Davie Phillip has been active promoting sustainable community in Ireland since 1996. He was a founding member of FEASTA: the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability www.feasta.org and a co-founder of Sustainable Projects Ireland Ltd. For 20 years Davie has designed and facilitated events and training with Cultivate for NGOs, businesses and agencies. He is trained as an Art of Hosting facilitator and hosts events and facilitates groups working on collaborative approaches to help their localities.. He runs the Community Resilience Programme at Cultivate Living and Learning. In 2009 he conceived and directed a 10 part TV series, The Powerdown Show, which encouraged communities to do more for themselves. He produced a short film on resilient communities called ‘Surfing the Waves of Change,’ it is available on…
Claire and Maria are volunteers who have trained to present the “Be the Change” workshop. They have been giving this workshop on a regular basis for the past 7 years to a wide range of groups.Claire is a retired physiotherapist, married with children and grandchildren. Maria is a retired secondary school teacher. Both have been actively engaged with social, environmental and personal issues for decades.They are passionate about this workshop as a powerful way to raise awareness and empower people to be agents of change in their own lives and communities.
Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer whose work sits at the interface of psychology, mythology and ecology. Her highly acclaimed books (‘If Women Rose Rooted’ and ‘The Enchanted Life’), courses and residential retreats are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today.
Imbolc Ritual and Special Eucharist Ann is an inspirational singer, writer, composer, yoga teacher and healer. Her life’s journey has taken her to a place through which, she has opened the doorways of the heart, through song, chant, poetry, yoga and shamanic practice. Through her workshops and classes, songs and poetry, she brings healing and inspiration weaving the soul back home. Embodying the spell of the sensuous through the heart songs of her own true nature. The songs and chants have been inspired by the expansive and often raw beauty of our landscapes deepening our sense of creativeness as ancient whispers songs and songs.