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Christine Althaea Abbey, MH is a Shamanic Priestess, Master Herbalist, Reiki Master, Canine Massage Therapist, Animal Communicator, Certified Fitness Instructor, Life Coach, Spiritual Counselor and Dairy Goat Farmer. She owns and operates Sprawling Oaks Farm (a dairy goat farm) & Althaea Holistic Animal Therapies (a retreat and holistic center) in Arcadia, FL, where she specializes in natural healing modalities for pets and their people. As a healer, she uses herbs, Reiki, animal massage and flower essences. As a teacher, she educates on herbalism, homesteading, cheese and soap making as well as offering yoga and hula dance classes. It is her mission to honor Mother Earth by using natural healing modalities to comfort and heal. Sprawling Oaks Farm Althaea Retreat is a sacred and beautiful 10 acres of wise native plants and oak trees that offers a place of serenity, healing, comfort and rejuvenation. She is also available for herbal and spiritual consultations on the phone as well as distance Reiki and animal communication.
Anakule is an ordained Minister of Earth Wisdom, Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator, a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Psychotherapist with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups, and a Facilitator of Women's Spirtuality Groups for 15 years.The earth teaches me about "The Great Giveaway." The Holy concept that we are constantly surrounded by love, beauty and all that we need to thrive. The river teaches me how to live peacefully in the balance between letting go and receiving. She has shown me the still point that is ever changing. The cedars teach me about strength, protection, healing and the nature of time.I am dedicated to serving the Goddess and helping others to participate in the love, beauty and healing that is our original blessing in being born on this earth. I am currently teaching Earth Wisdom and I am available for individual consultation. My office is in my home, surrounded by cedars on the Clackamas River.
Contact Anakule at: or phone: (503) 657-3451
Terri Lyne Anthony is an ordained Spiritual Counselor, a Reiki Master-Teacher, and Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator who has chosen to follow the HeartPath of Healing. She brings a unique combination of gifts to others, using a blend of ancient wisdom and modern techniques.Through her own personal healing process, Terri has gained knowledge in Inner Child work, Shadow Work, meditation, body work, shamanism, energy work, breathwork, etc. Her goal is to assist others in healing life wounds that block them from fully being their True Selves and fulfilling their Sacred Purpose. She provides Sacred Space for them to nurture body, mind, and spirit at the HeartPath Wellness Center, in Wasilla, Alaska. Along with private sessions, the HeartPath Wellness Center offers workshops and classes.
Currently Terri is working to bring Reiki into the traditional medical environment in her area.
Arlene “FfionaWolf” Bailey is a Shamanic Priestess, Community Herbalist, Medicine Woman, Reiki Master Teacher and an Ordained Shamanic Minister through Venus Rising. As a Shamanic Priestess and contemporary Shaman/Medicine Woman, her sacred work centers around bringing women to a new story of empowerment and clearing their ancestral lineage. She teaches classes and maintains a practice in both plant and energetic/shamanic medicine. She also has a thriving business creating plant and vibrational medicine products and hand-poured candles, including energetic intention candles.
Contact her at 704-433-2216 or
Once Jeff Berger finished his psychiatric residency in 1988, he took an unexpected turn to the left and has kept going. He now brings his medical experience and twenty years of therapeutic practice along with twenty years as a mindfulness meditator and poet to his facilitation of the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process.He particularly loves how the enlightened mind of pristine awareness allows for unimpeded wonder and power of the psychic transformations people experience during the SBW. He currently lives 60 miles north of Seattle with his priestess wife and ten year old homeschooling son. He is the medical director of the Senior Behavioral Health Unit at United General Hospital and facilitates breathworks in western Washington and Oregon as well as returns to Isis Cove to teach with Brad and Star Wolf.
"AstroShaman" Benjamin Bernstein hosts iTunes’ #1 astrology podcast, This Week in Astrology. In 2014, he was voted Western North Carolina’s best astrologer in WNC’s premier reader survey. Benjamin is a professionally certified astrologer, and has done over 5000 astrology and shamanic healing sessions.
He is based in Asheville, NC, but does most of his work via phone and Skype with a global clientele. All of his work (except Shamanic Breathwork™) is equally effective in person or long distance.
Benjamin has lectured at three national astrology conferences, and taught at two national astrology retreats. He has written numerous astrology forecasts for Natural Awakenings Magazine, and wrote the Shamanic Astrology chapter in the 2013 book Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier.
Benjamin is also a shamanic healer who consistently facilitates powerful healings and spiritual awakenings in his clients. He has devoted himself to over 30 years of spiritual practice. His path has included Kriya Yoga, Vipassana Buddhism, Peruvian shamanism, ayahuasca and San Pedro plant spirit medicine, Deeksha/Oneness Blessing and invocations.
In addition, Benjamin is a Shamanic Minister and Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator, as ordained and certified by the Venus Rising Association for Transformation.
Bethany is a Priestess, yoga instructor, meditation teacher and Shamanic Minister ordained through Venus Rising. Raised Christian, she has had a close connection to God and nature from a young age. She has taught yoga classes and workshops for all ages throughout the midwest since 2004. She focuses on teaching breath, relaxation, openness and strength in a nurturing and affirming way.
Her background includes 7 years of service at the School of Metaphysics. First as a student, then teacher, and director, she taught classes to adults in mental mastery, meditation, concentration, visualization, healing, and dream interpretation. Through honoring herself as a student first, she has found her passion teaching others.
She became a mother in 2009 and now has been blessed with a son and a daughter. Pregnancy and birth were amazing initiations, and Bethany was inspired to aid other Mothers by becoming a birth doula. Her passion is in empowering mothers to have an orgasmic birth experience, able to birth in a space of security and love, free from fear.
She lead the Attached Families Support Group in Cincinnati for 18 months before moving to Indiana. She offers loving support to other mothers and families for parenting in an instinctual, primal way- keeping babies close, breast-feeding, baby-wearing, and encouraging a deep connection with the natural world. She is committed to offering guidance and support to others.
Bethany is available as a Priestess and Minister for Mother’s Blessingway ceremonies, baby blessings/Christenings, weddings, funerals, and other rites of passage. She enjoys working with groups of women and is available to facilitate women’s circles, moon lodges and workshops. Her healing practice includes yoga, yoga therapeutics, essential oils, energy work, breathwork, guided meditation and visualization. Bethany respects individuals from all walks of life, and all religions, honoring the Universal Laws and Truths. A way-shower and light-bringer, she has a vision of love and healing for self, family, and the Earth.
Bethany lives with her husband as caretakers on an organic farm in Southern Indiana. She tends to her family (including two young children), the nature spirits, vegetable gardens, perennials, and animals. She enjoys photography in her spare time. Capturing images of her children and flora and fauna from around the farm bring her great joy.
Contact Bethany at or via phone at (317)362-9908
Jeri “Swan Song” Birdsall is a Shamanic Global Minister, a Master certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator., and a Shamanic Soul Return practitioner. She is a High Magdalene Crystal Star Priestess through the lineage of Nicole Christine, ordained through the Madonna Ministries, and a Reiki Master Teacher of Usui, Karuna, and Shamanic Reiki, as well as a practitioner of Attunement, Craniosacral Therapy, EMF, Synergia™, and Resonance Repatterning™. She is also a mesa carrier in the Pachakuti Mesa tradition through the lineage of Oscar Miro-Quesada and THOTH.
Jeri honors and embraces the teachings and traditions of many diverse spiritual paths and traditions. Through her private practice, “HeartSong Pathways”, she offers a unique and heart-centered synthesis of energetic, vibrational, and shamanic healing modalities, along with spiritual counseling, coaching, and mentoring. Her shamanic mystery school “Heart of the Blue Star Mysteries”, based upon the Shamanic Egyptian Mysteries, experientially and shamanically weaves and bridges the ancient wisdom teachings and traditions with new paradigm consciousness to awaken the Heart. Jeri facilitates healing circles, 12 step shamanic recovery groups, workshops, shamanic breathworks™, and is available for private sessions, in person or long distance.
Learning to dance the spiral path through the continuous cycles of change in her own life, Jeri brings a depth of heart and wisdom to her work with others through her personal healing, experience, and understanding of the shamanic pathway of death and rebirth,. Coming into sacred relationship with ourselves, each other, and our world, with a balance and right use of power through the compassionate heart is the pathway of the heart that leads to wholeness. Jeri trusts the power of the Heart and the shaman within each and everyone to heal all aspects of separation within and without us and bring the wholeness we all long for. She is here to lovingly serve, support, inspire, and celebrate you along your pathway and invites you to join her in that magical, sacred, co-creative shamanic space where body-mind-spirit merge as a sweet song of harmony in the heart and your inner heart’s song awakens and comes into its full authentic expression.
Music has been one of Jeri’s greatest loves and inspirations since childhood. She has been honored to serve as Shamanic Songstress for the annual Wise Wolf Women’s Council gatherings. She resides in the “Heartland” of the midwest, the greater Kansas City metro area, with her loving and very supportive husband and is a proud mother of three beautiful children.
Frans W. Bosman I was born in The Netherlands in 1951, shortly after WWII, and grew up with love of nature and a fascination with the world of sound. Sounds of nature, of music, of all kinds of sources. I developed a keen ear for harmony within each sound and an ability to distinguish sounds that were healing from those that were harmful.
This lead, after high school, to an encounter with the magical world of the European pipe organ. This in turn lead to my 35 year career in making, restoring and maintenance of pipe organs; first in my home country, then since 1981 in the Western US.
Gradually, while experiencing and recognizing the effects of sound on myself for many years, and the wish to have others benefit from the healing powers of organ sound, the desire grew to have a more direct way to heal others through the various uses of sound and music. This lead to the study of Sound Therapy, and in 2006 I was certified as sound healer by the Open Ear Center, then located in WA, and now in Santa Fe NM.
In 2007 and 2008 I presented a healing device, using organ pipes as tone generators, to the International Sound Healing Conference in Santa Fe NM, together with well known pioneer in the field; Don Campbell
In 2010, I opened “Essential Resonance” sound therapy in Mosier Oregon, located in the Columbia Gorge Scenic area.
In 2012, I was introduced to Freedom Rising Spiritual Community, and continue my personal healing and growth, so that all that is healed can be of benefit to everyone who comes to my door.
Eric Botner is a Pastoral Transpersonal Counselor and a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. After leaving a successful 15 year business career Eric studied for years with several Native American teachers. Through a holistic and transpersonal approach Eric is committed to helping others experience emotional healing through Shamanic Breathwork in a safe and nurturing environment. Using intuitive skills he is able to facilitate deep emotional connection and release. Eric facilitates individuals, couples and group Shamanic Breathwork sessions in California and other parts of the United States.
