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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

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


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.


Celebrate!!! Over the past few months the Artist Shaman Healer Sage book has won 10 prestigious awards!!! I am deeply honored and humbled for this amazing book to receive so many acknowledgments in the Mind, Body, Spirit book industry.

I would also like to thank Karen Stuth and Satiama Publishing for getting this important offering into the world, that we may learn, grow, and love more deeply as we navigate a world of change and chaos. The wisdom teachings, practices, and rituals are timeless and highly supportive when we need it the most. I am so very grateful that the work is being honored, and catapulted into the awareness of so many. We need wisdom teachings and practices as much now, perhaps more, than ever before.

Book awards and acknowledgements for 2022 for Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul.

Nautilus Book Awards 2022
Book Category - Religion/Spirituality of Other Traditions - Silver Winner

Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2022
Book Category - New Age - Gold Winner; Best Art - Finalist

COVR Awards 2022 (Coalition of Visionary Resources)
Book of the Year 2022; Industry Choice Book of 2022
Gold Winner in the following categories: Health and Wellness; World Spirituality; Best Book Cover
Silver Winner in the following categories: Shamanism and Paganism; Best Illustrations

Deep gratitude to all who are on this sacred path of life. May these teachings always support you as they have me. May we share what we learn that brings blessings, that we may make our world a better place.

Much love and blessings

Katherine Skaggs

Artist Shaman Healer Sage Book

Join me, Katherine Skaggs (author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage - The Book), with Bernadette King, author of the Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Cards Deck, and the upcoming book to be released in fall 2021, Spirit, Totem, & Power Animals - The Book. Bernadette King is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Spirit Animals, psychic readings, and all things mystical and magical - along with some of the most amazing websites that are portals to spiritual wisdom, along with some new forums for connecting to community focused in these areas.

Together Bernadette and I dive into all things shamanism, speaking to travels around the world to the world of multi-cultural shamanism and how it changed my life, and what it offers to you. There are simple, practical practices and wisdom that can be practiced on a daily basis regardless of who you are, where you live, and whether you are in a city or the country.

Learn more about Bernadette King at,,

Join both Bernadette and Katherine Skaggs on for more wisdom and guidance from the world of spirit animals, shamanism, tarot, mysticism and so much more, all to guide and empower you upon your life's earth walk!

Artist Shaman Healer Sage Book


Join author, artist, shamanic practitioner, and teacher Katherine Skaggs to learn more about the Artist Shaman Healer Sage shamanic guide book, and how it can support you in living a more harmonious life.

Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice that is a way of living life in harmony in the woven web of life, where everything from our inner, spiritual selves is connected to every part of our outer reality. Understanding the fabric of the invisible world known as the spirit world or Non-ordinary reality, and the visible world we call life also known as the ordinary reality, gives us a clue as to why we are here and how to navigate with clarity of intention, practices, ritual, and ceremony. We are sacred beings on an earth walk, meant to live a sacred life.

Today our modern world is confusing, chaotic, and often times fueled by fear and trauma. How do you show up amidst the crazy to live in joy and harmony? Many are struggling to find happiness with the ever changing landscape, seemingly controlled by forces outside of ourselves. Where do you turn and how do you find peace again?

Within the world of shamanism is a treasure trove of timeless wisdom, universal laws and truths, as well as shamanic mapping systems that give you direction to awakening as a conscious dreamer within the chaos of what might be a nightmare rather than a beautiful dream. Take back your power with ancient systems of harmony for creating greater joy, health, abundance, and wellness for your self, as well as for your family, community, and global tribe at large.

Within the Artist Shaman Healer Sage book you will learn about shamanic truths shared around the globe that are universal, regardless of the time, place or tribe you have incarnated into; you will be given shamanic practices for grounding, cleaning energy, working with plant spirits, elementals, guides, allies, ancestors, spirit animals, and angels, altar work and prayer, smoke baths and flower water medicines, working the medicine wheel, and awakening the Artist, Shaman, Healer, and Sage that lives within your very being. This is a hands on, direct experience shamanic guide that is both deeply practical and transcendently spiritual.

Great Spirit gave us everything we need to become aligned with our true spiritual essence that we may live a beautiful life on earth, integrated and harmonious.

Watch this little video, then get in on a Pre-order of the Artist Shaman Healer Sage book to receive many additional gifts of gratitude for ordering early while the book is at press. The book is expected to arrive between late April and mid-May. It will ship as soon as it is in stock.

Much gratitude, Katherine Skaggs

Dream a New Dream for Your Life!

Katherine Skaggs Dream a New Dream Altar CardIt is time to Dream A New Dream for ourselves, through the love and beauty of our hearts.

Allow the beauty of your enlightened heart of unconditional love and wisdom to take you inside and remember who you are, to bring that enlightened heart energy into your heart/mind and to dream and speak a new dream... one filled with only love, light, hope, beauty and amazing joy for life. Be centered in the peace that emanates from this beauty. There is nothing to do but dream from the place of the divine heart within ourselves. And when we do, we must know that only love can be born and expanded. Let this Being of Love give light and love to you and to your dreams.


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