Prophecy of The Eagle & The Condor: Ancient Healing Ways for Modern Times
June 24–26, 2022
June 24, 2022
 - 
June 26, 2022
with Erika Gagnon and Claudia Cuentas
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The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor is an ancient Indigenous prophecy from the people of the “Americas,” that spoke of a time when the Eagle and the Condor — representing the indigenous peoples of the North and the South — would reunite once again with their original knowledge, strength, diversity and connection to the Earth. This would signal a new “Pachakuti,” a time of reconciliation, reunification, and healing of the land and its peoples.

Join wisdom keepers Erika Gagnon of Canada and Claudia Cuentas of Peru, as they bring together sacred aspects of traditional Indigenous wisdom of the Americas and guide us through several healing ceremonies. Together, we will learn about the importance of ancestral lineage, rites of passage, ceremonies and rituals, sacred altars, medicinal plants, and the origins of dis-ease in our physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual bodies.

As we explore the healing wisdom of the Americas, you will be invited to inhabit your own authentic wisdom and power, in some of the following ways:

  • Find direct connection with our own natural ability to overcome trauma.
  • Find purpose and a more fulfilling life through the powerful lens of clarity, gratitude, forgiveness, and reciprocity.

When you honor and heal your ancestral lineage and connect to the natural and spiritual elements of this planet, you will strengthen your connection to the sacred in everyday life. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a water prayer blessing, a sound healing journey, and a traditional South American healing ceremony.

We will share healing practices together to transform trauma and unhealthy patterns, and to realign body, mind, spirit, and soul back to vibrant health. We will also discuss the parallels between indigenous perspectives, somatic approaches, embodied practices and art as healing.

Now more than ever, the ancient knowledge of our indigenous earth-based communities is needed to continue existing upon this planet in a healthy and sustainable way — not only for the people of the Americas, but for all beings, all species, and the earth, air, and waters of our beloved Pachamama.

Please bring any sacred items for our altar, including photographs of loved ones and ancestors, sacred objects that have meaning for you, and a journal to write in.

Special Note on Gift Economy:  For this workshop, Esalen will not be collecting the typical leader fees. Erika and Claudia embrace the tradition of the gift economy and reciprocity. The leader’s compensation will be self-determined by each attendee. At the end of the workshop, participants will offer a donation amount that reflects their feeling of gratitude, value, and desire to support them and their ongoing work.

Erika Gagnon

Erika Gagnon

Erika Gagnon is a multi-racial Canadian ceremonial leader, wisdom keeper, medicine carrier and “curandera” who has worked with Indigenous elders from North and South America and their ceremonies, traditions, medicinal plants, and altars for more than 25 years. With the blessings of her elders, she leads a variety of healing ceremonies and personal healing sessions.

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Claudia Cuentas

Claudia Cuentas

Claudia Cuentas is a Peruvian artist, a researcher, an educator and a therapist (LMFT), specializing in the treatment and healing of trauma, cultural identity, and decolonization of healing. She also has extensive studies in Indigenous healing from her native Aymara and Peruvian lineages of South America.

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Workshop Schedule

Fri 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am – 12:45 pm
Sat 3:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

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COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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