2023 Events & Courses

Our time together focuses on manifesting change, setting into motion intentions, dreams, yearnings that emerge from our hearts. 

Sound + Intention + Listening + Spirit + The Open Heart synergize to magically cultivate magnificence and illuminated beingness. Every shamanic sound experience we co-create allows for a mini expedition for the soul.

Shamanic Sound Journey Circles

Friday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm Pacific Time

Free and open to seekers and healers alike.

    February 10th

    March 10th

    April 7th

    May 19th

RSVP to lauri@shamanicsoundhealing.com

Hear and participate in a pre-recorded shamanic sound journey circle in your own space here

Reading the info in the comments section of this sound track will be most useful!

Shamanic Sound Journeys seek to provide opportunities to receive support from your spirit guides, power animals, angels, other divine beings during this sound rich experiential journey circle. Join in virtual community, set healing intentions together, then embark on a guided sound healing journey into Non-ordinary reality.

Allow me, Lauri Shainsky, seasoned sound journeyer and shamanic guide, to take you to realms of wisdom and healing power. Drumming, singing bowls, toning, singing transport you into the beginning of new realities for you.  

Relax, receive vibrational nourishment for the soul.

No prerequisites or fees.

Life enrichment abounds.

You can read more about Sound Circles here

Click here to see how to participate.

Listen to and experience a sound journey circle.

Hop on spontaneously here at the appropriate times (see above)

Shamanic Sound Training: First Octave

Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm Pacific

or

Fridays 1:30 am – 4:30 pm Pacific

I invite you to embark with me and other sonic-hearted people on an expedition of the soul, through the terrains and landscapes of vibrational energy medicine and shamanism.

 Explore how to more potently:

 Connect with your spirits, guides, helping allies–key ambassors of Divine wisdom and healing power needed in every day life;

Use your voice–easing in with the spoken word. Celtic shamans were called poets so we honor this tradition and ignite the voice with poetry;

Further our friendship with our voice through toning, singing and chanting;

 Charge our fields with intentional sound—invoking the divine, greeting and igniting the soul advancing along the comfort path of our sacred voice.

 Explore trance induction with sound—vocal, drumming, rattling, “bowling”, bells

 Inner and outer shamanic sound healing—making spirit-guided sound on behalf of self, others, Earth. using shamanic healing techniques with sonic power–fundamentals of vibrational energy medicine.

 Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm Pacific

Feb 9; Feb 23rd; March 9th; March 23rd; April 6th; April 20th; May 4th; May 18th

REGISTER HERE FOR THURSDAY EVENINGS

 or

Friday 1:30-4:30 pm Pacific

Feb. 10; Feb. 24; march 10; March 24; April 7; April 21; May 5; May 19th

REGISTER HERE FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOONS

To honor the community members who have begun engaging across the globe, 2023 courses will be offered online. Renovations will continue on site at the lake through 2023. By 2024 we hope to have our sound studio back in operation with supporting facilities and grounds so that in-person courses and ceremonies can resume.

 To participate, you must be able to zoom into circle:

with a stable WIFI connection, 

in a quiet space where you will not be disturbed during our sessions together. 

If you have questions of concerns, please contact me at lauri at shamanicsoundhealing dot com.

 Cost: $425

REGISTER HERE FOR THURSDAY EVENINGS

REGISTER HERE FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOONS

Tree Spirits, Soul Nourishment & Earth Restoration

Tuesday mornings 9:00 am-12:30 pm Pacific

Dates TBA–Starts end of February!

Where: Parks and Nature Sanctuaries in & around Portland

Join me as we cultivate soul nourishment and Earth blessings through Communion with Trees. These outdoor nature experiences seek to:

 assist people in communing with and appreciating trees–their physicality and their metaphysicality; 

provide frameworks for developing soul-based relationships with nature spirit and Earth.

always towards contributing to the well-being of trees, and Earth.

Through deep encounters, shifts towards shamanic collective consciousness and blessings with sound and song, we expand, we rejoice, we gather and share gifts with nature spirits and our own.

We engage in multi-sensory experiences–especially learning to listen, feel energetic vibrations, see/notice patterns visually, delight, get curious about trees we encounter on our “crown walk”. We notice the shapes and feels and nature and energy waves from them; we exchange with them–perhaps reading a poem, sing a song, beyond the physical offerings of cornmeal, tobacco, spit or hair.

I hope you leave with experiences of deepened wonder and relationship with trees…And even more important, tools to cultivate your own spiritual experiences and exchanges with trees in your own neighborhood.

Two sets of offerings:

Spontaneous drop in session–potentially different people in each circle 

       Single adventure: $55

       Two–$95

       A bundle of three –$145

      All 6: $295

A committed cohort--we all progress together for six sessions

     $295

 

Email me to get on the list of interested people.

Dates will be determined shortly!

Shamanic Sound Intensive 1: Spring 2023: March 24th-26th

Friday 6:30-9:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Explore this intersection between shamanism and sound healing. Expand the use of your voice, enrich your life and healing practices with spirit-guided sound. We begin with self healing, then expand outwards.

