Recorded December 2015 – January 2016
Have you experienced profound states of peace, love and wholeness through shamanism but struggled to apply it to your day-to-day life?
Are you intrigued by the potential of ancient shamanic practices — when combined with modern coaching, personal development and embodiment techniques — to create a more holistic and fulfilling life path?
Then you’re in the right place!
Virtually everyone who embarks on a shamanic path goes through a roller coaster of expansion and contraction, beautiful openings and depressing returns to their old selves.
Since shamanic practices often take us into non-ordinary states of consciousness, these experiences can be challenging to fully integrate into our daily lives.
We may find ourselves yearning for the more “pure” experiences of a shamanic circle or journey and subtly reject day-to-day existence. We may get hooked on the higher insights and become disengaged from our jobs.
These issues are compounded by the fact that modern teachings lack the richness and community aspect of most traditional shamanic practices.
Modern shamanic teachings tend to focus more on disembodied practices, lying on a mat and journeying on a mental level without your emotions and body fully engaged. This can perpetuate the subtle mind-body dissociation so common in Western industrial culture — making the non-ordinary experiences you do have in this way that much harder to integrate.
However, Embodied Shamanism addresses these common challenges by combining three disciplines: Modern heart-centered coaching and embodiment work, traditional healing and shamanism.
When you combine these streams, beautiful things can happen. You live from the heart. You’re more grateful for each day. You align with your purpose in your livelihood, and you feel blessed by your relationships.
You become a fully integrated, awake and passionately engaged human who can access deeper realms AND get things done, with grace.
You plant your feet firmly on the ground while your spirit soars.
In the first-ever Path of Embodied Shamanism program, expert coach and shamanic teacher Michael Stone will show you how to combine time-honored shamanic practices with modern coaching strategies for enhancing your life.
You’ll learn how to gain access to extraordinary information through shamanic work in a way that allows you to hold onto the lessons on a cellular level.
You’ll learn how to “listen with your heart” and “walk in beauty” — which are two rather mysterious-sounding phrases used by shamans that have very real meanings and capacities associated with them.
You’ll also learn how to rescript the narrative of your life — the deeper story you tell yourself about who you are — and how to simultaneously transform it on subtle, personal and relational levels.
Through the Path of Embodied Shamanism, you will expand your ability to journey in a more fully engaged way in order to gain access to accurate and helpful guidance on whatever challenges you face in your life.
And then you can align those insights with the practical goal-setting and personal improvement practices utilized by top life coaches.
The best part of learning the foundations of Embodied Shamanism is that you no longer have to keep these parts of yourself separate — the ancient ways of shamans and the modern ways of the West. You can walk with a foot in both worlds and experience the life-enhancing powers of this unique synergy.
Michael’s goal is for you to use this information to cultivate a richer inner landscape so that you can step into your potential with more confidence and ease.
You will learn how to use embodied shamanic principles to wholeheartedly live a life of peace, passion and beauty — and to serve and assist others in doing the same.
You’ll also receive coaching to help you live from your Divine purpose as well as show others how to do it, too.
More than anything, you will have the time and support to focus on the deepest purpose for why you’ve incarnated here. In these times of great change, we each need to learn to fully express our gifts, talents and strengths in order to usher in a peaceful transition from the current industrial growth society to a thriving, life-sustaining civilization.
To do this, we will need to focus our attention and intention on what we came here to express into the world.
As you step fully into your vision of what is possible, you can draw power from a community of other awake and committed people who recognize the unique opportunity to call upon shamanic wisdom to usher in a new way of being and relating.
In order to expand your commitment and ability to support others in fully expressing their skills, gifts and contributions, you will learn how to coach and hold space for others, as well as be coached to be the fullest expression of your Divine purpose.
In this journey of Embodied Shamanic Coaching, the last half hour of each session will be spent addressing questions and receiving personal coaching from Michael — who is a masterful coach with over four decades of supporting others in living their dreams.
You’ll also engage in singing, dancing, poetry, art and other heart-opening and community-building practices.
By the end of the program, you’ll begin to navigate your life not by your ego’s relentless demands, but rather by walking the path of Spirit toward that which gives you true meaning and fulfillment.
As you learn to apply the core insights of The Path of Embodied Shamanism over time, you’ll experience enhanced well-being — emotionally, mentally and physically.
You’ll find you can face challenges with more grace, as well as know which changes are realistic and the most beneficial to make in your life.
