The Energy Medicine Certification Program
This is a premier healing program and an advanced path for those of you who know the basic Andean Healing Arts and want to put your wisdom into practice as a vocation. It assumes you have completed the Andean Foundation Series, have a misha, a firm grip on saminchaquy, saiwachaquy, hucha miqui, and humpe-munay, and are earnestly interested in creating a healing practice to help others heal. This is the path of The Modern Shaman as taught at ASC. It is a series of advanced healing classes meant to deepen your skills, teach you rapport, and give you a deep understanding of how healing works as an integration of body, mind, and soul. This training teaches you how to work with clients to maximize their healing experience by helping them reset their mental process, release somatically, and reset their energetic being. To this end we combine the ancient Andean energetic healing practices mentioned above with practices for somatic release, adding in consciousness shifting tools to reset the traumatized nervous system. This program is aimed at anyone wanting to deepen their energy medicine practices in a professional capacity. As such it is a great complement to established healing, medical, and counseling professions. These classes will be available in 2022, in an online format only, and possibly in person too if we find the right physical space to work from.
Energy Medicine Certification Program Requirements:
- All Energy Medicine Practitioners must be misha carriers who have completed the Andean Foundation Series prior to starting the EMC program.
- As this is a certification program, you must complete all the course work and complete five case studies each for modules III-VII to receive your certification.
Overall Class Content Covers:
- The Psyche: Understanding the Shadow, Persona, Self, Limited Beliefs, Wounding
- Trauma: Somatic Release, Understanding the brain and body in trauma
- Neuropathway Reset: Ways of shifting consciousness in session to get out of the fear based brain
- Holding Space and Rapport: How to build trust and work with a client
- Tracking: Cultivating shamanic “seeing” states for seeing into the unconscious
- Mapping and Remapping: Healing is changing paradigms and creating reframes
- Energetics: Running and tuning energy, mulching heavy energy, resetting, rebalancing
- Inner Child Work: Soul retrieval, reparenting
- Integration: Putting the pieces back together, who are you after you are not wounded and in trauma?
- Ceremony: Moving beyond the intellect with ceremony using the five elements
(Must be done in order, each class is roughly 8 hours of class time)
I. The Psyche, Emotional and Spiritual Wounding: This is a foundation class all about who we are as an essential self and how that gets lost in the expression of our personality, or as Carl Jung calls it, the Persona. Most wounding is reflected and acted out through the constellation of personality constructs we have made from the limited beliefs and coping mechanisms we wrap around our wounding. The basic premise is we have put into our unconscious the very parts our ourselves we need to reclaim to heal. Each client comes to us with conscious blocks and dysfunction hoping to reclaim the fluidity of their essential self. We need to understand how they lost it, what is preventing it from coming back “online,” and how to engage it energetically to bring through a fully conscious engagement with our “soul.”
II. Trauma: We will look at the brain, what happens to it in trauma, and ways to release trauma from the body and reset the brain. We will also learn about the effects of plant medicines in healing, from an academic perspective, and explore how to use other shamanic practices such as breath work, ceremony, sound, and drumming etc. as alternative and additional ways to transcend the mind’s grip on the body, as this is a path of Energy Medicine, or working with the energetic rather than the material. It is through shifting levels of consciousness that the brain can then reset and the body can then release.
III. Tracking, Timelines and Allies: This class is an intensive tracking class, using your qaway, to prepare you for all the tracking you will be doing as an Energy Medicine Professional. We will learn how to “see” or pull through information of various frequencies, physical, emotional, metaphoric, and energetic. We will be looking at systems such as the nervous, circulatory and endocrine systems, and at muscles, bone and organs, but also the mental emotional states frozen in trauma, and the shadow children lost in the psyche. We will learn to track timelines, backwards and forwards, as well as study energetic anatomy from the traditional Andean perspective and relate it to the chakra system. We will also renew our connections with the Lineages, Apus, and Teqse Apukuna.
IV. Clients and Imprints: In this class we learn how to work with energies from the Andean Cosmovision, sami, munay, and humpe-munay, in combination with breath work, to interface with the soul consciousness, the energy body, and the physical body, in a process we call samin mayu. We learn how to interview a client, help shift their consciousness through breath, remove the energetic imprints behind blocks, neurosis, and illness, and how to give clients the homework that will create new neural pathways in to brain to hold the energetic and consciousness shifts they just made. The tools from this class are used in all subsequent classes.
V. Soul Retrieval: We will explore the concept of shadow and how to heal the wounds of lost power from trauma. We will find unclaimed parts of ourselves within the unconscious or "underworld." We will learn how to retrieve lost soul parts and integrate them back into ourselves. We will work with inner children, and gifts from our higher selves as resources. We will learn how to identify the limiting beliefs born of these woundings, and how to create more constructive soul paths forward. Inner child, reparenting.
