Energy medicine services
Ancient medicine has long recognized the more subtle aspects of energy and understood that through the process of becoming human we become wounded. These wounds are not only stored in our physical bodies, but in the subtler realms of our energy bodies as well. Energy medicine practices can stand alone or be combined in a unique plan to help you step into elevated living as you move through the layers of the subtle body to release these old patterns and wounds.
In a unique blend of these healing arts, Erin will individualize a program that weaves the teachings, practices and ceremonies of these ancient traditions into an individualized process. Practices may include basic energy hygiene practices, pranayama (breathwork), asana (yoga poses), meditation, guided journeying, shadow work/soul retrieval, Reiki, ritual and ceremony Reiki and shamanic healing.
We work to shift woundedness to healing through numerous processes that work in accordance with your beliefs, but are firmly based in the feminine earth based teachings of the Q’ero peoples of Peru and the practices and teachings of yoga and yoga therapy.
* All services are offered on a sliding fee scale of $80-$160 with the exception of Fire Ceremony and Despacho with a scale of $100-$180.
Reiki is the most widely accepted form of energy therapy. It is practiced and taught in most every major teaching hospital in the U.S., with sound evidence-based research validating its effectiveness in relieving disease, whether physical or emotional, mental or spiritual. This ancient practice of the intentional movement of energy throughout the physical and subtle energy body uses the Universal Life Force. Through a gentle laying on of hands, this process has been shown to accelerate healing, assist the body with cleansing toxins, and remove energy blockages. Reiki works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
The Shamanic Journey is a way of finding answers, information, healing, wisdom and knowledge as well as guidance or help with one’s personal life through carefully offered questions to the Spirit dimension.
This process occurs by shifting awareness or consciousness into your alternate states of perception ... and unawareness! Our normal waking brain waves operate in either beta or alpha waves. When we meditate we move to theta waves and with the rhythmic use of the drum we go even deeper into delta brain waves moving beyond the physical world where we exist, into a non-ordinary, influenceable reality state.
During the journey you will be able to tap into and deepen your innate connection with Spirit, to receive interpretations, and personally revelatory clues to answer your question(s).
Just like meditation, journeying is a process that requires cultivation, practice and patience and must be done with the mind open to possibility. Within the supportive environment of the circle we will enhance our spiritual growth to develop confidence and trust in our own experience of direct revelation.
This can be offered as a private group or personal experience or you can join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a public journey circle.
Fire allows for powerful rapid transformation. It provides the avenue to let go of the old story and drama and to transform, to renew and to be reborn. Through fire ceremony, you honor your lessons and old belief structures by placing them in the fire with gratitude and turning them over to Spirit. By releasing these old patterns and beliefs into the fire, you heal deeply at the level of the soul without having to experience them at the literal and physical levels.
Fire ceremony, one of the core ceremonies in many medicine traditions, is typically held around the full or new moon of each month when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest. In the past when fire ceremony was taught, it was only done with a teacher for years and years before ever doing it alone. Now, shamans say that the earth and our civilization are in such great peril that fire ceremony should be held by anyone who is willing to step in. The fire itself will become your teacher and will let you know immediately if your intention is pure. The steps to the ceremony are simple and it is only important to remember that you are creating ceremony to honor your best and highest purpose.
This description of fire ceremony is pervasive and passed down from teacher to student as more people from the West are learning to bring the teachings of the Andes to everyday life. We hope that you will join us for one of our many public fire ceremonies or consider having your own personal transformative ceremony.
In shamanic tradition, an ayni despacho is done with the intention to bring oneself and one’s community into right relationship with the natural world. It creates a sense of union, harmony and reciprocity with nature. The despacho is a gift or giveaway for the organizing principles of the universe and a place of energetic exchange for healing, balance, right relationship or protection. Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room raises. The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing. This Blessing ceremony can be performed in over 300 ways for more than 300 reasons including bringing blessing to new homes, life’s transitions, honor for those who have passed, new endeavors and the transformation of relationships.
Once completed, the despacho is carefully wrapped and secured with a ribbon or string. The bundle can be ceremonially buried (for slow, steady results), burned (for quicker transformation) or fed to running waters, thus conveying the gifts to Spirit.
You will find a communal despacho available in the Studio monthly around the new moon to hold your Blessings. This ceremony can also be performed personally or as a private group and is an integral part of all our offerings at Evolve. Despacho is a powerful way to bring blessing to a new home, new relationship, the ending of a relationship, the honoring of a chapter in your life and the intentions for new creations.
As energetic beings, and adults especially, we must learn to tend to the more subtle aspects of our bodies. To cultivate a deeper awareness of not just the physical (although that’s a great place to start!) but out to the edges of our energy bodies. To create a knowing of the where ‘I end and you begin.’ To maintain healthy boundaries. To transform the extra weight of worry, stress and stuck emotions. Just like brushing our teeth daily, we need to cleanse and clear our energetic bodies in order to be here in a good way. You will learn to specific techniques to ground, move and shift energy within your subtle body, to cleanse and clear any heavy used energy, and to learn and maintain healthy boundaries. These practices can be taught individually or to larger groups. This is also frequently offered in a workshop format.
Breath is essential to life, yet we find ourselves stressed, anxious and disconnected with shallow breath and poor health. Unfortunately, the stress relieving measures that we find at the end of the day (glass of wine, television, bath, food) are doing nothing to help combat the effects of the detrimental stress on the body. Through the mindful practice of breath or pranayama, we learn to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to elicit the relaxation response and bring an overwhelming state of balance that significantly reduces stress in our lives. When we reach that state of balance we can move into mindful responses rather than reactivity to the fluxes of life. When we activate the relaxation response we find:
*reduced risk of hypertension
*Lower heart rate
*Purified blood and respiratory system
*Increased energy levels
*Improved memory and concentration
*Significant reduction in stress response mechanisms (fight or flight)
Following an in depth intake, your individual session will last for one hour while your breathing is assessed and a personalized breath work regime is taught and outlined for progress.
The practice of mindfulness allows us to examine how we react to situations and draws us into the present to transform perceptions and assumptions allowing us to respond rather than react. Sessions will be modeled from the 8 week MBSR course curriculum created by Joh Kabbit-Zin and can be done individually or as a group and can be facilitated on or off-site.
The Shadow is referred to be the ‘dark side’ of the self. It is that part of you that is projected out into the world, the part that is susceptible to impulsive emotions like anger, greed, selfishness, power and control. The part of you that others know better than you and see more clearly. We will work to create an inclusive and healthy relationship with these powerful aspects of the self. Shadow work is a process that requires deep introspection and awareness. Sessions will be designed in a progressive time frame and process that culminates in the full integration of the shadow self.
This is a shamanic process to calibrate and synthesize the fractured pieces of the self, the spiritual integrity of the soul. When we experience life, we encounter situations, trauma, loss, accidents, procedures, or abuses where pieces of our vital essence flee and leave us feeling incomplete, alienated, empty, not whole, stuck in patterns or unable to progress through personal obstacles. Soul retrieval is a natural process where the practitioner will journey to non ordinary reality to engage the spirit realm and retrieve, repair and replace the soul ruptures and work with you to re-integrate the fragmented and reclaimed parts of the self.
The practice of yoga allows us to unite all aspects of the self to create a deeper more intuitive relationship with our bodies. We will design an individualized program to allow you greater access to strength, mobility, stress reduction and mindfulness that includes custom poses that correlate with your progress and may include the practices of pranayama and meditation.