One Year Shamanic Study Program at Inner Haven, Grayslake, IL

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One Year Shamanic Study Program at Inner Haven, Grayslake, IL

April 5, 2024 @ 9:00 am - January 12, 2025 @ 5:00 pm

$400.00 – $3,000.00

Learn more about Katherine Skaggs' Shamanic Study programs in the following video that was recorded live on Facebook. Katherine addresses the Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Programs with Q&A, particularly focused to the 1-year program beginning at Grayslake, Il. beginning April 2024.

*All the content about the teachings is also relevant to the 6-month Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Course in Fort Collins, Co. 2024. If you are considering this course please take time to listen to this video and be inspired to what is possible for what you truly desire to not only learn, but to how you can transform your life. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to Katherine. If you need to pay out your program differently than what is listed below, please ask Katherine how she can help you get into class and also be worthy of making it work for you!

Testimonials about Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Program:

"My experience with the Artist Shaman Healer Sage course was profound.  I've been teaching Yoga for 12 years and during this course I realized how much these two wisdom practices Shamanism and Yoga have in common.  This training has given me a deeper understanding into my relationship with mother earth and how my most ancient teachers come from the trees, animals, plants and elements.  The monthly Shaman tool art projects helped me reconnect to the natural artist that lives inside of me; that I had not connected with since high school. Learning the tools that I learned within this course will carry one with me in all that I do. I recommend this course as all of the knowledge taught is adaptable to all spectrums of life. Katherine is a blessing to our community and I am honored to have her as my teacher.  She holds space in a way that feels nurturing, mentally stimulating and emotionally supportive. Katherine has important knowledge to share and within this course you'll be given the time and space held to receive and practice this knowledge.  I feel that everyone should take this course as our world shifts, this knowledge needs to be given, practiced and then taught to the next generation.  I would take this course every single year and highly recommend it. " - Angie Katz

"Being with Katherine in ASHS was an essential container of deep support I cherished while navigating a major shift in my life. The knowledge and traditions Katherine shared often carried me through this period of time, giving me strength and tools to reprogram and reassemble as a new and more whole version of myself." - Bailey Johnson

2024 Shamanic Study Course Overview

Held at Inner Haven • 34121 N US Hwy 45, Suite 8 • Grayslake, IL 60030


When? and Where?

*The course begins April 5th, 2024 and ends January 2025, with a total of four quarterly meetings over that time. The first two gatherings and the fourth gathering are Friday evening from 6:30-9:30pm with a full day Saturday and Sunday following. Our third gathering is a four day retreat. See meeting dates listed below. Held at Inner Haven in Grayslake, IL.

The One-year Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Program is a foundational course is multi-cultural shamanism and its application to living your life in greater harmony. (This is an expanded version of the 6-month Artist Shaman Healer Sage program with Katherine Skaggs based in Fort Collins, CO.) The purpose of this course is for you to learn about the shamanic path and how to embody its powerful practices, ceremonies, and wisdom through direct experience. It is practical and powerful, helping you to better navigate our current day, chaotic world. This course offers practices to help you live your life in greater power and unity. Students have the opportunity to learn age-old, timeless skills and practices that have since been forgotten by many in our current day culture. You will come away with the ability to navigate the world in greater peace and harmony. There is great power in these practices and techniques — which assists you in opening to your creativity, your passion, and your ability to be more effective in all areas of your life. Once premise of shamanism that is very important to understand and work with is that everything is energy, and that we are 'dreaming' our life. When you understand more about how to work with the principles and practices, you are able to create more intentionally, learn from your creations, and to refine them into greater joy, abundance, and overall happiness.

This One-year Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Program is for someone who is ready for change. If you are ready to embrace your capacity to dream a life born of passion, joy, and fulfillment... and to let go of the negative patterns that challenge your happiness, you can bet this course will support you in making these changes!

Whatever you put into this class you will get out of this class.

