learn to journey

Learn to Journey is a 2-day workshop for beginners to learn about core Shamanism and how to journey to the other world to gain wisdom and healing.  Participants will become empowered through personal journeys and will learn how to help others through journey work. 


A typical workshop agenda follows; note that times are scheduled according to venue availability. 


Prerequisite: None; just come with and open heart and mind.

At this workshop, you will learn:

  • about the history and philosophy of  Shamanism

  • how create psychic protection 

  • how to journey to other worlds and dimensions

  • how to work with your Power Animals and the spirits of the Elements

  • how to use the power of ceremony to heal yourself and others

Cost: $125 per person. There must be a minimum of 8 participants signed up for the workshop to avoid cancellation. The cost may vary slightly, depending on venue.


What to wear:

  • Participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to sit and lie on the floor; and

  • If you wish, you may bring special clothing to wear during the closing ceremony.


What to bring:

  • A blanket or yoga mat on which to lie for journey work and a pillow for under your head/knees;

  • A journal and a pencil to take notes and record your journeys;

  • A rattle or drum to use for ceremony and when working with a partner; and

  • A bottle of water with your name on it.

Note that there will be a 1-hour lunch break on Saturday and a 30-minute break on Sunday, if you wish to bring your lunch those days. A list of nearby restaurant with prompt service will be provided.


Day 1: 6 hours (typically 10am-12:30pm and 1:30-4pm)

  1. The workshop will open with a ceremony of release in preparation for the weekend. 

  2. Tess will discuss Shamanism, its place in ancient and modern cultures, the basic philosophy and spiritual practice of Shamanism.

  3. Participants will then journey to meet their Power Animals, followed by a discussion of the significance and meaning of Power Animals.

  4. The last subject of the day will be a discussion of prayer, and how the Shamanic Practitioner uses the power of prayer to give healing to another. The group will then journey to ask for assistance in the healing of another through prayer.

  5. We will end the day with a ceremony of thanksgiving.


Day 2: 5 hours (typically 1-6pm)

  1. The day will begin by joining together in ceremony to bring healing, through the power of prayer, to a distant group that has been devastated by a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

  2. We will journey to meet the Spirits of the elements: wind, fire, water, and earth and learn what wisdom they wish to share.

  3. Often we find ourselves "picking up" the negative energy of others, either in passing, or through anger or malice directed toward us. The group will learn about several ways of creating protection and sacred space, and will practice these disciplines for themselves and a partner.

  4. Tess will discuss journeying for someone else to restore power and how to facilitate healing for others, after which you will with a partner to exchange healing work and discuss your experiences.

  5. The workshop will conclude with a joyful ceremony to celebrate our newfound knowledge and connection to Spirit.

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Tess Snyder

Shamanic Practitioner & Certified Hypnotherapist

Avon Lake, Ohio


Please note that Shamanic healing is spiritual healing, and should never replace or be substituted for medical care. Shamanic healing is a complement to your doctor's care, not a replacement. Please consult a physician for your condition before pursuing alternative healing.

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