United Palace

Shamanic Circle

Since ancient times, indigenous cultures have understood the importance of living in balance and harmony with the earth and cosmos. Because of this, shamanic living has been a source of empowerment, healing and fulfillment for a millennium.

Now, Hereditary Tuvan Shamaness ChokBar will bring ancient wisdom, practices, and rituals to the community in an intimate setting.

This exploration of the ethereal world and subtle realities will introduce you to spirit guides, ancestors, and power animals and awaken the interconnectivity that supports our healing, transformation, and life purpose. Shamanic work has been known to remove deeply rooted fears, attachments and unhealthy patterns that keep you from reaching your highest potential and finding personal fulfillment. Shamans have utilized the power and perfection of nature to facilitate healings for centuries.

In our monthly circle, you will journey to alternate esoteric realms through drumming, rattling, meditation and movement to remove obstacles, merge with spirit, and connect to the core of your being.

Join us to come into energetic alignment with the highest vibrations of the Universe and create positive change in your life and the world at large. The time for transformation is upon us.

The next Shamanic Circle will be announced soon.

Location: United Palace, 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033 (entrance on 176th St. between Broadway and Wadsworth, 7th floor)

Register early, space is limited – $20.00


Any type of a rattle, could be self made with a glass jar filled with rice, beans, or corn.

Drums if you have them.

Piece of fabric of your choice, and/or one or several ribbons.


Power objects from your altars, such as stones/crystals to charge on our altar and then take back home.


Tuvan Shamaness Chokbar

I, Larisa Oorzhak Koronowski, come from a long shamanic family lineage. My maternal great-grandfather as well as my paternal great-grandfather and great-grandmother were powerful shamans in the Republic of Tuva, Russian Federation, where I am originally from.

When I was 28 years old, a shaman from Tuva, Oleg Pavlovich Toiduk, with whom I traveled as an interpreter in Germany, told me that the spirits of my ancestors came to him and asked him to do a ritual for me to connect me with them, in order to become a shamaness, so I could do the kind of work he does.

Oleg Pavlovich Toiduk, who has made his transition into the non-physical realm since then, was a well known shaman in Tuva. His shamanic robe is now on display in the National Museum of Tuva, in the capital city Kyzyl, where he was famous for his healing abilities.

I immediately said no, and could not understand how I could help people heal, as I was sick most of my life myself. He offered to do the ritual two more times within a 6-month period and I said no each time. I was young and wanted to be modern and normal in my own understanding of life at that time. After my third and final refusal he said that, even though I refused now, it does not really matter because no matter what I decide to do in my life, the shamanic calling will find me.

And it did! I had no idea at that time that I would be living not in the Republic of Tuva and not even in Russia, but in Edgewater, NJ, United States of America, on the bank of the Hudson river, with the amazing views of New York City and being a Tuvan Shamaness.