2018 Training Schedule (Updated December 13, 2017) For more complete descriptions, please scroll down on this page. 2018
May 2-6, 2018Medicine for the Earth sponsored by Sounds True. Estes Park, Colorado November 12-17, 2018 Sandra Ingerman's Two-Year Teacher Training, session one of four. Sedona Mago Retreat Center, Sedona Arizona April 9-14, 2019 Sandra Ingerman's Two-Year Teacher Training, session two of four. Sedona Mago Retreat Center, Sedona Arizona November 11-16, 2019 Sandra Ingerman's Two-Year Teacher Training, session three of four. Sedona Mago Retreat Center, Sedona Arizona April 14-19, 2020 Sandra Ingerman's Two-Year Teacher Training, session four of four. Sedona Mago Retreat Center, Sedona Arizona
On Going On Line Courses: (Please see descriptions below) Experiencing the Shamanic Journey available through Sounds True. Shamanic Journeying for Guidance and Healing: Opening to Love, Beauty, and Wisdom Through Sacred Ceremony and Community (Part 1)taught through The Shift Network. Shamanic Journeying for Guidance and Healing: Practices for Divination, Collective Blessing & Helping Others (Part 2)taught through The Shift Network. Beginning Shamanic Journeying taught through Intermet Metaphysical University 21st Century Shamanism available through Sounds True. The Power of Focused Intent available through Sounds True.
I know we have been riding some very challenging and turbulent waves. And the natural flow of life will continue to bring us challenges that inspire us to really deepen our spiritual work. For clearly we cannot think our way out of or physically power through the personal and planetary initiation we are in. We are being asked to dive deep into the power of our inner spirit that has all the knowledge and strength to carry us through to the rebirth as to attune us to the nature cycle of death and rebirth that all living beings on Earth experience.
But we must learn how to live a new way of life filled with love, light, and the power of spirit. We have to correct the disharmonious patterns we have created in the collective field of energy.
There are no compassionate spirits or shamanic teachers who can do your personal work for you. But they can inspire you on ways to perform your own ceremonial work, join with others in your local and global community to do the same, and keep going deeper.
The “Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light” training sponsored by Sounds True in May filled very quickly. People do drop out so explore getting on the waiting list. I will be working on scheduling another training for those of you who did not get into the training. The training is being filmed, and an online course will be designed for those of you who desire to work through a webinar. Once the online course has been created I will share this information.
The practice of shamanism was gifted to humans by the compassionate spirits over 100,000 years ago to help them survive. And obviously we need the power of these universal and ancient practices to assist in the survival of life on this Earth.
I started teaching the practice of shamanism when I was 29, and I will be 65 in 2018. I am working with new formats so I can share teachings with the international community without being on the road 300 days a year as I did in the past. Teaching online classes have given the opportunity for people from all over the world to train with me.
I will keep teaching, just more locally and through online courses, summits, and lectures, through my writing and of course I will continue writing the monthly Transmutation News.
Studying long term with a local teacher where you can work within a bonded and supportive community is such a powerful way to be introduced to shamanic ways of receiving guidance, healing, and living a shamanic way of life. I have been training shamanic teachers since 2003. You will find an international list of brilliant local teachers I trained by visiting www.shamanicteachers.com. This site includes a list of shamanic practitioners I have trained if you are looking to work one on one with a shamanic healer.
Below you will see the workshops I have scheduled. Keep checking back as I add more to my schedule. Please take a look at the wealth of online classes I have taught that were recorded and can now be registered for and downloaded on your own timeline.
Continue to check this section to learn about new workshops I schedule at retreat centers or new online courses.
I also encourage you to sign up for my email list if you have not done so.
MEDICINE FOR THE EARTH GATHERING AND HEALING WITH SPIRITUAL LIGHT
May 2-6, 2018 Location: The YMCA Camp in Estes Park, Colorado
The YMCA Camp is right outside of Estes Park Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a perfect place for us to do our spiritual work while sinking into the beauty of nature.
Note from: Sandra - This Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light Training filled very quickly with a waiting list. That speaks to how people are being drawn to this remarkable work for improving themselves and planetary health.
