You are a Healer.
You see it in your dreams and feel it in your bones.
Maybe you’ve always known, but think you are the “wrong” lineage to pursue a shamanic path. Maybe the whispers have just recently become a calling. You yearn to feel at home in this crazy world AND connect more intimately with the mysterious beyond. Sometimes, it’s hard to want to be here fully. But, nevertheless, lately it has become infinitely apparent that…
It’s time to step into your medicine.
If not now, when?
You must slide out from under your thickest layers of hiding, doubt, fear, and trauma in order to unleash your healing gifts. You will be called to cleanse your systems, to dare to find belonging, and relearn how to engage with reality from your place of power…
Welcome to the Wild Alchemy Circle.
A place to do all of this in the company of soon to be dear friends and colleagues; a place to practice shamanic medicine, a space to receive healing at all levels… a container in which to explore the reality beyond reality.
Drawing from Lola + Tigre’s 7+ years of shamanic, herbal, esoteric, permaculture, and energy healing studies in Peru, Mexico, and North America, we will explore together the four alchemical elements, the four winds, and the four directions.
Each immersive section is rich with ritual, teachings, interactive groupwork, and embodied playwork to put your practices in action.
Spiritual + Mental Vitality (Air)
Soulful Action (Fire)
Emotional + Intuitive Intelligence (Water)
Abundance Embodiment (Earth)
Questions you may have…
Is this open to all people or only women?
In the past, this work has been offered as a women’s circle. We are now opening this offering to all people who resonate with this work; regardless of gender identity. You’ll enjoy learning from both Lola AND Tigre in this space for a balanced perspective.
The work addresses universal human issues and Shamanic techniques; it is appropriate for men, women, and non-binary peeps as well.
We would love to welcome more wild, wacky, weird, shamanic, misfit, paradigm-fucking humans of all kinds into our world. It’s time for “sisterhood” and “brotherhood” to become “humanhood”, don’t you think?
What is a Shaman?
Shaman as a term makes its way to us from Siberia, where it’s been in use for tens of thousands of years. “Shaman” indicates a person who accesses alternate realities to facilitate healing here on the physical plane.
In other words, a Shaman is a healer who consults with Spirit.
In modern times, this word is used cross-culturally, as each continent has its own long-standing shamanic traditions. You’ll find people in the Amazon rainforest referring to “shamans”, alongside indigenous terms such as “curandero”, “ayahuascero”, etc. In the Western world, other terms that may resonate more are “witch” “healer” “energy worker” “spiritual counselor” or “shadow worker”.
As I recently explained to a client, every Shaman does energy work, but not all energy work is shamanic.
A shaman is not only a medicine person… They are also called upon to be counsellors, therapists, herbalists, referees, cooks, parents, priests or clergy, movement teachers, and outdoor guides. Their roles are many, and while not every Shaman has traditionally been compensated with money, there has always been an offering or exchange for their highly valuable work. These days, most Shamans (even in the remote jungle) are paid monetarily to support their families in the current economy.
There are many opinions about who has the “right” to be called a Shaman. There are no certification programs, no college degrees, no way of proving whether one is qualified other than offering the work and facilitating results. Often the most trusted Shamans have not been ordained by anyone, but simply carry a lineage (either genetic or soul) and have chosen to follow the shamanic path (often at great personal cost). Others have been studying with specific teachers and have received their blessings. Still others have been seen and received as a Shaman by their communities and thus embraced the title.
How to know you’re in the hands of a trustworthy Shaman?
There is no shame in desiring to access your inner Shaman. In these times, this title belongs to no class, no race, no group… And each and every single human has shamanic capabilities. You do not need to be a certain age, have terribly traumatic history, or bear a specific genetic lineage to explore this work.
Here at Wild Playground, we honor our teachers. We specify which traditions we’re referencing and offer resources for continued exploration. We only teach that which we’ve directly experienced and have studied for many years.
We do not practice sorcery (which is conducting magic without full permission of all involved) and are conduits of white magic.
It is our mission to share the Shamanic Healing path with anyone who is willing to take it seriously, practice with devotion, remain humble, and do their own work.
