Shamanism Without Borders

Community Leaders

KATY BREUNIG, Leadership Coordinator

Katy Breunig is a Shamanic Practitioner living in Portland, OR. With a real love of tending to community and global events, Katy is an active member of the Society for Shamanic Practice Shamanism without Borders Community Leaders. In her Shamanic practice, Katy specializes in body trauma and it’s interface with the emotional and spiritual bodies. She is available for individual Shamanic Healings, Group healings, and Shamanic House and Land Clearings and Blessings. Katy has completed the Power Path School of Shamanism One Year Shamanic Studies Program as well the basic practitioner trainings. She has studied with the curanderos of Vera Cruz, the Shibipo of the Amazon and the Huichol of Mexico.


Joan Levergood

Joan Levergood is a Shamanic Practitioner located in Chicago, Illinois. Joan is a longtime member of the Society for Shamanic Practice’s Shamanism Without Borders Leadership Team. Being of service to her community as a shaman goes back to the very beginning of her shamanic training while she was working as a veterinary assistant at an animal shelter. Today Joan works with clients on a variety of life’s challenges. She specializes in unraveling and removing the unhelpful patterns of life, psychopomp or working with the dead, working with companion animals, soul retrieval, shamanic support of medical treatment and finding creative shamanic solutions to life’s sticky situations.


Mara Bishop

Mara is an intuitive consultant, shamanic practitioner, teacher, author, and artist. She has practiced since 1995. Mara combines intuitive consultations, shamanic healing, and energetic healing. Her Personal Evolution Counseling™ provides clients with an integrated approach to spiritual healing, personal growth and emotional well-being.

A graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Three–Year Program in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing with Michael Harner, and Sandra Ingerman’s Teacher Training program, Mara has also completed advanced studies in Shamanism with Betsy Bergstrom, and is a Reiki Master Teacher.

Mara has presented at Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Rhine Research Center, among other groups. The author of Inner Divinity: Crafting Your Life with Sacred Intelligence© and the companion CD of meditations, she teaches workshops on shamanic journeying, intuition, and spiritual healing among other topics.


Nancy Lankston

Nancy Lankston is an intuitive healer, author and teacher based in Evergreen, Colorado. She loves to connect and play with Nature wherever she finds herself. Nancy regularly tends the land and waters of Mama Earth, both near her home and in her travels around the globe.  In 2015, Nancy founded Sacred Earth Tribe as a way to encourage others to reconnect and remember their deep relationship to Mama Earth.

Nancy has over 25 years experience in the healing arts. She has trained extensively in the Celtic and Norse shamanic traditions. In her healing sessions, Nancy works primarily with the elements and elementals. She specializes in SoulWork, recovery from trauma and Ancestral Healing.


Mary Olivar


Mary is a leader for Shamanism without Borders.  A natural nurturer. Part song-bird, part wise-woman. A tree-hugging, earth-mama-bear. 

Mary specializes in supporting people and businesses in harmoniously aligning with their true purpose, potential, and power.

A graduate of the Power Path School of Shamanism Shamanic Studies program, Mary has completed their level 2 practitioner training. She has studied in Mexico with the Huichol and in Peru with the Shipibo. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange, whose work perpetuates the shamanic wisdom, culture, practice, and traditional ways of life of Indigenous people worldwide.

Mary is deeply rooted in the nurturing vibration of Pacha Mama and primarily uses her voice to offer healing and tending. She particularly supports people in re-awakening their power and bliss through simple daily practices to deepen their innate love for nature and remember their core connection to all life.

When not espousing the virtues of plants and finding one’s joy, Mary can often be found in Austin, Texas, happily singing, dancing to live music, hunting for swimming holes, barefoot gardening, or creatively cooking for her husband and three well-fed children.



