Soul Portraits with Katherine Skaggs at Inner Haven

Soul Portraits, Soul Essence, and
Spirit Guide Paintings

Appointments Available
Wednesday, April 3rd through Monday, April 8th

by appointment only at Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
34121 N. US HWY 45, Suite 8, Grayslake, IL 60030
Call to Schedule 224-252-2945/Pay Online to Hold Your Spot

Katherine Skaggs is coming to town. Register now for your own Soul Portrait, Soul Essence, or Spirit Guide Painting at Inner Haven Spiritual and Creative Development Center. Call 224-252-2945 to schedule your appointment. Schedule early to insure your own personal channeled soul portrait or spirit guide session with Katherine. Limited appointments are available.

Soul Portrait by Katherine SkaggsSoul Portraits

Soul Portraits are beautiful, vibrant paintings of your soul essence, reflected through color, symbols and energy on canvas, along with intuitive guidance to lift you to greater awareness of your true Soul Self. These paintings are multi-dimensional portals providing assistance on your soul journey. Each session helps anchor higher vibrational energies into form, often resulting in a soul retrieval/remembering. Learn more about your gifts and potential.

Individual Sessions

Each soul portrait session is for one person in a one-hour channeled session. Painted with professional high quality acrylic paints on a 16x20" canvas, ready to hang with or without frame.

Cost $265 - 1-hour Soul Portrait, Soul Essence, or Spirit Guide Session

Soul Essence Energy Soul Portrait by Katherine SkaggsSoul Essence Portraits

Soul Essence Portraits are a more energetic and abstract expression of a channeled soul portrait. The color, energy, and symbol remind you how big and amazing you are as soul. Receive a channeled, visionary soul essence portrait — a professional acrylic painting on canvas, channeled intuitive guidance, interpretation of colors, symbols and messages.

Individual Sessions

Each soul essence portrait is for one person in a one-hour channeled session. Painted with professional high quality acrylic paints on a 16x20" canvas, ready to hang with or without frame.

Cost $265 - 1-hour Soul Portrait, Soul Essence, or Spirit Guide Session

For Two People - Couples Sessions

If you and your child or your beloved would like to have a session together, you can schedule a 2-hour time block. It is also a channeled session used to reflect the essence of your higher relationship, to create a portal to your divine union and soul agreements, and to support the love to flow through you in support of each and both of you. It also is painted with professional high quality acrylic paints on a 16x20" canvas, ready to hang with or without frame.

Cost $550 - 2-hour Couples Soul Portrait Session (MUST schedule a 2-hour block of time.)

 

Spirit Guide Soul Portrait by Katherine Skaggs

Spirit Guide Paintings

Spirit Guide paintings are also channeled paintings with channeled soul guidance sessions that result in imagery of at least one of your Spirit Guides. This session activates a new and expanded level of communication with your guide(s) and assists you in knowing you are not alone.

Each session brings guidance based on your intentions and questions you have for your soul guide(s) and higher guidance system. These sessions can bring in an ancestor, an angel, a guide team, totem spirit animals and even higher dimensional guides who we identify as other worldly, cosmic, or other species. Be assured each session brings love and illumination into your life.

Joy, laughter, and tears often accompany these sessions, as they always bring in a great amount of love, confirmation and connection to those who love you so very much. If you have a specific guide you would like to come into form, ask too for that guide to show him/herself. If it is a specific animal totem you would like to connect to, also ask for that guide to come in and bring their messages, their gifts and their strengths to support you. If you have particular healing and guidance you need, always ask so the session can focus on that particular need you have at this time. Don't be shy.

Soul Portraits and Spirit Guide paintings are always spiritual activations and can be used as spiritual tools through open eyed gazing, prayer and meditation practices.

Cost $265 - 1-hour Soul Portrait or Spirit Guide Session

Visionary Artist Katherine Skaggs

Award-winning Artist of the Mythical Goddess Tarot, Artist/Author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage book (Multi-Award-winning Book of the Year 2022), Artist/Author Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle (COVR Industry Choice Product of 2023), Painter of Souls and Shamanic Practitioner

Limited Sessions Available
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Saturday, February 24th
6:30-9:30pm

Join Shamanic Practitioner Katherine Skaggs for the February Full Moon Circle in her home studio
3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins

Snow Full Moon in Virgo Full Moon Healing Circle
Hard Work, Manifestation, Healing the Shadows, Order

The Full Moon in Virgo brings the hardworking energy of Virgo into all we are creating in our lives. Now is a great time to work hard and manifest what you truly desire. You may find yourself organizing and putting your life in order in ways you haven't been able to do for a while. The Full Moon in Virgo can help you tie up loose ends and complete cycles and tasks you haven't been able to get done. A great time to finish your taxes!

Detox and Heal Subconscious Destructive Patterns & Shadows

This moon energy is also a time to detoxify from old thoughts and beliefs that limit you, or make you feel not good enough. The Virgo Full Moon can also bring subconscious fears and doubts to the surface so you can heal the shadows that lurk below the surface. Once you clean out the subconscious you can lean into your dreams and know that YOU ARE good enough to have what you truly want. It is a great time to share your talent and stand in your brilliant light.

Full moons are a great time to release the old and to manifest the seeds of what we planted on the New Moon. This full moon brings the energy needed to clear up the old and come into greater balance.

