Class dates list  2023

 Pacific Time Zone

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

Weekend format - Instructor: Jan Engels-Smith


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

***Please note that there are no classes currently being offered.

Level 3: The Universal Shaman: Beyond the Personal

***Please note that MAKEUP OPTIONS are available should you miss any classes EXCEPT for ceremony classes. Ceremony classes are in red. ***

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 8, 2023 #7

Saturday, August 12, 2023 #8

Saturday, September 16, 2023 #9

Saturday, October 21, 2023 #10

Saturday, November 18, 2023  Noon Pacific Time #11 - Regalia Ceremony Part One

Sunday, November, 19, 2023   Noon Pacific Time #12 - Regalia Ceremony Part Two

Saturday, December 9, 2023  Noon Pacific Time #13 - Healing Circle Part One

Sunday, December 10, 2023  Noon Pacific Time #14 - Healing Circle Part Two

LightSong Mystery School Approach



Elective and Advanced Classes

2023 -

Invocation Training - Instructor: Holly Jarvis


Focus the Mind - 


LV4 Sitting in Circle with the Gods - I


 Soul Retrieval Training - 


Advanced Compassionate Spirit Release 


Sound Lab - Bringing More Sound Into Our Shamanic Practices

Sound Lab - Bringing More Sound Into Our Shamanic Practice - Instructor: Lauri J. Shainsky, Ph.D.

Please RSVP to Lauri directly[email protected]

No charge for these circles

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 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.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 849 0958 8801

Passcode: 92999

Please RSVP to Lauri directly: [email protected].