Journeying with Shamanic Breathwork assists us in stepping willingly into the void and spiraling around to the next octave of incarnation while still remaining in this physical body. We are then able to more easily shift from our ego’s agenda to our soul’s deeper purpose. In our current times of accelerated transformation, Shamanic Breathwork is a powerful way to release the past and envision a new future.
Shamanic Breathwork™ was birthed through Venus Rising cofounder Linda Star Wolf. When describing the Shamanic Breathwork experience, Star Wolf writes “Each Shamanic Breathwork session is always a unique experience and journey. The process itself seems to know how to magically take you exactly where in consciousness you need to go for greater healing and transformation” *
Shaman's Hearth offers Shamanic Breathwork in private sessions of varying lengths and in a variety of workshop settings. Whether you experience it one-on-one or with a group, Shamanic Breathwork is a safe and powerful modality that uses the breath, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, art, ritual and sharing to help individuals connect to their “Shaman Within” and begin living a life of deeper meaning and bigger visions.
What is SHIP?
SHIP, or the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process is the signature Shamanic Breathwork series created by Venus Rising co-founders Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins. SHIP consists of 5 Initiations that take place over the course of 5 separate weekends or in a more intensive, 7-10-day format. These Initiations include Water/Cycles of Change; Earth/Family of Origin; Fire/Shadow; Spirit/Surrender; and Air/Celebration. Shaman's Hearth is one of only a few congregations outside the Venus Rising mother organization that is approved to teach SHIP.
Why participate in SHIP?
Some people choose to participate in SHIP for their own personal transformation. They may feel stuck, they may be going through a ‘dark night of the soul’, or they may just sense that there is ‘something more’ and would like to explore what is coming through for them. You can choose to go through just one, or several, of the SHIP initiations. Or you may choose to do all five.
Why go through all five initiations?
First of all, Shamanic Breathwork is incredibly powerful! People are often surprised at the depth of awareness and transformation that they experience in a SHIP workshop, and want to continue through the entire series.
Second, you may decide that you want to become an Ordained Shamanic Minister. By going through all five SHIP modules at Shaman's Hearth, you are eligible to be ordained through the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network.
Finally, you may decide that you would like to become a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. To become facilitator through Shaman's Hearth, you will first go through all five SHIP initiations as a participant. Then, you will repeat the SHIP initiations, this time as an apprentice. Finally, you will travel to Venus Rising in the beautiful Smokey Mountains of North Carolina to go through a sixth initiation and additional facilitator skills training.
And, you don’t have to decide ahead of time! Just try one SHIP workshop. See what you think. Most people who try SHIP love it and continue on to complete the process. Watch our Events page or sign up for our newsletter to find out more!
* Star Wolf, Linda, (2009). Shamanic Breathwork: Journeying Beyond the Limits of the Self. Bear and Company (p.55).