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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Holistic Shamanic Practitioner Training Program Offered

Aug 01, 2015 02:21AM

Deana Paqua

Beginning in October, Deana Paqua of Embody the Sacred, will offer the year-long Holistic Shamanic Practitioner training program. The 13-month program will incorporate teachings based on the healing traditions of the Americas with an emphasis on the Peruvian/Andean traditions and Global and Core Shamanism. Students will learn practical, hands-on and holistic techniques for addressing daily concerns such as physical pain, emotional turmoil, energy clearing and protection, life path/career path guidance, relationship harmony and spiritual growth. Each student will create their own Mesa—a portable altar from the Andean traditions— for healing, guidance, growth and empowerment.

This shamanic training program is for those looking to dedicate themselves to self-healing and self-empowerment with a focus on spiritual connection. This course is meant for Reiki practitioners, bodyworkers, energy healers, therapists, counselors and other health care practitioners who feel called to incorporate more spiritual practices into their work—both for their own healing and to assist others. This program is also for those who wish to deepen their intuition; their connection to spirit guides, angels, ancestors, power animals and Mother Earth to facilitate shifts in their own consciousness; and to strengthen those connections to be of service to others and the planet.

Deana Paqua, MA, LMT, is a spiritual teacher, shamanic healer, holistic health educator, Reiki master, licensed massage therapist and ordained minister. She is also an adjunct professor at Western Connecticut State University in its health promotion department with over 20 years of study in the holistic health field and 17 years as a practitioner. She has several certifications in clinical, energetic and spiritually based healing techniques, including a master's degree in integrative health and healing.

Students will be required to keep journals, complete practice sessions and reading assignments, and attend all classes to attain certification. The program will be offered in the Danbury area.

A complete program description and program requirements are available at See ad, page 12.