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

Jun
9
Sat
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;

Please RSVP by clicking here

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

I hope you will join us!

Jun
24
Sun
Day of Toning @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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).

Please register when you know it’s a yes, clicking here

Aug
4
Sat
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. 

 

Register by clicking here

Aug
19
Sun
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)

Please RSVP by clicking here

Sep
23
Sun
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

Sundays 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).

Register by clicking here.

 

Oct
8
Mon
Shamanic Sound Healing: A 10-Week Course Begins Oct. 8th @ Sauvie Island
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mondays 6:30 9:30 pm 

Starts Oct. 8; Skips Nov. 19; Goes through Dec. 17

Location: Sauvie Island

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: 10 3-hour sessions Mondays 

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). 

Register by clicking here

 

Oct
12
Fri
Shamanic Sound Intensive Fall 2018: Note Change of Date @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

 


Oct. 12-14, 2018
Workshop hours: 6:30 pm Friday evening through 5 pm Sunday

Residental: Includes tuition, meals & lodging. $485/$425 returning  (attended Intensive before)
Commuters: Includes tuition, lunches and dinners. $300./$250 returning

Please register early, as registration is limited to 12 people.

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 and help people:

  • Add power and wisdom to current issues, projects and/or dilemnas in their life that are in need of illumination or resolution;
  • Apply metaphysical concepts and actions to manifest what is most important and pressing in their lives;
  • 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 Earth
  • Connect more deeply with the spiritual realms and utilize the messages coming from them
  • 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. We will be doing a lot of dyads and triads, ceremony and experimentation. This is a completely hands-on exploratory 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. Whether you are seeking healing, to add sound to your tool box of magic, or both, this intensive will help you use your voice more powerfully to sing joy into your life, to create, to manifest.

New material will be presented so people who have attended past intensives will absolutely learn new things!!! And who doesn’t need more healing…

To register, click here.

Nov
1
Thu
A Celtic Shaman’s Ritual For World Service @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Use shamanic techniques to relieve suffering somewhere on the planet.

We journey to a place of suffering in the world with our allies, our rattle, our sword. In the traditional way of ancient shamans, we temporarily take on that suffering, then shamanicly dispose of it with the help of our compassionate spirits.

During this sacred Celtic ritual, we have a chance to experience the visceral feelings of shamanic altruism. In doing this service, we cultivate and add power to our own transformation as well as that of the Earth’s.

This ceremony was brought to a group of us by Celtic shaman Tom Cowan. With his permission, we continue to perform this ceremony every year during Samhain. We honor Tom, being of service to Earth the Celtic Way.

Journeying skills are required, as is your RSVP ahead of time, as there is quite a list of materials to gather for this ceremony.

RSVP Here.

Beheading: Celtic Shamanic Ceremony of Service @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Beheading Ceremony

November 1

6 pm-10 pm

at Hidden Lake Retreat

Please read through the instructions carefully, and take 20 minutes or more to do the  preparatory journeys, most importantly the first one. Begin gathering intention and power for the ceremony.

Background about the Celtic Shaman’s Rite of World Healing

This beloved Celtic Ceremony was taught to me by Tom Cowan during my two-year celtic shamanic training. This ceremony was one of the most impactful I have experienced. As such, it is most definitely a shamanic initiation. This ceremony is one of powerful service that exemplifies the selfless path of the original, traditional shaman.

I have changed the name as it is presented publically because of what terrorism has done to people’s thgouthforms around the term “beheading”. This ceremony emerged from Tom’s extensive research into Celtic lore, where he found over and over again that great magical events followed, or were associated with, the circumstance of a hero being beheaded. Here in more privately held space, I share with you the true name of the ceremony, and originally, Tom called it the Beheading Game.

The purpose of the Beheading Game is two-fold:

1) to alleviate suffering in the world

2) to foster within us a visceral and impactful experience of selfless healing.

We gather power from the nature spirits and our compassionate helping spirits to ready us for the Beheading. Then, we support each other during an active shamanic Beheading ritual and reunification where we offer ourselves up as instruments that have the capacity to help alleviate suffering somewhere in the world.