Eric has recently founded River Canyon Retreat, a Spiritual Retreat Center in nature, in Northern California. "Our service is providing a natural retreat space, a spiritual country refuge and setting for healing, meditation, celebrations, ceremonies, workshops, seminars and personal retreats. We provide environments, facilitate activities and promote philosophies conducive to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being."
Kimberly Bridges has a strong background in teaching. Having taught middle school and been director of children’s ministries for many years as well as having five children of her own she is a proponent of life-long learning for everyone. Becoming disenchanted with organized religion, seeing the hypocrisy and feeling the shun, she turned her back on her own spirituality. Finding some friendships and connections in unlikely places she realized her own incompleteness of spirit and began seeking answers. Her first glimpse that there was more than just Baptist doctrine was through Minister Evelynn Maurine who became a mentor; then more glimpses through a Women of Light gathering as a local bookstore led by Rev. Sara Urbina. Finally she was compelled to complete the Shamanic Priestess Process with Anyaa McAndrew. This was profoundly life changing. Since that point she continues with her desire to learn and grow and become all she is destined to be in this life.
Elizabeth "Two Hawks Dancing" Britt is a Certified Shamanic Minister of Venus Rising and Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator residing in Northampton, Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College in Vermont, and is a Certified Nia Technique Black Belt and Nia 5 Stages Instructor. Elizabeth integrates her body/mind studies into her weekly Nia classes, as well as a unique movement experience called DanceU (Dance your Universal life force).
She also offers Shamanic Breathwork experiences in Western Massachusetts and Albany, New York.
RuthAnne Brown, Walks Tall Woman of Green Heron Studio. I am a Jewelry Artist. My modality is called wire wrap by some but it is truly an Art form. I use my creative gifts and intuition to make pieces that will assist working with the Chakras. That is my main focus. No two pieces are exactly alike. I pay attention to the wire and stones, making sure I form the settings to their liking.
I am a Reiki practitioner, a Listener and I work with Inner Speak which is a method that enables a person to locate, clear and release old stored fear(s).
Kent Bye is a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator, Ordained Shamanic Minister, Reiki II Practitioner, a Whirling Dervish student within the Mevlevi Sufi Order, and the regional coordinator of the Portland Evolver Community.
Kent has been a spiritual seeker for over a decade exploring different spiritual communities such as the Findhorn Foundation, learning about consciousness research via the the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and exploring different archetypes and symbolic maps of the psyche through the language of astrology.
He has a voracious curiosity about different esoteric practices, and has conducted hundreds of interviews with different spiritual leaders and teachers. You can find his interviews about Shamanic Breathwork at http://engagedheart.com/shamanic-breathwork
He and his partner Jennifer Gouvea have been offering private sessions and public Shamanic Breathwork workshops in Portland, OR.
Kent & Jen's website is at engagedheart.com
Kent can be reached at or 503-206-1150
Anna Cariad-Barrett, PhD is a Shamanic Counselor, Writer, and Teacher. She is the co-author of Sacred Medicine of Bee, Butterfly, Earthworm & Spider: Unexpected Teachers of the Instar Medicine Wheel (with Linda Star Wolf, ITI/Bear & Co.). Anna is a faculty member at Venus Rising University, and teaches transformational courses around the country. Anna offers a shamanic counseling practice in Minneapolis, MN (distance-based appointments are also available). She is a certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner, Shamanic Priestess Process/Magdalene Mysteries™ Facilitator, and ordained Shamanic Minister. In addition, Anna is an Environmental Education Consultant who works with public schools to transform their curricula into a model of harmonic, nature-based learning. Anna is working with Venus Rising to create children and family nature-based programming. Anna's educational background includes a PhD in Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies, a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, a Bachelor's degree in Family Social Science, and specialized training in human ecology, complementary & alternative medicine, and social justice.
Anna is currently available for Shamanic Counseling and Shamanic Breathwork™ sessions. Inspired by the sacred wisdom of nature, her counseling practice, Shamanic Ecology, supports you to embody soulful wholeness and empowerment. As you change your relationship with yourself, you change your relationship with the world. As we each embody authenticity, the entire planet receives the blessing of our shamanic medicine!
Contact: or 612-708-9481
Carolina Castaño is a Shamanic Priestess and Ordained Shamanic Minister through Venus Rising. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in arts with a concentration in interdisciplinary studies. She is from Colombia and is fluent in Spanish and English. She lives in Cincinnati and is the owner, program coordinator and facilitator of Rainbow Expressive Arts. In her business she uses expressive arts as a tool for self-expression and personal and community growth. She leads transformational dances and theater improve classes, among other things. She also uses expressive arts in her work with communities regarding healthy choices about substance use.
Contact her at 513-885-6031 or
Judith Corvin-Blackburn is a licensed certified social worker (LCSW), author, teacher, and workshop presenter who has had a transpersonal psychotherapy practice for over 40 years. She is the author of two books: Journey to Wholeness: A Guide to Inner Healing and Empowering the Spirit: A Process to Activate Your Soul Potential and offers online courses based on Empowering the Spirit. (www.empoweringthespirit.com/OL ) Judith also holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Venus Rising University, is on their faculty and presents spiritual development workshops around the country.
Her work, while grounded in her training and experience as a psychotherapist, is generated from her strong connection to Higher Guidance and from the wisdom she has gained through her life experiences, spiritual development and personal healing process.
She credits much of her professional expertise and spiritual growth to lessons learned raising three children, being a partner in a loving, long-term marriage, being a daughter in a challenging family situation, and empowering the spirits of numerous people while guiding them to wholeness and well-being.
Contact: or 828-586-3067
“Dr Jenn” Cournoyer DC is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a practice in south Asheville, NC.
Dr Jenn entered the field of chiropractic after my own healing transformation that occurred as a result of chiropractic care. She had been experiencing headaches and migraines every day for over a year as well as numbness, tingling and weakness in my hands. Medical doctors did not want to listen so she sought other forms of healing. After starting chiropractic care her health improved significantly. She wanted others to have the same care and an opportunity to live a full, vibrant life because she believes wholeheartedly in our innate ability to live a life of unlimited possibilities. She demonstrates this by being willing to move outside her comfort zone into her own deeper awareness and experiencing a life that opens up and expands in love, joy, and abundance. She has learned to listen with all her senses, abilities, and education, asking questions to facilitate/empower someone to go deeper into themselves to release old patterns so they are safe opening up to a new level of self-awareness and connection so they can activate their life of unlimited potential.
She provides this healing thru gentle chiropractic techniques like Network, Activator, and drop work. She believes it is the foundation to living a life of fullness and freedom, of transformation and ease as the nervous system and our own innate intelligence is the foundation to literally everything about us. It is how we live, function, and communicate.
Dr Jenn provides her healing services in a collaborative environment with licensed John Barnes Myofascial Release massage therapists and Doctor of Physical Therapy and is a part of a larger network of healers.
Karen Craft, is a professional animal communicator, Shamanic Breathwork™ Master Practitioner, Shamanic Breathwork™ Reiki Master, and ordained Shamanic Minister. She is also a Master Crystologist, certified by TAOMCHI, The Assn. Of Melody Crystal Healing Instructors, and has training and experience in Healing Touch for Animals and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). She is gifted in facilitating soul retrieval in humans and animals alike. Though Karen works in person with individuals seeking healing through Shamanic Breathwork™, the majority of her animal communication is conducted by phone; distance makes no difference to telepathy. She offers classes for those who want to learn telepathic connection with their pets. With deep compassion, Karen can support clients through the transition of a beloved animal companion or reconnect them with animals who have crossed over. She also enjoys mediating for multi-animal families, all species welcome. Presently, she is co-writing The Cosmic Purr with her feline friend and mentor, Connery, a wise, old-soul of a cat.
Visit Karen's web site at www.animalshaman.com
Sara Claire Curran is passionate about empowering people. She has been helping clients through multiple avenues achieve personal goals, visions and talents for more than thirty years. She combines compassionate intuition and visionary gifts with a pragmatic approach to guide others in their growth.
Her background, training and education include the following:
Sara Claire is committed to helping people feel good about themselves through actively experiencing their inherent strengths and abilities and through awakening to their inner light and true self.
Meredith (Star Raven) Davis, DMin, is an ordained Shamanic Minister with a Doctorate of Ministry in Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies from Venus Rising University, a certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and a Matrix Energetics Practitioner.
"I have a long history of healing both myself and others, and have been on a powerful path of awakening for many years. I am absolutely dedicated to ever more fully experiencing my true divine nature, and have stepped through many portals of shamanic initiation in the process. Thanks to facing so many fears and limitations, I now experience myself as a clear channel for the transmission of healing and awakening frequencies to all with whom I work.
My passion is to empower individuals to step out of the past programming of fear, lack, limitation and powerlessness into true experiential knowledge of their birthright as individuated and unlimited expressions of love, light and creativity."
Meredith is a spiritual counselor and teacher, as well as an intuitive healer. She conducts group and private sessions in Sedona as well as phone sessions. Meredith speaks and teaches on a variety of topics, including Stepping out of Victim Consciousness, Healing the Masculine Feminine Dynamic, The Archetypes of the Tarot, Releasing Past Programming, and the Shaman as Wounded Healer.
Joe “Jaguar Wolf” Doherty, is a psychospiritual healer with an extensive background of over 31 years in traditional psychotherapy and mental health. His areas of focus include: Healing from Trauma, Living with Chronic Illness (including HIV), Management of Chronic Pain, Sexual Identity, TransGender Surgery Assessment, Couples/Relationship/Family Communication, and Men's Development. Joe is also a Tantric Yoga Teacher. Joe named his healing practice “Elemental Healing” which came to him while meditating at a sacred point of land of the Zapotec Warriors, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico. It reflects his belief that healing of the body/mind/spirit happens at the most elemental "core" level. His practice combines his knowledge of the Psyche with the energetic elements of the Spirit through working in the Body. He believes that traditional psychotherapy is lacking in it's exclusion of the wholeness of the spiritual self. His hope is to bring BALANCE to the healing of the Mind and Spirit using the breath and energies of the Body.
Visit Joe's web site at: www.elementalhealing.org
Candace Eberle is a Shamanic Minister and Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator; certified and ordained through Venus Rising Association. She is also a Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Candace owns and operates the Free Spirit Healing Centre in Lacombe, Alberta. (www.freespirithealing.biz).
After struggling through her own dark night of the soul she began her quest for understanding and healing. She received her psychology degree and worked in the human services field for over 10 years. She soon recognized that modern psychological approaches alone could not fully address the spiritual needs within humanity, and began her training in alternative fields of knowledge. She began to study and be mentored by Reiki Masters, Elders, and Shamans, and was eventually led to Venus Rising Association to pursue further training and personal healing. She now blends ancient wisdom with modern psychological techniques to create an integrative psycho-spiritual approach to healing and wellness.
