The Shaman’s Journey – introduction

16.06 – 18.06, Vehvilä, Suonenjoki

Shamanism contains humanity’s oldest spiritual practice. Within are traditions for healing and problem solving. It is a way of maintaining balance, understanding within the individual and between the individual and all of creation.

This workshop contains teachings in the shamanic way, shamanic techniques and animistic worldview. Animism is the worldview that all alive, all is spirit and this the foundation of the shaman’s path.

As this is a general introduction into shamanism, we may only touch upon some of the similarities or differences between various cultures of the world which express shamanic ways. Finland, Saame, Evenki, Tuvans, Mongolia, Turkey, almost all continents and peoples, have had or continue to have ancient shamanic or shamanic-like traditions. One thing in common is that shamans (general use of word) are foremost, healers. Not everyone is a shaman, yet we all have the ability to work shamanically.

During this basic introduction, participants explore some of the main ideas and methods used for thousands of years: the shaman’s journey to the world of the spirits. We turn to the traditions of singing, dancing, drumming and rattling to assist shifting our consciousness to meet our spirit helpers and explore the spirit world and returning with our remembered experiences to this reality. In this other reality, the spirit world, one can learn and understand more of power and knowledge for oneself and others, relearn communication and immersion with the world, the spirits, and the spirit side of Nature. Basic shamanic healing is also introduced.

In the circle we share our experiences of the journeys and begin the journey of learning how to understand them as well as how to ask questions.  Within this circle we learn even more from listening to others experiences, their stories. We look closely at the ethics of shamanic healing work and see how shamanism can empower our everyday lives. We may receive inspiration to reawaken our own earth-based animistic spiritual path which then gives to back to Mother Earth and all our kin.

Christiana threads together what she has gathered/lived/learned over many decades of shamanic healing experiences and ceremonies. As always, Spirits guide the group and this workshop is tailor-made for those who gather together at this time.

This is a drug-free (hallucinogen, alcohol also) workshop. Workshop is in English and/or Finnish. This is not intended as a therapy course – although we do work with ourselves.

Place: Vehvilä, Suonenjoki

Price: 220€ – 290€ depending on need. If you can contribute more, I can give bursaries to those who need. Price includes food, instruction, mattress/floor sleep-over in room which we can make some types of nests or bring own tent with you or caravan. Price includes 24%VAT.

The house has fully equipped kitchen, showers and toilets that are accessible for those in wheelchairs. Entry staircase has ramps, toilet doors 90cm so alright for wheelchairs, especially with assistance.

To reserve your place, please send message which includes: your name, postal address, email address, phone number and name of workshop you are interested in. Payment details will be sent by email and a non-refundable 50€ deposit is required for reserving your place.

Deposits via bank transfer and in exceptional circumstances, PayPal.

Phone: +358 50 494 7030 or info[@]

We are responsible for food. Please bring your own delicious breakfast foods along. Questions can be directed to Hellevi,

More information and payment details from info[@]

Schedule: arrive 16.06 begin 5 pm – ending 5 pm on 18.06

We are responsible for final cleaning.


Payments and Cancellations, Refunds

Deposits are viewed as your energetic commitment to your learning as well as my commitment to you.

All workshops unless otherwise indicated:
– Three weeks before start: full or final payment due.
– Reservation deposits are non-refundable unless official physicians statement is provided or if cancellation occurs two months before start.
– If we cancel, full refund or transfer what has been paid can be applied to another appropriate workshop. Two times- limit.
– Fees are fully refundable thirty days prior to workshop or you can transfer to another workshop two times. Fees are 50% refundable if cancelled 30-14 days prior. No refunds if cancellation 14 days or less before start.
– Bursaries are possibly available depending upon workshop.

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Jun 16 - 18 2023


5:00 pm - 5:00 pm