I am often asked about shamanic training courses in the UK that are open to complete beginners and also those which will suit more advanced practitioners. The following is a list of organisations I have either trained with, know the people involved, or have heard good things about (although you must make up your own mind before committing). I have provided the name of the organisation, a brief introduction taken from their website, and an internet address for more information.
I have also included a few more resources at the end of the list if nothing here quite matches what you are after. I hope this helps.
On this Natural Magic course (an online correspondence course of thirteen moons ) you will learn to work primarily with the spirit presences of your own landscape, using hedge-witchcraft and Celtic shamanistic techniques to celebrate and harmonise with the seasons, work with spirit allies and ceremony in order to weave natural magic in balance and in relationship with the energies of the Earth.
The work of Eagle’s Wing is to help people connect their inner and outer worlds, to heal old wounds within, be able to bring dreams from the world of spirit into matter and thus enjoy a creative and fruitful life.
Using workshops and training for mixed groups, women only workshops or via individual sessions Eagle’s Wing offers life enhancing, transformative work. Shamanic healing includes: shamanic journeying, trance-dance, soul retrieval, remote viewing, sweat lodges, circle of community and much more.
Based in South East England but holding classes throughout the UK, Eagle’s Wing has shamanic journey to suit you.
Elen Sentier: British Native Shamanism
Training works through the old stages of Apprentice to Journeyman and finally to Master and is based around the three main tenets of spiritual practice
The study work includes reading and written assignments. The experience work includes journeying, ritual, ceremony, craft, storytelling. The service work is about work you do for others, people, animals, plants, the planet. You will need to write all of these up and send them to us. I will discuss these with you, help you find answers to your questions and support you through your apprenticeship and journeyman-ship.
You will participate in a final workshop. This takes place over 14 days and is very experiential. You put into practice what you have learned over the three years, walking between the worlds, showing me what you know.
The Foundation for Shamanic Studies
Core shamanism consists of the universal, near-universal, and common features of shamanism, together with journeys to other worlds, a distinguishing feature of shamanism. As originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner, the principles of core shamanism are not bound to any specific cultural group or perspective. Since the West overwhelmingly lost its shamanic knowledge centuries ago due to religious oppression, the Foundation’s programs in core shamanism are particularly intended for Westerners to reacquire access to their rightful spiritual heritage through quality workshops and training courses. Training in core shamanism includes teaching students to alter their consciousness through classic shamanic non-drug techniques such as sonic driving, especially in the form of repetitive drumming, so that they can discover their own hidden spiritual resources, transform their lives, and learn how to help others. Core shamanism does not focus on ceremonies, such as those of Native American medicine men and women, persons who do both shamanism and ceremonial work.
Join the thousands each year who take the Foundation’s rigorous training in core shamanism. The training programs have been carefully designed and thoroughly tested to provide an authentic shamanic experience and practical results.
Website (Europe): http://www.shamanicstudies.net/
The Four Gates Foundation (Ross Heaven)
Our workshops take place residentially in Spain but we are also happy to come to you anywhere in the world if you would like to assemble a group.
Hallowquest (Caitlín & John Matthews)
Together we like to explore the myths of Britain and Ireland, uncover the Celtic and Arthurian mysteries, explore the shamanic possibilities and create rituals that honour the ancestral ways and tell the ancient stories that our descendants will remember.
We offer a wide range of training in the UK and round the World.
Northern Drum Shamanic Centre
Northern Drum Shamanic Centre is a UK-based educational organisation offering a renewed perspective on traditional shamanic and medicine teachings, and a safe grounding from which to learn them. We provide unique opportunities for growth on your journey in life, with our breadth of shamanic training courses and workshops from introductory to advanced levels. Whether you are new to shamanism, or already experienced but seeking to deepen your knowledge and skills, Northern Drum welcomes you.
Whether you’re a beginner in the study and practice of Shamanism, or have experience in this field, Northern Drum’s comprehensive Three Year Shamanic Training works to deepen your knowledge and give you practical experience with the shamanic techniques taught. Our focus is to provide a strong, solid and safe understanding and practise of shamanism, whether you aim to become proficient in the art of shamanic healing, or to use the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of your own life. We will cover in depth an empowering range of teachings including contacting your spirit ancestors, establishing a strong centre, and life purpose.