Invoke Hindu Mother Goddess Kali (art by Katherine Skaggs) for the February Full Moon in Virgo Healing Circle
Mother Goddess Kali

Heal the Shadows with Kali Journey on the Virgo Full Moon

For years I have been working with Great Mother Kali, the revered Hindu Mother Goddess of Creation and Death, and the death card in the Mythical Goddess Tarot. She asks to join us on the Full Moon in Virgo to help us face our shadows and release the fears that stop us from living the life we want.  She is the perfect Mother Goddess to assist us in shifting our inner blocks, uncovering unconscious patterns and emotional that prevent us from realizing our dreams.

We will invoke Kali into our ceremony, and bring her as our focus for Shamanic Journey to help us cleanse and let die the patterns of pain and unworthiness. We'll ask her to help us accept our shadows so we can heal the wounds that caused them.

The Healing Ceremony with Kali and the Full Moon in Virgo

This will be an evening of ceremony, clearing, reset, reflection, visioning, and illumination.

What to expect for your evening:

  • Gather in sacred ceremonial circle.
  • Clean and clear with smoke (palo santo and sage).
  • Open a medicine wheel and call our allies.
  • Vibe up and Blessing with flower water.
  • We will work specifically with the ally of Kali medicine to clear old patterns and limiting energies and beliefs
  • Shamanic Drum Journey with Mother Goddess Kali for guidance, healing, and support
  • Additional shamanic clearing to help let go of old patterns and bring in new vibrations.

Bring Items for the Altar to Be Blessed
Stones, crystals, written prayers, candles, family photos, small statues and items of meaning, flowers, etc.

Click below to Register and Pay

I look forward to seeing you here!

Blessings, Katherine

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, visionary artist, painter of souls, ceremonialist, and the multi-award-winning author of the COVR Book of the Year Artist Shaman Healer Sage

New Moon in Capricorn

Thursday, January 11th

6:30-9:30pm

Join Shamanic Practitioner Katherine Skaggs in her home studio
3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins

Focus on Optimistic New Beginnings at the Women's Wisdom Circle

The new moon cycles always mark a time of New Beginnings, a time to open a new chapter and introduce new ideas, new relationships, and new ways of being. Our last new moon of 2023 was in Sagittarius, giving us the fire we needed to be honest and brave, seeking knowledge as well as adventure and fun. This Capricorn New Moon adds the energy we need to jumpstart the hopes and dreams we are focusing on for 2024.

January 11th, New Moon in Capricorn is Great Energy to Jumpstart Your Goals!

The influence of Capricorn energies in early 2024 are perfect for helping you set realistic New Year’s intentions — and then actually follow through on what you truly desire. Work with this down-to-earth energy to connect with your long-term goals, take responsibility, and tackle the projects that require a little extra structure and discipline.

Mars joins the sun in Capricorn on Jan. 4, bringing added stamina and zeal to the industrious vibes of the season. Having Mars in Capricorn will be just what you need to focus on what you want to create and then do the work needed that will jumpstart your drive to succeed and make progress on your desires.

Mercury joins the Capricorn party on Jan. 13, two days after the Capricorn new moon. This transit helps with clarity on your objectives, supporting practical thinking and plans to move forward.  This will be the time to clean up any communication messes that may have been made during the planet’s retrograde back in December.

If you haven’t quite gotten a grip on your New Year's goals, this New Moon Gathering will be just what you need to get going on your desires. This New Moon squares off with the North and South Nodes of Fate, challenging you to overcome the confines of your comfort zone and push toward a more spiritually fulfilling future. Gather in tribe to help clear out the old and set a new energy for your dreams to come true.

Gather the Women in Ceremony

  • Join in sacred circle with other women to focus on your heart dreams and what is important.
  • Come into the sacred circle with the opening of a medicine circle, calling our allies, the Divine Mother, and our helpers to support our dreams... creating a safe space for our seeds to grow.
  • Get smudged with sacred smoke to clear dense energies that do not serve you.
  • Focus on your true desires and move toward greater fulfillment.
  • Work with the Mythical Goddess Tarot and Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle cards for guidance and support. A group reading will be offered.
  • Go on a drum journey to gain direct guidance.
  • End with closing of the medicine wheel.

New Beginnings, Possibility, Courage to Act

  • What seeds of your desires are you planting now?
  • What are your authentic hopes and dreams?
  • Come into a sacred space where you are safe to dream once again, where you are accepted, where you are supported.
  • Listen to the guidance of the Divine Mother Goddesses and the wisdom they have to show you.
  • Drop into the healing of shamanic journey for direct knowing that feeds your personal journey.

If you are ready for change, it is time. If you are ready for support, it is time. If you are ready, come.

Bring Items for the Altar to Be Blessed
Stones, crystals, written prayers, candles, family photos, small statues and items of meaning, flowers, etc.

Register below

I look forward to seeing you here!

Blessings, Katherine

 

KATHERINE SKAGGS

Shamanic Practitioner, and the Author and Artist of the Award Winning ARTIST SHAMAN HEALER SAGE – Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

Katherine has more than 30 years experience as a spiritual teacher, guide, and mentor for the spiritual wellness and transformation of others. Katherine works with the powerful path of shamanism, its timeless practices, rituals, and ceremonies to offer healing and illumination individually and collectively. May it bless you and your life beyond imagination. Step into ceremony with Katherine to return to the sacred within yourself and all of your life.

Make Your Own 18" Hand-drum
Saturday, February 17th, 2024
Noon - 4:30pm

Choose Elk, Horse, or Buffalo Rawhide for your drum

Learn to make your own 18” 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.

This workshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. Everything will be taught in a ceremonial way, with prayer, smudging, and connecting to the spirit of your hide.

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.

Drumming is an excellent way to clear low-frequency energy, open the heart, and recenter into joy. A shamanic practitioner use drumming to journey to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing. 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. You will have the opportunity to infuse prayers, intentions, blessings, and gratitude energies into your drum.

Choice of Rawhides for Your Drum:

Choosing your animal hide for your drum - Most people lean to choosing the animal rawhide for their drum based on the animal energy and totem they prefer working with. That is a great way to go. AND, if you are making your first drum you may consider working with Elk as that is typically an easier hide to work as you learn to make a hand drum in ancient style.  The thicker hides are more difficult to mold around the hoop. though  it is often a bit more challenging to work into making a drum. If you are good with your hands it may not matter. Everything you need to make your drum, whether it be your first or your 5th, will be provided in class.

Buffalo -  a totem of strength, abundance, stability, freedom, gentleness, gratitude, and prosperity. Helps to keep you grounded and connected to Mother Earth.

Elk - a totem of stamina, steadiness, strength, sensual passion, nobility, pride, respect, and survival. Elk is also known to bring divine protection, helping one to also follow the right path. It helps people with good hearts.

Horse - is the totem of freedom above all else. The horse is a majestic animal that embodies the spiritual power of independence, freedom, nobleness, endurance, confidence, triumph, heroism, and competition. Its symbol is associated with strength, courage and freedom.

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 January 31st, 2024 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

Sunday, Dec. 31st - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
An evening of Divination and Visioning

Integrate, Celebrate and Say Good Bye to 2023,
Call in, Vision and Illuminate Possibility for 2024

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 2023 and Moving into 2024 Divination Map.

The Divination Map to End 2023

Angel Estrella de la Luz

Say good-bye to 2023 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 2023, squeezing all the juice out of your experiences so you can get the GOLD out of 2023. We will truly say good-by to no longer serves us, releasing with grace and composting the old.

Divination Mapping and Visioning for 2024

Child of Earth - Design

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 2024. 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 2023, 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 2024. 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.

Thursday, Dec. 21st
6:30-9:30pm

at Katherine Skaggs home studio • 3148 Birmingham Drive • Fort Collins, CO 80526

Join in a ceremonial wisdom circle on the Winter's Solstice, to move from the cycle of Autumn into Winter. This Solstice is a time of harvesting the fruits of our labors, a time to be thankful and celebrate what has come our way over the past cycles, and a time to die to the outer cycle of growth. It will be a time to honor the cyclical movement inward into rest and regeneration. We are here to honor the reflective time of moving inward as the Sun moves farther away from Mother Earth, and there is more darkness in the cycle of Winter.

To begin our time together, you will be energetically cleaned with sacred smudge and flower water. We then gather around the altar in prayer and intention, calling in our allies of the directions, the elementals, our ancestors and spirit helpers.

Offerings for the Altar

Bring an offering for the altar that represents your gratitude, abundance, and time of movement within. You can take with you once you return home. Photos of family and loved ones, small statues of dieties you work with, altar cards, stones/crystals, etc.

Fire Ceremony

We will join together in a fire ceremony (weather permitting) to release the past days and months of our last cycles, and to purify ourselves in the energy of the fire. Katherine will lead you in this powerful shamanic ceremony to let go.

Winter Solstice marks the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new, from the elemental perspective of this Solstice being the shortest day of the year, with light returning afterwards. This can be a meaningful ceremony and time to release the old and prepare for the new light that begins to emerge post Solstice. Katherine will lead you in ceremony for transformation, honoring all that has been, and all that will be dreamed into being.

**Bring items to throw in the fire that represent things you are letting go of (must be made of natural, non-toxic items.) Suggestions are an acorn, a twig decorated with holly or other leaves, cedar, ever green, written notes of release, cotton rope (representing any cords you are letting go of), spices, dried flowers, dried fruit, etc.)

Mythical Goddess Tarot Reading

Katherine will give individual and collective guidance from the Mythical Goddess Tarot.  The Goddesses are always welcome on this festive event, to bring their wisdom to support us in times of transition, death, and rebirth.

Celebrate - Cider and Snacks Provided, Bring an Offering of Your Own

Solstice is a time to celebrate with the blessings of food and drink. Hot Cider and some snacks will be provided. Please feel free to add to the abundance of goodies by offering a favorite of your own... some cookies, a small dish to share, or other holiday favorite to warm the heart and please the body.

Cost $33

Email Katherine to RSVP if you would like to come and pay in person.

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
  • Ceremonial Art – ABORIGINAL CLICKING STICKS
  • ***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

Art as Medicine - An Intuitive Painting/Creativity Journey with Art

One Saturday Monthly - March through Aug. 2023 • 9am to 5pm
March 2nd • April 13th • May 11th • June 1st • July 13th • Aug. 10th

Held at Katherine Skaggs Studio in Fort Collins, CO
Limited to 8-10 Students - Register Early to insure your spot.

The Art of Journey is a 6-month course working with intention, creativity, shamanic journey, and Art as Medicine. We will gather one Saturday a month with the intention to use creativity and shamanic journey to access wisdom, creativity, inner symbolism, soul story, and healing spaces. The sacred space we will share will assist is in opening to the Inner Artist as Messenger, Seer, and Healer.

Introduction to the Shamanic JourneyMaking Art with Intention

Making art with intention and ceremony invites you to access the power of your creative life force, symbolism, color, pattern, and metaphor. As you work with your desires, imaginations, and curiosities, you open to greater consciousness to be in flow through your creative process. 

