Events and Workshops

A list of shamanism workshops, events, conferences and related training in the UK, throughout the world and online by established practitioners and trainers.

Events are open to the general public unless stated otherwise. Click on the event title link (highlighted in blue) or image to view websites which will open in a new webpage where available. Contact information may also be given on the event advertisement. For more information on any event please contact the event holder directly. Events diary listings are in date order with ongoing events listed at the end.

If you are looking for a shamanic course, workshop or training in shamanism please also look at our Course Providers page.  For shamanic drumming circles please view our Drum Circles page.

If you would like your event to be considered for inclusion in this list please contact us.


EVENTS DIARY 2020 – ONLINE EVENTS


The Returning to Earth Summit. Sign up any time during this FREE summit to listen to the many fantastic speakers at this event.

List of speakers and dates:

November

16: Brooke Medicine Eagle ~ Welcome & Journey to the Great Mother, + Ilarion Merculieff ~ Becoming a Real Human Being
17: Rosemary Gladstar ~ Medicines for our Time
18: Sandra Ingerman ~ Ceremony and the Simple Life
19: Penny Livingston-Stark ~ Permaculture & Ecological Building with Earth Materials
20: Micheal Pilarski ~ An Earth Activist’s Sense of Being Fully Human
21: Davyd and Emma Farrell ~ Becoming Indigenous in Your Own Land
22: Tom Elpel ~ Living Well and Simply “Outside the Box”
23: Dr. Don Beans ~The Power of Integrative, Wholistic Medicine
24: Clare DuBois ~ Stepping up to Make a Difference
25: Jane Hardwicke Collings ~ Modern Day Women’s Mysteries
26: Paul Levy ~ Spirit & Science: Creation at Every Level
27: Pam Montgomery ~ Lightness of Spirit: Adapting and Healing with the Green World
28: Hank Wesselman ~ Shamanism & Ancient Wisdom for Modern Time
29: Genevieve Boast ~ Eros; + the story of We, more than Me
30: Itzhak Beery ~ The Shaman’s Connection with Nature

December

1: Linda Tellington Jones ~ Touching All Life with Love
2: Charles Eisenstein ~ Participating in the Creation of Beauty
3: Steven McFadden ~ Agro-ecology and Sustaining Life
4: MJ Pangman ~ Dancing with the Magic & Mystery of Water
5: Michael Stone ~ Healing Within; Connecting to Life Around Us
6: Jean Houston ~ Becoming the New Human
7: Terry Willard ~ herbal elder on “Healing via Connection & Coherence”
8: Dave Wescott ~ Handy and Competent: Being in Creative Touch with the Earth
9: Robin Youngblood ~ Inspiration & Ceremony
10: Holly Blue Hawkins ~ Last Respects and Conscious Burial
11: Ke’oni Hannelei ~ Ancient Codes & Fern Medicine from Hawaii

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Solstice Shamanic Visioning Retreat, with Elizabeth Meacham.

Saturday, December 19th, 11 am to 4 pm, EST. This event will be on Zoom, with a long break for a guided offline practice.

As we move through the dark night of the collective soul that is the global pandemic – at the dawning of the decade of the Age of Aquarius – what are we visioning for our lives, our families, our communities, and what are we visioning for our Earth? Now is a time, more ripe than ever in our lifetimes, to ride the waves of shift available to us to find pathways to fulfill our spiritual mission on the planet. This retreat will focus on careful and intentional preparation for deep visioning and life guidance journeys using the Earth Spirit Dreaming shamanic ecotherapy method.
The retreat will begin a week before we meet with embodied practices you can do on your own. I will send the list of rituals and practices to everyone one week before the retreat; these preparatory activities will not be overly time consuming and I will create flexibility so you can fit them into your life. On the day that we meet, we will open with a shamanic ecotherapy ceremony to invoke and enliven our shared circle, set our intentions, and initiate connection with our spirit helpers and guides. Following this, we will each be offline for 90 minutes for refreshment and an individual practice that I will give you to do on your own. We will then reconvene for journey work, integration, sharing, and next steps.
Schedule for December 19th (times are EST): 11 am – 12:30 pm: Shamanic Ecotherapy Winter Solstice Ceremony on Zoom; 12:30 – 2 pm: Lunch and Personal Practice on Your Own; 2 – 4 pm: Journey Work, Integration, Sharing, Next Steps.
Cost and Registration: This retreat is free for Web of Light members. Joining the Web of Light online community cost $27 per month for this and other monthly events; cancel anytime). You can also attend this retreat by purchasing a ticket, cost $130 USD.

