Please click here  for a summary of 2018 events and classes.

Shamanic Sound Intensive Spring 2018 @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
Shamanic Sound Intensive Spring 2018 @ Hidden Lake Retreat | Eagle Creek | Oregon | United States

Facilitated by Dr. Lauri Shainsky, Associate Teacher and Healer, LightSong  School of Shamanic Studies, & Hidden Lake Retreat, Inc.  

This intensive designed to immerse people in spirit-guided sound healing. Whether you are seeking to add sound to your toolbag of skills or to accomplish some healing, you will have the opportunity to surrender into a spirit-filled, safe container with other like-hearted people and explore the magic of sound. Healing and learning happen simultaneously.  Topics and processes are tailored to you, the participant, and to what is most relevant and pressing for you at this time.

The Intensive is designed to help people: 

  • Expand their abilities to use their sacred voice for creating shifts in consciousness and well-being, and setting intentions into motion 
  • Be a clearer and more open channel for bringing power and wisdom to your life, the life of those around you, and to Earth 
  • Connect more deeply with the spiritual realms and utilize the messages coming from these landscapes in Non-Ordinary Reality 
  • Be more open to receiving and transmitting healing sound & 
  • Bring more creative power and manifestation into their daily lives through sound & song 

This workshop is fully experiential and will facilitate your learning, your healing, and your expansion in shamanism and sound healing, and most importantly, in your Human Beingness. We will be doing dyads and triads, ceremony and exploration. This is a completely hands-on experience. Ceremony, initiations, good nourishing food, community, laughter and nature all contribute to your fulfillment through learning and healing. Journeying skills are highly recommended but not required. 

My style of facilitation is spontaneous, spirit-directed according to what they notice about your needs, non-hierarchical, fun-loving, and supportive. 

New material will be presented so people who have attended past intensives will absolutely learn new things!!! This course is part of the LightSong School of Shamanism’s curriculum and satisfies elective requirements for the LightSong accredited advanced programs.

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Bird Medicine: Sounds and Songs of the Winged Ones @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The language of birds has been utilized by lineages of Earth people to find food and predators, to understand dynamics of their landscape, and as omens or signs for key conditions in their world.  

We will explore how listening to the birds can help us gain an understanding of the ecology of where we live and travel to. Even more importantly, we can use bird language to diagnose the nuances of our consciousness, and to help us adjust our states of awareness and well-being. We revel in their beauty, elegance, and power, and connect deeply with their spiritual medicine. 

At a fundamental and practical level, you will learn how to identify different bird species by ear. We then go deeper into the 5 voices of the birds to understand how birds are reflecting the outer forest environment and our inner energetic environment. 

This body of knowledge will last within you for the rest of your life, truly. 

$95 for the day, $350 to stay at Hidden Lake and do the Medicine Wheel Game. 

Bring your own lunch. 

Lauri learned to listen deeply to the birds, first as an instructor or Oregon NatureMapping, then as a naturalist studying with Jon Young at Wilderness Awareness School. This work continues to inform her everyday life as she delights in the rich diversity of birds that make Hidden Lake their home. 

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Nature, Soul and the Medicine Wheel Game @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself into your own spirituality and the spirits of Nature to gain power and wisdom about your own personal medicine wheel. We will utilizing an ancient technology–the medicine wheel template–that is a part of cosmologies throughout the world. You will have the opportunity to build your own medicine wheel that can support and guide you on your unique earth walk.

The awakened spiritual life force at Hidden Lake offers a powerful environment to encounter nature at a new level, using all of your senses.

We invite wisdom and power from the 6 directions, and walk with beauty, inner and outer. The process is instigated in a game-like format that is stimulating, fun, and illuminating.

$95 for the day; BYO lunch.

Stay at Hidden Lake and immerse yourself in bird language the following day $350.

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Open Community Sound Healing Event @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy an infusion of  peace, joy, and upliftment, as well as inviting profound healing into your life through community, spirit, sound, love, and intention. LightSong’s 5-Month Shamanic Sound Healing course participants provide this offering as a service to the community. Join us as we blend our hearts, voices, sound healing instruments, and abiding relationships with the divine to bring about transformation.

You will have an opportunity to receive, and make sound if you would like. You will experience how sound can usher in the power and wisdom of our deities, gods, goddesses, spirit guides, power animals, and nature spirits, and create sacred safe space.

And, how sound can be used to set into motion our desires and yearnings for change. We visualize our healed and manifested states, and then pray to our helpers to use us as vehicles for sound to come through. We  send those intentions out into the universe for manifestation, riding the waves of intentional sound.

The magic of sound is palpable in the room, and we are lifted, shifted, loved, and  nourished through divine vibrational medicine.

