Evolutionary Life School

with Laura Wolf & Phoenix Timberwolf

Evolutionary Life School 2018 features S.H..I.P. – the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process, created by Laura’s mentor, Linda Star Wolf, founder of Venus Rising University and Shamanic Breathwork™.

Evolutionary Life School is a 9-month journey of expansion and empowerment designed to help you:

Transform stress, trauma, behaviors and beliefs that have kept you stuck or playing small

Know exactly what to do when you feel triggered, overwhelmed or confused

Reclaim your power and overcome fears

Learn to forgive and unconditionally love yourself and others

Create intimacy and connection in your relationships

Choose to live every day from love, joy and ease

Feel more embodied, alive and playful

Expand your skills for supporting others through these volatile times

Step powerfully into your highest potential

Next class begins September of 2018.

Space is Limited: Apply Today!



It takes a tremendous amount of energy every day to keep doing life in ways that do not fulfill or inspire you. Each day that you spend managing relationship drama, working hard all the time, or not really living your purpose steals your life force energy, resulting in:







You know you are here to LOVE and be of SERVICE but . . .

–You feel a deep calling from within to give your gifts in a bigger way and make a difference in the world but but there are so many challenges along the way that you sometimes get stuck or overwhelmed about how to proceed.

–You long to experience more harmony, trust and intimacy in relationship but you keep experiencing the same old triggers and frustrating patterns over and over again

–You’ve done a lot of therapy or personal growth work but you’re still not that happy.  Some of your behavior patterns that helped you survive childhood keep re-surfacing.  You know they aren’t serving you any more but you haven’t been able to figure out how to disrupt the pattern.  Which tends to bring up shame, pain, frustration and depression.

–You want to learn life lessons more quickly and move on to more fulfilling co-creative projects but a lot of your time and energy is being consumed by managing day-to-day life and your J.O.B.

–You want to feel more relaxed and alive in your body but life is so full that it’s hard to prioritize time for nurturing, creativity and fun.

–You are a coach, healer, leader or activist for the Earth.  You have a huge heart and a huge mission – and you tend to generously give to everyone and every cause, which leaves you exhausted and depleted.  You are ready to learn next level skills so that you can thrive and support others in thriving.

The Masculine and The Feminine

We believe in the power of men and women doing deeply transformative work together.  We live in a co-gender world.  We are all inherently connected to each other and the planet needs all of us to grow up and show up.  Men and women need safe spaces and facilitated opportunities to witness each others’ authentic vulnerability and rich wholeness. We all need the healing experience of being lovingly supported by the energies of the masculine and the feminine working together.


Laura’s journey:

Laura Wolf with my 14 year old son, Ryland

Today, I love my life as a shamanic soul guide and soccer mom to my amazing teenage son, Ryland. But my life didn’t always look this way.

I understand what its like to be caught up in relationship drama and not be living your passionate purpose.

Fourteen years ago, I was totally lost. I struggled with anxiety and overwhelm on a regular basis.  I hid out in unfulfilling jobs because I didn’t feel worthy of doing what I loved or of having abundance in my life. And I chronically created dysfunctional relationships with unavailable men because I didn’t love myself. 

It was very confusing because I had so much love to give and a very strong sense inside of me that I had enormous potential (but I simultaneously doubted that anything I had to offer would be of any interest or value to anyone). I felt like a failure. And along with that came depression and shame.

For me, what was worse than my own unhappiness, was that I knew I was setting a terrible example for my son. I didn’t want him to grow up seeing his mom depressed and anxious, broke and miserable, not living up to my full potential and hanging out in unhealthy relationships. I knew that if I stayed that way, that it would severely limit what he would think was possible. That freaked me out and made me even more miserable. But it was also perfect because it’s motivated me to get the help that I needed.

When my son, Ryland, was six months old I began a journey to learn how to love myself and how to find my purpose.  I eventually left his father and immersed myself in the Shamanic path, healing my Family of Origin wounds and co-dependency, strengthening my communion with Source, and facing and embracing everything about me – the Light, the Dark and everything in between.  I  studied with many of the leading self-actualization, conscious relating, tantric and mindfulness teachers of our time.

