2019 Workshops, Events & Training, Cuyamungue Institute – Santa Fe NM
Each workshop contains a specifically designed series of Ecstatic Trance Postures to provide the context for a journey of self-discovery. We go deep within utilizing the Ecstatic Trance Postures Method – which includes a established ritual journey method. Introductory workshops are are prerequisites for advanced classes. There may be adjustments to dates, times and details, and additional events and workshops will be added. Contact us prior to booking flights and making travel arrangement.
Interested in extending your stay? Directly either before or after your workshop are several exciting local events in the Santa Fe area. Workshop participants are invited to stay a few extra days. This is for workshop participants only. We offer this for those who wish to come early or stay after workshops to better accommodate your travel days, and a chance to stay with us while you explore all that Santa Fe has to offer. Nightly fees at CI are $30/night. This includes DIY breakfast the next morning. You’ll have access to the kitchen to make your own meals with food you bring. Note that you may need to accommodate our cleaning crew’s schedule with a limited window to get ready for the next workshop.
July 6th – 11th, 2019 Exploring the Power of Ritual & Ceremony Advanced Course
We will explore the many aspects of ceremony and the embrace the power of ritual. Following ceremonial steps, along with Ecstatic Trance Postures you will be inspired to develop your own tools for ritual Intention is the first element of effective Ritual and Ceremony. and we will immerse ourselves in the power of ritual. We will create ritual tools. Rituals and ceremonies go together. The ritual is the structure and the ceremony happens in between.
In today’s world of technology it has become ever increasing important to take the time to reconnect. Most Indigenous cultures know the power of ritual and ceremony, and we in the West can re-connect to the traditional wisdom traditions. Basic materials provided.
Local Event: July 11-14 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
July 16th – 20th, 2019 Art & Spirit: Tap your Creative Vision & Voice.
Here’s a chance to explore art and your creative vision on a new level. We will combine Ecstatic Trance spirit journey sessions with various art exercises in this CI workshop. We will also explore the world’s earliest art, local art from our pueblo neighbors, and conversations with visiting artists about process, nurturing your artistic voice and vision, and “getting in the zone.” We’ll explore how tapping into our creative joy and “flow state” is enhanced through work with Ecstatic Trance postures. Basic Art materials provided. You may bring additional materials for collage.
Local Event: August 17-18, 2019 Santa Fe Indian Market
September 20- 24, 2019 – Initiatory Training – Fall Equinox Event. Open Enrollment
We will honor the Autumnal Equinox. This is the point after which the nights become longer than the days, as the North Pole tilts away from the sun. This is the time when there is an equal amount of day and night. While we honor the gifts of the earth, this is a time of balance and reflection. We also will look at the clues to the importance of astronomy in ancient cultures. It was a backbone of their social, political, and ritual ideology. Throughout human history the study of the sky has been a vital part of understanding our connection to the universe. The details of our Equinox ritual will include an ancient practice of mapping the Sun while incorporating specific Ecstatic Trance Postures, the power of the land and the magic of the New Mexico sky.
Contact us of you are interested in the following options and for more information.
Instructor Training: If you hear the call to become a Certified Instructor and teach the safe and effective process of Ecstatic Trance Postures. There are people around the world who have responded to a deep call to teach The Cuyamungue Method. The fact that you are investigating the process of becoming an instructor is the first step, thank you for your interest. When you feel that call here are the general steps to becoming certified as an instructor. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions.
One Day Intensive – TBA – The One-day Intensives at CI provide a in-depth Ecstatic Trance Posture experience without the time commitment needed for our longer workshops. Dates and times to be announced
Masked Trance Dance – TBA – Join in on a long-standing tradition at the Institute! From our visionary spirit journeys in the Kiva, we create masks and costumes, while weaving together a mythic dance in celebration of the Web of Life. The power of this event is amplified by having a full workshop. We do plan to host this in the summer of 2020.
Men’s Conclave – TBA – This gathering provides a chance for us to share as friends, mentors, brothers, fathers, sons. Amid our fast changing, fast-paced lives, the demands and pressures that men face today require an extraordinary level of courage, authenticity and tenacity. We seek ways to boost our self reliance, independence, and intuition as men, and to regain and strengthen our spirituality as men. The current climate around the world, socially, environmentally, politically and spiritually requires us to be fully functioning human beings and authentic, spiritual warriors.
Want to more information? Email us and we will answer your questions and connect you directly with the workshop instructor(s).