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Forgotten Medicine of the Philippine Islands: Ablon (HANDS-ON TRAINING)

NY Shamanic Circle is proud to present for the FIRST TIME in New York

Hurry, only 4 spaces remain!!

Virgil Mayor Apostol, native healer and author of Way of the Ancient Healer: Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Tradition, will be in the NYC area for a special weekend of teachings on Philippine culture and indigenous healing arts.

Ablon: Intensive hands-on training of the sacred Filipino therapeutic practice
Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27
10am to 5pm @ NY Core Center
(registration includes Friday evening introduction)

The healing arts of the Philippines are numerous, and have their roots in shamanic or metaphysical practices. These are based on an indigenous science, and usually have elements of both. The highlight of this workshop will introduce cultural practices, such as those taken from Ablon (aka Hilot), a traditional form of manual therapy used by Filipino healers and practitioners of the Filipino martial arts to treat neurovascular and musculoskeletal conditions sustained during the course of daily living or training.

This two-day workshop will cover the following:

• Indigenous science and concepts
• Self-stretches and their Ablon application
• Seated therapies
• Breathing exercises
• Pekkel (Ablon subcategory)
• Special exercises from the Filipino martial arts
• Personal guidance

via PayPal / email [masked]


Friday only $45; or
for Friday AND Saturday/Sunday:  $495 
Hurry, only 4 spaces remain!

Personal Healing Sessions with Virgil also available.

1 Hour Ablon $145
($140 workshop participants)

1 Hour Ablon, + 20 min Aglupos $165
($160 workshop participants)

For details and availabilities: [masked]


Virgil Mayor Apostol has dedicated himself to the research, development, and promotion of Filipino cultural and healing traditions. He descends from a paternal and maternal bloodline of healers and from the teachings of respected elders. He continues to refine the traditional healing art of Ablon as a science, while his research into Filipino spiritual practices rounds out his holistic approach to health and wellness. His background in the Filipino martial arts and wooden club swinging exercises from India also enhances his practical knowledge as a healer.

Apostol has earned a Bachelor in Business Administration, followed by attaining certifications in Oriental Bodywork Therapy and as a Holistic Health Practitioner. From[masked], Apostol worked as a respected Ayurvedic therapist at the Chopra Center for Well Being. In 2010, his book, Way of the Ancient Healer: Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions was released by North Atlantic Books in Berkley, CA. He also coauthored Healing Hands of Hilot back in 1998. Apostol holds weekly classes in wooden club swinging, conducts healing workshops, participates in various cultural programs and projects, educational speaking engagements, and has enjoyed interviews for newspapers and magazines, blog-talk radio programs, and on TV.

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