ShamaMama Newsletter Spring 2018

Howdy Do!

Happy Spring!  I love this time of year, with all the flowers blooming, eggs being laid., babies being born, bears waking up, warm days and cool nights…. I love it!   I am just back from two weekends in a row of being “off the grid”, and it was AMAZING.  Getting away was a nice (and needed) reminder that it’s okay to slow down.  It’s even recommended, as I was repeatedly reminded by my Banana Slug friends.  Every time I asked for guidance, I would see a Banana Slug!! The messages I received (loud and clear)….. Slow down, ground, connect, be flexible.  Love it!

We are ALL busy – it’s the world we live in.  But it’s okay to be away from the electronic leashes that bind you.  Give it a shot! J  We are meant to be in and with nature.  If you don’t have time to get away for a weekend, I suggest doing whatever you can do..  Perhaps sit in the grass and eat your lunch.   Look for birds and flowers on your next walk.  Visit a local park and lean against a tree while you watch the squirrels.  Take your shoes off.  Enjoy the feeling of the sunshine on your skin.  Enjoy all these little things, and JUST BREATHE.  Breathe slowly in and out and just be still.  You deserve to have your batteries charged.


Artwork by Austen Mok

I’m super excited to host a number of upcoming Drumming Circles throughout the next few seasons.  I’m grateful to be facilitating these events once again.  I look forward to building a strong community of drumming peeps.  Also, it’s not on the calendar yet, but my good friend and teaching partner, Emily Kritzer, and I will be hosting some fun KIDS DRUMMING CIRCLES this summer too – I will keep you posted!

So what happens at a Drumming Circle?  Well, it’s pretty much what it sounds like – a group of people come together and drum.  The drumming is typically led by a facilitator who will set the tone for the event and guide participants as needed.   One of the best parts of a Drum Circle, besides the coming together of people, is the strong positive and loving intention.  Intention is one of the main ingredients of a Circle. These ceremonies are open to all – come as you are.

Donations will be collected for charity.  Bring your drum, or other percussive instrument, or use some of the many instruments provided.

Bringing Community Together & Partnering With Grace Cloyd

My good friend Grace Cloyd  and I are joining forces to offer a monthly workshop where people can come together to discuss and ask questions about most anything from a metaphysical perspective.  Grace has been leading these meetings for a while now, and I am honored to be a part of these events where you will learn and explore ways to apply and share your unique intuitive abilities and discuss common individual experiences to assist you in interpreting your spiritual messages. We may also discuss current events from a metaphysical perspective. Please bring a journal or notebook.   Donations will be collected for charity.  Last month our collected donations went to help the 13th Street Cat Rescue in San Jose CA.

Please Join Us!!!!  Simply call or text Grace or Karen directly, email Grace at, or contact Karen through if you are interested in participating. RSVP is open!

Tara-cotta TIKI Painting Workshop  Saturday May 19th 11:00am – 1:30pm

Okay, this is going to be super fun!!  I have a limited supply of beautiful Terra-cotta roof tiles that are waiting to be transformed into Tiki Warriors!  Every student will receive  hands-on step by step instruction to create their own personal clay tile Tiki Warrior mask.  These fun tiles look great leaning  and/or hanging on a wall or a fence.  Space is limited.  Cost $45 per student.  All supplies are included.  

But Wait!…There’re MORE Workshops and Events……


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Buddha Face Painting Workshop, Saturday May 26th 11:00am – 1:30pm ($45 per person)

Full Moon Drumming Circle Tuesday May 29th 7:00pm – 8:30pm (donation)

Painting Your Zodiac Sun Sign Sunday June 3rd 11:00am – 3:00pm ($75 per person)

Honoring Your Abilities in “The Real World” Wednesday June 13th 7:00pm – 9:00pm (donation)

Dream Catcher Painting Workshop Friday June 15th 6:00pm – 8:30pm ($45 per person)

An Introduction to Shamanism Wednesday June 20th 7:00pm – 9:00pm ($20 per person)

Full Moon Drumming Circle Thursday June 28th 7:00pm – 8:30pm (donation)

New Moon Drumming Circle Friday July 13th 7:00pm – 8:30pm (donation)

Heart & Mind Balance Painting Workshop Friday July 20th 6:00pm – 8:30pm ($45 per person)

Painting Your Major Arcana – Lecture and Painting Workshop– Saturday August 11th 10:00am – 5:00pm ($120 per person)

Honoring Your Abilities in “The Real World” Wednesday August 15th 7:00pm – 9:00pm (donation)

Full Moon Drumming Circle Sunday August 26th 7:00pm – 8:30pm (donation)

Full Moon Drumming Circle Wednesday October 24th 7:00pm – 8:30pm (donation)

Book A Private Workshop If you have a group of 5 or more people, we can easily book a private event for you and your friends/family.  Just let me know. 🙂

CBD Health & Wellness Center

I’m pleased to share an awesome addition to my healing practice….. CBD products.  I am an authorized re-seller for CBD Health and Wellness Center.  I believe in these high end products, and I am honored to be a part of their team.  I use these CBD products myself, and I have found them to be extremely beneficial.  Even better, I have seen much healing come to many of my clients…ages 9 – 85!!   If you are interested in learning more, just let me know. Here is a link that explains some of the science behind the natural healing of CBD, and how it may aid you in your life.

And here’s a quick video I made to introduce you to the CBD Health & Wellness products I offer

Ready to buy?   For online orders, please use the  COUPON CODE ‘Karen5’.   You will get $5 off your online order with this code.  Or, if you are local, just contact me directly to coordinate delivery/pickup.  I have everything in stock, so no need to wait.

Living Your Best Life With Crystals – Online Course 

Coming Soon!!!!  I am getting really close to launching an 8 week course on crystals.  We will focus on the science of crystals, how and why you may choose to use them, how to pump up the positive energy within your own home, how to choose crystals for meditation, and tons more!!  I will keep you posted.

If you are looking for crystals, please check out my MAGNIFICENT online store!  It’s packed with tons of good juju, and the crystals I sell are all hand selected.  Good stuff!!  I invite you to visit my shop:

Additional Service I Offer…

This is a wonderful opportunity to direct my list of services on my ShamaMama website.  Take a peek!!  Does anything speak to you, or spark your interest?  I would be honored to assist you and yours.   Namaste.

TONS and TONS of love to you.  Be well.


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