Online and Home Study, Distance Learning ~
Not all of us are able to travel and sometimes it can also be a real help to be able to study and practice from the comfort of our own home, garden, woodlands and neighbourhoods. In response to the many requests that I get for individual learning programs and distance learning I have created a series of online workshops and distance learning programmes that help you to step into the world of Shamanism, one foot at a time.
I am here to support you on your journey and for many of the courses I offer regular catch ups by phone, Zoom, Skype etc.
For more information and to begin your journey please contact me by email or by using the form below.
Be the change that you want to see in the world. The world is waiting for you to say YES!
With much love
Shorter, Introductory and "self directed" programmes of home study and practice ~
~ Learning to live Shamanically
~ Creating Sacred Space and Altars
~ Creating Fire Ceremonies
~ Shamanic Journeying
~ Working with Dryads (Spirits of Trees)
For more information please message using the form at the bottom of this page ~
"Living Shamanically" ~
This is a longer course, with more modules. Of course, the length of time you choose to take is up to you as while I am available to introduce the course and you will receive notes and supporting videos, this is primarily a self directed course, designed to fit around the time that you have available to give to it. Working from your home and outside, in your garden, local woodland, park, shoreline or wild spaces, you work through the modules developing your relationship with the natural world. You gain knowledge and experience at the actual, physical level and begin to understand what you believe about yourself and the world that you live in. So that as you work you begin to open to new beliefs about what is possible in your life. You will learn new skills as a Shaman in training and learn to create new partnerships with nature beings that will inform and help you.
You decide at what speed you wish to work. Each module is sent out to you by email as you choose, and as you request it.
To support you on your journey and to enable me to share feedback with you I recommend that you complete the personal journey tasks and send your written (post or email) experiences and questions to me before you request the next module so that I can offer support and guidance by email if you wish it.
You can of course ask to have all the modules sent in one go if you wish too.
The Core elements of the course include ~
~ What is Shamanism?
~ The Living, Visible and Non Visible worlds
~ Creating Sacred Space ~ (Includes practical personal work)
~ Creating and Working with Altars ~ (Includes practical personal work)
~ Living in Ceremony ~ (Includes practical personal work)
~ Creating Despacho Ceremonies to bring Harmony and Balance ~ (Includes practical personal work)
~ Shamanic Journeying ~ (Includes practical personal work)
~ Fire Ceremony ~ (Includes practical personal work)
"Living Shamanically" is an informed and ideal introduction should you wish to continue your journey and continue to follow the four part programme "The Way of the Shaman the Medicine Wheel of the Incas."
For more information please message using the form at the bottom of this page ~
The Way of the Shaman ~ the Medicine Wheel of the Incas ~
This is a four part programme that introduces all of the core practices of the Shaman, informed by the Inca and Qero traditions. I suggest that you undertake this module over a year, giving time for the work you do to integrate as you move around the medicine wheel. It includes the "creation of your mesa," the Shaman's medicine bundle. And introduces you to the core practices and ways of seeing and working with the world that a Shaman relies on. As well as the "Healing Skills and Tools of the Shaman"
Each of the medicine wheel modules of the four directions usually fits into 8 2 hour sessions together with personal and practical work for you to follow in between each one. There tis flexibility to extend to several more sessions if required as we all learn at different speeds
South Class: ~ The Way of the Wounded Healer
The healing power and the archetype of Serpent
Here we begin our journey together. Beginning the creation of your mesa, your medicine bundle and learning the foundation of all the healing tools of the Shaman, the Healing Tool of ‘Illumination.’ We uncover and reveal the personal stories that bind us to living repeating patterns over and over so that we can begin to step away from them. Learning to work with fire in ceremony and much more.
West Class: ~ The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
The healing power and the archetype of Jaguar
Working with the lineage of our ancestors and our past life karmic lineages we make peace with ourselves and with the world around us. Stepping out of the place of victim in our lives and claiming our ‘own’ power. Here we learn the energy extraction healing tools of the jungle shaman. Solid and fluid energy extraction. We begin to become familiar with “journeying” and working with intrusive energies and entities as we offer our healing skills to others.
North Class: ~ The Way of the Hero
The healing power and the archetype of Hummingbird
The foundation of the healing journey that we have created in the first half of the programme allows us now to call in the lives we really came here to live. We step away from the old stories we are used to in this and in past lives. Here we listen not to who we have been, but to the voice of the future and who we can be. This is where we learn and practice the healing tool of ‘Soul Retrieval’ and graduate as “Fire Keepers.”
East Class: ~ The Way of the Seer
The healing power and the archetype of Condor Eagle
We cannot arrive at the place of the ‘East’ without the healing journey of the earlier parts of the programme. Here, in the East of the Medicine Wheel, having let go of our old stories and begun to open more and more to who we can be we learn how to work with the creative force of the universe, ‘Kausay,’ or Shakti energy that manifests as “Huacas.” Also, we learn and practice the great ‘death rites’ of the Incas. We learn how to live and how to die consciously.
The Medicine Wheel programme for distance learning includes 99% of the Medicine Wheel programme that I teach to people “in person.” A little of the content and format has been changed to adapt to a distance learning format.
