With the Wind at Your Back,

You Can Easily Achieve Any Goal

Let's face it. If you're like me, over the years you've set goals, repeated your affirmations and vision-boarded your dreams.

You know what you want and you think you know how to get it.

And yet so often your heart felt desires fail to manifest—despite your hard work and positive intentions. And by now you're probably tired of hearing about the next best "SECRET" that will MAGICALLY make your dreams come true.

I get it. I was there, up against the wall of my own frustration and failures. Then I discovered the missing ingredient in most modern "manifestation" teachings. I call it Wind Mastery—an incredibly ancient knowledge that once understood and harnessed, can make the term "go with the flow" meaningful at last.

   Then one day four years ago, it seemed I had my big break through at last. I'd entered an essay contest for a book called "Pearls of Wisdom" featuring personal growth luminaries such as Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, and Janet Bray-Attwood.  

And I won, my story Creativity, the Recipe for Awakening was selected. Suddenly, my wisdom and my story, was being published by a mainstream publisher, replete with promotional events and online publicity. I was on top of the world!

I fully expected this to be my spring board to my brand as the Shaman Chef. I could see it all coming: the cookbook, the cooking show, the guest appearance on Oprah. My time had come at last!

Once again my dreams were squelched, when I did not make the top-ten finalist for the Next Food Network Star, and did not land the book publishing contract in the Next Top Author Contest. Then my family disowned me for "airing out the families dirty laundry."  I felt wind slapped, just like the day after the grand opening of my restaurant, when my business partner/dad had a massive stroke. 

And like you, I deserved to win. After all, I'd renovated a house in the slums with my own hands at 20,  then I lived in a Transient Hotel in NYC in order to begin my cooking career. I believed if I worked hard enough the self-hatred would dissolve. I was a good person, dedicated, and hard working but still, REAL SUCCESS eluded me. WHY?

Every idea I ever launched, gained momentum at the onset, then the wind died. Doldrums set in, and I began thinking that maybe I was defective, floating aimlessly in the sea of life.

Then one day, while walking along Ebey's Landing, in Washington, the wind started to blow, real hard, shaking self doubt off me like a pine cone from the tree branch.

After picking myself up once again I began again, this time writing a book that would inspire others who like me, had felt shipwrecked.

From that day forward, I promised myself I would figure out why real success and happiness kept eluding me. I would understand what the hell I was doing wrong. And that is how Wind Work was discovered.


Let me be clear. I did not create this work.  Rather, it was revealed to me and all I've done is follow the thread of revelation from ancient wisdom to practical application.

                      After all, I am not called the PRACTICAL shaman for nothing.


This ancient body of knowledge is a life navigational system that allows you to easily and quickly sail to the harbor of your heartfelt dreams and goals.
Just like any good ship's captain, to do this effectively, you need three things: a Map, Compass, and Wind Power. Once you have these three elements of Wind Mastery, you will never be lost or stranded again.
Your smooth sailing success happens when you learn to read your awakening compass, become familiar with the territories of your personal map, and learn to access and harness the energy of the wind.
Those elements are highly practical manifestation tools that I explain in my five month "Find Your Way Home Program.
In this program I will personally guide you and a select few to wisely use the ways of wind knowledge. This course is not for everyone. There is limited space and it is by application only.

Who is this course NOT for?

Who is this course FOR?

    • You are certain you came here to do something crucial, still you have not found Magnetic North, which is Your  sweet spot.
    • Navigating from Magnetic North eludes, but drives you.
    • Your life Mission depends on getting clear on your work of service in the world.
    • You have big dreams for success and yet aren't sure you have the tools to make those dreams a reality.
    • You are a heart felt and soulful entrepreneur who wants to make a big splash for better in the world.
    • You are a change-maker who wants to go big or go home.
    • You haven't worked out what harbor you are sailing toward; your dreams and goals are not clear or important.
    • You jump from teacher-to-teacher, looking for them to fix you
    • You are looking for the easy route; hoping someone else will neatly coil your ropes, or adjust your sails.
    • You are not capable of honestly looking at your self from a new lens.
    • You seek the approval from others before choosing with your heart.
    • You are comfortable in your suffering, and believe life is happening to you.

What can you expect from this 5 MONTH course?

• Master the Winds of Change in Your Life

• Intuitive Soul Guidance during Your Personal intake Call.

• Individualized Map, with Proven Tools for Success.

