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What People are Saying
Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera

Welcome to Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings™  


The Art of Living 'Completely Connected'

The old paradigm of conquering nature and each other, of social injustice and spiritual starvation is over. What kind of future will we create? This – is the essential adventure of our time.

The Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings invites you to remember the sacred unity of all living things and joy of living completely connected. The philosophies and practices show you the way to generate the energy, harmony, and insight needed to creatively move through personal and global challenges with strength and compassion.  

The experiential nature-centered Certification and Mentorship programs, workshops and retreats ignite your innate ability to make contact with, learn from and be nourished by the ‘other powers of life’ in which human existence is completely intertwined.

Entering a rapport with the animate Earth the Shamanu programs provide the guidance and support needed to experience the fulfillment of living as visionary leaders and co-creators with the living Earth.

"Now is the time when we must renew ourselves and live as if we and all of life is sacred, and as if everything we do makes a difference." Jean Houston

Programs offered:


For 28 years Shamanu has distilled core processes and trainings that aid individuals in creating empowered choices, lives and societies.  The teachings weave a diversity of regenerative practices and philosophies - Deep Ecology, the science of Living Systems,  Indigenous wisdom, personal transformation strategies, somatic practices, Earth rituals, journeying processes and deep nature immersion, to support individuals in experiencing the powers of Earth as fundamental forces of who they are, turning them into first hand experiences that are applicable to ones life and service.

Certification Pathways:

Wild Earth, Wild Heart 8-month Mentorship: Creating a Culture of Joy and Peace

Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teacher Training Course  

Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Correspondence Course 

Workshops & Series: 

Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Foundations - Grow an awareness of our profound interconnection, our shared reality and shared planet. Discover what it means to be an ecologically 'awake' human being.

Primordial Journeys  emulate the intrinsic movements and fluid forces of our biological beginnings. A variety of movement explorations enliven our organism back to its natural state of flexibility, fluidity, vitality and wholeness.  

The Work that Reconnects: Awakening the Courageous Heart - Based on the revolutionary work of Joanna Macy, the Work that Reconnects is a map for personal empowerment and transformation.  Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, The WTR builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity. 

Re-Wild & Re-Connect 8-day Immersion -  A soulful, life-affirming journey into the wonder and mystery of your inner nature and this sacred, living Earth. With Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera, Bill Pfeiffer & Shantree Kacera


Eco-Spiritual one-on-one consultations with Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera, founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings

Shamanu offers soulful explorations that re-awaken the unshakable power and joy that comes when we reclaim our ecological birthright and with it, our Future.  

What people are saying about the Shamanu: Earth Wisdom workshops & trainings:

"The Earth Wisdom Teachings have given me a sense of self that is so much larger than I had ever imagined. I feel empowered, committed, and most important, happier." Eva

"This was a very empowering and awakening experience. It helped me strengthen trust in myself and surrender to my inner wisdom. I know now that I am Earth. I feel so inspired. The Living Centre environment is transformative." Robin

"An amazing and transformational experience. I loved every moment. Thank you!" Beverly

"It is this kind of education that will take us into the future in a good way. Totally inspiring. I had no idea I had forgotten so much of who I am. It's just good to come back home to myself and feel my part in this amazing earth community." Sean

"To walk barefoot day after day, and feel the earth beneath me. To slow down. I was nourished with love and respect and vitality. I was held in a safe and sacred space. I was shown how to find this safe space, and this courage anywhere.

Lorenna shared so much on so many levels, from her experience and research. She is one of the wisest and most generous women I have ever met, and helps me uncover answers to the most important questions I have about life. It all was immensely healing and nourishing.  

I felt my intertwining with the earth, my connection to my larger self, and to others. We are not separate. This is a deep realization that I felt in my body. I felt it, and can accept it. This I remember every day now, and carry with me. I also am more able to observe and understand where I go when I am not feeling safe.

I know now that there is a greater intelligence within me that I had just lost touch with.  I trust now, that even if I will get lost again, and again, I can also, again and again, come back to who I really am. Feel joy, feel pain and keep breathing and keep connected to others and Earth. 

