Healing Rhythms

Alvaro Romao

Shamanic Practitioner and Spiritual Drumming

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“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel love and cared for, but it helps us to develop inner happiness and Peace” – Dalai Lama XIV

As a shamanic practitioner, I ensure that each person whom is guided to me, for whatever the reasons are, is treated with respect, love, and compassion. During our time together, you are the most important person in the world to me. With the assistance of the spirits I give all that I can to encourage your health and wellbeing.  A hollow bone is what I become.

My journey into Shamanism began in 2006 after a trip to the jungles of Belize in Central America. For the first time in my life I was able to experience the power of an ancient land and had an awakening within my spirit. Upon returning from Belize I began my journey into the world of Shamanism. I began by studying shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies through their two week intensive program and their three year program in Shamanic initiations and healing techniques. It was a life changing experience and the gateway into a journey that would last a lifetime.

At that time, I was working in the fashion industry in NYC.  I was traveling all around the country, making a very good income and thought I was happy. There was an emptiness within me that I was unaware of and could not quite understand at the time- in time I would realize that my world needed to change.

After several years of living in both worlds of studying shamanism and working in NYC, it was very apparent to me that my heart and soul could no longer withstand the hustle and bustle of the business world, so I decided to leave the fashion industry to pursue a spiritual path. Within a year, my partner and I birthed a wonderful metaphysical center called Sacred Circle.  It was a catalyst for understanding human compassion and community and combined both of my worlds into one. I was able to live a dream of helping people and building a beautiful community as well as feed a part of my soul that was very much business oriented.

During this time, through initiations and the ability to travel and study with medicine men and women in all of the Americas, my shamanic path was developing and strengthening. I was becoming one with spirit as well as developing a love within the world of sound healing.

After about 5 years, our Sacred Circle center had a fire and burned down. In the months after, it was devastating but a blessing in disguise. I was able to focus on myself, my healing, my dreams and passions… it felt like a rebirth.

For the next several years, I continued to grow within my spirituality- healing myself, becoming a person of compassion, and growing as a man. I began to understand that to help another person I must work on myself to heal wounds, release pain, and understand the power of love and compassion. During this time, a goal was set... a dream... guidance from the spirits- that myself and my partner, Adam Kane, were to relocate our lives to the Catskills of NY. We needed to bridge our communities, to live on the land, and to become one with nature. Today we reside in Saugerties, NY which was the best decision we could have made. I finally feel like I am home. 

 

Education:

Practicing Shamanism since 2006

  • Some of the greatest and deepest teachings come from the spirits, ancestors and teachers
  • Studied with the Foundation For Shamanic Studies
  • Completed "The Way of The Shaman" : Core Shamanism Weekend trainings with David Corbin and Nan Moss
  • Completed "The Spirits of Nature" weekend trainings with David Corbin and Nan Moss
  • Completed The Foundation for Shamanic Studies "Two Week Intensive in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing" with David Corbin and Nan Moss
  • Included in the two week intensive is trainings in Soul Retrieval, Extraction healing and Psychopomp.
  • Completed The Foundation for Shamanic Studies " Three Year Program in Advanced Shamanic Initiations and Shamanic Healing" with David Corbin and Nan Moss
  • Studied with Oscar Miro-Quesada to learn the Pachakuti Mesa Traditions
  • Studied with Tom Cowan in Men's Shamanic Healing weekend
  • Studied with Itzak Beery in Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Quechua Shamanic Techniques
  • Studied with Eleanora Amendalora for Chumpi Stone Healing
  • Studied with Diego Palma for Peruvian medicine and initiations in Pisaq, Peru
  • Studied with Don Balilio "A Peruvian Quechua Shaman" for Chumpi Stone initiations and Healing techniques.  In the Mountains of Pisaq,Peru
  • Mayan herbal bath and spiritual healing with Eva Sengfelder in San Ignacio, Belize
  • Herbal Spiritual Illnesses and plant healing with Don Heriberto Cocom, Belize
  • Studied with Jim Donovan for Sound Healing and Drumming
  • Assisted Adam Kane in his past and present "Two Year Shamanic Apprenticeship Program"
  • Life teachings, Shamanic Teachings and Initiations with Adam Kane

Al sees clients for private sessions Saugerties, NY
for more information and scheduling please call: 732-670-6141

Shamanic Healing: $120

Sessions are about two hours in length