With practice, I learned how to love myself and how to deeply listen to my soul.  In 2008, I began teaching and sharing my message with the world: “Come home to your body.  Heal the past.  Love yourself and own your power.  Listen to your soul and live your purpose.”

In 2015, I experienced the shattering of my heart and the end of a nine year relationship.  The loss of that relationship and everything that I had made it mean rocked me to my core.  I was literally on the floor of my healing room, sobbing my guts out, as wave after wave of grief wracked its way through my body. I felt broken, ashamed, pathetic. How had I created this? What was wrong with me? I wondered if my heart would ever heal.

But the utter vulnerability of that shattering led me into some of the most important expansion of my life thus far.  I learned how to stay exquisitely present, moment by moment, to whatever was arising with me.  I softened into my Feminine and let go of survival patterns of constantly working hard to make things happen through the mighty will of my Masculine. I let go of tons of limiting beliefs and learned how to consciously create my reality instead of letting my past determine my future.  I finally discovered how to play and live in the flow of joy and ease!

Today I get to do what I love, which is to support others in learning how to unconditionally love themselves and expand beyond limitation into lives of incredible aliveness and co-creativity.  I have an amazing community of support. I commune with nature every day, have fun, and trust the Universe to bring me everything I need.  I don’t do any of this perfectly. I do it with self-compassion, one day at a time, using the myriad tools I’ve learned over the past 14 years, and with the support of my teachers and my community.

I want to live in a world where we are all living as the love that we are and using our immense personal and collective power to co-create new ways of living together on this glorious planet! What would you like to create?” –Laura Wolf


Phoenix’s Journey:

Today, I’m in two amazing relationships:  one with myself and one with someone who is more compatible with me than any of my previous choices. Avyanna and I have been together for four years now and are planning a wedding next year. We are together not out of fear of being alone or because we need each other to complete ourselves, rather because together our contribution is more than when we are apart. We live and work together co-creating daily and reaping the rewards of watching ourselves and those around us move from a life of pain to one of more joy and ease. We have a loving community of friends who see and appreciate our gifts. We are blessed with the opportunity to support others as they begin to show up more congruently, lovingly and powerfully for themselves, their partners, their families and their communities. Our enthusiasm overflows as we share our insights and skills helping you discover and align to yourself and the universe.

My journey began in 1994, after a lonely marriage and painful divorce. Over the next 15-years, I got a sponsor and a therapist, turned it over to my HP, learned Non-violent Communication, buried my resentments, journaled my intentions, made amends, posted affirmations, met my Inner Child, sweated my prayers, sat in silence, forgave my family-of-origin, met my Higher Self, learned I’m an Enneagram-type “8” (“The Asserter”), vision quested, fasted, travelled down the rabbit hole into my sacred place, took psychedelics on the Solstices, laid on the earth, ate according to my Dosha, met my power animal, got my “balls back”, walked labyrinths and lived like Thoreau in the woods.

During this period, I entered and exited two more relationships re-creating familiar motives and patterns of sexual attractions, intense fights with ecstatic make-ups, needing to be right and keeping score, hoping that one day we would change into the partners of our dreams and live happily ever after. Also, thinking that if we were to break up, we would fail each other as Soul Mates.

After my 3rd separation, I found myself curled up in a ball wanting to die. I was terrified of abandonment. I was convinced I was broken, a victim to my compulsory behaviors and would never be a candidate for a healthy, functional relationship. I felt hopeless. Little did I know that this was a good thing. As I entered my dark night of the soul, I was finally able to let go of some old wounds around my father who left when I was a child. I cried for 9-months.

