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

The Shamanic Journey

In this 4-hour group workshop you will learn about the difference between Shamanism and Animism, and about 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.

Once every month on a Saturday afternoon 1:30-5:30 pm
$40 in advance or $50 at the door

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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RegisterThe Essentials

Journeying skills are required.

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 The Shamanic Journey, if you are new to journeying.

This workshop is offered annually in the Fall, generally around the time of Samhain or Ancestors' Blot when the veils between the worlds are thinnest and the Ancestors walk among us.

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

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

  1. Saturday, 13 April 2019
    North - Earth - Body - Root Chakra:
    Grounding, boundaries and protection, physical well-being

  2. Saturday, 27 April 2019
    West - Water - Emotions - Sacral Chakra:
    Working with difficult emotions, forgiveness ritual

  3. Saturday, 11 May 2019
    South - Fire - Spirit - Solar Plexus Chakra:
    Transformation and fire ceremony

  4. Saturday, 25 May 2019
    East - Air - Mind - Heart Chakra:
    Mindfulness, compassion, heart connection

These are the basics of living well and all four classes must be taken together. Teachings are offered outside in Nature, weather permitting. The ability to enter into shamanic trance journey to drum beat and some experience with your Power Animal are required. Please take the workshop The Shamanic Journey above, if you are new to journeying.

This workshop series is taken straight from our Yearlong Shamanic Living training, divided up into a series of workshops for those, who cannot commit to a full year of intense training and transformation. More advanced workshops will follow through the Fall and Winter for those who wish to delve deeper.

$460 for a series of four full days - offered once a year in the summer, 2019 dates will be posted soon.

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Also offered is an optional day with the horses on the Sunday following each Saturday class to practice and deepen the experience through Equine Guided Personal Growth exercises, a fun-filled time of experiential learning on a private horse farm at the river surrounded by mountains and forests. (For more information on working with the horses click here.)

$780 for the complete series of four weekends

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

 


RegisterThe Extras

Open to all. No pre-requisites.

Drum Birthing

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 Friday evening (6:30-9pm) to journey to the spirit of your drum and connect with Earth and Fire. The hides will then soak overnight. We will meet again Saturday 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).

Choose your rawhide from either Elk, Deer, or Horse (more info on hide choices on registration). The hoops are Maple (Cedar on request). Bring your own tree branch for the mallet, or choose from the ones available at the workshop.

The cost for all materials for a 16" drum with mallet 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.

This workshop is offered regularly in the Spring and Fall in Hope, BC, and 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.

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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 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.)

This workshop is offered regularly in the Spring and Fall in Hope, BC, and 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.

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.

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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.

Click here to download the poster.

This workshop is offered annually in January and 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.

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The Immersions

Good journeying skills and completion of The Shamanic World Tree above is required.Register

Reclaiming Our Stories

One Saturday in September. $120
Details provided to those who meet the prerequisite.

Shamanic Dreamwork

One weekend in October. $180
Details provided to those who meet the prerequisite.

Shamanic Shadow Work

One weekend in November. $180
Details provided to those who meet the prerequisite.


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.