Who is it for?

This 5-day residential programme draws together people from all walks of life. Journey participants are people of all ages, social groups and experience. Wealthy, impoverished, the frantically busy and those with plenty of time. The common ground they share is a deep desire to make a powerful contribution to the world – one that is aligned with their gifts, passion and experience.

What’s involved?

The Journey is a personal development programme with a difference. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you have done, it will take you deeper. The Journey will connect you with the source of your power and strength. You will be encouraged to take a step towards a more fulfilling, meaningful and authentic life. To discover that you can uniquely contribute in this time of huge environmental, social and economic change. The Journey is a call to action. You will be both challenged and encouraged, while guided to explore the ‘Twin Trail’. Two paths of leadership – the inner path of self-development, and the outer path of action.  The Journey is an invitation, and it asks three questions:

  • What is it that you most deeply and profoundly love?
  • What are your deepest and most profound gifts?
  • What are your deepest and most profound responsibilities?

Many years of working in leadership and individual development has taught us that the journey of transformation navigates the physical, emotional, mental and the spiritual. Like all journeys, along the way you will meet many friends and some familiar foes. Walking towards our challenges the paths merge, bringing our powerful intentions into the world. We move forward.

The impact of a journey well walked is the deep-lasting satisfaction and joy of knowing you are alive, awake, alert and contributing to the needs of this extraordinary time.

Who are the facilitators?

Mac Macartney – Programme Creator and Lead Facilitator

Mac founded Embercombe in 1999. He was also the founder and CEO of a leadership consultancy for corporate executives operating internationally between 1989-2005. Over a period of twenty years Mac was mentored and coached by a group of Native American teachers. During this training and ever since he has attempted to bring two worlds together – an ancient world view that emphasises relationship, interdependence, and reverence for life with the huge challenges and equally huge opportunities of the 21st Century. You can find out more about Mac’s work here.

Mac is supported by a team of experienced facilitators, each bringing their unique gifts. You can find out more about Kanada Gorla, Jonathan Snell, Joey Waterson, and Tina Sharman here.

Upcoming dates

14th May - 19th May 2017 The Journey - May 2017 Book Now
6th August - 11th August 2017 The Journey - August 2017 Book Now
1st October - 6th October 2017 The Journey - October 2017 Book Now
12th November - 17th November 2017 The Journey - November 2017 Book Now

If you have any questions or difficulties with your booking please call us on +44 (0) 1647 252 983



You will stay in one of our beautiful yurt villages. Each yurt is furnished with comfortable beds and wood fired stove. Both yurt villages have a compost toilets and running water. Full bathroom facilities with hot showers are available in the main building.


All your meals are included. Organic, vegetarian food is lovingly prepared on site using produce from the Embercombe garden wherever possible. Special diets are adeptly catered for. Please indicate if you require this on your booking form.


“Life changing empowerment. A life affirming, soul-strengthening exploration of what it means to be truly alive.” Phoebe Riordan

“It was the best leadership development course I have ever been on and I would recommend The Journey to anyone who wants to deepen to a more meaningful life.” Dr Steve Onyett, Clinical Psychologist

“The experience was on so many levels one of utter transformation that it surpasses words.” Mark Thompson, Leadership Consultant

“It was the hardest and best 5 day of my life. It has inspired me to push on and follow my dream of opening a business that supports artisans to work in an ethical and sustainable way.” Sally Bourne, Interior Designer

“I have never felt so held in such capable hands.” Liz Moody, Teacher

“The embodiment of how changing ourselves changes the world. Hugely powerful personal journeying and change. Held beautifully and safely by people who live by their truths.” Christopher Noble

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