Sierra (Thayer) McFeeters

As a small child my grandmother and my father took me out into nature and taught me to love and revere the natural world. My father always said that nature was where a person would find god. As I moved into adult life it became clear to me that along with my reverence for nature my life would involve healing and teaching. This path has lead me from midwifery to herbology, Light Work energy healing, Reiki and Shamanism. With each step along the way I have taught others, passing along the wisdom and helping others to heal themselves.

In 1993 I became a certified Light Worker. In 1996 I became a Reiki practitioner and in 1998 a teacher and have since taught Reiki to over 1,000 people. Then, in 2000, I was lead to study Shamanism through a mystical encounter with a moose. I have studied with Native American Elders as well as Peruvian and Brazillian Shamans.

I met the Elders of a Northeastern Woodlands medicine lodge and was asked to join them. A year later I was initiated into their Lodge.

In 2003 I traveled to Peru to study Plant Spirit Medicine with a Shipibo Shaman.

In 2008 to 2010 I was given the Pipe teachings and eventually achieved the great honor of becoming a Pipe Carrier.

I have been teaching the Shamanic Apprenticeship program since 2005.

I believe nature is sacred. Our connection to nature empowers us and enables us to connect to our true selves. When we are disconnected from nature it is easy to abuse it; when we abuse nature, we also abuse ourselves.

The two are connected: To honor ourselves is to honor nature and to honor nature is to honor ourselves.