Shine Like the Sun - Summer-Solstice Healing Special
Jun
24
to Jul 26

Shine Like the Sun - Summer-Solstice Healing Special

 Join me at the Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space for a Healing Session and Energy Infusion.

The session consists of sitting at a Pachakuti Mesa (a shamanically empowered altar) and offers you a direct experience to go deeper with yourself with the assistance of the natural world.

The Solstice Special includes a series of limpias - several simple processes that assist in removing heavy dense energy that may create imbalance and/or dis-harmony.  In addition to the limpias, you will receive a hands on healing – infusing your entire being with spiritual energy.

After the session, you may feel relaxed and lighter…sometimes the session may be energizing, yet sometimes,  you may feel like taking a nap! These simple sessions help you to slow down, connect to your higher self and thus allowing healing to occur.  

Prior to the appointment, you may want to begin to focus on your intention for the session; creating an intention can be very powerful as we bring our attention to the areas we’d like to work on or change. In addition to intention, you may want to ask yourself what you’d like to cultivate in your life or what you are ready to fully release. 

Also, it is helpful to ask:  What do I want? What brings joy? Where is the energy?               With that said, you may wish to stay open and see what is presented in the moment. 

Lastly, you may bring an item that has deep meaning to charge on the mesa to during our session; a stone, photo, necklace, etc., anything that has meaning/vibration for you, You can bring more than one item - yet, you do not have to bring anything if not called to do so.

The Special is completed in a 50-minute period -  If you have a desire for a longer, more in depth session, please inquire.

Contact Jnana today for the Solstice Special – so you may shine like the sun this summer as we step into summer.

When: Monday June 24-Wed. June 26 - days and evenings available                                                                Where  Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94704        Cost: $40-$60                                   

Please make sure your spellcheck does not change the email address:  powerhed@gmail.com

 

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Richmond, CA (non-residential) The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition-5 Part Series Apprenticeship
Jun
28
to May 17

Richmond, CA (non-residential) The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition-5 Part Series Apprenticeship

Location: Richmond, Ca (in the hills, facing Wildcat Canyon - address given upon registration)

Part I     The Call to Heal - Releasing the Past, Feb. 15-17, 2019
Part II    The Balance of Power - Transforming the Present, June 28-30, 2019
Part III   Condor's Quest - Creating the Future, Sept. 13-15, 2019
Part IV   The Hummingbird's Assent - Living the Mystery, Jan. 17-19 2020
Part V    Our Shamanic Self - Serving the Earth, May 15-17, 2020

Consisting of five weekend intensives, this is an apprenticeship into a living lineage of Peruvian Shamanism.  Part I is open to all those wishing to deepen their connection to Spirit and the animate universe, no prior experience is necessary. Parts II-V, build upon the teachings and initiations received in the prior weekends, which are prerequisite. If you missed Part I but are still interested in attending, please contact us, as we putting together make-up sessions.

This program has been carefully crafted to offer people from all walks of life a heartfelt initiation into the healing power and earth honoring ceremonial artistry of Peruvian mesa lineages.

Cost:  Tuition for each series, Part I, II, III, IV, V $333-495, sliding scale
(If paying online, a 3% service fee will be assessed to total payment)

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Apprenticeship hours for each weekend:
Friday,  7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.                           
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lead by: Jnana Gowan; sanctioned teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of cross-cultural shamanism

More about this training:
This apprenticeship series, called The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal involves hands-on practice and initiation. The PMT is a profound yet practical, user friendly, living shamanic tradition dedicated to both personal and planetary healing. Through this apprenticeship, one's own innate healing and spiritual potential is awakened. The apprenticeship revolves around the creation of a mesa, a shamanically empowered altar, unique to you, yet following the traditional, ancient Andean template. The mesa provides a living, vibrational technology of the sacred from which you may draw upon and apply a a vast array of shamanic healing modalities and capacities that have come down to you from over at least three millennia.

Each initiate guided toward a re-membering of who each of us is, as a living strand of sacred luminosity in the great Web of Life. The PMT is designed and empowered to promote the transformation of consciousness for those who choose to engage it, thus opening the way for the continued life and health of all sentient beings. The Heart of the Healer Foundation, the sponsoring organization, is dedicated to education about and sustaining all those indigenous peoples and practices that still remain on our planet. 

Instructor Bio for this transformational program:    

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Jnana Gowan: As the director of the Ukhu Pacha Healing and Inquiry Space in Albany, California, Janna has a private practice and leads transformational programs which combine her depth of knowledge of yoga, ritual, ceremony and healing. A PMT mesa carrier since 2008 and a teacher of many things since 2000, she's completed the 5-Part Series (twice).

 
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Full Moon (partial) Lunar Eclipse Portal & Shamanic Gong Journeying
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

Full Moon (partial) Lunar Eclipse Portal & Shamanic Gong Journeying


(PLEASE NOTE:  To RSVP – contact leader directly for address. It is at a home in the Richmond Hills near Wildcat Canyon. We will be outside- dress warmly & bring blankets to stay warm, yoga mats & eye pillows provided.)

Join us OUTSIDE, in the Richmond Hills - with the open air (and wind) for an evening of release and celebration. The Full Moon, partial lunar eclipse of July 16 (though not witnessed on this part of the planet) affords a respite of the lunar illumination, stirring up the unconscious realms and creating a portal of CHANGE

As we engage in this cosmic dance, it is vital we become the beacons of light internally & externally. So, let us gather outside, laying upon the earth and journey to the stars- asking our spirit helpers for assistance at this special time.

 We will practice breath-work to cultivate our inner light, and be guided (initially) by voice to the upper world where we may request guidance from our high teachers. This journey includes a 32" Paiste gong.

Per usual- these events go beyond journey work (which is very powerful by itself) and we’ll bring ceremonial healing rituals to our gathering. Every event is slightly different and each person is invited to be open to his/her/their own experience.

All levels are welcome, new comers and long-time journeyers alike.

What to bring:

  • a medicine piece or sacred item that you like to energy infuse on the shamanically charged altar

  • a bell, singing bowl or rattle, etc.

  • an open heart and mind

  • your own mat if you like and BLANKETS to stay warm

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

When: Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00-9:30 p.m.

Location: Richmond Hills - SF East Bay

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510) 734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com (careful! spellcheck will change to “powered”!!)
To RSVP – contact leader directly for address. It is at a home in the Richmond Hills near Wildcat Canyon.

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include live gong playing.
Jnana offers private healing sessions, teachings on the PMT and other community events.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event)
     -   48 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund, thank you for your kind understanding.
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Born To Drum - Women's Drum Camp - Ritual, Ceremony & Magic!!!
Jul
18
to Jul 21

Born To Drum - Women's Drum Camp - Ritual, Ceremony & Magic!!!

I am thrilled to be asked back to this powerful 4 day event!

This year I will be offering three events, what an honor!!

They are:

  • Thursday July 18 12:30-2:00 p.m. - Despacho/gratitude bundle ceremony following the opening ceremony

  • Friday July 19 9:30- 11:00 a.m. Co-leading with the fabulous Regina Wells Oji, exploring the depths of Calling in Our Ancestors. Movement, toning, sacred connection with those that have gone before us - and inviting them in for deeper guidance.

  • Friday July 19 10:00 pm. A late-nite journey to the stars!! Under the stars!! We'll end our nourishing day with a gong journey to the upper realms, known as the hanaqpacha.

This camp is POWERFUL!! Over 60 classes to choose from - you may go for 4 days and camp - or participate in day rate and attend one day only.

Any level of drummer/percussionist/singer - from brand new to maestra welcome at this amazing event of women drummers from all over the world. AND soak in the depths of nature.... 

HERE is all you need to know:

LInk Born to Drum 2019: https://www.womendrummers.org

REGISTRATION:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4022246

SCHEDULE:  https://www.womendrummers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BTD-SCHEDULE-2019-3.pdf

BORN TO DRUM 2019

Women* Drummers International is Happy to Announce:
BORN TO DRUM 2019: SEEDS OF OUR FREEDOM

JOIN US THIS SUMMER TO CAMP,  OR COME FOR THE DAY …  

Happening at beautiful Bort Meadow in Chabot Regional Park

Oakland, Ca.  

Born to Drum was birthed as a reunion of women drummers from all over the US and from all over the world. This will be the 14th year that we gather to celebrate culture; to make new friends and rejoice at being with old friends. We come together in community to drum, to share music, art, our stories, healing and women’s medicine with each other. Join us!

We have lots of Non-Drumming Classes

We welcome women to come who do not drum, or don’t want to drum all day! The non-drumming classes will include: hands on healing circles, poetry writing, the Mother Peace tarot cards, spirit-sound meditation, grandmother’s council circle, social justice alliance building, breema meditation, herbal medicine, altar making medicine, yoga, sign language, embodied movement, dance classes, singing classes and more.

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Shamanic Drum Journey Last Quarter Moon for Restoration
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Shamanic Drum Journey Last Quarter Moon for Restoration

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PLEASE NOTE: Bring a mat, blanket, eye pillow etc... to journey with...

Using the powers of the moon join as we continue our studies of the internal, of the lower realms also known as the Uhku Pacha. The last quarter of the July moon offers a time for restoration- a perfect time for the inner work required to grow. Together we will shine the light of the conscious mind into the unconscious; influencing dreams, vision, guidance & Intuition.

As a group, we will offer the ritual practice of Limpias on one another, this is a simple yet powerful way to remove dense heavy energy that can collect in our energy field. Through guided meditation and live drum, we’ll journey to the Ukhupacha and awaken more deeply to who we are.

