Stone Medicine Workshop Offerings: 2016 / 2017
I am looking forward to working with you on your healing journey. Here is a list of my Stone Medicine workshop offerings for 2016 and 2017 along with a short description of the class being taught.
All classes will be taught at the Farmhouse Market, 120 Main Street West, New Prague, MN unless otherwise noted.
Because of the limited size of the space that we occupy, RSVP’s are required for all events. We are not able to accommodate any walk ins.
Please e-mail me to RSVP or for details about fees/supplies or with any additional questions at Shanna@creaturecomfortsbodywork.com
This introduction to Native American Stone Massage techniques includes an introduction to the ceremonial traditions of the people from whom these offerings come. A variety of traditions come to life, including ‘Smudge’, ‘Prayer Tie Offerings’, ‘Calling the Directions’ and, of course, ‘Inyan Pejuta’ (Stone Medicine).
This class is a pre-requisite for continuing on to taking more advanced Stone Medicine classes. This class serves as a solid introduction to Stone Massage, including information about safety, sanitation, and contraindication to alternating temperatures.
For the more advanced practitioner already working with stones, this class will teach you how to blend together ancient ceremonies and stones, therapist and client into a session that flows like a graceful dance, offering physical and emotional healing for the client.
Class Dates: April 8th-9th, 2017/ August 26th-27th, 2017
Healers Gathering: Healing the Healer: This special gathering, intended for those in a healing profession, seeks to honor and acknowledge in a non-religious way the sacred nature of the work that we do.
- Gathering Dates: June 12th, 2016 / October 16th, 2016 / December 11th, 2016
Rain Bath: A ceremonial treatment protocol utilizing members of the Rooted Tribe (essential oils) with helpers from the Stone Tribe (stones) in an easy to learn, one hour treatment protocol that provides deep healing and relaxation to your clients. The Rain Bath workshop is certified for 8 CE’s for massage therapists through NCBTMB.
- Class Dates: August 18, 2016 / October 14, 2016 / May 20th, August 19th
This treatment is suitable for massage therapists as well as other healers who are interested in learning to work with stones for healing. It is not specifically a massage treatment.
The Grandmother Cedar stroke is great for those who are going through a difficult time in their lives and need additional support. It helps to open up the doorway for support from the client’s ancestors to support them. Cedar can be used to help those who need additional “grounding”.
- Class Dates: June 17th, 2017
Wase – Native American Facial Massage: This treatment is technically labeled as facial massage, but it really is a full body treatment that will enhance lymphatic drainage and bring deep relaxation by utilizing heated and chilled stones on the face and over the body.
This workshop is geared towards massage therapists, but can be learned by anyone interested in incorporating stones in their healing work.
This easy to learn treatment uses a variety of pretty, colorful gemstones and crystals. More information about the Wase workshop can be found by clicking here.
- Class Dates: September 23rd, 2017
Healing Hands – Native American ‘Energy’ Work: Energy work is common to many healing practices throughout the world. This version of energy work uses different symbols than Reiki and can be a powerful addition to your healing tool belt.
During this workshop, you will participate in ceremonies that will help you to bring your hands in harmony with Creator’s energy so that you will be able to incorporate this easy to learn healing method to your other healing work or to offer it as its own wellness practice.
This workshop is open to professional healers as well as lay people. This easy to learn, hands on healing method can effectively be offered by laypeople who are not healers for friends and family.
Here is a link to information about the Healing Hands class from the Stone Medicine website.
- Class Dates: November 12, 2016 / July 22, 2017