Events and Workshops

Butterfly Cottage Woodland RetreatA 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.

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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

Soul Retrieval for Therapeutic Professionals with Christa Mackinnon and Sue Fox. 16th – 18th November, FINCHLEY, LONDON. This three-day non-residential experiential training course, designed for therapeutic professionals, will teach you the ancient tool of soul retrieval, adjusted to contemporary practice and will link the shamanic concepts with Psychosynthesis that places soul and integration at the heart of its techniques and practice. Cost £295 – £355.

Mugwort Full Moon Dreaming and Healing CeremonyMugwort Full Moon Dreaming & Healing Ceremony, with Emma and Davyd Farrell, 23 – 25 November, The Rill Estate, BUCKFASTLEIGH, DEVON. Working with the power of Mugwort, the full moon and lucid dreaming techniques we will guide you on this 3 day plant spirit retreat for psychospiritual healing.

Full Moon Workshop: Shamanic Visioning with Itzhak Beery, Saturday November 24, 3 – 6 PM. CoSM: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappinger, NEW YORK, 12590, United States. Each of us has shamanic visionary powers. Glimpses of these abilities can arise at any age in the form of intuitive dreams, déjà vu, spontaneous visions, and out-of-body experiences. Most people dismiss these experiences or reprimanded if they share them. However, by embracing these visionary gifts, we can unlock our shamanic potential to change the world around us and ourselves. Click on website link for more information and to book.

Introduction of Shamanic Ways. A life affirming practice for the Modern World. 24th and 25th November 2018 10am/5pm, Near PERTH, SCOTLAND, with Brian Anderson. Cost £120/£90 for the weekend. How can this ancient practice of Shamanism help my life today? Shamanism has been practised by all cultures across the globe including Europe and is seen as the oldest and traditional healing practice of the land where we live. Over these two day you will gain direct experience in the methods of shamanism and guidance in how to use the results in your everyday life. This will enable you to use these ways both practically for healing and guidance offering creative and practical solutions to challenges we may be facing as well as for everyday wellbeing. Email

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. Remaining date: December 1-2. LEEDS, UK The December weekend will be dedicated to exploring the upper-world. Email

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. Weekend remaining 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


Bridging the Worlds – Shamanism for Therapeutic Professionals with Christa Mackinnon. Training course January – May 2019, LONDON. 4-weekend practitioner training course. If you are a therapeutic professional, coach or complementary practitioner and want to include psycho-spiritual shamanism into your practice, this course, based on my ground-breaking books, is not to be missed. It has been running for a few years, enhancing participants’ therapeutic practice and lives. For more information please click on website link.

Shamanic Practitioner’s Course 2019 with Fotoula Adrimi, running from Jan 2019 to Jan 2020, a ceremony for a year and a day. We meet for a weekend per month, for 12 months and we then have a day for graduation.
All weekends, apart from March, take place in GLASGOW. In March, we will do a medicine walk in rural Scotland.

This is an in-depth shamanic practitioner’s course teaching you the skills, methods and ancient ways that you further develop into your own art. The course covers cord cutting and dismemberment, ceremony, power retrieval, soul retrieval, shamanic journeying and divination, shamanic healing, shamanic transfiguration and medicine for the Earth, ancestral healing, death and dying, de-possession, extraction, moon and sun rites and shamanic re-birthing. Fee for the course is £1950. For more information contact Fotoula Adrimi:

Shamanic Healing Expedition to Ecuador (Andes and Amazon regions). January, 9-22, 2019 – (14 days – 13 nights) with Itzhak Beery. A truly magical and life transforming experience. Meet the Sieko’pai’s (Secoya) elders and some of my teachers in the Andes, experience La Limpia (energy cleansing ceremonies), plant medicine, nature hikes, the wonder of the Andes and Amazonian flora, birds, animals, lakes and waterfalls, and much more. Trip cost: $3,840. Click on website link for further details, itinerary and to book.

Sacred Journey – Mexico and Guatemala 2019. Dates 30th January to 8th February – with optional free day on 8th including accommodation, with departure on 9th February 2019. Our journey to sacred sites this year covers two countries, MEXICO AND GUATEMALA. We shall start our journey in Palenque, Mexico, the temple site there being the crown chakra of the chakra temples in Mexico. Our journey culminates at Tikal in Guatemala, the base chakra of the next level of chakras.In addition to these two powerful temple sites, we shall be visiting other sites in Mexico and Guatemala.

