Facilitator Skills Training
Step onto the spiral path to Personal Healing and Transformation through the Breath. Become a Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator in this Epic 11-day Training!
April 6-16, 2020
The Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali
(training begins the day after Bali Spirit Festival)
A powerful experience that will inspire you to Awaken the Shaman Within and reconnect with your own inner healer. This 11-day immersion will prepare you with the necessary skills and experiences to take this shamanic work out into the world as a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator.
Previous completion of a 1st Level Shamanic Breathwork S.H.I.P. Training.
Join us in beautiful Bali for a transformational journey through the ceremony of Shamanic Breathwork®
Through Shamanic Breathwork®, old wounds and dysfunctional patterns are released and transformed, bringing wholeness and healing back into your life, your loved ones, and the world around you. It’s a journey taken by connecting the breath, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, art, and group sharing — leaving you empowered with the magic of who you truly are.
You will have the best possible facilitators to ensure a safe and meaningful journey. Shamanic Breathwork® creator Linda Star Wolf, along with Master Level Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitators Nikólaus Wolf and Levi Banner, teach in a blend of ancient traditions and modern methodologies. They bring to you open, loving hearts and minds, willing to support and travel with you wherever you need to go. Learning your new Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator Skills at the world-renowned Yoga Barn in the spiritual center of Bali, Ubud — you will walk the shamanic spiral path to where your breathwork practice and personal transformation reaches an incredible new level!
This Shamanic Breathwork immersion is for you, if you seek to:
- Learn shamanic tools to create real and lasting change in your life
- Transform troubling issues from the past that still impact you today
- Reclaim your passion and your power by recovering lost aspects of your authentic self
- Deepen your connection to unconditional love for self & others
- Enhance your ability to support others; and share your unique gifts and sacred purpose with the world
The highly experiential Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator Skills Training is supported by a series of five transformative initiations based on the 5 Elements.
You will tap into your inner self, release blocks to higher love and wisdom, and journey beyond the limitations of ego identity. As you re-integrate through an embodiment of the 5 Elements, you will be set free to stand in the truth of your authentic being and walk a path with heart.
Daily integration techniques provide a deep and well-rounded experience. Shamanic ceremonies and astrology insights woven throughout your training — along with optional yoga, pranayama, and meditation — are guaranteed to touch your body, mind, heart, and spirit. The Yoga Barn is the perfect locale for this awakening, where you’ll be surrounded by a high vibrational community of seekers, healers, and teachers in serene and beautiful surroundings.
Brought to you by The Alignment Center, The International Congregation of Venus Rising; and guided by Star Wolf, Master Level Facilitators, and Core Staff from Venus Rising, you will embrace powerful shamanic tools, and shape-shift into living your sacred soul purpose with passion and freedom! By the end of this 11-day training, you will be a fully Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and ready to share the keys to unlocking deep personal growth, healing, and happiness with others.
What You’ll Learn
- In-depth training in Shamanic Breathwork Facilitation Skills
- Shamanic Bodywork
- Chakra-attuned Music for Breathwork
- Shakti Art Process
- Deep Listening and Group Processing
The Time to Heal and Transform is NOW
In a magical place brimming with spiritual energy, are you ready to go further along the shamanic path of transformation?
Are you ready to use the power of breathwork to deepen your personal healing and awaken your inner shaman?
Are you ready to change your life — and the lives of others — by sharing this sacred work?
Join us in Bali in April 2020 to learn Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator Skills.
Linda Star Wolf
Linda Star Wolf has been a visionary teacher and shamanic guide to thousands of people over the last 35 years. Star Wolf created the Shamanic Breathwork Process as a synthesis of her personal exploration and direct healing experiences with breathwork, shamanic wisdom, depth psychology and addictions recovery methods. With over 30 years of recovery from her own experience with addictions, Star Wolf has dedicated her life to helping others to release dysfunctional patterns of all kinds and to radically transform their lives. She teaches people how to awaken to the bigger picture, embody their own inner Visionary Shaman and step into a life of passionate purpose.
Star Wolf is the Founder and Co-Director of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, and the Founder and President of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies, established in August 2010 in the state of North Carolina. She is also an author of several books.
