Shamanic Healing Sessions with Katherine Skaggs

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

Shamanic Practitioner and energy healer Katherine Skaggs is coming to town. Register now for a personal shamanic healing session at Inner Haven Spiritual and Creative Development Center. Call 224-252-2945 to schedule your appointment. Schedule early to insure your a session with Katherine. Limited appointments are available.

Individual Shamanic Healing Sessions

The purpose of shamanic healing is to cleanse the body, to clear the energy field, and to restore balance to the mental, emotional and physical body and soul. Through every day life we interface with both life giving energy, and deadening energy. Fear, fright, and trauma energies, negativity thinking, EMFs, can all lower our vitality and ultimately cause illness. Shamanic healing is designed to clear these deadening energies, restoring your physical and energetic vitality, and filling your energy with life giving Sami, aka prana or life force. Restoration of the soul and any lost energy or lost soul parts is addressed. This may include supporting an individual in clearing an energy leak due to trauma or fright, then calling back any lost soul energy due to a trauma. Fright, trauma, and fear contribute to being out of balance… whether it be recently, in childhood, a past life, or a time you cannot recall. All healings are aimed to restore the soul essence as well as the physical container and energy bodies. Homework is often given to the individual to support their healing process over time. Restoration results in a return to peace, and harmony. This will extend into all areas of life as the person is able to settle into the new pattern that is a return to one’s blueprint.

What happens in a Shamanic Healing Session?

Each session may include a variety of shamanic healing modalities, such as singing, drumming, rattling, feather work, extraction, soul retrieval, physical manipulation or shipibo shamanic massage work, with the use of essential oils, and flower waters. Sage or sacred tobacco smoke may be used with your permission (but will have to be outside since this is a commercial space.) If you are overly sensitive to smoke or essential oils, let Katherine know and she will refrain from using smoke or other fragrances.

Are you ready for change, for endings of patterns of suffering, and open for new patterns of health, well-being and happiness? How willing are you? And are you also ready to take responsibility with any homework and such to support your healing?

Shamanic healing works on the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical levels. These ancient methods work at the deepest levels of energy and can create great shift, especially when the client is open to the concepts shamanism offers for healing and wellness. Katherine works with you to return balance of spirit, in all realms. This applies to not only one's human body, but all aspects of their lives.

An important concept of shamanic healing is that you take responsibility for the shift you desire in your life. Even when things seem to "happen to you", there is some component of you being in the middle of creating every experience of your life. Ultimately this is how you dissolve victimization, and take your life back. Having an attitude of being part of the healing, of being receptive to and asking for assistance in the shift, offers up an empowered approach to healing. Katherine is the "hollow bone" for Spirit to run through, and assist you in clearing the dense patterns of fear, trauma and disempowerment. Your body and spirit are the vessel. You are a child of heaven and earth!

Shamanic Practitioner Katherine Skaggs

Katherine Skaggs has been studying and then teaching spiritual law and energy healing since the mid 80s. In 2007 Katherine embarked on the adventure of her life to do more self healing through the multi-cultural world of shamanism. This led her around the world to work with Shipibo shamans in the jungles of Peru,  Andean Q'ero Paco's wisdom, high into the Himalayas to experience Hindu practices, wisdom, and fire ceremony, and onto a sacred pilgrimage with the Huichols in Central Mexico, with study in their practices and teachings. This, and the grounded teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Mystic Christianity, and Universal Laws and Truths guide Katherine and her work as a channel, shamanic practitioner, ceremonialist, and facilitator.

Katherine Skaggs is the 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
Register and Then Call to Schedule NOW!

Pay for your session first. Then call Inner Haven at the number below to schedule the time for your session.

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

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
Register and Then Call to Schedule NOW!

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

Hindu Great Mother KaliThe Full Moon energy is an excellent time to gather in a full moon healing circle to clean out the old energies that need to go, so you can open to the blessings coming your way.

Join me, Katherine Skaggs, for a shamanic healing circle. You will join in ceremony and ritual with the Goddess Kali. AS we invoke Kali into our spaces during this healing circle we will call in the energy of death and transformation for the which no longer serves us. Kali is a goddess of great protection and light. She helps us to let go of ego, attachments, and all things harmful so we may return to our true nature of love, light, wisdom, and preciousness.

