The Path of the Shaman

After centuries of misunderstanding, Shamanism is taking its rightful place as one of the great spiritual systems for awakening, healing, and transforming our lives. Shamanism provides a pathway of hope and practical action, allowing us to build the inner resources and access sacred guidance that support us in becoming a positive and effective agent of change. It also helps us cultivate more alignment and a natural sense of sacred connection to the world around us. In short, Shamanism can bring us home to our highest self and assist humanity with transcending self-defeating patterns and fostering a soul-powered way of living on Mother Earth that truly benefits all.

Year 1: Healing Ourselves

This 13-month training is a Tree of Life initiation to living shamanically in our modern world. You will connect with the Ancestors of your own cultural background and lineage, assemble a medicine bundle of 13 power stones or power objects, learn self-healing rituals, connect with elementals and spirit guides, and more. At the end of this process you will have developed good working relationships with your guides and assembled the tools you need to answer the question “Why am I here?”, know your unique gifts and how you can bring them into the world.

In-person training is one full day each month on a Saturday, plus self-study and practice assignments with unlimited email support, one phone or Skype support session per month, if needed, and reduced rates for shamanic healing sessions.

Prerequisite is the ability to do shamanic trance journeys to drumbeat, which is taught in our workshop Introduction to Shamanism and Shamanic Journeying, or similar journeying experience. A free question-and-answer session about the yearlong training programs follows each introductory workshop.

The current training is January 2017 to January 2018. Click here to see the flyer. Please contact us to be added to the registration list for the next training.

 

Year 2: Empowering Others

After having completed the Year 1 training, you have the option to continue into a second year apprenticeship and learn shamanic healing rituals and ceremonies to bring the gift of shamanic healing to others, including:

Testimonials

I have recently completed Ulrike's Yearlong Shamanic Living program. I recall our last session - sitting in a tall grass field, feeling the sun and the wind on my face, two mares grazing near by, eagles circling above us. I recall how incredibly present and peaceful I felt at that moment, so connected to myself, so gentle and embracing, so loving of who I was at that moment. It was a big, life-changing year for me. A journey of self-discovery. A journey to Self-Love and Self-Trust - two foundation stones for my own healing. And then there were invaluable lessons on boundaries, accountability, finding my voice, and witnessing my scared, insecure inner little girl finding her ground and learning how to take care of herself, learning how to become the sovereign adult. And I never thought I had so much courage in me! :) What made Ulrike's program so appealing for me is her ability to hold safe, supportive and the most encouraging space where the main "rule" was to look for the answers within myself. It was just the right medicine for my confirmative upbringing. Plus, I just love her matter-of-fact humorous ways, her soothing, caring, compassionate presence and her fierce dedication to serving the greater good of this beautiful planet. Thank you! - Kristina, Vancouver BC

I’ve known Ulrike for several years now, and studied with her in her Shamanic Living year-long training. This was an invaluable program in understanding and practicing modern day shamanism. In our monthly training I developed strong journeying skills, forged relationships with my ancestral spirit guides, built a power bundle of sacred stones and objects, and birthed a spirit rattle. Ulrike’s compassionate nature and skilled teaching helped me to discover my unique strengths and connect to my highest potential. I have grown and changed immeasurably over the course of this program, and I highly recommended it to anyone seeking shamanic training. It is a powerful, life-changing path. - JL Lori, Vancouver BC

I found the Shamanic training led by Ulrike to be fascinating, deeply spiritual and everything that I had hoped it would be before starting down the path. I found that whatever I put into the sessions as to how deep I went, I always received much more from Ulrike and my fellow student peers. I highly recommend the Shamanic training with Ulrike to anyone who is in search of a deeper meaning of life. - John M., White Rock BC