circleGroup sessions and ceremonies are a powerful way to deepen the awareness of yourself and others. Here you can receive the support and motivation to help you in your individual emotional and spiritual work. We all need connections to feel less alone in our journeys and in our challenges. As we connect with others with the same intention, present in the heart and truth, the energy of each participant multiply exponentially and accelerates the individual and collective healing. Find out about the workshops, courses,healing rituals and sweat lodges.

 


MONTHLY OVERVIEW OF 2020  WORKSHOPS, RITUALS AND TEACHINGS

 

 

MAY : 

  1. HEALING EARTH LODGE RITUAL – MAY 02/03
  2. FULL MOON SACRED FIRE AND PIPE CEREMONY FOR PRAYERS – MAY 3rd AT 6 PM
  3. CLEARING AND HEALING  INTER GENERATIONAL PATTERNS  – An intensive training – May – 29/ 30/31

JUNE:

  1. FULL MOON SACRED FIRE AND PIPE CEREMONY FOR PRAYERS – JUNE 7 AT 7 PM
  2. GRIEF RITUAL – JUNE 12/13/14
  3. SUMMER SOLSTICE HEALING EARTH LODGE RITUAL – June -20/21
  4. MENTOR-SHIP PROGRAM – JUNE  26/27/ 28

JULY:

  1. FULL MOON SACRED FIRE AND PIPE CEREMONY FOR PRAYERS – JULY 5 – 7 PM

AUGUST:

  1. FULL MOON SACRED FIRE AND PIPE CEREMONY FOR PRAYERS -AUG 02 AT 7 PM
  2. HEALING EARTH LODGE RITUAL FOR WOMEN ONLY – Aug – 08/09
  3. WOMEN’S RETREAT – Aug 21,22,23
  4. ANCESTRALIZATION RITUAL – Aug 28, 29, 30, 31 and Sept 1

SEPTEMBER:

  1. FULL MOON SACRED FIRE AND PIPE CEREMONY FOR PRAYERS – SEPT 1 AT 6 PM
  2. PROTECTION AND TALISMANS MAKING ( the ancient African wisdom ) Sept 04,05,06
  3. REGRESSION THERAPY TRAINING – SEPT 11/12/13
  4. MY EARTH, MY BODY III – Sept -25, 26, 27

OCTOBER:

  1. FULL MOON SACRED FIRE AND PIPE CEREMONY FOR PRAYERS – OCT 4 AT 6 PM
  2. SOUL RETRIEVAL TRAINING  – Oct 02,03,04
  3. MENTOR-SHIP PROGRAM – Oct 23,24 & 25

 

 

 


Workshops 2020


 

MY BODY, MY EARTH
Re-Discover a Relationship with your Physical Presence
A Healing Retreat for Men and Women
Facilitated by: Jodie Cara Lindley and Heloisa Porto

DATES FOR 2020:

  • SEPT 25,26 & 27
Do you desire to know more about the holding, expansion, numbness and the restrictions in your body?What is your relationship with your “Earth” and with your body?

How are you living in your body?

Are you aware of your breath, your emotions, your life force running in your body and your actions?

The body is the container for our life force. It carries the memories of our purpose, our past and all of our life experiences. Most importantly, it is the home of our soul.
This weekend retreat will welcome those who wish to re-connect and re-discover their body’s role in keeping flow and aliveness in their daily life.
We will explore:

  •  Both the natural and disorganized expansions and contractions of the body 
  • Where your ancestral patterns reside physically
  • Rituals for healing and reconciliation with your body
  • Body therapies to re-establish connection and re-ignite the body
  • Individual and Group exercises to encourage a deeper relationship to your body


In Nature, we will be given the opportunity to re-discover our “Earth”, and the reflection of our relationship to the Mother Earth.

WHEN Sep 25, 26 &  27

WHERE: Heloisa’s Home, Roseneath, Ontario (near Rice Lake)

INVESTMENT:  $450.00 plus accommodation
Early bird registration till Aug 20 $390.00 

FOOD: to be brought and shared by participants. it will be organized after registration

ACCOMMODATION:  could be inside the house or camping. (private room downstairs $ 45 per night; sofa bed downstairs $40/per night;  matters on the floor downstairs $ 35.00 per night; camping $20.00 per night. Bath room is upstairs ( only one) and for camping there is compost toilet and bucket shower.