In 2013, I awoke thankfully thinking, “Wow! I’m glad that’s over!” I rose from the ashes fresh and anew. My 3rd divorce was final. My youngest was almost done with high school. I had minimal obligations. I took a moment to reflect on it all. I thought, “Well, I lived through all that, so… now what?” Everything was up for grabs: who to live with, who to say “Adios” to. Do I change careers? I was no longer at the mercy of my past and I had learned a hell of a lot! I was clear that I would never enter a co-dependent relationship EVER AGAIN. I went on a few adventures giving my free-spirit a chance to play and explore, only accountable to myself, my needs, my wants and desires. I begin to understand my pace and my style. I like natural places of beauty, raw milk and spring water. I enjoy getting shit done and relaxing at sunset. This was a scary and amazing time as I got to know myself.

I forgave and began to start fully loving myself, gaining confidence to be me. After all, who else could I be? I began to discover my inner beauty and recognize the beauty all around me. I began reading poetry! I began to appreciate and honor both my masculine (assertive) and feminine (receptive) qualities and recognized how this polarity in me could be confusing to others. I committed to learning how to integrate these qualities in me more seamlessly. I’m grounded and a good listener. I see the big picture. I care deeply about the planet and all her inhabitant’s, human and non-human. I began moving out of hopelessness and into contentment (not to be confused with bliss). I was no longer NEEDING a relationship and was beginning to enjoy my own company and the outpouring of my own true nature. I was learning about my power to create my own reality and took on the mantra “My World, My Way.”  I recognized how my experience was going to benefit others in a big way some day and, thus, was grateful.

What have I learned?

  • We are NOT our Wounds, our conditioning or our defenses. Although many of our masks served us well for a time in our lives, they are limiting us in life today.
  • We are All Beautiful, unique souls with amazing qualities and gifts.  We are here on this planet to love, have experiences and learn.
  • There Is More to Love than instinctual attractions, power struggles and co-dependency.
  • Higher Love IS an Option – it comes from loving ourselves so deeply that we become whole within ourselves. With this, we no longer NEED another person to complete us. We no longer attract ourselves to parental or familiar patterns. As we begin to love ourselves, we start to explore being with others because we enjoy their company, have similarities and create more together than apart.
  • There was Nothing Wrong with Me, all along, that needed fixing. I just needed to love myself enough to say “No!” and surround myself with people who can really see me.

Are you wanting: to transform Pain into Peace, Joy, Serenity, Clarity, Ease, Flow, Synergy, Communion, Connection, Co-creation, Mutuality, Respect and Fulfillment?

We are here to support you on your journey!


Evolutionary Life School includes five weekend initiations known as S.H.I.P. – The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process. 

S.H.I.P. was created by Laura’s mentor, Linda Star Wolf, founder of Venus Rising University and the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process.

Segment One: September 6-9, 2018

11688255279921105700K8StRZcThe Spiral Path of Transformation

What are you READY to change in your life?

Perhaps a more important question is how are you going to do that?  Do you have the tools and the support you need to make the powerful and lasting changes that you crave?

Change is the only constant in the Universe.  Everything within us and around us is constantly changing.  Our happiness in life is directly proportional to our ability to flow with change. But let’s face it, change can be difficult and scary.  The more we resist change, the more uncomfortable we become in our careers and our relationships.

Discover how to work with, rather than against, your own nature and the nature of change so that you can:

• Know exactly what to do when you feel stuck, overwhelmed or confused so that you can shift back into co-creativity and inspired action in your life

• Experience more grace, ease and flow, regardless of where you find yourself in the process of change

• Inspire and catalyze more change for your clients and constituents

• Become a more resilient leader in your own life, in your community or at the planetary level

• Relax and enjoy the real and sustainable changes you’ve been longing to create

Segment Two:  October 5-7, 2018

Inner ChildrenFamily of Origin:  Freeing Your Inner Child

Whatever you most deeply desire to experience, express and create in your life – love, health, wealth, career, travel, leisure, inner peace – the blocks to you living your ideal life now are deeply rooted in the unresolved hurts, fears and limiting beliefs of your Inner Child.

Even in the most loving of families, some aspects of our selves were simply not supported or accepted. Most of us learned early to repress those aspects that our families did not embrace, while others of us began to rebel. As adults we frequently continue patterns of people pleasing, repressing, rebelling, defending, isolating, not going for our dreams or otherwise unconsciously acting out old programming.

