Shamanic Sound Healing Coursework:

Schedule, Goals, & Medicine Wheel Thoughts

SoulNote Shamanic Sound Healing

& LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism

January-June 2021

Facilitated by Dr. Lauri Shainsky, Shamanic Sound Healer/Instructor

January 30-31: Shamanic Sound Healing: Introductory Weekend (Sound Salon) 

This lighthearted weekend offers a powerful & fun introduction to the magic of Shamanic Sound. It offers a great way to step into the power of spirit-guided sound for your own healing and exploration. We work with the equation (which I adapted from Tom Kenyon and Jonathan Goldman):  Sound + Spirit + Intention + Listening + the Open Heart= Manifestation + Healing + Transformation.  Your learning and healing intentions guide the arc of this weekend as we co-create our journey together. Expand, express, release, gain support through this magical medium.  Attend Saturday ($90), or Saturday & Sunday ($175). Break the Sound Barrier!

More information here:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8igayacab&oeidk=a07ehggamxx59238b05

February 19-21. Shamanic Sound Intensive (LS- 230A): Gateway to Spirit-Guided Sound 

This very East-facing weekend is an opportunity to immerse yourself into the realms of spirit, sacred sound and song, for healing, learning, transforming. Fundamental principles of Shamanic Sound Healing make up the core focus in this course. The work we do together will serve as a great foundation for further advanced work with me.

This arc of experiences is specifically for those of you seeking to add sound to your everyday life, as well as your emerging shamanic or energy medicine practice. Ceremony on Friday night launches us into our Saturday and Sunday journey together into soul, vocal empowerment, vibrational shifting, personal work. Group, individual, dyads, and wandering processes form a potent mix of learning and healing adventures. Plenty of “offscreen” engagement integrates our work into our living and/or work space, building Shakti in both a personal yet communal way. The power of Zoom is particular poignant for this level of sound-making, as it allows very personal & private sound experimenting in the comfort of your own space–which is great if you start out a little shy about your voice.

Info here:http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8igayacab&oeidk=a07ehgifrs431a94ac8

This course is foundational and is (loosely) required for many of the following courses.

March 3-May 5. 10 Week: Gateway To Shamanic Sound Healing (LS 230). Weds evenings 6-9 pm PST

We walk the Shamanic Sound Medicine Wheel* during this very lovely supportive connecting series. We form lasting relationships through the weeks, sharing our trajectory of discovery and expansion, healing and learning together in a pod. We have an extended weekly study / inquiry time together journeying into the realms of spirit, and co-creating sacred sound and song. Fundamental principles of Shamanic Sound Healing make up the core focus in this course.

This series of experiences is specifically for those of you seeking to add sound to your everyday life, as well as your emerging shamanic or energy medicine practice. Group, individual, dyads, and wandering processes form a potent mix of learning and healing adventures. The power of Zoom is particular poignant for this level of sound-making, as it allows very personal & private sound experimenting in the comfort of your own space–which is great.

The work we do together will serve as a great foundation for further advanced work with me.  Many of the topics in the weekend intensives and modules may be covered in this class as we walk around this wheel together. If you are an advanced (returning) student you will deepen your skills and provide insight and mentoring for other course members. Separate breakout rooms provide tailored learning and healing experiences for all.

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March 20-21: Shamanic Sound Healing (Module–LS 230BC): The Healing Voice 1 & 2

These very South-facing modules* take us on an adventure in BEING (IN) OUR SONG. Traditional peoples knew that we are singing ourselves, everything into being, constantly. So we tune up our most personal creative instrument—our voices. We connect our voices to the power and wisdom of our yearning hearts and illuminated souls, becoming a conduit for the Divine Realms for learning, healing, and manifestation on Earth.

The Healing Voice 1:  We embark on a thoughtful, spirit-filled and safe exploration and healing around our relationships with our voices. We encounter partnerships with spirit that so imbue and support the power of our voice. We break our personal “sound barriers” and sing forth into ordinary and non-ordinary reality. This is you finding your shamanic voice. First to attune to and activate it. Clear blockages, identify and get into partnership with the Spirits to sing and sound…

Healing Voice 2– Our capacities to listen, receive information, and channel power and wisdom to Earth through sound and song, expand. Exciting! We vibrate at a new level! Singing journeys, Catching songs, Song doctoring. This is you finding your shamanic voice at a deeper level, perhaps with a more focused engagement. We delve into extraction, filling, adjusting. Dissolution, reformation through word and sound. Deeply personal and freeing shamanic experiences. This counts as a prerequisite for the May course.

If you are an advanced (returning) student you will deepen your skills and provide insight and mentoring for other course members. Separate breakout rooms provide tailored learning and healing experiences for all.