REGISTRATION: contact
Jodie: 
jodie.lindley@gmail.com or earthskyjourneys@gmail.com
Heloisa : heloporto10@gmail.com

 

 

 

Workshops / Healing Rituals on The Sacred Feminine in Ontario

2020

 WOMEN’S  RETREAT –  2020

FRI AUG 21 TO SUN  23

RE-THREADING AND RE-CONNECTING WITH THE FEMININE ANCESTRY FOR HEALING, RECONCILIATION AND PERSONAL POWER

 

  • Do you feel disconnected from your feminine lineage? Or from the deep feminine energies inside of you?
  • Do you have issues and work to do with mother, grandmother or other women?
  • Do you feel you need to figure it out all by yourself and not supported by your female lineage? Or other women?
  • Is there a sense of not being seen or supported by women in your community?

In the collective we all women carry a burden of old patterns of competition and jealousy from ancient times. The hurt turned mothers against daughters and women against their own sisters.

To re- establish the thread in history that was lost, heal the wounds and learn loving ways to support each other is the beginning of the healing.

Healing comes with reconciliation,forgiveness and acceptance withing ourselves  and re-patterning the inter generations distortions we carry. Healing happens when we open to receive and recognize the power that is behind us.

In this weekend women will explore the many ways we hold on to past wounds and inter generations patterns and behaviors and discover forgiveness and cleansing and transformation with the powerful gifts of the elements- fire, water, earth ,mineral and nature.

We will use: various techniques to explore the core of the issue, expressive arts, play role, healing rituals  with the elements and each other; receiving support from the ancestors, the elements and each other. We might also use clay and / or oil compresses for healing and restoration as other  nurturing bath rituals.

WHEN: FRI AUG 21 TO SUN  23  Starts Friday at 4pm and finishes Sunday at 2pm. Please arrive 1/2 hour before starting.

WHERE: Lendiwe’s land in Warkworth, ON,  ( 2 hours east from Toronto )

INVESTMENT: $390.00 EARLY BIRD TILL July  15 : $ 360.00

TO REGISTER: contact Heloisa

 

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Courses 2020


CLEARING AND HEALING INTER GENERATIONAL PATTERNS

 An intensive training – May – 29/ 30/31 – 2020

This training is designed for therapist, those that have done SRT training or others that are interested in the subject.

It embraces theoretical understanding and practices of Holodynamics ( Vern Woolf) and Spirit Release Therapy ( William  Baldwin) and ancestors’ spiritual practices.

It is a combination of these techniques which I had the privilege to study with the authors and creators of it; and was inspired to combine  and integrate them in such way to create effective and  permanent healing of these inter generational patterns.

WHEN: May 29, 30 & 31 – Starts Friday at 7 pm and finishes Sunday at 4 pm

WHERE: Heloisa’s home: 10A – 86 Rolling Banks Rd, Roseneath, ON, K0K 2X0

INVESTMENT: $460.00 EARLY BIRD TILL APRIL 20th : $420.00

Includes training and written material, practices and snacks. Food will be shared by participants.

Accommodations could be inside the house or camping. ( private room upstairs $ 60/ per night; private room downstairs $ 45 per night; sofa bed downstairs $40/per night;  matters on the floor downstairs $ 35.00 per night; camping $20.00 per night. Bath room is upstairs ( only one) and for camping there is compost toilet and bucket shower.

TO REGISTER:  contact Heloisa

TALISMANS MAKING AND THE ART OF PROTECTION OF THE ANCIENT WISDOM OF AFRICA

Facilitated by Elder Heloisa Porto and Elder Theresa Thomas

 Sept 04,05,06, 2020

What are we protecting inside?

How to erect a protective shield?

“To protect ourselves we need to know our enemies and predators. Thoughts that make one power drains? Status quo of society? Belief systems?”  Strategies of protection are rooted on the concept of the power that we are. When we are aligned with the frequencies of nature the predator cannot get us. Nature has more power.” (Malidoma Some 2014)

In this weekend workshop we will learn how to create and make talismans (making one on site) and dive a bit into this wonderful ancient African technology of protection and the material world. First time in Ontario!

