Shamanic Teacher | Licensed Psychotherapist

I have 30+ years experience as an integrative spiritual mentor and psychotherapist. I'll help you transform inner chaos into inner calm so you feel present and safe in your body. I believe that being here on the earth in a human body is an immeasurable gift, not a travesty from which to ascend or transcend.

When I was completely lost Luisa showed me a path of healing…

I am eternally grateful for Luisa’s skill and power as a teacher and healer. Along with the late Father Daniel Berrigan and Sensei Joshin Byrnes, Luisa is one of the three most important teachers in my life. When I was completely lost, she showed me a way to the path of healing, compassion, and transformation. Without question, were it not for Luisa, I would not be here now.

John Daigan Widell
Resident/Priest Postulant, Bread Loaf Mountain Monastery and Zen Community

Luisa brought back missing pieces of my soul, restoring my wholeness…

I deeply appreciate Luisa’s curiosity and desire to connect with my perspective and experience as a genderqueer person. It’s rare to find spiritual healers of any stripe who actively create safe spaces for genderqueer, genderfluid, and gender non-binary people to connect with Spirit; I very much appreciate that Luisa is a gender-brave healer. My healing sessions with Luisa have been utterly life-changing: after 12 years of healing at every other level, Luisa brought back the missing pieces of my soul, restoring my wholeness. My gratitude is everlasting.

Rune S. Rainwater
Shamanist and Author

Luisa is gifted at creating a space of magic and transformation…

I have greatly benefited from working with Luisa in one-to-one sessions as well as her workshops and other events. Luisa is a masterful facilitator who has clearly done her own spiritual and psychological work. She is gifted at creating a space of magic and transformation where deep healing can and does take place. And she’s a heck of a lot of fun as well.

Maia Duerr
author of Work That Matters: Create a Livelihood That Reflects Your Core Intention

No bull…and no spiritual bypassing!”

Sometimes dream work calls us to energy work. It calls us to deep shifts in our beings. And shamanic practices can help. I love shamanic practitioner Luisa Elena Kolker because she is a no-bull person—no spiritual bypassing with her! A licensed psychotherapist, she is all about embodied spirituality (she even teaches a course on it). If you get on her mailing list, she’ll even send you great gifts, like free recorded shamanic rituals. Yum! 

Melissa Grace
Dream Interpreter & Coach, Literary Editor

 

 

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WHY I REFUSE TO CALL MYSELF A SHAMAN

A white, western person who calls themself a “shaman” is highly suspect. To indigenous and First Nations people, the names “Shaman,” “Curandera,” or “Medicine Woman/Man” are designations of respect that are appointed by one’s community and lineage-elders—not claimed by the practicing individual—after a lifetime of dedication, study, and practice.

White westerners have stolen and appropriated just about everything from indigenous people–their land, their children, their spiritual traditions. It is time to question these appropriations and become more careful with our ways of thinking and our assumptions of ownership of what does not belong to us.

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Release familial, cultural, and religion-induced trauma patterns.

Access your own inner natural guidance and wisdom.

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Shamanic-psychotherapy teachings and techniques to heal trauma patterns in your body. Ethical embodied shamanism for self-compassion, guidance, and wisdom.

Transform old stuck patterns, both personal and ancestral. Strengthen your connection with Source. Develop a conscious, compassionate relationship with your imperfect humanness.

While in lockdown in Ibiza, Spain in the spring of 2020, Luisa finished her manuscript of poems, The Tearing Apart. These poems were written between 2014-2020.