"It's the Simple Things That Touch my Heart and Move my Soul."
For all of my life I have been drawn to magical things and have felt deeply connected to Nature and the Elements and especially to the forest. The green moss, the trees and fields. The pine needles and the smell of earth. The leafy green plants, mushrooms and ferns. Forest animals, birds and insects. I've always felt most at home in the Forest, most alive and at the same time, felt the aliveness of the forest. I simply love the feel of earth under my feet and in my hands. ~ Lori
Some of my story
Experienced Shamanic Practitioner
An Introductory to Shamanism with Natasha Seacord (2007)
Attended 3 years of the Shamanic Convergence (hosted by the Shamanic Grandmothers Council of Nova Scotia) in Nova Scotia, Canada and on third year became a presenter. (2009 - 2012)
Co-lead an Introductory to Celtic Shamanism in Niagara Region, Canada with Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood and David Cameron in 2012.
Co-lead an Introductory to Celtic Shamanism in Nova Scotia, Canada with Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood, David Cameron and Brenda Marita Mason in 2012
Co-lead Celtic Shamanism A Restoration of the Soul Shrine and the Land in Nova Scotia Canada with Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood, David Cameron, Brenda Marita Mason and Jeff Smyth. (2017)
Moving Mandala Shamanic Training with Nancy Dancing Light & Brenda Marita Mason (2012)
Moving Mandala Shamanic Teacher Training in England with Nancy Dancing Light (2012)
Facilitated Moving Mandala Shamanic Training in Niagara Region/New Brunswick (2014, 2016, 2018)
Shamanic Pilgrimage to; Arizona (2008, 2014), Mexico (2010), Ancient Ireland (2012), England (2012), Scotland (2013), California (2011, 2015, 2018), British Columbia (2015), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia yearly.
Through Travellers Joy (http://www.travellersjoy.ca/) co-lead Shamanic Pilgrimage; Ancient Ireland West ~ Honouring our Faery Ancestors (2015), Ancient Ireland South and North ~ A Voyage of Mastery (2015), Ancient Ireland East and West ~ A Journey Around the Celtic Wheel (2017), Ancient Scotland Highlands ~ A Reunion of Souls (2018),New England ~ Remembering the Magic (2018), The Yucatan ~ Mexico ~ The Star Jaguar Pilgrimage to the Ancient South (2019).
Foundation For Shamanic Studies; The Way of the Shaman, Shamanic Extraction Healing Training, Shamanism Dying and Beyond, Power Soul Retrieval Training. (2012 - 2014)
Dying Consciously Training ~ Alison Nomore Ph.D. (2014)
Certified Sundoor Firewalk Instructor/Empowerment Coach/Trainer I attended my first Firewalk in 2007 and was forever changed by it. I experienced a major shift in the way she saw myself and the World. I began to question all the self limiting beliefs that, so often, played through my mind. I felt my heart open. I could see so many possibilities for my life. I was present and connected to the Natural World. I felt immersed in the infinite, dancing with the Devine, deeply connected to the Ancient Wisdom of the Ancestors and the Elements. And since then I have danced with the beautiful Fire hundreds of times.. each time holding unique blessings and gifts for me... I believe in the power and importance of Community and Ceremony.. That we are much more than we know.. That we are in fact powerful/magical Creators.. That with heart, intention and focus we are capable of amazing things.. That all life is sacred, precious and connected and that we are continuously offered opportunities to step into our greatest possibility, to embrace our own unique medicine, magic and song.
Healing Reiki Completed Reiki Level 1 & 2 in 2011 from Barb Tremblay , Completed Reiki Master Teacher in 2011 with Susan Dayboll, Completed Reiki Master Teacher in 2012 with Brenda Spirit Whispers Mason.
Mahatma Multi~Dimension Completed Mahatma Multi~Dimension Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Master Teacher with Timothy Moran in 2012.
Body Centred Coaching/Women's Wisdom Circles/It's My Life programs Completed Jeanie Campanelli’s “It’s My Life Program” & “Woman’s Wisdom Circles” basic and advanced in 2013/14, Completed Marlena Field’s Body-Centered Coaching program with Nina Mioen 2014
My Day Job I also have more than 29 years of Electrical/Hydroelectric Operating experience working with various Electrical Transmission/Distribution/Generation/Water Management Companies in Ontario and I am deeply honoured to be the first woman to hold my current position of River Control Supervisor at Ontario Power Generation/New York Power Authority's International Control Dam where I work very closely with the Niagara River, predicting flows, managing the Niagara River and Niagara Falls. From my view just above the falls, my first priority as a River Control Supervisor is maintaining the natural beauty of the River and the Falls and I am truly humbled by my role as Steward of the River.
