Foundress: Jan has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of settings: medical-surgical, detox, methadone clinics, psychiatry, case management, home care, pediatrics, community health, and now as a nurse educator. Jan teaches Mental Health, Population Health, & Mindfulness at a local college. Jan became a holistic nurse in 2005 and this ignited a passion and expansion of her nursing practice. Jan truly found her calling in the holistic nursing family. Jan is also a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP) , graduate of Health Rhythms therapeutic drumming programs, graduate of the Capacitar program, Reiki & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Mindfulness Meditation Instructor, Cherokee Bodywork Practitioner, & Integrative Medicine guest speaker and educator. Jan teaches a graduate nursing course in Holistic Nursing Practice. She is dedicated to bringing the message of healing through holistic modalities to healthcare professionals and other interested individuals. Jan has been a registered nurse for over 30 years.
In 2016, Jan completed a 2 year Shamanic Teacher Training with Sandra Ingerman in Scotland. She is trained to teach classes and perform individual healing sessions in Death & Dying, Core Shamanism/Journeying, Medicine for the Earth, Extraction, Soul Retrieval, & Power Animal Retrieval. Jan also performs transformative Cowry Shell readings. In addition, Jan was honored to be mentored by Mika, an Inuit shaman, 20 years ago.
In April 2019, Jan went to Salt Lake City Utah and trained with Teal Swan to be one of her Completion Process Certified Practitioners. This powerful process goes to the root of trauma and helps remove the stuck energy/memories and allows the client to move on from psychic wounds. Parts work is also a modality which Jan uses to help clients understand and heal from trauma.
Jan retired from nurse education in May. She is transitioning back to her earlier mission and calling: spiritual direction & coaching. Jan is the "Mystical Shaman". She has a miracle birth and legacy prior to birth. Her father was a Quaker minister and mother a charismatic Christian, nurse, and healer. These two influences continue to impact Jan's own legacy. Jan has lived experience in most spiritual paths therefore she can relate to seekers from most diverse backgrounds. Her current spiritual orientation is eclectic and draws on the mystical paths of Quakerism, Mindfulness, Buddhism, Kabbalah, Earth-Based Traditions, Hinduism, and indigenous practices. Jan volunteers as a chaplain at a local hospital. This new focus is not really new but brings Jan full circle back to her roots, missionary ventures, and love of diverse cultures healing and spiritual traditions.
Windhorse is a health and wellness educational and healing business. The target audience includes healthcare providers, individuals with trauma, individuals seeking new ways to directly connect with non-ordinary reality (shamanism), folks who may be stuck in spiritual crisis seeking coaching and clarity, people looking to connect with their tribe and community. I am dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality programming, in an enjoyable atmosphere, at an acceptable price. I maintain a friendly creative work environment that respects diversity, professionalism, and hard-work. The timing is ripe for this new business venture. Consumers of health and wellness services are demanding a more holistic value driven approach that honors the client as co-designer of their care and treatment. Nurses and other health care professionals are eager to learn more about integrative practices; but lack the time to learn about the field of holistic health and wellness. Windhorse will meet this need and put the participants at ease due to Jan being a healthcare professional as well. The founder and owner of Windhorse has been a nurse for over 30 years. Jan brings experience, passion, and leadership to the consumer oriented programming at Windhorse. Jan has been a board certified holistic nurse for 20 years and has cultivated a network of colleagues and fellow nurse entrepreneurs. Nurses represent the most respected profession in the US. The mere fact that Jan is an expert nurse brings respect and integrity to the educational programing which will be provided.
Jan is focusing on integrating shamanic healing practices with mental health conditions, facilitating day long grief rituals, women's groups, drum circles, ceremonies, rituals, 1:1 healing session, and training shamanic apprentices at this time.