Testimonials

Workshop - I come away from these events with renewed hope and positivity

"For me, these events retune me to what matters, remind me of the significance of the Wheel of the Year…this happens through being amongst the beauty of nature whilst supported by Nicola and Jason, who between them both inspire and encourage all of the participants to connect with nature – and with themselves.


These events are calming, profound and magical in equal measure. Having begun to Wander the Wheel of the year through these events, I have been able to meet kindred spirits for whom nature and the natural rhythms of the year are essential.


Working through the activities, nurtured by Nicola and Jason and inspired to reconnect with the elements, I come away from these events with renewed hope and positivity."

Simon

Wander the Wheel workshop participant

Workshop - I would heartily endorse any event offered under the banner of The Way of the Buzzard

"I would heartily endorse any event offered under the banner of The Way of the Buzzard, as I know Nicola and Jason approach all their work with extraordinary levels of care, passion and integrity.


Having attended all of the previous Space to Emerge weekends, it's an event I wouldn't want to miss, taking place in an enchanted wood with a tribe of like-minded souls.


I loved the variety of inspiring activities, the group ceremonies and the easy atmosphere that made a gathering of strangers into a company of friends.


I left feeling hopeful and uplifted, and I still carry with me the magic of that communion both with nature and with all those who shared that beautiful space.”

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Workshop - It was really well organised, an opportunity to push boundaries, and it opened my eyes to new things and experiences

“The opportunity to hold the stone-age artefacts and journey with them was what initially drew me to the weekend, along with the location.


I loved the idea of the whole package - the option to camp out, the fire and the waterfall.


I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would say to someone if you are interested in this kind of thing then go for it.


It was really well organised, an opportunity to push boundaries, and it opened my eyes to new things and experiences.”

Craft and Creativity retreat participant

Workshop - think the most important thing was the new friendships and the immense amount of love and positive energy which is always abound at every event which you hold

“The experience gave me a greater grounding in nature, a feeling of nurture and friendship.


The main thing that I took away was a renewed and stronger belief that things are changing and there are people out there who share similar visions of what life could be like for everyone.


I also took a lot of new information which gave me the initiative to try new things and investigate different areas which I could employ to improve my life.


I think the most important thing was the new friendships and the immense amount of love and positive energy which is always abound at every event which you hold.”

Craft and Creativity retreat participant

Ceremony - Your ceremony was everything that we wanted and more

“Your ceremony was everything that we wanted and more.


We needed to be able to be ourselves, be intimate and true and not feel that we had to put on a show or be bound by “rules” and you helped us to achieve exactly that.


I never thought in a million years that I could have realised my vision and made it happen.


That's probably why it all feels like a dream.”

Sinéad

after her handfasting

Ceremony - I can’t remember having enjoyed a ceremony so much for a long time, great group of people, great energy

"Just wanted to say thanks for an amazing evening. You both did a fantastic job.


I can’t remember having enjoyed a ceremony so much for a long time, great group of people, great energy.


I hope to make it to more of your events!  :)”

Mari

Arbor Low ceremony participant

Ceremony - Just want to say thank you and I was truly inspired by this

"I've just found your Facebook page, I came to this and started my adventure for this year with your help and guidance ?.


I had been thinking about moving to Cornwall to live and after your ceremony I took the plunge and I'm now living in Cornwall ?


Just want to say thank you and I was truly inspired by this

Rozalyn

Arbor Low ceremony participant

Retreat - At Space to Emerge you are fully supported by those around you to simply be who you are for a full liberating weekend

"The most potent thing I feel I can say about this wonderful healing weekend is summed up in a single word: Inclusion.


No matter what stage you are at in your journey, you will find space to experience, to laugh, feel joy and receive healing.


You can nurture your spirit through activities, time alone or time spent with friends old and new.


At Space to Emerge you are fully supported by those around you to simply be who you are for a full liberating weekend."

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Retreat - Thank you so very very much for one of the most enjoyable weekends that we have ever spent in our lives

"Dear Nicola & Jason, Thank you so very very much for one of the most enjoyable weekends that we have ever spent in our lives.


