The Art of Living Completely Connected
For most of human existence, we lived in an intimate relationship with the living Earth, our wild hearts immersed in the wonders of creation. Tuned to the rhythms and cycles of nature we learned and were nourished by the non-human powers of the land. Through ‘age-old’ reciprocity with the animate Earth, we experienced the sacred unity of all living things and the joy of living completely connected within the web of life.
Now, amidst the pressure and pace of an industrial growth agenda, we have lost our instinctual knowing and a deep sense of interconnection – and with this, our sense of ‘place’ and purpose. The illusion of separation has isolated us from the source of our greatest wisdom – our ecological Self.
Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings is an invitation to re-story your life back into unity with the living Earth. To reclaim instinctual wisdom, the truth of interconnection and be absorbed into something far larger than the isolated self-culture has conditioned us to believe. To know the powers of Earth as fundamental forces of who you are, and turn them into first-hand experiences that are applicable to your life and path of service. To turn to the authority of ecstatic experience and become warriors of the spiritual wilderness.
Our approach is to ground education in the source of Life – the Earth. For 28 years Shamanu has distilled core teachings that weave a diversity of regenerative practices and philosophies – Deep Ecology, New paradigm thinking from science and spiritual traditions, personal transformation strategies, Primordial Journeys, Earth rituals and meditations, and deep nature immersion to aid individuals in creating empowered choices, lives and cultures of peace
Shamanu supports the spiritual and physical transformations needed for this coming era. We discover our true nature is far more ancient and encompassing than the separate self-defined by society. The processes develop intuitive wisdom, reconnect us the Earth’s intelligence, rouse our love for life and the power to protect it.
“We are creating with our imaginations a period of rebuilding, where the intercommunion of all species will guide our life activities. We must come to understand that these dreams of ours do not originate in our brains alone. We are the space where the Earth dreams.” – Brian Swimme
We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. To move forward we must recognize… that we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. – The Earth Charter
The Teacher Training integrates the four primary teachings of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom.
Wild Earth, Wild Heart 8-Month Mentorship
Bliss: Living the Life You Were Born To
Sacred Activism: Creating a More Beautiful World
Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teacher Training Process
The Shamanu Earth Wisdom Teachers Training is for those who recognize that we have entered a time of great uncertainty on the planet and want to participate in bringing in a different kind of force that embodies love, compassion, and inter-being.
The Teacher Training process –
Part 1: Completion of two 7-Day Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings Immersions
Part 2: Completion of two 8-Month Wild Earth, Wild Heart Mentorships
Part 3: Completion of the Shamanu: Correspondence Course
Part 4: Participation in the Teacher’s Training program offered through the Mentorship program
Part 5: 15 Private Sessions with Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera
Part 6: A 2-Day Private Teacher Training with Lorenna, founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings
Part 7: Thesis: The Advanced Study & Research
The thesis project offers you have the opportunity to dive even deeper into the teachings. Choose an area of study that you feel particularly drawn to in the course, one that sparks your passion, invites your curiosity, beckons you to explore. Write a 5,000-word thesis and conduct a research project, to be submitted within one year of completion of the training. Also, you will be required to offer to your community, and document, a minimum of 4 workshops or lectures to build understanding, expertise, and confidence.
Successful completion of Parts 1 to 5 qualities you for the private teacher training. This training refines your ability to bring these teachings into your path of service, assuring that it is clearly understood and integrated. Teaching and speaking skills will be reviewed and support given to develop the expertise needed to facilitate the Shamanu Earth Wisdom Teachings. Each day will include practical training and teaching opportunities as well as assignments.
You will be tested through experiential and oral exams. If you do not pass you may retake it at a cost of $200. If you do not pass the second time you are required to wait six months before re-taking the exam. A requirement mark of 85% or higher is needed.
Upon completion of the designed educational process, you become a certified Shamanu Earth Wisdom Educator. As a certified instructor, your relationship to the Institute will be that of an independent contractor.
In order to retain certification, you will be required to attend an 8-Day Immersion training once every three years.
“By learning, you will teach; by teaching, you will understand.” ~Latin Proverb
The Shamanu Teacher Training Program FAQs
What if I am not very healthy or flexible, can I still become a Shamanu teacher?
The Shamanu Teacher Training is for every ‘body’. Because of the nature of the program, the teacher in training will receive the many healing and transformational benefits. Shamanu is a self-paced process that teaches felt awareness and deep listening skills. People at all levels of age, health, and experience are welcomed.
What are the prerequisites before being accepted for the private teacher training with Lorenna?
A keen desire to heal, live your hearts calling, and be of service to the world
What are the requirements during the course?
- Regular practice of the Shamanu teaching, as taught by Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera.
- Attendance and completion of the trainings listed
- Completion of the Correspondence course
- Passing and completion of the Teacher Training course
- Signing and submitting the Educator’s Agreement.
When will I receive the Correspondence Course?
The Correspondence Course will be mailed to you within ten days of registration. The Correspondence course provides foundational information and will support the education you receive in the other trainings.
Can Shamanu be incorporated into an already existing practice?
The practices can be offered on their own and incorporated into an already existing practice. Each of the trainings includes practical instruction which you can bring immediately into your daily life and present career.
Do I receive discounts as a Certified Instructor?
Yes, you will receive a 10% discount on all future workshops and trainings through The Living Centre and 10% off all retail products. Also, our certified instructors receive a 10% commission for referring students for enrollment in any of The Living Centre Certification Training Courses.
A Career in Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings™
A Growing Need
Wholistic health as an active industry is reaching an inflation point. While it provides many needed services, what is taught is primarily focused on human well-being, missing the essential ingredient of our interconnection within the web of Life. People are feeling more stressed, unhealthy, disconnected and time-deficient than ever before. There is a great need for those who embody a spirituality that exemplifies the truth of our oneness. Who can guide others into this soul connection and the joy of fulfilling their part within the greater Earth Community.
Imagine … making a living doing what you love while supporting others and the planet.
Creating a Fulfilling Career
Upon completion of the Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Training you are eligible to create a career as a Shamanu Educator, accessing the growing popularity of eco-spirituality.
The creative and organic processes of Shamanu can be incorporated into all existing consciousness practices.
Choosing a career as a Shamanu Educator opens doors of opportunity in a variety of health-centered and eco-spiritual institutions, or as a private educator. Either way, life as a Shamanu Educator enables you to experience continual growth for yourself, as well as enjoy the noble opportunity of being of service to others.
‘Do what you love, and fulfillment follows!
Total value when courses are taken separately – $7785
Your Price – $6900
- Listed training programs and Correspondence course
- Private Sessions
- All course material
- Meals and accommodations where indicated
Taxes and transportation are not included in the cost.
Please contact us for registration information – 519-652-9109 or contact us