Beginning Shamanic Workshops

 
 

The November 23-24, 2019, session is full, and registration is closed.

February 8-9, 2020

10 am to 5:30 pm both days
Denver, Colorado, metro area
  


How can we better embrace life with heart and spirit?  We each have a personal direct-line to spirit, but may need some help to reawaken it. Shamanism is still here, and it still works. If it's ready to reawaken within you, please join us.


This intensive and engaging 2-day workshop covers a wide range of key practices, including

  1. Bullet Meeting your spiritual guides and allies

  2. Bullet Journeys to the Upper, Lower and Middle Worlds

  3. Bullet Shamanic divination

  4. Bullet Trouble-shooting the questions that arise

  5. Bullet Creating ceremony and sacred space

  6. Bullet Working in connection with others: the first steps toward shamanic healing work

  7. Bullet Building good alliance with your spiritual guides and allies

  8. Bullet Ethics and protocols of shamanism, and its traditional uses in healing

  9. Bullet We work in a private, small-group setting, so every participant receives plenty of individualized attention

  10. Bullet Building alliances with our helping spirits brings guidance, connection and enhanced well-being

The emphasis is Core Shamanism but with a Craft influence: I've been blending these practices since 1988.  This is an experiential workshop, learning through direct experience, so please bring your good intentions and active curiosity as well as your note-taking materials.  No prior experience is necessary.


Cost: $145-$175, self-determined sliding scale

Click here to pay the February workshop’s $50 deposit using PayPal. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink. Or use Venmo to: @Renna-Shesso. “Note - Feb-Begin and [your email]”


Call 720-216-0005 or email for more information.
Please read about sliding scale


Other 2020 dates :
Click the word “Paypal” after your selected date to register with a $50 deposit. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink. Or use Venmo to: @Renna-Shesso. “Note - [workshop date] and [your email]”

April 25-26 -
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June 27-28 -
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September 5-6 (Labor Day weekend) -
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November 28-29 (Thanksgiving weekend) -
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Intro to Journeying:

Meeting Your Spirit Guides


Tuesday, December 3, noon-2pm. 
Ritualcravt
7700 West 44th Ave.,
Wheat Ridge CO


    We each have a personal direct-line to spirit, and journeying is a way to tap in and reawaken it. The ability to intentionally shift into a trance state and commune with our spirit-plane helpers is an asset to many spiritual paths, and the journey is one very dependable means of doing this — for guidance, healing, and the heart-full joy of direct connection with Spirit.
    This evening we’ll play with the rudiments of drum-driven journeying and begin meeting the personal allies that live in that place of spirit. These are the spiritual practices of animism that are often identified as “shamanic.”
By any name, this is an empowering path!


“Truly an honor and thrill to finally meet and work with Renna.

The Workshop was profound!”  — Brian

“Wonderful introduction to journeying!” — S.


Please bring: Note-taking materials, a small blanket or yoga mat (optional) and a scarf/bandana to cover your eyes.
Fee: $20.
You need to register directly through Ritualcravt - here’s a link to their page.


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Intermediate” Shamanism

Sat., March 7, 2020 - 10am - 5:30pm

Denver metro area, Colorado*


     We’re living in such an exceptional time! People now learn many of their shamanic practices from books and on-line, from afar, and this is an incredible gift for those who don’t have teachers in their nearby communities. For those crafting a personal spiritual path - learning these practices for our own use - this can be a perfect fit!
     But there’s a gap for those who aspire to work with clients, offering our abilities to our communities as practitioners:
Shamanism flourishes and indeed comes into amplified power when working among and with others. This is especially in spiritual healing work with clients. These aspects of the path are learned in the physical realm, where we can sit in circle and interact, learning together in person, physically and energetically being of support to others and allowing ourselves to be supported.

     This one-day workshop is a bridge into some of the physical and interactive aspects of shamanism, designed especially for those who aspire to work as practitioners with clients, but who, so far,

  1.   have been learning through books;

  2.   have been learning through on-line/distance-learning programs;

  3.   have both book and distance-learning experience, but little or no in-person experience.
    It may also speak to those who

  4.   have studied with teachers who work very differently, i.e. using only spoken-word guided visualizations rather than drum/sound-based trance/journeying;

  5.   have learned to journey in a class that didn’t include interacting with other students as partners;

  6.   have been journeying just fine on their own, but feel called to revitalize their skills in an interactive group setting;

  7. perhaps most importantly, for those interested in the advanced workshops aimed at working with clients - specifically Shamanic Extraction and Soul Retrieval - but who have only book and/or distance-learning experience so far, this physical-world class is a prerequisite and preparation (and if you aren’t sure where you fit, please ask!)
        And if you’ve already taken the Beginning Shamanism weekend class with me or another teacher, relax! You’re covered!


Tuition: $65-$80 (self-determined sliding scale) - Please read about how this works.
Deposit $50 :
   Click here for PayPal. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink.
   Or use Venmo to: Renna-Shesso. “note - intermed” and please include your email.
    
This is a new class offering. If the need exists, it will be offered again later in the year.

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About Shamanic Workshops:


I teach in the Denver area and along the Colorado Front Range, but I’m willing travel to guest-teach elsewhere.   


To find Shamanic Teachers in other parts of the USA and worldwide, please visit: www.shamanicteachers.com


To find more general information on finding teachers of shamanic practices and the Craft, visit the Finding a Teacher page.


This class or its equivalent is a prerequisite for the advanced shamanic trainings.  Once you’ve taken the Beginning Shamanism weekend, and are becoming comfortable with the practice of journeying, I suggest taking the Shamanic Self-Care & Well-Being or Midwifing Death: Shamanic End-of-Life Practices as a follow-up workshop. Both are filled with specific journeys and exercises to help us take good spiritual care of ourselves.  This is an especially vital foundation if one has larger goals in terms of doing healing work in the world. To see more, click here to see Advanced Shamanic Training workshops.


Please read the Refund Policy




Drum photo © Cynthia McKeever 2006

 

“Renna is an amazing teacher! She artfully competes the transfer of knowledge through stimulating discussion and experiential exercises. Renna provides her students with a truly meaningful experience and opportunity for significant growth. Teachers like Renna are rare and I would highly encourage any sincere student to take advantage of her classes.” — C.O.


“Renna is terrific. The material was presented in a logical way. Practical information was offered that allowed each participant to ease into their own experience. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in the subject.” — J.


“I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I signed up...

I just knew it was something I should do, and I’m so glad I did. Renna was a great teacher, and the instructions and exercises were clear and fun...”


“This was exactly what I needed — Thank you!” — L.


“Way above my expectations... The combination of information/teaching with experiential work is key! — A.

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