8 modules from October 2020 to July 2022 - Ragmans Farm, Gloucestershire with an optional certificate
The course covers the contemporary areas of shamanism with an emphasis on eco reciprocity. You will be embarking on your own personal eco shamanic journey within a community of like minded beings (and the more than human world) whilst also learning all the major shamanic healing techniques including the Eco Mapping/Healing techniques specific to Eco Shamanism - the information below is for information purposes and may change - to keep up to date please sign up to the newsletter.
Application process: to join this training please submit an email to me at explaining your interest in this course. You should include details of why you wish to join the course, any previous shamanic experience and any work in the area of self development and a little about your interests and general health too. This will be followed up with a brief phone conversation if I have not already met you on a workshop or other event. When applying you will need to pay the deposit fee. Should you not gain a place on the training the full deposit will be refunded to you.
You will need to know how to journey shamanically and there is an opportunity to learn this technique at a Learn the Shaman's Journey workshop (click to go the page) or on a one to one basis with me. Alternatively you may be able to find someone local to you who will teach you this technique.
Attendance at one of my will give you an idea of what to expect on this workshop although this is NOT compulsory. You will also need a shamanic drum - this can be borrowed and does not need to be owned.
Venue: Ragmans Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PA -
Ragmans is a 60 acre farm run on sustainable land use lines. There are pastures, woodlands, organic gardens, orchards, bee hives, a large lake, it's own spring and it is close to the River Wye.
Details: The course is residential with all food (vegan and vegetarian), tuition and accommodation included in the price. There is a bunkhouse with 3 shared bedrooms, large dining and kitchen area. Camping (in tents and vans) is available for those wishing to be closer to our earth but there is room for you to sleep inside in the colder weather. If you are local you are welcome to go home at night although there will be at least two weekends when you will be required to stay overnight for at least one night during the weekend and there is no reduction in cost. There is also a separate work room, or temple, with underfloor heating.
Dates: Six of the modules run from Wednesday 6.30pm to 3 - 4pm Sunday.
The 1st and 5th modules run from Thursday 6.30pm to 3 - 4pm Sunday.
A commitment to all eight modules is required.
2020 - Oct 8 - 11
2021 - Jan 20 - 24 / April 21 - 25 / July 21 - 25 / Oct 21 - 24
2022 - Jan 12 - 16 / April 6 - 10 / July 20 - 24
Places are limited to 14
Fees include all tuition, meals and accommodation and paid yearly in advance. Once a deposit is paid your place is secure. Both year payments must be paid for in full one month before each year begins - a series of instalments before each date is possible. You will be required to commit to all 8 modules. Certificates incur an extra £150 per year and are dependent on attendance, course work and competence.
Deposit to book your place: £300 (NOT refundable)
Early bird by Thursday 30 April 2020
Cost per year: £1650 or £1800 with Certificate
Full Price from Friday 1 May 2020
Cost per year: £1900 or £2050 with Certificate
Concessionary places - there are two concessionary places available. If you wish to apply for a concessionary place please do so in your application including a statement as to why you think you are eligible.
Cost per year: £1400 or £1550 with Certificate
If you would like to book with a deposit you can use the Paypal option above - this incurs a 3% transaction fee of £9. You are welcome to pay by bank transfer to avoid this fee - please contact me for details. Fees and/or instalments must be paid by bank transfer.
Eco Shamanism Training
Eco Shamanism Practitioner Certificate
becoming one with our Earth
An Eco Shamanism practitioner training over 2 years in the Forest of Dean/Wye Valley, Gloucestershire
Areas covered are (but not limited to) as follows.
Perception, awareness and sensation - diving into ourselves as Earth - a marriage of senses and spirit (the sixth sense).
Spirits of land and nature, space and place (genius loci); accessing places and spaces of power; connecting to the more than human world (the anima mundi in all it's earthly forms).
Shamanic Counselling - helping humans help themselves via spirit: teaching humans the shamanic journey.
Vision quest - understanding the process of the journey within and without. Calling for a vision. Working with labyrinths.
The elements - a deep look at fire, earth, air and water (and the seasonal cycles of Sun and Moon).
Energetic medicine techniques and the recovery of power - identifying and remedying misplaced energy and power in humans and the more than human world.
Soul retrieval - the return of spirit essences for a more fulfilled life, for you and others, and the more than human world.
Eco Mapping - middle world nature/spirit healing for humans using perception and perspective.
Oracular work focussing on divination.
Plant and animal spirits, guides, teachers and friends.
Sustainable living practises - you are what you eat, travelling lightly, future thinking, remote viewing.
The shamans horse (drum, rattle, sistrum and bell) - healing circles and the instrument’s voice or song / the nature of sound.
Psychopomp (death and dying) - assisting the dying and dead to find their true place of rest.
The beginning and end game - the nature of time, connection to source, authenticity, the ego and icons.
An Eco Shamanic Practitioner Certificate is awarded once all work has been completed and is dependent on attendance and competence. However this is not compulsory and the course can be taken without the 'Certificate' element.
"There are no words to describe how deeply I appreciate the training - it was and is beyond my wildest imaginings.
Thank you so much for your vision, wisdom, guidance and for creating a safe and beautiful healing space." Debs Lincoln
Comments from previous participants
"I loved it. Amazing. Mandy is a great tutor and held the group really well. There was no pressure to perform and it really did feel like everyone could develop at their own pace. My confidence rose considerably during the course and I have done things I thought I would never do in my life time. I constantly surprised myself. I found the experience very healing and I could eventually get in touch with my ‘Wild Woman’. It has been life changing for me." Linda Jacobs
"Can I thank you again for what an amazing experience the course has been. Gaining skills is one thing - but the healing work that came along with it, is quite another. Looking back at where I was at the start, I was sort of wary of people, which isn't an ideal place to be for someone wanting to become a healer. The 'cure' - learning to be open and to trust others - was never overt, more like a golden thread woven throughout, which only became apparnet at the end." Richard Hankins
"I am a complementary therapist and was drawn to the course to deepen my work with terminally ill clients, which it has done and I look forward to adding everything else I have learnt and bringing it into my practice - the whole course has been invaluable. What I wasn’t prepared for though was how the course has opened my eyes and has been life changing for me. I have gone through a lot of healing myself during the weekends and periods of integration afterwards. It has changed my relationship with nature and given me an opportunity to connect with the environment with more respect. The teachings were eloquent and there was always enough time. I recommend learning about the Eco Shamanic way of living as it gives one the tools to live a much more balanced and peaceful life and really helps to notice joy as you have a deeper appreciation for the cycles of the planet." Sarah Clifford
"With eco-shamanism I think you have created something quite unique and I have a sense that although it appears to be about the Earth, it is not really – it’s about everything, it’s about truth, and Earth is how we experience that because we are human." Tara Byrne