About Jen

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Probably the first thing to really know about me is that I am passionate about life and conscious about living fully, thus the title of my site. I am naturally curious and love to travel and learn about the world, people, and cultures. I was born in Vancouver, Canada to Portuguese immigrants. I currently live in Calgary, Alberta.

I wear many hats in life.  I am a certified teacher who has worked in the public school system and with home learning families for since 2001. I have a deep passion for working with children as well as great respect and reverence for their magical worldview. I especially enjoy learning about spirituality alongside children and teaching them skills and tools to enhance their spiritual journeys in life.

I have been a student of shamanism since 2005. I study indigenous technologies from all around the world and apply my knowledge within the context of ceremony.  Along with Lomilomi, I practice Reiki (forms of Hawaiian and Japanese shamanism respectively).

I am a Shamanic Coach and Practitioner certified via The Institute of Shamanic Medicine (www.shamanicmedicine.ca).  I am also a member in good standing of the Canadian Reiki Association (www.reiki.ca). I received reiki training via Ki Lifestyle Solutions in Calgary, AB (http://www.kilifestyle.ca)  I received lomilomi training from Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork (www.shamanicbodywork.com).

To find out more about services I offer, go to www.spiraldanceshamanics.com

I’ve co-authored a book for children and the child inside each adult called “The Magic Circle: Shamanic Ceremonies for the Child and the Child Within.”

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I host a radio show called Going Shamanic once a  month on PAGE Media Project’s blogtalk radio.

To listen to these shows, go to:



15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie Dumaresq
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 03:12:44

    Can’t wait to read more – I always value your opinion (and looking forward to seeing some luscious Scotland pics!) xo Deb


  2. elsa
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 21:08:32

    Hi Jen,
    Bon voyage my sweet! Look forward to connecting with you in this virtual reality over the summer.


  3. Carell
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 11:08:11

    Howdy!!! Jen. We are in the middle of stampede week. After a busy few weeks I finally got to get on to your blog. WOW beautiful and exciting things to read which have captured my heart. Thank you for sharing. I got a strong poke to look today as you were so in my space. lol I think because Dave and I are going to the sweat tonight. Sorry I missed your birthday wishes. So HAPPY Birthday from all of us. It is Terra’s today and Lyreen’s on Sunday! All my favorite flickers with me from near and afar. We will be thinking of you this evening. I can’t wait to see what you have next on your incredible journey. Love and Light
    Carell & Dave


  4. Julie Maia
    Jul 20, 2010 @ 10:52:40

    Happy belated birthday Prima!!!! How wonderful you are spending it somewhere so magical!!!!
    Enjoying the blog… sorry about your adapter… I wasnted to see more pics form you 🙂
    Love you… mando um comboio cheio de abracos e beijos for your birthday!!!!


    • Jen Engracio
      Jul 20, 2010 @ 14:09:53

      Glad you are enjoying it, Prima. Catch you when I am home. Thanks for the parabens.

      beijocas e abracos para ti tambem e obrigado para o teu comboio!
      com amor


  5. Marielle
    Jul 29, 2010 @ 01:16:54

    Hello my dear friend,

    Wow…..I absolutely LOVE reading about your travels, adventures, insights, and well, the whole thing really.

    You are an elegant, amazing, fun author – and I find myself ‘with’ you when reading about your journey.

    Be well, safe trip home, and I look forward to connecting when you return.

    Much love and light,


  6. Elsa
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 18:20:16

    you have been in my thoughts recently my dear. It look like you have been creating some wonderful things for yourself! When can we connect?? I can skype if you are a-far. Miss you!


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  10. Indira
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 09:03:03

    Hi Jen! Nice to know about you. I’ll come again to read more of your posts.


  11. Kimberly Barthel
    Aug 08, 2016 @ 20:51:05

    Hi there Jen, Just wanted to thank you for your request for quotes from Conversations with the Rattlesnake. Theo and I are honoured


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