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*LIVE REMOTE ONLINE OFFERING* FEATHER KEEPERS, A SACRED KEEPING
June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$40.00
ZOOM CLASSES OPERATE THE SAME AS IN PERSON CLASSES. WE DO NOT RECORD CLASSES TO PROTECT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF OUR TEACHERS.
PLEASE NOTE: This class is not an in-person class. This class is being offered as a LIVE ONLINE-ONLY OFFERING. The zoom link will be attached to your receipt. Please check your junk folder in your email if you do not receive a receipt. If you have not received one please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register ahead of time to ensure that you make it to the online session on time! (Class times are in MDT time zone)
Class fees are non transferable, please note that we stick to the student agreements clicked on during registration. Please ensure you are able to attend the scheduled class time.
Registration will close one hour prior to class starting.
Honoring the medicine of the winged ones comes in many forms, one of which includes the care and use of feathers in our devotional work. There are also teachings regarding the feather itself as a map of life’s journey. Many traditions across the world recognize the energy and spiritual connections that the feathers bring into ceremony and daily use. Feathers used regularly as tools require care and maintenance and respect for what they represent.
In this class, I will talk about the feather as tool for healing the self while I demonstrate the cleaning and the “Bringing Back to Life” that happens when working with them. I will talk about some of the different ways of using them in a healing or spiritual practice. Working with the winged ones is a physical, energetic and transformative process that occurs with patience. Washing, drying and preening is just a small part of the responsibility that comes with the medicine. This can be a meditative tool to reflect on our individual journey or a way of honoring the messengers of the skies.
A brief discussion on some of the protocols and legalities is also included.
Dr. Samuel Nez is Diné (of the Navajo Nation) and Mexica, born and raised near Shiprock, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation and incorporates the healing traditions from both sides of his family. Over the years, Samuel has traveled and studied with traditional healers, curanderos/curanderas, shamans and medicine men and women in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. He developed a relationship with the sacred fire at a young age and has been a firekeeper for the temezcal and inipi sweat lodges for many years.
As a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and a practitioner of Curanderismo he utilizes a variety of therapies and modalities in his private practice. Samuel is also a Registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado and a certified NADA Acu-Detox Specialist. He is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute. Samuel is also a participant of the International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers Curanderos, Sanadores and Shamans which originated in the Sacred Mountains of Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
You can follow Samuel on Instagram @samzen812