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HOMECOMING: return home to self

a journey of soulful enquiry, ceremony & embodied practice

Do you long for the joyful reunion with your forgotten home – your very soul – traversing the path of your unique existence – your very life here on earth? Through all the pain and sorrow, joy and hopefulness?

Are you ready to follow the right path of your life, the long sought-after truth at the intimate core of your whole Being?

After years of self-enquiry, dedication to truth, dissolve through the awakening process, and the return to life, the deep intimacy of the soul’s longing has led us to our own journey of Homecoming.

And within this, we are ignited in passion and purpose to offer this container of powerful mutual focus as an invitation for others who long to heed this call.

This is your invitation to join us.

With love … Annu + Julie

Homecoming is a year-long program which acts as a container and simple structure, and which joins us in community as we each traverse our individual coming home to self.

Through a process of deep enquiry, intimate practice and live online ceremonies, we turn to the time-out-of-mind thresholds of nature’s rhythms from Samhain 2017 through to the Autumn Equinox 2018.

These significant junctures invite us to return to our natural state of being and the program points to the archetypal wisdom intrinsic to each. In this, we are fully supported with invitations for embodied practice throughout.

Homecoming offers distinct entry points to work with, prompts and invitations for enquiry, live online ceremonies for deep connection and witness, and guidance for post-ceremony integration as we continue our journey home.

Homecoming: return home to self

a journey of soulful self-enquiry, ceremony & embodied practice

We are each born with a seed of yearning emanating from the core of our being.

 

The sound of this yearning is the soul’s longing – a deep and intimate cry carrying the sole purpose of guiding us through separation into wholeness, if we offer it our deep listening. It is the home-cry radiating from our original place of belonging, our true nature.

Many of us have turned outward to the world in response to this call, only to find deeper exile.

That seed of yearning and longing speaks to that which has been lost, forgotten, dismembered, fragmented.

These forgotten terrains ask to be met, encountered, embraced back into the fold of love and waking consciousness, where the intelligence of the deep unconscious beckons and guides at our helm.

The home-coming journey begins when we turn to face ourself – when we bend our sensorial, instinctual and intuitive enquiry receptively inwards to the directionality of that call – that which emanates from the core of our being.

When we ignore the soul’s call home, we can experience suffering which presents itself in many forms.

 

Often there is an obvious sickness or malaise in our bodies that demands our attention.

Many of us experience depressive, exhaustive states as we perpetually collapse, overwhelmed with the demands on our sensitive and fragile psyche.

The unmet yearning from our core may manifest itself as deep chronic pain, rage, chaos and sorrow, with all the marks of fragmentation, brokenness and exile in that devastation of not being met in the truth of all we are.

More subtle realms of dissatisfaction, confusion and feeling unfulfilled may seem to confirm our belief that there is something lost to be found, something more to be gained, some place other where we will at last feel whole, right and aligned in truth.

For most of us we will most surely have a history of seeking, searching and exploring the vast terrains of this earthly and cosmic existence.

The navigation tools and way-markers in Homecoming invite us to explore:

clarifying what embodied spiritual practice is and what it can do for us.

deepening ritual and ceremony as embodied practice for self-enquiry.

the vital, central practice of self-love, and care of our soft, animal body.

integrating our enquiry and practice into the hearth of our living life.

self-enquiry as a practice of intimacy with everything – learning what questions to ask and how to listen for answers.

learning how to feel the full scope of our feelings.

deep listening to the intelligence of the unconscious as a communication from the soul.

meeting the exiled territories of self to compassionately bring them home.

working the archetypal energies as a support for human flourishing rather than overruling the human experience.

the aliveness of right-relation with self, body, land, life and each other as our homecoming.

Homecoming: return home to self – a journey of soulful self-enquiry, ceremony & embodied practice offers both a map we can use to guide ourselves home as well as the simple navigation tools for orientation in our unique exploration of our body-psyche.

Following a process of consistent practice and dedication, we are invited to reunite with the original innocence of our human being.

Through these explorations, Homecoming: return home to self – a journey of soulful self-enquiry, ceremony & embodied practice invites the potential of;

relaxing into our wholeness of being.

stopping the search for something we already have.

introducing psychological freedom.

establishing a persistent, abiding connection with Self.

supporting stabilisation and rootedness.

establishing our own natural authority as our seat of sovereignty.

unleashing our inner wisdom.

discovering true meaning in our lives.

bringing our realisations into form.

reconnecting with the natural state of play and innocence.

experiencing spontaneous joy in living.

bringing us home to ourselves.

