Make an 18" Horse Hide Hand Drum

Make an 18" HORSE DRUM!
Saturday, December 17th, 2022
11am to 4pm

This is a special drum making class dedicated to working with the Medicine of Horse through drum making.

Make your own 18″ Horse hide hand drum and beater in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Master Drum Making Katherine Skaggs will provide all materials, demonstration, and instruction to make your drum, within the setting of sacred shamanic ceremony. Within this ceremonial drum making you will have the opportunity to infuse your drum making process and the drum itself with prayers, blessings and intentions.

The drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It can be used for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat moves you into trance-like, inward, meditative states for accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a powerful vibration that clears blocks in the energy bodies as well as opens the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

You will leave with a finished 18" horse hide drum and drum beater. 

HORSE TOTEM MEDICINE

The Horse Spirit Animal and Totem brings the energy of power, stamina and freedom.

COST $235 for full pay
or Deposit of $150, with balance due of $90 at class

Payment due by December 5th to insure your place in class. Class limited to 10. Register early to insure your place in class.

New Year's Eve Divination & Visioning for 2023
Saturday, Dec. 31st - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
An evening of Divination and Visioning

Integrate, Celebrate and Say Good Bye to 2022,
Call in, Vision and Illuminate Possibility for 2023

It is time once again to gather for our New Years Eve Divination and Visioning is a Ceremony and Creative Visioning process. We'll work with the power of ceremony, ritual, curiosity, desire and the assistance of oracle cards, tarot cards, runes, and other divination systems. In the process we'll create our annual Endings for 2022 and Moving into 2023 Divination Map.

The Divination Map to End 2022

Say good-bye to 2022 in ceremonial style. As we let go of what has been, we'll use our divination mapping to bring awareness to the blessings and harvest of 2022, squeezing all the juice out of your experiences so you can get the GOLD out of 2022. We will truly say good-by to no longer serves us, releasing with grace and composting the old.

Divination Mapping and Visioning for 2023

II - High Priestess - Isis

Focusing on what you truly desire brings all you need to manifest your greatest blessings. We will set our attention and intention on our heart's desires for blessings, vision, and harmony in the new cycle of 2023. We'll call forth the helpers and guides most important to support us moving into greater harmony and expansion. We'll focus the brightest light on possibility and potential beyond anything we can imagine! What is it like to pave a clear path for support, manifestation and joy? We'll use curiosity and creativity to awaken the mystical and feed our potential new life for harmony, peace, joy, and love.

Divination Mapping is a term and process that Katherine learned from her dear soul sister Sage Holloway (author of the Mythical Goddess Tarot and Animal Healing and Vibrational Medicine.) The process incorporates ceremony, creativity, intuition, and a variety of divination tools to integrate the movement from one annual cycle into the next. A map is created for the understanding and integration of 2022, as well as release of all you want to leave in the past. Then a divination/visioning map is created for the invocation of a beautiful and potent 2023. In this process we invoke our guides and allies to assist us in creating positive and potent experiences, as well as to reveal the patterns we are working with, so we can gain support and clarity for the best outcomes in riding the energies at hand.

How good can it get? What if you really can know and create better than you have believed before?

Bring Tarot Cards, Oracle Decks, Runes, Divination Tools and Colored Pens/Pencils:

Bring your own divination tools such as oracle decks, tarot cards, runes, blessing cards, etc. Special colored pens or pencils if you have them.

Be prepared to open the wisdom and knowledge of your own soul path. You are able to see more deeply into your life, and this process will assist you in finding more of your power, as well as understanding how you can create more intentionally a beautiful life.

What is Provided?

Katherine will also provide an array of various oracle cards, tarot decks (including the Mythical Goddess Tarot and the Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle), angel cards, and runes, etc. as well as the art supplies for the mapping process.

You will also be served with refreshments of hot tea, cider and holiday treats for the evening.

Awakening Your Intuition and Wisdom with the
Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Divine Beings of Light
Feb. 1st, 8th, and 15th
6 to 8pm MT

Join Katherine Skaggs, author and channel of the Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle to call your guides, angels, and the Master Beings of Light, while opening to their wisdom and guidance to bring greater harmony and peace into your life.

Each week we'll meet on zoom to explore working with the Master Light Beings who are here to help you come to greater awareness and consciousness as a soul in the human journey. The Archangels, Ascended masters, and other Divine Beings have specific gifts and focuses to assist us. They are excited to assist us as we call upon them and their expertise, and love.

MASTER WISDOM CLASS includes:

  1. Who are the Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Master Guides
  2. What are they here for, and how can they help?
  3. Aligning with Universal Laws and Truths and the Masters
  4. Calling the Masters for wisdom and guidance
  5. Meditations with the Masters
  6. Daily contact and guidance with the Masters
  7. Direct guidance and journey spaces with the Masters in each class
  8. Altars, prayer spaces, synchronicities, signs, and symbols

What you need for class:

  • Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle recommended
  • Journal and pen
  • Time to immerse yourself weekly in class
  • Dedicated spaces to reflect, meditate, and intentionally work with the Masters
  • Desire and commitment to be open, learn, and to receive

***A zoom link will be sent to you a week prior to class. Every class is recorded. Recordings will be shared with a private link to each week's class.

Katherine Skaggs -

Artist Shaman Healer Sage
Multi-cultural Shamanism Course

Spring 2023 Course Overview

One Saturday Monthly - April through Sept. 2023 • 9am to 5pm
April 22 • May 27 • June 24 • July 29 • Aug. 26 • Sept. 23

Held at Katherine Skaggs Studio in Fort Collins, CO

All times for in-person classes and zoom calls are in Mountain time.

