Shamanism: Course Providers

If you are looking for a shamanic course, workshop or training in shamanism please look at our listings below. Online and home study courses providers are listed in alphabetical order by first name. All other course providers are listed by location, then name. Contact details and website links are given so you can contact the practitioner/trainer directly.

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ONLINE/HOME STUDY


Elizabeth Meacham – Shamanic Ecotherapy Immersion.

An Experiential, Three-Month, Online Spiritual Development Course

As an author, teacher and healer, I empower people to expand their own connection and communication with the Earth and Spirit realms. Through the Earth Spirit Dreaming shamanic ecotherapy method, I help people transform their stories and raise their vibrations for healing their lives and the world.

All of my training courses, workshops and retreats are offered through Lake Erie Institute.

WebsiteShamanic Ecotherapy
Email – Liz.E.Meacham@gmail.com


Fotoula Adrimi – The Isis School of Holistic Health

Teacher and channel of the Teachings of the Living Light / Path of ISIS, in 2005 Fotoula had a spiritual awakening that showed her the wealth of the shamanic roots, indigenous healing and spirituality of her family lineage. This led her to train in core shamanism in USA and she has received teachings from Tibetan Rinpoches and indigenous shamans in Tibet, Nepal and Peru and her own family elders. Fotoula is the author of The Golden Book of Wisdom.

  • Shamanic Circle, Monday nights, 19:00-20:30 via zoom. 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. Fee £10.
  • The Path of the Eagle is a four module workshop that shares practices, teachings and ceremonies that will help participants access a deeper calling as they walk their shamanic path.
  • The Women’s rites – Magic of the Sacred Blood is deep inner work where a community of women come together to harness our Divine feminine energy and rebirth our sacred self.
  • Shedding Skin: A nine module workshop based on Fotoula’s best selling book sharing teachings as well as ceremonies on power and soul retrieval, illness, death and dying, karma and manifestation, amongst other topics.

WebsiteThe Isis School of Holistic Health
Email – Fotoula Adrimi at fotoula@isis-school.com


The Art of Classical Siberian Shamanism – Jan van Ysslestyne

For over 25 years the shamans and elders from the Ulchi tribe travelled to the United States to teach Westerners their traditions. Ulchi Shamanism is not a specialized technique but a holistic way of life that stretches back to their ancient Neolithic roots.

The Ulchi elders are the authors of this program. These are their words and teachings, not mine. I have translated their instructions as clearly and succinctly for interested students.

The program consists of mastering your drum skills, entering into and out of liminal states of consciousness, dream work principles, singing the journey, and the nature of spirits.

Practice material is provided through video, audio, and written material. You will also have access to the Ethnographic Library which contains deeper information that augments this program.

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WebsitePathfinder


Jason and Nicola Smalley – The Way of the Buzzard

Learn how to unlock the secrets of ancient wisdom for a more connected, creative, empowered life through our online Mystery School.

We support spiritual seekers in deepening their connection so they can live with greater freedom and creativity. Based on the ancient traditions of our land we will teach you how to get control back of your life by establishing a strong relationship with your spirit guides and developing a deep connection with nature. You will learn about the principles of core shamanism and shamanic journeying, how to hear the healing messages that our trees and animals have for you. We will show you how to align yourself with the natural cycles of the earth.

  • Pay a small regular amount to be a member of The Mystery School and have access to the materials available at your chosen membership level for as long as you remain a member. There’s no ongoing financial commitment: you can cancel easily any time.
  • Learn alongside our community of like-minded folk who are asking the same questions and are feeling the same gentle tug within them guiding them to the answers.
  • Connect with your tribe through our monthly online shamanic journey circles and regular coaching calls as well as in our private facebook group.
  • All the materials are presented as easy to follow videos that walk you step by step through your chosen topics of interest, bringing the shamanic techniques, teachings and knowledge into your life.

