Workshops - all are in the Denver area unless it says otherwise:

Beginning Shamanism - I hope to resume offering two-day in-depth, live-in-person, weekend trainings.  This is a starting point and a great way to put your feet on this path.

Advanced Shamanic Practices -

These classes have several types of training: for those who aspire to utilize shamanic healing practices with clients, as well as some classes that teach life-skills for personal use.  The Beginning Shamanism weekend workshop is a basic prerequisite for most of them, and some have additional pre-reqs. Be sure you have good journeying skills before signing up for these advanced workshops.

About training in shamanic healing practices to bring to clients:
Many fine teachers are now offering the Advanced classes as a series, at set times over one or two years, building towards preparing their students as adept and compassionate practitioners. A set schedule of studies is a great fit for many people.

     But not for all. None of us can predict how quickly - or how gradually - we’ll assimilate the deep and often profoundly personal new ways of knowing which these workshops tend to stir. My own studies were broken up over multiple years for financial reasons, and I believe this ultimately worked in my favor, as the spiritual “stirring” begun in each class was savored and digested over time, rather than moved through “on schedule.” Our own healing experiences contribute to the basis and strength of our work as healers, allowing us to come from a place of empathy and personal revelation as we work with others.
     So, rather than assembling them as a series-course, I encourage you to take the advanced workshops as
you’re ready for them, with some clear prerequisites and flow, but without a structured schedule or deadline. I’m happy to speak with you about what can be a graceful sequence and pacing of studies (for you!), and about bringing in the life-skills you already have to support your shamanic path.


— Read about Soul Retrieval

Shamanic Healing Practices

Resume - The formal training I bring to this work

Finding a shamanic teacher or practitioner

FAQ – Frequently-asked questions
— Please read about “sliding scale” tuition fees

Back to Anything Else page

An Ecstatic Path of Direct Revelation

via the spiritual practices of animism that are often simply called

     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.  What many of us now call “shamanism” is an assortment of approaches to Spirit, many of them ancient, many still used throughout the world. The deepest roots of this go back an estimated 50,000+ years, through a range of animistic practices. 


     No matter what your genetic roots, chances are high that your distant ancestors engaged in some version of these practices - the direct connections with helping Spirits, the often-ecstatic approaches to trance as a means of meeting with Them, and the profound and powerful alliances we co-create with Them.

     The life we craft for ourselves (full and joyful?), our interaction with others (compassionate?), our work in the world (meaningful?) and the connection we build with Spirit to support and nourish all this...

     I’ve come to think of this life-designing as an act of crafting - “smithing” - which for me is inspired by Brigid, the Celtic goddess/patroness of smithcraft.  Life does tend to hold us to the fire, hammer, and pound us: How can we consciously help to determine the new form emerging from life’s sacred flames?

     These spirit-allied ecstatic paths are still here, and they still work, providing the connection for which many of us yearn.  If these connections are ready to reawaken within you, please join me, for training, for healing, for the creation of community, both here with each other and in the realms of Spirit.


Back to Planets for Pagans page

Find Beginning
Find workshops in
Advanced practicesAdvanced_Shamanic_Workshops.html

Statement of Ethical Practices:

A safe and supportive learning environment is your right
as a student of spiritual practices.

I encourage those who study with me to maintain and continue building
their own healthy boundaries and powers of discernment:
Indeed, conscientious spiritual pursuits require these attributes.

If problems arise, please speak to me:
I promise I will hear you and work immediately for resolution.

Earth is changing... as always.

Please read this first.