Mind Body Spirit Festival in London
May
25
to May 28

Mind Body Spirit Festival in London

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Looking for Inspiration to jump start your life?

Join John and a host of other healers, teachers, guides and lifestyle coaches for this years exciting Mind, Body, Spirit Festival in London

Friday 25th May - Free Stage

* John will be performing live on stage at 12-12:30pm

Monday 28th May - Free Stage

* John will be performing from 12-12:30pm

Monday 28th May - 1:15-3:15pm

The Way of the Leopard Workshop

John will teach 'The Way of the Leopard Workshop' followed by a book signing. Participants will have an opportunity after the workshpop to buy his book 'Leopard Warrior' and audio teachings, 'The Way of the Leopard'. 

 

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The Way of the Leopard in London
Jun
2
10:15 AM10:15

The Way of the Leopard in London

One Day workshop hosted by Alternatives in London

Alternatives Says:  Connect to your life purpose with an initiated sangoma in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa.

This one day workshop is based on John Lockley’s bestselling debut book, Leopard Warrior: A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct & Dreams. It will be a joyful exploration of Ubuntu (Humanity) and what it means to be fully human, alive and connected to the natural world. John will teach participants how to connect to their life purpose through the ancient South African traditional teachings of Ubuntu. These teachings speak about the interconnectedness of all life. The workshop will be an exploration of ancestors, dreams and the practice of trance dancing.

You will learn how to connect to your ancestors in a timeless African way, and how to dance like the Leopard and let your spirit flow. To understand your life purpose it is important to connect to your bones, the roots of your being. Would you like to feel more alive and connected with your life purpose? Then join us for this remarkable day of meditation, dance and mystical teachings.

 

 

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The Way of the Leopard Workshop in Dublin
Jun
9
10:15 AM10:15

The Way of the Leopard Workshop in Dublin

About the Workshop

This one day workshop is based on John Lockley’s bestselling debut book, Leopard Warrior: A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct & Dreams. It will be a joyful exploration of Ubuntu (Humanity) and what it means to be fully human, alive and connected to the natural world. John will teach participants how to connect to their life purpose through the ancient South African traditional teachings of Ubuntu. These teachings speak about the interconnectedness of all life. The workshop will be an exploration of ancestors, dreams and the practice of trance dancing.

You will learn how to connect to your ancestors in a timeless African way, and how to dance like the Leopard and let your spirit flow. To understand your life purpose it is important to connect to your bones, the roots of your being. Would you like to feel more alive and connected with your life purpose? Then join us for this remarkable day of meditation, dance and mystical teachings.

John is one of the first white men, in recent history, to become a fully initiated sangoma in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa. 

He was born, in 1971, into a divided Apartheid South Africa, with the mark of the sangoma on his face – a band of white birth skin around the eyes. At 18, John was serving in the South African army as a medic (during the war with Angola in the 1980s) when he had a strong, prophetic dream calling him to train as a Xhosa sangoma. He immediately began to suffer from the thwasa, a severe period of ill-health that is inherent in all ancient shamanic cultures which can only be cured through apprenticeship to a shamanic teacher. Because of the restrictions of Apartheid (which ended in 1994) it would take John seven years to find a Xhosa teacher. During the early days of his calling he trained as a Zen student under renowned Zen Master, Su Bong, completing an intensive three-month kyol che in a Buddhist monastery in South Korea. He was then invited by the Grand Master Dae Soen Sa Nim to join his “monk army”, but the strength of his sangoma calling drew him back to South Africa.

Eventually, post-Apartheid, John met Mum Ngwevu, a well-known Xhosa Sangoma medicine woman, in one of the poorest townships in South Africa. She had foreseen his arrival in a dream and began his 10-year apprenticeship, giving him the initiated name Ucingolwendaba, meaning messenger or connector between people and cultures.

John now divides his time between South Africa, Europe and the U.S.

Hosted by Seminars.ie

 

 

Other Events in Dublin & Ireland

10th May - Leopard Warrior Book Launch in Dublin, Bewleys Cafe, Hosted by Positive Nights

10th June - Ancestral Healing Dance Workshop/ Ceremony in Greystones, Hosted by The Hot Spot Music Club

28th June - 1st July - 3 Day Retreat in Kerry

*** Private Healing Sessions in DunLaoghaire - For an appointment please email info@johnlockley.com

 

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Ancestral Healing Dance
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Ancestral Healing Dance

Ancestral Healing Dance - Workshop/Ceremony in Greystones,

In South Africa traditional healers are called Sangomas. They  use rhythm and dance to connect to the spirit world; the world of nature and the ancestral realm. John will facilitate a 4 hour ceremony through teaching the ‘Xhentsa’ or trance dance. This is an ancient dance that has been performed for thousands of years and was passed down through the centuries from the oldest people in the world, the Khoi San or Bushmen peoples in South Africa, to the current generation.

This dance is also known as the rain dance because it has the power to change nature. It is about energising the spine so the dancer becomes a lightning rod. In Southern Africa it is the kundalini dance because it awakens the ‘umbilini’ or kundalini energy in the spine.

Please bring your prayers, wounds and joy. John will teach people the dance and then use a playlist of traditional sangoma songs and rhythms. The workshop will be run as a ceremony. This ceremony is based on John’s book ‘Leopard Warrior’. After the workshop people will have an opportunity to get a signed copy of his book as well as his audio teachings, ‘The Way of the Leopard’.

John is also available for private healing sessions whilst he is in Dublin. To book for healings email info@johnlockley.com

Hosted by Hot Spot in Greystones

John Lockley’s Biography

John is a traditionally trained healer or shaman known as a sangoma with over 20 years’ experience. He spent 10 years apprenticing under his teacher MaMngwevu, a member of the Xhosa nation, the same tribe as Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu, to become one of the first westerners in recent history to be given the title of ‘ligqira elikhulu’ or senior sangoma. John holds an honours degree in clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Health Psychology and peoples’ ability to overcome extreme trauma like breast cancer.

John also has a background in Zen Buddhism and apprenticed under Zen Master Su Bong from South Korea in the early 1990’s. He completed a 3 month silent meditation in a mountain temple in South Korea after which he was invited to become a zen monk. He chose instead to become a sangoma, an African traditional healer.

John is a pioneer in bridging ancient South African heal­ing technology — Sangoma medicine — with the mainstream, Western medical culture. John’s mother is Irish, from Dublin and he has spent his life moving between Ireland & South Africa. He is a true afro-celt healer. John’s work could be summed up in the Xhosa word ‘Masiyembo’ which involves a profound remembering of the human spirit through the practice of dreams, plant medicine and an appreciation of ancestors and our bone family.

 

 

Other Events in Dublin & Ireland

10th May - Leopard Warrior Book Launch in Dublin, Bewleys Cafe, Hosted by Positive Nights

9th June - The Way of the Leopard Workshop in the Talbot Hotel, Hosted by Seminars.ie.

28th June - 1st July - 3 Day Retreat in Kerry

*** Private Healing Sessions in DunLaoghaire - For an appointment please email info@johnlockley.com

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Way of the 'Leopard Warrior' ceremony in Leicester, UK
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Way of the 'Leopard Warrior' ceremony in Leicester, UK

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The Way of the Leopard Warrior Ceremony

What does it mean to be a warrior? A Leopard Warrior is a mystical being that is prepared to enter the shadow worlds within and return to this world with magic and mystery to share. To do this requires the courage and fortitude of a warrior; to smile at our wounds & nightmares and see them as an opportunity to grow. What the world needs now are 'Leopard Warriors', spiritual warriors who face their own shadows and bring them into the light. Are you ready?

In this two day Ceremony, John will use guided meditation, prayer, song, dance, drumming, plant medicine (e.g. Pine, White Sage, Rosemary), and intention to help the participants to connect with their inner voice, sharing teachings on “Connecting with our Ancestral Lines” and “Remembering our Dreams”. He will also share experiences from working in the African Bush, how to track animals, helping participants to connect with their heartbeat, re-wilding them and strengthening their ability to move towards their life calling, their destiny.

