Your Shamanic Journey

Our various programs strive to harmoniously connect ancient traditions with life in the modern world. What we offer through each of our programs is a lasting new perspective on the world and self.

From community events to weekend workshops, and once-in-a-lifetime retreats, we bring ways to connect and foster personal growth at a pace that is right for you. With engaging lectures and participation in traditional ceremonies, you will be able to immerse yourself in true shamanic wisdom.

Learn to live in the present and embrace all of life with long lasting healing and strength. Embrace the circle of life and experience the power of community.

Explore the beauty of simplicity by immersing yourself in the art, history, and culture that has remained true for thousands of years.

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Brant Secunda is a world-renowned shaman and ceremonial leader

Brant Secunda

Shaman • Healer • Ceremonial Leader

For over 35 years, world-renowned shaman, healer, and traditional ceremonial leader Brant Secunda has been leading programs around the globe. His teachings have helped thousands of people to connect with their inherent power and to walk a path of harmony, unifying soul and body.

Join one of our programs to inherit the ancient wisdom teachings shared with Brant and to explore the practices of pilgrimage, ceremony, and healing.

“Each of us is a miniature universe, a mirror of the natural world outside of ourselves, and also a mirror of the spiritual world. All the knowledge and the secrets of those two worlds are inside of us, and everything is in perfect arrangement”

~ Brant Secunda

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Types of Programs

Seminars

Seminars are a wonderful 1-day experience to connect with shamanism. You will gain a grounded understanding of what shamanism is and learn ancient tools to include in your daily life. These shorter events are also a wonderful way for those already on the shamanic path to reconnect with Brant Secunda and his teachings of Huichol culture.

During each seminar, Brant will present useful tools to embrace the spirit of nature and your inherent power as a human being. These teachings of Huichol Shamanism can provide you with a deeper understanding of the interwoven power of nature and can lead to a more fulfilling life. Seminars provide an opportunity to explore shamanism and Huichol culture in an easy-to-follow format integrated into a single day. Though seminars are shorter than many of our programs, they are a great way to take part in the shamanic circle.

Seminars Offer:

  • 1-day to explore Huichol Shamanism, as taught by a world renowned teacher
  • Specific teachings and tools to integrate into daily life
  • Teachings of shamanic health and healing
  • Spiritual exercises to rejuvenate the mind and awaken the soul
  • Sacred Dance of the Deer ceremony to honor all of creation
Workshops

Our workshops range from 2–3 days and provide valuable shamanic tools to deepen your relationship with yourself, others and the environment. Each day is rich with informative lectures, providing detailed teachings about shamanic practice and direction on how to integrate shamanism into a modern lifestyle.

Workshops are another wonderful way to begin your shamanic journey and equally beneficial for those seeking to take another step forward on the shamanic path. Learn practical ways to deal with stress and negativity. Better understand your connection to nature and how you can strengthen that connection. Through this experience, you will expand your awareness of the spiritual essence of life and further awaken yourself to sacred indigenous knowledge.

Our Workshops Offer:

  • An opportunity to learn spiritual tools to create inner balance and harmony
  • Time to dedicate to personal spiritual growth
  • An overview of various shamanic concepts and specific in-depth teachings
  • Exhibitions of beautiful and authentic Huichol visionary artwork
  • Insight into the Huichol culture through storytelling, dance, and slideshows
Retreats

Immerse yourself in the teachings and daily spiritual practices of shamanism. Our retreats range from 2 nights to 2 weeks and are the best way to gain a deeper connection to nature through daily shamanic practice. Each day is interwoven with spiritual practice, sacred ceremony, traditional pilgrimage, and lectures on the ancient teachings of healing and Huichol cosmology.

Join us for a retreat to learn how to create a life of natural health and harmony. Ancient indigenous wisdom guides the retreat experience, manifesting a unique mix of village lifestyle and powerful pilgrimages and ceremonies. The retreat experience provides a template for shamanic practice in your daily life. By the end of a retreat, you will gain an understanding of how to integrate shamanism into all that is you. Each retreat location is carefully chosen for its unique natural environment and kakuyari — places of power.

Our Retreats Offer:

  • In-depth experience of shamanism and a routine for daily shamanic life
  • A way to deepen your understanding of shamanic wisdom
  • Opportunities to visit spectacular places in nature and to connect with these places in a spiritual way
  • Ceremonies, including the Dance of the Deer ceremony, to empower yourself, your community and Mother Earth
  • An escape from the hectic and often disconnected modern world
Journeys

Each year we offer journeys through some of the most spectacular places around the globe. We have journeyed through amazing places — Guatemala, Japan and New Zealand — with each location offering an opportunity to explore the amazing beauty of Mother Earth like never before. Join Brant Secunda to explore nature and revered sacred places in a way unlike any other.

