Shamanism and Yoga
Shamanism, a word borrowed from Siberia, is a general term used to describe healers and healing practices found around the world. In this workshop, we will explore yoga as the shamanic healing practice of the Rishis and Vedic healers.
Shamanism, a word borrowed from Siberia, is a general term used to describe healers and healing practices found around the world. In this workshop, we will explore yoga as the shamanic healing practice of the Rishis and Vedic healers. We will explore the terminology of shamanism, medicine, transformation and the Medicine Wheel. We will have an opportunity to learn about different shamanic practices from around the world and discuss the similar conclusions and practices discovered by those tuning in to nature (Prakriti) and the Self (Brahma). Discover the amazing similarities of Yoga, Ayurveda, Qigong, Native American Shamanism, the wisdom of the Q’eros and the wisdom of the Seneca Wolf Tribe. Throughout the workshop, we will continue to introduce Yogic philosophy and terminology to find synchronicity between shamanism and yoga.
- Shamanic Yoga Ceremony (with or without Cacao)
- Invocation, smudging w/ Palo Santo or White Sage and calling in the 4 Directions of the Medicine Wheel
- Elemental Asana Flow (working with the Earth Elements and associated archetypes)
- Accompanied by Live Music (Mantra and Medicine Songs), Medicine Wheel Philosophy and Yogic Philosophy
- Sharing Circle
- Lecture on Shamanism & Medicine
2pm to 5pm
Topics covered in this workshop:
Intro to Shamanism
What is Medicine? What is a Medicine Wheel?
Transformational Process of the Medicine Wheel
Elements and Archetypes
5 Qeros Ways
Power of Ceremony
Yoga as Ceremony
3 Gunas – 3 Levels
Elemental Flow Yoga Asana
This workshop is curated specifically for yoga teachers who are interested in incorporating ancient wisdom and shamanic philosophy into their offerings or for students of yoga and of life who are interested in learning more about these complementary philosophies. We will explore the connection between ancient yogic practices and shamanism and how they can be applied to yoga asana, meditation and philosophy, as well as how to incorporate more ritual and intention into all aspects of life.
Lacey and Darin Lehman are the co-founders of Sacred Paths Yoga School and carry a wealth of knowledge on the various facets of the yoga practice including philosophy, ayurveda and vedic fire ceremony. They continue to work closely with the indigineous healers in the highlands of Guatemala, the Andes and Amazon regions of Peru and the North American region. Their comprehensive classes draw in and intertwine many beautiful teachings to encourage the connection with Nature and Spirit. They teach 200 and 300hr yoga teacher training immersion programs as well as lead transformational Yoga Retreats, Cacao Ceremonies and Sound Healings around the world.
You will receive a Yogacampus certificate of completion.