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CALENDAR FOR CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

The Following Classes and Workshops Offer opportunities for self-healing, awareness, and empowerment through various processes such as: guided inner journeys, exercises to broaden self-awareness, exercises to access natural healing energy, and ceremony.

SUMMER 2014

 

INTUITIVE DIVINATION READINGS
Spiritual Guidance and Life Changing Opportunities

Mon. July 28, August 18, 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm
Dr. Marian Vitali, DC, RYT
Make a commitment to yourself to be spiritually guided through what you are facing now. Are you curious about the possibilities that will empower you and deepen your awareness? Marian Vitali DC journeys to her guides with the heart or your question. Take courageous steps into your wholeness. Her Intuitive Divination Readings bring you to places of growth and beauty. You can gift another person with a reading as well. For appointments 860-918-8703.
Fee: $30 per private 25 min reading. $60 per 50 min reading. 

A SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER: Be spiritually guided through a period of 3 sessions between June and the end of August, 2014. If you pre-schedule and pre-pay $150 for three 50 min. sessions (one per date) $30 dollar savings for a total for all three
Location: Yoga at the Lake, 68 Old Town Rd, Ashford, Ct.
Call 860-918-8703 for Summer Special. 

 

YOGA CLASSES: GROUP AND PRIVATE
Wed in Wed in June, July, August 5:30-6:30 pm,
With Dr. Marian Vitali, DC, RYT
ALL WELCOME, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
GENTLE MINDFUL YOGA This class encourages each participant to bring awareness into the present moment while breathing, stretching, strengthening, and relaxing the mind/body. Each person chooses the range of movement that is comfortable for their physical ability and in doing so, reaps the benefits with ease. This is a gentle waking up of the mind/body/spirit relationship through breath, stretching, and awareness. This class supports beginners mind and body with basic postures & wellness practices. Experience the benefits of yoga in the spirit of kindness and ease
Classes will also be offered at other studios and venues
Fee: $12 per class preregistered for 4 or more weeks and receive one more yoga class free by end of June. (that makes them approx $10 ea.) For drop-in, $15 per class class.
To register call 860-918-8703
Location: Yoga at the Lake, 68 Old Town Rd, Ashford, Ct.

 

 

INCAN MEDICINE PRIMER
A Three Hour Class
Patricia Shannon MS and Marian Vitali DC
What is the Medicine Wheel and how is it relevant to your everyday life?  Learn about the paths of the Hero, the Warrior, the Seer and the Sage and how we walk these paths today.  Come and sample how this sacred map helps you step into your truest self.  Take a shamanic journey and experience your connection to Spirit. During the class there will also be an opportunity to receive one of the Munay Ki Rites, an energetic transmission that gifts you with both power and protection.   If you have ever wondered about your path, your purpose or your destiny, the Medicine Wheel has both practical and transformative relevance as it helps us see our journey with clarity, balance and wisdom.
Fee: $ 25   Pre-registration required. Call either 860-871-5467 or 860-918-8703.
Location, Dates, Times;
   Aug. 16, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
   Spirit Matters @ Ravenwood, 199 West Center St., Manchester, Ct.
   www.spiritmattersct.com

 

BECOMING THE MOUNTAIN: A RITES OF PASSAGE FOR ELDERWOMEN
SEPT 5 -7 weekend
With Roberta Jones, Patricia Shannon, Marian Vitali
Join us for a wondrous weekend retreat and rites of passage.
In our youth worshipping culture, elders are seldom respected for their wisdom, experience, and spiritual maturity; yet, in other cultures, this is not so. Rites of Passage are used to mark pivotal times and to help transition from one life stage to the next. We received the term Becoming the Mountain to describe this post-menopausal time, when women may also be referred to as Elder, Crone, and Grandmother.
We will walk through four doors of Initiation for ElderWomen, through sharing, journeying, ritual, and ceremony inspired by sacred practices from the Peruvian Andes.
Our laughter, tears, honor, and celebration will be held sweetly in community. This weekend is the opportunity to consciously step into this phase of life with dignity, power, wisdom, and beauty. Stand Tall! Become the Mountain!
Facilitators: Roberta Jones, Patricia Shannon, and Marian Vitali, all have private shamanic healing practices and have joined together in Earth and Sky, a shamanic wellness collective, to facilitate this power-filled event.
Registration, Info, Payment: www.earthandskyshaman.com or Contact Roberta Jones, 413-587-0045, robertjones@verizon.net
Location: Angels Rest Conference and Retreat Center, 63 North County RD, Leyden, MA.   
www.AngelsRestRetreat.com

 

INCAN MEDICINE WHEEL 6-month INTENSIVE:
Ancient Medicine Wheel Teachings and Munay Ki Rites
OCTOBER 2014 TO MARCH 2015
With Patricia Shannon, MS and Marian Vitali, DC
Walk with the Sacred! A path of fire for rapid personal transformation that lightens your spirit. Receive 9 initiatory Rites energetically transmitted as seeds to guide your spiritual evolution to Be as Thou Art. We invite you to immerse yourself in this rich indigenous tradition and experience life with more clarity, balance and peace.
Begins OCT. 2014.

