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Shamanic Breathwork Training


Attend the full Monthlong Training and graduate

as a Shamanic Minister & Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator!!!


May 18th - June 16th, 2020

Dove Mountain, NC

Our Shamanic Breathwork Monthlong Training will feature our lvl 1 SHIP Training combined with our lvl 2 Facilitator Skills Training. Upon completion of the full Monthlong you are eligible to be both Ordained as a Shamanic Minister through Venus Rising as well as Certified as a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator - giving you the certification to share this powerful work with the world!


This training will focus on shamanic teachings, experiential processes, and various tools that will support you in both  shifting emotional and mental patterning as well as diving deeper into your sacred purpose and teaching you how to show up fully in service and hold deep empathetic space for others (however that may look for you).

This training will be hosted at Venus Rising's home in the magical Blue Ridge Smokey Mountains of western North Carolina. 


If you’re ready to transform your life and awaken your shaman within, this training is for you!


Step onto the Spiral Path…


What is S.H.I.P.?

The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (S.H.I.P.) is a series of six highly transformative initiations designed to awaken the shaman within. Connected to the elemental world, each initiation will support you in releasing old programming, shape-shifting your own consciousness, and transforming your life.

  • Water: The Sacred Wheel of Life and The Spiral Path

  • Earth: Honoring the Ancestors and Re-membering the Cosmic Tree of Life

  • Fire: Soul Loss and Reclaiming the Shadow

  • Spirit: Opening to the Beloved- Contacting your Spiritual Helpers and Guides

  • Air: Awakening the Shaman Within

  • Imaginal Cells: Activating your Future Self

These initiations will support in creating sacred space- a safe container where you will deepen your personal transformation with the Shamanic Breathwork® Process.  The Shamanic Breathwork Process is a safe and powerful healing ceremony that allows you to personally connect with and activate each initiation into your own heart and psyche. Using cyclical breathing, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, artistic expression, and community sharing, the Shamanic Breathwork Process will accelerate your own personal transformation and awaken your own shamanic consciousness.

Click Here To learn more  about the S.H.I.P. Process

Become who you were born to be…
We are the Ones we have been waiting for!

Facilitator Skills Training

The Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator Skills Training focuses on equipping future Shamanic Breathwork Facilitators with the necessary skill sets and experiential expo­sure required to take this shamanic work out into the world.

In this training program, participants experience in-depth training and exposure in the following areas: Shamanic Bodywork, Music, Art, Deep Listening and Group Processing. Throughout each segment, participants explore:

  • How to create a safe container for deep inner-personal work

  • Developing and trusting your intuition and unique gifts

  • Bodywork such as rebirthing, resistance, conscious touch, and chakra clearing

  • Shamanic musical journeys

  • Shamanic Shakti Art Process

  • Shamanic Psycho-spiritual skills for group processing and integration

Each segment builds upon the other in a spiraling fashion, equipping students with the knowledge and experience to facilitate Shamanic Breathwork Journeys.

Click Here To learn more about the Facilitator SKILLS Training

Become who you were born to be…
We are the Ones we have been waiting for!

Dove Mountain, Home to Venus Rising

During our Month together, we will be nestled within the magical Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Within Isis Cove (our local community) resides Dove Mountain, home to Venus Rising's Elemental Temples. Dove Mountain is blessed with a wide assortment of creatures teachers, including foxes, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, lizards, snakes, turtles, hawks, owls, wild turkeys, crows, turkey vultures, Eagles, Blue Herons and a variety of songbirds. Our sacred temples, held within nature, creates the perfect space to drop in, transform, heal, and awaken your shaman within!

To learn more about Dove Mountain, Click Here.


Certification and Ordainment


There are several ways to become certified as a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and ordained as a Shamanic Minister. To review our Certification and Ordainment pathways, Click Here.

If you choose to attend the entire Monthlong Training, May 18 - June 16th 2020, you are eligible to be both Ordained as a Shamanic Minister and Certified as a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator!

