2019 Annual Conference

Find Your Medicine

Be The Medicine

October 24-27 | Santa Fe, NM

Find Your Medicine, Be The Medicine

October 24 – 27, 2019 | Santa Fe, NM

One of the primary tenets of shamanism is that medicine exists in everything. The plants and animals, the earth and sky, the stones, water, fire and air, all bring healing and balance to the wholeness of life. And in the same way, each one of us humans carry within us a unique medicine, a way of healing that only we can offer the world.

Many shamanic cultures have long-standing traditions and rites of passage to help individuals discover and anchor into their personal medicine from an early age. As well, ceremonial practices throughout all seasons of life help to rebalance and empower participants so that their medicine can continue flowing in a way that is beneficial to themselves and their community.

Whether you grew up steeped in the medicine ways, are completely new to the shamanic path, or fall somewhere in between, we all need support from time to time to find, re-connect with and remember our medicine. Now is always a good time to ask, “What is my medicine?” and, “How am I here to serve?

Find Your Medicine, Be The Medicine is a 4-day shamanic event for people of all experience levels who wish to offer their personal medicine in service to their communities and our planet. The conference will be guided by 6 shamanic teachers combining spoken word presentations, experiential practices and shamanic ceremony. These techniques will guide you on a personal journey of self-discovery and empowerment. We hope you can join us.

All Is Medicine: A Journey

with Jose Stevens

This event is directly focused on the conference theme. You will be guided on a journey through a wide variety of medicines, objects, events, phenomena that you may never have considered as medicine. This journey through the world of medicine will expand your understanding and comprehension of just what medicine really is, the wide range of support that we are provided as human beings. You will have the opportunity to explore your own medicine and how you are using it, what medicines you are needing, and what medicines you are taking advantage of. Hopefully, you will never see the world in quite the same way again. We are after all, most fortunate.


José Luis Stevens is the president and co-founder (with wife Lena) of Power Path Seminars, an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and indigenous wisdom to business and everyday life. José completed a ten-year apprenticeship with a Huichol Maracame (shaman) in the Sierras of Central Mexico. In addition, he is studying intensively with Shipibo (shamans) in the Peruvian Amazon and with Pacos (shamans) in the Andes in Peru. In 1983 he completed his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies focusing on the interface between shamanism and western psychological counseling. Since then he has studied cross-cultural shamanism around the world to distill the core elements of shamanic healing and practice. He is the author of ten books and numerous articles including The Power Path; Secrets of Shamanism: How To Tap The Spirit Power Within; Transforming Your Dragons; and Praying with Power.

All Is Medicine: A Journey

with Jose Stevens

This event is directly focused on the conference theme. You will be guided on a journey through a wide variety of medicines, objects, events, phenomena that you may never have considered as medicine. This journey through the world of medicine will expand your understanding and comprehension of just what medicine really is, the wide range of support that we are provided as human beings. You will have the opportunity to explore your own medicine and how you are using it, what medicines you are needing, and what medicines you are taking advantage of. Hopefully, you will never see the world in quite the same way again. We are after all, most fortunate.


José Luis Stevens is the president and co-founder (with wife Lena) of Power Path Seminars, an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and indigenous wisdom to business and everyday life. José completed a ten-year apprenticeship with a Huichol Maracame (shaman) in the Sierras of Central Mexico. In addition, he is studying intensively with Shipibo (shamans) in the Peruvian Amazon and with Pacos (shamans) in the Andes in Peru. In 1983 he completed his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies focusing on the interface between shamanism and western psychological counseling. Since then he has studied cross-cultural shamanism around the world to distill the core elements of shamanic healing and practice. He is the author of ten books and numerous articles including The Power Path; Secrets of Shamanism: How To Tap The Spirit Power Within; Transforming Your Dragons; and Praying with Power.

The Medicine of Ceremony

with Sandra Ingerman
Performing ceremonies is a sacred act. In this presentation Sandra will share how Ceremony helps us recover the sense of deeper meaning and sacred connection. Ceremony is a way to step away from operating on a rational level to tap into a flow that leads to manifest what is best for you and your community. It is how shamanic communities world wide build an invisible world of substance that is needed to manifest a a new fabric of reality to replace all that is dissolving in our outdated paradigms of living. Through ceremonial work we step into a new frequency and a new state of vibration of life where we can travel back and forth between dimensions of the unseen realms, building bridges so healing energies can flood this current collective. 
 

Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award winning author of twelve books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, Medicine for the Earth, Walking in Light, and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred into Everyday Life. She is the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True, and she is the creator of the Transmutation App. Sandra is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for more than 30 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times. Sandra is known for gathering the global spiritual community together to perform powerful transformative ceremonies as well as inspires us to stand strong in unity so we do our own spiritual and social activism work while keeping a vision of hope and being a light in the world.

The Medicine of Ceremony

with Sandra Ingerman
Performing ceremonies is a sacred act. In this presentation Sandra will share how Ceremony helps us recover the sense of deeper meaning and sacred connection. Ceremony is a way to step away from operating on a rational level to tap into a flow that leads to manifest what is best for you and your community. It is how shamanic communities world wide build an invisible world of substance that is needed to manifest a a new fabric of reality to replace all that is dissolving in our outdated paradigms of living. Through ceremonial work we step into a new frequency and a new state of vibration of life where we can travel back and forth between dimensions of the unseen realms, building bridges so healing energies can flood this current collective. 
 

Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award winning author of twelve books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, Medicine for the Earth, Walking in Light, and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred into Everyday Life. She is the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True, and she is the creator of the Transmutation App. Sandra is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for more than 30 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times. Sandra is known for gathering the global spiritual community together to perform powerful transformative ceremonies as well as inspires us to stand strong in unity so we do our own spiritual and social activism work while keeping a vision of hope and being a light in the world.

Dancing with Our Bones (Ancestors)

with John Lockley

In Africa it is said in order to grow tall like the Baobab tree we need to connect to our roots, our Ancestors. In Africa people use rhythm, song and dance to pray and commune with the spirit world. John will lead participants on a journey to their ancestors through simple rhythms and chants. No experience necessary, and all fitness levels are welcome. John will share a few of his teachings based on his book ‘Leopard Warrior’ and Audio teachings ‘The Way of the Leopard’. His teachings focus on Ancestors, Ubuntu (Humanity) , Dreams and Instinct. A key question is ‘what does it mean to be a human being?’ And ‘How can we realize our humanity?’ How can we reconnect to our ‘inner wilderness’ and attain our birth right of connecting to our 7 senses?

John leads his talks like a ceremony, with storytelling, dancing and chanting in the Xhosa language. Participants have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about one of the oldest shamanic cultures in the world, the sangoma medicine people from South Africa.


John Lockley is a fully initiated and ordained Sangoma (African Shaman) from the Xhosa nation, the same nation as Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu. His apprenticeship took 10 years. He was one of the first modern white men in recent times after Apartheid to be awarded the title of ‘Ligqira Linkulu’ by his elders, meaning senior Sangoma. He has pioneered the bridge between modern western Psychology and traditional South African healing. His Xhosa name given by his teacher is ‘Ucingolweendaba’ meaning ‘the messenger or bridge between cultures’. For the last 10 years he has been facilitating ‘Ubuntu’ (Humanity) and Way of the Leopard retreats worldwide, teaching people how they can reconnect to their Ancestors, Spirit and the Earth. His book ‘Leopard Warrior’ and audio Teachings ‘Way of the Leopard’ are both produced by Sounds True and available for purchase.

Dancing with Our Bones (Ancestors)

with John Lockley

In Africa it is said in order to grow tall like the Baobab tree we need to connect to our roots, our Ancestors. In Africa people use rhythm, song and dance to pray and commune with the spirit world. John will lead participants on a journey to their ancestors through simple rhythms and chants. No experience necessary, and all fitness levels are welcome. John will share a few of his teachings based on his book ‘Leopard Warrior’ and Audio teachings ‘The Way of the Leopard’. His teachings focus on Ancestors, Ubuntu (Humanity) , Dreams and Instinct. A key question is ‘what does it mean to be a human being?’ And ‘How can we realize our humanity?’ How can we reconnect to our ‘inner wilderness’ and attain our birth right of connecting to our 7 senses?

John leads his talks like a ceremony, with storytelling, dancing and chanting in the Xhosa language. Participants have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about one of the oldest shamanic cultures in the world, the sangoma medicine people from South Africa.


