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.

website: katyhealingarts.com

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.

website: wholespirit.com

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.

website: sacredearthtribe.org

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.

website: terrilundquist.com

Joan Levergood

Joan has over 16 years experience as a shaman, animal communicator and reiki master. When first introduced to reiki and shamanic journeying, she was working in the clinic of an animal shelter. She used her reiki and shamanic skills to support the lifesaving work of dedicated and talented veterinarians, staff and volunteers. Along the way she saw many miracles and learned how to use reiki and shamanic practices in emergency situations to help in even the most hopeless cases. Battling death and cruelty is a difficult job, and Joan used her shamanic skills to help cope during many difficult times.

Over the years Joan began working with people in her home and long distance with clients from across the country. She has studied with Tom Cowen, Betsy Bergstrom, and others along the way. She is called to tend the dead and clear energies from physical places. A longtime resident of Chicago, Joan already has experience tending sites after violent tragedy.

website: helpingspirits.net

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.

website: https://www.theawokenchild.com

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 www.ombearable.com and www.fgcu.edu/directory/gcavitt.

LISHA HENGEVELD

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

TALLY MCCORMACK

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 tallymcgowan@gmail.com

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.

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!

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.