Faculty Members

PATRICIA WHITE BUFFALO BS, Founder, and Director
To learn more: About Patricia, Although I will be the main teacher for all the programs, I have invited several seasoned, knowledgeable, and well-trained healing professionals. They will be teaching specific segments within the program and will contribute their own specialties resulting in the deepening of each student’s knowledge and experiences. I am fortunate to have gathered such gifted teachers and am grateful to them for joining me on this exciting adventure and welcoming them wholeheartedly.
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AMITA, Adviser & Senior Teacher for all Programs
Over the past 30 years, Amita has taught Intuition Development, the Enneagram of Personality, Women’s Retreats, Shamanic shield making, Art, and Meditation. She has a private practice in Madrid New Mexico, where she works with individuals on their relationship with themselves, others, and the Universal Consciousness called God. Her training includes Alchemical Hypnotherapy with David Quigley. This form of hypnotherapy combines shamanism, meditation, intuition, and hypnosis techniques to guide individuals into discovering old patterns, helping them find answers from their own intuition. Enneagram of Personality with Helen Palmer. The study of non-dual reality through the Path of Siddha Yoga. Through this path, she developed and deepened her love and devotion through the guru-disciple relationship, meditation, and chanting of the names of God. amita@amitashakti.com website amitashakti.com
KATHY BOWER BS, Senior Teacher for the California Program
Kathy is a warm and insightful teacher, mentor, and holistic health practitioner. She has been a Senior Teacher for The California Walking the Shaman’s Path Program for over 6 years and shares her passion for this work in teleconferences with all of the students worldwide. She has been on the faculty of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing for over 12 years and is currently the Dean of Year 2. Her training as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner and Brennan Integration Practitioner & Supervisor reflects a unique synthesis of energy awareness, high sense perception, hands-on healing, and facilitating individuals and groups in personal transformation through the psych-spiritual process. Kathy is passionate about bringing awareness to the mind, body, and spirit connection and empowering people to connect with their own natural gifts of healing. Kathy works with clients from all over the world in her private practice and facilitates workshops internationally. Kathy’s training also includes Native American Shamanism, Tibetan Shamanism, Ancient Wisdom Teachings, Building Sustainable Groups and Intentional Communities, Conscious Conflict, and is Board Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy. kathy@energyaware.com

LEE TRAMMELL, Teacher for the California Program
I am a seasoned practitioner of shamanism with a background in law enforcement that has uniquely shaped my spiritual journey. With over a decade of dedicated experience in the realm of shamanic practices, I have a profound understanding of working with various energies. The juxtaposition of the two worlds has provided me with a distinctive perspective on the interconnectedness of energies, fostering a deep appreciation for the delicate balance between the seen and unseen realms. This understanding became a guiding force, leading me to guide you on a transformative path of self-discovery and spiritual growth. A graduate of Patricia White Buffalo’s esteemed “Walking the Shamans Path” three-year program. I have delved into the intricacies of shamanic traditions, mastering the ancient art of navigating spiritual landscapes and forging connections with the energies that surround us. This comprehensive education has empowered me to serve as a conduit for healing energies, facilitating transformative experiences for those seeking a harmonious balance within themselves and the world around them. Passionate about nature and its profound healing energies, I find solace and inspiration in the natural world. The symbiotic relationship between the natural elements and spiritual realms serves as a wellspring of wisdom and rejuvenation, infusing my practice with authenticity and vitality. Specializing in remote clearings and blessings, I extend my healing touch beyond physical boundaries. Utilizing the skills honed over years of shamanic practice, I work as a beacon of light, bringing positive energy and restoration to individuals and spaces alike. lee.ashamansway@gmail.com

BOB CALHOUN, Teacher for the Vision Quest
A spiritual seeker for the past 25 years, Bob Calhoun’s travels have taken him throughout the world, including Egypt, India and China, his journeys have led him to study with many teachers. He has studied hands-on healing and Reiki for five years at the Michigan Metaphysical Society. A certified hypnotherapist under Sol Lewis and studied hands-on healing and psycho-spirituality at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Also studied Qigong with Michael Winn, Dr. Yang, and Ken Cohen and a registered Yoga teacher. He has also completed a three-year program of the study of Shamanism with Patricia White Buffalo. rc_qi@yahoo.com
KRISTI PIPER MA, Teacher for the New Mexico Program
FullSizeRenderKristi has a private healing practice in Urbana, Illinois, and also works with clients long-distance throughout the United States. Kristi is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing— a licensed university for the study of the human energy field, hands-on healing, and transpersonal psychology. She studied medical intuition with Carolyn Myss and life-hood regression with Brian Weiss. Kristi was trained in the Yaqui Indian tradition of shamanism. She has taken courses with Barbara Marx Hubbard, a pioneer in conscious evolution. Kristi received a graduate degree in Spiritual Direction and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. trinityhealings.com
LISA GOODENOUGH, Teacher for the California Program
Lisa is a kind-hearted and empathic spiritual teacher. She has embraced the study of self-healing and spiritual awareness for many years. Living in Felton, California, Lisa enjoys being an active mother of two boys. She has studied Reiki, and Massage Therapy at Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts. In addition, her lifelong connection with horses brought her to become certified in the methodology of E.A.G.A.L.A (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association), where the energy and spiritual sensitivity of horses guides one through the human healing experience. She has been working with ancient plant teachers and currently assists and helps facilitate sacred ceremonies with healing plant medicine. Also, she completed Patricia’s three-year “Walking the Shaman’s Path Program” in 2013, and has done an apprenticeship in Patricia’s current California program. The shining light of Lisa’s heart will help guide you to a new realization, of a self that may have been long forgotten. horsinaround007@hotmail.com
BARBARA SCHULDT-HEMPE, MS, Teacher for the Iceland Program

