Is A
Meditation Coach
Shamanic Teacher
Trance Dance Facilitator
Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator
Master Ritualist
Holographic Health Practitioner
Shamanic Minister
heeding the call


We all have those moments. Those moments which define us, carve out the soul we are to become or chip away at the armor to allow you to stand in your vulnerability. I suppose mine is no different than anyone else’s, and I appreciate that all of us have found our way to our unique path through these very moments. I have been a Shamanic Teacher for nearly 25 years and when I became ordained as a Shamanic Minister, I had to write a short thesis on why I wanted to walk this road, reading it may give you a greater understanding of who is Dakota Walker.

as a coach


It is very likely that you landed here because you found me on YouTube or Insight Timer after listening to one of my meditations. Being a meditation coach is something that has come naturally to me, and I enjoy creating guided meditations and shamanic journeys. A little known fact about my meditations: I never script them, I come up with a loose theme, and then I channel. No edits (unless the dog is snoring in the background), all meditations are a one time record and in the can. On Insight Timer I have become one of the top 100 Meditation Teachers out of nearly 5,000 meditation teachers. You can also find me on the MindBliss meditation app.

creating moments


I’m not sure how I fell into this part of my work, but I did, and ritual has become a significant piece of my everyday life. I help others find ritual and ceremony in their lives as well and help them to create meaning to moments and therefore meaning to life. Ritual is a powerful force of nature, both within and outside of us. As a Shamanic Pracitioner, ritual and ceremony are powerful tools for healing and divinitation. It allows us to access the extraordinary and sacred even while in the ordinary world.

expressing the calling


Teaching is in my blood. I’ve been teaching/facilitating people and groups through soul growth for nearly 30 years now. It is what I am most passionate about and considers my strongest asset. In addition to soul teaching, I was also one of the lead instructors for the nations largest Massage Therapy schools and wrote much of their curriculum for various courses. Today, I teach solely my own work which I have also been developing over the course of the past 30 years.



honoring the ceremony space


As a Celebrant, I get to witness and experience significant and profound moments in people’s lives. I feel so honored to have such a privilege. I was trained and certified as a Celebrant through the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids based in England. I am also ordained as a Shamanic Minister through Venus Rising Institute with Linda Star Wolf. I’ve married people, officiated name-changing ceremonies, and funerals. I’ve even officiated a funeral for a pig, who was the elected mayor of Todd, NC, true fact.


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My Mentors

Those who have made a difference in my life…

They always say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. That is truly my experience. I wish I could list every single person who has had a profound influence on my life but I’d run out of room here if I did. And even still, there are some very prominent teachers who are not even listed here but deserve a shout out – Dr. Ted Baroody who founded Holographic Health and is a soul brother; Melanie, the first Navajo Shaman I worked with while in Arizona; Paul O’Halloran a gifted Shaman in Ireland; Lloyd Ryckman, my Grandfather who shaped my first 12 years on this earth. My Guides, my power animal, my ancestors … here are a few notable influences in my life.

Dakota Walker – Certifications

Trance Dance Facilitator

2011 – Certified through Ernesto Ortiz, Journey to the Heart, Guatemala

Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator

2013 – Certified through Linda Star Wolf, Venus Rising – North Carolina

Meditation Coach

2005 –  Have led guided meditations for groups up to 40 people, recorded over 135 guided journeys, and lead meditations in the virtual space.

Shamanic Minister/Celebrant

2013 –  Ordained through Venus Rising University, North Carolina

2014 – Certified Celebrant through Order of Ovates, Bards, and Druids, Wales United Kingdom

Holographic Health Holistic Practitioner

2005 – Trained exclusively with Dr. Theodore Baroody, founder of Holographic Health. Was commissioned by Dr. Baroody to help take his work into the world by assisting in developing the training program.

Massage Therapist

1992 – Licenced by the State of Ohio Medical Board, went on to open my own practice for 20+ years.

1998 – 2002 – Worked as a Massage Therapist to many professional athletes and Hollywood stars.

2005 – 2011 –  Master Therapist at the exclusive spa, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, rated in the top 5 spas worldwide.

2002-2005 – Lead Instructor at Arizona School of Massage Therapy. Wrote Professional Development curriculum

Shamanic Teacher

I founded Gaia Wisdom School (formally Sacred Soul Center) over 10 years ago. Since then I have built and written the curriculum for a year-long shamanic study mentorship and have had hundreds of global folks take the course. I am formally a lead instructor for one of the largest Massage Therapy schools in the United States and wrote much of the curriculum for their professional development courses. I have taught soul inspired workshops since I was in my early 20’s.

Meditation Teacher | Meditation Coach

I’ve recorded over 135 guided meditations and am currently listed as one of the top 100 Meditation Teachers out of 3,334 on Insight Timer. My meditations and teachings have accumulated over 1.5 million views with over 30,000 subscribers across various platforms. Insight Timer tells me that people have listed to my meditations for a whopping total of 6.5 Million Minutes.

Meditation has always been a prominent strength of mine, leading people into their soulscape through storytelling is one of the talents I love to use.

Shamanic Minister | Celebrant

I received my ordainment as a Shamanic Minister through Venus Rising University with Linda Star Wolf. I went on to become a Celebrant through OBOD, the Order of Ovates, Bards, and Druids in Wales. I have officiated weddings, funerals, name-change ceremonies, and other special ceremonies. My work as a Celebrant works well with the work I have done with Hospice. Hospice was one of the most profound experiences I have had and learning from someone who is at the end of their life is deep, and humbling.

  • Certifications
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  • Meditation Coach
  • Celebrant/Minister


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