VI. Ceremony: To heal we often have to die to who we were before. You cannot change from within the security files you created to feel safe. You must die to who you have been. Here we explore how to provide a ceremonial process in which your client can make shifts their intellect can’t grasp through, the use of ceremony.
VII. Integration: Once we have died to who we were we need to find a path forward. This is a class designed to help the client plot a new path into their new story. it is one of the most fundamental parts of the healing process. OK, you broke it all down... where do we go from here... This class is tools to help your client figure that out.
Cost of this one year, 70 hour program, plus individual case study feedback, is $4000 is for the entire series, which can be broken into payments of $575/module if need be. The classes will be offered every other month, on a full weekend (roughly 5 hours Saturday and 5 hours Sunday, with a break in the middle) throughout the year from March 2022- February 2023. Class participation and interaction manditory. Cannot be taken by recording.
- Clearing Imprints
- Is Your Healer A Hollow Bone?
- To Heal Is To Step Into Infinity
- Soul Retrieval
- Curing Verses Healing
- Beyond Talk Therap
- Depression: A Spiritual Crisis
- The Rescuer
- Why People Don't Heal
- Loving Your Monster
- Spiritual Warriors and Boundaries
- Fight, Flight, or Freeze
Online Introduction to Andean Mysticism
This is an introductory online class for those interested in testing the waters of Andean Mysticism as taught at ASC. The traditional Andean paq’os, or “shamans” live high in the mountains of Peru.They have a set of teachings, practices, and initiations unique to their environment, and an exemplary level of love and respect for one another that has served as a means of survival in these harsh conditions. Their whole world view or "Cosmovision" is based upon them. Often described as mystical in nature because they interact with the energetics of Creation directly, they focus on honing our everyday consciousness and refining our personal power to interact with these energies with the highest level of efficacy. They are truly Masters of the energetic realm.
The path of the Andean paq’o is a distinct form of “shamanism” that asks us to stay grounded and embrace our humanity, to see it as an instrument, not something to escape from or endure. Our job is to refine and hone these gifts, and to work with the personal limitations we put on ourselves, keeping us from that. We come equipped with everything we need to engage with the creative force effectively. The more aware we are of how we limit this and give out power away, the more effortless and more dynamic our exchanges become. This class is a two day introductory exploration of these traditional teachings. It stands on its own as a sampler, or you can use it as a leaping point into the deeper teachings at ASC.
- Learn the basic energy medicine principles of the Andean paq'o (the Quechua word for shaman or priest).
- Learn your energetic anatomy, as taught in this tradition, and how to keep it clean and clear so it is most effective.
- Learn how to engage the energetic world around you.
- Put together your misha (mesa), or traditional Andean medicine bundle.
- Learn what are the 7 universal energy spirits are and how to engage them.
- Learn about the three worlds and how to engage them for your personal development.
- Step onto the path of honing your personal integrity, a profound journey to self mastery.
This sampler class is a basic introduction into the complex world and teachings of the Andean Cosmovision, as they have been passed down through oral tradition since before the Inka Empire.
- You can use these tools and this perspective to enhance your every day life.
- It is a good basic introduction to the core of Mystical Shamanism taught at ASC.
- This is also a good primer for the more advanced Andean Foundation series, if you have no experience with the tradition.
Spend two days dipping your feet in the water and familiarizing yourself with the basics. See if this is a path for you!
This is a two day class, 2 hours Saturday and 2 hours Sunday, with a small break in the middle of each.
2021 Dates offered:
Time: 11:00 am-2:00 pm Central Time
Class size limited to 20
No recordings will be made, you must be able to attend both classes.
When you sign up please indicate which date you are interested in.
Online Andean Foundation Series
This set of online classes are the foundation teachings of the Andean Healing Arts as taught by Juan and Ivan Nuñez del Prado of Peru. Juan, initially an anthropologist from Cuzco, studied under three Andean Masters and was in the last classes of the Q'ero "paq'o (Andean shaman) school" before it eventually shut down in the 1980's. Ivan is his very adept son and a Master in his own right. He was initiated into the lineages, along with his father, at the age of 7. Together, Juan and Ivan are considered two of the primary keepers of this ancient Andean wisdom in Peru. As such they are deeply respected by the remaining Andean Masters and elders for keeping their traditional medicine and teachings pure and alive.
Joan Parisi Wilcox, author of Masters Of Living Energy, was encouraged by Juan to share these teachings in North America in 2015, after studying with him for decades. She shared them with Christina and introduced her to don Juan and don Ivan. Christina and Joan have since met regularly with don Juan and don Ivan, going even deeper into the nuances of this material. They have all generously encouraged Christina to share them, in her own way, to keep these traditional versions of the medicine alive. This set of four weekends is her version of these ancient teachings based on her guidance from Juan, Ivan, and Joan.