The Journey and Medicine of Art

Shamanic journey will be a foundational space to go within, to access the inner levels of conscious, and the language of the soul. With the intention that every stroke of the brush (and other art-making processes) comes a healing movement—helping you discover the process of Artist as Healer. Intuitive art-making is a somatic, wise-one, healing art process. As one releases the old and brings in the new energies born of intention, love, hope, and desire, the experience brings energetic and physical healing. 

Monthly Focus and Themes

Each month we’ll unfold the focus and theme for each person individually, and within the group. You will have the opportunity to focus your personal healing journey through the processes, as well as any projects you are inspired to create over the 6 months we gather.

Course Full-pay Tuition: $900

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $300 to register with 4 Payments of $150 per month beginning March 1st, 2024. If you register after Feb. 28th, 2024 you either owe full tuition or the deposit plus one of the payments in the plan. (Credit card will be held on file once you register.) You are responsible for bringing your art supplies, and easle if you need one. (I do have some to lend.)

ADD-ON: If you want personal guidance monthly to go with your Saturday class, you can schedule one-on-one with Katherine to discuss your work, your process, and your focus in discounted Soul Art Mentoring Sessions. This is particularly beneficial if you are diving deep in retelling some of your soul story, if you are developing a line of art that you may want to carry forward to sell, or if your art focus is part of a larger project, say as an oracle deck or other application. - $60 per half hour or $111 per hour session. (Pricing only available for Art of Journey students.)

Artist Shaman Healer Sage
Multi-cultural Shamanism Course

 2024 Course Overview

One Saturday Monthly - April through Sept. 2024 • 9am to 5pm
April 27 • May 25 • June 22 • July 27 • Aug. 24 • Sept. 21

Held at Katherine Skaggs Studio in Fort Collins, CO

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

The above video was recorded live on Facebook addressing the teachings of the Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Programs with Q&A, particularly focused to the 1-year program beginning at Grayslake, Il. beginning April 2024. However all the content about the teachings is relevant to the 6-month Artist Shaman Healer Sage 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.

What Katherine's Students Have to Say about Artist Shaman Healer Sage 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

A Foundational Course in Multi-Cultural Shamanism

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. No matter where you are on the path, the teachings and experiences will support you and deepen your relationship to your own divinity, and the divine in all life.

Are You Ready for Change?

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. Your zoom calls are equally important as the Saturday sessions. Please plan on them too.

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, AND making your own shamanic tools! 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. This is an exciting and expansively empowering part of the class, awakening your creativity and much more.

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

EARLY BIRD TUITION: $1675 if paid in full by Dec. 31, 2023

Course Tuition: $1800 (when paid in full before beginning of class)

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $500 to register with either 4 Payments of $365 per month or 5 payment plan of $295 per month beginning April 1st, 2024.
If you register after April 1st, 2024 you either owe full tuition or the deposit plus one of the payments in the plan.

(Katherine will contact you for a credit card number to keep on file once you have registered. Your payment will be processed on the first of each month. A payment plan agreement will be sent out for the payment plan. You are responsible to pay for class in full even if you drop it at any time. I always consider the circumstances and will work with you best as possible if there is a medical emergency or something significant that causes you to drop the course in an untimely manner.)

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. A list of other supplies will be given as you learn to work with other tools, such as flower water, smudge, etc.

Registration is Open - Limited to 15 students.

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

There will be a once a month evening zoom call for an hour an a half for journey work, integration, questions, and tribe connections. These dates will be set at the first class gathering.

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 • 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 TBA


Saturday, May 25th, 2024 • 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 TBA


Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 • 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 TBA


Saturday, July 27th, 2024 • 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 TBA


Saturday, August 24th, 2024 • 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 TBA


Saturday, September 21st, 2024 • 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 2024 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 lunch as you celebrate your transformation and honor one another.


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. We meet each month on the day indicated on this event page. Doors open at 8:30am. You are encouraged to come between 8:30 and 8:45am so we can begin promptly at 9am each month. We are complete by 5pm that same day.

You are expected to join the class for the full day every month, as well as to attend all zoom meetings.

Financial Commitment and Agreement

An essential part of the energy exchange is your payment for the class.

EARLY BIRD TUITION: $1675 if paid in full by Dec. 24, 2023

Course Tuition: $1800 (when paid in full before beginning of class)

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $500 to register with either 4 Payments of $365 per month or 5 payment plan of $295 per month beginning April 1st, 2024.
If you register after April 1st, 2024 you either owe full tuition or the deposit plus one of the payments in the plan.

A deposit of $500 is required to hold your place in class, with either four monthly payments of $350 beginning April 1, 2024 or five monthly payments of $285, or a one time payment of $1800. 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.

Katherine has been immersed in metaphysical for more than 37 years and on a multi-cultural shamanic pathway since 2007. She brings direct experience and wisdom from her journey, offering you tools and timeless wisdom teachings from the wise ones from around the globe. These teachings are meant for use iin any location or time period, city or country, urban or jungle. Though deeply spiritual and mystical, they are grounding and practical for personal transformation and empowerment.