I come home with very practical and simple tools that I can integrate at home. I now have keys to understanding how to heal." - Naomi

"The Shamanu Immersion was really amazing! By embracing the process of living in alignment with nature and from my heart, it gave me the inspiration needed to make the paradigm shift that’s required to become a new kind of human  It was a nice balance of practical teachings and bringing the teachings into my body through breathwork, sound, movement and dance. Rather than just knowing it mentally, I actually became these concepts. Not only that but the setting is just being in paradise and also being nourished by the beautiful living foods.  It was really an experience of a lifetime and I can't believe its right at my doorstep here in London!" - Kim

"The Shamanu Training gave me the tools to feel my soul, it gave me the strength and the courage to own my spirit, and the sacred space to re-connect to a deep sense of who I really am and the steps I need to take to reach a potential that is grounded in the Earth and steeped in wildness, love, joy, and a deep sense of self.  Shamanu created a safe and sacred space for me to express myself and for me to allow myself to take down my own walls of conditioning, limited beliefs and gave me wings to dance a dance that seeks connection with the ancient soul of the cosmos.

The breathwork and primordial movement I learned during Shamanu, the practice of gratitude, the practice of connecting with the Elements and rooting myself in the Earth, have become a part of my morning routine, making my days more grounded, sacred, spiritually satisfying. Since returning home I see the beauty, abundance and love that surrounds me with different eyes and I find myself laying down to bed more connected with my self, happier and with a fuller heart.

Thank you Lorenna for your guidance, for your support along the journey, for your openness, for creating a little piece of Heaven on Earth. The Living Centre is what I imagine the Garden of Eden to be, a place of beauty, bounty, safety, and healing. A place where the animal beings always hum and sing and us humans remember our right to connect deeply to the Earth so we can radiantly shine and know peace in mind and fullness in heart. Thank you. It was a truly life affirming and changing experience."- Natalie,   

I find this repetitive fast pace world that we live in, tiresome at times. It is extremely challenging to stay in the present, when we are constantly living in a state of stress and fear...The techniques from your workshop has gifted me the resources, which enables me to balance on all levels. Because I add these rituals to my life everyday, I feel stronger because of it...Thank you Lorenna, you are a very gifted woman

Although I live in the country, I haven’t ever taken the time to truly study and listen to the plants around me on such an intimate level.  I observed the intuitive wisdom of Nature and the perfect and seamless interaction between all living things.  If we could allow Nature to be our mentor, our lives would have a healthier balance that would benefit (rather than harm) the Earth.

The wave motion opened up the energy flow in my body and left me revitalized.  Through our daily dance with the Elements, I felt a powerful connection to Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ether.  

Lorenna and Shantree provided us with this beautiful space where the plants, trees and animals thrive as they soak in the love and respect they receive.  With the gorgeous surroundings and the nurturing group support, it felt like I’d entered into another dimension and I was living in the way that our ancestors intended us to live.  It was tough to leave this lovely oasis. - Sandi

I highly recommend the Shamanu programs to my friends and family.  I find The Living Centre to be very nourishing on many different levels; emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.  I often leave glowing with vitality and a regained inspiration to live life more fully and with more presence.  Nourishment comes from many different places in Shamanu; wonderful vegan meals, hot outdoor showers with grapes overhead, friendly cats/dog, beautiful gardens, sitting on a blanket under the Cherry trees listening or sharing, dancing near the pond, meeting new people, laughing, sharing, crying, communing with nature and gathering information and wisdom from Lorenna and Shantree; two very spiritual, down to Earth people who have a great gift of inspiring people to live their best lives for the health, happiness and well being of our Earth and all of her inhabitants.  I am filled with gratitude from all the gifts I have received through this program and how my experience there has changed and shaped my life in so many positive ways." – Mary Anne

The Shamanu immersion course was infused with beautiful rituals, steeped in, and informed by nature.This workshop was seamless and sensual . It transcends my being from the mundane isolation of human individuality to that of opening and integrating with the sacred web- the Universe. - Paula


LorennaLorenna Bousquet-Kacera is an Eco-Creativity guide and founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, grandmother and lover of Life.

She is co-founder and director with her husband Shantree of The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute. Lorenna is a Permaculture Educator, Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Educator and Sevenfold Path of Peace coach with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels.

A study into the mysteries of life and how to invoke the primal elements of nature have shown her that human and Nature are one force, interconnected in all ways. She believes that everything we need to know about how to live extraordinary lives we can find the answers to in Nature. 

For over 25 years Lorenna has mentored ‘change makers’ from all walks of life. Her teachings support the reclaiming of our birthright as ecological beings, and with it an Earth-honouring vision that is centered in a practical spirituality. 

Her work is inspired by the teachings of indigenous cultures, Joanna Macy - The Work that Reconnects, Starhawk & Dave Jackie - Permaculture, Emily Conrad & Susan Harper - Continuum, Living Systems Theory, Deep Ecology and the cosmological work of Brian Swimme & Thomas Berry.

Her 40 years experience in the field of personal transformation, spiritual evolution and holistic ecology has gifted her with a diversity of regenerative modalities and wisdom, which she loves to share with others.