There will be two video webinars per month. You will receive the recording.

You will receive a workbook during each class.

"Half measures avail you nothing," is a wise AA slogan. If you engage this process, the winds will have their way with you.

Plan your time accordingly.  Set aside time each month to receive the maximum wind power you need to make changes to shift your life course.

There will be a private Facebook group for support; your input will be an important part of the group process.

In addition, there is an opportunity for a weekend island retreat with Renee and your Ship Mates.

Month One: Heading out to Sea

Wind knots were tied to help sailors reach their intended destination. Our journey will begin with a  group  with a Group Wind Knot Tying. During the month, you will create your own wind knots to assist you in your transformation process.

  • The Tools: The Map, The Awakening Compass, and the Agency of Wind
  • Learn about Global Winds and the Inner Winds affecting your life.  
  • Stocking your Ship: Identifying what to Bring, and what to Leave Behind is an important part of the change process. You will identify your prevailing question for the wind.
  • Dynamics of Creativity
  • Life Map: Discover how you create in every area of your life.
  • Exercises in Creativity. Explore Your Inner Artist.

Month Two: Tacking the Wind

At the beginning, I thought these wind characters were archetypes, mythical beings. The deeper I went into the cave where wind is stored, I learned that they are living breathing energies. Your exhale can go half way around the world in a day. Then I understood the winds were aggregatories, formed by the intersection of humans with mother nature.  Working with clients I learned,  the winds had distinct energy imprints. You are affected by your own winds, the winds of others (global winds), and cyclical winds. In month two, we move headlong into working with the winds.

  • Wind Archetypes: Over the course of the program, you will invite in Wind Gods/Goddesses to assist in your transformation. 
  • Inner Winds, Global Winds and Cyclical Winds.
  • Land Sighting: Selecting a measurable goal for this work
  • Acceptance: Surrendering to the Energies of your Inner Winds
  • Doldrums: Inventory of Assets and Liabilities
  • Whistling a Wind, Discover your Wind Ally for this work.
  • Dynamics of Creativity in Action

Month Three: Wind Magic

There was a time, when God was wind.  Cosmogony stories tracking human evolution begin with the wind. Your life begins with your first breath, and ends with your last. Once you fully grasp that everything is connected, failure is not longer an option. During Month Three we will focus on Energy Tools. 

  • Removing Blocks: Working with Wind Gods/Goddesses you will learn to track your life's energetic centers.
  • Wind Knots: Managing Intensity: Working with Energy. You will actively engage the energy stored in your knots.
  • Wind Whispering
  • Whistling a Wind, Discover your Wind Ally to work with energy intensity
  • Working with the Winds of Forgiveness
  • The Power of Ritual and Ceremony

Month Four: Visiting the Cave of the Winds

As part of my training as a medicine woman, I spent 3 days and nights on the mountain under the elements, without food and water. During our work together, you will do your own mini vision quest. This is an important part of the process. Seeds grow when timing is right. For me, I wanted this book done four years ago. Looking back, I did not have the knowledge or information to share.

  • Vision Quest
  • Making a New Map
  • Whistling a Wind: Working with a Group Wind for vision.
  • Sailing the Seas: Into Action
  • Leveraging the Wind
  • Whistling a Wind: Working with a Global Wind for Clarity of Service

Month Five: Sailing towards Home

After Yoga, the Dishes is a course I teach at the Bhakti Fest. It is easy to perform in a group, or retreat setting. The real work starts once you integrate these principles back into your daily life. This program is designed to give you the tools you need to succeed. After spending time with the wind, they will continue to inform you.

  • Course Correction tools
  • Back Winds: Part of each cycle includes push back from the winds. Are you prepared?
  • Whistling a Wind: Choosing a Wind for the Year
  • When the Wind Blows: Swaying to the Universal Winds of Change
  • Service: Sharing Your Vision, Message or Service
  • Wind Divination: Keep yourself on Course

Barbara L

Author, Producer

Lori Lothian

"The Awakening Compass work is perfect for anyone in the midst of confusion, overwhelm or uncertainty about what they are here to do right now. It's a powerful tool for orienting ourselves and seeing the areas in our lives where we are perhaps stuck, and the directions we can move in with surrendered trust that will bring our gifts to life with ease and flow"

George Warner

Sheila Rabb Weidenfeld

Daniel Wiedenfeld

 What I really like is the personification of energy as wind gods/goddesses. It's a great tool to visualize the energy moving through you and to have an entity to call upon to work through different challenges..

