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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.