What is it?
Meeting as a circle of Men. Creating a safe, supportive, confidential, welcoming group to share and discuss the issues around being a man. Everyone and every part of them is welcome.
We follow a Men’s book written by David Wagner called ‘Backbone’ that gives us a guideline for our work and discussions.
It’s a way to put ourselves on a conscious path in life, being accountable and responsible for our lives. Searching for purpose, for connection and to be rid of any bullshit conditioning, wounds and limiting beliefs we have picked up along the way. Holding each other accountable, responsible and in integrity and honesty.
Because it’s needed.The biggest cause of death of Men under 45 in the UK is suicide. So many of us feel isolated, unable to speak about deeper issues with our friends and family. Some feel lost, others depressed and some simply want more from relationships and life but are unsure how.
We have lost a lot of our connection to the older generation of men, our initiation rituals into adult no longer exist and the world we live in and the expectations of us within it are constantly changing.
So this group and work helps you to find a deep bound with other many, to talk about those large issues, those fears, upsets, shames, guilts, dreams and worries.
To understand and own your emotions and to have the strength to open up into authenticity and start living life your way, consciously choosing how you are going to live with the support of other men on that conscious path.
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Your Facilitator Leandro
Born and raised in New Zealand, surrounded by the ancient and inspiring beauty that is Tongariro National Park, Leandro shares his core Shamanic teachings in a form that is respectful of all practitioners and cultures; taking a universal approach that is strongly influenced by the work of Michael Harner. Leandro leads our New Zealand tours drawing on his expertise as a scout, shamanic practitioner, chef, men’s group facilitator and wilderness guide. Leandro works with Michele Lukis as a Shamanic Practitioner in London offering one on one healings and holding monthly Andean Circles where he teaches shamanic principles. He also runs weekly men’s groups for personal empowerment and leads shamanic walks of consciousness through the woodlands of the UK.
Apprenticed in Peruvian Shamanism to Maestro of San Pedro, Rueben Orellana (PhD), Leandro has been working with traditional medicine plants, such as Ayahuasca in the Amazon and San Pedro in the high country of Peru. He studies Core Shamanism with Simon Buxton of The Sacred Trust. Leandro’s work is based in a strong belief that we are all connected and therefore we should all show love and respect to one another. His efforts for the future are to bring men back in touch with nature and to fully realise themselves as conscious men.
My aim is to empower people, heal people and bring people back in harmony with nature. In these busy, modern times it is easy to feel lost, powerless and displaced, uncertain of our role in this world or unable to find true deep happiness.
“So I offer a Tour to New Zealand for Men looking to find a powerful modern sense of their unique form of masculinity and a deep reconnection to nature and that primal drive inside themselves.And I hold Men’s Groups in London to open men to the powerful healing of group work. Learning to trust in other men and live a conscious life of honesty, integrity, responsibility and accountability. Taking back ownership of our lives and waking up to a mindful existence. I also offer Shamanic healing sessions on a one to one basis in London for those out there seeking a connection to an older sense of spirituality, one connected to the seasons, nature, animals, plants and our ancestors”.