Ceremonial and Space-holding Facilitator Training
Ibiza 16-18th April.
(Brought to you by Lotus consciousness and affiliates)
A lot of people hold events, ceremonies and activities and hear the term ‘spaceholding’ but very few know what It really entails. We are in an important time where authentic and safe practice is imperative. As more and more people conduct workshops and ceremonies, it is vital that people take responsibility to engage with and train in Spaceholding.
Watch this introductory video about “spaceholding” from Victoria Sinclair, one of the Course facilitator
Join us in the Magical Healing island of Ibiza to explore how we as practitioners can create safe, authentic and diverse spaces.
This foundational 3 day course will give you an insight to the complexity of space holding and some of the key aspects of doing this proficiently with experiential examples and holistic and varied learning settings.
This course is an introductory opening to the field – it does NOT entitle you to call yourself a qualified Spaceholder after 3 days – but may add to your existing practice or be taken as part of Lotus Consciousness Spaceholding Certificate. During the 3 day immersion we will exploring spaceholding from different vantage points – in group work, breathwork, dyads, ceremonies, workshop and ‘class room’ formats. You will be invited to come into awareness of interpersonal, ceremonial and transpersonal aspects of spaceholding – with reference to good practice, safeguarding, ethics, shamanism, energy medicine, psychotherapy and talking therapies, breathwork, ceremony, tantra and natural law.
As we deepen understanding we will, on the second day, have a master class with Lena Sofie, an initiated Mayan Priestess about what it really is to ‘be’ initiated and the deeper context of her work and the Fire Ceremony which she will conduct on the Final afternoon.
The Mayan Fire Ceremony is an auspicious blessing for all to take part it. This intricate ceremony creates a detailed and meticulous portal of honouring the earth, realms and Nawales. The Mayans of Guatemala knew the resonance of Natural Law and the honouring of everything in its right place. Taking part in a ceremony like this, with true understanding and respect for what is being called in, is a fractal of the earnestness with which anyone committed to spaceholding must study and respect the relevant realms they are conducting work in. This is an impeccably held space and an honour to be in a ceremonial space with a an initiated lineage keeper of this Ancient tradition.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is helpful for anyone who wishes to be more in tune with their surroundings, with others, and to know of the finer details and legwork needed to hold space safely. Some people who might find it helpful
- People working with cacao ceremonies
- Those involved in sessions which involve ‘relating’
- Any workshops or sessions which have a ceremonial, shamanic or ritual component
- Tantric practitioners
- Body workers
- Breathwork practitioners
- People going through awakening processes
- Those involved with working with mental or general healthcare
- People working with clients who go through cathartic or transformative experiences and energetic releases
- Anyone looking to broaden their ways of seeing. Spaceholding is not just about verbal exchange – it is about understanding different personality types, unseen realms, how nature works, and
- Triggering situations
- Listening skills
- Opening and closing space
- Natural law
- Decolonising approaches
- Different types of spaces
- Medicine work
- Work around sexuality
- Transitions, rites of passage and gatekeeping
- Identifying one’s own traumas
- Working with trauma
- Psycho spiritual emergences
- Energetic hygiene
- Understanding our own patterning and strengths to identify spaces to hold
- Blind spots
- Identifying the sort of spaces we wish to – are able to hold
- Mapping dimensions and realms where space is held
- Building up a ‘team’ – allies, protocols and
- Earthkeeping practices
- Karma, Dharma and Spaceholding
We also have an ‘add on’ retreat if you wish to go deeper into your personal healing journey AND get some space holding experience after the training. 20-23rd in the same wonderful space. Please enquire via [email protected] for more info, both about the schedule and finer details of the training AND the retreat. Please note that acceptance onto either will be considered on receipt of an expression of interest where you are requested to share about your previous experience as a practitioner and why you would like to do this training.
Ton Van Hujistee
Tom van Huijstee is a breath healer, DJ and musician based in Amsterdam and Ibiza.
He has been giving healing breath sessions for 13 years healing breath sessions in both group and individual setting around the globe.