For more information: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8igayacab&oeidk=a07ehgik7iad02852a1

April 2-4. Shamanic Sound Intensive (LS- 230): Vibrational Manifestation and Sacred Sound 

During this West-facing weekend, we are deeply remembering that everything is singing itself into being. Exploring the shamanics and physics of manifestation, we have practical experiences of learning and healing. In this fascinating inquiry into this process of bringing things into being, we get to experiment how to engage with sound, spirit, intention, awareness, soul. Matrices of energy and matter are revealed to us in a multiverse of ways and layers, through all of our senses. In our crucible of creation, we partner with allies from the Divine, who vibrate through us as spirit-guided intentional sound. Through sound, spirit, awareness, the open heart, listening, we invite graceful & fruitful adjustments, enhancements, dismemberments, and reformulation, reconstructions, of our energy and material matrices. We listen and change the stories we are telling ourselves about ourselves and the world. Most importantly, we explore what it means and feels like to be a potent clear and discerning channel for the Divine—which contributes to life, spiritual nourishment, grace and hope on Earth.

This weekend’s arc of evolution begins with ceremonial gathering and setting of personal and communal intentions together (one of the differences between this Intensive, and Module Weekends). Here, our Inner World Meets our Outward. 

If you are an advanced (returning) student you will deepen your skills and provide insight and mentoring for other course members. Separate breakout rooms provide tailored learning and healing experiences for all.

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April 23-25. Shamanic Sound Healing Intensive: Advanced Topics.

Enjoy this opportunity to immerse yourself more deeply and powerfully into the realms of spirit, sacred sound and song, for healing, learning, transforming. We expand on gifts, lessons, knowingness gained from previous experiences with shamanic sound, and expand our reach into the inner and outer cosmos with potent vibrational medicine. We continue to break through aspects, energies, beliefs, thoughtforms, feelings, that keep us from our full expression and channel in frequencies that nourish, support, amplify, serve.

We continue our work with the equation (adapted from Tom Kenyon):  

Sound + Spirit + Intention + Listening + the Open Heart= Manifestation + Healing + Transformation.  

Your learning and healing intentions guide the trajectory of this weekend as we co-create our journey together. Expand, express, release, gain support through this magical medium.  Mastery flows into to leadership, as insight into applications of our work to everyday life, and to earth leads to contribution and service.

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May 8-9: Shamanic Sound healing: Applying Sound to Shamanic Practices and Lifestyles

During this North-facing workshop, we will focus on applying shamanic sound healing skills to core shamanic practices.You the participant help guide the specific directions we go with respect healing practices, such as extraction, thought-form unraveling, dismemberment, soul-body-mind rejuvenation, energetic filling and other shamanic healing techniques that benefit from spirit-guided intentional sound. You, the emerging healer, will engage in creative and empowering exercises that will amp up your capacity to enjoy a professional and/or personal daily practice that is rich with Spirit-guided sound. More investigations of being a “hollow bone”, conduit of Divine healing and wisdom. (Getting out of our own way included!). People can attend Saturday ($90) or Saturday & Sunday ($175).

If you are an advanced (returning) student you will deepen your skills and provide insight and mentoring for other course members. Separate breakout rooms provide tailored learning and healing experiences for all.

May 22-23— Birding By Ear And Bird Language: Slowing down and being Listen-a-tive! 

The magic of birds is that they cause us to raise our eyes and hearts towards the sky and listen!!! We will spend the weekend enjoying, discovering, helping to remember different bird songs and sounds. So when we go out onto the landscapes, we might know a few of the birds and what they are saying. It is truly all about slowing down, and listening!

Enjoy significant offscreen wandering in nature near your Zoom location. We will explore our local habitat using “secret spot technology”—going out to one place over and over again to notice patterns, become familiar with the birds & other animals and plants there, slowing down to the speed of nature.

The language of birds have been utilized by lineages of Earth people to find food and predators, to understand dynamics of their landscape. 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. 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 is a surprisingly mystical undertaking. 

You can directly apply these new learnings to connecting with the birds in your neighborhood. Saturday ($90) Saturday and Sunday ($160)

June 26-27: Shamanic Sounds of Earth.

We listen, feel, vibrate with earth; she trains our focus and our senses, all of them. We begin to notice the subtle and out there sounds and songs of all of Nature, singing herself and all, into being. Conversations with trees, birds, flowers, insects, our most down-to-earth teachers. We open to Catching songs, writing poetry, drawing, painting, giving offerings and being in partnership with Earth. Being in that loving flow, partnership, alignment, attunement to Earth and her nature beings. The purest most heartfelt primitive singing, expression of the hollow bone. Mystics, we sing into each other. Rhythm, melody, harmony, raw earth vibes…faery songs…Be outside, journey, be in the divine exchange. Wonder what a wasp intends… rattle, love talk (ALA Tom Cowan), word doctor, enchant. Saturday ($90) Saturday and Sunday ($160)

To register go here:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8igayacab&oeidk=a07ehgl8i6r6047daaf

More Advanced Topics Dates will be announced by the end of the year. If you are an advanced student and want to engage with me in 2021, please contact me and we will shape 2021 expansion activities that best meet your needs

Shamanic Sound Healing Core Goals & Outcomes 

All of my courses and events hold these hopes, goals, blessings for all who join me.

