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About the Course

You will come away from the workshop with the knowledge and skills to make your own longbow. You will learn how to make a bowstring that perfectly complements your own bow and understand the art of tillering, the process of carefully removing wood to cause the bows to bend in optimal arcs.

Students will learn how to tiller their bows to precise measurements of draw length and draw weight depending on the archer. After the bow is functionally finished, it comes time to bring the bows to an aesthetically pleasing finish with fine sanding and oiling.

During the second day afternoon the bows are ready for students to take to the shooting range to learn how to shoot. You will get your introduction to the instinctive shooting method. A powerful tool you can also utilise in many daily life situations.

This workshop offers much more than making a longbow. It shows you ways to reconnect, to ground with the Earth, to get in touch with your true self by exploring the art of making a longbow and learning the skills to use it; to play with your conscious awareness to allow essential aspects of your being to be/unfold/shine or hide.

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What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Packed lunch and snacks (up to you)
  • A clamp and a saw horse – Please confirm if you don’t have one.
  • Working gloves and your own tools(rasps & files) if you like
  • An adult – if you’re under 12 years old (no extra charge for helpers)

If staying overnight (on request)

  • Tent
  • Sleeping gear
  • Cooking gear
  • Dinner/Breakfast

It is understood and agreed that Narrative Yoga will not be liable to the Customer, or any agent or associate of the Customer, for any mistake or error in judgment or for any act or omission done in good faith and believed to be within the scope of authority conferred or implied by this Agreement.

Ticket terms and conditions

Tickets are sold subject to the ‘Presenter’ (Narrative Yoga) and any third party vendor’s ‘Terms and Conditions’ of sale, which are available for review at the time of purchase. The ‘Terms and Conditions’ of sale, entry and participants presence at Narrative Yoga events include but are not limited to the following:

1   A change in personal circumstances of the ‘Ticket Holder’ does not entitle the return or the exchange of the ticket. However they can be transferred to another person as long as you notify us at least 48 hours before the event.  A $20 handling fee applies.

2   Children under the age of 18 must be advised of their responsibilities by a parent or legal guardian.

3   Children under the age of 12 must be under the care of a parent or legal guardian at all times.

4   Narrative Yoga reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute any elements of the program or vary the advertised ticket prices or patron capacity.

5   Community standards of behaviour are expected and persons deemed to be behaving in a manner that is dangerous or unacceptable will be refused admission and/or removed from the site.

6   Deposits are not refundable.

Purchase of ticket and/or entrance to Narrative Yoga workshops indicates acceptance of the following warning: The property/venue you are about to enter is a provider of recreational and educational services and activities, where you are further warned and advised that Narrative Yoga and/or the land it is staged on is an inherently dangerous place that may contain all manner of obstacles, risks and dangers, both known and unknown, natural and man made which may result in loss or damage to your property, personal injury or even death. Knowing this to be the case you voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death if you choose to come onto the property and do so at your own risk.

There will be no liability waiver. The decision to take part in any even workshop from Narrative Yoga is ultimately yours, as is the responsibility for whatever results come from that decision. Some workshops involve the use of body movement, sharp tools, and archery and Narrative Yoga facilitators will do their best to make all participants aware of the inherent dangers of their particular workshop and relevant safety guidelines, however you (or you for your child) are responsible for using your own judgement and common sense when doing anything. If you (or your child) don’t feel ready/strong enough, then you don’t have to do it. We aren’t going to force you to do anything. We will also hold no judgement either way if you choose not to do something. If you (or your child) do attempt something and suffer injury at an event, we will of course do everything we can to help. In the end we are in a natural and often unpredictable environment, if you want a safety cocoon it might be best to stay home.

Tickets are sold subject to the ‘Presenter’ (Narrative Yoga) and any third party vendor’s ‘Terms and Conditions’ of sale, which are available for review at the time of purchase. The ‘Terms and Conditions’ of sale, entry and participants presence at Narrative Yoga events include but are not limited to the following:

1   A change in personal circumstances of the ‘Ticket Holder’ does not entitle the return or the exchange of the ticket. However they can be transferred to another person as long as you notify us at least 48 hours before the event.

2   Children under the age of 18 must be advised of their responsibilities by a parent or legal guardian.

3   Children under the age of 12 must be under the care of a parent or legal guardian at all times.

4   Narrative Yoga reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute any elements of the program or vary the advertised ticket prices or patron capacity.

5   Community standards of behaviour are expected and persons deemed to be behaving in a manner that is dangerous or unacceptable will be refused admission and/or removed from the site.

6   Deposits are not refundable.

Purchase of ticket and/or entrance to Narrative Yoga workshops indicates acceptance of the following warning: The property/venue you are about to enter is a provider of recreational and educational services and activities, where you are further warned and advised that Narrative Yoga and/or the land it is staged on is an inherently dangerous place that may contain all manner of obstacles, risks and dangers, both known and unknown, natural and man made which may result in loss or damage to your property, personal injury or even death. Knowing this to be the case you voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death if you choose to come onto the property and do so at your own risk.

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Thanks for a great weekend with the longbow making workshop. I appreciated the mix of longbow expertise with the more meditative elements and advice that could be applied to other areas of life. To paraphrase: Don’t get too hung up on the final product without enjoying the journey. You need to enjoy the journey. If you don’t enjoy the journey, you’re missing the point. It was a relaxing time and I’m proud of the work I completed. I would definitely recommend the longbow workshop to others. David
Just wanted to thank you again for such an awesome bow making weekend the other weekend. I’ve taken my bow out shooting since and I’m still so impressed with her. It’s an awesome feeling to know that I’m shooting with something I created myself and could make again too. Jessie
The longbow workshop in Trentham a couple of weeks ago was the best! My son and I enjoyed bonding time in the company of a friendly group of likeminded souls. Best of all, we made something together that we will cherish and look after for a lifetime…reminiscent of the toys and tools of my own childhood. A bonus is the time my son spends daily (!) honing his newly discovered archery skills 🙂 The longbow workshop was a beautiful and enduring experience for us both. Thanks Lars!