Heart Gold Glittering in the Dark

12-14 April 2024 Brecon Beacons, Wales

Next dates: May 17-19 - Silver Shining in the Shadows, June  21-23 - Radiant Sun, Luminous Moon  *Summer Solstice

with Aluna and Keef Wesolowscy Miles


Awakening Potential

In these extraordinary times of ever increasing polarisation and divisive narratives, propagated and manipulated through the collective wounded ego lens of mass and ‘social’ media, it can be hard to find our centre at the eye of the storm - the eye that sees the world from a healthier and more balanced perspective, without denying the suffering but also without missing the beauty.


That said, maybe it is possible to develop the tools and to receive the medicine that is always available to us if we only remember to ask for and receive it, and to discover new pathways to portals of possibility both within us and within our relationships with others, community, spirit, soul and life. We are exploring this moment to moment.

Maybe it is possible when we resource ourselves and each other enough, ‘enough-ness’ and sometimes ‘more than enough-ness’ being the keys it seems, to be able to learn to respect, dignify and protect the preciousness and sacredness of all life. Maybe it is possible to awaken our potential for life affirming creativity and love in action from this place of calm amidst the chaos, this silence within the noise, this place of stillness within the dance.

Peace starts within, as does war. Maybe it is possible from this location, at the centre, to cultivate embodied compassion for ourselves, each other, our communities and all of life on earth. Maybe not, but surely it is worth a try - considering the alternative inevitability of collapse into endless cycles of shame, blame, suffering and destruction. I don’t believe that there is a panacea for all the world's problems, but I do believe there is untapped potential in our psyches, in our soma, that is asking for awakening. Awakening Potential.


Beneath our encultured, domesticated, ‘civilised’ and indoctrinated conditioning as ‘loyal citizens’ and ‘obedient consumers’ and the fear driven illusions of separation, isolation and ‘otherness’ we are wild. We are nature. There is no separation. Behind our jaded, mesmerised eyes and beneath our ‘stressed out’ nervous systems is limitless potential, possibility and creativity. Creativity intertwined with the entire web of life. In our Awakening The Wild community, we are learning to remember - together - that we are so much more than we have been led to believe.

Each and everyone of us has access to genius, dignity, integrity and what Ya’Acov Darling Kahn calls ‘humility without humiliation and confidence without arrogance’. In Movement Medicine we often say ‘Dare to Dance, Dare to Dream’. In XamAM’s ‘Prayer to the Great Mother’ we ask that ‘the highest purpose guides our steps and the beat of our hearts unite with the heartbeat of the earth, so we may pulsate as a single rhythm’. In Awakening The Wild we recognise this exquisite creativity at the core of our beings and we invite you to explore Awakening Potential.


These 3 run as a series and also as  self contained happenings. 20% discount when booking all 3 together.

Awakening Potential weekends are introductory Awakening The Wild immersions. They provide an opportunity to dive into nature and community and a chance to experience some of the deeper shamanic practices, rituals and ceremonies that constitute our intensive immersions. Aluna and Keef welcome you to explore awakening your true potential.

The Core:

  • Movement Medicine
  • Cabana Sweat Lodge
  • Shamanic Dynamics
  • Teacher Plants, Animals and other Natural Allies
  • Community Medicine Circles

They are unique opportunities to explore being in community and to experience the medicine of nature-based spirituality, various shamanic-embodiment practices, singing, dancing, working, playing, eating and praying together. Similar to our ‘Portals of Possibility’ weekends except this is open to both women and men.

They are designed to be profoundly nourishing immersions into nature, nurture and ultimately our own true natures. They invite a maturing evolution, a love revolution, in which we gather the tools and resources to embrace our wholeness and retrieve and alchemise our golden gifts that are hidden in the shadows and the wounds of our life stories. They are an opportunity to disconnect from technology and the business of our lives and to reconnect with our own somatic, soul-centric beings. The beauty of these gatherings is that they are accessible to those who are ‘dipping their toes’ into soul work, whilst also being strong containers for those with a track history on a path of soul initiation.


Awakening Potential weekends serve as tasters for all of our deeper immersions and especially for our year long immersion.

