A drum is a medicine used as the heartbeat of Mother Earth. This is a tool for bringing out someone’s voice or songs and can be used as one beat with all the drums of the world for bringing out creative energy.
The making of a drum is a two-day sacred event as it is the creation of a medicine for personal use. One has to be in a sacred space within them and have good intentions in order to bring a drum to life. Mechuskosis has a way of keeping the sacredness alive and the teachings of the drum are delivered in a fun and creative way.
After the 2nd day of the workshop, you take home a 14-inch drum made with elk hide, a beater, some songs and instructions on how to keep your drum in good condition.
Saturday, March 17th - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Westcoast Reiki Centre
Sunday, March 18th - 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm at the Van Dusen Gardens (outside in the Heritage Garden. Park on 37th St near Gate 4.) Come for the Drum Blessing Ceremony and then you can stay and participate in Spring Equinox Medicine Wheel Gathering. Further details at http://allmyrelationsteachings.ca/events
Please register before February 28th (We need time to order & prepare materials)
Cost is $160 (includes 14" drum with elk hide) $60 Drum bags available by request upon registration
Phil Mechuskosis L'Hirondelle
Phil Mechuskosis L’Hirondelle is a Cree Elder who has been a Sundancer since the early 90’s. He was born in Calgary, Alberta and was trained from age 5 while traveling with his Father. He has also trained with other elders from his late teens such Chief Robert Smallboy, Wallace Black Elk, Grandfather Vince Stogen, Grandfather Sylvester Joe, Grandmother Mary Uslick and others. His Eastern influences are: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Devananda Saraswati, Ramana Maharishi, Ram Surat Kumar and Master Dhyan Vimal. He brings a unique blend of Aboriginal and Eastern tradition to his present day Sacred Work teachings. He works with his wife Gisèle of Mi’kmaq and Acadian heritage (Blue Heartstone Flicker Woman) and together they have a wide variety of programs and ceremonies.
Phil also works at the Native Education College in the capacity of Elder and also brings workshops and teachings and Elders in the Vancouver Community Colleges, Downtown and Broadway campuses, and also at Capilano University. He is also active in the Lower Mainland bringing ceremonies, teachings and workshops in the community.
Phil also worked as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer at Kwikwexwelhp Healing Village working side by side with elder’s Robert Nahanee, Grandmother Rita Leon, and Helen Joe. He is presently an Elder and Programs Officer for Corrections Canada medium security in the Lower Mainland.
Gisèle L'Hirondelle - Blue Heartstone Flicker Woman
Gisèle L’Hirondelle, also known as Blue Heartstone Flicker Woman, was born in New Brunswick in the Acadian Peninsula. She has Mi’kmaq heritage on her Mother’s side. She moved to Vancouver BC in April of 1985 to start a new life with her two children. She has a background in marketing and for the last 10 years, in Human Resources. She is now involved with Friends To Mankind and the School of Mastery, which are based on Master Dhyan Vimal’s teachings.
Phil and Gisèle got married in June 2000 and they have been working together doing Native Teachings and ceremonies since the mid 90’s. Gisèle has been involved in crafts all her life; it is her passion and her meditation. She is well known for her ribbon shirts, ribbon dresses, sweat dresses, bundle mats, and her unique drum bags amongst many other things. You can find her drum bags all over the world. She also loves teaching others how to make their own drum, dream catchers and rattles.
Bringing Native Aboriginal teachings to the world in a sacred way for the uplifting of Humanity.
Further details at http://allmyrelationsteachings.ca/home
Next series will be: Tuesdays March 20th, 27th and April 3rd and 11th
This series of four workshops is intended to identify and clear obstacles that are stopping us from living inspired lives. Each evening will include a guided meditation or
journey as well as practical tools that can be used in daily life. We will use Reiki as a vehicle for actualizing and grounding the shifts that happen in class.
Reiki & Limiting Beliefs – Identify and transform limiting beliefs that are holding you back from actualizing your true self.
Reiki & the Shadow – We will reclaim pieces of ourselves seeking healing and will reintegrate them.
Reiki & Uniting Masculine and Feminine Energies –We will work on integrating directive and receptive energies within ourselves in order to become more spiritually and emotionally whole.
Reiki and Manifestation – We will discover the potential that lies within us and begin to step into its energy and realization in the present.
No prior experience with Reiki is necessary – this is a wonderful opportunity to experience Reiki energy and learn about yourself!
We ask that in order to maintain the group’s integrity and to hold a safe container, participants commit to at least three out of four evenings.
Instructor: Karen McCullough
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This foundation course covers the basic geography of the hand and shows how the characteristics of our universe’s planetary bodies are found in our mounts and fingers. Also covered will be the key considerations of the major and minor lines. Throughout the course the emphasis will always be on awareness versus prediction.
Register with Michèle E. Denis at email@example.com
“Chakras are organizational centers for the reception, assimilation, and transmission of life-force energy. They are the stepping stones between heaven and earth”
Becoming intimate with your chakra system provides a gateway for extraordinary personal transformation. In this journey, each chakra will be explored through a variety of mediums, such as toning, mudras, and visualizations. We will also learn a technique to balance chakras, both for self and others. Our journey ends with creating your own personal Chakra Wheel – a tool for further study on your own.\
Reiki is a powerful and accessible form of energy healing that can be learned by anyone. Today, as our planet accelerates into an age of awakening, the true divine magic of Reiki is available to all. This workshop, based on the work of Reiki Master Brett Bevell, transcends traditional Reiki healing models, calling forth the beautiful mystery of the divine into all aspects of our lives. In Reiki for Spiritual Awakening, we learn how to access and use cutting-edge Reiki tools such as the Universal Reiki healing grid, Reiki cords, Reiki Halos and Pyramids, Reiki Magical Devices and Reiki Holograms. You will have the opportunity to practice giving Reiki healing transmissions using these tools, and at the end of the class, you will take part in a Reiki Magic Group Healing. The true benefit from this class however begins once you leave; you will have at your fingertips exceptional tools that can be used at any time or place. Expect to be amazed!
Please note: You must be initiated to at least Level 1 Reiki to take this training
Marma points correspond to those points on the body that provide the maximum contact between the physical body and the astral bodies which convey cosmic energy. These 52 points form the basis of the meridian network. Each point has its own intelligence and consciousness, which coordinate with the mind and body. The tips of the fingers can be used to stimulate the Marma points thereby promoting physical and mental clearing/balancing. As with Acupuncture, these points correspond to internal organs and systems of the body which react to manual stimulation. In a Reiki session, the Reiki practitioner has an opportunity to provide even greater healing through these open channels by allowing the Reiki energy to flow into the areas controlled by those Marma points. By allowing the Reiki to flow into these channels, the practitioner is able to access and release blocked or congested energy centers in the body.
This is a “hands on” tutorial where we will go through several selected marma points corresponding with the Chakras
Instructor: Michele Denis
Discover a new dimension to giving Reiki! Learn how to incorporate key restorative yoga poses into your Reiki table work. By combing Reiki with Restorative Yoga poses we now have a way to deepen our client’s relaxation response and access the parasympathetic nervous system. You will learn several key poses, what they are used for, when to use them, how to use them safely – and of course, how to give Reiki to people while in the pose! You do not need to have prior yoga experience to benefit from this class.
Instructor: Michele Denis