Journeys in the North

In addition to our Ecuador experiences, we also offer Journeys to the North. This immersion in indigenous wisdom blends ancient Andean and North American traditions and is aimed at delivering teachings that support individuals who are actively working in service of the planet and humanity.

2019 Upcoming Journeys in the North

Date
May 10 – May 17 Sacred Feminine Immersion Learn More Register
Aug. 24 – Sep. 1 Indigenous Wisdom Immersion Learn More Apply

Sacred Feminine Immersion

A Journey with Woman Stands Shining-Pat McCabe (Women Only)

Dates: May 10 – 17, 2019
Cost: $1,995
Journey Leader: Jocelyn Mercado

Join us for a special Pachamama Journey in the North for women to the ancient lands of Northern New Mexico near Taos. Weyakpa Najin Win–Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe) of Diné/Navajo ancestry and Lakota ceremonial tradition will generously and skillfully guide you through a powerful personal and collective journey. Experience the sacred land and practices that instructed, healed, and guided her to be the leader and wisdom keeper she is today, and discover the transformative power they hold for you.

On this journey, participants will have the unique opportunity to access a critical body of knowledge and wisdom from a teacher and guide who is deeply familiar with both the western traditions of the mind, rationality and academia as well as the ancient teachings or, original instructions, that have guided all of our ancestors from time immemorial. She is an important bridge and translator of these worlds.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Remember one’s self to be indigenous to Mother Earth. Discover the habits, methodologies and wisdom that have kept people intact since the beginning of humanity.
  • Explore and develop spiritual practice that comes directly from relationship with the land.
  • Reawaken the deep feminine power inside each of us and gain insight on how to come from and lead from that place.
  • Learn important steps and insights on how to both heal from and dismantle the western ingrained paradigm of academia and rationalism.
  • Engage in a deep inquiry and questioning of your beliefs and uncover what informs them.
  • Practice identifying and moving with your hearts delight.
  • Learn about indigenous resiliency and how it’s providing an important template for our times.

Held at a beautiful and simple place of retreat in the Taos area, there will be an opportunity to visit the Taos Pueblo and other natural sites in the region that have deeply impacted Woman Stands Shining’s journey, from mountains to gorges, to sacred springs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are blessed and honored to continue our partnership with Woman Stands Shining and want to clarify how we hold this collaboration, as not doing so previously led to misinterpretations that have adversely affected our beloved friend and ally—for which we apologize. Consistent with the ancestral lineage she carries, no funds are requested or exchanged for any spiritual or ceremonial work she conducts. We gladly offer her financial reciprocity for teaching, coordinating, guiding and the immense energy, effort and love she puts into hosting our groups.

Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe)

Woman Stands Shining is a mother, activist, artist, writer, and international speaker, teacher and ceremonial leader who draws upon the deep Indigenous sciences of thriving life to reframe inquiries about sustainability and upholding the honor of being human. More about Woman Stands Shining

Journey Leader: Jocelyn Mercado

Jocelyn a Transformational Life Coach, Author, Holistic Health Consultant, and Environmentalist. She spent over 15 years in Finance and Project Management before taking the leap to begin a Life Coaching and Consulting career, and she’s never looked back! More about Jocelyn


Indigenous Wisdom Immersion

A journey with with Arkan Lushwala and Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe)

Dates: Aug. 24 – Sep. 1, 2019
Cost: $2,495
Journey Leader: David Tucker

This immersion in indigenous wisdom blends ancestral knowledge and practices from North and South America in the enchanted high desert ceremonial center of Arawaka and the powerful lands surrounding Taos, New Mexico.

Held in collaboration with ceremonial leaders, wisdom keepers, Pachamama Alliance friends, and advisors—Arkan Lushwala (Andean and Lakota traditions), and Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe, Diné/Navajo and Lakota traditions)—
this experience is for people who are committed to using the teachings and practices shared in service of the Earth and humanity at this critical time.

The first half of the journey will take place at in and around Taos and be guided by Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe). The second half of the experience will take place at the Arawaka Ceremonial Center, approximately 1 hour east of Santa Fe and be guided by Arkan Lushwala.

Participants on this Journey will be guided through the experience with specific teachings, wisdom, and practices for using indigenous methodology in their daily lives and work.

The following elements will be incorporated into the Journey:

  • opening and deepening our relationship with Mother Earth with practices to engage Her deeply Spiritual and interrelated nature
  • the way of the heart: non-intellectual ways of understanding; sourcing truth through the activation of feeling; and learning to know directly from the mind of spirit
  • teachings on ancient indigenous principles, wisdom, and worldview
  • personal and collective awareness practices, including awareness of spirit in all forms of life, energy, and activity
  • sacred nourishment: the practice and observation of how prayer and sacred energy influence the quality of our food, our most immediate and daily form of communion with the spirit of Pachamama (mother earth)
  • deep experience of connection to the land in various environments of beauty
  • going beyond comfort, we welcome nature as She is and connect deeply with her
  • self-reflection and introspection in order to find truth are highly encouraged
  • not getting distracted with taking pictures, recording, excessive note-taking, reading, etc.
  • an experience of community where we work together and cooperate with one another in a circle of human kindness and solidarity

Lodging Details:

  • This Journey is designed to bring you into intimate contact with the Earth. Sleeping (in tent, pad, sleeping bag) and dreaming on—and with—the Earth is one of the significant benefits of this experience. We’ve had many first-time campers, all who have deeply appreciated this aspect.
  • All will have access to nice bathrooms with warm showers at both locations.
  • Gourmet, organic/local (when available), and deeply nourishing food will be consciously and lovingly prepared and served at every meal with emphasis placed on consecrating the life that plants and animals offer to us. Vegetarian (and vegan upon request) options will always be available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are blessed and honored to continue our partnership with Woman Stands Shining and Arkan Lushwala and want to clarify how we hold this collaboration, as not doing so previously led to misinterpretations that have adversely affected our beloved friends and allies—for which we apologize. Consistent with the ancestral lineages they carry, no funds are requested or exchanged for any spiritual or ceremonial work they conduct. We gladly offer them financial reciprocity for teaching, coordinating, guiding, and the immense energy, effort and love they put into hosting our groups.

Preparation:

Read Time of the Black Jaguar and Deer and Thunder by Arkan Lushwala.

Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe)

Woman Stands Shining is a mother, activist, artist, writer, and international speaker, teacher and ceremonial leader who draws upon the deep Indigenous sciences of thriving life to reframe inquiries about sustainability and upholding the honor of being human. More about Woman Stands Shining

Arkan Lushwala

Arkan Lushwala is a rare indigenous bridge of the global north and south, carrying spiritual traditions from the Andes in his native Peru as well as being adopted and initiated by the Lakota people of North America. More about Arkan

Journey Leader: David Tucker

As Program Director of Pachamama Journeys, David has been facilitating Journeys for over 15 years.
More about David

Please apply to register for this journey