Events and Workshops

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).

If you are looking for a shamanic course, workshop or training in shamanism please also look at our Course Providers page.  For shamanic drumming circles please view our Drum Circles page.

If you would like your event to be considered for inclusion in this list please contact us.


EVENTS DIARY 2021


Meet Your Gatekeeper: Unleash Your Soul Potential with Itzhak Beery. Saturday 20th November 2021: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (UK GMT). ONLINE in a ZOOM classroom. You will learn: Shamanic techniques to meet your power animal and other spirit guides; Ways to connect with your gatekeeper and understand how it came to be. Fee £80.


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.


Discover & Empower your Inner Medicine Woman with Christa Mackinnon & Vanessa Tucker, December 4 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm, £58.00 – £68.00. This one-day interactive ZOOM (ONLINE) workshop for women will focus on your Inner Medicine Woman, a powerful archetypal aspect of the deeper feminine self, who calls us – now more than ever – to grow into our specific power and bring it into the world.


EVENTS DIARY 2022


Therapeutic Shamanism and Animism First-Steps Course. With the core teaching team of Jayne Birkett, Marie Edwards and Cat Anderson and pre-recorded material by Paul Francis.

This low-cost and eye-opening course introduces people to rich and amazing world of Therapeutic Shamanism. The course is experiential, and covers the basics of shamanic practice. No prior experience is necessary. ONLINE – The course consists of a mixture of videos, live sessions, theory talks, question-and-answer sessions, group discussion, experiential exercises, and practice. Delivered over 4 meetings, with one of the sessions covered in each meeting. Each session is between 3 and 4 hours long. Cost is £80.

Dates (All times UK):

Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6 – Sundays, 10am start (UK time)

May 7, 14, 21, 28 – Saturdays, 4pm start (UK time)

September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 – Mondays, 7pm start (UK time)

For more information and to enrol please click on website link above. Follow up courses also available.


Winter Shamanic Ecotherapy Immersion: January – March 2022 with Elizabeth Meacham.Clarify your soul vision in this highly experiential three-month ONLINE course! ​

Through bi-weekly classes and monthly individual sessions, I will guide you to develop and deepen your own nature-based shamanic ceremonies for healing, personal growth and spiritual empowerment.

I teach the Earth Spirit Dreaming shamanic ecotherapy method that I’ve developed over many years of teaching, scholarship and personal ecospiritual and shamanic practice. The steps, worked through in order, can open channels to a direct experience of the intelligences of the Earth and Spirit realms. I call these three steps Earth-connecting, Spirit-connecting and Dream-connecting.

The course includes: 6 meetings via Zoom; 3 60-minute private mentoring sessions with me. Zoom meeting dates and times are: Sundays, 1 – 3 pm, ET; January 9, 23, February 6 and 20, March 13 and 27. The cost for this training course is $540, made through a 4-month payment plan via PayPal (monthly payments are $135). A limited number of inclusivity scholarships are available.

For more information please click on website link above or email liz.e.meacham@gmail.com.


Shamanic Healing Expedition to ECUADOR. You will experience the ancient and powerful La Limpia ceremonies (negative energy removal, purification, and renewal), Renewal ceremonies, Yajé – plant medicine ceremonies (similar to Ayahuasca), nature hikes, community events, the wonder of the Andes and Amazonian flora, birds, animals, rivers, lakes and waterfalls, and much more. Please click on the link above for more information. High Andes (Kichwa) & Amazon Aguarico River (Siekopai). January 4 – 19, 2022 (16 days 15 nights). Trip leader: Itzhak Beery with Juan Carlos Calvachi, Josep Rosas Calbo. Group size: 16. Price: $3,850 + Plus Inter. travel + Ceremonies in the Andes. Single Hotel supplement: $500


Remembering Earth and Sky: Shamanic Pathways to Planetary Consciousness – ONLINE, January and February 2022, with Elizabeth Meacham. More information on this new course is coming soon. Please email me to receive notice when program details and registration are posted: liz.e.meacham@gmail.com.


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. KALAHARI DESERT, BOTSWANA.

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 reservations.origins@gmail.com. A percentage of retreat profits will go towards the local Kalahari San community to improve their life.