Meet your Shamanic Guides


Linda Star Wolf

Linda Star Wolf has been a visionary teacher and shamanic guide to thousands of people over the last 35 years. Star Wolf created the Shamanic Breathwork Process as a synthesis of her personal exploration and direct healing experiences with breathwork, shamanic wisdom, depth psychology and addictions recovery methods. With over 30 years of recovery from her own experience with addictions, Star Wolf has dedicated her life to helping others to release dysfunctional patterns of all kinds and to radically transform their lives. She teaches people how to awaken to the bigger picture, embodies their own inner Visionary Shaman and steps into a life of passionate purpose.

Click here to Learn More; Linda Star Wolf


Ruby Falconer

Ruby Falconer is the Business Manager and Staff Astrologer for Venus Rising Association for Transformation; Venus Rising University Provost; Transformation House Program Manager; and is a Shamanic Breathwork Master Practitioner, Shamanic Minister, Shamanic Pastoral Counselor, Workshop Facilitator and Author. Ruby brings a wealth of life experience to her work, including recovery from drugs, alcohol and codependency since 2000, which makes her an effective and compassionate guide for those wishing to walk the path of shamanic consciousness in everyday life.

Click here to Learn More; Ruby Falconer

Program Cost (Monthlong 2020)
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Kathy Morrison

​Kathy is part of the Venus Rising staff and also assists with other office and business details. She is the Coordinator of the Shamanic Ministers Global Network. Kathy is a core team member of the Transformation House. She helps to coordinate the Shamanic 30 Questions process. Kathy has been in recovery from drugs, alcohol and codependency since 1994. She is a grounded and compassionate source to others who are wanting to recovery from a way of life that no longer serves them. She assists people in connecting more deeply with their own "inner healer” while supporting them on their journey. She continues to dance the spiral path through the continuous cycles of change in her own life, Kathy brings a depth of heart and wisdom to her work with others through her own personal healing, experience, strength and hope.

Click here to Learn More; Kathy Morrison


Nikólaus Wolf

Nikólaus Wolf holds a Master’s Degree from Venus Rising University in Shamanic Psycho- Spiritual Studies. He is the Co-Founder of the Shamanic Mystery Tours Company and he serves as an Administrative Assistant for Venus Rising. As Co-Founder of the Shamanic Mystery Tours Company, Nikólaus has facilitated shamanic journeys all across the world. Locations include places such as Bali, Mexico, Egypt and Peru. Nikó is a Master Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner and an Ordained Shamanic Priest and Minister through Venus Rising Association and Congregation for Transformation. As Venus Rising’s Administrative Assistant, Nikólaus coordinates global events and assists in facilitating training programs. Nikó has served as Venus Rising’s Transformation House Staff and he has facilitated Venus Rising internships—mentoring and encouraging individuals to discover their Soul’s Purpose and follow their Holy Longing.

Click here to Learn More; Nikólaus Wolf


Judy Redhawk Merritt

Judy Redhawk Merritt has a PhD in clinical psychology. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984, and cultivated her private psychology practice in Pittsburgh from 1996 to present date— working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is a drama therapist, specializing in psychodrama. Merritt has supported hundreds of thousands of seekers use art to journey into their hearts. Merging her professional and clinical experience with her shamanic spiritual practice, Merritt brings forth a rich and integrative perspective on art and shamanic psycho-spiritual studies. Through the fusion of her two passions—clinical psychotherapy and shamanic studies—Merritt is able to walk between the world and gift readers with an integrative voice on how to use art and art processes to move through blockages, heal trauma, and create a life of freedom, wholeness, and inspiration.

Click here to Learn More; Judy Redhawk Merritt

Program Cost (USD)

Training Cost: 

$5200 for the 4-week Shamanic Breathwork Training Monthlong!

Full Payment due by: May 4, 2020. 


Breakfast and Lunch on your own. 

24 Dinners included for the 4-week Shamanic Breathwork Training Monthlong!

On-site Lodging:

$1100 for the 4-week Shamanic Breathwork Training Monthlong!


A non-refundable deposit of $800 is required to hold your space in this Training.

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