Whole Soul Encounter  - A Mythopoetic Odyssey - A year long,  mixed group, shamanic immersion guided by Keef Wesolowski-Miles and Aluna Wesolowska-Miles. For more information see below.



‌‌THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WHILST WE BUILD OUR NEW WEBSITE
In the meantime, for more information, bookings or to arrange a free consultation call please email or message Keef
keef@bridgingworlds.online / +(0)7834703127

About Keef

As a group leader and guide, I bring 25 years of experience from multiple modalities. To support emergent soul-centric maturity and full spectrum engagement with life, I bring my ongoing experience as an evolving human being and student of life, wife and daughter. I provide intuitive support, creative inspiration, resilience resourcing, fierce compassion, humour, integrity, kindness and commitment.

We are relational beings, we are storytelling beings. I love to inspire passionate purpose and presence, resilience and resourcefulness and ultimately love, compassion and joy. I encourage people to shine their light on their ‘path’, personally and professionally, and to facilitate deepening awareness, responsibility and choice-fulness about the narrative lenses through which we perceive and engage with our lives, our relationships and the beautiful planet we live on.

Shamanism is at the core of this offering and the recognition that nature is our true nature and all life is precious and sacred. Contemporary scientific awareness, ancient indigenous wisdom and the dance of the cosmic joker - who knows he doesn’t know - are the three pillars of my approach. I have been teaching as a fully qualified Movement Medicine teacher for over a decade and I am an initiate on the path of the Great Mother and the Four Elements as guided by shaman XamAM Alba Maria - Terra Mirim, Bahia, Brazil. I am also a multi-qualified Yoga teacher. I am currently a trainee ‘Wild Mind Mentor’ studying the work of Bill Plotkin and Animas Valley and a student of the trauma informed Coaches Rising programme Power of Embodied Transformation. I offer Wild Soul Mentoring for men, women and couples, Awakening The Wild Man - Shamanic Soul Journeys for Men, Wild Heart Sharing Circles for Men and mixed group Awakening The Wild offerings with my wife Aluna, including cabana sweat lodges, cacao and other plant ceremonies, Dancing with Death Burial Ceremonies and Nature Vision Immersions. My soul song manifests through poetry and prose as ‘Pachapapa’.


“Keef is an exceptionally gifted practitioner. His ability to hold space, even for very deep processes, to intuit and to channel divine flow allow me to really trust and surrender into the process. As a therapist myself, I truly appreciate Keef’s rare gift and the results I get from working with him. Our sessions give me the opportunity to explore and express, to reprogram and to move forward refreshed". Carolin Zeitler, Dance Therapist & Alchemist

" I started my men’s group work journey with Keef, which he held with so much compassion, integrity, wisdom, and humour. He’s big into getting people back in their bodies and DANCING, as am I. It’s good shit. I also did a 5-week shamanic soul-retrieval process with him. I was amazed by how it was almost the perfect synthesis of many things I’d been studying - Jungian psychology, IFS parts work, trauma theory, etc. All wrapped up into a neat symbolic package. And again, he held it so well - it very much felt like I was in safe hands. I highly recommend Keef and his work. Get in touch if you fancy it" Liam

About Aluna

Guided by my deep love for the Mother Earth I offer myself in service with devotion, love, respect and gratitude for my life and all of life. I walk the path of self -knowledge and realization. I am Daughter of the Moon initiated by shaman XamAM Alba Maria and a student of life, following the lineage of  The Great Mother and The 4 Elements, Terra Mirim, Brazil where nature is our ultimate and greatest master.

​As a Daughter of the Moon, I dive into the gardens of the female bodies and their nature, guard the feminine principles seeking balance, peace and harmony for all life on Earth. I am guided by Grandmother Moon and Mother Earth, honouring their cycles and multiple faces. I work with the medicine of Cabana -Sweat Lodge and plants, which bring purification and blessings to our womb spaces- portals of life and our energetical centres of our bodies: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

I welcome a deeper relationship with life, with nature and our own true nature: to awaken the wild landscapes that live within, to remember our sacred belonging to our Mother Earth and our part to play in the reverence of all of life and for all our relations.

