Shamanic Drum Journeys
Journeys with shamanic drumming allow us to access the messages and images that lie deep in our subconscious mind, much like a kind 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 old negative patterns and inviting in a fresh perspective.
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.
$75 / 1-hour Individual Journey & Integration
$45 per person / 1.5 hour Small Group Journey & Integration
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.”
Psychedelic Preparation & Integration
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.
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
$45-75 Sliding Scale (1hr)
• Free Consultation
• Available in-person* (Montréal)
• Online via Zoom (worldwide)
Plant Medicine Retreats
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