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Tue 02Feb
Tue 23Feb

From Age-ing to Sage-ing: In Partnership with Sage-ing International

Facilitator: Felice Rhiannon

With the remarkable opportunity to live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives, we have the choice to change the paradigm of ageing…we can age outside the box.

Using the interactive model created in the ground-breaking book “From Age-ing to Sage-ing”, we will explore the inner and outer process of embracing a new, vibrant way to grow into our lives as elders, stepping across the threshold from adulthood to elderhood.

In partnership with Sage-ing International.

This is an online course, delivered via Zoom.

Event time: Tue 2nd Feb 2021 at 6:30pm - Tue 23rd Feb 2021 at 8:30pm

At a Glance

  • Explore the riches of the third phase of life
  • Connect with like-minded people and create a community of elders
  • Inquire and share deeply our personal and collective vision of ageing with awareness

Time & Dates

Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 February

18.30 – 20.30pm GMT

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What Will Participants Gain

  • A clearer sense of your way forward, your purpose, as an elder
  • An opportunity to deepen your spiritual connection
  • Renewed energy for the coming years

Today, most people approaching elderhood can expect to live another 20 or 30 years. But how do you want to live those years?

Sage-ing (also known as Spiritual Eldering or Conscious Ageing) is a model for engaging the elder years more deliberately, more joyfully, and more compassionately. Sage-ing can help us to develop a balanced vision for eldering that is personally fulfilling and also beneficial to others.

During this highly interactive workshop, we will introduce Sage-ing concepts including life review, forgiveness work and issues surrounding mortality. We will explore images of ageing and the role of spiritual development in the capstone chapter of life. Finally, we will begin development of a personalised plan for our own eldering, including service to others and leaving a legacy.

These materials are not specific to any religious tradition, but serve to enhance spiritual maturity for persons who embrace any faith, humanistic practice, or none.

This 4-part online course is based on the best-selling book: From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older byRabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

Summerfield Trust Bursary

Gloucestershire Residents have the opportunity to apply for a bursary scheme to cover part or full costs of their learning journey. If you require support and would like to attend this course, please apply here. 


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Practical Information

The course will be held in real time with the tutors via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session.

Recordings will be available for 30 days after course close as a way to support all participants in receiving the information.

The course is the same for both prices; please choose the level you can afford. Know that each booking you make is financially supporting our charity and facilitators and tutors.

Booking for this course will close at 4pm on 1st Feb, 2021.

Felice Rhiannon

Upon her “re-firement”, Felice Rhiannon trained as a Certified Sage-ing Leader, facilitating workshops in conscious ageing and spiritual eldering. She also serves her Brighton, England community as a OneSpirit interfaith minister, spiritual counsellor, and celebrant for all of life’s transitions. Before she "retired" Felice worked as a yoga therapist and yoga teacher, specialising in teaching people over 50 and those living with cancer. Her blog posts can be found at her website and at

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Sage-ing International

Sage-ing International is a non--profit organization dedicated to helping elders (people in the second half of life) reclaim their role as leaders, sharing wisdom and spirit essential to creating a better world for current and future generations.

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“Felice created a safe space in which to confront our feelings about ageing, forgive ourselves and others and look forward to the years ahead with optimism. I can’t believe I travelled so far in one day in the company of fellow seekers. The workshop materials have given me the tools to continue this inner work for myself. We learned that, throughout our later years, we are entitled to continue to seek happiness, joy and pleasure.”

– K.E., Hertford

“Awakening the Sage Within gave me an exciting vision of ageing. I now see the rest of my life with new eyes, open to expansion and growth, regardless of my physical limitations. I am now eager to ‘take care of business’ as well as deepen my spiritual life and continue to connect deeply with family and friends.

– A.T., London