Power Animal Allies of our Soul:
Connect with Instinctual Wisdom
A Sedona 2-day shamanic power animal connections training program
Led by Sandra Cosentino, based on 3.5 decades of experience
This is an insightful & joyful time of discovery as we:
++ work with intention and shamanic journey to invite connection with 9 primary totem animals
++ activate their presence in your life with actions!
The nine power animals represent the gifts-aspirations-challenges you came into this life with*.
I visualize them as a support team, an energetic matrix, that aide in your authentic expression.
- Feb. 5 – 6
- April 17 – 18
- May 7 – 8
- June 5 – 7
- Nov. 19 – 20
- or at a date that works for you
Wild animal helper spirits are not limited to these 9.
Some totems are with us our entire life. Others often appear spontaneously to meet a need. Thus, skills learned in this workshop provide a good basis for you to continue opening to the support and friendship of these wise beings.
This program is for those who want to go beyond intellectual concepts to:
- direct experience of the energetic infusion and support of these spiritual allies bring
- make meaningful power animal connections
- express more of your own instinctual wisdom
- do vision circle practice under the stars with their support
Wild animals do not doubt themselves. They are aware of all around them, and confidently take action.
We activate the Power Animal connection with:
nature awareness practices, signs, dreams, movement, voice, art, ceremony, drumming, vision circle and more.
Please set an intention to perceive with new eyes.
Come with an openness and no preconceptions. Allow the animal helper spirits to be magnetized to you.
Enjoy making loyal spiritual friendships. And seeing prior power animal friendships in an expanded way.
No prior experience is necessary.
Medicine animals—the spirit of wild animals, birds, and other beings of the earth, waters and skies—are part of the non-verbal language of spirit.
Power animals–including mythic and extinct animals–are in our consciousness, dreams and often our physical world.
The spirit of totem animals gift us with their powers and compassionate wisdom. When they connect with us, it is unique to our need and circumstance.
Each species evolved on the planet long before humans. These wild beings are imbued with power derived from eons of interaction with the primordial forces of biologic life.
Essentially, we receive knowings and an energetic infusion that supports our energy field, brings fresh insights, courage, joy and much more.
More info in my article: Power Animals are Vibratory Infusion
Retreat leader, Sandra Cosentino, was initiated into power animal wisdom in her youth via lucid dreams and time spent in nature.
She deepened this communication with decades of shamanic journey and other mystic insight practice. She also has observed and interacted with the spirit of an amazing variety of wild beings who appear in support of participants during ceremonies and insight sessions.
$530 each with 3 or more total participants;
$640 each with 2 participants;
$900 for 1–sessions are slightly shorter
Includes: reference packet, art supplies, planning and program, use of drums, rattles and chairs.
Does not include: transportation, meals, $7 per vehicle park fee on Day 2
We will be meeting at outdoor sites in the Sedona red rock area, in Cottonwood, one site 18 miles south of Sedona (30-35 minutes), one site 15 minutes south of the west end of Sedona. We will work with weather, size and needs of group in finalizing meeting sites.
Please email for registration details.
I welcome you to this inspiring and informative core shamanic practice training program!
There will also be evening and morning practices on your own that are essential to your integration of these totem animal connections–so plan for a full 2 days!
Mystic Nature Shamanic Journey foundational practice, Nature Connections Ceremony outdoor seminar
4 hours (3.5 hours with 1) at a red cliff view site near Sedona
Foundational experiences with using shamanic journey for medicine animal connection and nature connection practices. At days end, we co-create ceremony activating the powers of your first 3 animal helpers. Learn how to invoke energies and walk your intention.
Power Animals Connections Session 2
2.5 hours (2 hours with 1) at a park ramada near the Verde River in Cottonwood (20 minutes southwest of Sedona)
We deepen our exploratory journeys making connection with 3 more power animals.
sunset and evening on own: nature time, deep observing while in awareness of your spirit animals; drawing your own animal cards; journal, reflect.
dawn on own: greet sun, vision circle, continue drawing your own animal cards
Power Animals Connections Session 3 at an Ancestral Sacred Site about 18 miles southeast of Sedona 30-35 minutes drive
2.5 hour session (2 hours with 1 person):
–share signs, knowings, dreams and intuitive feedback from Sandra
–3 more more medicine animal connections
–connect with wise ancestor spirit and prepare for rebirthing ceremony which you do at the site on your own after our session
afternoon on own: nature walk, journal-reflect on all 9 totem animals–integration, relaxation. Finish medicine animal cards, make a simple power staff.
Sunset to Stars come out evening 2.5 hour session at red rock scenic site:
Ceremony, Power Animal Council, Vision Circle Under the Stars
–Exploratory Journeys on topics of interest to you working with your power animals
–Solo vision Circle under the stars (about 1/2 hour) with support of the key animal totems
–apply shamanic journey to explore ways to live more of your destiny as you deepen support work with your 9 Totems to bring this into your life as an on-going support
–Council of Power Animals speaking your authentic truth
–Closing Ceremony with drumming, your animal spirit songs, celebration
This program draws elements from Sandra’s 3+ decades of experience with leading retreats, creating & facilitating ceremony and, working with power animals’ energetic presence in programs such as:
- Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey & Ceremony outdoor insight seminar
- Circle of Power Drum Healing Ceremony and Teaching
- Mystical Insight Retreats
Related blog article: Power Animals are Vibratory Infusion
* 9 totem animal understandings first caught my attention in the 1988 “Medicine Cards – The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals,” by Jamie Sams and David Carson.
And in the past few years I delved into the 9 totem animals’ energies, relevancy and role in my life. I came to understand them as a life-path energetic support matrix that I may have developed as a support team before our birth into this life. Workshop guests also have been energized by the 9 totems connections.