"In todays world of instant information, it is certainly tempting to focus our thoughts and energy on what we feel is not working in the world. To me, Setting Sacred Intention is about choosing to focus on what is we want to create and amplify in life. It’s about opening to the creative and abundant energies of unbounded and unthought of possibility. It's about giving one hundred precent of ourselves to the great gift of life. " - Lorriiii Dragon Dream
Among other things, Autumn Equinox is a special time of equal day and equal night. It is a time of gathering the harvest and acknowledging our growth. It’s a time of taking stock and preparing for our release. We are nature, and I believe that when we consciously attune ourselves to the movement of the seasons we also attune to the power and possibility that lives within all of creation What a wonderful opportunity to gather in the energies of Grandmother Moon in all her fullness and drum up the energy in celebration of all that we are.
Please bring your drums and/or noise makers (we always have extras to share if needed), a bottle of water and a suggested donation of $5. Generosity policy applies, pay what you can :) No previous experience is necessary. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
In Sisterhood and Love, Lori
“If you have life within you, you have access to all the mysteries of the universe.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba
Traveller’s Joy Presents Awaken the Heart Flame A Pilgrimage to Ancient England October 22 - November 3, 2019
Traveller’s Joy presents “Awakening the Heart Flame” a pilgrimage to Magical England from October 22nd until Nov 3rd/2019. A 13 day journey of awakening, rekindling and remembering the creative fires within. You are invited to join, Shamanic Practitioners;“Lorriiii Dragon Dream” Folkins & Meg Moonbeam as well as, founder and creator of Travellers Joy, Contemporary Grandmother Shaman “Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood” http://www.travellersjoy.ca/nancy-sherwood.html, and fellow Shamanic Practitioners; Brenda Marita Mason ~ “Spirit Whispers” ,and Jeff Smyth on this powerful and healing journey of the Heart.
Our intention is to move into right relationship with the mystical hidden realms of spirit and the web of life. To remember that we belong to the Earth and that as we heal ourselves we also heal the Earth. To call ourselves back into wholeness and to welcome home all that we’ve exiled so we can step more fully into our power and bless the world with our magic/medicine.
During this time of Samhain, when the veils between the worlds are at there thinest, we hope to connect with the Ancestors and Spirits of the Sacred Sites, asking for creative suggestions on how we might release all that keeps us from our greatest possibility. To connect deeply with the land of ancient Folklore, Myth and Legend. Of Merlin and Morgana, the Holy Grail (the Cauldron of Plenty), King Arthur & Guinevere, Faeries and Piskies, Dragons and Giants, Knackers, Knights and Elves, so as to awaken our inner sense of wonder and magic.By walking, dancing, storytelling, drumming and singing we seek to better understand our roles for healing our collective Home, Mother Earth. You are invited to join us as we activate our Dragon Eyes to see beyond our preconceptions and expectations. To see clearly in both, the Physical World ~ with all that can be touched and felt with our hands and feet and the Mysterious Worlds of intuition and instinct ~ with all that can be sensed and felt within our heart & soul. To strengthen our vision so as to make our dreams real in the world.
This trip may include occasional discomfort, sweat, faery laughter, spiritual warrior-ship, tenderness, feasting, grief, compassion, creativity, and wild joy. In other words, living fully, through the contributions of Celtic culture, lands and point of view, which will bring us more of what we need to know.
Serpent Temples and Stone circles, Historical Town walks and Garden Strolls, a Shakespeare Play, the Mysterious Isle of Avalon, Ancient Cairns & Sacred Wells, A White Horse & Dragon Hill, Giants’ table & Faery Mounds, Magical Caves & Faery Forests, Waterfalls & Ancient Ruins, Birthplace and Burial of Kings, Druid Trees & Ancient Underground Labyrinths, Planned & Spontaneous Ritual and Ceremony (Including Samhain and New Moon Drumming), Merry Maidens and a Castle(s) x Three, Faery Guardians, and Mounds, Streams and Beautiful Ocean Landscapes…and much more, remain possibilities within all of the above.