Soul Retrieval & Ancestral Healing

An Experiential Workshop to Heal
Saturday, Sept. 16th
9am to 5pm

at Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
34121 N. US HWY 45, Suite 8, Grayslake, IL 60030
Call to register 224-252-2945
Pay Below to Hold Your Spot

Healing Soul Loss, Fright, Fear, and Trauma

Fear, fright, and trauma create patterns that stop us in our tracks, distort our sense of self, and cause imbalances and energy leaks leading ultimately to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual illness. In the shamanic world this is known as Soul Loss. In the western medical world the symptoms of Soul Loss are often diagnosed as PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, any number of emotional ailments, and shock at first glance. Other symptoms include exhaustion, not feeling like oneself, lacking harmony, inability to feel happy or present to one’s life, and often lacking purpose or direction. Typically when someone has Soul Loss it is difficult to maintain a job, relationship, health, finances, or any sense of well-being and harmony in their life. Even when high-functioning there is a sense something isn’t right in one’s life.

In tribal cultures Soul Loss is known as an adaptive mechanism meant only to be temporary. When there is a dangerous situation or accident, the soul pulls out of the physical body so as to escape the suffering from the trauma. To bring the soul back to their body and present time the tribal members give immediate loving attention, physical and emotional comfort, unconditional love, and all required to tend to that person’s needs. As the soul feels safe and loved they are able to come completely back to their body. Safety and love creates the frequency necessary for the healing and restoration.

When we don’t get this safe and loving energy for restoration we carry our trauma day to day. The trauma and soul loss can be from this life’s experiences, past life experiences, or ancestral trauma passed on from family member to family member, generation to generation.

You may or may not have any idea of having experienced a life trauma or fright. Yet you may see patterns in your family that reflect wounding, or you may not. I can assure you there is generational trauma whether you are aware of it or not. If you feel something is off or out of balance in your life there is a good chance some aspect of your soul self is displaced and wants to come home in safe and healthy ways.

Soul Retrieval and Ancestral Healing

Soul Retrieval is a spiritual process meant to assist the soul in coming home to present time, in love and safety. There is no need to visit the dark shadows of trauma in a soul retrieval session. The focus is to go into the other dimensions where your lost soul parts are and to call them home with great love and healing. A ceremonial space is created that is safe, clean, and loving to allow you to connect to all of your essence. Shamanic healing techniques are used to facility clearing dense energy, fright and fear first of all. This is a time of receiving, letting go, and moving deeper into loving energy. It is a place of respect, and an opportunity to reset into a new story, a new energy, and a new life of harmony and well-being. Powerful spirit guides and allies are called to support you in retrieving lost parts of the self.

What You Can Expect to Receive in this Soul Retrieval Workshop

During this full day experiential soul retrieval workshop you will receive helpful information so you understand the dynamic that created soul loss AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, you will be lead into ceremonial journey spaces to clean fear, fright, and trauma so you are safe to return to your wholeness. You will be cleaned energetically with shamanic techniques and learn how to do this for yourself too. Multiple journeys and experiences will be offered for clearing your ancestral line associated with your physical lineage, as well as clearing your spiritual ancestral line and past lives from traumatic experiences that are unresolved. You will have the opportunity to also identify and clear energy leaks you experience through your daily choices and habits. These energy leaks are associated with these other patterns connected to soul loss. They may express as addiction, poor boundaries, lack of personal power, bad choices in relationships, depleted energy, lack of hope, closed heartedness, physical, mental and emotional health issues, just to name a few.

How to prepare for your day:

  • Bring a pen and notebook
  • Bring a sack lunch
  • Bring snacks for the day as needed
  • Bring drinking water for the day
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring an eye mask for shamanic journeying
  • Imagine a day where you get to relax, rest, rejuvenate, and heal.

Who is Katherine Skaggs?

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, energy healer, intuitive, channel, visionary artist, and award-winning author who has worked with individuals and groups for more than 35 years in one way or another to help them re-member who they are, to come home to their authentic soul self, and to heal in loving spaces without need to relive trauma or fear.

Award-winning Artist of the Mythical Goddess Tarot, Artist/Author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage book (Multi-Award-winning Book of the Year 2022), Artist/Author Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle (COVR Industry Choice Product of 2023), Painter of Souls and Shamanic Practitioner

Pay online below to secure your spot

Held at Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
34121 N. US HWY 45, Suite 8, Grayslake, IL 60030
Call to Register for the Workshop at 224-252-2945
Pay Below to Hold Your Spot and complete registration

Soul Portraits and
Spirit Guide Paintings

Appointments Available
Wednesday, Sept. 13th through Friday, Sept. 15th

by appointment only at Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
34121 N. US HWY 45, Suite 8, Grayslake, IL 60030
Call to Schedule 224-252-2945/Pay Online to Hold Your Spot

Katherine Skaggs is coming to town. Register now for your own Soul Portrait or Spirit Guide Painting at Inner Haven Spiritual and Creative Development Center. Call 224-252-2945 to schedule your appointment. Schedule early to insure your own personal channeled soul portrait or spirit guide session with Katherine. Limited appointments are available.


Soul Portraits

Soul Portraits are beautiful, vibrant paintings of your soul essence, reflected through color, symbols and energy on canvas, along with intuitive guidance to lift you to greater awareness of your true Soul Self. These paintings are multi-dimensional portals providing assistance on your soul journey. Each session helps anchor higher vibrational energies into form, often resulting in a soul retrieval/remembering. Learn more about your gifts and potential.

Individual Sessions

Each soul portrait session is for an individual through a one-hour channeled soul portrait session, assisting your soul essence being more accessible and active within your experience on Earth. Painted with professional high quality acrylic paints on a 16x20" canvas, ready to hang with or without frame.

