The Journey

With Mac Macartney and Tina Sharman

21st July - 26th July The Journey - July 2019 Book Now
6th October - 11th October The Journey - October 2019 Book Now

Times: 2 pm Sunday – 4 pm Friday

Fee: £997

Limited bursary places are available at £750 on application.

Journey Bundle

Is This For You?

Imagine feeling like you are truly alive and awake – resilient and confident in your ability to navigate the dramas and difficulties of life. You feel a real connection and acceptance of who you are and are clear at last on what you can offer to the world. Above all you are passionate about making the most of what life gives you every day.

That is what we want you to take away from The Journey.

The Journey is a 5-day residential programme drawing together people from all walks of life. Journey participants are people of all ages, social groups and experience. The common ground you share is a deep desire to truly be yourselves in your lives, and to make a powerful contribution to the world – one that is aligned with your gifts, passion and experience.

There are three questions that you will be asked to consider:

What is it that I most deeply love?

What are my most profound gifts?

What are my most important responsibilities?

The Journey is 5-day initiation, a ritual, a personal development programme. You will be both challenged and encouraged, while guided to explore the ‘Twin Trail’ – the inner path of self-development, and the outer path of action.

Story fire

Photography – Warren Draper

What You Can Expect

We don’t talk too much about what is involved on The Journey – we like to keep it a bit of a mystery. Facing into uncertainty can give us the gift of greater self-knowledge and the experience of developing an essential life skill.

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 Journey encourages participants to embrace their gifts and passions and to bring them more fully into their lives. To ensure participants are supported in this process, Embercombe offers three hours of coaching on completion of the programme.

“I found the gift of three hours of coaching after The Journey very helpful to consolidate my commitment, keep me on track and make it a reality. Now my commitment and future work feel as if they are hardwired.” Anne-Marie, Nutrition Consultant


Mac Macartney – Lead Creator and Facilitator

In 1999 Mac founded Embercombe. At which time 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.

Tina Sharman

Tina has lived and worked at Embercombe since 2007 and has been active in many areas of the organisation. She co-developed the land/kitchen initiative, sat on the Core Team and the Embercombe Council, has been involved in the design and bringing into being of the Linhay, has supported and offered coaching on the apprenticeship programme, helps to facilitate the volunteer programme and facilitates on The Journey and the Descent.

She is a qualified Rebirthing Breathwork practitioner, a potter, and is inspired and moved by the beauty of our world.

Upcoming Dates & Booking

21st July - 26th July The Journey - July 2019 Book Now
6th October - 11th October The Journey - October 2019 Book Now

We aim for all of our courses to be as inclusive and accessible as possible – please contact us for information on paying in installments.

There are also a limited number of bursary places available for this course at £750 on application.

If you have any questions please call +44 (0) 1647 252 983 or email

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