From the earth
to the crown
10-day COB building workshop
A transformational personal journey through conscious
26th August to 4rd of September 2020
in the Singing Village HUNGARY
I'm so excited to invite for this wonderful cob-building experience in the Singing Village in Hungary.
I've invited Maiana Barrass from France to share her knowledge and wisdom with women who have an interest in the transformational healing work that can occur when we work together as a sisterhood.
Together we will create a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary in nature, a small meditation room in the Enchanted Garden.
Of course, in the evenings we also do a lot of singing and circling to deepen the work.
When you build consciously and set an intention for your build, magic happens. It creates the opportunity for deep inner healing and transformational work to take place.
Every stage of the build gives us the opportunity to dive deeper into ourselves, as each stage relates to your body and how you show up in the world.
It's time to connect deeply with the earth
Your heart to hers
Before you cut her skin
Ask her permission
With what you are wanting your build to achieve
As you’re about to graft your building
She will help you
As you help her
She will sustain you
As you sustain her
She will hold you
As you hold her
You are asking permission to meld with her
To become one with her
To be an extension of her
To breath together
To move together
Getting this step right is critical to the rest of your build.
It represents how grounded and rooted your connection is
Not only with the earth but with life itself
How strong an impact do you want to make?
What will the building be used for?
What do you want your building to achieve?
When your physical, mental and spiritual bodies are represented in the very fabric of your build, it holds you in a safe, womb-like cocoon where all your needs are energetically met. This creates the opportunity for growth, transformation and healing, deepening your connection with your soul's purpose.
Earth to Crown Workshop
Where: The Earth to the Crown Workshop will take place in the Singing Village - Hungary. Els Cuypers (Elyssia) moved here in 2019 with the dream of creating a Singing Village, an enchanted garden in co-creation with nature.
When: We begin on the 26 th of August 2020 untill 4rd of September
What You Will Learn:
Maiana will teach you how easy it is to build a cob structure by hand – from start to finish.
A structure that will give you a sacred space.
One that you can build in your own back garden.
A space you can use just for you, be it for healing, meditation, an art room or music room.
Built the feminine way; the way our ancestors built, without the need for machines or fancy tools. Women are the nest builders after all!
Using ancient divining methods, our hands and feet, intuition and body wisdom, we will co-create an approx 8ft-diameter round cob structure that will be used as a personal development, healing and meditation space.
This template will allow you to build your own space to a size that suits your own needs, with your own dimensions.
Here are the main structural techniques I'll be sharing with you:
Digging and filling foundations. Plus placing of drainage.
Building your space:
Using lime mortar we will build the stone wall (circle) for the cob to sit on, through to digging, mixing, and building cob walls around doorways and windows.
Placing the Crown:
Building in the wall plate to hold the roof and the structure itself.
We will make clay plaster and earth pigment clay paint, all by hand (with hands not trowels). All made with the earth that comes from below our feet.
Extra Skills You Will Learn...
Alongside the practical build techniques you will also learn how every different part of the build relates to different parts of our bodies and how we show up in the world.
The Sacred art of divining and dowsing:
Using divining rods and a pendulum you will learn how to recognise ley lines, energy lines, black streams and any energy portals that may be present on your land and how to address any issues that may arise.
Using a pendulum:
Using your pendulum will not only enable you to choose the right crystals to include into your build, but also which specific crystals will benefit your energy each day.
How to choose, create and position a crystal mandala to bury in the floor of the build. This amplifies the energy and helps keep the focus of your building’s purpose.
Movement Meditation Techniques:
Using meditation and movement you will be taken on a journey of self-discovery, opening your inner Channel and forming a deep connection to your body wisdom, Mother Earth and Source. Allowing divine wisdom to flow freely through you as we proceed with the build.
The importance of conscious intent and focus. How it can be incorporated into the build, allowing growth, healing and deepening our connection with self.
By the time you leave, you will have the tool set needed to enable you to create your own sacred space of any size.
Cob Building Workshop
When: We begin on the 26 th of August 2020 untill 4rd of September (you can arrive on the 25th of August and leave on 5/9)
Duration: 10 days
Where: The Earth to the Crown Workshop will take place in the Singing Village - Hungary.
Els Cuypers (Elyssia) bought a 1ha land and moved there in 2019 with the dream of creating a Singing Village, an enchanted garden in co-creation with nature.
Investment: 1150 euro
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 450 euro will secure your space.
Balance: 700 euro balance to be paid via PayPal or Bank Transfer by July 1st 2020
BOOK BEFORE April 30th and the first 4 cob builders can stay in a beautiful 2-persons glamping tent FREE OF CHARGE
Pick up and drop off at railway station Szentlorinc
Space to pitch a small tent (or space in a large shared tent)
Breakfast and a vegetarian lunch (please let me know upon booking if you have any dietary needs)
Refreshments throughout the day
Use of kitchen
Compost toilet on site
Shower and Wi-Fi
Swimming pool ;-)
Or you are welcome to stay at my holiday home at a hugely reduced rate (40 euro per room per night – twin share available) or in a luxurious glamping tent.
On a first come first served basis.