Monica McWhirter

Modern Medicine Woman

My given name is Monica. My Spirit name is the Woman Who Breathes with the Singing Water at the North Door. I am Algonquin, Metis and Polish. I am Bear and Buffalo Clan. My Spirit Colours are Blue, White and Yellow. Everything I do is grounded in my culture. Every breath we take, we are in ceremony. There is no separation. It is all a gift.

I have provided cultural teachings with healing practices to the community for many years. I have a background working in social services for more then 14 years supporting a diverse global population, holding one on one sessions and facilitating Talking, Healing and Restorative Justice Circles. The services that I offer are unique to the individual and situation. I am a yoga and meditation teacher who walks the Red Road. There are many teachings and many ways. I am grateful for what I have been taught and have permission from my Elders to share.


Foundational Indigenous Practices from Turtle Island: This course is grounded in North American Indigenous teachings.
This course consists of 6 classes as you learn to incorporate these teachings in your life. Learn how to heal yourself through traditional methods, journey around the medicine wheel, cultural teachings and by using both the essence of plants and the elements. Learn to journey and heighten your intuition through these practices. The goal is to remember that you are your own best healer. You can heal your life.

************A new class is beginning April 30th, 2023 at 1pm EST. Please Contact me to register**************

Lesson 1 - Balancing the Eastern Direction of the Medicine Wheel
Lesson 2 - Balancing the Southern Direction of the Medicine Wheel
Lesson 3 -  Balancing the Western Direction of the Medicine Wheel
Lesson 4 - Balancing the Northern Direction of the Medicine Wheel
Lesson 5 & 6 - Healing with the Essence of plants and Healing with the Elements

Healing Services:

Healing Sessions are provided using a traditional practice that was gifted to me by calling on the essence of plants and the elements for healing through energy work. These sessions are approximately 1 hour long. The 7 Sacred Teaching program teaches this healing modality for self healing.

Restorative Justice Circles - Restorative Justice circles are offered to families. They are held when something has gone off course in the family unit. They are a way for everyone to be heard. They are used to gain understanding and insight into a situation where someone may have been hurt. They are a way to be accountable, develop greater listening skills and compassion. A commitment is made for how to go forward in a way that benefits everyone involved. A letting go ceremony is included with the circle. Restorative Justice Circles are by donation.

Healing Circles - are offered to both individuals and families. Circles can be booked together or separately. The purpose of these circles are to communicate in a way in which everyone can be heard. A traditional healing circle is to assist a group release whatever may be holding you back so you can move forward with clarity. They are an opportunity to move forward in a good way. Healing Circles include a letting go ceremony.

Letting Go Ceremonies are offered to both individuals and families. Letting Go ceremonies are a part of both circles but can be held one their own. They are a way of releasing, moving forward or honoring when we feel we have lost something in our life.  They heal on many levels and allow for personal growth.

Shaker/Rattle Making Workshops are offered in person or over ZOOM. It is believed that when we use the shaker or rattle it carries the strength of a thousand drums. Create your own shaker to use as a healing.

**************A minimum of 25% of the funds  from every service or course goes to Elders in the Community **************

I am happy to offer ceremonies or services in retreat settings, by request.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, if you have a group and would like to hold a workshop, to register for a program or to book a session using the contact a Shaman button below.


  • In my community I am known as: Modern Medicine Woman, Shamanic Practitioner, Teacher of Original People / First Nation Medicine and Culture, Traditional Healer
  • The origin of my shamanic practice is: Canadian, North American
  • Additional healing modalities: Crystal / Stone Healing, Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology, Guided Imagery / Guided Meditation, Meditation, Oracle Reading, Reiki, Space Clearing, Yoga, FIrst Nations Traditional Healing
  • My areas of strength / passion include: Anxiety, Burnout / Bore-out, Depression, Emotional Regulation / Anger, Family Conflict / Separation / Divorce, Fear, Life Purpose / Finding Your Call, Life Transitions, Parenting, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues / Menopause, Schizophrenia and Pre-natal/postnatal energy work
  • I work with people who have: Beginner experience with shamanic healing, Intermediate experience with shamanic healing
  • My client focus is: Adults, Animals/Pets, Children, Families, Groups, Individuals, Teens
  • Years in practice: 5-10 years
  • Fee per session: $ 65
  • I offer sessions: In person, Phone, Zoom, FaceTime
  • I accept payment via: PayPal, E-Transfer
  • Prices are set on an individual basis
    I offer a 15 minute free consultation
    Accepting new clients

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