WORKSHOPS AND COURSES OFFERED BY IMELDA ALMQVIST

IN THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY 2018 - 2019

(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

 

I have been studying and practicing shamanism, including running my own shamanic healing practice for some years now. Imelda’s immense knowledge and years of experience pushed my knowledge and practice to another level. Learning from her is akin to going to University for Shamanic Practitioners. Highly impressed!

- Mia Tolusic, shamanic practitioner

Please note! New courses are always 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!! Imelda 

 2-DAY INTRODUCTION COURSE TO MAKING SACRED ART

A two day workshop in London, facilitated by Imelda Almqvist 

The 2019 dates will be announced in my January 2019 Newsletter

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

No dates set for 2019 at this time but please note that this course will run in Philadelphia in March 2019! For a course description and more info please contact Susan Rossi on: msrossi@comcast.net

US Intro Course INFO

Up to now this course has been offered in Sweden but the overall feedback I have received is that many people would prefer to do the Introduction Course in a more accessible location.  For that reason this course will run in London (1 stop from London Bridge) from now on.

However, please note that the advanced material will only be offered in Sweden (and the US, East Coast, Philadelphia area)!

Please note that this course is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to continue into the 2 year Seiðmaðr & Seiðkona 2 year program in Sweden 2019 - 2020, starting June 2019. (This program is now full but I have started a waiting list IA Oct. 2018)

SEIDR/FORNSED INTRO COURSE UK

 4-Day SACRED ART RETREAT or INTENSIVE

"Becoming a Crucible: Working with The Poison Mother"

Currently no dates are set for this course to run again but please check out The Sacred Marriage Art Retreat in London, 4 - 7 February (there are some places left)

Prerequisite = 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

 

 

CHANGING THE WEAVE - INTENSIVE ONE-DAY WORKSHOP

Working closely with the Norns and the WEB OF WYRD

(Currently no dates are set for this course to run again - but I may teach it in the greater London area in 2019)

One Day Introduction Class at Pendle Hill Quakers Retreat Centre in Pennsylvania, $175.00

In this 1 day INTRODUCTION workshop we explore working with the concepts Fate and Destiny as perceived in the Nordic Tradition. We introduce and begin exploring the Web of Wyrd and petitioning the Norns. This work offers great blessings and great perils both. A more in-depth exploration will be offered as part of the 2 Year Seidr & Norse Shamanism program Susan Rossi and I are bringing to the US from starting March 2019.

For more information and registration please contact Susan Rossi on msrossi@comcast.net                                                      COURSE DESCRIPTION

 NATURAL BORN SHAMANS - THE COURSE! 

No dates set for this course to run in London again soon but this course will run in Philadelphia in March 2019

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 2019 - 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)

4 - 7 February, London UK (1 stop from London Bridge station)

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          5 - 9 March 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 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 this course is FULL but I have started a waiting list!

(Oct. 2018 IA)

For 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

#1     The Völva, the Vitki & Trolldom  9 - 13 March 2020

#2     Soul Craft and Ancestral Land  10 - 14 November 2020

#3     Menglöð’s Medicine & Botekonst   9 - 13 March 2021

#4    The Wild Hunt and the Mead of Poetry  9 - 13 November 2021

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 registration 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.

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

 

THE WILD HUNT

 A 5-day sacred art intensive/retreat  

12 - 16 November 2019, US (East Coast)

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

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

"Where our Natal Chart meets the Runes"

a 4-day sacred art intensive/retreat
15-18 March 2020, US (East Coast)

For registration 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!" in London

2 Year Sacred Art Practitioner Training in London

At the moment I have no plans to run this material as a 2 year program in London. My intention is offer existing material and new material as stand-alone 4-5 day sacred art retreats. 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 listing anything on this website 

The first sacred art retreat in London has just been set for July 2018. Please see the listing for "Becoming a Crucible, Working With The Poison Mother" nearer the top of this page.

If you are interested in Sacred Art I also invite you to keep an eye out for the publication of my new book (late Autumn 2018, an exact publication date has not yet been set):

SACRED ART

A Hollow Bone for Spirit: Where Art Meets Shamanism

"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.

I especially recommend the work of Chetna Lawless (in Dorset) and Carol Day (in Scotland) as they teach Sandra Ingerman's material in ways very similar to the way I myself work.

GNOSIS OF THE EARTH

Rock Art Workshop in Andalucia where Geomancy meets Sacred Art

This course is currently being re-visioned! 
No dates have been set for 2018 or 2019.

If you would like us to keep you posted, please drop me an expression of interest through this website - thanks.

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