JoBeth Eckerman helped me the minute we started talking on the phone together. My daughter was going through a mental, emotional and spiritual breakdown in the second grade. I had gone to the doctors, the counselor, the church, the school, my friends and anyone else I thought could help. My friend at a roller skating rink suggested JoBeth to me. She said, “I know this Shaman.” I said, “Give me her number.”

I was suffering from depression from not being able to help my little girl. I called JoBeth and left her a message. It went like this, ‘My daughter's soul is trying to teach me something and my soul can't figure it out. Can you help us?’ She called me and helped me find my strength again. Over the phone in my minivan she helped me visit some of my scariest, saddest moments and I can tell you I felt better immediately! Then she started working with me in person. She understood me and held me capable when I had given up on me.

Then she recognized the unique power of my daughter and helped her too and she continues to help both of us through her Mentorship program. She has also worked with my husband and my son. We all are in a better place because of her and because my daughter and friend guided me to her. JoBeth is the Webster's Dictionary definition of a ‘blessing’ in our lives and if you are lucky enough to get to work with her you can trust that she will help.


When I first came to JoBeth in August of 2018 I was broken. I had just had a double mastectomy for breast cancer, with a difficult healing period with MRSA and acinetobacter. Since 2011 I had lost my brother to suicide, my mom and my best friend.

I have dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. In my 20’s I tried to commit suicide. Suicide runs in my paternal family.

I have seen many counselors over the years and have received some help in learning how to cope. Go on walks, keep a journal, don’t isolate to name a few.

Yet when I came to JoBeth, I not only got the connection with another human being to allow the space to talk and open up; but also the soul connection. My soul and spirit healed.

I am not a victim. I am strong and master of my own destiny. I have hope and I live in joy.

I’m not saying life is perfect, but for the first time in my life; life is a joy even with the problems. I enjoy the moments, recognize the opportunities that challenge me and to keep improving. I try and appreciate others, be authentic and to value myself.
I don’t know how you thank someone who has given you your life back but, thank you JoBeth! 🙏


I left the Soul Sister Sauvages Soirée retreat with greater awakening, release and purpose. This amazing weekend is about connection to source, each other and ourselves. We have entered a time where the power of the sacred feminine is emerging and I felt it there so strongly. I left the weekend knowing that I’d found the community that I had been seeking for so long. It was literally life changing!


Attending the Soul Sister Soiree was the single most ‘change making’ weekend for me in all of 2020. I met and formed amazing bonds with women that I will never forget. The closeness, warmth, empathy, compassion and presence I felt from each woman added to the overall experience. The whole experience brought the divine feminine spirit to life that weekend, in me and everyone else. It was truly unbelievable! I was not expecting such a life changing event, but the amount of vulnerability that was shared in that space was life changing for me. It opened me up and allowed me to look deep into myself in a way that I hadn't before. This is what the divine feminine is capable of. If you have a chance to experience this space with the guidance of JoBeth, I would not miss it!!! It is a MUST experience!


JoBeth is the real deal, she is an amazing teacher who helped me overcome a lot of past traumas that were holding me back in life. She offers a mix of traditional wisdom coupled with some innovative new methodologies that effect you at the soul level. JoBeth believes strongly in empowering others and you will definitely feel it after spending time with her!

Lisa E

The level of professionalism and talent that JoBeth Eckerman provides as a Shaman, Soul Coach, Reiki Master-Teacher, Educator is unbelievable! Having been a client of hers for over 15 years, I am consistently impressed by her expert healing ability, compassion, non-judgment and "realness". I am so grateful to JoBeth for helping not only me but my other family members, as well, over all these years. Thanks JoBeth. Thank you for being YOU!

