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 and Joey Waterson

7th September - 12th September The Journey - September 2021 Book Now
3rd October - 8th October The Journey - October 2021 Sold Out

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.

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.

Key information:

13 – 18 June 2021 (Sun – Fri)
7 – 12 September 2021 (Tue – Sun)
3 – 8 October 2021 (Sun – Fri)

2 pm Sunday – 2 pm Friday

Residential course based in Devon, at Embercombe

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.

“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

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 ( 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.

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.

Upcoming Dates & Booking

7th September - 12th September The Journey - September 2021 Book Now
3rd October - 8th October The Journey - October 2021 Sold Out

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The experience was on so many levels one of utter transformation that it surpasses words.
Mark ThompsonLeadership Consultant