What is Völva Stav?

Völva Stav (created in 2003 by Kari Tauring) is a system of sacred body geometry and toning in a Norse cultural context. In her teachings, runes, staff rhythm, and voice combine to create physical alignment with Norse cosmology, pathways for metaphysics, and as a tool for healing öorlog and inherited cultural grief. The methodology includes tools for boundary setting, communication, and creating healthy interactions in our personal, community, and spiritual lives.

More about founder Kari Tauring at


About us

The Völva Stav Guild is an educational and cultural healing cooperative of 8 women who are dedicated to the principals and methodologies of Völva Stav and who practice and use them daily in our personal and professional lives.

Benefit for a Barrel: The Volva Stav Guild

Saturday May 9 at the Danish American Center

Doors at 4pm, concert at 7pm, silent auction ends at 8pm sharp!


Join Kari Tauring and the Volva Stav Guild for a free concert, silent auction, and mother's day sale to raise funds for a Barrel Sauna to use in ritual practice and development, and as a community healing tool.


Volva Stav Guild Deepens and Expands


We are a guild of eight women who use the methods of Volva Stav in our personal and professional lives and to serve our local communities. As völur (staff carrying women) we travel and teach Nordic root spiritual and folk cultural traditions and to offer Nordic-centered healing and ritual.


The Bath House (sauna) is the center of family and community life into ancient times.


The Völva Stav Guild is seeking to broaden our ability to take this medicine into our respective communities through the purchase of a portable barrel-style sauna. It will be housed in the city of Minneapolis at the residence of a Guild Elder and on a regulation parking pad for use in our further education with the ability to take it to a site for community healing ritual.


Our goal is to have our own unit in service for the 5th Annual "Nordic Women's Fall Retreat" at the Danish American Center in Minneapolis in November 2020.


We are asking you, the communities we serve, to support us in this goal in what ever way you can. Share our news widely, give a tax deductible donation on the link below, and attend our Mother's Day Extravaganza in Minneapolis on May 9 where you can buy gifts for mom made by the guild and learn a sauna song!

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VolvaStavGuild.com is a 501c3 Non-profit educational organization. Donations support our educational and healing activities: Nordic Women's Gatherings and other retreats, community outreach, and resource building.