, merging and separating energies; raising, directing and grounding energy; ritual, intention and spellcraft. We will share our feelings and experiences around sex and sexuality and learn from ourselves and each other. We will also spend time exploring how it feels to be doing this work online and what comes up for us as part of that experience. The course will support our individual growing and healing journeys: but is designed as a learning space for sex magic, not as sex therapy. However there will be the opportunity to add on one-to-one sessions alongside or after the course if this is desired. At the end of the course we will focus on how we integrate and root this work into our lives and what we need next on our journeys.
At the end of the course, there will be an in-person weekend workshop for those who are able to attend. However this is not required and the course will stand alone for those unable to attend. The workshop will be organised at the beginning of the course and will take into account people’s ability to travel, financial situation and access needs.
Consent, Connection and Covid
Four week online course.
Connection with others is a basic human need and can bring us great joy and sustenancc. Over the last year the ways we connect may have been lacking or restricted, and we may have come to fear or distrust the contact that we long for. We have had to develop consent practices and communication skills that we may not have thought about before, or that our lives have not previously depended on. How do we navigate the current times and maintain our needs for connection while holding to our needs for consent? Can we find new ways to connect that will help keep us safe? Can we connect energetically over distance and support each other online? The course will be a mixture of sharing circles and led exercises, with some suggestions of things to try in the weeks in between.
Energywork for Empaths
Four week online course.
Are you a person who is especially sensitive to the energies and/or emotions of those around you? Do you find large groups of people difficult to be around? Do you sometimes find your ability to tune in to others makes it hard for you to retain your sense of self, or your own feelings and processes? Do you sometimes wonder if what you are feeling is ‘yours’ or belongs to someone else? Has this sensitivity changed or developed over the last year? Being energetically sensitive is a beautiful thing, and can bring us much joy, connection, strengths and abilities. And yet it can also be really hard to manage and to live with. In this short course we will be exploring how to retain our energetic sensitivity while protecting ourselves from taking in too much from others, or things that we do not want. We will share experiences and strategies and work on choice, boundaries and consent. There will be exercises to experiment with in between the online meetings, and we will support each other to develop our skills and our abilities to look after ourselves over the 4 weeks of the course.
Being In Our Bodies
Bodily awareness through the internet.
Four week online course.
Please contact with any access needs. There will be a screen break during each session.
I am aware of the irony and incongruence of running a course about being in our bodies from an online platform. I invite us to work with the feelings that arise from this contradiction, and to be open to the gifts and insights that we may find together on this journey. The course will use movement, sound, awareness and reflection to help us to fully experience the reality of our bodies. There will be weekly online sessions and suggestions of things to practise during the weeks in between.
The course will be inclusive and open to all (over 18s only). No assumptions will be made as to the gender or sexuality of people with particular types of body. All bodies are welcome, whatever their shape, size or age. We will acknowledge how society’s attitudes to different types of body affect us, while moving towards a place where we can feel ourselves completely as we are, without the assumptions and restrictions that have been placed upon us. We will work within principles of consent and respect our bodies’ boundaries and comfort.
I would love you to join me for an exploration into our physical, energetic, sensual and sexual bodies. What does it mean to ‘be’ in, with and from our bodies? How do we listen to our bodies’ stories, and honour our bodies’ memories? In what ways do we judge, constrict and negate our bodies? How do we honour, respect and nurture them? How are we affected by the ‘story’ of our time that our bodies are both at risk and dangerous, and liable to be dangerous to others? How do we respond to the messages that our bodies’ needs for physical contact are less important than the needs of the economy? At this time, I want to hold out the importance of our bodies, their needs, their desires and their deep wisdom.