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Core Shamanic workshops offered by Catherine Hughes

in Ontario and Atlantic Canada

 

Catherine’s style of teaching is lighthearted and all-inclusive. She is very well organized and explains each section of the workshop thoroughly and answers all questions from the participants with patience and care. Catherine is very knowledgeable in her discipline and does not hesitate to give examples to clarify various aspects of the work. I appreciate her continued reminders that each participant’s experience is unique and she is very careful not to influence the participant’s experience.

 

Catherine is extremely well prepared. She takes time to answer all questions.Her experience with virtual teaching is admirable.Very knowledgeable too. Very at ease teaching.

 

 

I loved it. Catherine did an excellent job of explaining each step she always checked in to make sure everyone understood. Very approachable, she is a true gem!

The Way of the Shaman


This is the In-person Introductory Workshop

During this weekend experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem-solving and healing. In a small group, the emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming to experience the shamanic state of consciousness and to awaken dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with compassionate spirit allies and Nature.

This workshop is 14 hours of in-person training offered over a weekend.

Completion of this Basic Workshop with an authorized Foundation Faculty Member qualifies participants to take the advanced FSS workshops.

Workshop Registration and Policies:

The in-person workshop registration fee is $305 plus 13 % HST = $344.65. There is an early bird registration fee of $275 plus HST = $310.75 if received up to 3 weeks before the workshop. Payment can be made by cheque, e-transfer to Catherine@wayfindingspirit.com, or by using your credit or debit card with PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account. 

Refund Policy: A full refund is given up to 14 days before the workshop, after 14 days your fee will be held over to another workshop.

Sign to Infinity and beyond

1/2

June  2024

Peterborough Area

The Way of the Shaman, Lakefield


9:30-5:30 PM

Lakefield, Ontario

Marshlands Centre




22/23

June 2024

Ottawa

The Way of the Shaman, Ottawa


9:30-5:30 PM

Ottawa, Ontario

Beacon Hill Craft Club






 

Shamanic Divination Training


Divination is a large part of the work done by shamans. One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into nonordinary reality to obtain answers to questions. This action-packed workshop focuses on several different methods of divination including journeys, and consulting with nature beings. We will work with crystals, object casting, and symbols. This is one of my favourite workshops and I hope you will consider joining me. This workshop is being held at Carp Ridge Eco Wellness Centre to facilitate activities outside in nature. 

PREREQUISITES

  1. The in-person weekend Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman;  
  2. OR
  3. Three 7-hour online workshops, if in-person Basic Workshop has not been completed:
    • The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power
    • Shamanic Divination in Practice
    • Shamanism, Spirits & Healing

Note: This in-person workshop is very different than the online workshop called Shamanic Divination in Practice

Workshop Registration and Policies:

The in-person workshop registration fee is $305 plus 13 % HST = $344.65. There is an early bird registration fee of $275 plus HST = $310.75 if received up to 3 weeks before the workshop. Payment can be made by cheque, e-transfer to Catherine@wayfindingspirit.com, or by using your credit or debit card with PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account. 

Refund Policy: A full refund is given up to 14 days before the workshop, after 14 days your fee will be held over to another workshop.

A signpost lit by sunlight.

27/28

July 2024

Ottawa

Shamanic Divination Training


9:30-5:30 PM

Ottawa Ontario

Carp Ridge Eco Wellness Centre




Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond


Participants learn how to deal with the issue of dying and the destiny of souls from a shamanic perspective. The workshop is both for those who wish to learn for themselves and for those who wish to help others who are in terminal situations or who have already passed on. Experiences to be undertaken include learning how to become experientially familiar with the after-death realms, tracking a person using shamanic journeying, completing unfinished business, helping a person to cross over, and classic psychopomp work.

PREREQUISITES

  1. The in-person weekend Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman;  
  2. OR
  3. Three 7-hour online workshops, if in-person Basic Workshop has not been completed:
    • The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power
    • Shamanic Divination in Practice
    • Shamanism, Spirits & Healing

Workshop Registration and Policies:

The in-person workshop registration fee is $305 plus 13 % HST = $344.65. There is an early bird registration fee of $275 plus HST = $310.75 if received up to 3 weeks before the workshop. Payment can be made by cheque, e-transfer to Catherine@wayfindingspirit.com, or by using your credit or debit card with PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account. 

Refund Policy: A full refund is given up to 14 days before the workshop, after 14 days your fee will be held over to another workshop.

A boat heading towards the moon

19/20

October 2024

Ottawa

Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond


9:30-5:30 PM

Ottawa Ontario

Beaconhill Craft Club




Shamanic Dreamwork


In this unique experiential workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore the nature, meaning, and use of dreams among shamanic peoples, with dreamwork practices from a range of cultures. Researched and developed by Michael Harner, subjects to be covered include shamanic dream theory and big dreams, as well as dreams and the soul, spirits, shamanic journeys, the Dreamtime, and the vision quest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to contemporary life, including the use of dreams in divination, health, and healing.