In Japan, we traveled through Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, Mount Fuji and Wakayama. At each place we visited sacred sites revered for thousands of years and wandered to countless remote lakes, mountains, waterfalls and hot springs. In New Zealand, we journeyed throughout the North Island, to Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, Lake Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Mount Taranaki and the Waitomo Caves region. There we soaked in hot spring rivers and hot water beaches. We went on pilgrimage to the sacred lakes and mountains and performed ceremonies to honor and connect with the spirit of the Pacific Ocean and this wonderful land.

Each location is hand selected by Brant Secunda for each Journey. These are rare events so space is extremely limited. Keep an eye out for our next journey and join us for an experience that you will keep with you for the rest of your life.

Our Journeys Offer:

  • Unforgettable experiences in some of the most beautiful places on Earth
  • Opportunities to journey with a small community in a very spiritual way
  • A unique vacation experience for the mind and body like no other
  • Pilgrimages to numerous places of power to empower your life
  • Conversations with Brant and other participants, ranging from deep spiritual teachings to simple personal connections and openness
Intensive Study

For those looking to intensify their study of shamanism, we offer advanced study groups in the United States and Europe. Our East Coast, West Coast, and European study groups each meet 2–4 times each year in various locations. We have met in places such as Alaska, Sedona, Cape Cod, Florida, Hawaii, Mt. Shasta, Allgäu, Crete, Zion National Park and more.

The Advanced Study Groups are for those wanting to commit to the shamanic path and embrace the ancient Huichol culture as their own. Many members have been a part of this community for over 30 years, while others are constantly joining. It is recommended to first participate in a number of workshops and seminars before exploring options within our Advanced Study community.

For more information on the Advanced Study program, contact us at (888) 455-3337

Advanced Study Programs Offer:

  • A global community of people following the path of Huichol Shamanism
  • Ways to deepen your study of the shamanic practices of health and healing
  • Direct contact with Brant Secunda to help guide your daily life
  • Intensive journeys through amazing Places of Power
  • A path that can provide profound change in body, heart, and spirit
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Testimonials

“Why do I need to be in a workshop with a group of people to connect with nature and the earth around me? I don’t – but the group offers me the opening to learn, to be with a teacher who sends us out into nature with lessons on how to connect in a powerful way…

My journey continues and within it I share my experiences with a group of individuals who are on their own path, all of us connecting and learning who we are, who we have been, and who we will always be.”

Darlene G.

“Brant has shown me the power of balance. He has brought hope to my life and trust in all of life to my heart. But the scope of his work goes well beyond just the person.

Brant gives us all a chance to pray for the earth and all who live on her. And there is perhaps no more important time to do just that than right now!”

Mark A.

“We came to Alaska from the hustle and bustle of our life in Argentina. As soon as we put our feet on this beautiful land our anxiety and everything else faded away. The ceremonies opened our heart and soul like a flower blooming with the unstoppable force of nature.

The eagles, the ocean, the glacier, the wisdom from Brant and his teachings and the great feeling of love between everyone…I cannot be more grateful for this amazing time and it will forever be engraved in my heart.”

Patricia P.

“Crete is paradise on earth. The land is so alive, filled with wildflowers and herbs growing in mass profusion. Golden eagles soar overhead. The Dance of the Deer Center and ceremonial area overlook the turquoise waters of the Cove of the Sacred Healing Waters and the Mediterranean Sea.

Brant Secunda’s ceremonies here are especially powerful, with the energy of all the groups he has led here over the years. I fell in love with the extraordinary beauty and feminine power of this land. An outrageous journey!”

Anonymous
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Your Shamanic Journey

  • Spiritual Practices

    Purge yourself of negativity and learn to absorb positive energy from the natural world around you.

  • View Nature in a Whole New Light

    Be able to not just be in nature, but to connect with nature in a way that will allow you to be more aware and conscious of life.

  • Ancient Traditions

    Walk paths and experience ceremonies that have remained unchanged for thousands of years.

  • Shamanic Wisdom

    Gain the ancient wisdom teachings that have been passed on for thousands of years.

  • Art & Culture

    Take in the beauty of authentic Huichol artwork, history, and dance. Listen to stories of indigenous cosmology, passed down through generations.

Shamanic retreats, workshops, seminars and programs around the world