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Fees and venue

The fees for the Year Training, what they cover, and how to apply; we also introduce the venue. Elsewhere, find out about the syllabus that makes up our five modules, or skip to the Year Training application form.


This year Gift Culture is one of the themes of the Year Training. Gift Culture is a new paradigm that moves us away from making money a measurement of worth and value, towards focusing on the sustainability of the community as a whole. More about Gift Culture.

As part of our experimentation with this new way of doing money, we ask the following:  

  1. When you apply we’re asking for a fee of £1000 (that’s £200 per 3-day module) towards organisational costs e.g. food, chef, workshop materials, including handouts, and accommodation in the men’s or women’s dormitory. We will ask extra if you want a single or twin room, as we pay extra for these directly to the venue. 
  2. At the end of each module we will ask you to make a further financial contribution of your choosing towards the financial sustainability of our  trainers, Shantigarbha and Gesine. 

Ready to apply? Fill in the Year Training application form


All five modules will be hosted at Paddington Farm, Glastonbury. Paddington Farm is a charitable trust and a social enterprise, located on a 43-acre organic farm situated at the foot of the famous Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. More information about Paddington Farm, including travel directions.

Group size and accommodation

Due to the number of beds available at the venue, we are limiting the number of places on the Year Training to twenty. Accommodation is in dormitories and, for an extra charge, single/twin rooms.

Further information

Contact Gesine Schrader via our email contact form, or phone her on 07840 056 289.