Events and Workshops

A list of shamanism workshops, events, conferences and 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.


Butterfly Cottage Woodland Spiritual HolidaysON-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 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


Wander the Wheel Sabbat celebrations with Nicola & Jason Smalley, The Way of the Buzzard . Day long celebrations at Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas, Samhain, the Equinoxes and the Solstices. We spend the day on and around the West Pennine Moors near Chorley, LANCASHIRE, with time in an old converted stable block, and out on the moorlands and in the meadows and woodlands and at local ancient sacred sites. Each workshop is focused on drawing on the powerful transformational energies at each stage in our solar year. Its a chance to connect in with other aligned souls to deep together in our shamanic practice of our land. Contact Nicola and Jason on contact@thewayofthebuzzard.co.uk, 01257 233909


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


Reiki Drumming and Meditation in the Woods with Tanya Adams. A series of summer sessions at The Cabin, behind Queens Wood Cafe – 42 MUSWELL HILL ROAD, LONDON, N10 3JP. Relax, Recharge and Re-centre with an hour’s Meditation and Drumming using Reiki Drumming to let go of daily tensions and return to your core inner peace. Medicine Drums have been used for eons to shift energy, consciousness and reconnect with your core divine energy. Enjoy the powerful and ancient healing and journeying techniques to restore your inner peace while all held and receiving the beautiful energy of Reiki. Please book in advance as places are limited. Email Pathwayfinder@mail.com or book on line. Please bring your own water, blankets and cushions and/or yoga mats to sit or lie down on.


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.


EVENTS DIARY 2017


Wild Earth Rhythms. Weekend residential workshop, August 25-27th, The Gathering Fields, LANCASHIRE. with Jayne Johnson and Amy Boud. A weekend of shamanism and music making in the converted barn, round the fire and amongst the beautiful landscape at The Gathering Fields. We will be spending quiet time in the outdoors to tune into the music and rhythm of the earth, other living beings, and the land. Singing songs and playing with sounds and voice – exploring the wilder edges of our voices to find a freer untamed expression of sound. Suitable for all levels of shamanic and musical experience. Cost £200 – deposit £50. Concessions available depending on numbers. Price excludes camping @£10 pppn. Includes some meals. Places are limited so book your place early – contact Jayne phone 07854146986 email mail@jaynejohnson.co.uk or Amy phone 07938 878268 email info@playful-nature.co.uk.


The Sacred and the Sensual: a women only retreat with Brooke Medicine-Eagle. August 25th 4pm – August 28th 2pm, Trigonos Retreat Centre, Nantlle, SNOWDONIA, GWYNEDD, LL54 6BW. Your body is Magic, on so many levels. During this remarkable time with legendary Earthkeeper and wisdom keeper Brooke, you will quest for your sensuous and wise connection to the power and wisdom of your body, exploring how to fall in love with life. We will focus on awakening true Feminine power, so important as we come into the time of the rising Feminine on Earth, recognising the natural spiritual and social leadership of women. Your womb is the most magical and mysterious place in the human body, and so will be the focus of our work and meditations, centering you within the cycles of nature. We will learn techniques and processes, go deep into meditation, hike the beautiful landscape, dance in sacred configurations to awaken our spirits and offer our love. Contact Claire on 07970 409 724 or info@northwalesretreats.com


Unravelling Our Sacred Essence & Purifying the Waters – Ancient wisdom & Juice Fast Retreat with Aluna Healing. Friday 1st – Thursday 7th September 2017 DARTMOOR, DEVON, UK. “A space filled with love that allows you to cleanse and reconnect with your body, heart, nature and the sacred”. Immerse yourself in a healing environment, in powerful, ancient lands; to cleanse, renew and transform through yoga, meditation, ancient wisdom, nature connection, sacred journeys, detoxification and spiritual practice. Email info@alunahealing.co.uk. Phone/text 07475 749 967.


The Pachukuti Mesa TraditionPachakuti Mesa Tradition. The first time this course has been taught in England by Cynthia Greer. 9 – 14th September, nr HEBDEN BRIDGE, WEST YORKSHIRE, UK £1022. For more information and to book please click on website link, view Heart of the Healer Events or email alison@schoolofastroshamanism.com.


Reiki & Seichem Course. 18th – 22nd September 2017. FRANCE. This 5 day all inclusive course is designed to take those who already have Reiki up to Grades 1 & 2 up to Grade 3 & in addition will add the powers of Seichem. Thus at the end of the course the participants will have Reiki & Seichem qualifications up to Grade 3 level. It will also be open to those who have no Reiki qualifications as yet & would like to be initiated through Grades 1 & 2 of Reiki & Seichem. The course as described will take place at Gary Sud utilising the accommodation provided by Butterfly Cottage & our adjoining farmhouse. The cost of the course will be £600 per person inclusive of transport from & to the airport at Carcassonne, flights available from Ryanair from Manchester, Stansted & East Midlands. Anyone wishing to arrive from any other airport will be responsible for the cost of travel to Gary from that airport. We have 5 places available, please apply to Gilli.palmer@gmail.com for further information & booking details.