I am so honored that so many people want to study with me right now. And I will continue teaching and will schedule another future Medicine for the Earth Training for those of you who would like to train with me in person. I look forward to potentially meeting you and working with you in a future workshop. It is also possible for people to still place themselves on the May 2018 Medicine for the Earth waiting list. Sometimes participants do have unexpected conflicts coming up and need to cancel. As another option, you can also work with a Medicine for the Earth teacher whom I have trained and is listed on www.shamanicteachers.com. Medicine for the Earth workshops are listed under Workshops - Advanced on that website. Also, Sounds True will be releasing this workshop as a downloadable offering in the future, probably sometime in 2019.
Also please note that this training will be filmed by Sounds True. I have no plans to retire. But after teaching for 35 years I do not know how many more times I will be teaching this workshop. And I would love the course to be available for future generations to be able to work with this powerful and transformative material.
This training based on the information in Medicine for the Earth teaches how to transform personal and environmental pollution by learning how to transmute negative beliefs, attitudes, and energy which is generated by emotions.
The process continues with learning how to work in cooperation with helping spirits and the spirits of the land as well as getting in touch with our own internal divine nature to create healing and transmutation.
The training includes learning about working in cooperation with all the elements earth, water, air, and fire. Other key elements and spiritual practices will also be explored which can be easily incorporated into daily life. These methods are necessary and helpful for transforming and transmuting environmental and personal toxins.
With spiritual practices and learning how to shift our consciousness we can add to all the brilliant environmental work going on today. But we must learn the power of integrating spiritual work into our daily lives. And this is the major theme of this training.
Participants will also take part ceremonies to transmute water and other substances as well as to transmute planetary problems. There will be a fire ceremony to help us manifest our visions.
In 2004 I was invited by The School of Integrative Medicine at the University of Michigan to participate in a pilot research study to study the effects of the Medicine for the Earth work on people who suffered depression after having a heart attack. The study used a variety of standard physical and mental benchmarks to track the success of the program.
The conclusion of the published research study showed that a spiritual retreat such as Medicine for the Earth could be used to increase hope while reducing depression in persons with acute coronary depression.
In this training you will learn what I taught to my group in Michigan and how to teach the work to others.
Because the etiology of illness today is different from ancient times, our healing methods must be updated to deal with modern-day illness such as cancer and immune deficiency problems caused by environmental pollution.
You will learn new methods of healing based on the Medicine for the Earth work that can be integrated into a shamanic healing practice.
The ceremonial work done as a group in collaboration with community and the spirits is truly a life transforming experience.
Prerequisite: There are no workshops required for this training. Experience with shamanic journeying is required. You can learn the practice of shamanic journeying through a book or from listening to a CD program. Please look at Books and CDs on the homepage of this site. If you choose to take a workshop on shamanic journeying you can find a local teacher at: www.shamanicteachers.com.
Recommended Reading and Audio: Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins, How to Heal Toxic Thoughts, or listening tothe CD program “Miracles for the Earth” produced by Sounds True. Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of Shamanic Life is Sandra newest book where she focuses on the practices we will be learning.
TWO-YEAR TEACHER TRAINING IN SHAMANIC JOURNEYING AND HEALING AND MEDICINE FOR THE EARTH
I have been seeding our communities with well-trained teachers to save people the expense of having to travel to distant workshops. We need to create a way to get information out to a broader audience so that we can help change the current level of consciousness in the world.
In this training I will cover issues and questions that come up when teaching groups, help participants design workshops, and I will share new adaptations to the work that will speak to our world community and work with present-day issues and problems.
We will also use shamanic journeying and ceremonies to work through the egoic traps that many teachers fall into when they take on the role of teacher and help work through blocks that prevent us from being as creative as is our birthright.
In this course participants are trained to teach:
Psychopomp work as well as working with people who are facing death.
Medicine for the Earth
Healing with Spiritual Light
How to teach and lead ceremonies in workshops
There are very strict prerequisites for this course. A great teacher teaches from his or her experience. Therefore, I will only be accepting applications from people who have already completed workshops and are practicing all the work shared in this course.
