"An inspiring teacher and amazing force on this planet, Matthew is well trained in hosting sweat lodges. I had the opportunity to join him in one of them in the past, and it was such a cleansing and invigorating experience. I emerged breathing fire like a dragon with eyes wide enough to see all the world has to offer. If you're looking for more from life than allow his guidance to open your eyes within yourself to see the world in a new light."
- Blake D
Enjoy the spiritual and therapeutic experience of a sweat lodge. This event is a blend of Native American songs, Mesoamerican practices, Tibetan singing bowls, drumming, stories, and prayers.
Participants find the sweat wholly uplifting and rejuvenating. No matter what spiritual path you are on, the lodge is a beautiful experience. Whether you prefer to meditate in the heat and steam or dig deeper by connecting with your true self or higher power, the lodge is a powerful tool.
I offer lodges for families and children as well. These are generally done with the door open and using only a couple of small stones. It is a beautiful way for the whole family to enjoy the experience and for parents to introduce spiritual ritual to their children.
Hello! My name is Matthew John Schultz and I am a sacred pipe carrier. My given name, by both my Lakota and Mayan elders, is Path Keeper.
I have had the honor of studying indigenous healing traditions under many esteemed elders and teachers, from around the world, for the past 15 years and I have worked with plant and other sacred medicines for as long. I studied extensively with Mayan elders and was initiated in 2010. Recently, I just returned from Peru where I worked at an Ayahuasca, healing center.
I am the author of the book The Dark and the Light. In this memoir, I not only share my experiences with sacred medicines and indigenous rituals but also bizarre stories from my childhood and years dealing with addiction and how I found recovery. I detail years of traveling the world and working with many different healing modalities. This book not only seeks to educate the skeptic but also offers words of warning for those seeking out these practices. Please go here for more information.
I am also an artist and author of the the book entitled Mandalas and the CD of the same name.
To read more about my approach to the sweat lodge and my personal history, please go here.
I conduct Holotropic breathwork sessions. This breathwork utilizes the remarkable healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness.
This event is a guided meditation on the construction of a personal altar and the sweat lodge altar. The participants are taught the concepts around building an altar and then are guided through the construction of their own. Materials are supplied and everyone leaves with elements for their altar at home
This event is from the Central and South American practice of building a gift for Spirit and the ancestors. The participant constructs a sacred mandala consisting of flowers, candy, spices, herbs and more. Each item is imbued with prayers from the participant. This package is then burned in the sacred fire in order to send these prayers to the heavens.