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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

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 $365 beginning April 1, 2024 or five monthly payments of $295, 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.

 

Remote Shamanic Healing Group
Dec. 10th, 2020 at 6:30pm MST

Raise Your Frequency — Clean up, let go, refocus

Dear Friends

The energies of these times have been difficult to say the least, with many challenges, tests and initiations along the way. Believe it or not, high frequencies of light are entering into our dimension to support a shift upwards in consciousness, though it has seemingly dredged up the lower energies of fear that live within this realm, and within our very DNA. We need support purifying the lower energies of fear, trauma, and toxic energies born of unconsciousness.

Take time for distressing, going into nature, salt baths, and ritual spaces to assist in clearing the old, challenging ways of being, and entering into higher, more loving energies supportive of hope, possibility, potentiation, and growth. It is time to return to true heart focus. To do so, we must clean and clear the dense energies so we are free to evolve consciously.

Join the Remote Shamanic Healing Group to receive blessings and healing energy transmissions to clear fear, trauma and patterns that limit you from being in your heart, raising your frequency to the High Heart of your soul essence. The sound healings, channeled transmissions of words and song, as well as all other energetic downloads support your vibrational transformation clearing the lower energies so you can receive the blessings for your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. Together we support the blessings for our loved ones and all of humanity.

We'll gather virtually on Zoom platform.

I will call upon all of our allies, specifically the Ancestors, Ascended Masters, Star Nations, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, to support us and to awaken us.

I'll also open a medicine wheel, offer smoke and smudge, prayers, healing song and shamanic healing. I will assist you in grounding and work with visualization and guidance to reset the energy. Clearing fear and trauma at this time are most important so we are able to move forward and heal individually as well as collectively. This supports our mind, our emotions and our immune system.

Additional teaching and practices will be offered as guided at the time.

As soon as I get your registration, your name is put onto the altar to be worked with immediately in my daily prayers and such.

And since so many are impacted at this time, I am offering various price points to join. I don' have a donate button on my site set up, but will offer the remote healing circles as little as $1 to join. There will be $5 increments that you can give in, depending on your situation and your desire. I will not turn anyone away. If you cannot afford this at this time, email me and I'll send you the link to join anyway.

I encourage you to register at least 30 minutes prior to start time of the group healing session to insure your ability to join.  Limited to 100 participants.

May we all find generosity in our hearts at this time. Be kind to one another. Be generous and help where you can. Support the whole by taking care of yourself and doing your own work. Lift others up through your compassion. You can do this. We all can do this. We are in this together, and together we are stronger. The web is clearly woven. May we bring light to it, through our own personal responsibility in how we each can show up. May we ask for support where support is needed. And may we give more greatly than we can imagine, that all are loved, cared for, and made whole.

Blessings, Katherine

Katherine Skaggs

Shamanic Practitioner, Teacher, and Author of soon to be released 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.

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.

After the New Moon
Remote Shamanic Healing Group
April 23rd at 6pm MDT

Dear Friends

Join me for another Shamanic Remote Group Healing, Thursday evening, April 23rd at 6pm MDT within one day of the Taurus New Moon. We'll still be feeling the energies of this New Moon energy, which is all about new beginnings, yet with the influence of Uranus and Saturn, signaling unexpected change. Even though the New Moon energy is all about new beginnings, this particular new moon carries the weight of sudden change, impulsivity, aggressive energy, possible loss, suffering and sorrow. PHEW! Absolutely important to ride these energies in the most positive manner possible, so as not to fall into the lower frequencies that are looming.

Within the Remote Healing Group, I will support each of you by assisting to clear away the dense patterns that create lack of harmony. Fear continues to arise amidst the challenges of COVID-19. It is very important to refocus into possibility and potential, to vision life in the most positive manner possible, and to release attachments to the past as it has been. From this place new beginnings will be birthed in a positive manner, for each and everyone of us. We are in a huge shift for the mass consciousness. So each of us need to do our best to be clear, to imagine the possibilities well, and to leg go where we get hung up.  It is time to return to the more harmonious and beautiful energies within, so we can experience them in all life.

We'll gather virtually on Zoom platform, where I will focus energy to assist in clearing any personal patterns that take you into fear, lack, loss, anger, etc. We will also work on calming and clearing the larger patterns of our cultures and society, that create more fear.