In a safe container uniquely created through our online communing together, you can experiment with making sound (sometimes with your audio off, sometimes on).

Connect with others as we, through the magic of our physical and metaphysical web, sending and receiving intentional sound.

As a small heart-connected group, we support each other, witnessing and encouraging each other’s process of sound making, spiritual growth and manifestation. 

Augment your shamanism, Reiki, and/or other healing modalities and practices with intentional vibration. Deepen your listening to sound, and expand your capacity to make sounds with your rattle, drum, voice, singing bowls. Watch how the magic unfolds, beyond our expectations, as your helping spirits orchestrate all around you your manifested intentions and heart-felt yearnings. This course is part of the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine curriculum, providing valuable training and community time with Spirit.

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

Journeying skills are strongly recommended. 

To participate, you must be able to zoom into circle:

with a stable WIFI connection, 

in a quiet space where you will not be disturbed during our sessions together. 

If you have questions of concerns, please contact me at lauri at shamanicsoundhealing dot com.

 

Cost: $425

This course is part of the LightSong Online School of 21st Century Shamanism curriculum and satisfies elective requirements for the advanced programs (LMT, Bachelors in Community Shamanism). 

 Read more/ register here

Advanced Shamanic Sound Study Groups:

The Second Octave

TBA and they are curated by YOU, YOUR Needs, Your schedule.

Schedule TBA– Email Lauri to assemble a clan of friends and custom schedule this series of experiences. 

Cost – $325

People who have taken my gateway courses, or the First Octave, or exhibit advanced tendencies can join in the exploration of new ground at the interection of sound healing and shamanism. We co-create these ceremonies and study sessions to meet your personal needs and unique spiritual inquiries. Everyone contributes to the unfoldment of our adventurous research and healing experiences.

We form a safe container, uniquely created through our private yet communal spaces together; this privacy allows you to let go into your own personal experiments in making sound –sometimes with your audio off, sometimes on; sometimes for yourself, sometimes for others, Earth.

Through the magic of our physical and metaphysical web, we expand our capacity for sending and receiving intentional sound.

As a small heart-connected group we morph operate as a support group, witnessing and supporting each other’s advancement in sound making, transforming, and manifesting with each other’s help and that of our spirit guides, teachers, power animals. No more than 12 people convene for this special course.

Watch how the magic unfolds, beyond our expectations, as your helping spirits orchestrate all around you your manifested intentions and heart-felt yearnings. This course is part of the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine curriculum, providing valuable training and community time with Spirit.

 

Inquire how to join here.

 

 

Our Shamanic Sound Experiences as Mini Soul Expeditions

Our shamanic sound experiences together are like mini-expeditions for the soul, and seek to provide community and healing to seekers and healers alike. We explore our unique soul ecosystems and vast cosmologies, venturing out into the magnificent healing landscape. This safe environment allows people to explore, experiment and practice using their voices, working with their drums and rattles, and coming into relationship with precious healing allies who are excited to be working with us!

We enter our interconnected sacred space, assisted by our electro-magnetic web and its mediating “techno beings”, where sound and intention can bring healing and transformative currents in new amazing ways! Every circle, course or ceremony is a co-creation of manifesting, transforming, expanding…where we simply feel better through engagement in community and the Divine.

Sound is such a powerful medicine required for effective, potent shamanic practice and energy work. Vocally-generated sound can be a super-accurate heart-felt, soul-focused healing force for our selves, others, Earth. All of my work seeks to help people re-discover their voice and reinvigorate modern shamanism with spirit-guided sound.

You can read more about how sound healing training augments our shamanic practice here.

To honor the community members who have begun engaging across the globe, 2023 courses will be offered online. Renovations will continue on site at the lake through 2023. By 2024 we hope to have our sound studio back in operation with supporting facilities and grounds so that in-person courses and ceremonies can resume.

The unique intimacy and privacy offered by the zoom space is particularly potent for assisting shy or resistant folk to expand into their voice and the power of their own spiritual healing capacity.  (Read more about Zoom Sound here)

Together we will learn how to:

– release blockages and access our voices as the creative healing tool that it is;

– expand our ability to listen to spirit and convey sound from the divine realms into ordinary reality;

– bring healing to each other through focused intention, sound, spirit, and love;

– form a support circle through which we can be nourished by receiving and transmitting healing sound;

– bring power and manifestation into our daily lives through sound, spiritual partnerships and intentionality;

 –learn even more ways to use the internet, telepathy, long distance healing techniques for the upliftment and ascension of all.

In a safe, light-hearted hoop, we will all gain insight, knowledge and skill for using the vibrational power of sound:

-For self healing;

-For augmenting other healing modalities (Shamanism, Reiki, Massage, Yoga, 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.

To participate, you must be able to zoom into circle:

with a stable WIFI connection, 

in a quiet space where you will not be disturbed during our sessions together. 

If you have questions of concerns, please contact me.

Ecotones: A Shamanic Sound Expedition:A Rich Inquiry Into Our Edges and Boundaries

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Broad Purpose & Intention 

This series of shamanic sound experiences is meant to be an expedition into the ecology of the soul.