John teaches about Ubuntu – Humanity – Connecting people to their Ancestors, their own indigenous roots, re-wilding people, connecting them to their dreams and their soul. John is a dreamer, a healer and a divinator who works with Sacred Ceremony, meditation, song, dance and cleansing herbs to help people to connect more fully to themselves, to find their Life Path, their Soul Calling.

To book please email Christine on redochrewoman@yahoo.com or text 07875 676855. Multiple payment options available (Bank Transfer, PayPal, Cheque, Cash)

Early Bird price = £200 for the two-day workshop, if paid in full by April 30th 2018. Full price = £250. Places are limited so please book early.

Instructions on travelling to the venue and what to bring will be sent prior to the date.

 

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Summer Solstice in Leicester
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Summer Solstice in Leicester

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Fireside Gathering Celebrating Summer Solstice & 

'The Way of the Leopard’ with John Lockley

Join us for this lively discussion, performance and glimpse into the 'Way of the Leopard' with John Lockley. There will be opportunity to ask John questions and receive a signed copy of his new book "The Leopard Warrior" published by Sounds True. 

This is an experience that has touched many hundreds of people around the world as John travels, inviting you to experience the healing energies, beautiful songs, and rhythms from South Africa. John will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition. The Leopard represents raw, intuitive intelligence and interconnectedness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds us of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonise people with themselves and the natural world. It is his desire to help people reconnect with their ancestors and live fully in their bodies, enabling them to live more satisfied, healthy and happy lives. 

John is an emerging bright star in the global Shamanism scene with a newly published book "Leopard Warrior" with Sounds True, Year of Ceremony presentation, and the global Shamanism summit on the Shift Network.

To Book: please email Lesley at lesley@chatervalley.com

http://www.chatervalley.com/

Places are limited to spend time with John so please book early. Cost £52.00.

#chatervalleyfarm #summersolstice #leicester #johnlockley #leopardwarrior #shamanismuk

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Ancestral Healing Ceremony in Ireland
Jun
28
to Jul 2

Ancestral Healing Ceremony in Ireland

THE WAY OF THE LEOPARD WARRIOR

 TO RECONNECT TO YOUR 'UBUNTU' (HUMANITY) & INNER VISION
 

A 3 day ancestral healing ceremony/retreat based on John Lockley’s bestselling book ‘Leopard Warrior’.

What the world needs now more than anything else are people who are Wild, unapologetically WILD and connected to their human spirit. 

The ceremony is based on the ancient Xhosa traditional healing ceremony performed in South Africa to help reconnect people to their Ancestors, Dreams and ‘Ubuntu’ (Humanity). 

As a traditionally trained Xhosa sangoma, John has been immersed in this process for over 20 years in South Africa. He brings the essence of this to the Western World to initiate people into the ‘way of the bone people’, (Ancestors), helping people to remember their Ancestors and their roots. 

‘Ubuntu’ means ‘I am who I am because of who we all are’. In order for us to know where we are going as individuals and a community, we need to reconnect to where we come from. It is a mystical circle encompassing the past, future, physical and unseen worlds. 

Welcome to the world of the sangoma for this unique ceremony!

The ceremony will be a mix of stillness, dancing, praying, dreamwork and include a powerful medicinal plant cleanse. It will be performed in a circle with an earth altar as the focal point. 

A Key question for all participants is ‘Where is your spirit’, and how is ‘Nature calling you right now’?

• John will teach people how to connect to their Ancestors in a simple, beautiful and profound way. 
• The Leopard Dance – a series of shaking movements to stimulate the ‘umbulini’ (Kunalini) energy in the spine to awaken our natural state, our ‘Ubuntu’ (humanity).
• Dreaming – John will speak about the 3 levels of dreaming and mystical/ prophetic dreams and how we can recognise them.
• A core aspect of John’s teachings involves the practice of Heart-Beat Meditation. This is based on the South African drum. It is taught to help quieten the mind, connect with our Soul and feel the rhythm of the earth beneath our feet. 
• John will perform a cleansing ceremony with medicinal plants (non-hallucinogenic). People will place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine. It is performed to help ‘open the road’ for people, to enable them to reconnect to their life purpose. 

This Ceremony requires all participants to engage with their own process 100%. It requires the hearts of warriors, fearless individuals who are not afraid to face their own Shadows. 

Are you Ready? Then Book Now because there are limited numbers.

For further Info please email: leopard.warrior.way@gmail.com.
 

For Accomodation please click here: 
http://www.aloha-house-ie.book.direct/en-gb 

Other Events in Dublin & Ireland

9th June - The Way of the Leopard Workshop in the Talbot Hotel, Hosted by

10th June - Ancestral Healing Dance Workshop/ Ceremony in Greystones, Hosted by The Hot Spot Music Club

*** Private Healing Sessions in DunLaoghaire - For an appointment please email info@johnlockley.com


#shamanismireland #Ireland #johnlockley #leopardwarrior #sangoma#Dublin #Cork #Kerry #Killorglin

 John performing ceremony in Zululand, South Africa

John performing ceremony in Zululand, South Africa

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Leopard Warrior Book Launch & Seminar in Dublin
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Leopard Warrior Book Launch & Seminar in Dublin

Leopard Warrior Seminar & Book Launch;

An Afro-Celt Healer Returns Home


A journey into the heart of what it means to be a human being, connecting with ancestors, dreams and the earth.

Meet John Lockley, an Afro-Celt Shaman and the first Irishman to become a senior shaman (Sangoma) in Nelson Mandela’s tribe, the Xhosa nation.

John’s story reads like an adventure filled with trials, magic & initiation. It starts here in Dublin, with his Mother Anastasia Kelly when she was called to Africa through visions of African elephants in the 1950's/60's.

John’s bestselling book, ‘Leopard Warrior’ is a call for all of us to wake up, connect with nature & one another.

In this special event John will read from his book & lead a workshop to help us connect with our Ancestors (bones) & inner vision. He will lead us in a traditional South African trance dance filled with call & response chanting. He will also share some simple techniques to help heal our ancestral wounds & understand our Dreams.

People will have an opportunity to get a signed copy of his book.

Welcome to an Afro-Celt celebration filled with stories, dancing, & song. You can’t afford to miss this!

John will be available for private sessions in the days following this event. He will also be running a one day workshop in Dublin in June followed by 3 day retreat in Kerry. 

Location: Bewley's Café Theatre, Bewley's Café, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

This event is hosted by Positive Nights and Paul Congdon.

Other Events in Dublin & Ireland

9th June - The Way of the Leopard Workshop in the Talbot Hotel, Hosted by Seminars.ie.

10th June - Ancestral Healing Dance Workshop/ Ceremony in Greystones, Hosted by The Hot Spot Music Club

28th June - 1st July - 3 Day Retreat in Kerry

*** Private Healing Sessions in DunLaoghaire - For an appointment please email info@johnlockley.com

 

#johnlockley #leopardwarrior #positivenights #shamanismireland #sangoma


 

 John & Ram Dass in Maui last year after the 10th anniversary of 'open your heart in paradise retreat'. 

John & Ram Dass in Maui last year after the 10th anniversary of 'open your heart in paradise retreat'. 

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Feb
26
to Mar 7

The Power of Shamanism

A Free 10-day Online Summit

February 26th to March 7th  (hosted by Sounds True)

John will be teaching alongside more than 30 teachers on the contemporary shamanic path from various lineages and backgrounds from around the world. The lineup includes Sandra Ingerman, Malidoma Some and HeatherAsh Amara, among many others.

Register now for the Power of Shamanism summit

Bonus Material: If you would like to download the sessions to revisit in your own time then here is a link to Receive a Lifetime Access to the Power of Shamanism.  These include material not found in the free broadcast.

Eager to experience transformative teachings with shamans and healers from around the world? Join me in the free Power of Shamanism Summit!

