7 days / 6 nights
Retreat or Workshop
Focus your intensions on
Personal & Planetary Healing
The Huichol believe it is our responsibility as human beings to care for our Mother Earth. In turn, the teachings and practices of Huichol Shamanism focus not only on our own personal healing but on the healing of all of creation.
Join together in sacred community. Learn to bring about greater harmony within yourself and tap into the healing energy of nature through ceremony and the art of pilgrimage.
What to expect from the
Travel more deeply not only into the Nierika (spiritual doorway), but also physically to various places of power surrounding Mt. Shasta.
Awaken your dream state amidst the tranquility of nature, with a full week to unplug from the distractions of daily life.
Wash away any negativity that may be holding you back in life and reinvigorate your body, heart, and spirit with the energy of the healing waters that flow from the mountain.
Build a stronger relationship with your community – not only with the people with whom you share this journey, but also with the animals, the trees and flowers, the rocks and rivers, the earth and sky that are always there for you.
Teacher & Guide
Brant Secunda is an internationally acclaimed shaman, healer, and teacher in the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico. During an intensive 12-year apprenticeship, Brant became the adopted grandson and close companion of Don José Matsuwa, the renowned shaman who passed away in 1990 at the age of 110. Brant was chosen by Don José to take his place in helping to carry on Huichol Shamanism.
Recognized as a global thought leader and spiritual teacher, Brant has been a lecturer at the Mayo Clinic, the American Holistic Medical Association Conferences, and a faculty member of the Five Branches Institute of Chinese Medicine. He also co-founded the Humanistic Medicine Conference with the World Health Organization, the Peace University in Berlin, and is a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild.
Striving to bridge the worlds of fitness and spirituality, Brant co-authored the award-winning book Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You.
healing is a
Way of Life
“Healing is a way of life, a way of being that permeates our very existence. Healing is something to be practiced constantly, not just when we are ill. Moreover, the shamanic tradition of healing does not limit itself to healing of the physical body, but rather involves the maintenance of the harmony and balance of the universe”
“When the shaman prays, they pray not only for themself but also for their sacred relatives: our mother the earth, our father the sun, our grandfather and giver of light the fire, our grandmothers the eagle and the winged ones. Don Jose often told me never to forget that my relatives are the earth, sky, rivers, birds, animals, stones, gems, mountains, caves, springs, and lakes.”
“If we look inside our heart we find everything we need to live a powerful life, a visionary life or a life that’s clear. We have a word we say, manaituka, we want to be crystal clear. By looking into the heart we become clear like the crystal.”
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What is Shamanism?
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.
The Huichol (Wixaritari) are a small indigenous tribe of approximately 35,000, living in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. They are considered one of the last cultures in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions to this day.
Inherent to the spiritual traditions of shamanism is the art of healing. Although our programs do not aim to teach people to heal or become shamans, they most definitely provide the tools for personal healing and transformation.