Ring 1 – Village Welcome is now full. If you would like to go on the waiting list then do get in touch. You can also join our mailing list so that you find out about more events in the future.

How You Might Feel After Art of Mentoring

“Transformational. Feels like the most important stuff I’ve ever learnt about”

“Big life-changer – off the chart good”    

“Ultra professional and transformative – for real. A most skilful construction of the process. Fully in line with the content that opened my eyes. A deep bow of gratitude.”

Pyro Pete fire ceremony

What’s the Ring 1 (Village Welcome) Programme?

Ring 1 – Village Welcome is a nature-based programme to deepen your connection to self, others and nature. Our culture repair model uses powerful practices from healthy, nature-based cultures worldwide.

How You’ll Grow On Ring 1

You’ll experience how a connected, regenerative culture feels and understand how to create it and weave it into your own life and community.

Primal sunrise

What’ll You Do and Who Will Guide You?

Lose yourself in the woods, find your playful side in games on the land and open your heart and senses more deeply through:

  • storytelling
  • time on the land
  • reflection and discussion 
  • skillshares
  • small group activities

In this week of Dartmoor summertime splendour you’ll be wrapped in a fun and transformative cultural container that brings out the best in everyone. You’ll be guided by Jon Young and an international team of open-hearted, creative and wild-wise facilitators.

Who Created the Art of Mentoring?

The Art of Mentoring was developed by Jon Young and the 8 Shields Institute. Its seven generations mission is to support everyone through effective culture building – helping people to be mindful, happy, full of vitality, focused, empathetic, truly helpful, fully alive and compassionate and loving.

8 shields nature games
Jon Young 8 Shields training

Is Ring 1 For You?

The skills and practices from ring 1 can support people of walks of life and ages to be more connected, happier and healthier. They’re especially useful for:

  • Parents
  • Teachers and outdoor educators
  • Coaches and mentors
  • Community creators and culture designers
  • Facilitators
Tall trees medicine walk

Essential info

  • Prerequisite: none
  • Age: all ages and life stages 18 or over are welcome
  • Number of places: 72
  • Arrival: 3 – 5pm Sunday 23 July
  • Investment price: £680 (payable in instalments)
  • **All bursaries, early-bird and kitchen volunteer places have been allocated**

The path to ring 1