Email – Liz.E.Meacham@gmail.com


Eco Shamanism Online – The Twelve Days & Nights of Christmas, with Mandy Pullen & Jane Embleton.

Over the twelve days and nights of Christmas you will explore the art of omen walking and dreaming taking each day and night over the period to divine the coming months and year. This ‘time out of time’ is a perfect place to take up a practise that is illuminating and also extremely restful, taking time to work with spirit directly with our land and environment and the great sea of our dreaming world. You will receive instructions at the Winter Solstice and begin the work on the first day and night of Christmas, 26th December, Boxing Day – the first day corresponds to January of the following year, 27th to February and so on. We will meet via Zoom three times with more instructions being sent betwixt these meetings. We have been following this practise since 2013 and it has provided a rich framework for our future year – if you’d like to join us please check the website link above. Contact email – info@ecoshamanism.org.uk


Online Shamanic Circle with Fotoula Adrimi. Monday nights. A shamanic circle for beginners as well as experienced practitioners, specialising in shamanic journeying, ritual, ceremony and ancient techniques of connection with the inner self. Fotoula has been running a shamanic circle in Glasgow, Scotland since 2009. Due to the lockdown the circle has been online since March 2020. Fee £10. Contact Fotoula Adrimi, fotoula@isis-school.com or click on link to website for more information and programme.


Sunday evening distance drum healing group, on Facebook with Renata & Steven Ash. To join or add names to the list please click on highlighted link.


Online (Zoom) Free Shamanic Healing Support Group, with Itzhak Beery at 11 am -12:30 (New York-EST) on Tuesdays and Fridays. (Please check your local times). If you are interested please email ibeery@gmail.com to get a Zoom link a few minutes before the session begins and join many people from around the world.


Monthly webinar with African sangoma John Lockley.

As a traditionally trained sangoma I have been immersed in ceremony with singing & drumming for the last 20 years. My monthly webinars started off as a way for me to reconnect with friends I have done workshops with around the world. They quickly developed into monthly ceremonies of reconnection & chanting. I love them and I recommend them to anyone looking for some soulful connection once a month.

Cost: Each webinar is part of a monthly subscription of $25, you can cancel at any time. Click on website link for more information or email info@johnlockley.com.


Online Shamanic Drumming Circles plus Online Shamanic Classes, with Jonathan Weekes of Heron Drums. Facebook Live and Zoom. Plus online shamanic classes. For more information please click on link or email jonathan@herondrums.co.uk


Empowered & Thriving: Shamanic Tools for Challenging Times of Change with Christa Mackinnon.20th January 2021 @ 7:00 pm17th February 2021 @ 9:30 pm.

This zoom course has been designed to empower yourself, increase your connection, resilience and courage and take your place as a co-creator of the new. I have facilitated it as an interactive zoom course twice and am offering it again as participants found it enchanting, enriching and uplifting. The course will teach you how to: Journey to and connect with specific spirit allies, aiding you during those challenging times; Create basic ceremonies to support you; Connect with strong ancestors guides; Focus your intent and sharpen your vision; Let go of what doesn’t serve you any longer; Activate your innate medicine and fire warrior spirit; Find you place as a co-creator.

Cost £85.00. For more information visit website or email christamackinnon@gmail.com.


EVENTS DIARY 2021


Shamanic Practitioner Course for a year and a day, taught by Fotoula Adrimi, shamanic teacher, THE ISIS School of Holistic Health. Dates: 23 January 2021 – 23 January 2022. 12 weekends and a day. Meetings take place in GLASGOW, Scotland.

The course is designed to take participants through the initiations of the shamanic path and teach the healing work of a shamanic practitioner, including medicine for the earth, power retrieval, soul retrieval, extraction, death and dying and de-possession, as well as moon and sun ceremonies, ancestral healing and rebirthing. Participants will work with spirit guides and teachers of the light, to become the bridge between the worlds and bring the spiritual light into the physical reality for themselves and, if called, for their clients. Contact Fotoula Adrimi, fotoula@isis-school.com or click on link to website for more information and programme.


Dreams & Tracking Retreat in the Kalahari Desert 2021 with John Lockley and Alwyn Myburgh joined by special guests, !!Xo Bushman/San elders. Kalahari Desert, Botswana.

This is the first of its kind in modern times, with a sangoma & tracker working alongside one another to take participants on an inner and outer journey to connect to their wildness. Sangomas are dream trackers, navigating the inner worlds to bring about harmony in the natural one. Alwyn has been a tracker and Safari guide for over 23 years working alongside pioneers in the field such as Jon Young and Anna Breytenbach (animal communicator). John has been a Sangoma (traditional African Shaman) for over 21 years and has pioneered the bridge between African traditional spirituality and Western Psychology. Like the Bushmen people of old in the Kalahari, participants will be guided to the source of their being, the dream-time to reconnect with their purpose or calling in this life.

