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Everyday Shamanism for Beginners (and Pros)

> Day 1: Meet Your Helping Spirits
> Day 2: Hone and Expand Your Shamanic Skills

Come and meet your helping spirits and power animals! In this weekend workshop you will be introduced to the ancient practice of shamanism.

On Day One you will gain understanding of some basic, essential shamanic concepts and then experience the visionary shamanic journey for yourself. We will explore the worlds of the shamanic journey, and gain healing, insight, wisdom and help from compassionate helping spirits and power animals. Here is what you’ll learn about on Day One:

  • Creating sacred space
  • The Seven Directions
  • The Shamanic Cosmology
  • Journeying in the Lower World to meet a Power Animal
  • Journeying in the Upper World to meet an Upper World Teacher
  • Journeying in the Middle World with your Middle World Guide

On Day Two you will learn how to sharpen and focus your journeys so that they become lifelong tools, assisting you to gain wisdom, perspective and power. You will also learn to to widen your relationships with helping Spirits. You will leave this class understanding how to apply your new knowledge to make your daily life happier and fuller. Here is what you’ll learn about on Day Two:

  • The Celtic way of journeying
  • The Norse way of journeying
  • Journeying and Dreaming
  • Helping to heal and empower others with your journeying skills

Spiritual Pros: This class, though it takes great care to nurture beginners, is also a good weekend for those already doing spiritual work. The weekend is a good “beginner mind” check for those who already journey, as well as a rich exploration of additional possibility and relationships for psychics and mediums.

Dates: Apr 1 & 2, 2017, 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Smithtown, NY

Class is limited to 10 participant, with a minimum of 4 participants. Cost: $300 “earlybird” pricing; $350 late registration.

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Constellations Workshops (5)

Come and experience the fascinating work of Family Constellations. In this one-day workshop, we will seek to uncover the hidden energies in our family systems, and to create healing “movements” that liberate us from the gifts that do not serve us well. Having thus cleared space in ourselves and our families, we are able to invite in ever greater blessings and gifts, which serve to strengthen us, and to help us thrive.

Note: this workshop does not require shamanic journey skills.

Workshop can accommodate up to 16 participants. Cost: $100 “earlybird” pricing; $125 late registration.

Dates:  Five different workshops: Feb. 18 (Sat), Mar. 19 (Sun), Apr 15 (Sat), May 21 (Sun) and June 17 (Sat); each date from 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Smithtown, NY

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Growing Deeper Roots: Meet the Ancestors

One thing that we know to be true: long before you came to be on this Earth, your ancestors dreamed you into existence. And one other thing we know to be true: if you are in reciprocal relationship with your ancestors, they are the ones who “have your back,” lined up behind you, generation after generation, as you walk the Earth. Many of us have long lost our connections to and knowing of our ancestors, and for many reasons: immigration; war, strife and famine; family dynamics and patterns; and the rapid pace of this modern world that sometimes asks us to leave behind that which is deep and slow.

This weekend workshop will show you the way to reconnect with your ancestors; both your physical and your spiritual ancestors. We’ll use the shamanic journey to meet these ancestors, and ask them for their perspective, help and protection so that we can move more powerfully in our lives. We’ll ask for the help of the tree spirits, those plant beings who are most like we humans, in mapping out the power of our place in our family trees. We’ll learn how to create power objects to unite us with our ancestors, how to feed the relationships we are creating so that we can be in reciprocity, and learn how to create an altar and an ancestor “house” to help us sustain these relationships.

If you already know how to journey, but don’t have much experience, this weekend will be an excellent workout of your new-found skills.  I’d be happy to help you evaluate whether this is the right work for you at this time; please contact my assistant Mia to set up a phone call or email exchange.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. Cost: $300 “earlybird” registration; $350 late registration.

Dates: April 29 & 30, 2017 from 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: Smithtown, NY

Prerequisite: You must already have experience with the shamanic journey in order to take this class. Please check the workshop “Everyday Shamanism for Beginners” above if you wish to learn how to journey before this workshop.

