SHAMANEK: A Journey into your True Essence

      New York, NY, USA

      53 reviews
      Oct 4 - 30, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 25
      SHAMANEK: A Journey into your True Essence
      New York, NY, USA

      53 reviews

      Oct 4 - 30, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 25

      About this trip

      Shamanek is a 4 week series that merges the ancient practices of reiki, shamanic meditation/journeying, breathwork, ritual, conscious journaling, and restorative yoga to empower you through your healing and embodiment journey.

      Shamanek is a virtual and in person self discovery course that brings you a beautiful & practical compilation of ancient wisdom, practices and tools for healing and embodiment made for everyday humans.

      Who is this course for?

      Shamanek is for anyone interested in taking a journey inward or in need of energy balancing, community, practices for embodiment, mental peace, inner joy and healing. This course will create a safe and sturdy container for anyone going through a breakup, loss, depression, anxiety, or who is simply interested in self growth and expansion. No experience or knowledge required.

      Why join?

      To return to vitality, clarity, radiance & inner joy.

      To reconnect to your felt sense, your intuition and inner child.

      “To heal is to reconnect to the life force that is always there alongside any difficult experience, while honoring the difficult experience” - Christina Pratt - a shamanic teacher, healer & author.

      Space is extremely limited due to the intimate nature of this work.


      All meetings will be recorded for later viewing.

      10/04 - In person at SKY TING YOGA 7PM - 9PM

      Introduction: Shamanism, Reiki and Energetics

      10/11 - Zoom 7PM - 9PM

      Discovering your Sacred Space and Meeting your Spirit Guide

      10/18 - Zoom 7PM - 9PM

      Acknowledging and Reconnecting with the Inner Child

      10/25 - In person at SKY TING YOGA 7PM - 9PM 

      Closing Ceremony Shamanic Journey: Removing Energy Blocks and Cutting Energetic Cords

      10/30 - Zoom 7PM - 9PM

      Final Integration Circle 

      Additional Embodiment Practices held on Zoom:

      10/06 8AM-8:30AM

      10/13 8AM-8:30AM

      10/20 8AM-8:30AM

      Shamanism + Reiki

      Shamanic Reiki is a form of energy healing. It is the merging of two of the most ancient healing modalities to create balance in our subtle body and deep trust in ourselves. The principle of self reliance as we navigate our healing journey.

      Shamanism is one of the oldest forms of spirituality that exists today. It is not a religion, it is a technique that relies on our personal connection to Great Nature. In Shamanism, we connect to the wisdom of the Great Spirit and Mother Nature to assist and guide us on our awakening process. It is one of the most powerful experiences towards self love. 

      Reiki works directly with our personal nature in the form of energy. It's simple, safe and easy. The word Reiki comes from Japanese and is generally translated as “universal life force." Practicing means becoming a conduit, allowing the universal energy, breath, qi, or Ki to flow through us promoting health, harmony, balance and wellbeing

      About Francesca

      Francesca is a mentor and senior teacher at Sky Ting yoga with 10 years of teaching experience. She specializes in a holistic approach, incorporating her life experience and her in depth yoga, embodiment and energy healing training to create the perfect environment for self care and wellbeing. 

      Growing up in Ecuador (a small country in South America) Francesca was exposed to her Amazonian and Andean indigenous ancestors and their wisdom. Spending time with indigenous and modern healers around the world, Francesca discovered the profound value of shamanism, plant spirit medicine, energy work, holistic healing and other time tested teachings and techniques used by indigenous healers. 

      Her mission is to support your healing journey and a more conscious way of life for herself and her community. In this course, she shares personal and fascinating realizations she’s made and her own journey through depression, childhood trauma, and her calling to guide others to awaken and heal.


      No experience is required. 

      This is not a training program but instead, an open level self discovery and self healing course. 

      Students should expect to dedicate about 2-3 hours per week to the work.

      What's included

      - 2 in person meetings: Opening Ceremony & Closing Ceremony Circle

      - 3 zoom meetings: Recorded for you to access till one month after the end of the course. 

      - Weekly meetings are a combination of lectures, healing techniques, and shamanic journeys/meditations.  

      - 3 embodiment practices via zoom: restorative yoga, breathwork, self soothing techniques. 

      - Ceremony Kit: A beautiful and sustainable kit curated by Francesca. We will use it throughout the course to build our altar and cleanse our energy and space at home. Students will receive the kit the day of the Opening Ceremony.

