ONLINE COURSES and TEACHING
VerDarLuz is an international teacher, Life and Business Coach, Shamanic Astrologer, and performing artist. He is the founder of Astro*Dance and the creator of multiple online courses. He has written two books on archetypal astrology and consciousness, Codex of the Soul and Aquarius Dawns. He is also the creator of the Divine Timing Online School.
His work focuses on the awakening and enlightenment of the soul utilizing shamanic techniques including Evolutionary Astrology, Human Design, dance, past life therapy, ecstatic breathwork, shamanic healing, and sacred sexuality to empower, inspire, and fulfill clients’ creative life mission. He has been blessed to travel, volunteer, and study in over 40 countries and teach in 10 of those countries.
After his double lung collapse at the tender age of 17, VerDarLuz committed to Seize the Day and take the deep dive into life. A traveler to 40 countries, author of two books Codex of the Soul and Aquarius Dawns, and creator of Divine Timing Online School, VerDarLuz uniquely blends systems of self-awareness—such as Astrology, Human Design, and Shamanic Therapies—into his holistic Life and Business Coaching practice. He teaches entrepreneurs, families, and couples how to honor and integrate their core patterns and archetypes. VerDarLuz empowers clients by helping them strategize the WHEN and WHERE of life: Optimal Time-mapping and Astro-Locality Power Places, as well as the WHO – harmonic relating, in both love and business. Since 2006, he has translated the occult and complex into a pragmatic language through his down-to-earth and playful speaking style, and in 2018 began his podcast: The Practical Esoteric. VerDarLuz facilitates transformational workshops involving Astrology, Conscious Relating, Keynote Concerts, Dance, and Shamanic healing worldwide.
A traveler to 40 countries, author of two books Codex of the Soul and Aquarius Dawns, creator of Divine Timing Online School, and host of the Practical Esoteric Podcast, VerDarLuz uniquely blends systems of self-awareness—such as Astrology, Human Design, and Shamanic Therapies—into his holistic Life and Business Coaching practice. He teaches entrepreneurs, families, and couples how to honor and integrate their core patterns and archetypes, with a special focus on mastering the WHEN and WHERE of life: Optimal Timing and AstroLocality Power Places.
Life and Business Coach including Astrology, Human Design, and Numerology – 2005-Present
Codex of the Soul: Astrology, Archetypes, and Your Sacred Blueprint – 2010
Aquarius Dawns: The Shamanic Artist and the Rise of the Wounded Healer – 2012
SOMA Breathwork Facilitator – 2019
Transformational Breathwork – 2011
Deep Memory Process Past Life Regression Therapy – 2010
Rebirthing – 2009
The Art of Partnership – 12 hour MP3 course
Human Design for Business and Career Success Level 1 and 2
Founder/Creator: Divine Timing Online School
-Yoga and Dance Studios in Florida, Colorado, Oregon, California, New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, North Carolina
-International Speaker and workshop leader
-DNX Digital Nomad Conference – 2017
Astrology Group Teachings
ROMA; NCGR; Denver Astrology Group
Dakini Festival – 2018
Samsara – 2017
Psy-Fi – 2017
Poland Tantra Festival – 2016
Copenhagen Tantra Festival – 2016
Sexsibility Festival – 2016
Sonic Bloom – 2014, 013, 2012, 2011
Arise – 2014, 2013
Synthesis Festival – 2012
Lightning in a Bottle – 2012, 2010
Symbiosis – 2012, 2009, 2007
Beloved – 2012, 2010
Art Outside – 2012
Boom – 2010
Burning Man – 2007
“My coaching experience with VerDarLuz has been transformative, grounding, and constructive. Through his guidance I have been able to deepen and attune my inner voice and create vision for the future.” – Marisa Espinoza
“I am so grateful for the work that VerDarLuz is doing. The Sacred Relating workshop on Venus and the Divine Feminine really showed me to myself. Now I feel empowered to be myself in my relationships and also trust my own needs. Thank you so much!” – Erin McHugh
“You created the container where we could feel safe and step outside of our comfort zone. You held us in the palm of your hand, gently guiding us to heightened awareness. Thank you so much for this work.” – Jennifer
“This course was informative, applicable, and generous. I’ve been studying astrology for years, and still I find new insights from your perspective. Also, I love that an extensive background in astrology is not necessary to get the benefit; you walked us through it step by step.” – Aleza Stirling
MUSIC / PERFORMANCE OFFERINGS
*All workshops are for beginner and intermediate students in the topic.
Sonic Odyssey: A Shamanic Sound Journey
In this deep listening circle, participants lay down with their heads in the center of a circle and listen to original live classical guitar or ambient electric guitar, crystal singing bowls, chimes, kalimba, and healing, contemplative music. We then process our experience silently thru drawing, poetry, and dance. At the close, we share our journeys with the group.