This work encourages us to dive deep into the inner world with the assistance of your animal ally. Journeying to the Ukhu Pacha offers the opportunity to integrate aspects of the self that have been fragmented, for whatever reason, and to welcome these fragments back. By doing this work, we may experience a greater sense of wholeness

This is the time to state your intentions of restoration intuition and create deep space for your personal growth work.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa, a shamanically empowered altar - offering its assistance as an impeccable container for this powerful spiritual work, and anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety.

All levels welcome - those that are new to this kind of work to seasoned practitioner.

What to bring:
- If you have a medicine piece that signifies your relationship to the lower-world
- a rattle if you have one
- an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

When: Saturday July 27, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
is located at the Parish Hall of St. Alban’s. Enter the building on the right, and come upstairs.

*PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510) 734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include live gong playing.
Jnana offers private healing sessions, teachings on the PMT and other community events.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event)
     -   48 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund, thank you for your kind understanding.
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Full Moon - Drum Journey & Healing Event
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon - Drum Journey & Healing Event

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PLEASE NOTE: Bring a mat, blanket, eye pillow etc... to journey with...

Using the powers of the full moon, please join as we continue our studies of the internal, of the lower realms also known as the Uhku Pacha. Together we will shine the light of the conscious mind into the unconscious. We will offer the ritual practice of Limpias on one another & by live drum journey, make our way to the Ukhu Pacha, awakening more deeply to who we are.

This work encourages you to dive deep into your inner world with the assistance of your animal ally. Journeying to the Ukhu Pacha offers the opportunity to integrate aspects of the self that have been fragmented, for whatever reason, and to welcome these fragments back. By doing this work, the participant may experience a greater sense of wholeness

This is the time to state your intentions and create deep space for your personal growth work.

The journey is guided (initially) by voice and will include live drumming.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety.

All levels welcome - those that are new to this kind of work to seasoned practitioner.

What to bring:

- If you have a medicine piece that signifies your relationship to the lower-world

- a rattle if you have one

- an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

When: Saturday August 10, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
is located at the Parish Hall of St. Alban’s. Enter the building on the right, and come upstairs.

*PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510) 734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include live gong playing.

Jnana offers private healing sessions, teachings on the PMT and other community events.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event)
     -   48 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund, thank you for your kind understanding.
The only exception to this policy, (on a case by case basis) is for Medical Emergency or Family Trauma, and might require written proof.and might require written proof.

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Residential Retreat: Marin County-Pachakuti Mesa Tradition 15-Month 5-Part Series
Aug
23
to Aug 25

Residential Retreat: Marin County-Pachakuti Mesa Tradition 15-Month 5-Part Series

“When you engage in the shamanic arts, the magic begins in a deep and real way; the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is the best, most loving and efficient means to powerful and rich transformation. By participating in this tradition, with a shamanically empowered altar, your connection to the natural world is intensified and a vast portal is opened.  The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition offers the opportunity to awaken from a deep sleep. This slumber is brought on by both the demands of hectic modern times and the collective memory loss of who we really are: earth-honoring humans that perform rituals of sacred reciprocity with the natural world. Once you come back to this understanding, you may find balance and internal harmony. With the simple tools and practices of this tradition, you’re invited to*re-member (as Oscar will often say) who you’ve always been.  And this re-membering can become your daily practice.”                        

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) 5-Part Apprenticeship begins January 25, 2019 at Spirit House Retreat Space in Woodacre, California. Just a $100 deposit holds your space, and monthly payment modalities are available (see below).

In Quechua, (one of the languages of the Andean Regions in South America) the word pacha translates to earth, world and even soil and the word kuti translates to turning, churning and reversal and sopachakuti means world reversal or turning. Thirty years ago, don Oscar Miro-quesada brought together the two rivers of his 17- year apprenticeships with his two teachers. (don Selso Roja Palamino of the North Coast of Peru & don Vargas Coriharmaun Benito of the Andean mountains of the Cusco region). In Oscar’s visioning these two rivers of knowledge came together as one, and he consecrated the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT). In Oscar’s vista (deep visioning) he could see, as prophesied by many – the vast planetary changes coming our way.

We are at a time of great turning and churning, have you noticed? How is this change infiltrating into your life?  What tools are you using to assist in staying steady during these times? Do you find you are knocked off balance by the uncertainty that we are facing? Many folks may feel numbed out by all the social media & technology or experience this intensity as a blanket of heaviness that feels like a dense weight. If it feels intense, it’s because it is. As a Sanctioned Teacher for the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, instructor Jnana Gowan believes it is her duty to be of service and assist others in finding ways to navigate these wild waters of change.

There is still time to join this retreat. We Began in January 25 of 2019 and immersed into the PMT 5-Part Apprenticeship Series. Offered in a full, rich retreat setting, in sacred circle with others, you may explore the living lineage of the teachings that don Oscar was asked to pass along to other earth walking seekers. These teachings are transmitted to those that desire a deeper connection to self and to the planet, to those that have a desire to be of service to others and to be a spokesperson for our beautiful planet earth, our pachamama.

Consisting of five weekend intensives, over the course of 15 months, this apprenticeship will lead you through a living lineage of Peruvian Shamanism. Part I is open to anyone wishing to deepen their connection to Spirit and animate universe and no prior experience is necessary.

Parts II - V build upon the teachings and initiations received in the prior weekends, which are prerequisite. This program has been carefully crafted to offer people from all walks of life a heartfelt initiation into the healing power and earth honoring ceremonial artistry of Peruvian mesa lineages.

By embarking upon this 15-month apprenticeship, you will engage in ancient teachings & transmissions not only from the PMT, but also from the natural world and from your own Pachakuti Mesa. Things may accelerate as you step into this powerful shamanic path because when a group of people join forces to create change – it can happen.

That is why the retreat setting is so important, appropriately named, Spirit House. The space, located in Woodacre, California, provides a supportive and pristine container for this powerful growth work.  And though you will feel a million miles from it all, Spirit House is only 25 minutes from San Rafael and 1.25 hours from both San Francisco & Berkeley.

The sacred space of Spirit House offers:
·     A dedicated mesa lodge
·     A community kitchen & dining space
·     A hot tub and a deck space for rest
·     A sauna for purification,
·     Tasteful shared housing as sleeping quarters
·     Hiking trails out the front door
·     Early check-in on Friday - 2:00
·     Late check out Sunday - 5:00

Approximately 18-20 hours of class time:                                                                                    *Friday 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.                                                                                                           *Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.                                                                                                 *Sunday 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                                                                                                       *please note: times will vary slightly based on retreat curriculum for that weekend

This retreat will offer partial meals: 
·     Dinner consisting of vegetarian soup and light fare Friday & Saturday .
·     Breakfast Saturday & Sunday of granola, yogurt and fruits & a warm dish

This retreat has an organized potluck - participants asked to bring items to complete the meals. More info upon request. 

Retreat weekend Dates: 
Part I, The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past), January 25-27, 2019 (a make up class can be offered so you may join for PMT II in May— INQUIRE FOR DETAILS!)
Part II, A Balance of Power (Transforming the Present), May 17-19, 2019
Part III, The Condor's Quest (Creating the Future), Aug 23-25, 2019
Part IV, The Hummingbird's Ascent (Living the Mystery), November 8-10, 2019
Part V, Our Shamanic Self (Serving the Earth), March 20-22, 2020

Tuition:
Each weekend: $550-$850 sliding scale
Includes a simple, partial meal program, and light snacks. Participants are designated a food item to bring to complete meals plans .

See “Add to Cart” below for Payment Scale

To hold your space, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the weekend intensive (Dec. 26). For PMT II through PMT V, an ongoing monthly payment program will be in place for each participant, based on their sliding scale rate.

Please contact Jnana at powerhed@gmail.com or (510)734-4122 with questions, to register and make your deposit, or to get on the mailing list.

More information about the apprenticeship: 
www.heartofthehealer.org/apprenticeships/index.html

 
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Instructor, Jnana Gowan: As the director of the Ukhu Pacha Healing and Inquiry Space in Albany, California. Jnana has a private practice and leads transformational programs which combine her depth of knowledge of yoga, ritual, ceremony and healing. A PMT mesa carrier since 2008 and a teacher (of many sorts) since 2000, she's completed the 5-Part Series. (twice)  She has been teaching the PMT 5-Part Series since 2016. Jnana has attended numerous ceremonial events with originator of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, don Oscar Miro-Quesada. In addition, she has gleaned deep teachings from her apprenticeship-work with author and healer, Mateo Magee.

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Harvest Half Moon - Gong Journey & Healing Work, Renewal & Maturation
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Harvest Half Moon - Gong Journey & Healing Work, Renewal & Maturation

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PLEASE NOTE:  bring a pad, blanket, eye pillow for journey & a special item/arte to charge on the mesa  

Join us as we gather for an evening of shamanic journey & healing. Together, we’ll create a circle of seekers requesting guidance for clarity and discernment. Our beautiful Mother Moon, Mama Killa, is always here to assist us in our earthly walk. The 1st quarter of the moon supports renewal, and regeneration and by focusing our energies, we align with the moon to create a very potent portal of transformation. And this leads to change
The journey will be guided (initially) by voice to the hanaqpacha, also known as the upper world where we may request guidance from our high teachers. This journey includes a 32" Paiste gong.