Artist Shaman Healer Sage is a foundational course is multi-cultural shamanism and its application to living your life in greater harmony. Learn about and practice spiritual wisdom, ritual, and ceremony to better navigate our current day, chaotic world. Through personal experience and practice you will have the opportunity to understand and experience direct revelation that brings true transformation.This course is all about living your life in power and unity. Artist Shaman Healer Sage is for someone who is ready for change, for clearing away the things that block you from being you, and for awakening your true soul Self. This is for someone who wants to embrace his or her capacity to dream a life born of passion, joy and fulfillment... and THEN Embody it! Whatever you put into this class you will get out of this class.

Each designated Saturday Meeting we will gather in a safe, ceremonial space for learning universal shamanic wisdom, practices, storytelling, drum journeying, soul remembering, and creating shamanic tools. We will also meet virtually on Zoom once monthly at an agreed upon evening time for teleconference and check-in, to maintain and ground our teachings into our every day life, to build community and to gain support.

The content of the course will include foundational Shamanic teachings, the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel, and shamanic practices for living life empowered and awakened! You will receive everything you need to shape shift your life into greater harmony and empowerment for a joyful life.

Each meeting we will also make ceremonial, shamanic tools associated with the work of that month.

Saturday attendance and zoom attendance are required for acceptance into this course.

Every class will include a ceremonial, creative shamanic tool project. We’ll use ceremony and ritual to create our tools with intention and power.

Course Tuition: $1695

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $500 to register. 5 Payments of $250 per month beginning the month following your deposit.
(Katherine will contact you for a credit card number once you have registered. This will be charged on the first of each month.)

Tuition includes course materials, teachings, and all materials to make your shamanic tools. Recommendations for additional supplies may be given, but are not mandatory in most cases. You will also receive a copy of Katherine Skaggs' award-winning book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul at the beginning of the first class. If you already own the book, you will have in in-store credit of $30 to use at the first class.

Register Early to save your place in this course.

Limited to 15 students.

This is an in-person course. A remote Course is in the works.

Email support@katherines24.sg-host.com if you want to learn at a distance.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 • 9am to 5pm 

The East

New Beginnings, The Void, Child, Sunrise, Spring

Your First Class in Artist Shaman Healer Sage will introduce you to working with:

  • 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 Call Tuesday, May 9th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the East, Q&A

Saturday, May 27th, 2023 • 9am to 5pm

The South

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

Your Second Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the South, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • Working with Containers and Boundaries to support your soul dreams
  • Better boundaries and protection
  • Deepening your relationship with Allies and Elementals
  • How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
  • 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 Call Tuesday, June 6th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the South, Q&A

Saturday, June 24th, 2023 • 9am to 5pm

The West

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

Your Third Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the West
  • Understanding and working with 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
  • Ceremonial Art – ABORIGINAL CLICKING STICKS

Zoom Call Tuesday, July 13th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the West, Q&A


Saturday, July 29th, 2023 • 9am to 5pm

The North

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

Your Fourth Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the North
  • Deepening into rest, regeneration, introspection, stillness, wisdom and vision
  • Soul loss
  • Soul retrieval - Calling Home Lost Soul Parts
  • Shamanic helpers in Soul Retrieval
  • Power places; power objects
  • Restoring power
  • The Path of Empowerment, Generosity and Wisdom
  • Ceremonial Art – RATTLE

Zoom Call Tuesday, August 15th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the North, Q&A


Saturday, August 26th, 2023 • 9am to 5pm

Father Sky, Mother Earth

The Power of Above and Below

Your Fifth Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit Medicine of Father Sky and Mother Earth
  • Exploring the Divine Masculine wisdom of Father Sky
    • Wisdom, Protection
    • Illumination and Light
    • Angelic realm, spirit helpers
  • Exploring the Divine Feminine wisdom of Mother Earth
    • Cycles and Rhythms
    • Working with Her restorative energy, allies, elementals and helpers
  • Working with shamanic feathers to clean, clear and bring in energy

Ceremonial Art – SHAMANIC FEATHERS


Zoom Call Tuesday, Sept. 6th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with Father Sky and Mother Earth, Q&A

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 • 9am to 5pm

Integration, Celebration, Graduation

The Power of Great Spirit, Our Final Meeting

Ceremony, Graduation and Celebration. It is time for our harvest, our 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 all day affair, to recap your learning and use of your tools, to give gratitude, and to celebrate.

Review and Practice

The morning will be set aside to honor our tools and what they have taught us so far, as well as how else we may take them into our personal practices, and any offerings we may choose to offer others.

Graduation Despacho

In the afternoon we will work with the Andean Medicine Ritual of a Despacho. This ceremonial ritual will be dedicated to the blessings for each student and the clan of your 2023 Artist Shaman Healer Sage 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! You will bring some food to share with your tribe at the end of the day as you celebrate your transformation and honor one another.


Course Tuition: $1695
Or Payment plan - Deposit of $400 to register. 5 Payments of $275 per month beginning the month following your deposit. (Credit card will be held on file once you register.)

Includes course materials and teachings, as well as all materials to make your shamanic tools (crystals and stones, rattle making materials, medicine bag leather and materials, beads, feathers, wood for clicking sticks, and so much more. Also includes a copy of Katherine Skaggs' book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul. If you already own this book, you will have in in-store credit of $25 for other purchases when you arrive at class.


Limited Spaces in the Class

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

The application process is really very simple. I am accepting students who are interested in the subject matter and course work. Monthly attendance for both the Saturday class and the zoom call is required, along with your desire to learn, your openness and willingness to adopt and try new practices monthly, and your agreement to put your best effort forth qualifies you to join the course. What you put into this class is what you get out of it. 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.

Physical Health and Ability to Participate

There is nothing terribly rigorous about this shamanic course. However, you do need to be able to walk at least a mile on the flat lands in Colorado. It is also best if you are able to do short hikes in the foothills near Katherine's home. There will be a few short morning outings to be in nature, to gather her wisdom, energy, and often times found items. First class (weather permitting) there is a morning outing for some of the teachings and experiences. Other classes will have similar teaching opportunities outside when possible. Some may be in Katherine's backyard, some in the foothills.

