Spirit Weavers is an organization dedicated to providing shamanic healing and experiential training in Shamanism. We are located in Michigan, with programs offered in mid-Michigan, and within and outside of the state.
This organization was founded by Kate Durda and Stephanie Tighe in 1997.
They offer shamanic healing work, teach workshops in the United States and
Canada, provide training in healing techniques, and work to create shamanic
community. They also bring some of the top teachers of shamanism to Michigan.
They are members of:
|Foundation for Shamanic Studies||
|Shamanic Teachers & Practitioners||
|Medicine for the Earth Teachers/Practitioners||
|Society for Shamanic Practitioners||
Last Updated October 31, 2015
The Holidays are rapidly approaching. You can gift yourself or a loved one with items such as a homemade rattle or Spirit Bag (Kate can also customize a rattle with stones, crystals, or a painting). Another wonderful idea is to have someone hand paint a drum (http://www.heartofadeerarts.com/drums). You can also give gift certificates from Spirit Weavers. They can be used for workshops or rattles or Spirit Bags.
Check our workshops page for information on all events.
2016 - Save the dates!
March 5-6, 2016 Healing
Pierce Cedar Creek, Hastings, Mi.
Two Year Celtic Shamanism Program - Graduate Reunion
April 21-24, 2016 at Pierce
Cedar Creek Nature Center
This program is open only to
graduates of Tom's Two Year program.
Two Year Program
with Nan Moss
September 29-October 2, 2016
click here for more information
Two Year Advanced Shamanism
and Shamanic Initiation
Starting in the fall (We
finally found a place!!)
Stay tuned for more information!
Monthly JOURNEY CIRCLE
There are many circles in Michigan. Please contact us for information on one in your area.
Our colleagues Brenda Bly
and Christine Waugh-Fleischmann are gifted shamanic
Please consider visiting their website at
You can commission Christine to paint your drum
with a design you decide on. Brenda makes beautiful shaman figures.
Kate and Stephanie have provided healing to hundreds of persons and are available for healing sessions, both in person and long distance. To see if you could benefit from Shamanic Healing or if you just want a "tune up" give us a call. If you are not sure if you need a healing or not you may want to read some of our articles to aid you in determining if Shamanic Healing could help you.
For articles click here!
ART of SPIRIT & LIGHT!
Weavers, Kate and Stephanie, are happy to create for you
items of spirit and light to enhance your spiritual practice
and to promote "Lightness of Being".
Spirit Bags, Drums & more
See below for more info!
Kate Durda, M.A. & Stephanie Tighe, MSW, are shamanic practitioners who have
offered shamanic healing as well as training for the past 15 years. For their own use, as well as for their students and others in the shamanic
community, Stephanie and Kate began handcrafting tools for use in spiritual
practice. They create drums, rattles, personal “Spirit Bags”, and more.
RATTLES and Spirit Bags for Sale! Can also be made to order
To order rattles or spiritbags, please contact us by phone or email us with your interest !
**** If interested in a Rattle Making workshop,
let us know.
When we have enough interested folk, we'll schedule it ! ***
"Spirit Bags" are made in necklace fashion using 'knotless netting' technique and waxed linen thread. These bags are used as personal medicine bag, with totems and power objects attached and placed inside bag. Please see our website for description and availability of all items.
Rattles /Drums are handcrafted with choice of hides: cow, elk, deer, moose. We can do individual personalized items incorporating materials, designs, or elements which you want used in the making, upon request.
We also can do handpainting of rattles and drums to your specification. All gifts from the animal/plant spirits honored in the creation of these spiritual tools. Honoring Ceremonies are shared.
WORKSHOPS: Rattle-making, Spirit Bags
Rattles are very important shamanic tools, used for ceremony, calling
the Spirits, healing work and journeying. Making your own tools for spiritual
practice is very powerful, and a wonderful way to strengthen your connection to
the Spirit World.
We offer workshops on making your own rattles and other personals spiritual items such as "Personal Altars” or “Prayer Cards". Check our website, it changes often!