Spiritual practice, ceremony, and teachings:
Our ancestors had great wisdom, knowledge, and healing. Much still relevant to today’s society. Although the world has shrunk using modern technology, easy travel, and web access, many of these practices have been hidden from our modern lives. It has become more and more important to find and understand our spiritual roots and those of our forbearers across the globe. It is with humility and respect to my mentors that I offer the teachings, healings, and ceremony of those people kind enough to share and empower me to support you.
Taking the meaning of holistic back to its roots, of “the whole”
Using nature and the elements for inspiration and guidance, our holistic workshops are built to encourage and sustain growth, personal understanding, and self-empowerment. With community, integrity, support, and compassion as our ethos, we will guide you with humility, laughter, and community.
To see our upcoming events, go to the Events page
Our Holistic courses include
Relaxation and support circle:
Sitting in circle is an ancient tradition, where the tribe would come together to discuss common interests, issues and work together both physically and spiritually to find balance. It’s with respect to our ancestor’s wisdom we offer a place for likeminded individuals to come, relax, recharge, laugh, cry, talk and seek advice from the circle.
Evenings will be based around our usual mix of ancient Shamanic and Daoist practices with elements of empowerment thrown in where needed.
Expect guided meditations, shamanic journeying, group support, openness, drumming, ancient wisdom, fun and laughter. This is an opportunity to create and join a tribe of like-minded individuals and start your week off, in a balanced and holistic manner.
From traditional meditation and shamanic breath practices, to the modern-day processes of focusing and adapting our breath consciously. Breathwork offers healing from past traumas, transpersonal experiences and increased focus and awareness. We offer both traditional and modern approaches to breathwork for, healing, relaxation, empowerment and finding yourself.
Coming together for relaxation, peace, and tranquillity. we offer varied meditation styles and formats, including visual guided journeys, traditional Buddhist, and Daoist meditations, silent and music accompanied meditation.
- Full moon meditations: join us outside under the moon and stars as we reflect, find calm and enjoy both silent and guided meditations.
- Guided meditation sessions throughout the week.
- Reflective meditation practice: for those looking to expand their knowledge of meditative practice.
Since the earliest days of humanity, a spiritual link has developed between fire’s cleansing energies, meditative qualities, and raw power. Inseparably bound to our physical needs of safety, light, and warmth, working with fire is a tangible link to our earliest days and beliefs.
It is with great pleasure that we offer our informal evening of guided meditations, reflection, and ancestral stories, working directly with the elemental energies of fire.
The evening will start in a traditional yurt with guided meditations, discussions, support, and reflection, before the opportunity to work directly with the fire in preparation for a meditational Firewalk, based on the practices of our ancestors.
A few photo’s from previous Elemental Fires:
Introduction to shamanic journeying:
Shamanic practice is one of the oldest tribal healing traditions across the globe, it has been found in many different cultures worldwide including our diverse Nordic and Celtic heritage.
As part of this practice, the Shamanic journey has been used as a meditation, and a method of reaching a lucid dream state, connecting ourselves with our inner thoughts, ancestral teachings and with the spirit world. This powerful tool can bring about deeper understanding of ourselves and the natural environment we live in.
In this shamanic path, we consider everything to be alive and interconnected, bearing an inherent virtue, power, and wisdom. Power animals and guides are a spiritual representation of this, demonstrating a person’s interconnection to all life, their qualities of character and their power, their inner self. They are an entity creating a symbiotic relationship and guiding your journey into awareness.
It’s with respect to our ancestors and the wisdom they have left us that we offer the opportunity to learn the principles of Shamanic journeying and the opportunity to begin creating a relationship with your personal animal and spirit guides.
Sweat Lodges and the purification ceremonies held within them have been part of ancestral ceremonies for thousands of years. Although mostly known from Native American tribes, sweat lodges are found in (amongst other) Nordic, African, Celtic, Siberian, Roman and Peruvian historical and spiritual practice.
These ancient teachings and methods have been passed down by our forefathers so we can experience, heal, and purify in the way of our ancestors. Not just for ourselves but for the world around us. Partaking in a “sweat” is a deep, powerful, and transformative practice that can bring about genuine emotional cleansing.