He works in a deep capacity on his favourite island, Ibiza at his Healing House.
Through connected breathing Tom lets you make contact with your emotions and blocked tension in the body.
Tom learns you to breathe with it, so these blockages slowly step by step breath by breath opens, and dissolve for more peace and self love.
The deeper you breathe the fuller you live!
Transform your breath Transform your life!
Tom is looking forward to breathe with you and learn you to make contact with your Natural medicine.
Culture-bridge, Consciousness and Energy Medicine specialist, Victoria has been teaching for almost 30 years and holding space in professional therapeutic capacities for 20. These spaces range from tribal councils, talking therapies, shamanic spaces, ceremonies, mediation, quantum and ancestral work and constellations, students, clients, communities in disadvantaged areas, couples, tribal groups, trauma patients, prison inmates, young people and non incarnate energies. Victoria works on all levels as a bridge of cultures and worlds and illuminator in diverse and many realmed settings and service capacities. Victoria has fulfilled many studies and trainings to post graduate and/or professional level including ecopscychology, consciousness and transpersonal psychology, quantum modalities, shamanism, psychedelic therapy, media, numerous trauma modalities and theory, pranayama, indigenous science and post-colonial studies.
She is also an initiated Master teacher (since 2011) in Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki energy medicine under the tutelage of Maya Ris and gives initiations in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Victoria has spent 13 years travelling and learning with native tribes and global networks and communities and receiving specific teachings/initiations from Mayan gatekeepers, Anangu elders and Law keepers the Mamos of Sierra Nevada and Plant Medicine Teachers and more…Victoria is currently receiving guidance from wisdom keepers and elders from the Middle East and her homeland, Ireland, which has included co-created ceremony and receiving teachings from Hopi Elders. She also has taken some preliminary initiations in the Kalachakra Tantra Empowerment bestowed by Lama Khentrul Rinpoche of the Tibetan Jonang Lineage. Victoria has founded Lotus Consciousness Platform. Www.lotusconsciousness.com. For more about her work please visit www.lotusprogramme.com.
Lena Sofie has a masters degree in somatic counselling psychology and is a somatic experiencing practitioner (trauma healer), certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist, hypnotherapist, mindfulness and meditation instructor, as well as an initiated Mayan astrologer and fire and water priestess. She has a passion for indigenous cultures and traditions of healing, and she has studied with healers in Peru, Guatemala and Mexico. In 2010 she was initiated as a Mayan fire and water priestess in the highlands of Guatemala, and now carries a traditional Mayan altar passed down in the lineage of Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, a wisdom keeper of the Continental Council of Elders and Spiritual Guides of the Americas. Her teachers have also given her a rare water ceremony lineage passed down from Mayan Pokomam priest Don Julian Lopez Mendez. With over 25 years of experience, she elegantly weaves together indigenous wisdom teachings, shamanism, psychology, yoga, and mindfulness in her therapy, classes and workshops. Lena Sofie’s passion is helping others to heal, “come home”, remember who they are and embody their spirit. She has two private practices: Phoenix Rising: Psychotherapy, Yoga & Workshops and Star Seed: Mayan Astrology and Ceremony.
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2 x Early Bird places. 485 euros
3 x payment plans. 555 euros in 2 payments – 255 required by 15th March, 2nd payment (300) required by 5th May
7 x Normal rate – until 2nd April 499 euros. Deposit of 255 required by 2nd April. Rest required by 15th April
3 x I am Abundant – pay it forward to assist Lotus Consciousness to be inclusive or for late registration – 666 euros
Please note that the majority of the rooms are shared. If you require your own space please contact us as soon as possible. We need to warn you though that under the requests of the retreat centre and to enable logistics to be smooth, a single room is considerably more expensive.
Non residential option
2 x early bird. 373 euros
3 x normal rate. 444 euros
Everyone who enrols in the course can automatically receive a 50% reduction in the Lotus Consciousness Energetic Hygiene Level 1 course (launches from 22nd March – register anytime until 10th April with a discount code that will be given on payment of course deposit)