Come and play in the Akashic fields. Explore multi-dimensional realities and expand your consciousness of the Self and beyond






August 1st – August 4th, 2021


This workshop is an exploration of the Self through Shamanic Ritual and the Celebration of Discovery through Dance, Movement, Meditation, Mantras and Sacred Ceremonies.


What we will do:


  • Play in the Akashic Fields
  • The Shamanic journey
  • Soul retrieval
  • Power animal retrieval
  • Shamanic dance and song
  • Explore Altered States of Consciousness
  • The tools of the Shaman
  • Explore the shadow self
  • Sacred Pipe Ceremony
  • Despacho Ceremony
  • Cacao Ceremony

The Shamanic Journey

Learn how to journey to the upper world, middle world or lower world to extract and bring back information for your healing sessions. The journey is about receiving information (for self and others) healing, wisdom, and knowledge. Connecting in this way may bring your ancestors, spirit guides, and elders, these beings are carriers of great wisdom and they are willing to share that with you so you can have it in your life.

Explore the Shadow Self

Learn exercises to develop an ongoing relationship with this part of yourself. The shadow is always there so it is better to get to know it and befriend it that to be taken over by it.

Soul Retrieval

This Shamanic practice is very powerful! It is aimed at the reintegration of lost pieces of the soul that might have become disconnected, trapped or lost through trauma. We will journey to the cave of the Lost Souls and find those part of the self that have been disowned or fragmented. Another term for this practice is Soul Hunting.

Power Animal Retrieval

Retrieving a Power Animal is usually one of the first, if not the first we will do. We journey to make contact with an animal energy that we need at this time, one that will support and strengthen us so we can do our Shamanic work. Many times it is the power animal that will guide us and protect us in other journeys. By working with a power animal we can help a person reintegrate their energies and bring them to their center, to their power.

Shamanic Dance and Song

Drum and dance, sing and connect with nature, with your ancestors with your power animal, use movement that awakens your Divine individuality.

Learn how to enter an ASC (altered state of consciousness) that will bring you to Shamanic ecstasy.

Generally, the shaman walks between worlds, with this ability he/she is able to enter the spirit world by inducing Trance, either by using Teacher Plants or not. The methods are many and most of the times used together. We will explore these methods during the retreat.

The Tools of the Shaman

Learn the tools that the Shaman uses for the different types of work that we do. The drum, the rattle, feathers, crystals, plants, rock, ritual, ceremony, nature itself is a tool that shamans from all traditions use.

Sacred Pipe Ceremony

The pipe ceremony is a sacred ritual for connecting physical and spiritual worlds. “The pipe is a link between the earth and the sky.”  The pipe is our Prayers in physical form. Smoke becomes our words; it goes out, touches everything, and becomes a part of all there is. The fire in the pipe is the same fire in the sun, which is the source of life.” The smoke rises high into the heavens and delivers our prayers to the Great Spirit.

Despacho Ceremony

The despacho contains symbols of the elements of our universe. Among them, the mountains, clouds, the directions, rainbows, water, food, earth, stars, moon, etc… It also contains symbols of our dreams and desires such as abundance, love, spirit, healing, etc… The items that we put in the despacho represent the beauty that comes from our ancestors to help our loves.

Cacao Ceremony

In the spirit of the ancient traditions, this sacred circle and celebration centers around the sharing of a cacao elixir, known as the “food of the Gods.” Mother Cacao is known for completely opening your heart where you can be center in the essence of love.

When: August 1st – August 5th, 2021

Where: I

Espace Rivoire – Gîte – 48 Rivoire – 01430 Vieu-d’Izenave – Ain

Cost: 560 € or $630.00


Registration: Marina Veron @ marinaveron@aol.com



What to Bring: Blanket or floor pad, pillow, eye cover or bandanna, Sacred objects for your Journey. Wear loose comfortable clothing. One whole white outfit.

About Your Facilitators:

Don Ernesto Ortiz

Don Ernesto Ortiz has devoted his life to  

exploring and communicating the language  

of the heart, primal movement and deep

inner spaces. Over the past 25 years,

Ernesto has taken thousands of people on a journey from physical and emotional inertia to the freedom of ecstasy, from the chaos of the chattering ego-mind to the blessed emptiness of stillness and inner silence.

His Workshops and Spiritual Travel Advendures have an electric intensity that unifies the spiritual with the mundane, from the poetic discovery of the soul to the modern approach of ancient shamanic practices.

Ernesto is recognized in the holistic, health and metaphysical field as an inspiring facilitator, teacher and therapist. His training began at an early age in Mexico with Curanderos and Shamans and has continued for many years with world-renowned teachers in Transpersonal Psychology, Shamanism, Music Therapy, Bodywork and more.

Marina Veron

Marina has the qualities of the Elder woman and the spirit of a Wild Woman; She embodies these with grace and beauty.

She breathes wisdom and experience which

she brings forth with a pure directness while at the same time holding each person

in a loving and caring embrace. By her acceptance of everyone as equal, while at the same time acknowledging each person’s unique position in the circle of life, she powerfully but gently touches you deep in your core. Making one visible and known to one’s self.

She is a globetrotter, and has lived on several continents, in different countries and speaks four languages. She is a professional geobiologist since more than 10 years, this, to better the life of fellow humans in their living and working environment.

She’s an artist, has knowledge and works in shamanism. She will guide you to use your own instincts to express the wildness that lies deep within. She will inject you with a spark of love and the desire to live a fulfilled and profound life.
She’s deeply rooted herself and wild to the bone.