Welcome to Practical Shamanism with Otter Dance

Bringing the ancient beliefs into our modern experience.

Who we Are

 Otter Dance is dedicated to the Spiritual Path of Earth Medicine and Nature, honoring Spirit in all things.

EVERYTHING is sacred from the largest mountain to the smallest plant and animal.  A lesson can be found in all things and experiences and everything has a purpose. To sum up Earth Medicine; it is about HONOR, LOVE, and RESPECT. Not only love, honor, and respect for Creator and Mother Earth but also every living thing. It is about being in touch with oneself and everything around you. It is about knowing and understanding that you are part of everything, and everything is a part of you. Our Elders hold the answers, and our children hold the future.  We are all One.

Our teachings, practices and ceremonies are rooted in the wisdom of Joseph Rael, Beautiful Painted Arrow a Native American Mystic, Visionary and Shaman. For decades, Joseph has shared his Mystical and Visionary view of spirituality with people around the world. His approach to ceremony and healing is from a Native American perspective. Joseph teaches from his visions and insights, but does not share the sacred practices held only for his Tribes. In this way, we are introduced to a new vision of spiritual connection that is accessible to all who seek it. 

Robbie Warren, Otter Woman Standing is a modern day Medicine Woman and a traditional Shaman who serves as an intermediary between this world and the spirit world, she holds ceremonies, rituals and healing with the aid of Spirit Guides following the cultural traditions passed down through ancient teachings.

Robbie has been blessed with unique insight and connection to the Spirit World.  Her gifts have come naturally and have been developed and nurtured by surrounding herself with gifted teachers and Medicine People from many cultures around the world: South Africa, Germany, Iceland, Norway, The Netherlands, and Scotland.

 Brandy Winn, the Cajun Mystic, is an apprentice to Robbie, a Teacher, a Healer and an Earth Medicine Ceremonialist. She is, at heart, a true Cajun: fun-loving yet driven,   kind and hard working. 

When she became a student of Earth Medicine, taking one of Robbie’s early Shamanism courses, her sense of Service took on a new dimension: that of a Healing Practitioner and eventually Teacher. Otter Dance has continued to grow, in no small part due to Brandy’s wisdom and guidance, and doubtless would not be the community it is today without her.

Why We Are here

Practical Shamanism with Otter Dance is our new world way of delivering experiences that you would usually have to go to a personal development or spiritual retreat to uncover. Practical Shamanism holds the power to awaken your consciousness, unravel your purpose and guide you to achieving the ‘unreachable’. This is a living, breathing, continuous, interactive workshop in Animism and Shamanism, personal and spiritual growth

This is the time to reconnect and discover a tailored exploration into self-awareness, self-development, and spiritual growth just for you, whenever you need it.

What Brought Us Here

Practical Shamanism was born before we saw that the world was changing. We saw that people would be changing, and how we all interact would also change. We also saw some of life’s biggest questions being asked, and we knew we had access to practices, principles and teachings that could elevate us all. We also know that spiritual principles and practices, even if they are many thousands of years old, are only as effective as the deep understanding and honest approach to its implementation. And we knew that more than ever people were feeling disconnected from themselves, each other or spirituality… and we needed to do something about it.

So, Practical Shamanism was born...

Practical Shamanism features the Teachers, Mentors, and Storytellers that come through Otter Dance to create the experience of personal retreats and workshops. We bring you this mastery in a personally designed experience, blending knowledge from many Teachers, walking with you along your path and sharing the experience of our modern life.

Our Philosophy

Practical Shamanism starts by acknowledging and respecting your individuality, tuning in to who you are, and the path you’re on, and honoring where it is you want to go.

With nearly 20 years of experience in supporting and teaching thousands of people around the world, we have identified 4 Pillars of support that most people who are seeking to grow need.

Those 4 Pillars are Teachings, Healing, Practices, and Community. Our courses, lectures and live experiences give you the tools to drive better focus, resilience and awareness to enhance your performance and ultimately your sacred journey.