Candace is a spiritual seeker with a deep understanding of the ever evolving cycles of death and rebirth, and is a wounded healer, committed to her own journey through the Spiral Path of transformation.
Kelley Eden has been practicing Shamanic Breathwork™ and walking the Spiral path of Transformation in her own healing since she first met Starwolf and Brad in 2002. In December 2012, she established Nephthys Rising, a daughter congregation of Venus Rising. She is an Ordained Shamanic Minister and Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitator through Venus Rising Association for Transformation. She is excited to continue her own growth, as well as share her experience of healing, and soul recovery through Venus Rising University courses as both a student pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry, and as an instructor in 2013.
Linda Ellinor,Ordained Shamanic Priestess, has earned a PhD in Clinical (Jungian) Psychology (ABD) from Pacifica Graduate Institute and an MBA from Columbia University. After an early 10-year career in business, followed by co-founding The Dialogue Group (co-authored the book Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation (Wiley, 1998)), she turned to personal growth work while earning her PhD in psychology and has been involved with many transformational processes including (Richard Schwartz's) Internal Family Systems Therapy, (Stan Grof's) Holotropic Breathwork, (Janov's) Primal Therapy, and Life-Path Coaching. She is currently completing her certification as a Shamanic Astrologer under Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell (Shamanic Astrology Mystery School) and is offering her own "Soul Journey" workshops at Moonreach Ranch in Tubac, AZ (South of Tucson) based on her work in psychology, astrology, and shamanism. Her current work helps clients find renewed meaning by helping them align with their soul's purpose. She also helps her clients move through emotional and other blocks which could hold them back. She owns and operates the Floating Stone Casitas, a vacation rental property, where her clients stay during her workshops and coaching sessions and receive bodywork.
Contact Linda: or 707-217-6675
Bettina C. Essert is a native of the Tidewater region of Virginia, holds a BA in poetry from Old Dominion University’s Creative Writing Dept. with a minor in Anthropology. She is a Shamanic Priestess from the lineage of Anyaa McAndrew. She facilitates monthly Red Tents for women in her area and has also co-created a Pink Tent group for ‘tween’ and early teen girls to create a supportive sisterhood and offer a place where the girls may access frank, accurate information about their bodies and sexuality. Tina is an herbalist, Reiki practioner and Cranial/Sacral therapist who works out of her home.
Bettina C Essert
Priestess Blue Eagle Dreamer
831 St Lawrence Dr
Chesapeake VA 23325
Ruby Falconer Business Manager, Student Supervisor and Staff Astrologer for Venus Rising Institute of Shamanic Healing Arts; Shamanic Breathwork™ Master Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator. Ruby has been a professional astrologer since 1977, and holistically integrates her extensive knowledge of astrology, psychology, philosophy and metaphysics with a comprehensive understanding of shamanism and considerable talent as a storyteller. Ruby is also a Shamanic Minister ordained through Venus Rising, a Shamanic High Priestess and a Third Degree Shamanic Breathwork™ Reiki Initiate. She completed a BA in Comparative Literature in Southern California and earned a certificate in Holistic Healing Studies from San Francisco State University. Ruby lives at Isis Cove in western North Carolina with Tess the dog, the cats Mattie, Luke and Luna, and Peter—a green wing macaw.
Visit Ruby's web site at www.astrologyinsights.com. Contact Ruby at: or phone: (828) 631-2305
Sacred Flame has been a student of the Shamanic Breathwork Process for other 15 years as part of her healing journey. She is a trained Hypnotherapist who practiced in the Palo Alto, CA area for several years and also holds a Masters Degree in Anthropology from Stanford University. Her interest in world cultures has allowed her to study a variety of religious practices and healing methodologies. What makes her unique is that she is currently able to bring a spiritual understanding to the every day business world as a senior financial executive with a major national bank. She understands the rhythms, patterns, and languages of both worlds and has learned the ability to walk with a foot in both worlds simultaneously. Although primarily practicing her skills in the business world, she is available on a limited basis for personal counseling.
Betty Frey is a wife, mother and grandmother and appreciates the joys and struggles surrounding those beautiful blessings. After working in the corporate world as a paralegal for almost twenty years, Betty trained with Venus Rising and personally experienced the healing transformation of Breathwork. She is co-owner of Ancient Healing (www.ancienthealingsauk.com) and is grateful to offer the healing process of Breathwork to clients. Betty is also a Reiki Master and teaches classes such as Intuitive Development, Manifestation and Munay Ki. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, regularly attends spiritual retreats and is deeply grateful for the many blessings in her life.
Contact Betty at:
Sarah Jane “Water Bear” Fridy, is a Shamanic Breathwork™ Master Practitioner and the Shamanic Body Work Teacher for Venus Rising. She is also the resident "Kundalini" Caterer and Aquarian Purification Lodge Ritualist at Isis Cove. Through heart centered rituals, earth based teachings and the creative art process, Sarah Jane serves as an inspiration to others. She is available for private bodywork, breathwork and purification lodge sessions. Sarah Jane lives at Isis Cove in western North Carolina.
Nita Gage DSPS in Shamanic Psychospiritual Psychology, MA in Clinical Psychology and is an Internationally Certified Addictions Counselor.
"Life is not a linear path to success and happiness. It is a spiraling journey from comfortable naïve unconsciousness to awakened intentional living." From Nita's book, The Women in Storage Club, How to Reimagining Your Life.
Nita makes it safe and fun to grow, transform and manage crisis in your life. Change is scary. Change we did not plan for can be terrifying. Your soul knows what to do, and Nita will show you how to access your own inner healer and wisdom voice.
She is a shamanic soul coach and works via Skype and telephone making access to her easy, private and personal.
Nita was one of the first certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitators and was a founding owner of Isis Cove. She currently owns several acres in Isis Cove. Nita worked along side Star Wolf and Brad teaching and facilitating Venus Rising retreats regularly from 1996-2005. Over the years since she has been a guest facilitator at VR events. Her book, The Women in Storage Club, How to Reimagining Your Life, www.womeninstorage.com is a handbook for navigating transformation and life crisis. Calling, Crisis, Clearing and Clarity are the phases of personal life changes that the book illuminates as she says in the book.
She has written numerous blogs and articles on soulful living and transformative practices, including "God Comes Through the Wounds" on the shamanic approach to addiction recovery used as a chapter in Star Wolf's book Shamanic Breathwork, Journey Beyond the Self.
Nita radically transformed her life after a career and marriage crisis catapulted her out of her comfort zone. She has been helping other people make similar changes through her work nationally and internationally.
She has over 30 years experience in the field of transpersonal healing. She is co-founder of the Neuroimagainal™ Institute. www.neuroimaginalinstitute.com and is the Director of Healer Within Retreats, www.healerwithinretreats.com personal development workshops for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Star Wolf gifted her the spirit name Moon Star. She is a mother and grandmother, as well as a successful leader in her field. She teaches transformation and personal development classes for graduate students at Cambridge, University in England. She lives between California, Hawaii and Cambridge, England.
Email her at , this will be the quickest way to contact her as time zone issues make email the most expedient way to contact her. She will handle the cost of a phone call to you and through PayPal its simple to pay for her services.
USA tel: 808-747-5046
UK tel: 07831 072878
Julie George has been Priestessing since she was a little girl—she just didn't know it. Spirit led and highly intuitive, she soon found that people confided in her easily and sought her counsel even when they hardly knew her. Her call to Shamanic Priestessing as an occupation came unexpectedly, in the Spring of 2010, and, true to form, Julie answered Spirit's call with her whole self. She brings to her practice practical experience navigating the five initiations, a Bachelor's Degree in Human Growth and Potential, and will complete her Master's Degree in Women Studies and Sociology in December of 2010. She is certified in Basic and Advanced Theta Healing, and in Shamanic Priestessing; and is an ordained Shamanic Minister through Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts.
James Gilliland is a graduate of the Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts and is a certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Master Practitioner and is a Reiki Master of Usui and Shamanic Breathwork™ Reiki. He has over 26 years of experience in bodywork and spiritual healing. James also has been trained in Shamanic Journeying, Mandala Therapy, Soul Retrieval, CranioSacral, Attunement and Acupressure.
I stir the storms within that creates the lightning which breaks open the heart of the patriarch and allows the sacred masculine to be free. I activate the sacred masculine in both men and women, as well as create the safe space for individuals to do their own inner healing work.
Contact James at .com or Phone: 816-365-0056
Apollo Grace is a shamanic priest, astrologer, and healer based in western North Carolina. He has studied with teachers from Venus Rising, the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School, the Sedona Temple, and the Divine Feminine Awakened Masculine Institute. His healing work is a synthesis of astrological guidance and Awakening and Healing work grounded in tantric and shamanic principles. His pastoral counseling is focused on radical acceptance of who you are in this very moment, whatever your desires, fears, or regrets. Apollo facilitates sexuality and intimacy workshops nationwide with his partner, Amrita Grace.
Website – http://core-light.com
Contact Steve at , or phone: 808-283-6320.
Paula Hamm has sought spiritual meaning in life since childhood. At age 18, she entered an order of Catholic nuns, the Holy Names Sisters. After nine years, she left the religious life, married, and raised three daughters. In midlife, she began to study and practice Native American spirituality and shamanism. In the 2003, she began the Shamanic Priestess Process, led by Linda Star Wolf and Anyaa McAndrew. In that process she found a vehicle for spiritual growth and community, as well as a connection to Venus Rising, breathwork, and shamanic healing. Paula is a Shamanic High Priestess, a Priestess Process Facilitator, and a Level II Reiki Practitioner. She has a BA in English from Marylhurst University in Oregon and an MA in English from University of Illinois. She is an instructor in the Education Department at Clackamas Community College inOregon City, Oregon, where she focuses on preparing compassionate, competent educators.
Paul Henderson, is a teacher, advocate, and healer from Washington State. A combat veteran, much of his work focuses on issues faced by all who are impacted by war and military service including veterans, family members and those in the society at war. He also participates in general Shamanic Breathwork sessions for anyone interested in healing. A certified Shamanic Breathwork facilitator and Master Practitioner, Paul uses breathwork as a portal to healing along with teaching and ritual focused on initiation and the warrior archetype.
Jo Ann Heydron is a newly ordained shamanic minister and high priestess in the lineage of Anyaa McAndrew. She was born in Sacramento, California to a working-class family troubled by illness, attended college at Stanford and Berkeley, raised three children in Palo Alto, working at various times as a public relations officer, an editor, and a community-college teacher. Along the way she earned an MA in English Literature (in 1993 from San Jose State University) and an MFA in Writing (in 2009 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon). Many of her stories have appeared in literary journals and her book reviews online and in a variety of magazines. Her first blog, written between 2011 and 2015, is still live at http://introverthitsthestreets.blogspot.com. She has recently begun a second blog at http://revolutionarytime.blogspot.com.
