Online workshop series 4:
THRIVING IN A CHANGING WORLD
Everyone is welcome to this series of evening workshops.
Booking is via Eventbrite (you will see the link here on this page)
You can pay £20 WEEK-BY-WEEK for the sessions you attend
OR YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE AND PAY FOR ALL 9 SESSIONS AT A DISCOUNTED RATE OF £160
Once you've paid you will recieve a confirmingation email with a zoom link from Eventbrite
How we heal in the times to come will be very different to the past, and paradoxically will be based on ancient energy healing techniques that call on Mother Earth and invoke our bodies' innate ability to heal itself.
When we know how to influence and support our bodies natural ability to heal, then we can thrive no matter what is going on around us.
For over 20 years I have been immersed in and now teach the shamanic practices of the ancient peoples of the Inca tradition. Healers who have not forgotten the deep connection that we have to the earth, and whose practices inspire us to shift away from old stories of victimhood into making new and positive decisions about how to stay well in mind, body and in spirit in the times to come.
I'm inviting you to step away from the everyday world for a couple of hours each Monday evening and learn new and practical skills that allow you to experience for yourself some of the healing practices of the beautiful medicine men and women from the mountains of Peru that we work with.
I know that during your time with us you will connect with a tribe of peoplee who. like you, are discovering new ways to stay healthy, centred and in balance in a world that is changing and challenging.
Each week we focus on one aspect of our medicine; compass points that we have found helpful in navigating our way across uncharted territory. It's always helpful to know that there is a map and that we are all part of this great journey of growth and evolution. These 2 hour zoom workshops will be opportunities for you to explore and discover some of the beautiful processes that we have been gifted by the Q'ero shamans of Peru. They are a great antidote that brings us back into our hearts where we find calm and peace among the chaos and confusion of our times. Not just uplifitng and inspiring, what I can promise you is that you will discover some truly helpful practies that you can take away with you and use in your everyday life.
WEEK 1 : OPENING SACRED SPACE
Monday, July 19th, 7pm-9pm
In this session you will learn how to open and work within sacred space. Calling on the four directions of the Inca medicine tradition, we invite these powerful forces of nature to work with us. Then we know we are held by the same universal principles that created everything in the Universe. You will learn the power that each of these allies offers us to thrive and stay in balance as we go through difficult and challenging times in our lives. During this evening you will experience the transformativee power of sitting within your own personal healing space, as you learn how to access your soul's template for healing.
WEEK 2: CHANGING HOW WE SEE OUR WORLD: THE FOUR ARCHETYPES
Monday August 2nd, 7pm-9pm
In this session we share with you what it means to stand securely in your own power in today's challenging and changing world. Working with and understanding the power of these archetypical energies is the key to staying in balance and harmony with all of life. They are our aliies, the source of the power of the shaman, and it's through our relationship with these allies that we stay connected to the body of Mother Earth, to ourselves, and to all of creation. They help us to see through new eyes, to change our persepective and witness how our world changes. We share how they fit perfectly with the way our brains work, how they are the fundamentals that created everything iin the universe, and how they help us to grow more fully into the life we were meant to live. Whatever is going on around us, these archetypes are the source of our personal power and the most powerful of all practices that we teach. During this session you will experience their unique and individual powers, and discover ways to work with them that shifts your awareness from where you are to where you want to be.
WEEK 3: KEEPING OUR ENERGY BODY HEALTHY: CLEARING OUR CHAKRAS
Monday August 9th, 7pm-9pm
In this session you will learn about the chakra system, connect with the seeds of potential that sit in each of the chakras, and you will experience a technique that helps us to clear the chakras, restoring the natural flow of energy to revitalise the physical body. You discover what it feels like to grow what we in the Inca tradition call a rainbow body; because when all our chakras are clear we do indeed shiine like a rainbow! This is powerful healiing, that re-energises the whole system.
WEEK 4: PREPARING OUR ENERGY BODY FOR CHANGE: RITES AND RITUALS
Monday August 16th, 7pm-9pm
The world as we know it is changing so fast that we can sometimes feel lost, not knowing where we are heading. In this session we share with you how Rites of Passage help us to manage the changes that we all go through in life; changes that we choose, or that are thrust upon us. Rites of passage are all about bringing the best of us from the past into the future, leaving behind what we have outgrown. They are a compass that helps us to navigate uncharted territory. During this session you willl have the opportunity to experience the first of the rites that we give during the journey around the medicine wheel: The Bands of Protection. Our energy body is the key to our sense of safety and well being. When the bands of protection are woven into our energy field we are held by the forces of life itself, and we can then drop all the emotional armoury that we put in place in order to stop us from being hurt, armour that shields our hearts and disconnects us from each other. With these bands we can then step courageously out into the world, remain calm, clear headed, steady and connected, no matter the chaos going on around us.
