ABOUT KATIE POINIER, MA, BSN, RN, CCM
katie comes from a line of healers and teachers. she comes from Irish, English, and Scottish people. she comes from Germanic and French people. she carries the lineages of those who were earth-tenders, healers and harmonizers. her deep love for the natural world is a direct link to her ancestors, and it is her great honor to share this love with you.
katie has committed her life to healing herself and others. she has 17 years of nursing experience in a multitude of settings. she has been a student and apprentice to the shamanic healing arts for over a decade. she brings a unique blend of western medical knowledge, transpersonal ecopsychology, ancestral wisdom, and practical skills to her clients. her goal is always supporting the wholeness, balance, and sovereignty of all beings.
when she is not working with clients in her healing space, you can find her spending time with her husband or following her sweet dog down any woodsy trail they can find. you might also find her facilitating rites of passage, grooving on the dance floor, or listening quietly to the soft thrum of the heart of the earth.
katie invites and honors your deep well of wisdom into her practice. she welcomes everything that supports you living in balance and harmony, within and without. she is humbled and delighted to walk with you, wherever you are in the living story of your life.
katie gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that she lives and works on unceded land of the Syilx Okanagan Nation (spanning from Southern Interior British Columbia to Northern Washington State). her people are not from here, and her intention is to do good work with a heart of harmonious service during the time that she is here.
+ Völva , Vala, Norn: 9 month training in Norse shamanism with Betsy Bergstrom online, 2021-2022
+ Compassionate Depossession with Betsy Bergstrom, December 2021
+ Spirit Wise: A Training for Women with Betsy Bergstrom and Ann Drucker, March 2020-July 2021
+ Lead Mentor for The Art and Practice of Shamanic Healing: A Three-Year Professional Training and Initiation, Boulder, CO 2019-2022 with Julie M. Kramer
+ The Art and Practice of Shamanic Healing: A Three-Year Professional Training and Initiation, Boulder, CO 2017-2019 with Julie M. Kramer
+ Mediumship and Seidr Training, Seattle, WA, April 2019 & October 2019 with Betsy Bergstrom
+ The Subtle Body Online Training with Cyndi Dale (2019)
+ Shamanic Calling Training in Core Shamanism, Seattle, WA, October 2015-September 2016 with Michelle McKinney
+ Soul Retrieval Training, Seattle, WA, September 2015 with Michelle McKinney
+ The Art of Subtle Perception: A Training for Empaths, Seattle, WA, May 2010 with Julie M. Kramer
+ Partnering with Compassionate Spirits: An Introduction to Essential Shamanism, Seattle, WA March 2010 with Julie M. Kramer
+ Past Lives: Healing Ancient Wounds and Patterns, Seattle, WA, October 2009 with Julie M. Kramer
+ Partnering with Compassionate Spirits: An Introduction to Essential Shamanism, Seattle, WA July 2009 with Julie M. Kramer
wilderness rites of passage training
+ Apprentice to Courting Your Medicine, a ceremony for Healers, Therapists, and Emerging Priestesses facilitated by Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP and Sweigh Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT, PhD., May-September 2019
+ 4H/Washington State University Personal Renewal Fast for Guides, August 2015
+ School of Lost Borders Great Ball Court Vision Fast, March 2012
+ School of Lost Borders Summer Vision Fast, Big Pine, CA, 2011 – base camp assistant
+ 4H/Washington State University Rites of Passage Program, Coulee City, WA, 2011 - base camp assistant
+ 4H/Washington State University Rites of Passage Program Mirroring Training Workshop, WA January 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2020
+ School of Lost Borders Dying as a Rite of Passage, Henry Coe State Park, CA 2010
+ School of Lost Borders Summer Vision Fast, Big Pine, CA 2010
+ Master of Arts in Transpersonal Ecopsychology, Naropa University 2017
+ Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care, University of Washington/Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, 2015
+ Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Seattle University 2004
+ Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Seattle University 1996