Welcome to Windhorse Holistic Strategies
A health & wellness company to enhance your body, mind, emotions, environment, and spirit
A health & wellness company to enhance your body, mind, emotions, environment, and spirit
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Divination journeys will be done prior to the session to receive information and instruction for the session. If specific information becomes known, any or all of the modes of energy work may be used to bring about healing. The spirits do the work; I am but a healing channel. Distance healing is available as well as Shamanic Coaching & Counseling.
Helping Compassionate Spirit Retrieval (Power Animal and/or Teacher): Journey to Non-Ordinary Reality, Dream-time, and Other Worlds to connect with compassionate beings that live there. These beings offer help, guidance, healing, and direct revelation to all of us. Power animal/teacher/element retrieval will help restore power and well-being to a client. Shamanism tracks where they came from and the healing can then clear, release, transform whatever is ready to shift and change during the session. When you leave a session you know what it is that we have cleared, and you can take steps not to recreate it in your life. I give you tools and techniques that will support you as you become empowered to enjoy your happiest life now.
Soul Retrieval: Loss of power/ soul essence causing depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, chronic illness, series of misfortunes, illness, immune deficiency problems, addictions, unending grief, etc. A soul retrieval ceremony will be done to remove spiritual blockages or negative energies a client may have taken on causing illness to body, mind, or spirit. The harmful energies are extracted. This work can be done on both the living and the deceased. Helping spirts cross over who may be stuck is called psychopomp work (a guide of souls to the place of the dead). This work may extend for a few sessions and requires the client to actively participate in post healing procedures to assist integration of the work and empowerment.
Reiki and Karuna Reiki Healing:
Balancing the chakras and performing healing arts to bring about increased healing and well-being for a client. Reiki is a highly respected healing technique where life energy is focused through the hands and channeled into the body by means of touch. This helps to activate the natural healing processes of the body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is great for dissolving energy blocks, decreasing stress and promoting relaxation, and to bring healing, balance and inner peace. A unique blend of aromatic essential oils can be custom blended to enhance the healing process.
Cherokee Body Work: Almost all indigenous cultures had direct, hands on methods of healing; the Cherokee were no exception. The sessions may well incorporate shaking of body parts, acupressure, crystals, breath work, guided imagery, dialogue, drumming and singing with the bodywork. It is a form of energy medicine.
Shamanic Teaching & Practices
Shamanism is possibly the oldest and most wide spread healing practice known to man. The shaman is someone that acts as a bridge between the physical and metaphysical worlds. Traditional shamans communicate with spirits in order to help clients and the planet heal. In today’s world, shamans can be found in almost all walks of life. Training to be a shamanic practitioner is a beautiful and humbling experience. Learning ways to heal yourself, others, and the planet is an extraordinary way to tap into your potential. I was trained by Sandra Ingerman one of the foremost international shamanic teachers of our time.
Following is list of teachings and workshops I would be honored to share:
Basic Journeying: (taught in a 2-day workshop) Introduction to shamanism and journeying for oneself and others. Divination journeys, illness from a shamanic perspective, power animal retrieval, and how to interpret journeys
Medicine for the Earth & Healing with Spiritual Light: (can be taught as a 5 day workshop or spread out over 3 weekends). There are 2 levels to the Medicine for the Earth work/transmutation. It is who we become that changes the world-not what we do. Students will learn through active participation daily practices that create a change of consciousness. There will be ceremonies where we come together as a community to work together to transform pollution and transmute substances of belief patterns. Students will learn to merge with their own divinity and change heavy consciousness into light consciousness and a higher vibration.
Soul Retrieval: (can be taught as 5 day workshop or spread over 3 weekends). Overview of soul loss and illness from a shamanic perspective. Discussion about how one might see, hear, or feel lost souls and how to bring these back. How to tell a healing story. Discussion of stolen souls and releasing them.
Death & Dying and/or Extraction: (taught over 1 weekend) A shaman is a man or woman who works with spiritual healing. A shaman heals both the living and the dead. The shaman heals the dead by performing psychopomp work. The word psychopomp comes from the Greek work psychopomp meaning leader of souls. There will be instruction/journeys on depossession, dismemberment, intrusions, and preparation for transition.
