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Fri, Oct 18


Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

INDIGENOUS WISDOM Empowering Your Spiritual Path with Shawn & Shannon - KRIPALU, MA

KRIPALU - Indigenous Wisdom Retreat, Stockbridge, MA. Join spiritual mentors Shannon Chada and Shawn Stevens for a special weekend program in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day. Learn how to reclaim, discover, and deepen your own unique spiritual path through the doorways of an Indigenous mindset.

INDIGENOUS WISDOM Empowering Your Spiritual Path with Shawn & Shannon - KRIPALU, MA
INDIGENOUS WISDOM Empowering Your Spiritual Path with Shawn & Shannon - KRIPALU, MA

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2024, 7:30 PM – Oct 20, 2024, 11:30 AM

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 57 Interlaken Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262, USA

About The Event


Learn how to reclaim, discover, and deepen your own unique spiritual path through the doorways of an Indigenous mindset.

Join spiritual mentors, Shawn Stevens and Shannon Chada, for a special program in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day. Inspired by Native American numerology and teachings, Shawn and Shannon will take you on a personal journey through the four sacred hills of life—North, South, East, and West—to help you find direction, navigate your own spiritual compass, reclaim your power for ancestral healing, and empower your sacred journey ahead.

You will:

  • Explore your own authentic spiritual gifts.
  • Connect and embrace ancestral healing.
  • Discover spiritual tools that support your journey.
  • Deepen your relationship with yourself and Mother Earth.
  • Learn how to create a personal relationship with ceremony.
  • Brighten your awareness of your place within the sacred circle of life.

Return home feeling connected to a welcoming community and with the tools to continue your unique path of spiritual discovery in your everyday life.

NOTE This program welcomes everybody and the wisdom shared respects all diversities. Tuition includes materials for creating your own spiritual tools.

Preview the Schedule


  • Evening: Welcome Circle and storytelling of White Buffalo Calf Woman


  • Morning: Storytelling and wisdom sharing of the 7 Elder Teachings
  • Afternoon: Exploring our spiritual expression through body, sound, vibration, and energy. Includes the creation of a spiritual tool box (all materials included).
  • Evening: Concert with drumming, singing, flute, and story telling


  • Morning: Closing Circle and Q&A

Register through Kripalu HERE:

About The Presenters:

Shawn Stevens (Red Eagle) is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge Munsee band of Mohicans. He lives among his people who are originally from the Hudson Valley NY but now reside in Bowler, WI. A Spiritualist, musician, artist, historian, and sharer of knowledge, Shawn has been fulfilling his path journey for the past few decades by doing a variety of sharing in his people's ancestral lands as well as the Midwest. Shawn describes himself as a “Helper” to not only his people but to all. He explains that his Spiritual path is to share the many things given to him for spiritual direction and purpose. He does not have nor will accept any titles such as “Medicine man” or “Shaman.” Shawn is also a traditional Native American storyteller, drummer, dancer, singer, and flute player. He is an ordained minister of the Universal Church of Light and a certified facilitator of White Bison’s Mending Broken Hearts.

Shannon Chada (Good Singing Woman) embodies a holistic approach to life—intertwining culture, community, and nature in her path. As a spiritual mentor, teacher, and ceremony keeper, Shannon channels compassion and wisdom to support those around her on their journeys. Through her roles as an artist, singer, chanter, dancer, and drummer, she weaves together the threads of tradition and creativity, offering both healing and celebration through music and movement.

Through her organization—Full Circle Harmony Ministry, Academy of Holistic and Spiritual Arts—Shannon provides a platform for individuals to explore and deepen their connection to spiritual practices and healing arts. With over 27 years of professional experience as a holistic practitioner, Shannon offers a rich array of modalities aimed at promoting healing and spiritual growth. From Reiki trainings and certifications to mentorships, aromatherapy, cranial sacral therapy, and yoga classes, Shannon's expertise spans a wide spectrum of holistic disciplines. Her work is a testament to the interconnectedness of all things, recognizing the inherent harmony between humanity and the natural world.

Shannon's mission is to guide individuals inward, helping them to uncover their own positivity, passion, and purpose. With a focus on empowerment and spiritual growth, she equips others with the tools needed to navigate life's challenges and to tap into the transformative power of the heart. Central to Shannon's mission is the integration of culture, community, and nature into her work. By honoring her late father, "Many Hats" Jacobs, a Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican tribal member, Shannon ensures that the wisdom of her elders continues to inspire and guide future generations.

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