HeatherAsh Amara is the founder of Toci — the Toltec Center of Creative Intent, based in Austin, TX, which fosters local and global community that supports authenticity, awareness, and awakening. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family.
She brings this openhearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony. She is the author of Warrior Goddess Training, The Warrior Goddess Training Companion Book, The Toltec Path of Transformation and No Mistakes: How You Can Change Adversity into Abundance, The Warrior Goddess Way, Awaken Your Inner Fire, Warrior Goddess Wisdom, and co-author of The Sevens Secrets of a Healthy, Happy Relationship, with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Her latest book is titled The Warrior Heart Practice: A Simple Process to Transform Confusion into Clarity and Pain into Peace.
OPENING KEYNOTE WORKSHOP – GENERAL GATHERING
Elemental Change: Earth-based Practices for Aligning with Life
A healing journey with HeatherAsh Amara author of Warrior Goddess Training and The Little Book of Big Freedom
Air. Fire. Water. Earth. The four primordial elements not only inform our physical lives, they are potent symbols for aspects of our inner selves. When we learn to harness their power correctly, they can lead us toward radical personal transformation, or what best-selling author HeatherAsh Amara refers to as Big Freedom.
Drawing on her extensive background in European shamanic traditions and Toltec wisdom, Amara will share insights and meditations on the four elements and show how you can weave them into a potent circle of inner transformation and outer change.
Through experiential practices we will explore:
Air: The art of seeing yourself and the world with clarity
Fire: The art of cleansing what no longer serves you
Water: The art of being open and creating space for change
Earth: The art of nourishment and self-care
At the age of 14, don Miguel Jr. apprenticed to his father don Miguel Sr. and his grandmother, Madre Sarita. From that early age, he was called upon to translate Madre Sarita’s prayers, lectures and workshops from Spanish into English. In this way, through constant repetition and review, he learned the content of her teachings in both languages.
Through interpreting for Madre Sarita, don Miguel Jr. came to understand the power of faith. He saw first-hand how she manifested her intent to heal people, both physically and spiritually.
don Miguel Jr.’s apprenticeship lasted 10 years. When he reached his mid-20’s, his father intensified his training. At the apex of this power journey, don Miguel said to his eldest son, “Find your way out. Go home and master Death by becoming alive.”
For the past six years, don Miguel Jr. has applied the lessons learned from his father and grandmother to define and enjoy his own personal freedom while achieving peace with all of creation.
Today, don Miguel Jr. is married and has two young children. And so, as a Nagual he begins once again to pass along the wisdom and the tools of his family’s traditions in helping others to achieve their own personal freedom and optimal physical and spiritual health.
Miguel Jr. has taken the lessons of his father and grandmother and discovered his own personal freedom. Being able to apply his teachings to the world around him gave Miguel Jr. a new understanding of the lessons his father and grandmother had passed onto him, once again giving him the desire to pass on his beliefs. After decades of training, Miguel Jr. was finally ready to share everything he had learned. As a Nagual, he now helps others discover optimal physical and spiritual health, so that they may achieve their own personal freedom.
He is the author of The Five Levels of Attachment, Living a Life of Awareness, The Mastery of Self—A Toltec Guide to Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom, and co-author of The Seven Secrets of a Healthy, Happy Relationship, with HeatherAsh Amara.
Visit him at www.miguelruizjr.com
The Mastery of Self
The times in which we live demand a greater degree of self-mastery from us than ever before!
During this 2-hour LIVE video workshop you will learn how to...
This ancient Toltec philosophy shows how a person can wake up, liberate themselves from illusory beliefs and stories, and live with authenticity.
Once released, we can live as our true, authentic, loving self, not only in solitude and meditation, but in any place and in any situation or scenario that confronts us in our daily lives.
Dr. Steven Farmer is a world-renowned author, teacher, shamanic practitioner, licensed psychotherapist, and Soul Healer. He has published several best-selling books and other products, including Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, Animal Spirit Guides, Sacred Ceremony, Power Animal Oracle Cards, Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards, Power Animals, Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides guided meditation CD, Children’s Spirit Animal Cards (with Jesseca Camacho), Children’s Spirit Animal Stories CD’s Vol. 1& 2, the Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals and the recently released Healing Ancestral Karma: Free Yourself from Unhealthy Family Patterns. In addition to workshops on Earth Magic®, shamanism, and earth-centered spirituality, Dr. Farmer offers private consultations for Shamanic Soul Healing and intuitive Earth Magic® and Power Animal readings in person, or remotely by phone or Skype. He makes his home in Dana Point, California with his wife Jesseca and stepdaughters Serena and Arianna.
