If you are looking for a way to break into those hidden areas of yourself through a class which involves teaching and discussion, Shamanic Breathwork(®), mandala art project, and group processing. There is a different topic each class. Discover filters that may have been obscuring your true self and dive deep into the safe container of the journey to heal and rebirth into a healthier, more connected, and truer you. For more information on Shamanic Breathwork, please read more below.
We will be talking about channeling creativity through spirit. All attendees are encouraged to bring their own art supplies for the hour long art process at the end of the session. Your "Altered Art" will be on display at the art center for a week after the class.
Thursday, November 21st
Maple Grove Arts Center (next to Wedding Day Diamonds)
11666 Fountains Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55369
What is Shamanic Breathwork? (This description is credited to Linda Star Wolf and shamanicbreathwork.org)
The Shamanic Breathwork(®) is aimed at awakening the inner Shamanic Healer in persons undergoing the Breathwork process. There is ample support from Shamanic Breathwork(®) Facilitators and co-journeyers to assist during the session to enable a safe journey for the participant.
The process begins by establishing sacred space through various rituals and ceremonies such as smudging with sage, cedar and sweet grass while offering prayerful invocations. Individuals lie down and focus on surrendering to the healer (Shaman) within, calling upon that which is most sacred and holy to them, such as guides, power animals and higher power. The drumming then begins which leads into a powerful musical journey varying in length from one to two hours. As the individual uses the power of deep connected breathing to create a natural altered dreamlike state, the Ego defenses are released and the journey unfolds in a variety of ways.
Each person’s shamanic journey is a highly individualized process and no two are ever the same. Some of the states of consciousness reported range from divine, otherworldly bliss states to the struggle to be released from negative forces in the psyche. Rebirthing is a common occurrence, as is the life review where one relives or observes their lifetime experiences. Old patterns of dysfunction may be brought to the surface. Addictions are sometimes healed during this process, as feelings such as grief, fear, rage and anxiety are released.
The Shamanic Breathwork(®) Facilitators have undergone this process many times in the course of their training and are loving guides for the participant’s journey. The process may require the Shamanic Breathwork(®) Facilitator’s skills and attention; a variety of psycho-spiritual tools may be employed to assist the participant. Some of the most commonly used methods are bodywork, Reiki (energy work), Soul Return and extractions.
The most powerful healing tool our facilitators bring to the person breathing is their open and loving hearts and minds, with a willingness to support and travel with the journeyer wherever they may need to go. This is the essence of what Shamanic Breathwork(®) is all about. Describing the process really does not do it justice. One must experience this powerful shamanic journey and it’s healing from the inside out.