Class dates list  2022-23

 Pacific Time Zone

Level 1: Through The Rabbit Hole - Basic Shamanic Journey Skills

*** Please note that this is a prerequisite course for all shamanic training***

2022   Weekend format - Instructor: Jan Engels-Smith
Saturday November 12, 2022  9a-6p   LV1 Through the Rabbit Hole

Sunday November 13, 2022  9a-6p   LV1 through the Rabbit Hole                                                                                                                                                 

2023   Weekend format - Instructor: Jan Engels-Smith
Saturday January 28, 2023  9a-6p   LV1 Through the Rabbit Hole

Sunday January 29, 2023  9a-6p   LV1 through the Rabbit Hole

2023   Weekend format - Instructor: Jan Engels-Smith
Saturday November 4, 2023  9a-6p   LV1 Through the Rabbit Hole

Sunday November 5, 2023  9a-6p   LV1 through the Rabbit Hole                                                                                                 

Level 2: The Practical Shaman: Spiritual Techniques for the 21st Century Shaman

***Please note that MAKEUP OPTIONS are available should you miss any classes***

2022-2023 - LV2 Dolphins - Instructor: Pamela Rico, all classes are from Noon-5pm Pacific Time

Saturday, August 6, 2022 #10

Saturday, September 24, 2022 #11

Saturday, October 8, 2022 #12

Saturday, November 19, 2022 #13

Saturday, December 10, 2022 #14

Saturday, January 14, 2023 #15

Saturday, February 11, 2023 #16

Saturday, March 4, 2023 #17

Saturday, April 8, 2023 #18

2022-2023 - LV2 Lions - Instructor: Pamela Rico, all classes are from Noon-5pm Pacific Time

Saturday, August 20, 2022 #6

Sunday, August 21, 2022 #7

Saturday, September 10, 2022 #8

Sunday, September 11, 2022 #9

Saturday, October 1, 2022 #10

Sunday, October 2, 2022 #11

Saturday, November 12, 2022 #12

Sunday, November 13, 2022 #13

Saturday, December 3, 2022 #14

Sunday, December 4, 2022 #15

Saturday, January 7, 2023 #16

Sunday, January 8, 2023 #17

Saturday, February 4, 2023 #18

2023 - LV2 Ally Classes (For LV2 Snow Leopards) - Instructor: Pamela Rico

Ally Class #1 - Sunday, January 15, 2023  1-3:30pm Pacific Time

Ally Class #1 - Sunday, February 5, 2023  1-3:30pm Pacific Time

Ally Class #2, 3 - Sunday, February 12, 2023  1-5:30pm Pacific Time

Ally Class #1, 2, 3 - Saturday, February 18, 2023  10am-5pm Pacific Time

You must attend all 3 classes either separately or attend the ALL DAY CLASS on February 18. Note: You have a total of three opportunities to take the first Ally class, and two opportunities to take the second and third classes. We suggest taking it as many times as possible for the extra practice!    

2023 - LV2 Snow Leopards - Instructor: Pamela Rico, all classes are from Noon-5pm Pacific Time

Saturday, February 25, 2023 #1

Saturday, March 11, 2023 #2

Sunday, March 12, 2023 #3

Saturday, April 1, 2023 #4

Sunday, April 2, 2023 #5

Saturday, May 6, 2023 #6

Sunday, May 7, 2023 #7

Saturday, June 3, 2023 #8

Sunday, June 4, 2023 #9

Saturday, July 8, 2023 #10

Sunday, July 9, 2023 #11

Nature Practicum Ceremony (required for certification for LV2)

            July 18-23, 2023

            August 15-20, 2023

            More information on our Nature Practicum Ceremony coming soon! 

            Note: Attendance at only one Nature Practicum is required for LV2 Certification.

Saturday, August 5, 2023 #12

Sunday, August 6, 2023 #13

Saturday, September 9, 2023 #14

Sunday, September 10, 2023 #15

Saturday, October 7, 2023 #16

Saturday, November 4, 2023 #17

Saturday, December 2, 2023 #18        

Level 3: The Universal Shaman: Beyond the Personal

***Please note that MAKEUP OPTIONS are available should you miss any classes***

2022 - LV3 Astra - Instructor: Karen Hefner, all classes are from 1-5:30pm Pacific Time (unless otherwise noted.)