In this Full Moon Shamanic Healing Circle you will experience distance healing energies and a drum journey and meditation with Kali, We'll call in the support we need to move forward in love.

Great Mother Hindu Goddess Kali is the perfect Divine Mother to assist us in healing so we may move forward in love. She is a fierce protective mother who helps us clear out destructive energies that harm us. She also guides to have better boundaries when we haven't known how to truly love ourselves. Behind her dark blue black skin and frightening appearance you will find a loving mother who will show you how to truly love yourself. She is both the dark and the light, the fierceness of protection and the sweetness of love.

Shamanic Healing helps to clear negative energy. It also infuses you with high frequency life force and light, resetting you into a more harmonious energy that supports a more joyful life. If we get frightened, fearful, and traumatized by life events, hucha (a quechua word for fright) disturbs your energy and causes continual distortions in your life experiences. It is important to clear this energy as soon as possible and to keep our energy clean so we may flow in greater harmony and happiness in your life. Distance healings individually and collectively are very supportive in helping you reset your energy, clean your mind, and support your growth in positive ways.

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

Friday, February 9th, 2024

6:30-9:30pm

Join Shamanic Practitioner Katherine Skaggs in her home studio for the February New Moon Women's Wisdom Circle.
3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO

The New Moon 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. February is often thought of as the month of the heart, relationships, and love. This is a great time to celebrate self-love, as well as love with another. It is also an excellent time to release any and all patterns where where your heart is not open, needs healing, and expansion.

Bobinsana Flower for Healing the Heart

Healing the Heart - Fire Ceremony and Bobinsana Tea Ceremony

This New Moon Women's Wisdom Circle is dedicated to the HEART! As we gather we will have the opportunity to release the patterns that have created hurt hearts, broken hearts, limited hearts, and challenges to being in love with ourselves and our lives. We will honor our sacred life journeys and in fire ceremony release offerings of the heart into the fire, that we may let go of any thing that has kept us from love for ourselves, and for others. Then we will engage in a Tea Ceremony with the sacred Peruvian plant medicine of Bobinsana. Bobinsana grows on the Amazon River and is well-known for its healing properties for the spiritual heart, and the physical heart. In our Bobinsana Tea Ceremony we will call forth the Spirit of Bobinsana to assist us in healing and opening our heart spaces that we may love and be loved more deeply.

February 9th, New Moon in Aquarius - New Beginnings, Visioning a New Life and a Whole Heart

In astrology, new moons bring beginnings and change. They’re a time to lay the groundwork for the goals you wish to accomplish in the next several weeks. February’s new moon rises in innovative Aquarius, urging you to question your values and how you fit in the world.

This zodiac sign is ruled by Uranus, the planet associated with rebellion and progressive change, which can translate into abrupt endings and plot twists that shake you to your core. There is a great Humanitarian vibe that comes with Aquarius, so grab this energy and know your changes are part of the leveling up process we are in on a global level.

“It has the potential to liberate you in ways that are hard to even imagine right now,” says astrologer Ryan Marquardt.

“A new pathway is unfolding before you, which can come with a healthy dose of uncertainty about where it leads or if you’ll be capable of handling it,” he says. With the support of Aquarius by your side, those who luck out during this new moon will be empowered by the fixed sign’s unwavering ethic.

Ryan Marquardt, astrologer and co-founder of business astrology calendar Bizmos CEO

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.
  • Bring items relate
  • Meditation with Bobinsana with Bobinsana Tea Ceremony to heal the heart and restore it in love.
  • Work with the Mythical Goddess Tarot and Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle cards for guidance and support. A group reading will be offered.
  • Integration and time to share wisdom and insights.
  • End with closing of the medicine wheel.

New Beginnings, Possibility, Courage to Act

  • What seeds of love are you planting now?
  • What are your authentic hopes and dreams where you can live with an open and clear heart of love?
  • 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.

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

What to Bring

  • Offerings for the Fire Ceremony - Bring anything organic you want to release into the fire that is symbolic of letting go of suffering heart-ache, loss, limitations, and old patterns that create separation and pain.
  • Altar Items that represent blessings you are bringing in for yourself and building greater love within and in all aspects of your life.
  • Written prayers for manifesting your true heart's desires.

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.

