Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Foundations
We stand at the middle of, what many leaders claim to be, a decisive decade relative to the course of this century and future generations. In the midst of the extraordinary challenges we now face we are also given an great gift - the opportunity to transcend our present global crisis and cultivate a worldview that honours the sacredness of all life, and all beings within it as related and interdependent. The illusion of separation, born from an industrial growth society, has isolated us from the source of our greatest wisdom – our eco-spiritual heritage.
Blending the mystical with the pragmatic, Shamanu Foundations offers guidance and skills to break free from the mindset that has trapped us. Relearn fundamentals that were once natural to us. Unlock the genetic coding that holds the wisdom, creativity, passion and determination needed to participate in, what Joanna Macy calls - The Great Turing. Feel again in every cell that the universe, nature, is alive and sacred. Cultivate a worldview that transcends separateness. Grow an awareness of our profound interconnection, our shared reality and shared planet. Discover what it means to be an ecologically 'awake' human being.
Entering into deep relationship with Earth as student to elder we discover our true nature is far more ancient and encompassing than the separate self defined by society. Embraced in the primal dance of Earth's life-force we wake up to who we really are, and the deep desire to protect that which we love and loves us back.
Realizing that we belong to Earth and the web of Life opens the alchemy for healing our lives, our world and our futures.
To break the spell of separation; to rediscover the creative heart of nature; to feel the Earth's power in your bones and use it for the greater good, is to know the Earth's ecstasy as yours.
Practices that Connect Us
"The Transition begins in the rebellion of the heart and the waking up of awareness that is inherent in all of us".- Susan Murphy
Shamanu Foundations takes us through a series of empowerment process into a new paradigm of thinking that’s grounded in wider reaches of identity and self-interest.
The process weaves deep nature connection exercises, eco-philosophy, Deep Ecology, Systems Thinking and Permaculture principles, with cosmology, the arts, listening, self-awareness skills and other time-tested processes.
Learn somatic practices that reconnect us to the primal forces of nature - Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Ether. Unique movement, sound, ritual and meditation processes emulate the primordial expressions of nature to re-awaken our timeless biological origins & communion with all Life.
Discover how the powers of Earth move within us and how to align with these powers. Discover a deeper intimacy with Earth that awakens the self-healing power that live within this inter-connection.
The interactive methods make the concepts experiential and practical.
What people often experience in the Earth Wisdom Teachings
- The seamless unity of human & Nature
- Spiritual, physical and emotional renewal
- Empowered sense of self and purpose
- Awakened creativity and sensual connection
- Strength and resilience to navigate chaotic times
- Slowing down into the enchantment of Being
- Deep gratitude in coming home to oneself
- A sense of belonging within the larger Earth Community
- Practical tools for the regeneration of oneself & the Earth
- The satisfaction of being an active & vital part of the solution
Everything you need to know to be healthy, ... you will find in Nature.
The Earth Wisdom workshop is held outdoors in nature (weather permitting) where we can connect with the more-than-human world. The experience includes classroom time, practices to deepen our intimacy and interconnection with Nature, and times alone to simply 'be' mentored by Nature's beauty and wisdom.
The workshop offers a safe environment to explore deep responses to the state of the world. The intuitively centered processes encourage each person to engage at their own pace.
We begin at 9:30am to 5pm. A delicious, organic living food lunch will be served. Please dress comfortably with layers to take on and off. Bring a hat and something to write on. Insects are few, however, please bring your own repellent if you are sensitive to insect bites.
"The Earth's powers are coursing through us moment by moment. To become aware of these powers is to touch the source of Life." ~ Brain Swimme, Cosmologist
Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera is an Eco-Creativity guide and founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, a revolutionary earth-based spiritual practice, which reawakens our ecological heritage.
She is co-founder and director with her husband Shantree of The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute. Lorenna is a Permaculture Educator, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator and Sevenfold Path of Peace coach with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels.
Her work is inspired by the teachings of indigenous cultures, Joanna Macy - The Work that Reconnects, Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper of Continuum, Starhawk and Dave Jackie - Permaculture, the science of Living Systems, Deep Ecology and the cosmological work of Brian Swimme & Thomas Berry.
Lorenna has a passion for embodied transformation and offers profound wisdom and insight into the understanding of consciousness. Her passion for self-realization and the awakening of consciousness has been the guiding force in her life.
A study into the mysteries of life and how to invoke the primal elements of nature have shown her that human and Nature are one force, interconnected in all ways. Her teachings support the reclaiming of our birthright as ecological beings, and with it ourselves and our future. She believes that everything we need to know about how to live extraordinary lives we can find the answers to in Nature.
Her 40 years experience in the field of personal transformation, spiritual evolution and holistic ecology has gifted her with a diversity of regenerative modalities and wisdom, which she loves to share with others. Learn more>
"I was feeling such gratitude for you on my drive home today. You are truly an inspiration and glad there are people like you wiling to live on the edges and show it can be done!" ~ Kim
Dates & Registration
March 5 & 6, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 5pm
Includes: workshop, educational material and organic vegan live-food lunches.
Transportation, tax and accommodations are not included in the pricing.
Companion Pricing: Bring a friend and save $25.
Payment can be made by 'PayPal' (below) or certified check, including 13% hst tax. Please address checks and send to:
The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3
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For those who want to go deeper a partial credit of $150 can be applied to the Shamanu: Wild Earth, Wild Heart Mentorship course