Space To Emerge is a fantastic experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. Long may it remain.


Well done, keep up the fantastic work.


Our Love and best wishes to you both. xxxx."

Peter and Christine

Space to Emerge retreat participants

Retreat - I had the most amazing time with all you guys and such beautiful surroundings

"Thank you Nicola & Jason.


I had the most amazing time with all you guys and such beautiful surroundings.


I came back very centered, grounded and calmer...and really wanting to follow the shamanic way more.


Look forward to our paths crossing again...
Lots of love Rachel xxx”

Rachel

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Retreat - A wonderful, healing experience, so many lovely friendly people and wonderful, fascinating conversations throughout.

"A wonderful, healing experience, so many lovely friendly people and wonderful, fascinating conversations throughout.


So much to think about and so much help with dealing with some challenges I have currently, and also moving forward on my spiritual path.


So much love not just in the people but in the place itself."

Samantha

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Retreat - Totally out of this world...space to emerge was exactly what it says

"I feel so humbled by nature and all it has to offer us.


Totally out of this world...space to emerge was exactly what it says....feel like I've deepened my connection with nature."

Vivienne

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Retreat - I went on an amazing spiritual journey. Thank you

"It was a healing and uplifting experience.


Particularly the trance drumming I was able to completely surrender to the moment . And let go of feeling afraid.


I went on an amazing spiritual journey. Thank you."

Maggie

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Retreat - It was and will be the most beautiful weekend of my year

"It was and will be the most beautiful weekend of my year, spent with the nicest of people in a stunning spiritual space."

Maggie

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Retreat - Everyone spoke to everyone and it felt like a very safe place to be

I found the weekend wonderfully relaxing, informative, welcoming and inclusive.


Everyone spoke to everyone and it felt like a very safe place to be.

Sharon

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Retreat - Space to Emerge fed my soul and inspired me in so many ways

The best weekend we've had in ages.


A very special and sacred time surrounded by beautiful woodlands and some genuine, authentic folks.


Thank-you so much Nicola and Jason for what you created here.


Space to Emerge fed my soul and inspired me in so many ways. Not least to get out in nature more. X

Liz

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Retreat - It was a wonderful experience, as the days went on people became more and more open to each other

"It was a wonderful experience, as the days went on people became more and more open to each other.


It felt like travelling, we were all away from our homes, and growing as we emerged into our true selves. I felt I was so much more “me” by the end.


I was happy to emerge from a strange and difficult time of my life, starting with several years of serious illness, which led to a transplant three years ago.


Since that I have been growing stronger, and I came across the Way of the Buzzard at a perfect time. My “upstairs department” (guides) and I will work now on integrating all this and working on staying in this wonderful present.


Thank you so much for devoting yourselves to this work."

Michael

Space to Emerge retreat participant

Drum Birthing - The whole process was deeply, soulfully and thoughtfully held with great care and attention to detail

“A big thank you to Jason and Nicola for creating this wonderful drum birthing workshop.


The whole process was deeply, soulfully and thoughtfully held with great care and attention to detail.


Knowing the story of where the hand crafted, sustainable materials came from, brought with it a sense of working with the Earth and all our relations that added such a lot to the whole experience.


I can’t recommend this workshop highly enough and feel it is very good value for money.


It has given me a treasured memory that is brought alive every time I play my drum.”

Liz

Drum Birthing participant

Drum Birthing - Your patience and attention, together with such beautiful materials, has meant that I have been able to craft a drum that is so much more beautiful than I could ever have imagined being able to make

"Hi Nicola and Jason,

I just wanted to thank you both so very much for yesterday - what a fabulous workshop!



Your patience and attention, together with such beautiful materials, has meant that I have been able to craft a drum that is so much more beautiful than I could ever have imagined being able to make.


Thank you for sharing your skills and wisdom in such a relaxed, positive manner and in a lovely work space.



I hope to be able to join you at some point in the future in some of the other work that you do.

 Blessings
.

