About The Teacher
Russell Feingold is a shaman, sound healer and author who has dedicated the past 25 years to the pursuit, study and practice of the healing arts. Drawn to the timeless wisdom of ancient cultures, he surrendered his mainstream Western life to follow the call of his heart and soul to walk the ordained path of the medicine man. Embracing the indigenous wisdom of India, Nepal, Peru and the North American Original Peoples “Red Road”, Russell later received the rare and humbling honor of serving as the Principal of the Tribal Shamanic Council of the Choctaw Musgokee Yamassee Nation.
His pursuit of truth and natural healing led him into the potent and magical world of Peruvian Shamanism, where he was initiated into the life-long study of these sacred ways by internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher Don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo — respected Kamasqa Curandero and Altomisayoq adept. Then, under the guidance of Maestro Curandero Ricardo Amaringo, a revered ceremonialist and Shipibo shaman, Russell completed a rigorous and demanding year-long apprenticeship in the Shipibo lineage of Amazonian plant medicine at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual (co-founded by Dr. Joe Tafur, author of “The Fellowship of the River” and visionary artist Cvita Mamic).
Russell’s work seeks to honor the integrity of these indigenous cultures and traditions while serving as a bridge to make them accessible to those who are called, without diluting the inherent potency of these sacred medicines and practices. There is no room for spiritual-bypassing or light-chasing as he is known for his remarkable ability to “read the field” and, like a lightning bolt of truth, identify the blocks to health, wellbeing and our soul’s evolution. Cutting through the web of confusion, he helps his clients and students embrace their pain, grief and trauma, releasing it into the alchemical fire of transformation, so that healing and wholeness can be restored on all levels: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and relationally. As Arielle Ford, Founder of the Ford Group, author of international bestseller, “The Soulmate Secret,” and a former client puts it “Russell Feingold is an extraordinary healer with a remarkable ability to both correctly diagnose and heal energy blocks.”
Recognized for bringing some of the most powerful ceremonial and transformational work to the northern hemisphere, Russell has helped thousands of people, including respected leaders Debbie Ford, Marcelene Dyer, Fran Drescher, and Andrew Harvey to break down the story of their lives and unravel the multi-dimensional tension patterns that obscure the authentic masterpiece within. For the past 7 years, he’s been a core staff member on David Wolfe Adventures facilitating groups to rejuvenate and re-connect with their souls, passions, nature and vibrant health on pilgrimages to Hawaii and Peru. LA Weekly noted his impeccable dedication to bringing forth deep healing by awarding his private coaching practice “Best of LA” in 2011. And as a professional speaker, Russell is known for electrifying audiences, presenting alongside Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Caroline Myss, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Andrew Harvey and T. Harv Eker at conferences, festivals and conscious living events. He is also the author of "Heart Wisdom: Your Transformational Guide to Joyful Living and Loving” published by Findhorn Press.
More important than all his credentials, however, is the fact that Russell is a loving human being who deeply cares about people and Pachamama — the Earth — and all her creatures. He is a master at nurturing community using the gifts of humor, insight, compassion, and diligently creating a safe and sacred space so that hearts, bodies, minds and souls can be healed to further the evolution of our earth-bound tribe towards peace, unity and wellbeing.