Learn to work with the cycles and healing energies found within the Four Elements – Fire, Earth, Water and Air – which are the energetic building blocks of life. 

This apprenticeship is designed for energy medicine practitioners and other healers already working with clients, or nature ceremony facilitators who are interested in expanding their understanding of how to work with energy for personal and collective healing. 

Apprenticeship Format

The apprenticeship is designed for a small group of two to four students. Each year we will work with a local group of students for an in-person apprenticeship meeting in the forest, tipi and local rivers in and around Evergreen and Conifer, CO. We are also open to offering a virtual apprenticeship for a second group if there is sufficient interest from practitioners outside of Colorado. 

We will meet together for in-person teachings and ceremonies, and you will also receive “homework assignments” with deepening and explorative activities to do on your own and with small groups of your friends or family.

Prerequisites

Before being accepted into the apprenticeship program you must first complete the Intro to Healing with the Four Elements on-demand course. This will provide you with a basic understanding of the Four Elements framework we work with, so that you can be sure the apprenticeship is right for you.

You will also be asked to interview with Liz Gomez, the facilitator, to ensure that your experience and interests are aligned with the apprenticeship objectives and content. If you are selected to move forward with the apprenticeship, we will coordinate with you until we have identified the start date and other students who will be apprenticing with you. 

What You’ll Learn

We will cover a wide array of topics throughout the apprenticeship including:

  • The cycle of life and the cycles of the elements
  • Resonant frequencies and how to transform energy for healing
  • Orixás of Fire and how to work with them for healing
  • Fire ceremonies and tools for working with the element of Fire
  • Orixás of Earth and how to work with them for healing
  • Earth-related ceremonies and tools
  • Orixás of Water and how to work with them for healing
  • Water-related ceremonies and tools
  • Orixás of Air and how to work with them for healing
  • Air-related ceremonies and tools
  • Drum rhythms, songs and nature offerings to call in energy of the elements
  • Practical tools and practices for removing disturbances and amplifying energies
  • How to work in harmony with the moon and sun cycles
  • How to design and conduct meaningful nature ceremonies for healing

Certification

At the end of the apprenticeship you will be asked to work on the facilitator and your peers, hold ceremony and demonstrate the skills that you have honed throughout the six-month apprenticeship period. If all are in agreement that you are ready, you will receive a certificate of completion from Ewassa as a Four Elements Healer & Ceremony Facilitator. You will then have the tools and skills to host nature ceremonies and enhance your healing practice.

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