The Light Body School offers the world’s most thorough training in the philosophy and practice of energy medicine. In our courses you learn the ancient wisdom teachings of the Americas together with cutting-edge neuroscience. 

At the heart of the shamanic teachings is the “Light Body,” or Luminous Energy Field (LEF). When we access the wisdom in our LEF to clear the imprints for disease, we can bring about healing, transformation, and well-being to ourselves, our families, and our clients.

Over the last 25 years the Four Winds Society has trained more than 10,000 students in the art and craft of shamanic energy medicine. Our students come from all walks of life – scientists, construction workers, nurses, doctors, psychologists, massage therapists, and others. We want to help persons respond to their calling to heal themselves and to dream a new world into being!



Alberto1Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist, has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Andean shamans for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Founder of The Four Winds Society, Alberto instructs individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine. Dr. Villoldo’s best-selling books include Shaman, Healer, Sage; One Spirit Medicine; The Four Insights; Courageous Dreaming; and Power Up Your Brain(More about Dr. Villoldo)


marcela 5Marcela Lobos M.A.
, has been initiated in the healing traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She was born and raised in Chile where she worked with shamans that belong to a matriarchal society that holds the wisdom of the feminine and the passion of Mother Earth. Marcela is dedicated to helping women by crafting “rites of passage” that allow them to find their power, grace, and wisdom.



LynnLynn Berryhill is an acclaimed artist whose paintings are featured in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Lynn has taught creativity classes, is an active energy medicine practitioner, and loves to teach. Her creative spirit lets her easily take students into the realms of the soul to learn to work with destiny. 

PETERPeter Bonaker received his Ph.D. in the field of education from the University of Denver in Colorado where he is currently an adjunct professor. In 2009 Peter founded the Institute for Spiritual Advancement in Denver where he is an energy medicine practitioner with clients from around the world and is the Institute’s Program Director. 

Jim DewellJim Dewell A native of Southern California, Jim Dewell is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology, and The George Washington University, School of Medicine. He was board certified in Family Medicine, which he both taught and practiced. In 1992, he left the practice of western medicine. A graduate of the Four Winds Society, he maintains a shamanic healing practice in Southern California.

JulieJulie Hannon lives her dream of bringing true health and the power to heal ourselves as an energy medicine practitioner. She teaches and inspires her clients and students to connect with their own essential truth and their unique connection to the divine. It is her honor to support the world’s changing consciousness through shamanic work and ceremonies, bringing peace to individuals and to our planet.

aminaAmina Enste-Meineker is a business economist with more than 20 years experience in finance, strategy and business development. She loves the clarity, elegance and efficiency of the energy medicine taught by Dr. Villoldo.  Amina is half-indian, half-german and is someone who builds bridges between worlds. She has a private practice, teaches and is a business consultant. Her passion is to unfold the great potential of each human being and organizations with which she works.

cprietoChris Prietto, RN has been a registered nurse for 37 years and has vast experience in Pediatric Oncology, Emergency Room and Surgical nursing, Myofascial l Release and Cranio-Sacral body work. Chris is one of the lead teachers in the Dying Consciously Program, a program providing a long overdue opportunity to help people from all walks of life assist their patients, friends and family members make their greatest journey one of peace and dignity.

DeanDean Taraborelli has traveled to sacred sites in over 30 countries to study and experience the wisdom of ancient cultures. His interaction with people from many nations has given him insight into world religions, beliefs, mythology, rites of passage, ritual and spiritual healing. Dean is the founder of the Sanctuary – A Life Transformation Center in Sedona, AZ.. where he is actively and daily engaged as an energy medicine practitioner.