Y4YL-JeffJeff Nixa, J.D., M.Div, CMT is a professional associate with Crows Nest Center for Shamanic Studies in Michigan, and a member of Sophia Zen Center in South Bend, IN. His healing career has spanned 24 years as both a board certified hospital chaplain and licensed massage therapist.

Jeff is founder of Great Plains Center for Shamanic Healing: “Earth-honoring programs in outdoor counseling, spiritual retreats and personal transformation."  His knowledge, training and experience will be brought into the meditation portion of the curriculum.  

Earlier in his career Jeff earned a law degree, served as a University of Wisconsin campus minister and a certified pastoral counselor. He lives in South Bend with his wife Regina and two daughters. Jeff’s websites are: www.GreatPlainsGuide.com and www.Urban-Shamanism.org