About Me

My name is Catharin Elizabeth Lenco. I go by Beth. I am a healer in the ancient wise woman ways. My healing education is in shamanism, from which I have trained for the past 17 years. I am also an artist. I hold a BA in History and a BFA in Fine Arts.

I grew up with music and medicine in my homes, so my own version of these: sound, healing, and art naturally grew out from my roots. I have always had a close relationship with nature, the spirit of nature, and animals, from which I draw inspiration for my art and wisdom for my life. I have experienced a number of health challenges and set backs in my life which started me on a healing path in my early 20s. Now, nearing 50 I understand that healing, well being, and self care are the necessary companions to living a life of truth and beauty.

At this time I am living on the Aspotogan Peninsula on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. I have a private client business in my healing clinic here and by phone. I teach workshops and classes on shamanism, energy hygiene, and the magical ways of our ancient grandmothers.

My colleague Kath Perry, and I run a growing and popular program called Ancient Practices. Here, we lead retreats and host one day workshops on reclaiming the ancient skill set of the Oracle, Seer, Healer, and Visionary. Website coming this Spring.

Please contact me if you would like to learn more about any of my workshops, retreats, and classes or to book a healing session in person or by phone.


Baby Shaman in Shediac circa 1972

Professional Education and Training:

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

Education in Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Reiki level 1 and 2. Heather Hatcher
  • Creating and working with flower essences. Savayda Jarone

Foundation for Shamanic Studies

  • 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

WEATHER SHAMANISM developed by Nan Moss and David Corbin

  • 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:

Tom Cowan

CELTIC SHAMANSIM level 1

Betsy Bergstrom

  • BEGINNER AND ADVANCED DEPOSSESSION AND CURSE UNRAVELLING
  • SEIDR

Yoga and Ayurveda with the Himalayan Institue

  • 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
  • AYURVEDIC YOGA SPECIALIST

Continuing Educaiton in Counseling and Ceremony

TAROT COUNSELING with James Wells
AFRICAN CEREMONY with Malidoma Some
MAYAN CEREMONY with Martin Prechtel
WALK OF LIFE with Helen Poynor


-Blessings on your own beautiful journey

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