I’m happy to announce that starting in March, we are returning to in-person and zoom workshops and private sessions.
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Sessions: In-person or by phone, Skype and Zoom.
$100 for a one hour Reading – Skype, Zoom, or phone
A New Horse Medicine Healing Retreat
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Monthly Study Group
In-Person and Zoom
Third Wednesday of Every Month
Shamanism is the oldest known spiritual practice, dating back 60,000 to 100,000 years. It is practiced in all cultures, where shamans are sometimes known as medicine men or women. Based on the belief that the world is which we exist is merely an illusion, shamans strive to access the non-ordinary reality, divided into the Upper World, Lower World and Middle World. Access is gained via the shamanic journey, usually under the influence of drums, rattles or other instruments. These instruments are generally percussion instruments used to create sonics that vibrate at four beats per second. This beat guides the journey into theta brainwave activity, known to stimulate creative and spiritual experiences. These experiences foster deep, sacred connections and relationships with “All That Is”.
In this monthly study group, you will develop an understanding of cross-cultural shamanism and become adept at journeying as you work with animal and spirit helpers, and ancestral spirits as well as elemental energies. Usually, a journey begins with a sacred smudging ceremony to honor the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. In addition, smudging is a personal and group declaration that each person has come to the ceremony in a good and kind way, with an open heart, and with respect for the teachings. Then the spirits of the seven directions are welcomed and invited to share their teachings and influences. These seven directions are the North, East, South, West, Above, Below, and Within.
Teachings from various shamanic traditions will be explored and traditional and non-traditional approaches will be introduced. Native American, Australian, Ancient Egyptian, Tibetan, Mayan, and Central and South American shamanic teachings and practices will be explored. These study group is appropriate for any level of experience. All dedicated and compassionate people who wish to initiate positive change in the world are welcome. It should be clearly understood that shamanism is not a religion but rather an all inclusive spiritual practice. You will also participate in various shamanic ceremonies, often around our fire pit and waterfall. Sometimes, when there are specific needs, we offer group healing energies to beings and places struggling with natural or man-made disasters around the world. We will focus on healing and restoring balance to self, community, and the planet. As we work together to create and utilize community energy, you will learn group and individual healing techniques.
Please bring a notebook, eye covering, drum or rattle if you have one, a feather, and a fist sized rock. (There are many drums and rattles for sharing.) $25 ($ 20 for elders over 65, veterans and full time students)
You must preregister to reserve your space if you will be attending for the first time.
6:30- 8:30 PM
This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted.
In-Person and Zoom. Class fee of $25 ($20 for elders over 65, veterans, and full time students) For in-person attendance, please call or email to reserve your spot. There is no limit for zoom attendance.
If paying for class during these difficult times is a hardship, you are still welcome to join us. Please email me regarding your wish to attend.
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“NOURISHING THE WISE WOMAN WARRIOR”
Virtual Shamanism & Qigong Classes
with Joyce St. Germaine & Marie Lavendier
Watch for Upcoming Dates!
Join for one class or all!
Our recent autumnal “Strengthening the Wise Woman Warrior” mini-retreats were so well received and powerful, Marie and I were asked to offer more Shamanism and Qigong fusion activities to guide you into the winter season. We are delighted to offer four weekly, one-hour virtual classes with Be Yoga in Avon. You may join us via Zoom from anywhere and take one class or more. It’s up to you! We will vary the exercises, activities, ceremonies and journeys for each class.
Women are deeply connected deeply connected to the earth, embodying each of her beautiful seasons. As winter approaches, there are practices which can strengthen us, physically, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually. This fusion of shamanic and qigong experiences designed to nourish us through winter’s challenges, combine qigong, movement, shamanic ceremony and journeying. No prior experience is needed.
Co-Teaching with Marie Lavendier, M.S., is a Certified Qigong Instructor in the Healing Tao, Certified Journey Dance Instructor, Certified Shake Your Soul Instructor, and Certified Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner. She is also an educator and published writer. She offers classes from her studio— The Studio at 143 Main in Farmington —https://www.facebook.com/lavendier/—and at other locations. She is a co-producer of Dance Temple Hartford, a Conscious dance event with live music. Marie believes that combining movement with Qigong promotes maximum energy flow in the body for health and well-being. email@example.com or 860-416-8967.
To register: please visit www.beyogainavon.com
PAST LIFE REGRESSION
Spirit Detachment Practitioner Training
If you feel called to do this work,
please contact me to set up an interview!
Participation is by pre-approval only!
with Joyce St. Germaine and the current THE SACRED JOURNEY “Spirit Detachment Practitioner” group.
PLEASE NOTE: In case of inclement weather, if “Burlington Parks and Recreation”cancels local events, we also cancel.