Homecoming doesn’t offer a quick-fix solution – this a process of intimate self discovery that demands patience and dedication. It is;

not aligned with specific dogmas, traditions, religions or world-views.

not about manifesting specific outcomes or manipulating reality.

not a prescribed method for an imagined version of a successful life.

not for you if you can’t make the time and space for the practice.

not a strategy to replace genuine enquiry.

not for you if you aren’t willing to surrender through your own resistance.

not for you if you expect us to do the work for you and can’t take responsibility for your experience.

Are you ready to answer the call of your soul’s yearning?

Can you imagine what would it feel like to relax deeply into your place of belonging?

Is there anything more important than your own homecoming?

The exchange for a year of Homecoming: return home to self – a journey of soulful self-enquiry, ceremony & embodied practice is £197 GBP (~$259 USD*)

 

There is an option to join the Homecoming Payment Plan for £20 GBP per month (~$26 USD*)

The cost of Homecoming is listed in £GBP and *all other currency listings are approximate and depend entirely on the daily exchange rate – check www.xe.com for currency conversions.

All payments are processed by PayPal, who will automatically calculate your local currency.

When you register for Homecoming you automatically agree to the terms and conditions listed below in the FAQ section. Please read through before making your purchase – thank you.

Sorry! Registration for Homecoming is currently closed but you are welcome to register for the Homecoming Wait List below and we’ll let you know when there is another opportunity to join us in this program.


What is it like to work with Annu + Julie?
Some feedback from past participants of our individual offerings:

I think the most underpinning thing for me, was that the depth of your own experience, knowledge and practice is evident. Your skill creates a container in which everyone, it seems, feels safe to explore the particularities of their own journeys. So, it was that space, and then the fact that everything is grounded in the body, in the here and now – that there is no dogma, no sense of what ‘should’ be done, or how. In fact there is no bossing. The term invitational is great!

Personal Practice Retreat with Annu

Every year goes deeper, and I can feel myself release just a little bit more into this beautiful experience that Julie guides us through. Julie is gifted in her ability to be present and guide us through the year. The course overflows with content and beauty, all created with love by Julie, and provides a suggested structure for the experience.

And yet, everything points inward to the personal, to following one’s intuition and to participating in a way that feels good. There is something for everyone and can (and will!) be experienced in so many different ways. This experience brings so much added beauty to my life.

Mandala Magic with Julie

It is difficult to describe the depth of offering from Annu Tara… through daily practices and invitational suggestions, individual work, group sharing and ceremony, you are encouraged and supported to deepen your own self-exploration. The atmosphere created is one of warmth and kindness, where all of our selves are welcome. The touch is light, the healing possible profound. Very grateful

Personal Practice Retreat Participant with Annu

You offer such an amazing and complete course I don’t even know if words suffice to tell you how much it has meant to me this year.

The way you have delivered this course – over an entire year is remarkable.  At last a class that matters!  Thank you for not selling out.  It is obvious that you care about your students and their wellbeing as much as you do your own welfare and earnings.

Mandala Magic with Julie

Thank you ever so much for this beautiful container. Feeling held in opening deeper into meeting myself in Love, to be silent with everything, to be in love with everything and to be willing to feel it all… breathing into opening, breathing into feeling, breathing into letting go of the structures that no longer serve… making time and space to cultivate simply Being.

Personal Practice Retreat with Annu

Your retreats are soooooo rich.  All that energy is so amazing. I have witnessed them now for two years and I am so amazed by the work being connected inspires me to do.  So heartfelt thanks for being a pioneer in this field.

Thank you so much for this incredibly delicious and enlightening journey!  It is life-changing.

Mandala Magic with Julie

After years of holding online ceremonies, we’ve witnessed that participants most benefit when this work and shared community space is held in intimacy with maximum opportunity for group and personal connection, therefore places are limited for this year-long program and are available on a first come first served basis.

Homecoming: return home to self – a journey of soulful self-enquiry, ceremony & embodied practice is accessible to you, whoever you are.

There is no limitation based on gender – all are welcome!

You don’t need to have any special skills, experience or qualifications to participate – you are already enough exactly as you are.

The beauty of the Homecoming program is that you can fully participate from wherever you are based in the world.

Connect and share with a global community of practitioners who are also committing to their personal Homecoming journey.

Because all aspects of Homecoming are presented online, you can participate from the comfort of your own home – no travel required!

For you this means there are no extra associated costs, or demands required of attending an in-person event.

There will also be recordings of each live online ceremony, so you can engage with this element at any time that works best for you.

Homecoming brings your practice and transformational work right into the hearth of your home and living life.

Join Homecoming: return home to self – a journey of soulful self-enquiry, ceremony & embodied practice and get access to:

Foundation concepts explained : the three conversations providing the context for Homecoming.