Class Location and Times

Classes are held at Katherine Skaggs' studio in foothills in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Financial Commitment and Agreement

An essential part of the energy exchange is your payment for the class. A deposit of $400 is required to hold your place in class, with five monthly payments of $275 starting the month after you register. Or a one time payment of $1695 is due to hold your place in class. A credit card is requested to have on file so we can run payments on the 1st of each month. If for any reason you don't want to continue in the course at any time during the six-month course, you agree to complete your financial agreement. If for any unseen reason you must drop out (such as due to illness or family crisis, each situation will be dealt with on a one-time basis per student to find the best outcome for all involved). Harmony and reciprocity are always held as guides for the highest and best outcome for all.

Teacher Katherine Skaggs

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, spiritual teacher, ceremonialist, visionary artist, and award-winning Author of her multi-award winning book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ceremony, and Ritual to Transform Your LIfe and Awaken Your Soul.

Mother Goddess
Red Drum Making Journey

Saturday, January 21st
9am to 5pm MST

Women Only - An honoring of the Sacred Feminine

Led by Drum Maker, Carrier, and Ceremonialist Kim Johnson

“Because drumming was recognized as an ancient source and symbol of the power of female technicians of the sacred, drumming was banned. Henceforth divinity was to be exclusively masculine. The suppression of women was directly linked to the suppression of the goddess.” - Layne Redmond, When the Drummers were Women”

― Layne Redmond, When the Drummers Were Women: A Spiritual History of Rhythm

Where: Katherine Skaggs' Studio at 3148 Birmingham Drive, Fort Collins, CO  80526

What is it? A Mother Goddess Red Drum Making Workshop

In her book, When the drummers Were Woman,” Layne Redmond says:“The drum was the means our ancestors used to summon the goddess and also the instrument through which she spoke. The drumming priestess was the intermediary between divine and human realms. Aligning herself with sacred rhythms, she acted as summoner and transformer, invoking divine energy and transmitting it to the community.”

Participating in this sacred red drum making ceremony will empower you to take up the sacred instrument of the red drum, as well as activate you in awakening your divine inner drumming priestess. Listen for the ancient goddesses calling you now, to return to the heartbeat of the Divine Mother. Whether you are maiden, mother, or crone, if you are called to this sacred ceremonial drum making day, pay attention and know that you must answer the call to the deep heartbeat of the Divine Feminine within your own being.

What you will learn?

Learn how to make a Mother Goddess Red Drum and the accompanying Herstory, and so much more.

You will learn how to ceremonially make a Sacred Red Drum; The Herstory significance of the Red Drum, Women and Blood Mysteries; Spiritual Aspects of Drumming, Sacred 13, the return of the Divine Feminine; the heartbeat of the drum and the heartbeat of the Great Mother and all her wisdom; the significance of the color red; ceremony for waking your drum up and caring for your drum; the significance and blessing of the salt bowl ceremony; the spiritual Herstory of rhythm; deepened awareness of how ancient knowledge links to the importance of passion and the core sustenance of joy in our daily life.

What is the ceremony of the day?

A Day of the Divine Feminine

The day will be full of ceremony from beginning to end. Be cleaned and cleared energetically when all are gathered. An opening of the directions will create a sacred container for you and all who gather in this sacred day of honoring the Divine Feminine within and all around. There will be ceremony to honor your deer hide and all materials to make your sacred drum. A drum making demonstration specific to the red drum will be provided and then you will journey into your own creation of your Sacred Red Drum in ceremony as well as sound maker or mallet. You will also be gifted with a sacred salt bowl ceremony to participate in.

What to bring:

Your beautiful feminine Goddess energy; a towel that you don’t mind getting red color on;  water bottle; snacks, and a sack lunch; an organic offering for the salt bowl that is meaningful to you and the group as a whole (flowers, herbs, small gems, crystals, et.)

What does it cost?

Mother Goddess Red Drum Making Journey Day - $295
Pay in Full or put a Deposit of $150 down with balance of $150 due in Cash at beginning of class.

The Mother Goddess Red Drum Making Journey includes all you need to make a sacred red drum and sound maker in ceremony, as well as all of the workings of the day:

  1. A 13 inch hoop, deer hide, and all adornments — including ribbons, red para cord, red sinew, organic red food/herb based coloring, red ochre and cedar for consecration.
  2. All materials to make your sound maker (mallet.)
  3. Adornments of animal fur, leather for wrapping, charms, feathers, ribbons for GODDESS BLING.
  4. Ceremony, ceremony, ceremony, and ritual to make the day and your drum SACRED!

Limited to 13 Women

Registration ends Jan. 2nd, 2023. Register early to make sure you get your place in this special and sacred event.

IN CHICAGO AREA
At Be Optimal Holistic Health Center
5225 Old Orchard Rd., Suite 31,
Skokie, IL

Shamanic Journey with the Angels, Ascended Masters, and Guides for Soul Retrieval!

EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS WILL RECEIVE AN EARLY RELEASE COPY OF KATHERINE’S NEW DECK, MASTERS OF LIGHT WISDOM!*

COST: $145 EARLY BIRD BY AUGUST 1ST

$160 AFTER AUGUST 1ST

PACK A LUNCH TO BRING - ONLY 1 HOUR LUNCH BREAK

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL INFO@BEOPTIMAL.COM OR CALL THE OFFICE AT 847.486.8000.

Learn to work with Angels, Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Guides to gain support, guidance, and specifically to restore lost parts of your soul. Our personal guides and angels are always with us, even when we are not aware of them. AND we have access to the BIG Guys, the Archangels, Ascended Masters, and other Divine Beings of Light who are here to help us wake up, evolve, and become whole.