Coming from a 20-year medical scientific work experience, Barbara is passionate to introduce and bridge the spiritual and traditional healing work to people who are discovering complementary healing practices. She is known for her gentle powerful hands-on healings and is enthusiastic about the power of nature, the elements, and natural sounding. Barbara is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. She completed Patricia’s three-year “Walking the Shamans Path Program” in 2015, did an apprenticeship in the France program, and teaches in the current Icelandic program. She lives in Hamburg, Germany, and supports clients on their healing path through hands-on healing, shamanic work, systemic constellation work, and breath, and relaxation techniques.


CATHY CRICK BAHons, BBSHE12, Teacher Iceland Program

Is a compassionate and intuitive healer, yoga therapist, and teacher.  A lifelong seeker of truth and meaning through spiritual learning and practice she has a deep interest in consciousness and the human energy field. Cathy taught Iyengar yoga for many years, then influenced by Vanda Scaravelli, softened her approach to developing a healing yoga practice.  She went on to take Reiki 1 and 2 and then immersed herself in the incredible program of Barbara Brennan’s Healing School. Her early interest in Shamanism through reading Carlos Castaneda drew her to Patricia White Buffalo’s work.  She was profoundly affected by her experience ‘Walking the Shamans Path’ with Patricia and assists her in her workshops and programs whenever she has the opportunity. In Cathy’s healing, teaching, and shamanic practice she draws on her broad skills and experience to help clients be present in all aspects of their being, supporting them in the expression of their true selves. Cathy is living in Southern Spain and setting up a healing holiday and mini-retreat centre there. cathcrick@gmail.com


MOON BEAR, Senior Teacher for the France Program
Moon Bear is gifted with an open heart and follows his path of indigenous shamanism which allows him to hold with the Bear power, a safe space in work and create a bridge between the spiritual reality and the present time. His voice through chanting is a revealed tool in his medicine. He has 20 years in management, team work in processes and projects in several stressed environments. He was trained in energetic works and therapeutic Qi Gong, completed Patricia’s three-year “Walking the Shamans Path Program” and apprenticed and taught in the program for the last six years. He is now a senior teacher in the current French program. He lives in Lyon, France. laurent.chenufb@gmail.com


RAYANNE BERNEDE, Teacher for the France Program
Rayanne has a BS degree in Biology and worked as an electron microscopist doing research on muscle and connective tissue. She then broke away from laboratories to work on airplanes and eventually lived on boats until 2009 when the Outer Journey became an Inner Journey. She then bought some land in France. She has beehives and grows ceremonial tobacco among other things. She received a Yoga Teacher Training and Reiki Level 1 certification in India in 2012. She attended Barbara Brennan School of Healing for one year. She completed the 4-year Psychoenergetics Program developed by Michael Mervosh and Irene Tobler. Having completed 3 years as a student and 3 years as an apprentice, she is looking forward to teaching the Walking The Wheel of Awakening Program with Patricia White Buffalo to accompany students in integrating their Inner and Outer Journeys.
JULIEN TROMBERT, Teacher for the France Program

Julien is a child of the mountains. With shepherd parents, he spent a lot of time in nature observing animals, plants and landscapes. It was the beauty and power of nature that led him on a spiritual path. Really self-taught, he searched for answers for a long time by himself before crossing paths with Patricia. He completed the “Walking the Shaman’s Path” program which was like a return home for him. He then continued as an apprentice and is now a teacher in the France program. A designer by trade, Julien is creative and is constantly learning how to work with new materials. He explores meditation through full awareness of each of these gestures when he creates his creations. It is for him a way to get closer to unity.


RIDA KIRASI, Teacher Turkey Program

Rida is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Sound Healing Therapist specializing in gongs, Himalayan bowls, drums, and vocal practice with mantras.  She completed advanced training with Master Don Conreux to deepen in the gong.  Realizing that the physical and emotional body carries traces of the past and the fears of the future, she was attracted to Shamanic Healing and completed her training with Patricia in Iceland Program. She combines somatic experiencing, sound healing, and shamanic practices in her private sessions and retreats. She is the assistant teacher in the Turkey program assisting Patricia. She has been organizing and conducting meditation and healing retreats for the past 12 years. After witnessing the connection between trauma healing and shamanic practices, she went back to college to study Psychology in 2021 at Kent University. Hello@soundalatherapy.com

PINAR TASKINLAR, Teacher for the Turkey Program
Pinar is a graduate of the Iceland Walking the Shamans Path program and a qi gong instructor. She traveled and worked with various teachers, guides and instructors from Europe to China. In the midst of the chaos of life, Pinar guides you to approach your essence in moments when you can’t hear yourself. By quieting the external noise and turning inward, it’s possible to reduce your stress and increase your energy through various methods. Through practices of shamanism and qigong, she helps you to be more compassionate to yourself and connect to your own power.
Pinar Taskinlar  pinartaskinlar@gmail.com


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