 

 

GUIDED SHAMANIC JOURNEYING CIRCLE
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Dr. Marian Vitali, DC, RYT
ALL WELCOME, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Practice connecting to the world of spirit through Intuitive exercises and guided journeying. Come with a drum/rattle to call your spirit teachers, power animals or helping guides. These sessions help you access spiritual wisdom for your own transformational growth and health.  We come together in a supportive group to build our medicine power through different themes. Bring an eye cover, notebook, and drum/rattle.
Fee: $15 per class.   To Register call 860-918-8703
Location: Spirit Matters @ Ravenwood, 199 West Center St., Manchester, Ct.   
www.spiritmattersct.com

 

SHAMANIC JOURNEYING - BEGINNERS INTENSIVE
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Dr. Marian Vitali, DC, RYT
Welcome newcomers to the journeying experience where we will explore the beginning yet essential practices to access the world of spirit. Shamanic journeying helps you connect to spiritual wisdom for your own transformational growth and health. This class provides an introduction to the journeying process, experiential journeying to both the lower and upper worlds, and retrieval of both your power animal and a helping spirit teacher. Suggested book for preparing: Shamanic Journeying A Beginner's Guide by Sandra Ingerman. Please bring a drum or rattle, eye cover, and notebook.
Preregistration required call 860-918-8703.
Location: Spirit Matters @ Ravenwood, 199 West Center St., Manchester, Ct.   
www.spiritmattersct.com

 

INTUITIVE DIVINATION WITH HEART
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Dr. Marian Vitali, DC, RYT
Bring your curiosity and a light heart to practice stretching your intuitive muscles. This class offers a variety of exercises to wake up and deepen your intuitive skills. Our greatest tools will be quieting the mind, opening the heart, trusting our own experience, setting intentions, connecting to nature, and taking ourselves more lightly. We will access whats known as the shamanic way of seeing (divining, sensing, tracking) to connect with our spirit-animated world. Take home some life-skills that have a heart.
Register with Marian at 860-918-8703.
Location: Spirit Matters @ Ravenwood, 199 West Center St., Manchester, Ct.   
www.spiritmattersct.com

  

2014 APPRENTICESHIP: A Call To Wholeness
A mentored program through a shamanic medicine path: to open your heart to spiritual wholeness, authenticity, and the power of nature.
To find out more 860-918-8703.

 

Sample of Previous Classes and Workshops

Please call if you would like one of these classes presented to your group or organization.

CREATING SOUL TIME: Deepening Your Medicine
With Patricia Shannon, MS and Marian Vitali, DC, RYT 

Reclaim time with your soul and connect with your unique medicine. We each have gifts to share with the rest of creation. Do you know what your medicine is? Do you feed it with love and intention?

DIP & DANCE, SING & SOAR: A WOMAN'S NIGHT OUT
Patricia Shannon and Dr. Marian Vitali, DC, RYT
Do you ever find yourself saying, I just want to have fun? Come and do just that! Let the spirit of song and dance guide us beyond thinking, delving, writing, talking and searching. We'll feel our hearts open up and our own sweet passionate woman step forward. Join us in lightheartedness to celebrate and bless who we truly are. Let the Fun begin! Drums and rattles welcome. No formal dance or singing experience necessary.

RECONNECTING TO THE WEB OF LIFE: Indigenous Perspectives and Practices for Well-being
Marian Vitali, DC
The Program will integrate a few shared mind-body-spirit principles and practices based on cross-cultural indigenous wisdom. There will be an experiential component, key to opening the heart of well-being. Come and experience a healthy dose of diversity, wellness education, and fun!
Location: This program took place at Integrative Health Services at Windham Hospital

ARCHITECTURE of CEREMONY
Lets learn about creating ceremony and have one too!
We probably all have been to ceremonies, such as weddings, graduations, and awards. Yet, how often are we the architects of meaningful personal or group ceremonies? When one brings together intention, feeling, and spirit to create a tangible ceremony, many energetic pathways open and align. This evening includes presentation, intuitive exploration, and the opportunity to participate in an animal honoring ceremony. Bring a specific or general animal tale, poem, or picture. These can express your personal, spiritual, and/or ecological relationship to animals that are living, have passed, or that you dream about.