John Lockley is a fully initiated and ordained Sangoma (African Shaman) from the Xhosa nation, the same nation as Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu. His apprenticeship took 10 years. He was one of the first modern white men in recent times after Apartheid to be awarded the title of ‘Ligqira Linkulu’ by his elders, meaning senior Sangoma. He has pioneered the bridge between modern western Psychology and traditional South African healing. His Xhosa name given by his teacher is ‘Ucingolweendaba’ meaning ‘the messenger or bridge between cultures’. For the last 10 years he has been facilitating ‘Ubuntu’ (Humanity) and Way of the Leopard retreats worldwide, teaching people how they can reconnect to their Ancestors, Spirit and the Earth. His book ‘Leopard Warrior’ and audio Teachings ‘Way of the Leopard’ are both produced by Sounds True and available for purchase.

THE MEDICINE OF SONG & SOUND

WITH LENA STEVENS & ANNA STEVENS HARRINGTON

Lena Stevens, author of the Power Path monthly forecast, and Anna Stevens Harrington, shamanic practitioner with the Power Path, will lead you through an experiential journey of sound and song where you will discover your own inner medicine of song and get the tools to continue discovering ad supporting this powerful expression of your medicine. The human voice is known to be the most powerful healing frequency.


Lena Stevens is an internationally known teacher and shamanic practitioner and Co-Founder of the Power Path School of Shamanism. She apprenticed for 10 years with a Huichol shaman from Mexico and has studied cross-cultural shamanic healing from numerous traditions including those from the Amazon basin, Native North America, Northern Europe and Siberia. One of her specialties is the woven song tradition of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, the singing of Icaros or healing songs. Lena is the co-author of The Secrets of Shamanism: How to Tap the Spirit Power Within and a contributor to The Power Path.

Anna Stevens Harrington is a shamanic practitioner, recording artist and an instructor for The Power Path School of Shamanism. She has over 25 years of experience studying and working with indigenous shamanic traditions and healers around the world including extensive training with the Wixarika or Huichol tradition of Mexico and the Icaro tradition of the Shipibo people of Peru. She has a reputation for teaching indigenous wisdom, shamanic singing and healing with a clarity and integrity that makes it accessible to the western world.

THE MEDICINE OF SONG & SOUND

WITH LENA STEVENS & ANNA STEVENS HARRINGTON

Lena Stevens, author of the Power Path monthly forecast, and Anna Stevens Harrington, shamanic practitioner with the Power Path, will lead you through an experiential journey of sound and song where you will discover your own inner medicine of song and get the tools to continue discovering ad supporting this powerful expression of your medicine. The human voice is known to be the most powerful healing frequency.


Lena Stevens is an internationally known teacher and shamanic practitioner and Co-Founder of the Power Path School of Shamanism. She apprenticed for 10 years with a Huichol shaman from Mexico and has studied cross-cultural shamanic healing from numerous traditions including those from the Amazon basin, Native North America, Northern Europe and Siberia. One of her specialties is the woven song tradition of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, the singing of Icaros or healing songs. Lena is the co-author of The Secrets of Shamanism: How to Tap the Spirit Power Within and a contributor to The Power Path.

Anna Stevens Harrington is a shamanic practitioner, recording artist and an instructor for The Power Path School of Shamanism. She has over 25 years of experience studying and working with indigenous shamanic traditions and healers around the world including extensive training with the Wixarika or Huichol tradition of Mexico and the Icaro tradition of the Shipibo people of Peru. She has a reputation for teaching indigenous wisdom, shamanic singing and healing with a clarity and integrity that makes it accessible to the western world.

The Medicine of Peace through the Sacred Practice of Tupay

with Ana H Larramendi

Ana will guide us, through journeying, in the Andean practice of Tupay (pronounced: too-pie). Tupay roughly translates into, “conflict resolution in sacred space”. To the Q’ero, harmony among the people in their small mountain villages is very important to the wellness of the community. This adapted, guided journey is an opportunity for you to engage in conflict resolution (Tupay) with someone in non-ordinary reality. It may be an estranged friend, partner, or family member. You can even do Tupay with the spirit of a dead relative or loved one. From this sacred space, words of respect and understanding are exchanged. The goal of Tupay is to bring understanding to a situation, and through understanding, a greater sense of peace, acceptance, and resolution can be achieved.


Ana has been studying shamanic traditions since 1989 and is an international teacher of shamanic healing practices. She is a minister, public speaker, Vision Quest leader, wilderness enthusiast, ceremonialist, chef, translator and an initiated mesa carrier in the Inka tradition. She is a full-time shamanic teacher and healer, at The Hollow Bone, a private practice in rural, Southwestern Wisconsin. She offers a full range of shamanic healing modalities, including space clearing, and various land healing practices. She has spent her life weaving together her spirituality with nature skills creating a skill-set of tools for land healing and teaching students to detect and heal earth trauma.