Some core discussion points:

  • How can we develop trust in our own intuitive guidance?
  • Why is ceremony such a powerful force for communal connection and gratitude?
  • The potential of traditional plant medicines for personal healing.
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Feb
5
to Feb 8

Plant Healing Retreat in South Africa

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Plant Healing - The Sangoma Way

An intensive plant healing retreat in Ixopo, Natal

John will be leading a 3 day plant healing retreat in one of the most beautiful retreat centres in the world, The Buddhist retreat centre in Ixopo, South Africa. This is the fourth year John has taught here and every year it gets stronger. John explains South African traditional healing in the form of the Sangoma culture. He will draw on comparisons with mindful traditions around the world like Buddhism and Yoga to help people understand the depth of the Sangoma culture.

Medicinal plants have been used in African Sangoma culture for hundreds of years - to cleanse and help people to connect to their true nature. This is reflected in conscious dreaming and in a more aware wakeful state. The Sangoma healing culture is one of the most ancient and misunderstood healing systems in the world. Yet up until the 1980’s, more than 80% of South Africans consulted traditional healers and Sangomas.

Participants in this retreat will learn about medicinal plants and their uses and the role of ancestors and dreams.  Please note: Sangomas are spiritual doctors. They work with plants in a different way to herbalists. A Sangoma connects to the spirit of a plant and calls this spirit forth to help heal people. Often these are plants which the sangoma has dreams about. John will work with 3 plants that he has dreams  about, and discuss this ancient culture with participants and demonstrate how they can develop an intimate relationship with the plant world.  He will also discuss how plants are harvested, prepared and sold in South Africa today, forming an intricate triangle of relationships from the rural areas to urban towns and cities.

The story of plants is the story of traditional South African culture. He will demonstrate the Sangoma version of meditative absorption through drumming, chanting and dancing. Every morning there will be a “dream circle” in which dreams will be interpreted. 

Important items for participants to bring on the retreat:

  • Please bring a plastic basin which will be used  for  medicinal foot healing. A square washing up basin is sufficient. These can be bought at most supermarkets like Checkers, Pick 'n Pay, Spar etc. 
  • A dream journal, pen and paper to take notes.
  • A meditation blanket 
  • An open mind ***

To Book:

Contact The Buddhist Retreat Centre

Email: bookings@brcixopo.co.za
Telephone: +27 [0]39 834 1863 / 0878091687
Mobile: 082 579 3037
Fax: +27 [0]86 683 9307

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Maui Book Launch
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Maui Book Launch

John will be launching his new book 'Leopard Warrior' published by Sounds True at the Temple of Peace, Maui, HI. Participants will be given an opportunity to get a signed copy. 

Join John Lockley, a traditional African Shaman known as a 'Sangoma' from the Heart of Africa, Nelson Mandel's tribe, the Xhosa nation. John will regale people with songs, stories and teachings from one of the oldest shamanic cultures in the world today. 
The Leopard in African represents nobility of spirity and connection to both the natural and mystical worlds. Most African traditional healers work with Leopard medicine. 

John's core teaching is about helping people to develop their instincts like a leopard and become spiritual warriors i.e. stand in their own power, dignity and connect with their innate humanity known as 'Ubuntu'. 

Leopard Warrior Teachings involve:

* Ancestors, how to connect to them, * Heart-Beat Meditation, the Art of connecting with our Inner landscape and * Dreams, Learning the language of our Soul.

John is a pioneer in bridging African traditional spirituality and healing with Western Psychology. His Xhosa name reflects this i.e. 'Ucingolweendaba' meaning the bridge or messenger between people and cultures. He apprenticed under his Xhosa teacher MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first Westerners in recent history to be given the honorary title by his elders and Xhosa community of 'ligqira linkulu' (Senior Sangoma).

BOOK REVIEWS

US publishers Weekly call 'Leopard Warrior' an '...enchanting debut' from an emerging spiritual teacher.

"This book is brilliant!
Leopard Warrior is truly a remarkable account of the initiation of a white male in South Africa into becoming a Sangoma. This is quite a sign to be entrusted with these deep ancestral mysteries. John Lockley shares a wealth of stories that will bring tears to your eyes as well as inspire you to want to learn more. The exercises he provides are simple yet transformative. "

- Sandra Ingerman, MA author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life

"A beautiful invitation to open your eyes and heart to whole new worlds of shamanic healing and spirit. A reminder to trust your dreams and inspiration, and to love, dance and awaken to mystery."
Jack Kornfield
Author of A Path With Heart

People will have an opportunity afterwards to ask questions and to get their new book SIGNED by John.

$10 at the door

Location:
TheTemple of Peace
575 Haiku Road, Haiku, Maui, HI, USA 96708

For More info please contact the Temple of Peace at shellystjohn@gmail.com or call 808-575-5220

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Divinations & Healings in Santa Fe
Nov
20
to Nov 21

Divinations & Healings in Santa Fe

John will be offering private healing sessions in Santa Fe.

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Do you want to connect to your Ancestors?
Are you spiritually lost and seeking Direction?
Do you often wonder what your Dreams are saying?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then John can help you. John is an ancestral healer, diviner, and traditional healer from South Africa with over 20 years experience. 

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'
As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'. 

Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the client’s intention to work on themselves. John is simply a guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Suitable for:
People searching for more direction in their lives, and a way to connect to their bones (ancestors).

Plant Healing
Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat. Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.
Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:
People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.
These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.
* This is one of the primary techniques used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost: $195

To Book: Email barbarabeames@gmail.com

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

The Way of the Leopard Workshop in Santa Fe

The Way of the Leopard: The Art of Listening & Feeling from the Heart of Africa

John Lockley is our guest all the way from South Africa. His life and work are testament to the power of the human spirit, and his teachings guide us to be empowered in a world of chaos. This retreat will be conducted as a ceremony, with chanting, dancing and meditating. A key intention behind John’s teaching is ‘uvula indlela’, opening the road i.e. teaching people how to find their purpose or calling in life through listening to their hearts, dreams and intuition.

John will teach what he calls the 3 Jewels of Indigenous Medicine.
1) Awakening the Heart through Heart-Beat meditation practice
2) Connecting with the Bones - Learning to honour and accept our Ancestors
3) Dreamtime training - Learn the ancient language of the Soul

He will lead the group in Heart-Beat Meditation practice, which involves moving like the Leopard from Stillness to Shaking, from head to toe. The Leopard is one of the main totem animals in Southern Africa amongst traditional healers because it represents raw, primal intelligence and intuitive understanding. In South Africa, the medicine people don’t speak about mindfulness but rather the art of listening. First, we listen to our own hearts then we watch the wind and the animals around us. 

In order to listen effectively we need to stimulate our nervous system and WAKE UP. The retreat will involve trance dancing or ‘shaking medicine’ where John will show people how to energise their spines to awaken their intuition. “In order to feel like the leopard, we need to move and dance like the leopard”.

Benefits to Participants:
* Learn a new way to access your Heart-Beat to still your mind and foster relaxation
* Gain a deeper understanding of Ancestors and why it is important to honour them.
* Appreciate your Dreams and learn new ways to interpret & navigate this hidden world.

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Pre-registration is required. Registration is $95 and can be paid at https://www.paypal.me/JohnLockley. A limited number of discounted tickets will be offered to those experiencing financial hardship.

Contact Barbara at barbarabeames@gmail.com to book your place. 

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Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Santa Fe Book Launch

John will be launching his new book 'Leopard Warrior' published by Sounds True in Santa Fe at the Ark Bookstore.  Participants will be given an opportunity to get a signed copy. 

Join John Lockley, a traditional African Shaman known as a 'Sangoma' from the Heart of Africa, Nelson Mandel's tribe, the Xhosa nation. John will regale people with songs, stories and teachings from one of the oldest shamanic cultures in the world today. 
The Leopard in African represents nobility of spirity and connection to both the natural and mystical worlds. Most African traditional healers work with Leopard medicine. 

John's core teaching is about helping people to develop their instincts like a leopard and become spiritual warriors i.e. stand in their own power, dignity and connect with their innate humanity known as 'Ubuntu'. 

