10 Day Shamanic Breathwork Immersion
Facilitator skills and Shamanic Healing initiatory skills (SHIP) training
Unleash Personal Healing and Transformation Through the Breath
The Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali
December 21-31, 2018
Change your life with Shamanic Healing
Join us in beautiful Bali for a transformational journey through the ceremony of Shamanic Breathwork
A powerful healing process that inspires individuals to reconnect with their own inner healer. It’s a journey taken by connecting the breath, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, art, and group sharing to leave you empowered with the magic of who you truly are. Through Shamanic Breathwork, old wounds and dysfunctional patterns are released and transformed, bringing wholeness and healing back into your life, your loved ones, and the world around you.
This 10 Day immersion will take you through the Facilitator Skills and training.
The program is under laid by a series of five transformative initiations based on the 5 Elements. This highly experiential process taps into your inner self, releasing blocks to higher love and wisdom. As you re-integrate through an embodiment of the 5 Elements, you will be set free to stand in the truth of your authentic being and walk a path with heart. You will journey beyond the limitations of ego identity and shape-shift into your sacred soul purpose.
In this Shamanic Breathwork Immersion, you will:
- Learn shamanic tools to create real and lasting change in your life.
- Transform troubling issues from the past that still impact you today.
- Reclaim your passion and your power by recovering lost aspects of your authentic self.
- Deepen your connection to unconditional love for self & others.
- Enhance your ability to support others, share your unique gifts & sacred purpose with the world.
You will have the best possible facilitators to ensure a safe and meaningful journey. Shamanic Breathwork Initiatory Process creator Linda Star Wolf, along with Master Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitators Nikólaus Wolf and Levi Banner teach in a blend of ancient traditions and modern methodologies. They bring to you open, loving hearts and minds, willing to support and travel with you wherever you need to go. Along with your initiation into Shamanic Breathwork, you will learn Shamanic Breathwork facilitation skills. Daily integration of Yoga practice, Pranayama, Meditation, Astrology, Shamanic Ceremonies, and other activities provides a well-rounded experience touching body, mind, heart, and spirit.
The training takes place in the world renowned The Yoga Barn, located in Ubud, the spiritual center of beautiful and exotic Bali. A beautiful place with a high vibrational community of seekers, healers, and teachers, it is the perfect locale for spiritual awakening. By the end of this 10-day immersion, you will be a 1st Level Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner and discover keys to unlocking deep personal growth, healing, and happiness.
Are you ready to step onto the shamanic path of transformation?
Are you ready to journey into personal healing through the power of the breath
Are you ready to change your life in a magical place brimming with spiritual energy?
Join us in Bali in December 2018 – The Time To Heal Is Now
Linda Star Wolf
Linda Star Wolf has been a visionary teacher and shamanic guide to thousands of people over the last 35 years. Star Wolf created the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process as a synthesis of her personal exploration and direct healing experiences with breathwork, shamanic wisdom, depth psychology and addictions recovery methods. With over 30 years of recovery from her own experience with addictions, Star Wolf has dedicated her life to helping others to release dysfunctional patterns of all kinds and to radically transform their lives. She teaches people how to awaken to the bigger picture, embodies their own inner Visionary Shaman and steps into a life of passionate purpose.
Star Wolf is the Founder and Co-Director of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, and the Founder and President of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies, established in August of 2010 in the state of North Carolina. She is also an author of several books. Star Wolf’s strong personal commitment to sacred activism and visionary leadership led her to create the Shamanic Ministers Global Network, a worldwide association of Shamanic Ministers and Congregations dedicated to helping those they serve to awaken to their own sacred purpose. Star Wolf also co-founded the annual Wise Wolf Councils, a four-day gathering of spiritual leaders and lay people from around the world who come together to share their wisdom, teachings, and vision for our planet.
Starting out as a therapist in the mental health and addictions fields in the 1980’s, Star Wolf is a nationally certified alcohol and drug counselor. She has a BA in Human Services from St. Leo College. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry and Ph. D. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Integrative Learning. Star Wolf was originally introduced to Holotropic breathwork by its founder, Stan Grof. She trained extensively with Jacquelyn Small, founder of Integrative Breathwork, becoming one of the lead trainers at Small’s Eupsychia Institute. Star Wolf also studied shamanic earth wisdom teachings with the late Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, a Seneca Wolf Clan elder and founder of the Seneca Indian Historical Society. Grandmother Twylah adopted Star Wolf as a Spiritual Granddaughter and gave her the spirit name of Star Wolf.
