with Tess Snyder
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Shamanism 101 is an introductory class for those who wish to learn more about core Shamanism and Tess’ healing practice. Tess will begin the class with the modern definition and philosophy of Shamanism, its place in the history of the world, working with Spirit Teachers and the Shamanic journey, an examination of the Shaman's tools, their significance, and use, and much more. Tess will also discuss what to expect from a Shamanic Healing and the use of the ancient healing techniques -- methods that have been passed down for thousands of years -- to bring spiritual healing and renewal to her clients, including Soul Retrieval, Shamanic Extraction, Power Animal Retrieval, working with the spirits of the dead and dying, and more. Towards the end of the class, Tess will lead the group on a journey across space and time to receive healing from a helping spirit, after which participants are encouraged to share their experiences. This class is a combination of lecture-style and experiential learning, and Tess encourages those present to ask questions and share experiences throughout the evening.
Next, Tess will take the group on a Shamanic Journey to retrieve a Power Animal and receive healing, drumming on her medicine drum to help them on their journey. After everyone returns from the other world or Dreamtime, participants are encouraged to share their experiences.At the end of class, participants will receive an outline of the lecture plus a list of resources -- websites and books -- where they can learn more should like to follow that path.
Tess has been practicing core Shamanism for over 25 years. In the 1990s, she had a thriving Shamanic Healing Practice in the New York Metropolitan area, where she was blessed to have worked with people from all walks of life, cultures, and belief systems. Through this work, she discovered that Shamanic Healing transcends all boundaries of religion, education, and culture, and that during a healing session the work presents itself in a way that meets the specific needs of each client and is most meaningful and effective for him or her. Tess is delighted to announce that after a 12-year sabbatical to raise her daughter, she is re-opening her healing practice and will be booking clients at It’s Your Journey in Huron, Ohio.
Tess studied Shamanism and Shamanic Healing with some of the most well-known teachers in the world, including Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval, which launched the return of this ancient practice back into core Shamanism; Nan Moss & David Corbin through Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies; author, teacher and Shaman Lynn Andrews; and Celtic Shaman and Author of Fire in the Head, Tom Cowan. Tess received her hypnotherapy training with Paul Aurand, an award-winning Master Hypnotherapist and current Director of Education and Teacher with The Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Training and is an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church. Tess is also an advocate for mental health and is a teacher and support group leader for NAMI Lorain County.
Tess lives in Avon Lake with her teenage daughter and their cat, Luna.
To more about Tess go to www.spirit-circle.net