Quarterly Gatherings - Save the Dates

  • 1st Quarterly Gathering - April 5th 6:30-9:30pm; Full days April 6th, 7th - 9am to 5pm
  • 2nd Quarterly Gathering - June 28th 6:30-9:30pm; Full days June 29th, 30th - 9am to 5pm
  • 3rd Quarterly Retreat Gathering - Sept 26th-29th details to follow - Plan on 4 full days retreat
  • 4th Quarterly Gathering - January 10th 6:30-9:30pm; Full days Jan 11th, 12th - 9am to 5pm 

Monthly Zoom Calls

Each month of the year you will have an evening zoom call for an hour and a half for check-in, journey work, integration, questions, and tribe connections. These dates will be set at the first class gathering. Your zoom calls are equally as important as the quarterly gatherings. You will be expected to attend best as possible.

Overview of ASHS One-Year Shamanic Study Course

April 5th from 6:30-9:30pm
April 6th and 7th from 9am to 5pm

The East

New Beginnings, The Void, Child, Sunrise, Spring

  • The History and Foundational Principles of Shamanism
  • The Medicine Wheel as a Map for Living Life Well
  • Nature walk - The Microcosm and the Macrocosm of Spirit and Mother Nature
  • The Spirit of the East, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
  • Shamanic Drum Journey as a path to direct revelation
  • The power of innocence, prayer and intention
  • Altar Work
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE WAND/STAFF

Zoom TBD for the year at first meeting

June 28th from 6:30-9:30pm
June 29th and 30th from 9am to 5pm

The South

Expansion, Growth, Heart, Tribe, Support, Adolescence, Mid-day, Summer

  • The Spirit of the South, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • Working with Containers to support your soul dreams
  • Boundaries and protection
  • Deepening your relationship with Allies and Elementals
  • Shamanic Drum Journey with the South
  • Ritual and Ceremony
  • What Spiritual Medicine is, how to find it and connect to it
  • The Medicine and Experience of the Plant Bath
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE BAG

Zoom TBD

September 26th-29th - An Immersion Retreat.

The West

Harvest, Completion, Death, Middle Age, Sunset, Autumn

  • The Spirit of the West
  • Ancestors and Ancestral patterns
  • Releasing trauma
  • Confronting and healing fear
  • Understanding and embracing the power of death
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Recapitulation and forgiveness
  • Shamanic initiation
  • Shape shifting
  • The Jungle Smoke Bath Teachings and Experience
  • ***There may be some additional costs for room and food for this retreat-style meeting — as we will be renting a retreat space and serving all meals at one location during this time. Most likely the expense will be an additional $150-250 to help with retreat space rental and food. With 10 or more students these expense will lessen or go away completely. We'll encourage everyone to stay in the retreat space, but you will have the option to spend the night at home nearby.

Zoom TBD

January 10th from 6:30-9:30pm
January 11th and 12th from 9am to 5pm

The North, Father Sky & Mother Earth

Rest, Regeneration, Wisdom, Power, Old Age, Nighttime, Winter

  • The Spirit of the North
  • Deepening into rest, regeneration, introspection, stillness, wisdom, and vision
  • Identifying and healing Soul Loss
  • Soul Retrieval - Calling Home Lost Soul Parts
  • Shamanic helpers in Soul Retrieval
  • Power places; power objects; Restoring Power
  • Restoring power
  • The Spirit Medicine of Father Sky and Mother Earth
  • Exploring the Divine Masculine wisdom of Father Sky
  • Wisdom, Protection
  • Illumination and Light
  • Exploring the Divine Feminine wisdom of Mother Earth
  • Cycles and Rhythms
  • Working with Gaia's restorative energy, allies, elementals and helpers
  • Working with shamanic feathers to clean, clear and bring in energy
  • Ceremonial Art – RATTLE and SHAMANIC FEATHERS

Our Final Gathering is also a time of

Integration, Celebration, and Graduation

It is time for harvest, completion, graduation, and honoring of the hard work and play we have put in learning together, creating tribe together, and preparing to move to the next level of experience in our lives. Plan on an a time to celebrate, to recap your learning and use of your tools, and to give gratitude.