The Travellers Joy Team
Itinerary & Investment
Oct 22: Arrive BEFORE NOON at London Heathrow Airport.
Drive to Stratford-Upon-Avon (stopping to pick up groceries on our way) to our home for 4 nights the beautiful Stratford Holiday Let https://www.stratfordholidaylet.co.uk/ a 15 min walk or 5 min drive to Historic town of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Oct 23: Get acquainted with the area of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
After Lunch we visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.
Walk to Shakespeare's Birthplace and grave.
Dinner together in Town
Oct 24: Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Gardens lunch at Castle cafe.
Afternoon Quiet Time
5:30 pm Dinner together in town.
7:30pm "King John" play at Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Oct 25: Early Morning Breakfast
•Avebury Stone Circle site (The Serpent Temple), Faery Tree & village Shops.
Lunch Red Lion Pub
Uffington Castle - White Horse and Dragon Hill (40min drive East of Avebury)
Last night in Stratford.
Oct 26: Breakfast and farewell to Stratford Holiday Let
The Rollright Stones
Arrive at our home for the next 4 nights the beautiful Mesmear Cottages at Polzeath Beach, Cornwall https://mesmear.co.uk/
Catered Dinner at Mesmear Cottages
Oct 27: Breakfast @ Mesmear
Tintagel Castle & Merlin’s Cave
Lunch in Tintagel
St. Nectan’s Glen/Rocky Valley
Catered Dinner at Mesmear
Oct 28: Retreat Day
Nighttime New Moon Drumming
Oct 29: Early Morning Breakfast @ Mesmear
Southern Cornwall; Men-an-tol, Lanyon Quiot, Ballowal Borrow, Merry Maiden’s Stone Circle & Madron Holy Well all remain possibility ~ allowing for in the moment guidance.
Dinner in Penzance
Oct 30:Early Breakfast and pack up our vehicles and farewell to Mesmear.
Nov 1: ***All Saints Day*** Breakfast at Swallet Farm
Glastonbury Tor, Chalice Well
Lunch in Glastonbury
The Glastonbury Abbey
Nov 2:Breakfast at Swallet Farm
Afternoon Quiet time
Close the Circle and prepare to leave Swallet Farm tomorrow AM
Nov 3: Early morning Breakfast at Swallet Farm
Drive to Heathrow
Goodbyes and See you Soons.
Fee -Early Bird Prior to Midnight June 1st, 2019:$1950 CAN per person Fee - After midnight June 1st, 2019: after June 1st:$2050 CAN per person Price includes all ground-travel within England (including to and from Heathrow prior to 12:30 pm on Oct 22 and flights leaving late morning to evening on Nov 3/19), entrance fees and Tour & Circle facilitation, Ceremony, Contemporary Shamanic teachings, booking of shared accommodations at a discounted price (based on sharing a room with others; when there is a private bedroom available for people who want to sleep together in a double bed, we will try to make it happen, but cannot guarantee a private room). Please contact us for pricing of accommodations. Please contact Lori Folkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Meg Moonbeam at Ph# - 289 681 9795 (call/text) &/or Email - email@example.com to reserve you spot and/or confirm availability. Once registered we will invoice you through PayPal. For more information see Travellers Joy Website http://www.travellersjoy.ca/tours.htmlLori’s website https://www.spiritdrumming.com/news---upcoming-events.html and/or our FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/324965585032997/
Fee does not include airfare which must be arranged and paid for by participants. All Flights must arrive before 12:30 pm in Heathrow on Oct 22nd. Fee does not include Accommodations/meals will be paid by participants individually at the venues and/or prearranged catered Vegetarian meals as we travel. Accommodations to be paid in CAD. Participants will likely need an additional $1850 - $1950 CAN for expenses, such as accommodation, lunches and dinners depending on food tastes etc.