GUIDED SHAMANIC JOURNEYING IN A LABYRINTH 
Dr. Marian Vitali, DC, RYT & Lisa Burch LCSW

ALL WELCOME, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Practice connecting to the world of spirit through guided journeying while mindfully walking a labyrinth - outside if weather permits or inside with finger labyrinths. We will prepare with intuitive exercised and mind-body awareness practices. Both shamanic journeying and labyrinths provide pathways for you to access spiritual wisdom for your own transformational insights, health, and peace. Bring a notebook and drum/rattle.


A JOURNEY OF THE HEART: A Journey of the Heart:
The Munay Ki Rites and Medicine Wheel Teachings
Patricia Shannon, MS and Marian Vitali, DC
Join us this Spring, a natural time for renewal and planting new seeds, to receive the Munay Ki rites and walk the Incan Medicine Wheel. This Intensive brings together two powerful and ancient teachings to accelerate our personal healing and the evolution of our consciousness. These rites have been handed down for generations by the Incan and Qero Shamans of Peru and The Medicine Wheel is a sacred map showing us how our journey relates to all of creation. See more on flyer.


SHAMANIC JOURNEYING
Come with your drum or rattle to call your spirit teachers, angels, power animals or helping guides to come along for your journeying experience. These sessions help you access spiritual wisdom for your own transformational growth and health.  We come together in a supportive group to build our medicine power and refresh our skills.  This is for those with some journeying experience. Please bring a drum or rattle, eye cover, and notebook

ONENESS BLESSING
Come learn about the Oneness or Deesha Blessing that initiates a process of Awakening to Oneness. Receive this direct transfer of sacred intelligent energy that opens the heart, heals relationships, quiets the mind and opens doors to higher states of awareness. Patricia Shannon and Marian Vitali, DC


SHAMANIC JOURNEYING - BEGINNERS INTENSIVE
Welcome newcomers to the journeying experience where we will explore the beginning yet essential practices to access the world of spirit. Shamanic journeying helps you connect to spiritual wisdom for your own transformational growth and health. This class provides an introduction to the journeying process, experiential journeying to both the lower and upper worlds, and retrieval of both your power animal and a helping spirit teacher. Suggested book for preparing: Shamanic Journeying A Beginner's Guide by Sandra Ingerman. Please bring a drum or rattle, eye cover, and notebook


SHAMANISM is no longer underground; more and more the wisdom of shamans, sages, and medicine people is being recognized and drawn upon all over the world. Are you wondering why this is so and how you might access this wisdom to empower your life and reconnect with your own destiny, community, and planet? If so, this introductory session is for you! There will be a presentation of some basic features of Shamanism, an intuitive exercise, and a closing ceremony. Bring your curiosity and open heart - and lift your spirit.

YOU ARE YOUR OWN "VALENTINE": A JOURNEY TO YOUR OPENING HEART
Come for an evening guided shamanic journey and learn from the world of spirit how to love yourself. As you may have heard, ?You are the one you have been waiting for?. Bring a sweet food, poem, or something of your choice to share.

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: THE FEMALE ARCHETYPE
Bring a female icon, goddess, grandmother, etc. image, story, and/or song. We will celebrate the Feminine Archetype in her many diverse forms through sharing. For men and women.


FALL EQUINOX: DISCOVER IT'S WISDOM AND METAPHORE IN YOUR LIFE
Come for an evening to celebrate and discover how harvest can be a daily inspiration. Where is the ripe sumptuous harvest in your life? What might you be releasing like the tree and leaf parting? How are you transforming this seasons rich colors into your new palette? We will use guided imagery, sharing, and ceremony. Please bring something to share e.g., a photo, a poem, a song, a story, a fruit.


NEW MOON SHAMANIC JOURNEYING
We come together at the New Moon time, a natural cycle, to explore the guidance available through this heavenly body. This will be a guided middle world journey. You will call for your spirit teachers, angels, power animals or helping guides to come along. These two sessions help you access spiritual wisdom for your own transformational growth. Please bring a drum or rattle, eye cover, and notebook.

SHAMANIC JOURNEYING CLASS
For newcomers and for those with journeying experience, we come together in a supportive group. You learn to connect to your power animal and spirit guides or to experience a deeper connection to the ones you have. These sessions help you access spiritual wisdom for your own personal growth and health.


