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Join us for an evening circle of breathwork and mediumship! 


Breathwork & mediumship are two powerful tools that can provide deep release, healing, clarity, insight and shifts within.


During this circle we'll first do a 45-min group mediumship session, followed by a 40-minute breathwork session (introduction & instruction provided for beginners). Journaling, reflection time and group discussion will also be included.

What is breathwork?

Breathwork is a practice of consciously working with your breathing pattern, lying down, to music. The rhythmic breathing in breathwork helps put the mind into different meditative states.

What can this do?

Putting our mind into meditative states allows us to experience our thoughts, emotions, and situations in life in a different way compared to the analytical/thinking mind. It's also a space for going inwards and connecting with your inner truths and your heart's needs & desires.

Breathwork can help with:

  • Insights and understanding of different situations in your life

  • Healing of the mind and body

  • Deep sense of peace and bliss

  • New creative ideas

  • Deep connection towards oneself

  • Ideas of life direction/next steps

  • Release of emotions that might be limiting you and keeping you stuck

  • Calming of the nervous system

  • Greater awareness of patterns of the mind

  • Boosting of mood

  • Boosting of self-esteem, confidence & feelings of empowerment

What is a group mediumship session? 

Laurie Oakes is a gifted medium who channels messages from the Divine that assist you on your life path. During a group channeling session, Laurie works around the room and channels a message for each person.  Often these messages provide guidance, clarity and direction on different areas in your life and guidance is often provided on ways to work through and approach different challenges. You can also ask Laurie for guidance on a certain area of life.

These evening circles will be intentional time for participant's to come back to SELF. Tuning into your truths, your needs and taking time for reflection, relaxation and connection with others <3

We hope to see you there!



Orchard Zen Studio, St. Catharines

(exact address provided in reminder email that is sent one week prior to event)


Thursday March 21, 2024, 7-9:15pm


Arrive to the venue at 6:45pm.


This session is led by meditation, breathwork teacher and psychospiritual coach, Shawna Thibodeau and medium, spiritual teacher & intuitive coach, Laurie Oakes. 

"Come back to yourself. Return to the voice of your body."

- Geneen Roth

Pricing & Registration
Image by Susan Weber





An evening breathwork & mediumship circle. St. Catharines, Ontario


$88 CAD + tax

Cancellation/Refund policy: No refunds or transfer of dates available for this session. If event is cancelled for any reason, a full refund is provided. 

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Meet The Team


Shawna Thibodeau


  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – McMaster University 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Trent University 

  • ​Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Certification - Canadian Nurses Association; 8 years experience as a mental health nurse

  • ​Certified Meditation Facilitator (2014) – Naturality, Hamilton (in association with Yoga Alliance, Canada) 

  • Certified Breathwork Facilitator (1:1 & Group) - Breathwork by Jon Paul Crimi, California 

  • 200 hr Yoga Teacher Traning - YogaRenew

  • ​Yoga.Psyche.Soul (2015) - 120hr Yoga Psychology Speciality Certificate on the Psychology of Yoga - Ashley Turner (MA,LMFT)

  • ​Level 1 & 2 EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) Certification - AAMET International

  • ​Level 1 & 2 Reiki + 35 hr Hands of Light Energy Healing Training - Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York

  • ​Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Fundamentals Program (2014) – University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

  • ​Breathe to Heal - Max Strom

  • Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists Certificate - Psychedelics Today


Laurie Oakes


Spirituality and mediumship have been interests and passions of Laurie's from a very young age. She can recall receiving messages and images and pondering her soul’s purpose and path in this life from a young age, seeking to find the answers to her questions about the meaning of life outside of this experience in a physical body.

Her interest in spirituality grew and she then met her mentor and good friend, Dagmar Butler. Through her time and dedication, Dagmar guided Laurie step by step in learning mediumship, channeling and spiritual teachings. She shared with Laurie God’s teachings and helped her to understand what it means to live a more positive and happy life. With Dagmar's help, Laurie learned how to communicate, channel God, and trust in following His Guidance. 

In 2020, Laurie was honoured with the opportunity to work in the Dagmar Butler School for Spirituality as a channel for two years.

Laurie's soul’s purpose is to work as a medium and help to lift others, as she was. She is honoured to hear and receive God’s guidance in all areas of her life. She has experienced and learned that when you walk with Him, you walk on solid ground.

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