The course will cover: Connecting with our Ancestors; Animal Spirits; Plant Medicine Ceremony; Dreaming & how to connect with prophetic, teaching Dreams. Alwyn Myburgh’s course will cover: Animal Communication & Inter-species Dialogue; The Language of Birds; Tracking; Plant Medicine of the Kalahari Desert.

Participants will be driven into the heart of the Kalahari for 7 days. There will be no wifi or modern facilities. Price will include all teachings, food & accommodation. People will sleep in special mobile tents. Each day will involve listening to nature, our dreams and following the tracks in the sand.

For pricing and booking information please email Bev via reservations.origins@gmail.com. A percentage of retreat profits will go towards the local Kalahari San community to improve their life.


Modern Medicine Woman Practitioner Training Course with Christa Mackinnon. 6th March 2021 @ 10:00 am31st July 2021 @ 5:00 pm.

This substantial, certificated and accredited practitioner training course invites you to become a Modern Medicine Woman, step into your authentic power and share your unique medicine with the world. During the five modules and five online sessions of your foundation training you will learn, develop, understand and practice fundamental skills, gifts and tools of the Medicine Woman and be able to apply them professionally as well as to your own development and personal life.

Cost £405.00 – £1820.00. The fees for the course include: Modern Medicine Women Practitioner qualification; 3 teaching weekends (non-residential); 7 days residential intensive training retreat in the Algarve in Portugal (shared accommodation for 7 nights, all food and teaching material (flight to Faro and transport to the Monte Mariposa Centre not included); 3 zoom circles providing space for shared learning.  For more information visit website or email christamackinnon@gmail.com.


Indigenous Plant Medicine & Otherworld Magic, with Davyd and Emma Farrell. MID-WALES. 5 Foundational training weekends in advance of the Way Of The Warrior Healer 2 year intensive course.

A series of unique weekends this year each focusing on one transformational plant through which you will learn a diverse yet coherent set of skills necessary for working shamanically, for yourself and others. Through a blend of Celtic & Kichwa Amazonian Shamanism, Plant Spirit Healing, Geomancy and Wisdom Teachings you will acquire skills to begin and / or strengthen your healing practice, to catalyse deeper awakening within yourself and to deepen your connection to the plants by expanding your consciousness into the inner realms of nature.

Working with the power of the 5 elements and the medicine wheel, you will learn how to work with plants holistically, on a physical, emotional and spiritual level, each workshop either standing alone as a teaching within itself or blending into a complete medicine wheel as a foundational base for our 9 module ‘Way Of The Warrior Healer’ course starting in April 2021.

Dates to be confirmed. For more information please click on website link above, or email Emma@plantconsciousness.com.


Eco Shamanism Two Year Practitioner Training– with Mandy Pullen, runs from April 2021 – GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England.

A two year course with eight modules of 5 days each where you will encounter Eco Shamanism either as an individual journey to follow your own path or to become a practitioner gaining a Certificate in the process. Eco Shamanism is a wholistic practise that is married with Deep Ecology – it’s aim is to empower individuals and communities to ‘become one with our Earth’. You will learn and experience all the major shamanic healing techniques including the Eco Mapping/Healing practice specific to Eco Shamanism. Prerequisite: you must know how to journey shamanically.

Fees are paid yearly in advance and include all tuition, meals and accommodation. There are two concessionary spaces.
Early bird price by Sunday 31st January 2021: annual fee – £1650 or £1800 with Certificate.
Full price from 1 February 2021 onwards: annual fee – £1900 or £2050 with Certificate.

For more information email info@ecoshamanism.org.uk; phone 01594 541850, text 07805 800313


Way Of The Warrior Healer, with Davyd and Emma Farrell. 2 Year Shamanic Healer Training Course starting 2021. A 9 module graduated path to becoming a contemporary healer with the wisdom, plant medicine and magic of the ancients. MID-WALES.

This course will take you through a series of initiations and inner processes of transformation for you to emerge standing in your true power as a medicine person and guardian of the Earth. Inner wisdom comes from the level of the soul and the truth of our existence will only emerge through making the soul conscious, by uniting the higher and lower minds and moving our perceptions into multi dimensional realms.To be a true healer, ready to work with the powerful forces of our modern age takes inner strength, a pure energy field, integrity and a focused mind. On the journey you will learn to cultivate these directly fromour own indigenous plants and trees, they will be your trusted guides into the shadow and into the eternal light.