We also hold regular free online gatherings focusing on shamanism and nature connection, including full moon shamanic journey circles, as well online weekend retreats themed around nature and the shamanic path.

WebsiteThe Way of the Buzzard

Email – Nicola Smalley at nicola@thewayofthebuzzard.co.uk


Paul Francis – The Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism and Animism

The courses we run come under the name ‘Therapeutic Shamanism’, in that they are about exploring spiritual and psychotherapy practices which can help us heal our disconnection from the natural world. As well as the courses, there are a series of books exploring the Therapeutic Shamanism approach, the first one in the series being The Shamanic Journey.

The online courses range from introductory courses right through to a full shamanic practitioner training. They are held at various times of the year, and at various times of the day to fit in with people in different time-zones. They include:

  • The First-Steps Course. The starting point for learning Therapeutic Shamanism, and a pre-requisite for going on to the other courses. This is a low-cost course, to give you the chance to see whether Therapeutic Shamanism feels right for you.
  • The Next-Steps Courses. Following on from the First-Steps course, these courses focus on different aspects of shamanic work. They can be taken in any order, depending on what aspects of their shamanic practice students want to explore and develop. Find out more here.
  • The In-Depth Courses. These courses go into particular areas of shamanism in detail. As well as shamanism, they focus on the psychotherapeutic aspects of Therapeutic Shamanism, and on developing shamanic community too. Find out more here.
  • The Shamanic Living Tribe. This is a subscription service open to people who have attended First-Step, Next-Steps and In-Depth courses. It includes a strong emphasis on shamanic community and support, plus access to the latest ideas and practices as the work grows and develops. Find out more here.

Website – Therapeutic Shamanism


UK



ENGLAND

Bedfordshire
Steven and Renata Ash – Sacred Drumming

Steven was born in Cornwall, South West England and at the age of six, went to live on Native American reservations in Canada where his father was the reservation doctor. Later travelling through North America Steven lived and studied with Ted Williams, Chief and Medicine Man for the Raven Tribe and was given the name of Tatanka Wanagi Wichasta, Buffalo Spirit Man. He was also awarded the honour of being a pipe carrier by Ed McGaa Eagle Man and adopted as a spiritual grandson by Grandfather Wallace Black Elk Lakota Medicine Man, who wrote the foreword to his best-selling book Sacred Drumming.

Renata is a musician, therapist and workshop leader using voice, rhythm, music, mythology and ritual as tools for healing, transformation and inner awareness. She was adopted as granddaughter by the late Wallace Black Elk and has been working with the Sacred Drum since 1996.

Steven and Renata offering a variety of courses in Austria and in the UK including their Sacred Drumming Practitioner Course – Three modular training in drum healing with Steven and Renata Ash and their team of UK tutors, at The Clophill Centre, Shefford Road, Clophill, BEDFORDSHIRE, MK45 4BT. Also at Windhof, Innerneuwald 50, 2870 Aspangberg/St. Peter, Austria

WebsiteSacred Drumming

Email info@sacreddrumming.co.uk


Devon
Suzi Crockford

Suzi Crockford is a visionary writer and a shamanic healer. She teaches animist and shamanic pathways to finding our deep connection to ‘All that Is’, believing that if we can remember that we are simply one part of a living, sentient world – and act accordingly – we can co-create “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible”. She is also a maker of magical objects of every fur and feather – in particular shamanic drums and rattles. Suzi comes from a family of ‘seers’ and was raised in deep connection with her Celtic roots.