In 2007, after their children were launched, Jo Ann and her husband moved to Bellingham, Washington where she writes when she is able. Over the last year or so, in the process of significant internal change, she has found it difficult to write. She grows vegetables, takes care of her animals, and deepens her understanding of shamanic consciousness. In 2015, twelve years after she left the Christian church, a woman-centered, transformational worldview began making sense to her. She adopted the priestess name Glenys, a Welsh word that means from the river valley. She is grateful to Carolyn Baker for her teachings about grieving the economic and environmental losses we are facing, and to Anyaa McAndrew for encouragement and education about the life and work of a priestess and shamanic minister. She will bring shamanic consciousness to her writing and would love to be in touch with artists doing the same thing.
Contact Jo Ann at: or 360-393-4580
Thaddeus (Thad) Hollis, has an undergraduate degree in History and Foreign Affairs with a concentration in Developmental Economics. He also has a M.A. in Management and Human Resource Development. He has worked in Trust Banking, Captive Insurance and Broking. He was a Bermuda Government Labour Mediator and has worked in the field of Human Resources in an executive capacity. He is currently an independent consultant, mediator and advocate, specializing in the field of Human Rights and Labour. He is a consultant to the Bermuda Government as an external resource to assist with conflict resolution in the workplace. Thad also advises on corporate governance and ways that companies can contribute back to the community. He has fifteen years of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse and brings the spiritual recovery of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions to his work. He resides in Bermuda and is an ordained Shamanic Minister and will soon be certified as a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator through Venus Rising.
Deb Irestone is the coordinator of the Shamanic Minister's Global Network. In June 2010, she founded Shamans Hearth Spiritual Community of Venus Rising, the first congregation of Venus Rising. Since then, she has worked with others to found additional Venus Rising congregations throughout the United States.
Through Shamans Hearth, Deb facilitates a variety of offerings, including Shamanic Breathwork workshops, Shamanic Priestess Process Circles and SHIP (Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process). Those who complete certain programs through Shamans Hearth are eligible to be Ordained as Shamanic Ministers. Many of the offerings at Shamans Hearth are also available for credit through Venus Rising University. Shamans Hearth encourages community and support for those on a conscious journey of transformation and change.
Deb's passion is assisting people in connecting more deeply with their own Inner Wisdom, or Shaman Within and supporting them on their journey. She is a Shamanic Minister, Shamanic Breathwork Master Facilitator, Shamanic High Priestess Process Facilitator, Shamanic Reiki Master, Shamanic Minister and Transformational Hypnotherapist.
Deb holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, an MA in Theology and Spirituality from St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN and a DMin in Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies from Venus Rising University in Whittier, NC. She is currently on the faculty of Venus Rising University.
Deb's website is www.shamanshearth.org.
Contact Deb at
Office: 11970 Portland Ave Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
Steve Irestone, DC, ND is a Chiropractor, Naturopath and Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. He facilitates Shamanic Breathwork Workshops and co-facilitates SHIP in the Twin Cities. His clinic, Health Resources, is located in Burnsville, Minnesota. Dr. Irestone's practice focuses on physical, chemical and emotional balance and offers a remarkable variety of effective tools and strategies for natural health and healing.
Steve's website is www.drirestone.com.
Lesley Jackson is a co-founder and board member of Sacred Spirals, a Kansas City Breathwork Community and chapter of Venus Rising Association. She is an ordained Shamanic Minister, a Master Facilitator of Shamanic Breathwork and received her Master’s Degree in Shamanic Intuitional Practices from Venus Rising University in Whittier North Carolina. She considers herself to be a perpetual student of life, her desire is to experience as much of life as is presented to her. Therefore she often finds herself in new situations that stretch her awareness of what she has felt capable of doing. The list includes activities from skydiving and scuba diving, to such sacred initiations as walking on fire, Native American Vision Quest and Sweatlodge. She has lived at times as a bit of a nomad, having lived in all parts of the country and traveled to several international locations.
Most of Lesley’s career life has been in business management. She founded and ran a successful underground utility construction company from 2002 until 2011. She has made big changes in her life, going from rags to riches, then back to rags. By maintaining an unwavering commitment to rebuilding from a Spiritual base, she is once again living a life that most people only dream of. She is an entrepreneur who is both heart centered and successful. She has many years experience working with people recovering from substance addictions, has owned and managed a recovery house for women, and most recently worked with a population of individuals with a felony conviction of 4 or more DUIs and on parole.
Lesley has a message of hope to share. It is her mission and purpose to help others awaken to their own internal source of healing, cultivate the personal wisdom to be their own guide on the path, and experience the extraordinary potential that they were born to express. The Shamanic way teaches that all of life is sacred, and all of life is our teacher when we are paying the proper attention. For the contemporary shaman, the healer is within, and we all have the ability to access that healer and effect changes in our lives that can move us from a state of dis-ease to personal harmony.
Lesley A. Jackson
Sacred Spirals a Kansas City Breathwork Community
Master Breathwork Practitioner
Personal and Professional Coaching
Joan Jarrett (Firebird) is certified as a Shamanic BreathworkTM Master Practitioner by the Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts. She is a Reiki Master and a Shamanic Breathwork™ Reiki Master and has been trained in and practiced Reconnective HealingTM, Transforming Cellular MemoryTM, shamanic arts and journeying, circle facilitation, and mandala healing work. Her shamanic training includes over 10 years of teachings through the Foundation of Shamanic Studies and Four Winds Society along with working with other shamans and medicine men around the world. She has been an ordained minister since 2002 with the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Steward Congregations (SHES). Joan has been practicing group and individual mentoring and facilitation for more than 20 years, and has been successfully providing corporate business planning consulting in Kansas City for the past six years.
In following the sacred and lifelong path of self healing and awareness, Joan has intensely explored childhood trauma, shadow work, repeated patterns, physical and emotional issues, and many other areas that help deeply broaden her understanding of the shamanic path. She brings heart-centered compassion and sensitivity to her work along with a practical focus on helping clients live with increased wholeness, personal integrity, love and sweetness.
Joan holds one-day Shamanic BreathworkTM workshops throughout the year in the Kansas City area and also offers Shamanic process mentoring and private Shamanic BreathworkTM sessions.
Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark, MA, LICSW enjoys bike riding, drumming, dancing and traveling. For the last several years, he has participated twice per month in a mythopoetic men's group. Jeffry is the father of two energetic and creative boys, Niccolo, age 7 and Angelo, age 4.5.
Professionally, Jeffry is a licensed independent clinical social worker in private practice with over 17 years of experience working with people of all ages. He works as a psychotherapist, educator and presenter incorporating an eclectic, holistic approach. Jeffry currently is headquartered at the Center for Integrated Well Being, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota, which he established in 2004.
Along with his one-on-one sessions, Jeffry facilitates weekly groups for adolescent males and adult men concentrating on understanding and working with the unique challenges that males in this society have in their transition to mature and authentic living. Bending to a holistic perspective in his work, Jeffry incorporates hypnosis, breath work, EMDR, energy psychology and numerous body-centered approaches in his client sessions. From such a perspective, five years ago, Jeffry started the Integrative Healer's Consortium, a two-hour monthly meeting for networking and lecture / experiential, related to any type of healing which the participating healer professionals use.
mobile: 651-295-6086 business: 651-698-0768
Nancy Jenkins, brings 25 years of experience in communications to her role as shamanic counselor. She believes that by healing ourselves we can best help our loved ones and community—a process that can help heal our planet. Prior to her initiation into shamanic consciousness, Nancy served a number of organizations—profit and not-for-profit—as journalist, editor, marketer and promoter. Her work has received more than 20 regional and national awards for excellence in design, editorial and public relations, including the ASAE Gold Circle Award for writing and a Silver Anvil and several Prisms and Bronze Quills in the field of public relations. As a self-employed marketing communications consultant, she now seeks to share the shamanic viewpoint, and the expanded consciousness it brings, with her clients and community. Nancy has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and a master's degree from the University of Kansas in integrated marketing communications. She resides with her dog Rufus in Fairway, Kansas, a small town adjacent to Kansas City.
Jasa Johnson In addition to being a Shamanic Minister, Jasa Johnson, (Singing Mountain Owl) is a Healer, Medicine Woman, Massage Therapist and Shamanic Priestess. She is, and has been, a life long student of Mystery Schools of old. She has dedicated her Spirit work to aiding others in evolving. She harmonizes her interests in Sacred and Transpersonal Psychology, Sociology, Metaphysics and Mysticism to create a alchemical healing blend.
Singing MT. Owl has spent the past thirty years traveling the world and developing a deep love an appreciation for the "Quilt of Humanity" populating Mother Earth. Traveling and studying healing techniques and legacies from different cultures, she has embraced the power of the known and unknown, as well as the seen and unseen Spirit Helpers that surround us.
Her work is a synthesis of gentle, yet powerful, techniques that echo deep into the core of an individual. She is a descendent from a familial line of faith healers and she works with touch, sound, vibration and subtle energies including animal, mineral and plant spirits. Using healing modalities gathered from many cultures and healing pathways, she helps you remember own spirit story. Trained in Reiki, Laying-on-of-Hands and Stones, working with Spirit Bones, Totems, Feathers and other sacred objects she carefully guides you into the wonder of your inner truth.
The goal of her ministry is to aid an individual in remembering, reclaiming and returning to their divinity. Through her ministry she aides you in embodying the wholeness and experience the balanced you were born to live. Her work as a minister and healer represents a gestalt of a lifetime of study, prayer and love for dancing between worlds and she gratefully offers this as her life's work.
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Marie Kistner-Owen, is an Elemental Priestess, Shamanic Priestess and Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. Her mystery school as a priestess includes conscious power and vulnerability in sacred relationships. In her ministry as a priestess, she enjoys helping people deepen their relationships with self, others and the world around them through the exploration of personal archetypes. Her back ground includes theatre, creative writing, energy and bodywork, astrology, tarot, totems and inner child symbolism. Her daily earth walk includes being an advocate for people in non-mainstream relationships. She currently lives in midtown Atlanta, GA. with her sweetie, Bob, who is a photographer and website designer and shares her passion for advocacy and equal rights.