Soul Retrieval with the Guides

Life can throw us for a loop at times, with fear, fright, and trauma experiences. Our world now is in a time of great change, with chaos, violence, and many challenges for people around the globe. The fear and fright of these uncertain times can seep into your energy field and subconscious, often rocking your world when you least expect it. Or perhaps you have experienced a car accident, loss of a loved, one, or other trauma that has permeated your body, emotions, mind, and spirit in a way that keeps you unbalanced. If so, this workshop can be particularly helpful, as it is most likely you have experienced some sort of soul loss or suppression. These amazing Divine Beings of Light are here to assist you in coming home to yourself and are able to help you heal. The shamanic journey work will be specific to calling them forth to assist you in your healing and restoration.

***7 days or more are requested if you need to cancel your registration. 100% Refunds will be issued with at least 24 hour notice. Unable to refund if less than 24 hour notice is given.


Katherine Skaggs, shamanic practitioner, and award-winning author and artist of Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul, and her new oracle Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle will lead you into a day of ceremony and shamanic journey to connect with your spirit helpers, and to retrieve any lost soul parts. She will teach you how to connect with both personal angels, guides, and totems, as well as Archangels and Ascended Masters to enable you into greater healing, joy, and happiness.

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***Only for graduates of the ASHS program or currently enrolled ASHS students.
Deepen as a shamanic practitioner working with others.
Here are some of what you will be learning during this 3-day workshop - full schedule provide later (Most days will begin by 9am and go to 5pm)
Becoming a shamanic practitioner can be not only for your own personal journey, but can also be a place where you assist others in their journey. This workshop covers much of what any practitioner should know when working with others. It will enhance any energy worker's practices and take you deeper into your ability to sense and clear energy, trust your intuition and guidance, build your support system with your allies and helpers, and expand how to take care of your energy when working with others.

You can expect to learn the following in an experiential setting:

  • Ethics
  • Prepping space
  • Self-protection - keeping clean and objective
  • Scanning
  • Taping into your gifts and intuition - Building trust with how you receive the guidance, downloads/sense/see/hear/know
  • When and where to use your tools, smoke bath, tobacco, flower baths
  • Crystal work, setting grids, etc
  • Clearing and cuttings cords
  • Practice time
  • Coaching
  • Clearing afterwards
  • Special subject - what you need to know about “extraction” - dangers and such - do not do unless you have advanced training
  • Integration
  • Lunch included each day.

What you need to Bring:

  • Notebook and pen/pencil.
  • Shamanic Tools - Rattle, drum, bells, bowls, feathers, stones, mesa, etc.
  • Tobacco, smudge, smoke items.
  • An additional email will be sent with a full list you will need for the training.

A full schedule will be provided closer to class time.

Cost $595 (deposit of $300 to hold your space in class by Sept 15th) Balance due at class.

One-Day Praying with Tobacco Dieta
Sunday, Sept. 18th
8:00am to 5:30pm

Pre-requisite: ASHS Course I, or other Advanced Shamanic Work approved by Katherine

***If you have not taken shamanic course work with Katherine, please contact her before you purchase this event so you are pre-approved. If you have studied with other shamanic teachers, Katherine will review your qualifications and possibly speak to you ahead of time to approve you for this sacred work.

Connect with the spirit and essence of Tobacco in sacred ceremony and ritual. In this day of retreat, work with this sacred plant medicine teacher in silence, fasting and prayer. You will learn to invoke  the Spirt of tobacco as your ally and as a powerful shamanic tool in your everyday life for clearing, cleaning and healing. Create a sacred relationship with tobacco, learning also to call it in for protection, and for assistance in creating greater boundaries and integrity in all areas of your life.

Tobacco is a sacred plant used by many indigenous peoples around the world. The sacred tobacco we work with is direct from the jungles of Peru. It is pure nicotine rustica, and is used by Peruvian shamans for clearing low frequency energies, such as trauma, unpleasant fear patterns, fright, as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. Tobacco is a very good plant ally to use for protection and raising your frequency when done in reverence for the sacred plant. It greatly assists sensitive, empathic people when used consciously as an ally, through prayer and with intention.

8am Arrival and Beginning

Arrive well hydrated and fasting from food.

This is a one-day prayerful diet with tobacco, with an opportunity to get to know it better as a spirit ally and powerful healing tool. You learn to smoke it prayerfully, and do not inhale the smoke. You can also opt in to pray with it as an ally and not smoke it all, as the relationship is not dependent on smoking it, but on how you honor it and call it in as a spirit ally.

This is a day of fasting. Prior to the beginning of the day diet with tobacco, you are requested to hydrate early morning. No food. You will be in prayer and silence all day with Tobacco until 3pm. (If you have blood sugar issues, hypoglycemia, or diabetes, please talk to Katherine for proper supervision and support.)

3pm - Breaking the Fast

The day of prayer, fasting, and work with tobacco ends at 3pm. An organic soup, fresh fruit, vegetables, and GF bread are provided to break your fast and nourish you.

4pm-ish - Integration and Closing the Circle

After eating, an integration of the group will be offered and a closing of the day of ceremony with tobacco. You will be free to leave by 5:30pm or sooner.

One-Day Tobacco Dieta Cost $150
Repeat Praying with Tobacco Students $125

Katherine Skaggs, Shamanic Practitioner
Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner who has trained extensively with the Shipibo shamans from the Amazon jungles of Peru and their shamanic traditions since 2007. In her apprenticeship she has dieted with sacred tobacco and a ladder of other sacred plants from the jungle that assist energetically, spiritually and physically. The first plant to diet with is Tobacco.

"To get to know this plant, the shamans create a fresh pressed drink out the the leaves of the tobacco plant. Each day the shamans pray into the plant drink with prayers for the medicine to assist us, and for us to become allies with it and its powers. They would also put prayers into three mapacchos for us to work with each day. A mapaccho looks like a cigarette, but is not, as it is pure tobacco and only meant for prayerful use. Then we would pray into our tobacco drink (or whatever plant we were working with), and drink it down. We would then rest, fast, pray and dream during the day. We began at dawn and were in ceremony until 3pm. Then we could break our fast. We did this for 7 days, as that is the minimum time for the sacred relationship to be created, and for the plant to lay its energy matrix into our field."

