Training Dates

Here at Sacred Circle we take our risk assessments seriously; an act of Love rather than fear and we were delighted recently to be able to run our Red Tent End of Life doula preparation course in a Covid safe way at a lovely retreat centre in North Wales. This was, in fact, the first chance we had in the whole of 2020 to run such a course and the venue was just perfect for it. So, we have tentatively booked the venue again for 2 dates in early 2020 to run residential courses.

Here is the 2021 update of End of Life Doula courses; all of which are tentatively going ahead with Covid risk assessments in place but with the obvious caveat that we cannot know what may change between now and then. But sometimes, you know, we have to plan as if things can indeed go ahead otherwise we won’t plan or do anything; and one thing that this year has shown me personally is that this world has never needed death and grief doulas so much. I ran 3 face to face courses with Covid safe practice in Autumn 2020 and they all were extraordinary and beautiful; and no one came away with Covid either.

If you have paid a 2020 deposit you do not need to go through the application process again; please just email to say you want to take up your seat on one of these courses and which one.

If you have not yet paid a deposit but you would like to go ahead and book onto one of these courses then please follow this link to the application form and proceed from there (I have a new admin team in place handling bookings and invoicing etc so please do follow the process we have in place but if you feel like our new system isn’t working for you at any time let me know; and also please know that you can email me on redtenteol@gmail.com directly with questions if you wish to).

Link for new applications (including those who have applied but not paid deposits):

  1. North Wales Residential (apply here https://szhmu0zqs19.typeform.com/to/PrGGBVq0 )
    Arrive Sunday 24th and leave Friday 29th (5 nights accomodation / 4 days of training)
    Venue: Bryn Llys http://www.brynllys.co.uk
    Available places: 9 max
    Food: Self catering
    Cost: Please note you have the cost of the course and the accomodation (deposit secures your place and accomodation costs will be needed by 14th Jan 2021; the balance can be paid over 12 months)

The cost of the 12 month full course is £525 of which this residential element is but one part. For more information see our course guide. The deposit is £175 and is required to secure your place. The cost of the accommodation is additional to the course cost and is as follows (on a self catering basis***):

£250 for 5 nights for a luxury double room (7 available)
£200 for 5 nights in a very very nice double room in a very very nice static caravan (1 available)
£150 for 5 nights in a very nice single room in same caravan (1 available)

NB At the moment (Dec 2020) Welsh restrictions on such a gathering is called “unlawful” while the accomodation remains lawful because we are hiring 3 units, one sleeps 5 in individual rooms, the other 2 and the other 2 – so we do not exceed 6 in one dwelling. If the restrictions currently in place do not lift by 7th January then bookings for the January course will be given the option of moving to February or taking up a place later in the year.

  1. North Wales Residential (apply here https://szhmu0zqs19.typeform.com/to/PrGGBVq0 )
    Arrive Sunday 14th and leave Friday 19th February (5 nights accomodation / 4 days of training)
    Venue: Bryn Llys http://www.brynllys.co.uk
    Available places: 9 max
    Food: Self catering
    Cost: Please note you have the cost of the course and the accommodation (deposit secures your place and accomodation costs will be needed by 14th Jan 2021; the balance can be paid over 12 months)

The cost of the 12 month full course is £525 of which this residential element is but one part. For more information see our course guide. The deposit is £175 and is required to secure your place. The cost of the accommodation is additional to the course cost and is as follows (on a self catering basis***):

£250 for 5 nights for a luxury double room (7 available)
£200 for 5 nights in a very very nice double room in a very very nice static caravan (1 available)
£150 for 5 nights in a very nice single room in same caravan (1 available)

  1. Newcastle https://szhmu0zqs19.typeform.com/to/PrGGBVq0

(Not Residential)
6th – 9th April 2021 (4 days training)
Venue: TBC but very likely Shanti Bee, http://www.shantibee.co.uk
Available places: 12 max
Food: BYO / Share, kitchen available
Cost: £525 (deposit £175)

  1. Edinburgh https://szhmu0zqs19.typeform.com/to/PrGGBVq0

(Not Residential)
13th – 16th April 2021 (4 days training)
Venue: Mission Hall Studio, Leith https://the-mission-hall-studio.business.site
Available places: 12 max
Food: BYO / Share, kitchen available
Cost: £525 (deposit £175)

NB Regarding the postponed Ulverston training which was scheduled for July 2020. If you were interested in the Family Friendly course with Creche then Catherine and I intend to plan that to happen in summer 2021 but at Bryn Llys in North Wales as there is camping available on the property and is perfect for Forest School / Creche. Details to follow. Please let me know if you and your children are interested in the family friendly event and we will make sure you get the information when we have it.For those booked onto Ulverston course (none of you I believe had children coming) please be reassured that we will be re-booking the Medicine Garden in Ulverston for early summer 2021 and your place, if you paid deposit, is secure. You booked onto a cheaper course because it was part of the family friendly package in 2020 so if you wanted to attend any other training than Ulverston I am afraid you would have to pay the full price.

We look forward to welcoming you!