WHEN: Sept 04,05,06, 2020 Starting Friday at 7 pm and finishing Sunday at 3 pm

WHERE: Heloisa’s home: 10A – 86 Rolling Banks Rd, Roseneath, ON, K0K 2X0

INVESTMENT: $500.00 EARLY BIRD TILL Aug 1th : $450.00 Includes all meals

  • Accommodations on the site: inside the house or camping. ( private room upstairs $ 60/ per night; private room downstairs $ 45 per night; sofa bed downstairs $40/per night;  matters on the floor downstairs $ 35.00 per night; camping $20.00 per night. Bath room is upstairs ( only one) and for camping there is compost toilet and bucket shower.
  • 2 spaces for cookers paying 1/2 price ( 250)

TO REGISTER: contact Heloisa

FACILITATORS:

  • Elder Theresa Thomas, western-initiated elder in the traditions of the Dagara Tribe of Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa, is offering divinations/readings in the Cloth Divination technique. Theresa, a student and practitioner of the indigenous Dagara teachings since 2004, traveled to Africa in 2010/12/15, received divinations and training in the traditional ways and was further inspired to bring this indigenous work to contemporary Western culture. She is also a  Certified ‘Power of Clearing’ Coach (Sandy Levey-Lunden), Basic training in Core Shamanism (Shamanic Foundation Studies), Reiki Level II
  • Elder Heloisa da Silva Porto, registered psychotherapist in Ontario, for over 20 years works integrating body/ mind therapies with shamanic practices. Have learned from many indigenous traditions – North American, Peruvian and African is also certified in hypnosis, regression and Spirit Releasement therapies. Heloisa was initiated to facilitate sweat lodges in 1997 and she loves to offer healing rituals using the power of the elements and nature. She also is an initiated Elder  in the  western Eldership initiation, traditions of Dagara Tribe in Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa and a certified in Cowry Shells diviner from the same tradition. She is the visionary and founder of the Sacred Mountains Sanctuary ( sacredmountains.org) a non for profit brazilian NGO . (heloisa-porto.com)

 

MENTOR-SHIP PROGRAM

2 WEEKENDS PER YEAR

JUNE  26/27/ 28 AND  OCT 17,18,19

Mentor-ship program is  designed to those that feel the need  to have some mentoring in their service or their personal life. It is not geared to teach therapeutic tools yet more to find inner and outer resources to respond to challenges in one’s personal emotional and spiritual journey or in one’s service to clients or groups.

Resourcing from the wisdom I collect through many years of facilitating individuals and groups in their emotional/ spiritual journeys, my intention is to open a field of possibilities to those that feel call to this program.

As it is  a new program we will flow with the needs of the participants and inspiration form Spirit.

It is a participatory inquiry and not a lecture/class. Bring your challenges either personal or in your humanitarian service.

WHEN: Starting Friday at 7 pm and finishing Sunday at 4pm

  • JUNE  26/27/ 28
  • OCT 17/18/ 19

WHERE:

WHERE: Heloisa’s home: 10A – 86 Rolling Banks Rd, Roseneath, ON, K0K 2X0

INVESTMENT: $400.00 per weekend EARLY BIRD TILL a month before date : $350.00 

  • Accommodations on the site: inside the house or camping. ( private room upstairs $ 60/ per night; private room downstairs $ 45 per night; sofa bed downstairs $40/per night;  matters on the floor downstairs $ 35.00 per night; camping $20.00 per night. Bath room is upstairs ( only one) and for camping there is compost toilet and bucket shower.
  • Meals will be provided by participants
  • Snacks, tea and coffee on the house
  • maximum participants 10 and minimum 6

TO REGISTER: please contact Heloisa

REGRESSION THERAPY TRAINING

SEPT 11/12/13, 2020

The purpose of regression therapy is to heal the scars of the soul. Regression therapy is a powerful tool to take the client to the root cause of the problem and foster the core healing of the issue.   The therapist role is to keep the focus on the primary intention and help the client to complete the process with satisfactory results for what he/she was looking for.

