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STA Practitioner’s Level Horary Certificate Course


Deborah Houlding

Intensive Residential Workshop on the Tropical Island of Bali
October 27th - November 3rd, 2012

Apologies: registration on this workshop is now closed as it is full, please contact us if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case of any cancellation.

Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.
- Confucius 450BC

Deborah Houlding has been leading students towards a practitioner’s level qualification in horary, via a residential workshop format, at many international venues for the past 15 years. Residential intensives allow for greater emphasis on horary practicalities and modern client-issues, and can demonstrate how to swiftly identify the symbolic focus of the chart, and then cut to the heart of the problem in chart work.

Experience has shown that learning horary through the exploration of modern scenarios, under the direct attendance of a skilful practitioner, within a small group of like-minded colleagues, is the most effective way for a student to understand horary’s full potential and gain enough confidence to work independently as a horary consultant. 


Previously Deborah has held these highly successful workshops in Australia, England, France, Hawaii, Ireland, Norway, New Zealand, Scotland and Tasmania, and we are deeply privileged that she is has chosen to offer one on Bali for Heaven and Earth Workshops. She always seeks locations that are soulful and energizing, because there is a lot of emotional and mental stimulus during this intensive course, and the beautiful tropical island of Bali has all of these qualities to offer. 

 The beauty of these residential workshops is that the unfamiliar but nourishing environments force students to leave cluttered, everyday thoughts behind. This helps to stimulate a sharper mental focus and a more reflective absorption of horary principles. The result is a more complete engagement, so that a greater percentage of relevant information is learned and mastered during the course.


To keep the group focused, places are limited to a maximum of 18 students. If you are interested, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Due to our limited numbers, there will no work scholarships offered for this particular workshop.

The workshop will be held at Melati Cottages, Penestanan, Ubud, Bali.

For more information:


About Bali



***The course schedule may be subject to slight alteration.

7:00 am - 8:45 am - Buffet Breakfast for hotel residents.

9:00 am - 12:15 pm - Morning Session
10:30 - 10:45 - Coffee and Coconut break

12:15 pm - 3:00 pm - Lunch/Relaxation Break - Buffet Lunch for hotel residents.

3:00 pm -6:00 pm
- Afternoon Session.
4:30 - 4:45 - Coffee and Coconut break

Evenings Free

Arrival Day:

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 - Everyone is required to arrive by this date so there will be time for acclimating and recovering from jet-lag (this night's accommodation are part of the Melati package).

Once everyone has arrived we will have a short introductory meeting in the hall. We will have these details once we have travel itineraries.


Starting Day:

Sunday, October 28th - Our 1st official morning will begin with a very simple Balinese offering ceremony. We will ask everyone to be in the hall by 8:50 am. The rest of the day will follow the normal schedule.

Monday, October 29th

  • Full Moon Ceremony
  • Late Breakfast
  • Cooking Class
  • Kecak Fire/Trance Dance


Full Moon Ceremony:


This day is a Full Moon, at 6:00 am in the morning we will head for an ancient Balinese temple in a town called Tampak Siring. Here we will join the local people in a ritual bathing/purification ceremony followed by a temple blessing. This is of course an optional event, and women during their cycle do not participate.

We will return from the ceremony at around 9:30 am, have a late, light breakfast and then a short break. The group will then meet in Melati parking lot at 11:00 am and be taken to a local home for a traditional Indonesian cooking class, after which you eat what you have made.

The group will return to Melati at around 4:30 pm; there will be a break until 6:30 pm. At this time you will again meet in Melati parking lot and be taken to the Arma Museum for the dance performance.


Thursday, November 1st
-Full Day Off - A free day for spa treatments, shopping, going to the beach or exploring the island.

Today there will be breakfast but not lunch for Melati residents.


Saturday, November 3rd - 6:00 pm, our official closing.

Sunday, November 4th - Departure day, with some of the group leaving for Borobudur.



There will be an optional 2-day tour of the Buddhist temples of Borobudur on the island of Java following the workshop, November 4th - 5th, 2012
Please go to Borobudur Tour for more information.


Registration, Information and Prices

*Full Accommodation Package will include*

  • Ground transfers in Bali if arrival is within 3 days before or after the actual workshop dates
  • 8 nights accommodation at Melati Cottages
  • Buffet Breakfast for 8 days, and Lunch for 5 days
  • 2 massage treatments - in the privacy of your room
  • An Indonesian cooking class
  • A visit to the Holy Springs on the morning of the Full Moon
  • Fire dance on the night of the Full Moon
  • Full Tuition
  • Class Materials
  • Diploma of Completion

**All inclusive activities are optional, for Evelyn's sanity and other logistical reasons, all activities are non-transferable and there will be no substitutions or refunds for non-participation. Thank you for understanding.**


*Tuition Only Package will include*

We offer participants the option of a non-residential package, including only the below:

Tuition only participants are most welcome to purchase meals at Melati; also to participate in all or any activities, and we will happily arrange your Bali transportation. There will be an additional per activity/service cost.



Prices are in US Dollars - for Currency Conversion, go to: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

$1,950 - single occupancy
$1,750 - shared occupancy (2 or more to a room)
$1,500 - tuition only

A Shared Occupancy rate is not guaranteed unless you actually sign-up with a room-mate, we will however do our very best to provide you with one.

Please note: prices subject to change without prior notice. If you have made a deposit we will honour the price you signed up for.

The following penalties will apply to all cancellations:
Minimum fee $500 per person
31-75 days prior to workshop - 50% of package price
0-30 days prior to workshop - 100% of package price


General Course Information & Experience Requirements

Participants need only to possess a good general knowledge of basic astrological principles. It is not necessary to have any prior knowledge of horary, but attendees will be expected to have some experience of constructing and reading natal charts and to be familiar with fundamental astrological techniques.


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