Self catered light Vegetarian Breakfast food is included with accommodations. All other meals will be paid by travellers.
Catered Vegetarian Dinner at Mesmear is £20 GBP/meal/person Oct 26th, 27th & 28th, Catered Lunch Vegetarian lunch at Mesmear on Oct 28th is £15 GBP/person, lunches out run from £10-£18 GBP ($17-$30) and evening meals are about £15-£25 GBP ($26-42).
BAGGAGE: One small carryon and One Average Suitcase
Our team of 5 leaders have previous pilgrimage experience together as well as one our own: Including Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood founder/owner of Travellers Joy with over 20 years experience leading Sacred Pilgrimage. each person is a seasoned shamanic/spiritual practitioner, who will be part of an energy shield of Dragon essence that we are creating for this trip.
Non-refundable Deposit if made prior to midnight on June 1st/2019: $550 Non-refundable Deposit if made after midnight on June 1st/2019: $650 Second Payment: by June 1st:$550 Final Payment: by Sept 15th: $850
NOTE: As seats are limited this offer is extended on a first-come-first-served basis until the 18 seats are filled. We will give notice when that point is reached.
Also please note that all TJ pilgrimages have a very strong subtext of community building. If you wonder what the better world could be, a pilgrimage with TJ offers a delicious taste!
Moving Mandala : A Wild, Creative and Therapeutic Retreat Nov 8th - 11th, 2019
The Moving Mandala Creative Retreat for Earth, Peace and Transformation.
This is a superb opportunity to go within and connect deeply to the earth, working with goddess archetypes, the chakras and taking the time we need to listen to the earth singing.
Let us step away to dream, weaving the wisdom of the earth with our bodies and a deep creative process. We are honouring our own unique soul's journey. Our work will culminate in a moving meditation or dance for the land, connecting to our descent into the darkness of winter and preparation for the winter solstice.
We will sing, dance, meditate, make art and food together - tuning into our chakras and Mother Earth.
We will connect to ourselves through creative practice inspired by nature and it’s seasons, and elements.
This retreat offers a selection of creative, experiential and shamanic exercises, including meditation, creative visualisation, dance, singing, painting exercises, felting, form drawing, pastel work, writing exercises and clay.
This will be a nourishing and creative weekend, working in healing indoor space and in outside locations in East Sussex where appropriate. This time holds a powerful container for personal and community energies to be embraced.
This retreat is informed by the shamanic medicine of the Q’ero tribe in the High Andes and the Moving Mandala Programme.
We are extremely honoured to have with us Nancy Dancing Light who created this beautiful shamanic work to be shared around the world. Please see her website for more information on the Moving Mandala Programme and her work. Also Brenda Marita Mason and Lori Folkins will be here, Brenda and Nancy are coming from Nova Scotia and Lori from Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada to be with us.
Led by Ali Rabjohns (Transpersonal Arts Counsellor, BACP and AATA and experienced shamanic practitioners Brenda Marita Mason and Lori Folkins ( https://www.spiritdrumming.com/). All facilitators are fascinated by each person’s unique process and courage to welcome transformation, self-development and improvement. All facilitators have completed a Teacher Training in the Moving Mandala
The core shamanic tools that we will be working with are: working as a circle, hucha (heaviness) release and calling in sami (light) to replace this, sand paintings, shamanic journeying, dreaming our world into being and a deep connection to nature.
This workshop can help with : navigating a deep transition, coping with a physical ailment, developing confidence and wellness.
Early Bird Booking until August 31st - see below for ticket prices. Accommodation : There is the possibility to rent a cottage in a village at an extra cost. Please contact ali for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are drawn to experience this deep listening to the earth and yourself, then we invite you to book as soon as possible as places are limited.