The Medicine of Peace through the Sacred Practice of Tupay

with Ana H Larramendi

Ana will guide us, through journeying, in the Andean practice of Tupay (pronounced: too-pie). Tupay roughly translates into, “conflict resolution in sacred space”. To the Q’ero, harmony among the people in their small mountain villages is very important to the wellness of the community. This adapted, guided journey is an opportunity for you to engage in conflict resolution (Tupay) with someone in non-ordinary reality. It may be an estranged friend, partner, or family member. You can even do Tupay with the spirit of a dead relative or loved one. From this sacred space, words of respect and understanding are exchanged. The goal of Tupay is to bring understanding to a situation, and through understanding, a greater sense of peace, acceptance, and resolution can be achieved.


Ana has been studying shamanic traditions since 1989 and is an international teacher of shamanic healing practices. She is a minister, public speaker, Vision Quest leader, wilderness enthusiast, ceremonialist, chef, translator and an initiated mesa carrier in the Inka tradition. She is a full-time shamanic teacher and healer, at The Hollow Bone, a private practice in rural, Southwestern Wisconsin. She offers a full range of shamanic healing modalities, including space clearing, and various land healing practices. She has spent her life weaving together her spirituality with nature skills creating a skill-set of tools for land healing and teaching students to detect and heal earth trauma.

Morning Meditation and Movement

with Katie Heinrich

Wake up and greet the day by tuning into the natural rhythms of the earth, spirits of place, and your Self. This gentle movement class incorporates meditation, breathing, and easy body movements to help you prepare for your day of shamanic practice. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in, mats and props are not required. Participants are welcome to bring small power objects to place in their personal space during the practice.


Katie Heinrich is a shamanic practitioner and yoga teacher based in Tennessee. Her teaching style combines traditional yoga and philosophy with shamanic principles to create a deeply enriching and connected experience.  For more information, view her SSP profile.

The Medicine of Movement Through Dance

with Vanessa Davis

You are invited to join us on the dance floor to experience a healing journey with you moving body.

Based on the dance practices of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms, Suzanne and Yaacov Darling Khan’s Movement Medicine and Ecstatic Dance Salt Lake City (to name a few) combined with 20 years experience as a shamanic practitioner (Warrior in the Heart school of shamanic practice, Glastonbury UK) Vanessa will introduce the medicine of your own dance inspired by music which is crafted to move you along a healing journey.  It is fun, it isn’t always pretty, it is transformative. 

As we free our minds of what we believe dancing should look like we can truly move into ourselves.

You are the medicine

Let’s Dance.

Location & Lodging

This year’s conference will be held at the beautiful Lodge at Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Perched on a hilltop overlooking downtown Santa Fe, with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the hotel offers a warm and relaxed atmosphere just five minutes away from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. All of the conference activities will take place in the hotel ballroom or in a nearby outdoor space.

Lodging is NOT included in your conference registration fees. Participants have the option to book directly with the Lodge at Santa Fe at a discounted rate of $20 off per night for standard rooms. Standard rooms are $99 + fees & taxes = $130.55  The group call-in code for this discount is B02C19. Reservations can be made by calling Samantha Stills  505-992-5853 or emailing sstill@hhandr.com, Monday through Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8:30am – 7:00pm mountain time.

You may also choose to find lodging elsewhere in the Santa Fe area.

Schedule & Registration

The conference will open for check-in at 6 PM on Thursday, October 24th, and the opening ceremony will be from at 7-9 PM. The conference concludes at 12PM on Sunday, October 27th. Neither meals nor lodging are included in your registration fee and are entirely your responsibility for the duration of the conference. We will leave plenty of free time for meals each day so you have time to explore the cuisine of Santa Fe on your own or with other conference participants.

REGISTRATION FEE: $225 per person / $100 deposit required to reserve your space
FAMILY DISCOUNT: $100 for children ages 10 and up (must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
MEMBER DISCOUNT: All members receive a $30 discount for this event. Become a member to take advantage of this offer.
VENDORS: Vendor tables will be available for $10 per table and this will be collected when you make your final registration payment. No early registration is required.

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