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The Soul’s Feast

We modern humans live energetically demanding lives. So much of our daily routine has elements of trauma in it, from the explosive noise of a subway train to the trauma of cataclysmic world events broadcast from our TVs and computers. We live in constant stress and overwork in so many of our employment situations. We eat foods that are so far removed from the earth by time or substance, and are grown without care for the energy or nutrition they may transmit. Our lives are too busy to maintain connection to spiritual and religious traditions that give us joy. We endure relationships that steal our power in our families, workplaces and in the world at large. And we are subject to an ever-present intrusion of technology that is almost impossible to escape.

All of these circumstances drain us of power, challenging us as we try to stand powerfully with an ever-decreasing store of it. In this two day workshop we will explore how you can begin to create practices, relationships and circumstances that allow you to feed your soul, so that your soul can grow strong again, providing you with the power you need to stand and act with strength so that you can live the purpose your soul dreamed of for this lifetime.  We will learn to build altars so that we have places in ordinary reality to stand and know our power, as well as power objects to help us “plug in” to our deepest soul to feed and find the power hidden there.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. Cost: $300 “earlybird” registration; $350 late registration.

Dates: June 10 & 11, 2017 from 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Smithtown, NY

Prerequisite: You must already have experience with the shamanic journey in order to take this class. Please check the workshop “Everyday Shamanism for Beginners” above if you wish to learn how to journey before this workshop.

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Shamanic Protection

Protection done in the shamanic way is about relationships; the relationships you create and maintain are the strengths you can count on to protect yourself as you do your work in the world. Consider this: If you find you need to move one day, and decide to ask for help in that move, who will you call for help? You’ll probably call those most like to come and help. So, imagine calling an acquaintance you’ve just met, or one you speak to once a year. Is that your likeliest source of help? Now, imagine asking a dear friend with whom you email daily, a colleague you’ve done a service for in the past, or a family member you cherish who cherishes you in return. Obviously, these relationships are the ones you can count on.

In this two-day workshop, you’ll establish and build key relationships you can count on in each of the seven directions. You will then learn how to strengthen those relationships in order to make you, your work and your place in the world strong. This work and the power you will call into your life can be essential to undertaking deeper and more significant shamanic work and training. You will need to have journeying skills you can count on to succeed at this work, because a great deal of the work is done through journeying. If you already know how to journey, but don’t have much experience, this weekend will be an excellent workout of your new-found skills.  I’d be happy to help you evaluate whether this is the right work for you at this time; please contact my assistant Mia to set up a phone call or email exchange.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. Cost: $300 “earlybird” registration. $350 late registration.

Dates: TBD

Prerequisite: You must already have experience with the shamanic journey in order to take this class. Please check the workshop “Everyday Shamanism for Beginners” above if you wish to learn how to journey before this workshop.

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Reiki 1 & 2 with Shamanic Integration

During this 2 day intensive, you will be introduced to the teachings and experiences that will become the core of your Reiki practice. During the weekend you will experience the Reiki attunements that will open the doors to Reiki for you, and learn about the nature of Reiki through teachings, dialogue, and hands-on practice. At the end of each day, an optional experience integrating your new Reiki skills with a shamanic practice will be offered. (Prerequisite: advanced journey skills or enrollment in Everyday Shamanism for Beginners.)

Here is what we will explore and experience:

Day 1: Reiki 1

  • The nature and history of Reiki
  • How Reiki is used to help and heal
  • Navigating the Energy body
  • How Reiki attunement works
  • Reiki 1 attunement
  • Hand positions and your first hands-on Reiki session
  • Body scanning
  • Reiki self-treatment
  • Cleaning your energy field
  • Optional for experienced shamanic journeyers: Shamanic Integration of Reiki 1 attunement

Day 2: Reiki 2

  • The nature of the Reiki symbols
  • How to use Reiki symbols
  • Reiki 2 attunement
  • Sending Reiki for distance healing
  • Using the eyes and breath for giving Reiki
  • Practicum: Reiki treatments using the Reiki symbols
  • Space clearing using Reiki
  • Optional for experienced shamanic journeyers: shamanic integration of Reiki 2 attunement

Dates:  TBD

Class is limited to 6 participants.

