Elaine is a graduate of the Foundation’s Three Year Program in Advance Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing.
She studied with Michael Harner and Sandra Harner, as well as other experienced Foundation faculty.
In addition to her training in Core Shamanism, she has studied Celtic shamanism with Tom Cowan.
Elaine has a private practice, Dancing Winds Therapy, intertwining dance therapy and shamanic healing and training. She also provides Dance/Movement Therapy to children affected by domestic violence.
Currently she assists Nan Moss in the FSS East Coast Three Year Program in Advanced Shamanism and East Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive.
"My shamanic and dance training began when I was a child and I danced in my yard for hours under the cloud filled skies. I hid in the trees and recognized my connection to the earth. When I embarked on my first formal shamanic journey I felt like I had returned home."
Elaine's students say:
"Thank you for a fun and fascinating weekend into the upper and lower worlds. The work was so well presented and simply stated. Your passion for the work is so sincere. It was a great class and a pleasure to have you as a teacher."Elaine M. Egidio, MCAT, LPC, ADTR, earned her Master of Creative Arts in Therapy, Dance/Movement from Hahnemann University, PA. She studied three years post grad at The Dance Therapy Institute of Princeton. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), shamanic practitioner and educator, and Minister of the Circle of Sacred Earth Church.
"Elaine is an open, loving, and patient teacher who is encouraging and accepting of each participant's experience. She is careful to keep the group focused on the Foundation's core shamanic practices and promotes a safe yet warm communal environment."
"Elaine's ability to balance the needs of the individual and the needs of the group, to communicate in a respectful and authoritative manner, and to provide a safe environment for people enabled participants genuine experience of this important work."
"Working with Elaine is an extraordinary experience."
"Elaine makes you feel comfortable enough to be truthful with yourself in your work."