Per usual- these events go beyond journey work (which is very powerful by itself) and we’ll bring ceremonial healing rituals to our gathering. Every event is slightly different and each person is invited to be open to their own experience.                                             

All levels are welcome, new comers and long-time journeyers alike.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing (with the use of Peruvian Florida water, smoke and rattles, bells, etc…), we will travel as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies), so the travels may be clean and clear.

What to bring:

  • a medicine piece or sacred item that you like to energy infuse on the shamanically charged altar

  • a bell, singing bowl or rattle, etc.

  • an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

When: Saturday October 12, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
is located at the Parish Hall of St. Alban’s. Enter the building on the right, and come upstairs.

*PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510) 734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include live gong playing.

Jnana offers private healing sessions, teachings on the PMT and other community events.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event)
     -   48 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund, thank you for your kind understanding.
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New Moon Gong - Journey & Healing Work
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Gong - Journey & Healing Work

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PLEASE NOTE: Bring a mat, blanket, eye pillow etc... to journey with...

Join us this new moon as we reap the benefit and support our beautiful Mother Moon, Mama Killa. The new moon is a time of new beginnings, hope and vision. In this fall season, it is time for planting your visions and dreams that are yet to come. In the darkness, you may state your intentions for change and support of the unseen realm. Remain open to the mystery and the transformation knowing there support from spirit and cosmos forces.

The journey will be guided (initially) by voice to the hanaqpacha, also known as the upper world where we may request guidance from our high teachers. This journey includes a 32" Paiste gong.

Per usual- these events go beyond journey work (which is very powerful by itself) and we’ll bring ceremonial healing rituals to our gathering. Every event is slightly different and each person is invited to be open to their own experience.

We will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa, a shamanically empowered altar, and we’ll gain its assistance as a powerful container for our journey work. In addition to this powerful activation, we’ll perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another thus lightening your load.

All levels welcome - from those that are new to this kind of work to the seasoned practitioner.

What to bring:

- Any item you consider to be a medicine piece or just very special to you
- Any crystal that represents the stars/heavenly realms/pristine clarity
- an open heart and mind
- a pad, mat, blanket and or pillow to comfortably lie on the floor for the journey
- eye mask if you use one
- $15-$25 – donation please

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

When: Sunday October 27, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
is located at the Parish Hall of St. Alban’s. Enter the building on the right, and come upstairs.

*PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510) 734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include live gong playing.

Jnana offers private healing sessions, teachings on the PMT and other community events.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event)
     -   48 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund, thank you for your kind understanding.
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Summer Solstice Ceremony & Community Despacho
Jun
22
10:30 AM10:30

Summer Solstice Ceremony & Community Despacho

PLEASE NOTE:
For this event, RSVP or inquiry DIRECTLY to Greg at: Karma_Kunzang@outlook.com

THE SUMMER SOLSTICE IS UPON US

Please join the Bay Area Redwood Ayllu of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition for a ceremonial Gratitude bundle - or a despacho.

This is to honor our beautiful father sun and our mother earth.

In a Despacho ceremony, we create a beautiful and balanced
mandala-like offering on a large piece of paper, placed on the ground. Then we fold it up and offer it through love and intention by giving to the moving waters. We use these ritual offerings to give thanks for the gifts we have received from the Pachamama, mother earth and Inti, our father sun.

WHO: You, your friends, your family.
WHEN: June 22 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. (one day after the longest day of the year)
WHERE: Goat Rock Beach, Jenner CA. Sonoma Coast State Park. Meet n the “north” parking lot.
COST: Free!

PLEASE BRING: An item for the Mesa (will be taken back with you), items for the Despacho (will be offered to the ocean), Music makers: rattles, bells, drums and an open heart!

WHAT TO BRING FOR THE COMMUNITY DESPACHO CEREMONY: Please bring natural items that will break down/are biodegradable.

FOR EXAMPLE: Feathers, blue cornmeal, tobacco, dried/fresh herbs, dried beans, small shells, small stones, small crystals, seeds, incense, colored confetti and or sprinkles, personally meaningful items, such as hand written prayers, poems or small crafts.

WHAT TO BRING FOR YOU: The weather can be a little unpredictable on the coast. With that said, bring layers, good shoes, perhaps a change of clothes. a towel and or chair, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, water to stay hydrated, snacks for yourself and/or to share.

POTLUCK!!!!!!
For those interested in staying after the ceremony, which we hope you will, we plan to have a potluck! So please, if you would like, bring a dish to share, with ingredients listed (for those who have food sensitivities)

Please RSVP or send any questions to Greg Karma_Kunzang@outlook.com
For more info on the Pachkuti Mesa Tradtion please go to www.heartofthehealer.org

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Full Moon (partial) Lunar Eclipse Portal & Shamanic Gong Journeying
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon (partial) Lunar Eclipse Portal & Shamanic Gong Journeying


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To RSVP – contact leader directly for address. It is at a home in the Richmond Hills near Wildcat Canyon. We will be outside- dress warmly & bring blankets to stay warm, yoga mats & eye pillows provided.)

Join us OUTSIDE, in the Richmond Hills - with the open air (and wind) for an evening of release and celebration. The Full Moon, partial lunar eclipse of July 16 (though not witnessed on this part of the planet) affords a respite of the lunar illumination, stirring up the unconscious realms and creating a portal of CHANGE

 As we engage in this cosmic dance, it is vital we become the beacons of light internally & externally. So, let us gather outside, laying upon the earth and journey to the stars- asking our spirit helpers for assistance at this special time.

 We will practice breath-work to cultivate our inner light, and be guided (initially) by voice to the upper world where we may request guidance from our high teachers. This journey includes a 32" Paiste gong.

Per usual- these events go beyond journey work (which is very powerful by itself) and we’ll bring ceremonial healing rituals to our gathering. Every event is slightly different and each person is invited to be open to his/her/their own experience.

All levels are welcome, new comers and long-time journeyers alike.

 

To RSVP – contact leader directly for address. It is at a home in the Richmond Hills near Wildcat Canyon.

What to bring:

  • a medicine piece or sacred item that you like to energy infuse on the shamanically charged altar

  • a bell, singing bowl or rattle, etc.

  • an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

When: Tuesday July 16, 2019 8:00-9:30 p.m.

Location: Richmond Hills - SF East Bay

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510) 734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com (careful! spellcheck will change to “powered”!!)

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include live gong playing.

Jnana offers private healing sessions, teachings on the PMT and other community events.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event)
     -   48 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund, thank you for your kind understanding.
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Energetic Protection! Creating a Shamanically Empowered Talisman
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Energetic Protection! Creating a Shamanically Empowered Talisman

resguardo (pronounced res-wahr-doe) is a shamanically empowered protective talisman that is simple to make. This powerful object is infused with prayers of protection and the support of the natural world. Wearing this small bundle will assist in protecting you from absorbing other people’s energy.

 The resguardo “recipe” comes from a Peruvian tradition and calls for a few simple items. These items are prayerfully conjoined and once completed, the item is to be worn on the right side of the body, either in a pocket or a pouch.  When worn in this way, it will protect the wearer from many types of energetic “dano” (literally “damage”). When not wearing it for protection, it should be kept on the left side of a mesa, altar or in a place of spiritual significance.

 All items will be provided to create this small power-object, but if you are able to bring a piece of your power animal with you (for example, a feather, bit of fur, a tooth or bone (small piece), please do.

Often these items are not readily available, so sometimes we must improvise. Also, the leader of the class, Jnana Gowan, has a collection of items, so contact her to see if she has bit of what you seek. Otherwise – we can imagine it – and use that intention in the bundle.

 This workshop recruits the assistance of the Pachakuti Mesa – a shamanically charged altar. You may bring an item to put on the mesa if you like – and take it home super-charged.

 

RSVP: powerhed@gmail.com or call: 510-734-4122 Thank you for your kind understanding - we need to prep for items that will be supplied for participants.

When: Saturday April 27, 11:00- 1:00 Where: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry – 1501 Washington Ave. Albany CA 94706 Cost: $20-$45 sliding scale

 

Lead by Jnana Gowan – Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, Ceremonialist & healer. More about Jnana: www.powerhed.com

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Full Moon - Drum Journey & Healing Event
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon - Drum Journey & Healing Event

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Using the powers of the full moon and the auspicious evening of Passover, please join as we continue our studies of the internal, of the lower realms also known as the Uhku Pacha. Together we will shine the light of the conscious mind into the unconscious. We will offer the ritual practice of Limpias on one another & by live drum journey, make our way to the Ukhu Pacha, awakening more deeply to who we are.

This work encourages you to dive deep into your inner world with the assistance of your animal ally. Journeying to the Ukhu Pacha offers the opportunity to integrate aspects of the self that have been fragmented, for whatever reason, and to welcome these fragments back. By doing this work, the participant may experience a greater sense of wholeness

This is the time to state your intentions and create deep space for your personal growth work.

The journey is guided (initially) by voice and will include live drumming.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing (with the use of Peruvian Florida water, bells & rattles) we will travel to the underworld as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies) so the travels may be clean and clear.

All levels welcome - those that are new to this kind of work to seasoned practitioner.

What to bring:

- If you have a medicine piece that signifies your relationship to the lower-world

- a rattle if you have one

- an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Walk through courtyard to brown door; ring bell; pause. Be right there! *PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

More about journey work and the event:

Shamanic work is a powerful prescription to keeping yourself rooted and grounded -it assists in allowing the wild to come through without taking over. Join us as we journey to the lower world (also known as the Ukhu Pacha) to dive into the interior realms and ask spirit for help as as we encounter the general chaos we are experiencing currently in our world.

