Events and Workshops

The Shamanic Lands 2018

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

Events are open to the general public unless stated otherwise. Click on the event name title link (underlined) 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.

For shamanic drumming circles please view our Drum Circles page.


EVENTS DIARY 2018


Introduction to Shamanism. with Chris Holt. 16th June, LIVERPOOL, UK. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day. Email chrisgibbons01@hotmail.com


The Way of the Leopard Warrior Ceremony, with John Lockley. June 16th – 17th 2018, Create Studios, 120a Hartopp Road, Clarendon Park,
LEICESTER, LE2 1WF. In this two day Ceremony, John will use guided meditation, prayer, song, dance, drumming, plant medicine (e.g. Pine, White Sage, Rosemary) and intention to help the participants to connect with their inner voice, sharing teachings on ‘Connecting with our Ancestral Lines’ and ‘Remembering our Dreams’. He will also share experiences from working in the African Bush, how to track animals, helping participants to connect with their heartbeat, re-wilding them and strengthening their ability to move towards their life calling, their destiny. To book please email Christine on redochrewoman@yahoo.com or text 07875 676855. Price £250. Also available One to One Divination/Plant Healing Sessions with John Lockley June 19th and 20th 2018 cost £111.


The Andes Summit. Make a Shamanic Pilgrimage and Meet the Master Yachaks HOSTERIA CHORLAVI, IBARRA, ECUADOR 16 – 21 June. With Itzhak Beery.
Join the most renowned Shamans of the High Andes of Ecuador June 16-23, 2018 on a rare spiritual pilgrimage. Over, 8 days and 7 nights experience life-changing master classes, sacred rituals, and majestic nature hikes. This is a true immersion in the local culture. During these transformative 8 days and 7 nights, you will:Increase your Heart, Mind, and Spiritual intuition and perception Mind, and Spiritual intuition and perception; Gain more clarity on your life purpose, with a renewed belief in yourself; Find healing tools and processes you can use to heal yourself and others; Experience new levels of liberation through ecstatic dance and music; Discover powerful insights on myths surrounding indigenous shamanic healing; Receive sacred wisdom and embody the beauty of South America’s High Andes; Be inspired to dream big and grow into your greatest potential; Get familiar with the Indigenous Activism movement; Grow your connection with the Web-of-Life and respect for the natural world.
Hosted at the Hacienda Chorlavi, (A 90- minute ride from Quito’s Airport). A beautifully renovated historical country estate in the heart of Ibarra. You will have the unparalleled opportunity to learn first-hand from these wise elder Yachaks (Shamans), and to personally experience their powerful healing ceremonies, many taking place in their own homes. They will share with you the Andes cosmology, their perspective of life, and their individual traditional healing practices tthat have been passed down through many generations. Whether you are new to Shamanism or an experienced practitioner, join us for The Andes Summit to deeply transform your life and your relationship to our wondrous universe.
Contact: Lisa Osina. Tel: 415-601-2572. Email: lofer@comcast.net


Fireside Gathering Celebrating Summer Solstice & The Way of the Leopard Warrior Ceremony, with John Lockley, Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Chater Valley Farm, LEICESTER. Join us for this lively discussion, performance and glimpse into the ‘Way of the Leopard’ with John Lockley. There will be opportunity to ask John questions and receive a signed copy of his new book “The Leopard Warrior” published by Sounds True. Cost £52.00. To Book: please email Lesley at lesley@chatervalley.com


Ancestral Healing Ceremony in Ireland, with John Lockley, Thu, Jun 28, 2018 6:30 pm Mon July 2 – 2:00 pm, Aloha House, KILLORGLIN, IRELAND. A 3 day ancestral healing ceremony/retreat based on John Lockley’s bestselling book ‘Leopard Warrior’. What the world needs now more than anything else are people who are Wild, unapologetically WILD and connected to their human spirit. The ceremony is based on the ancient Xhosa traditional healing ceremony performed in South Africa to help reconnect people to their Ancestors, Dreams and ‘Ubuntu’ (Humanity). Email leopard.warrior.way@gmail.com.


Celebrating Life and Being Alive – Retreat Between the Worlds. 29th June – 1st July 2018, DORSET, UK, with Christa MacKinnon. Our retreat / gathering at Gaunts House is now in its fourth year. We really love facilitating this weekend. It is truly uplifting, empowering, inspirational, creative and soul nourishing. Emerge yourself into shamanic journeying, ceremony, gong baths, drumming circles, crafting, dance and more. This year’s focus will be on ‘Being Authentic’. For more information please visit website.


Introduction to Shamanism. with Rachell Surtees. 1st July, LEEDS, UK. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day.


Plant Spirit Medicine and the Shamanic Realms: Healing with the Plant People, with Paul Francis. Three parts, although the weekends can also be taken individually. 2018 – July 7-8, Oct 13-14, Dec 15-16, LLANDUDNO, NORTH WALES. Tutors: Paul Francis, Tracy Owens, Rachel Surtees and Jayne Birkett. There will be a minimum of two tutors teaching on each weekend. We will explore the difference between working with an individual plant, and working with the Oversoul of a plant species. We will experience some different shamanic ways of tuning in to plants and their medicines, including ‘groking’, shapeshifting and ‘dieting’. We will practice some of the different ways plants may be worked with, including ingesting, smoking, topical applications, burial, shapeshifting, and working directly with the plant spirit. As well as exploring some specific plants and their uses, each weekend will also be centred around exploring one of the shamanic realms. So as well as learning about working with the Plant People, the weekends will provide an excellent opportunity to deepen one’s connection with the lower, middle and upper worlds. The themes will be: July 7-8: grounding, roots and the lower-world; October 13-14: trees and the upper-world; December 15-16: boundaries, protection, and the middle-world. Email paulfran@gmail.com


Introduction to Shamanism. with Paul Francis. 21st July, LLANDUDNO, NORTH WALES. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day. Email paulfran@gmail.com


Smudge Stick Workshop with Lindsey McNaughton.. FOYERS, LOCH NESS, SCOTLAND, 1 – 4 pm, 28 July. Learn how to havest herbs and make your own Smudge Sticks and make 2 Smudge Sticks on the day to take home with you. Plus a Cleansing Ceremony and learn you how to cleanse yourself, a space and objects. You will learn the history of Smudging and Herb Burning that has been used for centuries around the world by different cultures. You will be tought how to create your own healing herb garden and the properties of differant herbs used for Smudging. Included in the workshop is a booklet to take away with you with all of the information from the workshop. Refreshments provided.
Cost £25. Please click on link for more info.


Exploring the Shamanic Realms: the lower-world and upper-world, with Tracy Owens, Rachel Surtees and Jayne Birkett.. In four parts, although the weekends can also be taken individually. August 4-5, September 1-2, November 3-4, and December 1-2. LEEDS, UK. The August and November weekends will be dedicated to exploring the lower-world, and the September and December weekends to exploring the upper-world. Email tracyowens.shamanic@gmail.com


Wholeness and Holiness: Restorying Love, 10th – 12th August 2018, LONDON, UK with Genevieve Boast, Founder of Beyond Human Stories and Brooke Medicine Eagle, earth keeper, wisdom teacher and visionary. Over 3 days we will immerse ourselves in mythology, wisdom teachings, new paradigm science and experiential indigenous practices. We will learn how to Restory love: remembering who we are, why we are here now and reclaiming our inherent wholeness and holiness. This journey is designed to be an intensive, personal adventure that creates lasting changes in perception, behaviour and life choices. With that in mind group sizes are kept intentionally small (a maximum of 20 participants) to allow space for both group and one to one work with Genevieve & Brooke throughout the three days. Price £399 which includes: a pre course webinar with Genevieve & Brooke; a personal one to one narrative mentoring session with Genevieve; all related course materials; tea, coffee, refreshments and lunch on all 3 days. For more information and to book please click on website link.


The Path of the Heart, 17th – 19th August 2018. AVEBURY, UK, with Genevieve Boast, Founder of Beyond Human Stories and Brooke Medicine Eagle, earth keeper, wisdom teacher and sacred ecologist. Over 3 days we will immerse ourselves in mythology, prophecy and indigenous practices. We will learn how to Restory our lives: remembering who we are, why we are here now and what we wish to become with our precious life. This journey is designed to be an intensive, personal adventure that creates lasting changes in perception, behaviour and life choices. With that in mind group sizes are kept intentionally small (a maximum of 10 participants) to allow space for both group and one to one work with Genevieve & Brooke throughout the three days. The retreat will be held at Elements of Avebury, situated in the heart of the stone circle. Price £399 which includes: a pre course webinar with Genevieve & Brooke; a personal one to one narrative mentoring session with Genevieve; all related course materials; tea, coffee and refreshments on all 3 days.


