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.


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 has 25+ years experience in the healing arts. She is primarily focused on Ancestral Healing, Earth Tending, and reconnecting people with the ancient wisdom of Mama Earth and the elements.

She is also the founder of Sacred Earth Tribe, which is dedicated to teaching and encouraging people to love, honor and care for our sacred Earth.


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.


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.


Mary Olivar

Hello. I’m a natural nurturer. Part song-bird, part aspiring wise-woman. A tree-hugging, earth-mama-bear.

I lovingly offer guidance in remembering who you truly are, reclaiming your deep joy, and reawakening your innate essence connection.

It is my honor to hold space for tending to Our collective patterns and traumas, and to assist in clearing the path for greater Harmony, peace, and our collective patterns, suffering and traumas, and to assist in clearing the path for greater harmony, peace, and connection.


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

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 or if you would like to learn more about participating in this meaningful work.