Events and Workshops

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

Events are open to the general public unless stated otherwise. Click on the event name title link (underlined) or image to view websites which will open in a new webpage where available. Contact information may also be given on the event advertisement. For more information on any event please contact the event holder directly. Events diary listings are in date order.

For shamanic drumming circles please view our Drum Circles page.


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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


Sacred Circle Dance and Drumming. with Michael Meredith, Keith Barrett & Barbara Moorby in CAMBRIDGESHIRE. Tantric Circle Dance [“Dances of Universal Peace”] sessions every 3rd Saturday afternoon in the month plus “Wheel of the Year” Drumming Days every 3 months. Click on website link for more details and contact.


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


Drum Birthing Days with Nicola & Jason Smalley, The Way of the Buzzard . Near Chorley, LANCASHIRE. There is something really special about crafting your own sacred tool, putting your creative energy into something which you will work with on your spiritual journey for years to come. Join us on one of our days to will birth your own drum. Cost from £190. Contact Nicola or Jason on 01257 233909, contact@thewayofthebuzzard.co.uk


Shamanic day workshops and weekend retreats running throughout the year in the NORTHWEST OF ENGLAND,with Nicola & Jason Smalley, The Way of the Buzzard. Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of the PEAK DISTRICT, YORKSHIRE DALES, FOREST OF BOWLAND and the WEST PENNINE MOORS.Learn and further develop your shamanic practice through nature connection journeying, drumming, crafting, and working with animal spirit guides, spirit guides & teachers, and tree spirit medicine. Contact Nicola and Jason on contact@thewayofthebuzzard.co.uk, 01257 233909


Monthly Open ‘Warrior’ Soul Rescue Circle with Shirley Flint and Kieron Morgan. St Michael’s Church The Sanctuary, Ewell Village,SURREY, ENGLAND. 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. An evening rescuing the lost souls of those who have fought in battle and war, who in such a traumatic and selfless way ended their lives, and those who have died as a result of war throughout all ages and lands. For all enquiries please contact Shirley Flint on 07889 018713 or shirley.flint789@gmail.com. There is no charge for the evening but donations to St Michael’s are welcome.


Crystal Space Events. Meet up at ‘Our Space’. Events including drum making. SILSDEN, WEST YORKSHIRE.


Munay Ki Network. YORKSHIRE


Ayahuasca Apprenticeship Retreats ONGOING Ayahuasca and shamanic plant diet apprenticeship retreats with Shipibo Maestra Rosa, in SACHA HUARMI, PERUVIAN AMAZON. 1-26 weeks. Certificate from 13 weeks onwards.


EVENTS DIARY 2018


Healing Retreats in Ecuador with Dr Rocio Alarcon Healing and infusing with hummingbirds. January 31 to 7 February 2018. A special workshop in the ANDES MOUNTAINS working with these special birds to call the energy of the rainbow and the Andean master plants to heal people. An experiential workshop of meetings and healing sessions with hummingbirds. Ecuador has 132 species of hummingbirds and in this retreat we will learn about their spiritual qualities and how they interact with humans. We will experience cleansing and healing with these magical birds. For more details contact: Janet Blevins: jeblevins5@aol.com. (Information about event courtesy of Archetype Events).


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


Introduction to Shamanism. with Paul Francis. 3rd February, WARRINGTON, 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 paulfran@gmail.com


Shamanic Healing Practices In ECUADOR. 13th to 25th February 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the Andes mountains and the Amazon region at Rocio’s Lamoe Center. The activities allow people to learn, heal and transform their own lives: reading eggs; aromatic trees from Iamoe; bathing with the aroma of the trees and herbs from the Amazon region; visiting the Pugyo (special water near the rivers) and sacred bathing there; master plants; interaction and exhibitioin of handicrafts from the Wuaoranes and Quichuos groups. For more details contact: Janet Blevins: jeblevins5@aol.com or click on the website link to visit the Facebook Page. (Information about event courtesy of Archetype Events).


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


Deep Shamanic Soul Journeys, with Christa Mackinnon, The next one-day workshop, 18th February 2018, will be held again at Lupton House, BRIXAM, DEVON. Our last workshop sold out quickly, please book early if you want to participate. For more information please click on website link.


Soul Retrieval Training course for therapeutic professionals, with Christa Mackinnon and Sue Fox, 23rd February, LONDON. We all have ‘split-off parts’, which reduce our vital life energy and creativity or even manifest in symptoms such as anxiety or depression. Without retrieving these lost soul parts, we cannot live a full and creative life and our path to ‘wholeness’ is blocked. I will be offering two deep reaching shamanic soul retrieval courses in 2018. This course in London is for therapeutic professionals only. For more information please click on website link.


Introduction to Shamanism. with Rachell Surtees. 25th February, LEEDS, UK. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day.


Introduction to Shamanism. with Rachell Surtees. 10th March, WAKEFIELD, 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.


Introduction to Shamanism. with Jayne Birkett. 10th March, WINDERMERE, 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 jaynebirkett@sky.com.


Soul Retrieval Training Course, with Christa Mackinnon, 23rd March, BRISTOL, UK. We all have ‘split-off parts’, which reduce our vital life energy and creativity or even manifest in symptoms such as anxiety or depression. Without retrieving these lost soul parts, we cannot live a full and creative life and our path to ‘wholeness’ is blocked. The course in Bristol can be attended by both therapeutic professionals and non-therapists. For more information please click on website link.


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


Introduction to Shamanism. with Rachell Surtees. 21st April, LANCASTER, 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.


Introduction to Shamanism. with Paul Francis. 28th April, LLANDUDNO, NORTH WALES. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day. Email paulfran@gmail.com


Introduction to Shamanism. with Paul Connery and Dan Khan. 28th April, MANCHESTER, UK. These one-day workshops run at various times in the year. The day is experiential, and cover the basics of shamanic practice. People usually find them an eye-opening experience that opens a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants are shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality. No prior experience is necessary. The day includes: the history of shamanism; the key concepts of the shamanic universe; how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’; a power animal retrieval journey; the basics of how to do a shamanic healing for other people. The course fee for the day is usually between £40 – £55, depending on the venue – please check with the person running the day. Email Paul Connery pjconnery@hotmail.com


Space to Emerge. Space to Emerge woodland community retreat, Friday 4th – Monday 7th May 2018, Lake Windermere, CUMBRIA, UK.
Do you fancy running away to the woods for a weekend? Come with us, Nicola & Jason Smalley from The Way of the Buzzard. With views over Lake Windermere, there is time to lie amongst the blue bells, dance, drum, journey, sing, craft, reflect, meditate and just be. Workshops include sound healing, deep nature connection, flower essences, devotional poetry, shamanic journeying, Zen meditation, crafting clay sacred tools, origami & dream catchers, wild weed medicine, sacred dance, children’s bushcraft, story time, walking the Labyrinth, a live ceilidh band and more. Weekend tickets from £105 for adults and £25 for children, with a 4-month payment plan available until January 31st. Day tickets £60. Follow the link for more information and to buy your ticket.


Oak Spirit 2018. After last years successful gathering Oakspirit are holding another shamanic event over the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of June 2018. The theme of the gathering is the ‘Four Winds’ and the element of ‘Air’. The gathering, with great guest presenters, will take place in the heart of DERBYSHIRE at Unstone Grange with both full board in the house and camping facilities with all meals and workshops included.  £310 for accommodation,and £250 for camping. The above prices include all meals and workshops. Click on weblink for more information and contact details.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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