Graduation Despacho

During our gathering you will get to experience an Andean Medicine Ritual of a Despacho. This ceremonial ritual will be dedicated to the blessings for each student and the clan of your as you go into the world. It will be a time for each student to offer blessings to each tribe mate in the ceremony, and to make an offering to Pachamama for the blessings to bring harmony to our clan and to all of our kin on earth.

Potluck Feast

Let's celebrate! The last day we gather we will bring some food to share with your tribe at lunch as you celebrate your transformation and honor one another.

What is Included in the Course

Tuition includes course materials, teachings, and most if not all materials to make your shamanic tools. Recommendations for any additional supplies will be given.

Additional Supplies and things to bring to class

You will need to purchase or bring the following supplies at the beginning of the course - which you can buy at Inner Haven or through Katherine at class time:

What do you need to do to be accepted into this coursework?

The application process is really very simple. I am accepting eager students who are sincerely interested in the subject matter and course work who are committed to attending all gatherings, zoom calls, and willing to put in time for practices. It is important that you have a desire to learn, having openness and willingness to adopt and try new practices. It is important that you put your best effort forth, as what you put into this course work is what you will get out of this course.

There is nothing terribly physically rigorous about this shamanic course. However, you do need to be able to walk at least a mile on the flat lands in Illinois. It is also best if you are able to do short hikes. There will be a some short outings in nature, to gather her wisdom, energy, and often times found items.

You can expect great transformation within this container. Initiation is part of the process of change when you are in a highly-transformative container. Know that the changes you desire and the process of this class will be what you need to make those changes as you are willing. There may be times when you are challenged and need support. This container is the support, along with your classmates and Katherine. You will be enfolded by many allies and helpers for you to successfully clear old patterns, so you may bring forth greater harmony and authentic empowerment to be you along the way.

This generally qualifies you to join the course.

How you show up affects everything and everyone. You, the student, ARE the class! Everyone’s attendance brings great richness to the journey of all in the class.

Course Cost

Full Tuition - $3000 single payment

Payment Plan - $500 non-refundable deposit plus 7 monthly payments of $365 starting before or by first class April, 2024. (Payment plan is designed to be paid in full by October 1st, 2024) You will also need to sign a contractual agreement with your financial arrangements promising to pay out your course work. If you drop the course for any reason you still owe the balance of what is due.

Payment Plan #2 - $400 non-refundable deposit plus 10 monthly payments of $266 starting before or by first class April, 2024. (Payment plan is designed to be paid in full by last class Jan. 2025) You will also need to sign a contractual agreement with your financial arrangements promising to pay out your course work. If you drop the course for any reason you still owe the balance of what is due.

***IF you need to have a different payment plan, please reach out to Katherine to work out the details. She has her creative ways to support you in getting what you want in this exchange of energy. You are worthy if you are being called. Let her support you in making your commitment to yourself, that you may find your way out of limitation into grace and empowerment. 

Please register early to insure your place in the course and to also insure the making of the class!

I look forward to seeing you in 2024. Love, Katherine


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Tuition Shamanic 1-year IL
Your payment of $3000 registers you in full for the One-year Shamanic Studies Program with Katherine Skaggs at Inner Haven, Grayslake, IL starting April 5th, 2024.
$ 3,000.00
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Payout #2 Shamanic Studies
Your down payment holds your place in the Shamanic Studies program held at Inner Haven in Grayslake IL beginning April 2024. Your 10-month payment of $266 per month begins on April 1st, 2024. If you would like to pay out beginning sooner a plan can be made especially for you. Additional payments can be made along the way. Katherine will send a financial agreement by email to sign, and will get a cc on file once you register.
$ 400.00
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April 5 @ 9:00 am
January 12, 2025 @ 5:00 pm
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Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
34121 N. US Hwy 45, Suite 8
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
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