I will call upon all of our allies, but have gotten the guidance specifically to work with the Spirit of Fire to support us at this time, to burn away the patterns that create struggle, that limit us, and that are here to be transformed.

I'll also open a medicine wheel, call in our allies, offer smoke and smudge, prayers, healing song and shamanic healing. I will assist you in grounding and work with visualization and guidance to reset the energy. Clearing fear and trauma at this time are most important so we are able to move forward and heal individually as well as collectively. This supports our mind, our emotions and our immune system.

Additional teaching and practices will be offered as guided at the time.

As soon as I get your registration, your name is put onto the altar to be worked with immediately in my daily prayers and such.

And since so many are impacted at this time, I am offering various price points to join. I don' have a donate button on my site set up, but will offer the remote healing circles as little as $1 to join. There will be $5 increments that you can give in, depending on your situation and your desire. I will not turn anyone away. If you cannot afford this at this time, email me and I'll send you the link to join anyway.

I encourage you to register at least 30 minutes prior to start time of the group healing session to insure your ability to join.  Limited to 100 participants.

May we all find generosity in our hearts at this time. Be kind to one another. Be generous and help where you can. Support the whole by taking care of yourself and doing your own work. Lift others up through your compassion. You can do this. We all can do this. We are in this together, and together we are stronger. The web is clearly woven. May we bring light to it, through our own personal responsibility in how we each can show up. May we ask for support where support is needed. And may we give more greatly than we can imagine, that all are loved, cared for, and made whole.

Blessings,

Katherine

Artist Shaman Healer Sage 2020 Course Overview

The 3rd Saturday Each Month from 9am to 5pm
April 18 • May 16 • June 20 • July 18 • Aug. 15 • Sept. 19

This multi-cultural shamanic course is a foundation for living the ancient spiritual practices of direct revelation for transformation, and for living your life in power and unity. This course 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.

Each designated Saturday Meeting we will gather in a safe, ceremonial space for soulful learning, drum journeying, soul remembering, and creating shamanic tools. We will also meet virtually on Zoom one to two times 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. If for any reason you cannot meet at this agreed upon time by the group, a recording will be available.

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!

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

Limited space in class, so get a deposit or full payment in as soon as you can to hold your space in the course. Scroll down to register.


Saturday, April 18 • 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
  • The Spirit of the East, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
  • Shamanic Drum Journey as a path to direct revelation
  • The power of innocence, prayer and intention
  • Altar Work
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE WAND/STAFF

Zoom Call for the East - Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the East, Q&A

  • To be announced

Saturday, May 16 • 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
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE BAG

Zoom Calls for the South - Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the South, Q&A

  • Wednesday, May 27th - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, June 11th - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, June 20 • 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
  • Ceremonial Art – DEATH MASK

Zoom Calls for the West -Check-in, clearing, drum journey with West, Q&A

  • Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 7th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, July 18 • 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 Calls for the North - Check-in, clearing, drum journey with North, Q&A

  • Thursday, July 23rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 4th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, August 15 • 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 Calls for the Father Sky and Mother Earth - Check-in, clearing, drum journey, Q&A

  • Wednesday, Aug. 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 10th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, September 19 • 9am to 8pm

Integration, Celebration, Graduation

The Power of Great Spirit, Our Final Meeting

Plan on an all day affair, completing the circle of the Medicine Wheel with the teachings of the Center and Great Spirit. We will also review our time together and how to continue to take this work forward into our every day lives.

Instead of ceremonial art we will bring all our tools we have made and work with them. We'll deepen into some healing practices and practice upon each other.

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 live

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

One Pay Tuition $975

Deposit and Payment Plans Options - Your Deposit Holds Your Place in Class
3 Pay Plan -  $335 deposit. You will receive a PayPal invoice for your additional consecutive two payments due 30 days apart.
4 Pay Plan - $255 deposit. You will receive a PayPal invoice for your additional consecutive three payments due 30 days apart.
5 Pay Plan - $205 deposit. You will receive a PayPal invoice for your additional consecutive four payments due 30 days apart.
6 Pay Plan - $175 deposit. You will receive a PayPal invoice for your additional consecutive four payments due 30 days apart.

Your deposit and payments are refundable up to February 18th. Between Feb. 18 and March 18th 50% is refundable. After March 18th there are no refunds available. There is limited space in this class.

