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What a life changing experience!!! It is so far the most amazing thing I have done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone. Excellent does not even qualify for the amount of devotion, care, patience, and understanding I received from the team at the ashram. The food was truly amazing, accommodation to suit everyones budget, and I will be forever grateful for the high quality teachings and training received. This course formed my foundation to a much happier life.
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What a life changing experience!!! It is so far the most amazing thing I have done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone. Excellent does not even qualify for the amount of devotion, care, patience, and understanding I received from the team at the ashram. The food was truly amazing, accommodation to suit everyone's budget, and I will be forever grateful for the high quality teachings and training received. This course formed my foundation to a much happier life.
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Sara Sanabria Love this picture 🙂

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In honor of our 50th anniversary, we welcomed Kamala to share stories of our founder, Swami Vishnudevananda. As his biographer, she is able to share stories such as how Swami Vishnudevananda founded the ashram, how he influenced the Beatles in their spiritual practices, and other stories about his life. The Beatles story begins at 42:00!

#thebeatles #georgeharrison #celebratingourhistorywelcomingourfuture #50yearsofashramlife #sivanandabahamas #bahamasyogasivanandabahamas.org In honor of our 50th anniversary, we had the pleasure of listening to Kamala, a devoted direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and his...
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Ay what time starts?

Cool post this is really great

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In the light of our 50th Anniversary a beautiful compilation of historical images of Swami Vishnudevananda and this very spot we are still gratefully holding up!

#celebratingourhistorywelcomingourfuture #50years #SAYRanniversary #sivanandabahamas #ashramlifeEnjoy these historical images of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas and Swami Vishnudevananda from the 1970s and 1980s. In 2018, as we celebrate 50 ye...
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Thank you for this #pearlofwisdom Brant Secunda!
Om Namah Sivaya

Thank you for this #pearlofwisdom Brant Secunda!
Om Namah Sivaya <3
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Brant Secunda Huichol Healing

Shamanic Traditions and Teachings: Q&A with Brant Secunda

Please describe what you do in 10 – 15 words.
Brant Secunda: I share the ancient shamanic traditions and wisdom of the Huichols by teaching, leading pilgrimages, and through sacred ceremony.

Why do you do what you do?
Brant Secunda: It was my good luck to be trained in the shaman way as a healer and ceremonial leader. I have devoted my life to carrying on this tradition.

What are you currently fascinated by in your work?
Brant Secunda: I continue to learn every day through shamanic practices, dreaming, and connection with nature. Over the last few years I have learned through dreams how to help and heal people long distance, though it is always best to have the patient in front of me.

How did you come to your path? Any aha moments or key teachers?
Brant Secunda: I was adopted into the indigenous community of the Huichols as a young man as the grandson and close companion of don Jose Matsuwa, one of the greatest of all Huichol shamans. He put me through a rigid 12-year apprenticeship, including many long vision quests without food or water, as a way to learn.

If you’ve taught at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat before, what is one surprising thing about the experience for you?
Brant Secunda: The Sivananda ashram is a special place of serenity and devotion, filled with dedicated teachers and a commitment to spreading peace, health, and joy. I commend the ashram for creating this space to share about different traditions and how we are all connected to create peace in the world. I look forward to the special opportunity to return each year.

Brant Secunda is a shaman, healer, and ceremonial leader in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico and author of the award-winning book Fit Soul Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You. He completed a 12-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the renowned Huichol shaman who lived to be 110 years old and adopted Brant as his grandson, leaving him to help carry on the ancient indigenous practices of the Huichol tribe. Director of the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies, Brant leads seminars and pilgrimages worldwide. Alongside other dignitaries, Brant cofounded the Peace University in Berlin, is a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild, and the Huichol Foundation. His work has been documented on television and radio, and in articles and books worldwide.

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