Private Shamanic Sessions (London)

Shamanic practitioner Michele Costa-Lukis and Shaman Dr Ruben Orellana PHD bring their expertise and knowledge of Shamanic healing to help their clients on the path to health, well being, personal empowerment and spiritual growth. The practitioners work on behalf of the client using a variety of techniques to remove blocks and life obstacles at source, thereby restoring the balance of mind, body and spirit from disharmony to harmony. The work helps their clients to gain an understanding of how to deal with the problems of everyday life and explore a higher level of consciousness, increasing their awareness of self and of others. The client may find the energy to make new choices and decisions in their lives, to overcome restricting fears, patterns and habits and find great relief in sharing their personal crisis or issues with the practitioners. The sessions are confidential. The majority of individual sessions in London are held by Michele Costa-Lukis. Michele will work on the clients behalf with Spirit by becoming a ‘hollow reed’ or a ‘hollow bone’. In this manner, Michele retrieves information and is directed and guided to use various Shamanic techniques on behalf of the client for healing. These techniques may include the following:


An extraction

The Shamanic practitioner works with Spirit to remove intrusions which have upset the balance of harmony within the client. This is done by removing energy blocks and unwanted intrusions that the Shamanic practitioner is allowed to see during the session. In essence it is a clearing of the client’s energetic field to allow space for the further work to restore realignment with harmony. Extraction is the starting point for every client. The further work might include the following:

Soul Retrieval

This work is undertaken by the Shamanic Practitioner to find the parts of the soul that have split during a crisis in the client’s life. The fragment that is brought back through the journey of ‘soul retrieving’ is of a transpersonal nature. It is not the wound that we bring back, it is the part that had to go into hiding in order to survive. This may be from the client’s current or past life. With the retrieval of these ‘lost parts’ the gifts of creativity, joy, enthusiasm, optimism and faith among may other previously inaccessible qualities may be reinstated. Many clients feel a stronger sense of self and an answer to the question ‘who am I?’ as they are restored to their full potential. For more information on ‘soul retrieval’ see Sandra Ingerman or Michael Harner published works.

Power Animals

Power animals are our spirit allies which appear to the Shamanic practitioner as they journey on behalf of the client. The animal which presents itself is dependent on the client’s particular needs and bonds with the client to offer guidance and wisdom.The animal may become a mentor or protector for the client during a crisis or remain with them through out their life. When a power animal is retrieved for a client, the qualities of their particular animal are then accessible for the client to call on. For instance, a woman of the eagle is given super vision – i.e she is able to look at an issue with greater perspective.


On behalf of the client and only with permission a journey is taken into a non-ordinary reality to gain insight and knowledge that help us  answer questions a client may have.  The shamanic practitioner (or Cuendero) uses various shamanic divination techniques in order to receive information and guidance from Spirits.  In Peru these techniques may include the use of the plant allies, in particular San Pedro, animal spirits and spirit guides. In London we use the plant spirits that are native to the U.K., animal spirits, spirit guides and teachers, crystals and the Akashic records. The reading of energy is possible once we enter through various portholes or gateways to the Cosmic Web.  Everything is connected through this energetic web as we are all reflections of the great whole. It is by working with the gateways, vortexes and portholes of the Cosmic Web that the practitioner is allowed to gather information through visions and signs.   Dream time is also another gateway to receive answers. The divination reading is not about future events as we are a species with free will (so the exact shape of future is in our hands).

Sound Healing

The rhythm created by the shaman’s drum and rattle enable the healer to journey on behalf of the client. This rhythmic beat is a way of entering a trance like state for the shamanic practitioner to open up to Spirit, while still being grounded in the healing work. The use of the rattle and the drum during our sessions along with ancient bells and other instruments are a vital part of the healers tools.

Shamanic songs

The shamanic practitioners may also use their voices in shamanic song. The songs or “icaros”, are invocations and prayers for healing. The hypnotic sounds are also sung or chanted in plant ceremonies as an organic relationship is built with the medicine plants. These songs may be handed down through the generations of healers from teacher to student as if they were lullabies, or they are given by Spirit to the shamanic healer as a tool to work with.

There is also a tradition that the plants themselves gave the healer the song. The songs are given to the curenderos to see in the dark, to bridge to the plant medicine, to feel and be shown visions. The songs allow the shaman to “walk between worlds”.