Andean Despacho
Healing Ceremony

A Ceremony of Gratitude & Reciprocity

Join us for a sacred Andean Despacho Ceremony in the tradition of the Q’ero peoples, from high in the Andean Mountains of Peru. Shamanic Practitioner Katherine Skaggs will guide us through this sacred gifting and bridging of ordinary reality with non-ordinary reality of the Spirit world. The despacho creates the space and place for right relationship, and right relationship with Pachamama, Mother Earth. Through this we bring healing to our relationship with all of our world. We will establish a linkage between our physical universe, our personal power and source of action (located in our solar plexus), our source of love (our heart chakra) and our wisdom (our third eye).

We will honor Pachamama and invoke her blessings, as well as Pachatata, to make an offering to the Sun and the stars. These two combined create a blessing ceremony to assist us in our every day lives to live in harmony in our world, as well as to invoke assistance from the heavenly realms to assist our planet, our humanity, to awaken and come into right relationship.

This ceremony will bring personal blessings, as well as global blessings. Your participation helps expand the energy through your presence.

Bring any offerings you would like to offer up to the fire and the despacho, such as dried flowers, nuts, seeds, cornmeal, small candies of bright colors, written prayers on small pieces of colorful paper, sugar, an open shell, rice, lentils raisins, animal crackers, black licorice, chocolate, sage or other incenses, gummy or candy frogs, play money, contain balls unraveled, confetti stars.

Each item you bring is symbolic and an offering for the intention of harmony and right relationship through gratitude. Your prayers are must important along with the other offerings that makes Mother Earth happy, as well as Father Sky.

We will create a healing packet, a gift, to offer to the fire made from all these items and our heartfelt love and appreciation.

Why Soul Retrieval?

Have you ever felt like you lost a part of yourself when after a relationship break up, a car accident, death of a loved one ... or perhaps you just didn't feel right, you didn't feel well, or walked around with some sort of anxiety or fright? When one has experienced a trauma of any sort, whether a moment a go, in childhood, or even lifetimes ago, there is an energetic loss of one's essence light that can occur, attributing to soul loss. This trauma can create distortions in one's energy bodies, blocking the ability to experience joy, happiness and clarity of one self.

For any one person to experience the fullness of life, it is important that that person is able to be fully present in all aspects of self. Imagine the soul's essence is light. If for any reason that light has been displaced through trauma and the drama's of life, one can experience a lack of Self and a lack of joy for life.

This gathering is aimed at both education about soul loss and soul retrieval, and a focus through the group experience to release energetic blocks and trauma's in the field of each individual who gathers to allow a restoration of the light within each person.

A sacred container is created to facilitate a high frequency, safe experience. A medicine wheel is opened and supportive, light beings, power animals and spirit guides are called to bring in light and healing energies. A variety of shamanic tools and methods will be used to assist each person through the group experience, along with a soul retrieval drum journey. Rattles, clicking sticks, light drumming, tibetan bowls, bells and singing are typically used to assist in the restoration process. Light and breath will be blown into the crown of each person during the ceremony as part of the experience.

This event is designed for empowerment of each individual, to assist him or her in the ability to absorb more light into his or her being and to be present to his or her divinity.

Cost $30

Email Barbara Bohnstedt or call her at 352-350-7322 to register and get the location.

Learn the power of Shamanic Drum Journeying to awaken your ability to directly communicate with your inner or spirit self and receive direct knowing. Your inner self is in constant communication with the seen and unseen worlds. Learning to drum journey can be a great tool for meeting your power animal, spirit guides and helpers, divination, personal healing, and gaining insights to a question or objective you have in mind.

Journeying into one's inner Self and inner worlds is a foundational tool shamans and shamanic cultures have used around the world for thousands of years to gain wisdom and power for walking their lives authentically and joyfully. Drumming is a simple and effective way to move inward into ecstatic trance states upon the archetypal realm of the inner levels of consciousness.

Katherine Skaggs, a multi-cultural shamanic practitioner, will guide you in the basics of how to drum journey for insights in living your life more powerfully. She will use the hand drum to take you inward on your journey within a safe and sacred space for your highest experience.

Cost $30

Email Barbara Bohnstedt or call her at 352-350-7322 to register and get the location.

Join Melody Masters, C.N. of Halcyon Health and Katherine Skaggs for an introductory talk on the benefits of LED Light Therapy and Shamanic Healing, as tools for physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic healing.