For more information about privates sessions, special events and workshops please visit his website: http://EarthMagic.net
Healing Ancestral Shame
Any toxic shame that you have is not only the result of your childhood experiences but also the effect of it being passed along through your lineage. Unlike other cultures and indigenous communities, it’s only lately that those of us in western culture are paying heed to the influence of our ancestors and how this shows up in family patterns.
In this workshop you’ll learn to distinguish toxic vs. healthy shame vs. guilt and engage in processes where you will offer healing to those ancestors that most strongly carried toxic shame. In turn, they will return that healing to you so you can free yourself and your descendants from the debilitating effect of toxic shame. Healing this benefits you, your ancestors, and your descendants.
Dr. Alberto Villoldo has spent decades studying the profound effects of energy medicine on the brain and body. His research has brought him from a laboratory at San Francisco State University to the jungles of the Amazon and through the towering mountains of the Andes. Dr. Villoldo has traveled the world to train with renowned shamans and sages. Along the way, he has learned the secrets of shamanic healing and sacred technologies. Today, Dr. Villoldo trains modern shamans by combining energy medicine, neuroscience, and ancient healing practices.
Learn more about this bestselling author, his books, and other work at www.growanewbody.com
SPECIAL SATURDAY AFTERNOON GENERAL GATHERING
Keynote workshop – The Brain of the Shaman & the Quantum Field
Shamans were humanity’s first neuroscientists. They understood that the mind creates psychosomatic disease – that the mind can kill, and that it can also heal - by creating psychosomatic health. Throughout the Americas indigenous healers identify one primary cause of disease, in Spanish called “susto,” and which today we understand in biology as an unregulated fight or flight or freeze response. Shamans learned to re-program this ancient system to allow their clients to discover a sense of inner peace and safety, and to awaken the body’s innate healing response.
Shamans understand that as the fate of the earth goes, so goes the fate of humanity. They are stewards of the earth and all its life forms. They recognize that the natural world had both a visible and invisible dimension. One side was made up of the rivers and the forests, and the other by the luminous threads that make up the energy fabric of the cosmos. Today we understand this as the quantum field and know that it permeates the entire universe.
In this talk we will explore how the shamans interact with the quantum field to co-create the cosmos. We will learn how the brain only changes through ceremony and rites of passage and how it is impossible to change our minds and our behaviors unless we also change our brains.
Linda (Star Wolf) is an author of nine books with another in progress, the creator of the Shamanic Breathwork™Journey Process and Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP) and the Founder of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. She is the Founding President of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies and Shamanic Mystery Tours to sacred sites around the world. Star Wolf and her late husband, Brad Collins, co-founded the Isis Cove Community, Dove Mountain Elemental Temples and Loveland Retreats in western North Carolina. She also gave birth to Shamanic Ministers Global Network and co created the Wise Wolf Councils.
Star Wolf has been a therapist and a nationally certified alcohol and drug counselor for over 30 years. She holds a BA in Human Services, a Doctorate of Ministry, and a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology. Originally introduced to Holotropic breathwork by its founder, Stan Grof, Star Wolf trained extensively with Jacquelyn Small, founder of Integrative Breathwork. She also studied shamanic earth wisdom teachings with many shamanic teachers throughout the years including her adopted Seneca Wolf Clan Grandmother, Twylah Nitsch,who gave her the spirit name of Star Wolf.
Shamanic Breathwork™ Journey Process is a synthesis of her personal exploration and direct healing experiences with breathwork, shamanic wisdom, depth psychology and addictions recovery methods. It is a practice creating sacred ceremonial space and using the transformative healing power of the breath, sound healing through chakra-attuned music, energetic bodywork, art processes, and dynamic group processing and ritual.
Star Wolf’s love and passion for planet Earth and all living creatures has manifested in her dynamic sacred purpose as a guiding force for introducing the healing power of the breath and shamanic practices into the mainstream for more than 30 years. She has facilitated and certified students as shamanic practitioners from all over the world to merge ancient wisdom with the emerging healing modalities our present time.
SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT GENERAL GATHERING
Shamanic Breathwork® uses deep breathing techniques and special music and sound to help participants reach an altered state of consciousness.
During this intensive workshop, Linda Starwolf will teach you the breathing practices and provide the accompanying soundtrack as she guides you through this experiential process. You will need headphones, an internet connection, and a room where you can sit comfortably or lie down and be undisturbed for the duration of the workshop.
Fasten your seatbelt and be prepared to go on a sacred journey.