Journeying to the Ukhu Pacha offers the opportunity to integrate aspects of the self that have been fragmented, for whatever reason, and to welcome these fragments back. By doing this work, the participant may experience a greater sense of wholeness.

Besides this experience, you may ask for medicine gifts or be open to an initiation of some kind.

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Finding Balance - Spring Healing Special
Apr
15
to May 1

Finding Balance - Spring Healing Special

Spring is the time to clean and rebalance, not only the outer world but one’s inner world as well. Join me in April at the Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space for a Healing Session and Energy Infusion.

The session consists of sitting at a Pachakuti Mesa (a shamanically empowered altar that has special items placed in specific locations)

This (Peruvian) tradition – originated by Maestro don Oscar Miro-Quesada – offers you a direct experience to go deeper with yourself with the assistance of the natural world.

The Equinox Special includes a series of limpias - several simple processes that assist in removing heavy dense energy that may create imbalance and/or dis-harmony.  In addition to the limpias, you will receive a hands on healing – infusing your entire being with spiritual energy.

After the session, you may feel relaxed and lighter…sometimes the session may be energizing, yet sometimes,  you may feel like taking a nap! These simple sessions help you to slow down, connect to your higher self and thus allowing healing to occur.  

Prior to the appointment, you may want to begin to focus on your intention for the session; creating an intention can be very powerful as we bring our attention to the areas we’d like to work on or change. In addition to intention, you may want to ask yourself what you’d like to cultivate in your life or what you are ready to fully release. 

Also, it is helpful to ask:  What do I want? What brings joy? Where is the energy?              With that said, you may wish to stay open and see what is presented in the moment. 

Lastly, you may bring an item that has deep meaning to charge on the mesa to during our session; a stone, photo, necklace, etc., anything that has meaning/vibration for you, You can bring more than one item - yet, you do not have to bring anything if not called to do so.

The Special is completed in a 50-minute period -  If you have a desire for a longer, more in depth session, please inquire.

Contact Jnana today for the Spring Special – so you may find balance and clearing this season!

When: Last two weeks of April - days and evenings available                                                                
Where
  Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94704       
Cost: $40-$60                                   

Email for appointment:    powerhed@gmail.com                                

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Pre-New Moon Gong - Journey & Healing Work
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Pre-New Moon Gong - Journey & Healing Work

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This month we are a bit before the new moon - but that’s okay, our continued work is still effective!

Join us as we journey to the hanaqpacha, also known as the upper world, where we may request guidance from our high teachers.

This journey includes a 32" Paiste gong and will be guided (initially) by voice

Per usual- these events go beyond journey work (which is very powerful by itself) and bring ceremonial healing rituals to our gathering. Every event is slightly different and each person is invited to be open to their own experience.

We will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa, a shamnically empowered altar, and we’ll gain its assistance as a powerful container for our journey work. In addition, we will activate the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. Ritual cleansings with the use of Peruvian Florida water, smoke & rattles assist us as we journey.

All levels welcome - from those that are new to this kind of work to the seasoned practitioner.

When: Saturday March 2 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space - (Upstairs) St. Alban's Parish Hall 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94706

What to bring:

- Any item you consider to be a medicine piece or just very special to you
- Any crystal that represents the stars/heavenly realms/pristine clarity
- an open heart and mind
- a pad, mat, blanket and or pillow to comfortably lie on the floor for the journey
- eye mask if you use one
- $15-$25 – donation please

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include live gong playing.

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Full Moon -Eclipse Energy - Shamanic Journey & Healing Event
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon -Eclipse Energy - Shamanic Journey & Healing Event

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Powerful energies of the full moon's lunar eclipse will greet us on Sunday. This energetic stargate will be within our reach as we journey Saturday evening January 19th. Join us as we reap the benefit of insight given to us by our beautiful Mother Moon, Mama Killa.

We must shine our light from within, as the moon loses its glow as it moves towards the eclipse. This respite from the light has the potential to catapult us if we focus our intention. If you haven't been unloading the things from you life that no longer serve for example - clothes you no longer care to wear, a clutter in your closet, a relationship that has run its course - NOW is the time to begin moving these items out, making room for something that serves you better. Making space for YOU.

This is the time to state your intentions and create deep space for your personal growth work.

Let us ride the cosmic waves of the eclipse and create the change we most want.

The journey will be guided (initially) by voice to the underworld and will include live drumming.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing (with the use of Peruvian Florida water, bells & rattles) we will travel to the underworld as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies) so the travels may be clean and clear.

All levels welcome - those that are new to this kind of work to seasoned practitioner.

What to bring:

- If you have a medicine piece that signifies your relationship to the lower-world

- a rattle if you have one

- an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Walk through courtyard to brown door; ring bell; pause. Be right there! *PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

More about journey work and the event:

Shamanic work is a powerful prescription to keeping yourself rooted and grounded -it assists in allowing the wild to come through without taking over. Join us as we journey to the lower world (also known as the Ukhu Pacha) to dive into the interior realms and ask spirit for help as as we encounter the general chaos we are experiencing currently in our world.

Journeying to the Ukhu Pacha offers the opportunity to integrate aspects of the self that have been fragmented, for whatever reason, and to welcome these fragments back. By doing this work, the participant may experience a greater sense of wholeness.

Besides this experience, you may ask for medicine gifts or be open to an initiation of some kind.

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New Moon first of Winter - Journey & Healing Work
Jan
6
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon first of Winter - Journey & Healing Work

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Start the New Year with shamanic journey work. By-pass the pesky mind and get right to the heart of the soul.

Join us for the first new moon of winter. We reap the benefit and support our beautiful Mother Moon, Mama Killa. New and full moons create a very potent time to state your intentions and for your personal growth work. Let us take this time to state how we WANT to be in this New Year and travel to the heavenly realms known as the Hanaqpacha (upper world) for insight.

The journey will be guided (initially) by voice to the hanaqpacha and will include a 32" Paiste gong.

Per usual- these events go beyond journey work (which is very powerful by itself) and we’ll bring ceremonial healing rituals to our gathering. Every event is slightly different and each person is invited to be open to their own experience.

We will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa, a shamnically empowered altar, and we’ll gain its assistance as a powerful container for our journey work. In addition, we will activate the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. Ritual cleansings with the use of Peruvian Florida water, smoke & rattles assist us as we travel to the upper-world and request guidance from our high teachers.

All levels welcome - from those that are new to this kind of work to the seasoned practitioner.

When: Sunday January 6th - 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space - St. Alban's Parish Hall 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94706

What to bring:

- Any item you consider to be a medicine piece or just very special to you
- Any crystal that represents the stars/heavenly realms/pristine clarity
- an open heart and mind
- $15-$25 – donation please

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include live gong playing.

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Visioning Your Future A Day of Energetic Clearing, Gong Journey & Creativity
Dec
29
1:00 PM13:00

Visioning Your Future A Day of Energetic Clearing, Gong Journey & Creativity

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Join us December 29th as we near a cycle of completion and close 2018. We will gather as community and let our imaginations flow; visioning and dreaming in the coming year.

Initially we will begin by performing limpias on one another. (also known as ritual cleansing actions).  By doing these simple rituals - using Peruvian Florida water, smoke & rattles/bells- we release heavy dense energies that can bog us down. With the aid of the limpias we may be free to move into the New Year feeling lighter and more spacious.

We'll follow this ritual work - with a  lovely vibrational gong journey - and ask our guides to join us and direct us with insight and tools needed for this powerful manifesting for the coming year. 

Finally to solidify our magical work - we'll play! Each participant will make a vision board/symbol to assist in the manifesting. This creativity is a ritual expression and physical object of the dreams and images that come to us when doing this work. We are letting the universe know how to assist us in our waking life, and help us brings those dreams into fruition. We'll have ribbon, magazines for collaging, glue guns, all kinds of fun stuff for creating your 2019 Dream-Vision.

What to bring:

  • a base of some kind ( a cardboard box, or foam core from Joann’s/an art store…posterboard etc… (however, the base can be a canvas or a branch, anything really, that you attach ribbon, yarn, photos of loved ones etc…)

  • anything you’d like to add to your vision project (beads, photos, feathers, etc..)

  • pad, blanket, eye pillow for journeying on the floor

Saturday, December 29 - 1:00- 5:00 p.m.

Where: 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94805

Cost: $45-$75 (sliding scale)

RSVP appreciated, yet drop ins welcome. Contact Jnana Gowan, Pachakuti Mesa Sanctioned Teacher, PMT Mesa Carrier, Ceremonialist. At powerhed@gmail.com or call (510)734-4122

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7th Annual Winter Solstice & Full Moon Celebration of the East Bay
Dec
22
4:30 PM16:30

7th Annual Winter Solstice & Full Moon Celebration of the East Bay

Please join us for a community celebration of the 2018 Winter Solstice.

We gather as heart-felt people on this planet to honor our beloved earth and give our highest prayers of thanks & gratitude. Together we celebrate the longest night of the year, on the final full moon of 2018, and create a beautiful despacho,also known as a gratitude bundle. This ancient earth honoring ritual is a perfect way to offer our love to Spirit.

