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Venus Rising’s
Transformation & Training Program

Includes Ordainment as a Shamanic Minister

with Linda Star Wolf, Brad Collins & Ruby Falconer

August 2 – 29, 2013
Isis Cove Retreat Center
In the beautiful Blue Mountains of North Carolina

Take one segment or as many segments as you choose…

(To become a Shamanic Minister you must complete each of the five elemen­tal initi­a­tions (Water, Earth, Fire, Sprit and Air) with­in two years. To become a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator you must complete the five elemen­tal initi­a­tions, plus the Facilitator Skills segment with­in two years.)

  • Water: The Spiral Path & Five Cycles of Change, August 2 – 5
  • Earth: Your Family Tree and the Tree of Life, August 6 – 9
  • Fire: Meeting the Shadow & Inner Work, August 10 – 13
  • Spirit – Opening to the Inner Beloved, August 14 – 17
  • Air – Rising to the Call of Your Sacred Purpose, August 18 — 21
  • Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator Skills: August 22 – 29

The purpose of this program is to assist indi­vid­u­als and profes­sion­als in learn­ing how to jour­ney beyond the limi­ta­tions of their ego iden­ti­ty and shape-shift into their sacred soul purpose.

  • Learn 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
  • 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

This program is designed for:

  • 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

Venus Rising’s Transformation and Training Program

with Linda Star Wolf, Brad Collins & Ruby Falconer


Linda Star Wolf and Bradford Collins are Co-Directors of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, Venus Rising University and Isis Cove Retreat Center. Star Wolf is the creator of Shamanic Breathwork, a nation­al­ly certi­fied addic­tions coun­selor and author of sever­al books on shaman­sim and recov­ery. Bradford Collins is the Director of the Transformation House Soul Recovery Program and Founder of the Shamanic Priest Process.

Ruby Falconer is the Lead Trainer and Staff Astrologer for Venus Rising and the Senior Staff Member for Transformation House Soul Recovery Program. She is the co-creator and co-author, with Linda Star Wolf, of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology: Your Planetary Relationship to the Gods.

Take one segment or as many segments as your schedule allows.

You may take these workshops for your own transformation, to become a minister or facilitator, for CEUs or towards a degree with Venus Rising University.

Ordination & Facilitator Certification Requirements: To become a Shamanic Minister you must complete each of the five elemen­tal initi­a­tions (Water, Earth, Fire, Sprit and Air) with­in two years. To become a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator you must complete the five elemen­tal initi­a­tions, plus the Facilitator Skills segment with­in two years.

Facilitator Skills includes:

  • How to create a safe contain­er for deep inner-person­al work
  • Developing and trust­ing your intu­ition and unique gifts
  • Energetic body work and prac­tices for indi­vid­ual and group safe­ty
  • The sacred use of musi­cal jour­neys, symbol­ic art process­es and ritu­al Shamanic Psychospiritual skills for group process­ing and inte­gra­tion

Hours: Each unit begins at 7:30 pm of the first date and ends at 6 pm of the last date of that unit.

Cost: Each 4-day module is $770. The 8-day Facilitator Skills module is $1,540. The full 28-day train­ing is $5390 — includes all five of the 4-day units plus the Facilitator Skills unit. These prices include meals, lodg­ing and all mate­ri­als. Payment plans avail­able.

CEUs & University cred­it are also avail­able.

To Register: Interview required — contact Venus Rising at 828–631-2305 or

The requirements stated here for certification as a Shamanic Breathwork facilitator apply to the Venus Rising Association for Transformation's 'Accelerated Transformation and Training Program' only and do not apply to programs offered by Venus Rising congregations.