WORKSHOPS AND COURSES OFFERED BY IMELDA ALMQVIST

IN THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY 2019 - 2020

(in chronological order)

 

When you meet teachers so full of knowledge usually they are dead so you can only read their books!
When you can work with someone like Imelda in person you should grab the opportunity!
 
- Katharine Lucy Haworth, UK

 

Please note!

New courses are generally announced in my newsletter some time before I get around to updating my website. If you want to be "kept in the information loop" I suggest you subscribe to my newsletter (the option appears when pressing CONTACT US). This imperfect situation may change once I work out how to clone myself or bilocate!

Wild Blessings - Imelda 

 

 2-DAY INTRODUCTION COURSE TO MAKING SACRED ART

A two day workshop in London, facilitated by Imelda Almqvist 

15 - 16 May 2020, registration is now open! (Please note that this is a Friday- Saturday workshop!)

This course is a prerequisite for attending longer Sacred Art Retreats (such as Changing the Weave, The Sacred Marriage or The Poison Mother)

Cost: £160, deposit £35

This workshop introduces ways of making sacred art and invites people to start making their own sacred art. This course does not require great skills in drawing and painting, only an open heart and sincere willingness to engage in making spirit-led art.

People are invited to bring their own materials and not necessarily focus (only) on painting and drawing. In past workshops we have also had people dancing, writing poems, carving wood and doing pyrography, writing songs and playing the piano ... and so forth!

Course Description

 

 Shamanic teacher, painter and author in the UK and the world

SEIDR/FORNSED INTRODUCTION COURSE

A five-day non-residential workshop (includes 2 evenings of ceremonial work) taught by Imelda Almqvist in London

Monday 27 April - Friday 1 May 2020

Cost £595, deposit £125

Course Description

Seidr is a Norse form of shamanism or working closely with spirit through trance prophecy and oracular work,  rune carving, magical chants and songs, sitting out on grave mounds, shape shifting, berserking, blota (making offerings) reading/writing poetry and knowledge competitions  as practiced in the Viking Age and described in the Icelandic sagas (or Eddas).

Please note that this course is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to continue into the 2 year Seiðmaðr & Seiðkona 2 year program at True North in Sweden. (The current intake is closed as we are currently mid-program and dates for a new program there have not yet been announced)

 

CHANGING THE WEAVE 

(Working With The Norns)

9 - 12 December 2019

4-day sacred art retreat in London (non-residential)

In this sacred art retreat we will develop a personal relationship with the Norns (or Norse "Fates") and work with the threads of fate and destiny. The red thread of spiritual enquiry running through this retreat is: is it possible to Change the Weave, to alter our personal destiny and the destiny of other people, through shamanic work?!


(The prerequisite is having attended the 2-day Introduction to Making Sacred Art workshop. Please note that to preserve the quality of the work and sacred space held  for all participants I can NOT let in people who have not done the Intro course! No point emailing me about that!) 

 

 4-Day SACRED ART RETREAT or INTENSIVE

"Becoming a Crucible: Working with The Poison Mother"

Not currently scheduled in either Europe or the US

Prerequisite is having completed the 2 day Making Sacred Art Course

In the year 2016 a mysterious female figure visited me in a dream - it was The Poison Mother, an ancient Mistress of Transmutation.It took me a year and a day to fully absorb and "unwrap" her message: to be a crucible for the mutation of poisons in our world. This film maps my journey of discovery and shares her invitation with others!

Please watch the art video before signing up,  to see if this material calls you... this work  is not for the faint-hearted!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 

NATURAL BORN SHAMANS - THE COURSE! 

Not currently scheduled in either London or Philadelphia but I am open to expressions of interest

NBS US - Course INFO

4 -Day Intensive for shamanic practitioners, exploring all aspects of one-to-one sessions and group work with children and teenagers (we also cover working with spirit children and the effect of miscarriages and dead children on the ancestral field), includes 3 evenings of work.

