Core Shamanic Training Program
There is currently a small group of students training in Drug-Free Core Shamanic Healing, Counseling, and Divination one Saturday morning or afternoon per month at Harmony Way. We already have a full class for this year. But, there will be future opportunities to join another class, as each September, we will begin a new program of year one students. There is the option to complete one, two or three full years of training. Please scroll down for application instructions and all other details about the program.
Harmony Way is grateful to be able to offer shamanic training in a group setting that will instruct students about the most commonly practiced shamanic healing techniques from around the world, while learning to connect with the Earth, its many energies and spirits on a deeper level, and our own helping spirits. This is a beautiful, judgement-free community of people learning and sharing together with open hearts and minds in circle, supporting each other and practicing what they learn with each other. You will be safe among friends. What is shared in circle will stay in circle. This program is transformational and will help you to become more self aware, as well as more aware of and in tune with the natural world around you and your innate intuitive abilities.
Some of the areas of learning within the program:
-Meeting and working with power animals, as well as teachers/angels/deceased loved ones/ancestor spirits,
-Heart-centered listening and speaking in a supportive circle of people,
-Working with the spirits of place/nature,
-"Psychopomp" (the process of helping the dead and dying to cross over and to rid places of unwanted "stuck" spirits and energies and helping lost soul parts to heal and return),
-Shamanic divination and reading signs in nature,
-Connecting more deeply with the Earth, its spirits of place, its elements and energies, and using those for healing and transformation, and to help the plants and animals who live here,
-Eliminating the ego as much as possible,
-Living from and seeing with the heart and spirit
-...and many other areas of study as well.
These are just a few of the areas that you will learn about as you study and practice within this experiential/non-academic program in the amazingly supportive atmosphere of your circle of fellow students. There will be homework for every session as well. But, it will be FUN homework! Please note that this course requires a commitment to attend, as well as to your growth, healing, and development and will not be a "drop-in" environment. If one has more than two misses, that student will be asked to leave or re-join the following year's class. You will be required to complete your homework and to come prepared to learn for every class meeting.
Healthy refreshments will be provided at every session to keep you grounded, as will tea (or coffee or water, if you prefer). If you have any dietary restrictions or concerns, please make us aware at your earliest convenience. Everything will be organic, nutritious, vegan (plant-based, no animal products used), whole food, paleo-friendly, gluten-free, allergy-friendly, low glycemic, and delicious.
Cost of program:
This is going to be a low sliding-scale for everyone. Each three-hour session will cost $40-$70 total for the entire afternoon. Pay whatever is affordable for you on that scale. If the cost is too much of a hardship for anyone, please let us know, so we can figure something out that will make this affordable for you, even if it means bartering, gifting or work for learning exchange. We want this to be affordable and accessible for everyone who needs it.
We will spend time outdoors (weather permitting) during each class as well. Students should dress modestly and appropriately with proper footwear for the New England seasonal climate and wooded terrain.
The current class of year one students for 2019 is already full at this time. The next year one group will begin in September, 2020. If you are interested in studying with us in the future, please email or mail Michelle your application, including a 250 word MINIMUM essay response, to the following:
Your Address/Phone Number/Email Address:
Contact Information for two Character References (not family):
Essay Question: A Spiritual Biography -- What has led you to this spiritual path? What specifically do you hope to get out of this program of experiential study? What goals do you have for yourself on this path of learning? How would you use what you learn and experience in this program to help yourself and others? Please feel free to share any other information about your journey that you feel is relevant, such as any other experiences with alternative or shamanic healing (though no prior experience is required) and how it helped you, initiation crisis or simply why this type of healing calls to you at this time.
The deadline for application to be considered for the next year one class, beginning in September of 2020, is July 1st, 2020 by 12:00 PM. September, 2020's Year One Class is already filling up fast! If you are selected from the pool of applicants to be a student in this program, you will be contacted during the month of July with more information, the schedule of class meeting dates and times (one Saturday morning or afternoon per month), and directions/instructions for the first session.
You can reach Michelle Caron of Harmony Way via email to submit your application: or her website: harmonywayhealing.com or via phone with questions: 413-636-2475
The world needs this work more now than ever.