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The Way of the Shaman – Davis, California

April 2, 2016 - April 3, 2016


Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman®

The Shamanic Journey
Power and Healing with Beth Beurkens, M.A.

Davis, California (near Sacramento)

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016

Course Description

During this experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is placed on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. Students are also provided with methods to discover, and study with, their own individual power animals and spiritual teachers in nonordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized for divination and to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the planet.

This workshop constitutes the prerequisite for more advanced workshops and training courses with Michael Harner, Beth Beurkens, and the other faculty members of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

davis1dsDavis, California

As a university town, Davis has the advantages of a small town coupled with the numerous intellectual, recreational and cultural activities serving a wide variety of interests. The Davis community combines the right blend of safe neighborhoods, convenient retail and service establishments, and cultural amenities for a variety of tastes and plentiful recreational activities. There are 31 parks and 453 acres of improved developed landscape owned and maintained by the city. The area offers myriad cultural and entertainment attractions. A Northern California Mecca for artists of many media, Davis features a community-built Art Center, more than two dozen private and public galleries, a monthly downtown “Art-About”, and an exciting collection of unusual public objects d’art. UC Davis’ Mondavi Center brings world class entertainers to the area. More than a dozen major dance concerts are produced in town each year and the UC Davis Drama Department always has a top-notch theater season.

Our group room for this workshop is located in beautiful Davis, California. Coffee and tea will be provided on our morning and afternoon breaks.

Click here to learn More about the Instructor

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies will offer Continuing Education (CE) contact hours/credit (CEU’s) for this workshop. 13 CE credits will be offered for this workshop. Please see the FSS website CE page for how to apply for these credits.



$240 per person for early registration – up to one month prior to start of workshop. Sign-ups after March 2, 2016 will be $260. Payments may be made by Check, Money Order, or online with PayPal using either Visa or MasterCard. Paypal payments may only be made for the full amount. If you choose to use PayPal, be sure to also print, fill out, and mail the below Registration Form and Liability Waiver via USPS to Beth.
Preregistration is required.

Tuition Deposit

A $175 Deposit is required in order to register for this workshop and will be applied toward your tuition balance.

If you choose the option of a deposit to register for this workshop, please note that your balance is due one month before the workshop begins. You are responsible for sending your balance due in a timely manner. If it is not received on time, please note that you will be charged a $30 late fee, and you will no longer be eligible for the early registration tuition price. This means that you will have to include an extra $20 fee in your late check. Your extra fees will come to an additional $50 total. Thank you!

You may also send the full fee to register.
We recommend the deposit be paid early, as enrollments are limited.

Balance Due

Please send balance due by March 2, 2016 so all tuition matters are complete before arriving at the workshop.

To register for this course:

Click here to print the Registration Form and Liability Waiver
which needs to be sent via US Mail.

Please fill out this form completely and Mail it to:
Beth Beurkens, P.O. Box 483, Ashland, OR 97520
Include your Check or Money Order, or

Make your payment online via PayPal here:

Davis, CA – The Way of the Shaman® – Dates TBD, 2017

Early registration is 30 days or more before event date.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be processed as follows: notification received prior to Wednesday, March 2, 2016: full refund minus $60.00 administration fee; notification received prior to Wednesday, March 9: 50% refund minus $75.00 administration fee. No refunds on or after March 9, 2016. If you cancel 30 days or more before the workshop, you may apply the amount paid to another of my FSS workshops with no penalty except for any Pay Pal fees.

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies retains the right to cancel any workshop at any time for any reason. In this case all tuition fees will be refunded in full or may be applied to a future FSS workshop of mine.

Lodging in Davis

This is not a residential workshop. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. Please note the refund and cancellation policies for airlines and hotels. Travel insurance may be advised. There is a vast range of accommodations in the Davis area. For more info see the City of Davis Visitor Bureau or the Davis Chamber of Commerce. I’ve included a few of the less expensive options below:

Motel 6 530-753-3777

Royal Guest Hotels 530-231-5919

Hallmark Inn at UC Davis 530-753-3600

Best Western University Lodge 530-756-7890

Econo Lodge 530-756-1040

Holiday Inn Express Davis 530-297-1500

Davis lodging, directions, and what-to-bring information will be emailed to you upon receipt of your tuition payment and registration.

Thank you for your interest in the Way of The Shaman Workshop.



April 2, 2016
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