Tobacco is sacred and not meant to be used mindlessly. It knows your prayers and will go to work for you if you hold it in its sacredness. And if you disrespect it, it will kill you! This class is to get to know Tobacco as a powerful ally, and to have a sacred relationship with it.

Sunday, August 21st
9am to 5pm

Walking a shamanic lifestyle is one of finding and following maps that reveal wisdom and truth, and the way of waking up as Spirit within a dream. The Shamanic Body Map will help you better understand the wisdom of the body and what it has to teach you in waking up.

The Shamanic Body Map reveals the symbol system of the body, and how it can guide you to living in greater balance, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Identify patterns of imbalance, and learn to clear, reset and restore your center as you release distorted patterns.

Learn the spiritual meaning of breaking a bone. Each bone has particular meaning and spiritual energy. The symbol system of this body map will reveal the significance of the bones, what they can tell you if you break one, as well as what they will tell you about the energy you are unconsciously working to release. Where you break the bone will give you timelines of what you are working to release, whether in this life or a past life. What is it trying to show you, teach you? We’ll take a look at the organ mapping systems too and what they can teach you about where you are on the road of the soul.

Here's more that you will learn:
Symbol system and meaning of the bones and teeth of the human body
Symbol system and meaning of the organs
How to clear distorted patterns held in the bones, organs and energy bodies

This information can give vast insights and support to you and your life path, as well as to how you work with clients if you are a healer practitioner.

What you need to bring to class:
Drinking Water and a sack lunch, snacks for the day
Pens/pencils and a journal or notebook for note taking

Teacher and shamanic practitioner - Katherine Skaggs

** To Attend: You must be enrolled in or a graduate of the Artist Shaman Healer Sage course, or approved by Katherine.

Shamanic Drum Making
Make an 18" Elk Hide Hand Drum
Sunday, July 17th
9am to 2:30pm

at Katherine Skaggs Studio
3148 Birmingham Drive, Fort Collins, CO

Make your own 18" elk hide drum on a maple hoop frame, along with a drum beater, in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the directions and all our allies, we will smudge and smoke ourselves and our drum materials while setting intention and sending prayers to Spirit.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a vibration to clear blocks in the energy bodies as well as to open the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.

Native Hand DrumsElk Medicine Totem is a noble totem representing strength, stamina, passion, nobility, respect and survival.

You will leave with a completed drum and drum beater.

Register Early! Classes fill quickly!

Deposits are due by July 5th to insure your space in the workshop and to buy the materials for your drum. Limited to 10 participants.

All creative materials provided: rawhide drum head and lacing, maple hoop frame; alder stick, leather, padding and sinew for drum beater.

Cost:
18" Elk Hide Drum and beater - $225
Must make a deposit or full payment to hold your place in class by July 5th so I can order materials in time for class.

Katherine Skaggs
Master Drum Maker

Katherine Skaggs has been making and teaching drum making in a sacred shamanic ceremony for more than 13 years now. Katherine honors the ancestors, as well as the allies associated with each drum, honoring the power and wisdom each bestows to each of us who engage their love and power through this sacred art and ceremonial act.

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, trained multi-culturally, since 2007. Ceremonial shamanic practices and work with the medicine wheel always hold a sacred and safe space to create your drum.

Awaken the Inner Artist - One Day Event
Women's Intuitive Creativity and Painting Immersion

Sunday, December 12th, 9am to 5pm

Honor and Awaken Your
Imagination • Curiosity • Childlike Wonderment • Fearless, Courageous, Creativity

Awakening the Inner Artist is the Awakening of the Soul's Creative Powers.

Whether you are a seasoned artist or beginner, Katherine will lay out how to work with the materials, how to work with color, symbolism, and intention to connect to your essence, as well as how to connect to and paint the vision and essence of your Inner Artist. You will work with opening a safe and sacred space for diving deep into your creativity and imagination, to open the doorway to visioning, and how to bring that to a canvas.

Ladies You Asked for Another Opportunity!

Join this one day intuitive painting immersion to explore the inner spaces of your Divine Creative Self, Your Inner Artist. The studio space is the sacred temple space to call forth the power of your self-expression. Ceremony, ritual, meditation and inner journey spaces will open the creative flow. It is a time to say YES to your inner knowing.

Creativity and Curiosity

With canvas, paint, and the power of your curiosity, we will explore your soul's inner symbol system, awakening your intuitive creativity, and its power to support you in creating the life you want.

What if you could create a more loving, exciting, peace-filled, and abundant life? What if you can edit our life story and empower yourself as story teller and story maker? Are you ready to expand your story into greater harmony, love, and joy? Awakening the Inner Artist is an experience of Awakening Your Soul Spark. There is nothing more important than realizing you are the Creative Spark who directs your life.

Everyone of us is a creative being. If you don't think of yourself as an artist, it is time to reconsider that you are born a creative being, even if you don't draw, paint, sing, dance or such. You imagine and create your life each day. It is within you. It drives your choices and responses to the world. Becoming aware of this divine spark within your very being is part of your journey to awakening your true nature. With intention, curiosity, and the courage to show up, you have the opportunity to awaken and engage this divine spark in your every day consciousness. This is a time to connect to your Divine Inner Artist Spark, and bring her forth.

Your Imagination and Childlike Wonderment

We will cultivate a safe and creative space to return to your innocence and purity where your Childlike Wonderment and Imagination can flourish again. Are you tired of the adulting? Are you ready to laugh again, and move into the freedom of play? How would you like to imagine again?

There will be time to clean and clear the energies that are born of old worn out stories that no longer can go on the ride of our lives. As we sacredly release through the power of sacred destruction and paint, we can add color, hope, and wonderment back into our stories of creation. With intention, courage, and freedom to color our canvases with free flowing energy and form, we redirect the patterns of our lives into greater beauty and harmony. The external canvas and paint we use is the holographic expression of our soul changing directions into greater alignment with our soul path that is harmonious and joyful once again.

