Classes and Events
Drum and Healing Circles 2019
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At Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center, 100B Danbury Rd., Suite 101, Ridgefield, CT, Cost $22
Seeds of Light - Spring Equinox Drum and Healing Circle: (March 20)
Stoke the Inner Fire - Summer Solstice Drum and Healing Circle: (June 19)
Gratitude and Grace - Fall Equinox Drum and Healing Circle: (September 24)
Peace and Self-Care - Winter Solstice Drum and Healing Circle: (December 17)
Other upcoming programs
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Moon Goddess/Earth Goddess Rite of the Womb, Empowerment and Healing, and 13th Rite of the Munay Ki, May 7, 2019, at 7pm, Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center, 100B Danbury Rd., Suite 101, Ridgefield, CT
Heart of Pachamama, Shamanic Journey Class Series with teachings from the Andes and Contemporary Shamanism, May 14 & 21, June 4 & 18, 6:30pm, at Twin Star Herbal Education, 65 Bank Street, New Milford, CT
Energy Clearing and Protection for the Energy Sensitive, updated course offering! June 13, 6:30pm, 6:30pm, at Twin Star Herbal Education, 65 Bank Street, New Milford, CT
Holistic Shamanic Practitioner Program, Contact Deana for information about registration. New program starts October 27, then every third Saturday until October 2019.
Class sizes are limited, register promptly to reserve your space.
Classes open to all levels of experience.
Seeds of Light - Spring Equinox Drum and Healing Circle
Join us for an evening of drumming, healing and practices to connect us with the energy of the Spring Equinox. The drum will escort us through spiritual and healing practices to honor this sacred time of year where we welcome the balance of dark and light, water the seeds of intention we have planted and tend to our inner gardens to see what needs to be cleansed and what needs empowerment. We will connect with the energies and wisdom of the winged ones and the element of Air. By taking time to honor the change of seasons and to gather as a group in community, we can enhance our own health, vitality and connection with each other, Mother Earth and the Divine in all beings.
We will be donating 11% of the proceeds from this event to a relevent charity. (Last circle we donated to Green Chimneys in Brewster, NY).
Hosted by Deana Paqua of Embody the Sacred®. March 20th, 7pm at Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center, 100B Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT. Cost is $22. To register contact Deana Paqua.
Moon Goddess/Earth Goddess Rite of the Womb, and 13th Rite of the Munay Ki
Through drum meditation, medicine songs, ceremony and other energy exercises, we will empower and support healing of our wombs, our own connection to the Earth, the Moon and other Sacred Feminine and Goddess energies. We will learn how to release blocks to our intuition, creativity, sexuality, divinity and grace, and bring in Healing and Power directly from Pachamama, our Earth Goddess selves, and Grandmother Moon (Mama Killa). We will also offer and share the 13th Munay Ki rite. This will be a powerful evening of ceremony, healing, and empowerment. You may give and receive the 13th rite whether or not you have received the other 9 Munay Ki Rites. The 13th Rite is the Rite of the Womb: "The womb is not a place to store fear and pain; the womb is to create and give birth to life. This lineage of women through the jungle medicine has given us the 13th rite of the Munay-Ki: The Rite of the Womb. Let’s heal our womb; let’s heal our mother’s, sister’s, and daughter’s wombs. And in this way bring healing to our Mother Earth." For more information, go here: http://theriteofthewomb.com.
May 7, 7:00-9:30pm, cost is $75, location: Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center, 100B Danbury Rd., Suite 101, Ridgefield, CT . Contact Deana to register. Pre-registration required; space is limited.
Heart of Pachamama, Shamanic Journeying Class Series – Four Part Series
In this series, we will work with the contemporary practice of Shamanic Journeying, a meditative practice to the beat of the drum, where we will deepen our relationship with the Heart of Pachamama/Mother Earth. We will also learn traditional mystical teachings of the Andes, where we will learn about the Seven Layers of Pachamama. We will safely explore these energetic layers of our beautiful Mother Earth, learn how to work with them in our everyday lives and healing practices, and strengthen our connection and appreciation of Pachamama's abundant gifts. We will also learn about gemstones, essences and plant allies that can assist us in understanding these beautiful teachings.
We will also cover how to journey safely in sacred space, incorporating energy clearing and protection techniques along with some basic practices from the indigenous healers and mystics of the Andes.
This is an introductory and foundational course for beginners and more practiced students to learn techniques for their own personal use. It's best if students have some basic shamanic journeying experience. This course; however, is not training to become a “Shaman.” A Shaman is a medicine person who hails from specific tribes in Siberia, Mongolia and a few other places across the globe who has been given this title of honor by their community, and practices their healing work in specific ways by going into trance and embodying the spirit of one of their ancestors. The teachings we will be learning are from contemporary Shamanic practices and from the Andes, directly from Don Mariano Quispe Flores of the Q'ero tribe. Don Mariano is a Priest, Healer and Mystic, known as a Paco, and as an elder with over 45 years' experience, he is also known as a Kuraq Aqullak. Though the Q'ero are frequently referred to as Shamans, technically they are not, as their practices differ from traditional Shamans but are equally beautiful, potent and life-changing.
These earth-honoring, spiritual practices are open to all of us as we honor indigenous cultures by respecting their specific titles and traditions, and sharing the traditional teachings that we have been given permission to share. In this way, we work with integrity and learn to connect to our own experiences of the Divine and deepen our connections to each other, our Ancestors, the Heavens and the Earth.
Dates: May 14 & 21, June 4 & 18, 6:30-9pm, at Twin Star Herbal Education, 65 Bank Street, New Milford, CT 06776, twinstartribe.com.
To register, contact Deana Paqua at email@example.com, or 203-994-5045. Cost is $227 for this program including materials. Discount available for current Twin Star Students and Shamanic Practitioner Program (through Embody the Sacred), $197.
Energy Clearing and Protection for the Energy Sensitive - Updated Offering!
If you dread crowded gatherings, going to the mall or grocery shopping, or feel drained in certain situations or around certain people, this class is for you. Join us for learning several techniques for clearing and protecting your personal energy with cross-cultural, ancient and contemporary energy medicine techniques to support the energy sensitive, empathic, and those in the healing arts, caring and teaching professions. We will focus on techniques to incorporate into everyday life to cleanse, protect and empower yourself so that you can move into the Spring with greater comfort and ease. We will explore and practice hands-on techniques that you can use in everyday life to feel more strength, clarity and vitality. We will also explore tools and remedies you can incorporate into your everyday routine. (For those who took this class in December, this next class is going to include more hands-on practices and tools).
When: June 13, 2019
Where: Twin Star Herbal Education, 65 Bank Street, New Milford, CT
Contact: To register contact Deana Paqua at 203-994-5045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.