Spring Shamanic Ecotherapy Immersion – ONLINE, with Elizabeth Meacham, March through May 2022 – registration opens in January. Please email me to receive notice when program details and registration are posted: liz.e.meacham@gmail.com.


Coven of Gaia presents a Festival for Pagans and Witches, 7 May 2022, Heart of England Centre, Fillongley, COVENTRY, CV7 8DX.

The Coven of Gaia presents its next outdoor event. You can expect to see: night time rituals; witch workshops; kids’ workshops; Viking village; Pagan dancers; birds of prey; talks; divination; market village and much more.

For more information call Julie on 07974255181 or email coven_of_gaia@hotmail.com. Entry tickets £30, available via website link above. Camping is available at the venue but not included in ticket price.


Shamanic Ecotherapy Advanced Facilitator Training – ONLINE, with Elizabeth Meacham, June 2022 through December 2023 – more details posted on website in January. Please feel free to email me for more information: liz.e.meacham@gmail.com


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, fotoula@isis-school.com or click on link to website.


Nepali-Himalayan World Shamanism Summit, KATHMANDU, NEPAL, 23 September – 5 October 2022.

Join us in Celebration, Conference and Ceremony. This summit is a Global Gathering of Shamanic Traditions – From the Four Corners of the World, hosted by the Shamans of Nepal to coalesce power and presence to heal our planet! This unprecedented four-day event will have cultural programs, as well as shamanic ceremonies and rituals by shamans from all of the seven provinces of present-day Nepal with global representation of many shamanic traditions.

For more information please click on website link above or email Bhola Banstola at bhumi1008@outlook.com.


ON-GOING EVENTS



ONLINE

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, fotoula@isis-school.com or click on link to website for more information and programme.


Sunday evening DISTANCE (ONLINE) drum healing group, on Facebook with Renata & Steven Ash. To join or add names to the list please click on highlighted link.


ONLINE (Zoom) Free Shamanic Healing Support Group, with Itzhak Beery at 11 am -12:30 (New York-EST) on Tuesdays and Fridays. (Please check your local times). If you are interested please email ibeery@gmail.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 Emma Farrell. ONLINE.

Emma’s 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.

Fee £260.


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 info@johnlockley.com.


Shamanic Sundays. with Mandy Pullen. ONLINE & FOREST OF DEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Usually on the first Sunday of the month 10.30am – 1pm. Monthly journeying circle to allow space for spirit work in our busy lives. Suitable for those who can already journey and beginners as a taster of shamanic journeying. Regular Introduction to Shamanism workshops are held for those who wish to go on and learn the technique. Contact details: Mandy Pullen Tel: 01594 541850 or Email: info@ecoshamanism.org.uk


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 jonathan@herondrums.co.uk


UK Wide

Munay Ki Network UKA network of certified Munay-Ki mentors across the UK offering the traditional nine rites of the Munay Ki. For more information please click on website link.


ENGLAND

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 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 mfotiou12@gmail.com or click on website link.


Birth your Healing Drum with Melonie Syrett . The drum is so much more than an instrument. It is a sacred tool, an ally, a friend. If the drum has called to you, allow me to be your midwife as, in a small group, your drum takes shape. We begin with the hoop and hide, honouring all that came to us for this work and we work with reverence. You will create a full frame drum and beater and we will journey to find its guardian and perhaps its reasons for coming to you. Cost £180.

List of dates on the website up until the end of the year. Other dates can be arranged. Workshops held in LONDON or, if a group of four can be gathered I will come to you. Contact for more details Msyrett@aol.com 07462615299.


Shamanic day workshops and weekend retreats running throughout the year in the NORTHWEST OF ENGLAND,with Nicola & Jason Smalley, The Way of the Buzzard. Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of the PEAK DISTRICT, YORKSHIRE DALES, FOREST OF BOWLAND and the WEST PENNINE MOORS.Learn and further develop your shamanic practice through nature connection journeying, drumming, crafting, and working with animal spirit guides, spirit guides & teachers, and tree spirit medicine. Contact Nicola and Jason on contact@thewayofthebuzzard.co.uk, 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 harriet@invitethelight.net.


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.


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: enquiries@alirabjohns.com, phone 07528 614747.


SCOTLAND

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 oakenleaf@zoho.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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