      • 9 Month Shamanic Apprenticeship – DARTMOOR. With thoroughness and integrity we will explore shamanism in both ordinary and non-ordinary reality, learning and experiencing with all aspects of our being. Some of the work will take place outside (quite possibly in all weathers – this is Dartmoor!) and some will be directed voyages of discovery among the spirits, through healing practices, rituals, celebrations, songs and dances. I will offer you a reading list of books which you are encouraged but by no means obliged to read, ask you to undertake a small amount of ‘homework’ between the meetings and be available to answer questions as you deepen into your practice. We will step outside of time and gather to us the wisdom of lifetimes. The Shamanic Journeying workshop is a prerequisite for this training.
      • Introduction to Shamanic Journeying – The workshop takes place in Moretonhampstead, DARTMOOR or can be booked as a one-to-one day at my home. An experiential introduction to shamanic practice, this workshop is designed to allow you to take your first steps into the Shamanic State of Consciousness for wisdom and healing. You will meet your spirit helpers (power animal, spirit guide and body protector) and start to explore the vast hidden infinity of wisdom, healing and love that is available to us behind the veil. We start from where you are – so if you already have a journey practice but wish to deepen it then we’ll go from there.

WebsiteSuzi Crockford
Email – suzi.crockford@googlemail.com


Gloucestershire
Mandy Pullen – Eco Shamanism

Mandy originally trained as a shamanic practitioner with the Sacred Trust and in 2015 an ‘energetic adjustment’ led her to develop an interest in eco shamanism and way of working that involves looking closely at natural systems, particularly rewilding and instinction. Believing that a convergence of shamanism and ecological thinking and perception can help us to change the way we live on our Earth, she is currently pursuing an awakening of perspective which help us reconnect to our home, our planet, to ‘becoming one with our Earth’.

  • A variety of eco shamanism workshops including: introductory day; healing with nature; teaching the shamanic journey; instinction workshops. Some are online and some in person.
  • Eco shamanism year course – A year long course run by Mandy with teachings from Jane Embleton and Freya Davies at Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Open to all, this series of four long weekends will delve into Weather Shamanism, Micro Intelligence, Eco Linguistics and Dreams and Dreaming with an overlying theme of ‘instinction’ as opposed to extinction.
  • Eco Shamanism Two Year Practitioner Training – A two year course with eight modules of 5 days each where you will encounter Eco Shamanism either as an individual journey to follow your own path or to become a practitioner gaining a Certificate in the process. Eco Shamanism is a wholistic practise that is married with Deep Ecology – its aim is to empower individuals and communities to ‘become one with our Earth’. You will learn and experience all the major shamanic healing techniques including the Eco Mapping/Healing practice specific to Eco Shamanism. Prerequisite: you must know how to journey shamanically.

Website – Eco Shamanism

Email info@ecoshamanism.org.uk


Lancashire
Nicola & Jason Smalley – The Way of the Buzzard

The Way of the Buzzard is run by Jason and Nicola Smalley, edge dwellers and Shamanic Practitioners living close to the West Pennine Moors in the northwest of England. Our passion is anything connected to nature and the mysteries of the Earth. We run regular events and workshops around the northwest including:

  • Weekend retreats to the National Parks where you can immerse in story and landscape and apply the wisdom that is held in nature
  • Regular ‘free to attend’ ceremonies at sacred sites around the northwest of England, re-establishing the bond between man and nature
  • Drum birthing workshops where you can use your creative energy to bring your own shamanic drum into the world
  • Our annual micro-festival Space to Emerge, where we escape to the bluebell woods at Beltane in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

WebsiteThe Way of the Buzzard

Email – Nicola Smalley at nicola@thewayofthebuzzard.co.uk


Somerset
Sharyn Turner – Shamanic Art

In my workshops I entwine the powers of shamanism and artistic creation. The two complement each other beautifully. These workshops can facilitate deep healing and an awakening to a new chapter. During the workshop you will be held in a sacred and nurturing space allowing you to heal your soul wounds whilst expressing your creativity. Everyone can paint. Everyone has creative talents. If you have a desire to paint, to be creative and to heal emotional trauma then this is the course for you.

A variety of workshops fusing creativity with shamanism in the heart of Glastonbury.

