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Traditional Wooden Longbow making with Lars Richter
(Yoga Teacher & Holistic Life Coach)
WS 1 Byron Shire 18th/19thNovember (weekend)
Ws 2 Mullumbimby 22nd/23rd November (mid week)
The workshop offers much more than making a longbow. I will show 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. This can be a truly awakening experience and be life changing.
“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
Facilitator Lars Richter has been teaching longbow making and other traditional skills to both children and adults in Victoria and NSW, Australia for more than 2 years now and has helped many people make significant changes in their life.
Lars has been studying Yoga, Qi-Gong and similar energy work practices since 1996. He has been teaching Yoga and Meditation in Germany since 2001 and running workshops overseas since living in Australia. He holds a diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and has extensive knowledge and experience in wholesome living. Lars started his professional life as a surveying engineer and has explored and experienced many different professions. He is now offering his knowledge and experience through his business Narrative Yoga as a Life Coach.
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 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 utilize in many daily life situations.
“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!”
The workshops is running for 2 days, 9:30am-4:30pm. TBC.
There is a 1hour lunch break about noon each day.
(Locations TBA after your booking)
What to Bring:
An adult if you’re under 12 years old (no extra charge for helpers), weather appropriate clothing, packed lunch and snacks, water bottle.
A saw horse, and a clamp.
... and any wood work tool you might think will help you (optional).
Cost: $330 (includes all materials and one arrow)
Early Bird: $300 (5 weeks before the event)
Places are limited!
Please secure your spot by transferring $100 deposit into the following account:
Lars Richter, BSB 242 200, Acc. no. 431159268
Please send an e-mail with the receipt/copy of your completed transfer to lars@
Please state the Workshop location (Byron/Mullum) next to your name in the subject line. Thank you.
Lars is passionate about making these skills accessible to everyone with an interest, and in the practical application of these tools in our ‘day to day’ life. For example, a knife and boots have obvious applications in ‘day to day’ use, but a bow can be used not just as a sport or a tool to hunt for food, but as a discipline, meditation, or spiritual practice as in the popular 1930s book on zen buddhism, Zen in the Art of Archery. Our most celebrated quote is, “In the case of archery, the hitter and the hit are no longer two opposing objects, but are one reality.” It points to the experience others have since described as “flow” or being “in the zone”.
BOOKINGS AND COMPANY INFORMATION
PO Box 2101
Grovedale East Vic 3216
Book now or call Lars Richter: +61402322200, or email if you have any questions.