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This workshop is an important foundation for any further shamanic exploration students may want to do.




Shamanism is an ancient, earth-based spiritual path for healing, awakening, and raising consciousness. At its core is the sacred image of the World Tree. Like our ancestors before us, we will travel to the upper world (crown) to meet our spirit teachers, to the lower world (roots) of the animals, and to the middle world (trunk) to meet the spirits existing in this reality. The magic and healing of the allies from these three realms can touch our hearts and lead us powerfully into the mystery of what it is to be a human being.

We will spend time creating a strong, safe bridge to the spirit world, which can lead you and support you into your future. The relationships you make with the spirit teacher and your spirit animal are the key to the Doorway. It is suitable both for beginners and for those who want to deepen a link they have already established.


We will travel in a sacred space and time between the world of spirit and our physical world. In a grounded and ceremonial way, we can surrender and become the ‘hollow bone’, allowing spirit to flow through us and lifting our consciousness closer to the sacred dream of life. We will use the core shamanic techniques of journey, dance, song and walk combined with the spirit help of drum, rattle, feather and herbs.

Shamans always work for their tribe. Over the weekend, we will form a circle working together for ourselves, each other and for our Mother Earth. The core practices you will learn have a strong focus on bringing back information and healing for the group and will teach you skills which you can take home to use for yourself and others.


  • Unlock their latent gifts for healing and divination

  • Enable them to open their own doorway to the spirit world

  • Connect them to their spirit guides, power animals & plant allies

  • Give them the fundamental tools of journeying, grounding and protection

  • Teach them how to create sacred spaces


  • What to bring: Please bring a rattle or a drum, a feather, and an object of value to you for the altar. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bandanna, cushion and/or blanket, & a pen and notebook to record your journeys. Water and light energy snacks are recommended.

  • Please note:  Electronic recording — audio, video, photographic — and the use of computers are not permitted during the workshop.

  • Completion of this workshop with Teya K Estar qualifies participants to participate in more advanced Northern Drum Shamanic Center workshops.

What would you like to explore next?



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