What is Shamanic Practice

Modern Shamanism


Healing with Modern Shamanism

What is

Shamans date back to Paleolithic cultures. The word “shamanism” derives from the Manchu-Tungus word saman, meaning one who knows. They are medicine men and women. Although shamanic practices differ from one region to the next, the roots of all shamanism are based on animism, the belief that all-natural phenomena have a soul. It is, in essence, an honouring and worship of the divine feminine and all her relations.

I practice the traditions of the Andean Shamans of Peru, better known as the Laika- the Earthkeepers of old, taught by my mentor and teacher Alberto Villoldo of the Four Winds Society School.

I consider myself a “new “or “modern” shaman who takes the stewardship of this earth very seriously. I feel a personal responsibility to be a part of dreaming the world into being by assisting those suffering and in need of help by engaging with the luminous nature of reality on their behalf. It is my wish that in helping my fellow humans to heal their traumas, we will move one step closer towards birthing a new world.

Modern Shamanism rattle & bowl

Healing Services

If you are taking the time to explore this website to learn more about  Shamanism, chances are you’ve probably exhausted all other avenues of Western medicine before landing here.

The easiest way for us to get started is to schedule a thirty-minute complimentary phone or video call. With compassionate listening, I will determine which practice will most benefit you and the healing you are in search of. From there, we will schedule the next appointment to start our journey together.

I treat every healing session with my clients with the utmost respect, creating an environment filled with compassion, understanding and love.


Spiritual Advisor - Using the Practice of Presence

Four years ago, at the start of my spiritual journey, I was fortunate to have met a beautiful soul who became my spiritual mentor. Her sage advice, kind heart and listening ear gave me the strength and courage to carry on the path to healing.

I know firsthand how difficult and sometimes challenging the healing process can be. At the very least, it is always more manageable when we have someone by our side to validate and walk the sacred path with us.

Allow me to be that for you. Through my practice of presence, I will stand as a sacred witness to your journey, offering comfort, compassion, a listening ear, compassionate advice from experience and most of all, love for the process you are going through.

I am reminded of the quote from Ram Dass:

In the end, we are all just trying to walk each other home. May I be the light on that path.

Much love and light – Dawna

This process includes working with the seven main chakras of the body.

Chakra is the Sanskrit word for “wheel” and is a swirling disk of energy that spins three to four inches outside the body, rotating clockwise.

These chakras are linked to our spine and central nervous system, which is the direct line to our neural network.

Each Chakra is directly related to specific attributes that represent essential human characteristics. When we experience trauma, the energy of that event can get stuck in the corresponding Chakra causing it to become sluggish and sometimes even stop spinning clockwise. An illumination clears the LEF (luminous energy field). It releases the stuck energy allowing the corresponding Chakra to spin freely once again and the client to let go and shed the old trauma.

Illuminations are a core practice of Shamanism. They not only release energetically and clear old trauma, but they can prevent the imprints that the trauma has created from manifesting physically.

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A process of cutting attachments that we have to specific people or dramas.

Cutting these cords releases the person we are connected with to their own destiny, thus freeing them from being co-dependent on ours.

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Decoupling is a practice of resetting the fight or flight mode of survival. If you experience anxiety or relate to always being in stress mode, decoupling will help shift you back to a place of feeling safe and relaxed.

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Extractions are performed for either fluid and crystallized energies or intrusive energies. These are energies that do not belong to or in us and are returned to nature.

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Soul loss occurs when a part of us is fragmented due to trauma, this can lead us to disassociate with that part of the self. It can often occur early in life when the situation we encounter leaves us not feeling safe in this world.

Soul retrieval is the practice of bringing back that lost soul part so that one feels whole again.

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As shamans, we endeavour to die consciously, freeing ourselves while alive of all things and attachments that would have us tied down to this world so that we can leave lighter.

Death rites are a process of unlocking the chakras after someone passes over to release the soul from being trapped by the heavy energies of the past and keeping them stuck and tied to the body. It ensures that the soul is free to journey back home.

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Losing a loved one is by far the most challenging thing we will ever have to face in our lifetime.

The Shamans of the Andes have a saying that the whole of life is about getting out alive, meaning our state of consciousness before we leave this earth determines how we will find ourselves on the other side once our soul leaves the body.

It is so important in those last days to make sure we say our I love you’s; I forgive you, please forgive me, so that we can release all things that are heavy and weighing us down so that we are free and light to journey to the highest realm of healing possible.

Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss in depth how this transition works.

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The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a period of great transformation and foretell of a new human appearing on the planet – persons of wisdom and power who live free of fear and abide in their eternal nature, Homo luminous.

The Rites of the Munay-Ki transform and upgrade your luminous energy field. They are energetic transmissions that heal the wounds of the past-the karmic & genetic programs and beliefs you inherited. They re-inform your DNA, enabling you to grow a new body that ages, heals, and dies differently.

The Munay-Ki consists of nine rites of initiation. Each rite is designed to awaken wisdom and power in the student who receives them. These energetic transmissions are given in the form of seeds and are intended to be grown by the one who receives them to heal the wounds of the past and upgrade the luminous energy field.

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Resources & Information


Here are some useful resources and links for more information on Shamanic Practices.