We are staying in the jungle area of Palenque, Mexico for the start of the journey and then transferring to the Lake Peten region in Northern Guatemala before returning to Palenque to conclude the journey. Free time will be offered in both locations. Our hotel in Palenque is in a natural setting and has a troop of howler monkeys in the trees that you will be able to see and experience. Our hotel on Lake Peten is on the lakeside with direct access to the lake for swimming. We only have 10 spaces in total. Book early to reserve your space and get an early bird discount. For more information please email

The Connected and Empowered Self – Shamanic Journeying & Soul Retrieval with Christa Mackinnon, 8th – 10th February 2019, DEVON. This three-day experiential, empowering workshop will teach you shamanic journeying and the ancient tool of Soul Retrieval. It is an amazingly healing and empowering course, providing you with approaches and tools you can use long after the end of the workshop. If you are a therapeutic practitioner, it will also enhance your practice. The course is certificated for therapeutic professionals and complementary practitioners, but can be attended by everybody with some experience in working with people or in shamanism. For more information please click on website link.

Opening Inner Doorways – Deepening into Shamanic Journeying. February 9-10, 1019, Body & Soul, 4847 Eastern Ave, CINCINNATI, OH 45211, USA, with Kenn Day. This workshop is an introductory exploration of shamanic consciousness and journeying. Participants learn to create, maintain and work with the shamanic body in preparation for journeying to the upper, middle and lower worlds. The basic terminology and cosmology of shamanic practice is taught on the first evening. The balance of the workshop is experiential, focusing on active work with the shamanic body in alternate states of consciousness.

Participants in Opening Inner Doorways will leave the workshop with:

The ability to move at will between the physical, spiritual and shamanic bodies.
A personal connection with the World Tree, providing nourishment, protection and guidance.
A working knowledge of the shamanic realms and the ability to Journey in the Three Worlds.
A growing sense of awareness in Shamanic Body, the vehicle for Shamanic Consciousness.
The first foundational practices of shamanic spirituality.
The beginning awareness of a communal self.
A deeper connection with the spirits of their ancestors, along with techniques to regularly visit and interact with them.

Opening Inner Doorways is the first in a series of shamanic training weekends, which will run over the next two years. Each weekend begins at 10:00am and goes until 5:00pm, both Saturday and Sunday. The weekends are each $350, discounted to $300 if paid in full at least two weeks before the event. (Payment program available.) You can register by sending a paypal payment to or sending a check to Kenn at 2515 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211 USA.

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship Program, Monday, February 18th to Saturday, February 22nd, SURBITON. Ancient Peruvian Shamanic Apprenticeship Series in LONDON.

Please join us for a transformational journey into The Heart of the Healer organization’s in-person shamanic apprenticeship series. This powerful program will be offered for the first time in Europe in Surbiton, UK (London), 18-23, February 2019. With profound wisdom teachings and initiations into the ancient Peruvian shamanic arts of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, this series of intensives provides a comprehensive foundation in the tradition and offers participants many opportunities for self-exploration, empowerment and profound personal growth. Through healing and earth-honoring ceremony we cultivate a deeper relationship with Nature, the Unseen World and All That Is. This series is open to all who wish to be of service to themselves, their families, their communities and Mother Earth whether they are long-time mesa carriers or new to the tradition.

Cynthia Greer, a sanctioned teacher of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition and a mesa carrier for 20 years, will teach these workshops. Please let her know if you’re interested in attending or if you have any questions by emailing Christian Thurow at or Cynthia at You can also get more information by visiting her website, Shamans Healing Heart or The Heart of the Healer’s website.

Medicine for the Earth with Fotoula Adrimi, 23-24 February 2019, taking place in The Library, GLASGOW Theosophical Society, Scotland. Shamanic workshop with the 4 elements, space clearing and Earth healing through connection with the fairy realm. A working knowledge of shamanic journeying is required. Fee £185. For more information contact Fotoula Adrimi:

Plant Eco Shamanism Course, with Mandy Pullen and Freya Davies starting 16/17 March 2019 – FOREST OF DEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Four short weekends of learning plant perception and resonance using Eco Shamanic and Plant Sensory techniques through leaf, flower, seed and root. Early bird £560 by 1st December 2018 (2 concessionary spaces). Course runs from Sat 10am to Sun 4pm – there is simple budget accommodation onsite. Book via the website or contact Mandy Pullen Tel: 01594 541850 or email:

Energetic Recycling Next oppurtunity for this workshop March 16th/17th 2019 cost £120/£90 for weekend 10am till 5pm held near PERTH, with Brian Anderson. Have you ever walked into a room and felt an unpleasant atmosphere or been in a house or area of land that just feels very uncomfortable? What is happening here is that we are sensing the energetic imprint of the words actions and thoughts that throughout time have been put out and held in this enviroment. We live in a resonate universe and what we put out and do to others has a impact. Shamanic cultures have understood the power of words and thought, our words formed through our beliefs have the power to heal and transform or curse and even kill! Our words and thoughts shape our lives as we invite our expereince of life to unfold and manifest.

