Renee’s Bio

Renee Baribeau is The Practical Shaman, a wind whistler, and Hay House Author. Her book Winds of Spirit (February 2018), is available for pre-order. It provides practical tools to navigate change in a turbulent world, by restoring faith and harmonizing with Nature.

Renee is the “Go-To” Soul Coach for innovative change-makers, a dynamic spiritual keynote speaker and workshop presenter. She injects humor and practical wisdom into her dynamic, inspirational WindWork® workshops.

Renee’s Bio

Renee Baribeau is a Hay House author of Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine. She is a wind whistler, soul coach, inspirational speaker, and workshop leader, known and respected for her down-to-earth approach. During her life, the wind gods have steered Renee’s recovery journey in many directions. A former chef, in 1987 she opened the first farm-to-table restaurant in Central New York, Brown Bagger’s, in Syracuse. In 2005, Renee established the Desert Holistic Network in Palm Desert, California, an online regional resource directory. Renee served as the Resident Shaman at We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs. Since 2013, Renee has worked for Foundations Recovery Network, a national system of residential treatment facilities.

As a writer, Renee is a featured contributing blogger for Elephant Journal. Renee has also contributed chapters to the anthologies Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now (Hierophant Publishing, 2012) and The Five Principles of Everything (Five Birds Publishing, 2012). She makes her home in the CA Desert, and Whidbey Island.

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7th Annual Spirituality and Religion in Society Conference, Imperial College, London

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Emerging Scholar Award 2017: 7th Annual Spirituality and Religion in Society Conference at Imperial College, London, England.  Event information.

News Release #1

Practical shaman releases her book “Winds of Spirit” from the Caves of Time
Readers will be exposed to the ancient secrets of the winds, which will help them find the pathway to life and gain total healing.

In ancient times there were winds. They influenced our lives and showed us the path to success and happiness. But then, then they disappeared, along with their peace and secrets. Renee Baribeau, the practical shaman, coach, and inspirational speaker is humbled to introduce “Winds of Spirit, into the world.

The book contains the ancient secrets of Shaman and how the wind is used to navigate the pathways of life, to discover one’s self. Winds of Spirit will teach readers how to connect with their true inner self (the spiritual magnetic north), use the body as a compass, and never get lost. By working with the omnipresent winds, anyone can restore harmony and balance, heal the body, and inspire creativity.

For more information on how to pre-order the book, please visit the website at

“Wind is the invisible force of nature whose thumbprint leaves an indelible mark on time and space. Winds of Spirit is a fabulous book that will transform you into a lover of the wind. In the book I shared the rich mythology and cultural significance of wind, while also presenting a powerful system to help you recognize and utilize the subtle energies in your life to heal yourself,” said Renee Baribeau, book author.

The Wind Work system relies on an ancient sacred technique used by farmers, shamans, and sailors. It will show readers how to navigate their path, providing insight into how to manage the wind patterns and shifting conditions affecting the quality of life. In the book, readers will learn how to invoke wind deities—gods and goddesses from around the world—and the cardinal winds from the four quadrants of the sky. Each of spirits relates to the inner landscape of life: mind, emotions, body, and spirit. In Part Four, there are 28 ancient wind deities for the reader to choose from. The reader can open any page to gain a deeper understanding of how these energies might be influencing their thoughts, feelings, and actions.

“Beautifully written. Truly Inspiring. Practical and applicable. This book will help guide you to the true path of finding your own inner wisdom and verified faith. Read it, apply the wisdom and together we shall create a positive change on this planet from the inside out,” said Noah Levine, from Refuge Recovery.

About Renee Baribeau

Renee Baribeau is a soul coach, author, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and workshop leader, known and respected for her down-to-earth approach. Since 2013, Renee has worked for Foundations Recovery Network, a national system of residential treatment facilities. In her work with clients, she witnessed that most people have lost their faith, and needed a way back towards ritual and ceremony.

Renee Baribeau is available as a Guest for Radio Show, Television Spot, FB Live, etc.

News Release #2

Renee Baribeau, also known world-wide as, “The Practical Shaman,” is an accomplished keynote presenter, workshop leader, respected business coach, dynamic spiritual leader, and author of “Winds of Spirit,”, by the prestigious Hay House Publishing Co.

Each of the 32 wind Gods and Goddesses described in her book has a distinct personality. Renee reveals the specific qualities of each one, and explains how they can help anyone navigate safely through the trials and tribulations of daily life.

Baribeau’s personal journey is a story of overcoming chronic depression, emotional disorder, and addiction through the use of powerful tools. Wind is one of nature’s most profound and powerful forces.

Hay House is one of the fastest-growing self-help and transformational publishers in the world. They currently publish approximately 300 books and 350 audio programs by more than 130 authors. Hay House is a medium-sized publishing house bringing in big-name authors such as Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Suze Orman, Montel Williams and Eckhart Tolle.

Humankind has always sought to understand our place and purpose in the universe, and to identify, invoke, pursue, or create more favorable conditions to improve our lives. Winds of Spirit is designed to help you get the answers you need, by working with divine forces of nature––namely, wind.

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Webinars and Talks

Interview with Renee Baribeau about WindWork® from the 2nd Annual Inner Warrior Summit. Summer 2015  Listen Here.

Interview from Kick Your Fear Addiction 2015.  Listen Here

Listen Here to a panel discussion with Renee Baribeau, best-selling author Janet Bray Attwood, and Siobhan Coulter March 2012 from the Pearls for Living your Best Life Now Telesummit.

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Invite the Winds into Your Life. Connect on Social:


Meditation to help you navigate the day, no matter what winds are blowing.

 © Copyright Renee Baribeau

All Rights Reserved

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