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Smoke: The Art of Smudging with Nicole Adriana Casanova


Sacred Space changes everything. In these turbulent times of transition a new awareness is emerging amongst many of us. A sensitivity and attunement toward ourselves and our surroundings. 

 With our awakening sensitivity, many of us are seeking to create sanctuary in our homes so we can recharge and reestablish our center. As above so below, as within, so without. The inner space reflects the outer space, and as such the home and the person are intrinsically connected.

Herbs, plants, and resins have been used by wisdom keepers for healing, clearing and sealing personal, shared, and ceremonial space since time immemorial. 

Many of us use Sage or Palo Santo as part of our daily rituals, but there are likely other smudges and smokes that are more aligned with our intentions. 

 In this 2 hour workshop we will cover: 

  • Correct use of smudges
  • What different smudges are used for
  • How to work with herbs for specific reasons
  • Introduction through experience to different smudges.

Please bring a notebook and writing tool. We will be working with: Sage, Copal, an Urn, Charcoal, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Amber, Sweetgrass, Palo Santo, Sandalwood.


More About Nicole:

Nicole Adriana Casanova is a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino, Taino Elder and founder of Golden Drum cultural center in Brooklyn, New York.

Nicole is a writer, poet, and storyteller, a 200 RYT Yoga Alliance certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, a certified Reiki Master in the Usui and Karuna Reiki Riojo, a Shamanic Practitioner, a Human Movement teacher, and Magical Awakening Practitioner. Nicole blends decades of expertise in the wellness and holistic field to create one of a kind empowerment experiences in groups as well as one-on-one settings. As a Soul Architect, Nicole bridges practices and teachings from various wisdom traditions around the world, with intuitive knowledge and practical know how to create one of a kind blueprints of empowerment, healing, and remembrance.