This section lists Advanced Trainings that may be taken once participants are proficient at journeying. These listings may include Soul Retrieval Training, Extraction Training and Healing with Spiritual Light and Death and Dying. Please note that many instructors include these classes in their long-term offerings. Please check with the instructors offering long-term trainings to see if these courses will meet your needs. If you are practicing shamanism and working with clients, it is beneficial to become familiar with all of the different aspects of shamanism. This page was last updated August 12, 2017.
August 5-6, September 30 and October 1, 2017 Eugene, Oregon Course: Soul Retrieval Taught by: Leia Hart Website To register, contact: Leia Hart (541) 844-2805 Cost/Times:Early registration $360.00. After July 18, $432.00. Saturday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will be a powerful evening ceremony both August 5, and September 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Additional Information: Over these two weekends, learn how to perform a classic shamanic method of soul retrieval to help those who have suffered soul loss from emotional or physical trauma. Learn how to diagnose soul loss, perform soul retrievals, and tell healing stories. We will focus on life after soul retrieval, helping clients integrate the returned soul parts, creating a positive and healthier life. Recommended reading: The revised Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self and Welcome Home: Following Your Soul's Journey Home, both by Sandra Ingerman. For a detailed description, see website.
August 12-13, 2017 Woodland Park, Colorado Course: Medicine for the Earth Taught by:Roxanne Roberts Website To register, contact: Roxanne Roberts email@example.com (719)687-4335 Cost/Times: $175.00. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday with a ceremony 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday. Additional information: The purpose of this gathering is to help us understand and demonstrate how we can effect our environment, the foods we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, by transmuting the toxins within and around us. As we learn to change our internal chemistry, transfigure into our Divine Source, and apply this to our very being, our new presence in the world will bring a ‘balancing effect’ to us and the all that surrounds us. By creating this new paradigm, we bring healing and harmony to the planet and our dearest Earth Mother. "As above - so below"... "As within - so without". It's "who we become" in the world that truly changes the world, not what we do.
August 18-23, 2017 Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada Course: Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light Taught by: Louise Farr Website To register, contact: Louise Farr firstname.lastname@example.org Cost/times: For course fee contact Louise Farr. A $250.00 non-refundable deposit is due before May 1st, 2017. Additional Information: Pre-requisite is the beginning course “Journeying to the Unseen Worlds”. This course is limited to 20 participants. For information on this course, please see website.
August 25-26, 2017 Des Moines, Iowa Course: Life, Death and The Unquiet Dead Taught by: Carole Meade, LMHCWebsite To register, contact:Carole Meade email@example.com 515-279-9625 Cost/Times:$170.00. Friday 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 10 CEUs for counselors. Additional Information:As a healer, a shamanic practitioner works with both the living and the souls of those who have died since time is circular not linear. In this class you will learn about life and death from a shamanic perspective. If a person dies unexpectedly or has unfinished business their soul may stay in the Middle World. In helping the soul to cross to the light the shamanic practitioner will work with psychopomp beings who take the role of escort or conductor of the souls. You will learn about filling yourself with power prior to doing this work, navigating the middle world, communicating with ancestors, meeting psychopomp beings, helping lost souls and suffering beings to cross to the light and the meaning of near death experiences.
August 25-27, 2017 Boulder, Colorado Course: Shamanic Extraction Practitioner Training Taught by: Rachel Weitz Website To register, contact: Rachel Weitz firstname.lastname@example.org Cost/Times: $200.00. Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Payment plans and limited scholarships available. Package prices available for signing up for the series of advanced shamanic skills training classes.. Additional Information:This training involves the practitioner tracking and removing spiritual blockages that can live within the body & energy field. We will work with methods to transmute the energy and fill our selves with our own light and power. Seasonal plant spirit healing will also be woven into the content and practice. Journey experience required.
