Disturbances to the Orders of Love in previous generations will inevitably affect the lives of both concurrent and future generations. When this profound influence is understood, individual suffering is revealed in a whole new light – and so is healing.

This is the website of the teacher, trainer and facilitator Shavasti, also known as the author of four books under the name John L. Payne. After more than two decades of working with Family Constellations and working with thousands of individuals and hundreds of groups , Shavasti has integrated his ancestral healing work, energy medicine, Shamanic Practice and other approaches to assisting others to realize the truth of their authentic selves, into a body of work inclusive of Family Constellations and other approaches to healing.

Shavasti’s deep exploration into the truth of who we are, both collectively and as individuals is available to you as a healing journey in gatherings, workshops, privately in your location or one on one over Skype.

Upcoming Workshops 2023

June 2023


Online Workshop
Language of the Soul

DATE:  June 10 – 11, 2023
16:00 – 19:00 both days UK time
17:00 – 20:00 CET
8:00am – 11:00am PST
11:00am – 2:00pm EST



Limassol, Cyprus
Family Constellations Workshop

DATE:  June 30 – July 1 & 2  2023
TIME: 3 day workshop

VENUE:  Limassol, Cyprus

Facilitated by Shavasti
Contact +35796893776 for more information

July 2023


Language of the Soul training

DATE:  July 14 – 16, 2023
TIME: 3 day training
VENUE:  Bucharest, Romania

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Family Constellations

DATE:  July 28 – 30, 2023
TIME:  3 day workshop
VENUE: Beaufort, SC

Sign up early to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

To register for the workshop or for additional information, please contact:
Ann Seelye at aseelye@gmail.com or 617-501-3132 or Tuck Self tuckself@aol.com or 803-665-0847.

August and September 2023


Family Constellations

DATE:  August 4th – 6th, 2023
TIME:  3 day workshop
VENUE: Beacon, NY

Contact: Eileen O’Hare
Cell:  914-456-7789
Email:  xoeolovemore@gmail.com


Bali, Indonesia
Family Constellation Intensive

7-day Immersion Family Constellations Training

DATE:  September 1st to 8th, 2023
TIME:  7 day training
VENUE: Bali, Indonesia

Family Constellation Instensive with Francesca Mason Boring ~ Shavasti ~ William Mannle ~ Tanya Meyburgh ~ Jonine Gabay

7-day Immersion Family Constellations Training (constellationintensive.com)
for more information

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October 2023


Family Constellations Workshop

DATE: October 15, 16, 17 – 2023
TIME:  3 day workshop
VENUE:  Jerusalem

More information:
Call Ilana Weiler on
+972 52 545 9295


Family Constellations Workshop

DATE: October 20, 21, 22 – 2023
TIME:  3 day workshop
VENUE:  Hod Hasharon

More information:
Call Shira Rotter for bookings
+972 52 538 1784

November 2023


Shamanic & Systemic Constellations

DATE: November 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th – 2023
TIME:  4 day workshop
VENUE: Kiustendil

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Family Constellations Workshop

DATE: November 24, 25, 26 – 2023
TIME:  3 day workshop
VENUE:  Modi’in

To register for Modi’in please call Smadar Svorai on 0544472568

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Introduction to the work of Family Constellations

In working with several thousand family systems, Bert Hellinger has uncovered what he describes as the age-old Orders of Love, which are deeply embedded in the unconscious of family groups.

Disturbances in the Orders of Love, caused by traumas, wars, family secrets and excluded individuals can have a profound effect on individuals, current and future generations.

When this profound influence is understood and felt, suffering is revealed and brought to light, along with healing.

A key tool for restoring the Orders of Love in a client’s family system is John L. Payne’s (Shavasti) unique application of the Family Constellation method into what he now calls – Movements of the Heart. Workshop participants may have the opportunity to experience their own personal work and serve as representatives in other participants’ personal work — an experience that is in itself powerful.

John L. Payne (Shavasti) – Author, Facilitator, Trainer, Healer

Discover how within simplicity is the power to transform. Discover how you have all of the resources within you to bring about your own experience of the world. Now imagine a workshop process that can deliver real change and assist you to discover what you may have only imagined being possible – to change how you feel, transform the tune of your life, alter what you see.