Many therapists use hypnosis to do regression therapy and others use a non- hypnotic method. All work. “Modern hypnotherapy allows access to a deeper level of the mind (the body/mind), conscious, pre-conscious, subconscious, personal unconscious, trans-personal unconscious, collective unconscious and universal unconscious.” ( W. Baldwin, 1992: 49)

In this training we will use non hypnotic methods of regression, and practice and discuss how to deal with many factors that can happen when a person is in regression.

WHEN: SEPT 11/12/13, 2020 – Starts Friday at 7 pm and finishes Sunday at 4 pm

WHERE: Heloisa’s home: 10A – 86 Rolling Banks Rd, Roseneath, ON, K0K 2X0

INVESTMENT: $460.00 EARLY BIRD TILL Aug 10 : $420.00

Includes training and written material, practices and snacks. Food will be shared by participants.

Accommodations could be inside the house or camping. ( private room upstairs $ 60/ per night; private room downstairs $ 45 per night; sofa bed downstairs $40/per night;  matters on the floor downstairs $ 35.00 per night; camping $20.00 per night. Bath room is upstairs ( only one) and for camping there is compost toilet and bucket shower.

TO REGISTER:  contact Heloisa

 

SOUL RETRIEVAL TRAINING

OCT 02,03,04, 2020

“Soul is the best word we have for that essential part of ourselves that seems to have preceded our entry into this world, yet also endures beyond our life time” Alberto Villoldo

Soul retrieval is an ancient shamanic practice. For indigenous people the causes of most illness are soul loss or soul interference.

 

In this weekend training we are going to learn shamanic journey for Soul Retrieval of one self and others. The training is detailed and systematic so that you learn well and with lots of practice.

Prerequisite: know how to journey in the underworld, upper and middle worlds, using own rattle.

WHEN: OCT 02,03,04, 2020 – Starts Friday at 7 pm and finishes Sunday at 4 pm

WHERE: Heloisa’s home: 10A – 86 Rolling Banks Rd, Roseneath, ON, K0K 2X0

INVESTMENT: $460.00 EARLY BIRD TILL Sept 02 : $420.00

Includes training and written material, practices and snacks. Food will be shared by participants.

Accommodations could be inside the house or camping. ( private room upstairs $ 60/ per night; private room downstairs $ 45 per night; sofa bed downstairs $40/per night;  matters on the floor downstairs $ 35.00 per night; camping $20.00 per night. Bath room is upstairs ( only one) and for camping there is compost toilet and bucket shower.

TO REGISTER:  contact Heloisa

 

SPIRIT  RELEASEMENT THERAPY TRAINING  –  

This training will be offered again in 2021

A labour of love

Facilitated by Heloisa da Silva Porto

This course is geared for practitioners; therapist and people that are familiar or had suffer these interference and/ or want to learn how to deal with them.

It is an intensive course as we squeezed material of 6 days in a 4 day time.

You will need to read some material previous to the training and to practice and read more between the weekend’s classes. It is a theoretical and experiential class. We will focus mostly on William Baldwin SRT methodology and touch base on how different shamanic traditions deal with these interferences.

 Course content:

  1. Introduction to the course material
  2. Regression therapy theory
  3. Spirit Attachment, Psychic Invasion, Thought forms and Fragmentation
  • Parts of self and/or Sub personalities. Soul Fragmentation, Psychic Invasion, Thought forms and Ancestors fragments.
  • Self assessment – The body, as the instrument of knowing
  • Earth Bound and Dark Forces Entities
  • How and steps to work with entities
  • The art of asking question
  • The wisdom of Great Love
  • Dark Forces Entities
  • Fear X Love
  • ET, otherworldly, elementals and various combinations of attachment.
  1. Shamanic ways of clearing entities
  2. Putting all together – Baldwin method, Shamanic ways and intuitive ways.
  3. Lots of practice
  4. Videos
  5. Tools for protection
  6. Remote Clearing

 WHEN: in 3 weekends

    • Friday 7:30 to 10 pm
    • Sat 9:30 am to 7:00 pm  Please arrive by 9:00 am.
    • Sunday 9:00 am to 1 pm

WHERE: Heloisa’s home: 10A – 86 Rolling Banks Rd, Roseneath, ON, K0K 2X0

Due to the intensity of this work, we advice participants sleep elsewhere, not in the site of the course.