Saturday, August 13, 2022 #8

Saturday, September 17, 2022 #9

Saturday, October 15, 2022  2-7pm Pacific Time #10

Saturday, November 5, 2022  2-7pm Pacific Time #11 - Regalia Ceremony Part One

Sunday, November 6, 2022   2-7pm Pacific Time #12 - Regalia Ceremony Part Two

Sunday, December 4, 2022  10am-3pm Pacific Time - Healing Circle

2023 - LV3 Eternal Galaxies - Instructor: Karen Hefner, all classes are from Noon-4:30pm Pacific Time

Saturday, January 21, 2023 #1

Saturday, February 25, 2023 #2

Saturday, March 18, 2023 #3

Saturday, April 15, 2023 #4

Saturday, May 20, 2023 #5

Saturday, June 10, 2023 #6

Saturday, July 15, 2023 #7

Saturday, August 12, 2023 #8

Saturday, September 16, 2023 #9

Saturday, October 21, 2023 #10

Saturday, November 18, 2023  9am-2pm Pacific Time #11 - Regalia Ceremony Part One

Sunday, November, 19, 2023   9am-2pm Pacific Time #12 - Regalia Ceremony Part Two

Saturday, December 9, 2023  9am-2pm Pacific Time #13 - Healing Circle Part One

Sunday, December 10, 2023  9am-2pm Pacific Time #14 - Healing Circle Part Two

LightSong Mystery School Approach

2022 - LMSA: Energy Matrix Expansion – Instructor: Karen Hefner, all classes are 4-7pm Pacific Time

Sunday, August 14, 2022 #8

Sunday, September 18, 2022 #9

Sunday, October 16, 2022 #10

Sunday, October 30, 2022  Make-up class for April

Sunday, November 20, 2022 #11

Sunday, December 11, 2022 #12

2023 - LMSA: Inner Gifts & Mysteries - Instructor: Karen Hefner, all classes from 3-6pm Pacific Time

Sunday, January 22, 2023 #1

Sunday, February 26, 2023 #2

Sunday, March 18, 2023 #3

Sunday, April 16, 2023 #4

Sunday, May 21, 2023 #5

Sunday, June 11, 2023 #6

Sunday, July 16, 2023 #7

Sunday, August 13, 2023 #8

Sunday, September 17, 2023 #9

Sunday, October 22, 2023 #10

Sunday, November 19, 2023 #11

Sunday, December 17, 2023 #12

Elective and Advanced Classes

2022 - Invocation Training - Instructor: Holly Jarvis, all classes are 1-4pm Pacific Time

Sunday, October 9, 2022 #1

Sunday, October 16, 2022 #2

Sunday, October 23, 2022 #3

SundayOctober 30, 2022 #4

2022 - Compassionate Spirit Release - Instructor: Pamela Rico, all classes are 9am-6pm Pacific Time

Friday, October 21, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022

2022 - Shamanic Sound Intensive - Instructor: Dr. Lauri Shainsky, Pacific Time 

October 28-30th, 2022

6:30 pm -9 pm Friday evening 

9:30 am- 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

2023 - Invocation Training - Instructor: Holly Jarvis, all classes are 9am-Noon Pacific Time

Sunday, January 22, 2023 #1

Sunday, January 29, 2023 #2

Sunday, February 5, 2023 #3

Sunday, February 12, 2023 #4

2023 - Focus the Mind - Instructor: Pamela Rico, all classes are Mondays, 6-7:30pm Pacific Time

Monday, January 30, 2023 #1

Monday, February 6, 2023 #2

Monday, February 13, 2023 #3

Monday, February 20, 2023 #4

Monday, February 27, 2023 #5

Monday, March 6, 2023 #6

2023 - Focus the Mind - Instructor: Pamela Rico, all classes are Tuesdays, Noon-1:30pm Pacific Time

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 #1

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 #2

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 #3

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 #4

Tuesday , February 28, 2023 #5

Tuesday , March 7, 2023 #6

2023 - Curse Unraveling - Instructor: Karen Hefner, all classes are 9am-6pm Pacific Time

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Monday, February 20, 2023

2023 - LV4 Sitting in Circle with the Gods - Instructors: Karen Hefner and Lauri Shainsky, all classes are 9am-6pm Pacific Time

Sunday, March 5, 2023 #1

Sunday, June 25, 2023 #2

Sunday, August 27, 2023 #3

Sunday, December 3, 2023 #4

2023 - Invocation Training - Instructor: Holly Jarvis, all classes are 9am-Noon Pacific Time

Sunday, May 21, 2023 #1

Sunday, May 28, 2023 #2

Sunday, June 11, 2023 #3

Sunday, June 18, 2023 #4

2023 - Soul Retrieval Training - Instructor: Pamela Rico, all classes are 9am-6pmPacific Time

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Monday, September 4, 2023

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Sunday, October 29, 2023

2023 - Invocation Training - Instructor: Holly Jarvis, all classes are 1-4pm Pacific Time

Sunday, September 24, 2023 #1

Sunday, October 1, 2023 #2

Sunday, October 8, 2023 #3

Sunday, October 15, 2023 #4

2023 - Advanced Compassionate Spirit Release - Instructor: Pamela Rico, all classes are 9am-6pmPacific Time

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Sound Lab - Bringing More Sound Into Our Shamanic Practices

Sound Lab - Bringing More Sound Into Our Shamanic PracticeInstructor: Lauri J. Shainsky, Ph.D., all classes are 1-3pm Pacific Time

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Sunday, October 16th, 2022

Sunday, November 20th, 2022

Please RSVP to Lauri directly[email protected].

No charge for these circles.