1st Pillar: Teachings

We share fundamental teachings from Animism and Shamanism dedicated to educate, inform and empower, to create a union of ancient traditions and deep understanding in a way that is carried forward into modern life practice. We create a safe space for exploration and growth while knowing that we are all individuals bringing our own experiences into the world. These teachings will help you open your heart and see the truth of yourself.

2nd Pillar: Practice

Practice is anything from a spiritual practice to the daily rituals that support your wellbeing. For Practical Shamanism, this can also extend to ceremonial and energy practices, myth and mythology, how we can bring our practices into the forefront of our lives and more.

3rd Pillar: Healing

Energy healing is a holistic practice that activates the body's subtle energy systems to remove blocks. By breaking through these energetic blocks, the body's inherent ability to heal itself is stimulated.

4th Pillar: Community

We’ve learned that spiritual discovery and transformation is impactful if it’s linked to Community connection. Grounded in its approach, our Community foundation recognizes we aren’t monks in a monastery. Members can share their own experiences and insights, connect with each other and broaden their understanding through the many expressions of Earth Medicine.

How We Do It

Practical Shamanism is an experience of all that embodies Otter Dance Earth Medicine.

From connection and engagement, to Animism and Shamanic trainings, spiritual practice and content designed to be useful and practical, we are inviting you to awaken your consciousness and discover what’s possible.

Each month we will focus on a specific theme in order to engage, grow, share insights and connect. We are ever evolving as are our practices, ceremonies, and teachings. We will take a deeper dive into many concepts, principles and practices that support our spiritual path.

There is no beginning or ending point, you can step in at any time and be an integral part of the conversation. Whether you are a practitioner, new seeker on the path, or a teacher, these conversations will support you and your practice.

In addition to everything listed above, here are some of the fabulous things about our new space:

Access to all LIVE and recorded teachings within Practical Shamanism with Otter DanceThese living conversations will be archived and accessible to you any time you want to revisit the practices and principles. New Teachings will be added monthly that connect to the theme we are exploring each month. (1st Foundation)

Community Energy Clearing in a more focused and intentional way. These live monthly sessions are designed to focus on clearing the negative energy that comes up for us on a regular basis. This keeps us focused and grounded as we grow. (2nd Foundation)

Monthly Meditations and Ceremonial practices. Each month we will come together for a live guided meditation focused on the monthly theme. These meditations are designed for the new meditator as well as those who have been in this practice for some time. We will have a monthly live Ceremony for spiritual growth and connection. (3rd Foundation) 

Community ConnectionYou can find other members based on their "specialty" (i.e., where they are on their spiritual path). You can find people based on their physical proximity to you, wherever you happen to be in the world (so if you're traveling, and another member is nearby, the mobile app will tell you!) You can send private messages to other members for more personal connection. (4th Foundation)

Join Us

Gain an insight into Otter Dance Earth Medicine’s global ceremonies and teachings, and embark on a transformational experience like no other, for less than the price of a cup of coffee a day. The first two weeks of membership is free, so you have time to really feel into the community and to decide for yourself if this is something that will support you on your spiritual path.

In service and harmony of yourself and the planet. All are welcome to join.

"We recognize that there are differences in our situations, abilities and accessibility.  Please choose the plan that is a good fit for you. Each plan offers the same opportunities and experiences. All content within Practical Shamanism with Otter Dance is available to all who join no matter your circumstances." - Robbie, Otter Woman Standing, Founder

Consider paying less if you:
- are supporting children or have other dependents
- have significant debt
- have medical expenses not covered by insurance
- receive public assistance
- have immigration-related expenses
- are an elder with limited financial support
-are an unpaid community organizer

Consider paying more if you:
- own the home you live in
- have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
- travel recreationally
- have access to family money and resources in times of need
- work part-time by choice
- have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.) Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, we ask you to recognize this as a choice.

This is our version of a sliding scale option. Choose the plan that best fits your circumstances. NO ONE will be turned away from Practical Shamanism with Otter Dance for lack of funds.