About Us

We enjoy helping individuals, couples and groups celebrate life’s many events through ceremony officiating and mentoring.

Jody BretonJody Breton

After a 35 year career in western medicine and a lifetime personal journey and initiation into spiritual awakening Jody stepped fully into a path of service as practitioner, teacher, minister and mentor for her community nearly a decade ago as Essence of Spirit Ceremonies. Through the world view of Shamanism and many other Universal wisdom teachings Jody has provided support for many, many people world wide.

Ordained in 2011 as an Interfaith Minister from the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine Jody performs ceremonies for all life events and holds an all inclusive ministry practice. Jody’s belief is that witnessing another through deep listening is the path to true healing.

Jody has studied Core Shamanism with Dory Cote of the Center for Earthlight Healing; The Foundation for Shamanic Studies and others for many years. She treats all spiritual practices with the highest level of respect and ethical boundaries.

Jody facilitates a variety of workshops and programs of varying levels and has ongoing  face to face mentorship sessions for support and deepening of one’s spiritual practice.

Please see our list of workshops and programs.

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Jody helped us create the most unique and beautiful wedding ceremony that was truly special and our own.

On our wedding day, Jody radiated positive light and energy. She crafted the most beautiful blessing for us that spoke to who we were as a couple and as individuals, and she provided the guidance and gentle, loving spirit to guide our ceremony.

Many of our guests remarked on what a beautiful job Jody did officiating our ceremony, and how memorable it was as a result.

Mercedes & Erik

Jody is a wonderful Ceremonialist, she is a powerful practitioner and facilitator of Spirit. She is nurturing and is a wonderful guide for ceremony and Spirit work. I trust her. She was the first person and only person I thought of when my husband and I decided to be married. She assisted me in creating a wonderful ceremony that made both myself (a shamanic practitioner) and my husband (not a shamanic practitioner) very comfortable and happy. It was a day we will remember and hold forever in Love, Laughter and Light.

Kristi D

Jody is a beloved woman of the universe who I trust completely. I have received Shamanic healing from Jody and have had her work with a friend of mine in need. I’ve seen Jody in action performing rituals with integrity and joyfulness. I highly recommend all of Jody’s work.

Nanci A, UKandu Coaching Service

Jody is truly a deeply spiritual person, with a very open and generous spirit. Any ceremony that she does will be both extremely meaningful and very memorable.

Peter W, Behavioral Health Resources of Maine

Jody has a warmth about her. In whatever she practices , teachers, ministers , she shows a miraculous degree of attention and compassion. In her presence you immediately feel the infectious glow of Jodys style. She gives 200% of herself to everything she offers. She is authentic, passionate and true. She is what you have been waiting for!

Terry Morgan, Shamanic Astrologer

Jody was a dream come true and the perfect match for my parent’s surprise vow renewal. We are from New Jersey and my dad was surprising my mom with a vow renewal in Maine on a family vacation. Jody was more than accessible through phone calls and emails planning the whole ceremony. She sent drafts of the ceremony based on the info she gathered and made sure we loved every detail. She did great at making, it feel like she knew my parents forever when in reality she met them moments before. She went over and beyond in assisting us with anything we needed. For example, offering flowers and offering her husband to take some pictures for us during the ceremony. She even did a last minute change for us when weather wasn’t cooperating with us. We feel so lucky we chose her to share in my parent’s special day. You won’t be disappointed with her services.

Katie Sotak, Destination Maine Vow Renewal, Acadia National Park.