As children we are instinctively in love with creation and, when allowed, develop wise respect and a fearless relationship with the natural world. We experience the world as alive, interconnected and sacred. Home is under our feet, in the nearest tree, the touch of the wind, the smell of fresh rain, in the mystery of a pond, the sound of thunder and the sunshine.
This relationship naturally fosters curiosity, creativity, daring, confidence, humility and respect for all of Life. A sense of ‘place’ and belonging is experienced, and natural instinct of ‘care’ for the wonders of creation emerges.
With the rise of industrialization and materialist science, we live in a time denoted by writers, philosophers and artists as ‘the age of disenchantment.’ Deepening into the mysteries of creation, and the sacred wild wisdom of wonder reawakens a primal, life-giving and life-saving essence of what it means to be a human living in relation with billions of other-than-human beings.
This mentorship is for those who want to experience the powers of Earth, Air, Sun/Fire, Water and Ether as fundamental forces of who you are. To re-awaken the ability to participate in Life’s elegant creativity and ignite your sacred purpose by reclaiming the powers of the Universe as the ground of your being.
“The Wild One is enchanted because it has been sung into the world by the world and knows this.” ~Bill Plotkin
Wonder is a frequency akin to Love. To live from this state as natural lifestyle requires the power of humans and other-than-human support. We need a community to remind us of the ‘radical interdependence’ of all life so that we can begin to inhabit and eventually master ancient and wise ways of leading and living.
We turn to Nature as a mentor and guide. The Earth-centered philosophies and practices remind us of our complete interconnection with the living world. Strengthening the capacity to make contact with, learn from and be nourished by the energies of the land, we re-discover parts of ourselves that a society based on ‘separation consciousness’ has told us were not important.
The Mentorship Practices
Dance, Movement Meditations, Chakra Breath processes, Voice-play, Earth, Fire & Water Ceremonies, Clarity Quest and Solo Nature Journeys are woven throughout the mentorship.
To heal the deep wounds caused by separation consciousness requires that we drop below the constraints of the mind into the wonder and mystery of the body and Nature as wisdom teachers.
Felt Awareness practices: Trauma, societal indoctrination and patriarchal systems numb trust in one’s innate knowing. Woven thoroughout the Mentorship are Felt Awareness process to ignite your inner Shaman. The one who knows the ways of vital health, purpose and natural joy. It is never wrong!
Deep Ecology practices:
Personal transformation strategies and new paradigm thinking from modern science and ancient spiritual traditions are interwoven with storytelling, intentional sharing circles, and Earth rituals.
Integrated into all processes is a re-visioning of the fundamental questions that have shaped all cultures – ‘Who am I’?, ‘What’s important?’ ‘What is the role of the human, now?’, ‘What is the leadership of the new era?’,
The Shamanu core processes support the journey from the familiar inner terrain to one’s creative edge, where a more vital and authentic self awaits. Embodied practices and community help to overcome emotional resistance and pitfalls that waste vital energy and prevent seeing one’s way forward into life-enhancing relationships, vocations, and societies. The circle of relationships lasts well past the Mentorship.
Moving through the profound shifts needed to live a full-filled and awakened life takes time. The 4-month format provides the space, consistency, tools, and support for the spiritual transformations needed to realign with your greater joy.
Within the power of the circle, we explore leadership from the inside out. Great joy and meaning come when you realize the unique gifts that are alive within you.
The Wild Wisdom of Wonder is an invitation into a passionate and mystical journey of empowerment, discovery, purpose, serendipity, miracles and pleasure.
“I feel a sense of connection and fulfillment that I didn’t know was possible. I have fallen in love with the earth again and have awakened to my purpose on this planet. I have never experienced anything so pure and real. My heart is overflowing with gratitude for this mentorship.” ~ Rhianna
About Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings (est 1989)
The Living Wonder Mentorship is part of the Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings. For 30 years, Shamanu has distilled core processes that support a soul-full adventure in accelerated, conscious evolution. Read more
“Yielding to the authority of ecstatic experience, we become mystics of the spiritual wilderness.”
The Mentorship Process
Held & Supported
Founded in 1983, The Living Centre is a lush, biologically diverse 50-acre educational and Permaculture sanctuary with wild meadows, forest-woodland, spring-fed ponds, wetlands, natural buildings, organic food forests and orchards. The spacious surroundings offer a perfect setting for reconnection, regeneration and learning. For over 40 years, The Living Centre has provided an integrated, multifunctional, ecologically abundant living classroom. For more information click here
Come prepared to be on the land as much as weather permits
What We Ask from You?
