2018 Workshops, Events & Training, Cuyamungue Institute – Santa Fe NM
Each workshop contains a specifically designed series of ritual postures to provide the context for a journey of self-discovery. We go deep within utilizing the Cuyamungue Method – which includes a established ritual journey method. Introductory workshops are are prerequisites for advanced classes.
Here is the preview of workshops and events in development for 2018 at the Cuyamungue Institute, so you can get the jump-start on making your plans to join us next season. There may be adjustments to dates, times and details, and additional events and workshops will be added. Much more detail to follow in the near future. Contact us prior to booking flights and making travel arrangement. More detail to follow soon..
June 20th – 24th, 2018 – Initiatory Training – A powerful, compacted introduction to this work. You will be introduced to a succession of consciousness expanding, spirit journey experiences and initiation. Enjoy the power of the group experience on the Summer Solstice. More Workshop Information
July 4th – 8th, 2018 – Initiatory Training – Advanced Course. Make your own Ritual Gourd Rattle! Join us and make your own ceremonial rattle! Rattles have been used throughout the world to help keep rhythm during tribal dances and ceremonies. The rhythm the rattle is something that resonates to the very soul, helping make the ceremony a powerful trance experience. In many societies, rattles are associated with the supernatural and accompany religious rites. Slung rattles (shells, bones, hooves, or similar objects strung on a cord or tied in bunches and attached to a dancer’s body) are among the earliest musical instruments, appearing, along with gourd and tube rattles, in prehistoric times. Gourd rattles are particularly prominent as ritual instruments. Where gourds are uncommon, similar rattles are made of basketry, wood, clay, or other material. Gourd rattles known from their use in popular Latin American dance bands are the cabaça (Portuguese for “calabash”), a gourd enclosed in a beaded mesh, and maracas. Rattles are widely considered to have magical power, from the turtle rattles of the Native Americans of the northeastern United States and the gourd rattles of Amazonian Brazil to the shaman accoutrements of Africa and Oceania. We will focus on creating traditional “Pueblo Style” gourd rattle using the stones collected from ant hills collected in a respectful and ceremonial way. We will provide the Gourds and art supplies.
July 17th – 22nd, 2018 Masked Trance Dance – collectively weave together a ritual dance and ritual. Completion of Initiatory Training required.
August 15th – 19th , 2018 – Initiatory Training – A powerful, compacted introduction to this work. You will be introduced to a succession of consciousness expanding, spirit journey experiences and initiation. Enjoy the power of the group experience. More Workshop Information
September 8th, 2018 – One-day Intensive: The one day intensives CI provide a in-depth Ecstatic Trance Posture experience without the time commitment needed for our longer workshops.
September 18th – 23rd, 2018 – Initiatory Training – Advanced Course. Reaching for the Stars through Trance. Join us on 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 Initiatory Advanced program is designed for those who have completed a 3/4 day introductory workshop and are ready to explore the next level of ritual posture experiences. It involves extended training in advanced ritual posture practices and principles. This initiatory advanced program includes postures which have been been carefully selected to advance our ritual posture practice. Participation can also be applied to meeting requirements of the Instructor Certification program. More Info
Men’s Conclave – TBA – A gathering of the men of the institute to gather and share the power of the Ecstatic Trance Postures as a group. This is a chance for us to share as friends, mentors, brothers, fathers, sons. 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. Please contact us for directly at for registration information. More Info
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