Friday, January 26th
3 to 4pm MT

White Dog Wolf Woman by Katherine Skaggs invites you to join the Shamanic Journey with Wolf experience online

Join Shamanic Practitioner Katherine Skaggs on Zoom to connect through Shamanic Journey and work with the Wolf Moon in Leo.
Though it is one day after the direct alignment of the full moon, we are within orb of these powerful energies and still under their influence. We will continue to work with the expansive energy of this intense full moon in Leo. You will also have the opportunity to work with the medicine of Wolf as your ally to invoke your spirit tribe and energies to support your hopes and dreams manifesting.

Amidst this expansive energy it is important to find the balance in the expansion and outwardness. It will be important to take moments of inner spaces and rest so you can get the most out of this energy. Shamanic Journey is an excellent way to access your inner spaces and connect to the support of this full moon.

*** IF YOU CAN'T JOIN LIVE - THE SHAMANIC JOURNEY WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT OUT to all registered. If for any reason you cannot be present during the call you will be included in the healing and wisdom of the circle. Everyone registered will also receive a link within 24 hours where you can download the video at your convenience.

Shamanic Journey with the Wolf Full Moon in Leo

This will be a time of ceremony, clearing, reset, reflection, visioning, and illumination.

What to expect:

  • Gather on zoom in a sacred ceremony.
  • Clean and clear with smoke (palo santo, sage, sacred tobacco) virtually
  • Open a medicine wheel and call our allies.
  • Call in the ally of Wolf medicine, calling in tribe, loyalty, guardianship, teamwork, and wildness.
  • Shamanic Drum Journey to connect to the Wolf Moon call your allies for healing and visioning anew
  • Integration and recommendations for moving forward with this energy to support you.

Prior to Joining:

  • Make sure you have a good internet connection.
  • Check out the zoom link given to insure you are able to join at the appointed time.
  • Be in a quiet space, undisturbed for the entire hour we are together.
  • Set the container for the best experience you can imagine. Recommendations below:
    • Smudge your space beforehand.
    • Light a candle.
    • Sit in front of your altar or create one as focus for this moon.
    • Get any crystals, stones, and sacred objects you would like to have for your experience.
  • Beforehand sit and focus into your heart spaces on what you yearn for. What do you desire to create and experience as you move into 2024? What needs to be released so you can expand into greater joy and happiness? Do you have specific goals, hopes, and dreams you are calling in? Take time to write these things down with as much clarity as you can. If you aren't sure, lean into the essence of your hopes and dreams and call in clarity.

Unleash your Inner Wolf with the Wolf Full Moon in Leo (Direct Jan. 25th)
Theme of Playfulness, Self-Expression, Self-Worth, New Beginnings

The first full moon of the year represents new beginnings, possibilities, and fresh starts! It is time to HOWL your intentions, prayers, hopes, and dreams to the Universes! What goals, dreams, and true desires are you yearning to create anew? What are you willing to commit to? Are you ready to call forth your wolf tribe to help you manifest the life you truly desire? The Wolf Moon in Leo is an excellent time to weave your dreams to earth!

This full moon energy is powerful and can help to expand what you really want in life. What positive change is waiting for your YES? This moon's powerful energy wants to guide you to great fulfillment and success. Now is also an excellent time to communicate with your guides and angels. Have you asked for their support lately?

The Full Moon in Leo (sun in Aquarius) is a powerful energy that is rather joyous, exciting, and intense! This moon's square with Jupiter brings a feeling of being larger than life with the desire for expansion, growth, and new experiences. You may feel more social than usual and need to be out in the world with your ideas, creativity, and playfulness. Most of the planets are wonderfully aligned for being out in the world with the opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the moment (according to Astrologer Kyle Thomas.)

Click below to Register and Pay

I look forward to seeing you!

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.

Fall Harvest Women’s Retreat Healing with Our Ancestors

Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd • Check-in: 4 to 6pm, Friday, Oct. 20th • Check-out: 10am, Sunday, Oct. 22nd • Location: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

Retreat tuition includes two nights of accommodations • $777 (bunk bed and room sharing) • $888 (shared queen-sized bed room) • $999 (own queen bed in a shared room) • five meals; two healing sessions with the practitioner of your choice • group ceremonies • guided yoga and meditation

It’s time to Gather Women in Sacred Holy Spaces

Fall Harvest Retreat and Celebration

Join together with like-minded and like-hearted women seeking sanctuary of the heart and soul.  The Fall Harvest Women’s Retreat, Healing with Our Ancestors is a sacred container for women to deepen into their heart-spaces provided by facilitator/spiritual teachers Katherine Skaggs (author of the multi-award-winning spiritual guidebook Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul) and Kim Johnson (wise woman, elder, catalyst for change, and so much more,) and Bring About Women’s Retreats with Becky Hoffman… and of course a beautiful council of wise women listed below.

