The Four Worlds International Institute

The Medicine Wheel Program - Level 1

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The Medicine Wheel Program - Level 1

Time: December 3, 2012 at 9am to December 7, 2012 at 4pm
Location: T.B.A.
City/Town: Vancouver
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Phone: (604) 564-7995
Event Type: facilitator, training
Organized By: Robert Kakakaway
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2012

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Event Description


Introduction to the Medicine Wheel Concept – Level 1


To date our thousands of classes have been very successful.  Initially, we intended to train facilitators to deliver Medicine Wheel presentations.  But, what started out to be a training module slowly transformed into a sacred circle of sharing and healing.  In the circle trust is quickly developed and sharing is encouraged and supported by our Elders.  We incorporate the teachings of the Circle of Life into our training and besides the sharing we also laugh, sing, dance and support one another.  It is a very memorable occasion and according to many of the evaluations it is…”awesome!”


In this first module we start the week off with an opening prayer by a respected Elder, who honours us with traditional teachings and guidance.  This is followed by an explanation of our sacred smudging ceremony and some of the protocols to be aware of when leading this purification rite.  The trainer then shares teachings around the Circle of Life, which is followed by a circle check and a closing prayer.


Some of the more salient topics we cover during the week include:


  • Smudging and opening and closing prayers
  • Visualizations, how and when to use them
  • Energizers and impromptu activities
  • Residential schools and their impact
  • The story of Turtle Island
  • The significance of the Eagle landing on the moon
  • The legend of the White Buffalo Calf and our Sacred Pipe
  • Explanation of the Sweat-lodge ceremony
  • Where am I on the Circle of Life?
  • What is the definition of an Elder?
  • Sharing circles
  • Sharing a traditional meal
  • Offering spirit plates
  • Presentation of certificates




Seating is limited to 12 participants per session.

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