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
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
Soul Mending: How to Heal Soul Traumas with Soul Retrieval, with Itzhak Beery, July 21 & 28 and Aug. 4, ONLINE. – Intensive course- Alternatives Events – London (ONLINE).
In this three session seminar, you’ll learn: Session 1 – What is a soul from different cultural perspectives, What is your unique soul mission, What is Trauma and its different causes, The different causes for soul loss, Soul loss symptoms and diagnostic; Session 2 – Journey to the spirit world to retrieve the wisdom of Power Animal’s guidance, Develop the ability to “see” the source of our own and other people’s traumas, Recognizing destructive patterns, Learn ‘Platica’ the Art of Shamanic Counselling; Session 3 – Learn about core-shamanism soul retrieval method, Learn other practices of soul mending, Practice retrieving an inner-child soul part. Plus opportunities to share and personal experiences.
For more information and to book please click on link above.
Woman Fest 2021- GLASTONBURY, 22nd – 25th July 2021.
Come and join us at The Woman Fest this year. It’s an exciting, energising, contemplative, powerful, colourful get-together of women. On offer are: workshops, talks, dancing, music, art, circles, ceremonies and more.
Information courtesy of Christa Mackinnon.
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
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)
- 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.
Modern Medicine Woman Practitioner Training Course with Christa Mackinnon & Vanessa Tucker, 18th September 2021 – 20th March 2022, West Town Farm Ide, EXETER, DEVON, Devon EX29TG, England
Are you called to step into the powerful role of a modern medicine woman? 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.
Fees £1820.00. For more information and to contact please click on website link above.
Wildcraft Dreaming – Introductory course exploring Britain’s shamanic, animistic and pagan practices, with Rob Wilson. Wilding at Hobkin Ground Farm, Broughton Mills, CUMBRIA, UK. Thursday 2nd September to Monday 6th September 2021 or Thursday 30th September to Monday 4th October 2021.
This course is for those who are looking to walk the path of a spiritual journey that is rooted in the land. Drawing upon Druid, Animist, Pagan and Shamanic traditions and techniques, this introductory course will give you a deeper understanding and working knowledge of our native spiritual heritage that is inherent in the land, the isles of Britain. This isn’t a revealing of some hidden or ancient mystical system, but 30 years of experiential practice shared to help folk find their own connection, their own spiritual expression rooted in nature, our experience through the working with the spirits of place, tree and bones of our ancestors and the changing seasons. Helping you to find your feet and courage to express the wild soul stories that are revealed once we open our mind, body and soul to nature, both as guide and teacher.
This course is a residential, self-catering camping weekend that introduces the basic principles and is needed for those who may want to join the advance course Wildcraft Weaving. The course is held in a beautiful, quiet and secluded valley in the south of the Lake District National Park, Facilities are: composting toilet, urinal, shower, wash/ washing up area, 22ft yurt with log burner communal space with chairs and sofa, sail shade, fire pits, parachute tarp and private woodland & river access.
You arrive on Thursday afternoon and leave on Monday afternoon, giving 3 full days of teaching and rituals or ceremonies each night around the fire. £125 per person, more details and booking on website link above or email email@example.com.
The Visual Journey. 9th and 10th October 2021, GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND with Sharyn Turner. In this weekend workshop, I will guide you gently through a creative process to help you to produce a piece of sacred, healing art. We will journey into the Otherworld to gather messages and images which will assist you on your journey. You will learn painting techniques as you deepen your connection with Spirit. We will be working with Power Animals, Nature Spirits and Runic energies.
This workshop is suitable for all. There is no previous shamanic or artistic experience necessary. If you require assistance I will be there to guide you through.
£165 for the weekend which includes all art materials. A £60 deposit is required to secure your space. Due to the nature of this workshop places are limited. There are eight spaces available. For more information and to contact please click on website link above.
Healing the Divided Self and Traveling Home: Soul Retrieval Training with Christa Mackinnon & Roy Sunley, October 15 – October 17, Horn Village Hall, Horn Hill, CHALFONT ST PETER, BUCKS, SL90QU, England. This three-day non-residential experiential training course will teach you the ancient tool of Soul Retrieval, adjusted to contemporary practice. During this course you will learn how retrieve parts for yourself and others. You can integrate this within your therapeutic or healing practice, your shamanic work or just utilise it for yourself.
Eligible: Psychologists, therapeutic practitioners, counsellors, healers, body therapists, Reiki- and other energy practitioners and lay-people with some previous experience in shamanism and/or journeying.
Fees: Early bird fees: £ 225.00 ( before 15th September 2021); Full Fees: £275.00. for more information and to contact please click on website link above.
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.
Bridging the Worlds: Integrating Psycho-spiritual Shamanic Approaches into Contemporary Therapeutic Practice with Christa Mackinnon, November 6 – November 7. CPD ONLINE (Zoom) training course for therapeutic & counselling professionals hosted by Essential Therapy Training.
This comprehensive, experiential course, provides an overview over traditional and contemporary shamanic wisdom traditions and outlines briefly the psycho-spiritual personal and transpersonal teachings these traditions offer. The focus of this two-day training will be on teaching you some psycho-spiritual shamanic tools and approaches, adjusted to contemporary therapy, and how to integrate them into your practice.
For more information and to contact please click on website link above.
Training Course: Psycho-spiritual and Therapeutic Shamanism with Christa Mackinnon, 27th November 2021 – 31st March 2022. This inspiring four-weekend training course, which is loosely based on my books, will empower and enchant you, open new worlds and enrich your personal and professional life. You will develop the shamanic within you, as well as learn approaches, techniques and tools you can utilize in your work with clients and groups and for yourself.
The course is certificated for all, and carries CPD for therapeutic professionals. It will be held over four weekends. Three of those will take place on-line and the last one will be an extended residential weekend at The Earth Spirit Center, Glastonbury. There will be two zoom sessions between the weekends. Some practice and reading between weekends is required.
Eligible: suitable for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Complementary Practitioners, Body-workers, Holistic Practitioners, Healers & Coaches. The course can also be attended by people with prior experience in shamanism who would like to build a shamanic practice or use the course to further their shamanic practices.
Fees: £680.00 plus additional residential fees tbc. For more information and to contact please click on website link above.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to get a Zoom link a few minutes before the session begins and join many people from around the world.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07528 614747.
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 email@example.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.
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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