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The Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism UK

The  Foundation Weekends and Training Courses

These weekends cover the essentials of shamanic practice, including soul retrieval, working with ancestors, shamanic healing, and much more. The workshops can be done in any order, and people are free to do the workshops they feel drawn to, and to leave other workshops out. Taken together though, the workshops comprise a really thorough and solid training for anyone who really wishes go deeply into shamanic work. Many of these workshops are essential training and experience for those who wish to go on to do the practitioner training.

Entry requirements.

To attend any of these courses you must have attended one of the college’s own Introductory days first.

If you have not done an intro day with the college, but have trained in shamanism somewhere else and are thinking of asking if you can skip the intro day and go straight onto the foundation weekends, then please read this…

In the early days of the college, I did used to take people onto the foundation weekends without them having done one of the college's intro days first, if they had previously trained in shamanism somewhere else. However, although doing this did sometimes work out, most often it really didn't. Nowadays, we only take people onto the foundation weekends if they have done one of the college's intro days first. There are a number of reasons for this…

  1. There is information on the college’s intro days that is not taught on other people's courses, information which is essential for understanding what is going on during the foundation weekends. Because of this, people who have trained elsewhere struggle on foundation weekend if they have not done one of the college’s own intro days first. It is worth adding too that the feedback from people who have previously trained somewhere else and who then do one of our intro days is usually very positive. They report that, even though it was 'just' an into day, they learned a lot and that the day filled in a lot of blanks and joined up a lot of things up for them.
  2. There are many very different approaches to shamanism (and some very different shamanic teachers too, with very different approaches to teaching!). So, it is vital that people take the time on an intro day to really check out if the Three Ravens approach is right for them, and that we are the right kind teachers for them, before committing to a whole weekend.
  3. The work we do on the weekend courses is deep and involves working closely with other students in small groups for much of the weekend. As such, at the college we have a responsibility to be discerning about who we let onto weekend courses. Let’s face it, shamanism can attract all sorts of people, not all of whom are suitable for the courses by any means, in terms of things like: mental health issues, where they are coming from in terms of ethics, interpersonal skills (or lack of them), ability to work well in a group, and so on. Given this, as tutors it is vital that we get a chance to meet people on an intro day first, before allowing them onto the foundation weekends. We need to get a sense of whether someone is right for the college (and for the existing and established students already doing the courses), and whether we are the right teachers for them. This is an essential part of creating a safe environment for students, so that they feel able to do work deeply.

To find an intro day in your area, look here.

The foundation courses teaching team.

You can meet the team members here.


At present, the Foundation courses are held in Llandudno, North Wales. Llandudno is a lovely town, known as the ‘Queen of the Welsh resorts’, in a truly beautiful part of the world. On TripAdvisor it has been voted people’s third favourite place to visit in the UK (after London and Edinburgh). Many students end up falling for the place, and come on holiday here. You can find out more about the area in terms of where to stay, places to eat, and places to visit here.

Foundation courses in 2019…

The Medicine Wheel. In Llandudno. Fully booked now.

Soul Retrieval and the Fort-Holder.

Courses in 2020 will include…

Sea Shamanism

Rewilding Your Life - details to follow.

Mother Earth, Father Sun - details to follow.

Other courses that have run in the past and will be repeated sometime in the future include…

Exploring the Shamanic Realms: the  lower-world and upper-world.

The Stone People: oldest and wisest of the Peoples.

Adulthood - a shamanic initiation:finding your true adult self.

The Totem Pole.

Plant Spirit Medicine and the Shamanic Realms.

Bird Medicine: Working with the Avian Realm.

Exploring Symptoms: finding out what body symptoms really are (and what to do about them).

Critic Taming with Shamanism.

Healing the Future: releasing the past and choosing the future with shamanism.

Living Shamanically: developing a shamanic practice, and weaving shamanism into everyday life.

The Mother and Father Archetypes: healing our mother and father wounds, and re-connecting to Mother Earth and Father Sun.

Lover as Archetype: the anima and animus, and balancing our masculine and feminine selves.

Shamanism, Death and Dying.

Heart and Body in Shamanism.

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People often ask which courses they should do first. The answer really is whichever ones you feel drawn to. That being said, if you want to build a solid basis in shamanic work (particularly if you are waning to do the practitioner training), the courses can be divided into:

Core foundation courses

Medicine Bundle foundation courses

Other foundation courses

Course fees

The current courses fees for foundation, advanced and practitioner weekends in Llandudno are...

£140 if weekends are booked individually. Or £120 per weekend if you book for 2 or 3 weekends in one go. Or only £100 per weekend if you book for 4 or more in one go.

Deposits. The deposit required is £30 per weekend you are booking on.

Booking conditions (please read!) Except in the case of my cancelling the course, deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable (so please do not ask!). The balance for each weekend becomes due three weeks before the weekend is due to start. You can still leave it till the weekend to pay the balance, but if you cancel within this three week period, or do not turn up for the weekend, then the balance will still be due.

For Llandudno foundation courses, book online here. Or email me for BACS details.

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Done an Introduction to Shamanism workshop? Then you can start to explore shamanism in more depth with the Foundation Course weekends. The courses cover all main areas of core shamanism, including soul retrieval and shamanic healing.