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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.

 

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.

Make a HORSE DRUM!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:30am to 1:30pm

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

Join Katherine Skaggs to make a 15″ Horse hide drum in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. You will have the perfect setting to call in the spirit of your drum, connecting to the power and freedom Horse brings to you. This is the perfect time of year to work with Horse as one who assists you in moving to your goals through the power of the heart, so you are free to live a soulful life.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the setting of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the elements, ancestors and all our allies. You, as well as all of your drum materials will receive a smudge cleansing prior to making your drum. You will also have the opportunity to infuse your drum making process and the drum itself with prayers, blessings and intentions.

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 move you into trance-like, inward, meditative states for accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

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

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

You will leave with a 15" horse hide drum and drum beater. (The drum cures and is ready to play in 3-5 days.)

HORSE TOTEM MEDICINE

The Horse Spirit Animal and Totem brings the energy of power, stamina and freedom! To work with Horse Totem energy through your drum is truly a way to bring your Horse Medicine to Heart. If Horse is calling you now, know the you are being called to awaken to the freedom and power of being authentically you! Awaken your true power of Soul through the heart beat of Horse medicine. Ride high on the winds of life, balancing your inner and outer worlds through the deep vibrations of the heart.

COST $195 for full pay
or Deposit of $125, with balance due of $85 at class

Payment due by December 20th to insure your place in class. There are limited spaces for 10 available. If this time fills, we will add another late afternoon or evening class, or optional day class if needed. Drum Making Classes fill quickly. If you are called to do this class, now it the time to register!

EVENT SOLD OUT

Make a BEAR DRUM - SPECIAL EVENT!
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
10am to 2pm

EVENT SOLD OUT

CHECK OUT THE WINTER SOLSTICE BEAR DRUM MAKING EVENT NOW.

Make a Bear Drum Winter Solstice

Make your own 15″ bear hide drum in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

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

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

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

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

BEAR TOTEM MEDICINE

The bear is symbolic of grounding, stability, courage, fearlessness, confidence and inner strength. This powerful totem assists one in accessing the courage needed to stand up against adversity as well as the support needed in times of difficulty. Bear supports physical and emotional healing. Bear encourages you to stand for your beliefs and to stand in your truth.

The bear guides you to take leadership in your life or in the lives of others. Bear’s presence inspires respect and teaches us to go within to access our true power and wisdom.

COST $210
COST for ASHS or Advanced Shamanic Students $199

Payment due by October 11th to insure your place in class. There are limited spaces for 10 available. If this time fills, we will add another late afternoon or evening class, or optional day class.

Shamanic Drum Making Playshop
Saturday, November 3rd
Noon - 4pm

Sacred Drum MakingNative Hand Drums

Learn to make your own 16" deer hide drum  or an 18" elk hide drum on a maple hoop frame, along with a drum beater, in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

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

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

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

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

Deer Medicine Totem is the totem of the heart, bringing the energies of gentleness, love and kindness. Click here to learn more about Deer Medicine.

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

You will leave with a completed drum and drum beater.

Deposits are due at the latest by Oct. 18th  to insure your space in the workshop and to buy the materials for your drum. Limited to 12 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 in Kearney, NE
*Location to be announced prior to class.

Cost:
16" Deer Hide Drum and beater - $215
18" Elk Hide Drum and beater - $225

Must make a deposit or full payment to hold your place in class.

Praying with Tobacco is for Artist Shaman Healer Sage Grads and Approved Shamanic Explorers

Praying with Sacred Tobacco
Saturday, March 10th
9am to 3pm

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

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

Tobacco is a sacred plant used by many indigenous peoples around the world. The tobacco we will work with is from the jungles of Peru. It is pure nicotine rustica, and is used by Peruvian shamans for clearing low frequency energies, such as trauma, unpleasant fear patterns and emotions. It is also used for protection and greatly assists sensitive, empathic people when used consciously as an ally, through prayer and with intention.

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

Cost $125
Repeats $99

Katherine Skaggs, Shamanic Practitioner
Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner who has trained extensively since 2007 with the Shipibo shamanic traditions from the Amazon jungles of Peru. In her apprenticeship she has dieted with various plants from the jungle that assist energetically, spiritually and physically. The first plant to diet with is Tobacco. The Spirit of Tobacco is a masculine energy and a fire medicine.

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

Tobacco is sacred and not meant to be used mindlessly. It knows your prayers and will go to work for you if you hold it in its sacredness. And if you disrespect it, it will kill you!

After the Eclipse
Shamanic Healing Circle
Monday, August 21st
6:30-9:30pm

with shamanic practitioner Katherine Skaggs

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

Join in sacred circle in the Shamanic Healing Circle for cleaning and clearing your mind, body and spirit. Fill up with positive energy and raise your vibration to assist you in navigating these times of conflict, revolution and transformation.