In this workshop you will learn to free your inner child from the hurts of the past so that you can:

• Bring unconditional love, healing and integration to younger aspects of you

• Finally let go of subtle ways you feel like a victim. You are the creator of your own life.

• Quickly recognize when you are “triggered” and know exactly what to do to come back to the present and respond as a compassionate adult, instead of distancing, defending or reacting from the wounded child within

• Learn how to stay open and connected to your heart even in the midst of a personal or professional conflict

• Create deeper connection with your loved ones

• Relax into your own skin and live from a place of more contentment, joy, ease and inner peace

Segment Three:  December 7-9, 2018

shadowdanceReclaim The Power in Your Shadow

At a very young age, we learned what was considered acceptable and what wasn’t. Without realizing it, we began to repress and push into the Shadows the aspects of ourselves that we thought would cause us to be shunned or not loved.

People often think that the Shadow is all the “bad” parts of us – but frequently our joy, creativity, passion and dreams get pushed into the Shadows, along with our feelings, sensuality, power and truth.

Shadow work is about reclaiming ALL aspects of ourselves – especially the parts that we think are un-loveable. When we can truly look at all parts of ourselves with compassion, we regain our power. Power to speak our truth. Power to do what we really want to do with our lives. We begin to know that we will be okay, regardless of what anyone is thinking of us.  It gives us the freedom to be our authentic selves – which then liberates others around us to be their authentic selves, too.

Re-discover the unknown or unloved parts of yourself and reclaim your POWER so that you can:

• Befriend all your parts and enlist them to serve your Higher Self

• Experience unconditional love, forgiveness and acceptance for yourself and for others

• Relax into feeling stable and resilient – knowing that you can handle whatever life brings you

• Speak your truth and share your authentic self in your relationships

• Boldly give your gifts and trust that YOU are exactly what is needed in the world

Segment Four:  February 22-24, 2019

shutterstock_195680657Inner Beloved: Accessing the Source of Love

There is never any shortage of love – only our resistance to, or unawareness of, it.  We cannot get love or connection from any one outside of ourselves. It already exists within us, but we must go within to find it.

This retreat provides a pathway for developing true self-love so that you can begin to feel loved, whole, safe and supported from within and from Divine Source.

A deeper resilience and stability develops from this place of self-compassion. As you learn to love yourself in this way, you automatically attract new levels of authenticity, love and connection with others, with less need to control or deflect intimacy.

In this workshop you will learn to access the Source of love within yourself so that you can:

•Stop looking for love and realize you are ARE love

• Feel loved, valuable and whole within yourself, instead of seeking outside of your self for love and approval

• Learn to let feelings come and go with ease like the waves of the ocean

• Deepen your connection to Divine Source so that you can feel happier and more confident and secure within yourself

• Spend less time processing issues in your relationships (needing to be right, be seen, be validated) and more time in acceptance, love and co-creation

• Experience more joy and ease in all areas of life – and know how to return to the flow of love in the midst of an upset

Segment Five:  April 12-14, 2019

Living Your Passionate Purpose

We are living in one of the most exciting moments in human history.   The billions of people beginning to awaken need your gifts, your wisdom, your brilliance to help guide and support them through these times of incredible transformation and change.

Each day that you spend hiding out, not listening to the promptings of your soul steals your life force, resulting in anxiety, depression, exhaustion, overwhelm and dis-ease of every kind.

In this workshop you will get clarity about your next right actions for living your passionate purpose, so that you can:

• Relax into knowing what you came here to BE and CONTRIBUTE

• Feel the JOY and VITALITY that emerges when you allow your passionate purpose to come through you

• Begin living your passionate purpose NOW – not someday in the future when certain exterior conditions are met

• Learn how to move beyond the need to DO and value BEING who you are

• Feel safe and empowered to be your most authentic self, shine your light and give your greatest gifts to the world

Evolutionary Life School also includes monthly group calls, an elegant on-line learning platform and an amazing community of support.

