Shamanic Living Workshop Series

A series of drop-in workshops for anyone who would like to learn how to live shamanically in our modern world.

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The Basics

Introduction to Shamanism and Shamanic Journeying

In this 4-hour group workshop you will learn about Shamanism and the roles of the Shaman historically and in our modern world. We will discuss how we can live shamanically today and return our lives to balance: to honour the sacredness and connectedness of all living beings and our planet; to gently walk in oneness with all kingdoms and beings, both physical and non-physical; to live in harmony and respect with Nature, the directions, the elements and the Divine.

Journeying is the ability to enter into an altered state of consciousness and to access the alternate reality of the Otherworld or spirit realm. You will learn to journey to the beat of the drum, enter the Otherworld, and meet your Power Animal (or Animal Spirit Guide). We will discuss how you can connect with your guide later at home to gain insight into important life issues.

$50 in advance, pre-registration is required.

Upcoming introductory workshop dates:

This workshop can be scheduled any time with a minimum of three participants. Please contact us, if you would like to host this workshop in your area. You can also book a private session and learn this practice one-on-one.

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The Essentials

Healing Our Ancestral Lines

Ancestral healing is based on the belief that what happened in your family, before your current life, is imprinted in your energy field. Any unresolved issues your Ancestors had may be influencing your life today. Ancestral healing can transform energetic patterns that are not in your highest good, or are preventing you from carrying out your soul’s purpose. In this workshop, we will use the shamanic drum journey to meet your Ancestor Guide and journey up your ancestral lines to bring healing to the patterns that are still having a disruptive influence on your life today.

This is a journey-intensive workshop. Basic journeying skills and knowing your Power Animal are required. Please take the workshop Introduction to Shamanism and Shamanic Journeying, if you are new to journeying, which is offered on the Saturday prior to the Ancestor workshop.

$120 all day Sunday from 10 am until 4 pm:

 

The Shamanic World Tree - Directions, Elements, and Lower Chakras

A four-part series on the four directions of the Medicine Wheel, the four classical elements and their corresponding aspects, and the Chakra system of the Shamanic World Tree:

These are the basics of living well and all four classes must be taken together in order. Classes are over two weekends. Good journeying skills and a working relationship with your Power Animal are required. Please take the workshop Introduction to Shamanism and Shamanic Journeying above, if you are new to journeying.

$480 for the series of four full days

Workshop location is Hope where those travelling from the Greater Vancouver area will find many overnight options to choose from: motels and Airbnb for every budget, as well as camping.


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Drum Birthing in Vernon, BC

Give birth to your own shamanic frame drum in sacred ceremony and journey to the spirit of your new drum to learn its name and purpose.

We will gather in sacred space on Saturday evening (6:30-9:30pm) to journey to the spirit of your drum and connect with Earth and Fire. The hides will then soak overnight. We will meet again Sunday morning to connect with Air and Water, and then we will spend the rest of the day pulling hides and creating mallets (9:30am-6pm). Bring your lunch and snacks. Water and tea provided.

Choose your rawhide from either Horse, Elk, or Deer (more info on hide choices on registration). The hoops are Maple. (The drum shown in the picture is made of Horse hide, which is darker than the other two.) Bring your own tree branch for the mallet, or choose from the ones available at the workshop.

The workshop location is in beautiful sunny Vernon halfway up the mountain towards Silver Star where those travelling will find many overnight options to choose from: motels and Airbnb for every budget, as well as camping only 5 minutes away from the horse farm at Cedar Falls.

The cost for all materials is $150, payable by the registration deadline so the hides can be ordered, and is non-refundable.
The workshop fee of $150 covers instruction and ceremonies for a total of $300.

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The next drum birthing in Hope, BC will be in the Fall 2017.

 

Walkabout Vision Questing

A day spent in the woods, putting our questions to the world and divining the answers from Nature. We meet at 10am and close around 4-5pm. More details will follow.

 

Birthing Your Rattle

Working with the four elements of the shamanic wheel, you will birth your own rattle from rawhide, filled with seeds, rice, crystals, pebbles, beachsand, sacred herbs..., and a handle of wood, bone, or antler gifted to you from Nature.

Saturday afternoon (2-5pm) we work with the Earth element when we clean and cut the handle. Then we work with the Water element and cut, sew, and shape the soaked rawhide to let it dry over night. Sunday morning (10am-1pm) we begin with a short Fire ritual, fill the rattle, and attach it to the handle. Then we journey to the Spirit of the Rattle to discover its purpose and name. We decorate it and complete the process with the Air element.

Choose your rawhide from either Horse, Elk, or Deer. Bring your own tree branch, bone, or antler piece for the handle, or choose from the branches available at the workshop. (The rattle shown in the picture is made of Elk hide.)

Workshop location is Hope where those travelling from the Greater Vancouver area will find many overnight options to choose from: motels and Airbnb for every budget, as well as camping.

The cost for materials is $60, payable by the registration deadline so the rawhide can be ordered, and is non-refundable.
The workshop fee of $120 covers instruction and ceremony for a total of $180.

 

Vision Board: Aligning Our Goals with Our Soul's Purpose

The Vision Board is a powerful tool to help plant the seeds of your goals and intentions for the year ahead. “The Secret” people were right when they said that we have the power to manifest anything. However, they didn’t tell us that we can only manifest that which is aligned with the greater Truth for the highest good of all beings, otherwise, what we manifest comes at a very high price and doesn’t last.

In this workshop, we will take a shamanic approach to vision-boarding and determine first what it is that you need to manifest in your life right now to align you with your soul’s purpose. You will go on a shamanic drum journey around the Wheel of Life to find out what needs to “die” in order to make room for something new to be born, what needs to be nurtured to grow and mature, and what is ready to be shared in your community. This process will take place in the morning, followed by a brown-bag lunch, and in the afternoon we will share the fun of happily ripping and cutting images and words out of magazines and gluing them onto our poster boards to serve us as beautiful reminders throughout the year.


The ImmersionsRegister

Shamanic Dreamwork

Details will follow.

Shamanic Shadow Work

Details will follow.


Please note that Ulrike does not work with plant spirits such as Ayahuasca - it is not part of her heritage or training - nor does she teach shamanic healing practices to laypersons. These workshops focus on living shamanically in a modern world. If you are interested in an apprenticeship, please contact her to schedule an interview.