DJ CelestiOwl: Ecstatic Dance
Since 2010, VerDarLuz has been guiding Ecstatic Dance journeys. Ecstatic Dance is a ritual of embodied presence with an opening circle of intention and a closing circle of integration. Participants come to celebrate, to release, to sweat their prayers. A resident for 7 years in Denver’s 200 person dance, VerDarLuz weaves world rhythms and soulful beats into an experience of liberation, joy, and deep magic – for DJ sets, visit soundcloud.com/verdarluz
Astro Dance and Zodiac Qi Qong
Astrology is not just up in the stars – it’s right here in our bodies!! This workshop will instruct participants on how to celebrate all 12 astrological archetypes through their bodies. We begin with a warmup that opens each part of the body thru its astrological correspondence. Then we move into Astro Yoga and Zodiac Qi Gong to teach various postures, movements, body parts, and health practices that are associated with each sign of the zodiac.
Then participants will be guided on an evolutionary ecstatic dance journey through the zodiac, playing and expressing the archetypes thru authentic movement. Everyone will leave with a fun, experiential, and deeply embodied understanding of the 12 Signs of the Zodiac.
We will close our workshop with a brief discussion of Medical Astrology and how to apply our experience into your daily practice for greater self-awareness, empowerment, and overall holistic wellness.
AstroShamanic Chakra Dance
In Astrology, the Planets represent evolutionary urges and primal intelligences vibrating from the core of our soul. In this workshop, we will explore the meaning of each Planet and its corresponding Chakra associations through ecstatic movement, mantra, and multimedia lecture. We will learn the seed syllables for each chakra and the mantras for each planet.
Using tribal, electronic, and evocative dance music, we will also invoke and locate our personal power animals for each planet and chakra and shapeshift into their energies through dance. In this process, we will discover an individual totem pole spiraling through our energy body, which can help to sustain, nourish, and empower us through these cathartic times.
Awakening the Soul
Unlocking the Soul’s Code with Shamanic Astrology and Human Design
In this workshop, we will discuss both Shamanic Astrology and Human Design: languages of empowerment and soul awareness in the Aquarian Age. How can we make astrology more practical in our daily lives: as a path to creating a successful business, as a guide to raising the next generation, to build healthy relationships, and to strategize our life paths? How can I find my power places around the earth through AstroLocality and when should I relocate or travel to these vortices? What initiation cycles and rites of passage am I or my family and friends currently in? How can I be an active agent in evolution by knowing my patterns better? Why is the Astrology of 2020 and the next decade overflowing with constant transformation and a completely new paradigm for humanity’s existence?
We will also journey into Human Design— a system which integrates the I Ching, Astrology, Kaballah, and the Chakra system into an emerging self-awareness system spreading rapidly all over the planet. This profound tool teaches powerful skills to help you both individuate and live the most authentic possible version of YOU. Discover Human Design’s 5 Energy Types, their decision-making strategies, and the 9 Energetic Centers. We will explore how Human Design can be used to improve and enlighten your relationships, your family dynamics, your career path, and your spiritual awakening.
Evolving Intimacy with Tantric Astrology and Sacred Circling
In this workshop, we will explore new partnership paradigms such as open relating and handfasting and how relationship models and sexual orientations are evolving in the emerging Aquarian Age. You will learn how to honor your version of the god and goddess as we discuss the relational and sexual masks of the divine masculine Mars and the sacred feminine Venus.
Our workshop will culminate with our sacred circle practice. Sacred circles are reverential and playful ritual circles we create to honor and adore each other. Utilizing eyegazing, contemplative questions, and the archetypes of the zodiac, we rotate partners in a sacred sharing to help participants discover the full spectrum of their souls—from holding patterns, to challenging edges, to places of power, and zones of bliss.
Come solo, with friends, or with your beloved for this magical cauldron of divine remembrance!
PLANETARY RITES of PASSAGE:
Astrological Initiation Cycles from Youth to Mid-Life
The planets are intelligences and psychological forces within us which return in regular cycles of initiation These archetypal rites of passage create situations and circumstances in our lives, acting as gateways all souls will have to pass through during this lifetime The planetary forces represent evolutionary thresholds in our journey of ascension. Knowing the rites of passage helps us to compassionately support our own, our children’s, our lover’s, and our family member’s initiatory experiences.
In this workshop, we unlock the mysteries of many rites of passage such as the 7 year Saturn cycle, including the Saturn Return at 28-30 and 58-60, the Lunar Return at 27 and 54, the 12 year Jupiter Return, the Chiron return at 50, and the midlife cycles of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. We will also invoke the planetary characters through dance and theatrical movement to embody the medicine of these archetypal teachers.
