SAS 6-month Circling® Training

Adventure. Transformation. Leadership.


SAS 6-Month Circling Leadership Training

  • A Powerful and Unique Developmental Adventure
  • Receive Comprehensive Support Integrating the Magic of Circling into your Everyday Life
  • Master the Foundations of Circling and experience the Leading Edge - Surrendered Leadership 
  • Certify as a Circling Facilitator (optional)
  • Join a Focused and Committed Practice Group Exploring the Depths of Self-Leadership and Interconnection
  • Experience a Heightened space of Aliveness, Mystery, Heart, Collective Intelligence, Embodiment, Transformation and Evolution.
  • A Tried and Tested Crucible designed to Support you to bring your Highest Potential into the World 

The Journey Home

  • Soul-level Listening and Clarity
  • Holding the light in every one of us so that our protection mechanisms and old strategies can begin to rest
  • Meeting Archetypes, Polarity, Paradox
  • Intimacy with our Primordial Nature and Relationship to Death
  • Masculine Feminine Integration
  • Self as Instrument
  • Remembering Innocence
  • Surrendered Leadership

What does it involve?

1 Three in person 4-day SAS Weekends (The Online SAS is Weekly 3-hour Sessions instead)

You'll be immersed into Surrendered Leadership which is designed to call forth your inspiration and potential, challenge your edges, open doors to transformational encounters and to deepen your capacity to care for others and yourself. You'll also get all kinds of opportunities to practice leading Circling and get quality feedback in a highly supportive environment.  

During the last weekend, a certification process is included.

2  An Individualised Coaching Programme: 

You’ll have 5 hours of individual sessions with senior leaders. In these sessions, you’ll receive attention on the areas of your life that matter most to you, to uncover new potentials, bring completion to unresolved issues, become more comfortable in your own skin and to get closer to your unique leadership talents and calling. 

3  Structured weekly Circling® Leadership Practice with fellow SAS-participants:

Weekly practice Circling and being Circled.

4  Cutting Edge Curriculum:

To support your growth and understanding, you’ll receive wide-ranging learning material exploring the theoretical underpinnings of the practice and its relevance in various fields and aspects of life and culture, including academic papers, books, poetry, movies, art and music. 

5  Monthly online Quad sessions

Practicing your Circling leadership with support and feedback from the team. 

6  Live Theory into Practice Sessions

Presentations on specific themes e.g. integrating anger, boundaries, trauma awareness, + specific guided practices to take you into the territory + collective sense making. 

7  30% discount to CE Circling weekends/online courses upon SAS registration and for a year after SAS completion.

What will you get from the experience?

  • A deeper presence, authenticity and intimacy with yourself.
  • A greater embodiment of your freedom and power.
  • An ability to deepen relationships in your everyday life so that they can be more inspiring and nourishing.
  • The capacity to be skilled in and potentially lead Circles one to one and in groups.
  • A clearer vision and purpose in line with your unique skills.
  • Concrete progress in your personal areas of focus.
  • An uplifting group experience and deeper connection to life.
  • A wider and more integrated perspective of yourself and others. 


How's it been for people? 

  • Hundreds of people have been through the SAS since it began in 2013 and most have reported it as being one of the most transformational experiences of their life. 


Leadership team

Course Leaders:
John Thompson, Sean Wilkinson, Ellen Waenink
Assistant Leaders:
Els Marie Cardinaels, Theresa Blommerde, Peter Munthe-Kaas



  • The training can be challenging and go to deep places, therefore anyone registering should first have a call with the course leaders to make sure the course is a good fit (details on event registration page) 

For more content on the SAS training click here.

Watch Episode 2, Episode 3 and Episode 4 of the Circling Documentary 'What's it like to be you, right now?'


The term “Circling®” is a registered trademark. Circling Europe has a license from the International Circling Federation to use the term, in accordance with their guidelines, in relation to the training and facilitation we offer. The European Circling Approach is one of three schools licensed to offer Circling Certification. You can read about the unique distinctions between the three lineages, as well as the standards of service required of licensees, on the International Circling Federation website. 

"There is a lifetime of experience and education that I couldn’t touch in just one statement. Circling and Surrendered Leadership have changed my life."


"Circling has completely transformed my life and relationships. The practice has helped me become a better friend, leader, and teacher. Being able to teach this practice with others is a real gift and passion I prize in my top 3 missions in life. I've found circling to be a great avenue to experience, heal, and transform lifelong relational patterns. I've particularly fond of Circling Europe's dedication to explore the frontiers of Circling. I cherish the feedback and deep level of meeting I've consistently experienced with Sean, John, and Jordan."


"I have participated in SAS not once but twice, and I wholeheartedly intend to take the SAS journey again in the future. The program has supported profound shifts in my capacity to take responsibility for what I would like to see manifest in my own life and in the world; in my capacity to recognize, respect, and empathize with the complexity of perspectives inherent in human relationships; and to integrate previously abstruse spiritual teachings into lived experienced."


"Given that 6 out of 7 terminally ill heart patients cannot change their lifestyle despite the intensity and urgency to do so, it’s remarkable how CE guides virtually participant through a true transformation. My life is full of meaningful relationships, my company earns higher profits, my day is filled with mystery and a sense of awe, and my mind uses every experience to continually transform itself. These are all symptoms of the real change that occurred in me by working with CE - a true transformation of my consciousness."


"The SAS in 2014 impacted me deeply and has continued to inform my marriage, parenting and vocational aspirations for years now."

Rebecca in 2019
Ithaca, NY

"Take SAS if you want to communicate more clearly, deliberately, directly and intentionally."


"I feel more expansive and inclusive now, and I seem to have a new curiosity towards life. I feel more Surrendered and ecstatic as I watch life reveal itself. I’m so grateful to have a place and a practice to continue growing into myself. I feel so lucky to get to feel with others the unified field that presence, truth, time, and space create. It’s basically the closest I’ve gotten to experiencing God, since child birth or death of a loved one. Thank you CE for creating this incredible opportunity. "


"The first SAS I went to was the first time I really got to experience what it's like for me to be in a new group, where I don't know how to relate or what to say or what's OK. I could see myself, the person I've always been, from a new perspective. And I could really see her and the tensions and the ups-and-downs, from moment to moment. I've grown so much from the years of Circling practice I've done since... I'm now able to reflect back with love and kindness toward all my past selves, as well as toward my current self. "


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