Jun
30
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

 


Jun
22
12:00 pm12:00

Divinations in Oxford

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 client’s intention to work on themselves. John is simply 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).

Interesting note:

Family Constellation therapy has its roots in South Africa. Bert 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 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:  £ 81
 
To Book:  Email:  info@johnlockley.com
 

When we connect to our Bones the Sky opens up for us

Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Healing in Dublin

  • Harvest Moon Centre

John will be available in Dublin City for 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

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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.

Happiness is as simple as changing one pattern in your life

Happiness is as simple as changing one pattern in your life

Jun
17
9:30 am09:30

Way of the Leopard workshop in Dublin

  • Lantern Centre (Ballyconnell Room)

In order to walk like the Leopard we need to learn to DANCE like the Leopard.

The Leopard is one of the most revered animal totems in Southern Africa because they teach us how to connect to our senses, the natural world and our humanity.

Do you want to WAKE UP, connect with your senses and answer the question of 'what is your life purpose' and 'why are you alive' ?

This one day workshop will focus on two key Leopard skills, STALKING & RESTING. The workshop will alternate between movement and stillness.

Participants will learn the ancient art of:

*'Shaking medicine'; how to shake the body and increase the flow of 'umbilini' (kundalini) energy. As the body heats up, so do the senses.

* Connecting with your Heart Beat. As the body rests after movement it is easier to feel the Heart Beat, and sink into our own primal rhythms.

* Honouring our bones (Ancestors). Like the tree, we all have roots. In order to know where we are going to in Life, we need to know where we come from. Ancestral veneration is part of being human, and is found in all cultures. As we honour our ancestors we honour the gift of life. This practice facilitates humility and gratitude, essential for any spiritual path.

* Dreaming. I will speak about the 3 levels of Dreaming, and how to TRACK ones spirit in the Dreamtime.

Cost: €101

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Resting & Listening ...

Resting & Listening ...

Jun
15
7:15 pm19:15

'Way of the Leopard' talk in Dublin

  • The Lantern Centre (Gallery Room)

 

 

This evening is about taking people on a mystical journey.  A journey that will allow you to go beyond language and all forms of dualism to help you find your life calling

Through a deep exploration of dreams, ancestors & your own heart beat, John will show you how you can find your way home to your true self.

Topics to be discussed: Ancestors, Dreams & how to connect to your own Heart Beat.

Life is simple. The first step to harnessing are senses and natural ability is to LISTEN to the pulse of life within us, then the next step follows effortlessly... Feeling our bones, connecting with our Ancestors and listening to our Dreams.

My intention with this talk is to show people how they can learn from the natural world, in the form of the Leopard, learning to stalk & rest. Stalk our spirit and listen.

My 'Way of the leopard' teachings is the answer to an old question I've had; "How to help people connect with their life who don't come from a traditional shamanic culture".  It is inspired by my Zen training, 20 year sangoma work and apprenticeship plus my own life experience.

Price: €15

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Interview on Morning Ireland 2011
May
25
May 28

Gathering in Germany

John will be attending the Medicine Wheel Gathering in Rhon Germany. He will be facilitating two workshops as well as offering private sessions. 

For more information and bookings please contact the organisers via the website above.

Spiritual Teachings help to open the road & create more light so people can navigate the shadows in their lives. 

Spiritual Teachings help to open the road & create more light so people can navigate the shadows in their lives. 

May
18
May 21

'Way of the Leopard' Retreat

  • Centrum Indianenverhalen

A 3 day Intensive purification ceremony working with dreams, ancestors and medicinal plants.

John places an earth altar in the centre of the room and guides people in a simple ceremony to connect to their ancestors, dreams and calling.

Participants will experience:

 * Heart-Beat Meditation * Connecting with their Ancestors * Working with Dreams *African Yoga - Dynamic dancing to raise the 'umbilini (kundalini energy)

* A Beautiful medicinal plant cleanse. Participants will place their feet in a basin of water mixed with medicinal plants. 

