The Healing Way of Huichol Shamanism: A Summer Solstice Retreat

The Healing Way of Huichol Shamanism - A Summer Solstice Retreat

Brant Secunda
June 17 - 24, 2023
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2295

*Invite a friend(s) new to the Feathered Pipe and you each save $100!


“Each of us is a miniature universe, a mirror of the natural world outside of ourselves, and also a mirror of the spiritual world. All the knowledge and the secrets of those two worlds are inside of us, and everything is in perfect arrangement”

~ Brant Secunda


Explore the traditions and practices of Huichol Shamanism and welcome in the season of summer with Shaman and Ceremonial Leader Brant Secunda.

Are you looking to bring greater emotional and spiritual balance into your life? Have you been seeking a deeper connection to nature? This retreat is an opportunity to bring that harmony and connection into reality. Learn ancient tools of personal and planetary transformation and uplift your soul through sacred ritual, ceremony, pilgrimage to a place of power in nature, and celebration of the season of summer.


Feathered Pipe - Shamanism— Huichol Practices to Connect with the 4 Directions: Purge yourself of negativity and learn to absorb positive energy from the powers of the cardinal directions.
— Shamanic Chanting: Utilize the power of your own voice to open the heart and connect with everyone in the sacred circle.
— The Art of Pilgrimage: Approach places of power in nature to honor the land and receive blessings for yourself and others.
— Empower Your Dreams: Connect with the light of Grandfather Fire each morning to enhance your dreams and sleep.
— Sacred Art: Create prayer arrows (uru) as a way to manifest your positive affirmations
— Summer Solstice Ceremony: On June 21st, Brant will lead a special Summer Solstice Ceremony to welcome in the spirit of Summertime.

Daily Schedule:

The Healing Way of Huichol Shamanism - Feathered Pipe RanchItinerary is not fixed, as Brant likes to go with the flow when teaching retreats. Each day will, however, have a general structure as follows.

8am — Breakfast
9am–12pm — Morning Session
12:30pm — Lunch
1:30pm-4pm — Break
4pm–6pm — Afternoon Session
6:30pm — Dinner
8pm–9:30pm — Evening session*

*Tuesday and Thursday evenings will be free.

This retreat provides an opportunity to join in a sacred circle of community and learn from Brant through his humorous storytelling, while also partaking in powerful ceremony to help facilitate both personal and planetary healing. The days will include a balance of lecture, guided practice, outdoor ceremony and ritual, pilgrimages in nature, and time for reflections and relaxation on the beautiful grounds of the Feathered Pipe Ranch.

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RETREAT TIP! Extend your time in peace and beauty while savoring Western hospitality by spending some time exploring the great West’s National Park treasures either before or after your retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch. Glacier National Park is a glorious and scenic 3.5-hour drive north and west of Feathered Pipe, while Yellowstone is just a 4.5 hour drive south and east of the Ranch through some of the prettiest Western territory you’ll ever see.




Brant Secunda - The Healing Way of Huichol ShamanismBrant Secunda is an internationally acclaimed shaman, healer, and teacher in the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico. During an intensive 12-year apprenticeship, Brant became the adopted grandson and close companion of Don José Matsuwa, the renowned shaman who passed away in 1990 at the age of 110. Brant was chosen by Don José to take his place in helping to carry on Huichol Shamanism. He founded the Dance of the Deer Foundation – Center for Shamanic Studies in 1979 and leads seminars, retreats, and pilgrimages worldwide. His work has been documented on television, radio, and in articles and books throughout the world.

To help provide sustainable cultural and economic support for the Huichol tribe, Brant founded the Huichol Foundation, which continues to expand upon his more than four decades of indigenous cultural preservation projects throughout the Sierra Madre.

Alongside other dignitaries including President Jimmy Carter, Brant cofounded the Peace University in Berlin and was also a co-founder of the Humanistic Medicine Conference with the World Health Organization. Recognized as a global thought leader and spiritual teacher, Brant has been a lecturer at the Mayo Clinic, the American Holistic Medical Association Conferences and a faculty member of the Five Branches Institute of Chinese Medicine.

Striving to bridge the worlds of fitness and spirituality, Brant co-authored the award-winning book Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You.

Learn more about Brant:


Brant Secunda - Huichol ShamanismThe Huichol are a small tribe of approximately 35,000 people living in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. They are considered to be one of the last tribes in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions and they continue their spiritual, ceremonial, and ancient agricultural way of life to this day.

Shamanism pervades every aspect of Huichol life. Ceremony, sacred dance, pilgrimage, and visionary artwork are some of the techniques they use to connect with the heart of creation and sustain a life of balance and harmony.

Learn more about the Huichol:



The Healing Way of Huichol Shamanism: A Summer Solstice RetreatProgram Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2295

*Invite a friend(s) new to the Feathered Pipe and you each save $100!




Registration deposit required: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure online registration. Full payment is due eight weeks before the start of the program.

Tuition fee includes: Triple Occupancy Main Lodge, Shared Yurt/Deluxe Wall Tent/Sai Condo, or Single Tipi/Tent, plus meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds. Upgraded accommodation are available.

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Full description of accommodations options: Click here

The retreat will include:

7-nights indoor or outdoor accommodations (upgraded accommodations require an additional fee)
 All daily classes and group sessions, suitable for all
Delicious and lovingly prepared international cuisine
 Shuttle service from/to Helena Regional Airport on arrival/departure day
Full access to the extensive Feathered Pipe grounds (including the hot tub and sauna)

Not included:

 Bodywork & Massage
Montana Accommodation Tax $25
 Staff gratuities

Shuttle service: Shuttle service from/to Helena Regional Airport on arrival/departure day is complimentary (free) for all registered guests. Please note that if you are needing pick-up or drop-off on any other day, that there will be a $35 one-way charge.

Arrival and departure: Please plan to arrive at the Feathered Pipe Ranch no later than 5pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 17 June) of your retreat so you can join us for a tour of the grounds before dinner at 6:30pm and our group evening orientation following dinner. Please arrange to leave the Ranch in the morning or early afternoon of departure day (Saturday, 24 June). Checkout is at 9am, and guests are welcome to stay at the Ranch until their flight leaves that day.

Interested, but still need more information? Visit our FAQ page, drop us a message including your contact details here, or give us a ring at (406) 442-8196.

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