WEEK 5: AWAKENING THE HEALED STATE WITHIN: KUYA LIMPIA
Monday August 23rd, 7pm-9pm
In this session you will learn how to remove accumulated heavy energy from our field, allowing the free flow of energy through our system and restoring our natural state of balance health and wellbeing to our body. When negative energy is removed inner peace and harmony is restored and we awaken the healed state that is our nature. This simple yet powerful healing tool is a skill that is so easy to use and to learn. You can use it straight away on yourself, on your clients and on those you care about. When you join us, bring two stones big enough fit into the palm of your hand; smooth stones like you might find on a beach, or in a garden (not gem stones)
WEEK 6: RELEASING THE THINGS THAT NO LONGER SERVE: SANDPAINTINGS
Monday August 30th, 7pm-9pm
When our head is full of unwanted negative thoughts, judgements and opionions, or when things get overwhelming and we are hi-jacked by our emotions, we can't think straight, we make poor decisions, and our minds (and fear) take over the show! I know we all feel like this sometimes! This evening we share with you a simple and powerful technique to release and transform all the heaviness in our hearts and confusion in our minds, using the power of nature, and the sacred geometry of the mandala. The art of the sandpainting is simple and practical, and this is how we get things our of our head and restore peace in our hearts. This is a tool for life, and as one of our students described it " a sacred tool that is like having a nature counsellor on hand in the garden 24/7"
WEEK 7: TRANSFORMING DENSE ENERGY INTO LIGHT: THE FIRE CEREMONY
Monday September 6th, 7pm-9pm
Throughout history fire has brought people togetheer; theres a sensse of belonging as we take our place around the fire. Fire gave us light and warmth, fire protected us, and helped us survive and evolve as a species when the world fell into the ice age. Every shamanic tradition has fire at the heart of all their ceremonies and gatherings. Fire transforms and transmutes dense energy into light. In this session you will learn a simple fire ceremony, a technique to release all those old beliefs that keep you stuck, all those things that hold you back, all the ways you keep yourself small and insignificant. As shamans we do fire ceremony at the new moon, to release the things that no longer serve us, and to plant new dreamseeds. When the moon is full she brings to the surface all those things that are asking for healing, and need to be brought into the light and transformed in the heat of the fire. When we stand around the fire togethr we celebrate our connection with each other, and even in the days when we can't connect in person as we used to, we can connect through the flames across the globe. In this session you will discover that you can make a fire ceremony even if you don't have a place on earth to make a fire! Bring with you a candle, a pen, paper and a cocktail stick. See you in the flames!
WEEK 8: RESTORING BALANCE AND COMING HOME TO THE BODY: DISENGAGING FIGHT/FLIGHT
Monday September 13th, 7pm-9pm
Do you sleep but not rest? Is your mind and body on red alert much of the time? Do you find yourself engaging with the dramas of the world? Are you exhausted much of the time? Then you will find this 2 hour session a real benefit to your mind and body. What you will learn is how the brain works, and how the body and mind are affected by the fight/flight reflex. When we understand the processes that go on outside of our awareness then we have the power to change things. You will learn here how to come back into your body after a shock, or trauma; how to bring yourself or others back into a calm state, and how to find peace within, a much more resourceful place. This is a beautifull, simple practice that really helps when the fight/flight reflex is switched on. We explore the why and how this happens, so you can then spot the triggers for yourself. By the end of this evening you will be able to use this technique for yourself and those you care about, something you can take away to use for the rest of your life!
WEEK 9: JOURNEYING FOR HEALING
Monday September 20th, 7pm-9pm
At the heart of all shamanic traditions is journeying. What is so beautiful about the Inca tradition is that here we learn that we can journey not just into the past, but more importantly into the future to call forth our unique destiny; reclaiming our overeign Self. This is such a gift! In this session we will journey to the Upper World, the place of our becoming, to claim what we need from our future self. Then we can call forth our destiny rather that ontinue to live from, and re-create, the past. Here we can source ourselves from our original template.. who we were always meant to be. Then we have all that we need in order to thrive and to naviage this great turning time. No matter how challenging our life might feel, when we journey to the place of our becoming, we can literally download a new energy and install that into the present time. Then we can live from there, rather than keep recreating the past.
TESTIMONIALS FROM THE PREVIOUS ONLINE SERIES:
"The Medicine Wheel foundation has been a wonderful exploration. Something beautiful to look forward to on a weekday evening. Connecting with likeminded souls in such a safe and nourishing space.