Leopard Warrior Teachings involve:

 * Ancestors, how to connect to them, * Heart-Beat Meditation, the Art of connecting with our Inner landscape and * Dreams, Learning the language of our Soul.

John is a pioneer in bridging African traditional spirituality and healing with Western Psychology. His Xhosa name reflects this i.e. 'Ucingolweendaba' meaning the bridge or messenger between people and cultures. He apprenticed under his Xhosa teacher MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first Westerners in recent history to be given the honorary title by his elders and Xhosa community of 'ligqira linkulu' (Senior Sangoma).

BOOK REVIEWS

US publishers Weekly call 'Leopard Warrior' an '...enchanting debut' from an emerging spiritual teacher.

"This book is brilliant!
Lepard Warrior is truly a remarkable account of the initiation of a white male in South Africa into becoming a Sangoma. This is quite a sign to be entrusted with these deep ancestral mysteries. John Lockley shares a wealth of stories that will bring tears to your eyes as well as inspire you to want to learn more. The exercises he provides are simple yet transformative. "

Sandra Ingerman, MA author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life

"A beautiful invitation to open your eyes and heart to whole new worlds of shamanic healing and spirit. A reminder to trust your dreams and inspiration, and to love, dance and awaken to mystery."

Jack Kornfield
Author of A Path With Heart

People will have an opportunity afterwards to ask questions and to get their new book SIGNED by John.

For more info please contact Ark Bookstore at  (505)988-3709 info@arkbooks.com

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Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Fireside Chat in Boulder

Join us for this lively discussion, performance and glimpse into the 'Way of the Leopard' with John Lockley. There will be opportunity to ask John questions and receive a signed copy of his new book "The Leopard Warrior" published by Sounds True. 

This is an experience that has touched many hundreds of people around the world as John travels, inviting you to experience the healing energies, beautiful songs, and rhythms from S. Africa. John will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition. The Leopard represents raw, intuitive intelligence and interconnectedness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds us of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonise people with themselves and the natural world. It is his desire to help people reconnect with their ancestors and live fully in their bodies, enabling them to live more satisfied, healthy and happy lives. 

John is emerging as a bright star in the global shamanism scene with a newly published book "Leopard Warrior" with Sounds True, upcoming Year of Ceremony presentation, and the global shamanism summit on the Shift Network.

$25 Cash at the event.
** Dress warm and bring a camp chair to sit around the fire**
 

To Book: contact Michael @406-360-6111 for other local events and more information.

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About John Lockley

John is a traditional South African healer or Sangoma from Nelson Mandela’s tribe, the Xhosa nation. Sangoma's are traditional shamans or spiritual doctors. The Sangoma culture is one of the oldest living shamanic cultures in the world today.
John spent over 10 years apprenticing under Mum Ngwevu; a traditional Xhosa woman. He was one of the first white men in recent history in South Africa to complete the rigorous Xhosa Sangoma apprenticeship.

He travels the world teaching ‘Ubuntu’ (humanity) workshops, helping people reconnect with themselves, their ancestors and the natural world.

“In the Xhosa tradition I am referred to as an ‘igqira’, the medicine person who ‘holds the lightning rod of the ancestors’. What this means is that I am a lightning conductor or conductor of earth based ancestral energies. What this means for workshop or talk participants is that through me they have a greater opportunity to connect with their dreams and ancestors. It is not me personally, but rather the spirits around me. I am a simple medicine carrier.”

 

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Nov
5
to Nov 14

Divinations & Healings in Boulder

Private Healings involving Divination OR a Plant Cleanse

John Lockley will be staying in Boulder and offering workshops and private sessions for those who are connecting with his work. He comes from S. Africa and is a traditional Sangoma (healer or shaman). His incredible journey of growing up during the apartheid and being called by his dreams to become a Sangoma is powerful and inspiring. His teachings and healing can be transformative who are serious about doing self-work and stepping into their gifts. John is an ancestral healer, diviner, and traditional healer from South Africa with over 20 years experience.

If you are interested in private sessions here is the list of what he is offering. 

Divination OR Plant Healing. 
Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

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• Divination: 'Throwing the bones'

As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'. 

Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the client’s intention to work on themselves. John is simply a guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Suitable for:
People searching for more direction in their lives, and a way to connect to their bones (ancestors).

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• Plant Healing
Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat. Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.
Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:
People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.
These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.

* This is one of the primary techniques used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost: $195

To Book: Email: michael@heartsongway.com or call/text Michael at 406-360-6111

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Way of the Leopard in Boulder

The Way of the Leopard: The Art of Listening & Feeling from the Heart of Africa. 

John Lockley is our guest all the way from South Africa. His life and work are testament to the power of the human spirit, and his teachings guide us to be empowered in a world of chaos. This retreat will be conducted as a ceremony, with chanting, dancing and meditating. A key intention behind John’s teaching is ‘uvula indlela’, opening the road i.e. teaching people how to find their purpose or calling in life through listening to their hearts, dreams and intuition.

John will teach what he calls the 3 Jewels of Indigenous Medicine.
1) Awakening the Heart through Heart-Beat meditation practice
2) Connecting with the Bones - Learning to honour and accept our Ancestors
3) Dreamtime training - Learn the ancient language of the Soul

He will lead the group in Heart-Beat Meditation practice, which involves moving like the Leopard from Stillness to Shaking, from head to toe. The Leopard is one of the main totem animals in Southern Africa amongst traditional healers because it represents raw, primal intelligence and intuitive understanding. In South Africa, the medicine people don’t speak about mindfulness but rather the art of listening. First, we listen to our own hearts then we watch the wind and the animals around us. 

In order to listen effectively we need to stimulate our nervous system and WAKE UP. The retreat will involve trance dancing or ‘shaking medicine’ where John will show people how to energise their spines to awaken their intuition. “In order to feel like the leopard, we need to move and dance like the leopard”.

Benefits to Participants:
* Learn a new way to access your Heart-Beat to still your mind and foster relaxation
* Gain a deeper understanding of Ancestors and why it is important to honour them.
* Appreciate your Dreams and learn new ways to interpret & navigate this hidden world.

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Pre-registration is required. Registration is $95 and can be paid athttps://www.paypal.me/JohnLockley. A limited number of discounted tickets will be offered to those experiencing financial hardship. Contact Michael at 406-360-6111 for more information.
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Nov
3
12:00 AM00:00

Year of Ceremony with Soundstrue

I'm excited to be taking part in this years 'Year of Ceremony' with Sounds True. Each month a teacher will lead a ceremony. I have been invited to lead an online ceremony on the 3rd November. 

I invite you to experience the second season of an online shamanic program, Year of Ceremony. Each full moon, you receive a new broadcast led by a shamanic teacher offering a guided ceremonial experience. You’ll become part of a thriving community as you learn powerful techniques for healing, insight, and connection to the spirit world.
 
Here are some of the teachers you’ll be meeting:

·      Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq—this shaman from Greenland brings us an extraordinary perspective on the issue of climate change
·      Andrew Steed—a Celtic bard and shaman who radiates a sense of limitless joy for life
·      Bhola Banstola—hailing from Nepal’s Jhankri tradition, Bhola represents great lineage of healers
·      Starhawk—as one of the most respected Wiccan voices, she’ll be teaching us about sacred activism
·      John Lockley - a traditionally trained Xhosa Sangoma (African Shaman) from South Africa. John is a pioneer in bridging the ancient South African healing technology -  sangoma  medicine - with mainstream, western medical culture.
 
Plus many more, including the return of master teachers Sandra Ingerman, José Luis Stevens, and don Oscar Miro-Queseda.
 
I’m also pleased to announce a new feature in Year of Ceremony,Shamanic Skills Intensives. These workshops—presented by teachers Julie Kramer, Evelyn Rysdyk, Betsy Bergstrom, and John Perkins—are for anyone who wants to go even deeper and develop specific shamanic techniques. They’ll be delivered FREE to all subscribers during Year of Ceremony.
 
