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 this program of study:
-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 to work from the heart,
-Living from and seeing with the heart and spirit,
-Living in harmony with the seasons,
-Applying core shamanic practices to birth and hospice situations,
-What cultural appropriation is and how to avoid it,
-Mandated reporting (what it is/how to report incidents),
-Setting healthy boundaries with clients,
-Healing ancestral/generational trauma,
-How to work as a team for client healing with licensed mental health/medical professionals
...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 $50-$70 (scale starts lower if you can prove financial hardship) 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 outerwear and footwear for the New England seasonal climate and for wooded terrain.
The current class of year one students for 2020 is already full at this time with a waiting list. The next year one group will begin in September, 2021.
*We may only offer this training virtually in September for the safety and health of our students. We will update this page as reopening guidelines evolve.
If you are interested in studying with us in the future, please email Michelle the following information (or contact us for the mailing address). *Those who have worked with Michelle previously through classes, events/workshops or private client sessions will be given top priority, as space is limited in this program. However, everyone will be considered, even if you are new!
Please type (as a word document or letter in any format or font you prefer...or alternately record a brief video or simply your voice to share your response and contact information and send it to us as your application if writing is a challenge for you) a 250 word MINIMUM response to the essay question below, simply including the necessary contact information at the top of your essay:
Necessary Contact Information to Include at top of Essay:
Your Address/Phone Number/Email Address:
Contact Information for two Character References (not family):
Essay Question to Answer: A Spiritual Biography -- What do you feel has led you to this spiritual path? What about core shamanic healing is of interest to you? 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? If you faced a challenge or internal resistance to healing in this program, how would you respond to it? How would you use what you would learn and experience in this program to help yourself and others?
*You are not limited to only respond to the above questions. Please feel free to share any additional relevant information about your journey that you feel is important, such as any other healing or learning experiences with alternative or shamanic healing 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 2021, is July 1st, 2021 by 12:00 PM. September, 2021's Year One Class is already filling! 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.
Core Shamanic Training
What People Are Saying:
"I just wanted to say thanks for another amazing class! Every class I leave more amazed and in awe of what is possible. I really enjoyed learning with you and everyone, as I always do! Thanks for taking your Saturday to sit and teach with us. I can't wait for next month and to continuing to practice everything you have shown us!"
"Just wanted to take a moment to give a big thank you to Michelle for all the hard work she is doing to teach us. She's like a one woman whirlwind keeping all this going with classes, scheduling, yummy food!!! (always a favorite), and everything else. I can also say, I can't emphasize enough the positive impact she has had on my life over the last few years and how appreciative I am for all the good folks of our circle."
"Hi Michelle, I felt the need to thank you again for everything you do. You have helped me heal and begin a journey that I'm not sure I could have done without you. I feel myself transforming and am starting to actually love myself, let go of fear and anxiety, and be free from substance dependency -- something I haven't done in a loooonggg time. Thank you thank you for being such an amazing teacher and positive influence for so many. So thankful to be able to use the tools you have shown me. xoxo"