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Shamanic Breathwork


Shamanic Breathwork
Spiritually journey in the same way as the Toltec shamans by entraining to the rhythms of drums, rattles, and music by using the breath. Much like traveling to sacred places this practice can be used to enter altered states of consciousness and awaken the shaman within. Breathwork can also be used to resolve traumas and shapeshift unproductive modes of thinking in order to move beyond them and into our wild creative hearts.

This is a highly experiential and transformative process that inspires individuals to remember and reconnect with their own inner healer. As old wounds and dysfunctional patterns are released and transformed, individuals begin to regain lost soul parts and remember the magic of who they truly are. Empowerment brings wholeness and healing back into their own lives, to the lives of those they love, and to the world at large.  Wisdom and healing comes from each individual’s inner experience. Shamanic Breathwork™ honors and blends the timeless wisdom of ancient traditions with the emerging new paradigm methods of healing and teaching. It functions as a bridge between these two worlds honoring the best of both worlds while creating a bridge for body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Toltec SHIP

Toltec Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process & Training

Transform Your Life & Start Living Your Soul Purpose * Become A Shamanic Minister, Breathwork Facilitator and Dream Master

Shamanic Breathwork * Cycles of Change * Family of Origin * Shadow * Inner Beloved * Soul Purpose as presented by Aquarian Shaman Linda Star Wolf founder Venus Rising Association of Transformation * Toltec Wisdom as presented by Don Miguel Ruiz, Author of the 4 Agreements * Native American Teachings *Elemental Healing *Sacred Initiations & Ceremony

SHIP, or the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process is the signature Shamanic Breathwork series created by Venus Rising co-founders Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins. Freedom Folk and Soul is one of only a few congregations outside of Venus Rising that is approved to teach SHIP. This training is offered by Freedom Folk and Soul in Nashville, TN, Dallas, TX and the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Those who finish all 5 segments of TOLTEC SHIP ( Cycles of Change, Family of Origin, Shadow, Inner Beloved and Soul Purpose) will be eligible to be ordained as Shamanic Ministers

Why participate in Toltec SHIP?

Some people choose to participate in Toltec SHIP for their own personal transformation. They may feel stuck, they may be going through a ‘dark night of the soul’, or they may just sense that there is ‘something more’ and would like to explore what is coming through for them.

Shamanic Breathwork is incredibly powerful! People are often surprised at the depth of awareness and transformation that they experience in a ToltecSHIP workshop.
Finally, you may decide that you would like to become a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. To become a facilitator through Freedom Folk and Soul, you will first go through all five Toltec SHIP initiations as a participant.  Then, you will repeat the initiations as an apprentice. Finally, you will travel to Venus Rising in the beautiful Smokey Mountains of North Carolina to spend  2 weeks going through facilitator skills training.
Freedom Folk and Soul is honored and excited to weave their unique medicine and offerings adding the powerful Toltec Wisdom Teachings as presented by Don Miguel Ruiz of the Four Agreements

Freedom Firewalk

Shaman Heart Concerts ..Transformational Journey in Song/ Drum Circles/ Teaching on Creativity

Freedom Folk & Soul Festivals

Transformational Journeys to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico

Additional Journeys to Oaxaca, Mexico/ San Miguel de Allende, Mexico/ The Caves of Mary Magdaelene in the South of France & More

We are Available for Customized Transformational Journeys for your Group or Family

Shamanic Breathwork/ Mitote/ Shaman Quests/ Medicine Wheel Ceremonies/ Sweat Lodges & More

Drum Making

The drum is a part of native heritage from tribal cultures all over the world. This single sided shaman drum is a traditional native drum crafted using a wooden hoop or frame and a stretched rawhide head and lacing. Covered on only one side, the back is laced to form the symbol of a medicine wheel with the four cardinal directions that also serve as a hand hold. Great for drumming circles and meditation! In this workshop you will be supplied everything you need to create your own frame drum and accompanying beater. While you are making your creations we will teach you the care for  your drum, as well as how to use them in healing and cleansing ceremonies. We will begin with a Drum Journey to connect to the Heartbeat of the Drum, and then start the process of creating our drums and beaters.   The drum face can later be painted with your Animal Totem or designs. You can also personalize the drum with beads and feathers to strengthen the connection with your drum.

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Freedom Folk and Soul is a Congregation of Venus Rising Association of Transformation