The Sacred Trust
The Sacred Trust is a UK-based not-for-profit educational organisation offering shamanic trainings and workshops on shamanism from weekends to three-year shamanic practitioner trainings.
The Sacred Trust offers an ongoing curriculum of courses and trainings in cross-cultural and classical shamanism. These include two-week intensives, a Three Year Professional Shamanic Practitioners Training, shamanic darkness retreats, workshops in shamanic polarity, trainings from The Path of Pollen and other teaching events of note.
Shamanic Teachers (Trained by Sandra Ingerman)
Some of you will use the practice of shamanism only for your own personal healing, growth and evolution. After extensive practice, some of you will be guided to pursue shamanic work for helping others in your community and in your work to help the planet.
I feel the times we live in call for our communities to be seeded with well-trained shamanic teachers. It is time for us to bring the practice of shamanism back into our communities and make the work available to those who wish to learn more about how this ancient and universal spiritual practice can be bridged and integrated into our lives.
This website is designed to help you find a shamanic teacher in your area who can teach you basic and advanced shamanic skills. Since 2004 I have been teaching Two-Year Teacher Trainings in Shamanic Journeying, Healing, and the Medicine for the Earth work. This website lists a wealth of teachers who have been trained to teach shamanic healing methods to heal individuals and the environment.
Workshops and training in eco-psychotherapy, body-centred psychotherapy, shamanic healing and nature-based spirituality. Courses include: shamanic journeying, core shamanism, soul retrieval, power animals, shamanic counselling, the medicine wheel, mending the past, healing the future, shamanic extraction, plant spirit medicine, shamanic psychotherapy and lots more. Train to be a shamanic practitioner or shamanic therapist. Courses in North Wales, and through the UK.
Warrior in the Heart Foundation
Howard and Elsa Malpas are experienced Shamanic practitioners with over thirty years of experience in Shamanism and teaching the sacred art.
The Warrior in the Heart Shamanic Practitioner Course is run in Glastonbury in association with the Isle of Avalon Foundation. In order to join the Shamanic Practitioner course it is necessary to have taken part in one of our Shamanic Journey weekends.
We now have several advanced courses for those who have undertaken our Shamanic Journey weekend or those with some other shamanic experience.
Wilderness Spirit: Shamanism in Wales
There are many ways to learn, heal, and explore Shamanism for yourself. Here at Wilderness Spirit you can find healing, regular groups and short workshops, vision quests, practitioner training, beautiful craftwork and drums, ceremonies, and all sorts of adventures created with learning and growth in mind…
Workshops are held at various locations, mostly within the Brecon Beacons National Park, a place of powerful Elemental energies, stunning landscapes and many species of wildlife, including the once endangered Red Kite. The area offers a great variety of attractions for those who wish to stay longer and explore. Workshops take place both indoors and, weather permitting, in a 16ft tipi, as well as outdoors in nature with the rivers and the mountains. Very simple vegetarian lunches are provided during workshops, there are plenty of good B&B’s and Youth Hostels within easy reach, and several local pubs serving good evening meals.
The online resource for all things shamanic, including training courses.
The UK Shamanism Gathering
Each year the gathering acts as a meeting place for those interested in shamanism as a living path of spiritual wisdom.. It is open to anyone – with any level of shamanic experience – and is held within a friendly sacred circle
We invite you to come and join the circle!
The Society for Shamanic Practitioners
USA based list of training offered.
Sacred Hoop Magazine
A leading international magazine about shamanism, sacred wisdom and earth spirituality. Sacred Hoop Magazine was established in 1993, and is published quarterly, in both digital and paper formats. It contains many advertisements from shamanic training organisations and individuals.
Indie Shaman Magazine
The UK’s only magazine on shamanism available directly in print from an independent publisher, Indie Shaman is a quarterly glossy high quality magazine printed on FSC paper with 48 pages packed full of informative illustrated articles. Also available in pdf and flipbook format. It contains many advertisements from shamanic training organisations and individuals.