Diane

Drum Birthing participant

Drum Birthing - It was all that I hoped it would be, an experience to treasure and an honour to preserve the red deer I chose

"I cannot thank you enough for guiding me through my drum birthing experience.


Working with such raw materials and not being particularly crafty was, I thought, going to be a daunting experience.. Instead I found comradeship with my fellow birthers and gentle encouragement from you both at every step.


It was all that I hoped it would be, an experience to treasure and an honour to preserve the red deer I chose.


My drum became it's own being as the days rumbled on in the drying week. Patterns and colours emerging every day when I went to turn her. And then came the first play. My beater softly beat the skin and the tone made my heart swell with pride.


I had made this wonder filled instrument, I had actually put aside my excuses and made her. All I can do is thank you both from my heart for enabling me to affirm my chosen path by the beating of my drum to the music of my life.” 

Drum Birthing participant

Drum Birthing - Our small band of souls from all walks of life, working merrily as our drums took shape, under Nicola and Jason's calm instruction

"A wonderful experience of support and stories woven around your own drums birth.


Our small band of souls from all walks of life, working merrily as our drums took shape, under Nicola and Jason's calm instruction.


The song of my drum crafted on this day has a wonderful resonance full of love & laughter.


For anyone feeling drawn to this, I'd urge you to take the plunge and bring your drums voice into the world."

Drum Birthing participant

Drum Birthing - I love it very much, and thank you for your time, patience and care that allowed us to experience this process. Many thanks again

"Just to thank you again for a terrific day creating my drum yesterday.


I was tired at the end of the day, but it was packed with information and practical tasks and I loved every minute of it.


My drum is now in my shed and I have just turned it. It is already getting tight and the colours that are emerging are absolutely beautiful. It was difficult imagining how it would look yesterday when it was wet, but it has beautiful darker tones coming out that I think will get better every day that it dries.


I love it very much, and thank you for your time, patience and care that allowed us to experience this process. Many thanks again."

Tina

Drum Birthing participant

Online Course - like your integrity and presentation style, and the video delivery format was really useful. It has proved to be an oasis of sanity in these insane times

"I joined the Born Free programme as I wanted to increase my experience of  working shamanically.


I think I already had the basics but it was nice to realise that as I progressed through the course I could deepen my understanding of practice.


I like your integrity and presentation style, and the video delivery format was really useful. I have come to realise that I do have a connection to nature and spirit and it has increased my confidence to be myself.


I am open to 'signs' (more aware)  and look upon trees with reverence and have passed some knowledge onto my wife and our daughter where they both tried out ‘tree energy’ practice at space to emerge.


I have found the Born Free programme to be effective at developing a way of living authentically by exploring  body and spirit  that improves and challenges us as people so  that we can be more than just ‘consumers’.


It has proved to be an oasis of sanity in these insane times."

Mark

Born Free participant

Online Course - This is SUCH a full and rich course. I can't believe the value you have both packed into it. It's been so transformative for me

"Starting the course made me realise that my life was so full of things (work!) that I didn't really have the time to do what I need to do to nourish my soul.


Throw some other 'life events' on top of this and it became impossible to engage. This realisation was pivotal to me and I called upon my go-to horse energy to carry me out of the situation and towards my real life's purpose as revealed to me early in the work.


Today it manifested in this realm. I was offered my dream job with flexible hours in which I will finally be able to fulfil that purpose: Hospice Nurse. I feel as though I am coming home.


This is SUCH a full and rich course. I can't believe the value you have both packed into it. It's been so transformative for me.


Thank you again from the bottom of my heart"

Nicola

Born Free participant

Online Course - One of the greatest benefits is that my family life has improved a lot, and I have a better connection with people

"Before I found The Way of the Buzzard I had a lot of fear and was a very lost person.


I was very confused about my life and all of the world. I really struggled with communication and wen I looked to find words to express my needs, only tears came.


I was drawn to the Born Free course because I felt 'inside me’ that it would be beneficial for me in my life right now. Being a part of the programme has helped me in so many ways.


I now accept myself and love myself more. I have opened to my feminine side, am more connected to Mother Earth, and I love my connection I have developed with my tree.


