‘You give the food so many need’

Kathleen Raine, referring to Chrysalis – the poet in you

Jay runs a series of on-going workshops in poetry with two monthly on-going groups in Stroud and London.

He has been a regular tutor at Hawkwood since 1993, with workshops including The Sacred Space of the Word (poetry), Keeping the Faith (poetry), Understanding the I Ching, Going for Gold (alchemy), Touching the Source (spiritual healing), Creating Your Life (‘the inner marriage’), The Lightning Self (intuition), Edges (poetry), Green Days of the Dancing Stillness (poetry, yoga and dance retreat, with Christina McLaughlin), and Healing the Male Heart (men’s weekend with William Ayot).

Jay can also offer holiday retreats abroad as well as in the UK working with poetic writing and personal development and has done so in Greece, Malta, Southern Ireland, and most recently (October 2012) at Cortijo Romero in Spain. These are wonderful opportunities with much more individual and shared creative space than a day or weekend. For further details and an outline proposal please email him

‘A lovely blend of writing, art and dance, and most of all, listening to each other...Jay was an excellent facilitator drawing out spiritual, intuitive and artistic gifts from the participants and linking them together in shared healing. Very helpful and enjoyable - fulfilled all the requirements of a much-needed retreat’ - H.F., London

Details of the poetry groups from maxine.relton@tiscali.co.uk (Stroud) and genielee@btinternet.com www.lotusfoundation.org.uk - or annewheeler71@hotmail.com (London)

Details of his Hawkwood workshops from Hawkwood College with bookings on 01453 759034. Any additional enquiries (if necessary) to jayramsay3@gmail.com