Fall, also known as the West in the Medicine Wheel, is the time for Harvest, completion, graduation, endings, celebration, release, and death. It is the doorway to our Ancestors, and the place where we begin to move inward after our time in the summer sun. Within this time together we will celebrate the magic of the divine feminine with the wise council of women who’ve come together to support your harvest, release, healing, restoration, and illumination.

What You Can Expect to Experience & Gain in Retreat

  • With Fall as our theme, you will be guided to Harvest the good from all aspects of your life, inwardly and externally, through ceremony, ritual, learning spaces, journaling, yoga, good food, walks in the woods, and private healing sessions with the practitioners of your choice.
  • Opening Ceremony  - You will learn about and work with the power of cycles as represented in the Wheel of Life, aka the Medicine Wheel. (Katherine and Kim) An opening ceremony is offered to set a safe and loving container for our retreat together.
  • Our host Becky and Co-host Natalie will support you in every way with introductions, agreements, logistics, and scheduling. If you have a question or need they will nourish you in every way possible to help you success in your desires for this healing retreat.
  • You will be guided in setting your intentions in the East - the beginning of our time together. This is the place to plant the seeds of our heart desires, to move into wonderment and possibility through our curiosity, and to focus on what is most important in how we live our lives. (Katherine and Kim)
  • You will be guided to co-create an Ancestral Altar with your retreat sisters as a focus for healing and gathering our gifts. This is a place to connect to our Ancestral lineage, born of your physical DNA, and your spiritual and soul lineages. (Katherine and Kim)
  • You’ll learn about herbs to work with to support growth and expansion (the South energy) from our herbal expert Taylor Short.
  • There will be time to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature in the pristine areas of the Rockies around our cabin area. An optional nature hike and wandering is available.
  • Before dinner Saturday Kim and Katherine will lead a cauldron and fire ceremony to assist you in letting go of what no longer serves you. You’ll have an experiential learning opportunity to understand the power and importance of completion, composting, and releasing with the support of the West and the medicine of fire. This is an amazing healing ceremony that not only cleans and clears energy but also restores your life force.
  • After dinner we’ll move into a guided Ancestral Healing Drum Journey with Katherine and Kim. This experience assists in calling forth the gifts given through your ancestral lines, as well as continued purification and restoration.
  • Every morning and night our Yoga Mistra Jen will lead you in either rejuvenating or restorative yoga practices, meditations and journaling that coincide with the fall retreat themes.
  • Individual healing sessions - And yes, you will have an opportunity to work individually with your choice of Katherine, Kim, Taylor, and also Tarryn  to relax, restore, and renew your whole self in this sacred retreat setting.
  • Great Food - Expect good food and nourishment for your body & soul provided by our chef Erin.
  • Integration and Closing Ceremony - At the end of our time together you will enjoy an integration and closing ceremony with our Hostess Becky, and our retreat leads Katherine and Kim.

Prior to our time together you’ll get some prompts for personal homework to prepare for our time together, including but not limited to what to bring for the ancestral altar (sacred items that will return to you after the retreat); and items and offerings you may want to offer to the fire for releasing (obviously they will not return to you.)

Additional educational materials will be provided to prepare you for our time together.

And you will have an extensive retreat booklet loaded with resources, educational materials about the teachings of the weekend, meditations, and ritual and ceremony you can continue once you leave our time together.

Suffice it to say, we are here to assist you in letting go of the things that cannot go on your life journey, helping you to reset and to fill up that you may live in joy.

Many teachings, meditations, and rituals are supported through the wisdom passed on from Katherine Skaggs' award winning book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

To learn more and to register email Becky Hoffman with Bring About - Women's Retreats

Retreat tuition includes two nights of accommodations • $777 (bunk bed and room sharing) • $888 (shared queen-sized bed room) • $999 (own queen bed in a shared room)
• five meals; two healing sessions with the practitioner of your choice • group ceremonies • guided yoga and meditation

**To learn more and to register email Becky Hoffman with Bring About - Women's Retreats 

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

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