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Events Calendar

From Saturday 28 April 2018
To Sunday 04 November 2018

Shamanu Wild Earth, Wild Heart

8-Month Mentorship

Mentorship Pathway

A Leadership Pathway into the Most Important
Eco-Spiritual Journey of Our Time

For most of human existence we lived in 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 an ‘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 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. 

The 8-Month Mentorship

The Shamanu: Wild Earth, Wild Heart Mentorship is an invitation to re-story your life back into harmony with the living Earth. To move beyond the illusions of the isolated self into the unity of the inner whole. To participate in the essential eco-spiritual journey of our time – that of non-dual consciousness, where the ancient knowing that Earth and human are one, is restored.

We explore what it means to be human – Now?  What is true leadership, and the new spiritual task of this era? What kind of future will we create together? These are the essential questions of our time.

Through ways both old and new, you are guided into your soul connection with nature, where your dreams and destiny intertwine, and your inner world and outer world meet to simultaneously enrich each other. Reclaiming your wild heart helps you to remember how to reconnect – and why it matters.

Both a self-healing journey and a call to action, the Wild Earth, Wild Heart pathway reminds you that beyond the chaos of this cyber-age is a forgotten terrain where you may seek guidance, healing and wisdom. Where you are empowered and uplifted to do the work of healing yourself and your world with new clarity, passion and purpose.

The Adventure

This huge and often challenging adventure requires a profound shift of perception.  Such a shift in awareness is a process and takes time. The eight month format is designed to provide sufficient space, consistency, tools and support to cultivate radical ecological, social and spiritual transformation, while nurturing a worldview filled with reverence and awe.

"The Wild One is enchanted because it has been sung into the world by the world and knows this." ~Bill Plotkin


Within the power of a community circle you explore leadership from the inside out. A great joy and meaning comes when you realize your unique gifts. Held in the beauty of nature’s embrace at The Living Centre Eco-spiritual Permaculture Sanctuary, we  create vibrant opportunities for embodied personal and collective transformation.  

Our Approach

Our Approach

The Wild Earth, Wild Heart mentorship is a spiritual training ground for joyous, creative self-expression and community building. The experiential nature-centered philosophies and practices deepen your innate capacity to make contact with, learn from and be nourished by the ‘other powers of the land’. Merging with the primal intelligence of the wind, sun, oceans and mountains ignites your ability to consciously co-create in Life's wild and elegant self-renewing, self regulating activities. Turning the the authority of ecstatic experience, we become warriosr of the spiritual wilderness.

Core processes support the journey from the familiar inner terrain to ones creative edge where a more vital and authentic self awaits. A supportive community helps you to overcome inner resistance, pitfalls that waste vital energy and psychological blockages that prevent seeing your way forward into life enhancing relationships, vocations and societies. The circle of relationships lasts well past the 8 months.

If you feel called to an adventure full of opportunity, challenge and possibility we welcome you into this life-changing Mentorship experience.  

"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

2018 Mentorship Dates

April 28, 29, 30
June 16, 17, 18
August 3 - 10, 8-day Immersion 
Sept 22, 23, 24
November 3 & 4


- Three 3-day training weekends
One 8-day Immersion
 One 2-day weekend

- The Wild Earth, Wild Heart Study Manual
- Experiential models to deepen active learning
- Four 1 1/2 hour one-on-one support sessions
- Books, DVD's, CD's and essays
- Integrated home learning
- Small group 'buddy' system  
- Designing your personal service path
- Leadership Presentation Opportunities
- A Living Arts Institute Certificate of Completion

 Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D.Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. & other guest facilitators in the art of sacred plant energetics; the Elements through the eyes of Ayurveda, and nature awareness practices will join us throughout the eight months. 

"The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world - we've actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, ourselves, and each other."~Joanna Macy

The Process

The Process

About Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings (est 1989)

The Wild Earth, Wild Heart Mentorship is part of the Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings. For 27 years Shamanu has distilled core processes that aid individuals in creating empowered choices, lives and societies.  More information

The Mentorship Process

Turning to Nature as mentor and guide, the process weaves a diversity of regenerative practices:  Deep Ecology, New paradigm thinking from science and spiritual traditions, personal transformation strategies,  Primordial Journeys, Permaculture principles, and deep nature immersion, with story telling, personal group reflection and Earth rituals to nurture your wild and elegant ecological Self. Deepening into the powers of Earth as fundamental forces of who one is, turns the process into first hand experiences that are applicable to ones life and service. 

Held & Supported

Founded in 1983, The Living Centre is a 50 acre educational sanctuary with wild meadows, forest-woodland, spring-fed pond and Permaculture grown organic fruit orchards and gardens. The land has always been organic. The spacious surroundings offer a perfect setting for learning, regeneration and reconnecting. Over the course of 30 years, The Living Centre has transformed into an integrated, multifunctional, ecologically abundant living classroom.  Learn more

A 3 Season Pathway

The experience takes us through spring, summer and autumn where we can be outdoors as much as possible. 

