Gaia Wisdom Shamanic Mentorship

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Learn and Explore at Your Pace

The Gaia Wisdom Shamanic Mentorship is separated into 4 sessions, one for each direction/season. We open enrollment 4 times a year January, March, June, and September. The course is entirely online and as long as you have an internet connection, you can take the course.

Learn About Each Session Below

  • Each session runs for 9 weeks (see the sessions below for details on individual sessions)
  • Each session includes 9 guided, shamanic meditations that coincide with the specific session you are enrolled in.
  • You will also have 3 Bonus Meditations to begin immediately upon enrolling.
  • Each week you will have teaching and soul work units opened for you to explore. Some weeks you may have one of each while other weeks there are 2-3 units.
  • Each lesson has a written packet on a particular topic, and soul work to allow you to go deeper and to integrate into your life.
  • We have a weekly 1.5-hour work-shopping and integration call. We’ll discuss the week’s work, answer questions, and have exercises to strengthen what you are learning. (All calls are recorded if you miss it). Calls are on Thursday’s at 3 pm & 7 pm EST.
  • You will be enrolled in the Introduction to the Medicine Wheel course and will have immediate access to this course upon enrollment.
  • You receive a comprehensive Energy Assessment Tool which tracks your soul growth from one direction to the next.
  • You will also have access to the vault of resources, additional recommendations.
  • Wisdom Keeper (year long) enrollees will receive 4 additional courses; Dreaming Our Soul Home, Sacred Purpose: The Divine Plan; Awakening the Sacred Heart; and Nuts & Bolts to Shamanic Journeying.
  • Wisdom Keepers are also enrolled in our Gaia Meditation Club, receiving a weekly guided meditation.
  • Wisdom Keepers have a live workshop once monthly where participants learn how to bring all the energies of each direction together to live a more integrated life and to take the teachings to apply them to real-world scenarios.
  • As a Mentorship student, you will receive a significant discount on all meditation purchases.

The Sessions

Each season we journey around the Medicine Wheel to a new Direction. You can hop on at any Direction and join the Mentorship for a season, or go all in and join the year-long program to find deep balance and transformation in your life. It is such a blending of energies and each direction is tied into the others in an intricate and beautiful way. Click on any session below to learn more about that direction’s course work, meditations, and tools offered.

When Autumn comes, or the West Direction, we have an opportunity to reflect on our harvest. Are these the fruits we desired to manifest? How is my external world a reflection of my inner world? We examine where in our lives we need stronger boundaries, or maybe even less rigid boundaries. We work with the two powerful tools of forgiveness and gratitude, reframing the events of our lives that have taken us out of our sacred beinginess. This is also the time of year when the veil is thin and we are able to work more easily with our Ancestors and we explore what healing needs to be done along our ancestral lines or with our land ancestors. We also work with our shadow self, illuminating it from the depths of darkness so we can begin harvesting the gifts it brings us.

We explore our answers to the following questions:

  • Who do I need to forgive and what have I learned?
  • How do I care for myself as a sacred soul?
  • What elements do I need for creating sacred space?
  • How has my shadow served me?
  • How can I best heal my ancestral line?

Session Outline

Week One – Creating Sacred Space
Week Two – Healthy Boundaries Part I
Week Three – Healthy Boundaries Part II
Week Four – Healthy Boundaries Part III
Week Five – Protecting Our Energy
Week Six – Healing Beyond the Veil
Week Seven – Working with the Land & Tribal Ancestors
Week Eight – Illuminating Our Shadow Soul
Week Nine – Pulling in the Pieces

Meditations for the West

These guided meditations/journeys are included in this session:

Season of Change

Today we reflect on the changes we have experienced in the past season as well as the past seasons of our life. What have we learned, how have we grown and going forward, what changes do we wish to experience in our journey ahead?

Reaping Our Harvest

In the West Direction we witness the harvest from all that we planted while in the East direction. We take stock and transform anything which no longer serves us. In this guided meditation we witness all those things we harvest, and sift through all that we want to keep, and that we want to let go.

Sacred Space

In this guided meditation we travel to the Upper World and receive wisdom and a gift from our Spirit Guide. We then will co-create an altar together in the ethereal world where we can visit time and time again to receive healing, work with our guides, or commune with our soul family.

Forgiveness from the Heart

Forgiveness is a transformer for your heart space, and your life. It is a powerful soul tool that enables us to move forward on our soul path. In this guided meditation we go through the act and the heart opening of forgiving someone who has wronged us in the past.

Finding Our Abandoned Soul

Today we open our chakras and travel through the multiverse in search of that part of ourselves we abandoned long ago. We then integrate it back into our ethereal body with the help of our spirit guides.

Soul Recovery

When we have experienced trauma in our lives, we lost pieces of our soul. Over time, all these lost pieces begin to dull our life and we lost touch with who we truly are. In this guided meditation we go to find parts of our soul that are ready to come home.

Passing through the Veil

During this journey we travel to the Otherworld to commune with the spirits of our ancestors and those who have passed before us. This is a time to reconnect, to forgive, find closure, and/or heal old wounds. During Samhain, the veil between the worlds is very thin, allowing spirits to pass from one world to the other with ease.

