About Beth


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In my mid thirties (around 2004) after a number of terrible years including illness, burnout, the death of my father and a miscarriage, I enrolled in formal shamanic training. From there I trained steadily for about 15 years. In that time I was able to study with some incredible teachers and process and synthesize what I was learning in my own life. In 2015 I formally set up my shamanic healing and teaching practice and have been working as a healer and practitioner ever since.

Art and music have always been important ways for me to express and communicate my world. I make medicines, cook, kayak, swim, and winter dip in the ocean. Living in right relationship with my body and the land is highly important to me and keeps me grounded and feeling connected and sane basically. The way I live my life supports my shamanic relationships and keeps me functioning at the high level that I need. One must be physically robust and mentally sharp to cultivate a spiritual life…they all support each other -body, mind, spirit, soul.

Exercise and athletics have always been important to me, but my body has also always been stiff and tight and sore. My father was athletic and encouraged us to move after injuries to keep the body from seizing up. That said, I could never seem to move past my limits. Even in yoga which I practiced daily for decades, I never seemed to loosen this kind of locked pattern that was keeping my movements constrained. In 2023 my partner and I discovered Essentrics and a door finally opened. I am in the process of freeing my body, finally at 54!

I found this in a journal I wrote in 2011. It touched my heart so deeply and I feel I have been working towards these words for the past 10+ years. What I say here feels more true than ever…

My Vision
My vision is to provide a safe, warm, allowing atmosphere where people who are overwhelmed by life’s traumas can come find healing with the help of the compassionate spirits. Where they can see their own strengths and powers and move into a place of wholeness.
My vision is to express my nature in paint, dance/movement, word, and song. To bring beauty into the world in all aspects of my life in every way.

My Prayer
My prayer is that we become a strong and empowered whole people. That we remember our original song in this world. That we become the loving caretakers of this planet that we are meant to be. That we restore the balance of all living and non living things.

My Purpose
My purpose is to bring light to the shadows of the world; to see behind the veil and heal what has been kept secret up until now.

My Intention
I intend to work from a place of complete integrity. I intend to honour my self and the helping spirits. I intend to stay healthy, balanced, and whole. I intend to be a living conduit for my helping spirits and to stay in love, flow, and trust.

My Passion
My passion is music, art, song, word, nature, ocean, play. My passion is to create healing spaces, to walk with spirits, to invoke the Great Mystery, to create beauty everywhere, to share this beauty/this vision. To love the perfect moments in nature -sun, moon, stars, rocks, trees, etc.. to keep the channels and veils of magic open. To be intimate with the faery realm.

My Offerings
I offer shamanic healing, teaching and mentorship; drumming circles, creative art and energy classes, music and sound healing, beautiful art, and nature practices.

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Email: beth@starflower.ca

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

ESSENTRICS LEVEL 1, 2023-2024

Yoga and Ayurveda from the Himalayan Institute 2015-2016 (Yoga Alliance US).

  • 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
  • AYURVEDIC YOGA SPECIALIST
Education in Alternative Complementary Medicine and Shamanism

Betsy Bergstrom 2011, 2012

  • BEGINNER AND ADVANCED DEPOSSESSION AND CURSE UNRAVELLING
  • SEIDR (Norse Mediumship and Ceremony)

WEATHER SHAMANISM developed by Nan Moss and David Corbin 2009 – 2016

  • LEVEL I: INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER SHAMANISM

A Shamanic Path of Discovery, Personal Growth, Meaning of Life and Global Healing.

  • LEVEL II: WEATHER IN THE MIDDLE WORLD
  • LEVEL III: WEATHER, CREATION AND US

Extended Studies: Workshops in Weather Shamanism

1. THE EYE OF THE STORM
2. WHAT CALLS WEATHER DOWN?
3. HEALING HEART OF WEATHER

4. COMING INTO THE CIRCLE of initiation and meaning: Two years of peer led circle in Weather Shamanism:

Foundation for Shamanic Studies 2005 – 2010

  • THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN: Toronto Ontario
  • TWO WEEK SHAMANIC HEALING INTENSIVE: Michael Harner and Alicia Gates. Centre of Noetic Sciences, CA
  • THREE YEAR PROGRAM OF ADVANCED INITIATIONS IN SHAMANISM AND SHAMANIC HEALING. Michael Harner and Alicia Gates. Centre for Noetic Sciences, CA
  • SHAMANIC DREAMWORK: Nan Moss and David Corbin, Maine

CELTIC SHAMANISM level 1

Tom Cowan 2004

*Reiki level 1 and 2. Heather Hatcher 2001, 2002
  • Two Year Shamanic Training Circle with Marguerite Cassin 2002-2004
  • Creating and working with flower essences. Savayda Jarone

Post Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts in History, Mt. Allison New Brunswick 1992
Bachelor of Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) 1998

Continuing Educaiton in Counseling, Ceremony, and Self Development

Art2Life Creative Visionary Program -Nicholas Wilton 2022
The Power of Presence & Ecstatic Breathwork -Scott Schwenk 2020
Dancing Between the Worlds & Tapestry -Shiloh Sophia 2021
Conscious Co-Creation, AstroTarot Essentials, & Astro Spirits Star and Shadow -Alida Birch and Reid Hart 2022
A Year of Gaia. Gaia School of Herbal Medicine, -Sage Maurer 2020
Desire Map Life Coach and Facilitator Training -Danielle Laporte 2020
Tarot for Women Tarot Diploma -Sinead Fine 2021
Spiritual Bypassing Recovery Lissa Rankin 2021

FUNCTIONAL PATTERNS – Naudi Aguilar 2020
THE WIM HOFF METHOD -2019
WALK OF LIFE with Helen Poynor 2017
TAROT COUNSELING with James Wells 2016
PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE -Elliot Cowan, 2010
AFRICAN CEREMONY with Malidoma Some 2008
MAYAN CEREMONY with Martin Prechtel 2006


-Blessings on your own beautiful journey

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