Upcoming Workshops

Bear with me - I'll provide information about 2020 schedule as soon as possible.
Changes to our venue mean I'm currently searching for our new workshop "home"!

Victoria, BC

The Way of the Shaman: Shamanic Journeying, Power and Healing (Basic workshop in Core Shamanism)
Dates of this workshop for 2020 to be announced soon.

Power Soul Retrieval Training (Advanced workshop - requires multiple prerequisites)
November 2-3, 2019

Shamanic Divination Training (Advanced workshop - requires having taken the Basic workshop)
March 7-8, 2020

For more information on the workshops and registration, please scroll down.

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) also has a wealth of information on their site about Core Shamanism, FSS workshops, and the work of the Foundation. If you're in the mood, I recommend you browse through their site, and check out some articles and videos.

If you're curious about the workshops, a good place to start is on the FSS's workshops page, or their Frequently Asked Questions page. And of course, if you have specific questions, you are welcome to contact me directly.

Note: all workshops are limited to participants 18 years and older. Journeys are aided with percussive drumming, only (i.e. no herbs or tonics are offered as a part of this program).

Preregistration is required. For registration to be complete:

  1. Send email to phealingarts@gmail.com with your full name, email, phone, and mailing address.
  2. Payment must be received in full.
    1. To pay by Paypal or your credit card, use "Add to cart" button alongside desired workshop.
    2. To pay by e-transfer, send e-transfer to phealingarts@gmail.com .
    3. Contact me directly for instructions on mailing a cheque.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be given up to 30 days prior to workshop date. The Foundation for Shamanic Studies or this Faculty member retains the right to cancel any workshop at any time for any reason. In this case all tuition fees will be refunded in full or may be applied to a future FSS workshop of mine.

Upcoming Basic Workshops:

Dates of upcoming Basic workshops for 2020 to be announced soon.

Michael Harner's
THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN®: Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

Christobel’s students say:
"One of the best things I've ever done. She was a perfect guide. Her knowledge was huge, she was kind and generous, and I trusted her completely."
"Thank you for such a wonderful and life changing weekend!" 




Advanced workshops

Michael Harner's

March 7-8, 2020
Workshop is 9-5 both days and held at the University of Victoria
Early bird price is $275, or $325 if paid after end of day Thursday, February 13th, 2020

One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into nonordinary reality in order to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others and for oneself. Participants in the workshop have the opportunity to engage in divination journeys for each other as well as for themselves and to gain experience in using various time-tested shamanic divination techniques. In the shamanic search to become persons of knowledge, they learn, as shamans have from time immemorial, how to converse with plant and animal spirits, how to learn about the use of quartz crystals, and how to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources.


  1. FSS Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman®, with an authorized FSS Faculty Member.