About Lauri


Lauri has been studying shamanism since 1997, when she met Jan Engels-Smith, founder of LightSong School of Shamanic Studies and Energy Medicine. Lauri became part of Jan’s first cohort of students to go through the school’s extensive curriculum. When the school officially formed, Lauri was asked to be on the council and has been contributing to its development ever since.

Lauri  was guided by spirit to begin singing in the school’s sweat lodge ceremonies. This, as well as a long abiding career teaching people about bird song, instigated a deep relationship with sound and song. She met Tom Kenyon, reknowned sound healer and engaged in training with him. Lauri was catapulted into an inquiry and involvement in sound and its natural partnership with shamanism. Since then, she and her students have been exploring, through direct revelation, the magical properties of intentional, spirit-guided sound.

What are Lauri’s gifts that set her apart from her contemporaries?

Lauri  has an extensive skill set and vast understanding about the human condition. She learned about how human behavior forms, and how to change it, through her 8 years in Context Associated’s personal effectiveness training. She diligently studied with a channeller for 5 years, which illuminated much about how energy and matter work and flow in the universe. She learned a great deal through her own recovery and healing from bodily injuries. Her Ph.D. in Ecology and her experience leading outdoor adventures, teaching and researching in university settings, also contributes to her deep understanding about human behavior and the wonders of nature and ecology.

Her connections with spirits, her work with Family Constellations,  and her long history of working with people combine to help her very effectively and efficiently pinpoint root causes of many ailments, especially as they relate to early childhood dynamics, ancestral patterns and matters of lineage. Her science career also has promoted a keen ability to make finely tuned observations, notice the complexity of several factors superimposed on themselves to create patterns in need of transformation. In her sessions, you get right to the point, to work. Her open, welcoming, light hearted way, always peppered with good humor and laughter, set you right at ease. She provides a safe divine environment in which to do the healing, supported by the rich array of nature spirits at beautiful Hidden Lake.

Lauri’s Mission

“My mission is to serve people and the earth by providing transformative experiences with spirit, sound, and the natural world.  I believe all people can experience magical healing through sound and our dance with the mystical divine universe–healing that we all seek, and that our planet needs.

I also believe that everyone has a voice that serves as a creative force in the universe, and that it must be heard.  A voice that manifests the heart’s desires, the mind’s imagined world, the soul’s yearnings and purpose.”

One of my key purposes in life is to reinvigorate Neo-shamanism with sound and song. Many of the shamanic circles and trainings I observe are so quiet! People are shy, or afraid to use their voices. When we first immersed ourselves in shamanism, most of us learned about sound “through the back door”. We had directives such as “find your power song”, “develop your invocation”, “listen for an extraction song” and the like. We felt drawn to the sound of the drum, and noticed how powerful our rattles and drums were at moving energy, shifting our consciousness, and so much more. We sensed that these instruments had spirits unto themselves; we may have even done some investigation toward that end. Sacred songs moved our hearts and powered our ceremonies. And, in all of this, the process of shamanism was the driver, the focus at the forefront of our training, as well it should have been.

It is time to re-discover, re-empower our voices as sacred shamanic tools, and let those healing divinely-guided voices be heard across the land! Come join me and embolden your powerful vocal life, potently, shamanistically, divinely.

About Shamanic Sound Healing

Sound is the carrier wave of intention. When we hold intentions for healing and manifestation in our heart, and send these out into the universe with sound, great power to organize matter and energy is set into motion. Sound that is guided by spirits and divine light and love amplifies any healing act or technique. This enhancement arises because of the powerful effects sound has: at the neurological, biochemical, thermodynamic, mental, spiritual, cosmic levels of being. And because of the unfathomable intelligence of our spiritual allies, power animals, angels, ambassadors and helpers from of the unseen world, the power of sound finds its destiny with greater precision and magnificence.

In Shamanic Sound Healing training, we dive deeper into the process of working with intentional sound, within a shamanic (spirit-filled) container and framework. How does sound move through us? How can we use this process of channeling Spirit in the form of sound to create and manifest? How can working with sound help us get out of the way more completely, in the dance with our ego? How can we most potently let the purity of divine realms come to Earth through us? Our work with sound refines our understanding of how energy and intention work, how our witness collaborates and informs our healing process, and how vibration, energy and matter interact to create a healing effect. We learn and heal simultaneous in this beautiful dance of sound and spirit.

We experiment and explore sound as a central creative force in the world.

We journey into sound and with our compassionate spirits’ help and guidance, discover more clearly and potently how sound carries intention out into the universe to be heard and acted upon, and how spirit rides sound in from nonordinary reality to bring wisdom and power into the room, our clients. We become attuned to Sound and its flow through us, very much like a Reiki attunement. We begin to hear the information and interpret the spiritual power that are encoded in the sounds that channel through us.

We experience how sound organizes matter and other energy matrices to bring about healing and manifestation. We become a more clear and open channel for the power and wisdom that rides on the waves of sound into our ceremonial space, our bodies, our souls, those of our clients and people in our lives.

Lauri offers sessions in shamanic sound healing that address the spiritual aspects of emotional, mental and physical health and well-being. We all, from time to time, feel like “I am just not myself” or “I feel like I am missing a part of myself”. This is common, and a reflection of soul loss. We all lose parts of our soul through trauma, illness, negative events or relationships that sap us. The resulting loss can create illness, negative behavioral patterns, reoccurring mental or physical pain. These can easily be alleviated through shamanic healing. Healing ceremonies may include soul retrieval, extraction, power animal retrieval, Reiki, classic sound healing, deposession, cord-cutting, and others. These ceremonies all can restore well-being and enhance vibrancy in your life.

Schedule a Sound Healing Session with Lauri

Sessions available in-person & remotely.
Nourish your soul through vibrant, intentional sound. Your council of helping spirits, angels, devas, and power animals await you!