Cost $265 - 1-hour Soul Portrait or Spirit Guide Session

Couples Sessions

If you and your child or your beloved would like to have a session together, you can schedule for a Couple's Soul Portrait Session in a 2-hour time block. It is also a channeled session used to reflect the essence of your higher relationship, to create a portal to your divine union and soul agreements, and to support the love to flow through you in support of each and both of you. It also is painted with professional high quality acrylic paints on a 16x20" canvas, ready to hang with or without frame.

Cost $550 - 2-hour Couples Soul Portrait Session (MUST schedule a 2-hour block of time.)

 

Spirit Guide Paintings

Spirit Guide paintings are also channeled paintings with channeled soul guidance sessions that result in imagery of at least one of your Spirit Guides. This session activates a new and expanded level of communication with your guide(s) and assists you in knowing you are not alone.

Each session brings guidance based on your intentions and questions you have for your soul guide(s) and higher guidance system. These sessions can bring in an ancestor, an angel, a guide team, totem spirit animals and even higher dimensional guides who we identify as other worldly, cosmic, or other species. Be assured each session brings love and illumination into your life.

Joy, laughter, and tears often accompany these sessions, as they always bring in a great amount of love, confirmation and connection to those who love you so very much. If you have a specific guide you would like to come into form, ask too for that guide to show him/herself. If it is a specific animal totem you would like to connect to, also ask for that guide to come in and bring their messages, their gifts and their strengths to support you. If you have particular healing and guidance you need, always ask so the session can focus on that particular need you have at this time. Don't be shy.

Soul Portraits and Spirit Guide paintings are always spiritual activations and can be used as spiritual tools through open eyed gazing, prayer and meditation practices.

Cost $265 - 1-hour Soul Portrait or Spirit Guide Session

Visionary Artist Katherine Skaggs

Award-winning Artist of the Mythical Goddess Tarot, Artist/Author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage book (Multi-Award-winning Book of the Year 2022), Artist/Author Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle (COVR Industry Choice Product of 2023), Painter of Souls and Shamanic Practitioner

Katherine Skaggs is a visionary artist, painter of souls, mystic, teacher, and shamanic practitioner.

Limited Sessions Available
Register and Schedule NOW!

Call to Schedule 224-252-2945
Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
Pay Online Below to Hold Your Spot

Soul Retrieval & Ancestral Healing

An Experiential Workshop to Heal
Sunday, Sept. 10th
9am to 5pm

at Be Optimal Holistic Health Center
5225 Old Orchard Rd., Suite 31 • Skokie, IL 60077
Call to Schedule 847-486-8000/Pay at Be Optimal
Click here to register online at Be Optimal's Website

Healing Soul Loss, Fright, Fear, and Trauma

Fear, fright, and trauma create patterns that stop us in our tracks, distort our sense of self, and cause imbalances and energy leaks leading ultimately to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual illness. In the shamanic world this is known as Soul Loss. In the western medical world the symptoms of Soul Loss are often diagnosed as PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, any number of emotional ailments, and shock at first glance. Other symptoms include exhaustion, not feeling like oneself, lacking harmony, inability to feel happy or present to one’s life, and often lacking purpose or direction. Typically when someone has Soul Loss it is difficult to maintain a job, relationship, health, finances, or any sense of well-being and harmony in their life. Even when high-functioning there is a sense something isn’t right in one’s life.

In tribal cultures Soul Loss is known as an adaptive mechanism meant only to be temporary. When there is a dangerous situation or accident, the soul pulls out of the physical body so as to escape the suffering from the trauma. To bring the soul back to their body and present time the tribal members give immediate loving attention, physical and emotional comfort, unconditional love, and all required to tend to that person’s needs. As the soul feels safe and loved they are able to come completely back to their body. Safety and love creates the frequency necessary for the healing and restoration.

When we don’t get this safe and loving energy for restoration we carry our trauma day to day. The trauma and soul loss can be from this life’s experiences, past life experiences, or ancestral trauma passed on from family member to family member, generation to generation.

You may or may not have any idea of having experienced a life trauma or fright. Yet you may see patterns in your family that reflect wounding, or you may not. I can assure you there is generational trauma whether you are aware of it or not. If you feel something is off or out of balance in your life there is a good chance some aspect of your soul self is displaced and wants to come home in safe and healthy ways.

Soul Retrieval and Ancestral Healing

Soul Retrieval is a spiritual process meant to assist the soul in coming home to present time, in love and safety. There is no need to visit the dark shadows of trauma in a soul retrieval session. The focus is to go into the other dimensions where your lost soul parts are and to call them home with great love and healing. A ceremonial space is created that is safe, clean, and loving to allow you to connect to all of your essence. Shamanic healing techniques are used to facility clearing dense energy, fright and fear first of all. This is a time of receiving, letting go, and moving deeper into loving energy. It is a place of respect, and an opportunity to reset into a new story, a new energy, and a new life of harmony and well-being. Powerful spirit guides and allies are called to support you in retrieving lost parts of the self.

What You Can Expect to Receive in this Soul Retrieval Workshop

During this full day experiential soul retrieval workshop you will receive helpful information so you understand the dynamic that created soul loss AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, you will be lead into ceremonial journey spaces to clean fear, fright, and trauma so you are safe to return to your wholeness. You will be cleaned energetically with shamanic techniques and learn how to do this for yourself too. Multiple journeys and experiences will be offered for clearing your ancestral line associated with your physical lineage, as well as clearing your spiritual ancestral line and past lives from traumatic experiences that are unresolved. You will have the opportunity to also identify and clear energy leaks you experience through your daily choices and habits. These energy leaks are associated with these other patterns connected to soul loss. They may express as addiction, poor boundaries, lack of personal power, bad choices in relationships, depleted energy, lack of hope, closed heartedness, physical, mental and emotional health issues, just to name a few.