Basically the healers use the sounds of the drum, rattle, bells, silvido and singing (ikaros)
These sounds take you into trance, and also awaken deep memory, which is relaxing,transporting you to the mother’s uterus.
Upon entering you relax brain, body PH get the balance between acid and alkalize

Ayahuasca and San Pedro support

Shamanic Space offers support and guidance for those who have worked with Ayahuasca, San Pedro and other medicine plants. After participating in power plant ceremonies there is often a time for the seeker to reflect on the experience of working with our plant allies. The individual may have returned from participating in plant ceremonies that have been held in other countries, and the experience of returning from the ceremonies without support may be a bit hard to process. We call this phase of meeting our plant allies “re-entry”. With understanding, support, emotional safety, confidentiality and guidance the re-entry may be a vital element in the seeker’s healing and understanding of their personal transformation. If you have questions or need help during your re-entry, please feel free to contact us.

The session

The session work is conducted in stages. Permission is asked by the shamanic healer to conduct a divination for the client before their first session. We do not charge for this time or the shamanic journey that we have taken on the client’s behalf.

The second stage is the meeting of the client and the shamanic practitioner which may be face to face or by distance in the case of distant healing. The client and the healer sit down and explore the crises or issues that has lead the client to seek healing. During this stage the healer is already working with the client’s material and gathering information by client and Spirit that may be of benefit to the healing process.

The third stage is when the healer undertakes a shamanic journey for the client. This stage is when the shamanic practitioner ’empties themselves out’ to become what is often referred to as “a hollow reed” or “hollow bone” and enters a meditative state of consciousness. The shamanic healer goes beyond this”middle” world, beyond ego and creates the space for Spirit to conduct the healing. The client does not have to do anything at this stage. Sometimes they may have their own visions or journey, and sometimes it is just a moment of relaxation.

The forth stage of the shamanic session is when the shamanic practitioner shares the story of the journey and the information gathered on the clients behalf. The practitioner may draw the vision, or tell the client what was shown to them. Often this stage is similar to understanding the meaning of a dream, for shamanic work is often shown in stories and metaphors. By looking closely at the material of the journey, the practitioner and client unpack the information and find the meaning of the journey. During this time the healer may say which power animal appeared, or explain the ‘soul retrieval’ among other information.

Prices for private sessions

The first session for a client is a minimum of two hours. I may go over as I work within a Spirit driven session until the work is done. I charge for only the first two hours and if I go over there is no extra charge. I am also of the old school of healing – that is, if a person is in need I try to work within their budget to offer them a healing. I have a limited number of spaces for those going through financial difficulties, retirement or unemployment. The sessions are booked one at a time and I charge £70.00 an hour. I try to keep the number of sessions down to what is needed for the individual client.

A percentage of the profits generated by this site are donated to Survival, “The global movement for tribal peoples rights.”  Please take a moment look at the following link.

Working with Michele is a creative, magical and enriching experience. She is wise and kind. During each session she creates a sacred and safe space in which it is extremely easy to open up to healing. She artfully balances and integrates amazing flights of esoteric exploration and expansion with the
nitty-gritty practicalities of the here and now.
My experience of Michele is that she is fearless in following her calling and walking her path as a therapist, healer and teacher; she does so with integrity, joy and a sense of humour. She is blessed with intelligence, curiosity and endless creativity; she is continually learning and growing and deepening her practice. She brings a wealth of energy, experience, references, techniques and tools to a session, and shares them with generosity and sensitivity.
What Michele has taught me, what she has given me in my life, is more than I will ever be put into words; her gifts stays with me, her teaching continue to work on me deeply, and profoundly influence the person I am becoming.
Michele walks in beauty and vibrates with light; she is a remarkable human being. I will always be hugely grateful to have worked with her. It is my great pleasure to be able to recommend her work on this website.
And for anyone reading this who is about to work with Michele – Congratulations! You are in for an absolute treat.
Sui Anukka

We Offer:

Integrative therapy, spirit release work, distant healing, dream work, understanding death & dying, divination, rituals and ceremonies, herbal plants lotions (when appropriate for healing), past life regression… Our relationship with our clients is of the utmost importance to us. We are here to serve you on your journey to creating a life you love and it is our honour to do so. 


With Love, Light & Ayni Michele and Ruben.