If you join us for this powerful 7-module journey, you’ll learn to:
- Journey in a way that simultaneously engages your full body, emotions, heart and mind.
- Harness the power of the heart from both a shamanic and coaching perspective.
- Walk in beauty and create beauty around you.
- Reframe your life’s story to be in harmony with your soul’s purpose.
- Receive more value and clarity from your shamanic journeys.
- Focus your consciousness on what you want to create instead of complaining about what’s not working in your life.
- Integrate guidance in a whole-body way that leads to lasting transformations.
- Deconstruct your old self through “shamanic dismemberment” and the power of presence.
- Align your life with your Divine Purpose and liberate more of your life force energy.
- Feel more of a greater sense of natural abundance and appreciation for life’s blessings.
- Live a deeply fulfilling life that you truly love.
Regardless of whether you are a seasoned practitioner or just beginning to delve into shamanism, this course will be a great asset in expressing your gifts and talents, and supporting others to do the same.
Note that this course is designed to complement more classical approaches to shamanic skills and practices, either taught by The Shift Network faculty or in more traditional settings.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
In this 7-part transformational program, Michael will guide you through the fundamental spiritual skills and competencies that you’ll need to successfully integrate shamanic practices with heart-centered coaching and embodiment work, to bring forth wholeness, beauty and peace in your daily life.
Each session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to sustain a more holistic way of life.
Module 1: Creating Community & Honoring the Spirit of Our Ancestors (Recorded December 2)
In this module, we will create a sacred space in non-ordinary reality where we can gather in mutual support of each other and the elements, as well as help ancestors and the spirit that lives in all things. We’ll also learn how to skillfully address the issues and challenges of our time.
As we consult our spirit guides, power allies and ancestors for guidance, we will be practicing Embodied Shamanism. You’ll be invited to experiment with dancing and moving your body as you journey.
Rather than the leader drumming, we will be using music from different artists and traditions to enter into a shamanic state of mind. The most important and challenging way to honor our ancestors is to fulfill our personal potential and life’s purpose. Our ancestors bring vital support for us through involvement in our lives, and also further their own growth and maturation in the spirit realms.
In this session, we will:
- Create a community sanctuary that supports our relationship to each other, the web of life, our ancestors and the Spirit that lives in all things.
- Distinguish between ceremony and ritual, and work with each other in non-ordinary reality.
- Lay the foundation for an authentic shamanic coaching program.
- Practice Embodied Shamanism and opening all of our senses.
- Support others in expressing their Divine gifts and talents.
- Discover gifts, strengths and talents that have been handed down by our ancestors.
Module 2: Aligning with Your Soul’s Purpose
(Recorded December 9)
The goal of this module is to create personal and group practices that support our ability to stay focused on our Divine purpose. We’ll begin to unveil the predictable future and trajectory of our lives if we continue moving forward and create practices to assist us in correcting our course. We’ll also call forth an individual and collective shift in consciousness which honors the evolving pulse of creation and the web of life.
Additionally, we’ll begin to explore the issue of personal and group integrity, and how to dissolve the barriers to our way back to wholeness. This leads us into a deeper experience of trust and power. In this way, we can reclaim our innate power and use our shamanic journeying to build greater trust in ourselves and others.
In this session, you will:
- Discover your Divine purpose and remove barriers to its fullest expression.
- Create practices to keep you focused on what’s essential to your path.
- Align your purpose with the pulse of creation and the Spirit that lives in all things.
- Visit the Council of Elders for support and guidance in fulfilling your soul’s purpose.
- Build trust in your ability to coach others effectively.
Module 3: Transforming the Narrative of
Our Lives (Recorded December 16)
We will explore the power of story in our lives and discover how it is shaping our actions and ways of being in the world. And we’ll uncover more empowering ways to interpret our personal narratives and how our perceptions — which are based in unexamined beliefs and assumptions — shape our reality. By participating in the deconstruction of our personal narrative, we reconstruct our story to be in support of our soul’s purpose.
Additionally, we’ll examine the power of language and gain new distinctions in the art of listening that will allow us to be more compassionate and supportive toward others and ourselves. How our speaking can empower and disempower others and ourselves will also be explored in depth.
In this session, you will:
- Discover how your life story is shaping your life.
- Reframe your story to align with your soul’s purpose.
- Reinterpret the narrative of your life and support others in doing the same.