What to Bring to Class

Personal Materials for your Comfort

  • Plenty of Drinking Water for the day
  • Sack lunch
  • Snacks as needed
  • Meditation pillow

Art Materials to Bring:

  • 11x14" (or larger) Sketchbook/Visual journal for taking notes, writing intentions, focusing on what you desire, and sketching
  • Water container for painting water
  • Acrylic paint - A rainbow of colors. Recommended high quality/high pigment count such as Golden Fluid Acrylics. Small tubes or bottles of paint okay as we will use small amounts with thin layers of paint.
  • 1 Large Canvas - Choose from Sizes 18x24" to 24x30" recommended. (Make sure your portable easel will handle)
  • Variety of soft synthetic brushes. Small, medium and large. Flats, filberts, rounds. Have at least one 1" or larger flat brush for big stroke washes.
  • Palette for paints
  • Several small rags/old towels
  • Portable Easel

What is Provided for the Retreat

  • Coffee and Hot Tea
  • Sacred environment and teachings for exploring your creativity and awakening your inner artist
  • Lots of support to help you access your sacred Inner Artist, your inner vision and your ability to express it!.

Cost: $195

Deposit of $100 or full tuition required to enroll.

Space for 10 Women Only. Please register early to insure your spot in class.

Once you are registered begin to gather your supplies. The journey has begun!

Shamanic Drum Making
Make a 15" Buffalo Hand Drum
Saturday, February 19th
9am - 1pm

Sacred Drum Making

Make your own 15” buffalo rawhide drum on a maple hoop frame, and drum beater, in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention, blessings, and ceremonial ritual.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the directions and all our allies, we will smudge and smoke ourselves and our drum materials while setting intention and sending prayers to Spirit.

The ancient style hand drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a vibration to clear blocks in the energy bodies as well as to open the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.

Buffalo Medicine Totem is the totem of strength, abundance, stability, freedom, gentleness, gratitude and prosperity. Helps to keep you grounded and connected to Mother Earth.

Maple Tree Medicine (the hoop frame wood) - a symbol of strength and endurance.

Alder Tree Medicine (the drum beater stick wood) - a symbol of determination, inner confidence and release.

You will leave with a completed drum and drum beater.

Register Early. Deposits are due at the latest by February 1st, 2022 to insure your space in the workshop and to buy the materials for your drum. Limited to 10 participants.

All creative materials provided: rawhide drum head and lacing, maple hoop frame; alder stick, leather, padding and sinew for drum beater.

Class will be held at Katherine's Studio, 3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO

Shamanic Drum Making
Make an 18" Elk Hide Hand Drum
Saturday, Dec. 11th
9am to 2:30pm

at Katherine Skaggs Studio
3148 Birmingham Drive, Fort Collins, CO

Make your own 18" elk hide drum on a maple hoop frame, along with a drum beater, in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the directions and all our allies, we will smudge and smoke ourselves and our drum materials while setting intention and sending prayers to Spirit.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a vibration to clear blocks in the energy bodies as well as to open the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.

Native Hand DrumsElk Medicine Totem is a noble totem representing strength, stamina, passion, nobility, respect and survival. Click here to learn more about Elk Medicine.

You will leave with a completed drum and drum beater.

Register Early! Classes fill quickly!

Deposits are due by Nov. 21st to insure your space in the workshop and to buy the materials for your drum. Limited to 11 participants.

All creative materials provided: rawhide drum head and lacing, maple hoop frame; alder stick, leather, padding and sinew for drum beater.

Cost:
18" Elk Hide Drum and beater - $225
Must make a deposit or full payment to hold your place in class by November 21st so I can order materials in time for class.

Katherine Skaggs Master Drum Maker

Katherine Skaggs has been making and teaching drum making in a sacred shamanic ceremony for more than 13 years now. Katherine honors the ancestors, as well as the allies associated with each drum, honoring the power and wisdom each bestows to each of us who engage their love and power through this sacred art and ceremonial act.

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, trained multi-culturally, since 2007. Ceremonial shamanic practices and work with the medicine wheel always hold a sacred and safe space to create your drum.

Spring 2022 Course Overview

Third Saturday Monthly - April 2022 through Sept. 2022 • 9am to 5pm
April 16 • May 21 • June 18 • July 16 • Aug. 20 • Sept. 17

Held at Katherine Skaggs Studio in Fort Collins, CO

All times for classes and zoom calls are in Mountain time.

Artist Shaman Healer Sage is a foundational course is multi-cultural shamanism. Learn about and practice spiritual wisdom, ritual, and ceremony for navigating the current day, chaotic world. Through personal experience and practice you will have the opportunity to understand and experience direct revelation that brings true transformation.This course is all about living your life in power and unity. Artist Shaman Healer Sage is for someone who is ready for change, for clearing away the things that block you from being you, and for awakening your true soul Self. This is for someone who wants to embrace his or her capacity to dream a life born of passion, joy and fulfillment... and THEN Embody it!

Each designated Saturday Meeting we will gather in a safe, ceremonial space for learning universal shamanic wisdom, practices, storytelling, drum journeying, soul remembering, and creating shamanic tools. We will also meet virtually on Zoom once monthly at an agreed upon evening time for teleconference and check-in, to maintain and ground our teachings into our every day life, to build community and to gain support.

The content of the course will include foundational Shamanic teachings, the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel, and shamanic practices for living life empowered and awakened! You will receive everything you need to shape shift your life into greater harmony and empowerment for a joyful life.

Each meeting we will also make ceremonial, shamanic tools associated with the work of that month.

Saturday attendance and zoom attendance are required for acceptance into this course.

Every class will include a ceremonial, creative shamanic tool project. We’ll use ceremony and ritual to create our tools with intention and power.

