Volunteer Trip to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. June 24-29, 2018
Our annual weeklong volunteer trip to South Dakota to meet, live, and work with the Oglala Lakota people at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Set in the heart-opening vistas of the prairie and nearby Badlands National Park, participants will experience first-hand the people, history, culture, and spirituality of one of the largest surviving Native American tribes today. Our mission is to experience how the earth-honoring ways of the Lakota offer deep wisdom on living in balance with nature and Spirit, through the use of both traditional teachings and sustainable technology. Click here for more information on the Pine Ridge Tour page
Vision Quest, Michigan: The Classic Rite of Passage. Sept. 8-15, 2018.
Join fellow seekers for this powerful week of self-discovery and soul visioning on South Manitou Island in Michigan . Led by Jeff Nixa and assisted by Jessica Merwin, the vision quest is based on the traditional AmerIndian ceremony for clarifying one’s spiritual purpose and direction in life. A perfect opportunity for anyone seeking to connect deeply with nature and receive healing or clarity on some question, struggle, change, or decision in one’s life. Click here for more information on the Manitou Vision Quest!
San Francisco Retreat: Awaken Your Jaguar! Oct. 19-21, 2018.
Jeff is partnering with colleague Anna Dorian to bring this powerful 3-day weekend of soul transformation, shamanic visioning, and life way-finding skills to the Bay area! Anna is the founder and director of Vibrant Reiki, a wide range of reiki courses and shamanic healing programs, and she’s hosting Jeff for these two day-long programs designed to clarify and activate your unique medicine for the world. We’ll first learn the art and skill of fire talks (shamanic counseling sessions), and then venture into deep nature for a day of vision questing in the heart-opening Marin headlands. The weekend will benefit newcomers to shamanism, as well as experienced practitioners, with innovative teachings and actual outdoor nature-based experiences that you will not find in conventional ‘hotel shamanism’ programs. Full information and registration link here.
Fire Talk Counseling Sessions
See Fire Talk page. Jeff offers five fire talk options:
- Individual fire talk sessions
- Full-day intensives at the Hermitage
- Weekend/ multi-day intensives at the Hermitage
- Couples fire talk sessions
- Long-distance fire talks (by Skype or phone)
Solo Urban Retreats – at the Hermitage
You can schedule a private full-day or multi-day overnight guided retreat at Jeff’s backyard Hermitage. For more information and fees see Fire Talk menu.
Jeff’s Writings: Urban-Shamanism.org
Urban-Shamanism.org is Jeff’s companion website of archived public radio commentaries, short stories, video, poetry, images and aspects of shamanic healing all woven together to inspire and open the heart of the urban sojourner. Visit now and leave a comment!
Great Plains Shamanic Programs