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THE KING, THE WIZARD,
AND THE DREAM
EMBRACING THE WAY OF THE
SHAMAN IN CHALLENGING TIMES
THE POWER OF GRATITUDE
COULD USE SOME PEP?
FREE YOURSELF FROM GENERATIONAL CURSES
THE SHAMAN’S TOOLS
FOR FINDING INNER PEACE
A HORSE CALLED DIABLO
NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS
THE SHAMAN AND RELATIONSHIPS
YOUR PERFECT DAY
NEW SEASON, NEW CHOICES
A SHAMAN’S MIRACULOUS TOOLS FOR HEALING
HONOR—AND RELEASE—YOUR LOVED ONES THIS MEMORIAL DAY
CALLING IN THE LIGHT
ONE SPIRIT MEDICINE
ONE SPIRIT MEDICINE
ANCIENT WAYS TO ULTIMATE WELLNESS
“FOR I HAVE CEASED TO EXIST, ONLY YOU ARE THERE”
CONNECTION… BEAUTY… ADVENTURE… PERU 2015
MY FRIENDS, SHAMANS, FAMILY
A TIME FOR COURAGEOUS DREAMING
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU
THE SHAMANS ARE COMING!
A PLEDGE TO PLANET EARTH
FINDING PEACE, POWER AND PROTECTION
COURAGEOUS DREAMING: HOW SHAMANS
DREAM THE WORLD INTO BEING
THE SACRED VALLEY, THROUGH
THE EYES OF AN ARTIST
A NEW HOUSE BUILT ON
DREAMS AND NOT PAIN
NEW WINDS BLOWING;
Set on 325 acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, Menla Mountain Retreat is surrounded by thousands of acres of forest preserve. Year round, guests enjoy fresh mountain air, unspoiled beauty, abundant wildlife, and rushing streams and rivers.
The property itself is the site of the oldest known meteor impact crater on Earth. Over millions of years, layers of sediment were deposited and the crater is now approximately 1.5 to 2 miles beneath the surface of the earth. Due to lack of solid bedrock, the gravitational field here is 0.2% less than in the surrounding areas.
Menla Mountain Retreat is a two-hour drive north of New York City. This combination spa, retreat and integrated healing center is operated by the non-profit Tibet House US. (In fact, “Menla” is Tibetan for “Medicine Buddha.”) www.menlamountain.org.
Named the top yoga destination spa in the world, Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.
Located in Nosara, the Blue Spirit yoga and meditation retreat center is perched on a hilltop over looking the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge. The pristine nature, subtropical climate, dedicated staff, and the healing energy of the Nosara community create the ideal environment for your retreat, workshop, or training to become an unforgettable and deeply nurturing experience.
To view different lodging options, visit http://thefourwinds.com/blue-spirit-costa-rica-rates/. We have negotiated special rates with Blue Spirit, available on the registration page.
Julie Hannon is passionate about supporting her clients to discover their gifts and step into the fullest expression of themselves and their potential to heal. Her background and training in psychology, and 25+ years working in Human Resources, coupled with her yoga (YTT), shamanic, and Buddhist studies allow her to weave a rich tapestry and journey with the grace that comes in working with energy healing; facilitating peace and wellness.
Scott Wheeler, since 2006 he lives and works as a Technician of the Sacred. An experienced shapeshifter moving between an engineering background in USAF Special Operations flying Combat Search and Rescue, IT business analysis/project management, and solar energy game-changing, Scott is well versed in creating and embracing change. He is intimately familiar with healing trauma, soul loss and intrusive energies; facilitating his clients’ well-being, recovering their sovereignty and life force. Scott is committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on Pachamama.
Karen Hoza, trained by Dr. Alberto Villoldo, is a graduate of The Light Body School, holds a Masters Certification and works as a teaching assistant and academic advisor for the Four Winds. She is gifted at creating and holding safe sacred space for rites of passage, ceremony, personal transformation and self-empowerment for groups and individuals. Deeply connected to the Divine Feminine, Karen is inspired to share creative wisdom with all those ready to experience transformation in their lives.
Stephen Feely, is a passionate shamanic energy medicine practitioner through his healing practice, Pure Revitalizing Energy. He supports individual clients, as well as organizations, as they take their healing journey and begin to live forth into the abundance of their dreams with grace, empowerment and wisdom. Stephen’s added expertise as a biodynamic organic farmer and environmental educator allows him to guide clients into a deep connection with the healing forces of nature. He is a senior teacher at The Four Winds Society, and also leads yearly expeditions to Peru. Stephen shares his talents as an acclaimed poet/writer.