Healing Our Ancestral Lineage

In this journey we travel to the upper world to meet with our ancestors. With an open heart, full of love and compassion, we help them to release the traumas and stuck energies which help to free both them and us.

Rise of the Phoenix

We make a conscious, and deliberate decision as to who we birth ourselves into being. What do we need to have more in our life? Who do we hope to become and be? What do we need to experience more? In this guided meditation you will step into the fire and transform yourself through the alchemy of fire, burning off all that no longer serves you and emerging as the mythical and powerful Phoenix.

The Warrior and the Shadow

In this guided meditation we confront our shadow sides and rise the Warrior within us. You may also download the worksheet that will help you in this journey. It would be best if you fill out the worksheet prior to the journey.

Shadow Spirits

In this guided meditation we travel and explore a few layers of the Lower World, meeting with our Power Animal and then with a Shadow Spirit who will help us to recognize where we are hiding in the shadows. Our Power Animal will help us assimilate the information and help you in balancing this shadow aspect of yourself.

Transforming Fear to Faith

Fear can paralyze us and keep us from stepping into our power. In this guided meditation we take those fears and face them one by one and transform them into faith – faith in ourselves, in humanity and in our Sacred Purpose.


Bonus Meditations

Once you enroll, you will have immediate access to these guided meditations.

I am Grateful

Living in gratitude naturally raises your frequency and vibration. How could it not? The feeling of expansiveness, aliveness, and tears welling up which come when you feel deep gratitude are indescribable except to say that it somehow erases all pain, or anxiety, or depression you may have been feeling. I think it’s safe to say that you cannot possibly feel gratitude and anger at the same time, or gratitude and bitterness or pain or suffering … it is impossible.

Element of Protection

In this guided meditation we travel within the protective circle cast by our spirit guides and helping spirits to visit the elements of fire, earth, water, air and ether to help us in cutting cords, eliminating unwanted energies, cleansing our aura, clearing mental fog and being encased in a beautiful protective circle of love from our guides.

Spirit of Place

In our guided meditation today, we go to the place of creativity and reconnect to nature, the part of us that connects us to everything that is. We go where the spirit of the place has called us in and we feel and connect to the energy of this place.


Shamanic Tools You’ll Learn

Forgiveness Techniques
Creating Sacred Space
Soul Recovery
Boundary Setting
Protection Techniques





In the North Direction, we work on our Spiritual Body. We retreat inward to deepen the connection with our spirit guides, higher self, and God energy however you define the universal energy. We learn to use the silence within to listen more intuitively to our Spirit Guides and the inner knowing. You’ll explore what it means to be fully tapped into the “bubble” of all that is, to be guided in such a way that it leaves little doubt about who you are and what you are called to do in this lifetime. You’ll vacate the chaos of the ordinary world and travel to the 3 worlds of Non-Ordinary Reality to commune with the spirits, and to discover what you may have left behind when amnesia hit the moment you took your first breath.

We explore our answers to the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of my soul?
  • Who am I?
  • What do I believe?
  • How am I imprinting my quantum field?
  • Who are my spirit guides?
  • How can I connect more fully to my higher self?
  • How can I  have a deepening presence?

Session Outline

Week One – Balancing the Energy of the Soul Shaman
Week Two – Meeting Your Spirit Team
Week Three – Finding the Inner Shaman
Week Four – Path Walker
Week Five – Deepening Presence
Week Six – Traveling on the Exhale
Week Seven – Ritual and Ceremony
Week Eight – Cultivating Our Inner Wisdom
Week Nine – The Awakening & The Emergence

Meditations for the North

These guided meditations/journeys are included in this session:

Going Within
In the North Direction we retreat inward, to reconnect to our spiritual team and to our soul. In today’s journey
we go inward and tap back into the wisdom that sits at the seat of our soul.

The Inipi
Purification ceremonies are often extremely transforming and offer us a chance to rebirth ourselves in a new way. In this guided meditation Dakota takes you through a virtual Inipi (Sweat Lodge) ceremony. Using traditional Lakota Inipi songs, sound effects to enhance your experience, and with a powerful intention of assisting you in this time of purification, this journey will become a powerful tool for you to use time and time again.

Power Animal Wisdom
In this guided meditation we go to the Lower World to find and connect with our Power Animal. This is a helping spirit and ally who conspires for our highest good and has great medicine to offer us to assist on us on our life and soul path.

Channeling the Divine
In this guided meditation, Dakota takes you through a process of channeling the messages of your own divinity, or Higher Self. You’ll be led through a series of questions which you will actually hand write a response to, allowing you to access that inner wisdom that resides within you. This is an active meditation so you will need a pen, paper and to create sacred space prior to the meditation.

Soul Shaman
Our outer world will always reflect our inner world and vice versa. In this guided meditation we open up the shaman within us and we work inwardly by looking at the shadow sides of ourselves, we embrace the light and the dark and make the changes needed in order to create the world we most want.

Journey to Our Higher Self
Our higher self is the part of us which is always connected, always tapped into the Source of all. This is the part of  us that resides outside of ego and utilizes a wisdom based out of love and compassion. By tapping back into this side, we open our hearts even wider. In this guided meditation we do just that … we take a journey to reconnect.