For Bookings and further information please contact Josien info@centrumindianenverhalen.nl, Tel: 0543-565540

Public Talk in Winterswijk 2015

Public Talk in Winterswijk 2015

May
16
May 17

Private Sessions in Winterswijk

John will be offering private sessions to clients interested in either Bone Divination OR Plant Healing sessions.

To Book a session please contact Josien info@centrumindianenverhalen.nl, 

Tel: 0543-565540

http://www.centrumindianenverhalen.nl/agenda.html

Divining is like staring into a clear bowl of water ...

Divining is like staring into a clear bowl of water ...

May
15
7:30 pm19:30

'Way of the Leopard' public talk in Winterswijk

  • Centrum Indianenverhalen

John will give a public talk on the 'Way of the Leopard', Connect with your Soul and Connect with Nature

The talk will be a lively interactive event with community participation encouraged. It will involve learning the south african trance dance, as well as chanting and meditating. 

John will draw on his traditional sangoma training and lineage to inspire them with stories and anecdotes to help people connect with their bones and life path.

All traditional indigenous traditions around the world maintain the importance of people connecting with their hearts & spirits to find their place in the world. In our modern technologically advanced world, it is more important than ever before for us to all to learn to reconnect to our roots, bones and dreams. 

For bookings and information please contact Josien Krosenbrink info@centrumindianenverhalen.nl

 

May
11
May 13

Private Sessions in Amsterdam

John will be offering private sessions to clients interested in either Bone Divination OR Plant Healing sessions.

Bone Divinations

Each session is performed in a ceremonial way on the ground. John chants to call his spirits and the spirits of the client. In South Africa when clients visit a Sangoma it is treated with the same level of reverence as people in Asia visiting a Buddhist temple or shrine to speak to the monks.

John throws the bones in the traditional Zulu or Swazi way. The bones form a ‘constellation’ of the client’s life, showing their strengths and challenges. John’s job as a Sangoma is to ‘help open the road’ for people i.e. to help client’s realise their life path or destiny. He works as a spiritual coach helping people to recognise their gifts and giving them simple rituals and ideas to overcome their obstacles. He doesn’t DO IT FOR THE CLIENT but rather gives the client encouragement and inspiration to take the next step.

These divination sessions have been known to be very healing and insightful for clients around the world.

Benefits: These sessions are suitable for people who are feeling a bit lost and looking for more direction.

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Plant Healing/ Cleansing Sessions

*NB: John needs to be told in advance, preferably 24 hrs, to give him a chance to mix the medicinal plants.

During these sessions clients place their feet in a bowl of water mixed with medicinal plants. John chants over the client using his voice and various musical instruments. The idea is to help the client relax and enter a dream state.

These sessions are helpful for general relaxation, creativity and as a spiritual detox to remove unwanted energies, thus helping the client to realise their destiny in this world.

These sessions last for 3 days. The first session is with John, then he gives the remaining herbs to the client to perform their own cleanse for day 2 & 3. The cleanse is performed as a ritual with a simple prayer to focus the clients spiritual energy and help cleanse & purify their mind.

 Benefits:

Most people seem to experience a wonderful sense of relaxation, calmness and tranquillity.

Some people have also reported an improvement in their sleep and dreams.

Exchange for private sessions: €91

For bookings and information please contact:
Carmen  Tel: +31 06-42026729, OR Nicola Tel: +31-06-20921488
email:  thetalkjl@gmail.com

 

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May
10
7:00 pm19:00

Way of the Leopard talk in Amsterdam

  • Spiritueel Centrum De Roos

John will give a public talk on the 'Way of the Leopard', Connect with your Soul and Connect with Nature

The talk will be a lively interactive event with community participation encouraged. It will involve learning the south african trance dance, as well as chanting and meditating. 

John will draw on his traditional sangoma training and lineage to inspire them with stories and anecdotes to help people connect with their bones and life path.