Nikólaus Wolf was born walking the shamanic path. Having journeyed deep into the Underworld at an early age, Nikólaus learned to rely upon the wisdom of his heart to direct and guide him. In 2010, his inner wisdom guided him to Venus Rising Association for Transformation. Here, Nikó connected with the late Bradford Clark Collins—the Co-Director of Venus Rising Association for Transformation and Co-Founder of Isis Cove Community and Retreat Center.
Nikólaus studied as an Apprentice directly under Brad and learned how to engage with people’s souls and hearts; creating a space for people to feel safe, loved and witnessed. Brad continued to serve as a mentor for Nikó for the remainder of his life. Presently, Nikólaus Wolf holds a Master’s Degree from Venus Rising University in Shamanic Psycho-Spiritual Studies. He is the Co-Founder of the Shamanic Mystery Tours Company and he serves as an Administrative Assistant for Venus Rising. As Co-Founder of the Shamanic Mystery Tours Company, Nikólaus has facilitated shamanic journeys all across the world. Locations include places such as Bali, Mexico, Egypt, and Peru.
Nikó is a Master Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner and an Ordained Shamanic Priest and Minister through Venus Rising Association and Congregation for Transformation. As Venus Rising’s Administrative Assistant, Nikólaus coordinates global events and assists in facilitating training programs. Nikó has served as Venus Rising’s Transformation House Staff and he has facilitated Venus Rising internships—mentoring and encouraging individuals to discover their Soul’s Purpose and follow their Holy Longing. Nikólaus currently resides in western North Carolina, living upon the land that re-membered him—Isis Cove. Pieces of Nikó’s story are featured in Linda Star Wolf’s book, Soul Whispering: the Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness. Nikólaus’ vision is to walk the path of the Heart, bridging the Mind and Heart together as one. His message is to encourage others to live from their hearts and to support them as they follow their dreams. He is dedicated to serving the planet and awakening shamanic consciousness in others as his continues to follow his own soul path
With a warm smile, an energetic hug, and sly sense of humor, Levi Banner draws you into his world – teaching the spiritual sciences for healing and transformation. Yoga, Breathwork, and Astrology comprise his trinity of mystical knowledge. He creates a safe, peaceful classroom space where students can learn and grow to their fullest potential. Levi’s specialties are a strong, consistent vinyasa yoga practice; precious yet powerful pranayama practice; relaxing and healing restorative yoga, and divining deep astrological insights through the cosmic viewpoint.
Levi is also a Master Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. Mystery, transformation, and healing magically combine as he leads intensive Shamanic Breathwork journeys, helping participants reconnect to their highest selves. By gifting students with personal empowerment and self-healing, he strives to create a community of open-hearted difference makers with world-changing potential.
Levi can be found teaching at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali, or traveling the shamanic path as he conducts workshops and immersions around the globe. In Yoga, Levi is rated E-RYT 500, the highest level of Yoga Alliance certification. Enlightened techniques and ancient philosophies learned through his studies in India, Guatemala, Sedona, and Bali are transmitted into his practice, gracing students with an unusually well-rounded experience and profound lifetime benefits.
Specialties: Vinyasa, Restorative, Pranayama, Shamanic Breathwork, Astrology.
E-RYT 500 – Highest level of Yoga Alliance Certification.
Master Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Ordained Shamanic Minister by Venus Rising Association for Transformation.
Certifications and training from 7 Centers Yoga Arts (Sedona, Arizona); School YogaInstitute – Advanced Yoga + Shamanic Studies (Lake Atitlan, Guatemala)
Certified Pranayama Teacher by Kaivalyadham Yoga Center in India by O.P. Tiwari
Advanced student of the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center
Studied Iyengar Restorative and Pranayama in an intentional community in Portland, Oregon
Associates Degree in Shamanic Astrology
Board of Directors, Shamanic Astrology Mystery School
Facilitator Skills & Training Segments
In this training program, participants experience in-depth training and exposure in the following areas: Shamanic Bodywork, Music, Art, Deep Listening and Group Processing. Throughout each segment, participants discover:
- How to create a safe container for deep inner-personal work
- Developing and trusting your intuition and unique gifts
- Energetic body work such as rebirthing, resistance, conscious touch, and chakra clearing
- The shamanic use of musical journeys
- Shamanic Shakti Art Process
- Shamanic Psycho-spiritual skills for group processing and integration
Each segment builds upon the other in a spiraling fashion, equipping students with the knowledge and experience to facilitate a Shamanic Breathwork® Journey.
