Sami is an open-minded, big dreamer. She isn’t one to put labels on herself or others. But, if you had to ask who she is, the answers are: Visionary, Master Level Shamanic Breathwork ® Practitioner, Ordained Shamanic Minister, Connections Coach, Energy Worker, Crystal Healer, Empath, Medicine Woman, Yogi, Cacao Spirit Guide, Daughter, Mother, Sister, and Animal Lover (especially cats!).
The most important thing to know is that her life’s work is centered around building connections within and without, above and below - and she comes to it with an open heart.
Sami welcomes students into her sweet, gentle energetic circle with love, empathy, and nurturing energy. Here, she helps them shift, grow, and show up differently in the world by achieving deep connections within themselves.
With humility and an open heart, Sami’s gentle soul will guide you through the cycles of seasonal change - helping you to rediscover & reconnect with yourself, nature, and the world around you; allowing you to go to the depths of your heart’s desires; and to find your own Wild:ness.
Sami had her world changed by Shamanic Breathwork, which ripped open her wounds and led her to the shamanic path, being in service to others through the breath. After leaving a career in advertising, she encountered the shamanic path in the magical vortex of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, through ancient Mayan fire ceremonies - and was forever changed.
Through visions and knowings, she realized that she was no longer alone in the world, and became intimately connected to the five elements, along with the animal and spirit worlds. No stranger to deep inner work and looking below the surface, Sami has created Wild:ness to bring this transformational energy to bear, helping others achieve the fulfillment in life they were meant to have.
With gentle hands and loving heart, Sami serves her students by bringing together the most inspiring teachers and effective healing modalities. She’s known for her high level of detail, and the ease in which she brings structure and form to the strongest ceremonial containers. As you walk between worlds on your journey, you’ll find that you can go wherever you need to with confidence, support, and safety. Sami looks to create the deepest, richest experiences possible for all whom she guides on the shamanic path.
Lineage and Qualifications
Sami comes from a strong teaching lineage, having studied directly with Linda Star Wolf, the creator of Shamanic Breathwork and adopted granddaughter of Grandmother Nitsch-Twyler, of Seneca Wolf Clan. Sami was not only her student, but spent long periods of time living in her house, being of service, and working directly as part of her team. Sami also works as part of the Venus Rising in-house recovery program team, Transformation House.
Sami worked as a right-hand for 2 years to Levi Banner, yoga instructor and Shamanic Breathwork Master Practitioner. She supported the birth of his congregation while assisting in yoga teacher and Shamanic Breathwork trainings. Levi was one of Sami’s greatest teachers in learning to speak her truth, finding her path, and introducing her to her beloved Shamanic soul family.
She specializes in Shamanic Breathwork, Yoga, Cacao Medicine and Ceremony, Crystal Energy, and building deep, heart-centered connections.
Master Practitioner Level Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator by Venus Rising Association for Transformation
Ordained Shamanic Minister by Venus Rising Association for Transformation
Keith’s (the original Chocolate shaman) Cacao Practitioner
RYT 200 - Yoga Alliance Certification (vinyasa, hatha and restorative) certified by Levi Banner
Level 3 Reiki Practitioner
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