How to prepare for your day:

  • Bring a pen and notebook
  • Bring a sack lunch
  • Bring snacks for the day as needed
  • Bring drinking water for the day
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring an eye mask for shamanic journeying
  • Imagine a day where you get to relax, rest, rejuvenate, and heal.

Who is Katherine Skaggs?

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, energy healer, intuitive, channel, visionary artist, and award-winning author who has worked with individuals and groups for more than 35 years in one way or another to help them re-member who they are, to come home to their authentic soul self, and to heal in loving spaces without need to relive trauma or fear.

Award-winning Artist of the Mythical Goddess Tarot, Artist/Author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage book (Multi-Award-winning Book of the Year 2022), Artist/Author Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle (COVR Industry Choice Product of 2023), Painter of Souls and Shamanic Practitioner

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Soul Portraits and
Spirit Guide Paintings

Appointments Available
Thursday, Sept. 7th through Saturday, Sept. 9th

by appointment only at Be Optimal Holistic Health Center
5225 Old Orchard Rd., Suite 31 • Skokie, IL 60077
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Katherine Skaggs is coming to town. Register now for your own Soul Portrait or Spirit Guide Painting at Be Optimal Holistic Health Center. Call 847-486-8000. Schedule early to insure your own personal channeled soul portrait or spirit guide session with Katherine. Limited appointments are available.


Soul Portraits

Soul Portraits are beautiful, vibrant paintings of your soul essence, reflected through color, symbols and energy on canvas, along with intuitive guidance to lift you to greater awareness of your true Soul Self. These paintings are multi-dimensional portals providing assistance on your soul journey. Each session helps anchor higher vibrational energies into form, often resulting in a soul retrieval/remembering. Learn more about your gifts and potential.

Individual Sessions

Each soul portrait session is for an individual through a one-hour channeled soul portrait session, assisting your soul essence being more accessible and active within your experience on Earth. Painted with professional high quality acrylic paints on a 16x20" canvas, ready to hang with or without frame.

Cost $265 - 1-hour Soul Portrait or Spirit Guide Session

Couples Sessions

If you and your child or your beloved would like to have a session together, you can schedule for a Couple's Soul Portrait Session in a 2-hour time block. It is also a channeled session used to reflect the essence of your higher relationship, to create a portal to your divine union and soul agreements, and to support the love to flow through you in support of each and both of you. It also is painted with professional high quality acrylic paints on a 16x20" canvas, ready to hang with or without frame.

Cost $550 - 2-hour Couples Soul Portrait Session (MUST schedule a 2-hour block of time.)

 

Spirit Guide Paintings

Spirit Guide paintings are also channeled paintings with channeled soul guidance sessions that result in imagery of at least one of your Spirit Guides. This session activates a new and expanded level of communication with your guide(s) and assists you in knowing you are not alone.

Each session brings guidance based on your intentions and questions you have for your soul guide(s) and higher guidance system. These sessions can bring in an ancestor, an angel, a guide team, totem spirit animals and even higher dimensional guides who we identify as other worldly, cosmic, or other species. Be assured each session brings love and illumination into your life.

Joy, laughter, and tears often accompany these sessions, as they always bring in a great amount of love, confirmation and connection to those who love you so very much. If you have a specific guide you would like to come into form, ask too for that guide to show him/herself. If it is a specific animal totem you would like to connect to, also ask for that guide to come in and bring their messages, their gifts and their strengths to support you. If you have particular healing and guidance you need, always ask so the session can focus on that particular need you have at this time. Don't be shy.

Soul Portraits and Spirit Guide paintings are always spiritual activations and can be used as spiritual tools through open eyed gazing, prayer and meditation practices.

Cost $265 - 1-hour Soul Portrait or Spirit Guide Session

Visionary Artist Katherine Skaggs

Award-winning Artist of the Mythical Goddess Tarot, Artist/Author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage book (Multi-Award-winning Book of the Year 2022), Artist/Author Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle (COVR Industry Choice Product of 2023), Painter of Souls and Shamanic Practitioner

Katherine Skaggs is a visionary artist, painter of souls, mystic, teacher, and shamanic practitioner.

Katherine is also the artist and author of the multi-award winning book —Artist Shaman Healer Sage book - Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul; artist and author of the COVR Industry Product of the Year for 2023 — Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle; and artist of the award-winning, COVR Iconic Product of 2021— Mythical Goddess Tarot, co-created with author, Sage Holloway. Katherine acts as visionary artist and soul guide to many, a diviner of sacred imagery, teacher of the sacred, as well as shamanic practitioner. With 35 plus years experience in the esoteric arts as teacher and energy worker, and a lifetime as an artist, Katherine brings an interesting and uplifting perspective to the practice of healing oneself through the imagery and words of the Sacred.

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Join in an online, remote healing event on the August 1st, 2023 Full Moon to clean away the density and darkness of unconsciousness, fear, and separation from Source. This Full Moon is a time of awakening to answer the call to our humanitarian impulses. What a great time to heal our separation and to realize our connectivity. This over-the-top energy is predicted to connect us to our realizations and bring epiphanies!