Facilitator Skills & Training Segments
In this segment, students develop a relationship with their physical bodies—connecting with their bodies through dance, yoga, and ritual movement. Students will learn a variety of bodywork techniques to utilize during the Shamanic Breathwork® Journey These techniques include tools and processes such as rebirthing, resistance, conscious touch, and chakra clearing. Our Bodywork segment prepares students and allows them to understand first-hand the importance of creating a safe container for themselves and others during a Shamanic Breathwork® Journey.
An instrumental piece of the Shamanic Breathwork® Process is the music played throughout the journey. The musical sets selected and played for Shamanic Breathwork® Journeys are customized and designed to engage with the seven chakra system. In our Music Training Segment, students will learn how to use their intuition and their bodies to select music appropriate for each chakra. From here, students will then learn how to compile music and create a Shamanic Breathwork® Musical Set from start to finish; allowing them to go out in the world and create their own musical sets for Shamanic Breathwork® Journeys.
Shakti Art and Group Processing
During the Art & Processing Segment of our Facilitator Skills & Training, students will learn how to create and hold a safe container where participants feel held and comfortable to share their processes. Students will also learn how to give adequate feedback and counseling as Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitators—remembering that at the core of every individual resides an inner shaman guiding the journey. The Art & Processing segment will also allow students to learn how to tune into and communicate with the subconscious mind through archetypal symbols that arise during their breathing journeys. Students will discover how to use and create art processes, and how to read artwork using the Elemental Color Code. These skills will enhance their ability to facilitate effective and detailed Processing Groups.
This training and these components equip students with the education, experience, and skill sets required to take the Shamanic Breathwork® Process out into the world in a safe and transformative way
The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP)
You will process through five levels of shamanic healing, each an initiation based on one of the 5 Elements. The five initiations each feature a Shamanic Breathwork journey, utilizing the breath, sound healing through chakra-attuned music, energetic bodywork, soul return and extraction, shamanic art processes, scribing and group processing. Journeyers enter an altered state of consciousness that transforms and integrates trauma experienced earlier in life; creates a connection with their soul and spirit guides; and receive visions about their sacred purpose in the world. You will walk between the worlds: working on physical, emotional, mental, and energetic levels as you learn to embody the elements.
In addition to the guidance of your teachers, you will have the support of a co-journeyer – a fellow student who will assist you with whatever you need during your psycho-spiritual voyage. You will switch roles with your partner halfway through the day, helping to create a nurturing, supportive, and safe space in which all participants can grow together as a community. Upon completion of the elemental journeys, you will learn facilitation skills for Shamanic Breathwork. There will also be daily practice in Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, and Astrological insights.
Water: The Spiral Path and Five Cycles of Change
Each time we come back to something, we come back changed. Constant renewal is the shamanic path – the spiral of life. Everything in the universe flows in a spiral. Here we get settled in and see what’s stirred up in ourselves, as we are new in the space and like water, fluid. We connect with our new community and to the new practices.
Earth: Your Family Tree and the Tree of Life
The family we choose is our family of choice. We begin to release the blocks and barriers of our own heart – the habits, patterns, and traumas or wounds developed from our family of origin. Here we see in a solid way what they are, and how to free ourselves. We tap into these family roots and the interconnectedness of the tree of life as we embrace family and friends.
Fire: Meeting the Shadow and Inner Work
Here we shine a light on our dark places – what’s beneath the surface, what’s following you, and what you can’t see. Fire transforms all it touches. In an intense and cathartic initiation, we use the power of fire to burn away our patterns; to release anger, frustration, and blame; and finally, come to a warm heart space.
