We currently offer the following workshops and retreats in the Austin, Texas area. If you have a group elsewhere that you would like to put together, talk to us about bringing these classes to your town too! All local clases are limited to ten people, unless otherwise noted, to keep them small and intimate. Because class size is limited, it is highly recoomended that you sign up, and pay, in advance to secure your seat. To register for a class please use the sign up botton below!!
Dying Consciously Workshop
In our culture we do not remember how to allow people to die, only how to prolong their lives. We spend tens of thousands of dollars extending a worn and weary life instead of celebrating and honoring that person and the transition that is inevitable. In indigenous cultures the tribe members recognize a person is dying and they sit with them listening to their stories. They do ceremony with them to help them transcend their regrets, pains and allow forgiveness. They all gather to hear the “I love you’s”. They then clear and prepare their energy fields to make the transition as easy for them as possible. In short they accept death and help make the transition respectful and their exit conscious. Read More:
The Dying Consciously workshop is a weekend (Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am-4:00 pm) designed to give the living an experiential understanding of the dying process. It has two main purposes: One is to teach a set of practical skills that will clean and clear the dying person’s energy field to prepare them for their final Spirit Flight, and the second is to develop compassion for the dying process by going through a gentle version of it yourself. This is a workshop for the family members and loved ones of a dying person and for those who care for and steward people through to the other side in their final hours such as doctors, nurses, hospice workers, pastors and priests. It transcends the boundaries of all races and religions because it is not focusing on what happens after death, only how to go through it as compassionately and respectfully as possible.
"The Conscious Dying workshop was an amazing experience. In the medical world, we do not learn about or discuss energy and the energy field period, much less as a person is approaching their death. We discuss mental, physiological, spiritual, emotional and relational (family) aspects but not how to support the dying body energetically. This is part of the whole as well, yet you rarely hear about it in healthcare circles. Every person who is serving the dying should take this program, especially if Christina Allen is facilitating it. She is a truly gifted teacher."
Deanna Cochran, RN, EOL Trainer
Founder, Quality of Life Care, LLC
Cost: $250 (includes 2 on-site catered lunches)
Class from 9:00 am-4:00 pm each day.
Class size limited to 10 so sign up early! Signing up does require a $50 non-refundable deposit.
2017 Dying Consciously Dates: June 17-18
Nine Rites Workshops
The Nine Rites, or Munay Ki, have been handed down to us through the indigenous Earthkeepers of the South Americas. They help us to step into the fullness of our true nature by transforming our human energy field and re-informing our DNA, enabling us to grow new bodies that age, heal, and die differently. The rites are energetic transmissions that upgrade and align our energy fields while connecting them to lineages of ancient Wisdomkeepers. This allows you to resonate at the level of the ancient Master Shamans, opening you for profound personal transformation and creating a healthier body and a more love centered life. They are not a substitue for training as a shamanic initiate but they are a nice place start if you want to get a taste of the shamanic path. Read More:
The rites are given in their traditional form, three at a time, with teachings in a class setting, over a series of 3 semi-consecutive Saturdays.
- Nine Rites I: The First 3 rites offer us bands of protection, animal allies and increase our 3rd eye perceptions.
- Nine Rites II; The Second three aligh us with three degrees of healing lineages.
- Nine Rites III; The Last 3 align us with the stars, our future selves and our destinites as Co-Creators.
Because the rites are powerful and life changing we teach you how to work with them for optimal effect. They are offered in a consecutive series of frequency level so one must start at the beginning of the series and continue in order through to the 9th. The Nine Rites are offered several times a year on an ongoing basis so if you cannot make one of the 3 segments of the class, you can pick it up again, where you left off, the next time it is offered. They can also be taken on a personal basis, with teachings, in private sessions by appointment.
Cost: $150/class (includes catered on site lunch). Total of $450 for all 3. Because class size is limited, a $50 non-refundable deposit holds your seat.
Class from 9:00 am-4:00 pm on 3 semi-consecutive Saturdays (see below for dates of the next series).
Don't miss the next round starting January 28, 2017!
Nine Rites I: January 28
Nine Rites II: February 11
Nine Rites II: February 25
Becoming A Mesa Carrier: The Five Elements Series
The Five Elements of Nature: Developing Your Personal Medicine
This is a sacred, spiral journey into the heart of remembering who we truly are and reclaiming our intuitive selves. All of us come into this world with a destiny we have chosen that will allow us to evolve consciously to the next level of who we are becoming. Many of us get derailed from this destiny by early events that shape our lives. We all have stories that define us and we all come from cultures that mold our values, ethics and morality. Most of us have Karma and past lives that we trail behind us as well. While none of these define our true nature, but they often weigh us down and define our expectations about the world, creating a lens of perception that we see through.
The ancient Vedics of India called the web these illusions hold us in “Maya.” The ancient shamans know that we carry this tangle as a series of “imprints” in our energy fields, or souls, limiting our perceptions. The first step to reclaiming our authentic selves is to clear our energetic fields so we can remember how to walk in balance and see clearly. As shaman initiates we then receive energetic protections and rites that align us with the wisdom of ancient lineages of powerful healers. This is the path of the Mesa Carrier at ASC.