- Discover the role of language in fulfilling your vision and purpose.
- Transform unexamined beliefs and assumptions that keep you from full self-expression.
- Explore the art of courageous conversations and the possibility of living a complaint-free life.
Module 4: Empowering Your Soul’s Purpose Through Presence (Recorded January 6)
In this module, we’ll take a look at mindfulness and the power of grounded presence — regardless of the circumstances or challenges. And by exploring the power of forgiveness and gratitude, we will discover how we have been disempowering ourselves with our preoccupation with events of the past.
We’ll learn that forgiveness is about finding wholeness within ourselves and being grateful is the key to having a fulfilling life. Additionally, we’ll find out how these two practices can support others in producing breakthrough results and bringing forth peace, prosperity and a deepening sense of purpose.
In this session, you will:
- Learn a simple way to bring yourself back into grounded presence.
- Discover how you lose power and how to reclaim it.
- Reveal the areas where gratitude and forgiveness can bring about soul-remembering for you (and your clients).
- Experience a greater sense of wholeness and fulfillment.
- Explore ways to support others in having breakthrough results in their lives.
Module 5: Soul Embodiment Through
Shape-Shifting (Recorded January 13)
One of the threats to the power of shamanism is the move toward “out of body experiences.” In this module, we will explore the importance of being in our physical body when we journey to non-ordinary reality. We’ll learn why dancing, singing and calling on all of our senses to meet the spirits and allies of the hidden world is key in shamanic practices.
Additionally, we’ll discover ways to tap into the cellular wisdom of our bodies that has been handed down to us from the beginning of time — which includes everything we need for our evolution into wholeness.
In this session, you will:
- Discover the power of being fully embodied when you journey.
- Release stuck energy patterns through conscious movement.
- Tap into the ancient cellular wisdom of your ancestors and draw from the wisdom of your descendants.
- Align with the evolutionary impulse of the universe.
- Explore the power and intelligence of emotional embodiment.
Module 6: Walking in Beauty with
Whole-Bodied Wisdom (Recorded January 20)
Native American peoples have a saying, “May you walk in beauty.” In these times of change and negative media bombardment it’s easy to get caught up in what’s not working. But, there is so much that is working.
We’ll discover how to bring forth beauty in our lives and the lives of those we coach, with support from our creativity muses. We will also explore how to complete what is not serving us and shift our focus to what is essential for becoming whole and effective.
In this session, you will:
- Learn to transform negative thinking and complaints and live in beauty.
- Expand your ability to focus your attention on what is truly important.
- Bring more beauty into your life and the lives of those you coach.
- Explore the power of integrity in reclaiming wholeness.
- Bring the power of aesthetics to your family, friends and coaching clients.
Module 7: Living a Heart Centered Life (Recorded January 27)
In this module, we will put together all the pieces and see how our shamanic practice can support our intention to live a heart-centered life, and support others in doing the same. We will journey to the guardian of the heart to discover how to keep our heart open, even in the most challenging of times.
We’ll explore ways to tune in to the heart to uncover what is really true and how living an authentic life can influence others to do the same.
In this session, you will:
- Create a plan for keeping the distinctions and practices alive during turbulent times.
- Discover what it means to live a heart-centered life.
- Appreciate that the expression of your gifts, talents and strengths is the best way to serve others.
- Learn how to support your vision through heart-centered collaboration with clients and community.
- Discover how to be in service to your clients and community without sacrificing your own health and well-being.
The Journey of Shamanic Coaching
In addition to Michael’s transformative 7-part virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions are being offered to complement what you’ll learn in the course — and take your understanding and practice to a deeper level.
Audio Dialogue with Sandra Ingerman
Sandra and Michael Stone will be discussing the topic of embodied shamanism and why it is important for the practitioner to take their body with them when they do shamanic journeying. They’ll also be talking about the importance of using your body and all of your senses to insure that you are producing breakthrough results for your clients.
Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award winning author of nine books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, and her recently released book Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life. She is the presenter of seven audio programs produced by Sounds True, and she is the creator of the Transmutation App. Sandra is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for more than 30 years. She teaches workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times.
Sandra is devoted to teaching people how we can work together as a global community to bring about positive change for the planet. She is passionate about helping people to reconnect with nature.
Sandra is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional mental health counselor. She is also a board-certified expert on traumatic stress. She was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine. Sandra was chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality and Health Magazine.
