Come explore our connection to nature in the truly spectacular setting of the Italian Alps. The surrounding mountains, including Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso are among the highest peaks on the European continent. Connect with the power of these alpine spirits to heighten your inner consciousness and learn the ancient art of shamanic pilgrimage to honor the sacredness of these mountains.
World-renowned shaman and healer Brant Secunda returns to lead participants in ceremony, pilgrimage and sacred dance. This retreat is an opportunity for people from across the globe to come together in the sacred circle, to practice shamanism together and to celebrate life. Join us to take part in this transformative experience.
Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies was founded by Brant Secunda in 1979. Their mission is to support the Huichol Indians in keeping their shamanic traditions alive, preserving their cultural and economic survival, and to bring the power and joy of this ancient wisdom to our modern world.
Journey to this place of peace in order to rediscover the awe-inspiring power of nature. Crisp mountain air clears the mind and fragrant wild flowers bring beauty to your life. Surrounding you in all directions are the magnificent peaks of Europe’s tallest mountains, Mount Blanc and Gran Paradiso. Enjoy classic Italian cuisine and relax in our first class accommodations. Learn about your innate relationship to the mountains, streams, waterfalls and plentiful wildlife which make up the surroundings of this truly spectacular place.
Learn about the spiritual power of this place and join Brant Secunda as he teaches you how to connect with the spirit of the mountains and winding streams.
During the retreat you will do more than just bask in the beauty of the landscape. You will learn how to approach the mountains and rivers in a sacred and ancient manner. In doing so, you can begin to more fully integrate yourself with the world of nature.
Brant will teach how to approach places of power and connect with the spirit of the land. Each pilgrimage is a special opportunity to ask for something positive for yourself, your family or the world.
The retreat books the entire hotel, creating a complete sense of spiritual practice and community. Amazing food and beautiful architecture all compliment the beautiful environment around the hotel.
Age range, type of group
Families, couples, singles, children, kids, youth and seniors are all welcome. We encourage families to attend together as well.