While the journey of becoming a shaman takes a lifetime, these workshops give you the tools to start that journey in earnest, and a community to support your journey. Once a journey of decades, intimation onto the shamanic path can now be done in a series of 5 four-day classes (Thursday pm-Sunday noon), typically taken over 10 months time. Studying the shamanic arts is not about emulating an indigenous culture, it is about learning who YOU are, in the context of your own culture, and learning how to harness the powers of creation through Nature, in Service to your community. This series, based on indigenous teachings and modern science alike, gives you the tools for opening that door.
These classes are recommended for anyone who is wanting to increase their intuitive and manifesting abilities, their confidence and for taking that next step of evolution spiritually. They are designed to work only at the personal level, to clear you like a hollow bone, so you may be of service. You can take the series as a personal journey or it can be the first step toward your becoming a Shamanic Healer. It is also the prerequisite for the Energy Medline Certification Program at ASC.
As one of our students puts it: "The Mesa Carrier series gave me a back bone instead of a wishbone."
- Deepen your intuitive skills
- Learn how to use ceremony as a tool to experientially deprogram yourself from the stories, attachments and beliefs in your head, so you can create conscious destinies from your heart and soul.
- Build a Mesa, or medicine bundle (a tradition given to us the Q’ero shamans of Peru) as a type of alchemical fire that transforms your past wounds into your strengths and medicine.
- Dismantle core Limited Beliefs about who you are, your worth and what you can and cannot do.
- Go through rites of initiations to develop energetic allies, guidance and protection.
- Align with an international community of “awakened” people for support, wisdom and camaraderie.
- Learn how how to see current scientific knowledge in ancient indigenous wisdom.
The classes, named for the 5 elements of creation, are designed to meet you where you are today, and through alignment with each of the Five Elements of Nature, spiral you deeper and deeper into the heart of your original true nature and essence. By peeling away the layers of Maya, one by one, like the peeling of an onion, each class is a step in the process of releasing your past, building a full mesa, claiming your personal power and learning how to consciously manifest your dreams. Read More:
The series is offered twice a year, one starts in Spring and one in Fall. Dates for the two 2017 tracks are listed below, as well as the Spring dates for 2018, and for the 2017 tracks they are listed after each Element.
The 2017 dates:
Spring (2017) Fall (2017/2018) Spring 2018
Earth: March 23-26 September 21-24 March 22-25
Water: May 25-28 November 2-5 May 24-27
Fire: July 27-30 January 11-14 (2018) July 19-22
Wind: September 14-17 March 1-4 (2018) September 20-23
Ether: November 9-12 May 10-13 (2018) November 8-11
Earth: Meet Mother Earth! Remember how to listen to her voices in stones and plants. Meet animal archetypes that will bring you back into balance with your true nature. Align with her energies to clear your personal stories. Build the first part of your mesa. Receive rites of protection, rites for seeing through the third eye better, and rites that align you with ancient healing lineages. Offered March 23-26 and September 21-24, 2017.
Water: Align with the fluid nature of water. Wash away ancestral and karmic stories. Learn about the tides of the mind and your emotions. Work with the moon and shadows. Learn how to navigate them through ceremony as you continue to build your mesa. Receive the rites of an ancient healing lineage. Journey with the waters of the land and learn how to hear their voices and work with their energies. Offered May 25-28, and November 2-5, 2017.
Fire: Take your seat at the Fire! Learn how to work with the unpredictability of chaos. Use the powers of the fire to transmute and transform your Destiny. Learn how to step out of ego and into your true essence. Discover your eternal self! Remember your true essence! Receive rites of ancient wisdom keepers. Offered July 27-30, 2017 and January 11-14 2018.
Wind: Learn to align with the power of the wind to re-tune your consciousness. Look at your limiting beliefs and the thoughts that whisper though you, creating your reality. Learn how beliefs affect your DNA and structure your physical reality. Die to your old self. Learn the Death Rites, go through a rebirth ceremony and receive rites to align with you with your future self. Offered September 14-17, 2017 and March 1-4. 2018.
Ether: Learn techniques for connecting with the Divine, practice visualization and activating personal and global destinies. Connect with the wisdom of the stars though rites. Work on your connections to the upper world and the Earth Consciousness to restore balance and manifest consciously. Go through rites to become a co-creator. Complete your mesa! Offered November 9-12, 2017 and May 10-13, 2018.
Cost: $500/class. Classes taught on a schedule that allows for 2 months to process and integrate between each one. They are designed to be done in consecutive order, as they build upon each other, with your original group as you will develop deep bonds with your tribe in the process. Workshop price includes catered, healthy, on site, lunches and dinners both Friday and Saturday.
Schedule: Typically classes are arranged so that there are teachings and exercises, inside and out, during the day and ceremonies inside and out at night. Classes start on time!
- Thursday: 6:30 pm-10 pm. Orientation, teachings and outside Fire Ceremony
- Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm. Teachings and exercises during the day, ceremony usually outside Friday nights and inside Saturday nights.
- Sunday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Teachings and wrap up.
Location: Currently all classes are taught on the grounds of, and within, a private residence in Southwest Austin.
Because class sizes are limited to 12, signing up requires a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your place. The $100 goes toward your first class payment.
Full Mesa Carriers Gatherings:
The Next Five Element Series begins with an Earth class September 21-24, 2017... don't miss this amazing opportunity! The series is not offered again until March 2018!