NEW Upcoming E-Course!
Nature, Spirituality and Ritual
Powerful Practices for Challenging Times
Live 8 Week Video Series
About the Class
In this eight-week, Zoom-style online class, Sarah and Nate will lead participants on a rich and deeply connective journey into how to create and perform nature-based ceremony.
For millenia, human beings have developed ceremonies that deepen their relationship to place, honor the sacred, and create transformation for themselves and the world around them. You could say it is a human birthright.
Yet, in the 21st century we face myriad complexities around honoring where we came from, being respectful of the land and people of the land we now live on, and also the darkness of an increasingly pervasive destructive lifestyle and worldview.
Going back to the original place where ceremony emerges from: our own connection to place and nature, can reveal a path that enables us to go forward in a powerful, respectful, and hopeful way.
During the course, we will cover topics such as Ancestors, Dreaming, Purification, Nature Spirits, Catching Songs, Visioning, Prayer, Elements of Ceremony, Honoring the Sun and Moon Cycles and much much more. All of the teachings will be presented in a holistic way that is non-appropriative of traditional cultures. Each week participants will be given multiple take-home exercises to deepen their connection to nature and the Sacred in their own lives. Ultimately, this course will provide the foundation for developing and creating your own ceremonies to nourish yourself, the land you live on, and your community.
Each class will be 90+ minutes long with ample time for questions and answers.
All classes will be recorded and available for your viewing convenience!
TENTATIVE CLASS OUTLINE:
Session 1: The deep connection between Nature, Spirituality and Ceremony
Session 2: Honoring the Ancestors and Honoring the land you occupy
Session 3: Purification using the Natural Elements and Connecting with the Weather Beings
Session 4: Connecting with Nature Spirits and Making Offerings
Session 5: Tracking Synchronicity and the Sacred, Catching Songs and Stories, Catching the Wind
Session 6: Visioning, Dreamwork, Prayer and Intention
Session 7: Sun and Moon Cycles, and Natural Rhythms and Cycles of the Wild
Session 8: The Elements of Ceremony:Wrapping the Bundle and Putting it all Together
Each week an email will go out to participants with a summary of what we covered, access to a video link of the class, and exercises to practice and do.
At the end of the course, participants will be given permanent links to all of the class material including the ability to download, a PDF of relevant info, and summary of what has been covered!
SPECIAL BONUS #1:
Infinite Awakenings (revised edition) Nature Reflections, Poems, and Essays
SPECIAL BONUS #2:
Introduction to Natural Movement: Rewilding Our Body Video
When you register for the online course!
Receive these Special Bonuses
Nate Summers, M.Ac.
Nate Summers is an ethnobotanist, natural movement instructor, and survival skills instructor with a strong background in earth-based ceremony, ritual, and spirituality. He is the author of Primal: Why We Long to Be Wild and Free and Awakening Fire: The Essential Guide to Flame, Ignition, and Wood. Nate has served as a faculty member at the Wilderness Awareness School, the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, and the Asian Institute of Medical Studies and has taught students all over the world. He has been fortunate enough to have had many deep teachers and mentors from around the world. His approach includes wisdom from his teachers from these traditions, deep spiritual connection to nature and place, and his own Northern European and Celtic ancestry.
Sarah MacLean Bicknell
Sarah MacLean Bicknell is a healer, teacher, and mentor. She has studied healing and ceremonial work in North American indigenous traditions for 30 years. She has incorporated her Celtic roots into her present North American practice and is sought out for her intuitive readings, workshops, ceremony, and her soul doctoring practice. She stands in deep gratitude to her elders and teachers that have gone before and stands firmly in her own vision, a vision that is related and crafted for these times of the 21st century. Her work is about connection, community, ceremony and respect. Also raised in the Western world, she has lived the loss of disconnection and is profoundly thankful to her indigenous elders who taught her how to re-arrive more fully into her life.