By My Dying Side
In the moments just before death, are their regrets? Are their profound messages to urge you to live differently? Is there a moment of connection that is needed in order to pass peacefully? In this guided meditation we connect to our breath, that given gift we sometimes take for granted and while journeying through a beautiful forest at the guidance of a spirit bird, we enter a sacred space and ask those very questions to our future self, moments before our own passing from this incarnation and back to our soul family. Hear what messages this part of you has for you now, and use these moments for deep clarity in the way you presently live.

Your Soul Book
In this guided meditation, we visit our Soul Book, akin to the Akashic records, this is the record of our soul since the beginning of our souls’ incarnation. Here we are able to view and learn from the history of our soul. We’ll set the intention of finding clarity on something we are working through at this time.

The Shape Shifter
Shape shifting is a powerful tool for understanding the energy of another being, and for receiving the wisdom they can impart. In this guided meditation we utilize the power of our breath to clear our chakras one by one before traveling to the lower world where we will shape shift into an animal spirit being.

Bending Time
Time is an illusion, a construct that we have created in the 3rd dimension. In today’s journey we bend time so that we can be a witness to the past, and future, all in the present moment. From this place we are able to understand the role we have played throughout time.

Dance of Time
In this journey we travel back into time through the powerful portal of the Standing Stones, to a time and place that our soul wants or needs to revisit. With my own personal magical experiences with Callanish Standing Stones and with my recent obsession with the TV show, Outlander, both serve as the muse for today’s journey.

Preparing Our Soul Garden
In the North Direction we work with our Spirit Guides to plan ahead what seeds we want to plant while in the
East Direction. How do we want our life to look? What do we want to attract? In this guided meditation we
explore with our Guides what is in our highest interest.

Bonus Meditations

Once you enroll, you will have immediate access to these bonus meditations.

Finding Your Spirit Teacher

In this guided journey, we travel to the Middle World to find a spirit teacher to help us during this time of our life. Someone to lean into in those moments of navigating the emotional, mental, spiritual and/or intuitive bodies. This teacher is someone who will give you direct guidance to help you align with your highest good and help you to find your way back to your truth and authenticity.  Our spirit teachers can show up in the form of an animal, a spirit guide, ancestor, angel or even someone who has gone before us – Albert Einstein, Jesus, Gandhi, etc. You can ask for a teacher who will be in your highest interest, or you can ask for a specific person to come teach you.

In this guided journey, we travel to the Middle World to find a spirit teacher to help us during this time of our life. Someone to lean into in those moments of navigating the emotional, mental, spiritual and/or intuitive bodies. This teacher is someone who will give you direct guidance to help you align with your highest good and help you to find your way back to your truth and authenticity.  Our spirit teachers can show up in the form of an animal, a spirit guide, ancestor, angel or even someone who has gone before us – Albert Einstein, Jesus, Gandhi, etc. You can ask for a teacher who will be in your highest interest, or you can ask for a specific person to come teach you.

Gathering Your Spirit Team

Sometimes we just need a little help – with a project, our health, our mental body, our relationships, the list goes on! During this guided meditation, we journey to all 3 worlds of non-ordinary reality in search of the perfect team to help us with the specific thing we most need help with. Before you begin the journey you will state your intention, and the type of team you are searching for. During the journey, power animals, guides, ancestors and helping spirits who are able to assist you with that intention will come forward to help. You can then call on this team whenever needed.

Building the Community Altar

In this journey we travel to the Upper World to create and work with a community altar. This can be then revisited as a place to find refuge, peace, healing, and connection. While at this altar, you will have time to commune with the Higher Selves of others who are there, work with your guides, or ancestors.

Shamanic Tools You’ll Learn

Shamanic Breathwork
Ritual & Ceremony
Working in Your Akashic Records
Quantum Field Imprinting
Shamanic Journeying

From the Students

I asked the current students what they enjoyed the most about their last experience with the North Direction, and for those who have not gone through the North, what are you looking most forward to – these are some of their answers.


What I love most about the North is working with my Guides; taking advantage of the silence in the long nights to meditate and to move deeply into myself and communication with the parts of myself that are “silenced” when life is busy.Betty, Mentorship Student 2 Years


I am looking forward to deepening my relationship with my guides. Walking on snow without fear. There is one particular meditation that has given me a lot of trouble in the past, it is not going to this time around. I want to work on being at peace with myself.Carol, Mentorship Student 3 Years


I am hoping to find a path that I can latch onto and go all out. Do a deep dive into one spiritual practice. I have watched several of your videos that describe the importance of going deep with just one spiritual path rather than picking up bits and pieces from everywhere but not fully understanding any one practice. When I first heard that my mind went “HEY LOOK! That’s me, pay attention here.” I am excited to start going in one direction and be more focused. I am hopeful that learning the Medicine Wheel will help me find spirit even when I’m not deep in practice and can blend my work, home and spiritual lives into one.Ashleigh, New Mentorship Student


Dakota, the north was my first direction. I remember how it really changed me. I was so happy to find my animal guide and in a dream, fnally finding my spirit name. The breathwork was fantastic. I can’t remember what’s it’s called, but that with the chakras very powerful. This is the direction I am home in. Dakota a year with you as my mentor.Elizabeth, Mentorship Student 1 Year


In the East Direction, we work on our Mental Body. We begin emerging from our inward retreat of the North and start fresh with planting seeds for what we want to manifest in our life. We explore our contribution to the world through our work and find ways in which we can embody our sacred purpose.

