Lauri ShainskyLauri currently has a thriving practice in shamanic sound healing at Hidden Lake Retreat, outside of Portland Oregon, which she co-owns and runs with her partner. Lauri has been practicing shamanism since 1998, and shamanic sound healing since 2005. Her primary teachers Jan Engels-Smith, Michael and Sandra Harner, Tom Kenyon, Tom Cowan and Betsy Bergstrom.
Before studying shamanism and sound healing, she was a faculty member in the Center for Science Education and the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University. She founded and was Executive Director of Wolftree, a nonprofit dedicated to science education in the outdoors for young people and she wrote grants and served as a consultant for environmental education non-profit organizations.
She teaches shamanic sound healing for Lightsong School of Shamanic Studies and is on the council for the School, serving as mentor, Associate Teacher and Healer. She is a ceremonial singer and sweat lodge water pourer. She is deeply committed to the Earth and the Earth’s animals. Her mission is to serve others and earth through transformative experience with Spirit and Nature