Upcoming Workshops

COVID-19 UPDATE:

After soul searching and guidance from a variety of wise beings, I’ve chosen to cancel my in-person, 2020, FSS workshops. I look forward to a time when I can offer these workshops again.

In the meantime...

The FSS has been busy creating online opportunities for online meetings and some shamanic training workshops. Please visit the FSS's news blog for more information, updates and support, and information about my online FSS Community Gatherings and Workshops below!

 

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).

FSS Core Shamanism Online Community Meetings:

FSS Core Shamanism Online Community Meetings are designed to support the shamanic community in these challenging times. We will have the opportunity to practice shamanic self-care, share stories of hope and inspiration, and journey for ways we can personally help during the pandemic and other global crises.

These experiential meetings are hosted by FSS faculty members and will be in full video using Zoom video conferencing, with all participants able to be seen and heard. There will be opportunities to share and to interact with each other in small groups.

Community meetings are offered by the FSS as a service to the shamanic community at no cost to attendees. Zoom is free to individual users.

PARTICIPANT MEETING NEEDS
Please have handy a notebook/pen to take notes, a rattle, a drum (optional), and an eye covering (bandanna or mindfold) to block ambient light. Before the meeting, consider a comfortable chair or place to sit or lie down for journeys. The use of headphones or ear buds are suggested for an enhanced listening experience. Download participant instructions for use of Zoom, including audio/video settings.

REGISTRATION
Preregistration is required - registration closes 24 hours prior to event.

For registration to be complete, send email to phealingarts@gmail.com with your full name and email.  Once registered I will email instructions for Zoom meeting access.

You are encouraged to register with a faculty member in your geographic region so you can foster local community connections. List of geographic regions and scheduled FSS Core Shamansim Online Community Meetings can be found at this link.

Electronic recording of audio, video, and images is not permitted during the workshop.

Schedule of my upcoming online community meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020. 7:00 pm PST. (90 minutes)

Online FSS Core Shamanism Workshops

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
THE SHAMANIC JOURNEY: PATHWAY TO KNOWLEDGE & POWER

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED FOR MAY WORKSHOP.

Part I: August 8 (Saturday), 2020. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Part II: August 9 (Sunday), 2020. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Workshop is in two parts. Price is $130 CAD ($90 USD)

The shamanic journey is a remarkable visionary method for entering into another reality with discipline and purpose. Using classic drumming techniques to alter consciousness, participants will be introduced to the shamanic journey to awaken one's soul and dormant spiritual power. Travel outside of time and space into another reality and make contact with compassionate helping spirits, such as teachers and power animals, for personal wisdom and to gain knowledge to help create a better world.

This experiential online training taught by FSS faculty members is offered via Zoom video conferencing, which is free to individual users. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. (All students must participate with audio and video.) Instructions for Zoom and workshop access will be provided after registration. The course consists of six hours of training in two three-hour sessions.

The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power is the prerequisite workshop for other online workshops offered by the FSS. Completion of the entire workshop (6 hours) is required for credit.

Electronic recording of audio, video, and images is not permitted during the workshop.

6 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available

At this time FSS online workshops will focus on content that offers powerful and effective methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to resolve persistent problems facing humanity, our precious Earth, and its inhabitants. Coming soon online, as a four-part series: Shamanism for Inspired Local and Global Change.

FOR THE MEETING
Please have handy a notebook/pen to take notes, a rattle, a drum (optional), and an eye covering (bandanna or mindfold) to block ambient light. Before the workshop, consider a comfortable chair or place to sit or lie down for journeys. You might consider the use of headphones or ear buds for an easier listening experience. Download participant instructions for use of Zoom, including audio/video settings.

REGISTRATION
Preregistration is required. Registration closes 24 hours prior to event.

For registration to be complete:

  1. Send email to phealingarts@gmail.com. You will be sent a Registration and Confidentiality form - this form must be filled out and signed for registration to be complete.
  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.

 

 

 

Coming soon...(online)

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
SHAMANISM FOR INSPIRED LOCAL AND GLOBAL CHANGE™

In these challenging times, shamanic work, when combined with ordinary reality knowledge and action, can make an immense contribution toward effective long-term solutions for community and global problems. Shamanic divination - asking the fully compassionate spirits for answers to questions - is particularly helpful in providing inspired and workable ways to address complex issues in ordinary reality.

This workshop offers practical methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to resolve persistent problems facing humanity, our precious Earth, and its inhabitants.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Practice applying shamanic divination/journeying methods to the problem-solving process
  • Use shamanic divination to gain insight into real-world issues you care about
  • Examine ethical guidelines and issues of permission
  • Look at some of the personal benefits of spirit-inspired community action
  • Explore possible ways to ethically invoke the presence and power of the compassionate spirits in our world

This training is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

Electronic recording of audio, video, and images is not permitted during the workshop.

Prerequisite: the FSS Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman or The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge and Power, with an authorized FSS Faculty Member.

Note: Since this training requires many shamanic journeys, before enrolling it is recommended that you have had success journeying to at least one power animal or teacher of the Lower or Upper Worlds.

Recommended (optional): Shamanic Divination Training

 

 

 

 

In-person Workshops in Victoria, BC

Michael Harner's
SHAMANIC DIVINATION TRAINING
March 7-8, 2020
Complete

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

August 8-9, 2020
Workshop is 9-5 both days and held at Roundhouse Farm (near Victoria General Hospital).
Early bird price is $275, or $325 if paid after end of day Thursday, July 16th, 2020.
Preregistration is required.

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!"

CANCELLED
Michael Harner's
SHAMANIC EXTRACTION HEALING TRAINING

Oct. 31- Nov. 1, 2020 
Workshop is 9-5 both days, and held at Roundhouse Farm (near Victoria General Hospital)
Early bird price is $275, or $325 if paid after end of day Thursday, October 8th.
Preregistration is required.

Participants are initiated into the extraction method of healing, including how to see, sense, and remove localized illness and pain connected to spiritual factors. This is an important part of shamanic healing training. They will also learn how shamanic practitioners can work in partnership to increase the effectiveness of this work. The Extraction Healing Training workshop is designed exclusively for people who want to bring shamanic healing work into their practice with others. The training is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

Preregistration is required.

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS WORKSHOP: 

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