Contact my assistant Mia if you are interested in this class, and we’ll look to add it to our schedule.

Advanced Usui Reiki and Master Training, with Shamanic Integration

This three-day weekend workshop will radically expand your Reiki practice. You’ll experience a deepening of your connection to Reiki and your Reiki helping Spirits, and a vaster sense of Reiki’s presence in you and in this world. You’ll also gain the attunements and training to awaken Reiki in others and teach them how to use it.

In Advanced Reiki Training (ART), Day One of this workshop, you will experience:

  • Using crystals and girded to hold and send Reiki continuously
  • Attunement to and training with the Usui Master Symbol
  • Reiki still and moving meditations to bring balance and grounding
  • Psychic surgery
  • How to use shamanic journeying to strengthen your relationships with Reiki symbols

In Reiki Master Training, Day Two of this workshop, you will experience:

  • Attunement to and instruction about two additional Reiki symbols
  • Using an advanced Reiki meditation to circulate chi in the body
  • Hui Yin and Violet Breath practices
  • How to learn more about Reiki and your Divine Purpose
  • Hands-on training in performing a Healing Attunement in order to help others clear and more deeply heal

In Reiki Master Training, Day Three of this workshop, you will experience:

  • Hands-on, patient training in performing Reiki 1, 2, 3 and Master attunements for others
  • Exploration of the mechanics and ethics of teaching Reiki
  • How to integrate shamanic practice and Reiki practice in teaching and healing

Important Prerequisites: You must be attuned to Reiki 1 and 2 in order to take this workshop. Students who wish to participate in the shamanic aspects of this class must already have experience with the shamanic journey. Please check the workshop “Everyday Shamanism for Beginners” above if you wish to learn how to journey before ART and Reiki Master training.

Dates: TBD

Class is limited to 6 participants.

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Free Your Obstacle; Set Yourself Free

What is really in the way of you living the life of your highest dreams? Come learn what is hiding in your family system that holds you back, that entangles you, preventing you from moving forward with ease, confidence and power. We will be coming together, in service to one another, to explore each other’s family systems using the powerful and beautiful Family Constellations method. During this afternoon, expect to allow yourself to explore and express what it is you really want for yourself and your life. Also expect to find an opportunity to reveal the true reason why you haven’t been able to get it. And, finally, expect to know what it feels like for you when what is in the way moves aside, allowing you to step forward into your future.

Note: this workshop does not require shamanic journey skills.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants.

Dates:  TBD
Location: Smithtown, NY

Contact my assistant Mia if you’re interested in this class , and we’ll look to add it to our schedule.

Seidr: Reviving an Ancient Norse Shamanic Practice

Seidr is a very ancient shamanic and spiritual tradition practiced long ago by Scandinavian and Germanic peoples of Northern Europe. A wooden staff and a journeying song are the tools we will use to journey to the Worlds of the World Tree and meet and seek the help of the Norse gods, goddesses and helping spirits who dwell there. In this two day workshop we will:

  • Learn how to create staffs and songs to support our Seidr journeying
  • Draw upon our Earth for grounding, centering and protection for our journeys
  • Create sacred and protected space with the help of Spirit
  • Learn how to divine what is true and what will become true, using Oracular Seidr
  • Access and transmit healing urgi energy for ourselves and others
  • Undertake a mission to discover the tapestry of our own “wyrd” paths in life

Workshop is limited to 8 participants.

Dates: TBD

Contact my assistant Mia if you’re interested in this class, and we’ll look to add it to our schedule.