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Workshops and Retreats

Until COVID-19 hit here hard in June, 2020, we were offering small local in-person experiential workshops and healing retreats in the southwest hill country of Austin, Texas. Our in-person workshops, however, really do not work well under social distancing protocols. Given it is reasonable to assume we will not be able to get back to "safe" social gathering until at least early summer 2021, once we have cleared the hurdle of the flu season, we are moving to an on-line format for 2021. Who knows what a year of change will bring in the end... on the bright side, this does give us the opportunity to reach out well beyond the Austin area now.

Please join us online as we shift gears...! Note the three online classes listed below are currently all we will be offering for 2021, so far. For those interested in our EMC classes, they have been reformatted to a self-paced apprentice program, for those who have completed their mesa carrier training already and want to continue to become healers. We will resume in-person courses in the future, but at this point it is really hard to know when. Please sign up for our newsletter (above at top right of the page) to stay updated. Hang on to your hats, and join us for this wild new ride!

To register for a class please use the "sign up" bottom below, or email us from the contact page!!

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Energy Medicine Certification Program

Once one is a shaman initiate, or Full Mesa Carrier, they have become a hollow bone, and are ready to train as an Energy Medicine practitioners, or Modern Day Shaman. By combining ancient knowledge and wisdom with cutting edge scientific research, the modern day shaman is a well balanced shamanic healer. This training teaches you how to work with clients to maximize their healing experience. It is aimed at anyone wanting to deepen their energy medicine practices and is a great complement to established healing, medical and counseling professions. Becoming a Full Mesa Carrrier is a prerequisite.

Currently, due to the constraints of COVID-19, these classes are now offered only as an individual self paced apprenticeship. 

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Healing Sessions

Shamanic healings at ASC are one-on-one sessions designed to help you access the unconscious aspects of yourself that keep you in dysfunctional life patterns and in illness, and to process that as energy, reset, and heal. The journey of healing is that of processing the aspects of our humanity that hold us back, and integrating the darkness and divinity we have not yet been able to own. Ultimately healing is to find peace and integrity with ourselves again.

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Private Consultations

Private Consultations are two forms of mentoring to help you along the way when you need a consult but not healing work. They differ from Healings in that no energy, or deep soul clearing work is done. It is strictly at the level of conversation.

  • In the Personal Mentoring sessions we flesh out the unconscious aspects of self that are asking for integration. This is for mentoring about how to navigate your every day life. It is also perfect for for entheogenic plant medicine work, as well as dream work. Integration is the the real muscle behind processing any kind of healing or mystical experience. Without integration work your experience is just another event in your life. Integration work grounds and pulls through the teachings of that experience so they can be an impetus for change in your life, rather than just another aha or "high." 


  • The Professional Mentoring sessions allow the professional Healer a way of getting professional guidance as they evolve with their medicine. It is offered as a way of answering any professional questions you may have as you step more deeply into your profession. It is most useful for graduates of ASC's EMC program, but can be effectively used for any healing modality too.
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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.

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