Lisha is a Power Path trained shamanic practitioner and SWB Community Leader with the Society for Shamanic Practice. She has had the amazing opportunity to connect directly with the lineages and healing practices of the Huichol in Mexico and the Shipibo in the Amazon of Peru. She includes this deep-rooted work of song, feathers, rattle and drum, to hold powerful space for each person in their Shamanic Healing session. Lisha has a background in bodywork and trauma release and is attentive to the connectivity and relationships among our many layers of being. Available for sessions, in person or remotely, as well as house clearings and blessings. Call/text (812) 345-7939

Terri Lundquist

Terri is a shamanic practitioner, reiki master teacher, tarot and rune reader. Her spiritual studies have taken her across the globe to study. She trained in Norse and Peruvian shamanism and is a mesa holder in the Q’ero and the Patchakuti mesa traditions. She has assisted spiritual leaders in the holistic industry at world-class venues in the United States. For seven years she curated a charming spiritual gift shop and herbal apothecary in a small town in New York.

Her current practice in contemporary shamanism is based in New York and online. She holds monthly Shamanism Without Borders healing circles, women’s circles, workshops, classes, and Retreats/Travel Programs. Terri also provides in-person and distance shamanic healing services to the community. She has lectured and taught in Canada and Europe.



Tally McCormack is a Shamanic practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher and Evidential Medium. She completed the one year Shamanic Studies program, in addition to the basic and advanced practitioner training, with the Power Path School of Shamanism and has twice traveled to study with the Shipibo tribe of the Peruvian Amazon. Tally has volunteered for over a decade with the Reiki Fellowship of Dallas providing Reiki treatments to the community. She also worked regularly with a team of volunteers at Radical Recovery, a group providing support and Reiki treatments to cancer patients and their families. Tally lives in Santa Fe, NM and is currently holding monthly remote circles for intuitive and mediumship development. Contact her at

Rev. Cindy Pincus, M.Div.

Cindy is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and student of the Franciscan mystical tradition.  She’s served as a Hospice Chaplain in the Denver/Boulder area.  Services and trainings include End of Life Workshops for individuals and groups, Death Doula work, Altar work for the dead and living, individual spiritual consultation, and Nature-Based Journey Integration.  

Her professional training is as an wetlands ecologist, marine biologist, and finally on to theologian.  She weaves these subjects together with Buddhist psychology, trauma-based healing theory, and the practice of offering blessing and prayer to support her clients, peers, and colleagues.  She has completed to One-year and Basic Training programs with The Power Path School of Shamanism and folds all those tools into her practice as a UU minister

Specializations and focus areas include:

  • Enneagram
  • Interfaith Spiritual practices including Earth-based/Pagan traditions, humanism/atheism/agnosticism, and ancient Judaeo-Christian ritual
  • 12-Step, addiction, codependency
  • Tarot and Spiritual Symbolism
  • LGBTQ and Queer Spirituality Certification
  • Terminal Diagnoses, End of Life spirituality, and Hospice 
  • Officiating Weddings, Funerals, Baby Blessings, and Land Blessings
  • Personal Shamanic Healing
Her greatest teacher is, of course, the Earth herself and you will often find her in the Colorado Rockies snowshoeing and skiing during the winter, or walking the alpine tundra in the summer.

Dave McCormack

Dave McCormack is a Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master and Intuitive Advisor living in Santa Fe, NM. He completed the one-year Shamanic Studies Program and Advanced Practitioners training with The Power Path School of Shamanism and has studied with various teachers within the Shipibo, Andes, Hawaiian and Native American traditions. In addition to his SSP Board responsibilities, he is an active member of the Shamanism Without Borders community work.

Since starting his shamanic journey in 2011, Dave has worked in taking an active role in supporting individuals and organizations who are interested in discovering and pursuing a shamanic based practice.


Stephen Cavitt, M.F.A.

Stephen teaches English and shamanic traditions at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has led groups around the world, from the back trails of the Appalachians to the busy streets of Shanghai. In his private practice, Stephen helps individuals and groups create lives they love. Visit him on the web at and

Rick Jurvis

Rick is a Shamanic practitioner who resides within the borders of Wisconsin, Illinois and Lake Michigan. He is a mesa carrier in the Quero tradition. He has trained in both North and South American traditions as well as Northern European Seidr and Rune Divination. It is thru the Northern tradition where he has had classes on working with Shamanic energy healing with Children. Rick also has training in Ancestral Healing. So, from the very young (children) to the Elders (Ancestors).

