Immerse yourself in four days of Amazonian shamanic sounds and song, balancing the harmony of sound with male and female energy. Find your own sound and learn a Kichwa icaro, a medicine song that can bring healing and deeper awareness.
Workshop leader Kurikindi was guided from a young age by both male and female elders, after being identified as having the family ‘gift’. He has studied and trained in shamanic practices daily for 38 years.
Mother earth is continually communicating with us, whether it be from the sounds of a beetle scratching on dry ground or the vibration and force of thunder and the crackle of lightning. We forget to notice the sound of things above and below.
In the modern world we use shoes and walk, mostly, on concrete and have electric lights to guide the way. In the Amazon we walk barefoot and use the different sounds of the types of ground we touch with our feet to guide our path. We feel and listen to see if we are walking on leaves and if they are dry or fresh, we question – can my toes feel sand, earth or soft clay, has it rained on dry Earth. Even with our eyes closed we can find our way home.
In the Amazon sound, and especially song, is very important and we are taught from an early age to use our voice and sounds we can create. To be proud of our natural voice and to develop a natural personal sound is imperative for survival in the Amazon. We do not listen to the radio nor are we bombarded with sounds of the city, cars, construction work, aeroplanes, although these are creeping into our daily consciousness as the modern world crawls closer into the heart and hearts of the Amazon and its people.
We are encouraged to find a voice, to stand tall, to sing, to omit sounds that vibrate within our body mind soul and stomachs in a way that is free and without embarrassment or shame, and to be as loud or quiet as we wish. What was once considered a natural right is almost a luxury now in every day life.
Sound affects our emotions and our very essence of being. Sounds are also associated with happiness or fear. Daytime cheery sounds bring happiness; nighttime sounds are scary… we are taught this, but even nighttime sounds can be translated into something simple and not something you should be afraid of.
Learning to use sound, recognise sound and feel sound enhances our everyday life. Learning to be aware of all the sounds around us helps us navigate our path. Sound can help us travel emotionally and energetically here, in to the past and into the future, and far away as the imagination allows us or we allow ourselves. Sound is fun.
Eat a good breakfast, drink some fresh water and come and enjoy a few day of immersing ourselves into the world of sound.
Day one – Sunday
Day two – Monday
Day three – Tuesday
Day four – Wednesday
Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, accommodation in our guest rooms (including towels and linen), all meals and refreshments, and full access to our community facilities like our meditation sanctuaries. Some facilities, like our saunas and hot tub, ask for a donation for use.
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Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.
We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.
Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.
Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.
Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.
You can view below a recent talk, at the Native Spirit Festival 2016, which will
give you a deeper insight into Kurikindi’s culture and shamanic practices
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