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Taught by Lauren Torres
Date(s): August 25th through August 30th, 2013
Time: Sunday Evening through Friday Noon
Location: Ronora Lodge and Retreat, Watervliet, MI (about 8 miles from Lake Michigan)
(Location is about 2 hr drive from either of Chicago’s major airports MDW and ORD)
Price: Tuition is $470, after July 7th it will be $520.
Lodging: $275 for all five nights, meals not included, lodgings include a kitchen.

Class Description:

This class is an invitation to immerse yourself in nature while deepening your connection to the Earth and to Earth energies.  The class is about healing the earth, learning the ways of nature and learning the ways of Earth healing.  But I decided to provide it as a week long retreat so that we can really take the time to focus on our Earth connection.  How often do we have the time to do that?  And Ronora’s beautiful wooded retreat center is a wonderful place to do this.

Medicine for the Earth teaches the methods ancient mystics used to transform unhealthy or toxic substances in the Environment and make them healthy.  Based on Sandra Ingerman’s research on healing toxic environmental pollution through spiritual methods, you will get a strong grounding on how such miraculous healing works.  I use the word miraculous because you cannot explain the results through cause and effect.  But results from Medicine for the Earth ceremonies have measurably changed the PH of polluted water.

These methods can be extended to healing other people, transforming relationships, and creatively effecting group dynamics.  While I will give some information on how this can be applied elsewhere we will spend this week focused on healing, loving and joyfully tending the Earth – becoming caretakers in the truest sense of the world.


You must know how to journey in order take this training.  Look at my schedule or contact me about training in the Chicago area if you need a class or feel you need to brush up on your skills.


Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center is a beautiful location for this work.  The land and facilities are well kept, and the love of the owners for the land is reflected in the peacefulness there.  There are woods, with trails and a pond to explore on class breaks.
Coming from Chicago, the retreat center is off I-94, just 88 miles after you pass the Illinois border, after St. Joe near Paw Paw Lake.  The accommodations are comfortable, two to three beds in a room.  Every lodge at Ronora includes a kitchen.  We will be in the Trinity Lodge, click to view.

What to bring:

You must have a rattle or a drum. (You can create a rattle by putting small stones/popping corn or similar in a water bottle.)
Something to cover your eyes while journeying.
A blanket and/or pillow so that you can be comfortable lying on the floor to journey.
A journal/notebook and pen to write down what is taught in the class.
Art supplies
Appropriate clothes for being outside.
List of other items needed for your stay will be provided after registration.


Lauren Torres is the founder of Shaman Links,, a website for shamanic information. In addition to teaching and healing in the Chicago area, she is also a Senior Mechanical Engineer. She has a Master of Arts degree at DePaul University in Chicago, her degree focuses on Shamanic Practice. Visit for more information or click here.  Lauren has been authorized by Sandra Ingerman to teach this class, see for more information.

To start enrollment process for 5 Day Medicine for the Earth:
Send Check or MO only to Lauren Torres, PO Box 918, Lansing IL 60438.
$470 for early registration, Price $520 after July 7th + Lodging $275. $50 non-refundable, you must send $100 to register ($50 minimum).  This class will be cancelled if there is low enrollment.  Please indicate interest before July 1st.




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