Beltane is about fertility, potential, life. It’s about nature’s fertility, but it’s also a time of passion and sexuality, when the Greenwood marriage between the May Queen and the Oak King takes place, a symbol of the union between earth and sky. In days gone by, cattle were driven through the smoke of the Beltane fire to protect them illness. The tradition of dancing around the Maypole symbolises the union between the Goddess and her lover and is still a popular May Day activity around Britain.
Beltane at Earthtones
Join me at the Earthtones studio for a wonderful, spiritual celebration of this festival. Here’s what you can expect:
- Sacred cacao ceremony
- themed guided meditation
- Gong bath
- Abundance ritual
- Create your own miniature maypole
- Make Beltane incense
- make a Green Man mask
- take part in a group dance
- partake in a delicious lunch!
As well as experiencing this wonderful celebration, you’ll be taking home Beltane incense, a mini Maypole and a Green Man mask.
The small studio altar will be dressed for Beltane, and you’re invited to come dressed in festival colours (which are green, white and red). Of course this is completely optional. Wear whatever you like, although I’d recommend comfortable clothing for taking part in the meditation and gong bath. Please note that the Earthtones studio is a shoe free zone; shoes are left on the rack provided. You are welcome to wear slippers; socks and bare feet are also fine!
This celebration takes place on Sunday, 29 April, 10.30am – 3pm, at the Earthtones studio in Arnold, Nottingham. The cost is £30 per person and you are asked to bring with you a vegetarian (and preferably gluten-free) dish to share for lunch. Fresh fruit, fruit juices and herbal teas will also be provided.
Book your place at the Beltane Celebration by completing this form.
* please note: the guided meditation contains mature themes