A medicine wheel is a concept in many 'shamanic' and nature influenced cultures and spiritual lineages, used as a map to orient oneself. It allows you to experience the energies (or medicine) present in each direction. It shows you where you are, what phase you just came from, and what awaits you. This also helps bring balance and alignment for greater well being and make sense from the seemingly chaotic or answer certain questions in your life. The aspects of each direction vary by culture and within those, they vary by lineage and even still within those, sometimes varying per individual - but the general concept appears universal - a repeating cycle to get one's bearings and to move through life's experiences. This has been one of the most powerful teachings I have ever received; it greatly influences my life and my practice in many ways.
This course provides a strong foundation as a stand alone offering, and is included within both years of the the Return to Reverence Immersion program (formerly SLI), as well as a component of the Self-Paced Wisdom program.
Animist & Spiritual Teacher
About the instructor
As a bean feasa living in Powell River BC, I work with the medicines of the beautiful unceded Coast Salish lands that I am blessed to live on, as well as the traditions of my Scottish and Irish ancestors.
People come to me for personal healing work, to attend ceremonies, and to establish an animistic, earth-centered, 'shamanic' way of living. Online supports for your spiritual practice through videos, audio recordings, magazine articles, and discussion groups, plus soul restoration sessions, readings, and in-person medicine gatherings are also available.
My journey into 'shamanic' practice began in 2007 with an intensive 3 year practitioner apprenticeship within a Celtic lineage. By 2013 I was offering community gatherings, workshops, and monthly journey circles in Squamish and North Vancouver BC. I expanded my training in 2015 with Sandra Ingerman's Teacher courses, and a small, established focus group that had organically formed, evolved into a full 2 year Immersion program - Return to Reverence. (formerly the Shamanic Living Immersion) In 2017, with the support of our community, I brought a healing retreat cottage and studio "The Sanctuary" into being on the Upper Sunshine Coast of BC. By 2019 The Sanctuary become our permanent residence and I moved my practice fully to Powell River.
The online programs and courses you find here are my response to growing community requests, to more fully accommodate long distance interest, better suit various commitment levels, and become more accessible to those with time or financial constraints.
For more about my practice, to access free supports, and view other online courses available, please visit www.3FoldBalance.com