TEST POST 1
Working with Animal Guides & Totems
how to identify your specific animal
totems. You may already know some of your totems; other
animal totems may reveal themselves in this class through
shamanic journey and divination. Learn how to honor your
guides and totems with altars, ceremonies, art, dance and song.
Working with the gifts they have to share with you adds to your
own medicine, strength and power.
Teressena has consciously followed a shamanic path
for 25 years. Her spirit name is “Dragonfly Dancing” which
came as a result of a beautiful dragonfly who rested over her
heart for 4 hours while she danced at a PowWow. Her first
hand experience in working with animal guides will inspire
and facilitate an expanded awareness of how to establish a
relationship with your animal totems
and honor them in love and gratitude.
About the Presenter: Teressena is a spiritual midwife helping people heal and
transform through shamanic ceremony. Her path of shamanic study began with
Ojibwe Grandmother, Woman of the Four Skies (Ni o gishic goo ikwe) and Oneida
Grandmother, Bright Day Star Woman, who shared their Native American wisdom with
her. Teressena is a mesa carrier and has received high rites of initiation in a Peruvian
lineage of shaman. Over the past 18 years, she and her husband, Martien have studied
and received initiations with Mayan Nazul, Miguel Angel Vergara and Olmec elder, Jesus
Fabian Ortiz. Together they facilitate sacred journeys to the Mayan lands.
About Deb Wood-Schade, Dragonwood Wisdom & Wellness:
Dr. Deb Wood-Schade, Bowen Therapist, has close to 30 years experience in Holistic
Healthcare.In her continual search for new therapies and knowledge she became a
Shaman in the Peruvian tradition under the direction of Teressena Bakens. Her company,
Dragonwood Wisdom and Wellness was developed to showcase the many therapies and
spiritual healings offered by Dr. Deb including Destination Wellness Retreats.