      - PDFs include practical explanation on concepts and philosophy that you will learn throughout the course/month. PDFs are accessible through the course’s portal.

      Available Packages

      General Tuition

      Please email if you would like to apply for the scholarship. 

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      53 reviews
      SKY TING was created for anyone looking for tools and techniques to handle life more gracefully and see the magic in a long life lived. We offer a practice that refines our ability to stay connected, be well-adjusted, develop greater consciousness, discover radiance, use life to our own advantage, and ultimately experience more JOY! SKY TING YOGA is medley of lineages. All styles of yoga have something different to offer, and cross-pollinating yogic material allows us to create a method wholly new and unique, yet refined with rich substance and history. Our teachers are encouraged to blend the yoga material they practice, identify most with, and believe in, rather than sticking to the prescribed, generic curriculum. This ideology creates a passionate, responsive and nurturing learning experience for our students. Our goal is to make the practice safe and approachable for anyone, while keeping the magic of yoga alive. (212) 203-5786 INFO@SKYTINGYOGA.COM @SKYTINGYOGA


      WOWWWWWW - it's three days later and I'm still absolutely buzzing from Chelsey's training!! I knew that I was going to have a great time and learn a ton, but this completely surpassed my expectations. 17/10. Chelsey is an incredible teacher in so many ways - yogis and athletes of all experience levels, ages, and body types will greatly benefit from working with her. I can say with certainty that this five hour micro session has ALREADY made me a stronger teacher; my students have been blown away by the additional insights I've been able to weave in. Transcending the physical - wow. Chelsey has an amazing capacity to hold space and make everyone feel not only seen but valued. I can't wait to keep learning from her and the other amazing Sky Ting teachers as I continue to immerse myself in Nevine's magic. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU ALL!!!! xoxoxo Maureen (Mo) Flynn
      By Maureen F for The Proof is the in Practice with Chelsey Forbes on Jun 13, 2023
      Thank you SO much for this awesome review! We so appreciate you Mo!! XOXO
      By SKY TING on Jun 14, 2023
      By Daniel P for The Alchemy of Well Being with Nevine Michaan on Jun 05, 2023
      I can’t recommend this course enough! I loved learning about new ways of dealing with trauma, anxiety, or even daily stressors. I have taken away so many tools that I learned in this course that I continue to use on a daily basis. Francesca is a knowledge guide in these modalities and created a comfortable environment for everyone to feel open to share and practice. If you are going through a tough time, on a healing journey or just curious of learning about new ways of healing yourself then this course is for you 😊
      By Karen B for SHAMANEK: A Journey into your True Essence with Francesca Valarezo on May 24, 2023
      I had a great time on this trip, but have been on another yoga retreat (in Tulum) that felt more organized. I loved flowing with Francesca and Brian, but felt other aspects could have been better. For example, I have a gluten allergy and it seemed like none of the servers even knew what gluten free was- they kept giving me vegan meals. (Compared to my last trip in Tulum where the chefs and staff went above and beyond to make sure my food was prepared separately and given to me every meal). This made me feel like a burden to the group, even though I mentioned this allergy before going. In addition, I had to wait at the airport alone for 2 hours before the rest of my travel group arrived. I reached out to sky ting about not wanting to be at the airport alone for this long, but they didn't help me. I didn't feel safe alone at the Cancun airport for that amount of time, and if I knew ahead of time this would be the situation, I would have organized my own transportation. I know others had trouble with their airport shuttle too. In addition, it was a solid hour from when I landed until I was contacted by my driver (who spoke 0 english). The hotel was good for the most part, but they were weird about giving us more water (!?) and towels, and there was no storage for our clothing. Overall a great retreat and great yoga, but felt certain aspects could have been better organized.
      By Dana C for Tulum with Francesca Valarezo and Brian Peoples on Mar 17, 2023
      Thank you so much for this feedback Dana! We really appreciate it and will incorporate your reflections in our next offering. We sincerely hope you could make the best of the retreat and hope you'll join us again in the future!!
      By SKY TING on Mar 20, 2023
      We had a fantastic experience. the hotel was lovely and set amidst the Tulum Archeological Zone, which was a perfect setting for the yoga practice. the food was healthy, plentiful and tasty. the support staff were extremely accommodating. our yoga teachers, francesca and brian mixed it up in the classes in a delightful way and the yogis all seemed to get along like we were at summer camp! really enjoyable overall.
      By jeannine l for Tulum with Francesca Valarezo and Brian Peoples on Mar 09, 2023
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