Maitri Studio, Belfast, Erika Gagnon, healing talk, tobacco ceremony, americas

Healing talk & tobacco ceremony

Wednesday 10th July - 7.00pm to 10:00pm

Venue: Maitri Studio, 4 The Mount, Belfast

Contact: Deirdre Hannon


Wed 10th July 2019

Healing talk & tobacco ceremony with Erika Gagnon

“Healing Wisdom of the America’s” - Talk & Ceremony

Wednesday 10th July, 7pm-10pm
(Please register from 6:30pm, as Erika would like to start promptly at 7pm) 

Join Erika Gagnon for a healing talk focused on traditional wisdom & ceremonies of the Americas, plant medicines, sacred altars, ancestral lineage, the origins of dis-ease in our physical, mental & spiritual bodies and how to transform & transmute toxic thoughts & destructive energies in ourselves. Erika will also share personal healing practices you can incorporate directly into your daily life.

Following the talk, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a traditional South American liquid tobacco ceremony called “Singado”, where we will work with Nicotina Rustica, commonly known as “Mapacho”, to help heal, cleanse & release old blockages, unhealthy patterns, memories and traumas. Tobacco is one of the most powerful native plant medicines, which is also why it is one of the most abused on the planet, and should only be used with deep respect and healing intention. This sacred plant medicine spirit offers clarity, balance & grounding, as it helps to re-align your body, mind & spirit.

This ceremony is optional, and you can decide whether or not to participate once you have heard the talk and the instructions. This is a short ceremony and you will be fine to drive and travel afterwards. We remind you that this is your opportunity to work with tobacco in a sacred manner. 

LIMITED SPACES: Please reserve your spot if you are interested in participating by texting or calling 
Deirdre @ 087 4157541
Please arrive 15 MINUTES BEFORE start time to register. (If you only decide to come the day before or day of event , we do allow same day drop-ins and late arrivals). 

SUGGESTED DONATION: £40 (No one turned away for lack of funds) Your contribution helps to cover travel expenses, location rental, materials, assistants, etc, and helps ensure that we can continue to offer these healing ceremonies in the future. Your personal donation represents gratitude & reciprocity for the healing shared. Thank you.

BIOGRAPHY: Erika Gagnon is a Canadian ceremonial leader & wisdom keeper of mixed race ancestry, who has walked the “ Camino Rojo/Red Road ” for 24 years, where she worked with Indigenous elders of North & South America and their ceremonies, traditions & medicinal plants. She has walked through the altars of the Vision Quest, Sun Dance and Danza de los Epiritus, and has the blessing of her elders to continue their traditions and lead Temazcal (sweat lodges), water blessing, tobacco and other healing ceremonies. 

There are many physical and spiritual benefits to tobacco, all of which will be discussed in the talk. Medical contraindications include: brain tumour, extreme high blood pressure, high intra ocular pressure (cataracts, glaucoma), migraine,vertigo, menieres disease, sinus, pregnancy, and/or serious allergies to the nose, eyes, throat or skin, and a serious allergy to tobacco or any other plants in the nightshade family: eggplant, tomatoes, peppers etc… This does not necessarily mean you cannot participate but we suggest you talk to Erika beforehand. For those who prefer not to work with the tobacco, Agua Florida, a Peruvian flower water will be offered.

For all enquiries please text or call Deirdre on (+353) 87 4157541 or via Facebook messenger with R & R Therapies.