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“The wisdom of the ancients is being newly discovered in the language of our biology. There is no one better to guide us on our journey toward living a light-filled, vibrant life.”
– Mark Hyman, M.D.
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ADVANCED WALKING WITH PROTECTION
This advanced class will help you work with the difficult cases that a healer runs into in his or her shamanic practice. The class is designed for active practitioners and persons seeking to refine their skills in soul and destiny retrieval, in advanced techniques for cutting cords and psychic entanglements with others, and in setting people free from their history by creating new and more original stories for themselves. Building upon the skills you bring, we will practice surrogate death rites to enhance your proficiency in assisting the dying, and those who are caught between the worlds. This is a hands-on and let’s get on to the juicy-work class, in response to the need to work at the deepest level with ourselves and with our clients.
Requirements: WWP or 300-hour program Part 1
May 27-June 3, 2017 — Costa Rica
RITES AND INITIATIONS
Taught by Dr. Peter Bonaker, Four Winds Senior Faculty
Explore the great initiations of shamanism and deepen your understanding of this path of energy and enlightenment in this Master-level class. Journey through the Medicine Wheel as you revisit each transmission of energy in the classic form in Rites and Initiations. Learn the passages that mark puberty, womanhood, manhood, and our sage years. Let the language of the Laika flow through you, inform you and guide your way as you experience anew the truth within each ritual.
Requirements: South, or 300-hour program
ADVANCED SHAMANIC SKILLS
Taught by Dr. Peter Bonaker, Four Winds Senior Faculty
In Advanced Shamanic Skills, you will acquire advanced techniques for working with complex energy medicine issues practitioners often face, including complex psycho- spiritual dynamics, past-life karmic dramas, intrusive spirit entities, psychic attack, and ancestral karma. In this class you will learn to differentiate what is part of your client’s unconscious and what are toxic environmental or spiritual energies. You will learn 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.
Requirements: Open only to graduates
May 20-27, 2017 — Costa Rica
In Advanced Divination, you will deepen your shamanic skills and align yourself even further with the signs presented by nature, randomness and chance events. You will learn how to master the shaman’s art of tracking and seeing, and how to create maps on the level of the soul for individuals and for the entire world. You will 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, working from a place of pure stillness and deepest integrity.
Requirements: West or 300-hour program
June 18-23, 2017 — Germany
October 15-20, 2017 — New York
MASTERY OF TIME
In Mastery of Time you will dance at the razor’s edge where there is no clock time — at the place of infinity. In this powerful experiential class you will learn skills to master dream—time, sacred time, and linear time — and learn how the future can reach back to the present like a giant hand to guide us, and our clients, to a desired destiny. You will work with your personal timeline to source your life from your Destiny. You will also work globally, at the level of the collective, using tools such as sacred drama and an archetypal mesa, which you will build during the training.
Requirements: North or 300-hour program
June 11-16, 2017 — Germany
October 22-27, 2017 — New York
ADVANCED SOUL AND DESTINY RETRIEVAL
Deepen your skills in the art of Soul Retrieval and Destiny Retrieval. Learn how to assist others who have been derailed from their destiny at the time of trauma or exceptional challenge. Help them reconnect with the essence of life that they lost sight of, and to embody it in their experience. Work outside of linear time in the realm of the infinite – in sacred time. Influence events that occurred in the past to help others step into their greatest destiny. Learn to work from a place of absolute non-attachment and compassion.
Requirements: North or 300-hour program
March 19-24, 2017 — California
THE THREE MASTERIES:
WALKING WITH PROTECTION, READING THE SIGNS OF DESTINY, WORKING WITH THE SACRED
A deep immersion into the mythic realms of shamanic teaching. Open to students completing their training in the old format and offered separately from the 300-hour program for the last time March 6-19, 2017, in California.
Day 1-4. In Walking with Protection, you come to understand the high level of integrity and ethics that come with stepping into the role of the shaman. You see how the unhealed parts of your being make you vulnerable and learn to clear these imprints so you no longer fall victim to abuses of power in the world. You learn how to shine the light on the dark, shadowy elements of life to bring balance and walk with beauty in the world.
Day 4-8. In Reading the Signs of Destiny, you learn to recognize the messages provided by nature, randomness, and chance events. As you practice the art of shamanic seeing and perceive the world of energy, you heed the cautions and seize the opportunities that Spirit offers you.
Day 8-12. In Working with the Sacred, you will acquire tools that allow you to honor the sacred, the mythic, including the seemingly “negative” elements, so that you can draw the lessons from them and bring healing, transformation, and balance to every life situation. Beyond psychology, beyond the mind, you learn to work at the level of myth and archetype.
March 6-19, 2017 — California
Set on 325 acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, Menla Mountain Retreat is surrounded by thousands of acres of forest preserve. The property itself is the site of the oldest known meteor impact crater on Earth, 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. Year round, guests enjoy fresh mountain air, unspoiled beauty, abundant wildlife, and rushing streams and rivers.
To learn more about the property and view available lodging options, please visit www.menla.us. To book your accommodations, please call (845) 688-6897 ext. 7507.
Named the top yoga destination spa in the world, Blue Spirit is located in Nosara, perched on a hilltop overlooking 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 healing energy of the Nosara community create the ideal environment for an unforgettable and deeply nurturing experience.
To view the different lodging options and special rates negotiated for our students, click here. To book your accommodations, please email Angie Alvarado at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our main office at (877) 892-9247. For international calls, please dial +1 (435) 647-5988.
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 Scott Wheeler has trained in and worked with the ancient healing practices of the medicine peoples in South America, Northern India, and Russia. An experienced shapeshifter, moving from Special Operations flying Combat Search and Rescue, IT consultant, solar energy pro, to a Technician of the Sacred, Scott is well versed in creating and embracing change. He is intimately familiar with healing trauma, PTSD, soul loss and intrusive energies, facilitating his clients’ well-being and recovery of their sovereignty and life force. Scott is committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on Pachamama (www.windhorse-healing.life).
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.
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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 email@example.com 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 the 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 email Deborah Stucchi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our main office at (877) 892-9247. For international calls, please dial +1 (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.