This is a gathering for sacred ceremony of blessing and healing within the Shamanic Healing Circle. As you enter into this evening, you will be cleared with sacred tobacco and agua de florida water. We will then open a medicine wheel circle in ceremonial style, honoring our allies and the directions, calling in support and protection, creating a safe and sacred space for the evening. Short shamanic clearings/healings and blessings will be offered individually within the group setting.

If weather permits we may also have a fire ceremony as part of the healing circle.

The collective group setting and individual clearings assist in clearing patterns of limitation, and opening to the wholeness of each individual, supporting self empowerment and wellness on mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. This also supports one to better navigate their lives in balance and personal power.

Shamanism and shamanic energy healing is known to be as old as 50,000 years according to modern day archeology. Katherine Skaggs has trained internationally with Amazonian Shipibo Indian shamans from the jungles of Peru, the Q'ero from the Andes of Peru and the Huichols from Mexico, in addition to multi-cultural shamanic teachers within the U.S. The practices offered within this ceremonial circle are handed down from these traditions and offered with the intention of personal and community healing and blessing.

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.

For Artist Shaman Healer Sage Grads and Approved Shamanic Explorers

Saturday, August 26th
9am to 3pm

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

Connect with the spirit and essence of Tobacco in sacred ceremony and ritual. In this day of retreat, work with tobacco in sacred silence and prayer, invoking tobacco as your ally and as a powerful shamanic tool in your everyday life for clearing, cleaning and invoking healing. Bring tobacco in for protection and for assistance in greater boundaries and integrity in all areas of your life.

Tobacco is a sacred plant used by many indigenous peoples around the world. The tobacco we will work with is from the jungles of Peru. It is pure, and is used by the shamans there for clearing low frequency energies, such as trauma, unpleasant patterns and emotions. It is also used for protection and greatly assists sensitive, empathic people when used consciously as an ally, through prayer and with intention.

This is a one-day diet with tobacco, with an opportunity to get to know it better as a spirit ally and powerful healing tool.

Cost $125 first timers
Repeats $75

Jaguar Shaman Woman in la Selva-12deepFull Moon
Summer Solstice
Shamanic Healing Circle
Monday, June 20th
6:30-9:30pm

with shamanic practitioner Katherine Skaggs

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

Join in sacred community for the Full Moon in Sagittarius and the Summer Solstice. We will welcome the beginning of Summer on the longest day of the year. It is a time to honor the fire in the sky, the summer sun, and the place of the South in the medicine wheel. The South is a place of illumination, the container of the heart, community and support, as well as the place to grow your dreams.

Every full moon is a time of manifestation, realizations, culminations, resolutions and energetic fullness. It may be a time for a breakthrough in consciousness and transformation.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius comes with the inner adventure of the mind, heart and soul. This moon illuminates your longing for higher ideals and knowledge, giving birth to vision, and leadership with your own life.

With these influences will will align through ceremony and ritual to raise our frequencies, clean off the dust of the ego mind, clearing our energy bodies and our heart spaces, so we can access more of our essence light and consciousness. This is a great process to let go of any old patterns and energies that no longer serve. We will offer gratitude for our havingness and what we have received in this cycle.

This is a gathering for sacred ceremony of blessing and healing within the Shamanic Healing Circle. As you enter into this evening, you will be cleared with sacred tobacco and agua de florida water. We will then open a medicine wheel circle in ceremonial style, honoring our allies and the directions, calling in support and protection, creating a safe and sacred space for the evening. Short shamanic clearings/healings and blessings will be offered individually within the group setting.

We will also enjoy a ceremonial fire ritual to clean and to infuse light into our bodies.

The collective group setting and individual clearings assist in clearing patterns of limitation, and opening to the wholeness of each individual, supporting self empowerment and wellness on mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. This also supports one to better navigate their lives in balance and personal power.

Shamanism and shamanic energy healing is known to be as old as 50,000 years according to modern day archeology. Katherine Skaggs has trained internationally with Amazonian Shipibo Indian shamans from the jungles of Peru, the Q'ero from the Andes of Peru and the Huichols from Mexico, in addition to multi-cultural shamanic teachers within the U.S. The practices offered within this ceremonial circle are handed down from these traditions and offered with the intention of personal and community healing and blessing.

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.

Spirituality of Shamanism
for Everyday Life
at Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago
Sunday, May 7th
Noon to 2pm

Join Katherine Skaggs, shamanic practitioner and visionary artist for an introduction to the Spirituality of Shamanism and how you can bring that into your everyday life for greater joy, energy and awakening of the heart. These ancient principles and practices are often considered the foundational wisdom of many religious practices and truths.

Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice that dates as old as 50,000 years. Shamanism is found globally, in various indigenous peoples around the world, with common, universal teachings for living a life in balance, power and grace. Shamanism recognizes Spirit in all things, and energy in all of the Natural World. It’s ancient ways are timeless, and available for living a more empowered life TODAY!

Fundamental concepts of shamanism:

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

A shamanic practitioner is a “hollow bone” for Spirit to restore balance and harmony to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions for an individual, a community or group, for a home, land, or any object or being. This also can be applied to anything that exists.

Class cost is $30

Click here to Pay and register through Bodhi Spiritual Center.

3278596_origSolar Eclipse
Shamanic Healing Circle
Tuesday, March 8th
6:30-9:30pm

with shamanic practitioner Katherine Skaggs

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

Please join me Tuesday, March 8th to work with the Solar Eclipse energy in a sacred healing circle. This Solar Eclipse in Vedic Astrology is the night of the Lord Shiva, and a perfect time to transform karmic patterns and liberate yourself from toxic entanglements! It is a time to cut cords with situations and people who drain your energy. it is time to burn away old stories and attachments that do not serve you, and time to make space to write a new chapter in your book of life.

In order to move forward in our lives, we must cleanse away the past through the fires of liberating light energies. The astrology supports this shifting and cleansing and is most important we take advantage of it.

In this particular healing ceremony we will take time to work with fire as an element of burning away the old, as well as bringing in the light of the new. We will also take time to reassess what is truly important in our lives, and to refocus our priorities. We will call upon the powers of Hindu Lord Shiva to support us in going within to contemplate our true essence. Lord Shiva is also known as the great destroyer, so we will call him to help us let go of the difficult patterns that can not go forward in our lives.

As always, this shamanic healing circle brings another opportunity to use ceremony and ritual to align with the frequencies of your higher soul essence, to offer gratitude for what gifts and abundance you have, and then to let go of any old patterns and energies that no longer serve your life.

We gather in community for a sacred ceremony of blessing and healing with the Shamanic Healing Circle. As you enter into this evening, you will receive a cleaning and clearing with sacred tobacco and agua de florida water. We will then open a medicine wheel circle in ceremonial style, honoring our allies and the directions, calling in support and protection, creating a safe and sacred space for the evening.

The collective group setting and individual clearings assist in clearing patterns of limitation, and opening to the wholeness of each individual, supporting self empowerment and wellness on mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. This also supports one to better navigate their lives in balance and personal power.

Shamanism and shamanic energy healing is known to be as old as 50,000 years according to modern day archeology. Katherine Skaggs has trained internationally with Amazonian Shipibo Indian shamans from the jungles of Peru, the Q'ero from the Andes of Peru and the Huichols from Mexico, in addition to multi-cultural shamanic teachers within the U.S. The practices offered within this ceremonial circle are handed down from these traditions and offered with the intention of personal and community healing and blessing.

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.

A 4-Saturday Series of Advanced Work
2nd Saturday of April, May, June and July
(April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9)

Pre-requisite Artist Shaman Healer Sage course with Katherine Skaggs.

Advanced Shamanic Practices Training is a series of classes focused on more in-depth shamanic practices for your personal work, and for working with others.

The Shamanic Body Map

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

The Shamanic Body Map reveals the symbol system of the body, and how it can teach you what you are trying to learn when it is out of balance. This understanding alone can help you restore your center and release distorted patterns. What happens if you break a bone? The significance of where you break it? What is it trying to show you, teach you? We’ll take a look at the organs too and what they can teach you about where you are on the road of the soul.

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

Shamanic Healer Practitioner

Explore shamanic healing practices such as the following:

Who are you as Shamanic Practitioner?

Shamanic practitioner healer as “Hollow Bone”

Calling your allies for support and putting them to work

Setting Space - Your outer environment, your personal energy body space, and client space

Seeing your client as whole (beyond illness and problems)

Listening/sensing with all your awareness

Use of your tools (feathers, mesa, tobacco, prayer, your voice - song, sound instruments, vibration, clicking sticks, rattle, drum)

Energy cleanliness with your tools and space

Developing and trusting your intuition

Extracting/transmuting hucha without taking it on

Putting energy in/filling up

Sealing your client up

Clearing old vows, contracts and statements that keep someone stuck

Soul retrieval and remembering

Clearing attachments and cords

Practice on one another

Land Healing

We will take a day and go to into nature where there is a need for a land healing. We may drive up the Poudre or stay closer to my house, but we will go out and spend a day working with the Spirits of the land. There are several options I am working on now.

Within our time together we will connect to the core essence of the land, identify its power spot, and any trauma that has been left upon it… tune into any messages we get from the land to share within the group and with owners (if we aren't on public land) and then follow any further guidance needed.

We’ll take our tools and work with the land as an ally, and support any shift in frequency through clearing hucha and trauma.