What will a "typical" week be like?
There is not much that’s “typical” in my world, but there is a general outline for how most weeks will go:
Monday: Medicine Path Card draw and channeled energy for the week, plus how the reading relates to the Element in focus
Tuesday: Elemental download – training and insight into Earth, Air, Water, Fire and the Alchemical process
Wednesday: Shamanic journey or Elemental movement practice
Thursday: Group Ritual / Live Call (we have 2 live calls per Element)
Friday: Weekend playwork
You will also have partnered practices and small group activities to help you further integrate your own Shamanic ways.
All of your learning materials are housed in our beautiful membership area – which we designed to activate each element energetically as you spend time in our virtual space. The content is designed to be digestible and nourishing.
The work is deep; there is no need to overwhelm you with fluff.
What is your refund policy?
Admission to the Wild Alchemy Circle is non-refundable: once you are IN, you are committed. For this level of work(play), it requires both of us to be fully resourced and invested. You will receive from this work exactly what you bring to it.
What kinds of goodies and shamanic treats might I expect?
Ah! This might just be our favorite part! We will be creating a treasure box of personalized selections for each member of the Circle; one for each section of focus. That’s FOUR magical mystery boxes which you can expect in your mailbox during our time together.
The contents will vary based on our energetic and soul connection with you, but could contain any of the following:
- A book that I love that resonates with your journey
- Personalized alchemical essence oil blends
- Shamanic tools for developing your connection to Magic
- Beautiful reminders of this journey together
- Seasonal wildcrafted herbal concoctions
- Medicinal microdoses
- Sacred adornments
The total value of these four boxes is $200+ per person! We are excited to go all out for you.
Tell me more about the RETREAT!
The retreat will take place from Thursday June 21 through Sunday June 24th.
All expenses are included except your airfare/transportation from your location to San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA or John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA and then to our retreat destination. We will help you coordinate ride shares, lyft, car rental, or pickup as needed.
Plan to arrive mid-day on Thursday and depart anytime after 3pm on Sunday. We will begin with a group dinner on Thursday and conclude with a closing ritual after lunch on Sunday.
The exact location and itinerary will be sent out to our group in May, but you can expect a fantastic location with ample amenities for a comfortable stay, shamanic ceremonies, time spent outside immersed in nature, delicious homemade food, and deeply integrative practices including shamanic dance, breathwork, journeying, energy healing, bodywork, and more.
You will be hosted by both Lola and Tigre; longtime partners in life, love, and ceremony.
The retreat is an optional part of this program, and if you sign up for it at the start, you’ll get the best pricing all year for attending a retreat with us. We are calling in people who deeply desire in-person together time with their teachers and tribe.
You can upgrade and purchase a ticket to the retreat at a later time for $1,500 if you aren’t sure yet that you can attend.
How far along in my journey do I need to be?
We all have something to learn from each other and to teach, regardless of how long we’ve been at this rodeo. This experience is equally ideal for people who have been dabbling in shamanism/energy healing as it is for those who have years under their belt, but are ready to step into BEING it, rather than just knowing ABOUT it.
We emphasize remembering and honoring your true nature… on identifying and developing your gifts… on standing in your power… on courageous expression. There is no ONE right way to practice shamanism, and anyone who says there is has severe dogma poisoning. This group will provide you with ways to explore and hone in on your own unique flavor of “Shaman”.
You do not need to “be” a SHAMAN all the time in your life for this work to be effective. You aren’t required to leave your career (unless of course, you want to)! However, if you do desire to earn a living doing this work, we will talk about how to effectively serve and support yourself as a healer.
Know that no matter what you “do” for a living, you can be a Shaman in that role. You can be a healer in that role. Once a Shaman, always a Shaman, no matter who signs your paycheck or what your job title is.
How does the payment plan work?
If you’re not able to invest the full amount up front, you have the option to spread out your payments over the months of February, March, April, May, and June; creating a more accessible way to immerse in this program. You can choose the date your payment is auto-processed each month.
Your non-refundable deposit is applied to your February payment. All others will be for the full amount; either $888 with the retreat or $666 without.