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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.


Sunday, October 20th, 2019
10am to 2pm



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.


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.

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