Welcome to LightSong Shamanic School

Jan Engels-Smith is a master of transformation.  Through decades of experience as a master teacher and shamanic practitioner, she has captured the essence of change and well-being.

At LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, students learn tools for self-discovery and non-traditional healing modalities. We offer a full, healthy curriculum that is designed to empower and bring forth the highest potential in each student seeking spiritual growth or to become an advanced shamanic healer. We are deeply involved in creating community throughout the world and are located in Portland, Oregon. LightSong is dedicated to enriching this community and promoting well being and harmony through the exploration of shamanism practices and energy healing.

The decision to seek spiritual growth and development is confirmation of a longing inside that often surfaces from within. If you are curious about shamanism and energy medicine this is the place for you. If your dream is to become a shaman this is also the place for you. We offer basic shaman classes and/or Internship, Masters and Doctoral programs for advanced shamanic practitioner training. Shamanic study is among the most ancient traditions and we are pleased to offer shamanic healing training to modern day students.

21st century shamanism and energy medicine offers unique opportunities for your personal growth. Combined with shamanic studies LightSong takes the student on a soul journey of deep introspection and personal healing. Ancient teachings of shamanic healing understands that all illnesses have a spiritual and energetic component that impacts the soul. Through shamanic rituals and advanced methods such as soul retrieval training, you will be able to promote energy healing on a deeper level for both yourself and others.

Our shaman classes are classified in categories that include core studies, advanced classes, electives, and assistance training. Courses are varied and include shamanic journey drumming, basic shamanic journey skills, telepathic communication, Reiki, sound healing, shamanic healing techniques, and much more. Whether your interest lies in shamanic journeying, shamanic drumming, sound healing, Reiki training or being good stewards of the Earth, our courses and shamanism workshops can help you to reach your highest potential on your path.

Our Mission Statement

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine is dedicated to the cultivation of thriving communities through the exploration and practice of shamanism and alternative energy medicine.

What our community members say…

“I want to thank Jan for the beautiful gifts of the Basic Journey class this weekend. The authentic joy and resonating sense of wellbeing I felt was both electrifying and grounding. I am permanently changed.”

Sarah Smith

“I am deeply grateful for you and your powerful gifts as teacher and healer. This past weekend was beyond anything that I have ever experienced. The feeling of connection, affirmation, love, and a sense of limitless wonder were bounding off the walls in energetic duet! You gave so much of yourself to all of us and it was beautiful – your bold, light-filled presence with that smile of radiance and pure heart. You are such an extraordinary individual. I will most definitely stay connected to LightSong! I am excited to be part of this community and look forward to more opportunities to stretch and grow and be in spirit. I know I have much work to do but one step, one breath, one heart, one hand will lead me gently into myself and outward into the limitless abundance of all that is and will ever be.”


“Just a quick note to express my gratitude and thankfulness for this past weekend’s Level I Journey Workshop. I’m still integrating my journeys along with other information. I learned that it’s time for me to enter and build communities where I can support and be supported by others who share similar goals and objectives. Thanks again to you, your assistants, and attendees for this past weekend. Continue to be blessed in all your journeys."


“Thank you so very much! I have been filled with light since this workshop, journeying, learning a lot, enjoying the Lovely drum Karen made and your CD. So much gratitude! I will be joining some of the additional courses in the near future and look forward to everything.”