When: Saturday December 22, 4:30 pm (gather), 
5:00 Ceremony begins – at sunset Ending close to 6:30 pm

Where: St. Alban's Parish Hall
1501 Washington Ave. Albany CA 94706

Hosts: Jnana Gowan Freesia Huth & Pachakuti Mesa Carriers, Redwood Ayllu

Begin your prayers now – bring them to the ceremony…and because we need to prepare for the despacho ceremony we appreciate your RSVP as soon as possible – but final RSVP is RSVP by December 20th– thank you in advance for your commitment
Freesia Huth, freesiadancing@gmail.com

Please feel free to be of service! This is a community event - we appreciate any assistance. To volunteer, contact: Freesia Huth, freesiadancing@gmail.com


All are welcome.
Please donate $10 - $20 cover rental space, ayni (sacred reciprocity)

People under 20 attend at no charge. No one turned away for lack of funds.

What to bring: 
-Your beautiful shining self, friends & family
-Items to include in the despachos(gratitude bundles) that will be created
Please keep the offerings small; paper (4”square max) 3D item(s). These gifts are “food” for the spirit realm. For example: feathers, crystals, grains, small art pieces, etc & will not be returned. 
-Handwritten words stating what you want to cultivate in the coming year and what you are grateful for (please note- these items will not be returned.)

Also to bring:
- A special item that has deep meaning for you to "charge" on the central mesa or altar. (This item WILL go home with you.)
- Your favorite sound maker, rattles, bells, drum etc…

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New Year - Healing Session Special
Dec
22
to Jan 20

New Year - Healing Session Special

Release 2018 fully and delve into 2019 anew!!

This 50-minute session consists of sitting at a Pachakuti Mesa, a shamanically empowered altar derived from Peru and offers you a direct experience to go deeper within yourself with the assistance of the natural world.

The Solstice Special includes a series of limpias - several simple processes that assist in removing heavy dense energy that may create imbalance and/or dis-harmony.  In addition to the limpias, you will receive a hands on healing – infusing your spiritual, mental, emotional, physical & energy bodies with spiritual energy.

After the session, you may feel relaxed and lighter…sometimes the session may be energizing, yet sometimes,  you may feel like taking a nap! These simple sessions help you to slow down, connect to your higher self and thus allowing healing to occur.  

Prior to the appointment, you may want to begin to focus on your intention for the session; creating an intention can be very powerful as we bring our attention to the areas we’d like to work on or change. In addition to intention, you may want to ask yourself what you’d like to cultivate in your life or what you are ready to fully release. 

Also, it is helpful to ask:  What do I want? What brings joy? Where is the energy?       With that said, you may wish to stay open and see what is presented in the moment. 

Lastly, you may bring an item that has deep meaning to charge on the mesa to during our session; a stone, photo, necklace, etc., anything that has meaning/vibration for you, You can bring more than one item - yet, you do not have to bring anything if not called to do so.

The Special is completed in a 50-minute period -  If you have a desire for a longer, more in depth session, please inquire.

Contact Jnana today for an appointment so you may step into the New Year bright and shiny.

When: Full Moon Dec 22- Full Moon January 20, days and evenings available                                                                Where  Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94704        Cost: $50-$70 Email for appointment:    powerhed@gmail.com                                

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Extraction Stones-Creating Shamanic Tools To Lighten Your Load-A workshop
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Extraction Stones-Creating Shamanic Tools To Lighten Your Load-A workshop

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(FRIENDS!!

I am now admitting drop ins. We have a great room and plenty of stones.RSVP- still preferred, but drop in if you wish!!)

What better way to navigate holiday season and jump into a new year than to create a special stone that will remove dense, heavy energies?

Daily we collect energy in our “poqpo”, our energy body, that can weigh us down. For this 2 hour gathering, we’ll do a few limpias, or clearings that will demonstrate how we may remove this energy and feel lighter. For a more potent limpia, you’ll be given a special stone that you’ll program as your extraction stone. This shamanically empowered item will be at your service to remove that gooey energy that keeps you from feeling light and clear.

You may also use this stone with clients, friends, or family members. The extraction stone is a simple yet powerful process that reinforces that, yes, shamanism works!!

RSVP/pre-pay below

WHERE: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space located 1501 Washington Ave. Albany Ca 94706

WHEN: Saturday December 15. noon-2:00

COST: $15-$25 –

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice to the underworld and will include live drumming.

Jnana's healing space is in Albany CA and she is available for private healing sessions and teachings on the PMT.

more on Jnana: www.powerhed.com (http://www.powerhed.com/)

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Shamanic Gong Journey & Healing Work
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Shamanic Gong Journey & Healing Work

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Join us for this time of darkness as we near the Solstice. Let’s sew the seeds that will gestate and flourish in the coming year and use this sacred time to cultivate & fertilize new ideas & new ways of being. We will use a beautiful gong to travel to the upper world, also known as the Hanaq Pacha for insight and support. For this journey work, we intend to travel to the Hanaq Pacha to ask for guidance from our high teacher(s), to commune with the stars or be gifted a medicine teaching from the illuminated celestial beings. In addition to this support, we simultaneously benefit from the vibrational frequencies being offered. 

PLEASE NOTE:  bring a pad, blanket, eye pillow for journey & a special item/arte to charge on the mesa                                              

All levels are welcome, new comers and long-time journeyers alike.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing we travel as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies), so the travels may be clean and clear.

Per usual, Jnana will guide the journey, integrate healing ceremonial work and weave in sound healing instruments. Of course the awesome vibrational gong bath will assist all that join for deeper healing experience.

All are welcome, newcomers and long-tim journeyers alike.

It is an honor to host this shamanic practice with the aide of the Pachakuti Mesa; it provides a profound container for this soul-nourishing work.

What to bring:

  • a medicine piece or sacred item that you like to energy infuse on the shamanically charged altar

  • a bell, singing bowl or rattle, etc.

  • an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Walk through courtyard to brown door; ring bell; pause. Be right there! *PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

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WAKE UP!! Shamanic Journeying & Healing in Turbulent Times
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

WAKE UP!! Shamanic Journeying & Healing in Turbulent Times

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PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME IS 7:30 - NOT THE USUAL 7:00

Friends-

( Bring your mat/blanket/eye pillow for journey work.)

All levels welcome - those that are new to this kind of work to seasoned practitioner.

Feeling despair, overwhelmed, off your center? This event provides a powerful prescription to keep yourself rooted and grounded.

This is event is happening- take care of yourself with all the smoke---however, now, more than ever we MUST dig deep and do our work.

Come together in a sacred circle with strong prayers of change, support and courage.

These are wild and turbulent times, we are asked to sit up, be strong, assist others. These events are healing circles as well as shamanic journeying and are designed to help us stay steady. We are moving into the darkness of winter with a veil of smoke - join us to imbibe in the sustenance of this soul-work.

Join us as we journey to the lower world (also known as the Ukhu Pacha) and dive into the interior realms, asking spirit for help. Journeying to the Ukhu Pacha offers the opportunity to integrate aspects of the self that have been fragmented, for whatever reason, and to welcome these fragments back.

When experiencing this kind of process, the participant may experience a greater sense of wholeness. Now - more than ever - we need to come into wholeness so we may be strong for ourselves and community. The best way to be there for others is do your your healing, your own spiritual work. So come on.

The evening includes Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work. This mesa is a shamnically empowered altar - with a living lineage, deriving from Peru. This altar anchors the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. These ritual cleansings (with the use of Peruvian Florida water & rattles) ensure that we will travel to the underworld as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies) so the travels may be clean and clear.

WHERE: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry - located 1501 Washington Ave. Albany Ca 94706

WHEN: Sunday Nov 18 7:30-9:30

COST: $15-$25 – donation please

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice to the underworld and will include live drumming.

Jnana's healing space is in Albany CA and she is available for private healing sessions and teachings on the PMT.

more on Jnana: www.powerhed.com (http://www.powerhed.com/)

What to bring:

- If you have a medicine piece that signifies your relationship to the lower-world

- a rattle that you are connected with (there will be extra on sight if you do not have one)

- an open heart and mind

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Creating Your Own Feather-wand; a Ceremonial Workshop
Oct
28
1:30 PM13:30

Creating Your Own Feather-wand; a Ceremonial Workshop

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To be in the creative is to be authentic. 
This workshop offers the opportunity to create a shamanically empowered feather wand in a ceremonial container. Our feathered friends have left behind their gifts for us to use - join us as we create a wand or fan for your spiritual practice or play.

To hold a feather is to hold the wind. It is a special opportunity to connect with the winged ones that fly the realms above us. You may make a wand to assist you in clearing dense, heavy energy or you may want it to use it to connect with spirit in a deeper way. 

This crafting class we invite the spirit of the wind and those that fly through it.
In addition we'll go a a shamanic journey - or a guided meditation & use the power of a crystal bowl to deepen our experience. This journey is to assist in the creation of the feather wand. If you know you want to attend this class- begin collecting your own feathers as part of your spiritual work (feathers supplied but you're invited to bring treasures from home to embellish your piece). 

This energetically charged item may be used for your spiritual practice - or serve as a meditation for the simple act of being in present time. The participant may choose to use this expression as a "give away" something made with love and intention, to be lovingly passed on to a friend.


When: Sunday Oct 28, 2018 1:30-5:00 p.m.

Where: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space - located upstairs at St. Alban's Parish Hall,1501 Washington Ave. Albany 94706

Cost: $45-$75 (sliding scale) 

RSVP- registration required - contact Jnana directly please.

Materials supplied but a participants will be sent a materials list prior to class.