*We will provide instructions for setting up your space and preparations ahead of time.
don Jose Ruiz was born in Mexico City, Mexico and was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. When he was 21 he came to live in the U.S. with his father, don Miguel Ruiz. From a very young age don Jose was guided by many teachers present in his life including, his mother and father, his grandmother Sarita, and several other Naguals.
Through masterful guidance by his teachers and amazing life experiences with precision synchronicity, Jose came to ‘silent knowledge’; he witnessed the world as it is, without any story. In his early twenties, don Jose lost his eyesight. In his process of surrendering, he learned the value of learning to listen; to listen to his inner wisdom and integrity and to see different perspectives, while knowing nothing is personal. He had a renewed love and gratitude for life ~ and he found acceptance, happiness and abundance; he found bliss. He grasped a true understanding of faith, love, gratitude and humility. Through his surrender and faith, in concert with modern medicine Jose recovered his eyesight.
don Jose Ruiz collaborated with his father don Miguel Ruiz on a book that offers a fresh perspective on the Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven: The Fifth Agreement.
He authored The Wisdom of the Shamans and his forthcoming book, The Medicine Bag: Shamanic Rituals & Ceremonies for Personal Transformation.
The Medicine Bag
Learn from Toltec shaman & bestselling author don José Ruiz!
In this live video workshop, he will teach with stories from his wisdom tradition and explain the power of using rituals in your life.
You will learn the importance of:
Marie Mbouni is a healing artist, creativity coach, as well as a practicing MD. Born and raised in Cameroon, Africa, her mission is to help others tap into their own creative power and to experience healing in all aspects of life. Meet her at www.MarieMbouni.com
Beyond Shape-Shifting: The Medicine Wheel as a Blueprint for Abundance, Passion, and Purpose
In this workshop, Dr. Marie will take you on Guided Journeys around your “inner Medicine Wheel,” to shape-shift your consciousness and create your desired reality. You will leave with a sense of well being and universal love for a dynamic shift towards your desired outcome.
* You will need a journal.
Jacob Nordby is the author of The Divine Arsonist: A Tale of Awakening, and Blessed Are the Weird – A Manifesto for Creatives. He leads the Creative UnBootcamp course for students around the world, and offers transformational group retreats and individual creative guidance sessions.
His work assists people as they discover and live their creative purpose. Jacob was set on his new path of work and teaching after a shamanic initiation in 2007 transformed his life.
His personal exploration has led him to wisdom traditions that include Toltec shamanism, Taoist teachings, Jungian psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and more. His latest book is titled, The Creative Cure–How Finding and Freeing Your Inner Artist Can Heal Your Life, is set to release in February 2021 by Hierophant Publishing.
Meet him at www.jacobnordby.com
The Healing Path of Creativity
In this workshop, Jacob will invite you into a process of healing the connection with your inner creative self. He will share his research that demonstrates how limiting core beliefs that become unhealthy or painful patterns have their roots in experiences of trauma, rejection, and socialization (or domestication).
Using simple daily practices, you can heal and strengthen this vital connection with your powerful creative self—with profound results in your daily life!
* You will need a journal.
Brandt Morgan is an internationally known writer and teacher whose passion is helping people find their true selves and the vision and courage to live their dreams. His classes, workshops, publications, and personalized coaching and apprenticeship programs combine the wisdom of the heart with common sense and powerful tools from many traditions.
Brandt is the author of nine books, including Vision Walk, which presents a simple walking meditation inspired by the Native American vision quest that allows you to answer any question or solve any problem in minutes by accessing your own inner wisdom.
A Toltec Mentor trained by don Miguel Ruiz, Brandt’s philosophy is simple: “We are all interconnected. When we remember we are and begin to live our dreams, we inspire others to do the same. And that inspiration sends ripples of freedom and new possibility around the world.”
Vision Walk — A Journey Into Your Heart and Beyond
In this workshop, Brandt will take you on a journey into your heart, where you’ll ask a pressing question. Then he’ll invite you on an outer journey, where you’ll discover the answer to that question. Most important, along the way, you’ll experience your true self as the veils of illusion fall away to reveal the wise, timeless, unbounded being you really are.
This inner and outer excursion is meant to help you:
* You will need a journal.
Randy Davila is the President of Hierophant Publishing and Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Insight Events USA, and the author of the books, Think Like A Publisher: 33 Essential Steps to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book! and The Gnostic Mystery.
Between the two publishing houses, he has overseen the publication of books by authors such as Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Neale Donald Walsch, Jack Canfield, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., HeatherAsh Amara, and many, many others.
He is the founder and producer of this event and many others including The Gathering of the Creatives in Santa Fe, NM with Julia Cameron and other leading creatives.
Meet him on his website: www.randydavila.com
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