Going on a hike offers tremendous benefits for your physical and mental health and well-being. Hiking has been proven to have the benefits of increased fitness, gives you control of your workouts, tones the whole body, helps prevent and control diabetes, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, hiking heals at a molecular level, it is a way to be social, increases creativity, increases happiness levels and curbs depression, and it gives you the wonderful benefit of communing with nature. You are responsible for all of your supplies, including food, water, camera, bug spray, sunscreen, or whatever else you may feel the need to put in your pack to hike with. See the calendar below for scheduled expeditions.
A shamanic fire ceremony allows for rapid transformation. It provides the avenue to let go of the old story and drama, to transform, to renew and to be reborn. Through fire ceremony, you honor your lessons and old belief structures by placing them in the fire and turning them over to Spirit. By releasing these old patterns and beliefs into the fire, you heal deeply at the level of the soul without having to experience them at the literal and physical levels. Fire ceremony, one of the core ceremonies in many medicine traditions, is typically held around the full or new moon of each month when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest.
A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering. The despacho ceremony can be used for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, as an expression of gratitude, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, or when there is a specific request of the spirit world. Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants raises. The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing to the participants, others, and the planet.
Gather with us at a variety of local nature beautiful places to meditate and have some grounding time. Nature meditations allow us to become more receptive to our natural environment. We stop viewing nature as inert and start viewing it as alive and breathing, filled with mystery and wonderment. Nature comes delightfully alive, rekindling our exuberance and improving our state of mind. When in nature, we can learn tremendously – nature is a place where wisdom and perception come alive. Meditating outdoors also activates our entire senses, allowing us to be more alert and wakeful. You are responsible for all of your supplies, including snack, water, meditation mat or blanket, or whatever else you may feel the need to put in your pack. See the calendar below for scheduled outdoor meditations.
Get artsy with us and bring your camera on special adventures that will give you those perfect nature photos you have been yearning for. The therapeutic effects of nature photography are similar to the effects of just being out in the nature. All those involved and experienced in nature photography will vouch for the fact that being submersed in the nature taking photographs and admiring its beauty has a definite relaxing effect on all. You are responsible for all of your supplies, including snack, water, camera, bug spray, sunscreen, or whatever else you may feel the need to put in your pack. See the calendar below for scheduled trips specific for nature photography.