What is SHIP?

SHIP – Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process

Personal Transformation / Becoming a Breathwork Facilitator

The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process is a series of Shamanic Breathwork processes built around Cycles of Change, Family of Origin, Shadow, Inner Beloved and Sacred Purpose.


Our Ship format Is 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday,

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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The Shamanic Breathwork™ Process is a powerful healing process that inspires individuals to remember and reconnect with their own inner healer. As old wounds and dysfunctional patterns are released and transformed, individuals begin to regain lost soul parts and remember the magic of who they truly are. Empowerment brings wholeness and healing back into their own lives, to the lives of those they love, and to the world at large. This process is highly experiential and the wisdom and healing gained comes from each individual’s inner experience. Shamanic Breathwork™ honors and blends the timeless wisdom of ancient traditions with the emerging new paradigm methods of healing and teaching. It functions as the rainbow bridge between these two worlds honoring the best of both worlds while creating a bridge for body, mind, heart, and spirit.

We offer a variety of formats to experience the Shamanic Breathwork Process. You may prefer to begin your Breathwork journey with an individual session or may prefer the power of a small group experience.  One-Day Shamanic Breathwork workshops are offered on a regular basis throughout the year.  Please refer to the Events page for more details on upcoming opportunities.

SHIP—Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process

Our main tool for the Ship program is the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process, birthed through Venus Rising’s founder, Linda Star Wolf. Every turn of the great wheel of life requires an ego surrender to Great Mystery. Rebirth can only occur after a symbolic death and release of the old forms that no longer serve us. This journey often requires moving through a “dark night of the soul.”

The Ship Program is a series of five transformative initiations designed to remove the obstacles to true growth, let go of old story lines that no longer serve us and step into our sacred purpose in this lifetime. As the blocks to higher love and wisdom are released and soulful integration occurs, individuals are set free to stand in the truth of their authentic being and walk a path with heart.

Each of the five workshops features the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process, a safe and powerful healing tool that uses the breath, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, art, and group sharing to help individuals connect to their own inner healer/Shaman and step into life as an authentic, empowered person, sharing your gifts with those you love and the world.

The Spiral Path
Learn to consciously use the Five Cycles of Change to make the positive changes you want in your life.

Family of Origin
Understand how your childhood and family relationships are still affecting your life today.

The Shadow
Understand your dark side (what Jung called the shadow) and accept the unloved part of yourself. Develop compassion for your whole self and reclaim your power and authenticity.

Inner Beloved
Reconcile the opposites that war within us and discover your Inner Beloved: the part of you that has always loved you unconditionally and always will.

Sacred Purpose
Open your soul to its true expression so that you can manifest your gift in the world.

You can do any of the Ship workshops for your own personal transformation or as part of the training program. The five workshops are offered over the course of one year and you are welcome to experience the workshops in any order. Complete the five initiations and become eligible to be ordained as a Shamanic Minister and a member of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network.

Becoming a Breathwork Facilitator

Once you complete the five initiations, you may apprentice the workshop series to become a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. Please email us if you are interested in learning more about becoming a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator.

An interview process is required before beginning the Ship workshops.