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Online fairbanks

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Heather Principe
« on: February 03, 2020, 04:52:42 pm »
Hey NAFPS,

Wondering if we could get some research on Heather Principe. She is non native supposedly trained Cree elder Don Cardinal in sweat lodge. She runs sweats at various retreats apparently. Here is a link: https://sivanandayogaranch.org/event/sweat-lodge-oct-2019/ appreciate any insight and help here!

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Re: Heather Principe
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 12:54:16 am »
Native American Sweat Lodge
Help heal the earth through awakening your connection with nature and ancient Native American wisdom. Join Heather Principe as she guides a traditional Native Cree Sweat Lodge ceremony of rebirth and purification. The journey includes a complete Four Direction ceremony, which concludes with a pipe ceremony. No previous experience required.

Program Schedule
Friday
2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

Saturday
5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm or 3:30pm    Sweat Lodge
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

Sunday
5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan / chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

My boldings in the program schedule. I was taught that such stuff came from the middle of the Indian Subcontinent. Now I realize it comes from the middle of Indian Country in North America. Amazing!

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Re: Heather Principe — Native American Sweat Lodge
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 01:33:32 am »
A couple of links to show that she does the "Native American Sweat Lodge" on a regular basis:

About The Teacher
A Journey-woman of the old ways, Heather Principe is dedicated to teaching within the paradigm of the Four Directions and the Five Elements. Her work weaves understandings of Modern Physics within the fabric of the most ancient knowings and teachings.

Heather is founder of The Yoga and Polarity Center in New York, a center for teaching Yoga, Subtle Energy Healing Arts including Polarity, Pranic Healing, and Energetic Listening Skills for Bodyworkers. When not serving on the Board of IPEA and International Polarity Board in Switzerland; or as a staff member at the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies, The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Sivananda Yoga Ashram and Interfaith Ministers, Heather runs retreats worldwide in all forms of Energetic Healing. Heather has co-authored “Ahimsa in Communication” with Diana Slattery.

Source: sivanandayogaranch.secure.retreat.guru

Five "Native American Sweat Lodge" retreats mentioned, all identical, two of them past events.

Here also we presently see three future events:

https://sivanandayogaranch.secure.retreat.guru/teacher/heather-principe/

Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/principeheather

Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/h.hiis.principe/ [Private]

Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/heather.principe.7/

This identifies her there as the one and only Heather Principe:

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Started New Job at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
1999 — Instructor- Polarity / Medicine Wheel
Tempe, Arizona

More background information:

https://polaritytherapy.org/2019/02/20/school-spotlight-the-yoga-polarity-center-heather-principe/
https://peterspodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/the-silence-wheather-principe-b6f9fcf3
https://www.yogaalliance.org/TeacherPublicProfile/tid/14779

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd8Q9nTlUBc 
[Interview with Heather Principe. What is Polarity Therapy?]

https://swiha.edu/tag/heather-principe/
https://www.blog.swiha.edu/first-hand-experience-with-the-medicine-wheel-class-by-anthony-scarpulla/

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Re: Heather Principe
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 01:41:17 am »
Thanks for taking the time to help here, Sparks. I dont understand why a yoga ashram has to do this kind of stuff. The photo really made me cringe..

Online fairbanks

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Re: Heather Principe
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 01:46:21 am »
I was going through the links you put together Sparks and it looks like on her facebook she has a picture of Don Cardinal. Not sure if she took it or what the deal is... supposedly she was trained by him and given permission to run sweats.

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Re: Heather Principe
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 01:53:37 am »
Here is a link to a podcast with her: https://peterspodcast.simplecast.com/episodes/the-silence-wheather-principe-b6f9fcf3

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Peter's Podcast

BACK TO EPISODES

The Silence w/Heather Principe

DECEMBER 10TH, 2018 | 56:14 | S2:E70

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EPISODE SUMMARY

A conversation with yoga teacher, polarity therapist, and native wisdom holder Heather Principe.

EPISODE NOTES

My friend Heather Principe has been described as a journey-woman of the old ways. She studied classical yoga and polarity therapy, which is based on yoga. She was chosen by Cree healer Don Cardinal to learn the tribe’s wisdom and the sweat lodge ceremony — a rare sharing with someone not born in the tribe. She is dedicated to teaching within the paradigm of the Four Directions and the Five Elements, and her work weaves these ancient teachings into a contemporary outlook on science, personal growth and society.

Heather founded The Yoga and Polarity Center in Malverne, New York. She served on the Board of the International Polarity Education Alliance and the International Polarity Board in Switzerland. She has taught at the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies, the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, and Sivananda Yoga Ashram. Heather co-authored Ahimsa in Communication with Diana Slattery.

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Re: Heather Principe
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 02:34:22 am »
The photo really made me cringe..

Understandable!


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Re: Heather Principe
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 01:05:56 pm »
Don Cardinal passed away 12 years ago. It's a tactic frauds often use, claiming to be taught by a deceased elder that can no longer contradict their claim.

She's not the only clear fraud to claim Cardinal taught them. He gave many public speeches on reviving Cree teachings, and that included general herbal knowledge taught at Canadian universities that could be integrated with western medicine.

A similar claim was made by an associate of Cate Crow. http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=4443.30

And by these two mix and match for profit type, who likely need their own threads.
https://mehigginsesq.wixsite.com/rainbowthunderbird
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommy-priester-6229619/
https://www.bearmedicineherbs.com/about.html

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Re: Heather Principe
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 01:29:05 pm »
And by these two mix and match for profit type, who likely need their own threads.
[…]
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommy-priester-6229619/
https://www.bearmedicineherbs.com/about.html

There is already a thread on Tommy Priester:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5239.0 [Tommy Priester]

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Re: Heather Principe
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2020, 02:50:38 pm »
And by these two mix and match for profit type, who likely need their own threads.
https://mehigginsesq.wixsite.com/rainbowthunderbird […]

I just started a new thread:
http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5449.0
[Michael Higgins (Michael Edward Higgins) — Rainbow Thunderbird]