Curiosity, commitment, an open heart and a deep passion to be fully who you are is all that’s needed.
“The Universe shivers with wonder in the depth of the human.” ~ Brian Swimme
June 23, 24, & 25
This 3-day weekend teaches the foundational practices & philosophies for embodying the Wild Wisdom of Wonder through Earth-informed somatic practices: Primordial movement, Dance, Chakra Activation, Breath & Sound play, Nature Meditations & Living Systems Theory.
Re-awaken Felt-Awareness – your Spiritual Guidance System, to engage thewordless language between humans and nature.
Learn the ancient wisdom teaching of the Five Sacred Element through the lens of Ayurveda.
Re-awaken the interconnected heart and unashamed joy of feeling fully alive through being on the land and remembering who you truly are.
July 14, 15 & 16
Continue to build the matrix for what it means to live as an ecologically awake human being through the Shamanu practices.
Explore the cultural indoctrination and inner wounds that hold you back from living a life of wonder through the Council of All Beings and Truth Mandala ceremonies.
Deepen into the ageless identity of humans as ‘planet’ and how to access this memory and wisdom through The Five Sacred Elements ceremony.
August 11 – 14 (Four-Day Retreat)
The 4-day retreat explores the power of Sacred Reciprocity as the fundamental action of Nature and Self.
Receive guidance from the Ancestors and Future Beings.
The 1-day Clarity Quest is a space to navigate your inner landscape and reunite with the purity of your inner ‘Yes’.
Revive the forgotten Truth that the healing and unity of the world rest upon pursuing your Inner Gifts and Passion.
Go deeper into your true nature as a powerful frequency of Love and co-creator of the New Earth.
Sept 30 & Oct 1
In this weekend, we explore the resources needed to create powerful and supportive communities, step into the new Earth-leadership models and celebrate together.
The Mentorship includes:
The Living Wonder Study Manual
Primordial Movement DVD
Dance of the Elements DVD
Elemental Meditation CD
Felt Awareness CD
Experiential Models to deepen active learning
Book and podcasts
2 Group Zoom Meet-ups
2 – 90-minute one-on-one support sessions with Lorenna
Integrated home learning
A Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings Certificate of Completion
“Nature and mankind is but one movement, each an echo of the other.” ~ Michael Roads
If you feel called to an adventure full of innovation, mystical journeys, self-healing, empowerment and possibility, we welcome you into this life-changing experience.
“Wisdom teachings worldwide say there’s no greater blessing than to live the life of your soul; doing so is the source of your deepest personal fulfillment and of your greatest service to others and Earth. It’s the locus of authentic personal power.” ~Bill Plotkin
“It is this kind of education that will take us into the future in a good way. Totally inspiring. I had no idea I had forgotten so much of who I am. It’s just good to come back home to myself and feel my part in this amazing earth community.” ~Sean
“The mentorship was incredible. The practices were amazing and the bonding of the group. It was so connecting. it was an honour to learn from you. Where the practices bring me is incredible. A feeling of the vast nothingness and everything at the same time. What my soul yearned for. My hearts so full of gratitude for the whole experience. This is amazing to be able to go there without substance. It’s validating, and now I have the experience to support me. ~ Allison
“I have been affected and changed at a very deep level – I have never felt so alive! The mentorship opened my eyes to my value and importance here on earth, the old stories,the wildness of my heart and my body and the importance of inter-connection. It offered healing, and gave me practices and insights into how to move forward as I re-story my life. It was a powerful and empowering experience!”~ Laura
“The mentorship was transformative. It took me to deep levels. I thought it would be more about movement. I didn’t realize we were going to go as deep as we did. I didn’t think I needed that on the depth that I needed it. I didn’t think those places were inside of me, but they showed up through the practices and experiences. They naturally, in a kind of organic way came forth and I could handle it. That’s what really was great. By the time I hit these deeper places I had the movement and teachings inside me so I could handle the process. It was transformative at so many levels. I’m still working with it and I will be. So thank you! It was great!” ~ Helen
“The mentorship invited me to delve into the depths of my mind, hear, body and spirit, to meet my gifts and my shadows. All of this was facilitated through loving, compassionate wisdom and tranformational holistic practices. I came back for a second year to deepen my connection, and leave with a grounded knowing and greater trust in my true self. I feel empowered to stand for what I believe in and protect all that I love.” ~ Danielle
“I leave this mentorship deeply grounded, knowing my purpose and the tools to bring my heart’s desires forward.” ~ Snappy
“The mentorship was beautiful. Each time we gathered there was a deepening with everyone where I was more and more able to drop in and be myself. The practices bring me to more joy and gratitude. Before, I would be very much about what wasn’t working and now i’m seeing what is working and what possibilities exist. They cultivatesself-assurance and a deep listening and trust in my inner knowing. It has even deepened my relationship with my husband.
