Lauri J. Shainsky, Ph.D., Sh.D.

I am an Associate Teacher/Healer at LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, and  have been involved in the school/community since its inception. I carry the songs for the community, and lead prayer and purification ceremonies for the community, one of my deepest honors. 

Studying the beautiful intricacies of ecology and nature while acquiring my Ph.D. fostered a wonder and fascination in the perfection of life. I expanded my awareness of nature through founding and teaching in a non-profit (Wolftree Inc.) that took young people into the outdoors.  

My Two 



  1. Traditional shamanism was rich with sound.  My experience of modern shamanism is that it has lost some of this richness. This is because a) most people feel shy, reserved, wounded about singing and using their voices, and b) training core shamanism taught today lacks a focus on the integral how-to aspects of sound-making, except here and there (invocation, extraction songs, etc). I am committed to change this trend, bringing the rich sound-based focus back into modern shamanism.
  2. Modern sound healing as I have learned it has a spiritual component for sure. But the how to of incorporating Spirit is left up to the learner/trainee and is not being specifically taught.  Because the divine helping spirits know infinitely more than we do about what is needed by a person in their healing, or in a ceremony for community healing, it is crucial that people have some procedural and experiential training in how to engage this infinite useful realm. I am committed to adding shamanism to modern sound healing for more powerful accurate results.

Why choose me, when there are so many others doing “energy medicine” or shamanic healing? 

My sharpened capacity and experience utilizing sound for all of my work brings extra layers and potency to our learning and healing together matched by few. 

My extensive studies in a variety of healing and personal growth modalities heighten my abilities to help you as a healer and trusted advisor.  

My 5 years with a channeler provided insight on how the universe, energy and people work.  

My studies in personal effectiveness with Context Associated taught me about human behavior, motivation, and techniques for sustainable change.  

My extensive experiences in Nature, the science and spirituality of ecology bring the gifts of Mother Earth into our healing ceremonies.  

My long history of facilitating learning experiences–in the outdoors, and in the mystical inner realms–supports us to attain upward, inward and outward expansion of our spiritual knowledge and skills. 

Thousands of sessions with people like you—clients, circle and course participants— have enriched my understanding of the ecology of the soul.  

Schedule a Sound Healing Session with Lauri

Nourish your soul through vibrant, intentional sound.

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. 

Sessions available in-person & remotely.