Melody Masters, C.N, will illuminate you on the wisdom of Light and how the LED light and frequency technology offers healing benefits, such as calming the parasympathetic nervous system, as well as how you can enjoy an initial session, or series of sessions in an introductory offer.

Katherine Skaggs, shamanic practitioner, will share on the benefits of receiving the ancient spiritual and energy practice of shamanic healing, and how it calms your energy field, helping to release imbalances mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically, bringing restoration and the ability to regenerate well-being.

Melody and Katherine are bringing these two techniques of LED Light Therapy and Shamanic healing/clearing into a short combined healing session over the weekend following this talk.

Please RSVP to join us for this introductory talk and refreshments.

There is no charge for this evening.

 

In-Lighten LED Light flyer
In-Lighten LED Light flyer info

Join Melody Masters, C.N. of Halcyon Health and Katherine Skaggs to receive an introductory combo session with the LED Light and Frequency Therapy and Shamanic Healing, as tools for physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic healing for an introductory price of $50 for the combined 45 minute session.

Your session will include 20 minutes of LED light and frequency technology with Melody Masters, C.N.,  in addition to another 20 minutes of shamanic energy clearing with shamanic practitioner Katherine Skaggs. Plan on a full hour for your session.

What can you expect from your introduction?

The LED Light Therapy in clinical and home settings has been shown to relax your parasympathetic nervous system and calm the adrenals, in addition to many other potential benefits ranging from decreasing swelling, inflammation, muscle tightness, lymphatic drainage and much more.

Dr. Deepak Chopra says, "Light energy is profoundly capable of influencing the healing process and how the visual apparatus is not the only sensory organ that responds to light."

In the Shamanic Healing Session - Katherine will follow the LED Light Session with an introductory 20 minute shamanic healing session to assist you in releasing and clearing imbalances in your energy field (which are reflected as imbalances in your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life).

Basic fundamental concepts of shamanism that are 1.) Everything is alive. Everything has spirit and awareness. 2.) Energy and matter are the same. Everything is vibration. Everything that exists is an energy system within a greater energy system. 3.) Everything is connected to everything else in the web of life. 4.) Unseen/inner/spiritual reality affects visible reality.

Katherine will incorporate ancient, multi-cultural shamanic healing techniques that range from prayer, drumming, song, aromatherapy, and energy extraction, to name a few. Katherine assists you with the spiritual aspect of healing imbalances of your body, mind, spirit and patterns in your life.

Katherine Skaggs has trained the past 8 years in multi-cultural shamanic traditions from the Q'ero shamans from the Andes, as well as the Shipibo shamans from the jungles of Peru, in addition to the traditions of the Huichol people of Mexico. She also brings 30 years of experience in spiritual energy healing.

Melody Masters, C.N. of Halcyon Health, LLC brings her wisdom of 30 plus years as a Certified Nutritionist, Iridologist and health practitioner.

This Clinic Event for a combined session only of the LED Light Therapy and Shamanic Healing session is by appointment only. If we fill Saturday, Feb. 7th with appointments starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm, we will open Sunday, Feb. 8th for sessions at the same introductory price.

with shamanic practitioner Katherine Skaggs

Held at Katherine's Studio at 3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO

Gather in community for a sacred Shamanic Healing Circle. Get cleaned with sacred tobacco and agua florida water, open a shamanic circle in ceremonial style calling in our allies for great support, then receive shamanic healings within the group. Everyone will have the opportunity to receive healings individually, as well as working within the collective of the group.

Everyone will receive a clearing and ceremony to assist in balancing the inner and outer worlds, helping us to better navigate our lives with power.

Please come early so we can begin at 6:30pm sharp. Thank you so much!

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

with shamanic practitioner Katherine Skaggs

Held at Katherine's Studio at 3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO

Gather in community for a sacred Shamanic Healing Circle. Get cleaned with sacred tobacco and agua florida water, open a shamanic circle in ceremonial style calling in our allies for great support, then receive shamanic healings within the group. Everyone will have the opportunity to receive healings individually, as well as working within the collective of the group.

Everyone will receive a clearing and ceremony to assist in balancing the inner and outer worlds, helping us to better navigate our lives with power.

Please come early so we can begin at 6:30pm sharp. Thank you so much!

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

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