"Life should be enjoyed and lived to the fullest. Play at it, (play is important!) and don't forget to laugh at yourself along the way! Work hard at standing in your truth, and Know thyself. For me, it's about asking "Well? Why not? Is what's holding me back because no one's done it before? If so, be the first one to take that step. See what happens. That's how you change the world. Being in it just changes the world. Do what you Love. Find and 'follow your Bliss.' We are given such amazing potential, capability and wealth at our finger tips. It's our responsibility to honour that in ourselves and in who/what surrounds us by stepping into ourselves and protecting and stewarding for generations to come. By doing this, the ways for Healing open and create space for us to find and follow our hearts."
Melody LeBaron, owner of TransformingSpace.com, is a Holistic Professional Organizer, Feng Shui consultant, Space and Personal Clearing practitioner and Success Coach. Professionally, she helps clients and students create homes and workspaces which both allow and activate future success.
Personally, after completing her co-creation in patriarchy, Melody graduated herself into partnering in all her relationships and is now a Shamanic Magdalene High Priestess in the lineage of Anyaa McAndrew. Melody has midwifed the deaths of 7 of her loved ones, and has been present for 7 births. The Shamanic theme of life/birth/death/rebirth is present in all our lives, and Melody’s gift is to facilitate all of Life’s transformations.
Melody holds a BA in English and Writing from Rollins College. Melody has also received training in:
Melody offers home study, group, and private programs that help men and women transform their homes and workspaces, their businesses and their lives. In her work with private clients, Melody creates rituals to honor that which is dying, and she creates systems to contain and sustain that which is being born or reborn.
home office: 770-518-8419
Melanie Leithauser is a massage therapist, yoga teacher, Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and ordained Shamanic Minister. She uses SBW, yoga, massage, and energy work to assist others in stepping fully into their power, dropping the weight of the past, expressing their BIG selves, and discovering what it feels like to BE FREE.
After 10 years in Western North Carolina, and two manifestations of BE FREE (BE FREE Yoga & Dance, and The BE FREE Center), Melanie has recently returned to her hometown of Ft. Collins CO and is excited to grow BE FREE into its next incarnation.
Wendyne is the founder of Solutions Center for Personal Growth and Soul Studies Institute in Stuart, Florida. She is a Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Nationally Registered Drama Therapist. Wendy is the author of The Imagination Process ™ - a Transhamanic Healing Adventure integrating old and new psychology, eastern and western thought, spiritual and human truths with the expressive therapies and the arts for exciting and deep experiences into the psyche and the universe.
Contact Wendyne at: or 772-220-1777 or 772-631-8007
John Livingston, M.A., Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ practitioner, is a spiritual counselor and shamanic healer. He practiced psychotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy, and past life regression since 1976; in the mid-1990s, he began extensive training with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Lightworker.com, Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts, and Lakota, Peruvian, Bolivian, gypsy, Apache, African and Australian shamans and medicine men/women. John is one of few practicing lay-exorcists gently and lovingly clearing demons and spirit entities from people and houses. John is renowned for rapid and compassionate guidance to the root cause of primal woundings, and for re-scripting and shamanic healing of those and other woundings. He teaches classes in shamanic healing methodologies. His BS degree is from University of Southern California in geology and his MA in psychological counseling is from Chapman University. John is an ordained shamanic minister through Venus Rising Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network. Born in Queen of Angels Hospital in the city of angels, Los Angeles, CA, he lives and practices worldwide by telephone in Sedona, Arizona.
John’s website is www.john-livingston.com
Patricia Lowinske, is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Usui Reiki Master, Shamanic Priestess, and Shamanic Healing Arts Practitioner. She also has a degree in Health and Fitness from Minnesota School of Business. Patricia teaches yoga along with relaxation and meditation skills and especially enjoys her work with women in recovery. She expresses her passion for healing by guiding others through their own process with compassion and authenticity. She remains grounded and centered through her personal yoga and meditation practices and by walking the labyrinth she created in her yard. A seeker and explorer at heart, she remains open and committed to further growth and spiritual travels.
Lonnie Luke, is an ordained Certified Pastoral Counselor, a Third Degree Reiki Practitioner, Shamanic Breathwork facilitator, Teacher and Mentor of the Eagle Knights lineage of the Toltec wisdoms. Utilizing dreaming and seeing as a Toltec master. He has been working in the field of spirit recovery and healing for 11 years, pulling from many indigenous paths of self discovery and recovery. Lonnie has crafted his own approach to the language of the heart and it powerful healing. As children we operate from a true and magical place of transformation, authentic healing power. We take this authentic healing power to those places where we have fallen asleep, forgotten our truth, and bring forth our true nature. From this heart centered place we shift the limitations we have set for ourselves, opening to the vibrant expression of our true nature.
Lonnie is the founder and creator of The Awakening Vision web portal; offering private and group teaching and mentoring, breathwork workshops, as well as leading power journeys to many sacred sites throughout the world. As a dreamer, seer and passionate lover of life, he offers his many talents to the world to openly share and grow as an authentic mirror. “I offer only one thing; FREEDOM. For all of us, life is so generous. Perhaps today we can open to life and say 'YES', receiving a more enriched relationship to TRUTH and LOVE.”
Visit Lonnie's web site at:The Awakening Vision.com
Carley Mattimore is a Global Shamanic Minister & Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator through Venus Rising Institute for the Shamanic Arts. She has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years working with children, adults and families. She has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology.
In July 2011, Carley and her husband and partner, John Malan, established Aahara Spiritual Community, a congregation of Venus Rising Association in Springfield, Illinois. This includes: shamanic counseling, individual and group shamanic breathworks, SHIP (Shamanic Initiatory Process), 30 Questions for Psycho-Spiritual Growth groups, and Energy sessions, as well as sponsoring other practitioners and their works to support her community.
Carley has recently returned from Sacred Warriorship training with the White Lions of Timbavati, South Africa. She is taking this powerful White Lion medicine and connecting it with the goddess Sekhmet to inspire and motivate people to courageously step into their sacred purpose. Carley is available to do presentations and shamanic breathwork workshops inspired by her experiences with the White Lions.
In addition, Carley is a Therapeutic Energy Worker and has training as a Shamanic, Usui & Tibetan Reiki Master and Healing Touch Practitioner. Carley is also a Oneness Blessing Giver through Oneness University in India.
Carley currently has a psychotherapy practice and a therapeutic energy healing practice at the Heartland Healing Arts Center in Springfield, Illinois. The website is: www.heartlandhealingartscenter.com.
In addition, Carley is active in building Aahara and is inspired to bring healing to her community and the planet in the work that she does. Her work continues to evolve in new ways supporting the evolutionary changes that are taking place on the planet.
You can learn more about Carley and her congregation by checking out her website: www.aaharaspiritualcommunity.org. You can also contact Carley at or by phone at 217-494-0587.
Anyaa McAndrew, MA, LPC, NCC is a psychotherapist, ordained high priestess, spiritual guide, and a resident of Isis Cove since its beginning in 2004. Her early work expressed through the lens of 2nd wave feminism integrated with transpersonal psychology and spirituality in the Midwest. For the past 16 years, Anyaa has facilitated several versions of The Shamanic Priestess Process ™, and the Shamanic Magdalene Mysteries™ around the US and in Costa Rica, integrating a lifetime of therapeutic work with women. Anyaa is also a Master Shamanic Astrologer, Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner, Imago Couples Therapist, and Sacred Sexuality Educator. She had a private psychotherapy practice in Atlanta for 14 years before moving to Western North Carolina in 2005. She is a Bishop in the Madonna Ministry and a Shamanic Global Minister and Congregation with Venus Rising, ordaining women as part of her initiation processes. She is a contributor to the audio CD Priestess Within: Your Direct Divine Connection and the e-book soon-to-be-published coffee table masterpiece Artists Envisioning the Divine. She speaks and is interviewed extensively for her work in a variety of areas. Anyaa synthesizes 40 years of wisdom into an integrated perspective that is highly accessible and spiritually empowering in these transformational times. She has written several articles which can be accessed through her website www.goddessontheloose.com.
Visit www.goddessontheloose.com for articles, interviews and events with Anyaa.
Contact Anyaa at or 404-432-1499
Judy "Red Hawk" Merritt, Ph.D. in collaboration with author and Venus Rising Co-Director, Star Wolf, is the creator of the Shamanic Shakti Art Process. She is a Shamanic Breathwork™ Master Practitioner, a Shamanic Minister ordained through Venus Rising, and a Shamanic Breathwork™ Reiki Level 3 Initiate. Judy Red Hawk is available for private Shamanic Shakti Art Process sessions as well as Shamanic Breathwork™ personal intensives.
Christine Miller is an accountant working for a Binding company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Christine also facilitates spirit filled workshops throughout Cincinnati. The Art of Alchemy Discover Your Wizard Within workshop is currently engaging in adult classes and pre-teen classes. Christine is actively participating in three women’s circles that gather each month. Christine attended the University of Cincinnati and she has completed the Shamanic Priestess Process. She is also a certified aerobics instructor. Christine enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with her family. She is a proud wife and mother of three beautiful children.
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Rebecca Moondancer believes that we all have the potential to tap into and unlock our own ability to promote healing and wellness, our own inner shaman. Her approach as a shamanic counselor is one that incorporates all aspects of Self: the physical, the mental, the spiritual, the emotional, the Light and the Shadow. She encourages people to become Spiritual Warriors, as well as Shadow Dancers welcoming and surrendering to all…the Light, the Dark, no difference.
Rebecca Moondancer has been guiding people towards greater self understanding for over 18 years. She is a certified Shamanic Breathwork facilitator and Shamanic Minister. She is also a licensed professional counselor, certified hypnotist, and popular retreat and workshop leader.
I came to Rebecca’s work with many issues; depression, addictions, a lot of anger, pain, guilt, sadness, etc. I was at a loss and ready to get my life back. Through the Breathwork I've gotten my heart and soul back. Breathwork is a very spiritual thing for me. It is not something one can explain, it is something you have to experience. Breathwork has helped my energy flow smoothly again.
Crystal Dawn Morris, MA is a Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Shamanic Minister. Her shamanic path began as a child who connected to Spirit through the natural world around her. She began studying shamanism in 1985 and started a shamanic consulting practice in 1995. She has studied with Venus Rising Institute, the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Sandra Ingerman and numerous Native Medicine People since 1992.
Crystal is a Tantra Teacher and Intimacy Coach. She has trained with the SkyDancing Institute and the International School of Temple Arts. She has studied Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga and a variety of non-dual meditation traditions. She founded Tantra for Awakening.com in 2007. Crystal’s events offer an interesting blend of Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork™, and healing practices. She also offers private and group coaching sessions. She is known for her warmth, enthusiasm and ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds.
Crystal is committed to being a catalyst for global awakening- she is creating a world based on unconditional love and compassion for all beings. She is committed to radiating the light of awareness wherever she goes. Crystal supports her community to awaken and celebrate love and freedom.
