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The Way of the Shaman – Santa Rosa (February 2020)

February 15 - February 16

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Way of The Shaman workshop.


Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman®

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

Santa Rosa, California

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2020 – 8:45 AM to 4:15 PM

Course Description

During this experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary 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 non-ordinary 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 Beth Beurkens and the other authorized faculty members of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.


Santa Rosa

The city of Santa Rosa is located in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country, yet is only 55 miles north of San Francisco. Redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean, bike trails, golf and cultural events are all here. In the center is a charming, thriving downtown, lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.

Coffee and tea will be provided on our morning and afternoon breaks.

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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.


$280 per person for early registration – before January 24th, 2019 . Sign-ups after January 24th, 2020 will be $295.

NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONSEarly Bird (Before January 24, 2020)280.00 USD
NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONSStandard (After January 24, 2020)295.00 USD
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Cancellation Policy


Cancellations will be processed as follows: notification received prior to Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2020: full refund minus $60.00 administration fee; notification received prior to Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2020: 50% refund minus $75.00 administration fee. No refunds on or after January 17, 2020. 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 Santa Rosa

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 here in all price ranges. I’ve included a few less expensive options. Please make your own reservations.

Hotel La Rose (800) 678-8946

Vagabond Inn Santa Rosa (707) 542-5544

Courtyard Santa Rosa (707) 573-9000

Sandman Santa Rosa (707) 293-2100

Best Western Plus (707) 545-9000

America’s Best Value Inn (707) 575-4600


You can also go to the Santa Rosa Visitors Center website for more lodging information or call them at (800) 404-7673


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.

A Santa Rosa lodging, directions, and what-to-bring list will be emailed to you upon receipt of your tuition payment and registration.

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


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