christine.jpg.w560h747The Medicine Wheel teaches the ancient ways of the Q’ero Medicine People of Peru, South America.  The Medicine Wheel is a process that Shamans have passed on orally since the beginning of time.  Informing and enriching, the Medicine Wheel guides participants on their personal healing journeys, re-connects them with nature. Experience a ceremonial fire, journey to meet power animals, learn Incan healing techniques and shamanic breathing. Receive ancient Rites of Passage. Develop a Mesa, the Shaman’s Altar, a personal power bundle and a medicine bag of healing stones. Work extensively with nature, and invite a dialogue with her. Classes are located in the stunning Squamish valley in British Columbia with a view of the Stawamus Chief and rivers. Surrounded by eagles in the fall and winter. Participants will gather for three-day periods, four times throughout a one-year cycle to complete the four directions of the Medicine Wheel.

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www.fws.govCommence the journey in the South, home of the archetype Serpent, where participants learn to shed the past, and begin to detach from our wounds and personal stories. Learn to release heavy energy accumulated in our bodies. Receive Rites of Passage, which will assist us in building our Mesas and lead to our Healer’s Rites.

  • Clear the past with energy healing
  • Learn how to use energy to heal
  • Oral traditions of Shamanism revealed
  • Use creative outlets such as story writing
  • Cleansing the spirit by shedding the past

The Year 2015 on the Medicine Wheel are workshops that will be 5 days each incorporating the medicine wheel direction and 4 shamanic yoga integration module.

THE HEALERS JOURNEY – South Shamanic Yoga Integration 1

Commences on the Spring Equinox Monday March 16 – Friday March 20, 2015 in Squamish
$650 for each direction or $2600 for the whole module

Email or to register for Squamish’s First Direction of 2015

endlesscancun.blogspot.comIn the West, learn about the Jaguar, who teaches us about life, death and rebirth. Face fears and family shadows, and step across the bridge to learn to walk as warriors, without enemies. Receive Rites as guardians and keepers of the earth.

  • Connect with your ancestors
  • Honour your passed spirits and lineage
  • Learning how to do perceptual shifting
  • Work with and remove your shadows
  • Art modalities in nature to heal oneself
Thursday April 30 @ 5pm- Monday May 4 @ 1pm                                                                              Shamanic Yoga Integration II

Email or to inquire for Shamanic Yoga Training 2015

IMG_1438In the North, meet the archetype Hummingbird and learn to taste knowledge directly, to manifest the impossible, and to receive ancestral knowledge. Come to know your lineage of light carriers and step into the lineage of the Q’ero elders. Receive Rites as keepers of the mountains.

  • Use a variety of ways to get into perceptual states
  • Individual fire ceremony
  • Commit to Spirit
  • Solitude and Silence to find your True Self
  • Poetry writing
  • Continue into your powerful healing journey
Shamanic Yoga Integration III
Saturday June 20 @ 5pm- Wed June 24 @ 1pm

Full Mesa’s carriers can email or to inquire for Squamish’s Third Direction

Eagle by Damian LusticIn the final gathering we explore the East and the archetype of the Eagle, who demonstrates how to experience vision, destiny and the possibilities of becoming. Develop our vision of peace. Receive the Rites of the star beings.

  • Return together as a group
  • Discuss on the years path of healing
  • Understand how it all tied together
  • Build a collage
  • Learn from the Eagle Archetype
THE VISIONARIES JOURNEY-East                                     Shamanic Yoga Integration IV
Thursday August 27 @ 5pm – to Monday Aug 31 @ 1pm
Email and to inquire about the 200 hour Shamanic Yoga Teacher training which you will receive and be a full mesa carrier.

riverChildren’s Medicine Wheel

In the children’s medicine wheel your child will build a “mesa” a medicine bundle that represents their heart and the map of their healing. Each child will experience shamanic healing treatments, fire ceremonies, an introduction to perceptual shifts, shamanic journeys to meet their power animals,  singing, dancing, collage and nature time. We will have a talking circle and potlatch lunches together as well as personal support for each child individually.


P1010571-2This advanced level training in Shamanic practice will focus on moving participants out of the personal work they completed in the initial Medicine Wheel into the next step of working in the collective. There will be complete transformation of participant’s mesas through this process, creating an opportunity for major growth and letting go. This training will deepen and expand upon the training received in the initial Incan medicine wheel. It is available only to those participants that have a full mesa and are ready to delve deeper into these teachings. The workshops are designed to take each participant to the next step of walking between worlds as a shaman and healer in our society. Profound personal transformation is required to become available to ones vision and path of service. Full Mesas required Dates TBD

Januarydespacho-1Our first gathering we will work using shamanic journeying and the expressive arts to study Soul Retrieval. This is the greatest tool of shaman across the world. In this course we will study and practice several different techniques of  Soul Retrieval used by different shaman across time. We will engage all of our senses through intermodal activities and immerse ourselves in ceremony. This work will be based in experiential learning. Participants will meet new spirit guides and deepen their dialogue with the land. Mesa work will be integral in this gathering. Mesas will begin re programming during the soul retrieval.