Crystal draws on a diverse background – She has been an entrepreneur since 1972 and has had a variety of professions- including working as an interior designer, owning a shoe factory and being a homesteader. After the birth of her two sons, Crystal became passionate about helping women to experience childbirth as a spiritual initiation. She worked in women’s healthcare from 1984-2007; as an RN, lactation educator, Certified Nurse-Midwife and Family-Planning Nurse Practitioner. She has attended over 2,000 births. Crystal has been a Reiki Practitioner since 1994. She lives in Sedona, Arizona and teaches in the USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
Contact Crystal Dawn at: or cell: 928-862-0762
Kathy "Sundance" Morrison Shamanic Breathwork™ Master Practitioner, a certified Massage Therapist and is currently the Isis Cove Retreat House Resident Assistant, Venus Rising Office Assistant and the 30 Shamanic Questions Coordinator. With 13 years of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse, Sundance is a grounded and compassionate source for others struggling with their own addictive processes. As a loving and caring healer, she weaves together a unique blend of techniques designed to assist clients in restoring balance and in unlocking their own "healer within." Sundance lives at Isis Cove in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Amai Clarice Munchus, born in Philadelphia, PA, USA, is a citizen of the world; Her unique blend of dance, music, prayer, ritual and storytelling creates a powerful personal style of artistic and spiritual expression. Amai has walked and lived in spiritual pilgrimage since 1998. She travels the earth performing sacred works, and she is a Shamanic Minister and a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator.
Amai’s academic background is in Dance and Religion, and she holds the Master of Fine Arts Degree (Dance Performance & Choreography; Temple University, 1991). She has taught, directed, toured and performed extensively over five decades on the stages of colleges and universities, studios, theatres and playgrounds of the Americas, the Caribbean, the Pacific, England, Asia and Africa. Her career spans classical ballet to world traditions to dance as a medium of healing.
In 1999, Amai co-founded a peace and social justice ministry, SpiritWalkers, as a platform for healing and transformation. SpiritWalkers initiated a two-year AIDS Pilgrimage through southern Africa, 2003-2005.; Amai currently offers her healing, teaching, artistic and spirit gifts to the world through ritual and sacred ceremonies, healing dance journeys, ritual performance art, and a variety of dynamic, movement and transformational workshops and community residencies through her shamanic ministry, Amai’s Magic.
She has two children and five grandchildren. Her personal interests include genealogy, travel and women’s empowerment. Dance is her first love. Her grandchildren are her greatest passion.
Visit Amai’s web site at: www.womenarts.org.
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Annette Nederlander is a Shamanic Minister with a desire to help those who need help to find self, physically and mentally. Life brings us many challenges and Annette has had many of her own. It is these challenges that have harvested the medicine that she has carried since a young child. Much of Annette's work is channeled through her from source. She is simply a source to channel, helping others become a catalyst of their own healing. Annette works with many modalities depending on what matches the need of her clients.
Sarah Grace Parlak, B.S. Shamanic Teacher, Transformational Pastoral Counselor, Priestess and an Ordained Minister through the Madonna Ministries. Sarah is a Venus Rising graduate of Shamanic Consciousness and has over 25 years of experience using the tools that have aided in her own healing. Her training includes owning a health food store for 13 years where she counseled people in alternative ways of living a healthly lifestyle; Reiki I and II; Cellular Theta Breath as well as Shamanic Breathwork; Pastoral Counseling; the Enneagram and Shadow Work; hypnosis and transactional analysis. She also traveled to Turkey three times in 2002 and walked in the footsteps of the Gods and Goddesses and helped transmute ancient energies through her body. Having been born in the underworld, Sarah has lived her life knowing how powerful it is to live a life in constant death and rebirth.
Sarah has lived the healing process through her own journey of being diagnosed with MS and Lupus. She understands the importance of living in whole and sacred space and offers such space to others through her Temple GRACE HOUSE. Grace House is a place for people to come and be nurtured in grace by being heard and coached through their own darkness into the light of their own souls.
Sarah Grace brings to her Work a clear and present heart and is able to hold space for others to see their own Light. Sarah is an empathic, intuitive and visionary healer. She also facilitates women's groups and sponsors other teachers by bringing them to Kansas City. She has sponsored workshops woth Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins in Kansas City.
Jennifer Powell, Shamanic Breathwork™ Initiate, certified Usui Reiki Master, Crystal Resonance Therapist, level II Theta Healer and a Young Living Oils distributor offering Rain Drop and other essential oil therapies. Jennifer grew up in Los Angeles, CA and has over 7 years experience in the production of film, television, music videos and commercials. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to several business ventures and partnerships which include owning a casting agency for music videos and a partnership in a boutique Advertising Agency. Her love of art and culture led her on sacred journeys around the world to such places as Jerusalem, India, Peru and then Egypt in 2005, where she met Star Wolf and Brad. Her goal is to inspire and empower others to move through any obstacles to reveal their true divine Self and to assist in conflict resolution around the world on the micro and macro level.
Devon Prevost, LMT received her degree in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, her Massage Therapy diploma from Cortiva Institute in Watertown, MA, her Reiki Master/Teacher certification, and Mediumship School diploma from Women of Wisdom. She is adept at serving her clients who are looking for holistic, chronic pain relief, whether that be body, mind, spirit, or emotional pain, so the client receives the maximum desired long-term effects. She takes the needs of her clients seriously and tailors each session to their current wishes, while balancing it out by working from the Heart.
Devon has always been intuitively guided and has a strong background in energy work and the intuitive arts. She recently received her Reiki Master/Teacher certification and plans to be attuned to Shamballa Reiki Master and Shamanic Reiki. She has studied various modalities and with many of the world's best teachers of energy, intuition, shamanism, and mediumship, including Diego Sanchez (Shiatsu and Intuition), Lisa B. O'Shea (Qi Gong Healing and Traditional Chinese Medicine), James Van Praagh (Mediumship, Healing, and Meditation), and now Linda Star Wolf and the Venus Rising Team (Shamanic Breathwork), etc. She has been learning diligently from various wonderful mentors and teachers in the New England area, but has relocated to the mountains of North Carolina. She is an artist, poet, and bare footed soul dancer.
Devon looks forward to treating you in a holistic style and bringing your mind/body/soul closer to alignment, reminding your body of it's own healing powers, calming your mind, and guiding you to remembering your limitlessness.
The fox is a shape shifter. She dances between the shadows and the light, vulnerable and fearless.
My name is Shadowfox Rae, Cyber Priestess and disciple of the Goddess Sophia. I am a Sister in the tradition of Anyaa McAndrew, Nicole Christine and Lady Olivia Roberts of the Fellowship of Isis. I am an ordained minister through the Venus Rising Association for Transformation and a Tantrika trained in the lineage of Phil Love. I am a woman of the Goddess Garden Atlanta and a student of the Twisted Hair Teachings, passed to me through High Priestess Shasta Zaring in the tradition of Harley Swiftdeer.
I work with many of the arts of duality & union. My favorite tools for transformation are:
I am always happy to make a new acquaintance or to offer my energy as a Cyber counselor, teacher and seer. Contact me at for a first introduction. Blessings! <3
Stephanie Red Feather (White Lion Eagle Woman) is a master at navigating and illuminating the hidden realm of emotions and energetic patterns. Wherever you experience pain or resistance in your life – whether it be in relationship, career, finances, sexuality, health or other areas – you can be sure there is an underlying emotional/energetic pattern or aspect of your shadow self that needs revealing and transforming. Through a vast array of psychological, energetic, emotional, intuitive and shamanic techniques, Stephanie is then able to quickly cut through the fog of confusion and stagnation to the root of your issue and help you transform it!
Stephanie is highly attuned to the subtle frequencies and her specialty is the emotional and energetic bodies. She is a master at drawing forth that which is hidden or obscured to be healed and integrated. Being an empath, she has learned the hard way how to manage her energy field and draw boundaries. This hard-earned wisdom is now highly sought after as practical teachings.
She is gifted at creating sacred space and making esoteric concepts accessible and practical. She uses a unique blend of intuition, life experience and no-nonsense practicality to facilitate those who seek her guidance. Having worked with hundreds of clients, students and workshop participants, Stephanie skillfully navigates the unseen realms to serve the individual, the circle and the planet. Stephanie is devoted to anchoring the principles of the divine feminine on earth, holding the space for individuals and groups to recognize and reclaim the value of their feminine aspect and, further, modeling and teaching the importance of the masculine and feminine walking together in conscious equal partnership, both in the individual and the collective.
Stephanie is a Magdalene High Priestess, Ordained Shamanic Minister, Reiki Master/Teacher, certified Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitator, certified Spiritual Healer, and a shamanic practitioner in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Peru (created by Oscar Miro-Quesada). She holds a Master's Degree in Shamanic Intuitional Practices and is currently working on her Doctoral Degree in Shamanic Psycho-Spiritual Studies. She is a certified Money Breakthrough Method™ coach and a facilitator of the Priestess Process™.
Stephanie is a prolific creator of workshops and materials and has produced dozens of programs over her career, from 3-hour trainings to multi-month initiatory processes. Her most recent creation, Earth Embodiment School™, is the result of several years of gestation following a lightning bolt moment where Spirit downloaded her with the inspiration during a winter solstice ceremony. Embodiment has now become one of the foundational pillars of her sacred work in the world.
Some of Stephanie's current programs and products include:
She is currently working on her first book about how to thrive in the world as an empath.
Stephanie is available for speaking engagements and private sessions and is happy to facilitate workshops or initiatory processes in your area.
Teri Riley is a freelance graphic designer and herbalism student. She lives in Prairie Village, Kansas, with her two daughters, Abbey and Maddie.
A lifelong seeker of truth and understanding, Teri has been exploring the shamanic world for a number of years, and enjoys ritual that celebrates the natural world and the human soul. She serves on the board of Divine Balance, a ministry that seeks to restore the female face of God to Christianity. She was a founding member of True Blue Women, a group of progressive women who provide education and advocate social change. Teri enjoys volunteering for her daughters’ activities. She is a Girl Scout leader and program designer for the high school’s performing arts departments.
A graduate of the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process, Teri was ordained in October 2008 as a Shamanic Minister through the Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts.
Teri currently is a student at Prairie Wise Herbal School. Upon completion of the program, Teri will be a clinical herbalist. She enjoys the merging of shamanic ministry and shamanic herbalism.
Contact Teri at , or 913-710-3220.
"Dr. Bruce" A. Roberts, MD is an Integrative Holistic Physician with the Institute for Health & Healing, both in San Francisco and Marin County, California. He is triply Board-certified in Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Integrative Holistic Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from Michigan State College of Human Medicine and completed residencies in both Family Practice and Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. Dr. Roberts has wide-ranging experience in family medicine, urgent care, and physical medicine & rehabilitation. He has worked in multiple areas of psychiatry, including adult, adolescent, geriatric, eating disorders and substance abuse and has experience in inpatient, outpatient and long-term care. He has additional certification in both Mind/Body/Spirit medicine and Shamanic Breathwork™ and utilizes Energy Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Men's Health, and Sexuality/Family Counseling in his work. His previous work was with the Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona as well as having been the former Co-Founder and CFO of LightHearted Medicine with his wife, Molly Roberts, MD.
Areas of Clinical Interest: Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine, Holistic Psychiatry, Nutritional/Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine (EFT)
Website: The Institute for Health & Healing
Contact Dr. Bruce at: 415-600-3503 (San Francisco office) or 415-461-9000 (Marin County office)
"Dr. Molly" M. Roberts, MD, MS is an Integrative Holistic Physician with the Institute for Health & Healing, both in Marin County and San Francisco, California. She is triply Board-certified in Family Medicine, Nutritional Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine and specializes in Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine, Nutritional/Functional Medicine, Women's Health and Family/Relationship/Sexuality Counseling. In her previous career as a psychotherapist, she obtained her Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling & Vocational Evaluation from the University of Arizona, with further Ph.D. work in Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Roberts obtained her medical degree and completed a Family Practice residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her published books include Blackwell Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fast Facts for Medical Practice and The Individual Optimal Nutrition Handbook. She has additional certification in both Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine and Shamanic Breathwork™ and is ordained as an interfaith minister. Her previous work was with the Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona as well as having been the former Co-Founder and CEO of LightHearted Medicine with her husband, Bruce Roberts, MD. Dr. Molly Roberts is the President of the American Holistic Medical Association for the years 2011-2013
Areas of Clinical Interest: Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine, Nutritional/Functional Medicine, Women's Health, Individual/Couples/Sexual/Family Counseling.
Contact Dr. Molly at: 415-461-9000 (Marin County office) or 415-600-3503 (San Francisco office)
Tara L. Robinson is an ordained Shamanic Priestess. She is also an author, inspirational speaker and life coach. As the publisher of Whole Living Journal, a healthy living magazine supporting whole wellness in body, mind and spirit, and the radio host of the weekly show Waves of a New Age on WAIF 88.3FM, she is actively engaged in her community and the world as an advocate for personal and spiritual development. She interviews today's leading thinkers and teachers such as Neale Donald Walsch, Gregg Braden, Caroline Myss, Marianne Williamson and more. She facilitates workshops and offers classes on many different topics such as Discover Your Passion and Purpose and Writing From Your Soul. She co-facilitates with Christine Miller the popular Art of Alchemy - Discover Your Wizard Within for women and girls.
Contact Tara at: Phone - (513) 752-9288. Email -
Pam Savory is a Shamanic Reiki Master and teacher, a Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master, A Master Shamanic Breathwork facilitator, a Shamanic Healing Arts Facilitator, A Shamanic Pastoral Counselor, a workshop facilitator for SHIP, Shamanic Priestess Process, Journey Classes and more. Pam Sophia is ordained through Venus Rising. She lives in the Portland area and is building intentional community through the path of the wounded healer finding consciousness on the spiral path of life. Pam Sophia is a mid-wife for all who journey through their own personal life, death and re-birth stories whether physical, emothional, mental or spiritual. She travels many realms yet is grounded and practical, loving and supportive. She is a channel of the divine mother and transmits shakti life force energy. Pam has been married for over 30 years and has 3 children and is reminded daily that relationship is what life is and she loves life!
Contact: 503-201-6934; email:
Brenda M. Schaeffer, M.A., C.A.S Licensed Psychologist and Certified Pastoral Counselor. Brenda is an internationally known author, experienced therapist and speaker. She has appeared on Fox's O'Reilly News, the Sally Jesse Raphael show and many other television and radio shows in the U.S. and Canada. Brenda Schaeffer has been a featured writer in several magazines. She is author of newly released Love's Way, the best seller, Is It Love or Is It Addiction?, Loving Me Loving You, Signs of Healthy Love, Signs of Addictive Love, Power Plays, Helping Yourself Out of Love Addiction. With over 500,000 of her publications in print, Brenda has already helped thousands of people understand the difference between healthy love and love addiction. Drawing from her own experiences and many years of work as a psychotherapist, she offers expert advice, and fresh new perspectives on love in a straight forward, practical manner. She has been invited to present keynote workshop and training nationally and internationally on the subject and has found that people in South America, North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia are eager to learn more about how to make love relationships work.
She is a licensed psychologist and a certified addictions specialist in the area of sexual addictions. She believes painful life events, including those in our love life can be wake up calls. She also believes that the highest goal a therapist can have for clients is to instill in them the belief that solutions to their problems lie within them and to pass on tools to guide people to those answers. She is currently director of Healthy Relationships, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she conducts therapy, training and workshops. She has had expert training in hypnosis, developmental psychology, transactional analysis, gestalt, sexual addiction, existential and transpersonal psychology. Brenda is available for consultation.
website:Is It Love or Is It Addiction?
Contact Brenda at: or phone 1-888-987-6129.
Stephanie "White Tiger Woman" Schwinn, resides in Waverly Iowa with her beloveds. She holds Bachelors degrees in social work and psychology and a Masters degree in social work. She is a level II Reiki practitioner, shamanic healing arts practitioner and teacher as well as a certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. She strives to live on the path of shamanic consciousness on a daily basis and is also exploring ways to integrate shamanic consciousness into mental health practice. Currently in private practice as a psychotherapist she is also founder and director of Spiritkeepers Centre for Shamanic Healing Arts.
Visit her website at: www.spiritkeepers.net
Courtney Smith (Solara SheWolf) is a shamanic priestess and creatrix who identifies and uses the natural rhythms and patterns in life to bring harmony to the world around her. She travels the globe weaving positive energy to bring serenity and loving Oneness to all.
She can be contacted at
Ruth Souther is an ordained Shamanic Minister, a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, a certified Consulting Hypnotist, a Celebrant and an initiated Priestess who has officiated weddings, funerals and coming of age ceremonies for over twenty years. She is an Earth-based Practitioner in the metaphysical arts in the Springfield area, teaching classes on Tarot and Astrology. She is a graduate of Venus Rising University with a BA in Elemental Studies and a member of Aahara Spiritual Community of Springfield, IL. She is a founding member of the Edge of Perception Collective, offering public and private ritual for all seasons. She has written three Mythic Fantasy novels (Immortal Journey series) and an intuitive instructional book on Tarot (The Heart of Tarot) all available through Amazon.
Website: www.astarsjourney.com, www.elementalritesofpassage.com or www.aaharaspiritualcommunity.com
Gary Stamper, Originally from the Napa Valley area of California, Gary has a B.A. in Graphic Design from San Jose State University. After graduating, he spent the next ten years as a professional singer, performing in Vegas, nightclubs, and concerts all over the US. Gary is an international award-winning designer, artist and muralist, and an accomplished businessman who consults for the sign industry. Gary facilitates men’s groups and co-facilitates relationship workshops with his partner, Anyaa McAndrew. He is also the founder and former leader of SeattleIntegral, one the largest integral communities in the world and is the current organizer of the Asheville Integral Ken Wilber Meetup. Gary is developing and performing a stand-up comedy routine around a semi-enlightened guru named “Sri Goji” and is writing and illustrating a book called “How To Live With A Goddess.”
Linda Star Wolf Founding Director of Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts, Star Wolf has been a shamanic, psycho-spiritual midwife and guiding light for more than 35 years. Star Wolf facilitates healing and transformational journeys across the US and abroad. She has a Doctorate of Ministry in Shamanic Psycho/Spiritual Psychology, is a nationally certified alcohol and drug counselor, a Reiki Master, a Shamanic Minister, and a member of the Wolf Clan. As a result of Star Wolf’s extensive experience, she birthed the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process, a highly transformative, shamanic-pyscho-spiritual tool, which integrates ancient wisdom and shamanic methods with dynamic processing techniques and a cutting-edge consciousness to assist people in awakening their own inner shamanic spirit. (more…)
Rev. StarrFire (Shari Lowe), was originally ordained in 2003 through the Madonna Ministry and achieved the necessary education and experience to become a Bishop in 2005. Since the mid 90 's StarrFire has worked to birth her mystery school of "Shamanic Sacred Space". She is the creatrix of “Igniting the Flame of the Divine Feminine” weekend workshop and assists her sisters through a Shamanic Experiential process of dance, art, meditation, breath and movement in unlocking the door to their flame and passion. StarrFire also facilitates Shamanic transformations through her 9 month Priest~ess Process Conscious Creation - Balancing the Sacred Hoop, Trance Dance evenings, Cranio-Sacral and Harmonic Balance Energy Body Work and “Moon Cycles” - understanding sacred timing of the moon's cycles through Shamanic Art. As a “card carrying Cherokee”, “Rainbow StarrFire Orbed Weaver of Dreams”, weaves the Sacred Native American traditions with the eastern traditions igniting her clients’ passion and activating their fire within. For almost 20 years “Shari” earned her living as a “sacred” Real Estate agent assisting her clients as they journey to find their own sacred space and personal abundance.
Judy Stasek (Blossom GLowing Light) is a Shamanic Global Minister, A certified yoga teacher and a Speech Language Pathologist.As an ordained minister I am lead by God and the Goddesses for my highest good in this world. I am . I commit to the values of self-honesty, love, forgiveness, nurturing of myself and compassion towards all beings in this world. My goal is to walk my talk and to be an example of love and humility to all who I encounter.
I live in Greenwood Indiana and can be reached at 317-829-4964 or
Heidi Steffens - Her journey with Spirit began at a young age when the spirits of those on the other side would communicate with her; providing information and messages to pass along to the living. The fear of these experiences was a major influence in her early life, not understanding why this was happening and no one to help her deal with this lifestyle which was different than most. This way of life eventually turned into a discovery on how to live a normal life while being an effective communicator between the Spirit and living worlds. She realized this is her new life path: how to help people around her establish their own connection to Spirit and understand their connections to the Spirit world. She started My Spirit Experience with the purpose to help others connect with Spirit in a safe environment, understand their own experiences, and work with their own spiritual sensitivities. She is a certified Reiki Master Practitioner, certified in Pranic Healing, Ordained Shamanic Minister, and has consulted as a Spirit Medium for over 20 years.
Bevie Taylor "High Priestess Flying Heart"
Bevie is a Shamanic Minister, a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and a Priestess Process Facilitator. She is an Addictions and Codependency Counselor and knows how to unlock those codependent handcuffs.
