Shamanic Practices for Personal Empowerment: A Year-Long Series

Shamanism is a way of life that engages our interconnection to the natural world and the spiritual world. While professional shamanic training requires years of study, many core shamanic practices can be used for personal empowerment, guidance and healing. If you wish to deepen your spiritual awareness, strengthen your intuitive gifts, and expand your communications with the spirit world and with animals, plants and minerals, this year-long exploration will give you the tools and the experiences you need for your own personal shamanic practice. Core shamanism is welcoming of all spiritual and religious traditions. In these classes, you will explore your own personal experiences of sacredness and spirituality.

There are 12 different courses in this series. You may take each one in sequence if you are interested in receiving a certificate of completion in personal shamanic practice. Or you may take any classes that interest you without committing to the entire curriculum. Experience with shamanic journeying is a prerequisite for most of these courses.

This series is being offered through Infinity Foundation in Highland Park.

2019 Dates

Create Your Spiritual Sanctuary (Tuesday, January 22, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Shamanism recognizes that the sacred is all around you and that spirit is in all things. Creating a spiritual sanctuary will help you access and connect to these gifts on a deep level. Find out how to build and use your altar for empowerment and spiritual deepening. Create a personal shamanic invocation to call in the directions, spirit guides, and the Divine that honors your sense of Spirit. Discover ways to honor the spirits and sacredness of the land that expands your relationship with the natural world. Explore the power of intention and prayer for bringing forth balance, change, and a strong sense of knowing. These shamanic practices provide a foundation for opening up to a spiritually profound way of being in the world.


Shamanic Journeying (Tuesday, February 12, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Shamanic journeying is a powerful way to tap into your inner wisdom, strengthen your connection to the Divine, and expand your awareness of spiritual realms. Visiting the spirit realms and being in relationship with compassionate, enlightened beings changes you. Your perspective broadens and deepens. Your heart opens as you become more connected to Spirit and Light and learn how to receive divine guidance for living your life with love and purpose. Similar to a guided meditation, journeying allows you to travel in other dimensions of awareness. Interact with compassionate spirits, such as power animals, spirit guides, and angelic beings. Receive guidance, information, teaching, and healing to further you along your path of discovery. Apply real life situations on an energetic level to affect positive change. Discover how to journey safely and effectively.


Power Animals  (Tuesday, March 12, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Receive guidance, protection, and enlightenment from the earthly realm by connecting with animals in physical and spiritual form. Using shamanic journeying, meet power animals and explore ways to work with them. Discover that all living things are imbued with spirit and wisdom and many are willing to assist humanity as guardians, teachers, and guides. If you’ve ever felt a special connection to an animal, a tree or a place, you’ve experienced this sacred relationship. Bring these insights into your everyday interaction with nature to nurture a deep appreciation and gratitude for the living organisms around you.


Spirit Guides (Tuesday, April 9, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

In shamanic work, spiritual guidance and connection can come through many different guides from both the earthly and heavenly realms. This workshop focuses on guides from the heavenly realms. Learn to connect with archangels, spirit guides, ascended masters, gods and goddesses, ancestral guides and other light beings. Explore ways to work with these spirit guides for guidance, protection and enlightenment.


Creating Personal Rituals   (Tuesday, May 14, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Clearing and Healing Your Energy Field  (Tuesday, June 11, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Energetic Cord Cutting  (Tuesday, July 9, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Release and Heal Negative Beliefs  (Tuesday, August 13, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Clear Your Home of Negative Energy   (Tuesday, September 10, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Ancestral Healing   (Tuesday, October 8, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Guiding Spirits to the Light   (Tuesday, November 12, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

Personal Healing Journey (Tuesday, December 10, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)

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