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The Way of The Shaman – Novato – March 18 & 19, 2023

March 18, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The enrollment for this course is now closed.  Thank You!

Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman®

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

Novato, California

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.

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

Please review the FSS Covid Safety Policy for In-Person Weekend Workshops by clicking here.


Novato has a rural atmosphere with a  low population density and a high amount of open space and parks in and near the City. Novato is known for the arts, fine dining, quality hotels, and pristine hiking and biking trails.

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The Foundation for Shamanic Studies will offer Continuing Education (CE) contact hours/credits (CEUs) 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.


$275 per person for early registration – before March 3, 2023. Sign-ups after March 3, 2023, will be $310.

FSS Council Member Discount – $10.00

***Registration is a 4 Step Process and all Steps must be completed***

Step #1 COVID Waiver for In-Person Workshops:

Click Here to Complete the Waiver **NOTE: This will open in another window on your computer.  Once the waiver is completed you must return to this page to complete your registration.

Step #2 Payment

The enrollment for this course is closed. Thank you!Early Bird - The Way of the Shaman - March 18 & 19, 2023 (before March 3, 2023)275.00 USDEarly Bird - The Way of the Shaman - March 18 & 19, 2023 (before March 3, 2023)
The enrollment for this course is closed. Thank you!FSS Early Bird - The Way of the Shaman - March 18 & 19, 2023 (before March 3, 2023)265.00 USDFSS Early Bird - The Way of the Shaman - March 18 & 19, 2023 (before March 3, 2023)
The enrollment for this course is closed. Thank you!Standard - The Way of the Shaman - March 18 & 19 , 2023 (after March 3, 2023)310.00 USDStandard - The Way of the Shaman - March 18 & 19 , 2023 (after March 3, 2023)
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Step #3 Registration


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be processed as follows: notification received prior to March 3, 2023: full refund minus $75.00 administration fee.  No refunds on or after March 3, 2023. 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.


There are many excellent healthy food options that range from inexpensive to deluxe. You’ll find American, Chinese, Thai… you name it. $7.00 and up.

Lodging in Novato

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 available in Navato, in all price ranges.  Once you have completed your registration for the workshop, I will send you a list of accommodations and where I will be holding the workshop.  Please make your own reservations.


March 18, 2023 @ 8:00 am
March 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm