The Soul Healing Way Program

A Program of Personal Healing and Liberation

The Soul Healing Way is a mystery school without borders, an online personal healing and transformational program grounded in a Greek Bahamian, womanish, earth-based shamanic perspective and open to all who hear the call. Developed by writer, healer, and teacher Helen Klonaris, and rooted in over a decade of study in the healing arts, it brings together the love and power of mythos, the deep and ancient wisdom of shamanism as a spiritual technology, and the sacred presence of our interconnection with all life to transform our wounds into our gold.

In this deeply liminal time – an in between time of slowing down to listen, to turn within and face ourselves, to inquire as to the ways our lives have been shaped by the past, and forces greater than ourselves – The Soul Healing Way offers a powerful connection to community as witness and to an experiential process that will help us identify our spiritual and emotional wounds, and importantly bring to them the healing they need to transform. It will give us tools to recover parts of ourselves we thought were lost, and to identify and re-write the stories we have been telling that keep us from living our most exuberant dreams.

Each of us is a miracle. Like the great silk cotton tree, the little green heron, or the mangrove that grows long skinny legs to lift itself above the surface of the water, we too are miraculous creations that have the right to exist on this extraordinary, precious planet Earth. In this program, we will come together to witness and support each other in a healing process of retrieval and transformation, celebrating as we find and bring ourselves home.

vintage-jetty-on-lakeBenefits of the Program

We often struggle to create the life we most want to live. And we don’t always have access to the tools we need to help us get there. In The Soul Healing Way, we won’t just talk about what is hard, or what we want to create; instead, by understanding and practicing the ancient and contemporary arts of shamanism, we will actively shift old stories and patterns to create new pathways to ourselves and our deepest longings.

Consider the following questions:

  • Where do you hurt?
  • Do you find yourself stuck in old patterns you can’t seem to shake?
  • Do you feel you just can’t seem to ‘get it together’?
  • Do you struggle to speak your truth?
  • Do you often feel like you don’t belong?
  • Is it hard to sustain yourself financially?
  • Do past experiences keep you from having the intimacy you want?
  • What is your soul’s longing?
  • What do you dream of creating in your life and in the world?

Participants in The Soul Healing Way will learn how to use ancient and universal tools to access the healing they need to change their lives and to live more fully into who they are and what they have come here to do.

In the first year of the program we focus on healing early childhood wounding. Participants can expect to:

  • Learn about the Shamanic worldview
  • Journey into the shamanic realm
  • Connect with plant and animal allies
  • Connect with ancestors
  • Experience soul retrievals
  • Learn about child developmental psychology
  • Understand Jungian human psychology
  • Become acquainted with the Hero’s Journey and Rites of Passage
  • Discover the Hero’s Journey in myth and folktales
  • Use shamanic journeys and shamanic states of consciousness to heal and transform childhood wounds
  • Connect with their inner children
  • Have a new womb experience
  • Experience a joyful re-birth
  • Write a personal mythos
  • Feel seen, cherished, and welcomed in a safe and sacred community environment
  • Stand in their power ready to take the next step into freedom


“When our childhood needs were unfulfilled, they left a psychic wake: grief at the loss and a long, plaintive, interior cry for what we missed.” -David Richo

Overview of the Program

Year One: I Come to Get Me! 

  • Introduction to Shamanic Practice
  • Introduction to The Hero’s Journey
  • Introduction to Jungian Psychology
  • Learning about Childhood Developmental Psychology
  • Healing the Birth Experience
  • Clearing Ancestral Trauma, including slavery and genocide
  • Healing Early Childhood Wounds
  • Ceremonies for Childhood and Adolescent Initiatory Rites
  • Journeying into the Shamanic Realm
  • Connecting with Nature and Plant Allies
  • Experiencing Soul Retrievals
  • Writing a Personal Genesis
  • Co-Creating Group Ceremony

 Year Two: Healing the World In Us 

  • Development of The Hero’s Journey
  • Development of Shamanic Practices
  • Walking The Rainbow Path
  • Transforming Life Stories
  • Transforming Personal Wounds
  • Writing a Personal Mythos
  • Exploring Aboriginal, West African, Mediterranean, Indian, Celtic, and Caribbean Myths, Folklore, and Spiritualities
  • Reading and Discussing Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives on Trauma and Transformation
  • Connecting with Nature and Plant Wisdom
  • Co-Creating Group Ceremony

Year Three: Healing for the World 

  • Advanced Shamanic Practices
  • Advanced Work on the Rainbow Path
  • Transforming Family Life Stories
  • Healing Ancestral Wounds
  • Healing Past Lives
  • Accessing Divine Purpose
  • Co-Creating Group Ceremony
  • Connecting with Nature and Plant Wisdom
  • Healings for Colonialism’s Wounds
  • Healings for the transformation of White Supremacy
  • Healings for the Earth
  • Spiritual Activism and World Work

Dates and Cost

There will be four intensives each year of the program. The dates for the first year of the program are as follows: October 15-18, 2020; January 14-17, 2021; April 15-18, 2021; & July 22-25, 2021. We will meet via Zoom Thursdays 2-5pm (PST)/5-8pm (EST) and Fridays through Sundays 8:30am-5:30pm (PST)/11:30am-8:30pm (EST).

Each intensive is 30 hours and includes lectures and experientials, including shamanic journeys, guided energy medicine healings, embodied visualizations, group work, partner work, multiple breaks, and an hour each full day for lunch.

This is powerful work, and the extended time will allow participants to drop into the healing field and receive amplified healing over the course of our three and a half days together. Participants are invited to think of this as personal retreat time, and to consider ways of carving out sacred space within their household so they can feel freedom to surrender to the healing process.

Because the program is now fully online, and because we are still many of us feeling the effects of economic crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the cost has been reduced across the four intensives. The cost of the first year is $2,240, or $560 per intensive. Payments may be made in installments, or in one sum via Zelle, Paypal, or direct deposit. For those experiencing financial hardship, please ask about our sliding scale and other possibilities for payment.

There is no obligation to sign up for the entire year. Take the first intensive and see if you feel called to continue!


Sign Up!

Those interested are invited to write to for more information or to receive an application form. You may also send a WhatsApp message to 510-200-2826 introducing yourself and your interest in the program. I can’t wait to hear from you!

“Helen’s workshop helped me to understand and heal parts of my psyche that my psychologist couldn’t even reach. Devoid of Helen’s gentle yet wise and reassuring guidance, I’m not sure if I would have been willing to do the emotional work that was needed.” -Felicite Carroll
“Helen’s incredible ability to move beyond the obvious limitations of online technologies to guide us in deep, embodied practice and to connect with one another is worthy of an essay of its own, and in this moment I’ll just say she seriously threw down, holding space, love, compassion, curiosity, and invitation, all with an anti-colonial, anti-racist stance. The workshop was transformative. I learned that shamanic practice is an ancient technology, born of human ingenuity and spirit that allows all of us to use our wisdom, our imagination, and our collective myths and symbols and stories to directly access healing and insight for personal, ancestral, cultural, and -importantly- social need.” -Alissa Schwartz, Solid Fire Consulting