What Our Clients Are Saying
I have gotten to experience the workings of Loriii! I have attended a Celtic retreat and my first Moving Mandala just this fall in New Brunswick. May I stress the word first as in my heart I believe there will be more I attend. On that note Lori has a soft and gentle nature while teaching. She also carries the structure and discipline to keep on course. The gifts with in Myself that I came home with after attending both events I personally can not find the words to quite explain. The changes are subtle but far reaching. Every time I release a piece of baggage it makes me very proud to know I release it for my ancestors also. I came home and looked into my sons eyes and thought and felt how I am releasing these things so my son doesn’t have to play this part out. The work done at these shops will last longer than your physical body. I highly recommend attending any workshop being facilitated by Lori or her brothers and sisters. They are well trained in what they are doing on their paths. Blessings ❤️ Brittany Frost Westport N,S
"With the greatest love and care, Lori Folkins is able to create at her Firewalk, a sacred space wherein you can feel embraced by a special and unique moment in time that serves you in your highest need to connect with Spirit and push through the barriers of limitation that are both literally and symbolically done so as you take your first steps across the bed of hot coals. Because of her passionate heartfelt dedication to the development of each participants personal journey and their commitment to uphold their own personal transformation to the highest, Lori is able to achieve miraculous results of inner releasing, cleansing and spiritual transmutation of which I have both witnessed and have experienced first hand. I cannot express deeply enough my gratitude for the shifts and changes that have appeared within my life since participating in her Firewalk. I can only urge those of you who are looking to transcend the limitations that so frustratingly appear over and over again in your life to seek Lori out and allow the Light & Love that she pours into each Firewalk, to change you as it has so greatly changed me and so many others. Thank you, Lori and Namaste." Timothy M
“The first time I met Lori was at a spiritual gathering, that I had attended by myself. During a workshop she commented ‘Sometimes you are the dreamer and sometimes you are the dream.’ The truth of that statement struck me and I had to thank her. She told me it was a song and she proceeded to sing it to me. She has sang to me quite a few times since then and has even sent me messages of songs. She is a kind and gentle soul who immediately puts you at ease. Lori is a gift to everyone she meets. I am thankful for her friendship, her messages, her drum circles, her fire walks and all that she offers the world.” ~Kathy Upper -Chief Visionary, Spiritual Niagara
"Thank YOU for this empowering and inspiring experience! You are a great mentor to me, demonstrating in action how to serve selflessly, people as well as a good cause! In Gratitude, Love, Light and Laughter, Bee" Brigita Roube
"It was an amazing night and your right ,There are no words to describe the energy I felt there last night . Thank you Lori Folkins" Jamielee V
"Thank you Lori Folkins for hosting an unforgettable evening. It was one of the MOST EMPOWERING nights of my life. Namaste" Susan K
"Thank you as well Lori...my mind is still whirling but in an amazing way....I feel so blessed by you all xo forever." Holly M
"Nia:wen | thank you all that held safe space for such loving sacred space last night." ~ Raven
"Such a powerful circle, deep healing = deep sleep... Had the best sleep ever... High vibrations...XO" Isabelle Gargagliano @joysolevitality
"Last night was a beautiful gift. I am open to receive and feel all of life and blessings flowing through me. Both for my benefit and so I can share freely with others again." Vivienne D
"Thank you for holding such sacred space! I received much healing and woke up feeling light as a feather!! Love, peace. light to you 💖🙏" Amy
"Thank you for such a beautiful evening. I carried it with me for days. It was remarkable! I'm making my own hand drum in the next few weeks with Laura ☺️Can't wait to attend again 💖✨Melanie C
"Lori 's humility and dedication wisdom courage honesty and generosity boil down into that healing kind of love that inspires and motivates !" James Deurloo
"its days later, much like a daze... and I still... I am digesting.... I am accepting... I am feeling and honoured and blessed and blooming... all because. ~ You showed us how. YOU.. You called us here. we came... because YOU shared the way. I thank you. From the depths of my soul. This was, a beginning to live for me." Amy Eggleton Barlow
'thank you again for holding the firewalk it was truly an amazing experience, the energy that was created that night was extremely powerful because it was filled with love, a real heart blessed love and for this I am forever grateful." A Tomaino
"Thank you, what an awesome, life changing night. I will never be the same." M.M.
