6 days / 5 nights
No experience needed
Focus Your Intentions
Love & Light
During this gathering, we shall come together to give thanks for the blessings of the past year and set our intentions for the new year ahead.
Join us to find clarity of mind and recharge your spirit through sacred shamanic practices. In joining together in retreat, we have the opportunity to find new inspiration for our life and set our intentions for the year ahead.
By sitting together in the circle we reconnect with community and through the art of pilgrimage and spiritual practice, we strengthen our innate connection with nature. Each day we uncover greater appreciation for the gift of life by honoring Mother Earth and all of creation.
What to expect from the
Begin each day by giving thanks for your life, breathing in the light of Grandfather Fire, and grounding yourself I the love of Mother Earth. Daily rituals help remind us that our life is sacred and of our duty as human beings to care for our planet.
Allow your heart to reach out to the spirits of nature and call upon them for help and guidance. The art of prayer allows us to deepen our relationship to our ancient ancestors and the elemental powers of the four directions.
Utilize ancient chants, along with the sound of the drum and rattle to shift your consciousness and tune into an alternate spiritual reality. Through this process we learn to connect with the unseen life force that flows through everything.
Gather together with a group of people seeking personal and planetary healing. Huichol Shamanism not only strengthens our relationship with the spirits of nature; it also naturally builds a loving and kind community.
Together in a sacred ceremony we will welcome the New Year and dance our prayers into the altar of Mother Earth. We celebrate the past, present, and future in this way.
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.
What people are saying
“Brant has shown me the power of balance. He has brought hope to my life and trust in all of lifeto 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!”
“The setting and environment were new to us so we brought a lot of curiosity with open-mindedness to the retreat. The exercises reinforced our always growing respect and understanding of Huichol Shamanism and we were able to bond more deeply with many of the participants. The frequent outings in nature brought new insights each time but always grounded in an appreciation and gratefulness for the air, water, earth, and surrounding energy.”
“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. There is power in a group, a community, learning in this way which helps this power to be sent out beyond myself.”
“I have been truly blessed to have Brant in my life as well as this special, sacred, tradition. It has changed my life in ways that I never thought were possible. I am truly grateful for all the blessings I have received.”
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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.