Off The Table: Vermont Shaman

Lindsay Hargis Piland

I, Lindsay H. Piland, received my certification in Tibetan Ku Nye therapy in 2013 from the Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine in Conway, Massachusetts. In March of 2020 I traveled to the Big Island of Hawai’i to study with Shane Johnson in the ancient art of LomiLomi massage. I also have my Level I certification in Plant Spirit Medicine from the Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education. 

Prior to receiving the trainings that I have listed above I attended a small art school in Boston, MA. After two & a half years in the city it was time for me to come home to the woods of Vermont where I graduated from Goddard College in 2007. I wrote my undergraduate thesis on ancient megalithic monuments of Great Britain & Ireland. I have a passion for all things stone, sacred, & ancient.

I have been on the path of wholistic, plant based, earth centered approaches to health & wellbeing for over two decades. I am a life long student of various shamanic practices with a focus on core shamanism.

I cultivate physical, spiritual, and mental health through earth based ritual, Qi Gong, deep connection with my family, sitting by the fire, nourishing myself with organic superfoods, and sitting in meditation. Learning is the best way to stay young. Blessed Be.IMG_3461

Who Are My Teachers?

Everyone has to start somewhere. My journey on the path to helping others started in 2011 when I decided to embark on a 9 month journey into plant spirit medicine. My life has never been the same since. It was during this apprenticeship that I realized I felt called to be a part of the wholistic healing community. The following links are a list of who I have studied with up to and including now. Some of these teachers came to me organically while others I spent hours researching, comparing, and weighing the decision with gravitas. 

Herbalism & Plant Spirit Medicine

Sage Maurer The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education ~ https://www.gaiaschoolofhealing.com

Massage Therapy & Other Bodywork 

Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine ~ https://mass.tibetanmedicineschool.org

Shane Johnson Sacred Temple Lomilomi https://www.facebook.com/opualii

Energetic Healing & Shamanic Practice

Brad Elpers Acme Human: Yoga, Shamanic Journeying, Mystery School https://acmehuman.com

Kenneth Ray Stubbs, P.H.D. The Sexual Shaman https://therainbowbody.com

Wylde Black Wulf Hands of The Tribe Spiritual Counseling https://www.handsofthetribe.com

Personal Empowerment

Landmark Forum ~ https://www.landmarkworldwide.com