Earth Life and the returning circle:
We are born of the Earth, it supports us, nurtures us and eventually we return our physical bodies to it. This great circle of life, death and rebirth is as old as time itself, the continuing flow of energies sustaining our personal and spiritual growth. Modern day life has disassociated us from this circle, creating stress, anxiety, and a sense of fear over our own mortality. These blocks are pushing us away from our natural state of grounding and peace. It’s with this in mind, we welcome you to join with us in circle to reconnect with the earth, exploring our connections to it and celebrating being part of the great returning circle.
We will communicate in the ancient and tribal tradition of sitting in circle, before heading deep into the womb of the earth, meditating within the dreaming chamber. Working together we will continue to explore our personal connections with earth energies, building understanding, acceptance, and love for our place in this greater circle.
Finally building towards a traditional ceremony of returning to the earth. Rejuvenating our bodies, celebrating our mortal lives and letting go of whatever is holding us back.
This is a day of reflection, celebration and letting go, held in ancient and shamanic tradition.
I attended the recent ‘Evening of Firewalking & Meditation’ hosted by Elemental Empowerment and I can honestly say the whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. Kia was so engaging throughout the evening, he is enriched with wisdom and knowledge. I felt captivated by the power of the fire and the teachings Kia presented throughout the session. If you want a chance to feel empowered and fulfilled then I highly recommend looking to the events hosted by Elemental Empowerment. On the plus side you will also have lots of fun! The evening was so well organised and the whole team was extremely friendly and professional. Thank you so much to all those involved, I’m so excited to attend more events in the future! 😄
September 27, 2020
Firstly, thank you for allowing me to come along to attempt to capture some of the fire walking. As this was my 1st time at an event like this I was unsure what to expect, i knew a friendly welcome and atmosphere was a given as i used to work with Kai 20 years ago..... everyone was friendly and there with one goal, to enjoy the experience (safely) Even though I was there in a "professional " capacity, Kai encouraged me to join in with the "activities " before the actual walks, not only did this help me feel like part of the group it also helped on a personal level - having let life take over me for so long, just having some "me" time and doing some proper meditation (that I have not done for years, but will make time to now) was a huge benefit. Whether you are there just to walk the coals or are looking for a breakthrough or anything in between makes no difference, you will be supported but not pushed to reach your goal. I'm looking forward to attending more, especially now j have the camera settings sorted 😉
September 26, 2020
Second firewalk now done with Kai Bridges at Elemental Empowerment. Kai was again professional, supportive, calm and informative and made the whole evening feel safe from the start and such fun. It was a different experience to my first firewalk as it was outside under a starlit sky with the moon shining through and bats flying around with the fire nearby on a warm summer evening. My first one was on a cold January night. It was an amazing evening from start to finish with a wonderful group of people some of whom I met for the first time. I would highly recommend an evening of firewalking with Kai and his fantastic team comprising Rachel and Liam🔥💕
July 26, 2020
I attended my first firewalking event with the folks of elemental empowerment, which was in of itself, pretty cool, and I felt in safe hands. The evening event was beautiful and everyone involved, a delight to meet. Kai and Rachel made everyone feel welcome. Both clearly work very hard, but most significantly, I felt are genuine in their spirituality yet wonderfully grounded. Thank you And I look forward to experiencing more at Clophill.
July 25, 2020
I attended the intro to Shamanic Journeying at the weekend and loved every minute of Kai’s teachings and the warm welcome he offered all of us. He really goes above and beyond to enable you to get the most from the workshop and has a genuine empathy and interest in every individual. The group were all lovely too, making this whole experience one I will not forget and I will continue to use Kai’s teachings to continue my spiritual path. Thank you ?? I will most definitely be back soon xx
February 26, 2020
I've been doing my research for a good few years trying to make sense of the world and all avenues have brought me to shamanism, understanding God and jesus without religion was what I've been searching for, attended shamanic journeying day in the yurt, kai has got a really calming way about him from the off, he brought the group together very quickly, this was 3 days ago now and the lift in energy is blowing me away, thank you Kia and the team, love ya. X
February 25, 2020
I am so happy I attended a shamanic journeying workshop. I feel more at peace and I have resolved an issue quicker than I have expected. I have learned some valuable life truths. would definitely love to come back to such a magical place. Magical as this is such an amazing time for one, no rush no constantly going off phones. we all deserve some balance x
February 24, 2020