Creativity + Healing
Shamama is dedicated to helping you tap into your creativity, heal your heart, express your voice and follow your bliss through special events, retreats, coaching and consulting.
Meet Michele DeVoe Lussky
I created Shamama because I saw people all around me who are stuck, discouraged or full of fear--people who are unable to tell their stories, explore with child-like abandon, live their authentic life or manifest their dreams.
As a Creativity Coach, I help people know, trust, and express themselves by sharing unique tools I have gleaned from 25 years of teaching college writing and leading creativity workshops. Through both conventional and unconventional methods (such as breathwork meditation, intuitive writing prompts and energy healing), I will help you release old baggage and blocks while embracing your pure creative force.
My colleagues and I create meaningful experiences for you to tap into your creativity, unleash your power, express your voice and find your purpose. We gently guide you toward realizing your authentic self. We find that healing opens us up creatively and creative expression profoundly heals us.
All of our work at Shamama is steeped in compassion, kindness, positivity, and practicality. What will happen when you journey within?
"Michele and the work that she does has been a pivotal point of positive change in my life. Her ability to hold space for healing and personal transformation along with the breathwork that she teaches has been invaluable in my personal growth and healing. Our personal suffering on this earth is here to teach us aspects of ourselves that we never knew existed, but we have to be open to receiving that message. Thank you Michele for showing me how to be an open vessel for transformation and creativity!!" Lisa Schneider, Rockford, MI
"I attended a retreat in June 2019. My experiences at the retreat were life-altering! I was set upon a path of personal and spiritual growth that has led me to be so much more peaceful and able to identify my fears that hold me back from physical and emotional growth. I am able to make decisions more easily, which has been an issue for me for years." Lynda Nietering, Grand Haven, MI
"I have attended both Private Sessions and Breathwork Sessions with Shamama and there are no words to describe what those truly life-changing experiences were like. Michele vibrates such good energy into the souls of those she works with, that just being in her presence feels like home. I highly recommend Shamama to anyone looking for spiritual or personal growth. She will meet you exactly where you are on your journey and encompass you into this magical environment designed around so much self-healing, self-love and liberation. Thank you for helping me to evolve and showing me how to shed the energies that no longer match the frequency of my destiny. You are pure magic Shamama. It is an honor and blessing to know you and attend these sessions." Jenn Loudin, Comstock Park, MI
"I have attended both private and group breathwork sessions, as well as writing and creativity workshops. Michele has such a gift for leading breathwork, for using her intuition, and for speaking the truth. She is amazing and I highly recommend her!! Her sessions are transformational!!!" Leah Rankinen, Rockford, MI
"Thanks to your Memoir Writing Workshop strategies, I’m no longer battling my brain about what to write — I’m simply letting the words come out as they are. Game changer!" Julie Hayes, Kentwood, MI
"I can’t recommend Michele and the work she is doing enough. If you’ve never experienced breathwork - I can assure you that she creates a safe and welcoming space for everyone. Consider this an act of self care like no other." Jen Rapanos, Rockford, MI
"Michele has a gift for creating a truly magical environment for a self healing experience while all the while being real. A grateful participant." Tammy Newman, Kalamazoo, MI
"So glad to have found this transformational group! It saved my life during a dark, cold MI winter. Michele brings so much positivity, enthusiasm, and creativity to each class. She presents information in a fun variety of activities that always seems to lead to an epiphany of self-discovery. Take the hike, draw the doodles, zone out to the drums!!" Juliana Beckett, Denver, CO
"I went to a Creativity Retreat at the Inn of the Rustic Gate led by Shamama. It changed my life, particularly in my ability to stay connected with my soul's energy. Michele is gifted in providing activities to open up our heart space. Highly recommend." Katherine Parker, Big Rapids, MI
“Breathwork has been an important part of my healing process. Michele is a strong, yet gentle intuitive guide through this process of letting go of old, unconscious, unhealed areas of my life. I feel it is causing rumblings of change that are needed." Cheryl Blackington, Grand Rapids, MI
"Having been in the area for only a few years, meeting Michele and learning about Shamama was a gift from the Universe. I felt as though I had found my tribe with Michele as tribe leader, wise woman and friend. If you haven't experienced Michele's loving energy, you should. I am grateful to her and to the learning opportunities she makes happen every week! Love you Michele!" Nora Klaver Bouchard, Rockford, MI
"Through Michele's guidance, classes, workshops, retreats, and friendship, I have finally reached a place of peace and contentment that I have not known before. I am finally at peace in my own skin, thriving in my creative happy place, and enjoying Life as it IS. She is a Kindred Spirit and my Soul Sister at heart and I look forward to our next class or encounter together to share in all that positive energy." Paula Andresen, Comstock Park, MI
"I highly recommend Shamama!! I went on the fall retreat not knowing what I was getting myself into, I just knew I needed this. Wow!! Absolutely amazing! I met a wonderful group of gals and we just clicked. Michele and Amy kept us busy exploring our needs and teaching us the tools we needed to get there. I came home at peace with past issues and empowered to take on the future. Thank you for everything!" Sheila Lingle, Big Rapids, MI
"Breathwork was like 5 years of therapy in 30 minutes." Dawn Andersen, Allegan, MI
"Thank you Shamama and Michele for the spiritual awakening yesterday! Your Breathwork class is a MUST for anyone in the Rockford/Grand Rapids area who would like to release what is holding them back...Powerful stuff!" Jamie Frietag Dooley, Rockford, MI
"You did it again! coached me toward a journey I didn't expect to happen. Always interesting, always enlightening. Thank you!" Anne Hampton, Rockford, MI
"FABULOUS! Always a way to get the creative mindfulness flowing, ever endeavoring to get the body and mind positivity positive, and enticing the churning mind to be open!" Debbi Weiss, Comstock Park, MI
"I attended one of Michele’s Breathwork events last week, and it was nothing short of life-changing. A beautiful, highly cathartic experience." Chelsea Jean, Nashville, TN
"Enlightening work and play at the same time! Thank you so much. And it was great to meet everyone. Kind and genuine individuals." Diana Brink, Allegan, MI
"I LOVED Katie's Art Journaling Class! I didn't realize it would be so liberating yet meditative." B.R., Kentwood, MI
"I attended a Shamama workshop, and it was phenomenal. I went to places inside myself I didn't know existed and expressed myself in ways I didn't know I could." Tonika L. Grand Rapids, MI
"Thank you SO much for your guidance, love and light yesterday. I had a very powerful experience. You truly are a vessel. I felt clarity and an openness after our session and it stayed with me throughout the day. I had rehearsal with my band and ideas were flowing. I was able to express these ideas and communicate them with ease, and I felt open to express my emotions musically too, which is not always easy for me." H.S. Grand Rapids, MI
"I loved Erin's Manifesting Magic workshop! I came home vibrating with positivity, energy, and a sense that the world is completing malleable! Wow!" A.M., Saginaw, MI
"Thank you for a great session, Michele! I felt so restored and uplifted afterwards. You truly have a gift for healing!" L.R., Rockford, MI
"I came away transformed. I have never felt so rooted to community, connected with my craft, and at peace within. I am not sure if it was the breathwork, easy conversations, or walks in nature, but I know it changed me, and I can't wait to come back next year!" L.W. Troy, MI