P1010572Our second session is a Vision Quest.  A vision Quest is a period spent in solitude and fasting devoted to receiving a guiding vision for one’s life. This will be set in the mountains in Squamish, receiving our vision from immersing ourselves in living in nature. This course will be four nights in the backcountry with a two-night solo. This promises to deepen and strengthen our medicine work with the apus and pachamama in a way that is not conceivable until experienced. We will be guided and taught in survival skills to live and lead in the outdoors. Participants must be in good health for this course. We will be hiking and doing ceremony with the mountains, rivers and trees of our land. Space will be limited for this course and pre course prep will be necessary

Each course will build upon the one before. It is possible to join in the second or third session if space permits. Priority will be given to those students who have completed the course before. 

IMG_0898Third and last session is Shamans Medicine. This course will immerse us deeper in the study of the techniques of Shaman. We will practice, giving and receiving several different energy medicine techniques of the shaman and healers that have come before. We will journey and deepen our ceremony. In this meeting we will Vision for the collective and  serve the apus and the pachamama in our work.

Each course will build upon the one before. It is possible to join in the second or third session if space permits. Priority will be given to those students who have completed the course before. 

South Direction: Day One

2014 Medicine Wheel
Squamish Location: The Yoga Studio

Rooms are available at the Howe Sound Inn in Squamish.
A light breakfast, snacks, coffee & tea will be provided daily.

9 am start: Meet at the Yoga Studio at 9am sharp
Meet & Greet
Introduction to Shamanism
11 am: Circle & Oral teachings on traditional Shamanism
12-3 pm: Lunch break, sand paintings, journalling, nature walks & meditation
3-6 pm: Oral teachings, energy demonstrations, fire ceremony preparation
6-7:30 pm: Dinner break
7:30- TBD: Fire ceremony
After ceremony: Energy transmissions

This is an example of what to expect, times and learnings are subject to change during the workshop.

South Direction: Day Two

7:30-8:30am: Shamanic breathing, meditation & yoga
8:30-9am: Light breakfast provided with coffee & tea
9-10am: Circle time with talking stick
10am-12pm: Oral teachings, demo for Kam Yanachazkwey (shamanic energy treatment
12-130pm: Lunch break, journalling nature walk & meditation
1:30-6pm: Trading energy treatments with 3 different partners
6-7:30pm: Dinner break
7:30 onward: Fire ceremony, energy transmissions, building Mesa’s

South Direction; Day Three

7:30-8:30am: Shamanic breathing, meditation and yoga
8:30-9am: Light breakfast included
9am-1pm: Oral teachings, circle time with talking stick

In between each Medicine Wheel you will:
Have homework
Have practices to live by
Have group/individual support
practice shamanic Breathing
have fire ceremonies

On Going Support


At the first Direction you will create an AYLLU (participants will from a support group with one another)
Group  Online Forum
Private Online Forum
Full Mesa Carriers are available
Group Contact information given
Teachers available for support by internet, phone or yoga classes
Full Moon ceremonies

Preparation Reading Material

Eliade,M (1964). Shamanism, Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. London: Penguin Books.

Harner, M. (1990). The Way of the Shaman (3rd ed) San Francisco: Harper and Row.

Hillman, J. (1989). A Blue Fire. New York: Harper Collins.

Ingerman, S. (1991). Soul Retrieval- Mending the Fragmented Self. New York: Harper Collins.

Narby, J. (1998).  The Cosmic Serpent. New York: Penguin Books.

Tedlock, B. (2005). The Woman in the Shaman’s Body- Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine. New York: Bantam Books.

Villodo, A. (2005) Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval. California: Hay House.

Walsh, R. (2007). The World of Shamanism- New Views of an Ancient Tradition. Minnesota: Llewellyn.

Wilcox, J. (2004). Masters of the Living Energy- The Mystical World of the Qero of Peru. Vermont: Inner Traditions.

These are most of the classics as far as shamanism goes, I like the book: Masters of the Living Energy because of it’s reference to the Qero of Peru. My favourites are Tedlock and Walsh at the moment.

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