“Our last class seemed more like an initiation to a life of learning rather than a graduation. I am very fortunate and thankful to have reached this milestone through such a wonderful course with an amazing teacher and fellow students.”

Learn how to walk a balanced path towards self-empowerment, exploring core shamanism and healing techniques from around the globe. Our apprenticeship leads you towards a clearer, stronger version of you: an empowered and integrated person whose soul and physical life is in harmony, whose very existence helps clear mass consciousness and improve the quality of all life on earth.

What is a shaman? A shaman is a person who is aware of the energetic flow and patterns of the universe, someone who acknowledges the spirit in everything, and works with that spirit and flow to shift the world. The word “shaman” is Siberian in origin, and means “(s)he who knows”. There have been shamans in every culture on Earth throughout the ages, people who can connect with Source, or Spirit, to heal and create balance in the world.

What is a lightworker? A lightworker is someone who works with the light for the highest good of all beings. Lightworkers believe in the interconnectedness of all things, all beings, and strive to create a more harmonious, light-based realm on Earth. “Light” shamanism focuses on techniques that can be used heal oneself and the community on multiple levels.


In this 5-month class you will learn the ancient art of journeying, meet your guides and power animals, and achieve new levels of personal empowerment while you explore traditional core shamanic and spiritual lightworking techniques.
Studies center around the elements:
  • Earth, grounding, protection and drumming (you will even make your own drum!)
  • Air, breathwork, the four winds, smudging and the thunderbeings
  • Fire, heyoka tradition, candle-rites, and kundalini energy
  • Water, dreaming and emotional cleansing
  • Ether, the Akash, releasing negative karma, and healing past life trauma.
Lessons draw on a wide variety of traditions from around the globe, rather than any one specific cultural belief system. You will learn to enter heightened states of awareness to meet your own guides and power animals, and learn to help others do the same.
Classes meet on the 4th Sunday each month, July-November, from 12-4pm. At the end of the program you will receive a certificate noting your completion of Elemental Shamanic Lightworker Training.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve your space and drum-making materials for the first class by sending in a $100 deposit. Payment can be made below or checks can be mailed directly to Earth Lodge, 125 Creek Rd, Wallingford, VT 05773. All payments are non-refundable. Elder Discounts are available.
Payment for the elemental program can be paid the following ways:
$740 paid in full by our first class
$150 at each class + deposit.

Pay in Full

Deposit + First Class Payment ($250)

Deposit Only ($100)

Make a Monthly Payment ($150)

About the Instructor: Maya Cointreau is a shamanic practitioner, lightworker, healer, herbalist and author. She has over 20 years of shamanic experience and is an Usui Reiki Master with Iris & Karuna attunements. She is the author of nine books on healing, including The Comprehensive Vibrational Healing Guide, Simple Herbal Living, The Practical Reiki Symbol Primer, Natural Animal Healing, Grounding & Clearing, Gesturing to God, The Healing Properties of Flowers, Equine Herbs & Healing, and To The Temples.


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