Star Wolf’s strong personal commitment to sacred activism and visionary leadership led her to create the Shamanic Ministers Global Network, a worldwide association of Shamanic Ministers and Congregations dedicated to helping those they serve to awaken to their own sacred purpose. Star Wolf also co-founded the annual Wise Wolf Councils, a four-day gathering of spiritual leaders and lay people from around the world who come together to share their wisdom, teachings, and vision for our planet.
Starting out as a therapist in the mental health and addictions fields in the 1980s, Star Wolf is a nationally certified alcohol and drug counselor. She has a BA in Human Services from St. Leo College. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry and Ph.D. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Integrative Learning.
Star Wolf was originally introduced to Holotropic breathwork by its founder, Stan Grof. She trained extensively with Jacquelyn Small, founder of Integrative Breathwork, becoming one of the lead trainers at Small’s Eupsychia Institute. Star Wolf also studied shamanic earth wisdom teachings with the late Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, a Seneca Wolf Clan elder and founder of the Seneca Indian Historical Society. Grandmother Twylah adopted Star Wolf as a Spiritual Granddaughter and gave her the spirit name of Star Wolf.
Nikólaus Wolf (Nikó) was born walking the shamanic path. Having journeyed deep into the Underworld at an early age, Nikólaus learned to rely upon the wisdom of his heart to direct and guide him.
In 2010, his inner wisdom guided him to Venus Rising Association for Transformation. Here, Nikó connected with the late Bradford Clark Collins—the Co-Director of Venus Rising Association for Transformation and Co-Founder of Isis Cove Community and Retreat Center. Nikólaus studied as an Apprentice directly under Brad and learned how to engage with people’s souls and hearts; creating a space for people to feel safe, loved and witnessed. Brad continued to serve as a mentor for Nikó for the remainder of his life.
Nikó is a Master Shamanic Breathwork Practitioner and an Ordained Shamanic Priest and Minister through Venus Rising Association and Congregation for Transformation. He holds a Master’s Degree from Venus Rising University in Shamanic Psycho-Spiritual Studies.
He is the Co-Founder of the Shamanic Mystery Tours Company and facilitates shamanic journeys around the world, including such mystical locations as Bali, Mexico, Egypt, and Peru.
Nikó serves as an Administrative Assistant for Venus Rising, where he coordinates global events and assists in facilitating training programs. Previously, he has served as Venus Rising’s Transformation House Staff, and has also facilitated Venus Rising internships—mentoring and encouraging individuals to discover their Soul’s Purpose and follow their Holy Longing.
As Venus Rising’s Administrative Assistant, Nikólaus Nikólaus currently resides in western North Carolina, living upon the land that remembered him — Isis Cove. Pieces of Nikó’s story are featured in Linda Star Wolf’s book, Soul Whispering: The Art of Awakening Shamanic Consciousness.
Nikólaus’ vision is to walk the path of the Heart, bridging the Mind and Heart together as one. His message is to encourage others to live from their hearts and to support them as they follow their dreams. He is dedicated to serving the planet and awakening shamanic consciousness in others while continuing to follow his soul path.
With a warm smile, an energetic hug, and sly sense of humor, Levi Banner draws you into his world — teaching the spiritual sciences for healing and transformation. Yoga, Breathwork and Astrology comprise his trinity of mystical knowledge. He creates a safe, peaceful classroom space where students can learn and grow to their fullest potential.
Levi’s specialties are a strong, consistent vinyasa yoga practice; precious yet powerful pranayama practice; relaxing and healing restorative yoga; and divining deep astrological insights through the cosmic viewpoint.
He can be found teaching at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali — or traveling the shamanic path around the globe conducting workshops and immersions. In Yoga, Levi is rated E-RYT 500, the highest level of Yoga Alliance certification. Enlightened techniques and ancient philosophies learned through his studies in India, Guatemala, Sedona, and Bali are transmitted into his practice, gracing students with an unusually well-rounded experience and profound lifetime benefits.
Levi is also a Master Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. Mystery, transformation, and healing magically combine as he leads intensive Shamanic Breathwork journeys, helping participants reconnect to their highest selves. By gifting students with personal empowerment and self-healing, he strives to create a community of openhearted difference makers with world-changing potential.