Dates to be confirmed. For more information please click on website link above, or email Emma@plantconsciousness.com.


Healing the Divided Self and Traveling Home: Soul Retrieval Training with Christa Mackinnon, 16th April 2021 @ 10:00 am – 18th April 2021 @ 4:00 pm. Horn Village Hall, Horn Village Hall, Horn Hill, Chalfont St Peter, BUCKS, SL9 OQU, UK.

Soul Retrieval Training Course This three-day non-residential experiential training course will teach you the ancient tool of Soul Retrieval, adjusted to contemporary practice. Course content:The shamanic concept of Soul Loss; The contemporary concept of dissociation; Shamanic Worlds: lower- upper and middle worlds; Shamanic helpers for Soul Retrieval: power animals & spirit guides; Journeying to retrieve split-off parts; Retrieving split-off parts for your clients; Grounding and Integrating of the retrieved soul parts: shamanic and modern concepts.

Cost £225.00 – £275.00. For more information visit website or email christamackinnon@gmail.com.


Advanced Shamanic Ecotherapy Facilitator Training from April to December 2021 with Elizabeth Meacham. Location: Lake Erie Institute, Gates Mills, OHIO 44040, US. More information coming soon. Participation in an introductory three-month immersion is a prerequisite for the facilitator training. For more information click on website link above or email Liz.E.Meacham@gmail.com


Pilgrimage to NEPAL and TIBET, 10 Aug-02 Sept 2021 with Fotoula Adrimi and Nepalese Shaman, Bhola Banstola .

Our journey is the quest of the spiritual seeker, who surrenders to the spiral of life, follows the etheric energy of the land, practises teachings of inner transformation and strengthens the connection to their spirit and Divine power. We will practice and share ancient teachings through story, Buddhist and Sanskrit philosophy, Mala practice and ancient Himalayan shamanism, to seek deeper understanding and open the gate for spiritual rebirth in Mount Kailash, the mountain of Shiva. Our expert guide and shaman teacher, Bhola Banstola, will guide us into these spaces of inner and outer reality. Below are some of the places we will be visiting. The pilgrimage will include deep shamanic ceremonial work and spiritual practice.

For more information, itinerary and to book contact Fotoula Adrimi, fotoula@isis-school.com or click on link to website.


ON-GOING EVENTS


Sacred Circle Dance and Drumming. with Michael Meredith, Keith Barrett & Barbara Moorby in CAMBRIDGESHIRE. Tantric Circle Dance [“Dances of Universal Peace”] sessions every 3rd Saturday afternoon in the month plus “Wheel of the Year” Drumming Days every 3 months. Click on website link for more details and contact.


Shamanic Sundays. with Mandy Pullen. ONLINE & FOREST OF DEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Usually on the first Sunday of the month 10.30am – 1pm. Monthly journeying circle to allow space for spirit work in our busy lives. Suitable for those who can already journey and beginners as a taster of shamanic journeying. Regular Introduction to Shamanism workshops are held for those who wish to go on and learn the technique. Contact details: Mandy Pullen Tel: 01594 541850 or Email: info@ecoshamanism.org.uk


Monthly Cacao Ceremony. Held every month on the new moon, INVERNESS, SCOTLAND. Using plant medicine teachings, ceremony, meditation, sacred space and guided invocation, music and more. For more information please email SpiritKraft@mail.com.


Drum Birthing Days with Nicola & Jason Smalley, The Way of the Buzzard . Near Chorley, LANCASHIRE. There is something really special about crafting your own sacred tool, putting your creative energy into something which you will work with on your spiritual journey for years to come. Join us on one of our days to will birth your own drum. Cost from £190. Contact Nicola or Jason on 01257 233909, contact@thewayofthebuzzard.co.uk


Shamanic Ceremonies & Women’s Circles Circles with Maria Fotiou (Maia) in LONDON. Shamanic Ceremonies & Journeying Circles on/ around the New/ Full Moon and the Holy Days marking the change of the Earth seasons attuning to the higher cosmic frequencies and grounding them for the greatest good of all. For next dates, email Maia at mfotiou12@gmail.com or click on website link.


Birth your Healing Drum with Melonie Syrett . The drum is so much more than an instrument. It is a sacred tool, an ally, a friend. If the drum has called to you, allow me to be your midwife as, in a small group, your drum takes shape. We begin with the hoop and hide, honouring all that came to us for this work and we work with reverence. You will create a full frame drum and beater and we will journey to find its guardian and perhaps its reasons for coming to you. Cost £180.

