with Christine Vander Ploeg
Saturday, October 21
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Shamans have long believed their powers were the powers of the animals, of the plants, of the sun, of the basic energies of the universe. These powers help to provide strength in daily life and to live joyfully in community with the natural world. In the shamanic cultures, it is believed that when we are born, the spirit of at least one animal volunteers itself to protect and guide us throughout our life – this is our power animal.
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the principals of shamanism and discover your power animal by being guided through a shamanic state of consciousness through rhythmic drumming. There will be opportunities to explore and express your journey through movement, discussion, and mindful journaling.
Please bring a rattle or drum, an eye cover and a journal.