"Over the last seven years I have been to countless events that Lori has hosted, and whether it be a few hours at a Drum Circle, a Fire Walk or a four day Moving Mandala, Lori is always present in the moment. She honors her teachers and the wisdom of those who came before us, while making the practice her own and gently guiding others along their own path. As a healer, Lori's talents are many, I have had many great releases, realizations and breakthroughs under her care. Whether from a Soul Retrieval, Reiki Healing or Card Reading, she is insightful, open and unimaginably generous of heart. Always ready with a song, you can count on Lori to be fully committed to any en-devour she undertakes with great enthusiasm, and commitment. I am grateful every day that I had the good fortune to meet Lori. Her guidance, healing hands and heart have helped me through some very dark places. I can't imagine who or where I would be today without her. Eternally grateful, in this life and the next." Vicki, Mystery Moon Dancing Woman, Jenkins https://ehvickijenkins.blogspot.ca/
About Spirit Drumming; "Such a beautiful sacred space for drumming, connection, love, healing and support" ~ A. E.❤️
About Spirit Drumming: "Beautiful, magical and soul satisfying." ~ E.H.
"Thank you all for this beautiful weekend of transformation... One does not walk away from all we experienced without profound change, and as I look out upon a new day, I feel that a new direction is before me and that something important has happened. What that "something" is, time will most certainly tell... I am so honoured and blessed to have shared this weekend with you all, and know that from this moment forward, no matter where we all go, I carry you dearly in heart." Love and Light, T.M. re Introduction to Celtic Shamanism, Niagara Region, 2013
"Loriiii brings the group to presence, by the example of her divine self. She has an ability to bring the group, no matter the size to oneness, unity, spiritual connectedness and love." ~ A. D.
"I have known Lori for more than six years. We met over the love of animals. She was kind, caring, and always very spiritual. I wondered how she stayed that way in these crazy times. I confided in Lori about an incident that left me very upset. I wasn't sure how to handle it. She listened patiently and then asked me if I would like to drum with her and a few others. The night I went to drumming, I was very nervous and I really didn't have a clue what was going to happen. I wasn't pressured to do anything. That night changed my life forever. I felt free, calmer and had inner peace for the first time in a very long time. I didn't realize at the time I was grounded. I could handle my problem, in a positive way. It wasn't a one time fix but, what a great beginning, to a new me. Every time I can drum, participated in a Moving Mandala and/or fire walk, I do. I become a stronger, more spiritual and positive person. At peace with the world and more importantly at peace with myself. Thank you Lori for showing me the way. Love Forever," Marcy Shining Light, Dragon Women
I have gotten to experience the workings of Loriii! I have attended a Celtic retreat and my first Moving Mandala just this fall in New Brunswick. May I stress the word first as in my heart I believe there will be more I attend. On that note Lori has a soft and gentle nature while teaching. She also carries the structure and discipline to keep on course. The gifts with in Myself that I came home with after attending both events I personally can not find the words to quite explain. The changes are subtle but far reaching. Every time I release a piece of baggage it makes me very proud to know I release it for my ancestors also. I came home and looked into my sons eyes and thought and felt how I am releasing these things so my son doesn’t have to play this part out. The work done at these shops will last longer than your physical body. I highly recommend attending any workshop being facilitated by Lori or her brothers and sisters. They are well trained in what they are doing on their paths. Blessings ❤️ Brittany Frost Westport N,S
