Applied Shamanism

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For thousands of years, cultures from all over the world have engaged in shamanic practices for healing, insight and guidance.

In our modern culture, most of us have lost the connection to the ritual spiritual practices of our ancestors and as a result, have lost access to a deep wellof wisdom that is available to each of us, provided we have the right tools.

Applied Shamanism is a safe and accessible way to engage in shamanic journeying using the ancient technique of steady, repetitive drumming.

Shamanic drumming induces a gentle trance state that allow us to access the messages and images that lie deep in our subconscious mind, like a form of active dreaming.

When we interpret these messages we tap into a deep well of insight, inspiration and guidance that we can then integrate into our daily life, releasing us from old negative patterns and opening to a fresh perspective.

Plant Medicine Integration
These sessions are also a safe and effective way to prepare for, or integrate a journey with sacred plant medicines.

Over the years, I’ve found this kind of journeying (based on Michael Harner’s Core Shamanism) extremely rich and helpful, and a wonderful compliment to plant medicine journeys.

Currently I offer group Shamanic Drum Journeys as well as individual sessions at my home studio in Montréal. In certain cases, I can come to your home to hold a session with you and/or a small group.

What a Shamanic Journey session looks like

  • We’ll spend some time talking about what’s going on for you and what you’d like to get from the journey.

  • I’ll share some tips on how to journey and guide you into a state of deep relaxation as you lie down.

  • I’ll play a drum using a constant, steady rhythm which will help you relax further and enter into a deeper level of consciousness.

  • After about 20-30 minutes, I’ll call you back from your journey and then help you process the images and insights that arose in your journey.

  • If it’s appropriate, I can help you develop strategies and practices to help you integrate the insights and inspiration you received on your journey.

Investment
$75 / 1-hour Individual Journey & Integration
$45 per person / 1.5 hour Small Group Journey & Integration
*Sliding scale available for all sessions for those experiencing financial hardship. Contact me for details.


 
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Not sure which path to take?
Book a free consultation with me and we can talk about what’s going on and together decide which type of session is right for you.


“You gotta have some practice. Otherwise, it’s just going to become a memory. And practice means daily — doing something that evokes something of that experience, connecting to what you saw there.”

Gabor Maté


Psychedelic Preparation & Integration Counselling

With the increasing use of entheogenic substances (aka “psychedelics”) and Holotropic or shamanic breathwork, comes an increased need for preparatory and integrative practices to empower and guide the participant before, during and after such peak experiences.

Peruvian Amazon, 2017

Because it is itself essentially a shamanic practice, the yoga tradition offers a very clear and relevant context, guide and practical method for dealing with the psycho-spiritual material and intense experiences that can be triggered by shamanic practices and plant medicine ceremonies.

Over the past twenty-plus years, I have experienced profound physical, emotional and spiritual growth and healing through various shamanic practices, including the ceremonial use of entheogenic plant medicines. I strongly believe that my daily yoga practice and the lifestyle which is informed by and supports that practice, helped me prepare for and integrate these peak experiences into my daily life and relationships.

Areas of Focus

• preparing for a safe journey
• stabilizing kundalini awakening
• maintain energetic opening
• understanding your experiences
• integrating insights

Pricing

$40-75 Sliding Scale (1hr)

• Free Consultation
• Available in-person* (Montréal)
• Online via Zoom (worldwide)


Plant Medicine Retreats

If you’re interested in attending future plant medicine retreats to Peru, please sign up to my mailing list to be notified using the form below. Our next retreat is being tentatively planned for December 2019.

temple of the way of light, peru, 2017

Men’s Retreat to Mayantuyacu, Peru, January 2019