September 8-10, 2017 Ronora Retreat Center, Watervliet, Michigan Course: Shamanic Death and Dying, Residential Taught by: Lauren Torres To register, contact:Lauren Torres email@example.com(708)474-9973Website Cost/Times: $250.00, includes lodging. Friday Evening through Sunday Afternoon Additional Information: Shamans have long worked with death and dying. In this class you will explore the places that souls can visit after you die, learn how to move souls that are stuck here, and techniques to work with those who are dying. Ronora Retreat, located 1.5 hours from the Illinois border, is a beautiful place for this work.
September 16-17 and September 30-October 1, 2017 Woodland Park, Colorado Course:Soul Retrieval Taught by: Roxanne Roberts Website To register, contact: Roxanne Roberts Rox@SacredHoopMinistry.org (719)687-4335 Cost/Times:$325.00. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm all four days. Additional Information: When things happen in our lives that can be considered traumatic, our "essence" may leave our bodies in order to survive the situation, but may not fully return. In this two-weekend workshop you will learn how to find these fragmented parts of a person's essence, return them to their bodies, and in the process bring them back a gift that they may have lost during the initial trauma. Others may also be holding on to our "essence" or "soul parts" and we will learn how to bring these parts back as well. We will also look at whose soul parts or essence(s) you maybe holding on to so you can release them and any karmic ties. Prerequisite: Journey skills and a good connection with guides are needed. September 22-24, 2017 Boulder, Colorado Course: Medicine for the Earth Taught by: BJ Brown Website To register, contact: BJ Brown firstname.lastname@example.org 303-808-4006 Cost/Times:$235.00. Early registration discount of $25 if paid in full 10 days prior. $50 non-refundable deposit required September 12th. Friday 7pm-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10-4pm. Additional Information: (This weekend includes Chanupa - Autumnal Equinox Ceremony Friday evening, 9/22/17)This class is designed to create greater connection to the rhythms and teachings of our own nature and the Nature of our Mother Earth. We are nature. We’ll explore a Shamanic perspective on toxic thoughts, and how to release them, creative expression as tool for transmutation, divination practices include afternoon walk about, and many more sacred exercises. Shamanic journeying experience helpful but not required. Please bring your journal, drums and rattles if you have them. Rattles available to borrow. Welcome letter with location and further details available upon registration.
September 22-24 and 29-31, 2017 Boulder, Colorado Course: Soul Retrieval Practitioner Training Taught by: Rachel Weitz Website To register, contact: Rachel Weitz email@example.com Cost/Times: $400. Two weekends. Friday 6:00 - 8:30pm, Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Payment plans and limited scholarships available. Package prices available for signing up for the series of advanced shamanic skills training classes.. Additional Information:Discover how to help others with this timeless shamanic healing practice. Learn to give and receive a soul retrieval. Work with the integration process through experiential exercises and ceremony. Seasonal plant spirit healing will also be woven into the content and practice. This two weekend workshop is a professional training. Journey experience required.
September 23-24 and October 28-29, 2017, Glendora, California Course: Soul Retrieval - Training for Healing Work Taught by: Katy Ingersoll Website To register, contact: Katy Ingersoll firstname.lastname@example.org 626-483-8920 Cost/Times: $650.00 for both weekends. Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday evenings healing ceremony – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Cost includes lunch, beverage and snacks for all days. Additional Information: Soul Retrieval is a vital component in shamanic healing work. This Workshop will explore and train in the Soul Retrieval technique. Participants will perform and receive a soul retrieval and will be given extensive instruction how to work with clients after a SR. Please see Katy’s website for Application procedure and more information. The submission of a completed Application, excellent journeying skills and good contact with Power Animals and/or Teachers in NOR is essential and are a prerequisite for this class. This class meets Sandra Ingerman’s criteria for Soul Retrieval training.
