About Us

Assisting you with your learning and training of shamanism in Maine.

“Vision into the depths of one’s soul comes not from our eyes but from the intention of our heart.”

– Jody

Jody BretonJody Breton

After a 35 year career in western medicine and a lifetime personal journey and initiation into spiritual awakening Jody stepped fully into a path of service as practitioner, teacher, minister and mentor for her community nearly a decade ago as Essence of Spirit Ceremonies. Through the world view of Shamanism and many other Universal wisdom teachings Jody has provided support for many, many people world wide.

She brings to her Shamanic Healing & Teaching practice three decades of study with human teachers and the path of direct revelation from the realm of Spirit. In the earliest years of her practice Jody began her journey into Shamanism when she met and studied with her first teacher and mentor in the early 1990’s. To this day she continues to live her practice and the lifeways of her teachings.

Over the course of many years Jody has experienced many other practices and spiritual teachings, including those of the Huichol and Peruvian traditions.

Although Jody will say that her greatest teacher is Spirit itself she has studied with Dory Cote at The Center of Earth Light Healing, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Society for Shamanic Practice and has completed all Core Shamanism training including 5 day Soul Retrieval training and other advanced Shamanic Studies such as  Compassionate Depossession, Ancestral Healing and more.

Since a small child Jody has had a deep connection with the Spirits of Nature, spending many hours in the woods and fields of her place of origin and upbringing. During extended backwoods hiking trips Jody experienced life changing encounters with the spirit world which affirmed her awaking to alternative realms of existence, to the benevolent, supportive nature of the spirit world and to her deep reverence for all of life. Through an animistic world view Jody finds life enriching support from the spirits of all things.

Jody enjoys sharing her knowledge of the shamanic life-way in small workshop settings and in 1:1 mentorship programs of her design. Through this process Jody shares relevant, everyday uses and practical applications of an ancient, multi cultural spiritual practice which supports the enrichment of all aspects of our lives.

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Jody is a wonderful ceremonialist; she is a powerful practitioner and facilitator of Spirit. She is nurturing and is a wonderful guide for ceremony and spirit work. I trust her…

KD

I have been fortunate enough to receive healing work from Jody both in person and from a distance. Each time I worked with Jody I felt safe, loved and nurtured. Each session was extremely relaxing while also taking me to a higher level spirituality. Jody has helped me and my family through many difficult times. I highly recommend her services.

EP

Jody has a warmth about her. In whatever she practices , teachers, ministers , she shows a miraculous degree of attention and compassion.. In her presence you immediately feel the infectious glow of Jody’s style.. She gives 200% of herself to everything she offers. She is authentic, passionate and true.. She is what you have been waiting for!

Terry Morgan, Shamanic Astrologer

I’ve been working with Jody for over a year now and she is amazing. Her healing sessions are well worth the time spent with her, she makes you feel safe and secure, her wisdom is nurturing, and you’ll leave there feeling renewed and refreshed (there may be some tears). I also took her 2 day intro to shamanic pathways course, she handled it like she has been doing it for years and the experience was very eye opening. It left me wanting to know more. I started working with her under a mentor program she has designed, we worked together for 6 months. That program was the fuel I needed to step into who I truly am. Thank you Jody for being my guide and helping me on my path, you helped show me the door and I walked through it.

MT
Jody is a brilliant ceremonialist and shamanic practitioner. She is a person of high integrity who works with compassion for her clients. You will not ever be disappointed with your Jody’s service.
Dory Cote, Center for Earth Light Healing