My training & expertise:
Rev. Monika Kojote is a full-time Druid shaman serving the North American, Ireland, European Union, and United Kingdom communities for over 11 years. Monika uses she/her pronouns and is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and the hearing-impaired community (ASL-inclusive). In her practice, she works consistently to create safe & sacred space for all marginalized and disabled populations. Her education & experience (described in more detail below) ensure that she is a trauma-informed clergy person and healer.
Although she is based in the greater Washington, D.C. area (Wheaton, MD), her in-person services and workshops span the East Coast & Mid-Atlantic regions. Her practice includes individual and group/family ceremonies, as well as house clearings, journey workshops, spiritual mentoring, divination, and clergy services (weddings, baby blessings, end-of-life care, and funerals).
Monika uses the term “shaman” as a job title, describing healing that occurs in ethical relationship with Spirits. Her ancestry and personal spirituality reflect the practices of the Indo-Europeans; she follows a Druid path.
Monika received her master’s degree in forensic psychology in 2005, and has over 20 years experience working in the public domain of health & human services (abnormal psychology, law enforcement, substance abuse counseling). She has extensive spiritual training, including her master level certification in Usui Reiki, completion of a 2.5 year program from Gryphons Grove School of Shamanism (now closed), soul retrieval, druid training programs from ADF , and training in Nepalese healing techniques from her jhankri, Bhola Banstola. She is also a certified member of clergy, and can legally perform both marriages and end-of-life care/funerals.
Monika believes in ongoing training for all healers, and is currently studying three programs, Becoming the Remedy with Evelyn C. Rysdyk, Feeding Your Demons with Lama Tsultrim Allione, and Healing Trauma with Dr. Peter Levine. Please contact her today to schedule your own healing ceremony!