*Participants will need to arrange accommodations nearby as well as breakfast & dinner Sat, Sunday, Only lunches and snacks will be provided on site.

* Camping is possible on the site. ( compost toilet outside and bucket bath)

**Possible places to stay:

  • Roseneath, Coubourg, Hastings or Baltimore Inns (5 to 25 min drive)
  • Lendiwe’s place 20 minutes drive

INVESTMENT:

Register – 

 

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Healing Earth Lodge (non traditional Sweat Lodge) 2020


In respect to those that perceive the offering of a non-traditional sweat lodge as a cultural appropriation I am changing the name of my ceremony to  The Healing Earth Lodge Ritual. May all be blessed and in peace as we all move towards healing and reconciliation among all people and all relations!!!!

 

 

HEALING EARTH LODGE RITUAL 

for women and men

 

The Healing Earth Lodge is a ritual of purification based on old traditions around the world such as Temaskal, Inipi, Sweat lodges, Cabana del Sudor, among many other names. (North America, South and Central America, Africa, Siberia etc.) The Healing Earth Lodge is a ceremony with the aim of purifying body, mind and soul using the power of the elements and a deep connection with the Earth. It is a powerful and transformational experience that can take one into a deep connection with the Earth Spirit and the Divine Mystery of life.

 

The Healing Earth Lodge Ritual was developed through time and experience as we embraced the wisdom of many traditions and followed the guidance of Spirit, moving towards a process of how to bring healing, peace and reconciliation to the modern western society, in connection with the Mother Earth. We have unearthed a process to help facilitate the western mind to become empty and enter into the womb/heart of the Earth.

In the heart of the ritual, through the presence of hot steam coming from burning red stones, the body sweats and cleanses. As emotional issues arise they are named and offered to Spirit to be carried away, and participants surrender into the Earth’s womb as the primordial container of death and life. The Earth embraces it all in her darkness, offering the potential to experience an emptiness and/or oneness with the Earth. Spiritual presences are welcomed to awaken in one’s body/spirit a new energy and inspirational vision to one’s life. The ritual is formed in two rounds: the first phase we call the Death/Dying round and the second round is called Rebirth. With the loving compassion of the Earth, the Elements and Spirit, we surrender to the healing that is there for us.

 

DATES for 2020: 

  • MAY 02/03
  • JUNE 20/21  – A SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION AND HEALING
  • AUG 08/09 – WOMEN’S ONLY

FEE: $200.00  Deposit of $100.00 at registration.

TO REGISTER:  contact Heloisa

WHERE: Lendiwe’s land in Warkworth, ON,  ( 2 hours east from Toronto )

WHAT TO BRING: 2 towels, a flash light, light dinner, snacks and breakfast, sleeping bag or linens, pillow,  personal clothes according to the weather , clothes to change next day and hygiene accessories, drums or rattles if you have, tobacco for offerings. Tent gear if you want to camp. We stay most of the time outside. Inside the lodge you can wrap your body in a towel or use shorts, light cotton t-shirt or bathing suit or a sarong.

 

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Healing Rituals 2020


GRIEF RITUAL

JUNE 12/13/14 , 2020

An 3 day intense and important ritual to clear ingrained pain and grief . Base on ancient wisdom of Dagara tradition, Burkina Fasso, this ritual is a must to every one, as our society had thought us to disconnect from our grief , emotions and live on our heads in denial of our individual and collective pain.

It calls us to release and heal new and old pains and emotions as grief, fear, anger, confusion, sadness, indifference, shame and guilt to name a few. It takes us into deep places in our psyche and bodies where these pains are infested and kept sometimes silenced by time and denial. Addressing losses of loved ones or loss of one self or one’s purpose, or of material losses, all ot them come to surface and can be heard and released in a safe ritual space where ancestors guide us and listen to us helping healing to occur.