I have been asked for many years to offer an opportunity for people to follow the Medicine Wheel where they cannot attend workshops with me in person. It has taken some time to get it to feel “right” for me. And this has meant that instead of oodles of online notes and videos, although there are plenty of these resources that I have created and make available to all my students, I have created a format where we still work 1 to 1. So far this has been the only way that I feel happy that I am providing the same level of quality that you get from the residential group programme.
Because of the time that I have to commit to each student I have decided that each year I will only accept 6 students for the distance Medicine Wheel at any one time.
The programme follows the traditional four directions of the Medicine Wheel, beginning in the South with the archetype of Serpent and progressing through the West, North and East. Each module is taught online using Zoom. So, you will need a good internet signal and also a device that can be configured to use Zoom to work on. The time each student takes to work through each module which includes personal work as well as practical work, practicing the healing skills with other people is different from person to person. Generally we will work to a programme of two, two hour (ish) sessions a week, usually for around 8 sessions, for each of the four directions. However, sometimes we may need to include an extra session or two if required. This is powerful personal work, traditionally delivered in person. So, to support this, and acknowledge that it is essentially a sacred journey, and a personal healing journey, I am always flexible in how we work together, as long as I can accommodate whatever is needed.
The time in between each of the four directions may vary. This can be due to the time you need to practice and to do your personal work, and also our mutual availability. Ideally you will spend three months working in each direction, and there is plenty of personal work and practice to do, including fortnightly fire ceremonies, synchronising with the rhythm of the moon. You will have fire ceremony at the new and full moon. And I will teach you how to do this. Ideally though you will be spending around three months in each of the four directions. You can take longer and spend more time in each direction, as long as you are continuing to maintain your practices. However, I have not found it to be helpful to let the whole medicine wheel journey last more than 24 months. We will agree our time scale together at the start of the medicine wheel.
One of the most important parts of your journey will be growing, building your own mesa, medicine bundle. In each of the four directions you will introduce 3 new stones, that will become medicine stones, Khuyas. The processes used are different in each direction, as with everything I will be with you to guide and support you with this. In the North of the medicine wheel you receive from me your 13th stone, even before you have added your East stones. This stone is prepared by me in ceremony and becomes what you will call your “lineage stone.” I will give you all the information you need about what kind of stones to look for, ahead of each direction.
Each of the four modules currently costs £545 (GBP) this can be paid by bank transfer ahead of the start of each direction.
Throughout the course you will learn all the healing skills and practices of the Inca Shaman, including:
Working with Sacred Space. Illumination, the foundation of all your shamanic healing work. How to decouple, disengage the Fight /Flight response. How to work with fire and have fire ceremonies. Working with the Archetypes of the Incas. Extracting heavy/solid energy from within the luminous energy field. Extracting intrusive, fluid type energies using Vogel type crystals. Journeying to the lower world. Soul retrieval and energetic clearing in the lower world. How to work with past life issues and stories. And how to work with Ancestral stories and energies that may have been inherited epigenically. Journeying in the Upper world. How to align with a different destiny. Supporting those preparing to die and how to offer healing to those who have already died, both recently and where people may have died a long time ago. This work helps to structure other ways of working such as Energetic House Clearing. You also earn to create Despachos (Haywariska ceremony), these are beautiful creations that can have any purpose that you intend, from bringing harmony and balance, to gratitude, making the invisible visible, Aya despachos to honour the life of a person who has died.
At each stage you receive the initiations, rites of passage, energetic empowerments of the tradition. The Hampe Carpi, Pampamesayouk Carpi, Altomesayouk Carpi and Kourak Akouyak Carpi.
You learn through your own healing journey how to work and offer your healing skills to others.
Keeping case study records is a useful part of the process and helps you to develop a self reflective practice. Students who complete the Medicine Wheel and submit the required number of case studies receive a certificate to demonstrate thier learning and competence to practice. As with all my students and courses, I am here to help and support you on your journey. Both during the course, in between each module and afterwards as you wish and need.
By the time we arrive at the end of the East class together you will have been on a personal journey of transformation and healing that will leave you looking at a different person to the person you are now. With a greater vision of how you live in relationship with the world around you, less impacted by the past that will have created every new experience you have had until now, and aligned with a different future, a different destiny to the on you were aligned with before. Instead you will be on track for your highest destiny in this lifetime. The life you really came here to live. You will have completed your mesa, your medicine bundle. And learned all the healing skills that you will need as a shaman to be of service and offer healing to others, whatever issues they come to you with.
For more information about this and all courses please contact me using the form on this page. I can only accept a limited number of students for the "Medicine Wheel by distance learning" each year as we spend time together each week, via Zoom, during your study modules, so that I can work with you, support you and guide you on your journey, and to ensure that I can offer you the standard and quality of teaching that I offer to student following the group programmes and meeting in person for our 6 day classes I limit the numbers of students on these programs. ~
Whether you choose a short course or study and practice programme that might last a day or a weekend, or one of my longer home study and practice courses, I am here to support you on your journey as you step into living more magically, in closer partnership with the world around you and the world within you.
For more information about residential courses or courses away from your home please use the links below. Or browse through "Workshops and Retreats" in the Main Menu, to the right.
Or just fill in the form and let me know what interests you ~