"With the greatest love and care, Lori Folkins is able to create at her Firewalk, a sacred space wherein you can feel embraced by a special and unique moment in time that serves you in your highest need to connect with Spirit and push through the barriers of limitation that are both literally and symbolically done so as you take your first steps across the bed of hot coals. Because of her passionate heartfelt dedication to the development of each participants personal journey and their commitment to uphold their own personal transformation to the highest, Lori is able to achieve miraculous results of inner releasing, cleansing and spiritual transmutation of which I have both witnessed and have experienced first hand. I cannot express deeply enough my gratitude for the shifts and changes that have appeared within my life since participating in her Firewalk. I can only urge those of you who are looking to transcend the limitations that so frustratingly appear over and over again in your life to seek Lori out and allow the Light & Love that she pours into each Firewalk, to change you as it has so greatly changed me and so many others. Thank you, Lori and Namaste." Timothy M
“The first time I met Lori was at a spiritual gathering, that I had attended by myself. During a workshop she commented ‘Sometimes you are the dreamer and sometimes you are the dream.’ The truth of that statement struck me and I had to thank her. She told me it was a song and she proceeded to sing it to me. She has sang to me quite a few times since then and has even sent me messages of songs. She is a kind and gentle soul who immediately puts you at ease. Lori is a gift to everyone she meets. I am thankful for her friendship, her messages, her drum circles, her fire walks and all that she offers the world.” ~Kathy Upper -Chief Visionary, Spiritual Niagara
"Thank YOU for this empowering and inspiring experience! You are a great mentor to me, demonstrating in action how to serve selflessly, people as well as a good cause! In Gratitude, Love, Light and Laughter, Bee" Brigita Roube
"It was an amazing night and your right ,There are no words to describe the energy I felt there last night . Thank you Lori Folkins" Jamielee V
"Thank you Lori Folkins for hosting an unforgettable evening. It was one of the MOST EMPOWERING nights of my life. Namaste" Susan K
"Thank you as well Lori...my mind is still whirling but in an amazing way....I feel so blessed by you all xo forever." Holly M
"Nia:wen | thank you all that held safe space for such loving sacred space last night." ~ Raven
"Such a powerful circle, deep healing = deep sleep... Had the best sleep ever... High vibrations...XO" Isabelle Gargagliano @joysolevitality
"Last night was a beautiful gift. I am open to receive and feel all of life and blessings flowing through me. Both for my benefit and so I can share freely with others again." Vivienne D
"Thank you for holding such sacred space! I received much healing and woke up feeling light as a feather!! Love, peace. light to you 💖🙏" Amy
"Thank you for such a beautiful evening. I carried it with me for days. It was remarkable! I'm making my own hand drum in the next few weeks with Laura ☺️Can't wait to attend again 💖✨Melanie C
"Lori 's humility and dedication wisdom courage honesty and generosity boil down into that healing kind of love that inspires and motivates !" James Deurloo
"its days later, much like a daze... and I still... I am digesting.... I am accepting... I am feeling and honoured and blessed and blooming... all because. ~ You showed us how. YOU.. You called us here. we came... because YOU shared the way. I thank you. From the depths of my soul. This was, a beginning to live for me." Amy Eggleton Barlow
'thank you again for holding the firewalk it was truly an amazing experience, the energy that was created that night was extremely powerful because it was filled with love, a real heart blessed love and for this I am forever grateful." A Tomaino
"Thank you, what an awesome, life changing night. I will never be the same." M.M.
"Lori, Thank you for giving us all this experience of fire walking. What an amazing gift to realized that we are capable beyond the limits of our knowledge and our beliefs and especially our fears. The changes that occured last night extended way beyond our group that attended. blessings!" JN
"I just want to thank Lori Anne for leading this❤️ giving and receiving of energy just lights me up🌟 Grateful for you, grateful for everyone there, grateful for sharing...Love and peace to all of you 💖" ~ Krista Nunns-Kemp
"I have no words to describe how I felt last night and still today. Thank you thank you thank you" ~ Fiona McNair
"Thank you, Lori for a powerful evening of drumming and empowerment at last night's Spirit Drumming - Empowering Ourselves. I found it empowering and awakening. It was a pleasure to meet you and so many other wonderful people. Thank you" ~ C.harmaine G.
