Shamanic Yoga Institute

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Education

Envelopes of Dreams – The Art of the Earthkeeper

The light carriers, medicine people, mystics and artists who find their way into our community self-select as stewards of the more-than-human world. They yearn, consciously or unconsciously, to experience an intimacy with the ancient heart of the sacred that goes beyond partnership and familial ties, one that sings of our own wilderness. It is no …

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Transitions

Transitions Here in the Pacific Northwest, you can feel summer winding down; there is a bite in the morning air, and the earth smells different, cooler and softer somehow. We are approaching the Autumn Equinox, the halfway point between Summer and Winter Solstices, the brightest and darkest times of year. The energy of Summer starts …

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The Female Mystics, the Yoginis, the Artists, the Keepers of Occult Secrets

We seek to amplify the teachings and artistry of the shamanesses, the fringe-walkers, the not-so-known contributors to the traditions of Bhakti and Tantra. Inclusivity and equity are driving forces for the vision of our school and fundamental to how we offer our work in the world. Through our own research, we aim to raise awareness …

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What is a Mesa?

The Mesa is one of the foundational pieces of the Mountain Shamanism practice. Simply put, it is a collection of stones known as khuyas and other sacred and/or ceremonial objects wrapped in a cloth that is said to contain the owner’s healed state. How one uses and interacts with their Mesa varies from person to …

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