Class Offerings

This is information about the classes I teach regularly throughout the year. For a listing of upcoming dates see  Class Schedule. There is no deadline for registering and last minute additions are welcome! Class sizes are limited so it is recommended that you sign up early if possible.

Animal Communication - Part I

In this workshop you will learn telepathic or intuitive communication by experiencing it in a fun, supportive atmosphere. We will be working with special animals that attend the workshop and with your animals at home using pictures and descriptions. There will be simple, verifiable exercises so you can experience and understand that intuitive communication is real and that anyone can do it. Telepathic techniques will be taught so that you can begin to speak with your own animals and understand what they are saying to you.

This class is usually held on Saturdays or Sundays from 9:30am - 5:30pm at the Spirit Garage. 

The class cost is $145 and a 50% deposit is requested to hold your space. 

Animal Communication - Part II

This class is for anyone who has completed a basic animal communication class with any teacher. We will explore skills for having more detailed, in-depth conversations with all animals both domestic and wild. I will share ways to increase your accuracy and gain more confidence in intuitive communication. You will learn how to trust the information you get from animals, both your own and others. You will explore your own animals’ purpose and role in your life. We will also focus on communicating with wildlife and nature.

This class is usually held on Saturdays or Sundays from 9:30am - 5:30pm at the Spirit Garage. 

The class cost is $145 and a 50% deposit is requested to hold your space. 

Introduction to Shamanic Journeying

"With Lena's guidence, I was able to connect with my teaching spirit and make sense of otherwise confusing spiritual experiences I've been having for some time. Her compassionate way of leading the class is highly welcoming and leaves you with a desire to learn more about shamanic practices and the insight they can provide."

B. M. Minneapolis

In this class you will be introduced to the concept of ‘core shamanism’ and experience shamanic journeying for yourself, learning how to access ‘non-ordinary reality’ for problem solving and healing. Lena Swanson shares the core teachings of this transformative practice, including the original role of the shaman in indigenous societies, how to meet and work with your ‘power animal’ and other spirit helpers, and the keys to successful journeying.

This one-day class, based on the book Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide by Sandra Ingerman, will give you a solid foundation in the basics of shamanism and shamanic journeying. (The book will be available for purchase at the class.)

This class is usually held on Saturdays or Sundays from 9:30am - 5:30pm at the Spirit Garage. 

The class cost is $145 and a 50% deposit is requested to hold your space.

Shamanic Journeying- A Continuation

This class is a refresher course and continuation for anyone who has already experienced an introduction to shamanic journeying workshop from any teacher. This is the class in which we take our journey work deeper. I teach techniques and facilitate advanced journeying to guide you in a variety of extraordinary experiences including healing, information gathering, ceremony and the exploration of Sandra Ingerman's Medicine for the Earth work and Eckhart Tolle's book A New Earth.

The only course prerequisite is that you have a good relationship with your power animal(s) and teacher(s) and can journey successfully.

Class will be scheduled on an evening that works best for everyone from 7-9 pm for 7 sessions. The cost is $280, payable in two parts.

Shamanic Sundays

Shamanic Sundays are six all-day shamanic nature field trips to local power spots. We will spend the day together celebrating and working in partnership with the spirits. Activities will include both group and individual exploration and deepening of our relationships with animals, the elements, nature spirits, and the devic realms. Basic journeying skills are a prerequisite. (See my class dates for beginning journeying classes. Individual sessions are also available.)

Classes are held on Sundays at local power spots in the Twin Cities area.

Please contact Lena for more information and upcoming dates.

Heal Yourself and Help Heal the Earth - Medicine For The Earth - A Shamanic Journeying Class

We will use shamanic journeying techniques to experience and explore the Medicine for the Earth material as created by Sandra Ingerman.

  • journey in depth for information gathering, guidance, healing, and transformation
  • establish deeper relationships with your power animals and teachers
  • explore the realms of the worlds of non-ordinary reality (lower, middle, upper)
  • learn the principles of Medicine for the Earth and how to manifest them in your daily life
  • develop deeper relationships with nature spirits and the elements (recommended reading: Medicine for the Earth by Sandra Ingerman)

Class meets for 7 sessions, every two weeks from 7- 9 pm. (call Lena for upcoming dates)

The class cost is $280 payable in two parts.