We explore our answers to the following questions:

  • What is my contribution to the world, my sacred purpose?
  • What thought patterns are governing my life?
  • What dreams have I abandoned and how can I re-purpose them?
  • What is my internal truth?
  • Who are the characters in my life?
  • What is the song inside me?
  • Am I listening well? And deeply?

Session Outline

Week One – Lost Dreams Rediscovered
Week Two – The Rising of Authenticity
Week Three – Living Your Sacred Purpose
Week Four – Building Your Core
Week Five – Understanding & Embodying Resonance
Week Six – The Quantum Edge to Your Shamanic Path
Week Seven – Your Life Prayer
Week Eight – Heart Centered Communication
Week Nine – Putting it All Together

Meditations for the East

These guided meditations/journeys are included in this session:

Taking Inventory

In this guided meditation Dakota takes you through the Sacred Wheel to examine the various parts of your life where you can add to, release, or transform in order to live a more soul filled life.

Who Am I?

In this guided meditation we take an assessment of our life – who we are, what we love, what changes we need to make, etc. Taking a walk through nature to ponder these questions gives us the needed integration and resources to be able to find the answers we seek. This journey helps you to clear out the old and make room for the new.

Envisioning Our Lives

This guided meditation is to help you access where you are in your life and to manifest the life we most wish for. You’ll go through the various areas of your life, see what changes need to be made, and what you would need to do to be living into your highest potential.

From Ego to Soul

Sometimes we get immersed in our ego and not enough in our soul. In today’s journey we consciously move ourselves out of our ego and more into the innate wisdom, and unconditional love which can be found in our heart space, the place where we connect to our soul.

The Other Path

In this journey journey we are going to choose a different path, and with the support of our soul family, we are going to blast through any of those fears which keep us hostage to what we truly desire in our lives.

Sacred Purpose

In this guided meditation we visit our sacred purpose and how that might show up in our lives and how we can begin embodying our sacred purpose into every aspect of our life. We work with the East direction, a time of working with our dreams, ideas, clarity and perspective. With this powerful energy of the East, we can put action into fulfilling this sacred purpose.

The Sound of Music

In today’s journey we explore the word of music and open the heart through the vibrations of the Solfeggio frequencies, 432 hz and by using the Schumann Resonance.

Living Soul Words

Using a conscious connection to specific words is what I have termed the Living Soul Words. To take a word and create a tangible landscape for it to seed and fruit within your subtle body layers is a way of transforming any negative language into something more awakened and conscious. In this journey we work with these living soul words and the Shaman Mantras to integrate them fully into our beingness.

The Seed

Using the Cosmic Octave (136.1 Hz), we go within to nurture and nourish the seed growing in our expanded heart space. With the help of this planetary cosmic rhythm, you will spend time cultivating, nourishing, and bringing this energy to life.

Opening the Sacred Heart

Take a journey into the sacred space of your heart and step into a more open, passionate, and vital heart space which allows you to open up to life more easily and authentically.

Vision Quest for the Sacred Soul

A vision quest is a time to reflect, go within, and find the clarity that we cannot always find in our everyday life. It is a time to seek the answers we need in order to find our path. In today’s guided meditation we go on a virtue, imagined vision quest out in the wilderness. We work with the elements, our guides, our emotions and more.

Seeking Clarity

This guided meditation is one you can use daily or weekly when seeking clarity, answers, or understanding surrounding a specific intention or question you have. Dakota leads you to opening the heart space, inviting your spirit guides in, setting your intention or question and receiving the guidance your guides have for you.

Bonus Meditations

Once you enroll, you will have immediate access to these guided meditations.

Into the Faerie Garden

Today in this guided meditation we journey into the Middle world to reconnect with the Fairies, devas, and other nature spirits. By reconnecting to these spirits, we can also reconnect to Mother Earth and appreciate all the natural beauty that is around us.

Planting Seeds of Life

Planting seeds is about inspiring new changes, dreams, and planting a garden that yields the type of life we most desire. What we plant now will be the crop we harvest in years to come. What seeds are you planting? In this guided meditation you will have a chance to create the garden of your dreams and give birth to your sacred purpose.

On Eagle’s Wings

The Eagle’s gift to us is power, and the ability to see things from a higher perspective. In this guided meditation we journey with the Eagle, so we can see things differently, and from a more powerful place.

Shamanic Tools You’ll Learn

Prayer Rituals
Dream Re-Entry
Tracking Dreams
Compassionate Communication
Shamanic Song







In the South Direction, we work on our Emotional Body. This is the direction where we nurture the seeds we planted in the East. We also explore our relationships with both our self and others. Self-love becomes a steadfast mantra in the south as we navigate how that looks in our lives and where have we abandoned ourselves along the way. We also dive into our intuitive body, learning to listen more and take action. The South is very vibrant, meditations are full and textured, the work is gritty and feels good in the soul.