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is a healer and community leader in service to shamanic arts. Director of Powerhouse Education (her umbrella organization) is an institution dedicated to personal and planetary well being. As an Urban Ceremonialist and healing practitioner, Jnana has led workshops, classes and retreats for two decades. These events/healing sessions are infused with her unique blend of enthusiasm, insight, body-knowledge and a good sense of humor. Her healing center, The Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space is in Albany, CA.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
- 1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event, less $10 cancellation fee)
- 48 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund
The only exception to this policy, (on a case by case basis) is for Medical Emergency or Family Trauma, and might require written proof.

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Any floral essence you may feel moved to bring (all will be supplied)

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Free - Full Moon Despacho and Community Healing Ritual
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Free - Full Moon Despacho and Community Healing Ritual

Join us for a powerful full moon honoring of our mother earth. This event is free of charge.

We will come together as community and offer our gratitude and thanks by way of creating a gratitude bundle, also known as a despacho.

The intention of this earth honoring ceremony in downtown Oakland near Oakland school for the Arts (OSA) is to ask the nature spirits of the area for assistance and safety of all people - especially our young, vibrant people that go to OSA.

We will commune with the moon, land, wind, plant life and all that is present and acknowledge that even in an urban area the nature spirits are alive and well. Together we express our gratitude and our highest thought forms (aka prayer) to say thank you for all we are given by our mother earth. This is a powerful earth honoring ceremony and by creating a despacho, it brings us into sacred reciprocity with the natural world.

In addition to the despacho, we'll walk a spiral pattern around the OSA campus with sound instruments, singing, incenses, flowering waters...and create parade of positive love and healing!!

After this walk we will return to the park and offer the bundle to the earth.

These ceremonies are very powerful - and also a festive and community building event.

It is an open ceremony all humans are invited, kids welcome.

Bring sound instruments if you have them :-)

Please come!! and tell your friends!

Located Henry Kaiser Memorial Park, 19th Street at Telegraph 1900 Rashida Muhammad st. Oakland 94612

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Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox - Drum Journey
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox - Drum Journey

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PLEASE NOTE: Bring a mat, blanket, eye pillow etc... to journey with—-also, our event has MOVED TO OPEN DOOR METHODIST CHURCH: 6226 ARLINGTON AVE - RICHMOND CA 94805

Friends-

September 22 is the Autumnal Equinox, the day and night are equal. With the powerful energies of the equinox, let's join together - the day before and  prepare for the "balance point."

At these special times of the equinox and solstice, cosmic portals are created where spiritual work may be magnified...By doing this work, the participant may experience a greater sense of wholeness.

We have riden the wild waves of a summer full of eclipses!! It is time to stand on your surf board of life in equilibrium  in deep gratitude.

Shamanic work is a powerful prescription to keeping yourself rooted and grounded -it assists in allowing the wild to come through without taking over. Every month we meet to do this soul work  - and this month you are invited to dive into the interior realms and ask spirit for help.

You're encouraged to explore your inner world with the assistance of your animal ally. The summer of the "eclipse corridor" offered a good deal of chaos - by journeying to the Ukhu Pacha (or lower world) you are offered the opportunity to integrate any aspects of yourself that have been fragmented, recently or long ago, and to welcome these fragments back.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing (with the use of Peruvian Florida water, smoke & rattles) we will travel to the underworld as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies) so the travels may be clean and clear.   In addition to this -  for tyou may ask for medicine gifts or be open to an initiation of some kind. Directing your animal ally is beneficial in this way – and we will discuss this more at the gathering.

All levels welcome - those that are new to this kind of work to seasoned practitioner.

Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier, Ceremonialist, Transformational Worker will guide this evenings event. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice to the underworld and will include live drumming.

more on Jnana: www.powerhed.com (http://www.powerhed.com/)

All are welcome, new comers and long-time journeyers alike.

What to bring:

- If you have a medicine piece that signifies your relationship to the lower-world - a rattle that you are connected with (there will be extra on sight if you do not have one) - an open heart and mind

- $15-$25 – donation please


Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event, less $10 cancellation fee)
      -   48 hours  or less from event start time: NO Refund
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Richmond Heights Arts & Music Festival
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Richmond Heights Arts & Music Festival

East Richmond Heights Arts & Music Festival
July 22-Sunday

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                              6401 Bernhard Ave, Richmond, CA 9480

Pop by for a (free) energy clearing and stay to make a  "Magic Potion" (classes offered 1:00/3:00/5:00) I'm bringing a bit of the healing arts to the Art &Music Festival this year. Join us for the East Richmond Heights Community Art and Music Festival. This great event brings neighbors together in a spectacular setting, at the foot of the Gyuto Foundation Tibetan Monastary.  Artists and musicians of the neighborhood sing, dance, play and showcase/contribute their talent in a street gathering that has everyone feeling blissful. 

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Traversing the Worlds - an Evening of Shamanic Journeying with Jnana & Madhu
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Traversing the Worlds - an Evening of Shamanic Journeying with Jnana & Madhu

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With the combined guidance and assistance of Jnana Gowan & Madhu Anziani join us for an evening of deep exploration of personal & spiritual growth. This evening of magic will assist in releasing that which no longer serves; exploring other worldly realms and connecting more deeply to self and spirit allies. 

Using the powerful container of the Pachakuti Mesa, a shamanically empowered altar, we will practice the ritual art of limpias, energetic clearing/cleaning  on one another in addition to the rich shamanic journeys. 

Madhu will guide us to the Ukhupacha - the lower realms via vocal looping & weave soundscape rhythms. He brings his deep insight of chanting & self reflection to the circle to augment the experience of each participant.

Jnana will embellish the sound field with sacred instruments and lead the upper world journey with a 32" Paiste Gong. She will assist by offering a guided meditation to both worlds.

The participant is invited to travel to both worlds:  the ukhupacha; the inner realms & the place of the sub-conscious. A world where things are hidden within the shadow-self and may be brought to light and transformed. Then, to the upper world, the hanaqpacha; the superior realm. Here, one may meet ascended masters, high teachers and beneficent ancestral beings here to assist each person on their earthly path.  

To give space between these worlds, we will have a small break - enjoying a light snack and tea.

Journey work has the potential to be extremely powerful and create change in one's life in a short period of time. The journey provides an expedited key to a gateway that has always existed. It is truly soul-nurturing work.

We invite all levels of participants, those that are new to shamanism and those that have been on a medicine path for years. It is for everyone.

- If you feel stuck, lost, isolated...join us to assist in a shift that may bring you back into wholeness.                                                                                                                                     - - If you are a curious seeker, this might be just the prescription you are looking for.                 - If you want to be with folks that are on a quest for deeper connection to spirit, this is the place.

When: Friday June 1, 2018, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Where: Swedenborgian Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530 (same location as Peter Pan Preschool)

RSVP deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PLEASE RSVP: We think this event is going to go to capacity - please reserve your spot!!

 

What to bring:                                                                                                                                A journal and pen                                                                                                                          A yoga mat or floor mat/cushion and wrap/blanket for journey work                                     Eye pillow                                                                                                                                   Water bottle                                                                                                                                   If you are moved to bring a rattle and a bell/chime singing bowl, please so                         Sacred item to "charge" on the central altar (it will return with you)

Bio of leaders:
Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is a healer and community leader in service to shamanic arts. Director of Powerhouse Education (her umbrella organization) is an institution dedicated to personal and planetary well being. As an Urban Ceremonialist and healing practitioner, Jnana has led workshops, classes and retreats for two decades. These events/healing sessions are infused with her unique blend of enthusiasm, insight, body-knowledge and a good sense of humor. Her healing center, The Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space is in Albany, CA.

Madhu Anziani is a vocalist whose sound has been described as “otherworldly, both a portal and a vessel for sound healing.”  His vocal looping, weaving soundscapes and beatboxed rhythms with traditional Tibetan mantra and other sacred musical invocations, creates a deeply meditative soundscape.  

Madhu learned from the first-hand experience of being paralyzed as a quadriplegic, and used sound and energy healing to completely recover. He has studied Jazz and World Music and went on to be certified in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing at the California Institute for Integral Studies.  He has studied very closely with Wisdom Healing Qi Gong Master Mingtong Gu and Peruvian Altomisayoq Don Oscar Miro-Quesada of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition.

Hear Madhu’s music at: www.firstwasthesound.com

Sliding scale: $60-$120 (pay what you able to pay)

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event, less $10 cancellation fee)
     -   48 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund
The only exception to this policy, (on a case by case basis) is for Medical Emergency or Family Trauma, and might require written proof.

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Connecting with the Stars- New Moon Journey Intensive & Healing Work
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Connecting with the Stars- New Moon Journey Intensive & Healing Work

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This is the first New Moon of spring. With the time change - we have expanded light. Thus we will use the beautiful space of Hillside Community Church to connect more deeply to the nature spirits outside and practice the moving meditation, The Pacha Mama Renewal. (weather permitting, of course) By practicing this elegant process, we balance the elements of both the (human) physical body and the physical body of the planet.   

We'll move indoors as the sun sets and celebrate the darkness by playing with the stars! This ceremonial work assists us as we cultivate the ideas (seeds) of winter & nurture them into being. Join us as we use a beautiful gong & other powerful sound instruments to travel to the upper world, also known as the Hanaq Pacha. We welcome insight and support from above at this very powerful time.  

This is the third journey intensive at the Hillside Community Church. These special events expand beyond journey work alone and create community connection and personal healing. 

What do you want to change? How do you want to be in the world? What needs to heal so you may stay steady in these turbulent times?

