About Beth


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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. I offer hand made flower and stone essences crafted in partnership with the spirits of nature, astrological consultations, and tarot readings.

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All that said I also have a personal life! I live in Nova Scotia with my partner John and our lovebird Stella. I practice daily yoga and kayak. I am an avid ocean swimmer and make space most days for swimming that the water is above 10C. Under that I do cold water dips all winter and cold showers. I play and sing classical music, read lots of books, tend to the wildlife and land where I live. I’m a fancy cook on a small budget and rustic kitchen (not instagram rustic). I eat local food and cook in season so farmer’s markets are my social outings. I grew up camping and canoeing and still love to do both. Gabor Mate is my favourite writer. I would like to be the kind of person that wild animals feel safe enough to be around that they would not run away. I imagine sitting in the woods and a deer or bear come by and not be afraid, and to just continue with what they are doing.

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Email: beth@starflower.ca

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

Yoga and Ayurveda with the Himalayan Institute 2015-2016

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

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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