Producer • Screenwriter


Stephanie Bianca

Wind Believers

Renee opened a door for me. I walked through and experienced a different reality that I didn't know existed. She taught me tools to help me heal. I am a much happier person now, and I gained a dear, valued friend, as well. I wish I could share this secret, precious gift with everyone. The door is
open. You just have to walk through.

Adie F

Your class is exactly what I need right now. The tools you are giving us are fantastic!" George M

Student of Life

Sophie S

I would say that I was shifted by looking at the patterns in my life and how they intersected. I was really ready to show myself more love and nurturing, and honor my own individual way of doing things. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be in charge of his or her life and get into flow. I think people who feel stuck could benefit, but also people who are inner explorers. The goal setting was not meaningful to me (it wasn't an enticement, I discovered I was averse to it). Rather than creating outcomes, I created feelings.

During our first meeting I told Renee that I didn’t know how she was going to help me and I didn’t think it was going to work. I couldn’t have been more wrong. A year and a half later, I have started my own film finance and prodution company and just finished post production on my first feature film that I executive produced and produced. I am happy, driven, focused and dating.

Founder Lincoln Square Books

Film Production and Finance

As a writer, I well know the frustration that comes with creative blocks. Working with Renee and the winds gives me the tools I need to clear the blocks. Renee is a gifted shaman and this work is truly amazing.  

Stephanie Gunning

Author, Philanthropist

Anyone who may be feeling stuck, lost, confused or frustrated would benefit from this class.  There is no wisdom greater than personal insight.  Renee's class helps every person find their own compass bearings.  It's basically a class in learning to sail your own boat.  Gotta love that.

Renee has one of those unique abilities to see people people for who they are, warts and all, while also helping them achieve their maximum potential and be their best possible selves. She's instructive without being critical, and I am a better persons,  fortunate enough to be the beneficiary of her incredible guidance.

Author, Mother, and Shaman

Producer • The Pound Hole

Lisa Labon

Renee is a great motivator.  She's intelligent, intuitive, and effective.....a best bet.

The Awakened Dreamer

"Thank you for the powerful, authentic work.  I am inspired.  I am moving forward." Charlotte R

Renee is one of a kind. Powerful, direct and incredibly insightful. She cuts through any and all B.S and identifies the core issue even if you have not yourself. Renee sincerely cares for your personal development and growth. She is devoted to all of her clients and does not let you weather the storm alone. Renee truly is the practical shaman. All of her advice and the tools she gives can be used and applied on a day to day basis. No problem is too big or too small for Renee. She is a sheer joy to know and an inspiration.

You asked the "hard" questions and offered excellent guidance. Gratefully, I am back on track now...."    Mary

 "Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless. In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world.

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these - to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do. There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for."

Clarissa Pinkola Estes
American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves.

Why Windwork?

Are You Ready to Set Sail?

Look around you. Are you a messenger of peace, sharing hope for a positive transformation of our earth? I am seeking Wind Believers who hold the energy of hope with every inhale and exhale.

There are pleny of people breathing winds of fear, doom and gloom; do not get enticed.  Once connected to your True Nature you heal, and tend to the business of beaming the light helping others find their way in the fog. You chose to be here, now at this important moment as the world course corrects. It is your duty to become the, Best You Possible. With the Winds at your Back, You will remain centered on your path. You deserve to do this transformational course, WindWork, Now!

Sign Up For the Wind Mastery Program Now!

The Wind Mastery Program has three options. The first option is the Awakening Compass Training, which is a five month-long virtual training, plus group intensive program. The second option is the Smooth Sailing which includes an additional personal monthly call. The Premier Navigator Program includes weekly private calls with Renee Baribeau, The Practical Shaman. All three levels include an optional three day in-person island retreat.

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Intake Call with Renee

Bi Monthly Video Webinars

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Monthly Worksheets

Monthly Wind Wisdom Rituals

Small Group Soul Coaching

Private FB Group for Sharing

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Small Group --25 people limit

Monthly Private Coaching Call

Private Vision Mapping Call, final month of program

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Weekend Island Retreat in July*

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"Renee's laser intuition is direct, accurate and practical. I always leave a coaching session with her with new clarity and commitment to my goals and dreams." Lori L

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