Fully Booked: ‘Nature’s Trail’ – A shamanic journey throughout the changing seasons of the year
September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day 11 of the month, repeating until December 8, 2021
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Workshop Date starting: 11.08.21
Future Dates: This is a monthly workshop where we will meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month on 08.09.21, 13.10.21, 10.11.21 & 08.12.21
Workshop Day: Wednesday
Workshop Time: 6pm-9pm
Workshop Duration: 3 hours
Workshop Tutor: Christine Holt/Annie Bennett
Skills learnt: How to do a shamanic journey & bring forth the changing energies of the year. Also learn how to meditate and use shamanic skills to improve health and personal development. This course will also empower you and teach you how to connect spiritually through ritual and ceremony.
What is included: Barista coffee/tea + locally made cake
What to bring: Cushion, blanket, comfy clothing, an eye mask or scarf and a yoga mat or towel to lie on.
For any queries, please e-mail: email@example.com
About the tutor: When I was 28, I travelled around South East Asia and ended up in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a year. I studied with the SunDo Taoist School with a pupil of Master Hyunmoon Kim. I also met and studied with Daniel Read, the author of ‘The Tao of Health Sex and Longevity’, a book that had an enormous influence on me. The Taoist practices I learnt in Thailand changed my life forever.
In 2006, I began my three-year training in shamanism with Alberto Villoldo. Alberto has written many books of his travels and apprenticeship with the Laika tribe in Peru. This initial training was beyond description and blew my naturally sceptical mind out of all it’s limiting beliefs.
I immediately decided to travel the world studying the shamanic remnants of the past. I went to South Africa and found a teacher there who took me meditating in caves with ancient wall art. I travelled on to Australia, and sought out the wisdom of the aboriginal people, I then went to the smaller, remote Polynesian islands and found ancient standing stones and tattooed natives.
I travelled on to Los Angeles and then drove through the deserts of California, Arizona and New Mexico, finding out as much as I could about the indigenous people of those lands. I fell in love with the landscape and the stories of the old ways.
Finally, I travelled to Canada and soaked up the cosmology of the tribes of the Northern natives.
As I travelled, I found that animism – the experience that everything is alive – and shamanism – the spiritual practices of animists – were to be found the whole world over. I was fascinated, yet saddened – why did my society not educate me in this? Why have we lost this power and connection with nature? How can we bring it back and start living in right relationship with our beautiful earth again?
Upon my return, I trained as a yoga teacher at the Sivananda Ashram in the mountains of Tyrol in Austria. I started to teach yoga and also got a job as an Oral Historian for National Museums Liverpool, collecting hundreds of life stories.
I continued to study with Alberta Villoldo, travelling to Holland, Germany, Peru, Bolivia and California. I spent time working with the Laika shamans of Peru. My fascination with these ancient practices just grew and grew.
I have continued to train in shamanism with various schools over the past 15 years, and have taught it for the last 3 years.