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Apprenticeship Program 

Shamanic Breathwork


The Shamanic Breathwork Apprenticeship Program is for those who feel a deeper calling to planetary service and embodying Shamanic Consciousness in their everyday lives and sacred work.

Stepping into the path of apprenticing with Venus Rising is for those who have a true calling to this work and of being in service to others.  In this advanced 300 hour training you will have the opportunity to work with a Mentor, who will guide you into deeper levels within yourself and the work, as you take it out into the world.  


The Apprenticeship program is designed to be highly individualized, together with your Mentor you will create a bespoke program that is led by your interests and desired areas of development. By the end of the program you will be able to demonstrate advanced proficiency in all steps necessary to set, hold, execute, process, integrate, and complete a SBW Ceremony with confidence and professionalism.

All Apprentices will re-enter into both the S.H.I.P program and SKILLS program on a deeper level. Apprentices are invited to step into holding the training as if it is your own. Just like being a parent or leader of a group, this comes with a lot of hard work and dedication in the responsibility of holding space for others. Apprentices are usually the first ones on site in the morning and the last ones to leave at night!

Expectations of Apprentice

  1. Repeat S.H.I.P & Skills as a Apprentice

  2. Lead 10 SBW Ceremonies 

  3. Attend 10 Mentoring Sessions (4 group, 6 private 1:1)

  4. Maintain communication with your Mentor throughout

  5. Provide feedback on trainings, your Mentor and self-assessment reflections

During the S.H.I.P and Skills trainings you will:

  • Set up/clean up space

  • Create altars

  • Walk the floor during SBW

  • Participate in staff meetings

  • Open/close SBW ceremonies

  • Facilitate process groups

  • Anticipate needs of students & staff

  • Do anything else you feel needs to be done!

What’s Included

You’re $7,000 tuition includes:

  1. Two in person trainings - SHIP, SKILLS 

  2. 4 group mentoring sessions (before & after each training)

  3. 6 private mentoring sessions 

  4. Ongoing support of Mentor 

  5. Library of Resources from Star Wolf

Upon successful completion of the program you will graduate as a Shamanic Breathwork Master Practitioner, a 500 hour training. At this level you will also be entitled to become an Accredited Breathwork Practitioner through the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA). Other benefits include:

  1. Pathway to becoming a Satellite and eligible to apply to teach S.H.I.P.

  2. Credits can be applied to VRU Degree

  3. Cross promotion of breathwork events on social media

  4. Listed on the Venus Rising Website & Map as a Master Practitioner

  5. Eligible to attend future trainings in support of the staff team (paying expenses only)


This is an important initiation within the Shamanic Breathwork Training, where students have the opportunity to fully show up in service for others, while holding their own personal process. At this level of facilitation you can expect to be included in the behind the scenes of the Shamanic Breathwork Training, from beginning to end. This includes participating in Staff Meetings each morning, discussing and formulating a daily plan to create a safe and magical container for shamanic transformation. You also have more contact time with Venus Rising Staff behind the scenes to ask questions, work with different Facilitator Skill techniques, and experience how a variety of ways that Venus Rising Staff embodies Shamanic Consciousness in their lives. ​

At this level of training  Master Apprentices are offered the opportunity to experience yet another octave for further hands on training;


  • Setting Sacred Space.

  • Creating Altars.

  • Opening/Closing the Shamanic Breathwork Ceremony.

  • Calling in the Sacred Elements that consecrate the container.

  • Facilitating the Shamanic Breathwork Journey.

  • Facilitate Process Groups.

  • Participate in Staff Meetings.

  • Learn by living in the Fire!


Upon completion of the Apprenticeship Program, you are certified as a Shamanic Breathwork Master Practitioner. 

At this level, you are eligible to apply to become a Venus Rising Satellite. This can lead you to the honor and responsibility of hosting your own S.H.I.P. trainings! For more information on this, visit our Venus Rising Congregations page. 

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