Gael Carter’s passion for shamanism was ignited in 1987. Since then, she has expanded and shared her depth of shamanic knowledge in a way that is personal, compelling and relevant to today’s world. She has led workshops and taught shamanic programs across Canada, and in America, Europe, Mexico and Peru. Having studied under teachers of the sacred spiritual pathways of the Mayan, Toltec, Yaqui and Q’ero peoples, she also stands with Hyemeyohsts Storm – author of several native spirituality classics – on the belief that earth-based knowledge belongs in the hands of the people.

In service to this belief, Gael co-authored the book, “Shamanic Ceremonies for a Changing World,” a resource and guide for anyone who desires to walk a path of Spirit. She is also the director and co-founder of the Institute of Shamanic Medicine (ISM), which trains Shamanic Coaches in the practical use of contemporary shamanic knowledge, tools and ceremony.

In addition to developing and teaching ISM programs and workshops, Gael offers individual sessions for healing and transformational work, both in-person and online. She has worked with people from all walks of life and is truly gifted at helping people heal their past, dream their future awake and awaken their own direct connection to Spirit.

In the words of a former student, “Gael’s style of teaching is engaging; her knowledge is unparalleled.” If you are ready to touch Spirit more directly and are called to do some personal healing and transformational work with Gael, click here for an overview of the types of one-on-one sessions available.

Gael also facilitates Shamanic Horse Medicine Sessions (for individuals and small groups) on beautiful Salt Spring Island through ceremonial experiences, exercises and specific processes. As a Shamanic Practitioner and a FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning) Practitioner, Gael’s focus is to combine the ancient wisdom of earth-based medicine with the wisdom of the horses and the ways of the herd. 

To book an online or in-person appointment with Gael, please email

Gael’s offerings include: Book of Life Readings, individual coaching sessoins, year-long apprenticeships, Body Power, ceremonial work and horse medicine work.