October 1-6, 2017, 1440 Multiversity, Santa Cruz, California Course: 5-day Soul Retrieval Training Taught by: Dory Cote, assisted by Terry Morgan To register, contact:Website Cost/Times: $425.00 plus housing; many options to suit your needs. 7:00 p.m. Sunday through 1:00 p.m. Friday Additional Information: This program will include all aspects of soul retrieval to prepare you for practice with others, including past life soul retrieval and body part soul retrieval. Lots of practice time. There will be opportunities for artistic expression and movement as well as several ceremonies. Location is in Red Wood Forest! October 7-8, 2017 Denver area, Colorado Course: Midwifing Death: Shamanic End-of-Life Practices Taught by: Renna Shesso Website To register, contact: Renna Shesso email@example.com (720) 216-0005 Cost:$130.00 - $150.00 sliding scale. Additional Information:Where are we going when we leave? How can the dying be compassionately supported in their transition out of life? How can “stuck” souls be assisted across to the Other Side? This is the classic role of the psychopomp - the one who “midwifes” dying and guides the soul Across the River. This training enhances our ability to work compassionately with the dying and deceased, and helps us move past our own fear of death. Prerequisite: Good journeying skills.
October 14, 2017 New York City (Greenwich Village), New York Course: Deathwalker: Shamanic Death and Dying Workshop Taught by: Tony Allicino To register, contact:Tony Allicino (212) 414-1042 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cost/Times: $250.00. Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Additional Information: This class will introduce you to the traditional role of a shaman as Deathwalker. You will learn techniques how to be with dying and death in a powerful and loving way; work with your ancestors and Spirit Allies to explore your connection with death; learn how to be present and of service to people who are terminally ill; and learn classic shamanic psychopomp to assist people who have died, and are stuck in their transition, to cross over to complete their soul’s destiny. Limited to 4 students.h
October 14-15, 2017 Ann Arbor, Michigan Course: Shamanic Death, Dying and the Afterlife Taught by:Stephanie Tighe, MSW & Kate Durda, M.A. Website To register, contact: Kate Durda (517) 667-0694SpiritWeavers@gmail.com Cost/Times:See website for costs. Early registration discount. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, Sunday. 9:30am-4pm. Some residential space available for overnight. Additional Information: Participants learn how to deal with the issue of dying and the destiny of souls from a shamanic perspective. The workshop is both for those who wish to learn for themselves, and for those who wish to help others who are in terminal situations or who have already passed on. See website for more details.
October 15 - 20, 2017 Princeville Kaua’i, Hawaii Course:Medicine for the Earth & Healing with Spiritual Light Taught by:Christine Zecca, MAWebsite Toregister, contact:Christine Zeccachristinezecca@mac.com Cost/Times: If registered with a $200.00 deposit by July 15 - $600.00. After July 15, $700.00. Early registration makes it possible for us to rent houses nearby that people can share, which helps build community. We cannot cover this cost, but can facilitate. Oct 15 - 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Oct 16 - 19, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Oct 20, 9:00 am to noon. Additional Information:This intimate workshop on lush Kaua’i explores our relationship with the natural world, as it relates to our introverted vegetative Eros Consciousness. In order to heal our beautiful planet and ourselves, it is imperative to become aware of how our toxic thoughts can effect our environment. We will creatively learn to transfigure with the light of awareness any dark energy held within & in the contemporary landscape in which we are embedded. It is up to us to release and transform how we are effected by the current world malaise. Through the guidance of our Spirit Helpers we are able to effect positive change. With gratitude for Sandra Ingerman’s creation of Medicine for the Earth, this workshop will be grounded in her techniques. Both seasoned journeyers and first timers are all welcome. Bring journal, eye covers and drums & rattles (we do have extra here), and bring own snacks & lunch (many food options nearby).
October 18-22, 2017 Centre Tara, Bonsecours, Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada Course: Soul Retrieval Taught by: Cathy Hiess and Augustine Rasquin To Register, contact:Cathy Hiess: 514-731 6559; or Augustine Rasquin: email@example.com; 514-731 3990 Cost/Times: CAN $365.00; residential. Wednesday:7:00 pm to 9:30 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am to 9:30 pm and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Additional Information:This workshop is taught in both French and English. Please go toour website for more information.
