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Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP)

What is SHIP?

The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process is a series of six transformative initiations designed to accelerate and awaken shamanic consciousness. This program focusses on removing the obstacles to true growth, letting go of old story lines that no longer serve us and stepping into our sacred purpose in this lifetime.

The purpose of this program is designed to assist individuals and professionals in learning how to embody shamanic consciousness by journeying beyond the limitations of their ego identity and shape-shift into their sacred soul purpose.

  • Embrace shamanic tools to create real and lasting change in your life

  • Transform troubling issues from the past that still impact you today

  • Reclaim your passion and your power by recovering lost aspects of your authentic self and remember who you truly are!

  • Deepen your connection to unconditional love for self & others

  • Enhance your ability to support others through these volatile times and share your unique gifts and Sacred Purpose with the world

The SHIP program is a core part of our Shamanic Transformation and Training program. Venus Rising believes in the healing power of transforming consciousness so that what has been learned from the path of direct experience can be passed on to others. We at Venus Rising are committed to letting go of the self-seeking consciousness and becoming the change we wish to see in the world, thereby assisting in the rebirth of Shamanic Consciousness for our times.


Walking the Spiral Path: the SIX SHIP Initiations

Each initiation consist of creating sacred space for the Shamanic Breathwork Journey- a safe and powerful healing ceremony that uses cyclical breathing, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, artistic expression, and community sharing. These shamanic initiations support individuals in connecting with their Inner Shaman!


  • Water: The Sacred Wheel of Life and The Spiral Path

  • Earth: Honoring the Ancestors and Re-membering the Cosmic Tree of Life

  • Fire: Soul Loss and Reclaiming the Shadow

  • Spirit: Opening to the Beloved- Contacting your Spiritual Helpers and Guides

  • Air: Awakening the Shaman Within

  • Imaginal Cells: Activating your Future Self

*Experience the workshops in any order. Complete the six initiations within two years and become eligible to be ordained as a Shamanic Minister and a member of the Shamanic Ministers Global Network.

You can do any of the SHIP workshops for your own personal transformation or as part of the training program. The first five workshops are offered in several locations around the country, while the final Imaginal Cells Activation is
facilitated in person with 
Linda Star Wolf.

This program is designed for:

  • Anyone who wants to become a certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator
  • Therapists & coun­selors who want to inte­grate outside-the-box skills into their prac­tice
  • Nurses, physi­cians, hospice work­ers and medical person­nel look­ing for a clos­er connec­tion to the spir­i­tu­al dimen­sion of heal­ing
  • Teachers, Coaches, Activists, Healers and Planetary Workers of all kinds who wish to step more fully onto their paths of person­al and plan­e­tary trans­for­ma­tion
  • Anyone who wants to heal the past, live more fully in the present and create a brighter future for them­selves, their fami­lies, their commu­ni­ties and the world
  • Those who are ready to answer the call to be the change they long to see in the world

Step back into your life with

Certification and Ordainment

There are several ways to become certified as a Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator  and ordained as a Shamanic Minister. To review our Certification and Ordainment pathways, please click here.

More Information

For additional information from the Venus Rising Staff, call us at 828-631-2305 or email venusrising@shamanicbreathwork.org


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