All traditional indigenous traditions around the world maintain the importance of people connecting with their hearts & spirits to find their place in the world. In our modern technologically advanced world, it is more important than ever before for us to all to learn to reconnect to our roots, bones and dreams. 

Cost/ Exchange: €30

To Book Contact Carmen Tel: +31-06-420-26729, OR Nicola +31-06-209-21488

Email: thetalkjl@gmail.com

 

Feb
7
Feb 10

Plant Healing the Sangoma Way in SA

Plant Healing - The Sangoma Way: An intensive plant healing retreat in Ixopo, South Africa

This retreat will take place at the Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo South Africa. It is situated in an ideal place in the Heart of traditional Zulu culture in South Africa. John is often supported by the centres local Sangoma who brings her friends to help with the drumming and singing in the traditional Sangoma way.  

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. Some traditional plant cleanses will be demonstrated with non-hallucinogenic plants.  John will show the Sangoma version of meditative absorption in drumming, chanting and dancing. Every morning there will be a “dream circle” in which dreams will be interpreted. He will take peopla on a walk to find Sangoma healing plants at the BRC and demonstrate how they are harvested and prepared for use.

NB: All retreat participants: Please bring a plastic basin which will be used as part of the medicinal plant cleanse, a dream journal, and pen & paper to take notes.

John will be available for private Sangoma divinations involving traditional 'bone throwing'. For a consultation please enquire at the BRC during the retreat or email info@johnlockley.com to schedule a session. 

To Book a place on the retreat contact the Buddhist Retreat Centre.

African Zen Retreat at the BRC in 2016

African Zen Retreat at the BRC in 2016

Jan
29
12:30 pm12:30

Sangoma Skype Clinic

John will be available for skype sessions after each webinar.

These skype sessions are an opportunity for clients to work with John on their dreams, ancestors and spiritual calling.  

To book please click here.

When booking please suggest a suitable time for a session, and bear in mind that John is on South African time.

All South African clients please email John via info@johnlockley.com for his South African Rand rate. 

 

Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

Heart-Beat Meditation Training

Mindfulness Webinar Series from Africa

Heart-Beat Meditation Training - Webinar 1

(Saturday, January 28th, NOON EST)

Learn the ancient art of pulse breathing by attuning yourself to your heartbeat. All life vibrates to the timeless rhythm of the heartbeat. Once we can connect more deeply to our own beating hearts, we can connect more fully to the world around us. A key practice here is feeling your own heartbeat. If you cannot, this is an indication of being out of rhythm with yourself.
 
Our heart is the doorway to the spirit world. Our first task as human beings is to befriend our own hearts and connect with who we are, our innermost being, our soul. John will lead a guided meditation to help people connect with their hearts and their inner voice. All that is required is the ability to listen to the quietness within, without judgment or expectations.

To Book click here

For further info on the Mindulness Webinar Series

An African sunset

An African sunset

Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Ceremony in Manitou Springs, CO
Nov
12
2:00 pm14:00

Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Ceremony in Manitou Springs, CO

  • SunWater Spa

We all have indigenous roots and are native people from somewhere on the planet. This day-long ceremony is about reconnecting with your native ancestors, and learning to see through the eyes of your bones. John will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition. Participants will learn the Ancient Art of the African trance dance. It involves shaking the body in a particular way and listening to the heart beat. It has been practiced without cessation for thousands of years. It develops incredible energy.

Connect with Your Wild Side Public Talk in Manitou Springs, CO
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

Connect with Your Wild Side Public Talk in Manitou Springs, CO

  • SunWater Spa

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 inter-connectedness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds healers of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonize people with themselves and the natural world. John will also speak about the 7 senses of humans and what it requires to wake up and use them.

Way of the Leopard 2-day Trance Dance Ceremony in Boulder, CO
Oct
29
Oct 30

Way of the Leopard 2-day Trance Dance Ceremony in Boulder, CO

  • 1005 Apple Valley Road Lyons, CO, 80540 United States

Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart

We all have indigenous roots and are native people from somewhere on the planet. This ceremony is about reconnecting with your native ancestors, and learning to see through the eyes of your bones.