Pre Ceremony

Written Pre-Ceremony Guidelines to support your preparations.

Presentation of the Ceremonial & Seasonal threshold themes as invitational prompts and pointers for enquiry & practice.

Ceremony

Proper Opening and Closing of our Ceremonial Space.

Working with Intention. 

Each Ceremony will be unique but possible practices included will be:

Meditation (silent/guided)
Movement & Somatic Exploration (unwinding/dynamic)
Self-Massage and Care for your soft animal body
Journal Work/Writing
Altar Work & Ritual
Simple Creative/Art Practice

Hosted online, heartfully-crafted playlists mixed and recorded to support your ceremonial practice.

Recordings of each live ceremony for replay or to accompany your practice.

Post-ceremony

Written Post-Ceremony Guidelines and pointers for integration.

Homecoming is a year-long program organised around eight events/themes.

Homecoming Calendar

SAMHAIN
2017


Access 6th October
Ceremony: 28th October

IMBOLC
2018


Access 20th January
Ceremony: 27th January

BELTANE 2018

Access 21st April
Ceremony: 28th April

LUGHNASADH 2018

Access 21st July
Ceremony: 28th July

WINTER SOLSTICE 2017

 

Access 9th December
Ceremony: 16th December

SPRING EQUINOX 2018

Access 10th March
Ceremony: 17th March

SUMMER SOLSTICE 2018

Access 9th June
Ceremony: 16th June

AUTUMN EQUINOX 2018

Access 15th September
Ceremony: 22nd September

When you join Homecoming, you will receive access to a library of support resources, designed to welcome beginners and adepts alike.

These resources are all optional and include;

Private Facebook Group for community connection, sharing and witness.

Invitations and ideas to set up a practice space.

Introduction to non-denominational altar building.

Self Care Guide : including a variety of healing modalities for consideration.

Body Check : Video guide to this primary key for self authority.

Recipe Ideas and invitations for supportive food preparation.

Medicinal Allies Guide : Introductory guide to additional (legal) medicines to support your practice.

What is it like to work with Annu + Julie?
Some feedback from past participants of our individual offerings:

I’ve participated in several medicine journeys hosted by Annu. Each time has been deeply transformational. I’ve been very grateful for Annu’s care and presence throughout, she has a natural selflessness and generosity of spirit which I connect with in trust. She is both very well organised and care-full in her work and consideration of others. An enlightened woman with her feet on the ground. I have so much respect for her and thus highly recommend.

Personal Practice Retreat with Annu

This course Is beautifully put together and is truly a journey into your own soul. This course is the gift of allowing yourself to discover who you really are, how to appreciate and love the qualities of yourself you wish to keep and to make changes with the things that no longer serve you. Step by step your are unraveled and gently put back together. Can’t recommend it enough to those who are looking discover their true self. Thank you Julie for sharing your passion in such a beautiful way.

Mandala Magic with Julie

I very much recommend this work… so inspiring for personal practice. Also, I love that everything points to our inner authority, as for myself I see that there’s a tendency to trust something external over what’s true inside… so deeply integrating the body, heart and the mind … everything is included, and in the space here, this really touched me. Lots of heart-felt gratitude for the sharing.

Personal Practice Retreat Participant with Annu

What a well planned and well conducted event, with lots of supports and invitations to deepen our connection to the work, our bodies, and our souls. I so needed the time away from everyday life, and to be able to focus on color, shape, line, creativity – it was heaven!

It enabled me to “go deep” and ask some difficult questions and meditate on some challenging situations, which was soothing and empowering. I loved that there was a loose structure, but also the continual reminder to listen to our Selves and adjust our practice to suit what we needed most.

Mandala Magic with Julie

Annu is a deep and powerful presence, welcoming you into yourself, guiding, holding you into that place with incredible care and warmth, inviting the full flowering of your own unique being from Pure Love. It is truly a Divine gift to experience her work.

Personal Practice Retreat with Annu

Being a part of Julie’s program is one of the best things I could give myself. Julie has taken me on a wonderful journey into a very essential part of myself – my creativity. It’s a creative and spiritual ‘buffet’ of the most delicious kind. Julie provides us with a profound knowledge and a very inspiring and refreshing view on processes and creativity. My soul sings ❤️

Mandala Magic with Julie

Your Questions Answered
+ Terms and Conditions

Who is this program designed for?

Homecoming is designed to welcome anyone who wishes to explore their individual Homecoming experience within the context of soulful enquiry, embodied practice + ceremony.

There is no limitation based on gender – all are welcome! (Over 18s only – thank you.)

You don’t need to have any special skills, experience or qualifications to participate – you are already enough exactly as you are.