Ancestral Healing: This course has been life changing for everyone who has taken it. A great need is evident in our world at this time to return to ancient practices of honoring our ancestors, assisting them to cross over if they become stuck on the earth plane, receiving blessings and clearing ancestral inter-generational burdens and trauma. We will build a foundation for this work by journeying to each ancestral line: mother's mother, mother's father, father's father, father's mother. We will build an ancestral shrine and learn how to tend it . The lines to connect with and work with our beloved good true, and beautiful ancestors is opened.
Divination journeys will be done prior to the session to receive information and instruction for the session. The spirits do the work; I am but a healing channel. In addition, shamanic coaching, counseling, and apprenticeships available.
Shamanic Classes: Basic Journeying, Healing with Spiritual Light, Medicine for the Earth, Death & Dying, Soul Retrieval, Extraction & Compassionate Depossession.
Recreational music making is an evidence based program developed by HealthRhythms, a division of REMO drums. The positive effects of group drumming as documented unpublished research include: mood improvement, boost to the immune system, pain reduction, sense of personal accomplishment, increased sense of control over one's life, anger reduction, stress reduction, and restoration of inner harmony and balance.
COWRY SHELL DIVINATION is an effective tool for tackling the crisis of the human psyche in modern time. Divination clarifies the meaning of the soul’s quest and shed light to the obstacles to overcome on the way to successful living. Divination provide a positive spin on human challenges by emphasizing gifts and purpose.
~You will be asked to spread a pile of shells, bones, stones, and other implements on a special "divination cloth". This spread is what Jan will read and interpret to bring a message about your life and purpose for being on the planet at this time. The message will also be about finding balance with the Elemental Spirits of Earth, Water, Fire, Nature and Mineral.
~ Jan performs readings at her home and monthly at Mondazzi Books Windsor, CT
Make an appointment: 860-285-0538
The Sacred Hoop of the Native American & other wisdom traditions illuminates dancing and traveling the medicine wheel through many lifetimes. It is a metaphor for our journey through life. One can travel the MW for a lifetime and keep moving and changing, learning, & transforming. It is a spiral of growth moving up and up and around and around. The Red Road, S/N, represents living life with purpose, in a spiritual way. The Blue Road, E/W, is the spirit world where our grandmothers and grandfathers go after death. The sacred hoop teaches us about the Universe, transformation, peace, death-rebirth, cycles of life, and harmony with all of creation. One learns to honor of each step on the journey. There is no beginning or end, it is a spiral dance. All of life can be lived as sacred. Each stone and place on the sacred hoop has special lessons to teach. It is a communal and individual path about creating greater harmony and healing with All. Wisdom and knowledge can be gained on the physical, mental, emotional, environmental, and spiritual level.
Combining shamanic journeying with the Medicine Wheel can be very powerful. It enables us to tap into the universal life force, bring power back to ourselves, and take accountability to create the life we want. The Medicine Wheel has been used throughout history to assist in manifestation and healing. Everything seen and unseen has its place on the Wheel. What happens on one part of the Medicine Wheel impacts the entire Medicine Wheel. The teachings cover the animal, plant, color, bird, & mineral kingdoms. We focus on starting in the East and work our way, in order, to the South, West, North, Above, Below, and Center. Working with the seven directions is a great way to deepen our connection to the cycles of our life and universe.
Prayerfully consider if this is a journey in which you wish to embark-with other likeminded-hearted beings, both human and more than human. We will build interconnectedness and form a tribe to be of service to All That IS. The Sacred Hoop is calling us to transform and live the highest potentiality of ourselves. It is a choice to enter into the path of destiny and calling for which we incarnated. AHO!
Syllabus & Dates
March 27: East-The East is the direction from which the new day comes into the world. It is the direction of renewal. It is the place of innocence, joy, guilelessness, spontaneity, and the capacity to believe in the unseen. In the East, we will be tested with lessons that will teach us many things. There we will learn of warmth of spirit, purity, trust, hope, and the uncritical acceptance of others. We will learn to love as a child loves. a love that does not question other and does not know itself. Here courage is born and truthfulness begins.