Together with my husband Keef we formed the project of Awakening The Wild, facilitating range of shamanic work and ceremonial spaces for transformation, healing and celebration. We support and celebrate the movement of community and welcome an authentic relation with the other; whilst co-creating a safer and sacred space where we can call ourselves and one another home. I also offer bodywork - integrated Lomi Lomi and Intuitive massages and share the medicine of Sacred Cacao.

I am also a mother of my darling Willow and as family we live together in Wales, surrounded by mountains, trees, waters and dark sky. This is also a base where we offer most of our work.


Contribution:


Tuition:

EarlyBird by 12th of March- £175

Full Price - £195

Mentee Price* - £155

Mentees* are those who have previously or are currently engaged in Awakening The Wild Mentorship Programmes or similar deep work with Keef or Aluna. Note: it may be possible to sign up for ongoing work with Awakening The Wild before this programme starts in order to qualify for the ‘Mentee’ price.

Min 50% of the total tuition price is required as non refundable deposit to secure your place


Limited BURSARIES available on application.

Bursaries are for students, those on benefits or who are experiencing financial hardship in some way. We have a few bursaries available for each training that are offered at our discretion.

Included

All tuition on immersions, introduction and integration call, peers' support group

Not included

Food and accommodation.


Cancellation policy

We accept cancellations by 12th of March and we will reimburse all monies paid over and above the non refundable deposit. After this date we are not able to offer any refunds.


IMPORTANT

​Following receipt of your 'booking confirmation' you will receive a separate email with the following material.

  • A welcome letter.
  • A disclaimer statement, and health questionnaire to sign
  • A basic ‘experience’ questionnaire
  • Awakening The Wild ‘culture’ docs
  • An invitation to book your 30min preparation call and 45min integration call
  • A list of accommodation options
  • A preparation enquiry and suggested preparation reading and practices
  • Full ‘to bring list’

In the unlikely event that the disclaimer, health questionnaire or preparation call leads us to realise in conversation with you that this is not an appropriate time for you to participate, you will be offered a choice of either a full refund or an alternative programme, such as 1-1 mentoring.

​All participants must read thoroughly and agree to the AWAKENING THE WILD - general disclaimer for the work we offer


We are currently recreating our website, so for the time being please contact Keef for an initial consultation, more information and to book your place. A non refundable £50 deposit secures your place.

Information and Bookings: keef@bridgingworlds.online/+447834703127

Accommodation & Food

The land that will hold us in Llaneglwys, near Brecon in Wales is absolutely stunning, with acres of woodland, a river flowing through, rolling hills and breath taking views of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains in the surrounding areas. Likewise, the hall where we will dance has gorgeous views of Llangorse Lake and The Black Mountains. We will endeavour to explore as many dynamics as possible out on the land, especially the Cabana Sweat Lodge Ceremony in the woods by the river. The spectacular nature of the Brecon Beacons - lakes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and ancient woodlands are on the doorstep.

Accommodation

There are few affordable accommodation options available on the land: several rooms in the house, a shepherd's hut ideal for a couple / comfortable single. On top of that, there are plenty of Airbnb options in the area.

Food

WE PROVIDE 3 MAIN MEALS - Friday evening, Saturday evening , Sunday late lunch. For all other meals participants are invited to bring their own food, which may well be shared amongst the group if you choose. This includes:

  • any meals before Friday evening, if arriving early Friday or Thursday PM
  • breakfast and light lunch Saturday
  • breakfast Sunday morning and
  • any further meals after late lunch on Sunday, especially if choosing to stay Sunday nigh

Options - inclusive of all meals

Cheapest - Camping / basic shared indoor space  - £55 including a meal/day

Midrange - twin room in house £85 including a meal/day

Private - double ensuite, ideal for couples  £145 / £160 for 2 including meal/day

Deluxe - shepherd’s hut  £155 / £170 for 2 including meal/day


We highly recommend that you come a day early and stay an extra night. This will maximise preparation and integration time. There is an additional cost for these two extra nights. So be sure to let us know your intentions in advance.


Be Welcome