John will take people on a journey of their senses, showing them how to connect with and ignite their 7 senses, understand their dreams, connect with their ancestors and listen to their Hearts.

Way of the Leopard Talk: Connect with Your Wild Side in Boulder, CO
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Way of the Leopard Talk: Connect with Your Wild Side in Boulder, CO

  • 1005 Apple Valley Road Lyons, CO, 80540 United States

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 interconnected- ness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds healers of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonise people with themselves and the natural world. John will also speak about the 7 senses of man and what it requires to wake up and use them.

Way of the Leopard Talk: Connect with Your Wild Side in Denver, CO
Oct
22
6:30 pm18:30

Way of the Leopard Talk: Connect with Your Wild Side in Denver, CO

  • The Althea Center

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 interconnected- ness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds healers of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonise people with themselves and the natural world. John will also speak about the 7 senses of man and what it requires to wake up and use them.

Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Afternoon Ceremony in Portland, OR
Oct
16
2:00 pm14:00

Shake Your Bones and Open Your Heart Afternoon Ceremony in Portland, OR

  • New Renaissance Bookstore

Participants will learn the Ancient Art of the South African trance dance. The trance dance is one of the main methods in Southern Africa for healers to connect to the divine and spirit worlds. It involves shaking the body in a particular way and listening to the heart beat. This dance has been practiced without cessation for thousands of years. John will teach participants to ‘shake their bones’, awaken their intuition and open their hearts. It is a powerful way to connect to one another, our Ancestors, the world around us and our Dreams.

Way of the Leopard: Connecting with your Wild Side Talk in Portland, OR
Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

Way of the Leopard: Connecting with your Wild Side Talk in Portland, OR

  • New Renaissance Bookstore

John will introduce his ‘Way of the Leopard teachings’. He will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition.

The Leopard is one of the main totem animals in Southern African traditional healing. It represents raw, intuitive intelligence and interconnectedness with the natural world. The Leopard reminds healers of always listening to their body as a way to help harmonise people with themselves and the natural world.

Way of the Leopard, Shake Your Bones and Connect to Your Heart | Dublin, Ireland
Aug
6
9:30 am09:30

Way of the Leopard, Shake Your Bones and Connect to Your Heart | Dublin, Ireland

  • Ashtanga Yoga Shala

We all have indigenous roots and are native people from somewhere on the planet. This workshop is about reconnecting with your native ancestors, and learning to see through the eyes of your bones. John will talk about the importance of connecting with your senses as a way to still the mind and awaken intuition. Participants will learn the Ancient Art of the African trance dance. It involves shaking the body in a particular way and listening to the heart beat. It has been practiced without cessation for thousands of years. It develops incredible energy.

Way of the Leopard, Connecting with Your Wild Side in Dublin
Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Way of the Leopard, Connecting with Your Wild Side in Dublin

  • The Lantern Centre

The Ancient art of African Shaking medicine comes to Dublin. John Lockley is a traditional South African healer from Nelson Mandela’s tribe, the Xhosa nation. John will teach the ancient art of the African trance dance to help connect people with their heart, blood and bones. Our bones represent our living connection to our ancestors. Once we connect with our bodies in this way we start to remember who we are and rediscover our life’s calling.

Way of the Leopard Ceremonies 2 & 3 Retreat in Holland
May
19
May 22

Way of the Leopard Ceremonies 2 & 3 Retreat in Holland

  • Centrum Indianenverhalen

John continues his Way of the Leopard training in at the Centrum Indianenverhalen in Winterswijk Miste, Netherlands, with long-time hosts Josien and Peter.

John will lead a 3-day ceremony, suitable for people who are already familiar with some shamanic knowledge and / or are serious seekers. 

This retreat encompasses ceremonies 2 and 3 of the Way of the Leopard Training.

Inclusive cost is € 350.