The Shamans of  International School of Shamanism

Don Thomas Lake, Founder

Don Thomas Lake is an anointed Shaman and Founder of International School of Shamanism.  He has been blessed with a rich and varied background in guiding people on their spiritual path for four decades. 

Don Thomas is a passionate teacher of teachers with a gift for helping people step into their power through the path of Unconditional Love and Acceptance.  This concept is the foundation of the School's intention.  He has taught Shamanic workshops globally and trained and anointed several Shamans and Shaman Apprentices in the mission of the International School which has a presence in the US, Canada, Israel, and Mexico.    

Doña Lisa Lake, US

Doña Lisa Lake, Shaman and Director, has been with International School of Shamanism since 2001.  In 2007, she was anointed as a Shaman by Don Thomas, the School’s Founder.  Doña Lisa leads an international team of Shamans and Shaman Apprentices. She offers private shamanic intuitive counseling sessions, energy work, and body work and leads shamanic workshops, shamanic circles, sweat lodges and other ceremonies.  In her path to Shamanism, Doña Lisa has a 20 year background as a certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Certified Karuna® Reiki Master.  

Doña Lisa Lake leads an international team of Shamans and Shaman Apprentices.   For 25 years, she has worked in five countries guiding others spiritually. She also has a background in human resources, business management and health and wellness coaching.

Angela Prince, USA

Angela Prince has been with the International School of Shamanism since 1990.  She is an anointed Shaman and is also a practicing R.N.  offering her shamanic gifts in service.  She practiced as a labor and delivery registered nurse for over 25 years and now offers her Shamanic gifts in helping people with hospice nursing care sharing her wisdom in helping people in their passage from this life.
Angela has taught Shamanic Workshops internationally, mentored students in the School as well as Shaman Apprentices in the School and led various shamanic activities.  She now makes her home in the North Carolina mountains where she enjoys homesteading and living off the land in nature.   

Hector Ortega, Mexico                                                                          

Hector Ortega is an anointed Shaman with the International School of Shamanism.  Hector's training as a Shamanic Mesa Carrier followed by his experience as a Shaman Apprentice led to his role of leadership with the International School Shamanism in Mexico then to anointing as a Shaman.  

Hector's gift of deep connection with Ancestral Spirits  and his ability to connect with people on a heart level are all instrumental in his role of working with people as a Spiritual Guide helping them find their unique expression of Spirit. 

Hector combines his Shamanic mission with his talents as a Director of Cinematography and has demonstrated his gift of creativity in many films.  One in particular, "De la Calle" tells the story of Mexico City's homeless street children bringing awareness of this social condition that the world needs to know about. 

Hector leads shamanic workshops, shamanic circles and  sweat lodge ceremonies.  Hector offers private shamanic sessions in Mexico City. 

Tammy Crook-Grundy, Canada

Tammy Crook-Grundy is an anointed Shaman with the International School of Shamanism in Ontario, Canada.  She has been practicing expressive arts therapy since 1996, with art being her life-long passion in her own journey and healing.

After practicing Shamanism since 2001 and then serving as a Shaman Apprentice and Spiritual Healer Teacher and Counselor for several years, Tammy was anointed as a Shaman by Don Thomas, Founder of International School of Shamanism.

Tammy's passions lie in creativity and nature while serving people in her role as a Shaman, a peaceful warrior, tree hugger and nature lover. Tammy teaches Shamanic workshops, leads Healing Circles, Meditation Circles and offers private shamanic sessions in Port Hope Canada near Ontario.

Becky Hirsch, Israel     

Becky Hirsch, Shaman Tree Talker, has been with the International School of Shamanism since 2005 and completed the Shamanic Mesa Carrier Program in 2007.  She served as a Shamanic Healer and Shaman Apprentice and in 2016 was anointed a Shaman with International School of Shamanism.

Becky's ancestral crone wisdom, clairvoyance, caring and honesty are her spiritual gifts.  She sees into a person with groundedness and observantly listens to their heart. Using her shamanic gifts, Becky assists people in their healing process to find their remedy, release blockages and restore balance and harmony in their lives.

Becky's passions are deeply connected to the earth and nature's gifts of wisdom.  Like her spirit name, Shaman Tree Talker, Becky has a fortitude of strength that emanates in a confident and nurturing way. 

Becky is a Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She was born in Germany and lives near Tel Aviv, Israel. Her experience living in different countries/cultures/religions have taught her to become a bridge – creating connection and communication in multiple dimensions. 

Aidee Rodriguez, Mexico                     

Aidee Rodriguez is anointed Shaman with International School of Shamanism in Mexico City, Mexico.   With over a decade of service and experience with the School, she completed the Shamanic Mesa Carrier Program, served as a Shaman Apprentice and anointed as a Shamanic Healer and then anointed as a Shaman by Don Thomas Lake, Founder-International School of Shamanism. 

Aidee teaches Shamanic workshops, leads Shamanic Circles and Sweat Lodge ceremonies.  Aidee's background as a certified Yoga Instructor and her study of meditation practices are weaved into her gifts as a Shaman. Her gift of intuition and leadership are core to her offerings.  

Tanesha Burley, US

Tanesha (Shaman Sparkling Water) has been affiliated with the International School of Shamanism (ISS) since 2008. Prior to being anointed a Shaman, Tanesha participated in the Mesa Carrier program and served as an evaluator for shaman apprentice workshops in Georgia and Mexico. Tanesha served as a shaman apprentice with ISS before she was anointed a shaman in October 2018.

Tanesha offers services including intuitive counseling, shamanic energy work, Reiki, and massage therapy. Tanesha began sharing her gifts with others in 2004 in Washington, DC, where she began her Reiki practice and started sharing messages with her clients from their crossed over loved ones, angels, and spirit guides.  Through her career in public health, Tanesha has traveled around the country as a health administrator and health educator, where she consistently notices how closely spirituality, emotions, and health are related.  To expand this understanding, Tanesha continues to expand her practice and study of psychic development, massage therapy, Reiki, and shamanic energy healing.  

Tanesha lives in Georgia, where she enjoys taking nature walks and sharing time with family and friends. She is a practicing Buddhist who continues to learn and grow spiritually in ways she hopes will help her best serve the world. 

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