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Taught by Lauren Torres
Date(s): August 17th (Friday) through August 22nd (Wednesday)
Time: Friday Evening through Wednesday Noon
Location: Ronora Lodge and Retreat, Watervliet, MI (about 8 miles from Lake Michigan)
Price: $575, or $650 after July 7th 2012, Lodging is $275 includes a group kitchen

Class Description:

Soul Retrieval is an ancient shamanic technique in which the shamanic practitioner retrieves lost parts of the client’s soul and returns them to that person for his or her healing and empowerment. Click here to read more about soul retrieval. Soul retrieval is a useful method for practitioners because it can address depression, inability to move forward, feelings of not being present, as well as health issues. The return of one’s soul can break patterns, open oneself to more choice, bring more enthusiasm into life, and give greater feelings of wholeness and a sense of well being.

Participants will be trained how to work with the issue of soul loss, explore causes of soul loss, learn how to track a client’s soul and return it, as well as learn how to work with life after soul retrieval. Participants will perform a soul retrieval, as well as receive one. You will be given training to help with client’s integration process after a soul retrieval through journey work, ritual, and ceremony.

The five day format gives participants a more extensive training in different areas of the work. It also provides the time for exploration of the magical and inspiring way the returned soul integrates into one’s being. In addition to gaining a solid foundation for working with clients, participants will be taught soul retrieval for body parts, organs, joints, and soul retrieval of the land.


You must have taken an introduction to journeying class before you can take this training.  Those trained primarily in South American shamanism, even if extensively trained, will need to take a intro class for the type of journey we will be using in this training.   Contact Lauren Torres as soon as possible, to schedule a class: or email

All participants should be confident with their journey skills and be successfully at contacting their teachers and/or power animals in non-ordinary reality. THERE IS AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS TRAINING.

This class is not for personal healing purposes. It is for people who want to bring soul retrieval into their healing practices, or believe they may wish to do so. This class instructs in soul retrieval and how to help with integration through shamanic journey and ritual.

You need to already have had introductory shamanic classes, and feel comfortable with journeying.  Look at my schedule or contact me about training in the Chicago area if you who feel you need to brush up on your skills.


Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center is a beautiful location for this work.  The land and facilities are well kept, and the love of the owners for the land is reflected in the peacefulness there.  There are woods, with trails and a pond to explore on class breaks.
Coming from Chicago, the retreat center is off I-94, just 88 miles after you pass the Illinois border, after St. Joe but before Paw Paw Lake.  The accommodations are comfortable, two to three beds in a room.  We will be in the Trinity Lodge, click to view.

What to bring:

You must have a rattle or a drum. (You can create a rattle by putting small stones/popping corn or similar in a water bottle.)
Something to cover your eyes while journeying.
A blanket and/or pillow so that you can be comfortable lying on the floor to journey.
A journal/notebook and pen to write down what is taught in the class.
List of other items needed for your stay will be provided after registration.


Lauren Torres is the founder of Shaman Links,, a website for shamanic information. In addition to teaching and healing in the Chicago area, she is also a Senior Mechanical Engineer. She has a Master of Arts degree at DePaul University in Chicago, her degree focuses on Shamanic Practice. Visit for more information or click here. Lauren has been authorized by Sandra Ingerman to teach this class, see for more information.

To start enrollment process for 5 Day Soul Retrieval:
Send Check or MO only to Lauren Torres, PO Box 918, Lansing IL 60438.
$575 for early registration, Price $650 after July 7th + Lodging $275. $50 non-refundable, you must send $300 to register. Also submit this questionnaire.