Our Offerings

The International School of Shamanism offers a variety of programs.  For more information on current workshops and events contact us directly:


World Wide Shamanic Workshops:

  • Shamanic Mesa Carrier Program
  • Women of Power/Men of Power
  • Couples' Workshops    
  • Boyhood to Manhood
  • Girlhood to Womanhood
  • Shamanic Healing
  • Past Life Regression
  • Spirituality and Sexuality
  • Shadow Work
  • Shamanic Apprenticeship

Shamanic Consultations:

  • Private Sessions
  • Couples’ Sessions
  • Personal Intensives
  • Energy Work/Massage

Rituals & Ceremonies:

  • Marriage/Commitment Ceremonies
  • Sacred Shamanic Journeys
  • Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
  • Land Blessings
  • House/Space Cleansings
  • Vision Quests
  • Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies
  • Fire Ceremonies

 Advanced Shamanic Workshops:

  • Shamanic Healing
  • Shadow Work
  • Sexuality and Spirituality
  • Past Life Regression
  • People of Power

If you would like to learn more about our workshops or request a workshop series in your area please contact us:


Shamanic Healing Circle

Monthly First Saturday noon - 2pm

What to Expect at our Shamanic Healing Circle: 

Shamanic Healing Circle occurs the first Saturday monthly.  This is an open community event where we support each other on our spiritual path. Shamanism is not a religion; it is a spiritual practice and a way of living regardless of your background. There are no prerequisites for participating - come as you are!   We meet the first Saturday monthly from noon – 2 pm (approximate end time depending on size of group. People are free to leave at any time – we are informal.) 

The intention of Healing Circle (and all our offerings) is for the highest good of all participants. Unconditional Love and Acceptance is our core teaching and the foundation of all offerings at International School of Shamanism. At Healing Circle, we use ancient, time-tested healing ceremonies and techniques to access and energize healing forces. The space created is sacred, respectful, open and encouraging.

This is an excellent place for connecting with yourself and others. Together, as a community, we can learn, grow, heal, share and experience personal transformation.

Healing Circle is held in an intimate indoor space on a peaceful and private mountain retreat just south of Chatsworth, GA in the northwest Georgia mountains at 347 Sugar Hollow Rd, Chatsworth, GA.  We open Healing Circle with ceremony designed to help you relax and center yourself.   After group discussion, participants are offered Shamanic energy work from the Shamans and Shaman Apprentices while other participants in the circle drum and support people as they are receiving healing energy.   (Participation is optional). Drums are provided or feel free to bring your own instrument. 


  Worldwide Spiritual Workshops 

 International School of Shamanism

Chatsworth, GA USA

Shamanic Mesa Carrier Program

New Group begins September 2018 

What is the Shamanic Mesa Carrier Program?

• Healing Old Wounds
• Clearing Self Defeating Habits
• Writing a New and Healthy Script for Your Life
• Transforming and Discovering Your Gifts
• Owning You, Being and Expressing You

What is a Mesa Carrier?
A Mesa Carrier is one who walks in authenticity, knows their true nature and lives the embodiment of their infinite self by healing through the powerful medicine of unconditional love and acceptance and walking in balance.  The International School of Shamanism's Mesa Carrier Program explores traditional Shamanic techniques including energy medicine, ceremonial and experiential practices essential to clearing and maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. As you are guided in shedding what no longer serves you, a strong foundation is built allowing your authentic self to shine. The core of this program begins with learning how to unconditionally love and accept - beginning with yourself!

The Mesa Carrier finds his or her own vision by looking within. In its beginning stages and simplest form, you will be taught how to construct a Mesa. A Mesa is simply a personal altar consisting of a cloth for the foundation - which symbolizes you; a stone, a shell, a feather, and a candle which represent the elements of earth, water, air and fire as well as the four cardinal directions and a personal centerpiece which symbolizes your heart center.