RECALIMING YOUR WHOLENESS
Have you ever put light-hearted and self-awareness together?
Reclaiming Your Wholeness offers you just that opportunity: to release limitations, rekindle your passions, and reconnect to your potential. This class provides a light-hearted approach to self-discovery through creative playful exercises, ceremony, guided imaging, and reflection. You can lighten the load through your intuition, nature?s voice, and shamanic wisdom. Bring a rattle (if you have one) and a bagged lunch.


INTUITIVE DIVINATION
Bring a notebook, your curiosity and a light heart to practice stretching your intuitive muscles. We will access whats known as the shamanic way of seeing (divining, sensing, tracking) to connect with our spirit-animated world. Our greatest tools will be quieting the mind, opening the heart, trusting our own experience, setting intentions, connecting to nature, and taking ourselves more lightly.



Your Inner Well is a class that guides you through a self healing practice with imaging and breathing. You learn and practice an energy releasing and renewing process by simply using your hands, breath, intention, universal love, and an open heart. It helps restore balance, passion, and a lightness of spirit in your life. These can be taken as stand alone classes or you can dip into your own inner well over and over again.


Lecture and Mini Demonstration of
SHAMANIC ENERGY HEALING
         Luminous Body Healing
         Soul Retrieval Healing
         Divination as Healing
The wisdom of traditional medicine people, shamans, and sages is being recognized and drawn upon all over the world. Are you wondering how you might access this wisdom to begin to empower and heal your life? How to reconnect personal, community and planetary well-being? These lectures and demos integrate energy medicine and spiritual healing practices from indigenous wisdom. Give yourself the chance to remap a vision of wholeness starting from right where you are. Come enjoy the lecture, some voluntary participation, and mini demo!


INNER PRANIC WELL
This year align your energy with your vision of a more healthy life. Every time you dip into your "Inner Pranic Well", you give yourself an opportunity to restore balance, release stagnant energy, access your potential, and cultivate a lightness of spirit.
In this workshop you:

  • learn about three powerful energy centers in the body that store the key to renewal;
  • outline your vision;
  • practice an energy releasing and renewing process by simply using your hands, breath, intention, universal love, and an open heart.
This workshop is based on Peruvian shamanic wisdom and taps into a universal spiritual essence. Your "Inner Pranic Well" is a renewable energy resource. It can be drawn upon to grow your vision and transform your life.


EARTH, MOON, and SUN: Awakening Your
Life's Journey

An eight class series we meet two times a month
for four months!

We come together-in a medicine circle, where listening and sharing supports each of our dreams and journeys. In this class you have the opportunity to step into your wholeness; by releasing old wounds, rekindling your passion for life, and reconnecting to your potential and destiny. How is this self-awareness and self healing done? through shamanic spiritual wisdom and practices. These engage your intuition, perception, and imagination. For example one exercise would be to: write the highlights of your life story then write it again as if it were a river. This can help you start to detach from the story and begin to understand how your river of life flows, as well as connect you to the energy held within the story. A few months together allows each person to delve into restorative practices and integrate personal growth into everyday consciousness. You will also be given practices to do outside of class. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a rattle, a notebook, and a sense of adventure.


YOUR UNIQUE SELF HEALING with Guided
Meditative Practices, Yoga, and Intuition
You hold the guiding key to create healing changes! In this rejuvenating and self-affirming afternoon workshop, we will use the dynamic quartet of guided breath, relaxation, movement, and inner-sensing communication (intuition). You may be surprised to find that the source of what ails you can also be a healing gift. This workshop will guide you through several meditative exercises, inner dialogue while in a relaxed state, a few modified yoga postures, and a home-coming celebration. You will leave with experiential information and resources to access the healing wisdom within. Wear comfortable clothing, bring something from nature (rock, shell, feather), and a notebook.


SHAMANISM IN TODAY'S BACKYARD:
An Introduction and Ceremony
SHAMANISM is no longer underground; more and more the wisdom of shamans, sages, and medicine people is being recognized and drawn upon all over the world. Are you wondering why this is so and how you might access this wisdom to empower your life and reconnect with your own destiny, community, and planet? If so, this introductory session is for you! There will be a presentation of some basic features of Shamanism, as well as an experiential despacho (gifting back to Earth) ceremony, and a fire ceremony.


SACRED SELF : SACRED SPACE
ARE YOU A PRACTITIONER IN THE HEALING ARTS? MEDITATOR? SPIRITUAL EXPLORER?