A Path Of Spiritual Evolution
The main theme of this journey is that of increasing our levels of everyday consciousness and honing our perceptive abilities to have increased personal power, or effect, in both the energetic and material world. You can use this facility, once cultivated, however you choose. As adept paq'os (Andean shamans) we interact consciously with the Universal energies in an exchange called ayni. The energetic world responds to our level of ayni in kind, affecting our experiences in the material world. The more aware we are and the more refined our perceptions are the better our exchange with the Universe becomes. This set of classes will give you a practical set of skills and practices for engaging in your every day life more effectively, whatever your vocation is.
In these AF classes you will be taught the three main tools for moving energy, and we will do many different group exercises to clean, clear, and empower ourselves. Together, it is all one body of work designed to activate your true self and put it into gear. Each section focuses on a different but complementary aspect of the Andean Cosmovision. Traditionally Paq'os studied all three aspects.
In the end you will have a path for evolving your consciousness toward one of an enlightened being, one who has integrated both their darkness and their divinity. In this integration you refine your personal power, and finally your ayni. In so doing you can have more and more reach and an increasingly larger effect on the world at large. How far you take it will be up to you... but the sky is the limit, as they say!
These four weekends serve as the foundation for your training as a paq'o in the Peruvian Andean energetic healing arts. You will learn how to create a misha (mesa), learn how to make despachos (prayer offering), and you will be introduced to two main lineages from the Andes, the Huaskar Lineage and the Inkari lineage. You will be initiated into the teachings from three master paq'os from these lineages, the body of wisdom from don Juan's three master teachers. You will learn about the Andean Cosmovision, many useful energy practices, and be introduced into the steps to take your level of everyday consciousness higher. This series is the basis, or foundation, of all our other trainings.
- The Paña, or right side of the path. These are the teachings of Master Don Benito Qoriwaman. This is the path of knowledge and wisdom, the yachay path. It teaches us about the Andean Cosmovision and how to interact with the external energetic world. We build a misha and learn about despachos.
- The Chaupi, or middle path (traditional path of the Q'ero Indians). These are the teachings of Master Don Andreas Espinosa. This is the teachings of Munay, or unconditional love. This work is relational. It addresses your energetic exchanges with others. You will receive the bands of power and learn how to tune energy to several different frequencies as a healing practice.
- The Lloq'e, or left side of the path. These are the teachings of Master Don Melchor Desa. This is the path of action or llank'ay. It is the path of going within to refine your personal power. We will do a lot of energetic exercises in this side to help you evolve to a person of great personal power and effect.
Why would someone want to take these classes? They are based on an ancient system of self development, considered a path to enlightenment. We are all born with an Inka Seed behind our hearts. It is ours to develop and bring into its full potential. The more conscious we are the more aware we are. The more aware we are the better we are able to hone our personal power and use it effectively. While some of you may want to use this material to lay down a foundation for being a more adept healer, this set of classes is an effective set of teachings and exercises on their own to help you become more aware and effective at whatever you do!
It is strongly recommended, if you have no experience with these teachings, that you take the Introduction to Andean Mysticism online class at ASC before starting the AF training, and if you have time, read Joan Parisi Wilcox's book Masters of Living Energy. The intro class covers the basic lay of the land and familiarizes you with concepts and terminology we will be going into depth on in the AF. This path is both a shift in cultural perspective and a set of universal principles. Taking the intro class and reading the book will open you up to the language and concepts of this world and to its thinking.
New 2021 dates for the 4-weekend series:
- Spring: April 3-4, 17-18, May 1-2, 15-16.
- Fall: September 11-12, 25-26, October 9-10 and 23-24
Time: 11:00 am-2:30 pm Central Time.
The series is taught together as a whole, only, over 4 separate weekends. There will be 3 hours of instruction, initiations, and practices each day, both Saturday and Sunday, with a small break in the middle. It cannot be taken in parts, and because the material is accumulative, you will need to be able to be there for all 4 weekends. It is not an option to take it by recoding only, you must be able to physically attend each class. No exceptions. Class size limited to 16.
Cost: $500 for the series
When you sign up please indicate which set of weekends you are signing up for, Spring or Fall.
"Who would have thought internet conference technologies developed for traditional corporate business would become the backbone for new innovative platforms for delivering high quality non-traditional education. Christina's Andean Mysticism Program is a good case in point. Classes are easy to access regardless of where you are in the world ... Hong Kong, LA, London or Maui or a small ranch in the backwaters of NE Texas. What you give up in the in person educational experiences you more than make up in convenience, cost, and quality of instruction. And even the in person aspects have found new ways to be taught and experienced through this fascinating technology. Christina's Andean Mysticism Program gets a Five Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating. Extraordinary program with lots of energy work woven into the instruction. For me, the best program I have ever participated in within the field commonly referred to as "shamanic teachings". This is a truer teaching comparatively, the Lamborghini of Andean indigenous teachings." GAB