Can I join in from my city?

This program is delivered to you online, so as long as you have a valid email address and are able to access a computer with internet access, you are able to participate from anywhere in the world.

The content will be delivered on this website with a mix of writing, some video and audio, so you will additionally need to be able to stream video and audio. 

The ceremonies are accessed via Zoom. You will need an internet connected device (with camera + mic + speakers – or headphones) and can access from computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet.

Do I need to attend events in real time?

The program content is hosted on the website for you to access at your own pace. There’s no need to show up at a specific time – except if you wish to join the live ceremonies – so you won’t miss out if you’re in a different time zone, or need to login after your day’s work.

The content is released as per the event calendar above and all ceremonies will be recorded for access as soon as possible after the live event.

What happens when I register?

STEP ONE: Select your preferred payment option and you are asked to complete a registration form. Enter your details (select a unique username.) This activates your membership to the website content. If you are already a member of Annu’s website (have participated in e-training, medicine events, retreats or 1-2-1 sessions) please login with your existing details.

You need to complete this registration to access the classroom/membership site for the Homecoming program.

STEP TWO: Once you’ve completed the registration form, you’ll be taken to the PayPal payment processing page. Complete your transaction.

STEP THREE: After payment, you will automatically be redirected to the Log In page for Homecoming. Login using the details you’ve just created and you will be taken straight to the Homecoming Members Page.

ADDITIONALLY: You will receive two emails from the Homecoming system. 1. Your Registration information. Please keep this safe as a record of your login details. You can use these details when communicating with us regarding your membership. 2. Your receipt for the Homecoming program. Please keep this email safe. It acts as a record of your purchase.

(You will also receive a PayPal receipt separately.)

Please contact homecoming@annutara.co.uk if you have any trouble with this process. Don’t forget to quote your registration or PayPal details if you can, so we can identify you – thank you!

Do you provide therapy or counselling?

Homecoming is a self-guided self-enquiry program and is not intended as therapy or as a substitute for healthcare or medical advice.

Please ensure you have in place a suitable support network and inform your healthcare professional that you are taking part before you commit. Sharing your experience with bodyworkers, therapists and counsellors can offer meaningful results.

If you are struggling with any specific aspect of the material, you can contact homecoming@annutara.co.uk and Annu or Julie will be able to respond.

Annu also offers 1-2-1 sessions should anyone wish to explore the experience in more intimate detail outwith sharing in the Facebook Group.

Julie offers 1-2-1 sessions for those who wish to explore their creative work as a response to the material.

Exchange Rates + Payment Processing

Homecoming is a year-long program, open from October 22nd 2017 – September 29th 2018.

You can choose to pay for the program in one single payment, or select the monthly payment plan of twelve monthly instalments, beginning from the date of your initial purchase.

Single payment is £197 GBP (~$259 USD*)

Monthly payments are £20 GBP per month (~$26 USD*) (payable each month x 12).

The cost of Homecoming is listed in £GBP and *all other currency listings are approximate and depend entirely on the daily exchange rate – check www.xe.com for currency conversions.

All payments are processed by PayPal, who will automatically calculate your local currency.

When your payment transaction is complete, you’ll receive a receipt from PayPal by email. Please keep your receipt in a safe place – it acts as your proof of purchase.

Refund Policy + Payment Plan Terms

Refund Policy: Before the start of the program October 22nd you can request a refund for any payments made.

Due to the digital nature of the program, no refunds can be given after the start date. You may cancel your participation in the program at any time.

Please bear in mind that Homecoming is not a subscription program.

This means that when you select the Monthly Payment Plan, you agree to completing all twelve payments and will only continue to have access to the content for as long as those payments are fulfilled – thank you!

Further Terms + Conditions

When you register for Homecoming you automatically agree to these terms and conditions. Further terms for participation can be read here. Thank you!

The exchange for a year of Homecoming: return home to self – a journey of soulful self-enquiry, ceremony & embodied practice is £197 GBP (~$259 USD*)

 

There is an option to join the Homecoming Payment Plan for £20 GBP per month (~$26 USD*)

The cost of Homecoming is listed in £GBP and *all other currency listings are approximate and depend entirely on the daily exchange rate – check www.xe.com for currency conversions.

All payments are processed by PayPal, who will automatically calculate your local currency.

When you register for Homecoming you automatically agree to the terms and conditions listed above in the FAQ section. Please read through before making your purchase – thank you.

Sorry! Registration for Homecoming is currently closed but you are welcome to register for the Homecoming Wait List below and we’ll let you know when there is another opportunity to join us in this program.


Any questions?

Contact us on email at homecoming@annutara.co.uk and we’ll respond as soon as we can – thank you!