Each morning, we will welcome the new day through sacred ritual and guided practices which you can integrate into your daily life.
Deepen your study of shamanism and integrate shamanic practices into your everyday life. Explore a spiritual path rooted in the natural world.
This course provides a stepping stone into our Intensive Study Groups (East, West, or Europe). You will delve deeply into Huichol shamanic practices and receive clear guidance and explanation of each various practice. The various intricacies of pilgrimage, chanting, drumming, shamanic journeying, and ceremony will be explored.
* accommodations priced separately
Shamanism is a way of honoring nature. Practiced in various forms around the world by different indigenous tribes, the methods of shamanism are diverse; however, they are unified in their inherent basis in the natural world.
This program focuses on the teachings and practices specific to the Huichol people of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Considered to be one of the last tribes in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions, the Huichol continue to practice their ancient spiritual traditions to this very day.
Shaman • Healer • Ceremonial Leader
Brant Secunda will lead this program with the assistance of his son Nico Secunda and a number of experienced students. With his direct and humorous teaching style, Brant transmits the simple, yet profound teachings of shamanism.
Since completing an arduous 12-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the renowned Huichol shaman, Brant has traveled the globe, sharing the ancient wisdom of the Huichol culture. His teachings and healings have helped thousands of people over the past 40 years. With many long-time students around the world, we developed the Intensive Study programs for those seeking continued guidance and community on the life-long shamanic path.
The Intensive Experience
Step into Community
Join a community of people looking to better themselves and the world. Intensives are a place for you to bond with fellow seekers through the shared experiences you will have together.
Focus Your Intentions
This is your chance to step away from your everyday responsibilities and focus on your path forward. Polish your spirit and brighten your soul through time-honored techniques.
Gain Spiritual Confidence
Realize your true potential. Learn to face your fears and shed away those negative emotions that are holding you back from being your fullest self.
Clarify Your Goals
Gain the clarity to see the path ahead of you. Discover the peace of mind that comes with setting your quest and clarifying your dreams.
Details & Logistics
Guest Rooms: Single, Double, or Dorm
Hotel-style rooms (without phones or TVs) with 1, 2, or more twin beds. Some include a private bathroom with shower. Others have access to shared (private while in use) bathrooms and showers down the hall.
Situated in an oak grove, the Oaks Cabins each house 2 people and have electricity and heat, but no plumbing. A separate bathhouse with private flush toilets and shower rooms is nearby. Cabins are a 10-minute walk up the hill from the main Conference Center.
Guests can bring their own tents for use on our 64 developed campsites year-round. From May 1 – October 31, guests can request 2-person Center tents with foam mattresses, with guests bringing their own bedding. All campsites have access to enclosed showers and outhouses.
Spaces are also available for your van, camper or other vehicle. Some have access to electricity, but no other hookups. Showers and restrooms are available in campgrounds and nearby Center buildings.