Shamanic sound healing courses and events offer opportunities for us to:  

Come into a more potent vibrational relationship and exchange with our helping Spirits and the Divine  

When we make sound with our voices in particular, our whole physicality vibrates. We are acutely alert, listening, feeling Spirit move through us as we pray, bless, thank, engage in healing. This training helps one become an instrument that responds to and converses with the divine realms through intentional sound.  

Prepare more consciously and powerfully our energy field, mind, body, soul, and sacred spaces for our healing ceremonies  

As we step into the healing hoop, we can comfortably, confidently, powerfully use sound—singing, toning, chanting, speaking, rattling, drumming, bowling– to energetically open to, charge with, and channel currents of spiritual power and wisdom.  

Change our states of consciousness for accessing Non-Ordinary Reality  

We become more comfortable (and deeply intrigued!) with using our voices to entrance us and others. We learn how follow our voice into our journeys.  

Amplify the effectiveness and potency of our shamanic healing procedures** through knowledgeable and effective use of intentional vibratory frequencies (especially our voices).  

We focus especially on creating a partnership between our voices, and other instruments, and learn new dimensions and textures to the compassionate universe in which we do our healing and learning.  

Tap into the wise, vibrating, creative universe to manifest new fruitful matrices, structures, circumstances, realities, formations of energy and matter.  

We become attuned to our powerful energetic self, both individuated from and blended with the Divine, serving as a conduit, antennae, instrument for change through intentional, spirit-guided sound.  

**The Shamanic Sound Medicine Wheel

I have been pondering, wandering, receiving messages from my course spirits, the land here at Hidden Lake. And a Medicine Wheel for Shamanic Sound dropped in…duh!

So this is an invitation to Walk around it with me

The medicine wheel has been an organizing, consciousness-raising, life-giving, Earth-based template and way of being for most earth people throughout time. My medicine wheel philosophy has been very influenced by Jon Young at Wilderness Awareness School (ca. 2000), and added to by my own relationship and ceremony with the Divine.

The energies of each direction and the spinning wheel itself are alive and distinct. Cycles of all kinds follow a medicine wheel of development and evolution. Even our ability to play the guitar, run a company, or teach a class.

So, the spirits of my courses have come in and organized themselves around medicine wheel flavors and vibrational qualities. Ideally we begin together in the East and we walk around then to the South, then West, then North. But we move around our map our template our wheel differently, depending…And, you may come in at a unique and unexpected direction. But the material, the spirits sheparding it and I, invite you to flow through the course of development and mastery of skills, knowledge, and ways of being, in a way that best serves you.

Early Shamanic Sound Messages from the Directions

East: Welcoming, inviting the power of the equation to come in. Let the wind blow in new insight for using the equation (adapted from Tom Kenyon):  Sound + Spirit + Intention + Listening + the Open Heart= Manifestation + Healing + Transformation.  Building a conduit to the divine for sound and spirit to co-mingle, co-create through you as the instrument.

(Gateway weekends—LS 230A).

10-week Course

South: Our Song; focusing on our personal (and professional) relationship with our voices to create, finding passion, releasing to the fire.

The Healing Voice

10-week Course

West: The Inner meets the Outer—Deep inner Inquiry for building a framework for inner and outer manifestation. Matrices of energy and matter that make up our life, and our life’s situation,  are gently potently explored, pondered, shifted, transformed. Sound, intention, and Spirit just “get in there” and help dissolve old structures  and stories, and assist us in creating and living and telling ourselves new stories.

Manifesting weekend

10-week Course

North: Growing into Mastery—gathering insight, experience (ancestral support) into and with SSH, and applying these in deeper more focused ways to your shamanic /energy medicine practice, and everyday life This is key. Capacity to feel a bigger picture, building that conduit to the divine. Being the Hollow Bone. 

Applications weekend

10-week Course

The vertical Axis Upward-Downward (SW-NE) is an deeply integral part of all of the work, all of the courses.

Connecting with, honoring, in exchange with Earth—all layers, OR, NOR. That deep earth love

Open to the Divine, our antennae, pipes, sticks, antlers, limbs and branchs all raised skyward to the Stars, planets, galaxies, beyond. We open to Divine wisdom from above, inspiration, creative energies, dreams, visions…songs!!! OMG Songs!!!

Inner work to co-create the Outer work is the other key directional flow consistent through all courses and events.

I hope you will join me somewhere on the wheel…of healing, learning, expanding, illuminating, transforming.

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