This essentially is a specialist course for people who already working as shamanic practitioners. I will accept people currently enrolled in a shamanic practitioner training or people who have covered all areas of shamanic work in stand-alone modules.

Course Description

Shamanic teacher, painter and author in the UK and the world

 

 "WITCHING WITH WITCHES ON PENDLE HILL", Lancashire, UK

Due to a clash with local events this course has been postponed until 2020 or beyond - keep an eye on my newsletter for an announcement of the dates!

Event in the process being organised by two of my students: Lyn Hill and Katharine Lucy Haworth, where we explore threads in The Web of Wyrd and The Weave that link modern witches to the witches of Lancashire who died in the Witch Trials. 

We will look at the figure of the Volva or the Norse Witch and her daughters in the 21st century. Why does witch craft continue to inspire such fear? What did we lose collectively when we demonised our witches, herbalists and medicine men/women?!

Will post more information as it becomes available! 

 

THE SACRED MARRIAGE

(or Cosmic Dance of Inner Feminine and Inner Masculine)

Not currently scheduled in either Europe or the US

Please watch the art video (on the right) first to see if working with these themes on the level of deep soul alchemy speaks to you! 

DOWNLOAD RETREAT DESCRIPTION

The prerequisite is having completed the 2 day introduction to sacred art course!

This retreat is non-residential and you remain responsible for your own meals (plenty of shops and cafes just around the corner!) and accommodation

Shamanic teacher, painter and author in the UK and the world

Seiðr/Fornsed & Norse Shamanism 5-Day Introduction Course

in the US  at Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA  

Dates to be announced in the Autumn (Fall) of 2019    

Seidr is a Norse form of shamanism or working closely with spirit through trance prophecy and oracular work, rune carving, magical chants and songs, sitting out on grave mounds, shape shifting, berserking, blota (making offerings) reading/writing poetry and knowledge competitions as practiced in the Viking Age and described in the Icelandic sagas (or Eddas) 

Venue: Pendle Hill Retreat Center, Wallingford PA near Philadelphia. This lovely Quaker owned and operated retreat center offers nourishing and delicious farm-to-table cuisine; a 23- acre campus with beautiful grounds for meditation and contemplation, a labyrinth, pond and ancient trees; and close proximity to the Philadelphia airport and Philadelphia Amtrak train station (about 15 miles from each), and SEPTA train line (walking distance). Pendle Hill provides a free shuttle to and from this station by prior arrangement. https://pendlehill.org/ 

For registration and expression of interest please contact Susan Rossi on msrossi@comcast.net

 

 "TRUE NORTH"

2 YEAR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN BECOMING A Seiðmaðr or Seiðkona

SWEDEN 2019 - 2020

Please note that the 2019 -2020 program is full and we are currently mid-program. Dates have not yet been set for the next program. My newsletter provides updates on this. 

 

For more detailed information please see the dedicated web page on this site!

TRUE NORTH

"VIKING BLOOD"  

2 YEAR  PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN BECOMING A 
Seiðmaðr or Seiðkona, US (East Coast)

Training in four modules - dates to announced in the Autumn of 2019

#1     The Völva, the Vitki & Trolldom  

#2     Soul Craft and Ancestral Land  

#3     Menglöð’s Medicine & Botekonst   

#4    The Wild Hunt and the Mead of Poetry 

Currently being visioned into being and we are in the process of researching different venues/locations as well. This course will follow the same curriculum as my Seiðmaðr & Seiðkona 2 year program in Sweden 2019 - 2020

VIKING BLOOD Seidhmadhr & Seidhkona US program

For more information and expression of interest please contact Susan Rossi: msrossi@comcast.net

We also invite you to join the US-focused Facebook group set up for this program: 

NORSE SHAMANISM AND SEIDR TRAININGS IN THE U.S.