One of the greatest benefits is that my family life has improved a lot, and I have a better connection with people.


Born Free is a really useful course for people who would like to learn and deepen their experience with shamanism but have a busy life.”

Ewa

Born Free participant

Online Course - Nicola and Jason share their stories as well, both highs and lows, this promotes a wonderfully loving two-way relationship that shows you how you can also step into this journey no matter what your circumstances

I came to Born Free with some experience, however, the teachings of Nicola and Jason still held so much more for me to learn.


Those new to the path, whether you wish to step onto it fully or just dip a toe in to see how it feels, will find so many wonderful lessons to help get them started.


Born Free covers a lot of things that other courses neglect, such as how this path interweaves with our physical wellbeing and our place in the world. This all facilitates our spiritual growth as much as learning about the different spirit realms and animal guides which are also covered in detail.


You will come back to the lessons time and time again, each fresh viewing revealing new insights and teachings.


You are held in the most wonderful supportive environment by both Nicola and Jason and the other students on the course.


Nicola and Jason share their stories as well, both highs and lows, this promotes a wonderfully loving two-way relationship that shows you how you can also step into this journey no matter what your circumstances.

Kym

Born Free participant

Online Course - Nicola and Jason’s love and passion for all things Shamanic shine through in every aspect of this truly transformational programme and help you to achieve what you individually want to gain

"I have been drawn to shamanic practise in one way or another since my 20s but never taken the time to fully embrace it.


At a point in my life where I was transitioning ( into crone!) I was very much in need of self work and support of some kind. What appeared for me from the Universe like  a gentle rain shower while the sun is shining, was Nicola and Jason’s Born Free on line shamanic course.


Everything about how it was structured and presented resonated with me. Nicola and Jason’s love and passion for all things Shamanic shine through in every aspect of this truly transformational programme and help you to achieve what you individually want to gain.


The journey into really absorbing the value of this course lies in surrender, acceptance and trusting the process. I very much enjoyed watching each lesson and then trying out the exercises. I also gained huge comfort and support from the webinars which informed beautifully and encouraged sharing of ideas and sticking points.


Overall, I feel my journey has just begun. This is course material that you can return to time and again throughout a lifetime.


It is so rich and nurturing, like a handful of earth that has been loved and cared for by generations; you can feel just by touching it, that there is far more to it than you might have initially thought.


I can sense that I have changed quite dramatically since beginning this course and feel far more in touch with my authentic self and look forward to an ever increasing path of self discovery."

Laura

Born Free participant

Online Course - Jason and Nicola, are two warm loving human people, who made what I thought was fiction a living, breathing reality

Shamanism was one of the steps along my journey.


Jason and Nicola, are two warm loving human people, who made what I thought was fiction a living, breathing reality.


Walking shamans, with power and direction. With a clan, The Way of the Buzzard is a great way to bright lights.

David

Born Free participant

Anglezarke Drum shop - I also love, love, love how much care and attention my drum seemed to have gotten at its original home

“My deciding factor was intuitive. It was the right drum at the right time - and still is!


I also love, love, love how much care and attention my drum seemed to have gotten at its original home. That made all the difference.


It felt personal and cosy to have a drum from you.”

Melissa

Drum buyer

Anglezarke Drum shop - I never knew I could love a drum so much. I hope she will be with me until I die, and then be passed to the next person honoured to be her friend

"I bought a drum from you about a year ago. It's a 16" deer skin with a crimson tension ring and a black tourmaline in the handle.


I just want to tell you how wonderful this drum is. When I first received her I journeyed to meet all who had participated in the making. What a web of connections!


Far beyond you, or the animals involved, to those who mined the metal and the tourmaline, fed the animals, cared for the trees. A lesson in the web of connections. In the journey she told me to call her Echo Moon Stalker.


I have used her for journeying both alone and in my local shamanic circle and her voice is strong and beautiful. I never knew I could love a drum so much. I hope she will be with me until I die, and then be passed to the next person honoured to be her friend.


Thank you so much for this blessing. With gratitude and joy.

