June 25 – 30, 2012

Healing Week

Five Days of Traditional Huichol Shamanic Healing


with Eliot Cowan 


I have attended three Healing Weeks with Eliot Cowan and it is the most important thing that I do for myself all year. Eliot's healing, teachings and wisdom sustain me throughout the year and allow me to grow on my personal path in ways I could not do on my own. The sense of community that is created and fostered during the week feeds my heart and my soul. Each time, I have returned home feeling replenished and renewed by the deep connections I have made and the healing I have received.

- Jill, Toronto 

We all yearn to be free of illness. And we long to feel connected… to our spirit, to each other and to the natural world, yet how often do we give ourselves time to nurture that heartfelt yearning? Our lives have become so busy and stressful! We know the pace takes a painful toll, which we try to remedy with healthy food, therapy, yoga classes or meditation. All these approaches help, yet still we wonder, could there be more?

Sometimes misfortune -- an accident, an illness, the death of a loved one-- opens us to look in new directions, to ask new questions:

Could the potency and mystery of ancient healing tradition provide medicine for the illnesses and alienation of modern culture?

Healing Week is composed of five days of Huichol Shamanic Healing on the sacred ground of the Blue Deer Center. Through Eliot Cowan’s authentic training and apprenticeship with Huichol Indian shaman don Guadalupe Gonzalez Rios, you will discover that the medicine of the old cultures runs deep and exerts a powerful effect.

Your stay at Healing Camp includes daily private sessions with Eliot, time for contemplation and reflection, gathering in community around the warmth of the fire, and opportunities to connect with the natural world.


Eliot Cowan

Mr. Cowan is best known for making accessible two treasures: the indigenous Huichol shamanistic tradition of Mexico and an approach to deep healing with the spirits of plants.

Details & Pricing


Please contact Linda at lindafelch@bluedeer.org with your questions. The cost of the healing week is $1300, which includes daily session with Eliot, lodging and delicious food!


Please plan to arrive at the Blue Deer Center between 4 and 6 pm on 6/25. The program will be over late in the afternoon (or perhaps early evening) of 6/30. If you are flying, we recommend that you plan to stay an extra night at the Center on the 30th. There is a bus from Margaretville to the airport early in the morning. More details regarding transportation options can be found by clicking on the link on your registration confirmation or by clicking here.