Sacred Journeys Shamanic Retreat Center

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Laurel

Laurel

The term that best describes me is that of Medicine Woman. I explore the essence – the ‘Medicine’ within everything. This is the gift I share, my give-away. Each day I celebrate my Sacred Medicine Journey of Life by opening my heart & mind to myself, to life & to all living beings that walk with me.

I seek the beauty & purity within all things as I surf the chaotic and magickal waves of life’s journeying. The act of healing & becoming more of myself means that I have more to share with others who may be searching.

Building on years of training, knowledge & experience, I hold a space of support for those who are drawn to work with me. I listen with clarity to their life stories & I challenge them to see other perspectives in order to take a different approach to life. This provides them with the opportunity to open their hearts & minds, find more of themselves and gain acceptance, appreciation and self-love.

“It occurs to me that we are always dreaming and creating, whether we know it or not, and so we owe it to ourselves to create our lives with the greatest measure of awareness we can.”

Lou

Lou

If I were to describe myself with one word I would have to say I’m an artist, which means that I seek to find the beauty in everything I see and experience. Teaching a group of students, leading a ceremony, having a conversation, cooking a meal and making love are all artistic expressions of one’s beauty. The greatest of these expressions is to live life as the greatest masterpiece one could ever create.

For over two decades, I have been weaving beauty into my own life as well as empowering others to do the same for themselves by applying my multifaceted skills and mastery as an accomplished international teacher, human behaviour specialist, counsellor, writer, ceremonialist and artist. I believe we are all born with the spirit of the Eagle, destined to soar in freedom and to share our unique beauty with the world. With this intent in mind, Laurel Weaving Willow and I co-founded Sacred Journeys in Drummond, KZN, where we provide the tools, knowledge and support for people to heal, free their spirit and emerge into the beautiful Eagles they are.

The Centre

Situated in the picturesque Valley of 1000 Hills, midway between Durban & Pietermaritzburg, Sacred Journeys is a place where you can retreat from the busy-ness of the world, re-connect to nature & find the healing you seek.

Sacred Journeys is a Sanctuary for deep transformational healing, growth and expansion. We encourage you to come with an open mind & the willingness to explore new possibilities for yourself.

Whether you join us for an Awareness Retreat, Relationships Workshop, Living Clean Program, Sisterhood Circle, Community Gathering, become a Rainbow Warrior or prefer to walk your own path of self-discovery, Sacred Journeys gives you a space for stillness, reflection & the tools to find yourself again.

The Centre itself is a communal space, fostering an attitude of mindfulness & consideration. Everyone is expected to act with kindness & respect for themselves, each other & the space. We honour the Shamanic Philosophy of leaving the space more beautiful than it was found as we walk in beauty upon this earth.

The Centre can accommodate a maximum of 9 people with its comfy shared bedrooms. Each room is accessed off the large Communal area which includes the Gathering / Teaching / Kitchen space. Our bathroom facilities offer a large shower room, separate toilets & also boasts a beautiful outdoor shower garden for those who enjoy being close to nature.
All the rooms are supplied with linen and blankets, however we suggest you bring your own towels. Your stay will be self-catered so make sure you bring along provisions. The closest shops are about half an hour away so we suggest you take care of shopping before arrival. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge & freezer, gas cooker, toaster, kettle, microwave & coffee maker.

There are no televisions, radios, magazines or swimming pools; electronic devices & cell-phones are strongly discouraged. This means outside distractions are limited, allowing you the time to immerse yourself in your journey, basking in the healing energy of this Sacred Ceremonial Space.

The Medicine Wheel Gardens

Our unique Medicine Wheel Gardens have much to share with you. Wind yourself into the “Tapu’at” or Mother-Child Labyrinth as you feel her rhythm of new life springing up inside you. Spiralling into her centre, you will meet Grandfather Baobab, who gently whispers his song of wisdom. Lighten your spirit by playing with the faeries in the ‘Tolilaqui’ garden or let the sound of the trickling waters flow intimately into your heart. Align to the heartbeat of the earth as you step into the welcoming embrace of the Women’s Garden.

Harmonise yourself with this open air orchestra as you merge your senses with the exquisite sunsets & the breathtaking views.

We invite you to give us a call so you can come & visit us to experience one of these simple yet profound Shamanic Ceremonies.

The Flowering Tree Ceremony guides you around the Medicine Wheel so you can identify what is holding you back from fully manifesting your Dream.Gardens2

The Medicine Wheel Walk opens doorways to each direction of the wheel so you can look into the different aspects of your Self & reclaim the lost parts of your wholeness.

The Nature Walk Talk creates an opportunity to communicate with & listen to the worlds of Grandmother Earth; the minerals, plants, animals & humans. Walk & talk with these worlds, allowing them to become your teachers & guides. Learn to silence your mind & take command of your inner world as you listen to & learn from the outer world.