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    I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

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Programs & Workshops

"The Following Spirit Institute (FSI) was conceived in 2013 and is located in the South Eastern United States. It is a place where people come together and share their human spirit story. A place in which one is able to speak, void of all modern social masks and stereotypes. No matter your religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, job title. or social status ; Our work at FSI fosters an environment that allows the human to set aside their differences, celebrate our similarities and support one another as we quest for personal truth.

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  • Council Workshops

    Council is a compelling communication method that cultivates empathic listening and heartfelt dialogue.

  • The Four Directions Trainings

    A deep dive into Native American teaching showing how to use the directions as markers and milestones of our life.

  • Threshold Fasts

    Crossing a threshold without food or shelter o be one with the land and yourself.

  • Threshold Walk

    When one steps across a threshold in nature looking for answers the unexpected begins to happen.

  • Vision Board Workshop

    Place your dreams, ideas, and goals on a poster board and watch the universe conspire to help make them a reality!







Christina Vanvuren

I honestly had no idea what to expect at this workshop. I did know that I was craving real, authentic communication. What I got was so much more than that. It was so incredible to really listen to other people…to see them and hold space for them and have them do the same for me in return. It was truly a joy and I walked away feeling high on life for the rest of the day. Thank you, Shawn! Can’t wait until the next one!


Winston Leslie

I saw that the meetup was 2 ½ hours after I had RSVP’d and paid online. Without ever having the experience of a listening workshop, I became skeptical at the idea of listening to anyone for that long. At the end, I wished we had more time.
Without going into details of this ceremonially formatted class (as Shawn’s explanation of what will occur was part of the listening and opening experience), it was empowering, enlightening, deep diving and, above all, fun.
I must say, on my drive home, I felt somewhat embarrassed that I had shared so much about myself and listened so intently to other’s (who I didn’t know before the class) spontaneous and authentic revelations about themselves.
It quickly subsided as I told myself, this is exactly what I need to grow.






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