- Specialties: Vinyasa, Restorative, Pranayama, Shamanic Breathwork, Astrology,
- E-RYT 500 – Highest level of Yoga Alliance Certification
- Master Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Ordained Shamanic Minister by Venus Rising Association for Transformation
- Certifications and trainings from: 7 Centers Yoga Arts (Sedona, Arizona); School Yoga Institute – Advanced Yoga + Shamanic Studies (Lake Atitlan, Guatemala)
- Certified Pranayama Teacher by Kaivalyadhama Yoga Center in India by O.P. Tiwari
- Graduate of Advanced Training at the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Center
- Studied Iyengar Restorative and Pranayama in an intentional community in Portland, Oregon
- Fully Certified and Initiated Shamanic Astrologer
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Elemental Studies
Your Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator Skills Training, Level 2, will include Facilitator Skills & Training Segments, The 5 Elemental Initiations, and a carefully curated selection of Activities, Ceremonies, and Practices.
All are designed to work in-concert to help you create real and lasting change within your life, recover lost soul parts, embody your authentic self, restore your connection with life, and empower you to embrace shamanic tools and create a life of passion, freedom and purpose!
Facilitator Skills & Training Segments
In this Facilitator Skills program, you will experience in-depth training and exposure in the following areas:
- Shamanic Energy Work and Shamanic Bodywork
- How to hold space or create a safe container
- How to hold a professional classroom
- Developing and trusting your intuition and unique gifts
- How to identify music and sound in your energetic body, and create a Shamanic Breathwork playlist, selecting and editing the right chakra-attuned music.
- How to process groups and individuals, and the Shamanic Shakti Art Process
- How to work with an individual (and their process) to gain insight and value out of a breathwork journey, and integrate it into their life
Each segment builds upon the other in a spiralling fashion, equipping you with the knowledge, experience, and skill sets required for safe and transformative facilitation of Shamanic Breathwork Journeys out in the world.
In this segment, you will develop a new relationship with your physical bodies — connecting with your body through dance, yoga, and ritual movement. You will learn a variety of bodywork techniques to utilize during the Shamanic Breathwork Journey. These techniques include tools and processes such as rebirthing, resistance, conscious touch, and chakra clearing. The preparation learned in the Bodywork segment allows you to understand, first-hand, the importance of creating a safe container for yourself and others during a Shamanic Breathwork Journey.
An instrumental part of the Shamanic Breathwork Process is the music played throughout the journey. The musical sets played for Shamanic Breathwork Journeys are custom-selected and designed to engage with the seven chakra system. In the Music training segment, you will learn to use your intuition and your body to select the appropriate music for each chakra. Then, you will learn how to compile music to create a Shamanic Breathwork musical set from start to finish.
Shakti Art and Group Processing
During the Art & Processing segment, you will learn how to create and hold a safe container where participants feel held and comfortable to share their processes. You will also learn how to give adequate feedback and counseling as a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator — remembering that at the core of every individual resides an inner shaman guiding the journey. The Art & Processing segment will teach you how to tune into, and communicate with, the subconscious mind through archetypal symbols that arise during their breathing journeys. You will discover how to use and create art processes, and how to read artwork using the Elemental Color Code. These skills will enhance your ability to facilitate effective and detailed Processing Groups.
The 5 Elemental Initiations
You will process through five levels of shamanic healing, each an initiation based on one of the 5 Elements — Water, Earth, Fire, Spirit, and Air. The five initiations each feature a Shamanic Breathwork Journey, utilizing the breath, sound healing through chakra-attuned music, energetic bodywork, soul return and extraction, shamanic art processes, scribing and group processing.
Journeyers enter an altered state of consciousness that transforms and integrates trauma experienced earlier in life; creates a connection with their soul and spirit guides; and receive visions about their sacred purpose in the world. You will walk between the worlds: working on physical, emotional, mental, and energetic levels as you learn to embody the elements.
In addition to the guidance of your teachers, you will have the support of a co-journeyer — a fellow student who will assist you with whatever you need during your psycho-spiritual voyage. You will switch roles with your partner halfway through the day, helping to create a nurturing, supportive, and safe space in which all participants can grow together as a community. This underlying elemental framework will be the structure guiding your Facilitator Skills Training.