This is the perfect arena to address these questions

All people are invited - all genders - all races....we come together in sacred circle to assist one another to grow.                                              

(All levels are welcome, new comers and long-time journeyers alike. )

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Where: Swedenborgian Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530 (same location as Peter Pan Preschool)

RSVP deadline: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cost: $60-$120 sliding scale

Host:  Jnana Gowan, 510-734-4122,

What to bring:
A journal and pen
A yoga mat or floor mat/cushion and wrap/blanket for journey work
Eye pillow
Water bottle
Sacred item to "charge" on the central altar (it will return with you)
Any dietary special items - we are offering vegetarian soup (gluten-free), bread and light cheese plate.

Bio of leader:
Jnana Gowan, Sanctioned Teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is a healer and community leader in service to shamanic arts. Director of Powerhouse Education (her umbrella organization) is an institution dedicated to personal and planetary well being. As an Urban Ceremonialist and healing practitioner, Jnana has led workshops, classes and retreats for two decades. These events/healing sessions are infused with her unique blend of enthusiasm, insight, body-knowledge and a good sense of humor. Her healing center, The Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space is in Albany, CA.

Refund Policy:
Cancellation without penalty up until 7 days prior to the event. Six days or less, refunds are as follows:
     -  1 week prior: 50% Refund (or full credit to a future class/event, less $10 cancellation fee)
      -   48 hours from event start time: 25% Refund
     -   24 hours or less from event start time: NO Refund
The only exception to this policy, (on a case by case basis) is for Medical Emergency or Family Trauma, and might require written proof.

Sliding scale: $60-$120 (pay what you able to pay)

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Exposing & Embracing Addiction - free online series
Mar
10
to Mar 17

Exposing & Embracing Addiction - free online series

I am honored to be a part of this FREE online series.....please pass along to any friends or family that may be struggling with addiction:

If you are someone who struggles with unbalanced relationships to drugs and alcohol, you probably know all about the “Secrecy and Shame Spiral”: you drink, you feel ashamed for drinking, so you hide it, which makes you self-loathe, which makes you drink more. It’s a dark, scary place … and you may be there right now, longing for something better for yourself, but not knowing where to turn for help. If you are, THIS is where you turn! Join me and over 21 experts in the field of addiction and recovery beginning February 26, 2018, for How to Overcome Secrecy and Shame and Live with Freedom and Self-Love, a complimentary interview series hosted by my friend Beth Osmer—recovering addict and alcoholic, hypnotherapist, and Shamanic practitioner. Reserve your spot here, now, at no cost: https://goo.gl/aCB1q6

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New Moon Gong Journey- Sealing the Eclipse
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Gong Journey- Sealing the Eclipse

This New Moon we continue to ride the cosmic waves from the lunar eclipse of the full moon Jan 31/Feb 1. We gather to state our intentions - releasing those deep patterns and creating new ones. The cosmic window is ripe for creating change, let's do it!
Join us as we journey with our hearts full of gratitude in the darkness of night and the transmutation it brings. The New Moon is a time of the cultivation & fertilization of new ideas & new ways of being. At this time we may request prayers of assistance; the eclipse's star gate has helped us to unearth long held patterns/ing from the past - NOW is the time to step in to the New Way. It's up to you!

Guided initially by voice - then with the use of a beautiful gong, we'll travel to the upper world, also known as the Hanaq Pacha for insight and support at this very powerful time. In addition we simultaneously benefit from the vibrational frequencies being offered.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety.

Jnana Gowan, a Sanctioned Teacher & graduate of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) Apprenticeship Program and Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carrier. It is an honor to host this shamanic practice with the aid of the Pachakuti Mesa; it provides a profound container for this soul nourishing work.
(more about Jnana and the Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space: www.powerhed.com)

All are welcome, new comers and long-time journeyers alike.

When:    Saturday February 17 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.                                                                    

Where:  Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space -                                                                                        St. Alban's Parish Hall 1501 Washington Ave. Albany, CA 94706

Cost: $15-$25

What to bring:
- bring a pad/mat, eye pillow, blanket to lay on
- A medicine piece or sacred item that you would like to charge on the shamanically charged altar
- a bell, singing bowl or crystal you may have/work with...

- an open heart and mind

Please Like my FaceBook Page:                                        https://www.facebook.com/Powerhouse-Education-126595354189558/

 

 

 

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Calling All Healers!! Unite and March - this Saturday March 20th
Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Calling All Healers!! Unite and March - this Saturday March 20th

Healers Unite and March - this Saturday March 20th

Powerful Women & Women Supporters-
Let us come together as the powerful Women that we are - Healers, Visionaries, Heart Warriors...

The Divine Feminine is on the way....let's lead with positive awareness and imagine it to be so!!

We are Marching Oakland....Let's get as many healers walking together as possible ----

Bring your:
drum, rattles, feathers for clearing---smudge sticks-
SIGNS of positive visioning & of your animal allies or ancestors.

Wear ceremonial attire if you are moved-

All those that support the dismantling of the patriarchy --- men, boys, girls women, trans-----are welcome to join us. Share this information with your tribe!!!

Details for meeting:

Either
1) meet Saturday at El Cerrito Plaza at 8:45/8:55 - near the snack vendor- and take the 9:02 Fremont train to Lake Merrit
or
2) Take the Lake Merrit Bart and meet 9:30-9:45 at 10th St at Oak near the tall red sign for the Oakland Museum. We hope to be near Sistah Boom- the women percussion group...but, the major goal is to have the the Healers March together.

Let's clear the hucha (dense heavy energies) and make way for the Divine Feminine!!

In Loving Service-

jnana

Slogan-sign ideas per my sister-visioning group today: (just to get the juices flowing)

Healing Ourselves - Healing the Planet
IMAGINE
BELIEVE
Women are Life
Goddess One and All
#Me Too - #Heal too

 

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New Moon Gong Journey & Healing Work
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Gong Journey & Healing Work

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Join us the first New Moon of the year. In this time of darkness; let’s sew the seeds that will gestate and flourish in the coming year. Let’s use this sacred time to cultivate & fertilize new ideas & new ways of being. We will use a beautiful gong to travel to the upper world, also known as the Hanaq Pacha for insight and support at this very powerful time. For this journey work, we intend to travel to the Hanaq Pacha to ask for guidance from our high teacher(s), to commune with the stars or be gifted a medicine teaching from the illuminated celestial beings. In addition to this support, we simultaneously benefit from the vibrational frequencies being offered. 

PLEASE NOTE:  bring a pad, blanket, eye pillow for journey & a special item/arte to charge on the mesa                                              

All levels are welcome, new comers and long-time journeyers alike.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing (with the use of Peruvian Florida water, smoke and rattles), we will travel as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies), so the travels may be clean and clear.

Jnana Gowan, a sanctioned teacher and graduate of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) Apprenticeship Program and PMT carrier, will guide the journey. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include an awesome vibrational gong bath.

All are welcome, newcomers and long-tim journeyers alike.

It is an honor to host this shamanic practice with the aide of the Pachakuti Mesa; it provides a profound container for this soul-nourishing work.

What to bring:

  • a medicine piece or sacred item that you like to energy infuse on the shamanically charged altar

  • a bell, singing bowl or rattle, etc.

  • an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Walk through courtyard to brown door; ring bell; pause. Be right there! *PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510)734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com

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5 DAYS AT ESALEN, WOMEN IN TRANSITION: Climbing into Your Authentic Self
Jan
7
to Jan 12

5 DAYS AT ESALEN, WOMEN IN TRANSITION: Climbing into Your Authentic Self

Your house is on fire. Your boat is sinking. What do you want take with you? What are you happy to watch sink or go up in flames?

This workshop will help you make these decisions so you can navigate change and rediscover your most authentic self. In your authenticity, choose what you desire rather than what you think you’re supposed to do or what others want from you. Turbulent times are a call to adventure. Embark on a mythic journey with a transformational blend of rigorous and restorative Hatha yoga, purposeful writing, deep relaxation, and guided meditation and ritual. Women in Transition gives you the time, space, and tools to ride the wave of change. You’ll learn strategies and rituals for embracing a deeper connection to your higher self. Come spend the weekend in the beauty of Big Sur, interweaving nature, ceremony, and a healthy dose of humor into the fabric of who you are. The yoga and writing is for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat and bolster if you have one, a journal and an item that symbolizes your deepest, most authentic self. We will create an altar for the week (and the item will return home with you).

With these spacious five days, we'll take in the beauty and power of Esalen's natural world, soak in the healing mineral waters that can wash away what needs to be released and be deeply nourished by food prepared by a world-class kitchen.

To sign up for this meaningful experience, please follow link:

http://www.esalen.org/workshop/weekend-april-22-24/women-transition-climbing-your-authentic-self

Jnana Gowan , a yoga instructor since 1999 and an “urban ceremonialist,” is the director of Powerhouse Education, a company dedicated to health and well-being. She integrates ceremony and ritual from the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (from Peru) into her teachings.   

Jnana Gowan, a yoga instructor since 1999 and an “urban ceremonialist,” is the director of Powerhouse Education, a company dedicated to health and well-being. She integrates ceremony and ritual from the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (from Peru) into her teachings.

 

Suze Allen is a writer, editor, and coach. She is the owner of Manuscript Mentor and director of education and resident playwright at 3Girls Theatre. Suze is coauthor of The Time-Starved Woman's Guide to Emotional Wellbeing, with SD Shanti.   

Suze Allen is a writer, editor, and coach. She is the owner of Manuscript Mentor and director of education and resident playwright at 3Girls Theatre. Suze is coauthor of The Time-Starved Woman's Guide to Emotional Wellbeing, with SD Shanti.