Allowing myself to consider leadership in a way that is natural to me and my style and my voice and not thinking that I have to be something other than who I am to be a effective was amazing.” ~ Sherri
“I want to acknowledge the uniqueness of this experience. As a spiritual seeker I’ve been on other journeys. This one gave me what I’ve been looking for. Every cell in my body now knows that creating a more beautiful world IS possible – now. My whole life is different now.” ~ Cherrelle
“The mentorship has been transformational, helping me to bring more awareness and care to my relationships with myself, the Elements and natural world. I have learned so many tools and truths that help me participate more fully in Life and the healing of our sacred Mother Earth. Thank you from the bottom of my boundless, wild heart!!” ~ Cassandra
“This mentorship has deeply supported my path of connection with myself and Earth. Living with integrity and significance!” ~
“Thank you for holding space and leading such insightful experiences. I am so pleased that I came for the third year. I am in such a different place inside myself.” ~ Margy
Taking the Shamanu mentorship for 2 years with Lorenna has completely changed my life and my perspective on life itself. This mentorship was the invitation I needed to restore my life back into harmony with the Earth.I explored what it really means to embody and become the ecological self. With the motive of benefiting the ‘whole’ through the soul connection we humans have with nature, reclaiming my wild heart. ~ M.
“As the months of the mentorship progressed it was like an exciting adventure into myself, requiring me to open as I worked through my personal limitations. There was space to be with my own thoughts and felt experiences, as well as many flowing conversations with others to learn deeply from!I feel that I have re-emerge as a leader of compassion and insight, coming to the world from a place of love and wholeness, with a new recognition of my joys and gifts and strong connection back to the rhythms of nature! I am ready to lead and hold a new way of living to support and care for all life on this wonderful Earth! My deepest gratitude for Lorenna and her passion of bringing her deep heart into peoples lives. I now have friendships that will last a lifetime, and that include the elements themselves. Lorenna is a beautiful and gracious teacher, leading with her connection and love for the Earth. I am so inspired by her and by what a dynamic, influential, vigorous and joyful women she is. Thank you!” ~ Kaleigh
“The experience and openness of Lorenna; her guidance; the group connection and support; all this created a safe place for me to explore the depth of my wild soul. I am a new person because of this Mentorship.” ~Nancy
“I am still digesting the impact this mentorship has had on me. It has helped me shed some longstanding self-limiting mental scripts and step more fully into my radiance. To learn how to better listen to and acton the wisdom of life. Thank you for a very rewarding and profound, diverse and deliciously nourishing transformative learning experience.” ~Willo
“My favourite were the really intense thought provoking questions. They made me really search myself and think about how I feel and see things. All I would like to say is a huge thank you for bringing out my Shamble Warrior! and to feel the new beautiful world my heart knows is possible, making that my goal and dream for the Earth!” ~ Karen
“This is my 3rd Shamanu mentorship. Every time it’s a new experience and help me explore new aspects of my ecological self and deepen into Earth’s wisdom. As part of the Teacher Training Program this time, I had a chance to work more closely with Lorenna to learn how to support the group mentorship progress, to prepare and offer presentations. Lorenna is a kind and supportive mentor. She is generous in her teaching and honest in her feedback. At the end of my teacher training program, I have a sense that I received more than a Certificate of Completion. I gained in this strong and wonderful women a kind-hearted friend and a mentor for life. ~ Nancy
“The experience allowed me to realize and feel the beauty and wonder more deeply. I see the world with a fresh pair of eyes and a more open heart; ready to receive and give more freely.” ~Melanie
“I cannot express in words the value of this type of education. It has given me a stronger connection to my environment, my community and myself.It has inspired me, helped me to find direction and opened avenues to the ways in which I can contribute to the community and the environment around me.” ~Carol
“Lorenna shared so much on so many levels, from her experience and research. She is one of the wisest and most generous women I have ever met, and helps me uncover answers to the most important questions I have about life. It all was immensely healing and nourishing.” -Donna