Future of Shamanism Audio Package
Author Showcase from Michael’s Radio Show
These hand-picked interviews highlight the interconnection and relevance of shamanism in today’s world through various fields of study including economics, dance, shamanism, indigenous wisdom and meditation.
Charles Eisenstein: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
In this talk, Michael asks Charles to explore some of the topics covered in his new book The Better World our Hearts Know is Possible. They range from the relevance of interbeing to how we made a world founded on separation to how the heart speaks in the new way we can make decisions.
Gabrielle Roth: Balancing Intuition, Instinct and Intellect
This talk brings the temple of the body into immediate relevance on balancing intuition and intellect and how deep listening to the body can unlock patterns, strengths, skills and joy — and even give you insight into the gift of boredom!
Sandra Ingerman: Practical Shamanism
A beautiful and heartfelt conversation on the spiritual approach to heal our planet and our relationship with ourselves. Sandra provides perspective on media, technology, and how to reclaim our souls.
Tara Brach: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
This talk explores the “trance of unworthiness” and many of the ways our mindset dictates our reality and the power of Presence.
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD: Narrative Medicine
Narrative Medicine is a look at all the different stories that influence your health and happiness. From your family story to the life events that can’t help but that change you, to the stories that form your beliefs.
Audio Dialogue with Itzhak Beery
Shamans of the Andes perform the La Limpia ceremony, the traditional energy cleansing ceremony (and all ceremonies and rituals), as they hold that true healing can only occur as a full bodily and sensory experience.
By activating all the six senses: touch, smell, sight, taste, hearing, and intuition/perception. Incorporating body movements, dance and chants brings their client, and themselves, into an intimate physical and emotional relationship with the encompassing nature, the elemental forces and the spirit world. That connection, when the client ceases to feel isolated and separated, brings balance and harmony to his spirit. This is the essential shamanic experience.
The Hero’s journey allows the client to change the most painful trauma story into a victory. Even though it is impossible to change past circumstances, it is possible to turn the narrative from victimhood ("It happened to me, the world is against me") to heroism ("I did something about it, and I survived"). This journey helps the client understand his own ingenuity and survival instinct and gain confidence in dealing with other traumas. It helps to see that traumas, like road posts, are opportunities for the soul to reach its life purpose.
Itzhak Beery is an internationally recognized shamanic healer and teacher. He was initiated into the Circle of 24 Yachaks by his Quechua teacher in Ecuador and by Amazonian Kanamari Pagè. He has also trained intensively with other elders from South and North America. The founder of ShamanPortal.org and cofounder of the New York Shamanic Circle, he is on the faculty of New York Open Center. His work has been featured in the New York Times, films, TV, and webinars. An accomplished visual artist and owner of an award-winning advertising agency. He is the author of The Gift of Shamanism, and Shamanic Transformations, which published by Inner Traditions.
What People Are Saying About Michael Stone...
Michael Stone is truly passionate about coaching people to help each person embrace his or her creative potential. He draws from a wealth of experience from his work in the corporate world and through his spiritual path. I have watched Michael teach people shamanic wisdom through his Five Rhythms Dance classes and was moved by his sense of compassion, his inspiring stories, and his ability to create safe and sacred space.
– Sandra Ingerman, Author of 10 books on Shamanism, including Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life
Michael is a brilliant and inspiring man. With decades of experience working with people in diverse transformational settings, he has developed a unique approach of integrating coaching with shamanism. Combining ancient wisdom with contemporary and time-proven methods, he offers the experiences and insights, as well as the practical skills, that support us to be worthy guides — and embody a heart-centered life.
– Llyn Roberts, MA, Award-winning Author of Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness & Co-author with Sandra Ingerman of Speaking with Nature
Michael Stone is a dear friend and one of the most responsible and illumined voices of this chaotic and transformative time.
– Andrew Harvey
Michael Stone is the kind of radio host who takes the conversation to where it should be — real, edgy and true.
– Marianne Williamson
I have had the exceptional pleasure of being guided by Michael during an embodied shamanism movement class at a recent retreat. I have been deeply engaged in shamanic practice for the past eight years but I have never done any journeying while dancing, until this dance lead by Michael.
