There are many paths into “Clown”, but my thought is that generally there is some seed; of an emotion, a characteristic or an appetite that the clown exaggerates as their
Shamanic Clown Healing
is a blend of ancient disciplines and archetypes, presented in playfulness, to invite the Seeker into a safe place of healing.
The Shaman walks between worlds to communicate with spirits and ancestors, talks with the land that supports the community and creates ritual to help the Seeker recover the lost or wounded parts of themselves.
The Clown lives in the moment, speaks truth to power and dances with the shadow side of the psyche. The Clown expresses all of our human experiences with enthusiasm and exaggeration. The Clown is vulnerable and invites us to join in that sacred place.
Come explore the intersection of these powerful archetypes: create healing space, experience play, and deepen your relationship to self, to other and to community.
Leif in Motion, aka Thomas Sterling, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been studying shamanic practices since 1993. Leif studied under Heather Ash Amara in the Toltec lineage of Don Miguel Ruiz and Robert Benson, a Tantric Buddhist practitioner and windsong singer. Leif is the survivor of three firewalks, two death rituals, countless journeys to the origin of the Universe and other assorted celestial shenanigans. Leif began studying Clown in 2006 after a conversation with James Pelican enlightened him on the virtues of Commedia Delle Arte and embracing the shadow side of the self. Leif studied clowning with Christina Lewis, Elizabeth Barron and Melusina Gomez, all powerful shamanic clowns themselves. Leif has a certificate as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner having completed the training developed by Dr. Peter Levine, PhD in January, 2018. Leif incorporates principals of Somatic Experiencing in his clown and shamanic clowning playshops