A Mythopoetic Odyssey

A Year Long Intensive Immersion in Person

guided by Aluna & Keef Wesolowscy-Miles with support from Zama Coulling & Kikaldi Ayres


12 Month Nature Rooted Embodiment Programme

The Core:

  • Movement Medicine
  • Wild Soul Mentoring
  • Shamanic Dynamics
  • Cabana Sweat Lodges
  • Burial Ceremonies
  • Wild Nature Vision Immersions
  • Teacher Plants, Animals and other Natural Allies
  • Community Medicine Circles

Course Structure

This is an invitation for a 12 Month Nature Rooted Embodiment Group Programme  in person.

Six Modules

  • Six Immersion Modules- five day intensive workshops on the land in Wales
  • Six Community Medicine Circles- online: sharing, witnessing and feedbacks
  • Six Individual Wild Soul Mentoring Calls with Keef, Aluna, Kikaldi and Zama
  • Ongoing Peer Support Group, study invitations, self-reflection and practice
  • Graduation- Initiation Ceremony

This is a  unique opportunity to study deeply with Keef  & Aluna Wesolowscy-Miles, supported by Zama Coulling and Kikaldi Ayres. All four are initiates of The Path of the Great Mother and the Four Elements and the teachings of XamAM Alba Maria, Terra Mirim, Bahia, Brazil. Keef is also a senior Movement Medicine Teacher and Shamanic Soul Guide.

Together we will follow the golden soul thread of our own paths, walking - singing, dancing, working, playing, laughing, crying, praying - alongside one another as we orientate to the refuge of our own hearts at the centre of our own circles, held in the embrace of Mother Earth, Father Sun, Luminous Moon, Stars, The Elements and our ‘more than human’ Nature Allies. This is a journey of healing, wholeness and soul initiation. This is the path of the Inner Shaman  - The Wounded Healer, The Dancing Warrior, The Dancing Fool and the Wise Elder. This is a Whole Soul Encounter, a Mythopoetic Odyssey in which we will dive deep, dance with our shadows, cultivate our resource fullness and strengthen our circle of medicine, power, protection, integrity and creativity.

Together we will co-create a safe and intimate container of being and belonging in a community with freedom and unity.  We will envision and embody - from incantation to incarnation - a fulfilling and creative life empowered with integrity, passion, purpose, patience, the poetry of presence and the power of love. A life aligned with soul, wisdom and fierce compassion; a life in which aliveness, sensitivity, sensuality and somatic intelligence are primary; a life infused with gratitude, ceremony and celebration; a life where the rivers of grief and sorrow lead to an ocean of love and where joy, ecstasy, awe and wonder are moment to moment happenings in the process of being whole hearted human animals.

We will gather together around the sacred fire, rooted in soul and inspired by the wild elemental beauty of The Brecon Beacons in South Wales. We will commune with the medicines of movement, collaboration, ceremony and sharing. Through powerful embodiment practices and shamanic rituals we will explore the stories from our past that impact our life in the present and start to discern which narratives are ready to be rewritten, released, retrieved or seeded for future dreams.  We will open portals of possibility for deepening presence, passion, responsible power and the realisation and actualisation of our latent potentials.

This is the path of The Elemental Heart Warrior, where the elements are recognised as resourcing teacher allies within us and all around us, with whom we are in relationship. Movement and music are medicine, somatic intelligence is medicine, connection is medicine, community and relationship is medicine, nature is medicine, emotional and creative expression is medicine, courage and vulnerability are medicine, freedom and unity are medicine, play and laughter are medicines, trust and patience are medicine, innocence and wisdom are medicine, commitment, communication and accountability are medicine, witnessing and being witnessed is medicine, gratitude, awe and wonder are medicine, unapologetic responsible power is medicine and L-O-V-E is the greatest medicine of all.

We will generate the fire of integrity, passion, potency, fierce compassion and power-beside. We will cultivate the ground, the earth of the awakening, presence, awareness, vitality, sensitivity and sensuality. We learn to release the waters of surrender, go with the flow, cleanse, purify, feel deeply and let go of all that no longer serves life. We will breathe with the expansive air of gratitude, respect and reciprocity, open to awe and wonder, insight, vision and the capacity to fly with our feet on the ground. We will open up to the possibility of becoming a channel for grace, authentic compassion, embodied wisdom and loving kindness. We will work with the ‘arc of integrity’  - preparation, process and integration -  in order to maximise the safety and efficacy of our journeys and the congruence and sustainability of our transformations.

We see all of life as sacred and we strive to make choices in our thoughts, words and actions that honour our children, our elders, our ancestors and all of life.