Craft: Soul Collage introduction-intention setting
April 23: East-Power animals and meaning: eagle, condor
Craft: Create signature essential oil, medicine wheel
May 15: South-The South is the direction of the sun at its highest point. It is the place of summer, of fullness, of youth, of physical strength and vigor. It is also the time that people work to prepare for the fall and winter months. Hence, symbolically, it is a time of preparing for future, of getting ready for days ahead. The South is also the place of the heart, generosity, sensitivity to the feelings of others, of loyalty, of noble passion and love.
Craft: Build drum, power song
June 12: South-Power animals-serpent, coyote
Craft: Create smudge wand or rattle. Write your hero/heroine’s journey
July 17: Mother Earth-Gaia-Pachamama
Craft: Create local MW and altars
August 19-21: Vision Quest
Find your Native name, sweat lodge, etc.
September 18: West: The West is the direction from which darkness comes. It is the direction of the unknown, of going within, of dreams, of prayer and of meditation. The West is the place of testing, where the will is stretched to its outer limits so that the gift of perseverance may be won. For the nearer ones draws toward a goal the more difficult the journey becomes. The capacity to stick to a challenge even though it is very hard and even painful is an important lesson to be learned in the West.
Craft: create a Medicine woman, Kachina, or Goddess doll, Go to a pow-wow
October 16: West-Bear and jaguar power animals
Craft: Create ancestor altar, Death & Dying
November 13: Father Sky-Cosmic/Galactic Starseed kin
Firewalk, build courage and empowerment
December 11: North- The North is the place of winter, of white snows that remind us the white hair of our Elders. It is the dawning place of true wisdom. Here dwell the teachers of intellectual gifts symbolized by the great mountain and the sacred lake. Some gifts that await the traveler in the North of the
medicine wheel includes to think, to synthesize, to speculate, to predict, to solve problems, to analyze, to understand and to organize to just name a few.
Craft: honor wisdom keepers
January 8: North: power animals crow, raven, owl, buffalo, bat, White Buffalo Calf Woman, grandmothers, grandfathers
Craft: Create Medicine Shield, write Creation Story
February: Graduation Ritual & Celebration
Description of monthly gathering: Each meeting will consist of a teaching on the direction we are studying, a craft project, shamanic skills practice alone or with a partner, shamanic journeying, and possibly a ritual, celebration, or empowering activity (Vision quest, Firewalk, rattle making, drum making).
A strong commitment to implement the teachings and follow guidelines for homework between sessions in mandatory. A meeting with Jan to discuss your intention, answer questions, and commitment to do the work is necessary before you will be enrolled in the program. If you are interested, place contact Jan email@example.com to set an intake appointment. Thank-you.
Meeting Time: 10-4pm. 1 time each month, Deposit of $300 due to hold space in group by 3/20
Cost $1000-can be paid over time and sliding scale considerations
We will be meeting on continuous basis at my home to practice shamanic journeying both for our personal transformation and for the playing a part for healing our world. The gatherings will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. We will have time to share and then do 2 journeys. One individual journey and one joint journey using the "spirit boat" model.
$10 donation appreciated
This is a photo of Tea Swan and I in Utah April 2019. There were Practitioners in the training from all over the globe! I am excited to share this process with anyone who has experienced trauma. Teal's process get to the root of the problem.
Jan has studied Malidoma Some's Grief Ritual process. Malidoma bring this ancient ritual from the Dagara Tribe who live in Burkina Faso. The west has much to learn from ancient cultures about how to healthfully honor grief and loss.
Jan has traveled all the world studying with indigenous shamans. She walks her talk and personally lives these sacred ways. In addition, she is a gifted teacher and facilitator of ritual and ceremony. Jan offers 1:1 healing sessions and facilitates group gatherings.
Don't miss her newest healing modality: Peruvian Whistling Vessels!
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