About Renee Baribeau

AMAzON Best Selling Author

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Renee Baribeau is an award winning 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. Her clientele includes: executives, philanthropists, movie producers, actors, and other high profile individuals who come to her for soul scrubbing.

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. Her show, Cooking with Renee was one of the first instructional cooking class on cable television 1987. 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.

Renee Baribeau, The Practical Shaman (http://www.thepracticalshaman.com)

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Wind Whistlers Toolkit

The Wind Spirit Cards® Kit includes a beautiful hand crafted Aztec style Wind Whistle, 34 oracle cards, beginning instruction, plus a hand-made Fair Trade Pouch from Ghana. Wind Spirit Cards® are an ancient oracle used to evoke the divine wisdom of the companion wind spirits who can help you navigate successfully through life.

Winds of Spirit

Winds of Spirit is a practical guide to connect to powerful wind energies that navigate us toward authentic joy, power, and purpose.In this book, you’ll explore the rich mythology and cultural significance of wind, and discover a powerful system to utilize the subtle, healing energies in your life. Winds of Spirit will teach you how to connect with your true inner self, use your body as a compass, and receive life-changing messages from nature. Based on an ancient sacred technique used by farmers, shamans and sailors, this system will show you how to navigate your personal path, providing insight into how to manage the wind patterns and shifting conditions affecting you. Experiential practices include wind breath, wind bath, wind knots, and more! “Beautiful and thought-provoking . . . this absorbing book reveals Renee Baribeau as a modern, western medicine woman.” — Hank Wesselman, Ph.D., anthropologist, and award-winning author of Awakening to the Spirit World, The Bowl of Light, and The Re-Enchantment”This is truly one of the best books I have read. It is inspiring and unique.” — Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and Walking in Light


 “”This is truly one of the best books I have read.

It is inspiring and unique.” 

sandra ingerman

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ANNOUNCING Wind Work Basics Spring

Wind Work® Basics Spring

Learn the Basic Tools of Wind Work®.

Learn to use the Wind Spirit Cards, Summons a Wind Spirit for cooperation, Wind Knots, Removing Resistance and More..



Master the Winds of Change.  5-week MODULES offered at your convenience. Once you invite the Winds of Spirit into your life for healing, they will take you on a magic carpet ride. Sail beyond the furthest port of your imagination.

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