Embody the Sacred

Classes and Events

Drum and Healing Circles 2019
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At Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center, 100B Danbury Rd., Suite 101, Ridgefield, CT, Cost $22

Stoke the Inner Fire - Summer Solstice Drum and Healing Circle: (June 19)
Gratitude and Grace - Fall Equinox Drum and Healing Circle: (September 24)
Peace and Self-Care - Winter Solstice Drum and Healing Circle: (December 17)


Other upcoming programs
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Energy Clearing and Protection for the Energy Sensitive, updated course offering! June 13, 6:30pm, 6:30pm, at Twin Star Herbal Education, 65 Bank Street, New Milford, CT

Nine Rites of the Munay Ki, June 25, July 9 and July 23, 2019, from 6:30pm-9pm. River's Edge Reiki in Sandy Hook, CT. This is a three session program to receive all 9 rites.

Holistic Shamanic Practitioner Program, Contact Deana for information about registration. New program starts October 27, then every third Saturday until October 2019.



Class sizes are limited, register promptly to reserve your space.

Classes open to all levels of experience.

Summer Solstice Drum Circle - Come Stoke your Inner Fire!

Join us as we drum, honor and celebrate the change of seasons, our connection to Nature and Mother Earth, and the cycles of the moon the way our ancestors did. We will honor the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, connecting with the element of Fire to transmute what might be blocking us from greater health, growth and empowerment. We will work with the energies of Summer to bring more joy, creativity and passion into our lives. Drumming helps to bring us closer to the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and to our own heartbeats, and allows us to drop more easily into a relaxed, meditative state where healing and deeper connection to our own guidance, intuition and spiritual guidance takes place.

June 19, 7:00pm - 9pm, at Turning Point Healing Arts and Education Center - 100B Danbury Road Suite 101, Ridgefield, CT. Cost is $22 per circle, Contact Deana to register.

Ten percent of the proceeds from our Drum circles goes to a relevant cause. Our Spring Equinox drum circle donated $100 to Americares to assist those who experienced the recent devestation in Mozambique.

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Nine Rites of the Munay Ki

The Munay-Ki are the nine contemporary rites of initiation based on the ancient ways of the medicine men and women of the Americas brought through and made available to all by Alberto Villoldo, of the Four Winds Society. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the new energetic codes for us to evolve into the new human. Who we would be without fear and limitations of the ego, with a much greater connection to our spiritual origins. The Munay-Ki are the nine rites of initiation to become a person of integrity and responsibility for himself and the natural world.

The nine rites are common to many shamanic traditions, though the Munay Ki are more heavily based on the healing traditions of the Andes in South America. These are not Q'ero rites, though they are based on some of their teachings. and complement their traditional rites and healing methods.

If you choose to receive the Munay-Ki, your energy centers will become more clear and your energy field more balanced, which allows old beliefs, karmic patterns and trauma to be cleared on an energetic level. Helping to leave you with greater energy, clarity, insight, vitality and freedom to achieve your life’s purpose and to help transition our world into the age of peace. These rites are powerful, and each person responds differently to them. Through these rites you will gain a greater connection to mother earth, to the ancient lineage of healers and Earthkeepers, balance the sacred masculine and feminine within yourself, connect with angels and guardian spirits, and release patterns of limitation that inhibit your growth, purpose and happiness. Eventually, as you experience the 7th, 8th, and 9th initiation, these energy transmissions will then inform your DNA, giving it instructions on how to create a new body that will age, heal, and die differently. For more information, go to www.munay-ki.org.

The Munay Ki rites are open to everyone, no previous experience with energy healing, Reiki or shamanism necessary. Though they can be very powerful for seasoned healers and experienced shamanic practitioners as well, because of the powerful lineages connected to this wonderful system.

Munay Ki rites are offered in 3 sessions, of 3 rites (for the total of 9). The rites are offered as part of a sacred healing and teaching ceremony, with the opening of sacred space, history and teachings about each of the rites, sharing of the rites, and how to continue to empower them and work with their energies in daily life. All 9 rites are not offered/given in one day, no matter what the recipient's background or experience with shamanic or energy healing. There is no rush to the healing process or spiritual path or journey, it all unfolds in it's own time. It is best to give yourself a chance to integrate each set of 3 before receiving the next. Normally each session is spaced apart by 2-4 weeks to allow for integration.

