Sweat Lodge & Tobacco Medicine Ceremony - With Shaman Pedro Akiak

AHO Brothers & Sisters,

Join Shaman Pedro Akiak in beautiful Kingston at one of the most amazing
healing sanctuaries in Upstate, NY!

There is still room to register to experience a heart opening sacred Sweatlodge and a Tobacco Medicine Ceremony facilitated by my good friend & brother Pedro Akiak. I have worked with Pedro before and he is a beautiful soul.


To receive the exact address, directions, and location, reserve your spot here:http://www.merylbrinin.com/payment/-Suggested Donation For The Sweatlodge is $25.

Once you secure your spot on line, you will receive the exact address. If you have questions about the registration process, contact me at [masked]-6560.

When: Sunday, August 11,[masked]:00 PM-7:00 PM
Where: Kingston, New York
22 acres south of Woodstock 
New York, NY

Pick Ups will be provided from the Trailways Bus Stop In Kingston, NY. Find the schedule from NYC here: http://www.trailways.com/

Call Pedro at (914)[masked] For More Information 

No One Will Be Turned Away!

To Reserve your spot, register here: http://www.merylbrinin.com/payment/

This powerful day of healing includes a Tobacco medicine and sweat lodge retreat at the Twin Flame Temple, a refuge on 22 acres of land just South of Woodstock and home of Pedro Akiak and Chela Amma of healing duo Sacred Soul Union. The land is a sanctuary where one can go to get away from the hectic lifestyle of city life and come back to center. Leave your stres...s behind and seek the welcoming shelter of this sacred place that our Mother Earth has prepared for us.

Pedro has created a special tobacco ceremony experience synthesizing different traditions, teachings and his own intuitive healership. Working with the tobacco plant in different ways, attendees will experience the power of this plant, allow it to cleanse and charge our energy bodies, amplify our prayers and intentions, and how to respect it and heal Western society’s relationship to this sacred plant.

We will learn to perform tobacco clearings, a powerful tool from Santeria to cleanse the body of any emotional or energetic nonserving attachments. We will create tobacco bundles from the Apache tradition, pray with tobacco offerings, and learn how to use tobacco medicine to clear the sinuses and remove energy blockages, a tradition from South America and India. You will learn to change your relationship with tobacco, to talk to spirit through this powerful channel in reverence for mother's earth creation. The tobacco we will use is mapacho from the Amazon in Peru, an extremely powerful and sacred strain of the sacred leaf.

The retreat offers a class on the Indigenous medicinal plant tobacco, and a sweat lodge for purification in the “Rainbow” tradition. Attendees are welcome to can take pleasant walks through the land, with cedar trees, wildlife, a stream big enough to soak in and ancient rock formations. There will be drumming and singing and you are welcome to experience the exhilaration of playing music with others, maybe you will call out for an ancient song to come. You can sit and talk and share stories and experiences around the crackling fire. We will talk about spirituality and welcome a spiritual awakening. We will explore traditions and speak of the sacred places around us and in our hearts.

The Sweat Lodge ceremony is an ancient purification ritual that purifies the mind, body and spirit of physical and energetic toxins, aiding to release energies that are no longer serving us. The sweat lodge is akin to the mother’s womb, so the sweat experience is a rebirth on many levels. Join us for the fun, chanting and sacred purification, led by Pedro Akiak.

Preparation for the sweat: Eat light before the ceremony and hydrate yourself well all day. Not too much water the hour before going into the lodge, so your bladder is not too full. Bring two towels and loose fitting cotton clothing (shorts & t-shirt are ideal for men, a cotton dress or bathing suit and sarong for women) and a change of clothes for before and after the lodge. You will be soaking wet after the lodge. Sandals are helpful as well.


The tobacco ceremony prior to the sweat will include ancient teachings from Pedro’s shamanic knowledge from different indigenous traditions. We will learn to create tobacco bundles, pray with tobacco, perform tobacco clearings, ways of using tobacco as a medicinal plant and how to make tobacco medicine to clear the sinuses and remove energy blockages . You will learn to change your relation with tobacco, to talk to spirit through this powerful channel, in reverence for mother's earth creation. The tobacco we will use is mapacho from the Amazon in Peru, an extremely powerful and sacred strain of the sacred leaf.

