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Bringing It Home Yearlong Immersion Journey

The course fee includes 7 immersion weekends, full access to ‘Ecological Homecoming’ (16 evening calls with outdoor activities to complete in your own time), 8 personal mentoring sessions with course teachers, access to some of the 8 Shields Institute’s 512 Project videos, ‘bringing it homeworks’ to carry out between weekends, and peer to peer mentoring calls. We will also support you to hold a 24 hour (or dawn to dusk) wild solo in August, at a place of your choosing.

Sliding Scale Prices 2023-2024

We offer sliding scale to make our immersion more inclusive of a wide spectrum of economic circumstances that we each find ourselves in. Sliding scale depends on community collaboration, those that can give more through the ‘supporting rate’ support those who need to avail of the ‘supported rate’. Ideally, it allows everyone to pay what is within their means, while honouring all the time and resources that have gone into creating and running our programs.

If the supported rate is still beyond your financial needs we offer a limited number of bursary and/or work exchange places each cycle of our program.

£1,475 – Supported Rate

£1,675 – Standard Rate

£1,875 – Supporting Rate

Payment Plans
If you need, you can pay over 9 months, at 5% extra
Supported Rate – £1,549 total, £350 deposit then 9 x £133
Standard Rate – £1,759 total, £350 deposit then 9 x £157
Supporting Rate – £1,969 total, £350 deposit then 9 x £180

How do I know how much to pay?

We ask you to honestly and thoroughly reflect on what is within your means to pay. This self-assessment is an opportunity to take the time to look at the different areas of our lives our income goes towards supporting. While for all of us our incomes are used to meet our basic needs, many of us will also use some of it to pay for areas of our lives that are recreational and support our personal growth and wellbeing, which is the area within which we see our program fitting. As a guideline, our ‘supported rate’ is for those who it is a big stretch to put income aside for recreation and personal growth and wellbeing.

Our standard rate is our best representation of what is costs us to create and run our program and we hope that most people will choose this option. Those that can give more through the ‘supporting rate’ support those who need to avail of the ‘supported rate, as well as people who receive additional bursaries.

Please consider our payment plans as a way to support you to pay a rate that feels a bit of a stretch but possible with this support.

A sliding-scale is one way of formalising the ‘gift economy’ in a context where those paying come from different geographical locations and most often have never met us. We will trust what you choose to pay and will not question you about it.

If you are looking to only sign up for Ecological Homecoming, please click here


Cancellation policy – If you cancel your booking before 17th February – a month before the course starts – we will return your whole fee minus the deposit. If you cancel after that date we will retain half of your full fee and return the rest to you. Any refunds after the start of the course are at our discretion.

“… learn from what’s in the ground how to unconquer the earth, our bodies, souls and minds by keeping the seeds of culture alive”  Martin Prechtel

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