He played a song that reminded me of a portal into non-ordinary reality. I started playing around with dancing, moving as if I was going through my portal and before I knew it I was in the most incredible healing journey with the collective. Together my brothers and sisters in the collective began releasing patterns, thoughts, and beliefs that are not supportive of life. The earth opened up to alchemize, transform and transmute these energies. Then we had a huge celebration! Thank you Michael for creating sacred space for this profoundly healing and thrilling journey!
– Tracy Shulsinger, Shamanic Practitioner & Teacher, Family Nurse Practitioner
Michael Stone is one of the most perceptive and informed interviewers I have ever encountered. His show, Conversations, is a great contribution towards the evolution of the universal human.
– Barbara Marx Hubbard
I love conversations that cause us to think deeply together, and the questions you posed did just that. I appreciate your depth and spirit...
– Gail Larsen
Riding the breaking waves of both cultural transformation and personal development, Michael Stone is a consummate interviewer, adept in the art of warm, engaging, and revealing conversation.
– Bill Plotkin
Thank you for being such a magnificent host and authentic embodiment of the divine masculine! I appreciated your presence and heart immensely.
– Sera Beak
Being with Michael Stone on Conversations was a delight, he creates such an atmosphere of warm welcome for his guest and listeners. Michael brings his curiosity and brightness to exploring the domains that can most directly awaken our hearts and help the healing of our earth.
– Tara Brach
Michael Stone knows how to bring people together in support of an aligned vision! My department was comprised of 6 different nationalities and languages, and was in continuous conflict. He came into our group and taught us how to stop, look and listen. His work created greater understanding, appreciation and focus, not to mention they were a lot happier...
– Louise Allard, Manager European Union
Michael’s work provides a direct entree to altering the culture of an organization and effecting significant change in a very short period of time. What impressed me most about Michael’s courses was how “difficult” employees were able to align with management on the larger picture and transform conflict into clear working agreements. For management teams seeking to revitalize the spirit of their organization and build strong, mutually supportive teams, I can whole-heartily recommend his work.
– Bob Hoffman, Former Chief of Staff for the California Environmental Protection Agency
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Recorded Class Sessions with Michael Stone
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with shamanic coach and teacher Michael Stone — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to move toward an embodied journey process.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.
Exercises and Questions for
After each lesson, you will then have the option to do related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning.
The Journey of Shamanic Coaching
- Embodied Shamanism
Audio Dialogue with Sandra Ingerman
- Future of Shamanism Audio Package
Author Showcase from Michael’s Radio Show
- Hero’s Journey
Audio Dialogue with Itzhak Beery
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Journey of Shamanic Coaching Virtual Training
We at The Shift Network feel deeply honored that Michael Stone has chosen to partner with us on this exclusive online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a contemporary shamanic practitioner and whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves — and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Michael’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you are serious about transforming to living a shamanic way of life through being coached and learning how to be a coach, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!
About Michael Stone...
Michael Stone, MSOD, ISOD spent most of his vocational life as a corporate organizational development consultant, communications specialist and leadership trainer. His company, Mastery of Management International (MMI), focused on bringing heart and meaning into the workplace as a tool for increasing productivity, connectivity and creativity. For over three decades he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, NGOs and social profit institutions throughout Europe and North America. For the past 10 years Michael has focused his attention on the social profit sector while deepening his knowledge of shamanism, gender issues and creative alternatives to current organizational structures and methods of productivity.
Michael is the host of KVMR’s award winning show, Conversations: Possibilities and Perspectives on Local and Global Issues. It focuses on environmental restoration, spiritual fulfillment, evolutionary cosmology, community building, wellness and social justice issues. He is also a journalist who contributes to numerous publications, including his own e-newsletter, The Well of Light. Michael has extensive training in somatic movement and is a certified trainer in Trance Dance, Soul Motion, and Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms. He has brought his training in communications, gestalt, meditation and psychology together with his spiritual and environmental conviction to develop a totally unique approach to bringing forth a new depth in social, cultural and environmental awareness.
Michael has a BS in Organizational Communication and Behavior from California State University Sacramento, an MSOD from Pepperdine University and various post-graduate courses, including the 2-year International Organizational Systems Development (ISOD) from Cleveland Gestalt Institute where he focused on cross cultural applications of Gestalt methodology in International Organizational Systems. He is also a shamanic teacher and practitioner and graduate of Sandra Ingerman’s Shamanic teachers program. His book, Organizational Shamanism: Revitalizing the Spirit of Work, is due to be published soon.
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