Our apologies - this retreat has been cancelled due to provincial lock-down measures. Chuck and Sandy will be moving the Protector Training to September though, so please contact them to line up this incredible training opportunity for yourself.
Protector Training Course
Instructors Chuck Stratton and Sandy Masse, trained by Malcolm Ringwalt
Prerequisite: Wilderness Vision Quest, in the tradition of Grandfather Stalking Wolf
Suggested Donation: $800.00**. A $250.00 non-refundable deposit is due on registration.
For more information and to register, see our web page, text Sandy, or email us:
Text | 519-550-2736
Website | heronwalk.ca/
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
**This donation is not payment for the teachings, but covers the many expenses incurred in running this program, such as meals, land rental, supplies, travel expenses, insurance, taxes, etc., that enable us to continue to offer this program to those who are called to it. Further, it is a measure of your commitment to what you are undertaking and a measure of respect for your guides and teachers of the experience.**
This is a 8-day class about Protection. It’s an incredibly difficult class to describe in a brief paragraph because the range and volume of the teachings can barely be covered in eight days.
Some of the topics covered include methods of both Physical and Spiritual Protection; how to detect areas of both light and dark influence; personal and area shielding; and the physical, emotional, spiritual difficulties of Vision Questing and the tools to transform these challenges into Vision. You will learn techniques to help you shift into Spirit Mind while walking protection in the physical plane, which will enable you to see and access information beyond the five physical senses.
Additionally, you will learn all the logistics for organizing, running, and protecting a Vision Quest for others. The exercises in this program will be intensely experiential.
While this course was originally designed to train Vision Quest Protectors, we’ve found that it opens an incredibly powerful and much more effective Spiritual Life for anyone on this path. It teaches about Protection, and significantly deepens your own Quest experience. This program culminates with the Power Quest (see the description for the Seven Levels of Quest for more information about this Quest).
You will need camping equipment for the base camp. Location and a full “To Bring” list will be included in your acceptance letter. We provide all meals during the 8 days of this class.
This course includes a seventy-five page Protector Manual.
About Your Facilitators
My healing journey began in the mid-eighties when I took my first martial arts class. After receiving my black belt in karate I saw a movie about a martial artist who had just received his black belt from his sensei and the sensei told him “now that you are a black belt you have learned how to hurt people, it is now time for the hard part, you now have to learn to heal people”. This statement had a very profound effect on me. Since the early nineties I have been actively working with healing energies such as Therapeutic Touch, Jikiden Reiki in which I became a teacher, Intuitive Pressure Point work, Ceremonial Healing, the healing methods passed down through the lineage of Grandfather Stalking Wolf. Most recently I have become certified as a Zone Technique practitioner which I believe to be the best form of healing that I have come across.
My spiritual journey began in 1997 when I was diagnosed with cancer. This was a gift that prompted me to look at who and what I am. Since then I have taken numerous courses in Healing, Awareness, Tracking, Survival, Wilderness Philosophy and Ceremony at Tom Brown Jr's Tracker School in New Jersey. I have facilitated over one hundred fifty Sweat Lodges and hundreds of Pipe, Drum and Feather Ceremonies. The 50 plus courses that I have taken at the Tracker School have given me the vision of my place in this world and the confidence to follow this vision.
I had the good fortune of meeting Malcolm Ringwalt of The Oneness Quest in 1999. Since then I have completed several Vision Quests, the Vision Quest Protector class, Advanced Protector classes, Seven Levels of Quest, Spiritual Mentoring, The Training, Being Human, The Purity of Oneness, The Ocean of Grace, and have done a 42 Day Retreat with him. This led me to becoming a teacher of Protection and Seven Levels of Quest.
I have had a healing practice for many years and have volunteered at local hospitals and Wellspring in London Ontario. This has brought me to the understanding that my vision is: “To become the best healer and teacher that I can be.”
Sandy, my family, grandchildren, and community are a very important part of my life and I strive each day to become a better partner, father, grandfather, and healer.
When time permits I like to putter in my woodworking shop and build drums.
After retirement in 1998, a twist of fate propelled me into the energy healing field, learning Therapeutic Touch, Quantum Touch, Hawaiian Huna Healing, and NeuroLinguistic Programming. Upon discovery of Jikiden Reiki, the original Reiki of Usui sensei from Japan, I trained in this method and became a practitioner and Shihan Kaku (assistant teacher). These skills were used as a Palliative Care volunteer at a local hospital.
When Malcolm Ringwalt of The Oneness Quest came into my life I learned the power of the Vision Quest. After completing my own personal Quest, I trained as a Vision Quest Protector, then took several Advanced Protector classes, Seven Levels of Quest, Spiritual Mentoring, The Training, Being Human, The Purity of Oneness, and participated in a 42 Day Retreat with Malcolm. Eventually teacher training in Protection and Seven Levels of Quest rounded out the skills. Questing remains close to my heart for spiritual growth.
Classes at Tracker School with Tom Brown Jr. in the teachings of Grandfather Stalking Wolf increased my awareness of the spiritual dimensions. Having completed an apprenticeship with wildernessFusion, learning the healing methods passed down through the lineage of Grandfather Stalking Wolf, I made a formal commitment to walking the path of a healer.
My passion is to help people come to know themselves, to heal, and to discover their purpose. A shared vision with my partner, Chuck led to the establishment of Heron Walk Healing Centre where we teach and see clients.
Blessed by the closeness of family, my life is enriched by six grandchildren. I count myself lucky to live in unique Elgin County, where my spare time is devoted to learning about and working with local herbs. Occasionally I find time to travel for adventures with friends.