 

 

THE WILD HUNT

 A 5-day sacred art intensive/retreat  

12 - 16 November 2019, US (East Coast)

At Pendle Hill

For registration please contact Susan Rossi on msrossi@comcast.net

We will explore how the forces of Creation are engaged in a cosmic dance with the forces of destruction (and how the forces of destruction are ultimately in service to Creation). Destruction is also a large part of the creative process: to create we need to be able to self-edit and decide what we leave out. A similar thing happens in a human life: through (what we perceive as) loss space is created for new beginnings.

COSMIC WHEELS - CO-TAUGHT WITH SUSAN ROSSI

"Where our Natal Chart meets the Runes"

A 4-day sacred art intensive/retreat

Dates to be announced in the Autumn of 2019

To lodge an expression of interest please contact Susan Rossi on msrossi@comcast.net

In this unique offering we bring together the sacred teachings of astrology and ancient Norse rune lore to take a journey of self-discovery around our natal (or birth) chart.

Both are blueprints for Creation.

Both map cosmic forces that shape our lives, our personality and our reality.

Join our magical mystery tour! 

(Expected location: Cherry Hill, NJ area - but this may still change)

 

Shamanic teacher, painter and author in the UK and the world

"SAP Rising!" 

2 Year Sacred Art Practitioner Training

Not currently scheduled in either Europe or the US

At the moment I have no plans to run this material as a 2 year program in either London or Philadelphia.

For now the intention is offer both existing material and new material as stand-alone 4-5 day sacred art retreats, on both continents.

My newsletter is unfailingly the most up-to-date source for new courses and retreats as I always announce courses to my current audience before I get around to creating listings on this website.

Expression of interest are welcome - I keep a book where I track interest in specific courses and I take that information into account when I plan my academic year! Thanks!

"SAP Rising!" Sacred Art as a Mystery School

at Pendle Hill, Pennsylvania, USA

2017 - 2018

This program is currently up and running and the intake has closed. It will not run again in its current form in 2019 - 2020 but our intention is to offer 5-day  stand-alone sacred art retreats or intensives that will cover some of this material as well as new material

For more information please contact Susan Rossi:  msrossi@comcast.net and/or subscribe to my newsletter please!

 

THE TIME TRAVELERS
Shamanic Program For Young People

The Time Travelers "graduated" in July 2017!

By now these young people are so spiritually aware and eloquent that the plan is for them to become shamanic teachers in their own right! In reality this means that they will do projects as a Focus Group or Spiritual Task Force - but I will no longer run sessions as I have been doing for 5 years.

The Time Travelers presented a stunning film titled The Human Family on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True in January 2018.They have also worked with me on my presentations for the Shamanism Global Summit  in 2016 and 2017.

I see my own key task now as supporting and preparing others as they step into this work. I am thrilled to see how many people are starting shamanic initiatives for young people, all over the world!  Please check out (and join!) this Closed Facebook Group: 

GLOBAL GRID OF SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONERS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

DARING DREAMERS

On-line shamanic program for girls aged 15 - 18 years

2016 - 2017

Where we focus on building a spiritual toolkit for issues that arise in school. families and everyday life. This group ran until girls entered their exam period. 

This program is currently not running but all classes have been recorded and remain available on the Learnitlive platform, for more information:

DARING DREAMERS WEBPAGE

Shamanic teacher, painter and author in the UK and the world

The Shaman's Apprentice 

2 Year Intensive Shamanic Practitioner Training Program

2017 - 2018  This group has graduated.

Please note that I have no plans to teach this course again in the foreseeable future as I am going to focus on offering a practitioner training in Norse Shamanism in both Sweden and the USA instead!

Please see http://www.shamanicteachers.com/ for similar courses by other shamanic teachers in different locations.

 

 

On-line classes and tele-seminars 

on Learn it Live

I invite you to check out my Teacher Profile Page on Learnitlive and try some classes!

https://www.learnitlive.com/teacher-profile-private.php

(You may need to create an account to gain access!) 

 

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