About - Beth

I am an artist, player of music, biophilliac, teacher, flower essence and shamanic practitioner based on the Aspotogan Peninsula in Nova Scotia.
My life is a river from a number of streams I have been following for many years. These are: yoga and sacred movement, ancestral relationship, art and creative expression, energy hygiene, and earth ritual.

My initial shamanic training is in core shamanism from Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, at the Centre of Noetic Sciences in California. Since then I have studied with several master teachers in the US in shamanism and shamanic healing . I also have a BA in History and a BFA in Painting and Environmental Planning. I have been teaching classes in art, creativity, shamanism, and Energy Hygiene since 2006.

Since I was a child growing up by the ocean and forest, I have had a strong relationship with the unseen world. This turned into a love of earth ritual in my teens that continues to deepen as I release the conditioning and constructs from my culture. My ancient Celtic, Norse, and Neolithic ancestors of old Europe have been very close to guide me in the healing of the generations of atrocities, pograms, and genocides that have wounded my blood lineage. This has been the main trust of my own personal healing over the past 20 years as I have suffered from physical limitations and pain which has kept me from keeping up with the speed of “normal society.” In this time of deep family healing and personal animistic practice, I live fully.

Please read the Healing Services section if you are interested in booking an appointment. Thank you.

Professional Education and Training:

-Years of training and practice in solo voice, choir, piano, flute, 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

Yoga:

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

Art:
Botanical Illustration, Rosie Martin
Abstract painting, Leya Evelyn
Walk of Life, Helen Poynor
Concrete Sculpture, Ivan Higgins


-Blessings on your own mysterious Journey

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