"Chris is an inspirational, yet down to earth teacher who imparts her wisdom in a gentle and clear manner that infuses the heart and soul even before it reaches the brain. “I have found the experience of sitting in this circle quite remarkable and mesmerising as loved every minute.
“With a perfect mix of practical tools and spiritual grounding... this is just where I needed to be. “In fact it has been such a welcome part of my week that I chose to re-take the course. As I would again, as it has given me the opportunity to absorb more of the teachings. And instead of it feeling repetitive it has felt a continuation, a solidifying.
“Who knew that zoom could be used in such a powerful way?
"Thank you Chris, Liz and team Spirit of The Inca for your ingenuity and willingness to try new ways to impart your open hearted wisdom. ♥️” (EW)
“I am delighted with the Medicine Wheel foundation sessions. They have far exceeded my expectations. Chris is a potent shaman, generous and gentle with the depth and breadth of wisdom shared. I connect easily with the nature based traditions and have found the sessions both grounding and helpful to enhance my resilience through current challenges in personal and work situations. If you have a flicker of interest to attend the course, just sign up and do it, you will not be disappointed.” (JD)
Online workshop series:
THE MUNAY KI COMING SOON!
In this innovative and ground-breaking online course, Don Pascual Apaza Flores joins Chris Waters, shaman, healer and founder of Spirit of the Inca School of Energy Medicine to share these beautiful rites, the seeds of who we are becoming, for those who are ready to fulfil their destiny and grow from caterpillar to butterfly, so that we can all become the creators of the world we know in our hearts is possible. Here is the programme for each Monday:
FOUNDATION RITES: BANDS OF POWER with Chris Waters
FOUNDATION RITES: SEERS RITES & HARMONY RITES with Chris Waters
HEALERS RITES & DAYKEEPER RITES & DESPACHO with Don Pascual Apaza Flores and Chris Waters
WISDOMKEEPER RITES & DESPACHO with Don Pascual Apaza Flores and Chris Waters
EARTHKEEPER RITES & DESPACHO with Don Pascual Apaza Flores and Chris Waters
RITES OF THE TIME TO COME & DESPACHO with Don Pascual Apaza Flores and Chris Waters
CREATOR RITES & DESPACHO with Don Pascual Apaza Flores and Chris Waters
Cost: £280 (a subscription to all 7 weeks; since each rite builds on those that go before, this is event is subscription only). All are welcome! No experience is necessary. Please click on the Eventbrite button to book, or email Chris for more details.
TRAINING: MEDICINE WHEEL - UK & ROMANIA
To join our 2021-22 training in Romania, please contact Chris.
To join our 2022-23 training in the UK, please contact Chris.
This is the greatest healing journey that you will take. Together with a group of committed students and trainers, we journey around the medicine wheel, experiencing and practicing the powerful and beautiful healing tools and techniques of the Inca tradition. Every few months we spend a week together in one of the four directions, building our skills in each module, healing the past so that we can step fully into who we came to be. Powerful, transformative, creative, experiential learning at a deep level takes place here. Over the years I have learned that the way to work with groups is in a collaborative way, and we have worked together to create a courageous team of facilitators who are dedicated to bringing this healing work into the world.
SACRED JOURNEY TO PERU 2022
Through the Sacred Valley and up to Lake Titicaca
Please do get in touch or sign up to the newsletter if you would like to be kept informed of Peru journey announcements.
A journey that takes us back to the heart of who we truly are. Life changing! For more details or to register your interest in future journeys, visit our Peru Journeys page or email Chris.
MASTERCLASS: MUNAY KI
Online with Chris Waters in the UK and Don Pascual Apaza Flores in Peru:
Visit our Eventbrite homepage for more details and to join us!
In Peru & in the UK in September 2021.
UK in-person class: Friday 3 - Monday 6 September 2021
Immerse yourself in the deep healing gifts of these 9 Great Initiations known as the Munay Ki in the land where they were downloaded, from the Q'ero, the medicine men and women who called them into being. Join us on our journey through the Sacred Valley in May 2021 and receive these rites with us.
MASTERCLASS: FREEING THE SHADOW SELF
Friday 12 - Monday 15 November 2021 (UK)
Romania date for 2021 TBA
Discover the gifts in the shadow... a 4-day diving deep course for students who are truly serious about discovering what lives in their shadow. When we set out to live our purpose and be the best version of ourselves that we can be, we can be sure that our 'saboteurs' will surface, with all their good reasons why we should stay safe, small and invisible! This weekend we find their gift, retrieve the gold that's been waiting for us. A very powerful and life affirming masterclass!