Rick is a middle child, making it natural to work within and out of the generations.

His certifications include Reiki, Kuji in meditation and Hatha Yoga instructor.

He has also trained in Kundalini Yoga, Tai Chi/Chi-Gung and Ancestral Healing.

After a long career as a Fire Department Captain/Emergency Medical Technician /First Responder his intuition led him to Kuji in meditation (a very powerful modality which creates manifestations) and Reiki which Rick feels is often the “gateway” to other healing traditions.

Unbeknownst to Rick, the Fire and Rescue Service prepared him for his next great adventure – energy healing. Being exposed to life and death situations, some which he thought he would not survive and creating safe spaces for those suffering illness, trauma and uncertainty brought him side by side with Spirit. With Spirit being the channel from the Creator/ Universe to the healer to those in need, you couldn’t ask for a better companion and guide!

After many years of training, Rick realized the missing element. THE TIME HAD COME! TIME TO SHARE HIS HEALING WITH OTHERS. TIME TO HEAL OTHERS THRU SPIRIT!

Amanda Hovey

Amanda is a performing artist, photographer/graphic artist, and ceremonialist. As a shamanic practitioner, she focuses on removing blocks that no longer serve the higher self nor the collective thus opening the door to one’s medicine through true life’s work. As a parent, she values the many opportunities for teaching and integrating the shamanic path with her children and strives to continue these teachings globally, cultivating this path for our future generations.

Amanda is the owner of Wild Crane Photography & Volunteer Front of House Committee Member and performer with the Bastrop Opera House.


Rian Pelati

Rian is from South Africa, grew up in a Pagan house and have been stydying Shamanism for the past 25 years. He has a passion for the Medicine Wheel. During the last 25 years he has completed over 41 Shamanic certified courses  (One being “Become a Master of Shamanic Journey, Ritual and Ceremony with Sharon Ramel”) He also received numerous Shamanic  empowerents from various Shamanic teachers. Rian’s practical trainig experience during his journey has been spent with local and Native American Medicine people. He has completed the Rites of the Munay Ki and Nusta Karpay Rites. He is a Master Life, Coach, Grand Reiki Master, Advanced Angelic Healer, Advanced Crystal Healer, oracle card reader as well as a psychic medium. Rian also holds qualifications in a vast variety of Reiki modalities eg Green Tara Reiki, Ho’Omana Energy System and practice Ho’Oponopono as well. He does Native American Counselling and Shamanic Counseling  and is co-owner of the Silver Cherub Wellness and training Centre, where he works as a healer and teacher He most recently completed his diploma in Shamanic Theology with Rev Bonnie Russell and is in the process of starting Africa’s first Shamanic Church, which has its mother body in the USA, called AllOne Ministries. He is a registered marriage officiate and an ordained Reverend and holds over 249 diplomas and qualifications in a large variety of fields. 



Jason Ford

Jason Ford is a Shamanism Without Borders community leader, a visual and performance artist, and a practitioner of many healing arts, specializing in therapeutic shamanism. His work utilizes shamanic ritual and ceremony from diverse contemporary and traditional sources.
Jason is currently obtaining his Tsi Dup Yang Bod ( Tibetan soul and life force retrieval practices ) teaching degree with Chongtul Rinpoche of Yungdrung Bon . He was initially brought onto the shamanic path through the work of Michael Harner. He has also received training and recognition in Core Shamanism, traditional global animism and ancestral practices and is a mesa carrier in the Patchakuti Mesa Tradition,etc. A certified polarity therapist, acupuncturist and herbalist, Jason also utilizes holistic diagnostics and treatments based on  European, Chinese, Indian, and Tibetan traditional medicine.
May favorable conditions stabilize, increase and, ultimately, may we quickly attain complete enlightenment!

About Shamanism Without Borders

Shamanism Without Borders is a global response network of shamanic practitioners who tend to traumatic events and natural disasters. Each of the practitioners listed on this page is available to support individuals or communities who would like help tending to a recent event. Many of them also host ongoing community events, which you can learn more about by contacting them directly. Please visit our Shamanism Without Borders page if you would like to learn more about participating in this meaningful work.