Individual healings are available with Chela Amma in Brennan Healing Science to be scheduled during down time, at $120 for a one-hour session.

Shamanic private sessions with Pedro are also available.
Joint sessions with Pedro and Chela including a Twin Flame activation are available.

You can stay overnight or return the same day!

Anyone is welcome to camp out on the land for $20 the night with access to the house, kitchen and bathroom. We also have a cozy cottage (with no bathroom but right next to the main house) that we can rent for $40 per night, this is ideal for one person or a couple. The cottage has only floor space, so sleeping mats or a blow up mattress is needed.

Please Bring Food:
We will co-create a potluck style dinner after the sweat, as well as a breakfast for those that want to stay over. Bring food and groceries to share, either prepared or there is kitchen access to prepare. Refrigerator space is available.

Musical Instruments
Food for self and to share
Change of Clothes

The tobacco ceremony starts at 12:30pm
The Sweat lodge begins at 2:30pm and will end at 7pm.
Down time is recommended to integrate, rest and hydrate after.

Call Pedro or Chela With Additional Questions here:
Call Meryl Vandana to register and hold your space here:

If people are taking the bus, take the trailways bus to Kingston from Port Authority-http://trailwaysny.com/
Pick-Up is available once you arrive in Kingston, NY.

Also ask people to bring any spare cotton or wool blankets to *donate* to the sweat lodge, thank you!

~Sacred Soul Union~

Pedro“Akiak” Gil is a divine channel, medium, reverend and shamanic healer. Born in Venezuela, he was initiated in Santeria at the age of 16. The culmination of his healership incorporates the many aspects of his practice of Shamanism, Santeria, Nichiren Buddhism and Reiki. Pedro feels a deep connection to his ancestry and has been actively guided by his great-grandmother, who was a renowned healer in Chile during the 20th century. Pedro helps to spread the work of Mayan wisdom keeper AcTah in the North East through the Mirror of Orion Mayan labyrinth and teaching Mayan magnetic movements that build chi in the body. Pedro creates sacred orgonite; an ancient technology incorporating the work of Wilhelm Reich, which includes crystals and precious metals, catylized in powerful intention. One huge benefit of orgonite is that it transmutes Electro-Magnetic-Frequencies into positive energy. Pedro activates and gifts these crystalline structures to auspicious geographic locations to help anchor love and healing on the planet and alter the effects of weather modification and pollution. Pedro is also a celebrated documentary photographer, a skill that he employs to bring truth, justice and harmony to the planet.

Lauren “Chela Amma” Harkrader is a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Reiki Master, Doula and Reverend in the Oder of Melchizedek. She is a certified sound healer trained by Tom Kenyon and has also studied under Drunvalo Melchizedek. Chela is also a world traveled DJ, singer/songwriter, artist and performer. She weaves together many forms of artistic expression, incorporating prayer, activism, and sacred knowledge. Her early years were filled with expansive consciousness, raised as a Unitarian Universalist, spending years living in Nicaragua, and learning Reiki at 17 years old. She graduated Oberlin College with High Honors in Studio Art. Through her experience in healing transformation she has awakened to know her own nature as divine bliss, which guides and informs her in assisting her clients. With compassion and presence that is gentle, playful and fierce, Chela believes we each possess the tools and guidance we need to become our own best healer and teacher. She is honored to be of service to others in their healing journey of awakening and remembering.

Sacred Soul Union is available for Twin Flame workshops and meditations, individual healings in person in Kingston, Newburgh and NYC or long distance, Reiki classes, sweat lodges, Orgonite Making workshops, Merkaba classes, Shamanic cleansings, transformational photo shoots, artistic mentorship, and retreats in their wooded sanctuary on 22 acres South of Woodstock, NY.

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  • Vandana Atara A.

    Hi Everyone! There are 2 buses that leave from the Port Authority in NYC to Kingston, NY this Sunday. The times are 8:30am & 9:30am arriving to Kingston 10:30am or 11:30am respectively. It is a 2 hour bus ride. Once you arrive, please contact Pedro at[masked]-1185. The fare is $25 and it's a 2 hour bus ride from NYC. Call me at [masked] if you are planning to come to receive the private address of the Sweatlodge and Ceremonies. AHO!!!

    August 9, 2013

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