Course Tuition: $1495

Payment plan:
Deposit of $300 to register. 5 Payments of $250 per month beginning in April 2022.
(Credit card will be held on file once you register.)
Includes course materials and teachings, as well as all materials to make your shamanic tools (crystals and stones, rattle making materials, medicine bag leather and materials, beads, feathers, wood for clicking sticks, and so much more. Also includes a copy of Katherine Skaggs' book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul. If you already own this book, you will have in in-store credit of $25 for other purchases when you arrive at class. Katherine will check with you upon registration to see if you have the book. If  you don't, she will ship it with your first payment.

Register Early to save your place in this course.

Limited to 11 students.

This is an in-person course. A remote Course is in the works.

Email support@katherines24.sg-host.com if you want to learn at a distance.

Saturday, April 16th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm 

The East

New Beginnings, The Void, Child, Sunrise, Spring

Your First Class in Artist Shaman Healer Sage will introduce you to working with:

  • 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 Call Tuesday, April 26th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the East, Q&A

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 • 9am to 5pm

The South

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

Your Second Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the South, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • Working with Containers and Boundaries to support your soul dreams
  • Better boundaries and protection
  • Deepening your relationship with Allies and Elementals
  • How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
  • 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 Call Tuesday, May 31st • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the South, Q&A

Saturday, June 18th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm

The West

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

Your Third Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the West
  • Understanding and working with 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
  • Ceremonial Art – ABORIGINAL CLICKING STICKS

Zoom Call Tuesday, June 28th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the West, Q&A


Saturday, July 16th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm

The North

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

Your Fourth Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the North
  • Deepening into rest, regeneration, introspection, stillness, wisdom and vision
  • Soul loss
  • Soul retrieval - Calling Home Lost Soul Parts
  • Shamanic helpers in Soul Retrieval
  • Power places; power objects
  • Restoring power
  • The Path of Empowerment, Generosity and Wisdom
  • Ceremonial Art – RATTLE

Zoom Call Tuesday, July 26th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the North, Q&A


Saturday, August 20th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm

Father Sky, Mother Earth

The Power of Above and Below

Your Fifth Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit Medicine of Father Sky and Mother Earth
  • Exploring the Divine Masculine wisdom of Father Sky
    • Wisdom, Protection
    • Illumination and Light
    • Angelic realm, spirit helpers
  • Exploring the Divine Feminine wisdom of Mother Earth
    • Cycles and Rhythms
    • Working with Her restorative energy, allies, elementals and helpers
  • Working with shamanic feathers to clean, clear and bring in energy

Ceremonial Art – SHAMANIC FEATHERS


Zoom Call Tuesday, August 30th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm

  • Check-in, clearing, drum journey with Father Sky and Mother Earth, Q&A

Saturday, September 17th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm

Integration, Celebration, Graduation

The Power of Great Spirit, Our Final Meeting

Ceremony, Graduation and Celebration. It is time for our harvest, our 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 all day affair, to recap your learning and use of your tools, to give gratitude, and to celebrate.

Review and Practice

The morning will be set aside to honor our tools and what they have taught us so far, as well as how else we may take them into our personal practices, and any offerings we may choose to offer others.

Graduation Despacho

In the afternoon we will work with the Andean Medicine Ritual of a Despacho. This ceremonial ritual will be dedicated to the blessings for each student and the clan of your 2022 Artist Shaman Healer Sage 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! You will bring some food to share with your tribe at the end of the day as you celebrate your transformation and honor one another.


Course Tuition: $1495
Payment plan: Deposit of $300 to register. 5 Payments of $250 per month beginning in April 2022. (Credit card will be held on file once you register.)
Includes course materials and teachings, as well as all materials to make your shamanic tools (crystals and stones, rattle making materials, medicine bag leather and materials, beads, feathers, wood for clicking sticks, and so much more. Also includes a copy of Katherine Skaggs' book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul. If you already own this book, you will have in in-store credit of $25 for other purchases when you arrive at class.


Limited Spaces in the Class

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

The application process is really very simple. I am accepting students who are very interested in the subject matter and course work. If you are committed to attendance of all classes, in-person Saturday classes, as well as all Zoom calls you are almost ready to put your deposit down. Attendance, desire to learn, willliness to adopt and try new practices each month, and your agreement to put your best effort forth qualifies you to join the course. What you put into this class will be what you get out of it. Also, how you show up affects everything. And whatever you put into the class will support the entire class in getting the most that is possible from this course. You, the student, ARE the class! And everyone’s attendance brings great richness to the journey of all in the class.

Physical Health and Ability to Participate

We hope to open this to anyone who can participate. There is nothing terribly rigorous about this shamanic course. However, you do need to be able to walk at least a mile on the flat lands in Colorado. It is also best if you are able to do short hikes in the foothills near Katherine's home. There will be a few short morning outings to be in nature, to gather her wisdom, energy, and often times found items. First class (weather permitting) there is a morning outing for some of the teachings and experiences. Other classes will have similar teaching opportunities outside when possible. Some may be in Katherine's backyard, some in the foothills.

Class Location and Times

Classes are held at Katherine Skaggs' studio in foothills in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Financial Commitment and Agreement

An essential part of the energy exchange is your payment for the class. A deposit of $300 is required to hold your place in class, with five monthly payments of $250 starting in April (unless you would like to begin to pay earlier). Or a one time payment of $1495 is due to hold your place in class. A credit card will be on file to run payments on the 1st of each month beginning in April. If for any reason you don't want to continue in the course at any time during the six-month course, you agree to complete your financial agreement. If for any unseen reason you must drop out (such as due to illness or family crisis, each situation will be dealt with on a one-time basis per student to find the best outcome for all involved). Harmony and reciprocity are always held as guides for the highest and best outcome for all.

Awaken the Inner Artist
A Women's Intuitive Creativity and Painting Immersion

Saturday, November 13th - 9am to 5pm
Sunday, November 14th, 9am to 5pm

Within Your Very Being Resides the Spark of the Artist

Imagination • Curiosity • Childlike Wonderment • Fearless, Courageous, Creativity

Awakening the Inner Artist is the Awakening of the Soul's Creative Powers.

