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Deepen your understanding of the Extraordinary Vessels support for the cycles of life.

Would you like to deepen your understanding of all Eight Extraordinary Vessels for work with any client, male or female, especially when they are going through key transitions in life such as becoming a parent, beginning or ending relationships, ending or beginning fertile cycles (such as the menopause for women) and easing towards to the end of life on earth. Would you like to have time to have some resources to support you in your own current transitions?

The difference, and benefit, of being on a residential is having the space to connect more deeply with where we are at personally, as well as in our therapist role. We will have time to exercise, meditate, reflect and relax as well as longer practical sessions which allow the work to be geared to your needs. Although we cover relevant theory, the focus is more on the experiential aspects of the work.

It is open to anyone who has already studied with Suzanne Yates or a Wellmother teacher. Suzanne will be doing all the teaching on this one, but there will still be time for some sharing your work and skills with other students.

If you are a massage therapist, please be aware that we will be including shiatsu (as many participants are shiatsu practitioners)  so if you want to brush up your shiatsu skills you might want to consider doing the on line course on shiatsu

If you would like some more information about the Residential you might want to read the Blog of a previous residential, written by Alexandra Gelny or the one which I wrote Blog

There is also a blog on the last Residential at Gallese 2018 by Kate Codrington

Note that you must have already attended a Course  with Wellmother to enroll onto this course. Please contact us for more information.

© Paul Vick Heart of Being

More detail

Our first major transition is the movement from water to earth. We say goodbye to our womb home and our placenta and hello to a whole new world outside. The way we are supported, or not, to do this, has a deep imprinting on how we end and begin all cycles and relationships. We can support ourselves and our clients to tap into a new potential and way of being through working with the Extraordinary Vessels.

We will explore how the movements we make during our first year as we get to know the earth (say hello) and then learn to move away from it inform the way we make transitions in our relationships to the outer world.

We will explore the beginnings and endings in the flow of Blood through life: the menstrual cycle and the menopause.

You will learn

About the main changes around birth in a safe, experiential way and how we can reconnect with their potential so that we can be supported in the current moment

How we move and connect with the outer world during our first year and how we can support any processes which were not fully expressed

How we connect with the different movements of Blood in our life (menstruation, the menopause and beyond) and how we can nourish and support ourselves

How to support yourself and clients in the processing of transitions, especially beginnings and endings

Breathing, visualisations and exercises as well as practical shiatsu and massage sessions to help you understand the nature of these changes, which will benefit both you and your clients


Times: Start 4pm Wednesday finish 4 pm Sunday.
A Typical Day
07.15-08.15 Exercise & meditation (optional)
08.15-09.15 Breakfast
09.30-13.00 Practical Work
13.00-15.30 Lunch, Siesta, Walk
15.30-19.30 Practical Session
19.30 Supper
21.15 Exercise & meditation(optional) : one evening an “event” : a celebration/ceremony depending on needs of group

Your location: Giulia di Gallese, agriturismo

We will be at an Agriturismo near Rome, less than an hour by train from Fiumicino airport.

The teaching room is a former church with a lovely atmosphere. It is airy and has lovely light. There is also an outdoor area to do exercises just beside the church.

The food is awesome, as Giulia who is running the place, loves cooking. It will be organic and vegetarian. The local village, Gallese, is about 10 minutes walking distance.



I have really enjoyed the CPD training over the years , in particular the residentials. These are 5 days of bliss, meeting wise women, inspirational teachers and therapists and allowing myself rest and physical, emotional, social and spiritual nourishment in an idyllic setting. They have introduced me to Qi Kung and yoga, which I now incorporate into my daily life and into my teaching sessions.

Catherine Tugnait

Massage therapist and NCT teacher

Students by flowery arch

Available languages

  • English
  • some Italian support

Dates and location

  • Guilia di Gallese, agriturismo, countryside one hour from Rome, Italy
    07/09/2022 - 11/09/2022


Suzanne Yates

Suzanne Yates

Suzanne is the founder and principal teacher at Wellmother, established 1990

Entrance Requirements

  • You need to have already attended a Wellmother course, but you can come from any discipline. Note that we will be working a lot with the energies of Chinese medicine and especially the Extraordinary Vessels, so if you are less familiar with these you might want to do the on line Shiatsu foundation course to brush up your skills.


Cost: teaching £375 (early booking £350)
Payments to Wellmother on line

Cost: Accommodation: 308 euros for the 4 days’ full board and accommodation.
This is payable direct to Giulia di Gallese (details on reserving) before March 21
Possibility to arrive a few days before i.e. from 6th May, stay extra days full board at 70 euros a day/half board 60 euros.
Sharing with 1 to 3 others. 20% supplement for single room.

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