"Lori, Thank you for giving us all this experience of fire walking. What an amazing gift to realized that we are capable beyond the limits of our knowledge and our beliefs and especially our fears. The changes that occured last night extended way beyond our group that attended. blessings!" JN
"I just want to thank Lori Anne for leading this❤️ giving and receiving of energy just lights me up🌟 Grateful for you, grateful for everyone there, grateful for sharing...Love and peace to all of you 💖" ~ Krista Nunns-Kemp
"I have no words to describe how I felt last night and still today. Thank you thank you thank you" ~ Fiona McNair
"Thank you, Lori for a powerful evening of drumming and empowerment at last night's Spirit Drumming - Empowering Ourselves. I found it empowering and awakening. It was a pleasure to meet you and so many other wonderful people. Thank you" ~ C.harmaine G.
September 24, 2015 · "Thank you Lori for your guidance and inspiration of such a magical circle last night. Its hard to find the right words so I am going to steal some of them from my friend, Gisele, from The Barber's Daughter who wrote them on one of her magical rings that she creates. I have adapted them You guide us to "find inspiration and meaning, soaked in the wonders of " spirit and our ancestors, "cradled in compassion of the heart and you hold a will" for us all "to make a difference". ~ L. Sanford
"I so want to thank everyone at the circle for 'initiating' my new Spirit Name. I am beyond grateful for that experience and at this incredible time and to share it with such a Powerful and Beautiful Group. I am humbled. And to you Lori - I have no words - just LOVE! Thank you thank you thank you. You have all given me strength to go forward on this next leg of my journey and to stand up in the challenge and know thta all is well. Love and Blessings." L.S.
Thank you Lori for a simply magical night of so much love love love by all through drumming, dancing, singing and sharing. Your grace, wisdom and love is humbling and inspiring. It is an honour to host you at the Den. Cannot wait for the next circle. In heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us last night. <3 <3 <3 MW
"THANK YOU Traveller's Joy - Tours with Spirit, Lori Folkins, Brenda Marita Mason and Grandmother Nancy Sherwood for taking us on the trip of a lifetime! AHH ooo" ~ Meg Ratcliffe
"Thank you everyone for being there tonight! I appreciate you Lori and the space you hold for the medicine that is possible! Love you!" KB
"Thank you, Lori for a powerful evening of drumming and empowerment at last night's Spirit Drumming - Empowering Ourselves. I found it empowering and awakening. It was a pleasure to meet you and so many other wonderful people. Thank you CG"
"I had an amazing experience last night. To be present with all the amazing people was wonderful Thanks and I will be back for more inspiring messages much like the one last night. Thanks Lori!!!! :)" MM
"It was an honor and a blessing to be there last night Lori. Thank you for holding such sacred space! I received much healing and woke up feeling light as a feather!! Love, peace. light to you 💖🙏"A. E.
"OH i absolutely LOVE this Lori! What a wonderful night. Thank you so much for leading such a beautiful celebration" TA
"Thank you for such a beautiful evening. I carried it with me for days. It was remarkable!" MC
"Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful evening. The vibrations are still with me. <3. amazing souls...amazing energy!" TP
"Thank you Lori Folkins for all that YOU do and all that YOU are! Last night was truly magical and divinely orchestrated with so much peacefulness, love, joy, and healing sounds. So many beautiful sounds from our drums, our shakers, our voices. A melody of love and healing. Humbled and honoured to host YOU at the Den. Feeling so much heartfelt gratitude. Thank YOU to everyone who came out and shared. It's always about who arrives to participate and last night unfolded so beautifully for each of us to embrace and take home to share and positively impacting everyone around us...helping to create more positive change. ❤️❤️❤️" Mary W
"Thank you Lori, for creating a sacred space of support and nourishment! And fun!
Thank you for the guidance and direction that you offer and for the opportunities created for all who come to express themselves and show up in the best way they know how.
My heart feels full... You are a blessing!!!" K.atrina Bremner
"I’ve been so fortunate to experience the impactful work of Lori Anne. In a world filled with Chaos, Lori Anne is the “Calm” and a true inspiration!" ~ Anna Scott- Intuitive Artist.
"I have participated in Moving Mandalas as well as attending a pilgrimage (to Ireland) with Lori. I found I was provided a space where I was able to dive deep and see myself in new ways. Both experiences allowed me to explore my truth and step into a new part of who I am. They were a very important part of my Journey." Katrina B