The rich tapestry of Family Constellation work will help you to discover the power of working with your Ancestral Heritage to transform what you see manifest in your life, the unsettled inner dialogue and the feelings of discomfort. Imagine leaving a workshop having a profound shift in your perception of yourself and your place in the world.

In working with Shavasti, you will work with one of the world’s most experienced workshop leaders and an established author who will help you discover a safe route to your heart that is full of grace – this is the key to all healing. Shavasti has facilitated hundreds of workshops worldwide including the UK, USA, Bali, Istanbul, Cyprus, Bulgaria, South Africa and many other locations and welcomes invitations to hold workshops at your location. He is also available for Skype/Zoom sessions.

The author John L. Payne – known worldwide as an authority on Family Constellation work is also known as Shavasti. His work today is INCLUSIVE of Family Constellation work and represents a synthesis of more than 20 years working with individuals and groups, over 5,000 private Family Constellation, Shamanic and energy healing sessions, plus more than 450 workshops worldwide and 5 published books.

Work With Me

The author John L. Payne – known worldwide as an authority on Family Constellation work is also known as Shavasti. His work today is INCLUSIVE of Family Constellation work and represents a synthesis of more than 20 years working with individuals and groups, over 5,000 private Family Constellation, Shamanic and energy healing sessions, plus more than 450 workshops worldwide and 5 published books.

The Language of the Soul

Shavasti’s teachings are simple: Healing takes place when we are willing to tell the absolute truth, devoid of masks and pretences. Simple truth is like oxygen, with it we thrive, without it, we suffocate in our stories. Simple truth is the Soul’s domain, whilst complex stories belong to the fearful ego. In order to heal, we need to want peace much more than to be right about something. 

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As part of the exploration in an awakening heart, gatherings are offered to groups anywhere in the world on invitation. Whether you are part of a large group or seek a gathering for your smaller group of seekers, get in contact with Shavasti for a quote and scheduling possibilities.


Would you like me to visit your group for training or workshop purposes? With more than 500 weekend workshops facilitated and over 8,000 private sessions held, you will be inviting both experience and depth with an open and gentle heart. Discover evolved Family Constellations work that remains true to its root principles.

Exclusive Services

Would you like Shavasti to come to you for focused one on one work? Are you looking for healing solutions but lack the time? Do you require absolute confidentiality and Privacy? Does your family need guidance, healing, a fresh start?

Exclusive services are designed for individuals, couples, families and small groups of friends. My work with you can include one on one sessions with one or more individuals or work in small groups. Group work can be healing work and/or gatherings where teachings are shared in the form of Satsang.

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Skype Sessions: Why Work with Shavasti?

Shavasti, is one of the most psychically gifted healers and counsellors you could possibly work with. Beyond his finely tuned High Sense Perception is a depth of compassion and experience rarely met.

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Books by Shavasti (John L. Payne)


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Teachings from an Awakened Heart – Audio Book

11 Chapters, 5 hours

Shavasti’s ‘Teachings from an Awakened Heart’ is a sound investment. As a spiritual teacher, and committed student of life and God, Shavasti provides what one may experience as something akin to a rich individual session in the form of meditations and guided reflections. Addressing so many levels, Shavasti (aka John L. Payne), is not afraid to use the term “God” and conversely is unafraid of challenging those who linger only in the God realm, critical of and completely detached from all of the teachers available to us as ‘relational beings’. He gently suggests the tragedy of seeing human beings without the inclusion of that which is greater than flesh and bone.

In Teachings from an Awakened Heart, Shavasti provides a transparent personal history which includes harrowing experiences including a horrific home invasion with a gun being held to his head; with a generous soul, Shavasti shares the deep soul initiation and the journey that transpired as a result. A friend of life and death, Shavasti’s humble assertion is that he is not a unique or rare ‘Awakened heart’ but that he is in the process of Awakening. Encouraging us to work, live and love with an ‘awakened heart’ Shavasti proposes that this place, perspective, and paradigm, is the place that introduces the grace of surrender, while in a practical sense preventing burn-out for those who work with healing and being in service. Part poetry, part prose, Teachings from an Awakened Heart is engaging and encouraging. Giving everything a place, Shavasti introduces an expanse of soul which would be a benefit for any human being.

 – Francesca Mason Boring, Author ‘Connecting to our Ancestral Past’