On-Line Learning

This course includes access to an elegant and easy to use on-line learning platform filled with interactive lessons and exercises, downloadable resources, recordings of all the group calls and material covered at the events that will help you to continue living from your heart and aligning to your passionate purpose throughout your life.

A Strong Community of Healthy Allies

Surround yourself in a strong supportive community of healthy allies! It is impossible to build your dreams alone. You need conscious, empowered, alive, loving people to network and collaborate with, to cheer you on, to bounce ideas off, to ask for feedback and to share your challenges and triumphs. This community is filled with people like you who are committed to creating their dreams.  Plus – we have a lot of FUN!


What past participants are saying:

“My understanding of how to feed myself on a soul level has shifted. This process has freed up so much creative energy in me, I feel more alive every time I do this work. Having an embodied experience of self-liberation, I feel more trust and confidence in every aspect of my life.”

“This process involves the whole body and so allows much more shift than most talk-based processing methods. It gave me a tool for accessing clarity and direction for the next step in my life.”

“This has been the most effective method for getting to the core of my issues. I have a whole new perspective on how to approach issues as they come up for me. It’s huge!”

Your Guides to the Evolutionary Life School Journey

Laura Wolf is a transformational life coach and evolutionary change agent dedicated to creating a world in which we are all living as the incredible expressions of love and creative power that we are.  Founder of Shaman’s Heart Sanctuary, the Wildwoman Weekend, Red Tent-KCK and Turn On Your Feminine Magic, Laura helps clients to unlock fear, access deep self-compassion, claim their power, identify their passionate purpose and give their unique gifts to the world.

Based in the Heartland (Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, KS) Laura leads events around the United States and abroad.  A member of the Venus Rising University faculty, Laura Wolf is a Master Facilitator of the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process and one of the leading facilitators of S.H.I.P.: The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process in the United States.  Utilizing teachings, breath, movement, art, bio-energetic release techniques, embodiment practices and guided journeys in her workshops and private coaching practice, she holds safe and sacred space for accessing and integrating the myriad parts of your authentic wholeness.

Past Participant:

As humans we all need a safe place to be ourselves, to free ourselves and to embrace all the parts of ourselves, even the messy parts. Working with Laura helped me to truly see and hear and trust myself.


Phoenix Timberwolf

With over 20-years of experience in 12-step recovery, Non-Violent Communication, Shadow Work®, Reiki/Energy Healing, Higher Alignment, Inner Family Systems, Inner Presence and Shamanic Breathwork™, I hold space for your self-discovery. I teach relationship skills and do couples and family counseling. I coach singles to identify compatible partners. I match business owners with compatible business partners and employee selection and placement for greater success. I facilitate men’s and teen personal growth circles. I can guide you towards your life work and contribution within the greater community. I am a mediator, therapeutic body worker, father and co-owner with my life partner, Avyanna, of Blossom and Be Wellness Retreat in Asheville, North Carolina.

Contact me at:  phoenix@blossomandbe.com  ~ (828) 545-1899 ~ http://blossomandbe.com/

Past participants:

“If you want to move beyond the places where you get stuck with love, support, wisdom and skillful facilitation, this is the place to come!”

“This process gives you the opportunity to embody the skills that allow your life to have more clarity, fluidity and radiance and actually become the change that you most need.”

“This process has opened up a whole new way of life for me, helping me to make different choices that better serve me and those I love.”

Evolutionary Life School weaves together the best tools we have found from shamanic wisdom and depth psychology, as well as teachings from Shadow Work, Higher Alignment, Non-Violent Communication, and cutting edge practices drawn from the fields of embodiment, neuro-science, conscious relating and self actualization.

Evolutionary Life School is for you if:

You know you are here to create and contribute something MAGNIFICENT

You are ready to take your life to the next level  and you intuitively sense that way more love, joy, ease and freedom are possible

You are committed to owning your power, moving through your blocks and living your purpose

The skills you have learned in the past were appropriate for the place where you were at, but the tools you have been using have run their course. You are ready for the next level of skills to take you where you want to go.

