Cathy and Augustine are both shamanic practitioners with their individual private healing practice in Montreal. They first met 25 years ago, while attending the 3-yr program offered by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FFSS). Since that time, they have taken all of the workshops given by the FFSS. They also attended the 2-yr teaching program given by Sandra Ingerman in the U.S.A and her workshops" Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the Earth". In Europe, they participated in the 4-yr program taught by Claude and Noelle Poncelet and also in their workshops in Quebec. They worked with Betsy Bergstrom in Philadelphia on depossession healing and with other shamanic teachers from different countries in the world. Since 2006, Cathy and Augustine have been teaching advanced shamanic workshops in Quebec and both feel privileged to have shared their friendship and the opportunities encountered on their shamanic path.
Cathy Hiess has sponsored the workshops for the FFSS given in Montreal during the past 22 years. Now that she has retired sponsoring, she is still active in the shamanic community and in the drumming circle she started in 1996. She was trained as a registered nurse and is married, the mother of two sons and grand-mother of 5.