Foundation for Shamanic Studies


Taught by Ellen Winner, JD, CSC*


From The Foundation for Shamanic Studies 

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We have cancelled all in-person workshops through August 

in view of the coronavirus risk. 

Please watch this website for future in-person workshops. 

We will decide at the end of August whether to reschedule.

Registration for workshops scheduled for September through

October is suspended. We will decide at the end of August 

whether or not to resume in-person workshops.


Taught by Ellen Winner

Basic Workshop in Shamanism, Michael Harner's "The Way of the Shaman”®

Weekend workshop

April 4-5, 2020, Omaha, Nebraska Info Register

Free Lecture open to the public, April 3, 2020, 7:30-9:00 pm CANCELLED

April 18-19, Lawrence, Kansas Info Register CANCELLED

May 16-17, Buffalo, Wyoming Info Register CANCELLED

Free Lecture open to the public, May 15, 2020, 7:30-9:00 pm

Shamanic Extraction Healing Training

Weekend workshop

  May 30-31, 2020, Lawrence, Kansas Info Register CANCELLED

Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond CANCELLED

Weekend workshop

June 6-7, 2020, Omaha, NE Info Register CANCELLED

Power Soul Retrieval Training™

Weekend workshop

June 27-28, 2020, Lawrence, Kansas Info Register CANCELLED

August 22-23, 2020, Omaha, Nebraska Info Register

Shamanic Dreamwork

Weekend workshop

  July 11-12, 2020 Lawrence, Kansas Info Register CANCELLED

Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature

Weekend workshop

October 17-18, 2020, Lawrence, Kansas Info Register REGISTRATION SUSPENDED

Shamanic Divination Training

Weekend workshop

August 1-2, 2020, Omaha, Nebraska  Info Register CANCELLED

Shamanic Training in Creativity

Weekend workshop

Locations and Dates to be Determined  Info 

Advanced Shamanic Healing Practice

September 5-6, 2020, Lawrence, Kansas Info Register CANCELLED

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Consult the Foundation for Shamanic Studies website (

for a complete schedule of workshops 

being offered by all Foundation teachers.

The first Foundation for Shamanic Studies workshop is the Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism, “Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman,® Shamanic Journeying, Power and Healing.”  It is a prerequisite for  all the Foundation’s more advanced, trainings, including Shamanic Extraction Healing Training, Shamanism, Dying and Beyond, Shamanic Divination Training, Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature, Shamanic Dreamwork,™  Shamanic Training in Creativity,™  Power Soul Retrieval,™ Shamanism Practicum,™ and Advanced Shamanic Healing Practice, as well as the Two Week Intensive and Three-year Program.

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies also offers longer, more intensive residential programs annually in the US on the East and West Coasts including the Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive™ and the Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing.™

Ellen Winner currently teaches workshops in Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska. Foundation faculty also offer weekend workshops in other areas of the United States and other countries. For more information see the Foundation for Shamanic Studies website.

The Basic workshop and both the Shamanic Extraction Healing Training, and Shamanism, Dying and Beyond workshops are prerequisites for the Soul Retrieval workshop. Either the two-week or three-year program, for which only the Basic workshop is a prerequisite,  can also be used as a prerequisite for Soul Retrieval.

Continuing Education Units: The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) now offers Continuing Education (CE) Credits/Units for workshops and training programs.  

Age Requirements: It is a Foundation for Shamanic Studies policy that workshop participants be 18 years of age or older. An exception can be made for 16- and 17-year-olds when a parent or legal guardian is also in attendance at that workshop.

Fee discounts: The Foundation offers a 10% fee discount for Foundation for Shamanic Studies Council and Circle members. Provide proof of membership to the workshop sponsor at the time of payment, or if you are paying online, you must pay full price, but can request a refund from the sponsor when you arrive at the workshop.

Early Registration discounts: You may pay a discounted price if you register a month or more prior to the date the workshop begins. After that date the full price is required.

Refunds: The price you paid can be refunded minus a $30 administrative fee if you request this more than two weeks prior to the date the workshop begins.

Non-residential Workshops:  Unless otherwise indicated, the weekend workshops are not residential. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. Please note our refund and cancellation policies if you are booking airlines and hotels. Travel insurance may be advised.

Meals and Directions: Meals will be on your own (usually available at local restaurants). Directions and a what-to-bring packet will be mailed or emailed to you upon receipt of your tuition payment and registration.


*Ellen Winner practices shamanism in Boulder, Colorado, and is on the Faculty of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Extensively trained in Core Shamanism by the Foundation, she has also studied in Nepal with indigenous Himalayan shamans. CSC=Certified Shamanic Counselor (Harner Method). Shamanic Counseling is one-on-one teaching of the classic shamanic journey.

Praise for the Workshops and Ellen’s Teaching

“Ellen’s calm, nurturing demeanor helped everyone feel comfortable sharing experiences. Her depth of knowledge is amazing! I loved the interactive exercises.”

“I love how Ellen keeps saying it is different for everyone.”

“I enjoyed the interacting, hands-on experiences, and willingness of the group to being open to sharing — and Ellen for showing how to do things in addition to teaching.”

“I appreciated how open and candid she was. She was honest and frank and gave examples to help us find our own way.”

“Enlightening, engaging, fascinating, fun, holistic, wonderful, intellectually stimulating, spiritually stimulating, emotionally stimulating. This was heart and mind gaining, and on a deeper level healing heart and mind.”

“Ellen’s strength is her openness and curiosity. I enjoy working with her because she listens with an open heart and wonderful humor. I would take any course from her.”

“I have grown deeply in this workshop personally and as a practitioner of shamanism. I came to this workshop having done a great deal of work around shame and fear both psychologically and spiritually. And there is always something more to see and be revealed. I benefitted profoundly from this workshop.”

“Phenomenal! This is the best workshop I’ve taken for maturation of shamanic practice. Ellen is a wonderful teacher, nice, open, honest, a great example, and so encouraging and supportive.”

“When taken cumulatively, the journeys all fit together beautifully. The collective unconscious of the group responded. Each journey and talk revealed more and more and more. I am more confident of my shamanic skills, more trusting of ‘myself’ and my guidance, more curious and willing to experiment, try and ask for help for myself and others about all matters that simply ‘get in the way’ of Love and Compassion.”


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