Biography & Testimonials
Patricia White Buffalo B.S. Patricia combines her Shamanic tradition and deep connection with the Earth Spirits with her professional training as a teacher, therapist, energy practitioner, and musician to guide and heal others for personal transformation and awakening. Patricia began with traditional training at San Jose State University in Psychology and then trained in Hands-on Healing and Transpersonal Psychology with the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.
She’s also a graduate of The Center for Intentional Living training in Early Childhood Development, and The Core Energetic Institute specializing in body-psycho-therapy. In addition, as a member of Siddha Yoga for 28 years, she shares her devotional practice of divine worshiping (Bhakti) in the form of chanting (Kirtan) in all her work.
Patricia brings her love of music and its healing power to her Shamanic Sound-Journey Healing Events. As a musician playing the Native American drum, rattle, flute, and chanting of ancient indigence sounds, to induce trance somatic states for healing and transformation. She has produced a CD titled, “Journey With Me,” featuring Shamanic guided journeys.
Patricia’s 30 years of professional experience have included: a private practice, a teacher and Assistant Dean for the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a facilitator of Shamanic retreats and workshops, and a teacher for healing programs internationally.
She currently is the founder and director of, “Walking the Shaman’s Path”, a Personal Transformational and Shamanic Training Program. Taught in California, Iceland, and France. A unique and extensive 3-year training program specializing in Shamanism with the teachings of “The Wheel of Awakening,” her complete model for personal healing and transformation and SELF-realization.
Continuing her own personal journey of self-healing and awakening, Patricia has been traveling to the jungle of Peru for the last 9 years to take part in plant medicine ceremonies with the Shipibo Shamans at the Caya Shobo Retreat Center. cayashobo.com She has found the experience with the shamans so healing and transformative she now hosts an annual retreat to Caya Shobo for the graduates of her Shamanic Program.
“I attended a Soul Retrieval Workshop with Patricia White Buffalo and was transformed by the experience. I came away with gifts that are still working on me. I found parts of myself that had been exiled, split off, and whose aliveness now in my being allow me to show up in the world in more powerful ways. Patricia White Buffalo is a powerful teacher & healer. Her roots are deep & wide and she helps us to find our own roots, & by grounding deeply, we learn how to fly.” – Helen Klonaris, Oakland
“Patricia White Buffalo’s teaching style is creative, organic, intuitive, fun, whole-hearted, and authentic. Her ability to weave and integrate her experience, both professional and personal, and her training from a multitude of very impressive sources creates an amazing environment for growth and transformation. Patricia is genuinely, deeply committed to her work and it manifests in her ability to work on all levels, and with all people. She possesses that rare spark of genius which allows her to visualize and comprehend difficult concepts, and bring them into clear perspective for her students and clients. She brings a vision of healing for people and the Earth that is all-encompassing and relevant for this critical age and time in history. To work with Patricia is to become connected to what matters most – heart, soul, humanity, compassion and *fun*” – Mona Chatterji, Arizona