Hi! My name is Frédéric Cherri

Therapist, shaman, teacher, coach

People call me a shaman. Although I’m very comfortable with the title, I’m mostly a therapist of 25yrs practice and tutoring in the natural health field, an entrepreneur, a retreat leader, a program teacher, a shamanic practitioner and a personal coach.

Years of study and practice on the path of workshop facilitation, field research and clinical & therapeutic work have led me to believe we can heal anything.

Shamanic work and one of it’s mysterious and exciting aspects, the realm of plant medicine, brings many answers to the unresolved issues of modern medicine or psychology.

I have dedicated my life to supporting others’ journey, growth and transformation.

The official Bio

Frédéric is a multi-skilled visionary, shamanic and medical intuitive as well as energy therapist with a long standing clinical background in Transpersonal Psychology, Craniosacral Therapy and shamanism.

He travels the world offering workshops, practitioners programs as well as shamanic and plant medicine retreats. He brings a combined 25yrs experience to shamanic work and a spectrum of varied processes to support participants into any transformative  journey as well as integrate and take home the benefits of shamanic & plant medicine.

Born in Africa, raised in the South of France, Frédéric now calls the-whole-world his home. His transition from a successful corporate career, led him to build and run a thriving Natural Health Centre in New Zealand for over 20 years.

He holds a deep knowledge of shamanism and plant medicine and leads ceremonial circles worldwide. His teachers across several lineages are mostly found in the highlands of the Andes and the forests and jungles of Central and South America.

Why SpiritRivers 

The reason I’ve founded SpiritRivers is to contribute to the changes needed in the world; the restoration of health in all our relationships, starting with ourselves and nature and community.

Over 25 years of shamanic studies, I’ve grown very fond of the ‘World of the Intangible’, the realm of the Shaman, the creative space that we can all enter when we tune out the mind and when we open our hearts.

This space holds for me many of the answers to all of humanity’s puzzles and mysteries. And it promises to be pivotal in the resolution of unncessary sufferings for all.

I’m also the living proof that it really is possible to deeply transform your life in search of the ever important MORE [meaning, purpose, connection, love…] we all strive for.

I’ve done it, YOU can do it too. You just need the right tools, encouragements and companions on the way. Let’s connect!

My Story

About 25 years ago, I was the CEO of two companies. I had a ‘life’, responsibilities, commitments, lifestyle and everything that come with it.

A savage and literal dream changed all the above within 7 days. Within a week all the parameters of my life had changed and embarked me on a journey of service to others in a therapeutic capacity, which I had no prior knowledge of. Shamanism then found me very shortly after that.

The dreams did not stop at that. They offered a relentless tutelage over the last 25yrs. They still do.

Today, I have a clear understanding of the word ‘privileged’ when it comes to the way I live my life: being of service is undeniably the most rewarding exercise for a human being.
I’m a humble beginner on that journey.

My Values & Beliefs


If I’m not uncomfortable I’m probably not evolving. I strive to live a life of growth and development with love and compassion for others & others. I try to actively push myself & and help others push into those uncomfortable edges, to shift perspective & to befriend those edges on the path of deeper and higher evolution.

risk taking

Nothing takes us to the edge of evolution faster than taking big risks. It means that speaking from intuition and vulnerability can be our biggest achievement.


I wouldn’t offer anything of value to others through programs & journeys without the many gifts from the elders & guardians of the ageless traditions and ancient wisdoms of this world. I feel deeply indebted and grateful our paths have brought us to share some of the ideas and practices of these custodians of our favourite planet. I honour the instructions, guidance and rights of passage I have received to enrich other peoples’ lives. I bear with humility the responsibility I hold in the sharing of certain indigenous, earth-centered practices and wisdom teachings that are inherent in all traditional cultures. Through my personal commitment to growth and transformation I discovered many of these practices offer similarities, with a deep focus on my connection with earth, nature, those I encounter on the path and with the Spirit that lives in all and everything. Aho!

Deep listening

Authentic evolutionary engagement is the practice of deep listening. When someone speaks, I strive to listen and respond only to those chords that bring the greatest presence of spirit and power.


There is little add to this one. It’s one of the values that has taught me the most.

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And Let’s Start Forging Your Own Path Today!

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