“This is the most transformation I have ever felt inside and out. Really, I am speechless, and grateful to the core. I am ready to start my life with reciprocity, strength, LOVE, peace, plant power and embracing our big beautiful, strange, wonderful Earth. Thank you!”~ Robbie
“It’s been a journey of joy!!” ~Caitlin
” Fantastic! I am not used to sharingin community. The Completely Connected process and buddy system was an excellent support throughout the Mentorship. The philosophies were powerful helping me to see the hidden indoctrinations for the patriarchy and heal some roots wounds and false beliefs. The sacred reconciliation practice was powerful and very important for my health and vitality. Thank you!” ~Danielle
“I need these things to get out of my head and into my body, as well as the community component, in which I come alive and blossom. And there is so much to be said for your perspective and approach, the way you combine practices with an understanding of transition, energy work, etc. Not to mention the delicious way you push and support, in non-judgement. And of course being there on the land that you have both so lovingly tended, is delicious also.” ~ Blake
“The Shamanu Training gave me the tools to feel my soul, it gave me the strength and the courage to own my spirit, and the sacred space to re-connect to a deep sense of who I really am and the steps I need to take to reach a potential that is grounded in the Earth and steeped in wildness, love, joy, and a deep sense of self.” ~Jayme
“It’s difficult to pinpoint what I liked the best – it was the weaving together of all the processes – movement, sounding, nature connection, people connection and the wisdom shared and energy we built together.” ~Tracey
“I entered this mentorship with an open mind and heart. The space was filled with truths and wisdom that I needed to listen into.I watched us all learn and grow. I needed the two years for its magic to speak to and through me. Mine now forever! In gratitude.” ~Vivianne
“Very life-altering. I feel so much love for every living being. The one-on-one sessions with Lorenna between our weekends helped me be true to myself and she was able to recommend the processes that would help me the most.” ~Melanie
“Awwwesome! The mentorship has helped me to awaken parts of myself that have a great service to the world. Without the depth, meaning, support, community, possibility, I would have continued a destructive lifestyle. It was so amazing to be here with such beautiful people.” ~ Carly
“The Shamanu: Wild Earth, Wild Heart mentorship has been an unforgettable, life changing experience. I left with a new purpose; one that is based on fulfillment and finding my true self. I yearned for a deeper connection, and Lorenna was able to guide me into finding mindfulness and direction. What this course is about is finding the true and deeper meaning to life. Finding ones purpose and passion. Lorenna teaches you how to follow your heart, listen to your soul, and truly build happiness within. Grow love for yourself, the planet, and every human being around you. TO BE TRULY YOU!” ~Shannon
“I felt my intertwining with the earth, my connection to my larger self, and to others. We are not separate. I felt it, and can accept it. This I remember every day now, and carry with me.” ~A
“The Shamanu Wild Heart, Wild Heart Mentorship was incredibly transformational for me. Lorenna’s deep caring and passion for living a connected life inspired me. It was such a good balance of learning, personal healing and inspiration. I feel like I can really make a difference in the world by living in this reconnected way.” ~Kim
Dates & Registration
2023 Mentorship Dates
June 23, 24 & 25 July14, 15 & 16 August 11 – 14 (Four-Day Retreat) September 30 & Oct 1
Begins 9:30 am – 5 pm. The August weekend will include a Saturday evening session.
Closeup hand touching a tree trunk in the forest. Human is caring about nature and environment.Self-Healing Heart Chakra Meditation. Woman sitting in a lotus position with right hand on heart chakra and left palm open in a receiving gesture. Self-Care Practice at HomeDeep tropical jungles of Southeast Asia in august
Regular Price: $2290 Reduced Price: $1990 for those who find the regular rate beyond their means Sponsored Price: $2490 to support those who need to choose the ‘Reduced Rate.’
A $500 deposit will guarantee your spot
Partial work-trade positions are available.
To maintain a high quality of learning and care, the Mentorship is a maximum 8 participants.
The price above includes Sunday lunches for the 3-day weekends and tenting accommodations. Meals & tenting accommodations for the August 4-day retreat. Accommodation upgrades to cabins or the strawbale studio are available. Please inquire here
In the spirit of community, we ask you to bring your favourite dish to contribute to a potluck for Friday & Saturday