"The Institute of Shamanic Healing is the Harvard of shamanic training schools!!"
~ Ren, Shamanic Apprentice
~ Ren, Shamanic Apprentice
Drum Circle by the River
The Apprenticeship is designed to give you what you need to become a Shamanic Healer:
Healing Skills, Shamanic Tools,
Healing Power and Presence
This Apprenticeship is a comprehensive training program, essentially the equivalent of a Master's Degree.
Madge Hart-Peinkofer, Community Drum Keeper
The Apprenticeship is designed to give you the Knowledge, Healing Skills, and Healing Power and Presence you need to begin working with people. Meeting all the requirements of the program, you'll receive:
Certification as a Shamanic Healer
The Apprenticeship training includes:
The Ceremony Circle at the Vision Quest Site - 2022
Selena Whittle, PhD, Apprenticeship Leader
Combining Indigenous and Western Education Methods
In order to allow this sacred learning to penetrate the entire being, we combine indigenous and western education methods such as:
Blended Format - Online Learning with
The Apprenticeship combines regular online classes with in-person retreats. Your cohort will come together in a retreat setting four times during the Apprenticeship and once during the Vision Quest. Retreats include classes, experiential exercises, skill practice, and ceremony. There are 4 retreats in all, lasting 4 full days each.
Classes in-between retreats are conducted through online video conferencing and include academic as well as practicum/skill-building classes.
Retreat Manuals - For each retreat, you'll received a manual with supporting materials and exercises
You'll Learn about Subjects such as:
The Nature of the Soul
The Process of Evolution for the Soul
The Nature of Individual Consciousness
Hidden Forces of Life
Living from Soul
The Transformative Forces of Love and Truth
Practical Knowledge and
personal inner growth and transformation
Deep Inner Transformation Occurs Through:
Individual Shamanic Healing Sessions
Expanding Spiritual Practices
Your potency as a Shamanic Practitioner is, to a large extent, dependent upon your presence and your lack of filters and triggers. Inner growth addresses these issues and brings you into your power.
expansion of spiritual and shamanic practices
In Addition to Shamanic Healing,
You'll Learn about:
Shamanic Ceremony and Leading Ceremony
Meditation, Contemplation, and Self-Observation
Journeying to Heal the Relationship with the Earth
You'll be Introduced to Spiritual Practices like:
Practices for General Attitudes and Perceptions
("All My Relations," Life as a Mirror as examples)
Meditation, Loving Everything, Joy, Gratitude
Aspiration, Poise, and Mindfulness
Serving the People and Heaven on Earth
SAMPLE Weekly Schedule
2-hour Academic Group Class
Subject: Shamanism and the Shamanic Worldview
2-hour Practicum Group Class
Live Demonstration of Healing Session
Followed by Discussion
1.5-hour Private Individual Shamanic Healing Session
Scheduling of Classes
About a month before the first retreat, the classes will be scheduled by the Apprenticeship Leader. You can expect to have classes scheduled anytime between 8:00am and 2:00pm Pacific time.
There are breaks throughout the year, such as at Thanksgiving, Winter Holiday, Spring Break, and Summer Break.