One aspect I love about this ceremony is that we honor nature and trees, as we gather our “sword”—the sacred instrument with which we will facilitate another’s initiation. That we use a location in nature in Non-Ordinary Reality (NOR) to perform this ceremony. In Tom’s course, we had a spirit lead us to a “nematon” which was a grassy clearing surrounded by forest. The location of the ceremony here is determined by each of our divine helpers.

Another key thing I cherish about this ceremony is we get “alittle dirty” temporarily. In the neo-shamanism that most of us are being trained in, we are taught to be uber careful with energy, to not take anything on, to stay away from or dispense with quickly, dense, negative energy. Like we could actually be hermetically sealed away from it. Traditional shamans went to battle and put themselves on the line for their community, for their people who came to them for help. They waded in the muck, the spiritual muck as they did their healing work. This ceremony provides us with a taste of this, but in a way that keeps us all healthy and whole. Always of course, as we do here and always, surrounded, imbued, merged with and/or otherwise in sacred partnership with the divine, with their spirits.

From our process of taking on temporarily and dispensing with dramatically of the spiritual dimensions of suffering, we glimpse into, perhaps are moved by, but not stuck in or encased by, the suffering that is occurring in the world. The prayer is to help remove the spiritual dimensions of suffering. We take it on temporarily, dance it up into our head, and then dispense with it as we are beheaded. Where the contents go we may or may not see. We may have an exquisite opportunity for being of “no mind” for a while, until our cleaned out head is returned to us. Always an heartfelt gratitude and sense of accomplishment washes over us, aided by our human helpers.

I do not want to give it all away, but wanted to convey a taste of what we will be doing. We choose to do it on or near Halloween when the veils are thinnest. This and most years we gather on the  first of November so that parents can take their kids out for Halloween, then come the next day for the Beheading.

Obviously, Journeying skills are required.

What you will need:

* A sacred stick that is straight, smooth, the thickness of a broom handle, no side branches or stobs; ask for it to be given to you by the nature spirits for the purpose of the Beheading. It should be approximately 3 feet long;

* a small cloth (about the size of a place mat) upon which to lay sacred objects for a small personal altar;

* A few sacred objects for your altar that are physical symbols of power from your helping spirits-especially based on info from the preparatory journeys below*

* a votive candle in a glass container;

* a small bowl that can hold about a cup or 2 of water;

* a drum;

* your most beloved rattle;

* slippers or wool socks

* a sacred blanket

* a snack and water

* A FLASHLIGHT

Donation (check, cash or PayPal judith@hiddenlakeretreat.org)

 

* Donations are always appreciated to support our facilities and honor the facilitators time.

The Beheading Ceremony is really one of most profound experiences I have had in shamanism, and I love bringing this to our community. I look forward to doing this together!

Preparatory journeys: Please do these before you arrive.  

Journey to ask for a guiding spirit that will assist you through the ceremony. Ask them to reveal to you their gifts. *Ask them what they would like you to put on your altar for them.

Journey to the spirit of your rattle-ask for them to show you how they move energy. *Ask them what they would like you to put on the altar for them.

Journey to receive power, and imbue your stick with it, so that your heart is true for the Beheading. Connecting with the standing ones (trees) that yielded this stick would be helpful, honoring.

RSVP to lauri@shamanicsoundhealing.com

PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME SO THAT YOU ARRIVE by 5:45 AND ARE READY TO

BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 6 PM. IT TAKES AN HOUR TO GET HERE FROM PORTLAND.

 

Cost: by donation $30-60

Please RSVP

Nov
17
Sat
Day of Toning @ Hidden Lake Retreat
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Day of Toning provides a potent launching communal ceremony for bringing transformation to our lives–collectively, globally, personally.

On this day, we embark together on our own personal hero’s journey, within a collective communal force of love, sound, and spirit. We will declare internally or outloud, what we want to work on. Then using the sounds of my 5th album, Trail of the Salmon King, and our own voices and toning, we will make our way through different phases of our hero’s journey.

We carry our intention for solution, resolution, healing our hearts, and apply the amazing creative healing force of sound, to manifest, create, set into motion, the change we are desiring. We encounter and banish obstacles, we usher in new ways of accessing power in the world. We rise, we float, we surrender, we celebrate!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).

Please register when you know it’s a yes, by emailing me