Dirk Zschocke is a trained biologist, artist and world citizen. Building from this scientific and creative background, he entered into the field of healing work, starting with holistic massage. From there he thoroughly trained and experienced all levels of healing – from the physical to the energetic, including body psychotherapy and Gestalt therapy before joining the Four Winds in 2011. Besides working in his own healing practice and teaching with the Four Winds Light Body School, he dedicates his work to land, nature and the collective, based on intuition, trust, love and compassion.
Maria Clara Castaneda, as a modern-day shaman, she helps people leap fearlessly into the unknown and thrive. Following many changes in her own life, and having lived in various countries on different continents, Maria Clara is an experienced diver into the unknown, and a bridge between the worlds. Her effusive soul gives her a special talent for empowering women, supporting growth, self-care and love. She is a teacher and academic advisor at the Four Winds Society, as well as ambassador for Los Cuatro Caminos. She lives in Germany and offers consultations in Spanish, English, and German.
Amina Meineker, a shaman and an economist, she has been a senior teacher at the Light Body School since 2007. She is passionate about helping her clients to live amazing, happy and successful lives filled with love, truth and freedom. In her work she is committed to opening new doors to all that is possible. Amina lives in Berlin, where she works with corporations (www.corporatepassion.com) and gives private consultations in German and in English.
Ruby Parker’s career in the healing arts spans over 20 years and includes work as a massage therapist, Reiki master, personal counselor, and Energy Medicine practitioner focused on the connection of mind, body and soul. Ruby is Assistant Director of Alternative and Complementary Health at The Sanctuary at Sedona. A graduate of the Four Winds with master certification in Energy Medicine, she is also part of the faculty of the Light Body School.
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Johanthan Seminarhotel is located in the Chiemsee region of southern Germany at the edge of the charming village of Hart, amidst a stunning landscape of mountains, forests, lakes and rivers. Gardens and fields surround the historical nineteenth-century farmhouse, enhanced to provide beautiful accommodations. Connect with nature while basking in the rich culture of old Europe.
To learn more about the property, view available lodging options and book your accommodations, visit www.jonathan-seminarhotel.de or call +49 (8669) 79090. Special rates have been negotiated for our students.
Joshua Tree Retreat Center is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States and a unique architectural landmark, with most of the buildings built by world-renowned architects Frank Lloyd Wright and his son Lloyd. A river runs under the retreat, producing an intriguing magnetic effect on those who enter this ancient and sacred space for learning and healing.
To learn more about the property and view available lodging options, visit www.jtrcc.org. Special rates have been negotiated for our students. To book your accommodations, email Debbie Willey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call(760) 365-8371 (email preferred).
Nestled in Chile’s coastal mountain range and adjoining a World Biosphere Preserve, Los Lobos Lodge is a health spa and shamanic monastery that offers the unique opportunity to receive your training at our founder’s sanctuary. Inspiring views, crystal-clear skies and breathtaking sunsets are the backdrop for guests to enjoy the intimate luxury and serenity of the grounds and delicious local and organic fare.
To view the different lodging options and special rates negotiated for our students, visit http://thefourwinds.com/los-lobos-lodge-rates. To book your accommodations, please contact our main office at 877-892-9247. For international calls, please dial 435-647-5988.
Alberto traded his laboratory for a pair of hiking boots and a ticket to the Amazon—determined to learn from researchers whose vision had not been confined to the lens of a microscope, from people whose body of knowledge encompassed more than the measurable, material world that he had been taught was the ONLY reality. He wanted to meet the people who sensed the spaces between things and perceived the luminous strands that animate all life. Scattered throughout the remands and Amazon were a number of sages or “Earth Keepers” who remembered the ancient ways. Alberto traveled through countless villages and hamlets and met with scores of medicine men and women. The lack of a written body of knowledge meant that every village had brought its own flavor and style to the healing practices that still survived.
For more than 10 years, Alberto trained with the jungle medicine people. In healing his own soul wounds, Alberto walked the path of the wounded healer and learned to transform old pain, grief, anger and shame to sources of strength and compassion.
From the Amazon, Alberto trekked the coast of Peru, from Nazca, the site of gigantic markings on the desert floor that depict power animals and geometric figures, to the fabled Shimbe lagoons in the North, home to the country’s most renowned shamans. Then, in Lake Titicaca – the Sea on Top of the World – Alberto collected the stories and healing practices of the people from which, the legends say, the Inka were born.