JOIN NOW 
 
With gratitude,
 
John.
 
P.S. When you register, you’ll get access to special bonuses throughout the year, including a free download of Sandra Ingerman’s excellent beginner’s guide, Shamanic JourneyingLearn more now

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Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Boulder Book Launch

OFFICIAL 'LEOPARD WARRIOR' BOOK LAUNCH
 

John will also be launching his new book 'Leopard Warrior' published by Sounds True in Boulder at the Boulder Book Store.  Participants will be given an opportunity to get a signed copy. 

Join John Lockley, a traditional African Shaman known as a 'Sangoma' from the Heart of Africa, Nelson Mandel's tribe, the Xhosa nation. John will regale people with songs, stories and teachings from one of the oldest shamanic cultures in the world today. 
The Leopard in African represents nobility of spirity and connection to both the natural and mystical worlds. Most African traditional healers work with Leopard medicine. 

John's core teaching is about helping people to develop their instincts like a leopard and become spiritual warriors i.e. stand in their own power, dignity and connect with their innate humanity known as 'Ubuntu'. 

Leopard Warrior Teachings involve:

 * Ancestors, how to connect to them, * Heart-Beat Meditation, the Art of connecting with our Inner landscape and * Dreams, Learning the language of our Soul.

John is a pioneer in bridging African traditional spirituality and healing with Western Psychology. His Xhosa name reflects this i.e. 'Ucingolweendaba' meaning the bridge or messenger between people and cultures. He apprenticed under his Xhosa teacher MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first Westerners in recent history to be given the honorary title by his elders and Xhosa community of 'ligqira linkulu' (Senior Sangoma).

BOOK REVIEWS

US publishers Weekly call 'Leopard Warrior' an '...enchanting debut' from an emerging spiritual teacher.

"This book is brilliant!
Lepard Warrior is truly a remarkable account of the initiation of a white male in South Africa into becoming a Sangoma. This is quite a sign to be entrusted with these deep ancestral mysteries. John Lockley shares a wealth of stories that will bring tears to your eyes as well as inspire you to want to learn more. The exercises he provides are simple yet transformative. "

Sandra Ingerman, MA author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life

"A beautiful invitation to open your eyes and heart to whole new worlds of shamanic healing and spirit. A reminder to trust your dreams and inspiration, and to love, dance and awaken to mystery."

Jack Kornfield
Author of A Path With Heart

People will have an opportunity afterwards to ask questions and to get their new book SIGNED by John.

For More info please contact the Boulder Book Store

Email: info@boulderbookstore.com
Phone: 303-447-2074

 

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African Mindfulness retreat in LA
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

African Mindfulness retreat in LA

Mindfulness From Africa : An Authentic Medicine Man from Nelson Mandela's Tribe - A Daylong Retreat

Learn the Art of Listening & Feeling from the Heart of Africa

This retreat will be conducted as a ceremony, with chanting, dancing and meditating. A key intention behind John's teaching is 'uvula indlela', opening the road i.e. teaching people how to find their purpose or calling in life through listening to their hearts, dreams and intuition. 

Mindfulness from Africa involves:

  1. Dancing – as we dance we feel our spirit move & connect to our Heart-Beat
  2. Connecting with our Bones – we are the sum total of all our Ancestors
  3. Listening to our Dreams – to truly connect with our soul we need to become    mindful of our Dreams

In order to listen effectively we need to stimulate our nervous system and WAKE UP. The retreat will involve trance dancing or 'shaking medicine' where John will show people how to energise their spines to awaken their intuition.

In South African traditional culture, it is each person's responsibility to connect to their 'Ubuntu' (humanity), and in so doing they realise their unique gifts and become effective members of their community. 'Ubuntu' speaks about US, SHARING, TOGETHERNESS. It is literally translated as, "I am what I am because of who we all are". 

§  The ability to feel and listen to our Hearts will be honed through the practice of Heart-Beat meditation and trance dancing. 

§  Connecting with Ancestors - John will speak about the importance of honouring our forebears because they have given us the gift of life. A simple ceremony will be conducted to improve our connection to our ancestors. 

§  Dreams are the gateway to the spirit world. John will speak about the three levels of dreaming and some simple techniques to harness the power of our dreams. 

Benefits to Participants

  • Learning the practice of Heart-Beat meditation
  • An appreciation of Ancestors and how through connecting with them we are connecting with our blood and all of humanity
  • The Ancient Art of Dream Interpretation as understood through the eyes of mystics and seers. John makes this easy to grasp through his teaching of the ‘three levels of dreaming’.

To Book please contact InsightLA (via this link).

John’s book, Leopard Warrior and audio cds ‘Way of the Leopard’ teachings, both published by Sounds True, will be available for purchase and personal signing.

Private Sessions
John will be available for private consultations after the retreat for healings, divinations and counselling/ mentorship. If you need more work with him please speak to the organiser and write your name down. Or you can contact John directly via info@johnlockley.com.

NB: Disclaimer
Please be aware that these techniques are powerful and have the ability to increase your emotions and ability to feel. In traditional South African ceremonies, all feelings whether positive or negative are seen as a good sign and indicate that the medicine is working. John is a simple guide and is not responsible for your emotional well-being. Please take full responsibility for your inner work. 

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Divinations & Healings in LA
Oct
27
to Oct 30

Divinations & Healings in LA

John will be hosted by InsightLA in Santa Monica.

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Do you want to connect to your Ancestors?
Are you spiritually lost and seeking Direction?
Do you often wonder what your Dreams are saying?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then John can help you. John is an ancestral healer, diviner, and traditional healer from South Africa with over 20 years experience. 

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'
As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'. 

Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the client’s intention to work on themselves. John is simply a guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Suitable for:
People searching for more direction in their lives, and a way to connect to their bones (ancestors).

Plant Healing
Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat. Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.
Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:
People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.
These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.
* This is one of the primary techniques used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost: $195

To Book: Email: info@johnlockley.com

 

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness from Africa, Talk in LA

Mindfulness From Africa : An Authentic Medicine Man from Nelson Mandela's Tribe - An Evening Talk

John will be hosted by InsightLA, a unique mindfulness meditation community.

Meet John Lockley, a traditional healer, Medicine man, Shaman (Sangoma) from one of the oldest Shamanic cultures in the world today, the Xhosa nation. John was adopted, apprenticed and trained by his Xhosa teacher, MaMngwevu and other elders for over 10 years.

John’s story is rich and evocative. His journey started at the age of 16 with a prophetic dream. A few years later he worked with Zen Master Su Bong, originally from Hawaii, an old friend of Trudy Goodman. John took part in Zen Master Su Bong’s retreats in South Africa and South Korea which helped lay the groundwork for his own spiritual teaching.

John will talk about his experience of mindfulness from his perspective as a traditional African healer from the rural areas of the Eastern Cape, the home of Nelson Mandela. Amongst traditional healers and elders in South Africa there is no word for mindfulness only ‘listening’ and how deep you can listen. To show that you are listening often requires a ceremony where the Great Spirit and communal Ancestors are honoured and loved.

Visiting Los Angeles for the very first time, South African, John Lockley, will also be talking about his book 'Leopard Warrior', published by Sounds True. This is an account of his remarkable journey in becoming a traditional African Shaman, known as a Sangoma, Diviner or Seer in Nelson Mandela's tribe, the Xhosa nation. It is a story about 'Ubuntu' (humanity), and it shows how in order for John to follow his medicine calling he had to go beyond the constraints of race, colour and social class. This is a ground-breaking book, pioneering consciousness study about African mindfulness, including wilderness work, indigenous shamanism & a deep exploration of dreaming to open your mind & expand your soul. 

John will be available for book signings & private sessions.

For more Info & booking please click here.          

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Oct
21
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The Way of the Leopard Retreat in Colorado

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Weekend Intensive with John Lockley, Sangoma of South Africa


African teachings speak about the importance of first connecting with our bones, heart and body in order to understand our spirit and path in life. The leopard teaches us about the innate intelligence of the body to help navigate our spirit in the world around us. John will teach aspects of the south African trance dance or ‘xhentsa’ to help people to activate their ‘umbilini’ (kundalini) center and awaken their senses. $350 for both days.