Join me, Katherine Skaggs, to clean your heart spaces, to return to your heart desires, and to illuminate the generosity and beauty of your true being. We will work with intention, your willingness, and the courage required to leave the old behind.

The Energy we'll work with — The Full Sturgeon Moon in Aquarius

The Sun is in Leo with an opposition to the Full Moon in Aquarius. This energy brings the promise of fulfillment and fruition! Whatever seeds you planted at the new moon, know this emotional energy is a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships. This Leo Sun opposing the Full Moon in Aquarius also shines the light of conflict between the need for individuality and yet the desire and need for being part of a team. Don't work, it will all work out. You may feel the heightened energies though.

You are a Sensitive and Powerful Soul

You are so much more than the challenges of this moon energy, and these highly transformative times. There are NO mistakes that you are here now. I see you and know who you are. You are a sensitive and powerful soul... a light being. Whether you are aware of it or not, you are filled with hopes and dreams and deep seated needs vast authentic expression, and for belonging.

Healing through the Challenges

Join me for a little time together this Full Moon to receive a cleansing of any fear or trauma that has lingered or simply arisen in the journey. Once you are cleaned off you will be filled back up with energy that gives life and restores you at the deepest levels. Come into ceremony to consecrate the challenges of life's experiences to make them sacred, and then to let them go.

What to Expect in a Remote Healing Ceremony

I will open a medicine wheel, and call in powerful allies for cleaning and clearing. The allies, ancestors and spirit helpers will you to clean your heart and your energies so you may dream anew once again. Your desire and willingness for change is known to the helper spirits. Be prepared to receive the blessings of deep shift and healing. Now is time to return to joy once again.

Once the medicine wheel is opened, fire, smoke, prayer, song, and various shamanic tools and instruments will be used to clear dense life-sucking energy, and to fill you up with life force. A shamanic drum journey will be offered in the healing ceremony to bless and guide you in your healing.

Offerings and prayers will be given for all. Additional support and recommendations will be given to the group for moving forward with greater harmony, vision, and power to create the life you want to live.

Katherine Skaggs

Shamanic Practitioner, Teacher, and award-winning Author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage - Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

Katherine has more than 35 years experience as a spiritual teacher, guide, and mentor for the spiritual wellness and transformation of others. Katherine works with the powerful path of shamanism, its timeless practices, rituals, and ceremonies to offer healing and illumination individually and collectively. May it bless you and your life beyond imagination. Step into ceremony with Katherine to return to the sacred within yourself and all of your life.

Register early, and at least 60 minutes prior to the event. You will get a zoom link upon registration. Make sure you are able to properly load in on your phone, tablet or computer. Once we are within the hour of the event, we won't be available to assist you. The event will be recorded and a video link provided to you within 24 hours of the event.

Wild Women Creating Studio
Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour

October 21st - 10am to 5pm
October 22nd - Noon to 5pm

Join us at Katherine Studio at 3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO 80526

Wild Women Creating - Katherine Skaggs and Jennifer Carmack

Artists Katherine Skaggs and Jennifer Carmack have come together as the Wild Women they are, to Create, to Co-Create and to express the power of "Wild Women." What is a Wild Woman Creating? Both Jen and Katherine explore going outside of the boundaries of what it means to be an artist, a human, a creative, and a woman... Wild Women Creating have FULL ON PERMISSION to authentically, wildly CREATE!

One of Katherine's mentor's Lydia Ruyle — a wise woman, scholar, artisan, crone mentor — would say, "We've heard His-Story, its time to tell Her-Story... JUST DO IT!"

So in light of this wisdom, both Katherine and Jennifer are here to do just that — to embody, to vision, to express, to lead, to go within, and bring it out for others to remember their true nature. Gaze upon these art offerings and connect to your own story, to your own light, to your own journey.

About Katherine Skaggs

I have been creating art since I remember. I have photos of me drawing at age 3, always replicating life in one form or another. I began painting at age 14 with oils, then watercolors at 19, later to embrace the beautiful intensity of high quality Golden acrylic paints. As I began to explore the esoteric, mystical nature of the Universe, I began to move from realism to the expression of energy and spirit creating form. I dove deep into the metaphysical, spiritual aspects in life, in my late 20s, ultimately asking how my art and spirituality came together. The answer came in a vision and a download, Soul Portraits! Terrified I understood my place was to reflect the essence of one's soul in a painting with color, symbol, and the indication of energy and not just form. Simultaneously I was to channel story and words of the soul's 'bigness' to them, narrating the deeper meaning of the soul. I knew healing and soul restoration would come through the painting and the session.

Since the early 2000s I have been channeling goddesses, archangels, ascended masters, and other Divine beings who live in the etheric worlds but are here to help humanity.

 

Artist Jennifer Carmack

My journey as an artist like most artists has been a reflection of my experience of this world I exist in.  I have worked as a yoga teacher and energy healer for over 20 years. I have had conversations with people about trauma, healing, energy systems and how the mind and body are reflections of all these aspects of ourself.  And I feel like my art reflects that.

Whether I am inspired to spend time in a portrait or a mandala, work in acrylic or work in collage, I am drawn to look for the underlying layer. What each line in a face communicates, the road map for each symbol in a mandala that takes your into the experience of what is real and not just a hope for perfection.  Every piece I make is an exploration of parts of myself, and the more I do that work the more I realize how universal it is. It’s like the more specific and vulnerable, the more connection we feel. When I create I like to practice opening up to what wants to come thru the portal of the canvas.  From that space, inspiration and communication with the energy of this wild world comes through.

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