Evolutionary Life School

for Coaches, Healers, Leaders and Lovers of the Earth

with Laura Wolf & Phoenix Timberwolf


There can be no more playing small for you.  It’s time. Time to let go of whatever you thought you were supposed to be and start living more of your authentic truth.  You know you are here to shine your Light, inspire others and be of service.

It’s time to love all of you – messy and magnificent.   As long as you are hiding, criticizing or not embracing any part of you, it will get in the way of being able to fully love or to fully express your genius and live the life of your dreams.

It’s time to own your POWER, activate your PASSION and live your 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.

Evolutionary Life School combines on-line learning with live retreats and a community of support designed to help you:

• Release stress, trauma and limiting beliefs from the past that still impact you today

•Deeply relax into your body and experience more ease and flow in all areas of life

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

•Master high level skills for creating more intimacy, ease and connection in your relationships

• Enhance your ability to support others through these volatile times

• Give your unique gifts and live a life you love


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 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.

Laura’s journey:

I understand what its like to be caught up in relationship drama and not be living your passionate purpose. Today, I love my life as an evolutionary soul guide. But my life didn’t always look this way.

Twelve 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 tons of shame and depression.

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 was two years old I began a journey to learn how to love myself and how to find my purpose. I studied with many of the leading personal development teachers of our time. With practice, I learned how to love myself and how to deeply listen to my soul for clarity on who I am and my message for the world.

Today, I feel so grateful that I get to do what I love – which is to support others in learning to love themselves unconditionally and live their passionate purpose.

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

Segment One:

11688255279921105700K8StRZcThe Spiral Path of Transformation

August 25 – 27, 2017 at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center

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:

Inner ChildrenFreeing Your Inner Child

October 6-8 of 2017 at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center

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:

shadowdanceReclaim The Power in Your Shadow

December 8-10, 2017 at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center

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:

shutterstock_195680657Inner Beloved: Accessing the Source of Love

February 2018 – location TBA

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.

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 Source so that you can feel happier and more confident and secure within yourself

• Spend less time processing (needing to be right, be seen, be validated) and more time in Acceptance and Love

• 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:  Living Your Passionate Purpose

April of 2018, location TBA

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

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 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.

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!”

The Feminine and The Masculine

Your Guides to the Evolutionary Life School Journey

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. And we all need the healing experience of being lovingly supported by the energies of the masculine and the feminine working together.

524_Laura_WolfLaura Wolf is an evolutionary change agent dedicated to creating a world in which we are all living our passionate purpose.  Transformational life coach, founder of Shaman’s Heart Sanctuary, Master Facilitator of the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process and creator of Shakti Yoga, 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 workshops around the United States and abroad.  A member of the Venus Rising University faculty, Laura Wolf is one of the leading facilitators of S.H.I.P around the country.  Utilizing teachings, breath, movement, art, bio-energetic release techniques 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.

As humans I think 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.” — past participant


Phoenix Timberwolf – As a pivotal facilitator and catalyst for transformation, Phoenix serves men, women, children, couples, organizations and communities by modeling sustainable living,  supporting emotional and physical healing and embodiment, and contributing to planetary balance and well-being

Phoenix’s Journey:  Phoenix’s personal growth journey began in 1994 with 12-step recovery and continued with many modalities of alternative therapies, conflict resolution and healing. Today he is a certified Shadow Work® Facilitator, Advanced Energy Healer and Higher Alignment 7-ray technology coach in training. In addition to leading Mankind Project Men’s group, Phoenix also works with teens in developing life skills, couples who want to create rewarding relationships, and matches business owners with partners and employees for greater success. In all of this, Phoenix offers tools for self-forgiveness and letting go, so people can discover their own authentic nature. He is a father, partner, business owner, mediator, body worker and life coach currently residing in Asheville, North Carolina.

More from 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.”


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. Value: $3,500

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: $1,000

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: $1,200

Lodging and meals are included for all five residential retreats in the Kansas City are. Value:  $1250

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: $1,000

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: $7,950

You pay just:  $3,995

or you can pay over time:  $366 a month for 12 payments

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.

Evolutionary Life School includes the training known as S.H.I.P.

Laura and Phoenix are constantly evolving and growing.  Our training programs weave together the best tools we have found from ancient shamanic wisdom, as well as cutting edge practices drawn from the fields of conscious relating and self actualization.

S.H.I.P. stands for the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process. 

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

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.

S.H.I.P. was created by Linda Star Wolf, creator of Shamanic Breathwork™.  S.H.I.P. is the foundation level training for becoming an ordained Shamanic Minister and Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator.  More info on certification below.

Evolutionary Life School is for you if:

➢ You know you are here to create and contribute something MAGNIFICENT

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

➢ You want to learn life lessons more quickly and move on to co-creative projects

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

➢ You’re ready to say good-bye to Excitement, Anxiety, Intensity and Co-dependency

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

➢ You want to feel more at home in your body and re-connect with your own creative life force

➢ You tend to put everyone and everything else first and plan to take care of yourself later.  You want to bring more balance and ease into your life.

➢ You’d like to know how to lead your clients and children from behind knowing that they have all the tools they need to lead their own lives and you are just here to support them

➢ 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

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.

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 is also 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.

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.


Value: $7,950

You pay just:  $3,995

or you can pay over time:  $366 a month for 12 payments




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.

2017 S.H.I.P. Retreat Dates & Locations

August 25 – 27, 2017 – The Spiral Path of Transformation, at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center

October 6 – 8, 2017 – Freeing Your Inner Child, at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center

December 8 – 10, 2017 – Reclaim the Power In Your Shadow, at Lake Doniphan Retreat Center

February 2018 –  Inner Beloved: Accessing the Source of Love, exact dates and location TBA

April 2018 –  Living Your Passionate Purpose, exact dates and location TBA

Hours: Class begins at 9 am on Friday of each live retreat and ends at 5 pm on Sunday. Participation in the full weekend is required.

Apprentice Hours:  Apprentices are required to arrive at noon on Thursday the day prior to the retreat for Advanced Training. There is an additional fee of $40 per person for lodging Thursday night.  Apprentices bring their own food for Thursday lunch and dinner and Friday breakfast. Catered meals begin with lunch on Friday.

2017 Monthly Group Calls:  Group calls for 2017 will be scheduled soon!

Location:  Lake Doniphan Retreat Center in Excelsior Springs, MO – 45 minutes north of Kansas City.

Meals: Meals and lodging are included for all retreats. Meals begin with lunch on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday.

Lodging is for Friday night and Saturday night of each retreat. You can make arrangements to arrive Thursday evening for an additional fee.

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


Business_Card3-1Shaman’s Heart Sanctuary, led by Laura Wolf, is a congregation of Venus Rising Association for Transformation.

Laura Wolf is an authorized facilitator of the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process.

S.H.I.P. is currently taught by Venus Rising in North Carolina, by Shaman’s Heart Sanctuary in Kansas City, and by other congregations around the country.

S.H.I.P. was created by Linda Star Wolf,  founder of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, creator of Shamanic Breathwork™ and author of several books. Star Wolf has been Laura’s personal mentor for many years.


Value: $7,950

You pay just:  $3,995

or you can pay over time:  $366 a month for 12 payments

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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