Shamans, or paq’os, as they are called in the high Andes, are the equivalent of priests in tribal communities. As such they hold space and facilitate transitions from one state of being to another through what we call ceremonies. As a trained shaman, Integration Guide, and as a Minister of The Church of Life, Christina is available to help you design individual ceremonies for your own personal transitions, in a sacred way, and to help you integrate afterwards, if needed.
And no, we do not offer group Ayahuasca ceremonies.
Prices depend on the scope of the ceremony. Contact us for details.
A despacho ceremony is based on the Q'ero Indian tradition of building of a prayer bundle to give thanks for what has yet to manifest bringing participants into alignment with their personal intent, or if in a group, the group intent. It is filled with flowers and treats, offerings of gratitude to the Earth and the Stars for hearing our prayers so that balance is restored. These ceremonies can be woven into any rite of passage. It opens paths to new beginnings of any sort (such as births, of any type, and weddings), shifts stagnant situations (perhaps a house is not selling or a relationship has stalled) and puts closure to things that have come to an end (breakups and deaths of any sort). Traditionally they are offered for three things: 1. As a request, 2. In payment for something (as a gratitude offering), 3. To make amends.
Rites of Passage
In many cultures it is important to mark major transitions in our lives with a ceremony or ritual. Using any of the Five Elements, (earth, water, air, fire and Spirit) as well as despacho and Fire ceremonies Christina will help you create a memorable transition, whether purely personal or as a public gathering. Create a ceremony for the birth of your child, for reaching puberty, for becoming an adult or parent or for becoming an elder. Perhaps you are just birthing a new you! We can design what you need.
In addition to her training as a shaman Christina holds a Certificate of Ministry from The Church of Life and is therefore able to legally perform Wedding Ceremonies. She works with the Couple to come up with vows and a ceremony that fit their individual needs and dreams. Austin Locations only.
Deep Healing Ceremonies and Wellness Sessions:
Sometimes, if we have suffered from trauma that is hard to release, or even remember, we need to go deeper than a 90 minute healing session to get to the bottom of things. This is a very high end offering at ASC available to our established clients only. Spend a day going deep using any number of various shamanic tactics to get in and reshape your interior landscape and connect with your soul essence for a reset. And then have help integrating. If you are interested in this path you will want to start your journey with at least one, if not several 90 minute healing sessions. We need to know each other!
"Thank you so much for all of this Christina. It is the greatest gift of my life, and the most compassionate and loving thing I've ever experienced. I am forever grateful. Truly.
Carol Ann Britain, Yoga Teacher, Paq'o, Austin, Tx.