"The weekend spent down in South Wales was a reminder for me to be myself and to be honest with myself and what my needs are. I went into the weekend with some scepticism, only a small amount but some scepticism non the less, about what might appear for me or how such practices such as dance, sweat lodges and share circles could produce such powerful and somewhat life-changing effects. Yes I have danced before, yes I have shared things with people and yes I have been in a sauna but this was different, this was done in a way far beyond what it looked like on paper or what words could describe it to be (my words at least). I can truly say that my sceptical mind, albeit small, was put to rest after the first day...."
Tom Butel

Immersion

six modules curriculum

Module 1 - Phoenix Revolution

Six day intensive immersion

Dates: 9-14 July 2024, Brecon Beacons, Wales

The Phoenix Process

As the core work and central icon of Movement Medicine practice PHOENIX is grounded in ancient somatic wisdom, deep Gestalt therapeutic principles and the latest neuroscience. It is designed to bring you into a whole new level of awareness, understanding and compassion for core beliefs and related emotional patterns, postures and behaviours that can have a profound impact on your life.

This profound work can enable you to assume responsibility for and commitment to living your life in alignment with your deepest purpose.

"The Phoenix is an invitation to rise from the ashes of your suffering and evolve a new story that brings dignity to who you are and strengthens your love for and therefore, action on behalf of, the web of life." Ya'Acov Darling Khan

Note: This first module will serve as the initiation for the Whole Soul Encounter Journey. It will serve to equip the intrepid Whole Soul cohort with a wealth of resources that will be invaluable for the whole journey. It will also serve as a stand alone event,  open to other participants.  Modules 2-6 will be a closed group.

There are some prerequisites for this which we can support people with.

Community Medicine Circle online- sharing, witnessing and feedback  

Sunday, 4th of August 2024, 15.00-18.00 UK time

Wild Soul Mentoring Call - support and guidance

Date to be arranged

Module 2 - Embodiment

Six day intensive immersion

Dates: 22-26 August 2024, Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • Element: Earth
  • Primary Archetype: Dancing Warrior
  • Qualities: Integrity, courage, vision, incarnation
  • Dimension of Being: Body
  • Core practices and ceremonies: Nature Vision Immersion, Cabana Sweat Lodge
  • Poetry: Pachamama, Madre Tierra, Mother Earth. Homeward bound. Rooting in nature, resourcing soul.                                              

Community Medicine Circles online- sharing, witnessing and feedback  

Sunday, 27th of October 2024, 15.00-18.00 UK time

Wild Soul Mentoring Call - 1:1 support and guidance

Date to be arranged

Module 3 - Heart of the Matter

Six day intensive immersion

Dates: 13-17 November 2024, Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • Element: Water
  • Primary Archetype: Dancing Fool
  • Qualities: Response-ability, creativity, discernment, presence and embodied compassion
  • Dimension of Being: Heart
  • Core practices and ceremonies: The Chambers of The Heart, Cabana -Sweat Lodge
  • Poetry: Cleansing, purification, ocean of consciousness, the Power of Love, harvesting the gold of emotions

Community Medicine Circle online- sharing, witnessing and feedback  

Sunday, 19th of January 2025, 15.00-18.00 UK time

Wild Soul Mentoring Call - support and guidance

Date to be arranged

Module 4 - SELF Centred Soul

Six day intensive immersion

Dates: 19-23 Feb 2025, Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • Element: Air
  • Primary archetype: Wise Elder
  • Qualities: Wisdom, witnessing, inner guidance, wholeness
  • Dimension of Being: Mind
  • Core practices and ceremonies: Dream Dance 12-24h Ceremony, Vicious Circles and Medicine Circles, Cabana-Sweat Lodge
  • Poetry: From Ego centric reactivity to Soul centric response-ability. Remember, react, recapitulate. Respond, re-vision, re-create

Community Medicine Circle online- sharing, witnessing and feedback  

Sunday, 23rd of March 2025, 15.00-18.00 UK time

Wild Soul Mentoring Call - support and guidance

Date to be arranged

Module 5 - Coming Home to Wholeness

Six day intensive immersion

Dates: 17-21 April 2025, Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • Element: Fire
  • Primary archetype: Wounded Healer
  • Qualities: Innocence and experience, belonging, trust, inner parenting
  • Dimension of being: Soul
  • Core practices and ceremonies: 24h Nature Vision Immersion, Cabana-Sweat Lodge
  • Poetry: Pacha-Papa, Padre Sol, Father Sun. Shining the Light. Embracing the inner healer/artist/dancer

Community Medicine Circle online- sharing, witnessing and feedback  

Sunday, 25th of May 2025, 15.00-18.00 UK time

Wild Soul Mentoring Call - support and guidance

Date to be arranged

Module 6 - Dancing with Death

Six day intensive immersion

Dates: 2-6th July 2025, Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • Element: Ether
  • Primary archetypes: Inner Shaman, Death as Benevolent Friend
  • Qualities: Surrender. Rest in Peace, Rise in Love
  • Dimension of being: Spirit
  • Core practices and ceremonies: Burial Ceremony, Cabana-Sweat Lodge
  • Poetry: Great Mystery, Cycles, Seasons, Circles and Spirals. Incarnation: Birth - Life - Death, Breath, begin again