This two day ceremonial workshop held with the power of kindness and compassion invites us to explore what it is we energetically are expressing into the world and to understand its impact on ourselves and those around us. This process offers us the choice where we can then work to strengthen that which is supporting us and to let go of that which is not. Working in ceremony over the two days; using time tested practices including shamanic journeying, meditation, sharing and prayer circles and inquiry time out on the land as well as blessings and the energy of the elements, we release the old and integrate the new as we step back into a renewed awarness of life and a growing creative power to create one that supports us. Please click on website link for more information.

Shamanic Retreat: The Four Shields – walking the Medicine Wheel with Fotoula Adrimi, taking place 22-24 March 2019 in KILMARTIN, SCOTLAND. We walk the teachings of the medicine wheel, through each direction and each stage of the human existence. Includes shamanic journeying, walking in nature, drumming and ceremony in the ancient stone circles. Fee: from £235, includes teachings, accommodation and food. For more information contact Fotoula Adrimi:

Shamanic Magic of Egypt, 25 March – 1 April 2019 with Joanna Flowering Whirlwind, Egyptian Guide Neturu and our brilliant guide Michael Farah. EGYPT is a magical place where transformation and enlightenment are designed into the magical monumental sacred architecture. Miraculous epiphanies often occur to people just when visiting the sacred temples. This is what happened to me on my first visit a few years ago and I have been intending ever since to return and share my experience with friends. Recently I received a nudge from Goddess Sekhmet and had to respond. This journey will be an experiential, shamanistic vision quest to ignite your soul to expansion and illumination. For more details or to join on this magical trip (limited to 15 places) email

Eco Shamanism Training/Course – Becoming one with our Earth, with Mandy Pullen starting 11- 14 April 2019 – FOREST OF DEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A series of six long weekends (4 & 5 days) from April 2019 to July 2020 studying the contemporary areas of shamanism with an emphasis on eco reciprocity. You will be embarking on your own personal eco shamanic journey within a community of like minded beings (or the more than human world) whilst also learning all the major shamanic healing techniques. Certificates (extra cost) are optional. Early bird rate is £1800 with £300 deposit by 15 November 18. All tuition, accommodation and food included. Places limited to 13 (two concessionary places). Contact details – Mandy Pullen Tel: 01594 541850 or email:

La Limpia – The sacred Andes energy clearing ceremony, with Itzhak Beery, FLORENCE, ITALY, April 26 – 28. Click on website link for more details.

La Limpia – The sacred Andes energy clearing ceremony, with Itzhak Beery, LONDON, UK, May 4-6. Click on website link for more details.

Advanced Shamanic Training in Past Life Soul Retrieval and Past Life Regression with Fotoula Adrimi, taking place 29 May to 02 June 2019 in GLASGOW, Scotland (non residential). Pre-requisite: experience in shamanic soul retrieval. Fee is £450 for the five days. For more information contact Fotoula

The 2nd Annual Andes Summit, with Itzhak Beery. IBARRA, ECUADOR, June 15 – 23. A unique chance for 9 days of healings and teachings by 10 renown elder Shamans. The Andes Summit is a first-of-its kind total immersive Shamanic experience. Come heal long standing physical, mental, and spiritual conditions that Western medicine may not cure. Learn from the most renowned Shamans of the High Andes of Ecuador in a rare healing pilgrimage. Over 9 days and 8 nights, you will experience life-changing master classes, sacred shamanic rituals and Plant Medicine Ceremonies, majestic nature hikes and vibrant ancient culture. During your journey, you’ll participate in the sacred Inti Raimi winter solstice, the ancient Incan Festival of the Sun. Plus, you’ll discover centuries of deep wisdom for transforming your energy, expanding your vitality and creating a new heart-centred way of experiencing our world. Click on website link for more information and to book.

Paint Your Power Animal, GLASTONBURY, SOMERSET, 6th and 7th July 2019. On this fun and inspiring weekend workshop we will connect with and honour our power animals, also known as animal spirit guides. You will be gently guided through a process where you will journey and connect with your spirit animal. During the course of the weekend you will honour and deepen your connection whilst creating a painting of your power animal that you can take away with you at the end of the workshop. This will be a healing and empowering weekend where you will also connect with your creativity. You will learn and develop painting techniques to allow you to produce a meaningful and empowering representation of your animal spirit guide. The price for this workshop is £160 which includes all art equipment. E-mail or click on website link for information and to book.

The Path of the Eagle-The Journey of the Shaman with Fotoula Adrimi, on 13-14 July 2019, in GLASGOW, Scotland (non-residential). A beginner’s workshop into the art of shamanic journeying through alternative realities, shamanic healing and power retrieval. Fee is £185, contact Fotoula Adrimi:

Shamanism as a spiritual and healing practice, with Itzhak Beery, Gonzen Institute Slovenia – LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, July 22-28. Click on website link for more details.

Guayusa and Rape’ and Shamanic Healing Techniques, with Itzhak Beery, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, August 2-4. Please click on website link for more details.


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

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:

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

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,

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 4 CAN BE GATHERED, I WILL COME TO YOU. Contact for more details 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, 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 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

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

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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