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Workshops, Retreats and Outdoor Ceremony

Workshops, meditations, ceremony, drum circles, journey-work all are enhanced in a group setting… even more so when held outdoors.

 Austin Shamanic Community Retreat and Journey Circle

Twice each year I facilitate a three day retreat for the Austin Shamanic Community. Activities include, among other things, outdoor journeying, labyrinth ceremony, morning meditations, sacred object creation and lots of time for healing conversation and energy work.

The following will link to some gallery images for each of the past retreats.

Spring 2018 Shamanic Community Retreat

Spring 2017 Shamanic Community Retreat

Fall 2016 Shamanic Community Retreat

Spring 2016 Shamanic Community Retreat

Fall 2015

Spring 2015



Raising a Labyrinth: A Hands-on Workshop

Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

With Nate Long “Owl” at Lotus Bend Sanctuary (Google Map)



Initiating the Labyrinth: A Family Gathering!

Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

With Nate Long “Owl” at Lotus Bend Sanctuary (Google Map)








We Are All Related – A Children’s Workshop

Honoring One Another & All Things

Facilitated by Nate Long “Owl” and Suzanne Bacci “Sumati”

 Celebrating Connection to Mother Earth with the Four Directions, Medicine Wheel and Fun Activities that help us see that “We Are All Related… No Matter What”.
> Celebrate All our Connections (people, places & things)
> Enjoy the Sounds of Flute & Drum
> Share & Speak with a “Talking Stick”
> Meet the Directions
> Paint & Walk the Medicine Wheel
> Explore imaginative Guided Meditation
> Stretch and move with YOGA
> Drum, Rattle & Dance during our Music Circle


Silent Walking Meditation

Offered approximately every month in South Austin.  We will walk silently and barefoot down a short trail through a grove of juniper trees to a hidden “Catcher Circle” in the woods. There we sit and drum for 10 to 15 minute to set our intentions and ask for guidance. We then exit in silence just as we came in.










A thoughtful ceremonialist and leader

I have known Nate Long for many years and have attended several of his special events and projects. He is a thoughtful ceremonialist, as well as a careful and conscientious leader. I strongly support Nate and recommend attending his programs.

Garry Starnes, MEd

This is a sacred universe

which contains a sacred Earth, upon which resides sacred plants and animals, sacred thought and prayer, sacred hope and caring. For everything is truly sacred and contains a Spirit that deserves respect and devotion. We, as Human, must find this vision of everything again… for where we have forgotten how to see the magic, everything else within this universe has not.

Nate Long "Owl"

Nate’s heart is big and wide…

Nate’s heart is big and wide, generous and enthusiastic! His love of Shamanism is contagious, as he calls many to join him in various Circles. He shares it beautifully with his drum and drum making, his frequent Journeys and his flute. His singing of Native American chants sends one straight to one’s core – Divine. Creating a Labyrinth is another way that he gathers people and honors Mother Earth delightfully. Nate’s commitment to this Path seems unwavering, and is inspiring for those who gather with him. Thank you Nate!
Heather Joyce Wolfe