Community Medicine Circle online- sharing, witnessing and feedback  

Sunday, 14th of July 2025, 15.00-18.00 UK time

Wild Soul Mentoring Call - support and guidance

Date to be arranged

Graduation-Initiation Ceremony

Details to be confirmed
Information and Bookings: keef@bridgingworlds.online/+447834703127

"Yowww! This was my very first experience of a weekend such as this, and it was spectacular! Deeply profound, provocative and powerful. I accessed parts of my being that I’ve been unable to touch in the last 30 years of conventional talking therapy. Keef was an exceptional facilitator, and the space that he created and held, felt both extremely safe and sacred at all times, enabling me to open up and welcome in whatever feelings, both physical and emotional, arose in me. This feels like deeply important, life-changing work and I will return again. Step up brothers!" James

Awakening Potential

April 12-14 - Heart Gold Glittering in the Dark
May 17-19 - Silver Shining in the Shadows
June  21-23* - Radiant Sun, Luminous Moon  *Summer Solstice.

Awakening Potential weekends are introductory Awakening The Wild weekends. These weekends particularly serve as tasters for our intensive immersions and our year long, mixed gender, Whole Soul Encounter.

They offer an opportunity to dip your toes or to dive into nature and a community and provide 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


Portals of Possibility

Dates TBC

Portals of Possibility are introductory Awakening The Wild MAN weekends, similar to our Awakening Potential weekends except for Men only. These weekends particularly serve as tasters for the Awakening The Wild MAN programmes, our intensive immersions and our year long -mixed gender- Whole Soul Encounter.

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

Soul Investment

Tuition

Earlybird by 1st of May 2024 : £2795, Full Price: £2995


Mentees* Full Price: £2495

* Affiliate Scheme available - please ask.

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.


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.


Payment plans available, but £500 is required as non refundable deposit to secure your place

Included

All tuition on immersions, monthly community medicine circles online, monthly individual soul mentoring calls.

Not included

Food and accommodation.


Cancellation policy

We accept cancellations by 1st of June and we will reimburse all monies paid over and above the 50% of the total tuition price. 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

Accommodation & Food


The land that will hold us in Llaneglwys - Tir Ferryllt, 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.

​For Module 3 we will stay at The Barn at Brynich.

The Barn at Brynich - a cosy and spacious rustic cottage accommodation in the glorious Brecon Beacons.

​"Our 17th century listed buildings have been tastefully converted to provide a great place to stay.  We have retained many of the original rustic features of the buildings – the oak beams and interior whitewashed stone work gives the cottages a cosy traditional feel, while offering high standards and all the modern conveniences you’ll need for a comfortable stay."

The landscape of the estate on which The Barn at Brynich is located is absolutely stunning, with tree lined rivers, rolling hills and breath taking views of the Brecon Beacons. 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, in yet another stunning locale. The rooms we will gather in for dynamics are beautiful, warm and nourishing.  So we will move between the exquisite wildness of the outdoors and the cosy warmth at the hearth of The Barn and Cottages. The spectacular nature of the Brecon Beacons - lakes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and ancient woodlands are on the doorstep. www.brynich.co.uk


Accommodation

There will be sliding scale of accommodation options available, ranging from a combination of camping and basic shared room to own private room. Full details of options to follow.

Food

Average of 3 vegetarian, vegan meals provided per day.


Options - inclusive of all meals

Accommodation & Food approx. £260-£570 per module, depending on which option chosen. Payment in cash.


Cheapest - Camping / basic shared indoor space  - £260, including meals
Midrange - camping and twin room in house £310, including meals
Midrange-2 - twin room throughout course £360, including meals
Deluxe - shepherd’s hut  £435 / £570, for 2 including meals


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.

The Barn at Brynich

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.

About Kikaldi

Kikaldi is a 'Daughter of the Moon' apprenticed by her Brazilian teacher Shaman Alba Maria (XamAM) who she has been working with for the past 7 years. She is also a Sensory Herbalist, an ecologist specialising in botany and a devotee of the Mother Goddess.

She is deeply inspired by the natural world around her and holds ceremony and workshops around nature connection, native plants and herbs, medicine making and honouring of the earth's cycles. As a Daughter of the Moon she is a guardian of the sacred feminine, working with the medicine of the cabana -sweat lodge and the cycles of Grandmother Moon.

Kikaldi lives on the edge of Dartmoor with her beloved partner Zama.

About Zama

I am a healer, artist and devotee walking the path of Self-Knowledge.

I am apprenticed to XamAM Alba Maria and the lineage of the Mother Goddess and the Medicine of the Four Elements. I am a bird of the Tribe Terra Mirim, Bahia, Brazil.  

My life's work and joy is to assist in the incarnation of the colours of the new Cosmic Design; a fresh and vital language for life and living woven through our everyday lives with simplicity and devotion, celebration and community.
My skills are with Song and Silence, with Listening and Sharing, with the Elements, the Plants and the Animals, with the Mountains and the Stars.

Be Welcome