Foundation for Shamanic Studies




The series includes fundamental shamanic healing methods: power animal retrieval, extraction healing, psychopomp work with the spirits of the deceased, and power soul retrieval. It also incorporates enrichment experiences designed to provide a depth of knowledge essential to an effective shamanic healing practice.

Each workshop in the series builds on previous workshops. To provide rigorous training and preparation, workshops are designed to be taken in order with each new addition serving as a prerequisite for the next.

Currently being offered:

[NOTE: A certificate of completion is offered for the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program.]


Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing (7 hours): Overview of main healing methods; introduction to the spirits of the three worlds; learn and practice power animal retrieval

The Shaman As Psychopomp (10.5 hours), 7 hours training in method and practice, plus additional 3.5-hour practice session/Q&A

Inspired Shamanic Practice: Essentials of Effective & Principled Shamanic Healing™ (7 hours) Note: This online workshop is required to receive a certificate of completion for the series, but may be taken in any order.

Shamanic Extraction Healing Method™ (10.5 hours), 7 hours training in method and practice, plus 3.5-hour practice session/Q&A

Power Soul Retrieval Method™ (10.5 hours), 7 hours training in method and practice, plus 3.5-hour practice session/Q&A

COMING SOON:    Advanced Shamanic Healing Practice (online, 14 hours): Review and practice of psychopomp work, extraction healing, and power soul retrieval methods

NOTE: The Shamanic Healing Online Program, while based in decades of experience teaching shamanic practice, is a work in progress with workshop content subject to adjustment. In-person workshops and training programs will be resumed when safe from a public health standpoint.




PREREQUISITES: To qualify to take this Workshop you must also have take the following workshops: 

The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman (in-person workshop) OR both The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power (online) AND Shamanic Divination in Practice (online). 

Part I, Saturday, November 13, 2021, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Part II, Sunday, November 14, 2021, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Mountain  Time

(Be sure to add an hour to the 9:00 pm time for Central time, two hours for Eastern time, and subtract an hour for Pacific Time.)

Seven hours of continuing education credits available.


($10 Rebate available to Foundation Members,

check it out here).

Two Steps to Register:

1. Register on PayPal HERE

You will then receive a Welcome Letter.

2. Fill out, sign and submit Confidentiality Form online

Click HERE for the Confidentiality Form

You will receive the Zoom link shortly before the workshop.

About This Workshop

Effective shamanic practice depends upon knowledge of the spirit realms and how to access them to build strong relationships with the compassionate helping spirits. Powerful shamanic healing requires training, discipline, and experience.

In this experiential workshop, which sets the context for the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program, you will have the opportunity to personally explore:

    •    The three worlds of the shaman (Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds) and the qualities of ordinary and non-ordinary reality;

    •    The nature of the spirits of the three worlds;

    •    Middle World non-ordinary reality spiritual aspects and their relationship to illness and wholeness.

Primary shamanic healing methods will be described, including shamanic extraction healing, psychopomp to help the spirits of the deceased, and soul retrieval. You will learn and practice power animal retrieval, with the chance to work with another participant to both retrieve and receive a power animal.


"This was a profoundly powerful and helpful workshop for better understanding the differences in perception from ordinary reality to non-ordinary reality. The practices helped to emphasize the experiential nature of this understanding and it was lovely to work with new people and delve in deeper. I would highly recommend it!"

"Fantastic! It was an excellent balance of lecture and practice, solo work and partner work, and really built beautifully on the previous trainings. I loved being introduced to Middle World work with a lot of clarity and guidance on safety, and felt very moved at how familiar all these souls are to me. As someone who primarily started this training inspired to connect with animal helpers for my own healing, I'm now feeling inspired to work with them to heal others."

"Excellent. Fascinating content and exercises. Results of exercises were affirming, helpful, intriguing and educational. Renewed my interest in more journey practice and helped me feel more confident. Furthered my education. All good!"


Registration will be closed when 20 students have both paid and returned their signed Confidentiality form. If you have paid but not returned your Confidentiality form, you will not be counted as a participant, and may not be able to attend the workshop.

We plan to hold these workshops periodically. If you paid for the workshop but failed to complete your registration by returning the Confidentiality form, you may request that your tuition be applied to a later presentation of the same workshop. 

Cancellations by Participants

If you notify us that you will not be attending the workshop more than two weeks before the start date of the workshop, your tuition will be returned to you minus the PayPal fee. If you notify us two weeks or less  before the start date of the workshop, your tuition will be refunded minus the PayPal fee and a handling fee of $30. If you fail to notify us and do not show up for the workshop, your tuition will be forfeit.

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