In the South, you will also have the Love Warrior Challenge as part of the curriculum. This 21 Day daily Challenge will guide you through the path of self-discovery, intimacy, joy, and more.

We explore our answers to the following questions:

  • Who am I in relationship with and how?
  • How do I listen to my intuition?
  • How can I hear/communicate with my Spirit Guides?
  • How can I love myself more fully and completely?
  • How can I hold space for myself and others?

Session Outline

Week One – Strengthening the Emotional Congruence
Week Two – Love Warrior Challenge
Week Three – Sacred Relationships
Week Four –  Coming Alive Within
Week Five – Twin Flames, Soul Mates, Divine Feminine
Week Six – Sensing the Sensuous
Week Seven – Empathy, Intuition and Holding Space
Week Eight – Creating Sensuality and Intimacy
Week Nine – Awakening the Awaken

Meditations for the South

These guided meditations/journeys are included in this session:

Unfolding the Senses

This journey is to help you to open those senses up and practice being fully open during the journeys. When we do Shamanic Journeys, we are not willing our mind to go to another place, we are using all our senses and our ethereal body to project ourselves into another space/time. If you are operating from just one sense, then you are only allowing yourself to go about 20% into the journey. The more we practice opening all the channels, the richer and more vibrant the journey – it goes from being standard definition to 3D High Def! This is great maintenance and strengthening type journey.

The Apple Tree – Opening the Heart Center

In order to live within our place of divinity and connection, we must live in our heart space. To open our heart by connecting fully and deeply to someone or someplace. In this guided meditation we witness this connection through a single tree, the Grandmother Tree.

Mending Emotions
Our emotions, when not felt fully and freely, can clog the energy within us. If we hold onto emotions which don’t serve us, we can end up in disease. In today’s guided meditation we explore some of the emotions that might be holding us back from fully living.

Sacred Love
We each seek love at its most pure and deep state. In this guided meditation we will call upon Archangel Sophia, the angel of love, to help guide us to the Higher Soul of our soul mate. Be shown how to navigate through any blocks that might keep you from experiencing this love, and spend time connecting to this love of your soul.

Inner Beloved
This journey takes you into a world of self-discovery, finding those parts of ourselves that are beautiful, magnificent, and worthy of our own love. Inner Beloved is about falling in love with the spirit of who you are.

A Journey of a Thousand Lifetimes – Twin Flames
In this guided meditation, you will unite with your Twin Flame in a space of deep connection and bonding. This meditation is helpful for those who have met or know who their twin flame is but are unable to be together in this lifetime or because of certain circumstances do not allow for their union. During this time, you can energetically connect with and hold that space for one another and allow the energy you feel towards one another be released.

Fire in the Belly
Igniting the fire in our belly helps us to tap back into our intuition, our creativity, and our vibrancy. We ignite the inner flame that propels us forward and also deeper, it awakens the senses and gives us a breath of fresh air into our sometimes stagnant life.

Ignite Your Inner Fire
In today’s journey, we use Shamanic Breathwork to ignite our inner fire. We work on the Solar Plexus and Sacral chakras today, waking up our power and our intuition.

Loving Unconditionally
When we love unconditionally, we give ourselves the gift of freedom. We view the world around us from the perspective of our higher self and can attract into our life all that is beautiful and deep, and connected. In this guided meditation we open the heart to allow ourselves to step fully into unconditional love – both by giving and receiving.

Bonus Meditations

Once you enroll, you will have immediate access to these guided meditations.

Manifesting Love

In this movement meditation, Dakota leads you through opening your body and soul to attracting and becoming love. By nurturing the untapped reservoir of love held within, we grow this seed into a fire as we become the music, become the fluid dance of love. This is a deeply connective meditation, allowing you to create the space within to attract the authentic love you desire in your relationships with others, as well as your relationship to the Beloved.

Seven Sacred Pools
In this journey, you will travel to the 3 worlds of non-ordinary reality and shapeshift into various forms of water to cleanse, balance, and open your chakras.

Empowering the Soul
Sometimes we lose our power and it leaves us disconnected. In today’s journey, we reconnect to our divine essence and tap back into that universal flow of energy and empowerment. We empower ourselves to step back into our full divinity and become who we are meant to be.

Shamanic Tools You’ll Learn

Soul Tracking
Intuition Tools
Holding Space
Relationship Tools

Walking the Shamanic Path

What is the Shaman’s Path?

Most often, we associate Shamans with elders within indigenous cultures who might wear masks and dance to the tribe’s drumbeat while they journey to other worlds to help heal those in the tribe who are sick. In historical context, this is true. Shamans were the healers and seers for the tribe.

In the modern day where we live today, we have become severely cut off from the old ways and more disconcerting, cut off from our own deep wisdom. Technology has replaced our connection to nature, ego and materialism punctuates a state of fear and want that is hard to dismantle, addictions keep us numbed out, and for most, there is not a tribal shaman with whom we can seek  healing.