PREREQUISITES

  1. The in-person weekend Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman;  
  2. OR
  3. Three 7-hour online workshops, if in-person Basic Workshop has not been completed:
    • The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power
    • Shamanic Divination in Practice
    • Shamanism, Spirits & Healing

Workshop Registration and Policies:

The in-person workshop registration fee is $305 plus 13 % HST = $344.65. There is an early bird registration fee of $275 plus HST = $310.75 if received up to 3 weeks before the workshop. Payment can be made by cheque, e-transfer to Catherine@wayfindingspirit.com, or by using your credit or debit card with PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account. 

Refund Policy: A full refund is given up to 14 days before the workshop, after 14 days your fee will be held over to another workshop.

A boat sailing through the dreamscape

TBD

October 2024

Lakefield

Shamanic Dreamwork


9:30-5:30 PM

Lakefield Ontario

Marshlands Centre




Advanced Shamanic Healing Practice


This two-day workshop is designed to provide to students with advanced FSS training, the opportunity for hands-on healing practice using multiple core shamanic methods.

The first day includes a review and practice of these primary methods: extraction healing, power animal retrieval, psychopomp work, and power soul retrieval. General parameters of a shamanic healing session as well as important ethical considerations will be discussed.

On day two, participants will have the opportunity to offer a complete shamanic healing session for another workshop participant. Afterward there will be group Q & A and discussion focused on clarifying the methodologies and addressing issues that arise during the healing sessions.

This training provides students the opportunity to “put it all together” by applying multiple core shamanic healing methods in a solo session for another participant. This is also a rare chance to exchange information and discuss shamanic healing with other advanced practitioners.

Those who are beginning a shamanic healing practice, as well as seasoned practitioners seeking to increase their proficiency, can benefit from this hands-on training.

PREREQUISITE FSS WORKSHOPS:

This hands-on practice in advanced shamanic healing requires these prerequisites.

  1. The in-person weekend Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman; OR substitute these three 7-hour online workshops for the Basic: The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power AND Shamanic Divination in Practice AND Shamanism, Spirits & Healing
  2. AND Shamanism, Dying & Beyond OR The Shaman As Psychopomp (online)
  3. AND Shamanic Extraction Healing Training OR Shamanic Extraction Healing Method (online)
  4. AND Power Soul Retrieval Training OR Power Soul Retrieval Method (online)
  5. OR, The Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive may be substituted for the above.

Workshop Registration and Policies:

The in-person workshop registration fee is $305 plus 13 % HST = $344.65. There is an early bird registration fee of $275 plus HST = $310.75 if received up to 3 weeks before the workshop. Payment can be made by cheque, e-transfer to Catherine@wayfindingspirit.com, or by using your credit or debit card with PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account. 

Refund Policy: A full refund is given up to 14 days before the workshop, after 14 days your fee will be held over to another workshop.

A hand dipping in a body of water.

30/1

November/

December

Ottawa

2024

Advanced Shamanic Healing Practice


9:30-5:30 PM

Ottawa, Ontario

Beacon Hill Craft Club

 





Power Soul Retrieval


Learning shamanism is not just a matter of acquiring methods, but also of increasing spiritual power and knowing how to use it. From the shamanic point of view, people who are not spiritually “power-filled” are prone to illness, accidents, and misfortune. Anyone who has had a traumatic experience may lose a portion of their soul, of their spiritual essence. There are also other reasons this may occur. In this workshop, participants will learn about soul loss and soul retrieval from a shamanic perspective.  Participants will also learn how to re-empower a client’s soul after it has been returned so that the client is once again spiritually power-filled, leading to greater health and well-being. This soul retrieval training is based on worldwide core principles and methods.

PREREQUISITE FSS WORKSHOPS: Because effective soul retrieval practice is based in shamanic power, which comes from strong connections with helping spirits and advanced practice in shamanism, participation in this program requires additional prerequisites.

  1. The in-person weekend Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman; OR substitute these three 7-hour online workshops for the Basic: The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power AND Shamanic Divination in Practice AND Shamanism, Spirits & Healing
  2. AND Shamanism, Dying & Beyond OR The Shaman As Psychopomp (online)
  3. AND Shamanic Extraction Healing Training OR Shamanic Extraction Healing Method (online)

Workshop Registration and Policies:

The in-person workshop registration fee is $305 plus 13 % HST = $344.65. There is an early bird registration fee of $275 plus HST = $310.75 if received up to 3 weeks before the workshop. Payment can be made by cheque, e-transfer to Catherine@wayfindingspirit.com, or by using your credit or debit card with PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account. 

Refund Policy: A full refund is given up to 14 days before the workshop, after 14 days your fee will be held over to another workshop.

person with soul shadow

TBD

2024

 

Power Soul Retrieval Ottawa


9:30-5:30 PM

 

 






Catherine Hughes, BFA BEd

Catherine Hughes is a Shamanic Practitioner and Guest Faculty for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Catherine is a very experienced teacher who before joining the Foundation had a career as an Art Educator at Provincial and National museums in Canada.

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