You will learn how to build upon these foundations in a symbolic and meaningful way with practical applications to enhance your daily life.   Your Mesa begins to take on deeper meaning as you awaken and grow spiritually serving as a portal to connect with yourself deeply, heal, grow and live your purpose as you transform and reclaim your authentic self. The Mesa is simply a mirror reflection of your personal work so it is constantly growing and changing as you do.

What Will You Learn in the Mesa Carrier Program?
This in-depth heart-centered series enhances your life in many ways by taking you to new levels of personal growth and awareness. You will learn how to:
• Release patterns, behaviors and beliefs that no longer serve you
• Embrace your authentic self and own your power in a balanced way
• Walk the path of unconditional love and acceptance
• Learn and practice in a safe sacred space with others 

To learn more about this life changing program we invite you to attend our monthly Shamanic Healing Circle open to all.  Here you can experience our mission of helping the planet heal, one person at a time, with unconditional love and acceptance.  Healing Circle is a place where you can interact with others who are currently in this program and many who have completed it.  They will be happy to share their perspective in how it has helped them. We encourage you to allow yourself the first step of opening your heart to healing! Healing Circle meets monthly on a recurring basis the first Saturday monthly from noon - approximately 2 PM and is offered for a love donation.  Contact us today for more information on our current calendar. 

International Shamanic Mesa Program Details: 

When:     Next Mesa Group begins  in USA 14-16 September 2018
   Mesa I:  Friday night 6 PM - Sunday 2 PM

                (Five weekend retreats once every 6 months for 2 years)

Where:   Private retreat NW Georgia Mountains Chatsworth, GA USA

Cost:       Workshop - $450 USD*  includes all meals & Sweat Lodge 

                                     *$400 if paid by 31 June 2018

                 Lodging -     $126 plus taxes (single occupancy) 

                                        $63 plus taxes (double occupancy)

                $200 deposit reserves your space

                 Register early as space is limited to 14 participants

              Blending our Light and Dark Sides:                

Learning From Your Shadow Self

“The only devils in the world are those running  around in our hearts. That is where the battle must be fought."

~ Mahatma Gandhi

The blending of our light and dark sides is an amazing experience that frees you to be all you can be in body, mind and spirit. In this workshop you will:
  • Learn to accept your dark and light sides as friends.
  • Experience a powerful journey of personal change and transformation by confronting your shadow self.
  • Contact yourself in the deepest of honesty without fear.
  • Embrace the power that a wider vision of yourself allows. 
  • Learn to live in greater harmony with yourself and others.
  • Learn more about the joy in your own heart. 

We avoid the things of our shadow side that we are afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. Actually, the only dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding these aspects of our being that we need to discover and learn about to heal and be whole and free.

We must go into our shadow to bring forth our light. When we suppress our feeling and impulses, we are also suppressing its polar opposite. If we deny our ugliness, we lessen our beauty. If we deny our fear, we minimize our courage. If we deny our greed, we also reduce our generosity. Our full magnitude is more than most of us can ever imagine!

This workshop examines the process of projection whereby we attribute our sense of inferiority to others. The Shamans will demonstrate concrete ways you can own ALL your qualities, even those you repress, so you can decide what needs to be released and  what no longer serves you, so you can focus on using your natural gifts in a healthy way towards pursuit of wholeness.  This forum gives insight into why you keep meeting the same people and situations that push your buttons over and over again. Best of all, you will be challenged to accept ALL of yourself. This incisive and energizing workshop will give you the tools to help you reframe your shadow side and approach the best that is in you if you are willing to stay open.  


Couples Shamanic Tantric Sex Workshop:
Does Your Committed Relationship Need Help?

Relationships afford us the greatest possibilities for deep growth, both individually and as a couple. We choose each other for positive and so-called negative reasons. Both are growth producing. Our significant other holds the mirror to our face and shows us who we are in more profound ways than we could see ourselves. This makes us uncomfortable, and sometimes angry or resistant to move through to our next learning.