Bevie is gifted at creating SAFE SACRED SPACE for other souls to remember and reconnect with their own inner healer, inner shaman. She is a warrior and a wanderer, a Priestess who journeys regularly through the underworld dancing, dancing with her Shadow—experiencing Death and Rebirth, Change and Transformation.
She is on the Spiral Path and it is an exhilarating path because one never knows what is just around the bend!
Brenda Todd, Pastoral Counselor, Minister of Body-Mind Healing, Esalen trained Massage Practitioner, Reiki Master. Brenda is in private practice as an intuitive healer, combining massage with Reiki and prayer. Her extensive experience with bodywork and her own spiritual practice and intuition make her a sensitive, caring breathwork facilitator. She has special skill in finding and helping to release emotional energy blocked within the body. She provides individual breathwork and also works with the Kentucky team to facilitate breathwork groups. She is available to facilitate a workshop in your area within the region.
“I am Kathi ‘White Eagle’ Turnor, I've been a pharmacy IV technician for the last 25 years. I became a pagan after reading the book The Mists of Avalon at the age of 23. Although at that time I didn't know what to call it. I have always been drawn to the earth and the incredible beauty I am surrounded by. Five years ago I embarked on an incredible journey and became a Shamanic Magdalene High Priestess. From there it lead me to Venus Rising and 2 years of intense self discovery/recovery. I also became a Shamanic Reiki practitioner about a year an a half ago. I have been many things in my life. This path has lead me directly to myself and I am forever grateful to all the folks who trusted and helped me to believe in myself again. In loving grace and gratitude, Kathi”
Sybill G. Vaughn (Owl Woman) Is certified with Venus Rising as a Pastoral Counselor, and Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. She is also a Voyager Tarot Certified Consultant and practices from the Suncentre in Spokane, WA. Sybill offers individual sessions in Reiki, Sound Healing, Soul Return and Extraction. Shamanic Breathworks are offered on a regular basis at Suncentre. A variety of other workshops take place throughout the year at Suncentre, as well as groups and courses on Sound Healing and Spiritual awareness. Her training includes study and/or certification with Venus Rising; Eupsychia Institute; Tom Kenyon and Kripalu Centre for Yoga & Health. Sybill has been in private practice for 30 years and has a strong background in Psycho-Spiritual Counseling, Group and Workshop Facilitation. In addition to the Seneca name Owl Woman, her Sanskrit spirit name is Vrusha.
Sybill says: "Venus Rising training helped to bring all of this prior work together, resulting in the developed ability to work with people on whatever is the next step of their journey. Extraction & Soul Return is what is up for most people at this time, since the planet is rapidly moving ahead, and we people are running to keep up. Time is shrinking, as our sensitivity is increasing. Most of us want to be whole (united with our fragmented parts), and be able to release from our auric fields those energies we have become habitually attached to, and which hold us back from the next right step on our journey. The time is now to complete old unresolved issues."
Mentoring: Individual & Small group mentoring. Think of this as "Time Out From Daily Life" to focus exclusively on self. Like a workshop exclusively for you. Requires from 2 - 4 days commitment. Menu available upon request, tailored to individual needs. This is especially valuable for "caretakers" who have difficulty letting someone else care for them. (Nothing to do but focus on self for this period).
Lauren Wales (Lauren Spider Woman) LMT is an Ordained Shamanic Minister as well as a Shamanic Magdalene High Priestess through the teachings of Anyaa McAndrew and the lineage of Nicole Christine. She has been in private bodywork practice for the past 5 years, focusing on spiritual connection and renewal through bodywork, as a licensed massage therapist in the state of Ohio. Lauren is the mother to one amazing daughter, whom she considers to be her biggest teacher. She holds a practical background in mother-baby health as a trained birth doula, a certified postpartum doula, and a certified Level I and II Midwife Assistant.. Lauren has worked with a variety of midwives and birthing families for the past 10 years, including in a 14 month home waterbirth midwifery apprenticeship. Her deepest passion and calling is the reclamation of birth as a sacred initiation for women, their babies, and partners, and to that goal Lauren offers empowering doula services, bodywork for mother and baby, ceremony, ritual and health education for the childbearing year and the return of feminine power, and a dedicated commitment to birth activism for the legal recognition and licensure of midwives. To further those goals, Lauren has also embarked upon an academic career as a student in the field of medical and birth anthropology, with a focus on American birth practices, as well as a committed shamanic apprenticeship with shamanic counselor Gary Matthews, studying modern and indigenous ceremonial practices. She sees herself as both a divine lover and spiritual warrior in this life, a fiery cosmic web-weaver and heart-truth speaker, a visionary for the Planet.
You may contact Lauren at:
Charles Walker has his Ph.D. in Jungian Depth Psychology and his Master's degree in Family Therapy.He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional counselor. He is also a certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator with Venus Rising Institute and an ordained minister of body, mind, spirit with the Association for the Integration of the Whole Person.
Barb Westover is Venus Rising's Shamanic Breathwork Reiki Master Teacher, a Usui/Tibetan,Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, a certified Shamanic Master Breathwork™ Practitioner and Shamanic Minister. She is also a Shamanic High Priestess Facilitator. Barb continues to be amazed at the stark contrasts in her life journey and considers all experiences as opportunities to expand her knowledge of herself, the world and spirit. Barb's greatest gift as a healer is her grounded ability to be a "hollow bone" and align with the Christ energy. She channels this compassionate force into her healing work that is loving, present and powerful. She has a great reverence and love for Reiki and embodies a heartfelt path with a deep sense of empathy, compassion and integrity. Barb teaches classes in Shamanic Reiki – Level I, II, III and Master at Venus Rising events. While doing a Reiki session on Star Wolf, Barb was given a new name – 3 Hawks Dancing.
Barb has a private practice at her home base in Clackamas, Oregon. In July 2010 she became a co-owner of Freedom Rising Spiritual Community, the 2nd congregation of Venus Rising. Pam Savory and Barb facilitate a variety of classes, including SHIP (Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process), Shamanic Priestess Process Circles and monthly breathworks. Barb received a Phd in Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies from Venus Rising University in 2010.
Rebecca “Cerridwyn” Wigley is an Ordained Shamanic Minister of Venus Rising and a Shamanic Priestess. Called to be a teacher and healer, she shares her creative passions with others who desire to explore their spiritual creativity and express their original medicine. She holds a B.S. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota and has worked in the Mental Health Field as a social worker, Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Community Support Specialist, and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Director. Currently she is a loving, grounding influence for the high school students as a substitute teacher and others who cross her path. Always she is a student of the spirit and the world.
Windraven Shamanic Breathwork™ Master Practitioner, a Shamanic High Priestess, a Third Degree Shamanic Breathwork™ Initiate and a Shamanic Energy Body Work Practitioner. She is also an Adjunct Facilitator at Venus Rising. As a result of 38 years of experience as a registered nurse, Windraven intuitively understands the art of holding space for individuals moving through transformation. Those who have experienced her Shamanic Energy Body Work report that they are often transported through portals into other realms. Her grounded, caring technique assists clients in opening to an altered state through which they can access their own capacity to heal. Windraven lives at Isis Cove in western North Carolina. She is available for private sessions.
Contact Windraven at: 828-399-1294.
Laura Wolf teaches Shakti Yoga and Shamanic Breathwork at Venus Rising, in her hometown of Kansas City and at workshops around the country. Laura is also the Media Relations Manager for Venus Rising, personal assistant to Linda Star Wolf, a professional performance artist and a mother. Laura created Shakti Yoga as a FUNKY FUN FUSION of yoga, breathwork, creativity and visioning for the future. Shamanic Theatre is also an important part Laura's medicine. Through writing and performing one-woman shows, Laura reveals the many facets of her Inner Child, Maiden, Mother, and Wise Wolf Woman and gives a map for integration of the myriad parts of our wholeness. Laura's mission is to assist others in accessing, expressing and integrating more of their authentic selves, their power, their passion and their purpose. As a mother, Laura holds a strong commitment to protecting her son from the harmful chemicals found in most commercial body care products. In her search for chemical-free products for her self and her child, Laura discovered a fantastic line of certified organic skin and body care products. She was so impressed with the quality and purity of the ingredients of this product line, she started her own business to promote these 100% chemical free products. If you are interested in eliminating chemicals from your personal care and household cleaning products, please visit her website: www.oneorganicway.com.
Smadar Yaish is a Shamanic Breathwork™ Master Practitioner, Certified Shamanic Minister, Admission Coordinator of Venus Rising University, Certified Transformation Coach, Certified Pranayama Breathwork Facilitator and an experienced Psychotherapist.
Smadar's many years of therapeutic work with individuals and groups has prepared her to understand the complexity of her clients’ fears, doubts and core beliefs, as well as their inner power, wisdom and longing for lasting change. In combination with her training and work with modalities of shamanism, Taoism and various Breathwork and meditation practices, Smadar has developed a unique coaching modality that recognizes and honors the needs of the mind while accessing the power of one’s spirit and inner knowing. The goal of such coaching is to produce a sacred manifestation that is spirit, soul and heart-centered rather than a manifestation that is based in doubt, effort and forcing. In other words, the aim is to produce outcomes that are in alignment with one’s deepest longings and knowing. Smadar's passion is working with individuals who have heard the call of their soul to step into who they truly are and move toward doing their sacred work /life work, yet need support and guidance in sorting out their ideas, taking inspired actions and bringing their heart-longings into tangible results. In her private transformational coaching, counseling and shamanic healing practices, Smadar works with both men and women to unlock the wisdom of their bodies, minds, hearts, souls and spirits in the process of:
Smadar provides private coaching sessions via phone, Skype, and/or in-person. She, also, provides in-person Breathwork and counseling sessions at her Asheville office. In addition, Smadar facilitates transformational workshops aimed at clearing the blockages to growth, self-expression and abundance. Visit Smadar’s website at www.simpletruthwithin.com.
Smadar can be contacted via or 828-550-5636.
Elaine Young Elaine is a Sexuality, Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork & Bodywork Facilitator and Guide.
Elaine currently facilitates workshops, meetup gatherings and private client sessions in London.
Elaine has a particular interest in Shamanic breathwork and transformational bodywork, emotional release, ego freedom, embracing your inner warrior, reclaiming your power and creativity, grief healing, Self Love, somatic sex coaching, integration of the masculine and feminine, reclaiming your Shadow and tantric practices.
Elaine is Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, Tantra Educator, Urban Tantra Professional Graduate and Sexological Bodyworker. Elaine is a member of International School of Temples Arts Faculty (ISTA).
Elaine was medical scientist for many years, she brings that experience of the physical manifestations of dis-ease to her current transformational healing & wellness practices. She bridges the gap from science to spiritually with love and respect for both.