Participants will learn:
• To move & dance like the Leopard to become one with nature
• Heart-Beat meditation to still the mind and energise the body
• The importance of connecting with our ancestors (Bones), and how to do it in a joyful down to earth way
• The 3 levels of Dreaming to reveal our destiny and uncover our calling
• The power of plant medicine to cleanse the spirit and energise the body

Leopard Warrior Book Available for purchase:
I have had the honor and the incredible experience to read John's first book, Leopard Warrior: A Journey into the African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct, and Dreams, which will be launched in November through Sounds True out of Boulder. This will also be an opportunity to get a signed copy. It’s a ground breaking book, pioneering consciousness study about African mindfulness, including wilderness work, indigenous shamanism & a deep exploration of dreaming to open your mind & expand your soul.  

October 20th & 23rd - Private Sessions in plant healing or divinations.
Friday October 20th John will also lead us in Shaking Medicine around a fire.

To Book: pati@sacredearthfound.org, 719-629-8055

Don't miss out on this opportunity to take part in launching John's new book. From the wilds of Africa to the wilds of the USA; where the Leopard meets the Mountain Lion! Pati Turner, SEO Sacred Earth Foundation

 

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Shaking Medicine in Colorado

John will be leading a ceremony around the fire in Florissant, Colorado as part of his weekend 'Way of the Leopard' Retreat, hosted by the Sacred Earth Foundation.

"This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn a little leopard medicine as we gather around a fire, dance, shake and learn to develop our own instincts, like a leopard. Savor a taste of what it means to become spiritual warriors". 

For more info please contact Pati via email pati@sacredearthfound.org.

 

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

The Way of the Leopard

The Way of the Leopard: The Art of Listening & Feeling from the Heart of Africa

John Lockley is our guest all the way from South Africa. His life and work are testament to the power of the human spirit, and his teachings guide us to be empowered in a world of chaos. This retreat will be conducted as a ceremony, with chanting, dancing and meditating. A key intention behind John’s teaching is ‘uvula indlela’, opening the road i.e. teaching people how to find their purpose or calling in life through listening to their hearts, dreams and intuition.

John will teach what he calls the 3 Jewels of Indigenous Medicine.
1) Awakening the Heart through Heart-Beat meditation practice
2) Connecting with the Bones - Learning to honour and accept our Ancestors
3) Dreamtime training - Learn the ancient language of the Soul

He will lead the group in Heart-Beat Meditation practice, which involves moving like the Leopard from Stillness to Shaking, from head to toe. The Leopard is one of the main totem animals in Southern Africa amongst traditional healers because it represents raw, primal intelligence and intuitive understanding. In South Africa, the medicine people don’t speak about mindfulness but rather the art of listening. First, we listen to our own hearts then we watch the wind and the animals around us. 

In order to listen effectively we need to stimulate our nervous system and WAKE UP. The retreat will involve trance dancing or ‘shaking medicine’ where John will show people how to energise their spines to awaken their intuition. “In order to feel like the leopard, we need to move and dance like the leopard”.

Benefits to Participants:
* Learn a new way to access your Heart-Beat to still your mind and foster relaxation
* Gain a deeper understanding of Ancestors and why it is important to honour them.
* Appreciate your Dreams and learn new ways to interpret & navigate this hidden world.

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Exchange: $52

To Book: Please Call New Renaissance at 503-224-4929.

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Private Sessions
John offers private divination sessions to clients where he ‘throws the bones’ in the old Xhosa & Zulu way to help people discover their calling and purpose in the world. He will be available after the retreat for healings, divinations and counseling/ mentorship. Contact Michael at 406-360-6111 for information and scheduling.

Biography on John Lockley
John Lockley was one of the first white men in recent history to complete the rigorous apprenticeship to become a senior sangoma in the same tribe as Nelson Mandela, the Xhosa nation. He apprenticed for 10 years under his teacher MaMngwevu, a Xhosa medicine woman in the rural areas of South Africa.
John also has a background in Zen Buddhism. He holds an Honours degree in Clinical Psychology and served as a military medic towards the end of Apartheid in 1991. Today he travels the world leading ‘Ubuntu’ (humanity) retreats where he teaches people how to connect to their spirits, hearts, dreams, ancestors, one another and the natural world. 

Johns book, ‘Leopard Warrior’ and Audio teachings, ‘The Way of the Leopard’, both produced by Sounds True, will be available for purchase. These teachings are revolutionary in bringing traditional shamanism to the west.
*** Visit www.johnlockley.com for more information, videos and podcasts.

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Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Leopard Warrior teachings from Africa

LEOPARD WARRIOR TEACHINGS FROM THE HEART OF AFRICA

Join John Lockley, a traditional African Shaman known as a 'Sangoma' from the Heart of Africa, Nelson Mandel's tribe, the Xhosa nation. John will regale people with songs, stories and teachings from one of the oldest shamanic cultures in the world today. 
The Leopard in African represents nobility of spirity and connection to both the natural and mystical worlds. Most African traditional healers work with Leopard medicine. 

John's core teaching is about helping people to develop their instincts like a leopard and become spiritual warriors i.e. stand in their own power, dignity and connect with their innate humanity known as 'Ubuntu'. 

Leopard Warrior Teachings involve:

 * Ancestors, how to connect to them, * Heart-Beat Meditation, the Art of connecting with our Inner landscape and * Dreams, Learning the language of our Soul.

John is a pioneer in bridging African traditional spirituality and healing with Western Psychology. His Xhosa name reflects this i.e. 'Ucingolweendaba' meaning the bridge or messenger between people and cultures. He apprenticed under his Xhosa teacher MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first Westerners in recent history to be given the honorary title by his elders and Xhosa community of 'ligqira linkulu' (Senior Sangoma).

LEOPARD WARRIOR BOOK LAUNCH

John will also be launching his new book 'Leopard Warrior' published by Sounds True. Participants will be given an opportunity to get a signed copy. 

BOOK REVIEWS

"This book is brilliant!
Lepard Warrior is truly a remarkable account of the initiation of a white male in South Africa into becoming a Sangoma. This is quite a sign to be entrusted with these deep ancestral mysteries. John Lockley shares a wealth of stories that will bring tears to your eyes as well as inspire you to want to learn more. The exercises he provides are simple yet transformative. "

- Sandra Ingerman, MA author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life

"A beautiful invitation to open your eyes and heart to whole new worlds of shamanic healing and spirit. A reminder to trust your dreams and inspiration, and to love, dance and awaken to mystery."

Jack Kornfield
Author of A Path With Heart

People will have an opportunity afterwards to ask questions and to get their new book SIGNED by John.

Ticket price: $20

To Register for this even: Please Call New Renaissance bookshop at
503-224-4929.

P.S. John will be available for private divination sessions while in Portland. Please email info@johnlockley.com OR laurrien@gmail.com to book a place.

 

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Oct
12
to Oct 17

Divinations in Portland

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Do you want to connect to your Ancestors?
Are you spiritually lost and seeking Direction?
Do you often wonder what your Dreams are saying?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then John can help you. John is an ancestral healer, diviner, and traditional healer from South Africa with over 20 years experience. 

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'
As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'. 

Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the client’s intention to work on themselves. John is simply a guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Suitable for:
People searching for more direction in their lives, and a way to connect to their bones (ancestors).

Plant Healing
Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat. Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.
Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:
People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.
These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.
* This is one of the primary techniques used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost: $195

To Book: Email: laurrien@gmail.com

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Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

The Language of Dreams - Free Webinar

Leopard Warrior - Free Webinar Series

The Language of Dreams

Times:  11am to 12pmEST, New York  11am, London 4pm

Join us while we discuss dreams, the Language of the Soul.  Dreams have perplexed mankind for aeons. Today John will discuss some core themes on Dream work from his book 'Leopard Warrior'.  