 

 
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2017 Winter Solstice Ceremony Celebration and Community Potluck
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

2017 Winter Solstice Ceremony Celebration and Community Potluck

Please join us for a community celebration of the 2017 Winter Solstice.

We gather to celebrate the solstice through ceremony, dance, music, anointing, feasting and to create beautiful despachos to offer back to Spirit.

We will honor our beloved earth and give our highest prayers of gratitude.

Bring a dish for 8-10 to share and celebrate

When: Saturday December 23, 4:00 pm (gather), 
4:30 Ceremony begins

Where: St. Alban's Parish Hall
1501 Washington Ave. Albany CA 94706

Hosts: Jnana Gowan, Judy Hoaglund & Pachakuti Mesa Carriers, -Redwood Ayllu

Cost: Please donate $10 - $15 cover rental space, ayni for muscians & incidentals.            Children attend at no charge.
$20 max for families...no one turned away for lack of funds.

RSVP by December 21:
Jnana Gowan  powerhed@gmail.com

Please feel free to be of service! This is a large community event - we appreciate your assistance! To volunteer, contact: Jnana Gowan powerhed@gmail.com

All are welcome.

What to bring: 
-Your beautiful shining self, friends & family
-Items to include in the despachos or gratitude bundles that we will make at our ceremony
(Please keep the offerings small: paper 4” square , or 3D items to add smallish --- these are gifts for the spirit realm. For example: feathers, crystals, grains, small art pieces.)
-Handwritten words stating what you want to cultivate in the coming year and what you are grateful for (please note- these items will not be returned.)

Also to bring:
- A special item that has deep meaning for you to "charge" on the central mesa or altar. (This item WILL go home with you.)
- Lastly: Bring your favorite dish (10 servings, please!)
for celebration potluck at the end of the ceremony

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New Moon Gong Journey
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Gong Journey

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The New Moon is a time of darkness. It is a time of the cultivation and fertilization of new ideas and news ways of being. This New Moon will coincide with a solar eclipse happening that same day...so we are bound to ride some wild cosmic waves. Join us as we use a beautiful 30" gong to travel to the upper world, also known as the Hanaq Pacha for insight and support at this very powerful time. In addition to this support, we simultaneously benefit from the vibrational frequencies being offered. 

For this journey work, we intend to travel to the Hanaq Pacha to ask for guidance from our high teacher, to commune with the stars or be gifted a medicine teaching from the illuminated celestials.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing (with the use of Peruvian Florida water, smoke and rattles), we will travel as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies), so the travels may be clean and clear.

Jnana Gowan, a sanctioned teacher and graduate of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) Apprenticeship Program and PMT carrier, will guide the journey. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include an awesome vibrational gong bath.

All are welcome, newcomers and long-tim journeyers alike.

It is an honor to host this shamanic practice with the aide of the Pachakuti Mesa; it provides a profound container for this soul-nourishing work.

What to bring:

  • a medicine piece or sacred item that you like to energy infuse on the shamanically charged altar
  • a bell, singing bowl or rattle, etc.
  • an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Walk through courtyard to brown door; ring bell; pause. Be right there! *PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510)734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com

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The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition-5 Part Series: Apprenticeship with a living Peruvian Tradition
Dec
1
to Dec 3

The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition-5 Part Series: Apprenticeship with a living Peruvian Tradition

**REGISTRATION CLOSED TO NEW STUDENTS FOR THIS SERIES**

Part I     The Call to Heal - Releasing the Past, June 24-26, 2016
Part II    The Balance of Power - Transforming the Present, October 21-23, 2016
Part III   Condor's Quest - Creating the Future, February 24-26, 2017
Part IV   The Hummingbird's Assent - Living the Mystery, July 21-23, 2017
Part V    Our Shamanic Self - Serving the Earth, December 1-3, 2017

Consisting of five weekend intensives, this is an apprenticeship into a living lineage of Peruvian Shamanism.  Part I is open to all those wishing to deepen their connection to Spirit and the animate universe, no prior experience is necessary. Parts II-V, build upon the teachings and initiations received in the prior weekends, which are prerequisite.

This program has been carefully crafted to offer people from all walks of life a heartfelt initiation into the healing power and earth honoring ceremonial artistry of Peruvian mesa lineages.

Cost:  Tuition for each series, Part I, II, III, IV, V $350-525, sliding scale
(If paying online, a 3% service fee will be assessed to total payment)

Registration and payment must be received by June 10th to hold your space. If registering and paying by check, please send to 676 Spokane Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

Apprenticeship hours for each weekend:
Friday,  7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.                           
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lead by: Judy Hoagland & Jnana Gowan; sanctioned teachers of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of cross-cultural shamanism

More about this training:
These apprenticeships consist of five weekend intensive gatherings involving hands-on practice and initiation. This series is called The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal. The PMT is a profound yet practical, user friendly, living shamanic tradition dedicated to both personal and planetary healing. As both teachers facilitate this apprenticeship, one's own innate healing and spiritual potential is awakened. The apprenticeship revolves around the creation of your mesa. This is a shamanically empowered altar, unique to you, yet following the traditional, ancient Andean template. The mesa provides a living, vibrational technology of the sacred from which you may draw upon and apply a a vast array of shamanic healing modalities and capacities that have come down to you from over at least three millennia.

Each initiate guided toward a re-membering of who each of us is, as a living strand of sacred luminosity in the great Web of Life. The PMT is designed and empowered to promote the transformation of consciousness for those who choose to engage it, thus opening the way for the continued life and health of all sentient beings. The Heart of the Healer Foundation, the sponsoring organization, is dedicated to education about and sustaining all those indigenous peoples and practices that still remain on our planet. 

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5-Part Series Apprenticeship
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Judy Hoagland: A senior teacher of the PMT, sanctioned and personally trained by Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, will co-teach this series. She lives in Santa Rosa where she teaches classes in shamanism and incorporates the PMT, reiki, bioenergentics, hypnotherapy and intuitive guidance into her private healing practice.

Jnana Gowan: As the director of the Ukhu Pacha Healing and Inquiry Space in Albany, California, Janna has a private practice and leads transformational programs which combine her depth of knowledge of yoga, ritual, ceremony and healing. A PMT mesa carrier since 2008 and a teacher since 2000, she's completed the 5-Part Series (twice). She has gleaned deep tachings from her apprenticeship-work with author and healer, Mateo Magee.

 
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New Moon Gong Journey
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

New Moon Gong Journey

  • Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New Moon is a time of darkness. It is a time of the cultivation and fertilization of new ideas and news ways of being. Join us as we use a beautiful 30" gong to travel to the upper world, also known as the Hanaq Pacha for insight and support at this very powerful time. In addition to this support, we simultaneously benefit from the vibrational frequencies being offered. 

For this journey work, we intend to travel to the Hanaq Pacha to ask for guidance from our high teacher, to commune with the stars or be gifted a medicine teaching from the illuminated celestials.

The evening will include the use of the Pachakuti Mesa as the container for the work, anchoring the journey in sacred space and safety. We will open the mesa and perform limpias (or ritual cleansing acts) on one another. By doing this ritual cleansing (with the use of Peruvian Florida water, smoke and rattles), we will travel as our truest selves, leaving behind hucha (dense, heavy energies), so the travels may be clean and clear.

Jnana Gowan, a sanctioned teacher and graduate of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (PMT) Apprenticeship Program and PMT carrier, will guide the journey. The journey itself will be guided (initially) by voice and will include an awesome vibrational gong bath.

All are welcome, newcomers and long-tim journeyers alike.

It is an honor to host this shamanic practice with the aide of the Pachakuti Mesa; it provides a profound container for this soul-nourishing work.

What to bring:

  • a medicine piece or sacred item that you like to energy infuse on the shamanically charged altar

  • a bell, singing bowl or rattle, etc.

  • an open heart and mind

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$25

Location: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Walk through courtyard to brown door; ring bell; pause. Be right there! *PLEASE NOTE: Washington turns to San Lorenzo, 1 block east

Contact: Jnana Gowan, PMT Sanctioned Teacher and Mesa Carrier
(510)734-4122, powerhed@gmail.com

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Creating Your Own Healing/Clearing Waters
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Creating Your Own Healing/Clearing Waters

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Join us on Saturday, November 4th for a time of ritual and ceremony. We will make individual cleansing waters, designed and created by you. With the use of your intuition, a pendulum and the power of vibration (a 34" gong), you will create your own special potion. 

You may use this potion on yourself or on others to remove dense, heavy energies known as hucha. You may also choose to use your specialized water infusion to connect more deeply to the plants that have chosen you, or simply enjoy the aromas of your own personal floral essence water.

Charged by the light of the full moon on the night before our gathering, these dreamy waters will be infused with floral essences/essential oils - creating what is needed for YOU.

In addition, for our special workshop, we will will recruit the assistance of a shamanically empowered altar, known as a Pachakuti Mesa. This altar is originated by Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, a healer from Peru. The mesa hold the forces of nature and all the elements of our Earth and works with the spirit realm.

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT IS REQUIRED. RSVP Deadline: Thursday, November 2, 2017 by 7:00 p.m.

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Ukhu Pacha Healing & Inquiry Space, 1501 Washington Avenue (at Curtis), Albany, CA 94706

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What to bring:
8 oz. jar/bottle
A special item to charge on the mesa
Any floral essence you may feel moved to bring (all will be supplied)

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