Take this opportunity to reawaken a relationship to nature and revitalize the soul amidst the backdrop of the German Alps. Brant Secunda has been teaching at ZIST since 1981 and co-founded the Conference for Humanistic Medicine there. This famous retreat center creates the ideal setting for a spiritual getaway. Between Munich and the Alps, it is easy to get to while still being rooted in a natural setting. The impressive meeting room creates a comfortable space for each session and the surrounding meadows and lakes offer the ability to experience the beauty of the land first hand. Teachers, business professionals, therapists, doctors and students all have something to gain from this special retreat.
Brant Secunda completed a 12-year apprenticeship in Mexico with the late Don José Matsuwa to become a shaman, healer and ceremonial leader in the indigenous Huichol tradition. Living in the Sierra Madre Mountains, the Huichol are considered to be one of the last tribes in North America to have preserved their pre-Columbian traditions. Members of the international medical, spiritual and educational communities, including the World Health Organization, have recognized Brant’s commitment, as well as the knowledge he has been sharing for over three decades.
The Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies was founded by Brant Secunda in 1979 with the goal of supporting 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.