Quantum Physics is now substantiating that non-physical entities do exist and can greatly influence our lives. Many mental, emotional, and physical disorders as well as spiritual unrest can be the result of attachments. Indications include depression, anxiety, fatigue, eating disorders, substance dependency, mood swings, and sudden personality or behavioral changes. At times, physical symptoms appear which cannot be explained. The Spirit Detachment Practitioner learns to scan the energy body and is able to differentiate between earth bound attachments, dark entities, past life traumas, energy blockages, and a person’s self imposed limiting thoughts. Then safe and appropriate techniques are employed to release these attachments or blockages in a loving, compassionate manner, bringing healing on all levels. Also extremely effective in cases of haunted buildings or properties, these techniques can be used in person or remotely. St. Michael, the Archangel, is very instrumental in this work which can bring about extraordinary results, even when all other modalities have failed.
This technique allows practitioners to utilize other healing modalities and honors all prior knowledge, experience and gifts.
Any spiritual, medical, or professional experience enhances the healing process when combined with these specific Spirit Detachment techniques. This will become your unique practice!
Spirit Detachment Practitioner Training is appropriate for therapists, counselors, energy workers, mediums, readers, healers, and anyone wishing to help those in need.
It is expected that you have well-developed intuitive skills and a solid personal spiritual practice.
If you feel called to do this work, please contact me to set up an interview.
Participation is by pre-approval only!
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 PM:
$25 per class, $20 for elders over 65, veterans and full-time students.
Road Trip to mine Herkimer Diamonds!
NEW DATES! Friday, June 10-12, 2022
(Come for all or part, for adults and children ages 4 and up)
Come with us to the Herkimer area of NY, home of the incomparable, radiant, indescribably beautiful Herkimer Diamonds!
We will be mining at “Ace of Diamonds” mine, considered the best among the local mines. There are several reasonably priced hotels nearby. Some folks have reserved rooms at Inn Towne Motel for this trip. Red Roof Inn or Inn Town Motel seems to be a favorite of miners and explorers. It received high ratings on Trip Advisor although I CANNOT personally offer an opinion as I haven’t stayed there. Ace of Diamonds mine has some rustic campsites and lean-to’s. Nights can be chilly there at this time of year. RV’s are also welcome there; some sites have water and electricity. Contact the mine to reserve a site. There are other campgrounds including a KOA nearby with FAR greater amenities and also offering cabins. We will be camping right at the mine so you are invited to stop by for a hot cup of coffee or chocolate or a cold drink. Our little camper has a microwave and stove which you are welcome to use. There are restaurants nearby or you may bring your own food. The mine has easily accessible bathrooms. We usually end our day sharing mining stories and exciting discoveries around the fire pit. If enough people are interested, we can have pizza and salad delivered as we have in the past.
Look for our new camper on the lower level, in the back left corner. You’ll recognize it by the wolf decals. (It’s not the same A-Frame camper you’ve seen in the past.) We will have our friendly dog, Luna with us.
Mining fees per day are $14 for adults and children 8 and older, children 4 – 7 are $7, children 3 and younger are free. Mining hours are 9 AM – 5 PM. You may rent mining equipment or bring your own. Most items are $1, $4, or $6 per day to rent. Safety glasses are required. Bring your own or buy them there.
Based on my experience, I would suggest safety glasses, work/garden gloves, sunscreen, sturdy shoes or boots if you plan on climbing the rock piles, a hat, long and short sleeved shirts, sweatshirt, and jeans or comfortable pants. I brought a bucket with a small sledge hammer, chisels, picks, and small hand broom and some simple garden tools. Then I rented a few other tools. Consider a portable stool or cushion for seating and a little bag or tin to hold your diamonds. The best specimens I found were discovered simply by casually brushing loose dirt around, without much effort or tools. You will decide how much effort or exercise you are up for. And…in the unlikely event that you do not find any Herkimer Diamonds, the gift shop will help you to purchase some to take home. Their gift shops offers many other kinds of stones and crystals as well as books, sculptures, etc.
SCROLL DOWN TO FIND ACE OF DIAMONDS CONTACT INFO You may want to come for one overnight or two. Most people are leaving from CT Friday late afternoon or early evening for the approximately 3 hour ride. Some are leaving CT on Saturday or coming just on Sunday without staying overnight. Please let me know if you are interested in a ride share or hotel roommate and I will help you to connect.Some hotels are pet-friendly and pets are allowed at the campsites and at the mine, leashed and with responsible clean-up.
PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for your own expenses and for making your own hotel, camping, and transportation arrangements. Be sure to communicate with anyone you are sharing a ride or room with.If you are carpooling, you are welcome to meet here at 29 Davis Road in Burlington, CT and leave your extra cars in our driveway.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this fun adventure! Of course you may invite your family and friends! Kindly inform me if you will be going and how many people will be in your group. An accurate head count will be helpful…thanks!
or phone: (860) 675-9706
Ace of Diamonds Mine
NYS Route 28
Middleville, NY 13406
hone (315) 891-3855
Red Roof Inn
100 Marginal Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone (315) 866-0490
ALL WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND EVENTS, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ARE HELD
AT 29 DAVIS ROAD IN BURLINGTON, CT
THE DRIVEWAY IS ON DUANE LANE.
PLEASE PARK IN DRIVEWAY OR ON STREET AND PLAN TO ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 10 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS. WALK UNDER DECK TO SLIDING GLASS DOORS.
Consider a private workshop or plan group readings for your next
celebration or event!
Gift certificates available in any denomination.