October 20-22, 2017 Boulder, Colorado Course: Healing with Spiritual Light Taught by: Rachel Weitz Website To register, contact: Rachel Weitz firstname.lastname@example.org Cost/Times: $200.00. Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Payment plans and limited scholarships available. Package prices available for signing up for the series of advanced shamanic skills training classes.. Additional Information:Engage your own inner light to heal and transmute energy for yourself, others and the earth. Explore the healing capacity of transfiguration. Seasonal plant spirit healing will also be woven into the content and practice.
October 27, 28, 29 and November 3,4,5, 2017 Berwyn, Pennsylvania Course: Welcoming YOUR Essence home: Soul Revival Training Taught by: Damini Celebre Website To register, contact: Warren Frankenberger email@example.com (267)403-0498 Cost/Times: $500.00 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and 8:00 - 10:00 pm Additional Information: During this five-day training, you will learn about the history shamanic healing and how soul retrieval is a healing modality. You will learn the very detailed steps to perform a Soul retrieval and to receive a Soul retrieval. After experiencing the ritual of having your essence returned you will also learn follow up practices that are vitally important to maintain your essence and integrate wholeness back into your life. Strong journey skills and connection with your helping spirits are required. For a application to join this profound training please contact Warren Frankenberger (firstname.lastname@example.org). This class meets Sandra Ingerman's criteria for Soul Retrieval Training.
November 3-5, 2017 Boulder, Colorado Course: The Sacred Transition of Death and Dying: A Psychopomp Training Taught by: Rachel Weitz Website To register, contact: Rachel Weitz email@example.com Cost/Times: $200.00. Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Payment plans and limited scholarships available. Package prices available for signing up for the series of advanced shamanic skills training classes.. Additional Information:There are many reasons why spirits sometimes need help in their crossing over journey. If you are feeling called to this powerful work, come and learn how to help deceased spirits cross over in a compassionate and loving way. Seasonal plant spirit healing will also be woven into the content and practice. Journey experience required.
November 3, 5, & 19, 2017, Northglenn, Colorado Course: Death and Dying/Psychopomp Taught by: Katherine Wood Website To register, contact:Katherine Wood VibrantTreeMinistry@comcast.net (303)452-7265 Cost/Times:$225.00 for all 3 courses. Friday, November 3, 6:30-9:30, $50, Sunday, November 5, 9-4, $100, and Psychopomp, Sunday, November 19, 9-4, $100. Additional Information: Friday night: The Cosmology of Death. What death is, our beliefs and practices around it, and who were we were before we were born will be explored. Saturday: Preparing for a Good Death for Yourself and Others. The cycle of death and rebirth is happening constantly within and around us. Participants will come away having made death an ally while discovering ways to live with it so life takes on new meaning.Sunday: Learning the Shamanic Ceremony of Psychopomp. This ancient ceremony is performed to help others cross into the Light. Journey experience and an excellent relationship with helping spirits required.
November 15-19, 2017 Keswick Ridge, NB Canada Course: 5-Day Soul Retrieval Training Taught by: Louise Farr To register, contact: Louise Farr firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $600.00 Cdn Funds Additional Information:Prerequisite shamanic journeying skills and a good connection with your compassionate helping spirits in the upper and lower worlds. This is a non-residential training. I have information on local B&Bs and affordable motels. Limited to 8 participants. Please see website for more information.