September 24, 2015 · "Thank you Lori for your guidance and inspiration of such a magical circle last night. Its hard to find the right words so I am going to steal some of them from my friend, Gisele, from The Barber's Daughter who wrote them on one of her magical rings that she creates. I have adapted them You guide us to "find inspiration and meaning, soaked in the wonders of " spirit and our ancestors, "cradled in compassion of the heart and you hold a will" for us all "to make a difference". ~ L. Sanford
"I so want to thank everyone at the circle for 'initiating' my new Spirit Name. I am beyond grateful for that experience and at this incredible time and to share it with such a Powerful and Beautiful Group. I am humbled. And to you Lori - I have no words - just LOVE! Thank you thank you thank you. You have all given me strength to go forward on this next leg of my journey and to stand up in the challenge and know thta all is well. Love and Blessings." L.S.
Thank you Lori for a simply magical night of so much love love love by all through drumming, dancing, singing and sharing. Your grace, wisdom and love is humbling and inspiring. It is an honour to host you at the Den. Cannot wait for the next circle. In heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us last night. <3 <3 <3 MW
"THANK YOU Traveller's Joy - Tours with Spirit, Lori Folkins, Brenda Marita Mason and Grandmother Nancy Sherwood for taking us on the trip of a lifetime! AHH ooo" ~ Meg Ratcliffe
"Thank you everyone for being there tonight! I appreciate you Lori and the space you hold for the medicine that is possible! Love you!" KB
"Thank you, Lori for a powerful evening of drumming and empowerment at last night's Spirit Drumming - Empowering Ourselves. I found it empowering and awakening. It was a pleasure to meet you and so many other wonderful people. Thank you CG"
"I had an amazing experience last night. To be present with all the amazing people was wonderful Thanks and I will be back for more inspiring messages much like the one last night. Thanks Lori!!!! :)" MM
"It was an honor and a blessing to be there last night Lori. Thank you for holding such sacred space! I received much healing and woke up feeling light as a feather!! Love, peace. light to you 💖🙏"A. E.
"OH i absolutely LOVE this Lori! What a wonderful night. Thank you so much for leading such a beautiful celebration" TA
"Thank you for such a beautiful evening. I carried it with me for days. It was remarkable!" MC
"Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful evening. The vibrations are still with me. <3. amazing souls...amazing energy!" TP
"Thank you Lori Folkins for all that YOU do and all that YOU are! Last night was truly magical and divinely orchestrated with so much peacefulness, love, joy, and healing sounds. So many beautiful sounds from our drums, our shakers, our voices. A melody of love and healing. Humbled and honoured to host YOU at the Den. Feeling so much heartfelt gratitude. Thank YOU to everyone who came out and shared. It's always about who arrives to participate and last night unfolded so beautifully for each of us to embrace and take home to share and positively impacting everyone around us...helping to create more positive change. ❤️❤️❤️" Mary W
"Thank you Lori, for creating a sacred space of support and nourishment! And fun!
Thank you for the guidance and direction that you offer and for the opportunities created for all who come to express themselves and show up in the best way they know how.
My heart feels full... You are a blessing!!!" K.atrina Bremner
"I’ve been so fortunate to experience the impactful work of Lori Anne. In a world filled with Chaos, Lori Anne is the “Calm” and a true inspiration!" ~ Anna Scott- Intuitive Artist.
"Once returned to "reality", it's much noticeable how a workshop like this is so extraordinary. So much great experiences, meetings, and gathering with souls like mine. It's always a chance and an opportunity to grown emotional and spiritually to grab it and immurge oneself into a workshop like this." M-F Re; Intro to Celtic Shamanism 2013
Journeying's the best medicine !! It worths the nine hours drive from Quebec, I can tell you that excuse my english, I'm more of a french speaking person !"
"I have participated in Moving Mandalas as well as attending a pilgrimage (to Ireland) with Lori. I found I was provided a space where I was able to dive deep and see myself in new ways. Both experiences allowed me to explore my truth and step into a new part of who I am. They were a very important part of my Journey." K B
Loriiii brings the group to presence, by the example of her divine self. She has an ability to bring the group, no matter the size to oneness, unity, spiritual connectedness and love. A.D.
Lori’s humility, dedication, wisdom, courage, honesty, and generosity boil down into that healing kind of love that inspires and motivates. J.D.