You need to have taken the following courses from a teacher listed on www.shamanicteachers.com as well as have a practice using the material:
Shamanic Journeying Shamanic Extraction 5-day Soul Retrieval Training Psychopomp (Death & Dying) Medicine for the Earth Healing with Spiritual Light
Completion of The Shift Network Training "Shamanic Journeying for Guidance and Healing" Part 1 (7 weeks) and Part 2 (12 weeks) taken live with Sandra will count as the prerequisite for Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light. ** These courses taken as an On-Demand course (Part 2 is 11 weeks) will only count as meeting the prerequisite for Medicine for the Earth.
Completion of Part 1 (7 weeks) will count as the prerequisite for Beginning Journeying Skills.
Also, you need to be seeing clients working with these shamanic practices.
In the application you will be asked to list the courses you completed and who you studied with. And you will be asked to describe your practice with clients as well as submitting case studies.
We will be meeting at a place of extraordinary beauty in Sedona, Arizona, the Sedona Mago Retreat Center. Please feel free to visit their website www.sedonamagoretreat.org to get a sense of the beauty you will step into.
We will meet twice a year over 24 months. The first meeting will be November 12-17, 2018. Specific dates are being worked out for the second, third and fourth sessions. Subsequent sessions will be held in the Spring and Fall of 2019 and the Spring of 2020. Participation is required for all four meetings in order to complete the Teacher Training.
Participants who have completed all four sessions will be eligible to be listed on www.shamanicteachers.com. You will be able to list workshops that I have trained you to teach as well as you can list unique and creative workshops you have designed that have to do with shamanism.
This is a residential training.
First Session: November 12-17, 2018 Second Session April 9-14, 2019 Third Session November 11-16, 2019 Fourth Session April 14-19, 2020
ON GOING ON LINE COURSES Note: Taking "Experiencing the Shamanic Journey” or the Shift Network courses Part 1 and 2 serve as the prerequisite register for more advanced shamanic trainings. EXPERIENCING THE SHAMANIC JOURNEY
The shamanic journey is the art of using rhythm and intention to enter an altered state of consciousness in order to connect with the spiritual dimension of reality.
Here is your chance to experience Sandra's complete foundational training on shamanic practice in an unprecedented format. This six-session on-demand online video course will provide you with the essentials for integrating the spiritual insights and techniques of shamanism into your life, including:
The shamanic journey-how to enter a new state of awareness and open your perceptions to the spirit world Guidelines for interpreting the information you receive, improving your recall, and deepening your experience Your spiritual allies-guided journeys for making contact with your power animals, ancestors, and guardian spirits The Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds-experience journeys into each of the three divisions of non-ordinary reality The shamanic approach to healing-how to make yourself a conduit for universal healing energy to benefit yourself and others "Seeing through the heart"-expanding your perceptions in real-world situations by connecting with the universal field Dealing with the ego-guidance for navigating the most common pitfalls of doubt and self-sabotage Your own journey style-how to dispel unhelpful preconceptions and learn to trust your unique way of receiving guidance and energy from the spirits Embodying wisdom-bringing your practice into your relationships, community, and every aspect of your life.
Experiencing the Shamanic Journey brings you in-depth online training in shamanic practice from Sandra Ingerman -with video instruction and guided journeys along with written materials to help you deepen your understanding. Click here to purchase this course from Sounds True. SHAMANIC JOURNEYING FOR GUIDANCE AND HEALING: OPENING TO LOVE, BEAUTY, AND WISDOM THROUGH SACRED CEREMONY AND COMMUNITY (Part 1)
This is a seven-week training sponsored by The Shift Network, which I taught live three times and were all recorded. Now the best of the 3 recordings is available in its pre-recorded, downloadable format.
During this training we experience the power of working together in a supportive community while learning the shamanic practice of journeying. Each week we perform journeys together for healing, connecting with nature, and learning how to feel empowered by living a shamanic way of life. We end each session by engaging in a virtual ceremony together to exponentially increase the power of our work. You may register for it by clicking on:
SHAMANIC JOURNEYING FOR GUIDANCE AND HEALING PART 2: PRACTICES FOR DIVINATION, COLLECTIVE BLESSING & HELPING OTHERS.
This course is a transformative 12 week course. The prerequisite for this course is taking Part 1 or being able to show you have taken a workshop on shamanic journeying.
Just some of the topics included in this course are how to journey for others and perform powerful but safe healing practices.
