Aotearoa New Zealand School of Shamanic Studies

Lasavia Foundation Courses

Into The World and Divine Imagination

In these two years we look deep inside ourselves to understand our patterns, and meet our spiritual allies and guides in this work

This course develops through an interconnected exploration of shamanic journeying, energy healing, personal transformation, ethical practice, plant spirit medicine, nature awareness and land healing. Throughout this course we will be supported by and working closely with the Lasavia Healing Essences and Leila’s book Into the World and her soon to be released book Divine Imagination.

Our foundation for the learning is the co-creative circle, or gathering in sacred circle. This circle is where we invite the divine, where we may leave the world of limitations and enter into a powerful engagement with our potential. Through this consciousness we see into other dimensional states, allowing our perception of the world be expanded, finding our own unique pathways to connection and understanding.

Courses are limited to a maximum of 12 people, to enable in-depth learning in relationship with your teachers and fellow students.

“The nature of the work and the Lasavia structure of delivering it is undeniably profound. I directly experience an awakening of different parts of my being after each workshop. My external world begins to reflect the work that has been undertaken. It’s as though something new has been birthed each time, and it weaves itself slowly into my everyday life through relationship dynamics, chance encounters, information and objects that show up like stepping stones.”
– Vivienne, Foundation Student

Into The World

Six transformative weekends, working with the outstanding course content developed by Leila Lees over decades of healing and teaching work, supporting people to find their unique gifts.

In the first year, we introduce you to shamanic journeying and the structure of learning within the medicine wheel. We journey to find your power animal, explore shamanic healing, body dreaming, cleansing and clearing energetically.

We examine the importance of self-nourishment and grounding in spiritual work. Looking at our relationship with spiritual guidance and through shamanic journeying we meet a spiritual teacher in the etheric plane, from here we examine the nature of enquiry, belief systems, projection and the power of intention. We look at spiritual practices, forms of meditation, prayer and contemplation.

We enter a deep observation of the ancestral patterns that we have inherited through our lineage. Through shamanic journeying we meet the spiritual warrior and explore the nature of the warrior in the world.

Into the World

The coursebook for year one is Leila’s book Into the World: a Handbook for Mystical and Shamanic Practice, finalist for the Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Award.

The book is a beautifully illustrated in-depth introduction to the work of Lasavia Healing and the Wild Weed Essences.

We connect with the qualities of the weeds, their tenacity and their nourishment, journeying to find our personal connection with their essence.

Cleavers, by Leila Lees
Chickweed by Leila Lees Lasavia Healing
Dandelion by Leila Lees Lasavia Healing
Comfrey by Leila Lees Lasavia Healing

Divine Imagination

In the second year, we bring the medicine wheel into greater personal and group practices. Through the support of the medicine wheel we examine our shadow, we look at how, what we carry in our unconscious, is impacting our life and those around us. We work with the native plant remedies as a basis to the work and look at the heritage of plant communities, in our shamanic journeying we meet the wise one in the underworld.

Again through the medicine wheel we walk and discover our journey through life, we explore the place of learning and walk with awareness to the emotions that arise and start to understand the emotions as indicators and ways to work with patterns. In this journey we are starting to do emotional healing. We look at our relationship with the material world, sacred art and sacred creation. Stillness and observation meditation. The art of being present.

We work with the Native Plant Essences, connecting with them through place.

Cleavers, by Leila Lees
Chickweed by Leila Lees Lasavia Healing
Hangehange by Leila Lees Lasavia Healing
Comfrey by Leila Lees Lasavia Healing