Activities, Ceremonies, and Practices
- Astrology Insights
- Balinese Blessing and Opening Ceremony
- Ceremonies – Cacao, Dance, Sound Healing
- Optional Daily Practices – Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation
- Sacred Water Temple and Waterfall Visits
- Shamanic Drumming, Dancing, and Dreaming
Sample Daily Schedule
(Subject to Change — may include late nights, fun surprises, and excursions…)
Optional Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation
Elemental Teaching and Invocation
Breathwork – Journey #1
Breathwork – Journey #2
Journaling and grounding
Group Processing or Evening Ceremonies
Certifications Received Upon Completion
- Prerequisite: This training is only for those that have completed a Shamanic Breathwork S.H.I.P. Training Level 1 — a healing process where you begin your journey, and learn to heal, transform and embody The 5 Elements. For a Level 1 S.H.I.P. Training, please contact us here.
- This course counts as the second required training (Level 2) to receive Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator Certification from the Venus Rising Association for Transformation. You will become a fully certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, and permitted to share Shamanic Breathwork in a workshop or classroom setting.
*All certifications are received through the Venus Rising Association for Transformation*
Meals, Housing, and Location
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Healthy and Delicious Meals
Included in your tuition cost are healthy and delicious lunches and dinners, provided daily from The Garden Kafe at The Yoga Barn. The meal menu will consist of natural, wholesome, organic foods in a delightful array of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and Ayurvedic choices. Prepared in a creative fusion of Eastern and Western styles, you’ll experience a symphony of yummy, healthy fare that will flood your body with nutrients and ignite your chakras. Vibrant, fresh cold-pressed juices will keep your energy high — and be thirst-quenching proof that it’s possible to both cultivate health and have fun.
During uncatered breakfast and dinner times, you’ll have the opportunity to join your classmates in discovering Ubud’s world-class restaurant scene — full of healthy, affordable, and delicious options. Or perhaps use the time to take in a famous Balinese massage or spa treatment, you deserve it!
Accommodations are not included in the cost of training, but many housing options are easily found in Ubud. We’ll provide a listing of nearby and affordable choices to make your travel planning simple. The Yoga Barn also has limited on-site lodging available at The Yoga Barn Guest House and the Yoga Barn Nest. Please contact them directly for more details.
The Yoga Barn
Since 2007, The Yoga Barn has been the center of yoga and healing in Ubud, Bali. This beautiful, inspirational environment is one of the largest and most famous retreat centers in SE Asia. Offering daily classes, workshops and retreats in Yoga, Dance, Meditation, Ayurveda, Detox, Breathwork, Healing, and more, The Yoga Barn strives to provide classes and events taught at the highest quality, with the most accurate knowledge, and deepest authenticity. Teachers and students from around the world travel here to become part of its nourishing and spiritual aura — an ideal backdrop for personal healing, renewal, and high-vibe education.
This spiritually aligned center will be your sanctuary throughout your Shamanic Astrology training, cater your shared lunches, and provide your comfortable, air-conditioned group spaces in The Nest. Each day before training, you’ll have the option to join in daily scheduled yoga or meditation classes; or perhaps enjoy a nourishing healing or bodywork session at The Yoga Barn Center for Wellness and Healing.
Founded in the 8th century by a Javanese Hindu priest meditating at the confluence of two rivers, Ubud takes its very appropriate name from the Balinese word ubad, meaning medicine. Ubud is surrounded by lush jungle and verdant rice paddies in its hilly location. It is the cultural and spiritual center of the island, home to artists, craftsmen, healers, spas, art museums, and Hindu temples. The center of town has artisanal boutiques and tasty restaurants, while nearby the Balinese live in traditional villages and engage in colorful religious ceremonies. Peaceful and serene, Ubud is the perfect place to journey for a spiritual reawakening.
6-16 April, 2020
(course starts the day after Bali Spirit Festival)
(Includes Tuition, Lunches, and Dinners)
Enrollment is limited!
The time to heal is now, the time to remember who we really are is now — in a place where Healing is the Training and the Training is the Healing.
Are you to be transformed through Shamanic Breathwork?
Are you ready to walk the spiral path, and become who you were born to be?
Is it time for you to share this sacred work with the world?