About Sita, Shamanism and Healing Sessions


I have a degree in Religious Studies from The University of California, Santa Barbara. When I was 24, I became a nun at The Vedanta Society where I took final vows of renunciation (Sannyas vows) and remained in the convent for 14 years. Entering into a shamanic state and working with guidance on behalf of others came after two significant events in my life. The first was when my spiritual teacher passed away. I was by his side and his spirit passed through me leaving an opening in my heart, creating space for me to connect with creation. Soon after I left monastic life. The pain of leaving caused a psychological break so strong in me that, to survive, I had to expand my consciousness. This transition was the second significant event. I was introduced to Susan Grimaldi, an internationally renowned Native American shaman. She began treating me with shamanic healing sessions. Through her recognition and mentoring, and through the help of my spiritual lineage, I began work as a shaman.

Sita Hagenburg
Sita Hagenburg - pebbles in the sand


Ancient, universal doctoring that deals with the spiritual aspect of illness — injury to the spirit or soul. For the last ten thousand years, if not longer, shamans have effectively healed illnesses. To do this they consciously journey or take flight out of this realm of ordinary physical reality and enter into alternate realms that are normally hidden. Once there, they work with spiritual guidance — their helping spirits — to remove pain and bring wholeness back to the patient’s soul. It’s no coincidence that core shamanic practices are the same whether they originate in Siberia, the Amazon or New York City. Shamanism has never exclusively belonged to any one religion, culture or race. It’s a living, evolving methodology for healing that has been with humanity from the very beginning.

Sita Hagenburg with drum

Healing Sessions

Primary root causes of spiritual illness.

Loss of Power is present in any physical illness, emotional trauma, or life problem. It makes us weak and less able to defend ourselves against viruses, bacteria, people who drain our energy and life situations that harm us. When you’ve lost power, it’s hard to navigate ‘life’s boat’ away from muddy waters. You may experience loss of power as depression, anger, chronic health problems, or a series of life misfortunes.
Soul Loss is when a person loses part of their soul or essence. It can happen during any trauma that produces shock, like an accident, surgery, abuse, war, natural disaster, divorce, the death of a loved one. You may experience it as disassociation, post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, illness, weakened immunity, addiction, grief, anger. People can have a sense of not being fully alive or themselves with soul loss.
Intrusions in your spiritual plane happen when you are in a state of vulnerability from power or soul loss. Just like when you catch a cold because you are run down. They cause illness and pain, often (but not exclusively) in a localized area of the body. Old intrusions can feel like a long-term or chronic problem. Newer intrusions can be localized pain or something you don’t feel yet, but have the opportunity to prevent from manifesting.

I work with authentic shamanic techniques.

  • Soul Retrieval: I journey to recover soul part/s lost during trauma so you can feel vibrant and like yourself again.
  • Extraction Healing: I remove spiritual intrusions to help with illness and pain and as a preventative health measure.
  • Soul Mending: I repair or mend damage to your soul caused from loss of power, soul loss, or intrusions.
  • Word Doctoring: A heightened form of listening and communication I use to help you receive back and integrate lost power and soul parts as you move forward in your life.

These descriptions are only meant to paint a picture. During the actual healing session, I work with guidance and use any technique I am shown in the moment to prevent and remove pain so you can be well.

I love to work with children of all ages given parental consent. I also love to do work surrounding the death process. For example, with people approaching their own death or with friends and relatives of the deceased who want to help their loved one move on with ease.

“My shamanic healing session with Sita was nothing short of amazing. Her keen listening abilities and intuitive skills enabled me to feel relaxed and comfortable as she walked me through each step of the process. By the end I had a new sense of self-realization and calmness.”

Sue L., Bangor, PA