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Linda Star Wolf

Linda Star Wolf has been a visionary teacher and shamanic guide to thousands of people over the last 35 years. Star Wolf is the Founder and Co-Director of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and the Founder and President of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies, established in August of 2010 in the state of North Carolina. The author of several books and the creator of the Shamanic Breathwork Process, much of Star Wolf's work is revelatory and comes from her own direct experience. With over 30 years of recovery from her own experience with addictions, Star Wolf has dedicated her life to helping others to release dysfunctional patterns of all kinds and to radically transform their lives. She teaches people how to awaken to the bigger picture, embody their own inner Visionary Shaman and step into a life of passionate purpose.

Star Wolf's strong personal commitment to sacred activism and visionary leadership led her to create the Shamanic Ministers Global Network, a worldwide association of Shamanic Ministers and Congregations dedicated to helping those they serve to awaken to their own sacred purpose. Star Wolf also co-founded the annual Wise Wolf Councils, a four day gathering of spiritual leaders and lay people from around the world who come together to share their wisdom teachings and to vision for our planet. In 2003, Star Wolf and her husband, Brad Collins, Co-Founded the Isis Cove Community and Retreat Center in the beautiful Blue Mountains of western North Carolina where they reside in community with 20 other shamanic practitioners who have also made Isis Cove their home along with several dogs, cats, chickens, goats, birds and critters of all kinds.

Star Wolf teaches at retreat centers and book stores all over the US and abroad, including Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, the Open Center in NYC, Joshua Tree Retreat Center in southern California, New Renaissance Book Store in Portland, OR, and East West Book Stores in Seattle, WA, Mt. View, CA and New York City. Star Wolf taught a ground-breaking online Shamanic Breathwork webinar series with Evolver Learning Intensives in 2011, an on-line learning community that features some of the most brilliant and pioneering thinkers of our time. She had led sacred journeys to Peru, Mexico, Egypt, Greece, England and France. Various media outlets across the country have featured Star Wolf, including Publishers Weekly, The Dr. Pat Show, Women's Radio Network, New ConneXion, Edge Life, Conscious Living, Unlimited Realities, Planetary Spirit, In the Spirit, InnerViews, A Journey to the Heart, AZTV, Oregon Public Television and New Realities TV.

Starting out as a therapist in the mental health and addictions fields in the 1980's, Star Wolf is a nationally certified alcohol and drug counselor. She holds a BA in Human Services from St. Leo College and a Doctorate of Ministry and Ph.D. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Integrative Learning where she first conceived the idea of someday creating a shamanic psychospiritual university. Star Wolf was originally introduced to Holotropic breathwork by its founder, Stan Grof, and trained extensively with Jacquelyn Small, founder of Integrative Breathwork, becoming one of the lead trainers at Small's Eupsychia Institute. Star Wolf also studied shamanic earth wisdom teachings with the late Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, a Seneca Wolf Clan elder and founder of the Seneca Indian Historical Society. Grandmother Twylah adopted Star Wolf as a Spiritual Granddaughter and gave her the spirit name of Star Wolf.

Star Wolf created the Shamanic Breathwork Process as a synthesis of her personal exploration and direct healing experiences with breathwork, shamanic wisdom, depth psychology and addictions recovery methods. The Shamanic Breathwork Process utilizes the breath, sound healing through chakraattuned music, energetic bodywork, soul return and extraction, shamanic art processes, scribing and group processing. Journeyers enter an altered state of consciousness that transforms and integrates trauma experienced earlier in life, creates a connection with their soul and spirit guides, and receive visions about their sacred purpose in the world. Click HERE to learn more about the Shamanic Breathwork Process.

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