Women’s Shamanic Retreat

Female Shaman

Early humans paid homage, composed legends, and practiced ceremonies that honored both Mother Earth and Father Sky. Later, male monarchs and priests suppressed the Divine Mother and much of her-story was lost. Governments banned native ceremonies and the church persecuted shamans, priestesses, and medicine women as her-etics.

As a result of these attacks on indigenous people, much of the world lost touch with Gaia and Goddess energies. Today, humanity lives out of balance, threatening and defiling Mother Earth and each other. We must restore balance within ourselves and with all creatures on our planet … and women can lead the way!

This retreat will help you restore balance for yourself and our world. It will help you reconnect to yourself and to “All Our Relations” – Mitakuye Oyasin in the Lakota language. Through shamanic journeys, sacred ceremonies, native legends and experiential exercises, retreat participants will strengthen their connection to Spirit Guides, Animal Totems, and our Earth Mother! 

Laura George
Ashera Rose

Rev. Laura George, J.D. is the Executive Director of The Oracle Institute and an interfaith minister and of multiple spiritual paths, including the Lakota tradition, in which she hosted a Sundance Sweat Lodge, Vision Quested, and participated in Spirit Dance.

Kathryn Ashera Rose is an interfaith minster, Reiki Master, teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, and a Connection Practice Coach. She also is an author/teacher of peace skills, healing arts practitioner, lifelong dancer, and mother of three beautiful daughters. Ashera seeks to cultivate the awakening of the heart through deep inner work, creative expression, ritual, and celebration. She facilitates individual, couple and group retreats, workshops and celebrations. She currently lives at and co-directs the Anahata Education Center in Floyd, Virginia.  

Laurel Dee Snyder BSN, RN is a retired board certified Holistic Nurse who is dedicated to supporting and promoting the healing and evolution of the body, mind and spirit. Since 1991, Laurel has extensively studied, practiced and taught bioenergetic healing, intuitive development, guided imagery, and life pattern recognition. Laurel also has trained with Shamans from the Peruvian, South American, Mexican and Native American traditions.

Day 1


Friday, October 12

  • Spirituality Salon
  • Medicine Wheel Opening Ceremony

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Day 2


Saturday, October 13

  • Awaken Your Soul Journey
  • Legend of Turtle Island & Walking Meditation
  • Wisdom from Gaia and Animal Totems
  • Fire Ceremony

8:00 am – 10:00 pm


Day 3


Sunday, October 14

  • Living Your Soul Contract
  • Closing Ceremony 

8:00 am – 2:00 pm



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