We engage here in a fruitful spiritual and soulful investigation into the edge or boundary between “this” and “that”--two adjacent or polar states, conditions, ideas or beliefs.

Between them there may be a solid boundary or threshold we flirt with, or a grading from one form into another. Here we look, and listen, and work with an edge or boundary that yearns for resolution or dissolution.

Ecotone: Its’ origin:

The ecological concept of ecotones has been coming in vibrational waves through the senses, during my nature journeys and everyday livingness. 

In ecology, an ecotone is defined as  a transitional area between two adjacent ecological communities (Merrium-Webster).

There exists a unique set of dynamics and characteristics of the species present and facets of the physical environment, as we move from one ecological state to another, through the ecotone, to the other state. In ecological studies of biodiversity in forests, we call these stand conditions. So there is a parallel when we address boundaries or edges in our life between “this” and “that”. 

This concept of inquiry streamed into the forefront as a result of my work my sensing and working with thresholds (A hot topic inBill Plotkin’s  SoulCraft)

Here the term ecotone can be used to denote where to any two adjacent states butt up against each other– in the mind, heart, thoughtscape, belief system, energy field, or any other aspects of our physical & metaphysical lives. 

One of My Personal Ecotones

When I used this first sound journey for myself after it was completed, I found the edge between “safe and not safe”.

As I worked with my spirits from the bird nations, this ecotone feathered into, ascended up to a third way– neutrality–a spiritual practice/mindset/life skill/ soulscape quality is-ness. We have been cultivating, merging with, inviting, whooing neutrality very intently at in LightSong’s Mystery School teachings and learning experiences/ceremonies. So what a beautiful weaving of messages from the Divine to help me with my fears and courageousness.

Birds as Emissaries of the Divine: Singing Hearts on wings

We ask for help from compassionate spirits from the Bird Nations. Birds life our eyes from the heavy Earth to the sky with their glorious choruses, laments, and excitations! Their power of flight assists us to rise, and see our soul’s landscape from their bird’s eye…with eagle vision, a different, higher perspective.

Power and Practice of Part 1 of Ecotones, Edges & Boundaries:

This part 1 of the Shamanic Sound Journey Ceremony initiates us into the power of sound and spirit which we invite to help us discover and transform edges, boundaries, ecotones. 

First, the invitation: The Invocation–Calling in the bird nations. You can include any of your known, vetted compassionate spirits. Rattle, sing, hum, drum, or simply vibrate with intention. INTENTION IS EVERYTHING. As close as you can get toa sense of love of your soul, and connection with your ability to hear your heart yearning...Call forth to the compoassionate universe!

There is an opportunity to make offerings, a simple altar, add to your own. You can pause the audio if so moved to do some listening and finding altar items and offerings.

Then we are propelled on a Sound-empowered Spirit-guided journey. My (Lauri’s) spirits and sounds assist us in this journey, holding the Intention to find an edge or boundary…of spiritual/mental/physical significance. It may be an abrupt line or a gradient/gradation between 2 conditions, this or that. 

The spirits will guide us to see-feel-sense-know more about a particular edge, boundary that you are needing to transform around. Nature spirits–in particular the birds–show us something surprising and important about the landscape of our soul/life and an edge that is revealed. As in forest ecology, the tree spirits may show up and reveal patterns that help us understand and sense our ecotone, as one state (“this”) fades into another state (“that”); graded or abrupt.

We engage compassionate spirits from the Bird Nations to be primary guides on this sound journey. This journey is meant to help provide a birds eye view & experience. The eagle’s view. 

Mato Lauri’s bear drum, and her Abundance (G) crystal bowl, along with lakeside birds Lauri recorded in July 2020 provide sonic drivers, cleansers, fillers, songs, spirits all!

We ask for trust that Lauri’s guiding ones will collaborate with yours in the biggest way, and support you in your own experience.  Journey and use the sounds coming through me (Lauri), my instruments, you, your instruments, our altars, to inspire curiosity!

Ask the spirits that you be surprised!

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Begin!

Take a moment to breathe, contemplate...

Be comfortable, and make your space safe to do whatever you are guided to do!

If you are guided to set up a simple altar. and/or gather offerings.

Do not worry if you dont cant wont its all good!!

Play Sound Track 

By clicking here

 

Afterwards:

Come back; have some water, stretch. 

Walk around. Then write. 

What did you notice? 

How did that make you feel? 

What do you think this means–what story are you telling yourself about it?

Feel free to send writings of contemplation and sensation and manifestation, or whatever is in your heart. 

lauri@shamanicsoundhealing.com.

 

Part 2 coming shortly!

 

Afterwards:

Come back; have some water, stretch. 

Walk around. Then write. 

What did you notice? 

How did that make you feel? 

What do you think this means–what story are you telling yourself about it?

Feel free to send writings of contemplation and sensation and manifestation, or whatever is in your heart. 

lauri@shamanicsoundhealing.com.

 

Part 2 coming shortly!