December 2, 2017 New York City (Greenwich Village), New York Course: Shamanic Extraction Taught by: Tony Allicino To register, contact:Tony Allicino (212) 414-1042 or email@example.com Cost/Times: $250.00. Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Additional Information: This advanced class is for the shaman practitioner who has an active relationship with their Spirit Allies and who wishes to add Shamanic Extraction healing to their practice. In this class you will learn the causes of spiritual intrusions, misplaced energy, that needs to be extracted; how intrusions manifest as illnesses and imbalances; classic shamanic methods to perceive and to safely and effectively remove them; and how to neutralize and transmute them for the health and well being of your clients. Limited to 4 students. December 2-3, 2017 Eugene, Oregon Course: Shamanic Approach to Death, Dying and Beyond Taught by: Leia Hart Website To register, contact: Leia Hart (541) 844-2805 Cost/Times:Early registration $180.00. After Nov. 18, $216.00. Saturday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Powerful Evening Ceremony Dec. 2, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Additional Information: A shaman works with spiritual healing for both the living and the dead. In this workshop, we will explore the shamanic approach to life, death, beyond and before. This will include the classic psychopomp work to heal the dead, and ways to help those going through the sacred transition of dying. For a detailed description, see website.
December 8-10, 2017 Boulder, Colorado Course: Healing with Spiritual Light Taught by: BJ Brown Website To register, contact: BJ Brown firstname.lastname@example.org 303-808-4006 Cost/Times:$235.00. Early registration discount of $25 if paid in full 10 days prior. Friday 7pm-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10-4. Fee is $340 to those attending both Intro to Shamanic Journeying AND Healing with Spiritual Light. $50 non-refundable deposit required December 1st. Additional Information: A Shamanic perspective on the rippling benefits of healing through your empowered intentions and radiant light, this workshop uniquely enhances your connection to self, Earth, your spirit helpers, and your own essence. No prerequisite. Please bring your journal, drums and rattles if you have them. Rattles available to borrow. Welcome letter with details available upon registration.
February, 2018 February 2-4, 2018 Clarkston, Michigan Course:Shamanic Extraction, Residential Taught by:Connie Lee Eiland To register, contact:Connie Lee Eiland CLShebear7@gmail.com 248-809-3230 Cost/Times: Tuition is $235.00, due by Jan. 6, otherwise $280.00. Price for food & lodging vary according to accommodations. Friday: starts 7:00 pm and runs to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Additional Information: This class teaches ways to see, sense & remove misplaced energy in people. Includes Ceremony Saturday evening.
May 2-6, 2018 YMCA Camp, Estes Park, Colorado Course: Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light Taught by: Sandra Ingerman, M.A. Website To register, contact:Sounds True is sponsoring this course. We do not have the registration info yet, but we will post it when it is ready. Additional Information: This training based on the information in Medicine for the Earth teaches how to transform personal and environmental pollution by learning how to transmute negative beliefs, attitudes, and energy which is generated by emotions. There are no workshops required for this training. Experience with shamanic journeying is required. You can learn the practice of shamanic journeying through a book or from listening to a CD program or by taking a beginning journeying workshop by a teacher listed on this website. Recommended Reading and Audio: Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins, How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, or listening tothe CD program “Miracles for the Earth” produced by Sounds True. Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life is Sandra newest book where she focuses on the practices we will be learning. Note: This course will be taped by Sounds True! See website for additional information.
May 19-20, 2018 Southfield, Michigan Course:Healing with Spiritual Light Taught by:Connie Lee Eiland To register, contact:Connie Lee Eiland CLShebear7@gmail.com 248-809-3230 Cost/Times: $170.00 until 4/28/18, then $220.00. 10:00 am Saturday till 4:00 pm Sunday. Additional Information: This class brings in quantum physics as we work with the unlimited powers of the universe. This method does not look at the client as sick. It includes sacred art.
October, 2018 October 13-14 2018 Southfield, Michigan Course:Shamanism, Death and Dying Taught by:Connie Lee Eiland To register, contact:Connie Lee Eiland CLShebear7@gmail.com 248-809-3230 Cost/Times: $170.00 until 9/22/18, then $220.00. 10:00 am Saturday till 4:00 pm Sunday. Additional Information: Understanding that death is part of life impacts our living in a positive way. This workshop heightens our spiritual understanding of death and dying. It teaches ways to assist others as they approach this transition and teaches psychopomp.