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Recently I attended a workshop about the sacred knowledge of the Maya with Miguel Angel Vergara Calleros, a shaman and former director of Chichen Itza who studied for over 20 years with the Mayan elders learning their oral traditions, ceremonies and culture.
The Mayans were a highly advanced and very spiritual culture. They had a profound connection and understanding of the interrelatedness of cyclical time, Mother Earth, the Cosmos and Universal Consciousness. “They understood the cosmology of evolution of consciousness and the nature of spiritual inner transformation.”(pg 8. Sacred Knowledge of the Maya)
A Maya is considered one that has brought his heart and mind into a perfect state of balance and has linked his soul with Great Spirit. The Maya calculated this date as the end of a major cycle in time and an opportunity for transformation from the world of duality to that of unity consciousness.
It is said that in their time they ascended their physical bodies into alternate dimensions through portals and gateways that opened in time, similar to what we may come to experience and understand in December. It’s clear that an opportunity for new beginnings is on the horizon and a critical shift is occurring.
It’s time for us, according to Miguel, to arrive to the frequency of unconditional love. Through forgiveness we can prepare our bodies, mind and spirit for entrance to other dimensions.
In his opinion, one of the most important ways to prepare is through connecting to Mother Earth. We are children of the Earth and as such we need to respect and love her. We need to thank her daily for all the things we have. We need to show love and gratitude for her wisdom, our food, our shelter, and the energy she provides us. We need to become friends with all embodiments of Great Spirit – such as trees, animals, and rocks.
I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to light the path of raising frequency in preparation for this time. I want to extend you an invitation to join me on an 8-day all-inclusive pilgrimage into the land of the Mayan jungles and immerse yourself in sacred ceremonies and spiritual practices designed to align you with the transformation of the ages!! Through Mayan adventures, yoga, nutrition, astrology, transformational bodywork, dharma talks, and sustainable travel we are giving you the opportunity to reset your system, release patterns of resistance, and source the light.
MAYANTENTION: Be the Transformation You Seek
Spiritual Wellness Retreat in Belize – Yoga, Bodywork Astrology, Mayan Expeditions, Sacred Ceremonies
DECEMBER 17TH – 24TH, 2012
The land of the Maya calls us to come together and transform ourselves anew this Winter Solstice. Now is the time to answer the evolutionary call for change within yourself and join hands with kindred spirits who have made a conscious choice to walk the path of awakening. This place in time is the transformational doorway you have long sought, the stargate through which new worlds are seeded.
We’re inviting 13 soulful individuals on a one-week, all-inclusive* journey into the heart of the Mayan civilization. Practice yoga twice daily, receive bodywork astrology, enjoy locally grown vegetarian cuisine, explore ancient Mayan ruins, and participate in sacred ceremonies designed to open you to the beauty and power of your true nature. Embark on this initiation with us and assist in the creation of the quantum leap that will catapult Earth into a new spiral of being.
The yogis say NAMASTE… “The light in me bows to the light in you”
The Lakota say AHO MITAKUYE OYASIN… “We are all related”
The Maya say IN-LAK’ECH… “I am another you”
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From my most recent newsletter. Thought I would share.
Since living in Peru last year, I’ve submerged myself in the study of Amazonian Shamanism. As a result of the transformation I underwent during my stay in the jungle, I made a sacred vow to dedicate myself to the work of Shamanism, plant medicines and ultimately the wisdom of the Universe expressed through these vehicles. This journey has been extraordinary.
Through this work, we are shown the vast complexity of the human psyche. I call this ‘work’ because it is no simple task to face our shadows and consciously reenact what we have tried to forget. However, stuffing emotions and creating dormancy is no longer an option.
Our fragmentation and separation from Source has caused us pain and suffering. Without a vehicle for release, our suffering imprints our DNA and is re-birthed continuously until its unconscious patterns are identified, made conscious, and alchemized from suffering to forgiveness.
Through the shamanic tools of sacred song, sound and plant medicines, our deeply rooted unconscious patterns are revealed to us quickly. As we continue to peel back the layers, appearing abysmal at times, we ultimately arrive to the doorway of understanding that the Universe beyond the Ego is comprised of Love. Love is the epicenter of the Universe.
For me, April was impeccable in revealing latent patterns woven in the fabric of my family tree. This month, I have spent disentangling an immense web of ancestral patterns mired in the energy of “the perpetrator”. I am facing the shadows, completing the stories, and breaking the chain of violation that takes on many forms – verbal, emotional and sexual – that my Ego has been so fondly feeding upon.
The byline “I am not ______ enough” accompanies my story. Yet, it wasn’t until I began this work that its origins were firmly exposed. When you need to cure “dis-ease”, you look to the root of the problem for its solution. Most of us are in a state of disease. We need to radically purge what no longer serves us in order to raise our vibration and that of the planet to ride this incredible wave of accelerated expansive energy home, to the Universal Heart.
The Shamanic medicine path is phenomenal. It is the most incredible magic carpet ride filled with discovery, forgiveness and healing. As I have fully surrendered to the lessons and gifts, I feel as though I have plugged into a Universal Matrix. I no longer sit in the dark, fearful and wondering why I am here.
There is no stopping the energetic momentum created once you step into this knowing. I have come to realize the amazing powers of intention, meditation, visualization, sacred ritual, mantra and music as keys to unlocking our marvelous manifesting abilities. We all have these abilities. Now, is your time to unravel and put your stories to rest.
As I sit here writing, we are playing through the Scorpio full moon, a powerful time (http://www.bodyworkastrology.blogspot.com/ )for planting the seeds of intention and watching them manifest. What will you offer this world in service of the greatest good? The world is waiting for YOU and YOUR unique gifts!
If you want to hear more about my personal passage, experience ancient yogic wisdom, receive the keys to manifestation energy, and explore the path of Shamanism, come to a weekend of “Sacred Yoga & Shamanic Journeying”.
A Weekend of Sacred Yoga & Shamanic Journeying
with Nicole Doherty & The Joyful Warrior
Sat. July 7 1-4pm: “Seeing with The Heart: An Introduction to Shamanic Journeying for On-Going Practice”
Sun. July 8, 1-4pm: “Sacred Yoga,Tribal Sounds & Shamanism”
yoga • breath • meditation • mantra • song • music • drums • shamanic savasana
You can attend one or both workshops!
THE CONSCIOUS MAP…
Saturday: An introductory weekend experiential workshop in which the classic method of shamanic journey work is taught. Utilizing the way of the shaman, we connect with the inner levels of reality, awareness and experience to find our spirit helpers and teachers, those inner sources who are intimately connected with our life purpose, and who provide us with power, protection, knowledge and support.
Sunday: We invite you on a journey that will cleanse your body, clear your mind and raise your vibration. With a combination of vinyasa flow yoga, Native American tribal sounds and shamanic healing rituals, this workshop integrates ancient wisdom and healing modalities from multiple traditions. The pulsating sounds of shamanic drums, singing bowls and sacred chants weave powerfully with guided movement, focused breath and mindful meditation. Together as one, we will cultivate our prana (life force energy), liberate our hearts and elevate our consciousness in an invigorating celebration of love and transformation.
Sacred Yoga Ceremony by Nicole Doherty: 500-RYT Yoga Instructor Wellness Coach | Blogger | Spiritual Entrepreneur Nicole incorporates 10 years of spiritual practice and shamanic study into her unique style of Aya-YogaSM, an invigorating asana flow that integrates breath work, meditation, mantra, song and inspirational music. Her classes have been described as outrageously fun, brilliantly sequenced and challenging in all the right ways. Nicole’s mission is to facilitate a deep inner exploration, life-changing breakthroughs, and the Self-empowerment you need to reach your highest potential. wellness.nicolepresents.co
Shamanic Shavasana with The Joyful Warrior: Shaman
In a World Calling for Conscious Evolution, Holly Finds Joy in Serving as a Contemporary Spirit-Initiated Shaman. She in an expert in the field of Human-Energy Dynamics and serves as The Joyful Warrior – writing about and facilitating break-though experiences for individuals and organizations. She is inspired by the light that is the spark of the divine in each person’s heart, that which is the same as her own, and the creative principal behind all of Existence. She is committed to helping shape a harmonious future for humanity through positive change and conscious evolution in The Self & for The Planet. Find out more at HollyBaade.com.