MEDICINE WHEEL PRACTICE DAYS: ON-GOING SUPPORT FOR PRACTITIONERS
This is a regular opportunity for students past and present of Spirit of the Inca to re-visit with the healing tools and remind ourselves of the sheer power and beauty of this work. We will deepen our practice of what we already know, working towards mastery of our skills, reminding ourselves of the Medicine Wheel practices that are the shaman's personal work. Bring with you beginners mind, your questions, your Mesa, and your willingness to learn more and take the next steps!
DATES AND TIMES MAY VARY
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EVERY WORKSHOP, MASTERCLASS, COURSE, AND JOURNEY HAS AT ITS HEART A DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD.
THE GREAT TURNING
The shaman call this time we are in the Pachakutti... the world turning the right way up again.
There was a time when we all believed that the world was flat and that if you sailed off beyond the horizon you would fall off the edge of the world and be lost forever! Great civilizations have come and gone, great cycles of time have taken place on this earth. Much information is lost and we have pulled together the threads and woven a tapestry that fits our thinking and our beliefs about our world and how it works. But now we are at a time of immense change: science and technology are allowing us to create a whole new world. The question is what kind of world are we creating? It seems to me that we are sitting right at the edge of a great turning time where we could take an evolutionary leap into a new future.
First though we must look at our creation and take responsibility for what we have already dreamed into being. We have been educated to become consumers rather than creators. Consumers feed into the system so that the 'system' feeds and sustains only itself... it is self perpetuating, self reliant, self interested and uses fear, lack and scare-city to keep the wheels of the system oiled and turning. If we could see the movement of energy, it would be from the outside inwards towards the centre.
Creators, on the other hand, have a tendency to be autonomous, free thinking, outside of the box individuals... they may also be self interested but their creations are mostly new and exciting and if we could see the movement of energy it would be from the centre outwards... sharing their creations with the world, each creation a giving birth to something new. Mostly creators want change, dont want to 'fit' into the system, and they want to make a difference in the world rather than keep the system in place.
The system is threatened by creators!
We now have the science and technology for everyone to become creators. We can find out everything we need to know on the internet via computers, tablets and our phones. We can make music, films, entertain, learn and inform each other. But because we have also created this culture of consumerism we have become addicted to consuming rather than creating: we have TV that perpetuates the consumer system, computer games that perpetuate war, alcohol and drugs (pharmaceutical as well as recreational) that keeps us 'asleep' to our greatness, shopping for more and better 'stuff' that keeps us wanting more. As a society we actively encourage these addictions; everything is available to us, everything is on show, its cheap and easy, and requires nothing from us.. except more consumerism.
We have created and fed a system that does not want change, otherwise we would not be trying to shore up the banking system, and keeping systems in place at huge social, financial, and ecological cost to the planet. Educating our children to become creators will rock the system and we have to do it! We don't need people who 'behave'... what behave means is 'do as you are told, or else'. Neither are 'rebels' much use to our world as they simply create guerilla warfare.. which is more of the same.
At Spirit of the Inca we believe that what we need in our world right now are people who have learned what it means to be authentic; to be led by values and ethics, and to be doing what they love and in service to our humanity. Not creating tsunamis or tidal waves, but simply creating; contributing their unique gift to the world.. this way everyone benefits and the world is a better place because each one of us is living a purposeful life, and the effect of that is felt everywhere, like ripples on the pond that ripple outwards and eventually come back to meet us.
We believe that we can create a world where our children are considered to be the future possibility... where we make decisions based on the impact of our actions on the world that we are creating. Where we treat our children and all beings with respect. and we all take responsibility for what we are creating... yes, even war and poverty. We cannot tell ourselves it has nothing to do with us. It has everything to do with what we have come to believe, what we tell ourselves, the story and myths that we live by. And when we don't question our thoughts, our beliefs and our actions then we re-create what was.. over and over again. Like we continued to think the world flat until just one person came back and mapped it as round!
This Great Turning time requires us all to show up, to challenge and change our old patterns and to embrace a new story of who we could be as a human species here on planet earth, we are here to become the best version of us that we can be. This is our collective vision here at Spirit of the Inca, it's what we do, and what we personally, individually and collectively work towards. Together, as a team of individuals, our gift is to encourage all those beings who know there is another way to live to find what's in their heart, their essence, and live that fiercely and wholeheartedly in the world. We are here to make a difference!
- Freeing the Shadow Self
- Living & Working in the Mythic Realm
- Fire Ceremony
- Introduction to Shamanism