On Campus Program

Awaken Your Spirit Explore the Ancient Tradition of Huichol Shamanism


Join world-renowned spiritual teacher, award-winning author, and traditionally trained shaman Brant Secunda for a weekend retreat on the Kripalu campus and connect with the spiritual world of nature. Explore shamanic practices to honor your personal connection with Mother Earth and learn to tap into the energy of nature to empower your life. 

As you experience the teachings of shamanism through guided rituals, spiritual discourses, and community ceremonies, you will:

  • Journey to the four directions to find clarity in your heart.
  • Awaken your dreams with daily morning rituals.
  • Expand your consciousness amidst the sound of the rattle, drum, and sacred chants.
  • Embody the power of nature through the art of pilgrimage.
  • Celebrate life and dance your prayers into the altar of Mother Earth. 

This program provides an opportunity to explore ancient indigenous wisdom and learn practical tools to integrate into your modern life. Shamanism's simple yet profound teachings provide the foundation for transformational personal and planetary change. Return home with a renewed sense of connection and hope for yourself and the world. 

NOTE No previous shamanic experience is required for this program. 

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
Shamanism and Indigenous Wisdom


Brant Secunda is an internationally acclaimed shaman, healer, and ceremonial leader in the indigenous Huichol (Wixárika) tradition of Mexico.

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