“Everyone is called and everyone has a responsibility to wake up to their calling, accept it and listen to where it is leading them.”

How can you tell the difference between a mundane dream that mirrors your waking life of shopping, working and going about your business; with something more profound and mystical that leaves you with a sense of spaciousness and quiet inside?

John will talk about the 3 levels of dreaming and how participants can start to understand their dreams and how they are being directed by spirit during their nightly journeys.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

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Honouring our Bones in Kerry, Ireland
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Honouring our Bones in Kerry, Ireland

The Way of the Leopard

Exploring our Bones, Opening our Heart

A two-day intensive Retreat At Aloha House with John Lockley.

We can only fully step into who we are as people once we take time to honour our Bones (Ancestors) and where we come from.

John is known as an 'Ancestral Healer', a sangoma from South Africa. He apprenticed for 10 years under his Xhosa teacher, MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first white men, in recent history to become a fully initiated Sangoma (traditional shaman) in the Xhosa Lineage of South Africa. This is the same lineage as Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Intention for this Retreat

To be-friend our Ancestors (Bones) so we can more fully step onto our life-path in this world and the next.

 The Way of the Leopard

African teachings speak about the importance of first connecting with our bones, heart and body in order to understand our spirit and path in life. The leopard teaches us about the innate intelligence of the body to help navigate our spirit in the world around us. John will teach aspects of the south African trance dance or ‘xhentsa’ to help people to activate their ‘umbilini’ (kundalini) centre and awaken their senses.

 Shaking Medicine

John brings his unique ‘shaking medicine’ dance to Germany. It is a powerful way to unlock your blocks, wake your body and connect to your soul. It is open to people with all levels of fitness, old and young. People move at their own pace. It is a joyful celebration of movement resulting in people laughing whilst dancing.

Ancestral Reconnection Ceremony

The whole weekend will be done as a ceremony. John will lead people in an ancestral re-connection ceremony. This is a simple process of placing incense sticks in an earth altar in the centre of the workshop room. Our ancestors are our gateway to the spirit world and we need to give thanks to them for the gift of life that they have bestowed on us.

Purification using Plant medicine

Participants will be cleansed with medicinal plants. This helps to remove energetic blocks so people can dream and connect with their life calling. This is done via the feet. Each person will place their feet in a bowl (square) of medicinal plants mixed with water.

Ancient Art of Dreaming

 A core part of John’s teaching is Dream interpretation or as he says, “appreciation”. Our soul speaks to us through our Dreams, guiding us to live happier and more conscious lives. It is important for us to learn the language of Dreaming, the oldest and most universal language in the world. Sadly, this language is dying out and we see it in the destruction of the natural world. To bring it back all we need is the intention to remember our dreams and give them more respect and attention.

Participants will learn:

• To move & dance like the Leopard to become one with nature

• Heart-Beat meditation to still the mind and energise the body

• The importance of connecting with our ancestors (Bones)

• The 3 levels of Dreaming to reveal our destiny and uncover our calling

• The power of plant medicine to cleanse the spirit and energise the body 

Exchange: €280 + accommodation.

To Book:  info@johnlockley.com.

For Accommodation at Aloha house  louise@louisekleu.com. 

 

 

 Killorglin, View from Aloha House

Killorglin, View from Aloha House

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Sep
3
4:00 PM16:00

'Leopard Warrior' Free Webinar

Webinar 2, Sun 3rd September

Connecting with our Bones (Ancestors)

Times:  11am to 11:30am  EST, New York  11am, London 4pm

All traditional shamanic traditions speak about ancestors and the importance of honouring them.

John will speak about the triangle of spiritual connection as he recounts it in  ‘Leopard Warrior’. Spirituality is a private matter. Each individual needs to learn to connect with the Great Spirit or Universal Consciousness, then our maternal and paternal lineages. Each person is born with two spiritual lineages, their mothers and their fathers. As we honour these essential parts of ourselves the doorway to the spirit world opens up to us.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

At the end of each webinar participants will have an opportunity to book a private skype session with John.

4th September – private skype sessions – By appointment. Email info@johnlockley.com.  

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Dublin talk at 'Positive Nights'
Aug
31
7:15 PM19:15

Dublin talk at 'Positive Nights'

POSITIVE NIGHTS PRESENTS:

'LEOPARD WARRIOR'  

THE MAKING OF A TRADITIONAL AFRICAN/IRISH SHAMAN

We are very pleased to welcome John Lockley back to Positive Nights. He was a frequent speaker at Buddha Bag. John will be speaking about his new book, ‘Leopard Warrior’ and how he became one of the first white man in recent history to become a senior Xhosa Sangoma (traditional shaman) in the same tribe as Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

His book will be published by Sounds True alongside his audio teachings, ‘The way of the Leopard’, how to empower your spirit and follow your destiny. Join us for a night of stories, teachings and mystery!

We will have refreshing cold pressed juices at the break courtesy of Sisú

Click here to get your tickets or email us at positivenights@gmail.com for more information.

John will be available for private sessions on Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd September. For bookings and information please email info@johnlockley.com.

Reviews of 'Leopard Warrior'.

- Sandra Ingerman, MA author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life

"This book is brilliant!   Leopard Warrior is truly a remarkable account of the initiation of a white male in South Africa into becoming a Sangoma. This is quite a sign to be entrusted with these deep ancestral mysteries. John Lockley shares a wealth of stories that will bring tears to your eyes as well as inspire you to want to learn more. The exercises he provides are simple yet transformative. "

Jack Kornfield Author of A Path With Heart

"A beautiful invitation to open your eyes and heart to whole new worlds of shamanic healing and spirit. A reminder to trust your dreams and inspiration, and to love, dance and awaken to mystery."

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Way of the Leopard in Germany
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Way of the Leopard in Germany

The Way of the Leopard

Shake your Bones and shake your Soul

A two-day intensive Retreat near Memmingen with John Lockley

John apprenticed for 10 years under his Xhosa teacher, MaMngwevu, becoming one of the first white men, in recent history to become a fully initiated Sangoma (traditional shaman) in the Xhosa Lineage of South Africa. This is the same lineage as Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

* John in German Media, see The Frankfurter 2012.

Intention for this Retreat

To Reconnect to our Soul, so we can realise our purpose or life-path in this world and the next.

 The Way of the Leopard

African teachings speak about the importance of first connecting with our bones, heart and body in order to understand our spirit and path in life. The leopard teaches us about the innate intelligence of the body to help navigate our spirit in the world around us. John will teach aspects of the south African trance dance or ‘xhentsa’ to help people to activate their ‘umbilini’ (kundalini) centre and awaken their senses.

 Shaking Medicine

John brings his unique ‘shaking medicine’ dance to Germany. It is a powerful way to unlock your blocks, wake your body and connect to your soul. It is open to people with all levels of fitness, old and young. People move at their own pace. It is a joyful celebration of movement resulting in people laughing whilst dancing.

Ancestral Reconnection Ceremony

The whole weekend will be done as a ceremony. John will lead people in an ancestral re-connection ceremony. This is a simple process of placing incense sticks in an earth altar in the centre of the workshop room. Our ancestors are our gateway to the spirit world and we need to give thanks to them for the gift of life that they have bestowed on us.

Purification using Plant medicine

Participants will be cleansed with medicinal plants. This helps to remove energetic blocks so people can dream and connect with their life calling. This is done via the feet. Each person will place their feet in a bowl (square) of medicinal plants mixed with water.

Ancient Art of Dreaming

 A core part of John’s teaching is Dream interpretation or as he says, “appreciation”. Our soul speaks to us through our Dreams, guiding us to live happier and more conscious lives. It is important for us to learn the language of Dreaming, the oldest and most universal language in the world. Sadly, this language is dying out and we see it in the destruction of the natural world. To bring it back all we need is the intention to remember our dreams and give them more respect and attention.