Please note: I do not teach advanced shamanic healing ceremonies online. I feel strongly participants need to sign up for a physical workshop with a teacher to learn such important work so that clients get the best help they need and deserve. But there are safe ceremonies I teach for those wanting to help another, a relationship, family, business, or a location on the Earth. I teach ways to connect more deeply with nature as shamans have done for tens of thousands of years.
By taking both Part 1 and Part 2 you will learn most of the material I teach in the Medicine for the Earth. These courses do not include what I teach in Healing with Spiritual Light. Each session ends with a beautiful and potent healing ceremony. There are many other topics covered such as journeying to ancestors and descendants to learn from them how we can be in service to the planet, how to work with people who are facing death and dying, and how to bring simple ceremonies into your community. To register for this course, please click on:
Taught through the International Metaphysical University (IMU). For further information please visit www.intermetu.com. This class introduces the basic ideas and techniques of cross-cultural shamanism. The focus in on basic shamanic journeying and how to travel into non-ordinary realms to meet up with helping spirits who can provide guidance, insight, and healing.
21st CENTURY SHAMANISM
In August of 2010 Sandra taught a webinar produced by Sounds True titled 21st Century Shamanism. This course is now available to purchase on demand from Sounds True. The link to the on-demand version of Sandra Ingerman's event from August, which is now available for purchase:
Why are we seeing a modern renaissance of shamanism-the oldest form of spiritual practice? According to Sandra Ingerman, it is because it is a "path of direct revelation." Shamanism provides powerful, effective tools to let you tap into the unseen world for insight and healing-requiring no outside authorities, intermediaries, or even beliefs. With 21st Century Shamanism, this respected teacher presents three live learning sessions to introduce you to the modern evolution of this ancient practice. Using techniques drawn from indigenous practice and adapted for widespread use in today's world, Sandra provides a hands-on introduction to:
* The shamanic journey-Sandra guides you in the experience of entering an altered state to access the world of spirit * Deep listening-harmonizing yourself with the natural world for increased energy and health * Dream work-guidelines for decoding the wisdom of the deeper self * Ceremony-rituals for dissolving our limiting beliefs, opening the door to our true potential * Blessing practices-how to become a positive force for change in the world
21st Century Shamanism includes live Q&A and guided practices with Sandra Ingerman.
THE POWER OF FOCUSED INTENT
A couple of years ago Sandra taught a course titled “Working in Community”. Participants met for a four-day workshop. We focused on how we can use our thoughts and words to change our personal life and be in service to all of life on the planet. We learned how to dream into being the world we wish to live in. And we looked to how we could use the practices of gratitude, blessings, and transfiguration to support our personal lives and also the community we created.
We then did two years of regular teleconferencing where Sandra lectured and led spiritual practices. And we created a yahoo group where we could share our experiences of doing this incredible work for each other and ourselves.
In January, 2012 Sandra started a six-month online course that was based on the Working in Community course. Once a month for six months she taught a live session where she lectured on material and lead spiritual practices to help anchor the work. There is also a forum that Sandra is a part of where we can share our experiences of keeping up with the practices.
The intention will be to use spiritual practices to help ourselves but also make a commitment to radiate light and send blessings to all in the course. And we will continue to share with each other over the six months on the online forum created by Sounds True. In this online course we will create a virtual community committed to creating the inner landscape needed to give solid results in the outer world. We will learn to concentrate our thoughts and words so that we can produce our desired goal. And we will work together in full support of each other so that each person’s goals are exponentially met by the group’s energy. For information and to purchase this course, click here. Sandra Ingerman reserves the right to cancel any workshops or the participation of anyone, at any time for any reason. In such a case, fees paid in advance will be refunded.
www.sandraingerman.com has articles posted that Sandra has written on shamanism, soul retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and healing toxic thoughts. You can also read her monthly column "The Transmutation News" on this site. You can also order her books and audio programs on this website.
www.shamanicteachers.com lists hundreds of international teachers authorized to teach by Sandra Ingerman to teach shamanic journeying, healing, and also Medicine for the Earth. Also if you click on practitioners you will find local shamanic practitioners who can provide shamanic healing work. You can also order Sandra Ingerman's books on this website.
Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and Shamanism