Elemental Activism. ‘Shamanic Empowerment for Environmental and Social Action’ with Jayne Johnson and Tom Henfrey. Fri 22nd to Sunday 24th September 2017, Middlewood Trust , LANCASHIRE. Elemental Activism is a unique two-day workshop that weaves together a range of shamanic tools to support and empower social change activists. Shamanic journeying, nature connection, sacred sound and fire walking offer you an opportunity for profound personal transformation. Cost: £220 for early bird bookings before June 30th 2017. Full price £250. The price includes eco-friendly shared accommodation or camping and all meals. For more information and to book your place contact Jayne Johnson: 07854 146 986 mail@jaynejohnson.co.uk or Tom Henfrey: 07972 535 918 caldershamanics@gmail.com


Plant Consciousness Event Plant Consciousness Event 2017. 23rd and 24th September at Regent’s University, LONDON. Bringing together the values of shamanism, herbalism, plant neurobiology, deep-ecology and eco-psychology, Plant Consciousness is a carefully designed weekend of in-depth teachings, interactive practical exercises and live music to take you on a magical journey into the conscious energetic world of plants. This journey will be held in sacred space by Davyd and Emma Farrell and the amazing healers and shamans that they are working with this year to help you discover a deeper understanding of plants and of your place in the biosphere of life on this planet. Speakers: Tonita Gonzalez, Curandera (Traditional Healer), New Mexico; Dr Rocío Alarcón, Ethnobotanist, Ethnopharmacologist & Healer, Ecuador; Dr Andy Letcher, Author of ‘Shroom’, Researcher & Folk Musician, UK; Sisa, Kichwa Curendara (Healer) & Tobaquera (Sacred Tobacco Shaman), Amazonian Ecuador; Anthar Kharana, Medicine Man, Guardian Of Traditions & Medicines Of The Americas, Musician, Colombia; Nathaniel Hughes, Herbalist, Author of Intuitive Herbalism & Weeds In The Heart, UK; Nikki Darrell & Alex Duffy, Herbalist & Phytotherapist / ‘Fear Feasa’ (Irish Healer) Ireland; Kurikindi, Kichwa Shaman, Amazonian Ecuador.


Introduction to Shamanism with Paul Francis. MANCHESTER, UK, September 30th. The day is experiential and covers the basics of shamanic practice. 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. To book email paulfran@gmail.com, phone 01492 873 739


Reclaiming the Wise Woman! with Julie Bithell, Senior Counsellor and Shamanic Practitioner and Edwina Staniforth, Medical Herbalist and GAPS Practitioner. Sunday 1st October, 10.00 – 4.30. Venue: Roughlee Village Hall, Roughlee, LANCASHIRE, UK, in the sight of Pendle Hill and Pendle Witch Country. A workshop of Shamanism and Herbs. Journey through the menopause to meet a wise Grandmother. Look at the gifts and challenges that come when we are menopausal! Explore herbs that help us on our journey and make a gift from beautiful Elder to remind us we are Wise Women! Finally take part in a ceremony to rebirth and reclaim our inner Wise Woman. For more details or to book contact Julie Bithell on 07974 549336 or email through her website and Edwina Staniforth 07815574091, email edwinahodkinson@yahoo.co.uk. refreshments provided, bring own lunch. Cost £65.00


Shamanic Path HolidaysShamanic Path Holidays. Introduction to Shamanism and the Runes 2017. 4 day fully inclusive courses. October 6-9. Theme – Celtic Festival. Venue: Languedoc, SOUTHERN FRANCE. Cost £555 pp. Click on weblink for more information and contact details


Crystal Skulls Altar Workshop with Sergio Magana. 12 and 13 October, The Wesley Hotel and Conference Centre, Euston, LONDON. This is one of Sergio’s most powerful workshops and we are bringing it back by the popular demand. You will learn how to redesign your life working with the five most powerful forces of nature. The crystal skulls symbolise Mictlantecuhtli, Lord of the Change. The major changes in our life are represented by the 5 colours representing Tezcatlipocas. Each Tezcatlipoca corresponds to a number and to a different place in the human body: Quetzalcóatl the head, Blue Tezcatlipoca right arm, Huitzilopochtli left arm, Xipetotec in the heart, Tlaloc in legs legs; together they rule five glyphs of the Aztec calendar, thus influencing our human design. Fees £180 for the two days. Contact email joanna@floweringwhirlwind.com


Living In Sacredness – Ancient wisdom & cleansing retreat in the Highlands of Scotland. With Aluna Healing, Saturday 28th October – Friday 3rd November 2017 in TORRIDON, WESTER ROSS, SCOTLAND. “A space filled with love that allows you to cleanse and reconnect with your body, heart, nature and the sacred”. Immerse yourself in a healing environment, in powerful, ancient lands; to cleanse, renew and transform through yoga, meditation, ancient wisdom, nature connection, sacred journeys, detoxification and spiritual practice. Email info@alunahealing.co.uk. Phone/text 07475 749 967.