Through it all, Alberto discovered a set of technologies that transform the body, heal the soul, and can change the way we live and the way we die.
These ancient teachings explain that a Luminous Energy Field (LEF) surrounds us and acts as a matrix or blueprint that maintains the health and vibrancy of the physical body.
Alberto is founder of the world-renowned Four Winds Society and of the Light Body School. In his teachings and writings, he shares the experience of infinity and it’s ability to heal and transform us, to free us from the temporal chains that keep us fettered to illness, old age and disease.
Alberto is the author of numerous best-selling books, several of which are available in many languages: Power up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment (with David Perlmutter, MD); Shaman, Healer, Sage; The Four Insights; Mending The Past & Healing The Future With Soul Retrieval; Illumination: The Shaman’s Way of Healing; Courageous Dreaming: How Shamans Dream the World into Being; The Four Winds: A Shaman’s Odyssey into the Amazon (with Erik Jendresen); Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel (with Erik Jendresen); Island of the Sun: Mastering the Inca Medicine Wheel (with Erik Jendresen); Yoga, Power, and Spirit: Patanjali the Shaman; The Realms of Healing (with Stanley Krippner Ph.D.); Healing States: A Journey Into the World of Spiritual Healing and Shamanism (with Stanley Krippner Ph.D.); Skeleton Woman; The First Story Ever Told (with Erik Jendresen)
Dean Taraborelli has traveled to sacred sites in over 30 countries to study and experience the wisdom of ancient cultures. His interaction with people from many nations has given him insight into world religions, beliefs, mythology, rites of passage, rituals and spiritual healing. Dean is the founder of the Sanctuary – A Life Transformation Center in Sedona, AZ., where he is actively and daily engaged as an energy medicine practitioner.
Dirk Zschocke is a graduate biologist, naturopath, shaman, therapist for psycho-energetic bodywork and holistic massage, and one of the few certified Tian Yan Nei Gong teachers in the world. Dirk is the founder of the “Center for holistic, healthy life, expression and creativity – URgesund” and the “Tian Yan Nei Gong Center“ in Giessen, Germany. It is his great joy to see how clients and students develop new flexibility, vitality, joy of life and personal freedom.
Chris Prietto, RN, has been a registered nurse for 37 years and has vast experience in Pediatric Oncology, Emergency Room and Surgical nursing, Myofascial Release and Cranio-Sacral body work. Chris is one of the lead teachers in the Dying Consciously Program, a program providing a long overdue opportunity to help people from all walks of life assist their patients, friends and family members make their greatest journey one of peace and dignity.
Amina Meineker is a business economist with more than 20 years experience in finance, strategy and business development. She loves the clarity, elegance and efficiency of the energy medicine taught by Dr. Villoldo. Amina is half-Indian, half-German and is someone who builds bridges between worlds. She has a private practice, teaches, and is a business consultant. Her passion is to unfold the great potential of each human being and organization with which she works.
Julie Hannon lives her dream of bringing true health and the power to heal ourselves as an energy medicine practitioner. She teaches and inspires her clients and students to connect with their own essential truth and their unique connection to the divine. It is her honor to support the world’s changing consciousness through shamanic work and ceremonies, bringing peace to individuals and to our planet.
Jim Dewell A native of Southern California, Jim Dewell is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology, and of The George Washington University, School of Medicine. He was board certified in Family Medicine, which he both taught and practiced. In 1992, he left the practice of western medicine. A graduate of the Four Winds Society, he maintains a shamanic healing practice in Southern California.
Peter Bonaker received his Ph.D. in the field of education from the University of Denver in Colorado where he is currently an adjunct professor. In 2009 Peter founded the Institute for Spiritual Advancement in Denver where he is an energy medicine practitioner with clients from around the world and is the Institute’s Program Director.
Lynn Berryhill is an acclaimed artist whose paintings are featured in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Lynn has taught creativity classes, is an active energy medicine practitioner, and loves to teach. Her creative spirit lets her easily take students into the realms of the soul to learn to work with destiny.
Marcela Lobos M.A., has been initiated in the healing traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She was born and raised in Chile where she worked with shamans that belong to a matriarchal society that holds the wisdom of the feminine and the passion of Mother Earth. Marcela is dedicated to helping women by crafting “rites of passage” that allow them to find their power, grace, and wisdom.
Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., is a psychologist and medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over 30 years. At San Francisco State University, he directed the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. He is also the founder of the Four Winds Society, an organization dedicated to bridging ancient shamanic traditions with modern medicine and psychology.