We also send the merits of our healing out to the world, our nation, the Earth for upliftment and resolution.

You, too, are invited to join us and make sound and connect with the divine in whatever way you feel comfortable. We all have the capacity to bring healing through intentional sound into the world, and this is the perfect opportunity to explore and expand your own gifts. All activities can simply be observed, experienced or you can dive in at whatever level you feel comfortable.

What to bring (all are optional but provide potency):

Healing intentions (written on a piece of paper);

Items to put on the altar to be blessed;

Offerings to the spirits and practitioners (items from nature, candles, soap, sage, cedar, palo Santos, money, chocolate);

Names or pictures of people you would like this healing to reach;

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as soon as you know you are coming, to help weave you into the ceremony.

I hope you will join us!

Day of Toning @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Day of Toning @ Hidden Lake Retreat | Eagle Creek | Oregon | United States

Day of Toning provides a potent launching communal ceremony for bringing transformation to our lives–collectively, globally, personally. We form teams and take turns toning through the day. The intentional loving sounds of toning form healing fuel for moving through a sacred geometric altar designed to help us identify key aspects of our current state, our desired state, and what might be in the way of our moving into our desired state. Joyfully immersed in a day-long chorus of spirit-infused sound, we release, we call in, we walk through the altar empowered to make courageous shifts in our life.

We also provide power and intention for healing of the 4-leggeds,  winged ones, and the standing ones around the world, using healing altars designed to honor these beings.

No previous sound healing experience needed, just an open heart, yearning for change and to be of service.

By donation ($30-65).

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Sound, Trees, and Thee @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a day in nature at glorious Hidden Lake, where there are at least 14 different species of trees. They stand and hold and nourish and eminate divine wisdom. 

Trees have been the center of countless cosmologies around the world. We give ourselves the luscious opportunity to spend the day communiing and attuning to these standing wise guiding spirits in solid beautiful form. What a gift and luxury to sit at their feet, listen to what they want to share with each of us. In turn, we offer them a heart song, a soul song, some cornmeal or tobacco. A sacred exchange. 

Invite your soul’s sounds, & the wisdom & power therein, to connect with the spirit & nature of trees. Trees are amazing teachers about how to manifest. They take star energy from the sun, & earth energy—formlessness to form. Learn from them the magic of manifesting that we are all capable of. Receive the blessings of their power and wisdom, becoming attuned to these masters for rejuvenation and nourishment. 


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Sound Healing Circle: Receiving The Fullness of Life @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Experiment, explore the magic of sound and connection with the divine realms as we tenderize ourselves to receive the fullness of life. We gather in a safe, sacred circle, call in the spirits, then embark on a deep and uplifting time of sound through chanting, toning, playing singing bowls, rattles, hand drums. We notice how our compassionate benevolent help swoops in to orchestrate our yearnings for change, healing, creating. We laugh and enjoy community, as our body-mind-soul system rises in vibration.

No previous experience, all are welcome.

By donation ($20-50)

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Shamanic Sound Healing 4-Month Series @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shamanic Sound Healing: The 4-Month Series at Hidden Lake

With Dr. Lauri Shainsky, Ph.D.

Offered  by LightSong School of Shamanic Studies and Energy Medicine

Saturdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm

 Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 16

This course is designed to help people:
– (re) discover and utilize the power of their voice as a creative healing tool;
– expand our ability to listen to spirit and convey sound from the divine realms;
– bring healing through intention, sound, spirit, and love;
– be nourished by receiving and transmitting healing sound;
– bring power and manifestation into our daily lives through sound, spiritual partnerships and intentionality.

We will all gain insight, knowledge and skill for using the vibrational power of sound:

-For self healing;

-For augmenting other healing modalities (shamanic, Reiki, Massage, Energy Medicine);

-To increase richness and joy in life through personal, everyday rituals;

-For connecting more deeply with the wisdom codes of the divine realms.

We will learn how to be more vibrant channels of sound, bringing the power & wisdom encoded therein, that comes from the spirit realms.

Learning and healing comes through working in pairs and in the larger group practicing sound healing techniques, journeying for information, doing ceremonies for enhancing our personal vibration and states of consciousness. We address current topics in our personal and professional lives so that learning and healing are relevant and supportive to our everyday livingness.

Journeying skills are required. *People who have taken this course before can repeat this course at a discount; new material will be included each week.

Course format: 4 8-hour sessions Sundays

Cost: $395/ $250*if you are a returning student

This course is part of the LightSong School of Shamanic Studies curriculum and satisfies elective requirements for the advanced programs (LMT, Bachelors in Community Shamanism).

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