Nusta Karpay rites 

Shamanic Mask Making Workshop

SUNDAY JUNE 12, 2016  10:00 am – 2:30 pm

  Castroville, CA  I Lorraine Stern and Linda Churchill

Let's explore our roles and masks that we wear every day in this experiential workshop. 

We will make masks to represent all the ways that we hide our true authenticity in this world. Then for all those brave souls, we will light a big fire and burn those masks.

This class is co-taught with Linda Churchill an amazing ceramic artist. Fee of $54 for materials.

Please bring some materials from nature and/or burnable items, that speak to you and your own unique personality.

Space is limited. If you find you can't come, please change your RSVP.

Please bring food to share for a potluck.  

email:  phone: 831.206.9291

Awaken to Your Heart: Feminine Wisdom teachings of the inca
The nusta Karpay Rites

August 19-21, 2016 I  MOSS LANDING, CA  I Lorraine Stern

We live in chaotic times, where it becomes increasingly challenging to connect and relate to each other in heart-centered ways. The sense of community erodes and along with it our connections to our ancestral lineages.

The rites of the Nusta Karpay are for men and women who are feeling the call to heal more deeply, come into balance and transform their lives.  During this weekend intensive, you will receive sacred teachings about the Nustas, seven individual healing initiations, and participate in sacred community ceremony.

About the Q'ero and Incan Cosmology

The Q'ero are an Andean community of people considered to be the direct descendants of the Incans.  The Incans made up the largest empire in pre-Columbian America.  The Q'ero have served as the caretakers of the rites and prophecies of their Incan ancestors.

For 500 years the Q'ero elders have preserved a sacred prophecy of great change, in which the world would be turned right-side-up, harmony and order would be restored, and chaos and disorder end.  Until 2009, these sacred wisdom teachings were shared solely within the Incan community.  At that point, the Incan medicine men and women were spiritually guided to offer these rites to the Western world.

What are the Nusta Karpay?

Nusta Karpay are sacred initiations of the Q'ero Nation of Peru. These exquisite rites where first offered in North America in 2010 by Don Mariano Quispe, elder and visionary of the Q'ero Nation.

"Nusta" is Quechua for "Goddess/Priestess".
"Karpay" is Quechua for "rites".

The Nusta Karpay consist of 7 initiations that are connected to 7 Feminine Places of Power in Peru. These rites bring healing for Mother Earth and restore balance and wholeness to those who receive them. The Nusta Karpay were brought to us to return harmony and balance to the predominantly masculine-driven culture in the West.

What are the Benefits?

Suitable for both those who are beginners and those who are more advanced in their healing paths, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to transform your life by receiving the ancient wisdom teachings of the Incan culture.

Direct benefits include a heightening of intuitive abilities, a new appreciation for relationship to Nature and others, a capacity to love more fully and live from the heart, a lifting of old wounds and self-destructive behavior patterns, a reduction of destructive emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame, and an awakening of joy, purpose and passion. 

Participants will come away with a deeper sense of themselves and a potent set of practices for continued growth.

Why should I do this?

The Western Culture is based on acquisition and many of us have been taught that in order to attain happiness we must accumulate possessions.  This paradigm keeps us outwardly focused and ultimately disconnects us from our deep inner wisdom.  Record numbers of Americans are suffering from stress, anxiety, shame, systemic illnesses and depression.  The Nusta Karpay offer us a way of living that opens us to our true potential and capacity to love. 

What to bring to the Workshop

1.   (7) stones that speak to you. Make sure each one easily fits in the palm of your hand (1 to 2" in diameter each is ideal).
2.   A special cloth or pouch to wrap your stones in (you will be creating a Nusta mesa, otherwise known as a medicine puch).
3.   A tie/ribbon to close the mesa.
4.   A pen and notebook or journal.
5.   A drum or rattle if you have one.
6.   Lunches/Dinners. Snacks/Tea/Coffee/Water will be provided.
7.   Dress casually in loose comfortable clothing which are seasonally appropriate, an extra set of socks, a hand towel, extra layers and/or a warm coat for outdoor activities.
8.   Walking shoes/boots for a rite near the water.
9.   Any item, poem, song or offering representing the Divine Feminine to be added to our altar or shared with the group (not required).
10. A totem (item) that represents sight and flight (e.g. a small statue of an owl or eagle)

About the Facilitators

Lorraine Stern & Petra LeBeau share a passion of assisting others in healing their past and returning balance, joy, peace and happiness into their lives.  They are graduates of the Four Winds Society's Healing the Light Body Program, enjoy active shamanic medicine practices and work closely with the Q'ero medicine men & women in Peru.

It is their true honor to guide you on your healing journey and to create sacred space where you can discover and embrace your soul's purpose for the healing of our Earth and all Her relations.