Website – Sharyn Turner

Email info@sharynturner.com


SCOTLAND

Fotoula Adrimi

Teacher and channel of the Teachings of the Living Light / Path of ISIS, in 2005 Fotoula had a spiritual awakening that showed her the wealth of the shamanic roots, indigenous healing and spirituality of her family lineage. This led her to train in core shamanism in USA and she has received teachings from Tibetan Rinpoches and indigenous shamans in Tibet, Nepal and Peru and her own family elders. Fotoula is the author of The Golden Book of Wisdom.

      • Shamanic Practitioner Course for a year and a day in GLASGOW, Scotland. The course is designed to take participants through the initiations of the shamanic path and teach the healing work of a shamanic practitioner, including medicine for the earth, power retrieval, soul retrieval, extraction, death and dying and de-possession, as well as moon and sun ceremonies, ancestral healing and rebirthing. Participants will work with spirit guides and teachers of the light, to become the bridge between the worlds and bring the spiritual light into the physical reality for themselves and, if called, for their clients.
      • Pilgrimage to NEPAL and TIBET, 10 Aug-02 Sept 2021 with Fotoula Adrimi and Nepalese Shaman, Bhola Banstola . 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. The pilgrimage will include deep shamanic ceremonial work and spiritual practice.

WebsiteThe Isis School of Holistic Health
Email – Fotoula Adrimi at fotoula@isis-school.com


WALES

Davyd and Emma Farrell – Plant Consciousness

We are Davyd & Emma Farrell, Plant spirit healers, authors, geomancers, plant medicine producers, spiritual counsellors, film-makers, teachers. For 5 years Plant Consciousness was a ground-breaking event in London and today has evolved into, among other things, a powerful transformational healer training programme in MID-WALES.

  • Indigenous Plant Medicine & Otherworld Magic – 5 Foundational training weekends in advance of the Way Of The Warrior Healer 2 year intensive course. A series of 5 unique weekends during the year year each focusing on one transformational plant through which you will learn a diverse yet coherent set of skills necessary for working shamanically, for yourself and others. Through a blend of Celtic & Kichwa Amazonian Shamanism, Plant Spirit Healing, Geomancy and Wisdom Teachings you will acquire skills to begin and / or strengthen your healing practice, to catalyse deeper awakening within yourself and to deepen your connection to the plants by expanding your consciousness into the inner realms of nature. Each workshop either stands alone as a teaching within itself or blends into a complete medicine wheel as a foundational base for our 9 module ‘Way Of The Warrior Healer’ course.
  • Way Of The Warrior Healer – A 2 Year Shamanic Healer Training Course. A 9 module graduated path to becoming a contemporary healer with the wisdom, plant medicine and magic of the ancients. This course will take you through a series of initiations and inner processes of transformation for you to emerge standing in your true power as a medicine person and guardian of the Earth.

WebsitePlant Consciousness

Email –  Emma@plantconsciousness.com.


INTERNATIONAL



AUSTRIA

Steven and Renata Ash – Sacred Drumming

Steven and Renata offering a variety of courses in Austria and in the UK including their Sacred Drumming Practitioner Course – Three modular training in drum healing with Steven and Renata Ash in Austria (please click on this link for direct page to Austrian course).

WebsiteSacred Drumming

Email info@sacreddrumming.co.uk


UNITED STATES

Elizabeth Meacham – Shamanic Ecotherapy Training Courses

As an author, teacher and healer, I empower people to expand their own connection and communication with the Earth and Spirit realms. Through the Earth Spirit Dreaming shamanic ecotherapy method, I help people transform their stories and raise their vibrations for healing their lives and the world.

All of my training courses, workshops and retreats are offered through Lake Erie Institute.

      • Advanced shamanic ecotherapy facilitator training. Participation in an introductory three-month immersion is a prerequisite for the facilitator training. Location: Lake Erie Institute, Gates Mills, OH 44040
      • Shamanic Ecotherapy Immersion. An Experiential, Three-Month, Online Spiritual Development Course

WebsiteShamanic Ecotherapy
Email – Liz.E.Meacham@gmail.com


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