When we didn’t allow emotions to flow they tend to get physical form – illnesses, back pain etc

In this sacred ritual we go through phases of: connecting to our pain, deep catharsis, self acceptance, self forgiveness and joy

WHEN: June 12/13/14 Starts Friday at 6 pm and finishes on Sunday 4 pm

WHERE: TBA

INVESTMENT: $500 Include all meals . Early Bird: $450.00 till May 01, 2020 . Accommodation not included. Information on that will come later

  • 2 spaces for cookers paying 1/2 price ($250)

Facilitated by Heloisa Porto and another facilitator to be confirmed

ANCESTRALIZATION RITUAL / for men and women

Second time offered in Ontario

Aug 28,29,30, 31 and Sept 1st – 2020

Sending your loved ones to the Ancestral Homeland where they can bring you help, support and elevation in your life.

  • Are you feeling like things are just not happening they way they should?
  • Are you feeling like you need a team to help you?
  • Are your loved ones restless since they crossed over?

Bring peace and purpose to your relationship with your ancestors as you experience a beautiful 5-day ceremony honoring your ancestors and friends who have passed over based on the traditions of the Dagara Tribe of Burkina Faso, West Africa.

The sacred lands of  Rice lake will hold participants in its arms. Their woods will offer wood for your ancestor’s spirit. And an awesome team of people will guide you through the process.

Once completed, your ancestral team will be at your side, helping you and protecting you as you go forward with your life

Where: at Heloisa’s place: 10A- 86 Rolling Banks Rd. Roseneath Ontario K0K 2X0. There is Rice lake around the corner and you can enjoy a swim at resting times.

Investment:  800.00 Includes all meals. EARLY BIRD TILL JULY 10TH – $ 720

Accommodations need to be arranged by participants. Options for lodging are:

  • At resorts nearby:
    • Muskie Bay Resort
    • Alpine Resort
    • Camping on site (compost toilet and outside shower/ bucket bath. Only 5 small/medium tents) $ 20 per person per night. Bring all your gear.
  • Sleeping on the basement of the house, share space,  using upstairs washroom.
    •  Available 3 mattresses  with pillows (no linens no towels) $35 per night (160). With linens 40 /night
    • One sofa bed downstairs  with pillows (no linens no towels) $ 40.00 per night With linens 45/night
    • One private room downstairs with pillows (no linens no towels) $ 45/night With linens 50/night
    • At Lendiwe’s place $45 per night per person (180) There are no linens or pillows.  20 minutes drive
  • At Cobourg or Hastings or Baltimore Inns 20 to 25 min drive

Registrations are open! Contact Heloisa: heloporto10@gmail.com 

For more information and to ask for registration form and what to bring list.

 *Logging on site is just a few and if you are interested reserve your place soon. First come first served basis.

**Early bird registration till June 30th

***There are two places for cooking and paying half the price ( $360) Cooker person need to stay on site.

About the facilitators:

Theresa Thomas, western-initiated elder in the traditions of the Dagara Tribe of Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa, is offering divinations/readings in the Cloth Divination technique. Theresa, a student and practitioner of the indigenous Dagara teachings since 2004, traveled to Africa in 2010/12/15, received divinations and training in the traditional ways and was further inspired to bring this indigenous work to contemporary Western culture. She is also a  Certified ‘Power of Clearing’ Coach (Sandy Levey-Lunden), Basic training in Core Shamanism (Shamanic Foundation Studies), Reiki Level II

Heloisa da Silva Porto, registered psychotherapist in Ontario, for over 20 years works integrating body/ mind therapies with shamanic practices. Have learned from many indigenous traditions – North American, Peruvian and African is also certified in hypnosis, regression and Spirit Releasement therapies. Heloisa was initiated to facilitate sweat lodges in 1997 and she loves to offer healing rituals using the power of the elements and nature. She also is an initiated Elder  in the  western Eldership initiation, traditions of Dagara Tribe in Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa and a certified in Cowry Shells diviner from the same tradition.

She is the visionary and founder of the Sacred Mountains Sanctuary ( sacredmountains.org) a non for profit brazilian NGO . (heloisa-porto.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where is Heloisa now?


In Canada from April 2019 to OCT 23 2019 From Oct 25 2019 to April 22 2020 Heloisa is in Brazil working at the sacred Mountains sanctuary. At these times you can reach her through email and skype sessions. Back in Canada on April 25 2020 to end of Oct 2020