​Rachel

Drum buyer

Anglezarke Drum shop - I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing drum. I didn't realise how much it was going to change my life

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing drum. I didn't realise how much it was going to change my life!


I've been looking on youtube for basic lessons and i really appreciated one that advised to hug the drum, it feels so nurturing to me! The vibrations are amazing, so healing, I cant stop playing it, everytime I feel a bit whacked I play and I feel so energised afterwards.


The beautiful thing about it is knowing how much love and care went into sourcing the materials and making it with such presence, along with the beautiful cleansing at the end.


You can really sense that in the drum and I think it makes a huge difference to the feel, and perhaps even the sound of it. So with absolute heartfelt gratitude to you and all other beings who brought this amazing drum to life. Thank you.

Helen

Drum buyer

Anglezarke Drum shop - I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing drum. I didn't realise how much it was going to change my life

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for the amazing drum. I didn't realise how much it was going to change my life!


I've been looking on youtube for basic lessons and i really appreciated one that advised to hug the drum, it feels so nurturing to me! The vibrations are amazing, so healing, I cant stop playing it, everytime I feel a bit whacked I play and I feel so energised afterwards.


The beautiful thing about it is knowing how much love and care went into sourcing the materials and making it with such presence, along with the beautiful cleansing at the end.


You can really sense that in the drum and I think it makes a huge difference to the feel, and perhaps even the sound of it. So with absolute heartfelt gratitude to you and all other beings who brought this amazing drum to life. Thank you.

Helen

Drum buyer

Anglezarke Drum shop - I absolutely LOVE this set... last night I dipped into the bag and connected with the Birch tree, I slept with the stick in my right hand to allow the energy to integrate. I literally awoke having slept like a log

"This beautiful Celtic Ogham set honours and shares the spirit and heart-mind of our native trees.


Reach into the bag and literally hold the wisdom of our woodlands in the palm of your hand. Reading the corresponding entry, connect with and feel lovingly held by the arms of an ancient tree.


Sit back and feel a sense of wonder at the clarity and tenderness of this incredible oracle. 
Tarot cards are made of paper, cut out the middle man and go straight to the tree itself!


I absolutely LOVE this set... last night I dipped into the bag and connected with the Birch tree, I slept with the stick in my right hand to allow the energy to integrate. I literally awoke having slept like a log."

Helen

Ogham set buyer

Anglezarke Drum shop - I could feel the energies from it as I unpacked it from the box, made my skin tingle and my hair stand on end

"Thank you so much for my lovely drum. It came in perfect time for Beltane. It is absolutely beautiful with an amazing sound. It is perfect in every way.


I could feel the energies from it as I unpacked it from the box, made my skin tingle and my hair stand on end.


I created a special ritual to welcome it. I'm looking forward to some amazing journeys!”

Anne

Drum buyer

One to one healing - I wanted to thank you for the work you did, I am still blown away by the resources that have opened up for me thanks to your help and coaching

"I'm doing well with the journeying and have also started counselling sessions to help me deal with the grief on a day to day level. They are going really well thanks to the Shamanic healing which I feel has opened up a huge amount for me that probably would have stayed hidden otherwise. I've had so many realisations lately its been quite intense so I'm taking my time.


I've also been clearing my channels so I can listen more, I've noticed so much synchronicity lately its been wonderful. This morning I was driving back from South Lakes as the Sun rose on my left and the Moon set on my right when a group of three crows swooped low over my car in formation then just above me, banked sharply left and flew off again, it was magnificent!


I wanted to thank you for the work you did, I am still blown away by the resources that have opened up for me thanks to your help and coaching, I also wanted to mention that I'm planning on coming back and having more sessions once I've got the emotional stuff a bit more under control, hopefully in a couple of months.


I was hoping I could continue to learn about Shamanic practice as well as delve a bit more into past life healing or ancestor healing and also learn some tools such as protection. I am feeling very drawn to Shamanic practice and looking forward to learning/experiencing more. For now I've been visiting my guides and getting some wonderful help.”

Fiona

One to One healing

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