For those of us who have kept the old ways alive in our soul, we have found our way back to the shamanic path. A path where we are deeply connected within our soul to the divine source. We walk deliberately, and with attention and intention. We strive to be authentic, truthful, curious, and our own healer. We step into our power and manifest our lives in a beautiful and abundant way that is reflective of our core.

Walking the Shamanic Path takes courage, patience, mindfulness, openness, and a willingness to no longer play small but to stand up and claim your spot as a warrior for the old ways, to be a change maker and an advocate for expansion and love. 

Medicine Wheel Training

“The Medicine Wheel is a powerful container for organizing our lives, for gaining greater perspective, and for working with the energy of the directions to find harmony and balance. It is by far, the most powerful tool in navigating the Shaman’s Path.” Dakota


Using the Medicine Wheel for Healing

Like Shamanism, the Medicine Wheel spans our historical records for thousands of years. Stone circles, similar to the Native American Medicine Wheel, were long used for healing, ritual, and ceremony.

The Medicine Wheel is the foundation of the Gaia Wisdom Shamanic Mentorship. It provides a powerful container to gain better perspective and understanding of various situations in our lives. When you begin walking the Wheel, you carry with you the energy and power from the Directions of the Medicine Wheel. Learning how to use these energies as allies, you gain more control over your own path.

The Medicine Wheel is divided into 7 directions. The 4 cardinal directions are North, South, East, and West. You also have the Center/Space Within an Father Sky and Mother Earth. Once we have learned how to use the Medicine Wheel as a tool, we are able to stand in the Center/ Space Within and pull the energy as needed from the various directions. We can intuitively know what we need to gain more of, or let go in order to find harmony and balance.

There are many avenues and tools out there, yet the program here is something that I connect with for so many reasons, and the mediation experiences are so profound! Just from my own experience I could not imagine that someone would not take anything from this course so 100% I would.

Christina, Mentorship Student
United States


Walking the Shamanic Path

Is this Shamanic Training for Me?

The short answer, yes.

How do I know if I need this program?

There are “markers” in our lives to show us when we are living our soul’s purpose, or not. If you can answer the following statements with a resounding Yes! then this program would help you stay on that course. If you cannot answer yes to most, then this program will help you find your shamanic voice and path.

  • I am deeply connected to my spiritual path and know definitively what I believe and why.
  • I have a strong relationship with my spirit guides, higher self, and source.
  • I love myself completely and fully and actively do things to take care of myself.
  • My relationships to others are sacred, conscious, and connected.
  • I am surrounded by love, joy, and I feel balanced in all areas of my life.
  • I have found my sacred purpose in work and love the job I have.
  • I speak with confidence, with compassion, and with thoughtfulness.
  • I have a healthy self-esteem but am aware of my ego.
  • I tell myself loving thoughts and kind words, I dwell in the present moment.
  • I communicate clearly, and consciously.
  • I am creative, vibrant, and intuitive.
  • I spend quality time in nature, connecting to the elements and to nature.
  • I feel nurtured by the space I live in, it reflects my personality and spirituality.
  • I allow my emotions to be felt fully, not repressing them or allowing them to overcome me.
  • I eat healthy, nutritious meals and take care of my physical well being.
  • I am the healthiest person I know.
  • I have forgiven those in my life who have wronged me, including myself.
  • I practice daily gratitude and acts of kindness.
  • I have a daily spiritual practice that sustains me.

That is a healthy list of items that we all aspire to master in our one life here. In the Gaia Wisdom Shamanic Mentorship, we methodically go through each direction and balance the energy and in doing so, we hit every single thing on the list above.

I wanted to say, you are a wonderful mentor and friend. The teachings you give us are priceless.  Last year I was skeptic in the beginning, of how peoples lives changed, but now I can only encourage that, because my life has changed too. All in a positive way, even with the losses and challenges in life, the way we feel and go through this. Thank you Dakota

Valérie, Mentorship Student

Who Will Benefit From this Shamanic Training:

Sometimes the word “shamanic” can conjure up images of someone putting on face paint, dancing around the fire and chanting. And while you are welcome to do all that, this program is really about improving your life and living more consciously.

This program is for you if you:

  • have a desire to live more fully
  • want to deepen your current path to add more tools
  • are open to change and growth
  • are willing to show up and take risks
  • have done previous personal development work and emotional maturity
  • are self-motivated in doing the course work


Who WON’T benefit from this program:

This program is NOT for you if you:

  • want someone to give you all the answers
  • want someone else to “fix” or heal you
  • have not done any prior work emotionally or spiritually
  • have a desire to “fix” or heal others
  • aren’t ready for significant change in your life


The transformation in one year is crazy. You learn so much and grow so much in a year. I have done other work before to develop myself but because this is in so many levels, it gives the best result.

Freja, Mentorship Student

Shamanic Mentorship Training

A Global Community

The Gaia Wisdom Shamanic Mentorship began 3 years ago and since then, we have had nearly 13 countries represented. The diversity of the community is rich and flavorful, creating beautiful connections, conversations, and opportunities for each person to learn something from someone in another part of the world.

We meet via video conferencing (Zoom) once a week during the sessions. These calls are recorded so you may watch at your own convenience if you are unable to attend one or any of the calls. (Although we hope you get to join us live!). The coursework can be done at your own pace or you can follow the guidelines set forth for each week.