Participants will learn:

• To move & dance like the Leopard to become one with nature

• Heart-Beat meditation to still the mind and energise the body

• The importance of connecting with our ancestors (Bones)

• The 3 levels of Dreaming to reveal our destiny and uncover our calling

• The power of plant medicine to cleanse the spirit and energise the body 

Exchange: €285 (excluding accommodation) 

To Book:

Contact: Martin & Sabina:   07565.914296,  sabina.martin@erdspiritualitaet.de

https://www.erdspiritualitaet.de/

 

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Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

'Leopard Warrior' - Free Webinar Series

Learn to Hear the Call of your Spirit

Dates: Sat 5th August, Sun 3rd September, Sat 30th Sep

Times:  11am to 11:30am  EST 

Welcome to this unique series of talks & teachings by John Lockley from his upcoming book ‘Leopard Warrior’ and audio teachings 'The Way of the Leopard'.

Please write down your email address to subscribe to this Webinar series. You will be given a complimentary chapter from the book to get you started. The chapter is called ‘Ubuntu 101’ and it involves some of the key teachings in the book.

The leopard teaches us how to connect to the wild, untamed part of ourselves, and in so doing freeing our minds, bodies and spirits.

The leopard is one of the main totem animals used by traditional healers in Southern Africa because it represents nobility of spirit, independence and intuitive intelligence, and is constantly connected to both the spirit and material worlds.

In order for us to become more powerful, effective human beings, we need to become like the Leopard; warriors unafraid of the dark, with an ability to breath into all aspects of ourselves both hidden and seen.

Leopard Warrior is an alchemical story of transformation where John asked an existential question; the same question philosophers and mystics have asked for aeons. “What is my calling?” “How can I realise it in this world?” From a young age John was called to become an African medicine man, a sangoma. However being brought up in another culture and during the oppressive Apartheid era, it was extremely difficult for him to realise his calling. Fortunately, he did! And now he teaches people worldwide how they can find their calling and become warriors of light and healing in the world.

This webinar covers three main themes: The Call of Spirit, Connecting with our Bones (Ancestors or spirit world) , and the Language of Dreams (the Language of Spirit).

Webinar 1, 5th August

 The Call of Spirit

Sangomas are traditional South African shamans also known as traditional healers and diviners. To become a sangoma you need to receive a calling, which often involves a mystical illness. In South Africa this is called the ‘thwaza’. Ultimately sangomas are wounded healers. Their illness teaches them empathy and compassion opening to the world of suffering, spirit and magic.

Have you ever felt vulnerable, wounded and alone?

Have you ever pondered the sheer pointlessness of suffering and pain?

John will speak about the power of illness and suffering to help us find our own calling. Ultimately everyone is wounded and vulnerable and once we can accept this and breathe into it our life calling becomes clearer.

John will encourage the webinar participants to listen to their beating hearts and feel their own woundedness. When we can open ourselves up to our own vulnerability and essential mortality then our essential spiritual selves can appear.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

At the end of each webinar participants will have an opportunity to book a private skype session with John.

6th August – private skype sessions – By appointment. Email info@johnlockley.com.

Webinar 2, Sun 3rd September

Connecting with our Bones (Ancestors)

All traditional shamanic traditions speak about ancestors and the importance of honouring them.

John will speak about the triangle of spiritual connection as he recounts it in  ‘Leopard Warrior’. Spirituality is a private matter. Each individual needs to learn to connect with the Great Spirit or Universal Consciousness, then our maternal and paternal lineages. Each person is born with two spiritual lineages, their mothers and their fathers. As we honour these essential parts of ourselves the doorway to the spirit world opens up to us.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

At the end of each webinar participants will have an opportunity to book a private skype session with John.

4th September – private skype sessions – By appointment. Email info@johnlockley.com.  

Webinar 3, Sat 30th September

The Language of Dreams

“Everyone is called and everyone has a responsibility to wake up to their calling, accept it and listen to where it is leading them.”

How can you tell the difference between a mundane dream that mirrors your waking life of shopping, working and going about your business; with something more profound and mystical that leaves you with a sense of spaciousness and quiet inside?

John will talk about the 3 levels of dreaming and how participants can start to understand their dreams and how they are being directed by spirit during their nightly journeys.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

 

At the end of each webinar participants will have an opportunity to book a private skype session with John.

1st October – private skype sessions – By appointment. Email info@johnlockley.com.

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Jul
29
to Jul 30

Divinations in Dublin

John will be available in Dublin City  this weekend for Bone Divinations.  These are private, one to one healing sessions.

John specialises in Ancestral healing, plant cleanes/purification and dream therapy.

The focus behind these sessions is to help people connect with their spirit and ultimately realise their life path, and become happier, centred and more empowered human beings. 

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'

As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'.  Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the clients intention to work on themselves. John is a simple guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Interesting note:

Family Constellation therapy has it's roots in South Africa. Burt Hellinger, the founder, worked with traditional Zulu communities which inspired this unique therapy. John brings the roots or origins of 'Family Constellation' therapy to the western world. Key questions to ask: What does family mean for you? How connected are you to your roots? In order for a tree to grow tall it needs strong roots. The same is true for all people.

Bone therapy or Divination is a powerful tool to help connect to your roots and strengthen your humanity.

Plant Healing

Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat.  Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.

Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:

People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.

These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.

This the primary technique used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.

Cost: 

One session;  €101

3 Sessions: $210

Book a session:

Please email info@johnlockley.com to schedule a session.

Ongoing therapy in Dublin

John will be available in Dublin for the next 4 months until October. He will be working from a healing clinic during the week in DunLaoghaire. He will be available to help people with their own Ancestral healing through divinations, plant healing and dream therapy.

John's Background

John's mother is Irish from Dublin, and he returns to Ireland to bring the wealth of traditional South African ancestral healing to his 'mother land'. This move has been inspired by his own dreams and connection to his Irish family.

John is a traditionally trained Sangoma (African Shaman) with 20 years experience; having received transmission from two different sangoma lineages, the Xhosa and Swazi. He is a member of 2 traditional healing organisations in South Africa.  He also holds an honours degree in Clinical Psychology and is member of the Irish Psychology association.

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Jun
30
to Jul 2

The Way of the Leopard Retreat in Kerry, Ireland

A 2 Day purification ceremony to open your path & reveal your gifts! 

Friday 23rd June 7pm-10pm PUBLIC TALK
Saturday 24th June & Sunday 25th June 10am-4pm CEREMONY
INVESTMENT: €350
Accommodation available at Aloha House €30 per night

John will guide people in a ceremony to help people reconnect to their spirit, ancestors and the world around them. He will create a special shrine or earth altar through which people will connect to their ancestors, dreams & nature.


The Leopard is one of the main totem animals amongst traditional healers in Southern Africa. Through connecting with all its senses it demonstrates a profound harmony with itself and the natural world. It inspires healers everywhere to connect with their 7 senses, in order to bring harmony and peace to the world.

African teachings speak about the importance of first connecting with our bones, heart and body in order to understand our spirit and path in life. The leopard teaches us about the innate intelligence of the body to help navigate our spirit in the world around us. John will teach aspects of the south African trance dance or ‘xhentsa’ to help people to activate their ‘umbilini’ (kundalini) center and awaken their senses. 

Cleansing Ritual
The retreat will include a powerful cleansing ceremony where people will place their feet into a basin of medicinal plants. This is traditionally performed to help remove obstacles of a physical, mental or spiritual variety. John tends to prefer using local plants.
The retreat will include a powerful cleansing ceremony where people will place their feet into a basin of medicinal plants. This is traditionally performed to help remove obstacles of a physical, mental or spiritual variety. John tends to prefer using local plants.

Participants will learn:
• To move & dance like the Leopard to become one with nature
• Heart-Beat meditation to still the mind and energise the body
• The importance of connecting with our ancestors (Bones)
• The 3 levels of Dreaming and ‘white or mystical’ dreams to reveal our destiny and uncover our true calling
• The power of plant medicine to cleanse the spirit and energise the body

To Book, Contact: Louise Tel: +353-86 7316499, louise@louisekleu.com

 

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