msa and ceremonyThe mesa or altar is a collection of power objects that represents the shaman’s journey through the Medicine Way.

To the shaman, Spirit permeates all of creation and the totality of the universe is alive! We establish a dialogue with the sacred through our Mesas. Every object in the mesa is connected by a luminous thread to a sacred mountain, a river, a canyon or an ancient place of power. The shaman is able to follow any aspect of these luminous threads to infinity.

In this course you will learn to work with the shaman’s altar. We explore and experience the Despacho ceremony, which brings the shaman into right relationship with heaven and earth, aligning the archetypical organizing principles of the Universe.

November 1-6, 2015, California



advance divinationYou deepen your shamanic skills and align yourself with the signs presented by nature, randomness and chance events.  

This is the class where you learn how to master the shaman’s art of tracking and seeing.  You learn how to create maps on the level of the soul for individuals and for the entire world. Alberto says, “very few shaman have the ability to track destiny and bring it into the moment.”  You will dive into the realm of the underworld and refine your Soul Retrieval skills. You learn to read the subtle signs and messages offered by the energy fields of others and of nature.

Learn the art of the medical intuitive – how to read inside a person’s body to examine organs, systems, tissues, and to diagnose spiritual disease. Experience the power that your language has on healing. Open to graduates only, or with prior approval.

November 1-6, 2015, California
October 30-Nov 4, 2016, California



mastery of timeMastery of Time has been an advanced practice for the shamans of our lineage.

In ancient Greece, time was worshiped as the God of all Gods, Chronos. Today, we are still very much in the grip of this powerful archetype.  Our lives revolve around ways to hold time, manage it, and get more of it.

In this experiential training, you will dance at the razor’s edge where there is no clock time – at the place of infinity.  From here, you can consciously envision the time to come.  You will learn skills to master dream-time, sacred time, and linear time. You will work with your personal timeline to source your life from your Destiny. You will learn how the future can reach back to the present like a giant hand to guide us, and our clients, to a desired destiny. Open to graduates only, or with prior approval.

October 11-16, 2015, New York
October 23-28, 2016, California



Advace soul and destinyDeepen your skills in the art of Soul Retrieval & Destiny Retrieval.

You learn how to assist others who have been derailed from their destiny at the time of trauma or life- challenge.  Learn to work outside of linear time in the realm of the infinite – in sacred time.  Influence events that occurred in the past, and to heal the future to help others step into their greatest destiny.  Open to graduates only, or with prior approval.



May 8-13, 2016, New York



SKILLS3Peter Bonaker PHD
For shamanic energy medicine practitioners.

How do you help the most challenging clients in your healing practice? How do you work with complex psycho- spiritual dynamics? How do you resolve and bring healing to past-life karmic dramas, intrusive spirit entities, psychic attack, and ancestral karma? How do you learn to differentiate what is part of your client’s unconscious and what are toxic environmental or spiritual energies?

In this Advanced Skills class Four Winds senior faculty Dr. Peter Bonaker will present advanced techniques for working with complex energy medicine issues that practitioners often face. Please bring your clinical stories and personal experiences to share and explore.

The focus of this class is advanced shamanic interventions and the new mythic maps to healing that will allow your clients to navigate skillfully through their crisis into a flourishing life.

You will learn advanced skills you can use in your professional practice and in your personal work.

Requirements: Completion of the EAST direction.

October 4-9, 2015, New York.



Munay-KiThe prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about this time as a period of great transformation, a time to make an extraordinary difference in the world. They foretell of a new human appearing on the planet – a person of wisdom and power who lives free of fear and abides in their eternal nature, accepting stewardship for all creation.

The Munay-Ki are the nine rites of initiation to become a person of wisdom and power who has accepted the stewardship for all creation. The rites are common to all shamanic traditions, even though they are expressed in different forms and styles in various cultures. They derive from the great initiations from the Himalayas that were brought to the Americas by the first medicine men and women – the Earthkeepers of old.

The Rites of the Munay-Ki transform and upgrade your luminous energy field. They are energetic transmissions that heal the wounds of the past – the karmic and genetic programs or beliefs you inherited.  They re-inform your DNA, enabling you to grow a new body that ages, heals, and dies differently. 

You will receive the following rites:  Healer’s Rite; The Bands of Power; Harmony Rite; Seer’s Rite; Daykeeper’s Rite; Wisdomkeeper’s Rite; Earthkeeper’s Rite; Starkeeper’s Rite and The Creator Rite. As you work with the germination of these rites and accept stewardship for all creation, you’ll be touched and blessed by angels.  Open yourself to the wisdom of the Earthkeepers, and all will be bestowed upon you.

October 30-November 4, 2016, California



DCIn western society, where death is often a source of fear and anxiety, many people die in great distress and with unresolved issues that weigh heavily on themselves and their families. Through our shamanic studies, we know it is possible to enter death with serenity and anticipation of the great journey ahead. Ancient wisdom shows us the way, describing the terrain and giving directions.

As teachers we can help individuals, families, hospice workers or community members understand the process of death with dignity. In this 18-hour class (both didactic and experiential) you will learn the techniques to teach others how to assist in dying consciously. You will receive a certificate of class completion and a notebook with materials to use and hand out in your teaching. With Western medicine evolving as it is, this work has become more important than ever. The time is now and you are the ones!

Oct 28-30, 2016, California


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