The Journey


The Journey is a 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.

With Mac Macartney, Tina Sharman, Stephan Pfaff and Joey Waterson

2nd October - 7th October Embercombe's 5-day initiation and personal development programme
With Mac Macartney, Tina Sharman, Stephan Pfaff and Joey Waterson
2 - 7 October 2022
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30th October - 4th November Embercombe's 5-day initiation and personal development programme
With Mac Macartney, Tina Sharman, Stephan Pfaff and Joey Waterson
30 October - 4 November 2022
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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?

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.

N.B. For people 25 and younger

Our Catalyst course is specifically designed for people between the age 18 – 25. Take a look before you choose to book The Journey.

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 seeks to offer three hours of coaching on completion of the programme. This offer is made possible by a group of coaches who donate their time. It is not always possible to have a coach for every participant.

Key information:

DATES:
24 – 29 April 2022
2 – 7 October 2022
30 October – 4 November 2022

TIMES:
2 pm Sunday – 2 pm Friday

LOCATION:
Residential course based in Devon, at Embercombe

ACCOMODATION:
Accommodation is at Embercombe in our yurt village or selection of vintage glamping caravans

FEE: £997
Limited bursary places are available at £750 on application.

For people 25 and younger
Our Catalyst course is specifically designed for people between the age 18 – 25. Take a look before you choose to book The Journey.

“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

Facilitators

Mac Macartney

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 is a breathwork facilitator, coach and a director and co-founder of a land-based education project (www.onthehill.camp) where she lives and which she runs with her partner and team. Before this she lived and worked for a decade at Embercombe, engaged across many areas of the organisation and facilitating on core programmes. She is a part of a theatre group offering interactive, improvised, slightly ridiculous spaces that also aim to engage with our inner worlds and the issues of our time. She is a potter, making hand-built, smoke fired vessels. She is inspired and moved by the beauty of our world and believes in the potential for transformation within any human interaction.

Stephan Pfaff - Facilitator on The Journey and The Descent

Stephan Pfaff

Stephan is a host and fire-tender, led by a deep love and fascination for humans and an insatiable curiosity for the mystery of life. He finds fulfillment in creating graceful situations in which people soften and open. He is interested in peace as a verb and conflict as a teacher. He trained as a nature connection facilitator, in constellation work, process work and deep democracy. He has been involved in many of Embercombe’s core activities since 2013. After living in England for 5 years, he returned to his homeland in the Black Forest (Germany), together with his wife and daughter, seeking to live like an adult in the place that raised him.

Joey Waterson

Joey Waterson

Joey is one of the founding members and elders of Embercombe, he is one of it’s story holders and fire keepers – at a time where story, that which ties together the past and the future, is one of the most important things we hold responsibility for as humans. Joey’s relationship to Embercombe is itself a committed action in seeking out the changes that will bring about the world that we long for. Tending the land as a source of inspiration and nourishment for all, he holds the great mystery of history, healing and the magical beauty of life.

Sophia Young

Sophia holds the hearth at Embercombe, running the kitchen and leading it’s glorious team. Her passion in all walks of life, lies in the alchemy of elements and the beautiful, rich and creative inquiry that unfolds as we dance and converse within the mystery and not-yet-known. This at heart is her inspiration and, in the kitchen, she is intent on ‘ripping up the divorce papers that disconnect us from source’. Cooking and communing with food for her is nourishment in itself as well an act of ceremony and connection. She loves working with others to help awaken simple and playful curiousity in what we bring to relationship with that which we eat. And, one of her very most favourite and joyful things to do is, hold this space Journey participants.


Upcoming Dates & Booking


2nd October - 7th October Embercombe's 5-day initiation and personal development programme
With Mac Macartney, Tina Sharman, Stephan Pfaff and Joey Waterson
2 - 7 October 2022
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30th October - 4th November Embercombe's 5-day initiation and personal development programme
With Mac Macartney, Tina Sharman, Stephan Pfaff and Joey Waterson
30 October - 4 November 2022
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Life changing empowerment. A life affirming, soul-strengthening exploration of what it means to be truly alive.
Phoebe Riordan