Spirit: Opening to the Inner Beloved
We all posses an inner beloved and have the capacity to connect to the divine. Here we learn to love our ourselves, our innate gifts and our inner other. Now that we have cleared so much, it is time to see how much we can open our hearts to our own inner self – that part of you that you show up for. Connecting to our inner masculine or feminine, we experience the union of duality.
Air: Rising to the Call of Your Sacred Purpose
The deepest human longing is discovering what we are here to do and why. We embrace forward movement – becoming empowered agents of change, and enabled in our mission. Here we accept the seat of a teacher and learn how to carry this role forward into the world. We step into being the best versions of ourselves as we finally connect to our true life purpose.
- Shamanic Energy Work and Shamanic Bodywork
- How to hold space or create a safe container
- How to hold a professional classroom
- How to process groups and individuals
- Counseling – how to work with an individual (and their process) to gain insight and value out of a breathwork journey, and take it into their life
- How to identify music and sound in your energetic body
- How to create a Shamanic Breathwork playlist (How to pick and edit the right chakra-attuned music)
Sample Daily Schedule
(Subject to Change – may include late nights, fun surprises, and day trips…)
- 8-9:30am Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
- 9:30-11am Elemental teaching and invocation
- 11am-1pm Breathwork – Journey #1
- 1-3pm Lunch
- 3-5pm Breathwork – Journey #2
- 5-7pm Dinner
- 7-8:30pm Group processing or evening ceremonies
Activities, Ceremonies, and Practices
- Astrology Insights
- Balinese Blessing and Opening Ceremony
- Ceremonies – Cacao, Dance, Sound Healing
- Daily Practices – Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
- Holiday and Astrological Celebrations – Solstice, Full Moon, Christmas, New Year
- Sacred Water Temple and Waterfall Visits
- Shamanic Drumming, Dancing and Dreaming
Certificates Received Upon Completion
Certifications are received through the Venus Rising Association for Transformation.
- 1st Level Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner Certification – Level 1 is a healing process where you become a certified practitioner and begin your training in facilitation skills. If you have previously completed Level 1, this course counts as the second required training to receive a 2nd Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator Certification, which allows you to share Shamanic Breathwork as a facilitator in a workshop or classroom setting.
Healthy and Delicious Meals
Included in your cost of tuition is a healthy and delicious lunch provided daily at The Garden Kafe at The Yoga Barn. The meal menu will consist of natural, wholesome, organic foods in a delightful array of raw, vegan, gluten-free, and Ayurvedic choices. Prepared in a creative fusion of Eastern and Western styles, you’ll experience a symphony of yummy, healthy fare that will flood your body with nutrients and ignite your chakras. Vibrant, fresh cold-pressed juices will keep your energy high and be thirst-quenching proof that it’s possible to both cultivate health and have fun.
Accommodations are not included in the cost of training, but many housing options are easily found in Ubud. We’ll provide a listing of nearby and affordable choices to make your travels easy. The Yoga Barn also has limited on-site lodging available at The Yoga Barn Guest House. Please contact them directly for more details.
The Yoga Barn Since 2007, The Yoga Barn has been the center of yoga and healing in Ubud, Bali. This beautiful, inspirational environment is one of the largest and most famous retreat centers in SE Asia. Offering daily classes, workshops and retreats in Yoga, Dance, Meditation, Ayurveda, Detox, Breathwork, Healing, and more, The Yoga Barn strives to provide classes and events taught at the highest quality, deepest knowledge, and with experienced authenticity. Teachers and students from around the world travel here to become part of its nourishing and spiritual aura – an ideal backdrop for personal healing, renewal, and high-vibe education.
Ubud, Bali Founded in the eighth century by a Javanese Hindu priest meditating at the confluence of two rivers, Ubud takes it’s very appropriate name from the Balinese word ubad medicine. Ubud is surrounded by lush jungle and verdant rice paddies in its hilly location. It is the cultural and spiritual center of the island, home to artists, craftsmen, healers, spas, art museums, and Hindu temples. The center of town has artisanal boutiques and tasty restaurants, while nearby the Balinese live in traditional villages and engage in colorful religious ceremonies. Peaceful and serene, Ubud is the perfect place to journey for a spiritual reawakening.
Dates and Rates
December 21-31, 2018
10 Day Training, Solstice to New Year’s Eve
Enrollment is limited to TBD Students
Take advantage of early bird pricing and secure your spot now.