You have seen success in some areas of your life, but can’t seem to shift some of the last hold-outs.

You have felt disappointed in relationships and long for more connection, intimacy, authenticity, safety and trust

Even though you have made a lot of changes in your life that you feel you need in order to be successful, you keep attracting some of the same unhealthy relationship dynamics and fall into old patterns.

You are ready to say good-bye to Anxiety, Intensity and Co-dependency

You’d like to attract healthy, balanced relationships into your life

You want to feel more relaxed and alive in your body

You long to honor the things that make you unique and different and let go of the need to conform

You would love to be a part of a community of courageous people who are practicing self-compassion, authenticity, vulnerability and self-actualization

You are ready to fully step into your sacred purpose / life’s work.

You are currently working as a healer /coach /counselor / therapist (serving all the time) and you need more support in your life, a place to do your own deep work.

➢You are currently working as a healer /coach /counselor / therapist and you want more advanced and embodied tools to take your clients to the next level.

Right on! Take a deep breath. You might have found what you are looking for!

Evolutionary Life School lays the foundation for your next level of growth and self-actualization. We spend 9 months leading you into deep experiential processes, guiding and supporting you the whole way. This is a personal journey. And you will have the support of teachers who have walked before you, who can lift you up, challenge you and give you the courage, strength and hope that you need along the way.

As you begin to fully integrate yourself, your Masculine and Feminine, your Light and your Dark, you will transform your relationships, your life work, and be able to support your yourself, clients, your friends and your family with solid presence coming from your inner wisdom and knowing.

Regardless of your reason for enrolling in ELS, you will leave an empowered leader in your family, your career, your men’s and women’s groups, with your clients and co-workers and in your own life.

Apply Today

Space is limited in this program so that we can give individualized support to each person.  Contact Us to request an application and schedule your interview time.

The Evolutionary Life School journey includes:

Five Transformational Retreats – five residential retreats full of deep dive teachings, exercises and experiential journeys designed to help you transform your life.  That’s over 200 hours of in-person contact with our team.  Our private clients spend $40,000 a year for that much time with one of us.   Value: $5,000

Five Shamanic Breathwork™ Journeys– each retreat features the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process, an extremely powerful tool that uses breath, music and energetic body work to help you move past the limitations of the ego mind, release stress, fears, trauma and old limiting stories from the body/mind/spirit, and access guidance from your soul.  Value:  $1500

S.H.I.P. – The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process – the level one training required to become an ordained Shamanic Minister and certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator with Venus Rising University. Value: $5000

An incredible on-line learning platform filled with filled with downloadable lessons, resources, recordings and material covered at the events, plus interactive exercises that will help you to continue aligning to your passionate purpose throughout your life.  Value:  $1000

Lodging and catered healthy organic meals are included for all five residential retreats in the Kansas City are.  Value:  $1000

Monthly group calls and monthly partner calls with a classmate to deepen your learning, ask questions, get live feedback and support and give you the opportunity to practice the evolutionary skills and capacities you are developing throughout the program.  Value:  $1000

Direct support:  throughout the year you will receive lots of direct interaction with our team of of amazing facilitators who are all living our passionate purpose. You can ask all your questions and get personal feedback and support throughout the year. We limit the number of participants in this program so that we can give lots of attention to each person’s needs.  Value:  priceless!

Exclusive access to our Community of support:  It is impossible to build your dreams alone. You need people to network and collaborate with, to cheer you on, to bounce ideas off, to ask for feedback and to share your challenges and triumphs. This community is filled with people like you who are committed to creating their dreams.  Value:  priceless!

Private Facebook Group – you will be invited to join a private Facebook group so that you can stay in contact and get all the benefits of being part of this community.  Value:  priceless!


