COURSES & CIRCLES
RESIDENTIAL -- ONLINE -- MENTORING
Here you can book courses taught by Jonathan, Zara & Annette. At the moment Jonathan & Zara offer a mix of online and residential workshops. Annette no longer runs physical courses but concentrates on international online teaching. Some courses are open to all, and are either shamanic, animistic or both. Find out more about how our training is structured and how it works by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Explore the potential of living places through animistic design and creative collaboration. Online course taught in English by Zara Waldebäck and Annegrete Mølhave. 12 April-31 May: 5 x 2hr sessions.
Discover the magic of everyday life through soulful writing exercises and creative meditations. All are welcome. Held in English by Zara Waldebäck. 18 May-29 June: 6 x 1hr online sessions.
SOURCE OF LIFE
Living in balance with resources, richness and flow. Open to all, no previous experience necessary. Online course taught in English by Zara Waldebäck. Selfstudy course, listen to recorded sessions
Jonathan & Zara also plan to hold Shamanic Practice Days at Åsbacka through the year. More information coming soon.
THE SHAMAN'S JOURNEY
- Extended Introduction -
Working with drum journeys, nature, rattles and power song. Open to all, no previous experience necessary. Wed 12 - Sun 16 July, Tokalynga, Halland, Sweden. Fully residential intensive.
- Advanced course -
Exploring ecosystems from the perspective of the Spirits and the 4 Elements. Wed 19 - Sun 23 July, Tokalynga, Halland, Sweden. Fully residential intensive.
ONLINE MENTORING CIRCLES
Jonathan & Zara regularly offer shamanic group mentoring to help build confidence and deepen practice. They all require previous training. Often they run throughout the year, some are possible to join at any time. Click below for more information or to express your interest in taking part.
SHAMANIC GUIDANCE CIRCLE
Supporting and encouraging personal shamanic practice. Once a month, from 10 April - 31 July 2023. Held in English by Jonathan Horwitz & Zara Waldebäck
SHAMANIC SUPERVISION CIRCLE
Advanced mentoring for practitioners working with healing and teaching. New dates announced later. Held in English by Jonathan Horwitz & Zara Waldebäck
WRITING WITH SOUL SUPPORT
Twice weekly emails to help you to connect with yourself and find simple ways to listen to your soul. Runs for 9 weeks, in English. Contact Zara for more information.
ONGOING COURSES - ONLINE
History, Craft and Modern Practice. Taught in English by Annette Høst. A series of 8 video lectures with self-study. Offered free of charge.
OPEN TO POWER
Online introduction to working with Rattles, Song and Nature. Taught in English by Jonathan Horwitz & Zara Waldebäck. If dates are not shown, sign up to receive information for the next course.
RECURRING COURSES -
We hold a wide variety of training, both online and residential. They vary over time and are usually offered every few years. Courses you can expect to see in the future include Peace and Power, Return to Spirit, Shamanic Healing, Soul Retrieval, Death & Life, Shamanic Counselling, Sacred Ceremony, Healing Earth, Spirit Dance, Being Home, Power of the Circle, Seidr and others.
HOW OUR COURSES WORK:
You can begin either with a shamanic introduction course or an animistic course. There are many ways to explore depending on your personal interest. Some online courses are open to all and do not require previous training. Please read more on each course description.
If you want to take advanced courses in shamanism with us you need to have completed the introductory workshop The Shaman's Journey or similar. This teaches you the basic approach we use, in terms of journeying, power, ethics and language. There are many different approaches to teaching shamanism and it is important that we share common ground. If in doubt, please read how we work on the website
There is no recommended sequence. Workshops can be helpful and inspiring whether you are new to this path or have been walking it for years. On most courses, you will meet a mix of people who have worked for a long time and others who have arrived on the path more recently. People move at their own pace and rhythm, everyone has different requirements and needs.
The real education takes place between you and your Spirit teachers. The purpose of our teaching is to help initiate, guide, and inspire that process. Many people take courses more than once, including returning to the introduction course years later, and find there is always more to learn.
Our courses teach shamanic practice and techniques, animistic life-ways and spirituality. They are not intended as therapy courses. Please note that we do not offer certificates or diplomas.
INTRODUCTION COURSES WITH OTHERS WE RECOMMEND:
UK - Kathy Fried http://kathyfried.co.uk/
UK & online - Shenoah Taylor http://shenoahtaylor.com/
Wales - Jane Shutt & Christine Mark https://cadairidrisshamanism.cymru/
Ireland - Liam Glenane (email)
Denmark - Maria Lisette Jacobsen https://www.hyldemorshave.dk/
Denmark - Nicolaj Møller http://forbundethed.dk/
Denmark - Rasmus Ludvigsen http://medicinewalk.dk/
Norway - Amalia Fonfara https://www.amaliafonfara.com/courses/
Finland - Christiana Aro-Harle https://solavoima.fi/
If you have not trained with us, please begin by learning more about our way of working. This will give you a sense of whether it is a good fit for you. You can read one of our articles in the Library or watch Jonathan and Zara's talk on Introduction to Shamanism. It is important that when you train with us, you want to work in the way we do and are happy to follow our guidelines. Read more about our way of working here
Working Online in Circle is a little different in some ways to meeting in person. In many other ways it is the same and can be very powerful. To help you maintain a sense of ethics and clear guidelines, we offer you our guide to sharing shamanic work online, whether for a ceremony or a circle.
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