Elemental Ecstacy: Shamanic Tantra
We are all composed of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. In this workshop, you will learn how to consciously integrate the elements into your relationship to both enhance pleasure and empower the bond with a lover. Using tantric practices, we will celebrate the elements as a vast vocabulary of conscious connection through guided meditation, breath, conscious touch, and ecstatic dance
Ecstatic Breath Medicine: A Shamanic Journey
The Breath is our vehicle for life and a vessel to release old patterns, resistances, and wounds. In this workshop, we will dive deep into the breath to heal, transform, and enlighten us through a cathartic and powerful connected breathing practice and a guided musical journey through the chakras followed by an integration circle.
We will begin the workshop with sacred breath practices from China and India, as we practice Zodiac QiGong, Pranayama, and Yogic breathing from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. We will also practice partner breathing, and integrate tantric wisdom, affirmations, and invocations into our journey together.
Conscious Relating and Personal Empowerment with Human Design
In this workshop, we journey into Human Design— a system which integrates the I Ching, Astrology, Kaballah, and the Chakra system into an emerging self-awareness system spreading rapidly all over the planet. This profound tool teaches powerful skills to help you individuate, empowering you to become the most authentic possible version of YOU.
You will learn about Human Design’s 5 Energy Types, their decision-making strategies, and the 9 Energetic Centers. We will explore how Human Design can be used to improve and enlighten your relationships, your family dynamics, your career path, and your spiritual awakening. We will focus on how to cultivate conscious, compassionate relationships using this illuminating tool.
Yogis on Stoicism: Philosophy and Practice from West and East for the Aquarian Age
In this workshop we integrate wisdom and insights from Buddhism and Yogic Philosophies with the emerging popularity of ancient Stoic philosophy. We will explore how these various systems overlap and bring a very practical ethical medicine to the chaos of our contemporary age.
Participants will learn to establish themselves in the three Disciplines of Perception, Action, and Will, learn to embody the 4 classic Virtues, and engage in short contemplations and exercises merging wisdom from Tantra Yoga scriptures, Dream Yoga, Preparation for Death Meditations, Mindfulness, and the Daily Journal to bring greater contentment, deeper focus, and more gratitude to each experience and interaction.
The Wisdom of Shiva: Tantra Yoga Meditations for Self-Realization
The Vijnana Bhairava is a deeply profound, yet highly accessible source of classical Indian Shaiva-Tantra, filled with powerful dharanas, or concentrative practices for realizing one’s true nature.
In this workshop, join us as we explore Non-Dual Tantric philosophy and ritual practice, both solo and in partnership, through Pranayama breathwork and a number of meditations from the Vijnana Bhairava.
The Aquarian Age and New Relationship Paradigms
Does anything make us more wild, more inspired, or more passionate than our relationships? In this workshop, we will explore the shifting landscapes of love in our hyperpaced modern age.
We will discuss:
-Diverse partnership paradigms such as open relating, polyamory, and monogamy.
-How relationship models are shifting in the emerging Aquarian Age.
-Handfasting and Rituals of Re-commitment
-How technology affects our desires and our interactions.
-Moving beyond judgment into joy and devotional partnership
-How to create new conversations built on transparency and compassionate communication, while still maintaining healthy boundaries of self and other.
-How Astrology can benefit all your relationships
-Recognizing the versions of the Divine Masculine and Feminine you wish to be honored for in relationship.
– Locations on the planet specific to you that can enrich your relationship or help find harmonious partners
-An introduction to the Human Design system, an evolutionary tool to help you both live authentically as you while supporting and understanding your beloved better.
-How Tantric practices can help to deepen your intimate bonds and open up new pathways of connection, pleasure, and joy in your relationships.
Evolutionary Parenting and Revolutionary Education
Parenting and education are the most profound and important arts known to humanity, and they are evolving. As parents, we wish to support our child’s development in every way possible. This workshop will focus on specific tools you can use to nurture your child’s gifts from the very beginning, without delaying the creative blossoming of your magical child.
We will explore how both Astrology and Human Design can answer the following questions:
What kinds of educational programs and curriculum will best support my child or classroom?
What is my child’s most efficient learning styles?
How can I support their primary emotional needs?
What role can each parent play in assisting my child’s growth?
What kinds of media, recreation, and activities will be most appropriate for my child’s self-discovery?
How can my children get along with each other better?
What natural rites of passage is my child about to go through and how can I facilitate their initiations in positive ways?
How can I learn not to project my own life challenges onto my children?
What are the optimal disciplinary techniques for my child?
Please bring birth information for yourself and your child as we will use specific examples from all participants in the class.