To RSVP: Contact Goda Yoga, Culver City.
In boundless joy…
Imagine meditation, victorious breath, fluid movement, pulsating music, & drums, chanting and deliberate channeled focus. We will create an atmosphere for you to dive deep.
Cleanse the body and mind. Cultivate Prana, the life force, in an invigorating and joyful flow.
Set the foundation for trust and surrender. You become the observer. You become the liberator!
Cost: $35 for 3 hours of transformation!
Time: 1 – 4pm
WE WILL SET A SACRED SPACE FOR SHARING OUR HEARTS...
BRING A MAT, A JOURNAL AND A COVERING FOR YOUR EYES!!!
Sacred Yoga Ceremony By Nicole Doherty
Nicole is a 500-RYT Certified Yoga Professional; a wellness and lifestyle coach; blogger and spiritual entrepreneur. She describes her Vinyasa Flow style asintelligent sequencing, alignment-driven, fun, musical and challenging. http://
Shamanic Journey Led By Holly Baade
Holly Baade is The Joyful Warrior, a Shaman and Spiritual Teacher. Holly leads shamanic teaching circles, offers shamanic healing and facilitates “The Shaman in You” Coaching Program. She is Certified Prana Flow Yoga Instructor and Creator of Joyfulution Health & Wellness and Medicine Wheel Yoga. www.hollybaade.com
9711 Washington Blvd
Culver City CA 90232
To RSVP & REGISTER: Please call Goda Yoga studio for payment 310-287-1225. RSVP Facebook Event
For more information on Aya-Yoga(tm) visit: http://www.aya-yoga.com
Yoga + Hiking Trips with Nicole
Book privately for a group or sign up for one of our monthly trips!
This 90-minute journey will combine the cardiovascular elements of hiking with the mindful practice of yoga and meditation. We will warm up with some breath work and sun salutations, then journey through nature and into the deepest parts of ourselves. Throughout the hike, we will stop to stretch & release tension from the body. Towards the end, we will cool down with some restoratives and meditation, concluding a well-rounded mind and body experience.
Nicole is trained to lead these trips through HikingYoga.com’s founder, Eric Kipp. She leads trips with HikingYoga.com in the Santa Monica mountains from time to time.
Next monthly group trip scheduled!
Date: Saturday, February 25th 8:30- 10:30a
Location: Bronson Canyon; 3200 Canyon Drive; Meet at the gate past the parking lot
Cost: $10 per person
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org; provide your phone number/email for any last minute announcements due to weather
YOGI SEASONAL FOOD CLEANSE – Fall Dates Announced!
Tuesday, October 11th – Monday, October 24 (14 days). Just in time for Halloween ;)
It’s time to cleanse before the crazy holidays! Join our professional team of yogis for a 14 Day Fall Cleanse designed to align your physical and energetic bodies as the weather and season changes. You will learn how to detoxify and heal the body through the use of local, organic, sustainable food and use our yoga practice to further eliminate toxins and boost your immune system in preparation for the holiday and flu season. This is the ultimate “foodie” cleanse! No starving here, just wholesome clean foods that will make you feel better than ever! We hope that after participating in the 14 Day Fall Cleanse, you will attain the knowledge that will guide you toward long term healthier practices and an enhanced life!
14 Day Cleanse Includes:
- One in-person group q & a meeting (optional)
- Daily outdoor yoga classes at “Bronson Canyon Yoga” geared specifically toward the cleansing process. ** if you are out of town email us about discounts or book Skype privates for yoga sessions
- Email forum/Facebook
- PDF workbook including a detailed description of the cleanse, expert advice on how to succeed and get the most out of the cleanse, journal templates, 2 week sample menu, shopping lists, list of local farmers markets and organic markets, vegan restaurant guide, delicious seasonal vegan recipes and more.
Save the Date: (optional class)
Sunday, October 9th
9:30am morning Yoga class + in-person group meeting
Early Bird Special!!! Pay by October 1st and pay only $150!!!
$190 (under $14 a day including yoga!!!)
Email us if you are not located in LA or can’t attend yoga for discounted cleanse options.