We want to make sure that you have all the support you need during this 9-month journey of transformation and empowerment.  Check out these bonuses:

BONUS #1: Love  Your Life Coaching Session with Laura Wolf

Unlock fear, access deep self-compassion, claim you power, identify your passionate purpose and give your unique gifts to the world.  Value $200

BONUS #2:  Evolutionary Life Coaching Session with Phoenix Timberwolf

Tools for Health, Harmony and Transformation.  Value:  $200

PLUS:  Discounted Private Sessions – Members of Evolutionary Life School  receive discounts on additional private coaching sessions with Laura Wolf and Phoenix Timberwolf throughout the year.

All of this adds up to well over $15,000 of transformation, training, mentoring and community support.

But what’s more important is the self-liberation, self-love and clarity that will totally transform your experience of how you show up in life.

Tuition for Evolutionary Life School

Register by August 6, 2018 to get the Early Bird Pricing: 

$4550 up front via check

Payment plan:  $495 x 10 months

After August 6:

$4950 up front by check

Payment plan:  $547 x 10 months

Apply Today

Space is limited in this program so that we can give individualized support to each person.  If you are interested in being considered for the 2018-2019 class,  Contact Us to request an application and schedule an interview time.

Transformation & Training

Two ways to participate:

Evolutionary Life School is a 9-month co-ed journey that offers transformation and training through a combination of on-line learning, live retreats and a community of support.  A select number of people go through this journey together each year.  The program includes five live retreats, monthly group calls, and monthly homework with a classmate to check in about what is evolving in you.

There are two levels of participation:

Level I Transformation: Level I is designed for the individual who wants to focus primarily on their own personal healing, empowerment and transformation.  It includes five live retreats, monthly group calls, monthly homework and a monthly call with a classmate.

Level II Training: ApprenticeSHIP:  Includes all of the above, plus additional training days and phone calls.  ApprenticeSHIP is designed for individuals who have been on a path of transformation for awhile and are ready to learn higher level self mastery and facilitation skills so that they can bring forth their greatest contributions in their personal and professional lives. Apprentices are required to arrive at noon on Thursday prior to each of the five initiations and to attend additional training phone calls throughout the year.

Shamanic Ordination:  Individuals who complete Level I of the Evolutionary Life School series will be eligible to become ordained as Shamanic Ministers and members of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network.  If you are working in the healing/coaching/counseling fields, there are many benefits to being an ordained minister.

Shamanic Breathwork™ Certification:  Evolutionary Life School includes S.H.I.P., the foundation training program to become a certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. If you are interested in becoming a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator, or if you are simply interested in learning more facilitation skills to use in your own work with people, you may apply to be an Apprentice.  Apprentices are required to arrive at noon on Thursday before each workshop for advanced training and there are additional Apprentice calls throughout the year. After you complete the full Apprentice program, you will be required to attend a week of Facilitator Skills with Linda Star Wolf, founder of Shamanic Breathwork™, in order to complete your certification as Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator, in order to complete your facilitator certification.

Venus Rising University Credit –  All S.H.I.P. workshops can also be counted as credit towards a degree with Venus Rising University.

NAADAC CEU’s available for all S.H.I.P. workshops – you must fill out the relevant paperwork and pay the CEU fee prior to the start of the workshop.

For More Information on S.H.I.P., Shamanic Ordainment, Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator Training or Venus Rising University, please contact Laura Wolf.

What does S.H.I.P. mean?

S.H.I.P. stands for the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process, created by Linda Star Wolf, founder of Venus Rising University and the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process.  S.H.I.P. is the foundation level training for becoming an ordained Shamanic Minister and Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator.

Shamanic means a way of seeing everything in the Universe as inherently connected and constantly changing.  It is an understanding that we are all made of Light and Dark, messy and magnificent – and that we always dying and creating, simultaneously.  In indigenous cultures, the Shaman is considered the Healer or Wisdom Keeper for the tribe.  Specifically, in this community, we empower people to access their own soul guidance and claim their capacity to heal and transform their lives.

Healing is our nature and our birthright.  Our bodies are innately and exquisitely designed to heal at the cellular level.  Our minds and our spirits have that same innate ability.  Every challenge in our lives is an opportunity to heal and transform our old, limiting beliefs and expand into something greater.

