About  Andy Portman

I bring over 33 years experience as group facilitator and healer. In the early 80’s I trained in rebirthing (Conscious Breathwork), relationship work and Shiatsu.I have been working with sessions and groups ever since.

I met my late wife in 1987 and we started working together shortly afterwards. As our work developed we specialised in the area of relationships and sexuality. We held regular weekend, longterm groups, healing camps and practitioner trainings from then on. Together we fully engaged with the Taoist meditation and energy practices for over twenty five years. We integrated these Taoist meditations and sexual healing practices into our work in groups and sessions for over twenty years until Ella died of Myeloma in 2012. Since then I have been on a journey with presence beyond death and the conscious awakening that it opens to, which is now expanding my work.

The practitioner trainings started as breath work trainings and then increasingly incorporated the in- depth relationship and sexuality work and the Taoist meditations and practices. This 2016 training will be my thirteenth long term course.

Starting in 1998 we developed the five acre site here at Avalon Permaculture Gardens as a personal growth centre deeply rooted in nature, where I hold a range of courses and individual sessions that give support for making real and healthy changes in life, relationships and in the world. APG provides a haven away from the busyness of modern life – a place to reconnect with nature and with yourself in a simple and direct way. It is now a feast of naturally growing orchards, gardens, meadows and trees - a rich, natural biodiversity. Here, in a small community, we live and grow in harmony with nature. We produce our own energy from sun and wind. We live simply, close to the earth in our self built natural eco dwellings - with a low carbon footprint.

Just recently, together with some neigbours, we have purchased 7 1/2 acres of adjacent land whith the intention of rewilding it as an educational and healing resource. It is giving the land to itself and as a place for those who visit to join in with her as part of nature.

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