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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Sacred Shamanic Ceremonies and Teachings Weekend Retreat with Yima Healing on October 22 in Putnam Valley

Mojan Javadi Clarke

Yima Healing is hosting a weekend of sacred shamanic ceremonies and teachings at their retreat center, in Putnam Valley, starting at 2 p.m. on October 22 and finishing at 2 p.m. on October 23. The cost of the event includes lodging and food. The number of participants allowed is extremely limited, so those interested in attending are advised to register soon.

“During our time together, you will experience the healing power of several sacred shamanic rites, including shamanic journeying, a despacho and the band of power,” says Mojan Javadi Clarke, founder of Yima Healing and a shamanic energy medicine practitioner and holistic coach. “All three ceremonies come from a long lineage of medicine workers and Shipibo shamans.”

Clarke explains that shamanic journeying is an important part of shamanic practice whereby one is able to visit one’s past and future to gain wisdom, insight and guidance through rhythm and music. She describes the despacho ceremony as being an act of love and a reminder of the connection we share with all beings, elements, spirits and sacred places. Finally, the band of power, she says, is a sacred shamanic rite for self-protection and empowerment.

“Together, we will celebrate these powerful ceremonies, dance under the stars, connect with the Earth and experience the powerful magic of a shamanic fire ceremony,” adds Clarke.

Cost: $444. Location: Yima Healing, Putnam Valley, NY. To register, call 914.771.1694, email [email protected] or visit For more information, visit