Aotearoa New Zealand School of Shamanic Studies
In the Lasavia Healing Foundation Course we look deep inside ourselves to understand our patterns, and meet our allies and guides in this work
Palm Beach, Waiheke Island
Friday evenings 6 – 9.30pm
Saturdays & Sundays 9.30am – 5pm
$2,760 for year ($460 per workshop)
Payment plans available
Lasavia Healing Foundation Course
Year One: June 2021 – March 2022
In the first year we introduce the foundation of this learning: the medicine sphere, shamanic journeying, nature connection, symbolism and working as a community. We journey to find our power animal, explore shamanic healing, body dreaming, cleansing and clearing energetically. We examine the importance of self-nourishment and grounding in spiritual work.
Further to the foundation of this work we bring forward an exploration of our ethics and values. We look at how we are in relationship, relationship with our families, our work places and with ourselves. This is the revelation of self-responsibility.
We look 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. Through a connection to the spiritual warrior we see how we are in our relationships and explore the ancestral patterns that we have inherited through our lineage.
Students experience the teaching of the ancestors through connection to place and landscape, learning to connect to essential wisdom.
The Lasavia Healing Wild Weed Essences are brought forward to enhance and support this year’s teachings:
Workshop 1 – Supporting essence: Chickweed
Core work: Nourishment, Sacred/ordinary, Gesture, Mana.
Key learning: To introduce and deepen the tools of our work. These are the medicine sphere, co creative circle, symbol and empathy, shamanic journeying. We also work with connection to mana and our own essential gesture.
Foundation work: developing an inner compass – how we experience through the body and through symbol. The work of deep connection with the power animal – deepening this so that we study the gesture of our power animal – the essential nature and how that connects to us – from here we are beginning to respect and acknowledge our difference and also our connection.
Workshop 2 – Supporting essence: Cleavers
Core work: clearing, symbolic language, body dreaming, responsibility.
Key learning: understanding relationship and connection.
Foundation work: becoming conscious of our own power in the etheric world demonstrated through body dreaming, and through this experience learning how we see and perceive the non-physical. We become present to protocol and how we may accidentally merge with another. Through exploring this we begin to understand what it is to be inside our own body and learning about clearing through connection, grounding and how we are in relationship to what it is we are clearing. This workshop we encourage self-responsibility, we look at resonance and we deepen peoples understanding of symbolic language. Cleavers is also about accessing the divine, what might this mean for each person and understanding there is a force greater than what we can see or perceive.
Workshop 3 – Supporting Essence: Comfrey
Core Work: Exploring the nature of enquiry, meeting the spiritual teacher, knowledge, belief patterning, meditation.
Key learning: bringing awareness to patterns of thinking and that how we think impacts how we live. How we approach learning and how knowledge transforms us, particularly how it can influence how we see and act. Bringing forward our own sense of kaitiaki of knowledge and how we convey it.
Meeting our spiritual teacher; how the spiritual teacher shows up and how they work with us is a fascinating and beautiful exploration, learning and understanding symbols that the teacher may work with. How we receive knowledge, and embody it. Finding our place of learning.
Workshop 4 – Supporting essence: Cress
Core work: warrior, projection, stalking the shadow, ethics, relationship and self reflection.
Key learning: to bring insight and clarity to how we are in our work and in our relationships. Meeting and deepening a connection to the warrior.
We meet our warrior to see how the warrior is with his/her community, their tools/weapon and their shield/protection. We enquire how they bring their spiritual work into everyday life. We look at the importance of play, agility and movement. Exploring how projection works and what strategies we have to make sure we do not wear what others project onto us. Understanding protection we also look at the positive ways of protection and how to let go of protection that does not serve us any more. Learning practises of self-reflection and a beginning exploration into mirrors and shadow.
Workshop 5 – Supporting essence: Dandelion
Core work: the wise one, connection to earth, to land and to the tangata whenua, spiritual ancestors.
Key learning: bringing to the surface our connection to the ancient peoples and their wisdoms. We build the understanding that inside each one of us we hold the wisdom of the spiritual ancestors. This workshop is a journey to the wise one to see how we are to be with this wisdom that is imparted to us. We also journey deeply into the earth to explore what is the wisdom held inside of earth. There is a celebration, a connection and a listening to land and the ancestors of place. We meet the spiritual ancestors and receive some symbol or token that brings forward a practise of connection to these beings.
Workshop 6 – Supporting essence: Scotch Thistle
Core work: meeting the ancestral ally, looking at ancestral patterns that we have inherited, healing processes around these ancestral patterns, working with each other.
Key learning: experiencing a deep healing process of lineage, awareness also around cultural, family or group mind. Journeying to the upper world to the place of the ancestors to meet an ancestor ally, looking at positive traits and what we can celebrate within ourselves and the landscape of the place of the ancestors. We move to a process of core shamanic counselling where one person facilitates and supports the other person to look at an over-riding ancestral pattern that impacts their life.