Song of the Ancestors: 3 days of workshops for women, with Brooke Medicine-Eagle, 25th – 27th August 2018, ANGLESEY, NORTH WALES. Our ancestral connections are a powerful influence on our lives, living on in our veins and our energy fields. By becoming consciously aware of them, we can release hidden trauma and improve health and happiness. In these inspiring workshops, led by legendary earth keeper and wisdom keeper Brooke, you will work experientially to clear ancestral lines, and make deep connections with your feminine ancestors, working with dance, altars, ceremony and song. The island of Ynys Môn (also known as Anglesey) is known as Mon Mam Cymru (Mon the mother of Wales) and is sacred to the ancient mother goddess Mona. There are many standing stones, ancient chambers and powerful spots all around the island, which was an important place for the Druids before the Romans came. On the final day of our time together we will explore some of these sites. Cost for all three days, including lunches: £279. Bookings via Claire on 07970 409 724, info@northwalesretreats.com or via North Wales Retreats: Brooke


The Shamanic Experience Festival. 8th September, DORSET, UK. Information courtesy of Christa MacKinnon. A group of us is delighted to organise the first ‘shamanic experience festival’ in Dorset. Keeping it to one day and low cost, we want to give you a chance to emerge yourself in the atmosphere of a small earth and spirit festival that offers an on-going program. You can experience shamanic journeying, ceremony, gong bath, chanting, drumming, dancing and more – all included in the ticket. There will also be some stalls, fires to sit around and a few special workshops such as ‘Learn how to play a Native American Flute’ and ‘Crafting a Dreamcatcher’. It will take place at the Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset, which features an amazing Earth Roundhouse and Longhouse and is situated in beautiful country side. For more information and tickets please visit highlighted website.


Introduction to Shamanism. with Paul Connery and Dan Khan. 22nd September, MANCHESTER, UK. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day. Email Paul Connery pjconnery@hotmail.com


Introduction to Shamanism. with Paul Francis. 5th October, LLANDUDNO, NORTH WALES. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day. Email paulfran@gmail.com


Introduction to Shamanism. with Chris Holt. 27th October, LIVERPOOL, UK. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day. Email chrisgibbons01@hotmail.com


The Visual Journey – Entering the Dark. Held in sacred GLASTONBURY on the weekend after Samhain, we will be utilising the liminal time of year to allow us to journey inwards to gain insight and wisdom which we will then use to produce sacred art. Shamanic & Visionary Artist Sharyn Turner will guide you gently through a creative process. This workshop includes a trip to a sacred Neolithic site where we will conduct an Utiseta ritual. This will be a weekend of deep exploration and artistic creation. No artistic or shamanic experience is necessary. Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November. The cost is £170 for the weekend which includes all art materials and transport to the ancient site. E-mail info@sharynturner.com or click on website link for information and to book.


Introduction to Shamanism. with Paul Connery and Dan Khan. 10th November, MANCHESTER, UK. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day. Email Paul Connery pjconnery@hotmail.com


ON-GOING EVENTS


Introduction to Shamanism days. with Paul Francis, Therapeutic Shamanism. VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE UK. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to journey for others. For more information or if you would interested in organising an Introductory Day in your area email paulfran@gmail.com


Shamanic QuestShamanic Quest Moon Lodge. with Melanie Tomsett BEDFORDSHIRE. This is a once monthly lodge that is held on a Thursday. Using a variety of both contemporary and traditional methods, ladies join together to explore their feminine and masculine energies with the aim of regaining balance, harmony and their personal power. For further details please click on link to visit website or email melanie@shamanicquest.co.uk.


Shamanic Quest Introductory Workshops in Shamanics. with Melanie Tomsett BEDFORDSHIRE. The One-Day Introductory Workshop offers an overview of the Basic Principles and Practices of Shamanics, including: Gaining a clear understanding of the key concepts of shamanism; Making a shamanic journey (to non-ordinary reality); Finding and retrieving a power animal; Learning about shamanic tools including the shamanic drum and the shamanic rattle. Dates throughout the year. Attendance of the Introductory Workshop is a required pre-requisite for attendance on the year long Shamanic Foundation Course beginning November 2018. For further details please click on link to visit website or email melanie@shamanicquest.co.uk.


Shamanic Quest Foundation Course in Shamanics. with Melanie Tomsett BEDFORDSHIRE. Participation in the course will impart a deeper understanding of shamanism and its principles and practice. This course not only offers you the chance to learn about shamanic practice, but by implementing that knowledge and experience one is given the opportunity to make beneficial discoveries about oneself and this earth walk. For further details please click on link to visit website or email melanie@shamanicquest.co.uk.


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. FOREST OF DEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Usually on the first Sunday of every month: Forest of Dean 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@mandypullen.co.uk


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 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 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


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.


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