Make 2020 the year you begin the journey of a lifetime...

Join our First Gateway Program of Shamanic teachings and ceremonies, for profound healing and transformation.

New plans in place in response to Covid 19

The past few months have shown us how vital and urgent our personal growth and connection to Spirit is.

The Sweet Medicine SunDance teachings and ceremonies are powerful tools which will support you in this time of major changes.​

We have adapted the Program to allow flexibility AND commitment to your development.

Part 1 - 2020 delivered outside 29/30 August and 26/27 September plus 12 December.

Part 2 - 2021 3 weekends in Jan/Feb/ March plus 6  June and 3 ceremonial days in July.

Each 2 day weekend is $300 - single days are free to participants.

No deposit required under current circumstances.  We are confident that once you begin you will continue.

AND we need your commitment now to get started.

Please contact Colette on 720 243 1730

Gateway groups are safe and intimate spaces to look at ourselves with honesty, acceptance and challenge.


Subjects in the Program include: 

  • Finding balance in your emotions, physical body, mind, spirit and sexuality

  • Learning from the mineral, animal, human and Spirit worlds

  • Chakras, auras, shields and other aspects of our amazing luminosity

  • Healing dysfunctional patterns of behavior and stepping into the Way of the Warrior

  • Understanding Sweet Medicine Cosmology and the 20 Sacred Powers of the Universe

  • Working with your animal allies 

  • Freeing yourself from fears that limit your power and beauty in a 24-hour vision quest

  • Dedicating yourself to reach your highest potential in this lifetime.

  • Using alchemy and magick in ceremony and everyday life

  • Understanding death, change and reincarnation.

Learning methods

Time is spent in nature to learn from our Greatest teachers - Grandmother Earth and her worlds.

Ceremonies are integrated into each session including four Purification Lodges.  

Students create tools for ceremony and meditation 

Dates of meetings

Part 1 2020 - these meetings will take place outside

Session 1 Aug 29/30

Session 2 Sept 26/27

Session 3 Dec 12

Part 2 2021 - these dates are provisional on us being able to meet in person

Session 3 Jan 8/9

Session 4 Feb 12/13

Session 5 Mar 12/13

Session 6 June 6

Ceremonial event - 3 days in July - date tbd.

Each session runs from 10 am - approx 8.30pm Saturday and 10 am Sunday to approx 4.00pm Sunday.

Single days will be from 10 am - 4.30pm.


The cost of each 2 day weekend is $300 - single days are free to participants.  Payment plans can be negotiated.

Celebrating the Third  First Gateway Group

Former students have become the heart of our Medicine community.

Giving back by working on the land at ceremonial week in 2018

The Program is taught by Colette Pfeiffer, a registered psychotherapist and trained adult educator. 


This is the third time we have held a First Gateway Program at Hawk’s Cry Lodge.  Many of the pictures on this website show First and Second Gateway events. 

Additional Gateway Requirements

The First Gateway requires training in martial arts, personal ceremonies and meditations which students undertake in their own time.