Jonathon M - School of Psychology, Seattle University

I have known JoBeth Eckerman for more than 8 years as both a colleague in the healing arts profession and as a personal friend.
I am the owner of Aspire Healing Arts School in Yakima, Washington. I have worked with JoBeth as an instructor, board member and as a counselor for both students and our faculty. She is intelligent, resourceful, enthusiastic and always very professional in how she conducts herself. She has exceptional people skills and has always been well received by students and faculty, alike.
I would often call on JoBeth to develop new curriculum, customized to a particular topic and group of students. She is incredibly adept at creating dynamic, experiential programs and is very good at engaging student participation in order to enhance their personal learning processes. She stays very present to the group or person she is working with, is very authentic and therefore is able to easily address anything that arises at any moment in a classroom setting.
Over the past 7 years JoBeth has offered several continuing education courses. I continue to receive rave reviews from many of the professionals who have taken these courses. They tell me that her course content and teaching style are great and that they are able to integrate the information easily into their own work as healing arts professionals. Her Reiki 1 & 2 Training has become a part of our massage therapy curriculum here at Aspire Healing Arts so students graduate as massage therapist and Reiki practitioners.
JoBeth has a special and unique way of working with people and developing real connections that assist them in their own healing, personal development and self-awareness. As the program director for a growing and successful educational facility, I often times sought (and deeply valued) JoBeth’s counsel and input students, faculty members and the future growth of our institute.
Suffice it to say, I would highly recommend JoBeth because I am sure that she would be a very valuable asset to any educational organization.

Ronda K, Aspire Healing Arts School, Yakima, WA

JoBeth is the real deal, she is an amazing teacher who helped me overcome a lot of past traumas that were holding me back in life. She offers a mix of traditional wisdom coupled with some innovative new methodologies that effect you at the soul level. JoBeth believes strongly in empowering others and you will definitely feel it after spending time with her!

Lisa E

I met JoBeth Eckerman in 2008 when I attended her Reiki I and II class in Kirkland, WA. I was immediately impressed by her attention to everyone present and her knowledge of the subject. She created a safe, comfortable environment in the class, which encouraged me to continue my Reiki journey and receive master attunements from her later that year.
I have also participated in JoBeth’s Advanced Healing Arts Program offered through the Yakima Valley Body Therapy Institute. This course included Principles of Advanced Healing, Techniques to Access the Client’s Inner Healer, and Setting and Maintaining Sacred Healing Space among other topics. JoBeth’s knowledge and awareness of the class as a whole once again created an environment filled with warmth and support. The clearness of her presentation helped me learn how to facilitate the highest healing opportunities for my clients, and her confidence in me helped me trust my abilities to do so.
I entered mentorship with JoBeth in April 2011 and it has been and still is a transforming journey. JoBeth holds me to my highest ability. She is a valuable partner in helping me release patterns that no longer serve me so that I can continue to fulfill my life’s purpose. She seems to have a never-ending source of wisdom!

Lori M, Reiki Master-Teacher, Maple Valley, Washington

JoBeth is a very talented teacher/facilitator that has the innate ability to teach to the level of the class participants. I have taken 4 different classes from JoBeth as well as audit the classes later on. I learn an immense amount of information with each class and love to audit the classes later as there is always more to learn.

Bobbie S, Mind, Body and What Matters, Yakima, Washington

I couldn't recommend JoBeth Eckerman to ANYONE more highly. "Anyone" is in caps because this testimonial comes from someone with a blood hound's nose for BS (includes but not limited to pseudo psychics and so many of their ilk). That said, last year I found myself feeling not only stuck, but troubled by a family situation I was frustratingly unable to fully understand or do anything about anymore. My son suggested seeing a counselor. While open to his suggestion, I was less than enthusiastic due to several brief long-ago counselor experiences that were unhelpful to say the least.

Enter JoBeth Eckerman: Just as my son suggested seeing a counselor, my niece suggested seeing a shaman known by and highly praised by a good friend of hers. With her encouragement, an introductory meeting with JoBeth was arranged to see if working with her would be a good fit for me. It was more than a good fit. From the moment we sat down and started talking it was like coming home!!

JoBeth is not only a gifted shaman, soul coach, educator, and Reiki Master; she is a blessing. I consider myself lucky to work with her, and even luckier to be her friend. If I were asked to choose a poem describing what it's like to work with her, it would be Robert Browning's The Year's At The Spring:

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven—
All's right with the world!

Di Anne L
Spokane Valley, WA

I will forever be grateful that a friend of mine introduced me to Jobeth. I have been working with her for over a year and I cannot begin to put into words how much she has helped me and my extended family. Her innate wisdom along with her gracious, calming presence is so compelling and it has made me want to explore how I can help others in my life. I am a different person after working with Jobeth and all for the better. I can't recommend Jobeth enough.

Sarah D, Spokane