List of dates on the website up until the end of the year. Other dates can be arranged. Workshops held in LONDON or, if a group of four can be gathered I will come to you. Contact for more details Msyrett@aol.com 07462615299.


Shamanic day workshops and weekend retreats running throughout the year in the NORTHWEST OF ENGLAND,with Nicola & Jason Smalley, The Way of the Buzzard. Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of the PEAK DISTRICT, YORKSHIRE DALES, FOREST OF BOWLAND and the WEST PENNINE MOORS.Learn and further develop your shamanic practice through nature connection journeying, drumming, crafting, and working with animal spirit guides, spirit guides & teachers, and tree spirit medicine. Contact Nicola and Jason on contact@thewayofthebuzzard.co.uk, 01257 233909


Monthly Shamanic journeying circles, 3rd Friday of the month, just outside of GUILDFORD, SURREY, UK, with Hat Sa’Re. For more information email harriet@invitethelight.net.


Monthly Open ‘Warrior’ Soul Rescue Circle with Shirley Flint and Kieron Morgan. St Michael’s Church The Sanctuary, Ewell Village,SURREY, ENGLAND. 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. An evening rescuing the lost souls of those who have fought in battle and war, who in such a traumatic and selfless way ended their lives, and those who have died as a result of war throughout all ages and lands. For all enquiries please contact Shirley Flint on 07889 018713 or shirley.flint789@gmail.com. There is no charge for the evening but donations to St Michael’s are welcome.


Crystal Space Events. Meet up at ‘Our Space’. Events including drum making. SILSDEN, WEST YORKSHIRE.


Munay Ki Network. YORKSHIRE


Walking the Sacred Way. Near PERTH, SCOTLAND, with Brian Anderson. Shamanism opens us to the sacredness of life, this process moves us away from a hierarchical and linear mind to a circular state of consciousness where we know we are connected as one web of life and come to experience life as sacred and that all life is alive and that land is sacred and so asks to be respected. Cultures across the world talk of nature as the visible face of spirit so as we walk we are walking in the presence of spirit this is why a conscious walk in nature can be so restorative for us.

This 3 hour workshop offers an opening and deepening of this sacred experience and offers a practical and effective method of healing that you can use in your life as and when needed. We start with our ceremony with respect and moving our perception to see that land as a sacred living spirit, one that is aware of us as we are aware of it. We then will walk out with the land to continue our work and finally return to share and integrate your experience where support will be given to carry on this opening in your everyday.

You will need to bring with you a question about something that you need support with or that is currently challenging you. There is no need to share this as we will be working to resolve this in a different way with the healing power of the natural world. Email oakenleaf@zoho.com


Sacred Activism Events Monthly. Near PERTH, SCOTLAND, with Brian Anderson. These events are held each month throughout the year please see website for dates.


Monthly Full Moon Fires. near LEWES in EAST SUSSEX, UK with Ali Rabjohns . Circles are a vital way to hold and share light with each other through the level of the heart. These fire ceremonies gather us together to re-connect inwardly and with each other. Anyone can join our circle to experience the essence of this beautiful energy. The ceremony originates from the High Andes in Peru. More Info: enquiries@alirabjohns.com, phone 07528 614747.


Ayahuasca Apprenticeship Retreats Ongoing Ayahuasca and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship retreats with Shipibo Maestra Rosa, in SACHA HUARMI, PERUVIAN AMAZON. 1-26 weeks. Certificate from 13 weeks onwards.


Blue Morpho Shamanic Ayahuasca & Sacred Plant Retreats, IQUITOS, PERU. Blue Morpho offers traditional ayahuasca retreats and plant medicine dietas in a safe, professional and engaging environment. We specialize in guiding traditional ayahuasca ceremonies in a way that is understandable, impactful and results-oriented. In the last 16 years we have successfully led over 5,000 people through life-changing experiences and this continues to be the heart and soul of our work. We strive to embody 7 Core Principles: Medicine, Safety, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Community, and Heart. These principles form the bedrock of what we do, and represent our commitment to helping others achieve profound and lasting change through ayahuasca and sacred plant medicine.

Recognized as one of the most renowned shamanic centers in the Peruvian Amazon, all our ayahuasca retreat programs are led by 7th Generation Master Shaman, Maestro Alberto Torres Davila, who has over 50 years of experience working with ayahuasca and medicinal plants. Together with our team of dedicated shamans and assistants, our work helps unite these ancient practices with modern needs to illuminate and unlock the many benefits that ayahuasca and the shamanic arts have to offer you. Please click on website link for more information.


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