WORKSHOP SEASON at the Cuyamungue Institute, Santa Fe New Mexico
October 4 -7, 2012
Initiatory Training – Explore, experience, and expand consciousness through the Cuyamungue Method
Location: The Cuyamungue Institute
Instructors: Paul Robear, Laura Lee
This workshop is an introduction to the work of Dr. Felicitas D. Goodman and the Cuyamungue Method, which is the revival of an ancient practice of Ecstatic Trance using sacred postures, derived from ancient artwork the world over. The state of consciousness known as Ecstatic Trance is achieved through a relatively simple, safe, and teachable method with over thirty years of verified safe use; the evidence points to over thirty-thousand years of use.
This body-wisdom is based in our physiology, which naturally and easily responds to the simple trance induction. As tested in the lab, this includes a decrease in stress hormones and an increase in the well- being endorphins as well as a dramatic increase in the DC voltage of brain activity, and an increase in theta brain waves whilst still in beta, resulting in a conscious “waking dream” experience. Each posture has its own range of visionary experiences. This workshop will cover healing, divination, spirit journeying, and more. In small group sessions, we will learn and practice the Cuyamungue Method, and journal our experiences and share with the group. Participants will learn how to continue their home practice, with the tools needed.
This workshop is for those with or without previous experience in this work. This workshop is organized around small group sessions in which participants will:
Learn and practice the Cuyamungue Method
You will be introduced to a succession of trance experiences including healing, divination, metamorphosis, and initiation. Here are some of the benefits:
- Elevated perception and vision
- Enhance communication
- Reduce stress and tension
- Inspire ecstatic feelings of oneness with other people, nature, the universe, and God
- Alter perception and consciousness in alignment with your intentions
- Awaken creativity
- Aid in memory and concentration
- Focus the mind in the present
- Have positive immune system responses
- Create group cohesion
- Foster emotional processing
- Support peace of mind, feelings of comfort, and release of anxiety
- Reduce feelings of isolation
Experience naturally occurring physiological shifts including: a decrease in stress hormones and an increase in endorphins, the well-being hormones, a dramatic increase in the DC voltage of brain activity, and an increase in theta brain waves whilst still in beta, resulting in a “waking dream” experience.
Journal their experiences.
This is the last Cuyamungue Method workshop of the season at the Institute!
Cost: $395 if registered and paid before September 1st – after $425
INCLUDES MEALS AND LODGING. Click here to register.
Here is the a preview of the many workshops that are being developed for 2013. There will be some adjustments to dates, times and details but we wanted to provide a preview so that you can start making plans to be at Cuyamungue next season. Invest in yourself! As Leonardo da Vinci put it “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” Much more detail to follow in the near future.
April 29 – May 10: German Workshop – Ki Salmen is trainer and teacher for the Felicitas-Goodman Institut in Germany and will host a full week workshop and bringing a group from Germany. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? If so, you are welcome to attend.
May 24 – 27: Initiatory Training Workshop – Paul Robear and Laura Lee. You will be introduced to a succession of trance experiences including healing, divination, metamorphosis, and initiation. Enjoy the power of the group experience. More Information
June 20 – 23: Solstice Celebration and Workshop – Marianne Carroll – Marianne is a gifted astrologer providing dynamic insight for life path interpretations and who facilitates an ongoing posture group that meets monthly at the New Moon.
July 6: Cuyamungue Explorers Club – This is a gathering for those who are familiar with the practice of the Cuyamungue Method and want to participate in new posture research and verification. Hosted by Paul Robear and Laura Lee.
July 12 -14 The Goddess is Calling – Laura Lee assisted by Cynthia Devlin – A workshop devoted to postures derived from ancient art depicting the Goddess in various guises.
July 19 -21 Finding Ecstasy: Applying Your Unique Creative Genius – While Experiencing A Journey Through Self Discovery and Expression using Sacred Postures. Jackie Haworth, Stephanie Stephens, Rae LeCompte.
Using the arts to express your experiences will help each of us on our journey through self. You might want to make a mask, write a poem, dance or sing. Follow the path on which your trances lead and be prepared for an adventure. Each of our stories will be woven into the fabric an imaginary tapestry representing how we are each one part of a world community. Come join us in what we know will be a POWERFUL workshop. More Information
July 31 – August 4: The Power of Animal Spirit Guides – Nick Brink – Identifying a spirit guide, generally an animal spirit guide, to supplement the process towards healing, personal growth and going beyond in accessing the Universal Mind.
August 29 – September 2: Authentic Movement & Ecstatic Postures – Bat-sheva Koren – Learn to journey to the realms of Non-ordinary Reality using Ecstatic Body Postures and integrate the teachings of spirit into conscious awareness with Authentic Movement.
August 22 – 25: Masked Trance Dance – Paul Robear and Laura Lee. Adventure into the depth of inspiration and intuitive guidance as we make masks, costumes, and our experiences will create a mythic story and end in a creation a sacred dance .
September 8- 12: Instructor Training and Certification – Belinda Gore and Paul Robear. How to teach the safe and simple six-step process, known as the Cuyamungue Method.
September 19 – 22: Ancient Egyptian Body Postures – Meredith McCord and Jill Schumacher. Delve deep into Egyptian ecstatic body postures, healing postures and Ancient Egyptian Teachings.
September 26 – 29: Gathering of the Grandmothers – Susan Bannister. A retreat for the “Grandmothers” (60 and up) of Cuyamungue. Following in the footsteps of Dr. Goodman, this is an opportunity for us as grandmothers to gather to share in the wisdom tradition of women elders.Contact Susan Bannister
October 3 – 6: First Annual Men’s Conclave – Paul Robear. The time has come for the men of the institute to gather and share the power of the Cuyamungue Method as a group. This will the first time in the history of the Institute that an all male event will be conducted at the Institute.
Want to more information? Email us and we will answer your questions and connect you the the workshop instructor(s).