Do you want to deepen your intimacy with your mate? Is your relationship in crisis? Have you lost the romantic spark? Do you blame the other person for your discomfort?

Learn to explore your inner child and play with your mate!

  • Break down barriers to your sexual communication
  • Learn ways to be more intimate
  • Confront what holds you back
  • Explore sexual blocks
  • Explore your adult selves and your inner child
  • Find the beauty in your similarities and your differences
  • Explore your spiritual selves and connect deeply with each other

Learn and practice to break down your barriers to your mate's world. Share your sheet of music with each other so you can sing together. For more information on this workshop, please contact us.


Shamanism can help you realize your Spiritual Potential

Private Sessions and Couples Sessions:
The process we
use is a bridge between psychology and spirituality. We are devoted to assisting people in integrating body, mind, and spirit, becoming truly alive, conscious, and responsible, functioning with creative grace, and developing the capacity to love, accept and heal. With over 40 years of experience and training in a variety of healing modalities, Shamanism, one-on-one counseling, subtle energy work, philosophy, and theology, among others, the Shamans will guide you inside to own your truth and shed what no longer serves you or your relationship so you both grow. 

Don Thomas, Anointed Shaman and Founder of International School of Shamanism, offers private shamanic sessions based on more than 40 years’ experience guiding people on their spiritual path.    He has worked with people internationally teaching Shamanism and practicing his spiritual gift of reading energy.  Don Thomas guides you through obstacles preventing you from fully opening to your heart's truth and your spirit's longing. Don Thomas teaches people how to own and express their truth; explore self-created illusions and false conclusions.  Most importantly, he will guide you in the healing medicine of unconditional love and acceptance.

Shamanic Counseling Session - Price per 45 min. session: $120.00 

(Discount for Mesa Carrier Program Students: $100.00)          

Personal Intensive Session:

In a Personal Intensive Session, we take ample time to focus on you and your process without feeling rushed. These sessions are designed to be a minimum of two 45 minute segments and can be up to a week if desired.  Your personal intensive is personalized for you and your goals.  It will include energy work and optional bodywork to assist you in your evolution toward your healing and opening more deeply to your heart's truth and your spirit's longings. Together, we create a plan that best suits your needs and goals.

During your personal intensive, you are guided in working on all three levels of human existence, Body, Mind and Spirit:

You are guided in opening your heart and speaking your truth; expressing your painful emotions and the negativities of your shadow side; exploring your images and false conclusions, and most importantly guiding you to the healing path of loving and accepting yourself just as you are in this moment as you walk your path.

Intensives are particularly geared for people who need and desire more time than a single session. 
People decide to have a Personal Intensive Session for a variety of  reasons. For example, when you:

  • are dealing with a life crisis such as divorce or illness;
  • cannot feel unconditional love and acceptance; 
  • have hit a wall in therapy and need a new approach;
  • want to go deeper into your spiritual process than one session;
  • are battling your negative self;
  • live at a distance where it is difficult to travel to weekly sessions;
  • are in a spiritual crisis;
  • do not have an appropriate Shaman nearby to guide you; 
Therapeutic Massage and Energy Work:
Lisa Lake, anointed Shaman and Director of International School of Shamanism, offers shamanic energy healing and body work based on intuitive energy healing techniques she has learned over the past 12 years.   Lisa practices a variety of healing modalities designed to help you relax, rejuvenate, release and receive energy.  Using shamanic healing techniques and drawing from her background as a Nationally Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and a Karuna© Reiki Master, Lisa offers her shamanic gift of moving energy for helping you release blockages so you can connect with your own wisdom.   Sound healing, tuning forks, crystals and aromatherapy may be included.   Together, we craft your session based on your intention while focusing on what is for your highest good in body, mind and spirit. 
Cost per 60 minute session is $120 ($100 for mesa carrier students). 
For more information on our offerings contact us: 
Sacred Reciprocity:  Today for You; Tomorrow for Me;

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