Shaman's Camp July 13-14, 2019
Where: Austerlitz NY 12017
Both days $200/person
One day $120/ person
Lodge: The Woodland Hills Campground or a Hotel Nearby
What to bring: Bring dinner for Saturday, lunch Sunday...
Hiking Boots, hat, mosquito repellent, water bottle, snacks.
Shaman's Camp - Exploring Nature and Awakening the Shaman within
This is a weekend experience that will bring you closer to nature and to your self. We will explore trails in protected State Forest adjacent to my land. You will learn how to track for animals, you will be guided through a forest bathe mindful walk and meditation, and you will learn how to build a fire pit and participate in a fire ceremony of burning old contracts.
Forest Bathing - Boost your Immune System
Studies show that Forest Bathing offers a significant boost of the immune system, change of mood and overall well being! My place is nestled in a protected State Forest area connected with a network of trails shared by humans and animals. Here we will have the opportunity to practice mindful walking and meditation. You will explore the awakening and the sharpening of all the senses bringing you to a more aware state of being.
Tracking - Sharpen your Ability to See
In our part of the woods, we share our home with a bigger community of species including coyotes, bears, deer, foxes, as well as hawks, eagles, crows and an array of birds. In Shaman’s Camp, you will learn how to find tracks of animals and how to recognize what animal and when it has past by. You will learn how to pick up hints of trails that are used by animals and how to use your peripheral vision to be more aware of your surroundings.
Share Circle - Develop your Communication Skills
Part of Shaman’s work in the world has been to bring the community in a circle in order to cultivate communication, sense of being heard, and comradery. Sitting in a share-circle allows you to practice conscious listening and helps you develop communications skills self-confidence.
Fire Ceremony - Burn Old Contracts Start Anew
As a group working together we will build a firepit. Fire ceremony will follow in which you will have the opportunity to release old contracts (habits and experiences) that you feel have held you back in life. Freed by old contracts you will return home empowered and ready to take on your new life.