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84909588801?pwd=bUxHLzBGS0RwYklBckxYdUpnb0RwQT09

Meeting ID: 849 0958 8801

Passcode: 92999


Sound Lab: Bringing More Sound Into Our Shamanic Practices

Sound Lab is a fun and exploratory community circle that offers a joyful space and helpful guidance for (re)discovering and strengthening our shamanic voices. We develop a deeper sensitivity and attention to sacred vibrations that carry spiritual healing and information into our ceremonies, sessions, life and back out to the loving universe for manifestation and transformation. 

Sound Lab provides a safe environment to explore, experiment and practice using your voice, playing your drum and rattle, and coming into relationship with all of these precious healing instruments. In addition, new insight into your partnerships with your spirits unfolds.

These explorations empower you to strengthen your unique voice, allowing your own original songs to come through you, to support your shamanic work --such as songs for Calling in the Spirits, your personal Power Song, and spoken toned or chanted invocations. 

Zoom is awesome for allowing you the privacy to make as much sound as you want, as you will be in your own sacred space, with your audio off, using the sounds that flow from Lauri and her altar’s spirits and instruments. Our zoom-mediated gatherings also help you experience deep audio driven spiritual-energetic-vibrational encounters with Spirit (seen and unseen, known and unknown, formed, unformed). 

Everything we do in Sound Lab promotes and encourages greater perception & awareness of patterns in shamanic energies that are made more tangible, sensed and experienced as streams of sound and song. 

Why is this important?

Traditionally, shamanism has always been rich with sound. Sound carries intention, changes our states of consciousness, organizes energy and matter. Indeed, vibration is the very fabric of the universe. Shamans have used sound to entrance themselves and transport themselves into Non-Ordinary Reality. This change of consciousness—the cultivation of what Michael Harner calls the shamanic state of consciousness-- was achieved by shamans by using their voices, drums, rattles, bells, etc. 

Modern Sound healing research (see tomkenyon.com) has shown how intentional sound creates transformations in the body, neurology, biochemistry, and structural matter. When we engage spirit in the process, these effects are more expansive, precise, accurate and far-reaching.  We can sense these kinds of changes as we move, shake, vibrate in the sounds we are making and receiving .

At LightSong we are constantly uplifting our shamanic practices and knowledge base, and shamanic sound healing is indeed an important endeavor towards this goal.

How to participate:

People are invited to feel free to participate at whatever level they feel comfortable with—from listening/receiving/perceiving/while lying on the couch, floor, chair— to— moving around, listening—-to —-making sound by rattling, drumming, singing, toning, chanting, humming. 

For the most potent experience, prepare by: 

Setting up an altar—listen, feel, choose and place in a special area physical objects that anchor metaphysical power and wisdom from your spirits. A candle. 

Powering up—connecting with your helping spirits. 

Optionally—journey to ask “how might I most effectively, lovingly expand with the experiences presented to me?” Or “what most do I need right now that Sound Lab can help facilitate?” 

Have available: a journal, drum, rattle, eye covering, other sound instruments if you have them (and they start talking to you). 

Facilitated by LightSong Associate Teacher, Dr. Lauri Shainsky.

No charge for these circles.

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84909588801?pwd=bUxHLzBGS0RwYklBckxYdUpnb0RwQT09

Meeting ID: 849 0958 8801

Passcode: 92999

Please RSVP to Lauri directly: [email protected].



Shamanism and Vibrational Medicine

Shamanism and Vibrational Energy Medicine. 

2022:

September 23rd 6:30- 8 pm Pacific

September 30th 10 am- noon Pacific

October 21 6:30-8 pm Pacific

October 28th 10 am-noon. Pacific


2023 

January 6th 6:30- 8 pm Pacific

January 20th 10 am to noon Pacific


Join and Karen Hefner and Lauri Shainsky -- LightSong Teachers/Healers--

for a nourishing and inspirational evening of shamanism and vibrational energy medicine.  

When we invite intentional, spirit-guided sounds and rhythm into our energy fields and homes (Zoom space), we open the door to discovering new perspectives and insights that can support healing and transformation. Using the ancient wisdom of the shaman’s drum, rattles, Tibetan singing bowls, more modern crystal bowls, and sounds made with our voices, we experience shifts in consciousness that then lead to shifts in well-being and soul-level nourishment. 

All aspects of our evening together are imbued with shamanic principles, techniques, and philosophies, interwoven with sound healing fundamentals and medicinal vibrations.

Come with an intention for healing or change, or simply show up. 

We open the door, you enter. A safe, uplifting, joyous, loving space. We sing, drum, rattle, move, journey, meditate. Together, for healing ourselves and Earth.

See what our school is about. Feel what our community brings to the world--one loving circle at a time. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

RSVP to [email protected] or [email protected]

 Zoom link 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81566524411?pwd=NkYrWkhCNlBIc2dkQWs1Y1RzQnpsZz09

Meeting ID: 815 6652 4411

Passcode: 92999