Next dates for the Nine Rites are June 25, July 9 and July 23, 2019, from 6:30pm-9pm. To register, contact Deana via emailor by phone at 203-994-5045. Cost is $225 for this program. Payment is required to hold your spot. There are no discounts or refunds if you miss a session. We will gather at River's Edge Reiki's new location in Sandy Hook, CT, 5 Riverside Road. Bring a journal and pen, and wear comfortable clothes.

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Heart of Pachamama, Shamanic Journeying Class Series – Four Part Series

In this series, we will work with the contemporary practice of Shamanic Journeying, a meditative practice to the beat of the drum, where we will deepen our relationship with the Heart of Pachamama/Mother Earth. We will also learn traditional mystical teachings of the Andes, where we will learn about the Seven Layers of Pachamama. We will safely explore these energetic layers of our beautiful Mother Earth, learn how to work with them in our everyday lives and healing practices, and strengthen our connection and appreciation of Pachamama's abundant gifts. We will also learn about gemstones, essences and plant allies that can assist us in understanding these beautiful teachings.

We will also cover how to journey safely in sacred space, incorporating energy clearing and protection techniques along with some basic practices from the indigenous healers and mystics of the Andes.

This is an introductory and foundational course for beginners and more practiced students to learn techniques for their own personal use. It's best if students have some basic shamanic journeying experience. This course; however, is not training to become a “Shaman.” A Shaman is a medicine person who hails from specific tribes in Siberia, Mongolia and a few other places across the globe who has been given this title of honor by their community, and practices their healing work in specific ways by going into trance and embodying the spirit of one of their ancestors. The teachings we will be learning are from contemporary Shamanic practices and from the Andes, directly from Don Mariano Quispe Flores of the Q'ero tribe. Don Mariano is a Priest, Healer and Mystic, known as a Paco, and as an elder with over 45 years' experience, he is also known as a Kuraq Aqullak. Though the Q'ero are frequently referred to as Shamans, technically they are not, as their practices differ from traditional Shamans but are equally beautiful, potent and life-changing.

These earth-honoring, spiritual practices are open to all of us as we honor indigenous cultures by respecting their specific titles and traditions, and sharing the traditional teachings that we have been given permission to share. In this way, we work with integrity and learn to connect to our own experiences of the Divine and deepen our connections to each other, our Ancestors, the Heavens and the Earth.

Dates: May 14 & 21, June 4 & 18, 6:30-9pm, at Twin Star Herbal Education, 65 Bank Street, New Milford, CT 06776, twinstartribe.com.

To register, contact Deana Paqua at deana.paqua@gmail.com, or 203-994-5045. Cost is $227 for this program including materials. Discount available for current Twin Star Students and Shamanic Practitioner Program (through Embody the Sacred), $197. There are no discounts for missed classes or refunds after May 11.

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Energy Clearing and Protection for the Energy Sensitive

If you dread crowded gatherings, going to the mall or grocery shopping, or feel drained in certain situations or around certain people, this class is for you. Join us for learning several techniques for clearing and protecting your personal energy with cross-cultural, ancient and contemporary energy medicine techniques to support the energy sensitive, empathic, and those in the healing arts, caring and teaching professions. We will focus on techniques to incorporate into everyday life to cleanse, protect and empower yourself so that you can move into the Spring with greater comfort and ease. We will explore and practice hands-on techniques that you can use in everyday life to feel more strength, clarity and vitality. We will also explore tools and remedies you can incorporate into your everyday routine.

Cost: $75
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Twin Star Herbal Education, 65 Bank Street, New Milford, CT
Contact: To register contact Deana Paqua at 203-994-5045 or deana.paqua@gmail.com.















Deana E. Paqua, MA, LMT

Embody The Sacred®
DPL Creative Solutions LLC

Shamanic Reiki, Holistic Bodywork, Usui/Karuna® Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy®, Intuitive Readings, Spiritual Guidance,
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Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center
100B Danbury Road Suite 101, Ridgefield, CT
Serving Fairfield, County, Westchester County, Putnam County, NY and Litchfield County, CT