The Sacred Journey

Joyce St. Germaine, M.Ed, CHt, and RYT-200 is an award-winning Teacher, Artist, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, Certified Shapeshifting Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Counselor, Paranormal Investigator, Sacred Sound/Energy Healer and Certified Hypnotherapist/Past Life Regressionist. Widely known for her work as a spiritual counselor for over 40 years, Joyce has assisted clients around the world to gain insights on their personal and spiritual paths and conducts monthly study groups in “Psychic/Spiritual Development”, “Shamanic Studies”, and “Spirit Detachment Training”. She offers other workshops in the Spiritual Arts.

Individual sessions and group activities may be in-person or zoom, and include study groups, workshops, hypnotherapy, soul retrieval, extraction, spirit detachment, cord-cutting, and intuitive readings. Energy healing sessions may include shamanic techniques, work with stones an crystals, and sacred sound healing.

Joyce has taught Shamanism, Yoga, Art and Spiritual Studies throughout the US, in Canada, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and Italy. Highly trained in various Shamanic traditions, she blends the teachings of many cultures in traditional and non-traditional ways. International and domestic retreats and cruises are lovingly designed and held around the world. She is Owner/Director of The Sacred Journey Center for Spiritual Studies in CT, USA.


Joyce has developed unique and highly effective healing and clearing techniques and is often consulted by police departments, mental health professionals, and paranormal investigators in particularly troublesome cases. She is available for private functions or fundraisers, including Safe Grad Parties. Specialized age appropriate sessions, workshops, and events for children are joyfully offered. Host and producer of The Sacred Journey TV show since 1995, Joyce is often asked to mentor or lecture on a wide variety of topics. 

As a retired teacher of nearly 40 years in the West Hartford Public Schools, Joyce holds a Masters Degree in Education. During her career, she was known as a teacher who believed in lifelong learning. As such, she began monthly “Family Art Nights”, hosting as many as 100 people: students, their siblings, parents, grandparents, and community members to come together and share in the fun of creating art. Highly involved in her school, she was Art Club Advisor, Student Council Advisor, Dance Team Coach, and Set Designer for the school play. Even in her retirement, Joyce is still actively involved in education and presents statewide to teachers on topics focusing on curriculum enhancement and professional development. She presents for the CT Art Education Association, The CT Association of Schools and International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS).

Deeply committed to the welfare of animals, Joyce lives in Burlington, CT. She is on the Board of Directors of and volunteers regularly on the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Reservation.

Professional Awards:

2018-Present Natural Nutmeg Magazine’s 10BEST Hypnotist
2018-Present Natural Nutmeg Magazine’s 10BEST Energy Healer
“2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Finalist”
“2011-2012 West Hartford Teacher of the Year”
“2011 Local Hero” by Ronald McDonald House Charities
“2010 Connecticut Association of Schools Middle School Teacher of the Year Finalist”
“2009 Connecticut Art Education Outstanding Middle Level Art Educator”

Professional Memberships:

Society for Shamanic Practice
International Association of Counselors and Therapists
National Guild of Hypnotists
Foundation for Shamanic Studies
Yoga Alliance
Dream Change
National Education Association
National Art Education Association