Practical Shamanism – building your connection to Spirit

Shamanism is an ancient ‘practical’ methodology which enables us to live happier lives with balance and respect for the Earth. It is as relevant now in the 21st century as with our ancestors. Shamanism has  survived, as it gets results.

Over a period of nine individual days we will expand our knowledge and deepen our everyday ceremonial practice, connecting to oneness, our spirit and our helping spirits. A beautiful path of direct revelation.

This is an opportunity to build your confidence in your Shamanic Journeying skills and develop your sacred practice. How to prepare, listen and ground in our everyday lives, enabling us to deepen and expand, letting go of the superficial. Its time to reclaim and remember the reciprocal relationship with Nature, not just taking.

Shamanism is a 24 hour a day nature based practice, but where do we start to build our daily steps?

The Practical Shamanism course will allow you to birth your shamanic practice, building your skills and confidence in your Shamanic Journeying work. Nine months of deepening and expanding the soul.

Shamanism allows us to process and heal old habitual patterns which no longer serve us, in community of like minded people we come together with respect, exploring humanity and how to walk the Earth in these changing times.

Our walk together will be in the power of the circle, where we are all teachers to one another, sharing our authentic selves, the challenges of persistent growth and the gifts that come to us from those in Spirit who love us. The course is designed to give you a foundation in shamanic practice, discovering your unique gifts.

To grow your understanding.

This course is suitable for people who have learnt how to journey and wish to expand their practice. It will give you confidence in connecting to the wisdom of the heart, allowing one to reclaim the spiritual self in safety and with structure.

Over the days we will look at some basics e.g. how do I set up an Altar with clear intent? Journey Ethics, Wheel of the Elemental year, Ecstatic states, how do I cleanse my home with sacred intent? Grounding and Centering. becoming  allied to the Earth and her worlds.

Plus other beautiful practical skills.

There will be an overnight ceremony in the woods, a beginning possibly of an initiatory path. Dreaming in a new vision with fun and laughter. 

Practical Shamanism is also suitable for people who have explored Shamanism before and wish to revisit their practice, releasing away old patterns or journey habits.

We will be working with all the elements, Fire Water, Air and Earth. Much of the course takes place outside in the woods (weather permitting) around a fire. The group will meet one day a month from Jan 2021 – September 2021. (Abergavenny, Wye Valley and nearby woodland) there will be an overnight ‘Sitting out’ ceremony in the Summer 2021.

The course is non-residential and is limited to 12 participants with a program of supervised practice undertaken at home.

For details and application process please contact Maxine


A non-refundable deposit of 40% is required to guarantee your place on the course. 

Full payment is required 28 days prior to the start date of your course. 

Once we have received payment we will send you full joining details and directions to the venue. Please be aware of our cancellation policy.

Next start date: 30th January 2021, £699  

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