We also have a robust community forum (Slack Platform) that enables us to have live chat, private messaging, and a place to share resources, questions, and more.

In addition to all this, you have a portal within the website which contains all your coursework, resources, meditations, and more. 

“For anyone considering joining the Mentorship whatever your expectations are, they probably won’t be met, they’ll be exceeded beyond whatever you thought possible. You just can’t anticipate what you are going to learn and what will unfold for you with this kind of work. It is the most supportive environment I have ever witnessed.”

Kirsten, Charleston – Wisdom Keeper Mentorship Student

Common Questions
(and Answers)

Absolutely! We record all the calls so you can watch the replay and even if you do join live, you can still watch the replay! They usually appear in the hub the day after the call. We have the live calls on Thursday’s at 11 am and 7 pm EST. After the calls, there is community time for those who wish to stay on and chat and get to know your fellow travelers.



In some cases, refunds are granted to those who have taken the course, who sincerely put effort into the program but were not satisfied. Completion of the course material and a live call with a Gaia Team member will assess whether you are eligible for a refund. Refunds are not offered to those who simply did not have time, or did not put effort into taking the course.

Registration is limited to a small group of people to ensure the intimacy of the group setting and learning environment. Often people are turned down because the course is full and we do not accept late registrations. Because of this, we do not offer refunds to those who signed up then simply decided not to continue without effort.

If you truly do not have time to invest in the program, half of the tuition you have paid may be applied towards the next direction when it begins.

We offer a 2 part payment plan for the single session units. To apply for a payment plan for the year long program, you must pay $497 up front and the remaining difference can then be split into 6 payments of $195.

Coupon codes and discounts do not apply to payment plans.

We recommend putting the payment on a credit card so you can easily make payments that are convenient for you as well as not have the added surcharge that comes with each payment plan.

We are not offering scholarships at this time for anyone who has not been in the program.

We do, occasionally, offer scholarships to people who have enrolled and shown their commitment to doing the work and would like to continue but financially are not able to. We feel that there needs to be an invested energy in doing the work, to showing up, and being a part of the community. Most often, scholarships are given to those who are least expecting but who we have observed could use a hand up.

If you would like to contribute to a scholarship for someone who fits this criteria, we would love it! Any amount helps … You can make a donation in the soul shop under scholarships.

I have found that the less you know, the more you’ll get. The beginners mind is the best place to gain the most growth. You aren’t looking at things through a preconceived notion of how you think it should be, or dismissing anything because you’ve “already done it”. I believe fully that as long as you have a curiosity, a desire for something more in your life, and an openness to do some soul work then this course will be perfect for you.

And … if you have been on this path for as long as you can remember and wondering if this course is the same as the others, I would challenge you to step back into the beginners mind and find your sense of curiosity again. You will also gain much from this course.

If you were a kid that wanted to live every moment outdoors, or if you believed whole heartedly in fairies and nature spirits, then most likely this program will resonate with your soul. I take a blend of Shamanic work and Druidry (one of the oldest religions in the world), we get real with ourselves and learn ways to be connected to all that is.

You don’t have to be a Druid, or a Christian, or Jewish … the Medicine Wheel is a container that fits YOU and all your parts. It’s a framework for which you bring the contents of your soul and learn how to navigate your way back to the most authentic you. It allows you to deepen your relationship to God/Source in whatever way feels right to you personally.

When you break down the cost of the Mentorship, it comes out to about $41 per week. Even less if you sign up as a Wisdom Keeper ($30 per week). I don’t know about you but 2 lunches out and a cup of coffee and I’ve already spent that amount. The program is priced in a way that it is competitive compared to programs that are similar (far less than most actually) and yet, enough that you have skin in the game and I’m compensated for the time and energy from me and my staff.  We put a lot of work into creating a sacred space for you to work, we are constantly improving the program and making sure you have what you need. For this reason alone, it will never be offered for free.

I have many, many, many offerings out there that I have given for free (and continue to produce for free) – meditations, courses, shaman shorts, coffee with Dakota sessions, quarterly workshops. The internet is not void of freebies from me!

If you are unable to enroll at this time, I encourage you to find all my free stuff and eat it up. And find ways in your budget where you can begin saving so you can spend the money on your own soul growth. It’s hard to splurge on ourselves, I get that totally. But once you do, you commit and once you commit, your life changes. And that’s what you are paying for – a life change.

So if this is your sticking point right now then do this … for the next 12 weeks, tuck $41 a week away somewhere, and by the next enrollment, you’ll be ready!


People don’t need to be saved, or rescued. They just need access to soul tools, (perhaps long forgotten), that allow them to rediscover exactly how powerful, brilliant, and authentic they are. To learn how to heal past wounds or blocks that keep them tethered to an unhappy life. To be challenged in a way that is both honoring, enlightening and transformative. This is my Sacred Purpose, this is my soul calling – to assist others to step up and find their soul’s purpose so they can help influence the world in their own beautiful way.”

