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The Art and Practice of Shamanic Healing: A Three-Year Professional Training and Initiation

This training is designed for those who would like to learn how to remedy spiritual illnesses and facilitate spiritual well-being on behalf of others. Those who intend to work exclusively as shamanic healers, as well as those who intend to offer shamanic healing in concert with one or more complimentary modality (such as energy work, therapy, bodywork, etc.) are equally welcome to apply. Throughout the course of this intensive training, participants can expect to develop a sophisticated array of shamanic skills, clarify and refine their areas of particular affinity as shamanic healers, and receive transformative shamanic initiations and empowerments.

 The “3Y” consists of 9 five-day in-person, non-residential gatherings in Boulder, CO. In between the gatherings, you will receive daily, weekly and monthly practices to be undertaken on your own behalf, as well as in small practice and study groups that you will meet with in person or by phone or Skype (in the case of participants who live out of state). Throughout the training, you will also receive three individual healing sessions from Julie to help you mark the thresholds of initiation that you will cross as you refine your gifts as a shamanic healer. 

This training is designed to offer you ample opportunity to practice your shamanic healing skills within the safety of a strong, consistent container. Through individual journeys, journeys in pairs and small groups, lectures, Q&A, demonstrations and rituals, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice the following shamanic healing techniques and explore the following topics: 

The Art of Divination

Successful divination lies at the heart of effective shamanic healing. During this module, you will become fluent in the language of your helping spirits, and refine your ability to receive and convey trustworthy, insightful, and helpful guidance to your clients.

Partnering with the Natural World

This module will provide you with an opportunity to discover and cultivate relationships with your allies in the natural world, including the benevolent spirits of the elements, trees, stones, plants, flowers, the sun, the moon, the stars, the guardians of the land, etc. You will experience rituals for visioning, discharging, grieving, and empowerment that will be undertaken in partnership with your new allies, and can be easily adapted to meet your own clients’ needs.

Becoming Transparent to the Divine: Merging and Transfiguration

This module will be devoted to practices for becoming fully permeable to the divine for the purpose of bringing through healing spiritual light. You will begin by enlisting the support of a gatekeeper and body protector, and proceed with an exploration of the spirit gates, which are the portals of communication with non-ordinary reality. With that foundation firmly in place, you will learn the shamanic healing techniques of merging and transfiguration, as well as the applications of these powerful shamanic healing rituals.

Healing Wounds from Other Lifetimes

Memories, fears, and unresolved issues from other times and places can accompany us into our current lives, making it difficult for us to be fully rooted in our present circumstances. During this module, you will learn how to revisit the other lives of your clients, for the purpose of uncovering and resolving what lies at the root of their current struggles, and freeing them from past entanglements.

Removing Foreign Energy and Energetic Enmeshment: Extraction, Cord-Cutting and Curse Unraveling

The focus of this module will be to restore sovereignty by way of extraction, cord cutting and curse unraveling. You will learn three methods for diagnosing and removing foreign energy, two approaches to dissolving energetic cords, as well as the intricacies of unraveling intentional and unintentional curses. You will also discover the role that negative thought forms play in compounding illness, as well as the difference between feeling and sending emotions. Finally, you will experience the process of becoming inspirited as a means for prevention against foreign energies of all kinds.

Restoring Lost Power: Soul Retrieval and Power Animal Retrieval 

From a shamanic point of view, our well-being is a function of our connection to our spiritual power. When that connection becomes compromised or severed, we become vulnerable to spiritual illnesses such as soul loss and power loss. During this module, you will learn the symptoms and ramifications of power loss, the remedies for restoring lost power by way of soul retrieval and power animal retrieval, and preventative practices for continually strengthening your connection to your spiritual power.

Psychopomp and Compassionate Depossession: Shamanic Healing for the Dying and the Dead

Shamans tend to the spiritual well-being of the living, the dying, as well as the dead. As such, it is essential for shamanic healers to possess the appropriate skills and sensitivity for working with those who are actively in the dying process, as well as the souls of those who have already passed and are in need of shamanic support. Therein lies the focus of this module: to learn how to guide those who are actively passing to a peaceful crossing, and to provide support to those who have failed to cross over and are in need of loving assistance.

The Practitioner-Client Relationship

As with any healing modality, the sense of safety that a client feels when working with a shamanic healer is critical to the outcome of the session. Safety is generated by strong boundaries, as well as the experience of being held in one’s process with compassion and care. In order for you as a practitioner to be fully present in those ways, you must be clear about your boundaries, committed to your own self-care, and skilled in the art of navigating the intimate relationship between a client and a healer. This module will enable you to take a close look at both sides of the client-practitioner relationship, with the intention of bringing awareness, clarity, and thoughtfulness to the tending of that chalice.

Training schedule: 

First gathering: Wednesday, January 11th – Sunday, January 15th, 2017 from 10am – 6pm each day

Second gathering: Wednesday, May 10th – Sunday, May 14th, 2017 from 10am – 6pm each day

Third gathering: Wednesday, September 20th – Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 10am – 6pm each day

Fourth gathering: Wednesday, January 17th – Sunday, January 21st, 2018 from 10am – 6pm each day

Fifth gathering: Wednesday, May 16th – Sunday, May 20th, 2018 from 10am – 6pm each day

Sixth gathering: Wednesday, September 19th – Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 from 10am – 6pm each day

Seventh gathering: Wednesday, January 16th – Sunday, January 20th, 2019 from 10am – 6pm each day

Eighth gathering: Wednesday, May 15th – Sunday, May19th, 2019 from 10am – 6pm each day

Ninth gathering: Wednesday, September 11th- Sunday, September 15th, 2019 from 10am – 6pm each day 


All non-residential gatherings will take place in Boulder, CO 


Three annual payments of $2375 or thirty-six monthly payments of $215. Both payment plans include three individual healing sessions.

There is an application and interview process for those who wish to participate in the 3Y.  To begin the process, please complete your application here.

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Please list the shamanic trainings and workshops that you have completed to date, including the year, the duration of the workshop, and the facilitator:

Please journey on the following questions and summarize your findings in the boxes provided. You may of course include more than one question in a given journey.(required)

Helping spirits, please help me understand the ways in which the 3Y is in alignment with my soul’s purpose in this lifetime.

Helping spirits, please help me understand the ways in which the 3Y is in alignment with my shamanic calling in this lifetime.

Helping spirits, please help me understand the ways in which I will enrich the 3Y circle.

Helping spirits, please help me understand the challenges that I will face if I participate in the 3Y.

Helping spirits, what will I learn from participating in the 3Y?

Helping spirits, what will I learn from not participating in the 3Y?

Helping spirits, what preparations would I need to make in order to be ready to step into the 3Y chalice wholeheartedly?

Helping spirits, what would be my primary intention as a participant in the 3Y?

Is there anything more that you would like me to know about you?


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