14 Oct 10:00 - 22:00 - Ubud
The Ark Yoga Retreat & Eco Lodge
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Plant Spirit Ceremonialist Facilitator Training - 7 day Immersion
14th - 21st October
Awaken to Infinite Possibilities, Magic and Mystery in a co-creation journey with Plant Spirits
Learn the art of plant spirit ceremony and shamanic space holding, in a beautifully secluded setting in Ubud, Bali.
Spend 7 days immersed in the world of plant spirits, developing and strengthening your relationship with your plant allies.
Learn how to create, organise and run safe, grounded, and high frequency circles and ceremonies. Identify, meet and recruit your own spirit team and learn shamanic protocols to enable you to co-create with them.
Learn the secrets of working with the Spirits of Cacao and Blue Lotus, plus psychic protection master plants; and discover how you can adapt what you learn to work with ANY plant spirit.
This transformational week will change the way you work with plant spirits for life.
We welcome space holders, healers, teachers, facilitators and ceremonialists, who wish to add shamanic and energy principles to their work, and develop an honest relationship with the Plant Spirits, the Plant Devas and their patrons.
A week of Co-Creation, Ceremony and Connection
We will take over The Ark so you can work undisturbed from outside influences. You will be able to leave the everyday behind and get a full detox from work, life, and family, enabling you to immerse yourself in the training and initiations.
This retreat is supported by a chef, a full resort staff, and a competent, harmonious team of therapists, ceremonialists and space holders with a combined experience of over 80 years of sacred ceremonial space holding and psychic protection.
We feel that it is important to go to a country where both Cacao and Blue Lotus plants are grown, so that we can connect to them in their natural environment - that is why we chose Bali.
We will also be participating in a waterfall ceremony, an overnight ceremony and sound healing in the Pyramids of Chi; a special ceremony on a cacao farm, and 2 group dinners in Ubud. There are other activities and initiations, for which we will not ruin the surprise.
The art of mastering ceremonial practice through solid space holding and energy principles is something that is not readily taught.
There are a lot of facilitator trainings to choose from, but many do not teach, or include, space holding and energy principles.
It is assumed people can naturally hold space, but this is actually an art that needs to be cultivated and mastered over years.
One would normally have to learn these skills, and how to work with a Plant Spirit, over a period of several years, via an ongoing apprenticeship.
This retreat, will teach you the foundational principles of shamanic practice and space holding, and provide guidance and feedback on your own efforts; whilst giving you practice and supervision.
You will receive templates for circle, and ceremony work; and be instructed in key foundations for genuine space holding, whilst you learn how to work with the energy in ceremonial space.
This is a unique experience, encompassing the art of space holding, the art of working with plant spirits, managing energy and mastership of ceremonial practice.
Becoming a truly competent Plant Spirit Ceremonialist takes many years of work. The teachings of this workshop are an accumulation of 16 years of personal experience and wisdom from many masters.
To assist you on your journey to becoming a strong Circle facilitator and in time, a Shamanic Ceremonialist, we have created an immersive and potent experience into the deeper workings of the Cacao and Blue Lotus Plant Spirits.
'Plant Spirit Ceremonialist' is a chance to meet IXCACAO and ISIS in their rawest essence; working with cacao and blue lotus from all around the world in different formats.
Earth Medicine and Magic Ceremonial protocols
Best Practice for The Sacred Tools: the altar, the vessel, the voice, the rattles / drum, the mask, the shadow, the plant spirits, the spirit team and the elements.
Creating an Interdimensional Altar - Learning how to stop others from psychically attacking you via your altar; how to ensure the altar is grounded and clear; how to invite only benevolent spirits into your space, dos and dont's of elemental incorporation; working with an ancestral altar.
The Vessel / Space Holder - integrity in the work; warning signs of possession, ego takeover and misuse of power.
Energetic hygiene, integrity and ethics for the space holder.
The Voice - speaking from the heart, how to be a true channel for the plant spirit you work with, how to know when you are speaking from your heart vs ego.
Musical instruments - bring your own drums and rattles so that you can be shown how to work with them in ceremony.
The Mask, the Mirror and Shadow - important, but, often overlooked. You will leave this week with less masks and a deep awareness of your shadow for integration and healing.
The Plant Spirits - working with plant spirits with integrity, plant allies and reciprocity, plant spirit contracts.
The Spirit Team - best practice for working with spirits in ceremony.
Energy Principles and Intention
Light and shadow - the sacred neutral
Shamanic journeying for participants
Energetic space management
Management of participants - assessment, clearing, protection
What you must know and do before running a ceremony in any new land or venue
High Magic and Low Magic
Mini Vision Quest
Fire & Overnight Initiation
Working with flower magic and tree spirits in ceremony
Initiation with 2 other surprise plant spirits – psychic masters of protection
Shamanic witchcraft principles
Ceremony Teams and Leadership
Cacao and Blue Lotus Transmission & Initiation
Cacao background, history & prayer – we will be working with cacao from MesoAmerica, Africa and Bali.
Blue Lotus background, history & prayer
We will be working with Lotus from 5 different countries and various colour combinations. Learn how to listen to the different spirits from each country/region and how to adjust your brew to reflect that.
Recipes and guidance on brewing and blends for Cacao and Blue Lotus.
Claiming your medicine - discover your unique relationship and offering with Cacao and / or Blue Lotus.
Offering one to one healings with our hero plants.
Fertility and womb rites with hero plants.
Unique rituals / ceremonies to use in circles - 4 full ceremonial outlines with a list of all materials and quantities you will need.
Experience the plant spirit ceremonies with the frequency of the Witch, the Priestess and the Shaman.
already facilitating circles and would like to learn about the energetic dimensions of ceremony and spirit work - or
already facilitating classes like yoga / dance, or community gatherings and would like to start new offerings within your existing community - or
a healer wanting to include plant spirit ceremonies within your offering - or
plant lovers who are wanting to develop or strengthen your understanding and relationship with your plant spirit allies
You must be willing to serve your spirit team, the planet, your community and of course yourself. Once you start spirit work, you will be called into service in ways that will surprise and delight you, but it is unsung work with which you need to be comfortable.
True shamanic work is spirit work and the vastness that this brings. This work is for grounded people who are willing to adopt an attitude of beginner's mind and be surprised and be willing for their current paradigm of reality to be challenged.
This is an interdimensional training and there are many layers to this work.
Highly recommended preparation training:
Shamanic Energy Training modules eg drum journey training, plant spirit communication in the urban jungle - if you are interstate or overseas there will be options for doing the drum journey training online
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