About the Founder - Beth Lenco

Flower Essence Therapist, Artist, Shamanic Practitioner, Musician, Teacher, Tarot Counsellor, Biophiliac.


Since childhood, I’ve had very strong psychic and empathic connections with the spirit world. I managed and explored my psychic and creative gifts through playing music, acting on stage, caring for animals, and spending long parts of my days outdoors. In Liverpool, a small coastal town in Nova Scotia, in the 70s and 80s, there was no reference point for myself or my community on what psychic spiritual gifts were, or what to do with them. It was a very difficult and confusing time.

On my 27th birthday with the moon in Scorpio (my natal moon), I coached my father’s spirit to leave his body, as he was struggling in his death process. It wasn’t anything I had ever done, but it was oddly natural. I saw the death crone come into his bedroom and assist his spirit to the other side. This opened my psyche to a spirit world portal, which did not close until I learned to close it. I have learned to open and close it when I choose.

At the age of 30, after 9 years of university, I had reached my own health crises, in which I wondered if I was going to make it through alive. I felt like I was living inside a prison, with life far away on the other side. All I knew, was that I didn’t want to die and have to start all over again in another life. I instinctively felt I had gotten through the worst part. So with determination to live and answer a deep soul calling, I said yes to life and began my own healing journey and spiritual apprenticeship. On this very personal inner path I began to call my power back and get well. As I explored my spiritual calling through shamanism, yoga, and energy healing, and my deep bond with nature, my lost connection with music came back and my heart began to heal. I spent countless hours on the shore outside my home or on my boat, playing and singing the rocks and whales. It was then that the plants and animals, and in particular the flowers and crystals began to speak through me, and Starflower Essences was born.

Since a wake up call traumatic miscarriage in my early 30s, I have been studying and professionally training in spiritual energy healing practices, creating flower essences, and continuing my art practice. I have been seeing clients from my home clinic and teaching shamanic practices since 2008. I have over 15 years of training and practice working with complex spiritual issues, earthbound spirits, soul entrapment, multigenerational trauma, and various manifestations of spiritual and psycho somatic illnesses. Time and time again, what I see is trauma and suffering opening the door to soul awakening and earth reconnection. We are not on earth to suffer, we are here to share the gifts we were given and share love with our planet. Essentially, we are here to love. It is a mysterious road, never what we think it is going to be, and always so much deeper and better.

Professional Education and Training:

-Hundreds of hours in music training and practice in solo voice, choir, piano, saxophone, orchestra, jazz, musical theatre, handbell choir, marching band.
-Bachelor of Arts in History, Mt. Allison New Brunswick 1992
-Bachelor of Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) 1998
-Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, Foundation for Shamanic Studies with Michael Harner, Centre for Noetic Sciences, California 2005
-Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing, FSS, Centre for Noetic Sciences, California 2009
-Shamanic Dreamwork, FSS
-Advanced Deposession and Curse Unravelling, Betsy Bergstrom 2011
-Seidr, Norse Witchcraft, Betsy Bergstrom
-Seven Year Advanced Practicum in Weather Shamanism, Nan Moss and David Corbin, Maine 2015

Small course workshop training:

Mayan ceremonial practices, Martin Prechtel,
African ceremony, Malidoma Some,
Celtic Shamanism, Tom Cowan
Tarot Counselling, James Wells


200Hr. Full year, Yoga Teacher Training, Himalayan Institute 2014
Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Himalayan Institute 2014

Botanical Illustration, Rosie Martin
Two year study of abstract painting with Leya Evelyn
Walk of Life, Helen Poynor
Concrete Sculpture, Ivan Higgins

-Blessings on your own mysterious Journey