Spring - Seeding a New Vision

April 28, 30, May 1 - Full Moon

During this first session, we build the context for what it means to live as an ecologically awake human being. We begin the process of seeding a new ‘earth-based’ story. Step-by-step instruction for re-awakening your innate sensory and intuitive abilities opens mind and heart to the wordless language of the inner and outer landscape. Exercises and rituals immerse you in nature at the deepest levels of perception, enabling you to restore your kinship with the natural world, deepen your spiritual inter-communion, and discover the true essence of the wild within.

Deep Nature immersion- Primordial Journeys - Sacred Reciprocity -  Inspired Visioning - Activating Heart intelligence – De-coding Cultural Indoctrinations - Energizing & Attuning Your Senses – Entering Silence to See weave together to arouse the ancient joy of living in connection.  

Studying and engaging the Elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth & Ether from an Ayurvedic perspective, we remember that we are fellow beings moving in symphony with the Dance of Life.

Turning to Earth for guidance we simultaneously go inward to our deeper self, and outward to our larger self"

Summer - ReWild & ReConnect: Ripening Inter-Being

July 16 - 18 Summer Solstice &
August 18 - 25 - 8-Day  Immersion 

The two summer sessions take you outdoors onto the land where the miracle of inter-being is roused. Enfolded by the soft embrace of air, the warmth of fire, the liquid fluidity of water, the assurance of earth and spaciousness of ether, you are drawn beyond the confines of your usual ‘rote’ perceptions into a wellspring of teachings and insights. Through deep listening, sensory awareness, vision quest and nature connection your perceptions are fine tune, and you begin to know the voice of the Earth as your voice, and, through sacred reciprocity, engage the gifts of the more-than-human beings

Explore how to reclaim leadership as a noble way of being that create possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil. Develop heightened trust in the greater mind of Earth. Engage your wild soul with the same passion and purpose as nature in it’s ripening glory.

The 8-day Immersion will include a full day and evening solo immersion on the land.

Other intrepid ecological pioneers who have previous experience will be joining us for the 8-Day Immersion

"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

Autumn - The Harvest: Rooting Purpose & Passion

Sept 22, 24 & 24 Autumn Equinox & Full Moon

Autumn is harvest time, celebrating what was dreamed in winter, seeded in spring, nourished in summer.

This gathering is a time to harvest what has been sown over the year and remembering the cultural skills embedded in nature, to pass on to future generations. Deepening into your soul purpose, explore what it means to 'follow your dreams' from the perspective of your Ecological Self. This is the time of making commitments - Who do you choose to be? How will leadership emerge in you?

This session prepares the way to re-weave yourself back into modern culture, making your vision and purpose reality. Identifying key inner and outer resources, creating a supportive community, and following manifestation guidelines allows you to confidently anchor and nurture the service path you bring into the healing of our world.

"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

Graduation & Celebration Ceremony

Nov 3 & 4 New Moon 

Saturday - In the spirit of sacred reciprocity you gather together all you have learned and discovered during your mentorship journey to share with your larger community through team presentations.
Sunday -   Completion celebration ceremony.

Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings Foundations Workshop

March 10 & 11
This 2-day workshop offers the opportunity to learn and experience the foundational teachings and philosophies of the Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings. For those who wish to go deeper into these teachings through the 8-month Mentorship, a partial credit will go toward the full cost of the Mentorship. Learn more>



"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 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

"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!"~Kaleigh

"It’s been a journey of joy!!" ~Caitlin

" Fantastic! I am not used to sharing  in 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 

"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."

"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." ~Caitlin

"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

Registration Information


2018 Dates:

April 28 - 30
June 16 - 18
August 3 - 10 - 8-Day Immersion
September 22 - 24
November 3 & 4

Time: 3-Day weekends begin at 9:30am. to 5pm. The days of April 29, June 17 & Sept 23 will end at 9pm.
During the 8-Day Immersion 5 of the days will end at 9pm. click here for more information about the Immersion


Total Value  - $4825 when done separately

Your Price -  $2800
Early-Bird Price - $2440 Before Feb. 28, 2018

  • Wild Earth, Wild Heart Alumni - $1855
  • The Living Centre alums who have competed a six or more month course at The Living Centre - $2350
  • Full-time Students - $2350
  • A $500 deposit will guarantee your spot
  • Partial work-trade positions are available.
  • Partial scholarships for up to $500 off the Regular Price of $2800 are available if funds are available. Please inquire: 519-652-9109
  • To maintain a high quality of learning and care, the Mentorship is limited to 10 participants


  • Three 3-day experiences One 2-day experience
  • One 8-day Immersion
  • Wild Earth, Wild Heart Study Manual I
  • ntegrative home learning
  • Four 1 to 1 1/2 hour one-on-one support sessions
  • Books, DVD's, CD's, and essays
  • 8-day Immersion byo tenting accommodations
  • Does not include taxes, travel and accommodations during weekend sessions.
  • All meals will be provided the first & last weekend. During subsequent weekends potluck meals will be organized for the first 2 days of the weekend.
  • Organic, vegan meals will be provided by The Living Centre for the 3rd day of each weekend.
  • During the 8-day Immersion we will share in some meal preparation as a way to nourish one another and deepen the community spirit.

Click here to download the Application Form

Payment can be made through e-transfer (bank-to-bank transfer) 'PayPal' below, or by certified check. Please make cheques payable The Living Centre and send to: The Living Centre 5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3 {/tab}

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