Whether you are a seasoned artist or beginner, Katherine will lay out how to work with the materials, how to work with color, symbolism, and intention to connect to your essence, as well as how to connect to and paint the vision and essence of your Inner Artist. You will work with opening a safe and sacred space for diving deep into your creativity and imagination, to open the doorway to visioning, and how to bring that to a canvas.

What is the Weekend About?

This sacred women's weekend is a time to retreat into the inner spaces of your Divine Creative Self, Your Inner Artist. The studio space will become the sacred temple space to call forth the power of your self-expression. Ceremony, ritual, meditation and inner journey spaces will open the creative flow. It is a time to say YES to your inner knowing.

Creativity and Curiosity

With canvas, paint, and the power of your curiosity, we will explore your soul's inner symbol system, awakening your intuitive creativity, and its power to support you in creating the life you want.

What if you could create a more loving, exciting, peace-filled, and abundant life? What if you can edit our life story and empower yourself as story teller and story maker? Are you ready to expand your story into greater harmony, love, and joy? Awakening the Inner Artist is an experience of Awakening Your Soul Spark. There is nothing more important than realizing you are the Creative Spark who directs your life.

Everyone of us is a creative being. If you don't think of yourself as an artist, it is time to reconsider that you are born a creative being, even if you don't draw, paint, sing, dance or such. You imagine and create your life each day. It is within you. It drives your choices and responses to the world. Becoming aware of this divine spark within your very being is part of your journey to awakening your true nature. With intention, curiosity, and the courage to show up, you have the opportunity to awaken and engage this divine spark in your every day consciousness. This weekend is a time to connect to your Divine Inner Artist Spark, and bring her forth.

Your Imagination and Childlike Wonderment

This weekend is also about cultivating a safe and creative space to return to your innocence and purity where your Childlike Wonderment and Imagination can flourish again. Are you tired of the adulting? Are you ready to laugh again, and move into the freedom of play? How would you like to imagine again?

There will be time to clean and clear the energies that are born of old worn out stories that no longer can go on the ride of our lives. As we sacredly release through the power of sacred destruction and paint, we can add color, hope, and wonderment back into our stories of creation. With intention, courage, and freedom to color our canvases with free flowing energy and form, we redirect the patterns of our lives into greater beauty and harmony. The external canvas and paint we use is the holographic expression of our soul changing directions into greater alignment with our soul path that is harmonious and joyful once again.

Reclaim the Power to Boldly Make a Stroke on the Canvas of Your Life

Through the intuitive painting process, shamanic journey and meditation, prayer, intention, and art play, gain a greater sense of your power to create the life you want. Imagine your life as the canvas of your soul, the place where you add color, pattern and form each day through your intention, or lack there of. This weekend will support you in becoming more intentional and conscious of how you direct the life you have to live. It will also support you in 'painting out' the parts you may not experience as in alignment, so you can 'recreate and paint anew' your life in ways that sing and express the true song of your soul.

Awaken the Inner Artist Schedule

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

Doors Open at 8:30am - Arrive between 8:30 and 8:45am to set up
Class 9am - 5pm
Clean and clear energetically.

Opening Circle and Introduction of Intuitive Painting and Awakening the Inner Artist. The intersection of intuition, art, vision and being the Artist, Healer, Wise One. Teachings and Demonstration on Intuitive Creativity, including images of soul portraits, sacred symbols and visionary art that communicate and activate the soul essence remembering through their beauty and intention.

Going Within - Connecting to Your Intuitive Soul Self
Setting intentions, shamanic journey and reflection, journal time. Exploring and communing with your symbols, spirit guides and helping energies. Entering the Conversation with your Inner Artist.

Intuitive Creativity and Painting - Bringing Your Inner Expression to Color, Light, and Form onto Canvas
Open studio time with painting and group and individual support.

Mid-day lunch break. Lunch provided.

Open studio time with painting and group and individual support.

5pm - End of Day

6:00pm - 9:00pm Optional Open Studio Time

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

Doors Open at 8:30am - Arrive between 8:30 and 8:45am to set up
Class Begins - 9am
Clean and clear energetically to start the day.
Connect and morning share

Open studio time with painting and group and individual support.

Mid-day lunch break. Lunch provided.

Open studio time with painting and group and individual support.

Student Share and Integration

Closing Circle

5:00pm End of Day

What to Bring to Class

Personal Materials for your Comfort

  • Plenty of Drinking Water for each day
  • Snacks for the day
  • Meditation pillow or chair

Art Materials to Bring:

  • 11x14" (or larger) Sketchbook/Visual journal for taking notes, writing intentions, focusing on what you desire, and sketching
  • A water container for painting water
  • Acrylic paint - A rainbow of colors. Recommended high quality/high pigment count such as Golden Fluid Acrylics. Small tubes or bottles of paint okay as we will use small amounts with thin layers of paint.
  • 1 Large Canvas - Choose from Sizes 20x24", 24x24", 30x30", or 30x40" recommended. (Make sure your portable easel will handle)
  • Variety of soft synthetic brushes. Small, medium and large. Flats, filberts, rounds. Have at least one 1" or larger flat brush for big stroke washes.
  • Palette for paints
  • Several small rags/old towels
  • Portable Easel
  • Clip light with daylight bulb and extension cord for night time painting and ideal light

What is Provided for the Retreat

  • Daily Lunch
    • Soup, Salad, Sandwich makings (Vegan and Meat based available)
  • Coffee and Hot Tea
  • Sacred environment and teachings for exploring your creativity and awakening your inner artist
  • Lots of support to help you access your sacred Inner Artist, your inner vision and your ability to express it!.

Cost: $395

Deposit of $150 or full tuition required to register for the weekend.

Space for 11 Women Only. Please register early to insure your spot in class. Once you are registered begin to gather your supplies. The journey has begun!

Registration Ends Nov. 6th, 2021

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