We will do an Andean dispacho ceremony to honor the land, to bring healing, to bring blessings and to bring balance. This is a powerful healing ceremony that clears energy and imbues powerful shift.

Long Distance Healing

We will spend a day working with the long distance healing process, its basics, what is the same or similar to working in person and what you might find different.

This will be another extension of trusting your intuition and developing it in the healing process.

We’ll address use of altars in long distance healing, calling in your allies, use of photos, use of names, etc. How to shift the frequency of the situation…

This process can be used with anyone and anything. It can be with one on one human clients, animal clients, land healing, as well as much bigger situations such as wars and chaos going on in lands far away. Nothing is too big to address.

We’ll go over the holographic process of working long distance, as well as do long distance healing with some volunteers we will have in the afternoon.

Other Stuff to Expect

We will discuss the etiquette of being a shamanic practitioner healer, the spiritual boundaries to develop and work with for yourself, matching pictures and the need to take 100% responsibility for yourself, keeping ego in check and showing up in humility. We will go back over shamanic core principles and keeping yourself fully engaged in the moment. Being a shamanic practitioner is a path of integrity and accountability. It is a path of balance and service.

How do you stay on track and what do you need to ask for so you can show up 100% clean and clear with each person you meet?

What is your state of inner balance and health?

 

Shamanic Healing • Intuitive Readings • Soul Guidance
by Katherine Skaggs
The Villages, FL
Monday, Feb. 15th thru Saturday, Feb. 20th
by appointment only

with intuitive, shamanic practitioner, soul guide
Katherine Skaggs

Held in The Villages, FL

Choose from individual intuitive guidance, consulting, counseling, tarot reading and healing sessions in person! Sessions may also be arranged for small businesses, executive teams, boards and other small groups and organizations.

Each session is based on intuitive information gained through access of the unseen world or quantum energy field. It can be extremely helpful in giving guidance in all areas of life, including: work, health, relationships, partnerships, projects, and major decisions.

Shamanic Healing is an ancient practice of healing that encompasses the spiritual dimension of healing, as well as the mental, emotional and physical healing. Shamanic medicine healing practices are multi-cultural, found among indigenous peoples around the globe, and date back more than 25,000 - 50,000 years.

Fundamental concepts of shamanism:

1. Everything is alive. Everything has spirit and awareness.
2. Energy and matter are the same. Everything is vibration.
3. Everything that exists is connected to everything else in a web of energy or life.
4. Unseen/inner/spiritual reality affects visible reality.

A shamanic practitioner is a “hollow bone” for Spirit, whose job is to bring balance and harmony to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions for an individual, a community or group, for a home, land, or any object or being. This also can be applied to anything that exists.

Shamanic healing takes place in many forms, depending on what intuitive guidance is received from Spirit. This can include plant, herb and mineral spirit medicine, the use of song and other instruments to move and transform energy, visualization, soul retrieval, extraction, hands on shamanic massage or physical body manipulation. The shamanic practitioner understands the necessity to use both nature and spirit in healing and that true healing is whole and complete: body, mind and spirit. (Thanks to the Power Path School of Shamanism for this beautiful explanation of Shamanic Healing.)

Each session is designed by Spirit for the client’s specific needs and goals.

Katherine Skaggs – Intuitive, Shamanic Practitioner, Soul Guide, Mythical Goddess Tarot reader

Katherine Skaggs brings more than 25 years experience as a holistic healing practitioner, dream interpreter, visionary artist, spiritual teacher and guide. She has trained extensively with the Power Path School of Shamanism since 2007, including work with indigenous shamans from the Shipibo, Q’ero and Huichol traditions. Her specialties include energy clearing and balancing, sacred song and sound healing, traditional feather healing, Shipibo style extraction, soul retrieval and soul remembering, as well as house/property clearing, ceremony, ritual and practices for personal transformation and empowerment.

As an intuitive, Katherine is able to access the information in the unseen world, the energy field to perceive distorted patterns, and is able to both clear these patterns as well as give empowering guidance to the individual for proceeding forward in life in greater balance. At times Katherine will use the Mythical Goddess Tarot as one of her tools in seeing the patterns and gaining guidance.

Katherine is available for in-person energy healing and spiritual guidance while in Florida. 

Email Barbara Bohnstedt for an appointment

Costs:

Intuitive Readings and Soul Guide Sessions:
30 min. mini - $65
45 min. - $95
60 min. - $125

*** 30 min. sessions are long enough for some quick questions and answers.
*****If you need to share and get in-depth guidance and counseling, choose the 60 minute session!

Shamanic Healing Sessions
30 min. clearing & balancing - $65
45 min. - $95
60 min. - $125

*** 30 min. sessions are long enough for a good cleaning. If you have a lot to share in your session, go for a longer session!
*****Soul Retrievals and more in-depth healing work require a minimum of 60 minutes.

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.

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