Our focus is on residential training in yoga and movement. That said, we like to offer retreat opportunities throughout each year as the calendar permits. In addition, another opportunity for a truly dynamic and cost affordable immersion experience is our Seva program each June.
September 5th - 10th
Practical Shamanism, Comprehensive Five-Day Course w/ Robbie Warren, Otter Womanstanding, Shaman, Author
These teachings are for those who are called to this spiritual path of service in a deeply connected way.
Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and a way of life from cultures around the planet. The teachings of shamanism focus on our connection to nature and promote well-being of all creation.
Essential aspects of the shamanic path include journeying, ceremony, sacred dance and pilgrimages to places of power in nature. Through these techniques the shamanic circle embraces us, unifying our lives with strength, healing and love.
A Shaman is an intermediary between this world and the spirit world. They act on behalf of the community; conducting ceremonial rituals, healing the people, and helping to guide others on the shamanic path. A Shaman's life belongs to the village and it is their responsibility to ensure the well-being of the family, the community and all of creation. In this way the shaman helps to maintain balance and harmony on both a personal and planetary level.
During these sessions we will explore the basics of shamanism and the path of being in service to the People. Robbie, Otter Woman Standing has been on this spiritual path for 16 years and has learned from many teachers around the globe. Her understanding of shamanism grows every day with every interaction. She is in service to the people and has dedicated her life to these teachings.
Students will come together for hands-on exploration and training in shamanic ceremonies, healing practices, and energy work. Students will learn to create your own Medicine tools, Sacred bundles and Medicine Drums and to step into and hold Ceremony.
If it is time for you to step onto this Path of Service, this teaching will help you open your heart and see the truth of yourself. This course will challenge you to bring forward the authentic and tangible Healer that is within you. It will also empower you to remember your connection to all that is Sacred, to all our Relations and to Mother Earth.
Energy Exchange - $1212 for the full 5 day course, includes all materials to make your Medicine Drum and books.
Lodging and catering will be $300 per person for the full course. Additional cost for private room. Space is limited and a non-refundable deposit of $303 is required with registration to reserve your space.
Remaining $909 for the course and $300 food and lodging must be paid by September 1st. This fee is not refundable once the course has begun.
Traditional Teachings Include:
Tuesday evening, a Mother Earth Medicine Lodge before the teaching begins on Wednesday morning.
*Sacred Pipe Ceremony
*Working with the Medicine Wheel
*Becoming the Hollow Bone (conduit for healing)
*Working with Your Personal Altar
*Creating Personal Ceremony
*Traditional Shamanic Journeying for Others
*Meeting & Communicating with the Animal Guides
*Understanding Sacred Tools
*Blessing the animal hides for Drum making
*Sound and Vibrational Healing Work
*Calling in your Medicine Song
*Hands on healing work
*Medicine Tools and use
*Holding sacred space for others
*Seeing beyond the physical
*Energetic Clearing & Protection
*Soul Retrieval Ceremony
*Working with Fire in Ceremony