Initiation is a beginning.  It means a step forward, with courage and hope, into the unknown, so that we may develop beyond what we have known thus far.  We have all experienced initiations at one time or another in our lives, whenever we have embarked on something new that we didn’t already know how to do.  Becoming a teenager, becoming an adult, starting a new job, getting married, getting divorced, giving birth, growing older, or experiencing an incredible health challenge are all forms of initiation.  The initiations in this training program are designed to help you step beyond what you have already known and into something far greater.

Process – is a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.  It’s a journey.  One day at a time, one breath at a time.  There is no magic pill. There is no workshop, teacher, guru or experience that is going to fix, save or heal you. But there is magic.  Magic happens when we show up for the process and keep taking action.

Being of Service:  Regardless of whether you are interested in becoming an ordained minister or a Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitator or you just want to be of more service in some way, the transformation, training, skills and consciousness that you will learn in Evolutionary Life School will help you enormously in improving your own life and helping others to heal and grow.

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Space is limited in this program so that we can give individualized support to each person. If you are interested in being considered for the class of 2018-2019,  Contact Us to request an application and schedule an interview time.

Tuition for Evolutionary Life School

Register by August 6, 2018 to get the Early Bird Pricing: 

$4550 up front via check

Payment plan:  $495 x 10 months

After August 6:

$4950 up front by check

Payment plan:  $547 x 10 months

Location & Meals

Location:  Evolutionary Life School 2018-2019 will transpire at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center, in Excelsior Springs, MO (45 minutes north of downtown Kansas City).

Nestled in 300 acres on the eastern edge of historic Excelsior Springs, Missouri, the Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center provides a offers a peaceful natural environment for renewal and recreation.

We have the north Mini Lodge all to ourselves. Each sleeping room contains four bunk beds, a private three-piece bath, a second private shower room, and an additional two sinks with vanity. The gathering room is the heart of the lodge, with cedar walls, vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, kitchenette, and two-story windows overlooking the lake.

Meals:  Our meals this year will be catered in by a local caterer who uses as much organic and local as possible.  Special diets such as Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo and Gluten Free can be accommodated.

Dates and Times

Dates:  We will gather together at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center for five retreats:

The Spiral Path:  September 6-9, 2018 – for this first retreat we will gather Thursday evening at 7 pm for opening circle and teachings.  The rest of the retreats begin Friday morning, arriving by 8:30 am.

Freeing Your Inner Child:  October 5-7, 2018

Reclaim the Power in Your Shadow:  December 7-9, 2018

Inner Beloved:  Accessing the Source of Love:  February 22-24, 2019

Living Your Passionate Purpose:  April 12-14, 2019


For the first retreat in September, we will gather Thursday evening at 7 pm for Opening Circle and Teachings. Class will continue 9 am on Friday through 4 pm on Sunday.

For the rest of the retreats:  Class will begin at 9 am on Friday of each live retreat (arrival at 8:30 am to check in) and end at 4 pm on Sunday.

Participation in the full weekend is required.

Monthly Group Calls:  Monthly group calls will be scheduled at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

Homework:  Each month you will have a homework assignment to complete with an assigned partner from your class.  Homework is always related to practicing and integrating the skills you are learning at the retreats.  After connecting with your classmate, you will be asked to share on the Evolutionary Life School private website about what you are discovering.

Apprentice Hours:  Apprentices are required to arrive at noon on Thursday the day prior to the retreat for Advanced Training, plus we have an additional call with the Apprentices each month.

Space is limited: An interview is required prior to participating in this program. Click HERE to request and application and set up a time for your interview.

S.H.I.P. was created by Linda Star Wolf,  founder of Venus Rising University, creator of Shamanic Breathwork™ and author of several books.

Shaman’s Heart Sanctuary, led by Laura Wolf, is a congregation of Venus Rising Association for Transformation.

Laura Wolf is an authorized facilitator of  S.H.I.P.  – the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process.

Apply Today

Space is limited in this program so that we can give individualized support to each person.  Contact Us to request an application and schedule your interview time.

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