Shamanic Path Holidays. Costume Samhain/Halloween Party. 30 October – 1 November. Theme – Celtic Festival. Venue: Languedoc, SOUTHERN FRANCE. Cost £300 pp. Click on weblink for more information and contact details


An Introduction into Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel, 21st – 22nd October, 13 Prince Edward Rd, E9 5LX, LONDON with Miguel Da Silva. This is a 2 day workshop in which we aim to teach the basics of shamanism and working with the Medicine Wheel as a tool for healing and self-discovery. During the course you will be taught shamanic skills to connect with yourself, nature, power animals and the spirits. This is not a residential workshop, each day will start around 10.30am and finish around 6pm. Please note that there is a limit of 20 places available. Investment is £200 per person for the weekend. A non-refundable deposit of £50 (unless paid in full in advance) is required to secure your place for both days which must be received by Friday 6th October. For more information or to book a place please contact Miguel via email mysticus.22@gmail.com or call 07749325531


Exploring and Celebrating La Muerte Mictlantecuhtli and Mictlecacihuatl Festival, Mexico with Sergio Magana. The Four Points Hotel and Casa the La Suenios – Teotihuacan MEXICO CITY, 31 October – 7 November 2017. Understanding and celbrating La Muerte, removing the fear of death, learning how to die consciously will change your life by processing the bigest existential fear of death. The Nahual tradition regards death as a companion of life, as both life and death are embodied by the Goddess of Life and Death Coatlicue, whose head is formed by two serpents symbolising the meeting of life and death. Life and Death complement each other and are only separated by the illusion of time and perception. Contact email joanna@floweringwhirlwind.com


Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel Foundation Course, with Miguel Da SilvaStarting 7th November and ending 31st July 2018, 13 Prince Edward Rd, E9 5LX, LONDON. This is a 18 week course to be held once a fortnight over 36 weeks in which we aim to teach shamanism and working with the Medicine Wheel as a tool for healing and self-discovery. Through shamanism you learn how the world around you is continuously giving you messages about yourself and what you can do to heal yourself. It teaches you that when you truly connect with the energies, the spirits, and the natural world around you real magic is possible. It is a very powerful and challenging course that teaches you how to take your power back and be empowered by events from your past and present. This course is to be held once a fortnight on Tuesday evening from 7.30pm – 10.30pm. You will be given homework to get practical experience of shamanism in your daily lives. Investment is £30 per fortnight per person which is to be paid on the day. Please note there is a limit of 20 places available. For more information or to book a place please contact Miguel via email mysticus.22@gmail.com or call 07749325531


Introduction to Shamanism – Learn the Shaman’s Journey with Mandy Pullen. Saturday 11th November – FOREST OF DEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Learn how to journey, explore the shaman’s map, retrieve a power animal, understand ritual and ceremony. Millers Farm, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Please bring lunch to share, an eye cover, pen and notebook, mat and blanket – £45. Contact details – Mandy Pullen Tel: 01594 541850 or email: info@mandypullen.co.uk


Introduction to Shamanism with Paul Francis. CHESTER, UK, November 11th. The day is experiential and covers the basics of shamanic practice. 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. To book email paulfran@gmail.com, phone 01492 873 739


EVENTS DIARY 2018


Shamanic Path Holidays. Introduction to Shamanism and the Runes. 4 day fully inclusive. 2 – 5 February including a celebratory dinner for Imbolc. Theme – Celtic Festival. Venue: Languedoc, SOUTHERN FRANCE. Cost £555 pp. Click on weblink for more information and contact details


Eco Shamanism Training/Course – Becoming one with our Earth with Mandy Pullen. A series of six weekends running from February 2018 to April 2019, starting 16 – 19 February, studying the contemporary areas of shamanism with an emphasis on eco reciprocity. FOREST OF DEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. 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) available upon successful completion of the course. Early bird rate is £1600 with £160 deposit. All tuition and food included. Inexpensive accommodation and indoor/outdoor camping available on site. Places limited to 10. Contact details – Mandy Pullen Tel: 01594 541850 or email: info@mandypullen.co.uk


Shamanic Path Holidays. The Shamanic Journey & Healing, including Moonwork. 4 day fully inclusive. 31 March – 2 April, 27 – 30 April, 25-28 May. Theme – Celtic Festival. Venue: Languedoc, SOUTHERN FRANCE. 4 day all inclusive courses. Cost £555 pp. Click on weblink for more information and contact details


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