The Sacred Trust Teaching Centre, Dorset

The Sacred Trust Teaching Centre is a unique centre set in the heart of England, dedicated to the teaching, research and study of shamanism. The Sacred Trust Centre is set in almost 2,000 acres of a private Dorset countryside estate, three miles north of Wimborne in the South West of England. Here our guests can explore something of a mythic landscape which includes rolling verdant pastures filled with majestic ancient trees, some 80 acres of woodland which in the spring are carpeted with bluebells, a stone circle, a lake, a roving and frequently visible community of deer as well as buzzard, badger, fox, wren, shrew, barn owl, bat, hedgehog, newt, toad…to name but some of those that make up the community here along side a small herd of horses and a number of beehives.

Accommodation is relaxed and spacious and comprises of a nest of buildings which include a main lodge house, two cottages, a beautiful group room, comfortable bedrooms with ample bathrooms for up to 24 students, places to relax, a dining room where tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits are available 24 hours a day and a shop which stocks books on shamanism, as well as drums, our beeswax candles and home-brewed mead.

The food at our centre is justifiably lauded and our incredible chef Anna Shepherd (author of the forthcoming Sacred Trust Cookbook) ensures that all meals are home cooked, mouth-watering vegan fare, usually organic and locally sourced where possible and delicious, colourful, varied and plentiful!. Anna also skilfully caters for most special diets and does her utmost to offer a delicious alternative for those on restricted diets who attend our courses and trainings.

Breakfast is self-service with cereals, muesli, fruit, yoghurt, toast and spreads, orange juice, tea, herb teas and coffee. Lunch is homemade soup and a savoury dish with delicious salad combinations and dressings. Dinner is a substantial main course with a scrumptious dessert.

Getting to The Sacred Trust Teaching Centre is easy. We are three miles north of Wimborne, within easy reach of the coast, the New Forest, Purbecks, Cranborne Chase and Blackmore Vale; 20 minutes from Ringwood and Poole, 30 minutes from Bournemouth and Christchurch, 45 minutes from Dorchester, Salisbury and Southampton. Trains from London Waterloo station to the nearest main-line station of Poole run every hour with a journey time just over two hours.

Upon booking your course you will be sent full and precise details on how to arrive here, whether travelling by car or public transport and whether travelling from inside the UK or flying in from overseas.

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