In all of these, preparing ourselves and our space are fundamental. In this class, we begin to reclaim the sacred within; explore models of who/what composes sacred space; and put into practice creating sacred space. Our class will participate in exercises, guided journeys, ritual, and a fire ceremony. Shamanic practices will be woven into the class. When creating Sacred Space, we call; spirit comes. Within the heart of this dynamic source, extraordinary shifts in consciousness and healing are possible.
Please bring a sacred symbol or object of your own, a notebook, flashlight, rattle(will provide if needed). Wear clothing comfortable for both in/outdoors (umbrella if needed).


RELEASE AND RENEW: GUIDED BREATHING AND ENERGY SELF-CARE
SOMETIMES OUR BELLY, HEART, OR HEAD CAN USE AN "ENERGY MAKE-OVER".
There are times when we experience accumulated dense energy in our body, feelings, or thoughts as rigid, stuck, or sluggish. Other times we may experience our energy as scattered or fragmented. In this class we will practice moving energy with our breath, through our body, to connect with essential energy from nature. We learn how to simply release, balance, and newly imprint.


Uniquely Yours: SELF HEALING through Guided Meditative Practices and Intuition You have what it takes to create healing changes!
In this 4 week class, we will use the dynamic trio of guided breath, relaxation, and inner-sensing communication (intuition).
You may be surprised to find that the source of what ails you - can also be a healing gift. This class will guide you through several meditative exercises, inner dialogue while in a relaxed state, and a ceremony to release and renew energy. It will also offer information and resources to access the healing wisdom within.


Intuitive Shamanism
Stretch your intuitive muscle, whether it's currently active or dormant, in this 4 week experiential sampler.
Each week we practice what's known as the shamanic way of seeing (divining, sensing, tracking) to access our spirit-animated world through different practices. These practices are rock reading, journeying, energy body release and renew ceremony, and earth painting. Our greatest tools will be quieting the mind, opening the heart, trusting our own experience, setting intentions, connecting to nature, and taking ourselves more lightly.
So bring a light heart, a notebook, a rattle (there will be a few to share if needed) wear comfortable clothes, and bring 2 rocks that attract you from nature to the first week.


Deepening Intuitive Shamanism
Stretch your intuitive muscle in this 3 week experiential sampler.
Each week we practice what's known as the shamanic way of seeing (divining, sensing, tracking) to access our spirit-animated world through different practices. Our greatest tools will be quieting the mind, opening the heart, trusting our own experience, setting intentions, connecting to nature, and taking ourselves more lightly. So bring a light heart, notebook, and wear comfortable clothes. 1st week Read the energy of your personal story through three tarot cards.
2nd week Further your shamanic journeying experience. (If you have no prior experience call.) 3rd week Maintain a healthy energy body with simple practices and a ceremony.


ANCESTOR CEREMONY
A MYRIAD OF RELATIONSHIPS
we have with those that have passed on: loving, deeply missed, forgotten, bittersweet, and incomplete - from family, friends, animals, to archetypical ancestors of this land. Come all, come all, we invite them. This afternoon will unfold through guided journey, ceremony, and together creating an ancestral altar, to release "old business", honor, and celebrate. In a "village" way we will respectfully hold sacred space for each other and for the "invited". In honoring our ancestors, we bring a gift of healing and wholeness - to them, ourselves, our families, and future generations.
Bring photo or remembrance of ancestors, which you will place on a shared altar for the evening. If you can, please bring flowers for the altar, a simple snack or beverage to share with each other in a closing celebration.


MEET THE ELEMENTS: Seed a Shamanic Connection
REVITALIZE YOUR BODY AND ITS LUMINOUS ENERGY FIELD. The natural elements - earth, air, water, fire, spirit - flow through both our body and our world. Let's get connected! This refreshing remembrance and celebration of an oft-neglected connection is an act of healing, love and power. Our session will be an experiential one with indoor and outdoor exercises, visualizations, movement, and a ceremony in which each participant receives a luminous imprinting of these essential elements. These imprinted seeds are for us to grow.


Applied Posturenomics
A workshop with a chiropractic wholistic perspective on posture, stress reduction, and well-being In relation to sitting and standing, our most common postures. This workshop will demonstrate and provide an opportunity to experience key approaches to:
Aligning one's posture in sitting and standing positions
Simple accessible stretches
Stress reduction through breath and imagery
The workshop's three-fold approach develops awareness of everyday postures and of the empowering steps that can reduce physical stresses and strains.
(The workshop is not intended to provide treatment of particular individuals and all participation is voluntary.)