Come and Be
Come and Be
The Roundhouse has been born out of deep, ongoing prayer and communion with Spirit. It is embued with love, sacredness and joy.
Structurally, the Roundhouse is a handmade and community made straw bale and green oak roundhouse. Its walls are rendered internally with clay and externally with lime render. The floor is made with a clay, sand and straw earthen floor, heated by water underfloor heating, powered by solar panels and air sourced heat pump. From the first vision of the Roundhouse in dream time, it then took 2 years to build. Huge gratitude to Strawworks and Ben Duckworth for sharing their gifts of crafstmanship and to all of those people who gave their time, hearts and hands to the building of this beautiful structure.
The Roundhouse and the land here is a small Isle of Sanity, a small Sanctuary for wild life, animals and humans. We are committed to Sacred Activism, so Pay Forwards to charities that support the earth and its inhabitants.
Hello and welcome to this website
Tori and her family are co-creators and guardians of this land of Sacred Spring Sanctuary and the Roundhouse. This land was offered to us in dreamtime spirit journeying. We do our best to live with gratitude and generosity and pay forward.
We are a centre for Sacred Activism . Our aim is to raise money for chairities and movements supporting our beautiful biosphere and its inhabitants.
Please contact Tori on 07827159745 or firstname.lastname@example.org where you can find all events, workshops, and details of classes. you can find all about what is happening week to week through our Telegram or Signal Groups. We have recently joined Instagram and our page is here
Our heart, mind, intuition, the senses of our body, the blessings of our spirit. We trust these things, so that we may walk in balance, with the passing of each glorious sun.
We are in exquisite times, and are being asked to have resilience and deep connection in our communities and within ourselves with all of life. What we do here is guided by the spirit of this land, by our ancestors and by what we are being asked to face today. We are amidst a Great Turning and our deep prayer is that what we do here at the Roundhouse is contributing someway towards the peace and happiness of all beings <3
"I came across the Roundhouse just before the first lockdown in 2020. So serendipitous and such synchronicity, to find this community of like-minded authentic people, full of love, now my tribe, and hang out during such an auspicious period of time.
The Roundhouse is more than a community. It’s a home. The first time I stepped into the space I felt a huge sigh of relief. I did feel out of my comfort zone but I also felt deep down that the universe was introducing me to something so significant and an important next step on my healing journey. I felt something much bigger than me was pushing me.
Tori is so welcoming to new and old comers alike. In my experience, she has a special way of making all feel welcome and special exactly as they are.
The beautiful events such as conscious dance, pilgrimage, yoga, kirtan, workshops, etc. make me feel alive in a way I haven’t done in such a long time, almost childlike. Being part of the Roundhouse community feels like a home coming, an initiation, almost like a rite of passage. Sitting in circle and sharing, baring my soul to others still makes me feel uncomfortable, pushing me to my edge but it’s ok and through this I’ve made deep connections and deep friendships. I’ve learnt how to trust again, allow myself to be vulnerable. No matter what I am feeling emotionally I have learnt that we all experience the same insecurities, emotions and this knowledge as well as being able to share in a safe space, where I feel truly held and loved, is so freeing. There has also been a lot of fun and laughter as well as the tears and I feel so much stronger and resilient. I’m growing all the time emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.
I am so grateful and feel so blessed. Thank you Tori for realising your vision for the Roundhouse Community. Thank you to everyone I have met so far. " Tracey Harper Nutritional Coach and Therapist
" The Roundhouse and its community have changed my life! A friend kept recommending I go there, and when I finally dipped my toe into a yoga session one pivotal morning, I quickly fell for the place. Very soon, that regular Friday treat became a highlight of my week. A place to make like-minded and inspiring friends, join beautiful gatherings - including Moonsisters - and embrace a new way of life. As the years went by, I slowly introduced my previously 'mainstream' family, who also felt the Roundhouse magic! Tori and the Roundhouse have become focal points for us all. Time spent there feels beautiful, purposeful, restorative, nurturing and full of community - a place to find your authentic self and connect with a meaningful way of life. Thank you, Tori and the magical Roundhouse - we love your unique offering to the world."
Judith Hurrell (author of The Moon Almanac and The Little Book of Witchcraft)
"The Roundhouse, what a gem to have found. A magical beautiful sacred space surrounded by stunning nature. So far I have enjoyed a range of amazing offerings such as conscious ecstatic dance, children’s yoga and summer camp, a shamanic sweat lodge, sacred ceremony, kirtan, family constellation and I have recently booked for a singing event also run by another incredible teacher. Such a gift to have a space in Hertfordshire to let go of the outside world, come together with like minded open hearted people, and reconnect. I'm very grateful.’
Roxana Noor (Woman and Girls Empowerment Coach)
“I love being in the Roundhouse. It’s beautiful, cozy and safe, like being in Mother Earth’s womb, connected to all the elements. It’s a space for nourishing experiences and the ripples of what we do there, send waves of goodness through me, and across the planet. Created, and held gently and powerfully by Tori's love and generosity for life on Earth. Thank you. You have done so much for me, over the years. What we do at the Roundhouse has had such a profound effect on my life, I find putting it into words very difficult. Just thank you! “
Sylvia Baronin Von Hahn (Natural Voice Facilitator, Contact Improvisation Teacher and Wild Swimmer)
"What a gift of life it has been to meet and co-create our wedding ceremony with Tori! She was totally brilliant from start to finish. Tori has excellent communication skills and showed genuine care and attention to our needs leading up to our ceremony. Not only did she spend time with us as a couple prior to our wedding day she also gave us individual healings which were of tremendous help to us both.
Our ceremony turned out to be an extraordinary, magical and powerful prayer for our family's happiness! We would not be able to do this without Toris' presence, wisdom and guidance.
So many people shared that it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they have ever been to. And it truly was! The day we will always treasure and remember. We are eternally grateful to you Tori!"
Love - Anna Kalnina (Healer, Naturopath and mama) & Adam (Sacred Architect) UK June 2022
"Tori is a wise and sweet souI. I approached Tori with an idea; mostly a dream of something I had more feelings for than words. I wanted to reclaim my birthday, turn it into something beautiful and cathartic that would feel healing meaningful for me and my nearest and dearest. Tori magically weaved together all my feelings, the elements and facilitated pure alchemy. Her deep, grounded presence was offered through every stage of the journey from conception to birth. If you are looking for soul-level nourishment, then Tori is the perfect human for you."
- Jamie Abrams, Embodiment and Partner Yoga Teacher UK Dec 2021
"I met Tori at the 8/8 Lions gate pilgrimage in Summer 2022. Despite me joining pilgrims 2 days later, from the first moment I felt like being part of this huge, loving family.
As it was my first ever pilgrimage, I was a bit worried if I can do it. However, throughout the whole journey I felt supported, safe, taken care of by the group and knew that senior pilgrims were always there, available for whatever was needed.
Our days of walking were filled with music, songs, magic, moments of group reflection and dream sharing, creating beautiful altars and rituals, family breakfast/lunch and dinner, nature appreciation, peaceful walking and so much more.
I will be forever grateful to Tori, Mark and others for organising transportation and transfers of camping gear, bringing delicious food and sharing their beautiful presence.
What an amazing experience, what an amazing group of beautiful people. Thanks for allowing me to be part of this pilgrimage! ❤️"
Ida (singer songwriter musician and facilitator)
"I’ve had many different experiences with the round house community, from the annual pilgrimage to movement Monday’s and even living on the land there! I have found all of them to be very heart opening. Tori is a perceptive space holder who manages to bring spirituality in a way that feels warm and fun :) Alexandra Schaefer