Dakota Earth Cloud Walker

Investment & Enrollment

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Dakota Earth Cloud Walker

About Dakota Earth Cloud

In the nearly 30 years that I have taught personal development and spiritual courses, the Medicine Wheel is by far the most powerful tool I have ever worked with.

When I began building Gaia Wisdom School, I had a very strong intention of helping people to find their power, to rise into their full potential and to offer folks tools they can use every single day and in every single moment – to inspire folks to become and embody their sacred purpose, not just give it lip service or to constantly be struggling to obtain it.

In my working life I hold many titles and certificates – Shamanic Minister, Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, Master Ritualist, Trance Dance Facilitator, Spiritual Teacher and Mom to a trio of beautiful 4 legged teachers. I wear many hats ranging from nomadic Shaman, Horse whisperer, business owner and entrepreneur, avid kayaker and adventure seeker, and tech queen.

I’ve trained with remarkable teachers including one of the last living Hopi Medicine Men, Shamans in Ireland, and Arizona. I’ve studied exclusively with Dr. Ted Baroody, the founder of Holographic Health. I’ve studied with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids based out of Wales. But the greatest teacher I’ve ever found are the students who come with a deep desire to face the wounds, blast through the fear, walk through the fires, stand firmly as they embark on living the best life possible and to live deeply and suck the marrow out of life. I am constantly inspired, and humbled.

I feel fortunate to be here today, to be living this life, to be with these brave students of life, and to be witness to so many incredible hero’s journeys.

I could tell you more, talking about myself is NOT one of my strong suits. So if you want more, click here.




Fun, Interesting Facts About Dakota

  • Traveled 33,243 miles last year on an epic road adventure
  • Serious rock hound
  • 65th Great Grandfather founded Scotland
  • Worked as a professional river guide in Utah
  • Been known as a horse whisperer
  • Have a 30 year ongoing love affair with coffee
  • Have owned and operated my own business for 30 years
  • Used to be a web designer “for fun”
  • Had a pet deer, Buddha, that I raised from day one
  • Was a Massage Therapist to many stars and professional athletes
  • You’ll never catch me wearing pink
  • Have no tolerance for bullying
  • I’ve had nearly 2 million people listen to my meditations


The Gaia Team
Team Gaia - Sherrie

Sherrie Wirth

Business Manager & Admin

Sherrie and Dakota met in 2016 at a business conference in Los Angeles. The connection was instant and the creative energy was immediately overflowing. Sherrie joined Team Gaia shortly after and assists with all business aspects of growing Gaia Wisdom School. Her passion is getting Dakota’s message out to as many soul travelers as possible. She helped implement the Coffee With Dakota series and the Shaman Short series – who knows what will pop up next? One thing is certain…nothing is ever stagnant so stay tuned! Sherrie also joined the Mentorship Program and has been traveling the Wheel for 2 years now. Feel free to private message her if you have any questions about the program or just want to talk.

Team Gaia - Lee Ann

Lee-Ann Connors

Support & Tech

Lee-Ann joined the Mentorship 2 years ago as a student and last year joined the “behind the scenes” team to assist with tech issues, quality control, and too many other things to list here. She has been nicknamed “Eagle Eye” for her ability to catch anything that needs fixing! Lee-Ann wasn’t always in the tech/QA field. She has also sold popcorn at the movies, been a chambermaid, call center rep which ultimately led to her path into the tech field. She also started a Holiday Gift Giving project for a local homeless shelter, she has always had a big heart for small kids.

Navi Dog

Security, Humor, Therapist

Navi joined Team Gaia in August, 2018 after being found and rescued from a small shelter in Vernal, Utah. She has since then, become the team mascot and has her own website coming soon. Navi, an American Coon Hound, loves squirrels and any critter smaller than her. She is well trained in hide and seek, sit, and stay. She loves belly rubs, other dogs, yogurt, and me. She recently is joined with her brother, Raven and sister, Issie. They are currently working on their 3 stooges act.

Fun, Interesting Facts about Sherrie

  • Lover of nature
  • Serial entrepreneur (since a kid)
  • Software developer
  • Passion is helping others see their potential
  • Super power of pulling someone’s story out of them
  • Can seriously geek out on biz ideas
  • Mom to a beautiful 15 year old son
  • Graphic Designer, creating presentations used in courts
  • Adjunct professor at University of Texas Law School


Fun, Interesting Facts About Lee Ann

  • Avid collector of crystals
  • Celebrates birthday’s with Mickey
  • Makes bath salts and bug sprays for fun
  • Can spot a typo 5 miles away
  • Taller than most people think
  • Hates avocados
  • Been in tech industry 25+ years
  • Has a thick Boston accent
  • Only child who read a book a day
  • Named after Lee Petty and Leeroy Yarbrough
  • Wanted to teach Kindergarten
  • Loves water

Fun, Interesting Facts about Navi

  • Can spin spectacular circles before dinner
  • Loves kids
  • Has bones buried in various parts of the USA
  • Ears so long they get wet every time she drinks
  • Loves coffee
  • Sleeps with arms straight up in air
  • Fastest dog in every dog park visited
  • Can squeak a toy for 10 minutes non stop
  • Can speak her own language
  • Will soon have her own website (
  • Loves to hold hands (paws)



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