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 (beginning with online then in alphabetical order by location).
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EVENTS DIARY 2021
Therapeutic Shamanism and Animism First-Steps Course. Taught by Paul Francis and the core teaching team of Chris Holt, Jayne Birkett, Marie Edwards and Paul Connery.
This is a low-cost course, to give you the chance to see whether Therapeutic Shamanism feels right for you. ONLINE – The course consists of a mixture of videos, live sessions, theory talks, question-and-answer sessions, group discussion, experiential exercises, and practice. This is delivered in 8 online sessions. Cost £75.
Remaining Start Dates (All times UK)
- May 2021 on Mondays, 7pm start.
- May 2021 on Saturdays, 4pm start.
- Sept 2021 on Saturdays, 4pm start.
- Oct and Nov 2021 on Mondays, 7pm.
For more information and to enrol please click on website link above.
Journeys With Plant Spirits, with Davyd and Emma Farrell. ONLINE.
Our new online course offers you the chance to step into the inner realms of nature for personal psychospiritual healing with the plant spirits. This course provides a structure through which you will learn directly from the plants and will guide you through a series of plant diets, teachings and exercises based around the seasons, the plants and your own energy system offering a pathway of inner illumination through the light of nature.
The course is designed to be worked through at your own pace and you can also join at any time throughout the year as it is cyclical in nature. By the end of the course you will have met and worked with 4 plant spirits, learned how to make plant spirit medicines, learned new meditations to calm the mind, experienced journeys into the otherworld, learned how to read the correspondences of nature and intuit the medicine of a plant and learned a pathway for working with any plant or tree spirit for your emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Indigenous Plant Medicine & Otherworld Magic, with Davyd and Emma Farrell.
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.
Dates to be confirmed. For more information please click on website link above, or email Emma@plantconsciousness.com.
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.
The Visual Journey – “Reconnect with Spirit and Claim your Creativity”. 29th and 30th May 2021 with Sharyn Turner. A two day shamanic art workshop in GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND Come and learn painting techniques as you deepen your connection with spirit. We will be working with power animals, nature spirits and runic energies. £165 including all art equipment. No previous shamanic or artistic experience is required. For more information please click on website link or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 4th Annual Andes Summit. At Hostaria Chorlavi, Ibarra, ECUADOR. 9 days, 18 – 26 June. Discover centuries of deep shamanic wisdom for transforming your energy, expanding your vitality, and creating a new heart-centered way of experiencing our world.
The Andes Summit offers a rare occasion to form personal relationships with the legendary master Shamans of the Andes and their families. It also enables international visionaries, game-changers, and Earthstewards to bond together in an Earth-honoring community to protect and spread ancient indigenous wisdom.
With Itzhak Beery plus Taita José Joaquin Pinéda, Doña Maria Juana Yamberla, Taita Manuel Calazacon, Taita Alberto Taxo, Doña Maria Clemencia Sanchez, Taita Oscar Santillan, Doña Susana Tapia Leon, Taita Jacho Castelo, Mama Josefina Lema, Taita Shairy-José Quimbo Pechimba.
Learn from these ten powerful Yachaks (Bird Men and Women) who transcend between the seen and unseen worlds – the Hana Pacha (Upper World) and Ukhu Pacha (Lower World) – to bring personal and community healing to Kay Pacha (our Middle World). Their inspired, deep-rooted wisdom will empower you to reconnect with your inner healer and shamanic potential.
For more information and to add your name to the list should travel be allowed please click on website link above.
Paint Your Power Animal. 3rd and 4th July 2021. A fun and inspiring two day shamanic art workshop in GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND with Sharyn Turner. Honour and deepen your connection to your spirit animal as you develop art techniques. You will be gently guided through a process which will enable you to create a meaningful portrait of your power animal. £165 including all art equipment. No previous shamanic or artistic experience is required
Advanced Shamanic Ecotherapy Facilitator Training from Fall 2021 with Elizabeth Meacham. Location: Lake Erie Institute, Gates Mills, OHIO 44040, US. 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
Painting with Shadows. 6th and 7th November 2021. A two day shamanic art workshop in GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND with Sharyn Turner where we will utilise the energies at this dark and liminal time of year to journey inwards. You will be guided through a creative process to help you to produce a piece of sacred art and in the process bring about healing. You will learn painting techniques as you deepen your connection with spirit. We will be working with Power Animals, guides, runic energies and exploring elements of Northern Tradition shamanism. £180 for the weekend which includes all art materials plus transport for the Saturday evening Utiseta ritual at a Neolithic site. No previous shamanic or artistic experience is required.
EVENTS DIARY 2022
Dreams & Tracking Retreat in the Kalahari Desert 2022. A 7-day masterclass immersion in the Kalahari Desert with John Lockley and Alwyn Myburgh joined by special guests, !!Xo Bushman/San elders.
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 email@example.com. A percentage of retreat profits will go towards the local Kalahari San community to improve their life.
Eco Shamanism Two Year Practitioner Training– with Mandy Pullen, runs from April 2022 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 01594 541850, text 07805 800313
Pilgrimage to NEPAL and TIBET, 10 Aug-02 Sept 2022 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, email@example.com or click on link to website.
Nepali-Himalayan World Shamanism Summit, KATHMANDU, NEPAL, 23 September – 5 October 2022.
Join us in Celebration, Conference and Ceremony. This summit is a Global Gathering of Shamanic Traditions – From the Four Corners of the World, hosted by the Shamans of Nepal to coalesce power and presence to heal our planet! This unprecedented four-day event will have cultural programs, as well as shamanic ceremonies and rituals by shamans from all of the seven provinces of present-day Nepal with global representation of many shamanic traditions.
For more information please click on website link above or email Bhola Banstola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com or click on link to website for more information and programme.
Sunday evening DISTANCE (ONLINE) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get a Zoom link a few minutes before the session begins and join many people from around the world.
Monthly ONLINE 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Temple of the Stars, Full Moon Shamanic Trance Dance. ONLINE. Every month with the full moon. Join us from your own home in a shamanic trance dance event, journeying into the Universal Womb, the universe within, to rebirth ourselves and the New Earth. An opportunity for you to dance your intention into life in an empowering practice. These events are held by Sitke, each month will a different theme and full guidance for you to find all you need within. To find out more, details and videos explaining this practice please click on link to visit website.
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for the evening but donations to St Michael’s are welcome.
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: email@example.com, phone 07528 614747.
Crystal Space Events. Meet up at ‘Our Space’. Events including drum making. SILSDEN, WEST YORKSHIRE.
Munay Ki Network. YORKSHIRE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Activism Events Monthly. Near PERTH, SCOTLAND, with Brian Anderson. These events are held each month throughout the year please see website for dates.
INTERNATIONAL (OUTSIDE UK)
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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